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Drachenwald ILoI dated 2019-05-10

DRACHENWALD HERALD TRIBUNE Volume 21, Issue 5 (May 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 May 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 2019-04-30.

The following submissions were forwarded to Laurel:

  • Fridha Eriksdotter - New Badge: Sable, in saltire an arrow inverted and a key Or, a bordure argent.
  • Groa Thorlefsdotter - New Name
  • Groa Thorlefsdotter - New Device: Per chevron azure and argent, in chief two mullets of seven points Or.
  • Jörg von Grünewald - New Name
  • Jörg von Grünewald - New Device: Gules, a sickle bendwise sinister reversed within a bordure Or.
  • Knight's Crossing, Barony of - New Order Name Gesellschaft der Sterne
  • Knight's Crossing, Barony of - New Badge: Per pale gules and Or, in chevron inverted five estoiles counterchanged, a mound vert.
  • Ludvig af Eke - New Name
  • Ludvig af Eke - New Device: Per fess sable and azure, a fess wavy between an oak sprig fructed and three salmon naiant argent.
  • Magdelena Grace Vane - Resub Badge: (Fieldless) In pale a bee proper sustaining an annulet argent.
  • Magnildis Tillknena - Resub Device: Argent, a chevron raguly on the upper edge sable and in base a gillyflower gules slipped and leaved vert.
  • Saidra von Yschil - New Name
  • Torleif Viðfari - Resub Device: Per pale purpure and gules, a chevron argent surmounted by a lion Or and in canton a mullet of six points argent.
  • Vasilisa Koshkina - New Name
  • Vasilisa Koshkina - New Device: Or mullety sable, three seeblätter gules.

The following submissions were returned for further work:

  • Stigot Eke -New Badge: Per fess gules and sable, a horse´s head tongue outstretched couped Or.

1: Hasegawa Asahi -New Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in December of 2018, via Drachenwald.

Old Item: Aveline of Knight's Crossing, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

The College of Arms rejected the original name but stated with the correction, the new name that would be acceptable. Here is the relevant section of the email...

"Fortunately, reliable documentation is available for the use of the element no in Japanese feminine names. In Meigaku: Designing and Documenting Japanese Names by Solveig Throndardottir (KWHSS 2017), we find the pattern of uji(Clan Name) + no + Given Name for aristocratic Japanese women.

However, we have no evidence showing Hasegawa as an uji clan name. Hasegawa is a period Japanese surname, but not one of the uji type. It is found as the surname of the artist Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539-1610), a significant figure in Japanese landscape painting. We would change the name to Hasegawa _ Asahi..."

2: Marit Matsdotter -New Name Change & New Badge

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in February of 1998, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) a beaver courant proper

Old Item: Isabel du Talus, to be retained as an alternate name.

Marit is a Swedish female given name dated to 1490 in Swedish Feminine Given Names from SMP by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/) s.n. Margareta (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swedish/smp/margareta.html).

Matsdotter is a patronymic byname meaning 'daughter of Mats'. <Matson> ('son of Mats') is dated to 1461 in a letter dated 28 July 1461 found in Diplomatarium Fennicum, DF 3156 (http://df.narc.fi/document/3156): "Gregirs Matson". (#1)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2019-05-08/04-48-12_Marit_Matson_1-name1.jpg

3: Marit Matsdotter -New Blazon Change

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

Argent, a beaver courant proper between a cloud and a base wavy azure.

Notes: The name change from Isabel du Talus to Marit Matsdotter is submitted in this letter.

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Isabel du Talus, request that the blazon for my registered device Argent, a natural beaver courant proper between a cloud and a base wavy azure (registered in February of 1998 via Drachenwald) be changed to Argent, a beaver courant proper between a cloud and a base wavy azure.

In many cases SCA heraldry makes a difference between a heraldic depiction and a "natural" one. However, only one "natural beaver" has registered, being this device.

The currently registered blazon has both "natural" and "proper" in it. "Proper" ought to be sufficient to depict the emblazon. According to Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry (https://mistholme.com/?s=beaver):

"The beaver is drawn in heraldic art with a broad, flat tail, as seen in nature - the tail is the beaver's defining trait - but there's little further resemblance between the herald's depiction and the naturalist's. (The Society makes an exception when the beaver is blazoned "proper"; it's then colored brown, and is more likely to be drawn naturalistically.)"

For example, in 2018, Shire of Auenwald registered a quite "natural" looking beaver that was tinctured Or, and yet the registration was blazoned Azure, a beaver passant guardant within a laurel wreath Or, a chief nebuly argent.

Please also see the attached emblazon from Siebmacher (1605) with a "beaver proper" in the arms of von Bibra (100).


#1 Registered emblazon of Isabel du Talus

#2 Auenwald registered emblazon

#3 Siebmacher plate 100

#3 Siebmacher plate 100 detail, von Bibra

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2019-05-08/04-00-13_1_Isabel_du_Talus_device_1998.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2019-05-08/04-00-13_2_Auenwald.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2019-05-08/04-00-14_3_Siebmacher100.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/162/2019-05-08/04-00-14_4_Siebmacher-100-vonbibra.jpg

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
Registering names and heraldry in Drachenwald: http://www.drachenwald.sca.org/offices/herald/submittingnamesheraldry/

OSCAR counts 2 Name Changes, 1 Badge and 1 Blazon Change. There are a total of 4 items submitted on this letter.