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Calontir ILoI dated 2019-01-25

Wesaþ hal!

To Brigida von München, Gold Falcon, and to the esteemed members of the College of Heralds comes this missive from Dorcas Whitecap, Eyas. I seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, to prepare them for registration.

1: Anastasia da Carrara -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2005, via Calontir.

Gyronny gules and Or, a mullet of eight counterchanged within a bordure sable

Original submission, Gules, a cross gyronny of sixteen sable and argent, in chief two ermine spots argent, was returned on the 04/2007 LoAR.

This is returned for dividing a charge into gyronny of sixteen. It has previously been ruled that "In Society heraldry, while fields may be gyronny of as many as 12, charges may be gyronny of no more than 8. (LoAR of 22 March 83) (Katrine Vanora of Maidstone, October, 1992, pg. 26)". Later precedent allows fields of gyronny of sixteen; from the June 1999 LoAR:

Padric O Mullan. Device. Gyronny of sixteen gules and Or, a Celtic cross azure. The question was raised regarding whether gyronny of sixteen is period, and whether it can be used in the SCA. Papworth's Ordinary of British Armorials, cites an instance from the 12th century, and Martin Schrot's Wappenbuch, a German heraldic treatise shows a 16th century example. Additionally, the LoI mentions a 13th century example. Given this, we will register Gyronny of sixteen in simple cases, but nothing more, barring period evidence.

Barring similar evidence for charges divided gyronny of sixteen, they remain unregisterable.

The next submission, Quarterly Or and azure, a mullet of eight points counterchanged within a bordure sable, was returned on the 10/2017 LoAR.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Hannah of Tarshish, Quarterly Or and azure, a sun within a bordure counterchanged. There is one DC for change of tincture to the bordure, but no difference between a sun and a mullet of eight points.
This redesign addresses previous issues.


2: Anna Plantyn -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) In saltire a banana leaf vert and a banana Or

Submitter's previous badge, (Fieldless) In bend a banana leaf vert surmounted by three bananas bendwise sinister conjoined at the stem Or. , was returned on the October 2018 LoAR. The text of the return is:

This badge is returned for use of multiple overall charges. In the May 2013 return of Taran MacTaral's device, Vert, a tree blasted Or within and conjoined to a decrescent, overall five lozenges ployé in bend sinister argent, it was ruled: "This device is returned for not being reliably blazonable, a violation of SENA A1C and A3F5, both of which require an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. As we have no evidence of multiple overall charges in period armory, this design is difficult to describe. Three of the lozenges are entirely on the field, one partially overlaps the tree, and one partially overlaps the crescent. This is non-period style in general." This submission has a similar issue, with the added complication that they overlap one another in addition to the leaf.

This badge is also returned for overlapping distinct charges in an unblazonable way. In the May 2018 return of Elizabeth Lincoln's device, Per chevron purpure and azure, a "branch" fructed of peaches Or, it was ruled: "This device is returned for redraw. The main charge is blazoned as a branch, but is not substantial enough to be considered more than a slip. The main visual focus of the charge is the fructing, two large peaches that could easily be the central charge were they not arranged in a way that blurs the distinction between in fess and in bend, and had they not overlapped in silhouette."

Upon resubmission, the submitter should either use a single banana or otherwise document bunches or hands of bananas as a distinctly recognizable arrangement in period.

This redesign addresses the issues by following the advice given in the return.


3: Cain Belmont -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Cain Belmont) most important.

Cain - late period English surname used as a given name, found in FamilySearch.org. Jo Cain, Male, Christening Date: 30 Sep 1630, KIRK MICHAEL, ISLE OF MAN, ENGLAND, batch C04899-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2S7-SH9

Belmont - English surname found in FamilySearch.org. Edith Belmont, Female, Christening Date: 31 Oct 1620, Histon, Cambridge, England, batch: C02209-5 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J322-FL6


4: Catherine Baker -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (16th century English) most important.

