August 29, 2012

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 items on the June 1st, 2012 and July 1st, 2012 ILoIs.  The schedule for internal commentary was set in the days of mailed letters.  With OSCAR commentary it we no longer need to allow time for mailing.  So after discussion with Escutcheon and Dragon Heralds the commentary period is changing to one month from the issue of the letter.   

My thanks to Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Solveig Throndardottir, Gunnvor silfraharr, Magnus von Lübeck, Alys Mackyntoich, Ásfríđr Úlfvíđardóttir, Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Anpliça Fiore, Daniel de Lincoln, Andreas von Meißen, Abdullah ibn Harun, Etienne Le Mons, Juetta Copin, Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, Modar Neznanich, Gawain of Miskbridge, Duncan Cameron, and Hiordis Ragnarsdottir for their commentary.  

With two different letters being considered this month I will keep them labeled by which letter they are on and the number from that letter, ex.: June 1: and  July 1:  Since the letters are now being posted on OSCAR with documentation and commentary open for all to see I will no longer be copying the documentation or commentary to this letter.  If you would like to see the documentation or commentary for this letter please go to; for June 1st https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=4&loi=1351 and for July 1st  https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=4&loi=1397

SENA refers to The Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory.  These are the new rules for submissions.  The old Rules for Submissions (R.f.S.) will also be applied until the October LOAR.  As the External Letter of Intent resulting from this Internal Letter of Acceptances and Returns will be scheduled to be decided on the November LoAR at the earliest, only SENA will be used for determining the acceptability of these items. 

My decision and comments 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.  


June 1: Akum-Shield, Shire of - New Branch Name & New Device

Argent a wolf rampant sable within a Laurel wreath vert and in chief three oak leaves vert.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel as <Akum Shield, Shire of>.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Argent, a wolf rampant sable within a laurel wreath and in chief three oak leaves vert.


June 2: Altenberg, Shire of - Resub Badge

Argent on a fess wavy azure an oak leaf in sinister sable.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned due unidentifiability according to SENA A.3.B.4.b: "Charges and fields must retain identifiability".  This would be blazoned; Argent, a fess wavy azure, overall an oak leaf bendwise sinister sable.  The leaf is barely overall and has low contrast with the wavy fess.  The leaf should be drawn larger in relation to the fess with more of the identifying lobes of the oak leaf on the argent.  Adding a stem and internal detail would also assist with identifiability.   

 


June 3: Benjamin Blood – New Name

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel.

 


June 4: Bran Marius - New Household Name & New Device

Maison de Marius

sable, a shield in the center with wolf heads on either side both looking away from the center, argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Household Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device returned for redraw.  The wolf head’s as drawn are not identifiable as such.  Internal details would help.  Also as drawn they are neither clearly couped or erased.  This would be blazoned along the lines of “Sable, in fess an escutcheon between two wolf's heads (erased/couped) addorsed argent.”

 


 

June 5: Hiordís Ragnars dóttir - New Badge

bendy azure and argent vetu ploye vert

This submission is to be associated with Donnchad Camsron mac Rónáin

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Bendy azure and argent vetu ploye vert.

 


 

June 6: James Freeman - New Name & New Device

 

Quarterly zure and gules a cross argent between two potent crosses argent in bend

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Quarterly azure and gules, a cross between in bend two crosses potent argent.

 


 

June 7: Mireille Inez de Beynac - New Name

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel as <Sibilla Mireille de Beynac>.  This name had problems as submitted after consultation with the submitter the form being forwarded is what she preferred.

 


June 8: Mordas Timofeevich' Rostovich - New Name & New Device

Gules a semy of horseshoes Or, a garb of wheat Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Gules semy of horseshoes, a garb Or.

 


June 9: Reynaud Marius - New Name & New Device

Or an eagle's head couped contourney within an annulet sable

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Or, an eagle's head couped contourny within an annulet sable.

 


 

June 10: Sabina Chastelosen - New Name

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel.  The submitter may like to know that the name was able to be attested as a wholly German name during commentary.

 


June 11: Sidoney Elizabeth Morgan - New Name & New Device

Per chevron embattled and per pale purpure and argent in chief three fleurs-de-lys in chevron and in base two more in pale, all counterchanged.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per chevron embattled and per pale purpure and argent, five fleurs-de-lys one, two, one, and one, counterchanged.  Note that on the color emblazon on the ILoI one of the fleurs was not colored in.  That error was only made on the one color form and a new scan of  correct form will be made for the LoI.

