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Drachenwald ILoI dated 2018-09-10

DRACHENWALD HERALD TRIBUNE Volume 20, Issue 9 (September 2018)

To all wise and fair gentles who assist our Kingdom with commentary, and everyone reading these words, send Anna Edelweiss and Mór Albion their greetings!


Monthly timeline

  • Commentary on the submissions in this letter is due on September 24.
  • September Letter of Intent (LoI) will be assembled by the end of the month.
  • Please send all submissions to Edelweiss Herald. Submissions received and confirmed paid by the end of the month will make it to next month's letter.
  • Please send content to the next DHT to Albion Herald by October 5.


From Aarnimetsä regarding the heraldic display during Raglan Fair

We, Aarnimetsä, sponsored a challenge in heraldic display in Raglan Fair. Part of our inspiration was a desire to promote full achievement, but also heraldic display in general. As we went across the camp, admiring heraldry and conversing with people, we had many excellent encounters! Thus we wish to share with the kingdom what we saw.

It was obvious that heraldry is well loved in Insulae Draconis and Drachenwald, and was visibly used to proclaim the presence of persons, households and branches during the event. It acted both as a means of communication as well as a way of celebrating affiliation and belonging.

When the people showed us their displays, we were very impressed and pleased by the number and variety of the crafts used to create them and the forms they took. At time heraldry had inspired and led the artisans to most impressive quests in pursuit of new knowledge and for gaining new skills. We encountered superb research, creative innovation, and labours of trial, error and love. We saw heraldry used to mark and honour one's possessions and treasures. We saw gifts to beloved friends and sources of inspiration, made special by decorating them with the emblems of the recipient.

Alas, we found no full achievement display, but in every conversation we had with the people in Raglan Fair, in their enthusiasm and the joy with which they shared their heraldic displays with us, it was evident that heraldic insignia are a beloved and truly treasured part of identity. This all gave us tremendous delight.

Well inspired, we wish to pledge that we shall write an article on full achievement fit to submit to the esteemed newsletter Dragon's Tale during the months to come.

Yours in Service, Dubhghall and Mór, Baron and Baroness of Aarnimetsä


DHT Society Pages

  • On August 8 Aryanhwy merch Catmael dicta Ary Bona, Sans Repose Herald, was inducted into the Order of the Laurel.
  • On August 8 Arianhwy Wen dicta Ari Mala, who has yet to choose her personal heraldic title, was inducted into the Order of the Laurel.

  • On August 10 Ysabella-Maria Vasquez de Granada, Mynydd Gwyn Herald, was created a baroness of the court.
  • On August 11 Genevieve la Flechiere, Rouge Maunche Herald, was made a companion of the Order of Saint Hild for excellence in teaching in Insulae Draconis.
  • On August 11 Nicholas de Estleche dictus le Tardif, Coteswold Herald, was created a baron of the court.


Tidings from the previous month

Albion Herald has published the Drachenwald LoI dated 2018-08-30.

The following submissions were forwarded to Laurel:

  • Alienor de Florentia - New Name
  • Aodh Ó Siadhail - New Household Name: House of Grene
  • Bernhart Gottfrid Bisterfeld - Resub Device: Per fess gules and argent, an anvil argent and a bear statant sable atop a base vert.
  • Dianora del Bianco - New Name
  • Dianora del Bianco - New Device: Per chevron gules and Or, three seeblätter inverted counterchanged.
  • Dorotea Raimundez - New Name
  • Ellisa von Styra - New Device: Argent, in pale a vol and a tower sable between flaunches pean.
  • Freydis Eriksdotter - New Name
  • Freydis Eriksdotter - New Device: Per fess vert and azure, an open book argent and a longbow drawn with arrow nocked Or.
  • Gilbert Blakthorn - Resub Device: Argent, a hawthorn branch bendwise sinister leaved sable flowered gules and a sinister tierce raguly sable.
  • Mór inghean Bhriain - New Alternate Name: Memorantia of Aarnimetsä
  • Tece de Caxton - New Badge: (Fieldless) a bird-headed monk kneeling in prayer gules vested sable.
  • Torleif Vidfare - New Name
  • Torleif Vidfare - New Device: (Fieldless) On a mullet of six points per pale purpure and gules an arrow bendwise sinister inverted Or.
  • Torleif Vidfare - New Badge: (Fieldless) On a mullet of six points per pale purpure and gules an arrow bendwise sinister inverted Or.

