February 11, 2013
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 January 4th, 2013 ILoI.
My thanks to Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Gunnvor silfraharr, Emma de Fetherstan, Lillia de Vaux, Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Alys Mackyntoich, Duncan Cameron, Ásfríðr Úlfvíðardóttir, Andreas von Meißen, Aritê gunê Akasa, Gawain of Miskbridge, and Hiordis Ragnarsdottir 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 the documentation or commentary to this letter. If you would like to see the documentation or commentary for this letter please go to https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=4&loi=1737
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: Brighid Bhreathnach - Resub Device
Vert, a Saint Brigid's cross and on a chief Or a grapevine vert.
ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Vert, a cross of Saint Brigid and on a chief Or a grapevine vert.
2: Caterina de Bruyn - Resub Device
Purpure, on a pile argent a tulip purpure leaved vert.
ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Purpure, on a pile argent a tulip purpure leaved vert. As submitted the pile was incorrectly drawn with the “pile” issuing from the corners. This has been redrawn so that it is correct for a pile.
3: Cecily O'Donell - New Name & New Device
Ermine, on a bend vert three ermines statant argent
ROUGE SCARPE: Name Forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Ermine, on a bend vert three ermines statant argent
4: Elina of Beckenham - Resub Device
Gules, a gryphon sergeant Or on a dexter claw a raven rising sable in sinister claw a rose Or slipped and leaved vert.
ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Gules, a gryphon sergeant Or on a dexter claw a raven displayed sable in sinister claw a rose Or slipped and leaved vert.
5: Estelle de la Mer - Resub Badge
(Fieldless) A sea-mew contourney bendy azure and argent.
ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: (Fieldless) A sea-mew contourney bendy azure and argent.
6: Gwyneth verch Ieuan - New Device
Per chevron embattled sable and azure, in chief three feathers above a fox passants and regardant argent.
ROUGE SCARPE: Returned due to low contrast between azure and sable complex line of division. Applicable precedent:
From the December 2010 LoAR: Alina Grace. Device. Per fess engrailed sable and azure, a swan naiant argent and three estoiles two and one Or. This device is returned for using a low-contrast complex line of division. Precedent says:
[Per bend sinister nebuly azure and sable, in bend a Norse sun cross argent and double rose argent and azure.] This has an unregisterable low-contrast complex line of division: "...Finally, we no longer allow combining azure and sable with a complex line of division." (Sep 1997, Returns, Trimaris, Tymm Colbert le Gard) This is one of the combinations that has been held to violate RfS VIII.3, Armorial Identifiability, even without a charge overlying it. [Katerin ferch Gwenllian, LoAR 06/2004, Middle-R]
7: Jean Yves de Chierebourg - New Name Change
ROUGE SCARPE: Name Forwarded to Laurel.
8: Lucien Phelipe de Bordeu - Resub Device
Azure, over a ford an increscent, and on a bordure argent an orle of mullets of four points azure.
ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Azure, an increscent argent, a ford proper, all within a bordure argent mullety of four points azure. As submitted the ford came up too high and looked to be per fess instead. It has been redrawn so that it is a ford.
In Service to Crown and College,
Meister Konrad Mailander, OP
110 Dodge St.
Swanton, OH 43558