Full name documented via FamilySearch.org. Catherine Baker, Female, Christening Date: 13 Oct 1583, place: SAINT MARTIN IN THE FIELDS, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND, batch: P00145-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPKT-M23


5: Cuthbert Longschankes -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2014, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A furison azure ermined Or winged Or

Previous badge, Or, on a mountain azure winged argent a furison erminois, was returned at kingdom for having a charged mountain. It may be seen here: https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=11&id=83364 This is a complete redesign.

As it was previously returned at kingdom, this will be a new badge if/when it advances to the ELoI.


6: Dante di Pirro -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2006, via Gleann Abhann.

(Fieldless) A mullet of five points voided and interlaced within and conjoined to an annulet sable overall a peacock feather bendwise argent orbed vert


7: Gustav of Grimfells -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a pale cotissed argent a a goutte de larmes

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Gustav - Gray period Swedish masculine name found in FamilySearch.org. Gustav Horn, male, married 09 Jul 1643, Stockholm, Sweden, batch #M41986-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FKJS-1HQ

of Grimfells - registered name of SCA branch. Grimfells, March of, registered in October of 1982 (via the Middle).


8: Gwen verch Hughe -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (verch) most important.

All elements are documented from "A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names (in English Contexts)" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones) http://heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh16.html

Gwen - female given name.

verch - feminine patronymic marker.

Hughe - male given name used as a patronymic byname.


9: Hamelinus Hamlyn -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a chevron between three crosses bottony fitchy argent five daggers inverted gules, a bordure gyronny of six gules and argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Hamelinus - Laninized English given name, Dated 1222 in DMNES, s.n. Haimo. S.L. Uckelman. "Haimo". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Haimo.

Hamlyn - English given name used as an unmarked patronymic. Dated 1579 in DMNES, s.n. Haimo. Ibid.

I attest that the device was hand colored using the Crayola red marker. ~Dorcas Eyas


10: Helena of Tor -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and sable, a mouse rampant contourny and a unicorn rampant within a bordure embattled argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (of Tor) most important.

As a Spanish name, relying on Lingua Societatis Allowance:

Helena - Spanish feminine name documented in FamilySearch.org. Helena Cereza, Female, Death Date 29 Aug 1596, Santa María Y Santiago, Bercero, Valladolid, Spain, Batch# B87145-3 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FF1Y-QYW

of Tor - plausible Lingua Societatis version of locative surname De Tor, documented in FamilySearch.org. Francisco De Tor, Male, Christening Date 09 Apr 1570, SANTIAGO APOSTOL, VALLADOLID, VALLADOLID, SPAIN, Father's Name Manzio De Tor, Batch# C87105-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5FM-S7H

As an English name, relying on Lingua Societatis Allowance:

Helena - English feminine given name. Bardsley, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, s.n. Dodge notes a <Helena Dogeson> in 1379.

of Tor - plausible Lingua Societatis version of locative surname de Tor, documented British History Online. "To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to take Stephen ... John de Tor of Bradewelle, Thomas ... and bring them to the king's castle of Notingham, and there keep them safe in prison..." 'Close Rolls, Edward III: June 1360', in Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 11, 1360-1364, ed. H C Maxwell Lyte (London, 1909), pp. 36-44. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/edw3/vol11/pp36-44 [accessed 11 December 2018]. Hard copy included.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-12-24/14-23-53_Helena_of_Tor_Name_docs_header.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2018-12-24/14-23-53_Helena_of_Tor_Name_docs_text.jpg


11: Jorunna Refsdottir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of December 07, 2018 as submitted.

Per pale embattled argent and vert, a brown horse proper and a fox argent combattant


12: Kitta Kristinsdottir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2012, via Calontir.

Per chevron sable and argent, a chevron counterchanged between two plates and two dragons' heads addorsed conjoined at the neck vert

LoPtC from submitter's mother, Cristina la Ambeler, was received.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2019-01-06/19-43-43_Kitta_Kristinsdottir_device_LoPtC_redacted.jpg


13: Li Jun Quan -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of November 05, 2018 as submitted.

