Outlands LoI dated 2023-05-28

From the Office of Rampart Herald

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)

[email protected]

Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Khalidah bint Yahya'a, Rampart Herald send her greetings.

What follows is the May 2023 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute to internal commentary on OSCAR.

It is my intent to register this May the following items from the Outlands' College of Heralds.

1: Beatrice Spinner - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language/Culture (humble English name for the late 1500s) most important.
Meaning (humble English name for the late 1500s) most important.

Beatrice - Feminine Names from the 14th C Exeter, Sara L. Uckelman.


Spinner - Occupational byname of Middle/Early Modern English - Appendix A: Patterns That Do Not Need Further Documentation by Language Group


Additional Documentation by Palimpsest:

While the pattern doesn't need to be documented, Spinner does need to be documented. MED, s.v. Spinner (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/middle-english-dictionar......), has Joh. le Spinner (1270) and Michael le Spinner (1327). SENA Appendix A notes that the article the/le can be used or omitted with occupational byname. No conflicts found.

2: Brigid ingean ui Eóghan na h-Oitrich - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Originally returned on the Outlands' November 2019 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2019-10-lop/1911-lor.html) after being administratively pended by Gold Castle Herald, on the August 2019 LoP (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?...), due to insufficient name summary and several unsuccessful attempts to contact the submitter in an effort to fix the issues.

<Brigid> - AStG Report 1716 - Saint Brigid was venerated throughout the Gaelic world. Apnd-H Doc Brigid is a feminine given name documentable as a Saint's name from Catholic Encyclopedia Online. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02784b.htm, which references her relics being (re)discovered and venerated in 1185 as well as her inclusion in the Stowe Missal of the 8th or 9th century. Spellings of the name from the Annals Index include forms with -t- and -d-: sancte Brigide/sancte Brigite. It also includes a form with -t: S. Brighit. These suggest an early Brigid. This is in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/B...

Eogain na h-oitreach is listed on page 474 of Celtic Scotland, a history of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene. It is also referenced with the spelling requested in Clan Ewen: Some Records of its History page 1 (pg 9 in the PDF) available at https://electricscotland.com/webclans/m/clanewen1.pdf

The construction [single given name] inghean Uí [eponymous clan ancestor's name in genitive case and lenited] is documented from "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/).

3: Cortland d'Erlon - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Cortland d'Erlon

Per bend sinister azure and vert, a pithon erect contourny Or

No major changes.
Sound most important.

[Cortland] is submitters legal middle name, copy of DL provided.

[d'Erlon] is found in Bynames in Medieval France, Sara L. Uckelman, September 9, 2014, p.80. https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/french...

Erlon Derlons 13th C Picardy, d'Erlon 1384 Picardy. Aryanhwy's source material is: Morlet, Marie Therese; Étude d'anthroponymie picarde : les noms de personne en Haute Picardie aux XIIIe, XIVe, XVe siècles, 1967, p. 46 This is a no-photocopy source, snippet from Google Books https://books.google.com/books?...

Additional documentation provided by Juetta Copin:

Cortland is also found as an English surname which can be used as a given name: Robert Cortland, 1614 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WGSK-L3MM

4: Eanred of Tamworthie - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

No major changes.

Eanred is male name found in the PASE database from 750-867 and used by 14 people. https://pase.ac.uk/jsp/pdb?...

Tamworthie is an early spelling of Tamworth, a town in England. A grant of land to monks at Worcester dating from 781, signed by Offa, King of Mercia, is addressed from his royal palace at "Tamworthie" https://www.tamworth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/planni...

Additional documentation provided by Ragged Staff:

Watts, sn Tamworth shows Tamouuorđie -thige in 781, Tome worđig in 799, Tomanworđie and Tomeuuorthie in 841 and Tamweorthin in 855. We could extrapolate Tamworthie from these.

