August 27th, 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 June 21, 2011 Letter of Intent.  

My thanks to Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Simcha bat Yonah 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) Albrecht Kurze (M) – New Name and Device - "Per pale sable and gules, an oakleaf and in chief three acorns argent"

Castell Gwent

Albrecht -
"Medieval German Given names from Silesia" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm ) cites Albrecht a number of times between 1271 and 1584.

Kurze -
"Some Early Middle High German Bynames with Emphasis on Names from the Bavarian Dialect Area " (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/Early_German_Bynames.html) sites Kurze ("Short") as a variant of Kurz dating to 1240 and 1262

Escutcheon's Note:
Client will accept major and minor changes. Client desires a male name.

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  No conflicts found with the name.

Simcha:  Documentation confirmed - both spellings are represented in documentation as here.

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  Typo in the blazon: "oak leaf" is two words, not one. No conflicts found with the device.

Simcha:  Clear of Alyne Strangwych (Device, 07-2003, Atenveldt): "Per bend sinister purpure and azure, an oak leaf and a chief embattled argent. 1CD for field change, 1CD for exchanging chief for acorns.

Clear of Randal Oakwood of Eastwood (Device, 04-1988, East): "Per saltire sable and gules, an oak leaf palewise argent within a bordure argent, semy of acorns proper." 1CD for field change, 1CD for exchanging bordure for acorns.

Nice and simple. I like it.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with he Blazon:  Per pale sable and gules, an oak leaf and in chief three acorns argent.


2)  Albrecht Kurze (M)– New Badge - "Per pale sable and gules, an acorn argent"

Castell Gwent

Badge Comments:

Aryanhwy:  This conflicts with Tearlach na Drochaide (reg. 09/1997 via Æthelmearc), "(Fieldless) An acorn argent." There is one CD for the field.

Simcha:  CONFLICT with Tearlach na Drochaide (Badge, 09-1997, Æthelmearc): "(Fieldless) An acorn argent." 1CD for the addition of a field.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for conflict with Tearlach na Drochaide (reg. 09/1997 via Æthelmearc), "(Fieldless) An acorn argent."  There is one CD for the field verses the fieldless badge.  


3) Arslan (M)– New Name and Device- "Argent, in chief a lion's head cabossed gules, in base an eastern cross reversed gules

Iron Oak

Arslan -
On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/mongol.html) source lists Arslan without a date, gives a meaning of 'lion'

Academy of St. Gabriel report 3084 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3084.txt) gives Arslan as the name of a military commander in 1554-1556.

Escutcheon's Note: Client will NOT accept major changes, and cares most meaning (Mongolian word for Lion), and desires a male name.

Rouge Scarpe Note:  Additional documentation sent by the submitter:  Date period for Arslan Academy of Saint Gabriel report 3199 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3199+0) Report shows that there was an eleventh century Seljuk ruler name `Alp Arslan." Report also shows that the name Arslan appears in the Secret History of the Mongols, a medieval Mongolian document.

Submitter allowed the change of the name to <Ghurban Arslan> meaning three lions in Mongolian.

Name Comments:

Arslan (submitter): The original naming concept was Ghurban Arlsan, which was supposed to be a rough translation of "three lions;" however, while I am familiar with vowel harmony I could find no resource that mentions Mongol words conjugated in a plural form.  This submission is my own and I am more than open to suggestion. 

Aryanhwy:  Concerning a name meaning "three lions" in Mongolian, Leonor Ruiz de Lison comments:

I will need to double-check a grammar (which I don't have at the moment, unfortunately), but iirc, there's no need to alter the noun, since the number three indicates that it's plural on its own (there's a plural ending, but I think it's optional and I wouldn't use it in a name; and there may not be a separate plural ending for words ending in -n). <Ghurban Arslan> is probably fine.
I asked her about the spelling <Ghurban> vs. <Gurban>, which is what is in Baras's article. She replied:
It goes with vowel harmony, basically--words with 'u' and 'a' take 'gh' rather than 'g'. Here's a citation for Classical Mongolian, since I don't have a Middle Mongolian citation to hand (it's the same in this case, though): http://www.linguamongolia.com/cgi-bin/searchDb3.pl?search_param=ghurban&cmdSubmit=Search&langselect=mongolian

If that doesn't work, you can search the Mongolian dictionary for 'ghurban': http://www.linguamongolia.com/dict1.html

The more I think about it, the more I'm thinking there isn't a separate plural form for words ending in -n. But I will see if I can get ahold of the grammar again.
So <Ghurban Arslan> looks like a great name. I found no conflicts with it.

