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The “sale” on names, devices, and badges has been extended to the end of the year.
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MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING – 20 July xxxvii (2003)

The meeting was held on Sunday, 20 July 2003, at the home of Eilis O’Boirne. The meeting started at 12:15 pm and ended at 5:41 pm. In attendance at this meeting were: Gaius M.L. Auklandus, Vesper; Frederick of Holland, Brachet; Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glaswyn, Harpy Herald; Marguerite du Rayon, Seawolf Pursuivant; Berengaria de Montfort de Carcasone, Black Swan Pursuivant; Teleri Tawel, Pursuivant for Crosston; Anastacia Grindstead of RavenOak, Acting Glora Fjord Pursuivant; Maxen Dawel ap Morgan, PaL; Wilhelm von Homburg, and Antonio Giordano da Sicilia, PEs at Large; Johanna Ludwiger von Hertesbergk, Anneke Grove of Scammonden, Edith de Laufare, and Emma FitzWilliam, cornets; and Ghislaine d’Auxerre, Stunt Matins.

COLLEGE OF HERALDS MEETINGS
The upcoming meetings are: September 7, October 19, and November 16. Meetings are generally held at the home of Eilis O’Boirne, 2322 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94705. Call for directions. Meetings start at noon. There is no meeting scheduled for August or December 2003.

Anyone who is bringing a walk-in submission should contact Matins in advance. This is especially important if the submitter has previous submissions, since the files are stored in a remote location. If you are bringing a submission to a meeting, please plan to arrive by 11:00 am to allow the file to be set up.

We are researching some of the name submissions beforehand through an email list, names@synergy.transbay.net. This list is open by request to heralds in the West Kingdom who are interested in onomastic (name) research. To join the list, please contact Felix MacAvady at ha.raschid@sinewave.com.

Since there was no interest expressed in voice instruction at the monthly meetings, it is being discontinued as a regular feature. If interest is expressed in the future, it will probably be offered again.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
HERALDS’ COLLEGIUM: The Fall Heralds’ Collegium is scheduled for November 15, the day before the November meeting – it will focus on book heraldry and the mechanics of running a court. It will probably be held in the Mists. If you know of any appropriate sites, please contact Baldric Pursuivant, Letitia de Scotia.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Until the January (2004) herald's meeting, submission fees are $8 per name, $8 per device, $8 per badge – and a name and device registered at the same time will cost $15 instead of $16. There is no fee for resubmission of a returned item. Submissions require 3 copies of the name form and documentation, 4 colored copies of the device form, and 3 colored copies of the badge form, as applicable. The submission forms for the West Kingdom College are now available from Matins or the Kingdom consultation table or by following the http://heralds.westkingdom.org/Register.htm#Forms. Completed forms should be sent to Matins at the College address.

MAILING LIST: The West Kingdom College of Heralds has a mailing list for internal communication. Any herald is welcome to join by request. To join the list, please contact Felix MacAvady at ha.raschid@sinewave.com.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES: Many interesting heraldic links can be found through the SCA Heraldry web page at www.sca.org/heraldry, including the Laurel home page, the on-line Armorial and Ordinary (with search capabilities) and The Academy of St. Gabriel (an onomastic and heraldic consultation service). The West Kingdom Heraldry site and the West Kingdom Awards List can be accessed through the West Kingdom site, www.westkingdom.org. Heraldic queries may also be addressed to Eilis at heralds@westkingdom.org -- answers may take a few days.

BRACHET MEETINGS
These meetings comment on heraldic submissions from other Kingdoms. Please consider attending – you do not have to be able to attend every week. They are a fast way to learn how the Rules of Submission work and how to research armory. The Brachet meetings are in Berkeley on Wednesday nights. If you are interested, contact the Brachet Herald, Frederick of Holland (Fred Hollander) at 510-653-3652.

Cynaguan commenting meetings are starting up in Golden Rivers at the home of Antonio Giordano da Sicilia. The schedule is the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 6:30 - 9:30 pm.  (1024 42nd Street; house is at the intersection of 42nd and J Streets; third house from the SW corner -- on the west side of the street). For additional information, contact the Sable Swan Herald.

