June 24, 2015

Greetings unto all who read these words from Meister Konrad Mailander, Rouge Scarpe Herald,


This is the Middle Kingdom Letter of Acceptance and Returns for the items on the May 9th, 2015 ILoI.

My thanks to Arwyn of Leicester, Basil Dragonstrike, Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Magnus von Lbeck, Chaya Simcha bat Yonah, Piotr Zavilov, Alys Mackyntoich, Andreas Lucernensis, Vettorio Antonello, Sneferu sa Djedi, and ffride wlffsdotter for their commentary.

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=3244

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: Alice the Bard - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and gules, on a bed sinister sable between two feather quills bendwise sinister counterchanged, three latin crosses argent.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per bend sinister argent and gules, on a bend sinister sable between two quill pens bendwise sinister counterchanged three Latin crosses argent.


2: Aurora Lucia Marinella - Resub Device

Per pale gules and azure a fesswise flag fan and a fesswise cushion Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per pale gules and azure, a flag fan fesswise and a cushion Or. This seems to be the defining registration of a "flag fan" which requires documentation. Fortunately commenters were able to provide period examples.

3: Aurora Lucia Marinella - Resub Badge

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

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) On a cushion per fess azure and gules a demi-sun issuant from the line of division Or.


4: Aurora Lucia Marinella - New Badge

Per pale gules and azure seme of eyes argent irised sable.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per pale gules and azure, semy of eyes argent irised sable.


5: Boen van der Meere - New Badge

On a book per pale azure and gules an eye argent irised sable.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) On an open book per pale azure and gules an eye argent irised sable.


6: Ciara inghean u Dermot - New Name & New Device

Vert, a saltire Or between in pale purpure two rolling pins tawny and in fess two needles and thimbles sable. Overall, a cat's head white proper and erased, orbed vert with a sable chef's hat covering it's left eye.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel as <Ceara inghean u Diarmada>. From the commentary: "<Ciara> has not been documented as a period spelling. We have evidence of <Cera> (pre-1200) or <Ceara> (post-1200). The submitter is combining Gaelic and Anglicized Irish in the same name phrase, which is not permitted. She can have one or the other. Going with 14th cen. Gaelic per her authenticity request: < Ceara> is a late period form of a Gaelic saint's name [Ceara MacElea, 10/2010 LoAR, A-Outlands]. < inghean u> is used to form post-1200 Clan Affiliation Bynames for women, per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#clanaffiliationbyname) In order to form a Clan Affiliation Byname, the clan ancestor's name needs to be in the genitive form. For the 14th century, <Diarmada> is the genitive form of <Diarmaid>, found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Diarmait.shtml) with relevant Annals dates of 1313, 1325, 1336. So <Ceara inghean u Diarmada> is the closest thing to an authentic 14th cen. Gaelic name using these elements." This is the form sent forward as it seems to meet the submitters request. If they would rather have an Anglicized Irish name instead they should contact Rouge Scarpe as soon as possible.

Device returned for a multitude of reasons which include:

It does not appear that a chef's hat or rolling pin has been registered before as a charge. The American rolling pin depicted is a 19th century invention. For the defining instance of a charge it needs to be documented as a period heraldic charge or artifact. See SENA A.2.B. http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A2B for description of attested and constructed charges. Also with the hat obscuring the cat's eye there may be problems with identifiability.

7: (Konrad Mailander) - Resub Name

Goldstreitkolben Herold

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel. This is a Heraldic Title and was listed on the ILoI under the Heraldic title. It should have been under the submitters name.


8: Lynette de Warenne - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pale endorsed azure, three bowen crosses Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Argent, on a pale endorsed azure three Bowen crosses Or.


9: Nikolai Vasilei Stefanov - Resub Name

ROUGE SCARPE:  Forwarded to Laurel. Does the submitter want <Nikola> or <Nikolai>? <Nikola> appears in Wickenden 2nd ed., sn. Nikolai (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/n.html), as a diminutive: <Nikola Mud'ius'koi> 1517-18.
10: Soffya von Kulpe - New Badge

(Fieldless) On a water bouget gules, two ermine tails argent.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) On a water bouget gules, two ermine spots argent.







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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