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  The arms can be reblazoned as "Argent, in pale a lion's head cabossed and a Russian orthodox cross reversed gules".  No conflicts found.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel as <Ghurban Arslan>.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Argent, in pale a lion's head cabossed and a Russian orthodox cross reversed gules.


4)  Brighid Breatnach (F) – New Name and Device - "Vert, a St. Brigid's cross on a chief Or a grapevine vert"

Gwyntarian

Brighid -
Withycombe, 3rd edition p. 54, s.n. Bridget

Breatnach -
From names and naming practices in the Fitzwilliam Accounts from the 16th c. Ireland Gaelic descriptive bynames, s.n Bretenaugh at http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/lateirish/fitzwilliam.html

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  Withycombe is generally not an acceptable source for documenting non-English names:

As past precedent indicates, when Withycombe is discussing non-English names, she is generally speaking about modern usage:
Withycombe is not a reliable source for non-English names; the vast majority of the non-English forms she cites are modern forms. [LoAR 10/2006, Lochac-A, Angele Marie de Savingny].
Therefore, Withycombe is not an acceptable source of documentation for non-English names unless she gives explicit dates." [Cecille Cassaire, Atlantia-A, LoAR 02/2009

The summary doesn't quite accurately reflect the documentation. The documented spelling which is found in the cite article is <Bretenaugh>. It is an Anglicized Irish spelling found in a Latin document. It represents the Gaelic ethnic byname <Breatnach> (meaning "British", but usually used to mean specifically "Welsh"). So, the use of <Bretenaugh> in 16th C Anglicized Irish contexts indicates that some form of this word was likely used in Gaelic contexts at the same time, but the cited article does not give a specific example of it. An example of this byname in Gaelic contexts can be found in Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames" (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames /), which lists <Breathnach> (note spelling) as the standarded Early Modern Irish form of a byname used by a man in 1208. This spelling is also appropriate for the 16th C.

When used as a descriptive nickname for a woman, the byname needs to be lenited, e.g., <Bhreathnach>.

Konrad:  I did a search of OSCAR and found: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=1220 9

Brighid is found in OC&M s.n. Brigit; the entry mentions that there were 15 saints of this name, including Saint Brigit of Kildare. According to precedent (Brygyt d'Arcy of Glen Meara, 06/2003 R-Trimaris), the submitted spelling is the Early Modern Gaelic (c. 1200 to c. 1700) form of the name, and is registerable as a saint's name. Commenters noted that this name (or something very like it) was used in English: Talan Gwynek's "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/eng16/eng16alpha.htm l) has two instances of Bridget.

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:   The use of a cross of saint Bridget is a SFPP:

There is no evidence that a cross of Saint Brigid was used in period, let alone in period heraldry. Therefore, the use of a cross of Saint Brigid is a step from period practice. [LoAR 02/2009, Mór Bhallach inghean Domhnaill, Calontir-A]
As that is the only one present in this design, it should not be a bar to registration. No conflicts found.

Simcha:  I challenge this depiction of a grapevine. While lovely, balanced and filling the space, it's missing the defining characteristic of a grapevine - grapes. Return for lack of identifiability.

Aryanhwy:   Grape vines need not be fructed in order to be registerable (any more than holly leaves need to be fructed). We've registered non-fructed grape vines before, including the arms of Marianna Gentilcore (reg. 05/2004 via the East), "Azure, a sprig of grape vine bendwise sinister and on a chief argent a feather reversed azure". Marianna's arms can be seen here: http://ech.eastkingdom.org/ILoIs/2002-Dec-07/mariannaC.gi f. While the grape leaves in this submission are somewhat more stylized than in Marianna's, they're still clearly grape leaves, so I think that this is sufficiently identifiable.

