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Outlands Kingdom ILoI dated 2019-02-20

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 19th day of February, A.S. LIII (2019 CE), does the Honorable Lord Gauvain Eisenbein send greetings on behalf of His Excellency Timothy O'Brien, White Stag Principal Herald.

Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands' Letter of Presentation for February, 2019. This Letter contains all complete submissions received by Castle Herald between January 2 and February 1.

Anyone may comment upon the items found herein, and e-mail commentary to the herald's commentary list is encouraged. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by March 19th, 2019. The March Rampart commentary meeting will be held online on March 19th. As a reminder, the College of Arms requests commentary on all items, including appeals.

Submissions heralds are strongly urged to review the guidelines at: "http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/#castle_instructions", as items not meeting these guidelines will be pended. Pended items will be administratively returned after they have appeared on three Letters of Presentation.

1: Astriðr Ylghia of Lorraine -Resub Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Astrir ñ Astrir: Viking Names found in Landamabok


Astrir ñ St. Gabriels Acad. Rpt. 3174

Ylghia ñ cited from Ylghia in Lind col. 1116 an.Ylghia


The previous submission, Ylfva of Lorraine, was returned on the June 2018 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2018-05-lop/1806-lor.html) with the following: {Originally appearing on the March 2018 LoP (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=5117) and pended on the April 2018 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2018-03-lop/1804-lor.html) to see if the submitter wanted an alternative to Ylfva as there continued to be a lack of documentation for Ylfva as a given name. The provided documentation was only for the surname of Ylffwa. The submitter decided to withdrawal the submission for rework.}

Consulting Herald: Selene of the Sky

Branch: Dragonsspine

2: Gormr Ragnvaldsson -New Device

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

Gules, a rat rampant maintaining an arrow bend-wise to sinister inverted Or

The previous submission, Per bend embattled gules and Or, a wolf's head couped Or, was returned on the March 2018 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2018-02-lop/1803-lor.html) with the following: {Returned for a conflict with Richard of Ravenwolf (01/1973), Sable, a wolf's head erased Or, armed argent, orbed sable. There is only one DC for the field. Emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-03/gormr-c.jpg}

Consulting Herald: Angharad Haldene

Branch: Nahrun Kabirun

3: Hagen Fluss Pferd -New Name & New Device

Sable, a hippopotamus rampant, a bordure dovetailed Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Meaning (River Horse (Hippopotamus)) most important.

SMP sn. Hakon

Hagen Eskilson, 1491 (p. 86 of the PDF)

http://arkiv.sprakochfolkminnen.se/marshal-oasis/view/isof/namn/nau/smp/smp-sok/nordiskt/osakert/man snamn/hakon/hakon.pdf

Catharina Fluss, married 1609, Germany, Batch no. M97235-1


Margarertha Pferd, married 1603, Germany, Batch no. M97235-1


Double bynames are allowed in German-language names, and Swedish and German can be combined.

Consulting Herald: Timothy O'Brien

Branch: Aarquelle

4: Muirghein Astudottir of Aarquelle -New Name & New Device

Gules, a Norman helmet affronty argent, two Danish axes in saltire Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

<Muirghein> - Academy of St Gabriel report #2643 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2643+0 ) states "<Muirín> is a modern Irish spelling of a name that was spelled <Muirghein> in your period and <Muirgen> earlier. In all of its spellings, the name is pronounced MEER-yeen~, where n~ represents the sound of the <gn> in French <montagne> or Italian <lasagna>. This rare name was apparently used by both men and women in early medieval Ireland [1, 2], but we have found no evidence that it remained in use as late as the 13th century. It seems to be a reasonable choice for the 10th century or before,…"

This name appears in Old Irish as Muirgen, in Medieval Irish as Muirgein, in Early Modern Irish as Muirghein, and after the 20th century spelling reform it becomes Muirín. [OC&M, DIL]

In medieval records, it appears in ordinary use as the name of both men and women. (There is also at least one semi-legendary literary figure that bears the name.) [OC&M]

The Common Celtic name from which it derives is most likely *Morigenos (which would have been the masculine form), which means "sea-born." The elements Mori- and -genos can be found in Gaulish names, although the compound itself does not appear in surviving inscriptions.

This name was in ordinary use prior to 1600 by both men and women.


Astudottir: "Ásta" is a feminine given name from Geirr-Bassi p.8 with one citation. Page 18 notes matronymic form changes "a" to "u" and adds "-dóttir." As submitter submitted without accents, the full construction is done without.

Mixing of Scandinavian and Scottish name elements is allowed via SENA, Appendix C

Aarquelle, Shire of. This branch-name was registered in March of 1987 (via the Outlands).

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle

5: Outlands, Kingdom of the -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1986, via the Outlands.

Order of the Palmer's Lantern

(Fieldless) a lantern per pale vert and Or

No major changes.
Meaning (The lantern of a palmer) most important.

The Palmer is a heraldic charge registered to the Outlands and featured prominently in its most prestigious awards.

The title of Palmer Herald is also registered to the Outlands.

The lantern is a standard heraldic charge.

Consulting Herald: Timothy O'Brien

Branch: Outlands

Thus ends the February 2019 Letter of Presentation.

The following submissions are pended until the listed problem is addressed (items pended on this letter can be moved forward by sending corrections to the problem to Castle):

Eleanor Ravenwood (name) - need to submit payment

Griffith Atte Dernedyngle (device) - need to submit 300 DPI JPG copies of submission forms

Maria Zuzori (device) - need to submit 300 DPI JPG copies of submission forms

Ormrún Hrafnsdóttir (badge) - need to submit payment

All submissions should follow the guidelines at:


Submission forms need to be completely filled out, including the Name Documentation and Commentary Notes. Citations used for name documentation that are not on the No-Photocopy list must include a copy of the source material. Generally, this includes the cover or the colophon, and the page where the name item is documented. Please see SENA Appendix H for more details:


The following items are administratively returned (these submissions require a full new submission, referencing the return on this letter):

Uchtred se hæþen (name and device)

In Service,

Gauvain Eisenbein

Castle Herald

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Order Name, 3 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.