Per bend sinister sable and gules, a crane rousant contourny argent and a natural tiger rampant Or marked sable


14: Mag Mor, Barony of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2001, via Calontir.

Citizen of Mag Mor, Order of

Order: designator listed in SENA appendix E http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixE

of: articles linking the designator and substantive element

meta pattern groups of people: follows the pattern of orders being named after groups of people listed in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

Citizen (period word): The OED sv citizen, n. and adj dates citizen in various spellings including that one to between a1325-1556 with the meaning (under A.1.a), "An inhabitant of a city or town; esp. one possessing civic rights and privileges, a burgess or freeman of a city." " Citizen (usage in period): ibid "1480 Cronicles Eng. (Caxton) ccvi. sig. m7 The cytezeyns of london"

of Mag Mor: added for possible conflict purposes and because to be a citizen, you must be a citizen of a place

Mag Mor registration: Group name registration: The O&A s.n. Mag Mor, Barony of states "Mag Mor, Shire of This branch name, registered in October of 1982 (via the Middle), was updated to Mag Mor, Barony of in July of 2001 (via Calontir).

We realize this may be too generic to register but would like a ruling on this from Laurel.


15: Mag Mor, Barony of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2001, via Calontir.

Valiant of Mag Mor, Order of the

Order: designator listed in SENA appendix E http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixE of the: articles linking the designator and substantive element

meta pattern abstract quality : follows the pattern of orders being named after abstract quality listed in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/

Valiant: The OED sv valiant: valiant, adj. (and n.) 1.a. Of persons: Stalwart of body, bone, hands dates valiant in that spelling to 1338 and in other spellings to between 1303 and 1548.

of Mag Mor: added for possible conflict purposes

Mag Mor registration: The O&A s.n. Mag Mor, Barony of states "Mag Mor, Shire of This branch name, registered in October of 1982 (via the Middle), was updated to Mag Mor, Barony of in July of 2001 (via Calontir)."


16: Marian Beardsley -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Full name documented via FamilySearch.org. Marian Beardsley, Female, Christening Date: 27 Jan 1573, place: St Mary, Lichfield, Stafford, England, batch: C13560-5 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQN6-N52


17: Markolf Volkhart von Thüringen -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of December 07, 2018 as submitted.

Quarterly argent and Or, a bend gules and overall a cross formy sable


18: Reinhardt Krug -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via Calontir.

Gules, a broad-arrow Or between two stag's attires argent


19: Sata Takezou -New Name & New Device

Azure, on an uchiwa argent two cherry blossoms gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Japanese) most important.

Sata - attested period Japanese surname dated 1572 in NCMJ, p. 325

Takazou - attested period male nanori dated 1568 in NCMJ, p. 359

Device notes: This may be the defining instance of an uchiwa. It is a Step From Period Practice, per SENA A.2.B.4.a.Non-European Armorial Elements, which states, "Elements found only in non-European armorial traditions (e.g., Islamic and Japanese heraldry) are registerable but a step from period practice."

The first image below is from A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor In All Countries and All Times by George Cameron Stone, ISBN 0-486-40726-8. "Uchiwa is a fan made of two pieces of wood or leather fastened together on either side of a straight handle. The gumbai uchiwa is a fan of this type used by an officer when marshalling troops in old Japan." (p. 256)

See also "The Lore of the Japanese Fan" by U. A. Casal. This article states, "The date when the military commander's fly-whisk saihai became interchangeable with a stiff, solid gumbai, war-fan, remains doubtful. "Historically" it is said that it was adopted by the military during the Kamakura rule of the Minamoto/Hojo, between 1192 and 1333. It is known that Uesugi Kenshin wielded one at the battle of Kawanakajima in 1563, and the height of the gumbai's popularity appears to have been in the mid-16th century." Jōchi Daigaku, JSTOR (Organization), Monumenta Nipponica, Volume 16, p.71-p.73. This source is available online for free on JSTOR https://www.jstor.org/stable/2383356?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

