September 26, 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 the item pended on my August 28th, 2011 ILoAR (second August ILoAR).

My thanks to Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Talan Gwynek for their commentary.   I have copied relevant passages from the commentary.  

My decision 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) Tethion de Dol Ffynon (M) New Device (Badge)- "Argent, three piles azure in base two griffon's heads combatant gules erased langued of the second "

Castell Gwent

Escutcheon's Note:
Client submitted several devices together. After much internal discussion it was decided to enter these onto the ILoI for commentary, and forms will be corrected later.

Device (Badge) Comments:  

Talan:  'Combattant' is equivalent to 'rampant respectant', and heads can't be rampant; these heads are simply 'respectant'. This is 'Argent, three piles azure and in base two griffin's heads erased respectant gules langued azure'.

Aryanhwy:  Reblazon: "Argent, three piles azure and in base two griffin's heads erased respectant gules".

I knew there was something about this design...

The 09/2003 notes:

The chief indented as drawn here is compatible with period style per the following precedent: "[A chief indented] The device was blazoned as having three triangles issuant from chief. This style of indentation can be found in period (for example Lowell of Balumbye (Lindsay of the Mount, pl. 107)), but it was blazoned as either indented or three piles. As current scholarship believes that such chiefs were originally indented with deep indentations, we decided to blazon it as indented and leave the depth to artistic license" (LoAR of July 2000). [Celia the Fair, Lochac-A]

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Argent, three piles azure and in base two griffin's heads erased respectant gules. 
This item was 9) on the August 28, 2011 ILoAR and was pended at that time awaiting redrawing on badge forms by the submitter.  This item was originally submitted as a device along with several others.

An individual may only have a single piece of armory designated as a device:
Administrative Handbook of the College of Arms, Submissions Regulations, II. Registerable Items, D. Armory Which May be Registered to Individuals
1. Personal Device - The single piece of tinctured armory associated with an individual's Primary Society Name which uniquely identifies that individual.

The submitter chose to keep a different submission as his device submission and this one needed to be redrawn on badge forms.  The replacement forms have been received.  

Details such as orbed, armed, or as in this case langued are considered minor artistic details and are no longer included in the blazon.  The submitter is welcome to emblazon the griffon's tongues as azure but that detail is not necessary in the blazon. 

In Service to Crown and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

Rouge Scarpe:

Konrad Mailander
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