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Drachenwald Kingdom ILoI dated 2018-10-10

DRACHENWALD HERALD TRIBUNE Volume 20, Issue 10 (October 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 October 24.
  • Octobers 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 November 5.

Changes regarding the Drachenwald OP system

Due to GDPR regulations a new Order of Precedence system for Drachenwald is in the works. The development team is lead by Baron Dubhghall mac Ébhearáird, Koira Herald. The project is not small and thus an interim solution was required between the old hosting setup no longer being feasible and the new setup being ready to publish.

The interim OP is now up and running at http://op.drachenwald.sca.org/ and the Drachenwald College of Heralds thanks Lord Simon Talbot for rapidly developing and rolling out this solution.

The Drachenwald College of Heralds also recognises that the many years of hard work by Master Garsiyya ibn Ibrahim ibn Sulaiman al-Qurtubi in building and maintaining the previous Order of Precedence system set a high standard, and deserves the highest of praise!

The new Drachenwald orders have been named!

Ordo Annuli or Ordo Annulorum

Ordo annuli (the Order of the Ring) or the Ordo annulorum (the Order of the Rings). The Ring is an order dedicated to excellence and example at an extraordinary level. The Order is in the gift of the Crown and, while wise monarchs seek and use the advice of their court, there is no poll of current members before an appointment is made.

When the Crown appoints someone to the Ring, the new companion's arms are confirmed by grant of the Crown.

The Ring comprises three orders or companies: Ordo alae, Ordo cygni, and Ordo hirundinis.

Ordo Alae

In the lands of Drachenwald before there was a kingdom, the cavalry of Roman armies were called the 'allies': they fought close on the wings (alae) of their companions. Companions in Ordo alae (the Company of the Wing) have displayed superior abilities in their fields of martial activity in Drachenwald. All Drachenwald's practitioners of the arts of combat who show high prowess in the eyes of the Crown are united in this order, without distinction among steel fighters, baton fighters, archers and their other companions in arms.

The badge of this company of the order is (fieldless) a wing terminating in a hand gules sustaining a sword fesswise reversed proper.

Ordo Cygni

The Roman poet Juvenal wrote, 'rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cygno': a rare bird indeed, in the world, is the black Swan. The rare companions in Ordo cygni (the Company of the Swan) have distinguished themselves by superior achievement in scholarship, the arts and the advancement of beauty and knowledge in Drachenwald.

The badge of this company of the order is (fieldless) a swan sable.

Ordo Hirundinis

Artemidorus of Daldis, the 2nd Century Greek diviner, wrote that dreaming of a swallow was a good omen for work (and business and marriage). In classical literature and art the Swallow's song was paired in chorus with that of the nightingale, each as beautiful as the other. Those who labour to enable the special beauty that is Drachenwald, and thereby create beauty of their own; are brought together as Companions of Ordo hirundinis (the Company of the Swallow) because they have distinguished themselves by superior service within the Kingdom.

The badge of this company of the order is (fieldless) a martlet volant Or.

Tidings from the previous month

Albion Herald has published the Drachenwald LoI dated 2018-09-30.

The following submissions were forwarded to Laurel:

  • Aodh Ó Siadhail - New Device: Pily vert and ermine.
  • Armand d'Alsace - New Name Change; Arngrim Björnson to be retained as an alternate name.
  • Celestria de Cerdren - New Device: Per chevron Or and sable, three ladybugs gules marked sable and a daisy argent seeded Or.
  • Franz von Hohenklingen - New Name
  • Franz von Hohenklingen - New Device: Purpure, on a bend sinister wavy between two double-headed eagles argent three fleurs-de-lys palewise sable.
  • Grite Von Esslingen - New Name
  • Grite Von Esslingen - New Device: Or, two domestic cats rampant vert and a bordure vert semy of raspberries Or.
  • Hasegawa no Asahi - New Name
  • Hasegawa no Asahi - New Device: Sable, on a pall between two snakes erect addorsed argent five five-petaled blossoms gules.
  • Koivusaaren Anton - New Name
  • Magnildis Tillknena - New Name
  • Magnildis Tillknena - New Device: Argent, in bend three gillyflowers gules, slipped and leaved vert.
  • Matheus Leuchensis - New Name
  • Matheus Leuchensis - New Device: Argent, a pall inverted azure and in base an acorn sable.
  • Mícheál Breathnach - New Name
  • Shirin Duxt Feroz - New Name
  • Shirin Duxt Feroz - New Device: Purpure, an astrolabe argent and on a chief Or three mullets purpure.
  • Thora Greylock - New Name
  • Thora Greylock - New Device: Sable, two piles in point argent.
  • Vilmar Jakobinpoika - New Name

The following submissions were returned for further work:

  • Matheus Leuchensis - New Badge: A griffin passant argent sustaining an acorn sable.

1: Aarnimetsä, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Aarnimets?, Barony of in August of 1996, via Drachenwald.

Sable, two arrows inverted in saltire Or between four wolf's heads cabossed argent.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Baron, Baroness and archers of Aarnimetsä have approved submitting this badge.

2: Alienor de Florentia -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of August 30, 2018 as submitted.

Per pale gules and Or, a pomegranate slipped and leaved counterchanged.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

The submission was previously returned in kingdom (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=88267) due to a conflict with Irina Francesca degli Schiavoni's (Aug 2002) (Fieldless) A pomegranate per pale gules and Or.

3: Bella Donna -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2017, via Drachenwald.

Per saltire giules and purpure, a unicorn passant argent and an orle of mullets Or.

4: Marlein Eberlin -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (16th century south Germany) most important.


German Names from 1495

by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/german1495.html


German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: A - M

by Sara L. Uckelman known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael


5: Nero Lupo -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2017, via Drachenwald.

Per pale vert and azure, in saltire a sword proper and a paintbrush argent haftetd Or.

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 1 Name, 1 Device and 3 Badges. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.