Simcha:  I'm still concerned about this being recognizable. Even without the grapes, this still doesn't specifically shout "Grape vine!" to me, but rather "Generic Art Nouveau vine!" Grape leaves in my mind ALWAYS have jagged edges, rather than shamrock-y shapes like this depiction here. I think the curlicues make it more identifiable, however.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel as <Brighid Bhreathnach>.  The documentation provided for the byname documented the Anglicized Irish form of the name which supports the existence of a Gaelic form of the name but the article did not give an example of it.  Commentary provided documentation for the Gaelic spelling <Breathnach> and according to the commentary the byname needs to be lenited when used as a descriptive byname for a woman.  Since changes are allowed I have changed the byname to the lenited form of the documented spelling.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Vert, a St. Brigid's cross on a chief Or a grapevine vert.


5) Eoin Drake (M) – New Name and Device - "Per chevron inverted purpure and Or, three half-moon knives inverted counterchanged"

Havenholde

Eoin -
Irish Names and Surnames, Woulfe, pg 183 - Listed under same

Drake -
Irish Names and Surnames, Woulfe, pg 283 - Listed under Drac. http://books.google.com/books?id=NmYSAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Irish+Names&lr=&cd=2#v=onepage&q=Drake&f=false

Escutcheon's Notes:
Client will not accept Major changes, cares most about an unspecified language and/or culture, and desires a male name.

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:   Woulfe's section on given names is not an acceptable source of documentation:

Submitted as Lile Fionnabair, Lile was documented from the given name section of Woulfe's Sloinnte Gaed.eal ir Gall / Irish Names and Surnames. This work is actually a combination of two works by Woulfe which were earlier published separately. While the surname section is excellent for our purposes, the given name section is only slightly better than useless. It contains many names that were found in Irish Gaelic only after our period. Few of the entries contain dates. Therefore, given names documented from this source are not registerable without additional support that the name in question was used in our period." [Lile Fhionnabhair, LoAR 05/2010, Caid-A]

Since the documentation from Woulfe is not summarized, and since my copy of Woulfe is two countries away from me I cannot evaluate its acceptability. But I can provide alternative documentation for the byname; R&W s.n. Drake dates <Drake> to 1185, 1190.

Konrad:  Index of Names in Irish Annals: Eoin by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Eoin.shtml

Has 58 occurances for the name in the annuals dated between 1246 and 1600.

Further information about the name Eoin, may be found in: OCM (p. 88 s.n. Eoin)

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  The arms are probably clear of Conna M'Kennane (reg. 02/1995 via Atlantia), "Per chevron purpure and Or, three swords counterchanged." There is one CD for the field, and I would be a bit surprised if there were not another for swords vs. half-moon knives, as they do not look anything alike.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per chevron inverted purpure and Or, three half-moon knives inverted counterchanged.


6) Eva Perron (F) – New name and Device - "Argent, a hawk vert jested and hooded sable on a chief vert a dexter and sinister hand appaume argent"

Flaming Gryphon

Eva -
Withycombe, 3rd ed. page 112 S.N. Eva, Eve, dates Eva to 1199 - 1219

Perron -
Reaney and Wilson revised 3rd ed., Page 347 S.N. Perron, Perrin.

Escutcheon's Notes:
Cilent will accept major and minor changes. Client cares most about sound ("Ē - və Pĕr-rən")

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:   Conflict with important non-SCA figure <Eva Perón>, first lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952. While ordinarily I wouldn't expect a first lady to be important enough to protect from conflict, Perón's notoriety is substantial and worldwide, in part because of the musical Evita.

The documentation for the byname is not adequately summarized. R&W does NOT have an entry for <Perron>; that header is simply cross-referenced to <Perrin>. S.n. Perrin, the closest to the submitted form are <Perrun> 1185, <Paron> 1297, and <Peroun> 1327.

Simcha:  Is the former First Lady of Argentina "Eva Perón" protected? I suggest that she should be due to the reasonable popularity of the musical "Evita."

Konrad:  IGI Record search came up with this:
RICHARD PERRON Male Christening 13 February 1628 Luxulyan, Cornwall, England THOMAS PERRON PRUDENCE Batch: P020261 
Though Richard was likely born post period it is indeed probable his father Thomas was born just within period.