HERALDIC PUBLICATIONS
West Kingdom College of Heralds Minutes are published on the web. They may be read at or printed from the heralds’ website at http://heralds.westkingdom.org/Minutes.htm. There is a colored version and a printer-friendly black and white version available.

The latest edition of the Armorial and Ordinary, along with updates for the previous editions, are available from Free Trumpet Press West along with other useful heraldic publications. Write for a free price list. The address is Free Trumpet Press West, 1613 N. School St. Normal, IL 61761-1240.

A Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry as Used in the Society for Creative Anachronism (by Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme and Akagawa Yoshio) is available by sending $15 to Bruce Miller, 1711 Tenth Street, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, (310) 379-1321.

EXCERPTS FROM THE LOAR
The LoARs for March and April have just been published. The cover letters, acceptances and returns for the past can be found at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/loar/. If you are interested in responding to some of the calls for commentary put out by Lord Laurel, please be sure to visit the site.

These were the Western acceptances from the March LoAR (from our November meeting):

Catalina Estevez de Teixeira. Name change from Stephen of the Yews.

Her previous name, Stephen of the Yews, is released.

Catherine de Gray. Name and device. Barry wavy azure and argent, on a chief argent three crosses crosslet fitchy sable.

Clarissa the Traveller. Name and device. Argent, two cats combattant and a bordure purpure.

Cynagua, Principality of. Badge for the populace. Quarterly argent and Or, a swan naiant within a bordure sable.

Étaín du Pommier. Name and device. Per saltire Or and sable, a pomegranate gules slipped and leaved vert between four trefoils counterchanged.

Gemini de Grendel. Device. Per chevron raguly sable and argent, two death's heads and a Roman numeral two counterchanged.

The appeal is correct that the pair of death's heads would not automatically bring to mind twins, but when associated with the given name Gemini the connection is made by many. The following precedent is applicable in this situation.
[Cerridwen Maelwedd] Several commenters stated some concern about the use of the name Cerridwen with a charge which could be perceived as a moon. However, even had the crescent been a moon, the standard in effect is excessive allusion, not just allusion. To paraphrase Baron Bruce when he instituted this more relaxed standard: One allusion to the name is not considered excessive, two allusions may be, three or more is probably right out. (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR January 1995, p. 1)
Combining the name, the pair of death's heads, and the Roman numeral two (which strongly resembles the astrological sign for Gemini) is highly allusive of both the constellation Gemini and the myth of Castor and Pollux, but it is not presumptuous.

Richenza von Augsburg. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Richenza von Augsberg, no documentation was presented and none was found to support Augsberg rather than the documented Augsburg. Lacking such documentation, we have changed this name to the documented Augsburg in order to register this name.

Thomas of Selviergard. Name (see PENDS for device).

Listed on the LoI as Thomas of Selveirgard, the submission form showed Selviergard, which is the registered form of this branch name. We have corrected this typo.

Yrsa Egilsdottir. Name.

Zelma of Thistletor. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, on a fess between three shamrocks vert, those in chief in chevron inverted, a shamrock Or.

Submitted under the name Brianna ni Shea.

These were the Western returns from the March LoAR (from our November meeting):

Brianna ni Shea. Name.

The name Brianna is no longer SCA compatible. The Cover Letter for the December 2001 LoAR states:
So, the summary of changes to the registerability status of the name Briana is:

As the submitter allowed no changes, we were unable to change the given name to Briana in order to register this name.

Her armory has been registered under the holding name Zelma of Thistletor.

Richenza von Augsburg. Device. Per fess gules and vairy sable and argent, a stag's head erased affronty argent.

Conflict with Aengus mac Coll, Vert, a stag's head cabossed argent, orbed and attired of flames proper, resting on its head a chalice Or. There is one CD for changing the field. There is no difference for the location of the stag's head on the field by RfS X.4.g, as the stag's head is forced to chief on the submitted design because it may not overlap the vairy sable and argent portion of the field. There is no difference between a head cabossed and a head erased affronty. There is also no difference for removing the small maintained chalice on the stag's head in Aengus' device, nor is there a CD for changing the tincture of the attires, which are less than half the tincture of the stag's head.

