February 22, 2011

Greetings unto all who read these words from Meister Konrad Mailander, Rouge Scarpe Herald,

This is the Middle Kingdom Letter of Acceptances and Returns for Escutcheon's December Letter of Intent. 

My thanks to Marissa de Courette and Talan Gwynek for their commentary.   I have copied relevant passages from the commentary.  

My decisions and comments on them follow the commentary and are prefaced with ROUGE SCARPE: and are in red.  Items that are accepted will be forwarded to Laurel as a Middle LoI posted on OSCAR.  


1) Donnershafen, Barony of New Badge "A book argent, surmounted by a swan naiant sable"

Escutcheon's Note: This submission was on the September 2007 ILoI and was apparently lost. This is not a duplicate. It was noted as "Sable Swan Arts and Sciences."

Badge Comments:  

Talan:  The comma should be omitted, and it must be specified that the book is open: 'An open book argent surmounted by a swan naiant sable'.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  (Fieldless) An open book argent surmounted by a swan naiant sable.  The Barony had previously submitted the <Order of the Sable Swan> but it was returned  March 2007 at the Kingdom level for conflict with the Principality of Cynagua's <Order of the Black Swan>.  Since they do not have a registered name for the award the badge is being forwarded under the Barony's name.  At such a time as a new name for the award is submitted they can request for a previously registered badge to be associated with it.  


2) Donnershafen, Barony of New Badge "A cockleshell argent, surmounted by a swan naiant sable "

Escutcheon's Note: This submission was on the September 2007 ILoI and was apparently lost. This is not a duplicate. It was noted as "Sable Swan Service."

Badge Comments:

Talan:  The comma should be omitted, and the cockleshell (or escallop) is inverted: 'A cockleshell inverted argent surmounted by a swan naiant sable'.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  (Fieldless) A cockleshell inverted argent surmounted by a swan naiant sable.  The Barony had previously submitted the <Order of the Sable Swan> but it was returned  March 2007 at the Kingdom level for conflict with the Principality of Cynagua's <Order of the Black Swan>.  Since they do not have a registered name for the award the badge is being forwarded under the Barony's name.  At such a time as a new name for the award is submitted they can request for a previously registered badge to be associated with it.  


3) Kolfinna inn Draumspaki (F) New Name

Kolfinna -
Geirr Bassi, p. 12

inn Draumspaki -
IBID, p. 20

Escutcheon's Notes: Client WILL accept major and minor changes, cares most about language and/or culture (Norse) and desires a female name.

Name Comments:

Talan:  This is a masculine form; the corresponding feminine byname is <in draumspaka>. (This point of grammar is actually covered by Geirr on p. 19.) <Kolfinna in draumspaka> is fine.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel as <Kolfinna in draumspaka>.  Precedent requires that Old Norse descriptive bynames of this sort be in all lowercase.  The submitted byname is a masculine form.  The byname has been changed to the feminine form, as requested by the submitter, and the capitalization was changed to comply with precedent.


In Service to Crown and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

Rouge Scarpe:

Konrad Mailander
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