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  The orientation of the hands is not blazonable; they aren't quite bendwise (sinister) and they aren't quite fesswise. This should be redrawn so that they are clearly one or the other.

Simcha:  No conflicts found. The position of the hands is weird - they're not palewise as hands appaume are, by default. Perhaps reblazon, "Argent, a hawk vert jessed and hooded sable and on a chief vert a dexter hand appaume bendwise and a sinister hand appaume bendwise sinister argent." They're not precisely bendwise, however, but an artist's note might suffice.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  The submitter should be aware that commenters found the name to potentially conflict with the former First Lady of Argentina, Eva Perón, who was made famous by the popular musical "Evita".  Since <Eva Perón> is not currently listed in the O&A as protected the decision as to whether this is a returnable conflict is up to the Laurel level.  Although I must forward it on there is a possibility it will be returned for this modern conflict.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Argent, a hawk vert jessed and hooded sable and on a chief vert a dexter hand appaume bendwise and a sinister hand appaume bendwise sinister argent.


7) Gianna Vettori (F) – New Name and Device - "Per Fess indented fleury counter-fleury sable and argent"

Cleftlands

Gianna -
A list of All Women's Given names from The Condado section of the Florence Catasto of 1427 by Juliana de Luna
http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/womensalpha.html Sources dates the name Gianna to 1427, occuring one time.

Vettori -
Family names appearing in the catasto of 1427 - Anonymous
http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/family-names.html and/or
http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/newsearch/family_names.html gives the family name Vettori nine times.

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  The author of the article cited for the byname is Ferrante LaVolpe. This is a great name. It's clear of <Giana Vettoria Colonna> (reg. 05/2004 via the West), by removal of the element <Colonna>; this is the closest I found.

Simcha:  Documentation otherwise confirmed. Closest conflict "Giana Vettoria Colonna (05-2004, West)" clear by removal of name element.

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  Reblazon: "Per fess indented flory counter-flory sable and argent".
This should be clear of Cliodhna ni Bhriain (reg. 12/1986 via Ansteorra), "Per fess indented crusilly vert and argent," with one CD for the field tincture and one for the type of the line of division, and similarly for Hugh Tauerner (reg. 02/2009 via the East), "Per fess indented sable and vert."

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per fess indented flory counter-flory sable and argent.


8) Gwindelin Odell (F) – New Name

Gwindelin -
Legal name allowance (Driver's license, verified by Master Dafydd Blaidd)

Odell -
Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names (page 260) S.N. Odell
[N.B.: No date was given so to shore it up I looked up Odell in my copy of Reaney and Wilson, Odell is dated to 1545 and 1576 s.n. Odell]

Escutcheon Notes:
Client will accept major and minor changes and desires a female name.

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  With the documentation from R&W, this name looks fine. I found no conflicts.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel.


9) Iohannes von Weisswald (M) – Resubmitted Device - "Azure, three pallets chevronelly Argent and Sable. In chief four mullets of eight Argent."

Fearann na Criche

Escutcheon's Note:
Device originally submitted via Calontir 11/94
Client's name registered July of 1986 via the East.
Rouge Scarpe's Note:  This was on the ILoI with a variant spelling of the name.  I have changed it to the registered form.

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  Reblazon: "Azure, three pallets chevronelly argent and sable, in chief four mullets of eight points argent". This is equivalent to "Paly azure and chevronelly argent and sable", but even so, I found no conflicts. It's clear of Ulrich Drachendonner (reg. 02/1986 via the East), "Tierced in pall azure, gules and sable, in chief a compass star argent," with a CD for the field and one for the number of mullets. Vs. Rikharðr inn Vegandi Svansson (reg. 07/1999 via the Middle), "Per bend embattled vert and Or, in chief two mullets in bend argent," there's one CD for the number of mullets and another for the field. It's clear of Torcail Gilleghaolain (reg. 08/1996 via the Outlands), "Azure, three bars and in chief three mullets argent," likewise with a CD for the field (which is equivalent to "Barry azure and argent") and another for the number of mullets.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Azure, three pallets chevronelly argent and sable, in chief four mullets of eight points argent.


