October 16th 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 September 4th, 2015 ILoI.

My thanks to Maridonna Benvenuti, Jean Yves de Chierebourg, Alys Mackyntoich, Matilda Wynter, Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, Juetta Copin, Chaya Simcha bat Yonah, Calybrid Ine Tere, Cecily Goshawke, Tanczos Istvan, Katherine Coscombe, Dorcas Whitecap, ffride wlffsdotter, and Andreas Lucernensis  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=3458

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: Adallasia di Simon Varzi -New Name & New Device 

Quarterly azure and ermine, in bend two domestic cats statant winged argent.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel as <Adallasia moglie di Simon Varzi>. Submitter indicated that the desired meaning of the name was Adallasia "wife of" Simon Varzi. Adallasia di Simon Varzi can mean Adallasia "wife of" Simon Varzi but it could also mean Adallasia "daughter of" Simon Varzi. Adallasia moglie di Simon Varzi clearly means Adallasia "wife of" Simon Varzi and upon consulting with the submitter about her preferences she chose to go with <Adallasia moglie di Simon Varzi>. Her husband's name <Simon Varzi> is also on this letter and he has provided a letter of permission to claim relationship.

Device returned for Presumption due to the appearance of marshaling. Ermine is protected as the arms of Brittany and is even mentioned in SENA that it may cause the appearance of marshaling SENA A.6.F.3.a.:
"As the protected arms of Brittany are Ermine, the use of an uncharged ermine section or sections when combined with a charged section creates the appearance of marshalling." http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A6F3a  
If the ermine quarter were a different fur, or a plain tincture, it would be okay, but "Ermine" happens to be the arms of Brittany.


2: Ádam Mac Aoidh -New Badge 

(Fieldless) A thistle within and conjoined to an annulet Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) A thistle within and conjoined to an annulet Or. There was question in commentary whether this would conflict with the Barony of al-Barran's badge  registered in February of 1991 (via the Outlands): (Fieldless) A Russian thistle (tumbleweed) bush within an annulet Or. A Russian thistle and a thistle are different plants that bear no resemblance to each other and should be clear.

3: Anton Stark -New Badge 

Gules, on a plate between flaunches OR an octagon azure.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Gules, on a plate between flaunches OR an octagon azure. If his name change (Item 18) is registered submitter would like this badge to be associated with this name.


4: Antonio Cellini -New Device Change 

Per pale sable and Or, two sharks haurient embowed respectant on a chief two Maltese crosses all counterchanged.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per pale sable and Or, two sharks haurient embowed respectant on a chief two Maltese crosses all counterchanged.


5: Brigit inghean Niallán -New Name & New Device 

Per chevron azure and vert, an owl, 2 arrows bendwise in chief Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel as <Brigit ingen Nialláin>. Niallán is the nominative form of a masculine name found in the 9th century. A patronymic byname in Gaelic uses the genitive form of the father's name, which is <Nialláin>. Because the father's name is pre-1200, the patronymic marker also must be pre-1200. The byname therefore was changed to <ingen Nialláin>.

Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per chevron azure and vert an owl and in chief two arrows bendwise Or.


6: Fáelán mac Eógain meic Máel Dúin -New Device Change 

Per pale argent and azure two falcons striking respectant and a triskellion of spirals counter changed.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per pale argent and azure two falcons striking respectant and a triskellion of spirals counter changed. The emblazon used a very light blue for the azure portions. With the submitter's approval it has been recolored to be a proper heraldic azure.


7: Florica Joldea -New Name & New Device 

Argent, on a cross quadrate sable between four hearts gules a rabbit sejant erect argent.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. The citation provided for <Florica> has some problems. First the link was dead. Secondly when the page was found using the Wayback machine the following phrase was near the beginning "This is NOT a very complete nor purely accurate list..." marking it as not a reliable source. Reference to a Domnița Florica aka Florica Pătraşcu has been found who was the illegitimate daughter of Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazu(l) or Mihai Bravu) who was the Prince of Wallachia (1593–1601), of Transylvania (1599–1600), and of Moldavia (1600) has been found so this is being sent on for further commentary.

Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon:
Argent, on a cross quadrate sable between four hearts gules a rabbit sejant erect argent.


8: Johannes Drechseldt -New Name & New Device 

Quarterly Or and gules a cross between in bend two mascles counterchanged.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Quarterly Or and gules a cross between in bend two mascles counterchanged.


9: Malie bean mhic Aoidh -New Badge 

(Fieldless) A thistle within and conjoined to an annulet gules.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) A thistle within and conjoined to an annulet gules.


10: Oswyn Swann -New Name

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel.


11: Päivä Kaukotar -New Name & New Device 

Vert, a reindeer head erased Or within an orle Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. The submitter requested a female name and should be aware that Päivä appears to be a male given name. Päivi seems to be the modern female form but we are unsure if it can be documented to period. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Vert, a reindeer head erased within an orle Or.


12: Peter Grau von Bremen -New Badge

(Fieldless) A key bendwise wards to chief argent enfiling an annulet Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) A key bendwise wards to chief argent enfiling an annulet Or.


13: Ragnvaldr Jónsson -Resub Device 

Per pale sable and azure, a drakkar and on a chief triangular argent a sword inverted and a spear crossed in saltire azure.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per pale sable and azure, a drakkar and on a chief triangular argent a sword inverted and a spear crossed in saltire azure.


14: Rhiannon Siobhán Shynane -New Augmentation of Arms 

Azure, on a bend sable fimbriated between two moons in their plenitude four crosses barby palewise all argent, and for augmentation on a chief argent a pale gules surmounted by a dragon passant vert.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Azure, on a bend sable fimbriated between two moons in their plenitude four crosses barby palewise all argent, and for augmentation on a chief argent a pale gules surmounted by a dragon passant vert.


15: Simon Varzi -New Name & New Device 

Per saltire argent and sable, a saltire gules between in pale a sheaf of arrows and an abacus sable.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per saltire argent and sable, a saltire gules between in pale a sheaf of arrows and an Oriental abacus sable. The arrows were not colored in on the form submitted and have been colored in so it could move on.


16: Sofia Crivelli -New Name Change

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel. This name can be documented to Italian but not the 11th century. If the submitter really wants an 11th century name they can look at "Names from the Signet of Matilda of Tuscany" by Alys Mackyntoich (KWHSS 2015) (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwG5gcriehyYd3hEZ294aFZ4dkU/view).


17: Titus Sharper -New Name & New Device 

Per saltire argent and vert, a hanging balance Or within a bordure azure.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per saltire argent and vert, a hanging balance Or within a bordure azure.


18: Wiglaf Gheri sune -New Name Change

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel.


In Service to Crown and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

 

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