June 15, 2004

Greetings unto Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, Dragon, Mistress Elena de Vexin, Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Ana Linch, Escutcheon Herald.


1) Alexander Kyppyn Kirkcaldy (M) -- Badge Resubmission --Quarterly, argent and purpure, a tower counterchanged, a border engrailed azure.
(March of the Winged Hills)

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Client resubmitted two badge devices, hoping one will be registrated. Per Pale, argent purpure, a tower counterchanged, a border engrailed azure has been returned for lack of funds.

2) Alexander Kyppyn Kirkcaldy (M) -- Device and Badge Releases
(March of the Winged Hills)

The client wishes to release the following badges/devices:

Per pale sable and argent, a standing balance counterchanged, on a chief gules three mullets argent. (reg'd January 1997)

Per pale sable and argent, a standing balance counterchanged, on a chief azure three mullets argent (reg'd January 1997)

Sable, a pretzel and on a bordure argent eight keys in annulo sable. (reg'd May 1996)

3) Aurelia Iuliana (F) -- New Name and Device -- Vert increscenty Or, a wolf ululant sejant contourney argent
(Canton of Mystic Straits)

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[Aurelia] -- "The First Thousand Years of British Names," by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn
[Aurelius] is referenced throught the SCA Herald's Medieval Name Archive:
http://www.larp.com/legioxx/nomina.html siting examples of women's names: [Aurelia Leite] and [Aurelia Philmatio]

[Iuliana] -- [Iuliana] has a historical reference in the person and life of St. Juliana.

"Juliana suffered martyrdom during the Diocletian persecution (ie AD 302-305, ed. note)"

Client would actually prefer the registration of "Juliana" rather then "Iuliana" and is not that interested in authenticity.

4) Caterina Delrosso (F) -- New Name and Device -- Gules, a winged lion rampant sable fimbriated argent within a bordure sable semy of roundels argent.
(Marche of the Marches)

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[Caterina] -- Census of Florence (1427-1480)
Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study

[Delrosso] -- Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532
Family Names Appearing in the Catasto of 1427

Client wants her name to fit her nickname "Caterina the Red" and wants an Italian persona. According to her paperwork she writes "The Italian word for red is 'rosso.'

5) Gin Taras (M) -- Changing Name
(Shire of Ravenslake)

Client wishes to change "Douglas of Ravenslake" (reg'd July 2003) to [Gin Taras].

"Dictionary of Period Russian Names: Section 6 by Paul Goldschmidt:

[Gin] -- "young"
Eukhim Gin, Ourutsk servant, c. 1545 [Tup103]

[Taras] -- var. Taarasii. Section T-U
Tarasii - "to disturb" c. Tarasii Timofeev syn Kuramzin (1566) [RIB XIV 75]


6) Hrafnhildr Mikaelsdottir (F) -- Device Resubmission -- Argent, a raven rising sable and on a chief rayonny gules, two spears in saltire argent.

(Esct. Note: Except for the Letter of Return, the client has provided no contact information except for the consulting herald: Geoffrey of Wroxeter.)

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The client submitted the return letter she had recieved by Rory Dragon when he was doing the Rouge Scarpe position dated Sept 2, 2003. In the letter, it states the reason for being returned: " ..your device submission, Argent, a raven rising wings addorsed and inverted proper, and a chief rayonny gules, has been returned for conflict. It conflicts with the registered arms of Stephen Grimfalcon de Norfolk (reg. 12/87): Argent, a falcon striking sable within a bordure gules."

7) Kalara Madarasz (F) -- New Name and Device -- Sable, a chief argent, three crescents purpure, a pegasus argent
(Canton of Brackendalve)

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[Kalara] -- St. Gabriel Academy Report 2765 (url not provided) [Kalara] is a modern spelling but it is believed that it would be spelled the same way in the 16th century.

[Madarasz] -- {mada/r} in Hungarian means " fowler, bird-catcher; one who raises or trains birds." [Madarasz] c. 1402
In the bibliography at the bottom of the report: "Further research suggests that it is unlikely that a woman would have been identified by an occupational byname refering to her husband . . . A woman might have been indentnfied (sic) as her husband's wife, but only in a form that omits her given name entirely."

8) Michael Magnus (M) -- Changing Name
(Barony Fenix)

Client wishes to change his name from Magnus de Timberlake (reg. Jun '03) to [Michael Magnus].

[Michael] -- "A Statistical Survey of Given Names in Essex Co., England, 1182-1272" by Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Also, client's mundane name and has submitted a copy of his SCA membership card as proof.

[Magnus] -- Reaney & Wilson, "A Dictionary of English Surnames," p. 294 c. Hugo Magnus, 1114.

9) Michalato Cappelli (M) -- New Name and Device -- Vert, in pale a heron proper volant to sinister and three chevronelles braced argent.

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[Michalato] -- "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names," by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek, Oct. 1999

[Cappelli] -- Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532

10) Rivenvale, Shire of -- New Device -- Vert, on a pile azure fimbriated argent, an angel contourney maintaining a sword argent, in dexter chief a laurel wreath Or.
(name reg'd Oct. '02)

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Their former device: Azure, a pile fimbriated argent, overall a serpah contourney maintaining a sword argent, in dexter chief a laurel wreath overall Or was returned by Laurel, Oct. '02

Petition is included.


In Service to the Dream,

Lady Ana Linch


Rouge Scarpe Elena de Vexin Joann E. Peek
306 Lively Lane
Burns Harbor, IN 46304
Escutcheon: Ana Linch Jo Ann Ewbank
1106 Woodsum
Jackson, MI 49203
Dragon: Rory mac Feidhlimidh Kevin L. Conlin
820 E Monroe Bloomington, IL 61701

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