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East ILoI dated 2019-08-15

Greetings!

This letter contains submissions from July and anything postmarked or received before August 1. Next month will begin our submissions from Pennsic 2019.

As always, we appreciate the time and dedication of those who comment on our Letters of Intent.

1: Alastar Tucker -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 26, 2019 as submitted.

Per pale indented Or and azure, a boar rampant and wyvern erect respectant counterchanged

The original device was returned on the July 2019 EK LoD (https://bth.eastkingdom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-July-LoD.pdf):

"This device submission is returned for creating the appearance of marshalling. Per SENA A6F2C, "Multiple Types of Primary Charges: When different sections of the field contain different types of charges, it creates the appearance of marshalling."(http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A6F2C ) In this case we have a field divided per pale, with different charges on each half. The submitter is advised to consider a redraw that uses identical charges, or perhaps a different type of field division, to remove the appearance of marshaling. "

This redraw changes the line of division to remove the appearance of marshaling.


2: Alexandre Saint Pierre -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1996, via the East.

Per pale gules ermined Or and Or ermined gules


3: Aloysius Sartore -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2019, via the East.

Argent, a brown stick hobbyhorse proper reined azure and a bordure sable semy of increscents argent

Consulting Herald: Conall an Doire

This device was orignally returned on the March 2019 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2019/03/19-03lar.html#95):

"This device is returned for lack of contrast between the argent reins of the hobbyhorse and the underlying field. While such details may have low contrast, they cannot have zero contrast.

Upon resubmission, the submitter is advised to make the reins a tincture other than argent, and strongly encouraged to choose a color rather than a metal."

We feel that this redesign addresses the concerns.


4: Ar n-Eilean-ne, Shire of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1990, via the East.

(Fieldless) A stockfish palewise argent


5: Asleif Gylfisdottir of Ruantallan -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2019, via the East.

Per pall inverted argent, sable and azure, a book Or and in base a dolphin argent

Submitter's previous device was returned at Kingdom for redraw (https://bth.eastkingdom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/October-30-2018-LoD.pdf).

"This device is returned for a redraw, for violating provisions of SENA Appendix H - http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixH

Specifically, the primary charge (book) overlying the center of the field serves to obscure the field division enough to render it unrecognizable. In addition, SENA Appendix H states that "Some low-contrast complex line combinations which have been ruled unregistrable, even when there is no overlying charge, are: ... sable and azure."

This version removes the wavy line.


6: Asther de Perpinya -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2010, via the East.

Per fess engrailed argent and azure, a serpent headed at both ends respectant knowed in a Heneage knot inverted counterchanged vert and argent

Consulting Herald: Alexandre Saint Pierre

The original device was returned on the October 2018 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2018/10/18-10lar.html#133):

"This device is returned for lack of documentation of the arrangement of the charges. No evidence was presented and none could be found for having two differentkinds of charges issuant from different corners of a chief, as the sun and moon are in this submission.

This device is also returned for redraw. The counterchanged Heneage knot is not centered on the line of division, which is important to its counterchanging.

Concerns were raised in commentary whether or not this was overly pictorial. We decline to rule on the issue at this time; however, the submitter should address this issue if a similar design is resubmitted."

This is a compete redraw, omitting a problematical charges in chief and re-centering the primary charge.


7: Bruno Bruni -New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister rayonny checky gules and Or, and sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Italian) most important.
Culture (Italian) most important.

Consulting Herald: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadhain

Bruno is a male Italian given name found in "A Frequency List of all Men's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Castato of 1427" by Juliana de Luna. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/mensfreq.html

Bruni is an Italian marked patronymic byname found in "Frequency Listing of All Family Names that Occur Three Times or More from the Condado Section of the Florence Castato of 1427" by Juliana de Luna. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/familyfreq.html

Pattern of given + byname attested to Italian in SENA Appendix A.


8: Caterina Lombardi -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2018, via the East.