10) Iohannes von Weisswald (M) – New Badge - "Fieldless, a bear rampant to sinister Or, Armed, Langued, Orbed, Engorged, and Chained, Maintaining an Arquebus in sinister paw fesswise and in dexter paw an aiming rod bendwise, all gules, In base a scroll Argent.

Fearann na Criche

Escutcheon Notes:
Client's name registered July of 1986 via the East.
The colors on this submission may appear "iffy" to some eyes and monitors as the actual paper form used (beautiful) gold and silver inks. The scanner I use represented the gold paint as an almost-brown, almost-orange, could-be yellow color.
Rouge Scarpe's Note:  This was on the ILoI with a variant spelling of the name.  I have changed it to the registered form.

Badge Comments:

Aryanhwy:  We do not blazon details such as orbing, languing, etc. This is "(Fieldless) A bear rampant contourny Or maintaining in dexter paw an aiming rod bendwise and in sinister paw an arquebus fesswise gules standing atop a scroll fesswise argent."

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  (Fieldless) A bear rampant contourny Or maintaining in dexter paw an aiming rod bendwise and in sinister paw an arquebus fesswise gules standing atop a scroll fesswise argent.


11) Sashcha Turcitul (M) – New Name and Device - "Gyronny of Eight Argent and Or, a bear rampant lanced gules, sable between 3 lightning bolts in Pall gules"

Mugmort

Sashcha -
Academy of St. Gabriel report 381 indicates this spelling is a diminuitive of Alekandr/Aleksandra and dates to 1522.

Turcitul -
Dated 1577 to 1591, meaning 'the Turkified' per the Romanian names article at (www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/other/romanian.html)

Escutcheon Notes:
Client will accept major and minor changes. Client cares most about an unspecified meaning and language/culture (Russian/Romanian). The desired gender of the name is male.

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  The source for the spelling <Sashcha> in the cited S. Gabriel Report is Paul Wickenden of Thanet, "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" (http://heraldry.sca.org/pau l /), but the report is mistaken; it is not <Sashcha> which is dated to 1522 in this source, but rather <Shashcha>, in the context of the patronymic byname <Shashchich'>. (The report has been corrected). I have been unable to find any alternative documentation for the submitted spelling.

The combination of Romanian and Russian is a SFPP. No conflicts found.

Simcha:  The St. Gabriel report <http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/381.tx t> was updated to clarify the spelling was NOT "Sashcha" as submitted here, but rather "Shashcha." The date on that update is 25 June 2011.

I know Wikipedia is not the best source, but I think this begs consideration: "This name is especially common in Europe where it is used primarily by males as a diminutive of Alexander, although females may also use it as a diminutive of Alexandra. Despite its popularity in informal usage, the name is rarely recorded on birth certificates in countries such as Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, as it is considered a diminutive and not a formal name. Exceptions are Serbia and Croatia." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasha _(name) All the resources, tho, are the kind the SCA doesn't generally allow.

I recommend registering Alexandru as documented in "Romanian Names from the Basarab Line" by Jennifer Edwards <http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arina/basarab.htm l> to "Late 14th to early 15th century," and again "Mid- to late 16th century," and using the colloquial diminutive when playing.

Alexandru also appears in Names from the Royal Lines of Moldavia and Wallachia by Sara L. Uckelman <http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/other/romanian.htm l> on 7 occasions between 1400 and 1593.

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  Gyronny is of eight by default. Reblazon: "Gyronny argent and Or, a bear rampant sable between in pall three lightning bolts gules". Like his other submission, this violates RfS VIII.2.iv which says "Elements evenly divided into multiple parts two different tinctures must have good contrast between their parts", as Or and argent do not have good contrast.