The third image is of an extant item dated to before 1600. At Hachiman shrine in Hino City - a Gunbai - given to the shrine in 1890 tensho (which is a date) European is 1590. Ieyasu Tokugawa donated an army fan to the shrine. (https://matome.naver.jp/m/odai/2138883740373151301/2138884306978081903)

Finally, O-umajirushi: A 17th-Century Compendium of Samurai Heraldry. Translated and Annotated by Xavid "Kiho" Pretzer (http://o-umajirushi.xavid.us/), vol 2, pg 18, shows a gunbai war fan as an armorial element.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2019-01-09/10-08-10_Sata_Takezou_device_doc1.PNG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2019-01-09/10-08-10_Sata_Takezou_device_doc2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2019-01-09/10-08-10_Sata_Takezou_device_doc3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2019-01-09/10-08-10_Sata_Takezou_device_doc4.jpg


20: Vígdís Alricesdohtor -New Name & New Device

Argent, a boar's head cabossed gules and on a chief embattled sable the runes algiz, teiwaz, sowulo, algiz, teiwaz, and sowulo argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Vígdís - feminine name found in "The Old Norse Name" Geirr Bassi Haraldsson page 16.

Alricesdohtor - patronymic formed from Alric - masculine given name found in "Anglo-Saxon Names" by Ælfwyn æt Gyrwum (Jodi McMaster) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/aelfwyn/bede.html

Searle, pg. 67, header entry, dates Alric to 693 and 952.

The genetive form of "Alric" is "Alrices".

SENA Appendix C supports the combination of Old English and Scandinavian name elements.


21: Vincent de Vere -New Alternate Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2014, via Calontir.

Brock Square Poo

Argent, a badger rampant regardant sable and a bordure denticulada gules

Late period English surnames can be used as given names.

Brock - found on IGI as a surname: Elizabeth Brock, female, Christening Date: 27 Apr 1594, ST GILES CRIPPLEGATE, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND, batch: C02243-2 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3MM-7TR

Square - found on IGI as a surname: Nicholas Square, marriage 13 May 1576, Saint Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk, England, batch: M04488-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2W7-Z2T

Poo - found on IGI as a surname: John Poo, Male, Christening Date: 01 Oct 1592, Place: HATHERLEIGH, DEVON, ENGLAND, batch: C05104-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N592-BVS


22: William Fletcher of Carbery -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2005, via Calontir.

Per bend azure and gules, a bend Or between three arrows in pale fesswise reversed and a costrel palewise argent

Old Item: Per bend azure and gules, a bend Or between three arrows in pale fesswise reversed and a mariner's whistle palewise argent, to be released.

The submitted device is exactly like William's registered device, except for replacing the mariner's whistle with a costrel. As such, the Existing Registration Allowance obviates any issues of unity. His current device, which is to be released, is attached.

The image below is of the arms of von Herbißhofen (item 177), from the Scheibler Armorial (Wappenbuch) c. 1450. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scheibler_Armorial

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2019-01-15/22-27-29_William_Fletcher_of_Carbery_device_change_0003.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/835/2019-01-15/22-44-34_William_Fletcher_of_Carbery_device_2005.jpg


23: Ysabel de la Oya -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via Calontir.

Gules, a wheel of cheese fesswise within a braid of garlic in annulo argent


Commentary is due by 24 February 2019 either in OSCAR or via email to <eyas@calontir.org>. The online decision meeting will be Monday 25 February 2019. Ic þe þancie (I thank you) in advance for your assistance!

Sien ge hal,

~Dorcas Eyas


OSCAR counts 9 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 2 Order Names, 10 Devices, 1 Device Change and 6 Badges. There are a total of 29 items submitted on this letter.