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Artemisia ILoI dated 2017-08-29

Unto the Golden Wing and members of the College of Heralds, greetings. Please consider the following items:

1: Aleah de Spencer -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2015, via Artemisia.

Per chevron inverted enhanced gules and sable, in pale a fret issuant from the line of division and a sun Or

The first iteration of this armory (a device) Per chevron inverted enhanced gules and azure, in pale a fret issuant from the line of division and a Macedonian sun Or. was returned by Laurel on Oct 2015 with the following language:

This device is returned for not being reliably blazonable, which is a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. The Macedonian sun was documented as an artistic motif from ancient Greece through the Byzantine empire. Depictions showed mullets of a variable number of points, generally fracted with the fragments at the same or different distances from a central roundel. As such, a Macedonian sun is not reliably blazonable and cannot be registered.

Although looking like a low contrast gules chief triangular on azure, the field can reasonably be blazoned as Per chevron inverted enhanced gules and azure, a pattern that is grandfathered to the submitter.


The second iteration of this armory (a badge) Sable, a roundel within eight goutes in annulo points outward Or was returned by Kingdom Aug 2017 for visual conflict with a registered flag of Macedonia Gules, a sun Or.

The first iteration is image 1.

The second iteration is image 2.

The conflicting flag of Macedonia is image 3.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/994/2017-08-16/16-46-26_Aleah_color_001_redacted.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/994/2017-08-16/16-38-48_Aleah_de_Spencer_badge_color_redacted.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/994/2017-08-16/16-48-36_macedonian_flag.jpg

2: Eduard Litiljohne -New Name & New Device

Argent, between two hammerhead sharks in annulo azure, a warhammer in bend sinister sable handled brown

Submitter desires a masculine name.



3: Kamei Kojirou -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a cloud argent, a natural sea turtle to sinister naiant Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Japan) most important.
Culture (Japanese) most important.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1853/2017-08-29/13-30-25_Kamei_Name_Doc.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1853/2017-08-29/13-30-27_Kojirou_Name_Doc.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1853/2017-08-29/13-30-28_Kojirou_name_doc_cont.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1853/2017-08-29/13-30-30_The_most_daring_raid_of_the_last_samurai_1.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1853/2017-08-29/13-30-31_The_most_daring_raid_of_the_last_samurai_3.jpg

4: Loch Salann, Barony of -Resub Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1980, via Atenveldt.

Fellowship of Saint Francis of Loch Salann

The previous iteration of this award "Fellowship of the Aviary of Saint Francis" name was returned in June 2017 by Laurel with the following comments:

The order name was pended on the December 2016 Letter of Acceptances and Returns to discuss whether the evidence of buildings as heraldic charges, including a building blazoned as a dovecote, supported this order name. After extensive commentary and careful consideration of all of the issues raised, we are returning this name because an aviary is not a plausible period heraldic charge.

No evidence was presented showing that an aviary could have been a charge distinct from a dovecote (found in the 1620 arms of Shapcott) or a birdcage (found in the Manesse Codex). Nor were commenters able to identify any distinct visual qualities that would identify a building as an aviary. Based on the evidence provided, an aviary would only be distinguishable from any other building only by small details (likely birds) that would not be identifiable in a heraldic depiction.

In addition, although the term aviary was certainly used in English within the SCA's period, no plausible argument was made for blazoning the attested charges of a bird cage or a dovecote as an aviary.

For these reasons, as well as the reasons set out in the original decision to pend, this order name does not fit any of the documented patterns for order names and must be returned.


In this resubmission the substantive element "Aviary" has been removed. The groups locative has been added in case this introduces new conflicts.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

Apollonia K√ľnster

Black Pillar Herald

Kingdom of Artemisia

Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names.

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 1 Order Name and 3 Devices. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.