William Blood the Merchant. Device. Gules, a skull argent between three bezants all within a bordure Or.

The submitter's name was returned in the February 2003 LoAR for lack of forms. Since we do not have copies of the name forms, we do not know whether this submitter allows a holding name. Lacking such information, we must return this submission.

The following item has been pended until the October 2003 Laurel meeting:

Thomas of Selviergard. Device. Argent, two brown bears combattant proper and on a chief indented vert three mullets of eight points Or.

The mullets of eight points were blazoned as argent on the Letter of Intent. This must be pended for further conflict research.

These were the Western acceptances from the April LoAR:

William of Ravenshore. Holding name and device. Gules, a skull argent between three bezants all within a bordure Or.

The submitter's name submission, William Blood the Merchant, was returned in the February 2003 LoAR for lack of forms. This device was returned in the March 2003 LoAR for purely administrative reasons relating to the previously returned name and the lack of a name form. The Administrative Handbook does not allow registration of armory without a registered name or holding name. Without a name form, it could not be determined whether the formation of a holding name was allowed, or even how such a holding name could be formed.

A very short time after the release of the March 2003 LoAR, a name form for this submission was received. This name form allowed the creation of a holding name. We have therefore taken the action to register the device, because of the timely resolution of the administrative problem.

There were no returns for the West Kingdom in the April LoAR!

In Service,

Ghislaine d’Auxerre
Stunt Matins


SUBMISSONS – 20 July xxxvii (2003)

ITEMS SENT TO LAUREL

Anne of Whaleshaven     (Wolfscairn)     New Name and Device Transfer

Or, two orcas haurient respectant proper and in chief a compass star azure.
Anne is found in Withycombe on pg. 25 under the header of the spelling Ann. Whale is found in Ekwall on pg. 510 under the heading of the same spelling dated to 1278 meaning “round hill”.

The device was registered to her husband, David of Whaleshaven (1/83). He created a Will signed 9/21/97 that allowed the transfer of his device to his wife upon his death. A copy of the will has been included.

NAME AND DEVICE TRANSFER APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Artus Quintus     (Ecorngil)     Device Resub Laurel

Argent, a chi-rho and a bordure gules.

Name registered by Laurel 2/03

His previous submission, Argent, a chi-rho gules was returned by Laurel (2/03) for the following ruling:

“A chi-rho is functionally a single abstract symbol. Although most two-letter combinations would not be so considered, the chi-rho has, through long use in religious symbolism, achieved an independent identity as a single abstract symbol. ‘Current precedent disallows the registration of solitary abstract symbols.’ (July 2000 LoAR, reaffirmed in August 2001).”
We believe that the addition of the border clears this concern.

DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Avelina Dragon     (Mountain’s Gate)     New Name
Avelina is found in Withycombe on pg. 113 dated to the 12th century. Dragon is found in Ekwall on pg. 141 dated to 1221 a.d.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL. (See Returns for Device)


Bathsheba of Zigana     (Silveirgard)     New Name
Bathsheba is found in the Bible in the Book of Samuel 11:3 “Then David sent and inquired about the woman and someone said: ‘Is this not Bathsheba the daughter of Eliam the wife of Uriah the Hittite?’” The submitter provides a web site as documentation for the locative. http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Lapyrinth/2398/bginfo/geo/trebizon.html states that the Zigana Pass was the route that Marco Polo traveled on his way home to Venice in 1295. We are uncertain if this would have been the name used in period for this particular, but have felt that it was documented well enough to warrant a look at by Laurel and the commenting heralds.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Bragi Knutsson     (St. Brendon)     New Name
Bragi is found Geirr Bassi on pg. 8 and Knútr is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 12. This is the standard genitive of the patronymic.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Christina Moncreife     (Mont d’Or)     New Name and Device

Per pale vert and purpure, an opinicus statant within a bordure argent.
Christina is listed as a post 1400 feminine personal name found in Scottish records at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talen/scottishfem/scottishfemale.html. Moncreife is listed as a common Scots surname during the time of 1400-1600 by the Academy of St. Gabriel – Academy of St. Gabriel report #1115. It is also found in Black on pg. 606 under the heading of Moncreife date to 1456.

