November 15, 2005

Greetings unto Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh, Dragon, Lady Phebe Bonadeci, Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting members of the Midrealm College of Heralds; from Lady Ana Linch, Escutcheon Herald. Unless noted, clients will accept minor changes and a holding name.

All comments are due by December 25th.



1) Adriana Laurend (F) -- New Name
(Fearann na Criche)

Client will accept all changes and is interested in 1300/1400's Dutch or Flemish

[Adriana] -- "Vlaamse Vronwennamen," compiled by Guntram von Wolkenstein ( The article lists the name from the Kortrijk region between1391-1428.

[Laurend] -- "15th Century Dutch Names: Surnames," by Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( [Laurenz] 1478

[-end] -- means daughter, whereas "enz" means son. According to the paperwork she got this from a native Dutch individual in the Netherlands.


2) Artemas de Grimsby -- Device Resubmission -- Per chevron embattled gules and sable, two lions heads reguardant Or, langued vert, a sundial Or.
(Terre Haute, IN)
(Name reg'd Sept '01)

His last device resubmission (Chequy sable and gules, three lion heads erased contourny Or) was returned by RS Aug '03: "This design is exactly the same as his previous one, which was returned by Rouge Scarpe on 8/00 for poor contrast. To quote RfS VIII.2.b.iv Good Contrast: "Elements divided into multiple parts of two different tinctures must have good contrast between their parts. For example, checky argent and gules is acceptable, but checky azure and gules is not." By parity of reasoning, 'Checky sable and gules' is also poor contrast."

(Esct Note: Client glued the escutcheon onto the form, that's why it doesn't quite fit.)

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3) Birna Gunnlaugsdttir -- New Device -- Argent, on a chevron vert between three irises purpue slipped and leaved proper, five crescents argent
(Strongsville, OH)
(Name sent to Laurel Oct '05)

A permission to conflict note with Duncan Darroch's device (Argent, on a chevron vert five mullets of eight points argent) was included.

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4) Edana de Grimsby (F)-- New Name

Client will *not* accept major changes. She prefers to have her name mean "little fire" and cares for 10th thru 14th century.

[Edana] -- According to the paperwork: "Edana is a plausible variant of Edith found in "Oxford Dictionary of Christian names," p 88. This entry cites both Edan and Edda to 1379. The SCA College of Heralds support this variant in the April 1996 Letter of Acceptance and Return (

". . . It is therefore not out of the question that Eden or Edan might also have appeared in a Latinized part of the record as Edena or Edana." "

[de Grimsby] According to the paperwork: ". . . is dated to the 13th Century in Gillett, "A History of Grimsby," p. 12. According to Foster's "Dictionary of Heraldry," p. 101 . . . John de Grimsby is found on Richard II's rolls.


5) Tigernach mac Eoghain ua Aeda -- Device Badge -- Gules, a seprent glissant palewise and in chief three mullets argent
(Barony of the Flames)
(name reg'd May '99)

According to the paperwork submitted with the submission: "My original submission of this badge, "Gules, a serpent glissant palewise argent" was returned by the Rouge Scarpe Herald on the September 2005 Middle Kingdom Letter of Acceptance and Returns. . . If this is registered, I wish it to be my second badge. . . I most emphatically do NOT want any of my current registrations released."

(Esct. Note: The badge (Gules, a serpent glissant palewise argent) was returned for multiple conflicts.)

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6) Westmere, Canton of -- Device Resubmission -- Azure, a trident palewise, overall a laurel wreath argent, and on a chief argent, two paw prints sable.
(Paw Paw, MI)

According to the included paperwork: ". . .our device was rejected by Laurel due to the fact that the blazon for our device was not included in our petition letter, and because of our petition was electronically signed, rather then bearing the hand written signatures of our members and officers."

(Esct Note: A hand signed petition with the blazon is included with the paperwork. Also, Laurel return was in June 2005.)

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In Service to the Dream,

Lady Ana Linch


Rouge Scarpe Phebe Bonadeci P.J. Reaney
4831 W Roscoe #3
Chicago, IL 60641
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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