Simcha:  No conflicts. The drawing of the bear might be visually confused for salient (or statant erect, as many of the bears sable are in the O&A) since the raised leg isn't raised very high. An artist's note might suffice.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel as <Shashcha Turcitul>.  The Saint Gabriel letter used for documentation for the given name had an error and the spelling actually attested to 1522 was <Shashcha>, it has since been corrected.  No documentation for the submitted spelling could be found.  Since the submitter allows changes I have changed the given name to the supported spelling.  Device returned for violating Rules for Submission VIII. 2. iv.  "Elements evenly divided into multiple parts of two different tinctures must have good contrast between their parts.  For example, checky argent and gules is acceptable, but checky azure and gules is not."  Argent and Or do not have good contrast.  The submitter should be aware that a person can only have one device.  Since they submitted two pieces of armory as devices at the same time if both had been acceptable one would have to had been returned for administrative reasons.  When they resubmit they should submit one as a badge.  


12) Sashcha Turcitul (M) – New Device - "Chevronelly argent and Or, a bear rampant langed gules, sable"

Mugmort

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  There is no such thing as an alternate device. A person may have at most one piece of armory designated as a device at any given time; all other pieces of armory are badges, and so this must be submitted on a badge form, not a device form. However, there are two further problems with the design even if it were redrawn. First, "Chevronelly argent and Or" does not have good contrast, as required by RfS VIII.2.iv which says "Elements evenly divided into multiple parts of two different tinctures must have good contrast between their parts." Second, this conflicts with Brichnicht of Briarwood (reg. 10/1992 via An Tir), "Per bend ermine and counter-ermine, a bear rampant gules," with one CD for the field. [This comment was made on the basis of the blazon and the line drawing on the LoI].

This is actually "Chevronelly argent and Or, a bear rampant sable" not gules. This conflicts with Berlin, City of (reg. 06/1995 via Caid), "Argent, a bear rampant sable.

Simcha:  CONFLICT: Morven of Carrick (Device, 04-1986, Caid):"Checky gules and Or, a bear statant erect sable. 1CD for the field. I think this depiction visually conflicts with "statant erect." (Rampant might not get a CD against statant erect anyway, but I'm not sure.)

Plus, things like "langued gules" are considered artistic details and are not represented in blazon, correct?

Aryanhwy:  "There is no difference between statant erect and rampant" [Ellen of Reading, LoAR 01/2001, Outlands-R].

ROUGE SCARPE:  Device returned for multiple conflicts and for violating Rules for Submission VIII. 2. iv.  "Elements evenly divided into multiple parts of two different tinctures must have good contrast between their parts.  For example, checky argent and gules is acceptable, but checky azure and gules is not."  Argent and Or do not have good contrast.  The device conflicts with Berlin, City of (reg. 06/1995 via Caid), "Argent, a bear rampant sable." with one CD for the field and Morven of Carrick (Device, 04-1986, Caid), "Checky gules and Or, a bear statant erect sable." again with one CD for the different field but by precedent "There is no difference between statant erect and rampant" [Ellen of Reading, LoAR 01/2001, Outlands-R].  The submitter should be aware that a person can only have one device.  Since they submitted two pieces of armory as devices at the same time if both had been acceptable one would have to had been returned for administrative reasons.  When they resubmit they should submit one as a badge.  


13) Sigmund Kittel (M) – Resubmitted Device - "Sable, a bear statant Argent, in a chief rayonny a hunting horn gules between two crosses moline sable"

Flame

Escutcheon Notes:
Client's name was registered in March of 2010 via the Middle

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  This is not a new device. His previous device, "Sable, a bear rampant to sinister argent, on a chief raguly gules a hunting horm between two crosses counterfleurry Or," was returned by Laurel March 2010:

This device is returned for multiple reasons.

The gules chief lies directly on the sable field, a violation of the Rule of Tincture. Section VIII.2 of the Rules for Submissions requires that "All armory must have sufficient contrast to allow each element of the design to be clearly identifiable at a distance." Gules and sable do not have good contrast, and a chief is required to have good contrast with the field on which it lies.

The complex edge treatment of the fess is not a properly drawn rayonny but appears closer to the long-forbidden wavy-crested.

Finally, it is returned for administrative reasons. The date of submission on the form is in May 2009, but the forms used carry a date of June A.S. XXXII, which is to say, 1996. Since the oldest allowable forms at the time of submission were produced in 2006, this submission should have been redrawn at kingdom onto a new form.
The blazon is missing the tincture of the chief. This is: "Sable, a bear statant erect contourny and on a chief rayonny argent, a hunting horn gules between two crosses moline sable".