We believe the device is clear of the arms of Ellen of the Western Wind (6/88), Per saltire azure and vert a Pegasus passant within a bordure argent. We believe that this is clear with a CD for the change of the field and a CD for the change of the primary charge.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Crimthann MacGiolla Phadraig     (Windymedes)     New Name and Device

Or, a lion passant guardant gules on a chief azure a swan volant to sinister argent.
Crimthann is found in O’Corrain & Maguire on pg. 61 under the heading of Crimthann. It is noted as one of the most popular names in early Ireland. MacGiolla and Phadraig are both found in MacLysaght on pg. 132 under the heading of Kirkpatrick citing MacGiolla Phadraig.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Daniel deBlare     New Badge

[Fieldless] An armorer’s anvil reversed Or.
Name was registered by Laurel 11/90.

BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Dmitriy Shelomin     (Province of the Mists)     New Name
Dmitriy is the submittor’s legal given name. We have provided the appropriate documentation. Shelomin is the patronymic form of Sheloma formed according to the grammar rules in Wickenden. Although the name Sheloma is documented fairly late in the period, the root noun can be found much earlier at least 13th century.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Donata Bonacorsi     (Cloondara)     New Name Change
Donata is found in De Felice, Nomi, on pg. 131 under the heading Donato. Bonacorsi is found in De Felice, Cognomi, on pg. 82 under the heading of the same spelling.

The submitter's currently registered name is: Donata Ivanovna Basistova.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Ellisif Þunnkárr Reinarskona     (GoldenRivers)     New Name and Device

Argent, a triskelion of spirals within and conjoined to an annulet sable, and on a chief purpure three ermine spots argent.
Ellisif is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 9. Þunnkárr is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 30. Reinarskona – the format <given name> + <kona> can be found in Lindorm Eriksson’s article “The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions” (KWHS Proceedings 1999), with the specific example <Vegauts kona>. Variants of the name Reinar can be found in Knudsen et al. (Danmarks Gamle Personnavne, under <Regner>. The closest spellings to the submitted form appear to be <Reiner> (as in <Reiner> 1431, Latin ablative <Reinero> 1252, Lat. Nominative <Reinerus> 13th c.) and <Ragnar>/<Ragnarr> (as in 11th c., Latinized nominative 1437). The genitive of this name adds an <s>, which should be used in the current construction. Reinar Jorgensen is the registered name of her husband. Accepted by Laurel 12/96.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Eric van Roosebeke     (Cynagua)     New Badge

[Fieldless] A sword inverted sable surmounted by a crescent argent.
The submitter’s name was sent up on the Western LoI of 2/03.

BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Felis of Warwick     New Name and Device

Or, a winged lion sejant purpure.
Felis is found in Withycombe on pg. 116 under the heading of Felicia dated to 1379. It is also found in Reaney and Wilson under the heading of Felice. Warwick is found in Ekwall on pg. 499 under the heading of the same spelling.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Garrett of Wolfscairn     (Wolfscairn)     New Name and Device

Or, a maple leaf inverted gules a chief quarterly vert and argent.
Garrett is found in Withycombe on pg. 130 under the heading Gerard dated to 1605. Wolfscairn is the name of the submittor’s shire. The shire name was registered by Laurel in 7/92.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Griffin Garret     (Winter’s Gate)     New Name
Griffin is found in the online document Pre-1600 English Brass Inscriptions Men’s Names Sorted by Frequency by Julian Goodwyn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/brasses/menfreq.html) . It cites the monumental brass of Griffin Clarke circa 1583. Garret is found in the same online document citing Robert Garret, rector and notary public circa 1560.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL. (See RETURNS for Device)


Gunnvaldr Skallagrimsson     (Ecorngil)     New Name
All name elements are found in Geirr Bassi. Gunnvaldr on pg. 10. Skalla on pg. 27. Grimsson on pg. 17.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Hróðgeirr Hróaldsson     (Silver Desert)     New Name and Device

Vert, semy of roundels and a gore Or.
Both Hróðgeirr and Hróaldr are both found on pg. 11 of Geirr Bassi.

