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East ILoI dated 2023-04-05

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

We thank you for your commentary, and commend the following items for your attention.

This letter contains items received prior to April 4. Commentary will close on this letter on May 5.

1: Ellyn Grene -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2021, via the East.

Argent, on a sun vert an annulet argent, in base two arrows in saltire vert

Consulting herald: Nest verch Gwilim

2: Merewyn del Grenewode -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2005, via the East.

(Fieldless) A crab surmounted by a death's head inverted sable

Consulting herald: Nest verch Gwilim

3: Orso Luca di la Licata -New Name (NP) & New Device

Lozengy bendwise vert and argent, a bear rampant contourny and in sinister a heart gules

No major changes.
Culture (15th c Sicily) most important.
Spelling (Orso) most important.

Consulting herald: Lillia de Vaux

Orso is a masculine Italian given name found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Italian Names from the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532" (https://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/tratte/), and in Juliana de Luna, "A Frequency List of all Men's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/mens...).

Luca is a masculine Italian given name dated 1480, found in Maridonna Benvenuti, "Names of Slaves in 1480 Palermo, Sicily" (https://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2013/Maridonna_Benve...).

Double given names are allowed for Italian, per App. A of SENA.

di la Licata is an Italian locative byname dated 1480 in Maridonna Benvenuti, "Names of geographic origin from the Kalso quarter of Palermo, 1480" (2017 KWHSS Proceedings, https://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2017/Names%20of%20ge...). The place name is found in a number of forms in period, including la licata (a.1480) and La Licata (a.1375 and a.1480), in G. Caracausi, Dizionario Onomastico della Sicilia, s.n. Licata.

The submitter wants a 15th C Sicilian name. The spelling of the first element (Orso) is most important, and cannot be changed. Changes are allowed to the rest of the name if needed for registration. An appropriate Italian/Sicilian form meaning "Orso of Sicily" is acceptable as a last choice. <di + locative> is found in Maridonna Benvenuti, "Names of geographic origin from the Kalso quarter of Palermo, 1480" (op.cit.). The locative byname di Sicilia is found in I raguagli historici del Vespro Siciliano by iladelfo Mugnos, published in Messina, Sicily in 1645 (https://books.google.com/books?...).

4: Phaedra de Vere -Resub Device

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

Vert, a lily affronty argent within a bordure Or

This item was returned on the October 2018 LoAR for conflict with the badge of Rowan Perigrynne, Vert, a cinquefoil within a bordure argent, as a lily affronty is equivalent to a sexfoil, which bears no difference from a cinquefoil. The submitter has obtained permission to conflict (see packet) and is resubmitting the same design.

5: Samuel di Bianca -New Appeal of Kingdom Return of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2020, via the East.

Quarterly Or and azure, a pink flamingo proper maintaining in its upraised foot a cauldron Or

Consulting herald: Lillia de Vaux

This device was returned on the Oct 2019 East Kingdom Letter of Decisions (https://bth.eastkingdom.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10...):

This armory is returned for lack of contrast between the Or legs of the flamingo and the Or portions of the field. There may be low contrast on details which do not count for difference, but there may not be zero contrast.
The submitter wishes to appeal this decision, citing the July 2010 Cover Letter item, From Wreath: Detailing and Identifiability, which states:
As long as the charge maintains its identifiability, minor details, even minor details which are identifying characteristics, may have no contrast with the underlying tinctures.
In addition to this CL item, the submitter has provided several images from Vigil Raber (both the Neustifter Wappenbuch and the "Book of coats of arms of the Arlberg Brotherhood", 1548) and Siebmacher of birds with low- or no-contrast beaks and/or legs, in support of the premise that birds' beaks and/or legs appear to be "minor details," meaning the original submission should have been forwarded to Laurel to consider the 2010 precedent instead of being returned by Kingdom.

As this is an appeal of a prior decision, the Admin Handbook requires that Kingdom forward it; we include it on this internal letter of intent for clarity of record-keeping and to allow additional commentary prior to placing it on an external letter.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/2948/2023-04-05/15-13-48_Samuel_di_Bianca-device_appeal-docs_Page_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/images/cImages/2948/2023-04-05/15-13-48_Samuel_di_Bianca-device_appeal-docs_Page_2.jpg

By my hand upon the feast of saint Irene the martyr,

Anéžka Blue Tyger

OSCAR counts 1 Name, 4 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.