July 28th, 2017

Greetings unto all who read these words from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald, filling in for Sybella of Dragon's Mark, Rouge Scarpe Herald,


This is the Middle Kingdom Letter of Acceptance and Returns for the items on the June 17th 2017 ILoI.

My thanks to all 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=4535

SENA refers to The Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory, the current rules for submissions.

My decision and comments are prefaced with DRAGON: and are in red. Items that are accepted will be forwarded to Laurel as a Middle LoI posted on OSCAR.
1: Aline Swynbroke -New Badge

(Fieldless) A quatrefoil barry argent and vert.

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) A quatrefoil barry vert and argent.
2: Americk Gilead -Resub Device

Argent, a bend sinister gules cotised and overall a raven displayed sable.

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Argent, a bend sinister gules cotised and overall a raven displayed sable.
3: Brynniulfr Herleifsson -Resub Device

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.

DRAGON: 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. There was a coloration issue with the vert looking grey. It has been adjusted with the permission of the submitter.


4: Brynniulfr Herleifsson -New Badge

(Fieldless) A bear rampant regardant argent, collared and chained with a broken chain vert, maintaining a grozing iron sable.

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: (Fieldless) A bear rampant regardant argent, collared and chained with a broken chain vert, maintaining a grozing iron sable.


5: Caerhart, Canton of -New Branch Name & New Device

Argent, a hart standant affrontte sable, within a laurel wreath vert, a border embattled gules.

DRAGON: Branch name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Argent, a hart at gaze sable within a laurel wreath vert, a border embattled gules.
6: Destinee L'Evesque -New Name & New Device

Azure, a dog's head couped to sinister and an orle Or.

DRAGON: Name forwarded to Laurel as <Dustyne L'Evesque>. The submitted given name <Destinee> could not be found as a given name and the Legal Name Allowance does not allow for variant spellings. The submitter could use their legal name of Destiny under the allowance if they wish. It was changed to the given name they provided documentation for. Device returned for redraw. The dog's head was not identifiable as drawn. 
7: Donald MacBrew -Resub Device

Vert, triskelion of arms armored argent within a bordure embattles argent.


DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Vert, a triskelion of armored arms within a bordure embattled argent.

8: Iofurr Ormarsson -Resub Device

Argent, on a Thor's hammer purpure; Othala, Wunjo, Algiz, Ingwaz in pale argent.


DRAGON: Returned for redraw. The Thor's hammer is now identifiable which corrects the problem of the previous return. Unfortunately now the runes have become unidentifiable. I would suggest that the handle of the hammer be made slightly wider and the runes thicker. A better blazon would be: Argent, on a Thor's hammer purpure in pale the runes Othala, Wunjo, Algiz, Ingwaz argent.
9: Katayoun bint Siavash -Resub Name

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel. The submitter asked for a wholly Persian name if possible and much discussion and several possibilities were put forth in internal commentary. We are sending it up for more commentary at Laurel level.
10: Kingdom of the Middle -New Badge

Azure, two mullets of eight in bend Or.

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Azure, two mullets of eight in bend Or.
11: Lette de Cherselawe -New Device

DRAGON: Returned for the depiction of the charge in the semy. The charge making up the semy is not identifiable as a quadrefoil or a cross. From the October 2016 LoAR return "the primary charge is a shape with four lobes that lack the narrowing towards the center that the leaves of a quatrefoil have" [Daniel de la Guerre via Lochac], a description that also applies here.

12: Líadan Liathán -New Name & New Device

Argent, a blackbird singing close proper between three crescents gules.

DRAGON: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Argent, a blackbird singing proper between three crescents gules.
13: Odlyn Onesocke -Resub Device

Quarterly vert and sable, a polypus argent.

DRAGON: Return for Conflict with Geoffrey d'Ayr of Montalban: Azure, a polypus argent. (March of 2012 via the East). There is 1 DC for the field but that is the only one. There is a strong possibility that the four armed polypus would not be registerable without period evidence.

14: Odlyn Onesocke -Resub Badge

(Fieldless) A polypus argent.

DRAGON: Return for Conflict with Geoffrey d'Ayr of Montalban: Azure, a polypus argent. (March of 2012 via the East). There is 1 DC for the field but that is the only one. There is a strong possibility that the four armed polypus would not be registerable without period evidence.
15: Paulos Dyrrachiou (Παúλος Δυῤῥαχíου) -New Name & New Device

Per fess azure and vert, in pale a spearhead and a crescent Or.

DRAGON: Name forwarded to Laurel as <Paulos Dyrrachiou>. "Names will only be registered in the Latin script", http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#NPN2C. The submitter should be aware that the construction may be <Paulos tou Dyrrachiou>. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Per fess azure and vert, in pale a spearhead and a crescent Or. The submitter should be aware that the charges should be drawn larger to better fill the space.
16: Rosie Dubroc -New Name & New Device

Argent a rose gules barbed and seeded proper within a chaplet of thorns and leaves vert.

DRAGON: Name forwarded to Laurel. Device forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Argent a rose gules barbed and seeded proper within a chaplet of thorns and leaves vert. There may be a conflict with Adelaide de Beaumont - "Argent, a pimpernel gules, slipped and leaved, within a bordure vert."
It is being sent on so that it can be compared to the emblazon since it is an older registration.

17: Slany bean Uillic -New Device

Argent, two rats combatant each maintaining a knife gules.

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Argent, two rats combatant each maintaining a knife gules. The maintained knives may be too small for identifiably but that is a call for Wreath Herald.
18: Thorsteinn Ulfarson -New Name

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel as <Thorsteinn Ulfarsson>.
19: Wendell of Dark River -Resub Device

Lozengy Or and azure a pale gules, a dragon rampant vert overall.

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Lozengy Or and azure, a pale gules, overall a dragon vert.
20: Ynes de Jaen -New Device

Azure, a fess above 3 lotus blossoms afronty argent.

DRAGON: Forwarded to Laurel with the blazon: Azure, a fess and in base three lotus blossoms affronty argent.


April 22: Wodebok Adamsone -New Name

DRAGON: Name returned. Name was pended awaiting feedback from the submitter on the July ILoAR. Wodebok is a 14th Century nickname style byname and is too early for the pattern of using bynames as given names. Submitter's reply only offered other options with Wodebok as a given name.


In Service to Crown and College,


Meister Konrad Mailander

 

Dragon Herald:

Konrad Mailander
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