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East LoI dated 2023-06-29

Greetings unto Emma Laurel, Elisabetta Pelican, and Iago Wreath from Anéžka Blue Tyger, Drasma Pantheon, and Sláine Diademe.

It is the intention of the citizens of the East to register the below-listed items.

The Kingdom-level decisions on the 5/4/2023 East internal LoI may be found on the Kingdom Letter of Decision:

1: Adelina de Verrieres - New Device (KLoI)

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

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

There is a step from core practice for the use of a chief flory. [Hafþora Kristna, A-An Tir, 1/2021]

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

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

Submitter desires a feminine name.

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

the Single-Minded is a descriptive byname attested in the OED as a phrase meaning "sincere in mind and spirit or honest" from 1577. It is attested in byname usage as the Middle English element stīth meaning "stubborn, single-minded," found in Reaney & Wilson dated to 1313 s.n. Stiddolph: John Stithulf and Richard Stidolf.

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

Per bend Or and azure, on a bottle-shaped calabash argent stemmed and leaved of 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.

Eadwine is a masculine Old English given name dated to 966, 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. The 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:

Kingdom commenters questioned whether this depiction of a bottle-gourd is similar enough to the documentation provided to be an acceptable defining instance of this charge. This is not the defining instance of this charge: and Kingdom feels that this depiction is similar enough to forward.

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

4: Nuno Cabral do Mar - New Badge (KLoI)

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.

This design addresses the reason for return. As a Kingdom-level return, this item is new to Laurel and payment is due.

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

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

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Simon is a masculine given name found dated to 1250 in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. smod.

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

There is a step from core practice for the use of an overall charge surmounting a fimbriated ordinary. [Gilbert le Verrat, R-Outlands, Feb 2020]

6: Wojtek z Wizny - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

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

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 Wizny 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.

Originally submitted as z Wisny, the documentation provided for the byname shows the locative spelled Wiznie, not Wisnie, and the submitter has explicitly requested authenticity (including when asked about this spelling), so we are forwarding this name as z Wizny.

Done at Carolingia upon the feast of the apostles Peter and Paul,

Anéžka Blue Tyger

OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 5 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 10 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $40 for them. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.

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