March 25th, 2016

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 February 8th, 2015 ILoI.

My thanks to Calybrid Ine Tere, Daniel the Broc, Chaya Simcha bat Yonah, Katherine Coscombe, Coblaith Muimnech, Alan Fairfax, Selene of the Sky, Alys Mackyntoich, Saito Takauji, Piotr Zavilov, and Gunnvor silfraharr 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=3710

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.


P1: Ronain Mac Duibh -New Name & New Device 

Purpure, a crescent pendant argent charged with a cat's eye gules..

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel as <Ronan Mac Duibh>. Rónáin is the genitive form (possessive case) of the name. The nominative case, which us what would be used for given names, is Rónán. SENA Appendix D.C allows dropping accents in Irish Gaelic names so long as it is done throughout so since the accents were dropped in the submitted name they have also been dropped in the corrected spelling. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Purpure, on a crescent argent a cat's eye gules.

These were item #4 on the January ILoI and they were pended for administrative reasons on the February ILoAR. The reason for that pend has been cleared up.


1: Ástriðr Árnarðóttír -New Device

Per saltire azure and gules, three greyhounds two and one sejant regardant argent.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per saltire azure and gules, three greyhounds sejant regardant argent. Two and one is the default for three charges on a field and thus does not need to be blazoned. The registered spelling of the submitters name is <Ástriðr Arnardóttir>. There is a a possible conflict with Cuán MacDaige - "Checky azure and Or, three mastiffs sejant argent each gorged of a coronet gules."  There is 1 DC for the field. Not sure if the coronets count for a DC as collars do not on canines.
2: Bethóc MacDonald of Cnoc -Resub Device

Sable, a sun between six mullets of six points in annulo, a bordure Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Sable, a sun between six mullets of six points in annulo, a bordure Or.


3: Buckmaster Thomas -New Name 

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel.


4: Cera Eiríks Kona -New Name Change & New Device

Sable, a winged rabbit rampant addorned with stag's antlers Or

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Sable, a winged rabbit rampant addorned with stag's antlers Or.


5: Eschina MacDonell -New Name

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel as <Eschina MacDonyll>. The desired spelling <MacDonell> could not be found in Scotland in period. I did find the spelling in Anglicized Irish records but the submitter did not allow major changes which precludes changes in language. A slight change of spelling such as the change of a vowel as in this case is considered a Minor Change, which the submitter allows.  Black s.n. MacDonald has the period spellings MakDonald (1571), M'Donnyle (1326), McDonyll (1521). McDonyll expands to <MacDonyll> for registration, and seem to be the smallest change from the submitted. <Eschina MacDonell> should be registerable as a mixed language name but submitter would need to contact Rouge Scarpe at rougescarpe@midrealm.org and give permission to make the language change while it is still in commentary at the Laurel level.

Revision. Within minutes of posting to OSCAR this precedent was found:
"Changing the language of an element *without changing the spelling* is not considered a change at all. Precedent says: "A change in language is generally considered a major change, which the submitter does not allow. However, a "change" that does not change the spelling of the name cannot be a major change, or even a minor change." [Lucian Artz, Nov. 2011 LoAR, A-Atlantia]" Which means that permission to make the language change is not needed since it would not change the spelling. If the submitter has a preference for one of the documented Scottish spellings instead of the submitted one they should still contact Rouge Scarpe.

Note for submitters. The byname was documented with Wikipedia. Though Wikipedia can be a useful starting point it is not acceptable for documentation as names are often normalized to modern spellings.


6: Grey Gargoyles, Canton of the -New Device Change

Per fess embattled azure and argent masoned azure, a laurel wreath argent, all within a bordure sable.

ROUGE SCARPE: Returned for redrawing. This emblazon has several issues. The line of division is high enough to blur the line between a chief and a fess which violates SENA A.2.C.2. (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A2C2). From the first example for that section
"A per fess field division that is too high can be confused with a chief." This is the primary cause of return. The bordure is too narrow, it should be 2-4 times as thick. Also the embattlements should be deeper.

7: Jok Turnour -Resub Device

Paly of six, azure and argent, cinquefoil vert, orle Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Paly of six, azure and argent, cinquefoil vert, orle Or.


8: Khawlah bint Yahya ibn Husayn -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted Or and sable, a lotus in profile purpure and a lit arabic lamp Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per chevron inverted Or and sable, a lotus in profile purpure and a lit arabic lamp Or.

9: Margaret MacLeod -Resub Device

Sable, a sun between six mullets of six points in annulo Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Sable, a sun between six mullets of six points in annulo Or.


10: Wendell of Dark River -Resub Badge

(Fieldless) A boar statant to sinister azure, breathing fire and charged on the shoulder with a valknut Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) On a boar statant contourny azure flammant a valknut Or.

11: Wilhelm Kith Atzinger -Resub Device

Azure on a bend sinister between a sun in his splendor and a fleur-de-lys Or, three Catherine's wheels gules.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Azure on a bend sinister between a sun in his splendor and a fleur-de-lys Or, three Catherine's wheels gules.



In Service to Crown and College,


Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

 

Rouge Scarpe:

Konrad Mailander
Dale Niederhauser
110 Dodge St.
Swanton, OH 43558
rougescarpe@midrealm.org