October 27, 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 September 16th, 2012 ILoI.  This is the second and final batch of Pennsic submissions.

My thanks to Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Brían dorcha ua Conaill, Solveig Throndardottir, Eldrich Gaiman, Ásfríðr Úlfvíðardóttir, Hiordis Ragnarsdottir, Gunnvor silfraharr, Ginevra Boscoli, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Gawain of Miskbridge, Alys Mackyntoich, and Magnus von Lübeck for their commentary.  

Since the letters are now being posted on OSCAR with documentation and commentary open for all to see I will no longer be copying commentary to this letter.  If you would like to see the commentary for this letter please go to http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=4&loi=1549 

SENA refers to The Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory.  These are the new rules for submissions. 

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.  


1: Eskil Haraldsson - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for conflict with <Egil Haraldsson> (reg. 05/2002 via Meridies).  The only difference is between <-skil> and <-gil>,  PN.3.C.2 doesn't apply since only consonants have changed, the vowels haven't.  For resubmitting the easiestchanges would be to add a descriptive byname.  Here is a source for Norse descriptive bynames if he would like to do that:  http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html.  The other easy fix would be to change the patronymic, depending on how important to be Harald's son is to him.

PN.3.C.2. Substantial Change to One Syllable: Names are substantially different if a single syllable between them (excluding articles and prepositions, such as de and the) is changed in both sound and appearance as described here. The addition or removal of a syllable makes two names substantially different in sound. Two names are also substantially different if a syllable is substantially changed in sound and appearance. This means that the vowel and the consonant (or group of consonants) on one side of the vowel is different between the two names. In either case, the change in spelling (including addition or removal of letters) must affect at least two letters in that syllable to be substantial.


2: Faílenn ingen Áedáin - New Name & New Device

Sable, a butterfly Or and on a chief indented argent a butterfly sable between two more purpure.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Sable, a butterfly Or and on a chief indented argent a butterfly sable between two more purpure.  SENA A.3.D.1. (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html#A3D1) explicitly allows the combo of the primary and tertiary butterflies: "Charge types with identical blazons are allowed to be both on the field and in a tertiary charge group or in two separate tertiary charge groups."


3: Fujiwara no Ka'neko - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.


4: Gareth Thorne - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1997, via the Middle

Vert, four arrows conjoined as a mascle Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Vert, a mascle of four arrows conjoined point to nock Or.  The arrows are rather thin and this may cause difficulty with registration due to identifiably.  If it does get returned one of the commenters did a redrawing with thicker arrows that can be used to resubmit, see the comments on the submission.


5: Geneviève O'Connor - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel as < Genevieve O'Connor>.  Accent on the e dropped according to precedent on the source documenting the name. 

Precedent:  Submitted as Geneviève la Douce, the given name was documented ... as a spelling found in Colm Dubh, "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/paris.html). Accents found in this work reflect modern editorial additions in the 1837 compilation from which these names were taken; they do not appear in the original census document. Given this, we have changed the name to Genevieve la Douce. [LoAR 10/2007, Caid-A]


6: Gudrun Ivarsdottir - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  The submitter should be aware that the name would properly be <Guðrún Ívarsdóttir>, dropping the accents and special characters would give the spelling submitted.  Commentary was unclear if the submitted spelling was acceptable or not so we have left it as submitted.


7: Gunnvarðr læknir - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel


8: Gunther von Brandenburg - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1988, via the Middle

Sable, a pale checky gules and argent a plate overall charged with two bear jambes bendwise sable.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Sable, a pale checky gules and argent a plate overall charged with two bear jambes bendwise sable. 


9: Hainrich Hadamar - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel.


10: Hugh MacDonough - New Name & New Device

Per chevron argent and purpure, on a pale counterchanged between in chief two fleurs de lys azure, a bunch of grapes purpure.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per chevron argent and purpure, on a pale counterchanged between in chief two fleurs de lys azure, a bunch of grapes purpure.


11: Immanuel Von Brandenberg - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted argent and azure, a sun gules and two herons close addorsed Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel as <Immanuel von Brandenburg>.  <Brandenberg> was a typo from the source cited which was actually <Brandenburg>, although <Brandenberg> is a period variant spelling.  The submitter was contacted and <von Brandenburg> was the intended spelling.

Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per chevron inverted argent and azure, a sun gules and two herons close addorsed Or.


12: Jālida al-Hasanah - New Name & New Device

Per chevron argent and azure, two lotus flowers in profile azure and a crescent Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per chevron argent and azure, two lotus flowers in profile azure and a crescent Or.


13: Jolicia atte Northclyf - New Device

Per pale vert and purpure, a chevron between three oak leaves Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per pale vert and purpure, a chevron between three oak leaves Or.