 


June 12: Thorfinnr Thengillsson - New Name Change

Old Item: Thorfinn Davidsson, to be released.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel as < Ţórfinnr Ţengilsson> according to the submitters wishes.

 


July 1: Annora of the Trinity House - New Name & New Device

Azure a triqueta and upon three roundels Or each charged with a triquetra counterchanged.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Azure, a triqueta and three bezants each charged with a triquetra azure.  The triqueta as drawn are rather small and thin lined.  This possibly will cause problems with being able to identify the tertiary charges which could lead to a return.  One of the commenters did a redrawing of the emblazon, to avoid the problem and with the permission of the submitter I will be creating new forms with the redrawn emblazon. 


July 2: Austorga de Clermont - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister purpure and argent in chief a salt cellar shedding salt and in base a foot couped cotourney counterchanged.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per bend sinister purpure and argent, a salt cellar and a sinister foot couped contourny counterchanged.  The salt cellar should be drawn to fill the space better.


July 3: Ayreton, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

Atlas, Order of

(Fieldless) a mullet of six points gules.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Order name forwarded to Laurel as <Atlas of Ayreton, Order of the>.  As submitted the order name conflicted with the Atlas Mountains according to precedent: 
[July 2006 LoAR, R-Atenveldt]
Atenveldt, Kingdom of. Order name Order of Atlas.
Conflict with Atlas Mountains, the mountain chain that runs for 1200 miles through North African and divides the Mediterranean coast from the Sahara desert. As an important geographic region, it is protected. Unfortunately, designators like Order and Mountains are transparent for purposes of conflict.
The change was made after discussion with the Ayreton Pursuivant who conferred with the Baroness of Ayreton. 

Badge returned due to multiple conflicts: 
Randal de Tancresleia: The following device associated with this name was registered in October of 2006 (via Gleann Abhann): Per chevron Or and azure, a compass star gules. One DC for the field.

Eleanor Leonard (reg. 07/1982 via Atlantia), "(Tinctureless) A mullet of four points distilling a goutte.
  One DC for fieldless, none for the goutte as it is equivalent to a maintained charge.

Richard of Whitehill (reg. 08/1979), "Vert, in canton a mullet gules, fimbriated Or."  One DC for the field.  None for placement since the badge is fieldless.


July 4: Ayreton, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

Cellarer, Award of

Per pale vert and azure a money bag argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Order name forwarded to Laurel as the <Cellarer, Award of the>.    Badge forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per pale vert and azure, a money bag argent.     


July 5: Ayreton, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

Scorpius, Order of

Per pale vert and azure a pheon argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Order Name forwarded to Laurel as <Scorpius of Aryeton, Order of the >.  This was documented as the constellation.  Unfortunately the pattern of orders being named after constellations has not been attested in period.  Scorpius is also the Latin noun for scorpion and the name is also a type of siege engine it should be registerable according to the precedent below.  Also conflicts with <Scorpion Pursuivant> (reg. to al-Barran, Barony 07/2003 via the Outlands).  The Barony’s name was added to clear the conflict.  The changes were made after discussion with the Ayreton Pursuivant who conferred with the Baroness of Ayreton. 

[June 2003 LoAR, A-Meridies]
Gleann Abhann, Principality of. Order name Order of the Aries.
Submitted as Order of Aries, there was some discussion about the registerability of this name.
The reference thought of by many commenters was the constellation named Aries. As no evidence has been found that order names were named for constellations in period, this would not be a valid model for an order name in the SCA. However, this submission provided documentation that aries is a noun in Latin meaning 'battering ram' or 'ram'.
Order of the Ram would be a plausible order name in English. Metron Ariston provided the fully Latin form of this order name, Ordo Arietis.
RfS III.1.a states in part:
Each phrase must be grammatically correct according to the usage of a single language.
For the purposes of this rule a phrase may consist of a single word (Heinrich, Calais) or of a grammatically connected series of words (the Garter, the Dragons Heart, with the Beard, von Königsberg) in a single language.
For order and award names, we have traditionally allowed the designator and following prepositions and articles (such as Award of, Order of the) to be rendered in English rather than in the language of the rest of the name. Examples from 2000 and forward include:
Order of the Cercle d'Honneur [Arn Hold, Barony of, 01/2000]
Order of the Fer de Moline [Arn Hold, Barony of, 01/2000]
Order of the Fleur of Ćthelmearc [Ćthelmearc, Kingdom of, 02/2000]
Order of the Faering [Storvik, Barony of, 11/2001]
Order of the Hśverska of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Steinn of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Stjarna of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Ulftönn of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Based on these examples, Order of the Aries is a registerable order name referring to a ram. Order of Aries would use Aries as a proper noun, rather than a generic noun meaning 'ram', and so would specifically refer to the constellation name. Lacking evidence that order names were based on constellations, the submitted Order of Aries is not registerable. As the submitters allow minor changes, we have added the article the in order to register this name.

