July 15 2003 

Greetings unto Mistress Elena de Vexin, Dragon; Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh , Rouge Scarpe ; and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke, Escutcheon. 


Here are the June 2003 submissions for your consideration and commentary. All submissions will allow major and minor changes unless otherwise noted. All commentary should be sent to the Rouge Scarpe Herald, Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, early enough to arrive by August 25, 2003, with copies to Dragon and me.  

1)Bran of Lough Derg. (F) Device Resubmission. Or, a raven displayed proper perched upon a crescent inverted gules, a bordure embattled sable.

(McCordsville, IN)

{Name reg’d:11/89}

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Original device, Or, in pale a bird displayed sable perched atop a crescent inverted gules, between the horns a mountain of three peaks couped sable. returned 06/00 by Laurel:

The device has three different types of charge in the same charge group, violating the rule of thumb in RfS VIII.1.a. Armorial Simplicity, ... As another guideline, three or more types of charges should not be used in the same group.

This resubmission has omitted the mountains and added a bordure.

2) Magnus Vargsson. (M) New Name and Device. Gyronny arrondy of 12 azure and argent, a mule and a turtle rampant addorsed Or.


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[Magnus]~Geirr Bassi Haraldsspn’s “The Old Norse Name” no page cited.

[Vargsson]~ constructed from [Vargr] found in “Norrsk-Isla:ndska Dpopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fra*n Medeltiden” by E. H. Lind, (Upsala & Leipzig:1905-1915, sup Oslo, Uppsala and Kobenahavn: 1931), s. n Vargr dated ca 1100, 1240. 

Client will NOT accept MAJOR changes, cares most about having a Scandinavian language/culture name and wants a name authentic to 14th century Sweden. 

3) Maire of Glencoe. (F) Name Resubmission.

(Canton of Rimsholt)

[Máire]- Donnchadh Ó Corráin and Fidelma Maguire, Irish Names, 2nd edition (Dublin, Ireland: Lilliput Press, 1990).

Woulfe, Patrick, Irish Names and Surnames, Special Revised Edition (Kansas City, MO: Irish Genealogical Foundation, 1992). Also found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Maire.shtml

[Glencoe] – clan Donald; Donald J. Mc Donald of Castleton, pps. 195-226.

Original name [Mailse of Glencoe] submission returned by Rouge Scarpe 03/03 for lack of documentation for [Mailse]. Client wants and Irish given name with a Scottish place name.  


4) Marie Boleyn. (F) Device Resubmission. Purpure, a maiden arms upraised Or, on a chief argent a dachshund statant gules.

(Muskegan, MI)

{Name reg’d:11/98}

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Original device returned by Laurel 11/02 for a non-period depiction of a maiden (she was vested in a halter and harem paints). Client has redrawn the maiden in western clothing and changed the tincture of the dachshund to gules (original was sable). 

5) Melchor Stoneteeth. (M) Device Resubmission. Argent, masoned sable, a bull rampant guardant sable, on a chief embattled azure a sword fesswise reversed argent.


{Name reg’d:2/95}

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Original device (Argent masoned sable, goutty de sang, a bull rampant guardant sable and on a chief embattled azure a sword reversed argent ) returned by Laurel 9/96 for redraw. This submission is a new variant. 

6) Shih Tan Po. (M) Name and Device Resubmission. Sable, a wheel emflamed and in chief two natural tigers couchant and respectant Or marked sable.

(Springfield, IL)

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Original name and device submission returned by Rouge Scarpe 4/03 because the documentation was very difficult to adequately summarize.

Names found in “In Search of Your Asian Roots: Genealogical Research on Chinese Surnames” by Sheau-yueh J. Chao pp.160,170, 149 Also various searches at the website http://www.Chineseroots.com

In the following the Wades-Giles romanization is listed first in brackets and the Pinyin in parenthesis after) 


“The chineseroots.com website shows the surname <Shi3> as being in use well before our period.  Legend places it at the mid-third millenium BC; concrete records have it back to at least 722 BC, with other examples in various other times ranging up to the late Ming Dynasty (AD 1368-1644).  The character means "history," and the etymology given by that website seems likely.” ~from Zacarias’ commentary on the client’s documentation in the original submission. 

The next two elements are a familiar name. While the romanization is the same as previously submitted the characters are different. The name [Tan Po] (Tan2 Bo2) can be translated as ‘deeply changes color in the face’. This descriptive familiar byname would be appropriate for a Buddhist monk persona. For exact characters see http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/3919/atoz.html under the appropriate entries. Client wants a Mandarin name. 


Client has re-colored his device (original submission had the tigers orange-red which could not be properly called either gules or Or).  

7) Zygmunt Nadratowski. (M) Device Resubmission. Per pale argent gules, a cross Osmorog with roundels at each point, Sable.

(Spring Arbor, MI)

{Name reg’d:??/??-sent to Laurel 9/02}

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Device returned by Rouge Scarpe 9/02 for redraw because the client’s drawing did not closely resemble his documentation for what would be the first registration of this Polish-heraldry specific charge.

Client supplied documentation of the cross Osmorog as a period Polish charge dated to 1584 in one item and 1503 in another. The items are written in Polish and Latin. Pictures of the charge in his documentation can be viewed online at http://www.geocities.com/Esctherald/0207/osmorog1.gif and http://www.geocities.com/Esctherald/0207/osmorog2.gif  




In Service to the Dream,

Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke 



Angharad Rhos Tewdwr of Pembroke

Anne Krone 

3846 S Wayne Dr.  

La Porte IN 46350 



Elena de Vexin 

Joann E. Peek 

306 Lively Lane 

Burns Harbor IN 46304 


Rouge Scarpe:

Rory mac Feidhlimidh 

Kevin L. Conlin 

820 E Monroe 

Bloomington, IL 61701 


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