Concerning the badge of Francois la Flamme (5/00), Vert, estencely Or. We believe this is clear for arrangement of primary and addition of the gore.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Isabella Gabriele de Álora     (Ravenshore)     New Name, Device and Badge

Purpure, a hummingbird rising to sinister Or on a chief argent a decrescent between two mullets azure.
[Fieldless] A hummingbird rising to sinister azure.
Isabella is found in Withycombe on pg. 164 cited as being the name of the daughter of Phillip II of Spain. It is also found in De Felice’s Nomi on pg. 215 under the heading of the same spelling. Gabriele is found in De Felice’s Nomi on pg. 178 under the heading of the same spelling. Álora is cited as being a municipality of the Guadalhorce Valley which existed well before the 15th century

NAME AND DEVICE AND BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


James Andrew MacAllister     (Vinhold)     New Badge

[Fieldless] A caucasian fraunadler winged and crined sable.
His name was registered via Caid (1996).

BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Jared Galien     (Caer Darth)     New Name and Device

Quarterly gules and sable, a wolf rampant to sinister between three decrescents argent.
We note the name Jaret as found in Dictionary of English Surnames on pg. 184 under the heading of Garrad. The noted citations show a clear pattern of interchange of the g and d. So we feel that this is a plausible construction. Galien is found in Dictionary of English Surnames on pg. 182 under the heading of Galleon dated to 1190.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


Jean de Leedes     Resub Kingdom Badge

[Fieldless] Two wolves combattant azure supporting between them in chief amulet of eight points pierced gules.
This is only a slight modification/redraw of his previous submission of Argent, two wolves combatant azure and in chief a mullet of eight pierced gules. He prefers this new drawing.

BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Jehane of Yarewe     (Cloondara)     New Name
Jehane is found in Withycombe on pg. 174 under the header Jean. It is also found in the Paris Census by Colm Dubh cited to 1292. Yarewe is found in Ekwall on pg. 543 under the header Yarrow dated to 1190.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Johanna de Bletsho     New Name Change
Her current name, Gwyneth Breila Eurin was registered by Laurel 7/92. This is a complete change.

Johanna is found in multiple citations from the 12th through 16th century in Talan’s article Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of Surnames.

Bletsho is noted to be a possible variant spelling of Bledsoe as can be seen in Ekwall. The submitter provides a document from an online geneology site (URL not provided) that gives a citation of John de Bletsho who held estates in Bedfordshire circa 1362.

NAME CHANGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Jora inn Irska     (Mont Clair)     New Name Change
Jora is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 12. inn Irska is found in Geirr Bassi on pg 23 cited as meaning “Irish”

Her currently registered name is: Clare ingen Neill.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Juan Santiago     (Caer Darth)     New Badge

[Fieldless] A cross of Santiago sable.
Name was registered by Laurel 5/92.

The charge is a standard depiction of a Cross of Santiago as depicted in the Pictorial Dictionary [214].

BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov     (Oertha)     Resub Laurel Device

Per pale vert and sable semy of caltrops a Talbot passant argent.
The previous submission was returned by Laurel for redraw. This hopefully corrects this concern.

DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Kristin Hvithestr     (Tarnmist)     New Name and Device

Quarterly azure and vert, a horse’s head couped contourney and in chief two decrescents argent.
Kristin is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 13. Hvit is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 23. Hestr is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 22. The submitter believes the name to mean “Kristin Whitehorse”.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Margery Garret     (Winter’s Gate)     Resub Kingdom Device

Per fess embattled sable mullety argent and gules, in base a crescent argent.
Her name was registered by Laurel 12/02.