Badge returned for conflict with England (reg. 08/1997 via Laurel), "(Tinctureless) A pheon." One DC for the field.


July 6: Ayreton, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

Leo, Order of

Per pale vert and azure a lion statant argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Order Name forwarded to Laurel as <Leo of Aryeton, Order of the >.  This was documented as the constellation.  Unfortunately the pattern of orders being named after constellations has not been attested in period.  Leo is also the Latin noun for lion and it should be registerable according to the precedent below.  Also <Order of Leo> conflicts with both the Kingdom of Leon, and <Leon King of Arms> (reg. to Spain 11/2008 via An Tir).  The Barony’s name was added to hopefully clear the conflict.  The changes were made after discussion with the Ayreton Pursuivant who conferred with the Baroness of Ayreton. 

[June 2003 LoAR, A-Meridies]
Gleann Abhann, Principality of. Order name Order of the Aries.
Submitted as Order of Aries, there was some discussion about the registerability of this name.
The reference thought of by many commenters was the constellation named Aries. As no evidence has been found that order names were named for constellations in period, this would not be a valid model for an order name in the SCA. However, this submission provided documentation that aries is a noun in Latin meaning 'battering ram' or 'ram'.
Order of the Ram would be a plausible order name in English. Metron Ariston provided the fully Latin form of this order name, Ordo Arietis.
RfS III.1.a states in part:
Each phrase must be grammatically correct according to the usage of a single language.
For the purposes of this rule a phrase may consist of a single word (Heinrich, Calais) or of a grammatically connected series of words (the Garter, the Dragons Heart, with the Beard, von Königsberg) in a single language.
For order and award names, we have traditionally allowed the designator and following prepositions and articles (such as Award of, Order of the) to be rendered in English rather than in the language of the rest of the name. Examples from 2000 and forward include:
Order of the Cercle d'Honneur [Arn Hold, Barony of, 01/2000]
Order of the Fer de Moline [Arn Hold, Barony of, 01/2000]
Order of the Fleur of Ćthelmearc [Ćthelmearc, Kingdom of, 02/2000]
Order of the Faering [Storvik, Barony of, 11/2001]
Order of the Hśverska of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Steinn of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Stjarna of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Ulftönn of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Based on these examples, Order of the Aries is a registerable order name referring to a ram. Order of Aries would use Aries as a proper noun, rather than a generic noun meaning 'ram', and so would specifically refer to the constellation name. Lacking evidence that order names were based on constellations, the submitted Order of Aries is not registerable. As the submitters allow minor changes, we have added the article the in order to register this name.

Badge returned for conflict with Roswitha of Suanesfeld (reg. 01/1999 via Atlantia), "(Fieldless) A lion statant guardant argent," with only on DC for the field, there is no DC for the head position as SENA A.5.G.7.a. states "For animate charges, a change in the position of the head or tail is not significant".


July 7: Ayreton, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

Ursis, Order of

Per pale vert and azure a bear rampant argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Order Name forwarded to Laurel as <Urisus of Aryeton, Order of the >.  This was documented as the constellation.  Unfortunately the pattern of orders being named after constellations has not been attested in period.  Ursis is also the Latin noun for bear and it should be registerable according to the precedent below.  Also <Order of Ursis> conflicts with <Legio Ursi> registered to Meridies, Kingdom of in October of 2001 (via Meridies).  The Barony’s name was added to hopefully clear the conflict.  The changes were made after discussion with the Ayreton Pursuivant who conferred with the Baroness of Ayreton. 