Hedwig von Reichenbach

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Hedwig is a feminine given name found in the DNMES http://dmnes.org/name/Hedwig

von Reichenbach is a locative German byname found in "German Place Names from a 16th Century Czech Register" by Sara L. Uckelman. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/modernperiod.html Use of <von> as a locative marker is per SENA Appendix A for German.


9: Elizabeth Ivette -New Release of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2019, via the East.

Gyronny gules and Or, four roses Or and four holly leaves slips to center gules

"I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Elizabeth Ivette, hereby release my reaistered armory "Gyronny gules and Or, four roses Or and four holly leaves slips to center gules." I understand that release of registration is permanent."

The statement was signed and dated by the submitter.


10: Elspeth Schmalczin von Meittingen -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of April 30, 2019 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A dragonfly quarterly gules and argent


11: Finna Hrafnsdóttir -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of May 31, 2019 as submitted.

Per pale argent and azure, a raven displayed head to sinister and on a chief sable a sword fesswise argent

This device was returned on the May EK LoD:

"This device is returned for use of a disallowed posture, striking affronty. An example of many returns from precedent, the return of Sarra the Gipsie's device from March 2000: 'The posture striking affronty is not allowed as it is not known in period armory and is inherently three-dimensional. The feet of the raven are not set to either side of the tail, which is one of the definitions of a displayed posture, but are instead overlying the tail. This is therefore not "displayed" but instead "striking affronty."'

In addition, the asymmetry of the wings and lack of internal detailing caused some confusion among commenters. We encourage the submitter to use a more symmetrical bird for their redraw, include some internal detailing on the color version, and draw the feet properly out to either side of the tail."

We believe this redraw addresses these concerns.

There is an SFPP for the use of a raven displayed.


12: Friderich Grimme -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2009, via the East.

Friðrekr Haraldarsson

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Norse Viking Dublin, 1050 CE.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (Viking) most important.

Friðrekr is a male given name found in GB, pg 9

The name comes from the ON, by way of the word FRIÐR, m., gen. friðar, dat. friði. (http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/html/oi_cleasbyvigfusson/b0173.html)

Haraldarsson is a byname formed from Haraldr (GB pg 11) and the genitive to indicate 'son of' as per GB pg 18, omitting the final r and adding 'arsson'.


13: Gillian de Whittemere -Resub Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2006, via the East.

Argent, a crow rising sable and a fox rampant proper addorsed and on a chief triangular azure a rose argent

Old Item: Per bend azure and argent, a rose argent and a fox salient proper, on a chief argent three martlets sable, to be released.

Consulting Herald: Scott Shortle

This device change was originally returned on the April 2016 LoAR (https://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/04/16-04lar.html#136):

"This device is returned administratively for using an altered form. The shape of the shield is significantly different from the shape defined on the Laurel-approved form.

On resubmission the submitter should be made aware that the fox here is not proper, as blazoned on the Letter of Intent, which would have the socks sable and only the tip of the tail argent. As depicted here, it is returnable for contrast issues."

While the original artwork has a very grey shade of blue, OSCAR correctly identifies it as blue in the color-corrected image.


14: Ívarr Valsson -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of March 02, 2019 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A falcon striking Or

Consulting Herald: Drasma Dragomira


15: Lilie Dubh inghean uí Mórdha -New Alternate Name

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Lilie Dubh inghean u? M?rdha in May of 2005, via the East.

Kaðlín Bergsdottir

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Norse Viking Dublin 1050 CE.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (Viking) most important.

Kaðlín is a feminine given name found in Old Norse Forms of Early Irish Names by Brian M. Scott (Talan Gwynek) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/drafts/irish-norse.html

Bergsdottir is a byname formed from the male given name Bergr (GB p. 5) and the genitive indicating 'daughter of' per GB p.17-8.

Per SENA Appendix C, Gaelic and Scandinavian names can be combined in earlier period.


16: Mæva Hrafnsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Vert, a ram statant contourney argent armed and an orle Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Not Specified) most important.
Culture (Not Specified) most important.