5: Eibear Moireir - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Bendy vert and argent, a bear's head cabossed proper maintaining a garb fesswise reversed within a bordure urdy Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

'Eibear' Irish Given Name. Page 43 Woulfe, Patrick, Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames. Appendix H No Copy

'Moireir' - Irish Surname. Page 68 Woulfe, Patrick, Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames. Appendix H No Copy.

Better documentation via Ragged Staff:

Woulfe is not suitable for given names due to normalization of spellings, so we need another source for Eibear.

Better written up, documented and constructed correctly:

Éibhear is a masculine Gaelic given name dated to between 1443 and 1589 in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Éibhear, Éimhear, by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/...

de Moréis is a Gaelic surname found in Woulfe, both sn de Moreis and Moreis, dated to the late Elizabethan/early James era. https://www.libraryireland.com/names/d/de-moireis.php and https://www.libraryireland.com/names/mai/moireis.php

Docs now check, construction checks for Gaelic, no conflicts noted.

Device originally submitted as Vert, a bear's head affronty couped proper maintaining a garb fesswise within a bordure urdy Or (https://oscar.sca.org/images/emblazons/Outlands/...) on the KLoI which commentors noted very quickly had issues. Orle provided a redraw of a suggestion, Bendy vert and argent, a bear's head cabossed proper maintaining a garb fesswise reversed within a bordure urdy Or, [to resolve the color on color problem while also making the bear more bear-like] which the submitter happily approved of (and quickly!) during the internal commentary process.

6: Geoffrey Bourre - New Device (KLoI)

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

Azure, three ducks contourny wings displayed Or, on a chief indented argent two hurts

No conflicts found by Palimpsest.

7: Geoffrey Bourre - New Badge (KLoI)

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

Azure, within an annulet a duck Or maintaining an axe proper

Originally submitted as (Fieldless) On a hurt, within an annulet a duck Or maintaining an axe proper. Commentors noted that this was not registerable via SENA A3A2. A commentor suggested filling in the rest of field with azure making the badge, Azure, within an annulet a duck Or maintaining an axe proper, which the submitter and the submitting herald approved of so Kingdom filled in the rest of the field.

8: Hrafn Væristad - Resub Device (KLoI)

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

Per pale angled argent and azure, a griffin and a dog combatant counterchanged

The original device [Per pale wavy argent and azure, a griffin and a Norwegian elkhound combatant counterchanged] was returned at Laurel in October 2019 with the following commentary:

This device is returned due to lack of documentation for the breed of dog depicted (Norwegian elkhound). The submitter should consider a period breed of dog, especially one used in heraldry (e.g. a talbot, greyhound, mastiff, etc.)

Consultation with the submitter provides two examples of registered elkhound devices: Miriam of Bristol (Jan 1998, Ansteorra) and Aurora of Dragonship Haven (June 2008; http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2008/06/08-06lar.html#...). In the documentation for the accecptance in 2008:

The submitter requested that the dog be blazoned as an Elghund, the Danish and Norwegian name for the breed known in English as the elkhound. There is evidence that dogs resembling the modern elkhound existed throughout period, so the depiction of this dog is registerable. The earliest use of the term elkhound is 1835, well outside of even our gray area. Had it been shown that the term "Elghund" was period, we would have used the English translation of that term so that the blazon was more easily understood; however, no evidence was found that the term Elghund was a period term for the dog. Until such evidence is found, we will simply identify the charge as a generic dog.

The new submission retains the Elkhound image, with the blazon "dog" per this previous return.

Documentation provided by Orle:

While the Norwegian elkhound is a modern breed, the type has existed in Scandinavia since the Mesolithic and definitely during the Viking Age. How we blazon it is above my pay-grade.