[June 2003 LoAR, A-Meridies]
Gleann Abhann, Principality of. Order name Order of the Aries.
Submitted as Order of Aries, there was some discussion about the registerability of this name.
The reference thought of by many commenters was the constellation named Aries. As no evidence has been found that order names were named for constellations in period, this would not be a valid model for an order name in the SCA. However, this submission provided documentation that aries is a noun in Latin meaning 'battering ram' or 'ram'.
Order of the Ram would be a plausible order name in English. Metron Ariston provided the fully Latin form of this order name, Ordo Arietis.
RfS III.1.a states in part:
Each phrase must be grammatically correct according to the usage of a single language.
For the purposes of this rule a phrase may consist of a single word (Heinrich, Calais) or of a grammatically connected series of words (the Garter, the Dragons Heart, with the Beard, von Königsberg) in a single language.
For order and award names, we have traditionally allowed the designator and following prepositions and articles (such as Award of, Order of the) to be rendered in English rather than in the language of the rest of the name. Examples from 2000 and forward include:
Order of the Cercle d'Honneur [Arn Hold, Barony of, 01/2000]
Order of the Fer de Moline [Arn Hold, Barony of, 01/2000]
Order of the Fleur of Ćthelmearc [Ćthelmearc, Kingdom of, 02/2000]
Order of the Faering [Storvik, Barony of, 11/2001]
Order of the Hśverska of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Steinn of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Stjarna of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Order of the Ulftönn of Starkhafn [Starkhafn, Barony of, 09/2002]
Based on these examples, Order of the Aries is a registerable order name referring to a ram. Order of Aries would use Aries as a proper noun, rather than a generic noun meaning 'ram', and so would specifically refer to the constellation name. Lacking evidence that order names were based on constellations, the submitted Order of Aries is not registerable. As the submitters allow minor changes, we have added the article the in order to register this name.

Badge returned for conflict with Lachlan Bradoc (reg. 08/1986 via the West), "Per pale gules and vert, a bear rampant guardant argent," one DC for the field, there is no DC for the head position as SENA A.5.G.7.a. states "For animate charges, a change in the position of the head or tail is not significant".


July 8: Ayreton, Barony of - New Badge

Per pale vert and azure a mullet of six points bearded argent.

This submission is to be associated with Rians Star, Order of

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for conflicts with Meridies, Kingdom of (reg. 06/1994 via Meridies), "(Fieldless) A comet fesswise argent," with a DC for the field.


July 9: Ayreton, Barony of - New Badge

Per pale vert and azure a mullet of six points argent.

This is to be the Baronial Populace badge.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for conflicts with Somalia (reg. 09/1995 via Laurel), "Azure, a mullet argent." There's a DC for the field, but none for the number of points on the mullet.


July 10: Edward Hardhede - New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and lozengy Or and azure in chief two griffins passant respectant Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per fess azure and lozengy Or and azure, in chief two griffins passant respectant Or.


July 11: Eginolf von Basel - Resub Badge

Or, three eagles gules, on chief sable three triskels Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Or, three eagles gules on a chief sable three triskelions of spirals Or.  Triskelions of spirals are a step from period practice. 


July 12: Nest Bengrek - New Name Change

Old Item: Elena Dolpadarn, to be retained as an alternate name.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel.


July 13: Pierre de Montereau - Resub Badge

Vert a dolphin naiant to sinister and a base urdy charged with a rose gules

ROUGE SCARPE:  Badge returned.  The submitter already has as a device registered in October of 2007 (via the Middle):  "Vert, a dolphin naiant contourny and on a base urdy argent a rose gules."  This device is identical to the submitted badge and we don't register identical items as SENA A.5.H. states "A submission identical to the registered armory will not be registered even with permission to conflict."  This also would be a redundant registration if possible as the submitter already has the right to display his device as he wishes.


Pended >From July ILoAR:  Anastasia Tesserande de Perle - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel as <Anastasie Tesserande>.  The desired meaning of the byname is “bead weaver” but bead weaving appears to be a 17th century technology from everything the commenters could find.  Also the occupational name <Tesserande> caries an implication of textile weaving and even if bead weaving is attested to be done in period as a profession this term may not apply.  Commenters did find documentation for the French version of the desired given name <Anastasie>.  <Anastasia Tesserande> would be registerable and <Anastasie Tesserande> appears more authentic for a French name.  The submitter has been contacted about their preferences and is fine with the dropping of <de Perle> and the change of spelling to the given name to <Anastasie>.


In Service to Crown and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

Rouge Scarpe:

Konrad Mailander
Dale Niederhauser
110 Dodge St.
Swanton, OH 43558
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