The following submissions were returned for further work:

  • Alienor de Florentia - New Device: Per pale Or and gules, a pomegranate slipped and leaved counterchanged.
  • Aodh Ó Siadhail - New Device: Pily vert and ermine.
  • Dorotea Raimundez - New Device: Sable, a lymphad Or and a bordure Or semy of apples gules.


1: Aodh Ó Siadhail -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Drachenwald.

Pily vert and ermine.

The submission was previously returned in kingdom (2013-09-01 https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=34889) due to an unrecognizable charge. It was resubmitted as a complete redesign (2018-08-24 https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=88269) but was withdrawn by the submitter upon learning that the submitted emblazon was not pily vert and ermine as intended. This new resubmission seeks to correct the matter.


2: Armand d'Alsace -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in December of 2018, via Drachenwald.

Armand d'Alsace

Old Item: Arngrim Björnson, to be retained as an alternate name.
No major changes.
Sound (no explanation) most important.

Armand: Cardinal Richelieu's (born 1585) full name was Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armand_Jean_du_Plessis_de_Richelieu

d*, de, du, meaning "of" used by commoners and nobility both to indicate a link to the area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobiliary_particle#France

Alsace/Elsass region on the French/German border.

http://www.regions-of-france.com/regions/alsace/history/


3: Celestria de Cerdren -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2016, via Drachenwald.

Per chevron Or and sable, three ladybugs gules marked sable and a daisy argent seeded Or.


4: Franz von Hohenklingen -New Name & New Device

Purpure, between two double-headed eagles displayed on a bend sinister wavy argent three fleur-de-lys sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Franciscus) most important.

Franz is short for Franciscus(http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swiss/valais.html#2)

Hohenklingen is a Burg in Switzerland in the Canton of Schaffhausen and the meaning of the name is Franz from that Burg.


5: Grite Von Esslingen -New Name & New Device

Or, two domestic cats rampant and a bordure vert semy of raspberries Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.
Meaning ("from Esslingen") most important.

Grite is a female given name dated to 1645 in FamilySearch records:

Gerhardt Schmidt Van Vesewelt and Grite Bartminck, married 30 Apr 1645. Batch M99207-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JHJR-LP1)

Von Esslingen is a byname dated to 1592 in FamilySearch records:

Calw Knapp Von Esslingen and Elisebet Geisele, married 08 Aug 1592. Batch M91620-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NC25-CY8)


6: Hasegawa no Asahi -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a pall between two snakes erect addorsed argent five blossoms gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No changes.

Submitter wants a female Japanese name.

Asahi is a female given name from the the Muromachi period 1336-1573 ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3001 http://www.s-gabriel.org/3001

no From An Online Japanese Miscellany "..Japanese commoners may have used placename + "no" + given name to indicate that they were "of" a given place,.."

Hasegawa is a pre-1600's surname. Nihon Zatsuroku: An Online Japanese Miscellany: Japanese Names by Anthony J. Bryant, updated by Joshua L. Badgley http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/miscellany/names.html


7: Koivusaaren Anton -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Koivusaaren Anton) most important.

The submitter wants a Finnish/Swedish name but accepts a German given name.

Anton is a male given name dated to 1599, Germany in Familysearch records: Anton Bin, died 18

Sep 1599 in Ohringen, Wurttemberg, Germany. Batch B00028-8 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J477-3YQ).

Koivusaari is a constructed Finnish locative name. The word <koivu> means 'birch tree' and is dated with that spelling to 1370 in Keskiajan suomen kielen dokumentoitu sanasto ensiesiintymisvuosineen by Mikko Heikkilä (#1). All other documentation for the byname is found in Suomen Karjalan nimistö by Viljo Nissilä (#2).