14: Karl MacNaughtan - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel.  Eastern Crown Herald found documentation to attest to the submitted spelling of the byname as a period spelling.


15: Kasha Alekseeva - New Name & New Device

Argent, a garb vert within an orle of bowls azure.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Argent, a garb vert within an orle of bowls azure.


16: Kathe Reinhard - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE: 


17: Kathryne Sommerfeldt - New Name & New Device

Azure, a winged lozenge and a bordure argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel as <Kathryne Sommerfeld>.  Commentary did not see the examples given as sufficient to justify the submitted spelling of the given name.  The desired spelling was found as an English name in IGI Extracted Parish records but English and German are not a usable combination according to SENA Appendix C: Regional Naming Groups and Their Mixes.  Commentary also provided documentation for <Sommerfeld> also as an English name.  Since the submitter indicated that the spelling of the given name was the most important and allowed major changes (such as a change of language) the byname was changed to make the name wholly English.

Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Azure, a winged lozenge and a bordure argent.


18: Kawamura no Ryôtarô Yoshichi - New Name & New Device

Argent, between four cranes migrant, heads to center a roundel sable conjoined.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel.  The submitter should be aware that it is likely that changes will need to be made to the name.  The Online Japanese Miscellany is not acceptable as sole source of documentation.  Commentary also suggested that the <no> should be dropped.  As Japanese names are not my specialty and no clear recommendations were made in commentary I am sending it on as submitted for more commentary at the Laurel level.

Device forwarded with the Blazon:  Argent, a pellet between four cranes migrant heads to center, all conjoined sable.


19: Kenrick Harper - New Device

Vert, a viol bendwise sinister, pegs to chief, and a chief Or Note: Use illustration #779 in PicDic for viol.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Vert, a viol bendwise sinister and a chief Or.


20: Kigyoshi István - New Name & New Device

Gules on a bend between two skulls Or a snake glissant gules

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel as <Kigyosi Istvan>.  Thanks to Kolosvari Arpadne Julia’s detailed commentary the submitter was given a number of options.  He decided he preferred <Kigyosi Istvan> which was given as a plausible end of period variant.

Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:   Gules on a bend between two skulls Or a snake glissant gules.


21: Leifr gullskegger Magnusson - New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and purpure, a tree eradicated counterchanged.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel as <Leifr gullskeggr Magnússon>.  The spelling of two of the two byname elements have been changed to match the documented spellings.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per pale Or and purpure, a tree eradicated counterchanged.


22: Leta da Padova - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2005, via the Middle

Sable,a key cross and a chief Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Sable, a key cross and a chief Or.


23: LLen Crede - Resub Name Change

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel as <Llen Crede>.  The <LL> was a typo by the consulting herald (which was me) and has been corrected.  This is a Name Change from Holding Name.


24: Louis le Coffier - New Name & New Device

Sable, a point pointed and on a chief argent three eagles sable.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Sable, a point pointed and on a chief argent three eagles sable.


25: Malie Vale - New Name Change & New Device

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in in April of 2006, via the Middle.

Azure, a stag's head affronty erased conjoined to two wings argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded with the Blazon:  Azure, a winged stag's head affronty erased argent.


26: Margrét Þorfinnsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and Or, a hedgehog rampant contourny counterchanged, its quills impaling grapes azure.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per pale vert and Or, a hedgehog rampant contourny counterchanged, its quills impaling grapes azure.


27: Matheus Mac Eoin - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2004, via the Middle

Sable a cross crosslet within a bordure Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Sable, a cross crosslet within a bordure Or.


28: Max von Augsburg - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel. 


29: Medhbh inghean Eidirsceóil - Resub Name Change

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.  This is a Name Change from Holding Name.


30: Megge Mac Corrin - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel. 


31: Mikhail Bortnikovich - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister vert and gules, bendwise a beehive Or and a rabbit's head couped argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per bend sinister vert and gules, bendwise a beehive Or and a rabbit's head couped argent.


32: Miles Leigh Hawkyns - New Name & New Device

Quarterly gules and azure, a cross Or between four fleurs-de-lys argent.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Quarterly gules and azure, a cross Or between four fleurs-de-lys argent.


33: Mira Sitt al-Sirr - New Name & New Device

Per saltaire vert and sable, in pale a lotus flower and a pomegranate Or.

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel as <Mira bint Sitt al-Sirr>.  Both <Mira> and <Sitt al-Sirr> are feminine given names.  The pattern of unmarked matronymics in Arabic has not been attested and would need further documentation to be found to be registerable.  It has been changed to match attested pattern, meaning “Mira daughter of Sitt al-Sirr”.  Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon:  Per saltire vert and sable, in pale a lotus flower and a pomegranate Or.


In Service to Crown and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

Rouge Scarpe:

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