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Drachenwald ILoI dated 2019-11-11

DRACHENWALD HERALD TRIBUNE Volume 21, Issue 11 (November 2019)

To all wise and fair gentles who assist our Kingdom with commentary, and everyone reading these words, send Anna Edelweiss and Mór Albion their greetings!

Monthly timeline

  • Commentary on the submissions in this letter is due on November 24.
  • This month's Letter of Intent (LoI) will be assembled by the end of the month.
  • Please send all submissions to Edelweiss Herald. Submissions received and confirmed paid by the end of the month will make it to next month's letter.
  • Please send content to the DHT to Albion Herald.

DHT Society Pages

  • On October 19 Nicholas de Estleche dictus le Tardif, our Schwarzdrachen Principal Herald as well as Coteswold Herald, was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

Tidings from the previous month

Albion Herald has published the Drachenwald LoI dated 2019-Oct-30.

The following submissions were forwarded to Laurel:

  • Adeliza de Bello - New Name
  • Adeliza de Bello - New Device: Argent, an estoile and on a chief wavy azure a wolf courant Or.
  • Heiðr Olavsdottir - New Device: Vert, a goat statant contourny reguardant and a chief urdy argent.
  • Mikki Hurttala - New Name
  • Pähkinä, Hamlet of - Resub Name
  • Pähkinä, Hamlet of - New Badge: Gules, a hazelnut tree fructed between three billets Or.

The following submissions were returned for further work:

  • None.

1: Christine de Byzance -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2017, via Drachenwald.

Per chevron inverted rayonny Or and gules.

2: Hirwisalo, Hamlet of -New Name

No changes.

Hamlet is a designator used for entities that "fall somewhere between branches and households" in Drachenwald. Hirwisalo is a 'kylä' ("hamlet" or "village" in Finnish) recognized as such a group by Barony of Aarnimetsä.

According to CL of LoAR 04-2018 (

"Only Lochac and Drachenwald may submit names and badges for Hamlets. [...] Hamlet names are considered branch names for the purposes of the College of Arms. Hamlet is the designator and the substantive elements of the name must be appropriate for a place name. "Hamlet of" ​ is considered neutral in language and time period."

Hirwisalo is a Finnish place name dated to 1336 in Keskiajan suomen kielen dokumentoitu sanasto ensiesiintymävuosineen ​by Mikko K. Heikkilä, s.v. hirvi.

Support: The seneschal of Aarnimetsä, the barony responsible for the hamlet of Hirwisalo, has provided the following as support for the submission:

A hamlet in the Barony of Aarnimetsä wishes to register their name Hirwisalo. As the seneschal of Aarnimetsä I vouch that the said area is a branch-like entity, 'kylä', recognized by Aarnimetsä. Their 'kylänvanhin', "hamlet elder", as well as the contact person for the submission is Lady Yrmegard of Hawkwood. To the best of my knowledge the people living in the hamlet support this name submission.

Yours in Service,
Magdalen Yrjänäntytär
Seneschal of Aarnimetsä

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

3: Mikael Carhu -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1999, via Drachenwald.

Or, a chief urdy vert.

The device was previously returned in LoAR 1999-06:

"Mikael Carhu. Device. Vert, a base urdy Or.

This conflicts with the protected flag of Libya Vert. The base is a peripheral secondary charge, like a chief or bordure, it cannot be a primary charge, so its addition is not sufficient under X.1. to generate enough difference for registration."

This is a complete redesign.

4: Sigridh Gudmundsdotther -New Name & New Device

Per fess embattled Or semy of arrows sable, a point pointed Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Swedish) most important.
Culture (Sweden) most important.
Spelling (Wants the spelling "Sigridh") most important.

I would like a Swedish name from the 14th century.

Sigridh: (see picture 1) rue&Brevtext=true&Extratext=false&Sigill=false&Original=true&MedeltidaAvskrifter=true&MedeltidaRege st=true&EftermedeltidaAvskrifter=true&EftermedeltidaRegest=true&AvanceradSok=False&page=1&postid=sd hk_10714&tab=post#tab

A patronymic byname is a common medieval surname for women, -dotther can be added to the possessive form of the father's name to form the patronymic byname (Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann), Swedish Feminine Given Names from SMP,, 23 October 2019).

Gudmundsdotther (see picture 2) : rycktRegest=true&Brevtext=true&Extratext=true&Sigill=false&Original=true&MedeltidaAvskrifter=true&M edeltidaRegest=true&EftermedeltidaAvskrifter=true&EftermedeltidaRegest=true&AvanceradSok=False&page =3&postid=sdhk_24449&tab=post#tab

Example of -dotther spelled with an "h" (see picture 3) egest=true&Brevtext=true&Extratext=true&Sigill=true&Original=true&MedeltidaAvskrifter=true&Medeltid aRegest=true&EftermedeltidaAvskrifter=true&EftermedeltidaRegest=true&AvanceradSok=False&page=3&post id=sdhk_12558&tab=post#tab

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

Yours in Service,
Anna de Byxe, Edelweiss Herald (internal submissions),
Mór inghean Bhriain, Albion Herald (external submissions),
Registering names and heraldry in Drachenwald:

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 2 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.

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