Artemisia LoI dated 2023-10-15

Welcome in peace Honored Sovereigns. Welcome in peace members of the College of Arms. Welcome in peace all who read these words from Sneferu Golden Pillar and the Artemisian College of Heralds,

Thanks to the efforts of heralds Adeliz Sage, Tibor Moonbeam, Aletheia Northclyf, ffride Morelle, and Gunnvor Orle these submitter's items have passed kingdom scrutiny since Atemisia's last letter (2023-09-14). Please give them your attention.


1: Grace Ambrosia Corwin - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Sable, a unicorn rampant argent and a bordure argent semy of feathers azure

No holding name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for mid-to-late period English.

Grace - feminine personal name found in Withycombe, "Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names", s.n. Grace: Grace Chester, 1562

Ambrosia - feminine personal name found in Withycombe, Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, s.n. Ambrosine: Ambrosia, 1588

Corwin - surname found in Reaney & Wilson, Dictionary of English Surnames,with notation "v. Corden" Corden lists the form: Corwen, 1483

Consulting herald Pennsic

Consulting herald Pennsic


2: Olivia Fragilis - New Name (KLoI) (NP) & New Device (KLoI)

Per bend sinister azure and gules semy of lilies argent, in dexter chief a sun Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Meaning most important.

Olivia - the submitter's legal given first name. Packet includes redacted DL. This spelling is found in period records of England (1296,1321); with alternative spellings spellings in England, France, Italy, and Spain. https://dmnes.org/name/Olive

Fragilis - Per Cassell's Latin Dictionary Latin-English English - Latin Edited by DP Simpson, MA Published 1968 by Macmillan Publishing Company, NY, NY Fifth Ed. Page 254 fragilis -e (frango) (1) crackling: lauri Verg. (2) Easily broken, fragile, lit., verg; Hor., Ov Transf., a. Fleeting, transitory: res humanae, Cic.; gloria, Sall,: b, weak, feeble: corpus, Cic.; Lucr., Hor.

Consulting herald Adeliz Sage

Commenters in-kingdom discussed whether there were attested bynames that describe humans in similar terms. The old Norse bynames <skrj├║pr> `fragile' and <skreyja> `sickly, weak wretch' were noted. Golden Pillar notes that the naming pools of all the countries where the given name was found also featured descriptive bynames and Latinate forms.

Consulting herald Adeliz Sage


Health to each of you,

Sneferu ex Artemisias (they/them)
Golden Pillar Herald
Kingdom of Artemisia

Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including, but not limted to, consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names.


OSCAR counts 2 New Names and 2 New Devices. These 4 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $16 for them. There are a total of 4 items submitted on this letter.