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East ILoI dated 2023-05-04

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World!

We thank you for your commentary, and commend the following items for your attention.

This letter contains items received in the month of April. Commentary will close on this letter on June 4.

This month, I'd like to extend my thanks and commendations to Drasma Seahorse for her consistent excellent work as a consulting herald. Several of the items on this letter are her work, and I am grateful for her efforts in supporting the heraldic health of this kingdom.

1: Adelina de Verrieres -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2021, via the East.

Per pale azure and vert, a hedgehog rampant and a chief flory ermine

Consulting Herald: Ragna Hakonardottir

2: Alienor the Single-Minded -New Name (NP) & New Device

Or, on a hooded cloak gules lined counter-ermine a dagger inverted argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting Herald: Harold von Auerbach

Alienor is an English feminine given name found s.n. Eleanor dated to circa 1202 and 1211 "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (

the Single-Minded - A descriptive byname meaning "sincere in mind and spirit or honest." The OED (S, p.83) cites this usage from 1577.

3: Eadwine the Younger -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per bend Or and azure, on a bottle-shaped calabash argent conjoined in chief to an elm leaf bendwise vert, a domino mask in chief sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (As close to Eadwin as possible) most important.

Consulting Herald: Drasma Dragomira

Eadwine is a masculine Old English given name dated 966 and 1181, found s.n. Edwin in the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources (

the Younger is the Lingua Societatis form of the Middle English byname le Ʒoing (1180) or le Young (1288), found in the MED s.v. yong n.(1) (

The pattern given name + descriptive byname is found in Appendix A for both Old English and Middle English.

Supporting documentatino for a calabash as a charge, to fulfill the criteria set forth in SENA A2B2b:

The calabash, better known now as the bottle gourd, was a well known gourd used throughout period for a variety of uses in Europe and beyond.

Images of these gourds, including the variation used (which is seen best in image D) are found in the Tacinum Sanitatis manuscripts, a Latin translation of an 11th Century Arabic manuscript created in 14th Century Italy. Source for this information as well as the illustrations below can be found in Annals of Botany, Volume 103, Issue 8, June 2009, pages 1187-1205:

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

4: Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2021, via the East.

Or, a gillyflower gules within an orle of birch leaves vert and a bordure gules

Consulting Herald: Drasma Dragomira

5: Nuno Cabral do Mar -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via Trimaris.

(Fieldless) A codfish naiant per fess argent and sable

The submitter's previous badge submission, (Fieldless) A herring urinant gules, was returned for conflict on the February 2022 East Kingdom Letter of Decision. This is a complete redesign.

6: Simon the Tanner -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per saltire vert and azure, on a saltire sable fimbriated four feathers points to center, overall a lion argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Drasma Dragomira

Simon is a masculine English given name found in "An Index to the 1523 Subsidy Roll for York and Ainsty, England" by Karen Larsdatter (

le Tanner is an occupational byname dated to 1256 in R&W s.n. Tanner. The unmarked form Tanner is also found in "Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

The format given name + the + occupational byname is found for Middle and Early Modern English in SENA Appendix A

7: Wojtek z Wisny -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per bend azure and checky gules and argent, in sinister chief a whale haurient embowed Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 16 century Polish.
Sound (Voy-tech) most important.
Language/Culture (Polish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Drasma Dragomira

Wojtek is a masculine 16th century Polish given name dated from 1520 - 1577. It is found in "A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Bialystok" by Lillia de Vaux (

z Wisny is a Polish locative byname formed from the town named Wisnie, found in Statuta y Przywileie Koronne z tácińskiego ięzyká na Polskie przeloẑone, nowym porządkiem zebraane y spisane by Jan Herburt z Fulšteina, published 1570 ( In Polish, the feminine nominative form -ie can convert to -y in the genitive form required for locative bynames in the form z + Place Name. (

The pattern given name + z + locative byname is found for Polish in SENA Appendix A.

By my hand upon the feast of saint Carrie,

Anéžka Blue Tyger

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 6 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.

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