February 23, 2014

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 9, 2014 ILoI.  


My thanks to Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Juetta Copin, Maridonna Benvenuti, Andreas von Meißen, ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr, Estelle de la Mer, Gawain of Miskbridge, and Brenna Lowri o Ruthin 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=2299


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: Azriel le Fey - New Name


ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.



2: Cara Cipriani - New Name & New Device


Argent, a foxglove gules slipped and leaved between two flaunches vert.


ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Argent, a foxglove gules slipped and leaved between two flaunches vert.



3: Damiana Evstakiyivna Sodnyitsa - New Name & New Device


Per fess azure and Or, a demi-horse argent maned sable issuant from the fess line and 6 poppies 3-2-1 gules.


ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel.   The submitter should be aware that there were questions about the construction raised in commentary.  As I don’t have sufficient knowledge of Ukrainian names to draw any conclusions and so this is being forwarded on for further commentary and decision by Wreath Herald. Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Per fess azure and Or semy of poppies gules, a demi-horse issuant from the line of division argent.



4: Geatwald, Canton of - Resub Name


ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel. 



5: Hákon Hrafnsson - New Name Change & New Device


Chevronny of eight argent and vert, a raven close sable.


ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel as <Hakon Hrafnsson>.  Submitter asked for authenticity for 13th century Norse.  All the sources found for the given name from that time period found during commentary did not have the accent so it has been dropped.  Device returned for conflict with Ciothruadh Dubh (reg. 02/2012 via Caid), "(Fieldless) A raven maintaining a spear bendwise sable," with a DC for the field but none for the maintained charge. It also conflicts with the device of Serlo of Litchfield, Gyronny gules and Or, a vulture close sable. There is a DC for the change of field, but nothing for the difference between a vulture and a raven, both regular-shaped birds. 


The submitter should be aware that the bird depicted is a crow not a raven.  A heraldic raven has a distinctive hairiness that identifies it as a raven.  A good example can be found here:  http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=35120  It should also be drawn larger to better fill the space.  The correct term for the field treatment is chevronelly and the number does not get blazoned. 

One of the commenters suggested, “
If this were changed from chevronelly to two chevronels with the raven overall, it would clear this conflict but still be very similar visually. 



6: Karl Sturmer - New Name


ROUGE SCARPE:  Name Forwarded to Laurel. 



In Service to Crown and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP


Rouge Scarpe:

Konrad Mailander
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