[Image #1] Line Terese Syversbråten. Searching for Human-Dog Contexts in 4 Mesolithic Cave & Rockshelters in the West-Norwegian Landscape with a Main Focus on the Viste Cave and Examples from 3 Additional Rockshelters. Master's Thesis. Bergen: University of Bergen. 2023. (https://bora.uib.no/bora-xmlui/bitstream/handl......):

"The findings from the sites, breed-characteristics are all described as a type of spitz-like dog that lived many thousands of years ago, which is now an extinct breed. The breed is referred to as the taxonomic label Canis familiaris palustris (in this thesis abbreviated as CFP) and is mentioned extensively in older literature and depicted as a relatively small-sized spitz-like canid that existed in the Stone Age. In recent literature, this taxonomic labelling also seems to have disappeared (Darcy Morey, PhD in Anthropological Archaeology at Radford University, pers. Comm 15 October 2022, Anne Birgitte Gotfredsen, PhD, research consultant at the Zoological Museum Copenhagen & Kim Aaris Sørensen, pers. Comm 26 October 2022). The term drops in temporarily after the mid-1900s, in my understanding, and is then referred to as "turf dog" or "peat moss dog" (Norwegian terms: torvhund og torvmosehund). The turf dog is especially known from dog finds from the Bronze and Iron Ages (Gräslund, 2002, p. 1, 167). The CFP type and turf dog can probably be the predecessor of today's Norwegian elkhound and husky breed as the breed characteristic consisted of spitz with a resilient, athletic physique that was very suitable for hunting and tolerated a lot. In addition, it was then robust with an excellent thermal coat, well shod for Scandinavian conditions."

[Image #2] Heather Pringle. "Death in Norse Greenland". Science 275 (1997). pp. 924-926. DOI:10.1126/science.275.5302.924 (https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.275.53...):

"With both the climate record and the model of the Norse economy suggesting that a series of cool summers led to starvation in the Western Settlement, McGovern set out to trace the details of its last months and days. By reanalyzing animal bones gathered from the uppermost floor layers in farmhouses, he pieced together a bitter tale of desperation and disaster. For example, although canine bones were rare in the older layers of the house floors, four different teams unearthed remains of large elkhound-like dogs, likely used in hunting caribou, in the top strata in four farms. Some bones revealed human cut marks, suggesting that the Norse butchered these valuable dogs for food."

The one reference in period that unambiguously refers to a Scandinavian dog breed is found in William Shakespeare's Henry V: "Pish for thee, Iceland Dog! Thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland."

This is believed to refer to the Icelandic sheep-dog, which has the same spitz-type conformation as the elkhound and other Scandinavian breeds.

After quite a bit of digging, here's the specific dog types I can find in Old Norse:

smalahundr "shpherd's-dog, sheep dog"

dýrhundr "fox hound"

búrhundr "pantry-dog, watchdog"

varðhundr "guarddog"

dverghundr "a tailless dog"

greyhundr "greyhound"

mjóhundr "slender-hound, a greyhound"

sporhundr "spoor-hound, tracking-hound"

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/753/2023-05-27/09-35-20_11-52-05_Mesolithic_Dog.png
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/753/2023-05-27/09-35-21_11-52-06_Death_in_Norse_Greenland.png

9: Jorundr Sylfuson - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture most important.

[Jorundr] - Old Norse Masculine Given Name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandia I. Onley, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. Page 12, Appendix H, No Copy

[Sylfrsson] - Old Norse Patronymic Surname, derived from Sylfa - Lena Peterson. Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon. (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic INscriptions). Sprak-och folkminnes-institutet (Institute for Dialectology, ONomastics and Folklore Research). Accessed 04 Nov 2014. Appendix H, No Copy

Originally listed on the KLoI/LoP as <Jorundr Sylvasson>. This was a typo from Gold Castle Herald. The name on the submission form is <Jorundr Sylfasson>. But Morelle noted that "The name in Nordiskt Runnamnslexikon is Sylfa - the expected patronymic would be <Sylfuson>" to which Orle agreed. So Kingdom reached out to the submitter and they approved of the change to <Jorundr Sylfuson>.

10: Kristofer hárfagri - New Name (KLoI) (NP)

No changes.

