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Drachenwald ILoI dated 2019-02-10

DRACHENWALD HERALD TRIBUNE Volume 21, Issue 2 (February 2019)

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 February 24.
  • This month's 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 DHT to Albion Herald.

Tidings from the previous month

Albion Herald has published the Drachenwald LoI dated 2019-01-27.

The following submissions were forwarded to Laurel:

  • Alienor de Florentia - New Device: Gules, on a chief wavy Or three pomegranates slipped and leaved gules.
  • Ava van Allecmere - New Device Change: Azure, three razorbills volant argent and a ford proper. (Old item retained as badge.)
  • Knight's Crossing, Barony of - Resub Badge: (Fieldless) In pale a demi-wheel gules sustained by a clenched gauntlet argent.
  • Knight's Crossing, Barony of - New Badge: Quarterly gules and Or, a Wheel counterchanged.

The following submissions were returned for further work:

  • None

1: Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania -New Name & New Device

Or, a crab and on a chief vert three acorns Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (ca. 10th century arabia/byzantine) most important.

- Name Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania (aka Amal daughter of Hamid from


- Documentation for name Amal.Means hope in Arabic, on the list the name can be sound at 'slave' section: https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/alandalus/femism.html

- Documentation for name Hamid: https://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

- Documentation for the use of bint (esp. part 5.3, same form but for male name http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

- Chania was Chania (Crete, Greece) name during my persona's lifetime, aka late 10th

century. Arab name would have been Al Hamin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chania (Arab+Byzantine era)

2: Amal binti Hamid Al-Chania -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A crab vert sustaining an acorn Or.

3: Anna Syveken -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2007, via Drachenwald.

Per chevron ploye azure and sable, a comet Or.

4: Dorotea Raimundez -New Device

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

Sable, a lymphad Or and a bordure Or semy of apples vert.

The submission, then as Sable, a lymphad Or and a bordure Or semy of apples gules, was previously returned in kingdom (2018-08-05 https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=88274) due to a conflict with Fredrick de Curragh More... Azure, a ship Or within a bordure Or semy of apples gules slipped and leaved vert.

This resubmitted design has changed the apples from gules to vert and is otherwise identical.

5: Drachenwald, Kingdom of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1993, via Drachenwald.

A dragon's head couped or maintaining a sprig of elder gules fructed sable

This submission is to be associated with Drachenwald Guild of Herbalists

Submitted by Ava van Allecmere for the Herbalists' Guild.

6: Geirdís Geirhardsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Sable, two bars gemel Or and flaunches argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Geirdís is in "Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name" pp.9

For Geirharðr the first element Geir- is identical to the Old Icelandic Geirr, "spear" in "Cleasby, Richard and Richard and Gutbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957." p. 196 s.v. geirr

The second element -harðr is from the OW.Norse adjective holt'. "hard, strong". Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977. p. 8 s.n. Bernhardr; Lena Peterson. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions). Språk- och folkminnes-institutet (Institute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research). Accessed 30 September 2005. s.nn. Harð-, Harðr

According to Geirr Bassi, names are constructed using the possessive of the patronymic form, which for names ending -r changes this to -s (Grimr -> Grimsdóttir)

According to heraldry.sca.org, Geirr Basi and Cleasby and Vigfusson are "no copy" sources.

7: Gríma in Rauða -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (icelandic language) most important.
Culture (9th-12th century icelandic) most important.
Meaning ("the red") most important.

I've based my name on information from the Medieval Name Archive of the Academy of Saint Gabriel (www.s-gabriel.org).

Both parts of the name are lifted from Landnámabók via AoSG, a 13th century Icelandic document listing persons living during the 9-11th century.

The personal name "Gríma" is found in the article "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), listed as a feminine name.


The byname is from "Viking Bynames found in Landnámabók", also by Uckelman. It's listed in the article as "inn rauði", meaning "the red". The article states that "inn" and the ending -i is masculine. I've attempted to turn it into a feminine form by rewriting it to "in rauða" following information in the article, but am unsure of my success as it also states that most bynames were gender neutral. Citation; "While most of the bynames are used by both men and women, there are a few that take different forms depending on the gender. A good way to tell the difference is that the feminine forms will use the definite article in rather than inn, and will end in a instead of i, generally." (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html)

I would appreciate help to set this matter straight and will be happy for any changes you might deem suitable. Though I've asked for a feminine name, I'll happily accept a masculine or neutral one in order to keep the meaning.

