May 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 April 8th, 2016 ILoI.

My thanks to Christopher Devereux, Thora Grimudottir, Katherine Coscombe, ffride wlffsdotter, Seraphina Delfino, Arwyn of Leicester, Gawain of Miskbridge, Aria Gemina Mala, Andreas Lucernensis for their commentary.

If you would like to see the documentation or commentary for this letter please go to http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=4&loi=3821

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: Andreas Blacwode -New Name Change & New Augmentation of Arms

Purpure, a winged sea unicorn between in fess two rapiers and for augmentation on a chief wavy argent a dragon passant vert sustaining a harp Or, and for augmentation in base a drakkar argent.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel  with the blazon: Purpure, a winged sea unicorn between in fess two rapiers and for augmentation on a chief wavy argent a dragon passant vert sustaining a harp Or, and for augmentation in base a drakkar argent. This is a New Change of Augmentation of Arms adding the submitters second augmentation. As you may only have one augmented device registered the previous augmented arms will be replaced by this change.
2: Catherine Turner -New Name

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel.


3: Gwydion Gwrando -New Name & New Device 

Per chevron sable and vert two trefoils of oak leaves and a hawk migrant to chief Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Name returned for lack of documentation for the byname. All that was provided was an unattested claim that <Gwrando> was Welsh for "listen". We were able to verify that
<Gwrando> does have that meaning but no indication that it was used as a byname or follows an attested pattern for Welsh bynames was found. Submitter would need to show that <Gwrando> was used in period as a byname or that it follows a documentable pattern of period practice.

Device returned along with the name. If the name had not had problems of its own the device would have been returned for redrawing for its own issues. The per chevron line of division is two low, it should extend above the mid point of the escutcheon so that it divides the field into roughly equal portions. Here the point of the line of division just reaches the fess line and the sable area is significantly larger than the vert. Commenters had difficulty identifying the oak leaves.  The hawk was recognizable as a bird but not necessarily a hawk. There is a step from period practice for use of hawk migrant but that is the only one. Colored pencils are also not the best media, the sable specifically could use to be colored in darker and more solidly.


4: Rśnvišarstašr, Shire of -Resub Device 

Per pale azure and sable, a Norse sun cross Or between 4 crescents in saltire horns outward and in base a laurel wreath argent.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per pale azure and sable, a Norse sun cross Or between four crescents in saltire horns outward and in base a laurel wreath argent. There was concern that the crescents were a little too small. The crescents and the laurel wreath should be about the same side. Our hope is that a artists note will be deemed sufficient. The registered spelling of the shire's name is <Runvišarstašr>.


5: Rśnvišarstašr, Shire of -Resub Badge 

Per pale azure and sable, in pale a crescent argent and a Norse cross Or.

ROUGE SCARPE: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per pale azure and sable, in pale a crescent argent and a Norse cross Or. The registered spelling of the shire's name is <Runvišarstašr>.


6: Sigrķkr Sigślfsson -New Name & New Device

Gyronny of six vert and argent, three wolves courant in annulo argent tongues gules, in chief, a "T" rune gules.


ROUGE SCARPE: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Gyronny of six vert and argent, three wolves courant in annulo argent, in chief, a Tiwaz rune gules.



In Service to Crown and College,


Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

 

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