November 26, 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 October 11th, 2014 ILoI.  

  

My thanks to Alexander Adelbrecht von Markelingen, Alys Mackyntoich, Beatrice Domenici della Campana, Chaya Simcha bat Yonah, Calybrid Ine Tere, Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, Estelle de la Mer, Gunnvor silfraharr, Madog Hir of Aire Faucon, Basil Dragonstrike, Jean Yves de Chierebourg, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Hrothny Rognvaldsdottir, Vettorio Antonello, Juetta Copin, Magnus von Lübeck, Kihō, and ffride wlffsdotter 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=2867

 

SENA refers to The Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory, the current 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: Aurora Lucia Marinella - New Badge

 

 (Fieldless) On a fesswise cushion per fess azure and gules a demi-sun issuant from the line of division Or.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forward to Laurel with the Blazon: (Fieldless) On a fesswise cushion per fess azure and gules a demi-sun issuant from the line of division Or. There was a lot of discussion as to whether it is possible to blazon the demi-sun both issuing from the line of division and overlapping the top of the cushion. This is an issue for Wreath to decide. The submitter should be aware that if a reliable blazon cannot be created to describe the arrangement it will have to be returned. Not having a better working blazon to suggest I have left the blazon as submitted.

 


 

2: Brynniulfr Herleifsson - New Augmentation of Arms

 

Quarterly sable and vert a bear's head erased and a bordure argent and for augmentation in base a quill pen fesswise argent enflamed proper.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Quarterly sable and vert a bear's head erased and a bordure argent and for augmentation in base a quill pen fesswise argent enflamed proper.

 


 

3: Cynwrig ap Lewelyn - Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

 

Azure, three snakes nowed in a trefoil knot Or.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Azure, three snakes nowed in triangle Or. This is a Resub Device and not a Resub Appeal of Laural Return of Device.

 


 

4: Damiana Evstokhivna Sodnitsina - Resub Name Change From Holding Name

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel. The ILoI indicated the Holding Name <Damiana of Celftlands> be retained as an alternate name. This is not possible. You cannot retain a holding name with a change of holding name. A holding name is not a regitstered item, "Holding Name - A purely administrative label created by the Laurel Office to register an individual's armory when the submitted name cannot be registered." Registration of an actual name will replace the Holding Name. Change of a Holding name is technically a type of resubmission.

 

<Damiana of Cleftlands> should be a registerable name so the submitter could if they desire register it as an alternate name but it would have to be a separate submission.

 


 

5: Eginolf von Basel - Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device Change

 

Per fess gules and bendy gules and azure, in chief an egg argent.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Per fess gules and bendy gules and azure, in chief an egg argent. This is a Resub Device and not a Resub Appeal of Laural Return of Device.

 


 

6: Elianora Saunfayle - New Augmentation of Arms

 

Quarterly sable and vert, an annulet Or within a bordure argent, and as augmentation in dexter chief a quill pen bendwise argent enflamed proper.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Quarterly sable and vert, an annulet Or within a bordure argent, and as augmentation in dexter chief a quill pen bendwise sinister argent enflamed proper.

 


 

7: Faolan Mac Domhnaill - Resub Device

 

Gyronny Or and vert, a wyvern argent maintaining a sword gules.

 

ROUGE SCARPE: Returned for conflict. This conflicts with Moira Kellahan (reg. 02/1997 via the Middle), "Per pale azure and purpure, a wyvern erect argent." There is one DC for the field, and none for the maintained sword. Moira has agreed to a Letter of Permission to conflict as the redesign (solely a change of color of the field and the maintained sword) will still conflict with her arms. Unfortunately additional conflicts were discovered this time around that were not noticed during the original submissions commentary. SENA, Appendix M says in part: "Dragons and wyverns were considered artistic variants of the same beast in period armory. Therefore, there is not a DC between them." http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixM SENA Appendix L says there's no DC between rampant, segreant, salient, sejant erect, and statant erect, as well as no DC between passant, statant, and courant. http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixL Therefore this conflicts with Brychan Tammas January of 1996 (via the East): Gyronny Or and azure, a dragon segreant argent, and Karina of the Far West November of 1987 (via the West): Azure, a wivern statant argent. It also may be in conflict with: Irene of Kensington May of 1970: Vert, a basilisk statant, wings addorsed, argent; and depending on how multiple heads are treated: Katrina Pietroff October of 2010 (via the West): Azure, a seven-headed hydra statant argent, and Jervisa Wainwright September of 1996 (via the Middle): Purpure chape nebuly argent, a four-headed hydra rampant argent.

