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An Tir KLOI from Central/Summits dated 2018-07-01

Greetings unto the An Tir College of Heralds from Elizabeth Lions Blood!

The following items were returned by Laurel in April 2018:

* Anneke von Frankenstein. Device. Lozengy argent and purpure, on a chief triangular purpure a reremouse volant affronty argent.This device is returned for redraw. The reremouse in this submission is volant affronty, an unregisterable posture with an inherently three-dimensional feel. Upon resubmission, the reremouse should be drawn in its default displayed posture, with the head entirely above the fully visible torso.

This device is also returned for lack of contrast between the field and the chief. The size of the lozenges and the relative angle of the chief caused a majority of the edge of the purpure charge to be in contact with the purpure lozenges. Upon resubmission, please ensure that more of the chief touches the argent lozenges. A change in tincture of either the field or the chief would also aid in identifiability.

* Geoffrey Hightower. Device. Per pale vert and argent, a lighthouse counterchanged flammant gules. This device is returned for conflict with the device of Klaus Isenfaust, Per pale vert and argent, a tower between three butterflies counterchanged, and the badge of Denis of the Titans, Per pale vert and argent, a tower counterchanged atop a mount sable, with only a single DC for the removal of the secondary charge groups, and for conflict with the device of Wade Greenwall, Per pale vert masoned Or and argent masoned sable, a tower counterchanged argent and vert, with one DC for changes to the field. In none of these cases are the type of tower or the flames at its top worth difference.

* Septimus Huscarlessone. Device. Gules, a wolf's head and a raven's head erased addorsed argent and in chief seven crosses crosslet fitchy Or. This device was pended on the November 2017 LoAR to discuss whether the number of secondary charges in chief had corroborating period examples, both for number and for placement. Commenters supplied numerous examples of six or more charges being explicitly enumerated and blazoned. However, the examples provided all had the common feature of filling the available space on the field. No examples were provided of more than five charges being shifted into a linear arrangement in one portion of a field, as the crosses are arranged in the submission. Absent such documentation, the device is returned.

The following items were returned by An Tir in June 2018:


The following items are presented for commentary in July 2018:

1: Basil Dragonstrike -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1980, via Caid.

Basil Oldstone

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

The submitter's branch is Porte de L'Eau.

Basil: "Grandfather Clause" as per SENA PN.1.B.2.g

Oldstone: found in "The Scotch Worthies; Containing a Brief Historical Account...." on page 329, in the chapter headed "Josias Welch", saying he preached in Oldstone some time before May 1632; this falls within the "gray period". Under SENA Appendix A, the English/Welsh language group, unmarked locatives are acceptable in Middle/Early Modern English. The title page and cited page from the aforementioned book are attached.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/228/2018-07-01/12-27-16_Basil_alternate_name_0002.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/228/2018-07-01/12-27-18_Basil_alternate_name_0003.jpg

2: Cedric Helmbreker -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of August 17, 2017 as submitted.

Gyronny Arrondy Sable and Gules, a roundel within a bordure argent.

The submitter's branch is Mountain Edge.

<Cedric Helmbreker> was registered November 2017 via An Tir.

The submitter included two images retrieved from the Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum Digitale Bibliothek found online at https://www.digitale-sammlungen.de/. These show two pieces of armory with charged low-contrast sable and gules gyronny fields.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/228/2018-07-01/12-40-42_Cedric_device_0001.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/228/2018-07-01/12-40-44_Cedric_device_0002.jpg

3: Eirikr Þióðreksson -New Name & New Device

Per fess engrailed Or and vert, three drakkar one and two sable and a kracken argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Mountain Edge.

The name Eirikr was documented in the Landnámabók and was the name of one of the original settlers of Iceland in the ninth century.

Þióðreksson is built from Son of Þióðrekr. Þióðrekr is also documented in the Landnámabók.


* Arnórsson, Einar, ed. Landnámabók Islands (Reykjavik: Helgafell, 1948).

* http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

4: Robert Hazelwood -New Name & New Device

Argent three squirrels statant in pale Gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Language (11th to 13th century England or Scottish Lowlands) most important.
Culture most important.

The submitter's branch is Three Mountains.

"Robert" is an extremely common name, found across the British Isles throughout the period. The Domesday Book has several hundred entries.

"Hazelwood" is the name of several villages or hamlets in England, the oldest reference I can find is in the Domesday Book. Specifically in Folio 373v, Folio 379r and Folio 321v. Spelling varried tremendously as was common enough at the time, with references to "Eselewode" and "Heselewode" appearing in the same sources. I've opted for the spelling as it would, eventually, become standard.

Source: http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk

I remain,
In service to Crown and College,
Viscountess Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle
Lions Blood Herald

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 1 Alternate Name and 3 Devices. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.