Consulting Herald: Edmund Beneyt

Mæva - This name appears in Landnámabók for Mæva Þórvarðardóttir in ch. 23. GB pp. 13

Hafnsdóttir - A patronymic bymame formd from the male given name Hrafn; GB p. 11 s.n. Hrafn; FJ pp. 210-212 s.n. Rafn; CV pp. 281 s.v. hrafn; NR s.n. Hrafn

The submitter has approved the spelling change from her originally submitted "Rafndottir" to the version more supported by the documentation.


17: Monkey Makgee -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via the East.

Sable, a monkey sejant erect contourny argent maintaining a wine dipper Or and on a chief argent three pomegranates gules

This device was orignally returned on the June 2018 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2018/06/18-06lar.html#169):

"This device must be returned for violation of SENA A2C1, which requires that charges must be depicted in a period style. In the November 2017 return of the device of Michele dei Medici, it was noted: "The ladle is likewise not drawn in a period form. The ladles we see in period images had the handle parallel to the lip, not at right angles to it. No evidence was provided and none could be found for the depiction of a ladle in the submitted configuration." This depiction matches that used by Michele, and must likewise be returned."

This is a redraw with different shape of the utensil, with documentation of it as a wine dipper.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/3143/2019-08-13/19-36-55_Monkey_Makgee_device_resub_pg1.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/3143/2019-08-13/19-36-56_Monkey_Makgee_device_resub_pg2.jpeg


18: Morwill MacShane -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2014, via the East.

Vert, a sword bendwise sinister between two ducks close argent

Consulting Herald: Grimfolr Skulason


19: Muirgel Bera -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2019, via the East.

Argent, a brown bear rampant maintaining a nettle plant vert, and in chief three bees Or

Consulting Herald: Conall an Doire

Submitter has additional documentation of nettle plant in heraldry, taken from The Worthington Families of Medieval England by Philip M Worthington ISBN 0 85033 587 6

See attached copies

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/3143/2019-08-13/20-00-14_Muirgel_Bera_device_pg_1.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/3143/2019-08-13/20-00-14_Muirgel_Bera_device_pg_2.jpeg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/3143/2019-08-13/20-00-15_Muirgel_Bera_device_pg_3.jpeg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/3143/2019-08-13/20-00-15_Muirgel_Bera_device_pg_4.jpeg


20: Nicholas von Winterbach -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1990, via An Tir.

Per bend rayonny purpure and argent, two ravens counterchanged


21: Raghnall Fergusson -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a bezant a thistle proper, in chief a bee, a bordure Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Scottish Gaelic) most important.

<Raghnall> Male given name 1373 (MacDonald, I.G., 2013: Clerics and Clansmen: The Diocese of Argyll between the Twelfth and Sixteenth Centuries, p. 353. Leiden: Brill).

<Fergusson> is a Scots surname dated to 1466 ((Paterson, G., 1847: History of the county of Ayr: With a genealogical account of the families of Ayrshire, p.390. Edinburgh: T.G. Stevenson).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1601/2019-08-15/11-42-26_Raghnall_name_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1601/2019-08-15/11-42-26_Raghnall_name_2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1601/2019-08-15/11-42-26_Raghnall_name_3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1601/2019-08-15/11-42-27_fergusson_name_1.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/1601/2019-08-15/11-42-27_Fergusson_name_2.jpg


22: Rayya bint Estani -Resub Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 1992, via the East.

Old Item: Katriona Silverswan, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (sound of RAY-uh) most important.

The name "Rayya al Amiriya" was returned at the kingdom level in December of 2010. This is a resubmission.

Rayya is found in "PERIOD ARABIC NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES" by Da'ud ibn Auda in the list of period feminine isms. (heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm)

<bint> is the marker for a patronymic byname as discussed in the above referenced Da'ud article.

Estani is a (Christian) masculine given name found in the list of men's names in "Sixteenth-Century Turkish Names" by Ursula Whitcher. (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/ottoman/masculine.html)

The name pattern is documented in SENA Appendix A.

This resubmission was made at Pennsic 2018, but the paperwork was sent to the Middle Kingdom in error, and not processed.