The spelling of [Kristoffer] is found in a charter from on Diplomatarioum Norvegicum https://www.dokpro.uio.no/cgi-bin/middelalder/diplom...?... It is also found on Nordic Names at https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Kristoffer with documentation to the 12th century

[Hårfagre] is found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnamabok, by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. The copy at the beginning of the article discusses the shifts in language that occur when changing gender. https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbyna... The byname is also that used by Harald 1, King of Norway. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Harald-I-king-of...

Originally submitted as <Kristoffer Hårfagre> but commentors noted issues with the name structure and dates between name elements so Kingdom reached out to the submitter - in hopes they might be flexible on the no changes thing - and on 5/11/23, Kingdom received word from the submitter that they were accepting of a change to <Kristofer hárfagri> per the improved documentation provided by Orle:

Diplomatarium Norvegicum does indeed have <Kristoffer>, but it's in a 1537 charter.

Checking E.H. Lind Dopnamn (an Appendix H no-photocopy-required source) s.n. <Kristofer> cols. 720-721 says that this name was rare in domestic use in Norway before 1500. The earliest cite (in Iceland) is <Kristofer Vilhialms s.>, found in Landnámabók and Íslenzkir Annálar, dating from 1288 through †1312.

Aryanhwy's article most certainly does not have the modern spelling <Hårfagre>. Haraldr's byname was <inn hárfagri>. The <inn> is entirely optional in a weak adjectival byname. Haraldr died c.940. That's almost 600 years between the two names, and SENA PN.2.C.2.a (https://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html...) requires no more than 500 years between names in the same regional group.

I note that the spelling <Kristofer hárfagri> works, and has 348 years between the two name elements, which works under SENA PN.2.C.2.a.

11: Margaret Hepburn of Ardgowan - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP) & New Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in July of 2001, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) Two brunette light-skinned harpies proper respectant guardant maintaining between them a death's head argent

Old Item: Margaret Hepburn of Ardrossan, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Spelling most important.

Ardgowan: Under the entry for "Ȝong adj., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 13 Mar 2023 http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/3oung entry E.2>: "1507 Treas. Acc. IV 69. James Stewart, ȝong lard of Ardgowan"

12: Morgan Raidheid - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per chevron enarched gules and sable, in pale a needle fesswise threaded and joined to a spool of thread fesswise Or

Submitter desires a gender-neutral name.
Sound most important.

Morgan: From The Surnames of Scotland by George Fraser Black 1996 edition by Birlinn Limited P.272 under the entry for Forest Forrest "Morgan de Forest in Aberdeen was charged with being a forestaller in 1402"

Raidheid: https://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/surnam...?...

Additional Documentation provided by Ragged Staff & Palimpsest:

RS: Better written up and documented: Morgan is a given name found in the 16th century in England via the DMNES https://dmnes.org/name/Morgan

Raidheid is a Scots spelling of the descriptive byname Redhead dated to 1521 in Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names, Surnames - Alphabetical, by Effric Neyn Ken3ocht Mcherrald https://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/surnam...

Docs check now, construction checks for Scots/English, no conflicts noted.

Palimpsest: The name was entirely Scots as originally documented. And it was documented as a given name in Black, which is a no-photocopy source. I think the Black citation is fine; however, I did track the original. Black cites CRA which is "Extracts from the council of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, 1845-45." Archive.org has a copy (https://archive.org/details/extractsfromcou00s...) and page 384 includes "Morgan de Forest forist." This is an extract from 1402 and the names don't appear to be normalized.

13: Phaidra of Phaestos - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 2015, via the Outlands.

Old Item: Phaidra Thebaia, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity.
Language/Culture (Crete 1450 BC) most important.

Phaidra - This name was submitted as recently as March 2015, but as a French given name, not Greek. The documentation in that submittal states: Phaedra was also documented as a name from Greek literature. Since "[t]he story of Phaedra was very well known in period, particularly in Renaissance France" (as noted by Metron Ariston), Phaedra is registerable in this name under the guidelines for use of literary names (see Cover Letter for the February 1999 LoAR for more details). The Greek spelling for Phaedra would be Phaidra. Additionally, "Phaidra" is already registered to this submitter on the 10-2015 LoAR.

