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Outlands LoP dated 2023-08-24

Unto the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this 24th day of August, A.S. LVII, does Magister Æðeluulf munuc send greetings.

Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands' Internal Letter of Presentation for Pennsic 2023 CE.

Anyone may comment upon the items found herein. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by September 24th.

1: Aífe an tSneachta -New Name (NP)

Meaning (Wants Aífe, does not want a byname that is the name of a real clan or a patronymic) most important.

[Aífe] is a Middle Irish Gaelic name dated 1166-73 in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (

[an tSneachta] is an undated byname found as a header in Woulfe, and is glossed 'of the snow, perhaps born in time of snow'.

The construction (an + t) can be seen with the example an tSléibhe '[of] the Mountain' and an tSuasáin [of] the Long, Uncombed Hair, found in Mari's article cited above ( The Short Annals of Tirconaill, written sometime between 1241-1650 includes the phrase An sneachta mór (relating to something about big snow). ( and, showing that the word for snow is found in period in the desired spelling. Assistance finding bracketing examples or better examples of this type of byname is appreciated. Mari's article has various examples of bynames indicating the circumstances of birth, including Anabaidh - "[the] Abortive" (i.e. born before his time) (, and an Bhogáin [of] the Shell-less Egg ("[of] the Premature Birth") ( And if "snows" can be considered a toponym, we have na Cairrce - [of] the Rock (, an Chalaidh - [of] the Shore/Port/Harbor/Haven (, and the example [of] the Mountain mentioned above. If this byname cannot be registered, the submitter will accept the byname Droctigh 'bridgemaker', found in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (, dated 752 in the raw data. It is an Old Irish Gaelic descriptive byname.

2: Algernon Blackwell -New Device

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

Per chape azure and argent, an oak tree eradicated proper and to base a sword fesswise fracted azure

Checked Tree (Rounded shape).

3: Alina Grace -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1993, via Calontir.

Per fess engrailed argent and azure, a swan naiant sable and three estoiles two and one Or

Prior submission, Per fess engrailed sable and azure, a swan naiant argent and three estoiles two and one Or, was returned March 2010 [R-Calontir] for using a disallowed low-contrast complex line of division.

4: Annie Chaee -New Name (NP) & New Device

Argent, six pheons in annulo points to center azure.

No holding name.
No major changes.
Spelling (last name Chaee or Chai) most important.

[Annie] is a feminine given name dated 1649 in FamilySearch: John Morrice and Annie Smith, 22 Aug 1649, Badsey, Worcester, England, batch M03975-2

[Chaee] is an English surname dated 1622 in FamilySearch: Katherine Chaee, female, 28 Apr 1622, St Margaret's, Canterbury, Kent, England, batch C01363-4

5: Ansteys Darcy -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2016, via the Outlands.

(Fieldless) On a rose argent, a capital letter A gules

Original return on 10/2017 LoAR: Ansteys Darcy. Badge. (Fieldless) On a rose argent a capital letter A gules. This badge must be returned for violation of SENA A2C1, which requires that charges be depicted in their period forms. The capital A in this submission does not match any period hand that commenters were able to identify. Upon resubmission, a period depiction of the letter should be used. Outlands permits free resubs as long as we can find the original return ( "Resubmissions of returned items do not require payment of a submissions fee; however, the Local Submissions Herald must document the return information for the resubmission either on the submission forms or in the email containing the resubmission." Please use a period hand for the letter A. Submitter likes curly, swoopy letters.

6: Aoife of al-Barran -New Name (NP) & New Device

Sable, a bend azure ermined fimbriated and overall a bear sejant to sinister argent langued gules

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
Client requests authenticity for Gaelic.

[Aoife]: Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names 1201 - 1600, Mari Elspeth nic Bryan <> Gaelic feminine name found in date ranges: 1151-1200 and 1201-1250

[al-Barran] is the registered name of an SCA branch

Red tongue. Please make bear sitting more triangular rather than appearing to be sejant erect

7: Beatrice Spinner -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of May 28, 2023 as submitted.

Argent, a robin close to sinister maintaining a drop spindle inverted azure.

8: Kolfinna Eriksdottir -New Name (NP) & New Device

Vert, on a bend sinister argent, three fir trees palewise sable, and in dexter chief a moon in her plenitude argent

No holding name.
Spelling (Kolfinna daughter of Eric) most important.

[Kolfinna] is found in Geirr Bassi p. 12 as a feminine given name.

Documentation for [Asta Eriksdottir] ( noted "Erik is also found in Lind sn. Eirkr (col 225) including Eriks (1294, 1320, 1397) and Erikz (1408). -dotter meaning 'daughter' is listed as a Swedish feminine form of patronymic in SENA Appendix A, Scandinavian.

9: Marisse de Bourgogne -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2019, via the Outlands.

Argent a pegasus segreant sable and on a point pointed purpure a chamfron argent

10: Muirenn an Liath -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per bend sinister sable and azure, a seal salient argent

No holding name.
Client requests authenticity for 10th-century Ireland.
Meaning (Muirenn the Gray) most important.

[Muirenn] - a feminine given name found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Muirenn by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan

[an] - Irish Gaelic for "the." Used to create "[personal name] the [descriptive]" names, such as an Einigh ("the Hospitable") - Mairgreicce an Einigh Uí Chearbhaill.

[Liath]: Irish surname found in Woulfe (App H), p302, dated to 1322. Meaning: "gray" ( The submitter wants the name "Muirenn the Gray," rendered in Irish Gaelic.

While there is no documentation of "an Liath," there is documentation of "an [descriptive]" in period names, as well as the use of Liath, "gray." Mihriban bint Rüstem did the submission under the guidance of Thomas Haworth.

11: Nicolae Rares -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2019, via the Outlands.

Per chevron sable and argent, a bear contourny salient gules

This is a resubmission of a device returned by the Outlands that appears on the Outlands internal letter dated 2019-08-31, In the four years since this device was returned, the rules regarding conflict have changed. The previous conflict, Elfarch Myddfai (April 1989 via the West): Or, a bear legged of an eagle's legs rampant to sinister gules, is no longer a conflict due to the SC for complete change of field.

12: Rosemunda Tucher -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per pale Or and gules, a domestic cat rampant sable, maintaining under its dexter hindpaw a clew of yarn gules

No holding name.
Spelling (the name Rosemunda) most important.

[Rosemunda] and [Tucher] are both found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Rosemunda Hurste, Female, 11 Feb 1570, Almondbury, York, England, batch Almondbury, York, England, batch C01712-2

Jane Tucher, Female, 18 May 1615, Hugglescote and Donnington, Leicester, England, batch C03453-1

Cormac will take this

In Service,

Æðeluulf munuc

(Interim) Gold Castle Herald

OSCAR counts 6 Names, 10 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.

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