Her previous device submission, Sable a chevron gules fimbriated between two keys, wards to chief, in saltire and a crescent argent was returned for conflict with the arms of ‘Abd al-Mahdi Jamal ibn Hakim, Sable, a chevron gules fimbriated between three lions rampant argent. This is a complete change of design.

DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Miguel Argento     (St. Katherine’s)     New Name, Device and Badge

Vert, a griffin argent and a bordure counter compony sable and argent.
Checky argent and sable, a bordure vert.
Miguel is cited in Medieval Spanish Names from the Monastery of Sahagun; The Names, Second Group, Antonio Miguel Santos de Borja ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/miguel/sahagun/sahagunNames2.html). Argento is found in Our Italian Surnames by Joseph Fucilla on pg. 212.

NAME, DEVICE, and BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Raven of Oakwood     Resub Kingdom Name and Device

Argent a pall inverted vert between two ravens close sable and an oak tree eradicated sable fructed vert.
Her original name submission, Aithne Raven of Oakwood was returned at the 3/03 kingdom meeting for lack of documentation of the given name. She has decided to drop the problem element.

Raven is found in Reaney and Wilson on pg. 372 under the heading of Raven. It is dated to 1185. Oakwood is justified by such name constructions as Oakhurst, Oakleaf, etc.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Sveinn Ulfsson     (Hawks Haven)     New Name and Device

Argent, a wolf rampant and a chief azure.
Sveinn is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 15. Ulf is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 15 -sson is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 17.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Vigdís Vesfirzka     (Silver Desert)     New Name Change, New Badge, New Badge

[Fieldless] A winged pig sergeant to sinister Or.
[Fieldless] An arched door argent.
Her currently registered name, Beatrix zum Dunklenturm, was registered by Laurel 9/95.

Vigdís is found in Geirr Bassi on pg. 16. Vestfirzka is found in Geirr Bassi pg. 29 utilizing a feminine ending.

NAME CHANGE AND BOTH BADGES APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Wilhelm von Bassel     (Battle Rock)     Resub Kingdom Name and Device

Argent, a two-headed eagle displayed sable, between a chief embattled and a base wavy azure.
Wilhelm and Bassel are both found in Bahlow under the headings of the same spelling. The name was originally submitted as Basel, but we did not have any documentation to support this formation. If anyone else in the college has better documentation to support the single “s” we would gladly accept any and all assistance.

NAME AND DEVICE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL.


Wilhelm von Düsseldorf     (Eskalya)     Resub Laurel Badge

Sable estencely on a point pointed argent a cattail proper.
His previous submission was returned by Laurel 2/03 for the full size emblazon and the mini-emblazon not matching. This resubmission should clear this confusion.

BADGE APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL


ITEMS RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK

Anastacia of Warwick     New Badge

Azure, a decrescent within an orle of mullets of four points argent.
Name registered by Laurel 6/89.

The badge conflicts with the arms of Diana de Savigny (8/78), Azure, a decrescent within seven trees argent. There is only one CD for change of type of secondary. We also note the arms of Muthara bint Haakim (8/90), Per pale azure and sable, a decrescent between five mullets two, two, and one argent. There is only one CD for change in half of the field.

BADGE RETURNED FOR CONFLICT.


Aros de Vert Trews     (Vinhold)     New Name and Device

Sable, on a pale vert a skull argent transfixed by a sword inverted proper.
The submitter does not provide sufficient documentation to support his proposed name construction.

The device is in violation of the rules of colour on colour and must be completely redesigned to avoid this issue in the future.

NAME RETURNED FOR LACK OF DOCUMENTATION. DEVICE RETURNED FOR REDRAW.


Avelina Dragon     (Mountain’s Gate)     New Device

Lozengy purpure and argent, a dragon passant contourny sable.
We cite the arms of Philippa Grey (12/89), Lozengy argent and purpure a griffin sejant dexter foreleg raised wings elevated and addorsed sable. Even though this is technically clear, we note that visually this is in conflict. We also note the arms of Anlaun Bryan Methgemhain mac Murrough (8/89), Argent, three piles in point, issuant from base and throughout, gules, overall a dragon passant to sinister to sable. There is only one CD for the change of the field.