23: Thora Kottr -New Name & New Device

Per chevron sable and Or, an increscent, a decrescent and a domestic cat rampant counterchanged

Consulting Herald : Yehuda ben Moshe

Thora is an Old Norse feminine given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 16 as Þóra. "Thora" is the standard spelling using modern English characters.

Kottr is an Old Norse byname found in Geirr Bassi p. 25 as kǫttr. "kottr" is the the standard spelling using modern English characters

Note: While it is preferred that the black and white version be a line drawing only, it is acceptable for the black portions to be solid.


24: Þorfinnr Hróðgeirsson -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in February of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Þórfinnr Hróðgeirsson, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound (none noted) most important.

The original name was registered with the long ó in Þórfinnr. The submitter has learned from Old Norse lecturer and expert Dr. Jackson Crawford of the University of Colorado, Boulder, that the long o is incorrect. It should be a short o, as the second component of the name /finnr/ begins with a consonant. The following You Tube video by Dr. Crawford explains this. https://youtu.beNnuNWq0h1zc?t=362

Of the 21 instances of Þorfinnr in the Landnamabok, (~1300 ce, https://www.snerpa.is/net/snorri/landnama.html) they all lack the accent on the o, despite accents being used throughout the text and on other <Thor> names which have an initial vowel in the second syllable, like Þórunni and Þórarinn. A page is attached here that shows the text with examples highlighted.

Similarly, in the Orkneyinga saga (https://web.archive.org/web/20180220033852/https://norse.ulver.com/src/konung/orkney/on.html) we only see Þórfinnr without the long o, while other Thor names have it when the second syllable begins with a vowel.

The argument used to add the accent at registration was that the accent should match the accent in the byname, but the long o there is consistent with extant texts, and Hróðgeir appears consistently in the Landnamabok with an accent on the o.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/2236/2019-08-13/18-41-49_Thorfinnr_Hrodgiersson_name_change_docs.jpg


25: Tyffayne de Trumpington -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2008, via the East.

Azure, on a unicorn's head erased argent armed within an orle of paw prints Or a dove gules

The original submission was returned on the January 2019 LOAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2019/01/19-01lar.html#198):

"This device is returned for redraw. Commenters had trouble identifying the charges in orle as paw prints, due largely to the size and style of their depiction.

Upon resubmission, please depict the paw prints larger and with a more distinctly paw print shape to aid in identifiability.

There is a step from period practice for the use of paw prints."

This submission alters the size and shape of the paw prints to make them more identifiable. There is an SFPP for the use of paw prints.


26: Westley Morgan -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and sable, a dragon's head couped contourny counterchanged

Consulting herald: Alexandre Saint Pierre

Westley is found as a surname in "Dictionary of Tudor London Names" by Sara L. Uckelman, http://www.ellipsis.cx/-liana/names/english/tudorlondon.pdf to 1582

It is being used as a Given name through the late period English "surname as a given name allowance".

Morgan is found as a surname in "Index of Names in the 1541 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames of English men and women" by Sara L. Uckelman, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/enqlish/enqsurlondon1541.html

***

This device is submitted as an Individually Attested Pattern.

Non-Core Style Element:A per pale gules and sable field with a single, complex outline, counterchanged primary charge.

Time and place: 16th century Germany

Proposed Arms: Per page gules and sable, a dragon's head couped contourny counterchanged.

Sources

There are a few cases of per pale gules and sable or per pale sable and gules with one or two charges of similar complexity:

Support for a wyvern/dragon head, facing sinister, as a charge:


27: Yngvarr Magnusson -New Name & New Device

Quarterly argent and azure, a wolf passant sable and a point pointed gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Yngvarr is a Norse masculine given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 16

Magnusson is a Norse patrynomic byname formed from the masculine name 'Magnus', Geir Bassi, p.13. The patronymic is formed according to GB pp 17-18 rules.


Yours in service,

Muirenn Blue Tyger


OSCAR counts 6 Names, 2 Name Changes, 3 Alternate Names, 13 Devices, 1 Device Change and 7 Badges. There is 1 release. There are a total of 33 items submitted on this letter.