Phaestos - Encylopedia Britannica states that Phaestos is an "ancient city ... of Crete ... occupied from the 4th millenium BC.." https://www.britannica.com/place/Phaestus Accessed 13 January 2023. The submitter desires a locative byname.

Additional 'Phaidra' Documentation provided by ffride wlffsdotter & Maridonna Benvenuti [on the July 2015 LoI via the Outlands for Phaidra Thebaia (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?...#...)]:

fw: Lexicon of Greek Personal Names does mention Φαιδρα [Phaidra] (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/publications/vol2/vol2_nam...) and when searching for <*fai/dra> here (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/database/lgpn.php) But I don't know how to use that website well enough to be able to come up with any more information. Although the introductory text (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/project/index.html) does say that they have excluded "mythological and heroic names, Mycenaean names, later Byzantine names and geographical names".

MB: Phaidra is found three times at the LPGN. http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi... To download as an Excel spreadsheet click on CSV. It gives year ranges, sex (2= female), volume and location.

14: Regalis dei Falchi - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per fess embowed to base indented Or and azure, a hawk rising proper and two pens in saltire Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language/Culture (1100s-1200s Norman Sicily) most important.
Meaning (A falconer in the court of Roger III of Sicily) most important.

[Regalis] - found on the list `South Italian Names from the Norman Kingdom, 11th-12th Centuries' https://s-gabriel.org/names/giano/normanitalian.... Attested to the book "Kinship and Conquest, Family Strategies in the Principality of Salerno during the Norman Period, 1077-1194" by J.K. Drell, available online at http://bit.ly/3Ap1KtM

Byname is meant to be "of the hawks"

Spelling [dei] is found 17 times in OSCAR which submitter hopes to use as precedent

[Falchi] found on the list 'A Listing of Family names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427' https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/fami...

Device originally submitted as <https://oscar.sca.org/images/emblazons/Outlands/...> but Orle noted the following: This cannot be interpreted as a per fess line of division. The whole of the line needs to be centered vertically around the fess line. As depicted, this blurs the line between a base and a per fess. The pens need to be drawn as primaries. SENA Appendix I.1 (https://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html...) states "If there are no central ordinaries and the armory has a central charge or charges, they are the primary charge group. This is true even if the charges are on opposite sides of a field division." Fortunately, Orle provided a redraw which the submitter loved but recolored as Orle's redraw featured a sable hawk rather than the submitter's intended brown hawk. The submitter's provided recolorization of Orle's redraw has been used.

15: Remy Renée d'Orleans - New Name Change (KLoI) (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: Filing name should match submitted item for a primary name change. It should be the new name.

Remy Renée d'Orleans

Old Item: Cuhelyn of Northanhymbre, to be retained as an alternate name.
No changes.

The old item appears as Cuhelyn of Northanhymbre and Cuelino of Northanhymbre in the Ordinary & Armorial. Cuhelyn is the correction to Cuelino.

Submitter is aware of the mix-gender of Remy and Renee and would like to leave it that way.

[Remy] is a male given name appearing in "Names from Artois, 1601" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sarah Uckelman) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/1601masc.html).

[Renée] is listed with a frequency count of 19 in "Later Period French Feminine Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara Uckelman). The list of dates range from 1520 to 1617. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/latefr...

[d'Orleans] is dated to 1421 in "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 & 1438" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) https://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surn...

Name was originally submitted as <Reme Renèe d'Orleans> but was verified by Kingdom to have been an error by the submitting herald when they filled out the form. The intended name is <Remy Renée d'Orleans> so Kingdom made the desired change at the submitter's request.