DEVICE RETURNED FOR CONFLICT.


Bathsheba of Zigana     (Silveirgard)     New Device

Argent, an eagle displayed and on a chief sable three crescents argent.
We cite the arms of Aleksandra Drakonova (4/00), Argent, an owl displayed sable, on a chief vert three decrescents argent. There is only one CD for the change in tincture of the chief. We would like to note for the benefit of the submitter that even if this was correctly drawn as a phoenix as we are sure is what was probably intended, it would still be in conflict. We cite the arms of James Morris (3/94), Argent, a phoenix contourney sable rising from flames gules and on a chief sable three cleavers inverter and reversed proper.

DEVICE RETURNED FOR CONFLICT.


Bragi Knutsson     (St. Brendon)     New Device

Purpure, on an irregular pentagon inverted argent a crow migrant sable.
The device is being returned for several reasons the least of which is the poor colour reproduction from their printer/copier. Also the primary charge is undocumentable.

DEVICE RETURNED FOR REDRAW.


Eleanor d’Aubrecicourt     New Device Change

Per pale vert and azure a roundel and a chief fleury argent.
Name registered by Laurel 7/99. Her previous device, Per pale vert and azure, a roundel and a chief argent was registered by Laurel 6/00. This change simply adds a complex line of division to the chief. However, this is not the line that is described in the blazon. This is more likely a “trefoily” which is not an approved line of division within the SCA.

DEVICE RETURNED FOR REDRAW.


Griffin Garret     (Winter’s Gate)     New Device

Per fess wavy azure and barry wavy argent and azure in chief a lacy knot Or.
The device, unfortunately is in conflict with the arms of Lacy (Important Non-SCA Armory), [Tinctureless] A Lacy knot.

NAME APPROVED AND SENT TO LAUREL. DEVICE RETURNED FOR CONFLICT.


James Andrew MacAllister     (Vinhold)     New Badge

[Fieldless] a demi-bear erased Or, collared and chained sable and maintaining a cross crosslet fitchy quarterly argent and vert.
His name was registered via Caid (1996).

The bear badge is in conflict with the badge of Gunwaldt Gullbjorn (5/80), Sable, a demi-bear rampant erased Or. There is only one CD for the change of field and nothing for the addition of the maintained charge and the collar. We also cite the badge of Jason of Rosaria (3/88), Vert, a demi bear rampant Or maintaining a tankard argent issuant of flames proper. Again, there is only a single CD for the charge of field and nothing for the addition of the maintained charge and the collar.

BADGE RETURNED FOR CONFLICT.


Kristen Darkinsdottir     New Name and Device

Per chevront vert and argent, two mullets Or and a drinking horn sable.
Kristen is the submitter’s given name. We have supplied a birth certificate for your records. We also note that Kristen is found in Withycombe on pg. 65 under the heading Christian. Darkin is not found in Norse documentation that would allow us to form the patronymic.

Without a name the device must be returned.

NAME RETURNED FOR LACK OF DOCUMENTATION. DEVICE PENDED.


Rognvaldr     (Wolfscairn)     New Name and Device

Sable, on a bezant a dragon’s head couped contourney gules in chief a sword fesswise Or.
The name is being returned for only having a single name element which is disallowed in SCA naming practices.

NAME RETURNED FOR VIOLATION OF NAMING RULES. DEVICE PENDED


Sibéal Maddox     (Crystalmist)     New Name and Device

Argent, a pall inverted vert between two dragons passant respectant and a celtic cross purpure.
Sibeal is found in O’Corrain and Maguire on pg. 165. However, it does not work with the English surname. Sibell is found in Withycombe on pg. 268 dated to 1434 in English. Maddox is found in Reaney and Wilson on pg. 293 under the heading of Maddock.

The device is being return for extensive redraw.

NAME RETURNED FOR COMPATABILITY. DEVICE RETURNED FOR REDRAW.


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