Koivusaari is a constructed Finnish locative name. It follows the pattern of [tree + natural area] and specifically [tree + island / ness]. Examples on p. 57 (#3):

Haapa Niehmi 1631 ('aspen ness')
Hapa Sari 1613 ('aspen island')
Kuusi Niemi 1631 ('spruce ness')
Leppeniemi 1618 ('alder ness')

Saari, 'island' could be written with either 'a' or 'aa'. Examples on p. 33 and p. 64 (#4):

Saaris by 1589 ("by" is village in Swedish)
Hirffui sari 1534 ('elk island')
Hirwi saari 1631 ('elk island')

The parts of this kind of a locative name can be written separate or together. Example on p. 57 (#2):

Leppelax 1589 ('alder bay')
Leppe lax 1589 ('alder bay')

Koivusaaren is the genitive form. It can be seen (with a single 'a') in an attested example of the pattern [locative byname in genitive form + given name] on p. 130 under title "Luonnosta valittuja nimiä", 'names taken from nature' (#5):

<Saren Jacob> 1560

also <lahen laurij> 1557, <lachden Rossi> 1557, <Määnpän Maunno> 1618, <Neme hannus> 1543 and <Salme Petar> 1543 follow the same pattern.

Finnish and German names may be combined according to SENA.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/13-01-33_Koivusaaren_Anton-name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/13-01-33_Koivusaaren_Anton-name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/13-01-33_Koivusaaren_Anton-name3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/13-01-34_Koivusaaren_Anton-name4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/13-01-34_Koivusaaren_Anton-name5.jpg


8: Magnildis Tillknena -New Name & New Device

Argent, in bend three gillyflowers gules, slipped and leaved vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (I wish to have initials MT) most important.

Magnildis is a female given name dated to 1350 in a Swedish document. SDHK-nr: 6060 (https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk):

"Item Magnildi in Wæsum i vaccam", nominative Magnildis

Tillknena is an Estonian locative byname dated to 1598, listed in 16th century masculine names and locative bynames from Hiiu County, Estonia by ffride wlffsdotter (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ffride/16hiiumaa.html) under '6. Locative Byname + Personal Name', s.n. Tilga:

Tillknena (1598)


9: Matheus Leuchensis -New Name & New Device

Argent, a pall inverted azure and in base an acorn sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Latin) most important.
Culture (12th century Italy) most important.

The submitter wants a male 12th-century Italian name.

Matheus: two instances in Giano Balestriere (Volker Bach), South Italian Names from the Norman Kingdom, 11th-12th Centuries https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/giano/normanitalian.html, visited on August 18th, 2018.

Leuchensis, locative, the adjectival form of Leuco.

Leucho, Latin name for the city of Lecco, as documented in Sire Raul, Mediolanensis auctoris synchroni de rebus gestis Friderici I in Italia commentarius (post 1177) in Ludovico Antonio Muratori (curator), Rerum Italicarum scriptores, Mediolani (Milan) 1725, Volume VI (#1), p. 1179 (#2): "Rocham de Leuco (fortress of Lecco)"

Lecco is a town in northern Italy existing in period as per "Lecco" on Encyclopædia Britannica Online, https://www.britannica.com/place/Lecco-Italy, visited on August 31st, 2018: "Earlier the seat of a marquessate(sic), Lecco was granted to the bishops of Como in the 11th century and passed to Milan in the 12th century." (#3)

Construction with name and Latinized locative, Italian table, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/patterns.html

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/10-02-43_Matheus_Leuchensis_1-name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/10-02-44_Matheus_Leuchensis_1-name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/10-02-44_Matheus_Leuchensis_1-name3.jpg


10: Matheus Leuchensis -New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

A griffin passant argent sustaining an acorn sable

The name Matheus Leuchensis is submitted at the same time.


11: Mícheál Breathnach -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (byname:) most important.

Mícheál is a male given name dated to 1268 in Index of Names in Irish Annals by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan s.n. Mícheál (https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Michael.shtml):

Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form: Mícheál. Number of men found in the annals with this name: 1. Found in Years: 1268, 1284, 1288.

Breathnach, 'Welsh', is dated to 1208 in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan s.n. Breathnach (https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/Breathnach.shtml):

Meaning: "[the] Wales[-ian]/Welsh". Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form: Breathnach. Number of men found in the annals with this name: 1. Found in Years: 1208.


12: Shirin Duxt Feroz -New Name & New Device

Purpure, an astrolabe argent on a chief Or three mullets purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Persian) most important.
Culture (5th century Sassanid) most important.