Additional documentation by Michael Gerard Curtememoire:

<Renée> - [DMNES] 1564-1595. The URL is https://dmnes.org/name/Renee

For late-period spelling as <d'Orléans>, however, I must resort to Google Books. E.g., [d'Orléans] appears as surname and locative in a book at https://www.google.com/books/edition/Correspondan... that Google titles "Correspondance des réformateurs dans les pays de langue française: 1527 à 1532" 'Correspondence of the reformers in French-speaking countries: 1527 to 1532'. The title page of the actual volume I cite shows (image #1) "Correspondance des réformateurs: Suite de la Seconde Période ... 1522-1536" 'Correspondence of the reformers: Continuation of the Second Period ... 1522-1536'. Image #2 is of fn. 2, p. 384. The relevant segment reads "... qu'un nouvel évêque venait d'être élu pour le diocese d'Orléans. Ou sait, en effet, que Jean d'Orléans, cardinal de Longueville, ..." '... that a new bishop had just been elected for the diocese of Orleans. Or knows, indeed, that Jean d'Orléans, Cardinal de Longueville, ..."

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/753/2023-05-28/20-51-26_19-32-40_Correspondance_dOrleans.png
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/753/2023-05-28/20-51-26_19-32-40_Jean_dOrleans.png

16: Sigtryggr Hróðulfsson - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Argent, on a pall inverted gules between two wolves combattant sable a sword argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

'Sigtyrggr' - Norse Given Name. Page. 14 s.n. Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. Appendix H No Copy

'Hróðulfsson' - Norse patronymic Byname off of Hróðulfr. Page 11 s.n. Hrodulfr; Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. Appendix H No Copy

17: Simon Montgumery - New Release of Badge (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2003, via the Outlands.

(Fieldless) A skull argent jessant-de-lys gules

The secondary owner, Margaret Hepburn of Ardgowan (name change from Margaret Hepburn of Ardrossan above), has requested to be removed from this badge.

18: Solana of al-Barran - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per pale purpure and vert, a sun in his splendor Or and an orle of birch argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (solana) most important.

Name: Solana - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5MS-HJW Chaterina Solana Pasqual Female 3 Jul 1576 Santa Maria, Arenys de Mar, Barcelona, Cataluña, España C02987-5

Barony of al-Barran: the Barony was originally established by the Kingdom of Atenveldt on November 11, 1975.

Art Note: The orle comes from the Book of Traceable Heraldic Art via Gunnvôr silfrahárr - http://heraldicart.org/birch/

19: Ulric de Gothia - Resub Device (KLoI)

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2021, via the Outlands.

Sable, a wyvern displayed and in chief a crescent Or

This submission is to be associated with Ulric de Gothia

The previous submission, Sable, a wyvern displayed and in chief a crescent Or, was returned on the August 2021 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2021/08/21-08lar.html#...): {This device is returned for the lack of documentation to support the trian aspect of the wyvern: "Absent documentation, we will cease to register any depictions of animate charges displayed with the torso twisted to dexter or sinister as of the January 2018 decision meeting." [July 2017 Cover Letter] and [Irene MacKenny, July 2017, R-An Tir] On resubmission, the chest and body should squarely face the viewer, or squarely face to the side, rather than be rotated partway in between. In other words, the head and body of a wyvern displayed should be in the same posture as the head and body of an eagle displayed. The use of a wyvern displayed is a step from core practice. Per the September 2018 Cover Letter: "While it's been long-standing policy that [dragons and wyverns] have no difference between them, the recent ruling on quadrupeds affronty draws a stark contrast between dragons (which can no longer be depicted as displayed) and wyverns (which, following the pattern of cockatrices from Guillim, can be displayed, albeit a step from period practice)."}

This resubmission was originally submitted as https://oscar.sca.org/images/emblazons/Outlands/.... Several commentors noted that the new submission's wyvern looked nearly identical to the old one - https://oscar.sca.org/images/emblazons/Laurel/20... - despite the submitter straightening out the body some. Fortunately, Orle was kind enough to provide a redraw which the submitter fully approved of and offered much thanks for.

Thus ends the May 2023 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

In Service,

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald

OSCAR counts 11 New Names, 3 New Name Changes, 7 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 23 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $92 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. There is 1 release, which does not require payment. There are a total of 26 items submitted on this letter.