No conflicts found.

Simcha Reblazon: "Sable, a bear salient (or "statant erect") contourny and on a chief rayonny argent a hunting horn gules between two crosses moline sable."

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Sable, a bear statant erect contourny and on a chief rayonny argent, a hunting horn gules between two crosses moline sable.


14) Sven Karlsson – New Device - "Gyronny arrondi of eight sable and argent, a lion's jambe issuant from base Or sustaining a heart gules"

Mugmort

Escutcheon's Note:
This was a misrouted Pennsic submission

Device Comments:

Aryanhwy:  It should have been noted that his name was registered 08/1998 via Artemisia. This is not a new device, but a resubmission. His previous device, "Azure, on a plate a viking helm affronty between three natural dolphins naiant in annulo sable," was returned by Laurel at the same time his name was registered:

This is being returned for three reasons. First, this conflicts with Rhaithyn yr Gwlad yr Had, Azure a plate charged with a cauldron and a domestic cat in its curiosity sable., with one CD for changes to the tertiaries. Second, this violates RfS XI.4, which is our rules on arms of pretense. "Armory that uses charges which themselves are charged in such a way as to appear to be arms of pretense is considered presumptuous. Period and modern heraldic practice asserts a claim to land or property by surmounting an individual's usual armory with a display of armory associated with that claim. Such arms of pretense are most commonly placed on an inescutcheon or lozenge, but may also appear on other geometric charges such as roundels, cartouches, etc. For this reason, such charges may not be charged in such a way as to suggest independent arms. Such charges may not contain an ordinary that terminates at the edge, or more than one charge. Finally, this is being returned for lack of documentation on the viking helm. This does not match the exemplars already registered, and no documentation was included to show this is a period artifact.
Gyronny is of eight by default: "Gyronny arrondi sable and argent, a heart gules sustained by a lion's jambe issuant from base Or."

This depiction of gyronny arrondi is a SFPP when used with a central charge:
Per the July 2005 Cover Letter, placing a charge over the center of this depiction of gyronny arrondi, which has the upper corners of the shield centered in a gyron, is a step from period practice." [LoAR 09/2008, Rian of Fettburg, West-A]
This is clear of both Pagan Graeme (reg. 06/2007 via the East), "Gyronny argent and sable, a heart gules between eight acorns in annulo counterchanged," with one CD for changing the number of primaries and another for removing the secondaries, and of Maude Bonde (reg. 08/2009 via An Tir), "Gyronny sable and argent, a heart gules issuant from a vol Or, a bordure counterchanged," with a CD for changing the type of charge conjoined to the heart and another for removing the bordure.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Gyronny arrondi sable and argent, a heart gules sustained by a lion's jambe issuant from base Or.


15) Ynés de Jaen – New Name

Illiton

Ynes -
Spanish names from the Late 15th Century (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/WomensGivenAlpha.html) gives 30 occurrences in the late 15th century

de Jaen -
The same source (but page http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/locative.html) gives de Jaen in the late 15th century. Jaen is a city located "relatively east to Grenada"

Escutcheon's Note:
Client will NOT accept major changes, desires a male name, and cares most about meaning ("Meaning of Greir, given name spelling preferred")

Name Comments:

Aryanhwy:  While there are 30 total occurrences of all forms of <Ynes> in the cited article, what's relevant for this submission is that <Ynés>, with the accent, is found once. No conflicts found.

Simcha:  Documentation confirmed, but this name is totally female. The note says the submitter wants a male name. Is this correct?

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  (I checked with Escutcheon and the Note was in error it should be a female name.)


16) William John Roderick of Colchester (M) – New Device - "Argent a chevron azure and in base a dandelion with three heads proper"

Roaring Wastes

Escutcheon's Notes:
This was a misrouted Pennsic submission.

ROUGE SCARPE:  There is no evidence that the name is registered or in progress.  Lacking a name to attach it to this armory must be returned. 


In Service to Crown and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

Rouge Scarpe:

Konrad Mailander
Dale Niederhauser
110 Dodge St.
Swanton, OH 43558
rougescarpe@midrealm.org