The submitter wants a female, Persian, 5th-century, Sassanid name.

Shirin Name of the wife of Khosrow Parviz [Sasanian king] The name is mentioned with different spellings in the Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius Scholasticus, The Khuzistan Chronicle written by an Assyrian Christian from Khuzestan (Iran) probably in 680. (Theodor Nöldeke: Die von Guidi herausgegebene syrische Chronik, Alien 1893, p. 10) and The Chronicle of Séert (Siirt)(Patrologia Orientalis.Tome VII.- Fascicule 2, Histoire Nestorienne (Chronique de Séert), Seconde Partie (1), publiée et traduite par Mgr Addai Scher, Paris 1911. Published Paris Firmin-Didot 1950 p, 467.) as well as in two later works of Persian literature; The Shahnameh and the romance Khosrow and Shirin by Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209),

Duxt the Pahlavi word for daughter, see page 20 A concise Pahlavi dictionary by D. N, MacKenzie http://www.rabbinics.org/pahlavi/MacKenzie-PahlDict.pdf

Feroz Eighteenth king of the Sassanid dynasty. 438-457 came across several transliterations of the name Peroz, Feroz or Priuz (this last one allegedly middle Persian spelling) http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/eng/Peroz_l

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/140/2018-09-07/11-23-45_Shirin_Duxt_Feroz_1-name1.jpg


13: Thora Greylock -New Name & New Device

Sable, two piles in point argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning most important.

Thora is a female given name that occurs in Liber Vitae Ecclesiae Dunelmensis written in a 12h c hand. It occurs on page 6 of the edition at https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9eI3AAAAYAAJ&hl=fi (#1, #2).

Greylock is a constructed byname. R&W s.n. Silverlock dates <Silverloc> to 1268. <Blakelok> 1332 s.n. Blacklock and <Whytlok> 1289 s.n. Whitelock are similar constructions.

Lockes, the plural form, is dated to c1275 in MED s.v. lok.

Grey is dated to c1425 in MED s.v. grei.


14: Vilmar Jakobinpoika -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Vilmar is a male given name listed as a header form in Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) by Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm). The attested spelling listed for the name is <Willmar>, dated to 1484 and 1486.

The article has other similar names:

<Walmar Kukkialast> 1466 (s.n. Valmar)
<Volmar lenszman> 1565 (s.n. Volmar)

Based on these <Vilmar> is a possibe spelling, but if it is deemed unregistrable, the submitter would prefer <Wilmar> (with a single 'l') as the best alternative.

Jakob is a Finnish male given name listed as a header form in Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) by Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm). The attested spelling listed for the name is <Jacob>, dated to 1437.

In Suomen Karjalan nimistö by Viljo Nissilä, on p. 173 s.n. Jaakkola < Jakob shows some variations of spelling, although not specifically <Jakob> with a 'k':

<Jacop phuss> 1549
<Saren Iakap> 1560
<Jacob Möllsissonn> 1614
<Jackop Matzsson> 1648

If <Jakob> is deemed an unregistrable spelling, the submitter will accept <Jacob> as the best alternative.

poika is Finnish for 'son' and can be used in the patronymic [parent's name in genitive form + -poika]. The genitive form of <Jakob> is formed by adding <-in>: <Jakobin>. Thus the patronymic form is <Jakobinpoika> (or <Jacobinpoika>. In Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) by Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm):

"The best know type is the straightforward <-poika> or <-tytär> ending to the actual parent name."

The pattern [parent's name in genitive form + -poika] can be seen in the first example under 'III Structure Of A Finnish Name': 'Matronymics and Patronymics' second paragraph: "Olcko Suninpoica (Suni's son)" where the Finnish genitive form of <Suni> is <Sunin>.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/12-11-45_SuomenKarjalanNimet-kansi.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2018-09-09/12-11-46_Vilmar_Jakobinpoika-name2.jpg


Yours in Service,
Lady Anna de Byxe, Edelweiss Herald (internal submissions), edelweiss@drachenwald.sca.org
Baroness Mór inghean Bhriain, Albion Herald (external submissions), albion@drachenwald.sca.org

Submissions info: http://www.drachenwald.sca.org/content/submissions


OSCAR counts 10 Names, 1 Name Change, 9 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.