According to the "Bynames" article cited above, bynames beginning with inn/in follows the personal name, hence "Gríma in rauða"

8: Karin Torkelsdotter -New Name & New Device

Vert, on a bend argent three birch leaves vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Swedish/Scandinavian sound) most important.
Language (Swedish/Scandinavian language) most important.
Culture (Swedish/Scandinavian language culture) most important.
Meaning (Swedish/Scandinavian language meaning) most important.

Karin - Svenskt Diplomatarium. Eftermedeltida avskrifter: B 19 nr 31, RA. https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk?EndastDigitaliserat=false&DatumFran=1450&DatumTill=1459&Innehall=kar in&TrycktUtgava=true&TrycktRegest=true&Brevtext=true&Extratext=true&Sigill=true&Original=true&Medel tidaAvskrifter=true&MedeltidaRegest=true&EftermedeltidaAvskrifter=true&EftermedeltidaRegest=true&Av anceradSok=False&page=1&postid=sdhk_43905&tab=post#tab (20190119). Swedish source dated to April 7th 1451. Also shows the name in combination with a patronymic ending in -dotter.

Torkelsdotter -Svenskt Diplomatarium. Eftermedeltida avskrifter: B 16 fol. 431, nr 68, RA 0202 (se utskrifter av B 16-texter, DK) https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk?EndastDigitaliserat=false&Innehall=torkelsdotter&TrycktUtgava=true&T rycktRegest=true&Brevtext=true&Extratext=true&Sigill=true&Original=true&MedeltidaAvskrifter=true&Me deltidaRegest=true&EftermedeltidaAvskrifter=true&EftermedeltidaRegest=true&AvanceradSok=False&page= 3&postid=sdhk_26312&tab=post#tab (20190119). Swedish source dated to August 15th 1453.

9: Karin Torkelsdotter -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A birch leaf vert.

10: Matheus Leuchensis -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A griffin passant argent sustaining an acorn sable.

The submission was previously returned in kingdom 2018-09-10 (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=90040) due to the griffin not being recognizable. This is a redraw.

11: Mór inghean Bhriain -New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as M?r inghean Bhriain in December of 2007, via Drachenwald.

Argent, a rowan tree fructed issuant from a base gules, and on the base three bezants, and for augmentation on the middle bezant an ancient crown sable.

The submitter has received Court Barony (2007-09-01) and Augmentation of Arms (2018-02-17).

SENA A.3.A.3: "Both the augmentation itself and the augmented device must follow the style rules and restrictions on charges. Because an augmentation adds complexity, augmented devices are often allowed to violate certain style rules, such as allowing charges on tertiary charges or a complexity count of greater than eight, as long as the identifiability of the design is maintained. However, they may not violate the rules on contrast."

12: Rosaline de Preston -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Quarterly Or and argent, an escarbuncle gules within a bordure gules fretty argent.

The submission, then Quarterly Or and argent, an escarbuncle gules within a bordure gules fretty and semy of roundels argent was returned in LoAR 11-2014 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2014/11/14-11lar.html#177):

This badge is returned for issues linked to the pattern used on the bordure. This badge would require that the motif on the bordure (fretty and semy of roundels) be documented as an Individually Attested Pattern under SENA A4 in order to be registered. Without that documentation, there would be two distinct tertiary charge groups on the bordure, which is not registerable under core style. The submitter provided an example of the use of this motif on supporters in late period England and of a related motif (fretty and semy-de-lis) on the field of the arms of a German town. These cases are not enough to allow the registration of this motif. First, there are only two examples, using two different charges with the fretty, from two very different heraldic regions. More examples would be required to register this motif. Second, only one example is used as a tertiary charge group and it is not on a peripheral ordinary. Barring additional examples of this motif used as tertiary charges, this cannot be registered. In resubmission, please advise the submitter to draw the pattern larger so that the identity of the fretty and the roundels are clear.

This redesign has removed the roundels.

Yours in Service,
Anna de Byxe, Edelweiss Herald (internal submissions), edelweiss@drachenwald.sca.org
Mór inghean Bhriain, Albion Herald (external submissions), albion@drachenwald.sca.org
Submissions info: http://www.drachenwald.sca.org/content/submissions

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 4 Devices, 6 Badges and 1 Augmentation of Arms. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.