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East ILoI dated 2015-12-05

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World!

This is a Special Internal Letter of Intent for the new armigerous Orders created at curia. Commentary on this letter will be open for only 21 days.

Commentary on this letter will close on December 31, 2015.

1: East, Kingdom of the -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

Order of Apollos Arrow

(Fieldless) On a sun argent an arrow azure

This name and badge is intended to be used for the East Kingdom's new AoA-level archery award. This name follows the classical theme of the East's other archery awards: the Order of Artemis (combat archery) and the Order of Sagittarius (newly Grant-level archery).

This Order name follows the pattern of saint + item found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

Precedent allows the use of pagan gods who were known in period in place of saints in Order names:

East, Kingdom of the. Order name Order of Artemis.

In August of 2005, the use of orders named after pagan deities and "saints" was allowed but ruled a step from period practice. Under SENA, there are no steps from period practice for names. Given that order names were derived from classical references (like the Golden Fleece) and from the names of saints, we will continue to allow order names to use the names of pagan gods and other figures that would have been venerated in those places that had order names. [6/2013 LoAR, A-East]

The Encyclopedia Britannica states that Apollo, in Greek mythology, was "a deity of manifold function and meaning, after Zeus perhaps the most widely revered and influential of all the Greek gods." (http://www.britannica.com/topic/Apollo-Greek-mythology)

An arrow is a period heraldic charge. The on-line Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: "It's found in the allusive arms of Archer, 1320 [DBA1 10]." (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/arrow-arrowhead/). The spelling arrow is dated to c. 1500 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. sted-fastlī.


2: East, Kingdom of the -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

Order of the Silver Brooch

(Fieldless) A closed brooch argent

This name and badge is intended to be used for the East Kingdom's new AoA-level arts and sciences award.

This Order name follows the pattern of color + heraldic charge found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

The May 2008 Cover Letter permits the use of silver in Order names "as the ordinary color name of argent."(http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2008/05/08-05cl.html). The spelling silver is dated to c. 1330 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. aughte.

A brooch is a period heraldic charge. The on-line Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry s.v. brooch states: "In period armory, it takes the form of a "closed brooch" or "ring brooch", with the pin piercing the field as though it were fabric, as in the illustration. It is found c.1370, and again in 1605, in the arms of von Zedlitz [Gelre 53v, Siebmacher 71]." (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/brooch/). The spelling brooch to 1387-95 in the Middle English Dictionart s.v. brōche (n.(1)).

This badge uses the form of closed brooch found in the Pic Dic. (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/brooch/).


3: East, Kingdom of the -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

Order of the Silver Tyger

Azure, a tyger rampant and an orle argent

This name and badge is intended to be used for the East Kingdom's new AoA-level martial award.

This Order name follows the pattern of color + heraldic charge found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

The May 2008 Cover Letter permits the use of silver in Order names "as the ordinary color name of argent."(http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2008/05/08-05cl.html). The spelling silver is dated to c. 1330 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. aughte.

A tyger is a period heraldic monster. The on-line Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry mentions a tyger appearing in the arms of Sybell, 1531 (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/tyger/). The English dictionarie: or, An interpreter of hard English words by H.C. Gent, printed in 1650 (https://books.google.com/books?id=KudiAAAAcAAJ) uses the spelling tyger


4: East, Kingdom of the -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

Order of the Silver Wheel

(Fieldless) A cartwheel argent

This name and badge is intended to be used for the East Kingdom's new AoA-level service award.

This Order name follows the pattern of color + heraldic charge found in Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

The May 2008 Cover Letter permits the use of silver in Order names "as the ordinary color name of argent."(http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2008/05/08-05cl.html). The spelling silver is dated to c. 1330 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. aughte.

A wheel is a period heraldic charge. The on-line Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry s.v. wheel states " it's found as early as c.1340, in the arms of Berg [Zurich 232]." (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/wheel/). The spelling wheel is dated to c. 1385 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. cart.

The Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry s.v. wheel states: "The default wheel is more fully blazoned a "wagon-wheel" or "cartwheel" . . . The number of spokes is usually left to the license of the artist - six or eight spokes seem to be the norm - but sometimes the number is explicitly blazoned." We leave the questions of whether this should be blazoned simply as a "wheel" and whether the spokes should be blazoned to Wreath.

The East Kingdom has permission to conflict with the badge of Serena Lascelles (July 1996 Ansteorra): (Fieldless) A Catherine's wheel argent. The Kingdom thanks Mistress Serena for her generosity.


5: East, Kingdom of the -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973, .

Per pale argent and azure, a closed brooch counterchanged

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Silver Brooch

The Kingdom does indeed intend to have two badges for the Order of the Silver Brooch (name submitted above).

This badge uses the form of closed brooch found in the Pic Dic. (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/brooch/).


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 4 Order Names and 5 Badges. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.