 


 

8: Faraldr Sørkvir - New Name & New Device

 

Or, a chevron rompu between three grenades purpure.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel. Device returned for conflict with Lyse of Coeur d'Ennui February of 2002 (via Calontir): Or, a chevron rompu between three roses purpure barbed and seeded proper. There is one DC for changing the type of secondaries but that is the only one.

 


 

9: Frøkn mac Cannech - Resub Appeal of Kingdom Return of Device

 

Per saltire purpure and vert, a saltire eminois, in chief a cletic cross in fess two griffins passant and in base a griffin passant argent.

 

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Per saltire purpure and vert, a saltire erminois, between in cross a Celtic cross and three griffins passant argent. The ermine spots on the erminois are extremely small and would look better with fewer and larger spots. Our hope is that an artist note will be sufficient. This is a Resub Device and not a Resub Appeal of Kingdom Return of Device.

 

 


 

10: Iöfurr Ormarsson - New Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel <Iǫfurr Ormarsson>. According to commentary the <ö> becomes an <ǫ>.

 


 

11: Jean Yves de Chierebourg - New Badge

 

Argent, an ever vert and a bordure vert platy.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Argent, a ewer vert and a bordure vert platy.

 


 

12: Katherine Fixis - New Name & New Device

 

Argent, a compass rose gules, in base azure a wolf courant sinister argent.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Argent, a compass star gules, on a base azure a wolf courant sinister argent.

 


 

13: Maaicke van Zanten - Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

 

Argent, the kanji for "bright" and a base wavy azure.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Argent, the kanji for "Mei" ('bright') and a base wavy azure. This is a Resub of Device Change and not a Resub Appeal of Laural Return of Device.

 


 

14: Petrona da Manciano - New Badge

 

 (Fieldless) A pantheon regardant trippant argent, estoiled azure.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for redrawing. The estoiles were not identifiably as such and the position of the tail was not in a blazonable heraldic position.

 


 

15: Petrona da Manciano - New Badge

 

 (Fieldless) A pantheon regardant trippant azure, estoiled argent.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for redrawing. The estoiles were not identifiably as such and the position of the tail was not in a blazonable heraldic position.

 

 


 

16: Rijckaert van Utrecht - New Badge

 

Azure, a plate argent scaly sable.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for conflict and presumption with non-SCA armory. This conflicts with Joorkin Volz March of 2001 (via the West): Azure, a labyrinth argent. There is one DC for the scaly field treatment vs. the markings of the labyrinth. It presumes upon Palau September of 1995 (via Laurel): Azure, a bezant. Important non-SCA flag. There is one DC for the tincture of the roundel.

 


 

17: Rivenstar, Barony of - New Badge Change

 

 (Fieldless) On a tower azure, a rivenstar argent.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: (Fieldless) On a tower azure, a riven star argent. The use of a riven star is grandfathered to the group. This is a New Badge and not a Badge Change.

 


 

18: Sorcha inghen ui Dhonnchaidh - New Device Change

 

Gules, two flaunches sable fimbriated argent.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Returned for violation of SENA A.3.C (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A3C): "Peripheral ordinaries may not be voided or fimbriated..."

 


 

19: Takeda Fuyuuji - New Name & New Device

 

Vert, in cross four rustres within an annulet argent.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Vert, in cross four rustres within an annulet argent. The annulet should be drawn thicker but we hope an artist’s note will be sufficient.

 


 

20: Tamura of the Saii - New Name

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel. The name may have problems. The Saii were a minor tribe of Sarmatians (relatives of the Scythians) and may be considered to not have had contact with medieval Europe. There is this precedent: [January 2004 LoAR, R-East] Tomyris of the Sauromatae. Name. This name is being returned for multiple problems. These include: No evidence was found to support contact between medieval or Renaissance Europe and 6th C B.C. Scythian and/or Sauromatae cultures. It is eing sent up for more commentary and for Pelican Herald to decide if the Saii are a no contact culture.

 


 

21: Wilhelm Michalik - New Augmentation of Arms

Sable, in fess a tree eradicated argent and another Or and for augmentation in base a quill pen argent enflamed proper.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Sable, in fess a tree eradicated argent and another Or and for augmentation in base a quill pen argent enflamed proper.

 


 

22: Yngerame Erskyn - New Name & New Device

 

Ermine, on a chevron gules three calamaries argent.

 

ROUGE SCARPE:  Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the Blazon: Ermine, on a chevron gules three calamaries chevronwise argent.

 


 

 

In Service to Crown and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

 

Rouge Scarpe:

Konrad Mailander
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