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East April 1 LoI dated 2010-04-01

Unto Olwyn Laurel, Istvan Wreath, Aryanhwy Pelican, the SCA College of Arms, and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Blue Tyger Herald.

I think (although I'm not certain) that it's the intent of the kingdom to register the following items. Half of them are lost sheep of some flavor, slightly amended, the other half just showed up.

Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity, allows any changes, and allows a holding name. I've used the "language" checkbox to correspond with the "language/culture" box on the name submission form.

This item was on the 07-2010 LoAR

1: Ásgeirr Stefánsson - New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and gules, an abacus counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Norse) most important.

Ásgeirr is a masculine name found on p. 8, column 1 of Geirr Bassi. Withycombe s.n. Oscar identifies it as the Norse form of OSCAR.

Stefán is a masculine name found on p. 15, column 1 of Geirr Bassi. It's marked as a Christian name, and appears to be the Norse form of a name found in other languages in various forms, such as Stephan and Istvan. The patronymic is formed from it based on the rules on p. 17.

This item was on the 07-2010 LoAR

2: Fyre Fytha - New Name & New Device

Argent, an oven gules.

Fyre is found in Fehértói Katalin: Árpád-kori személynévtár (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 2004) s.n. Fire, as the name of a servant in 1208.

Fytha (ibid., s.n. Fita) is found twice in 1270, one in a list of vintners (vinitorum), the other in a list of people (populorum) at a monastery.

Unmarked patronymics are found in Hungary by at least the early 1300s, e.g. Laurencii Peteu 1322 in Kázmér Miklós: Régi Magyar családnevek szótára (Magyar Nyelvtudományi Társaság, Budapest, 1993) s.n. Pető.

The oven is a period charge; it's found on the Zurich Roll in the arms of Stubenwid (item 267 at

This item was on the 07-2010 LoAR

3: Juste Pechie - New Name & New Device

Azure, an arrow reversed between two mullets of sixteen points, in base a crescent Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Juste is a masculine name dated to 1203 in R&W s.n. Just: Gilebertus filius Juste. It's based on the Latin Justus, which was the name of a 4th century bishop.

Pechie is a surname dated to 1200 in R&W s.n. Petch; it's ultimately derived from the Latin for 'sin'.

This submission is accompanied by documentation for the use of three or more types of charge in a single group ("slot machine") in Hungarian armory, as shown in Öt évszázad címerei by Nyulászi Straub Éva (Babits Kiadó, Szekszárd, 1999; also online at the Hungarian National Archives:

Paczali Peres, 1431: Azure, an eagle's head sable between two antlers, all issuant from a crown Or lined gules.

Montefalco, 1478: Azure, on a fess vert between in chief a raven's head sable between two shells Or and in base a man's head in profile proper, three roses gules and a bar argent. (Or something. The part that's relevant here is that the group surrounding the fess consists of two shells, a bird's head, and a man's head.)

Drágffy, 1507: Azure, an arrow reversed between two mullets of sixteen points, in base a crescent Or.

Szerdahelyi Imreffy, 1523: Azure, um, I'm not even gonna try. There's a stalk of three lilies, two ravens, and a crown, all in the same charge group, plus a star and moon, and a bone.

Vági, 1434: Azure, an arm argent wielding a sword, elbow on a pillow, and a heart gules.

Radováni Keczer, 1514: Per fess gules and azure, in pale a wing argent, a crown Or, and a heart gules pierced by an arrow argent, in chief a mullet Or and an increscent argent.

Dannyani Thúri, 1578: Azure, in pale a raven sable, a tree proper, and a crown Or.

Thúri, 1597: Gules, in pale a crescent and an arm, the arm sustaining a sword palewise, all argent.

Körösbányai Bailla, 1598: Gules, in pale a sword bendwise sustained by an arm argent issuant from a crown Or atop a trimount vert.

Várallyay, 1599: Azure, an arm vested vert sustaining a mallet, in base a male member argent.

Ten examples show that the use of varied charge groups was not uncommon in period Hungarian heraldry, and one of the examples is identical to the current submission, showing that all elements of the design are consistent with this regional style, satisfying the requirements of RfS VIII.6.b., Regional Style.

This item was on the 07-2010 LoAR

4: Mathis Harde - New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and Or, an abacus counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Mathis is a masculine name from Aryanhwy merch Catmael: "German Names from Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, 1441" ( It appears in this article with a count of four, and the related spelling Mathÿs has a count of five.

Harde is a header in Bahlow/Gentry glossed as 'herdsman', with de harde dated to 1458, along with Herde 1382 and 1361.

This device is technically clear of OSCAR's device, submitted above, with one CD for reversing the field tinctures, and another for reversing the tinctures of the charge.

This item was on the 07-2010 LoAR

5: More Bacon atte Muthe - New Name & New Device

Gules, semy of pigs and a bordure denticulada argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound (nom nom nom) most important.

More is dated as a given name to 1332 in R&W s.n. Moor.

Bacon is a header in R&W, dated in this spelling to 1296.

atte Muthe is dated to 1315 in R&W s.n. Mouth.

Correction (2010-Apr-01 07:04:58): I just noticed that in addition to not allowing any changes, the submitter requests authenticity for early 14th century England.

This item was on the 07-2010 LoAR

6: Wine Butt - New Name & New Device

Vert, an archery target argent marked sable issuant from a mount Or, on a chief argent three goblets sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Wine is a masculine name found once in Aryanhwy merch Catmael: "English Given Names from 16th and Early 17th C Marriage Records" (

Butt is a surname from Aryanhwy's "Names found in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire Marriage Registers 1566-1600" (, found six times between 1575 and 1594.

This device uses what we believe to be the defining instance of an archery target. The emblazon uses a depiction of a Swiss target in Zurich, dated 1532 (from "A History of Marksmanship" by Charles C Trench, as reproduced in Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, "A Period Archery Target for the SCA",


Bahlow, Hans; translated by Edda Gentry. Dictionary of German Names, 2nd ed. Max Kade Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, 2002.

Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Private Press, Maryland, 1977.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Third edition, Oxford University Press, 1995.

Withycombe, E.G. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names. Third edition. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1979.

OSCAR counts 6 New Names and 6 New Devices. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.

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