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ELoI Letter Designation: 20100207-LOI-CAL-EG
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
February 7, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
May 2010
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
September 9, 2010
ELoI Letter Designation: 20100420-LOI-CAL-EG
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
April 20, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
July 2010
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
October 6, 2010
ELoI Letter Designation: 20100628-LOI-CAL-EG
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
June 28, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
September 2010
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
December 1, 2010
ELoI Letter Designation: 20100917-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
September 17, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
December 2010
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: February 8, 2011
ELoI Letter Designation: 20101023-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
October 23, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
January 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: March 10, 2011
LoI Letter Designation: 20101202-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
December 2, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
March 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: April 29, 2011
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The following items have been decided by Laurel. 

ELoI Letter Designation: 20100207-LOI-CAL-EG
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom: February 7, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions: May 2010
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: September 9, 2010

  Submitter's Name  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Ademar de Chartres Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Request for Device Reconsideration Device Registered
This device was originally returned for conflict with the device of Dorcas Dorcadas, which had been blazoned as Sable, a three-headed hound rampant, one head reguardant, argent, langued gules, with a single CD for the addition of the goutte. In researching Dorcas' device for permission to conflict, it was discovered that her device is actually Sable, a three-headed hound rampant contourny, one head reguardant, argent, reblazoned elsewhere on this letter. There is a second CD for the orientation of the primary charge. His old device, Per pale Or and purpure, a spider within a bordure dovetailed counterchanged, is retained as a badge.
2. Antoinette Martel New Name & Device Name Returned
This name conflicts with Anthoinette de Martel, registered on the March 2010 LoAR. Her device has been registered under the holding name Antoinette of Forgotten Sea.
Device Registered

This device is clear of the device of Alissende de la Halle, Azure, on a bend between two swans naiant argent three fish fesswise azure. There is a CD for the change of type of secondary charges and a CD for changing the type and orientation of the tertiary charges.
3. Avelyn de Fontenay   New Name  
4. Edward Logan de Munro New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Returned
This device is returned for violating section VII.3 of the Rules for Submissions, which says that "Artifacts that were known in the period and domain of the Society may be registered in armory, provided they are depicted in their period forms." The bauta mask has not been shown to be a period artifact. The only documentation provided was from a website for a company selling these masks, which claims that they were introduced in the 16th century. While that may very well be the case, we are not willing to accept the unsupported word of a salesman as documentation for the first registration of a charge. Masks are certainly period for Venice. The earliest mask-makers appear in the civilian registers of Venice in 1530, according to Mask, The Other Face of Humanity, edited by Maria Clara V. Ravina, but the existence of the bauta mask as a specific type of mask in period remains unproven.
5. Hans Sebastian Bamberger New Device Device Registered
6. Ho'elun Checheg   New Name & Device  Name & Device Registered
By precedent, there is a step from period practice for the use of a triskelion of spirals: The SCA has previously registered one triskelion of spirals.... The SCA does not have a defined charge of a spiral, and spiral ends are not standard for other charges (such as crosses). However, the SCA has an established and wide-ranging pattern for registering triskelions of objects, or triskelions ending in objects. As a result, we are reluctant to refuse further registrations of this charge (as suggested by some of the commentary). The triskelion of spirals may continue to be registered, but as one step from period style (a "weirdness"). [Dec 2003, Acc-West, Ellisif þunnkárr] As this submission does not include any other steps from period style, it may be registered.
7. Johanne of Fisher Gate Resub Badge Badge Registered
8. Joscelyn Gloriette de Saint James Resub Device Device Registered
9. Joscelyn Gloriette de Saint James Resub Badge Device Registered
10. Killian of Amlesmore   New Name & Device  Name & Device Registered
11. Modar Neznanich New Alternate Name Name Registered
Submitted as Modar le Templar, this name combined a Russian given name with a 13th C English byname. Precedent states that "parts of English/Russian names must be contemporary with the time Russian/English contact began in the mid-16th C or later" [Sofya Rous, 04/2007 LoAR, A-Calontir]. This ruling cited an earlier precedent which clarifies the reason behind the registerability of Russian and English combined in a name:
The submitter documents period interaction between England and Russia: Ivan the Terrible took some pains to cultivate a friendly relationship with England. He chartered the London-based Muscovy Company in 1555 to set up trading depots throughout Muscovy (Basil Dmytryshyn, Medieval Russia: A Source Book, 900-1700), and himself sought to marry one of Queen Elizabeth's ladies (1911 E.Brit. , vol.xv, p.90). Henceforth, we will register English-Russian names from that period. [LoAR, March 1993]
While evidence was presented in this submission of potential for a few contacts between Englishmen and Russians earlier in period, no evidence was provided to show that this level of contact as a whole is significant enough to support registerability of names mixing elements that are not supported for the mid-16th C or later. Templar was documented as a 16th C English surname. The submitter specifically allows dropping of le if needed for registration. We have made this change. Combining Russian and English in a single name is a step from period practice.
12. Modar Neznanich New Badge Badge Registered
13. Modar Neznanich New Badge Badge Registered
14. Nest ffynnon New Name Name Registered
There was some question regarding the plausibility of the toponymic element ffynnon 'spring' in a Welsh byname.
Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, "Names and Naming Practices in the Merioneth Lay Subsidy Roll 1292-3" (Y Camamseriad, Issue 1, 1992, p. 78) gives examples of four toponymic bynames found in this source:
Some form of the Welsh o yr 'of the' appears in four locatives: or Dol, Orellyn (o'r Llyn), Vrnant (o'r Nant) and or pant. The locative terms in these cases are generic (meadow, lake, stream, valley) rather than being proper names.
In addition to this statement, p. 80, s.n. Pant, lists the forms or pant and Pant, showing a toponymic byname without a form of o yr.
Based on these examples, ffynnon is a plausible toponymic byname in Welsh.
15. Olivia MacKay   New Device Change Device Registered
16. Sahla al-Baydā' bint Hassan al-Azraq New Name  Name Registered
Listed on the LoI as Sahla al-Bayd{a-}' bint Hassan al-Azraq, this name was submitted as Sahla al-Bay{d.}{a-}' bint Hassan al-Zarq{a-}' and changed at kingdom to make the grammar of the final descriptive byname match the gender of the patronymic element (al-Zarq{a-}' is a feminine form, al-Azraq is a masculine form).
If the submitter intended the final byname to refer to her instead of her father, we would expect the two descriptive bynames to be together, before the patronymic: Sahla al-Bay{d.}{a-}' al-Zarq{a-}' bint {H.}assan.
There are multiple diacritic markers used in Arabic, including macrons for long vowels and dots below letters to indicate emphatic consonants. While we will register names either with or without those diacritic markers, their use or omission must be consistent. Therefore, we have added the submitted empathic marker back to al-Bayda' and have added the emphatic marker to Hassan to make this element consistent with the rest of the name. The name would be equally registerable as Sahla al-Bayda' bint Hassan al-Azraq.
17. Shimazu Fujigorou Yoshi Resub Device Still being reviewed by Laurel
18. Sonya Grímsdóttir New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Listed on the LoI as Sonya Grímsdóttir, this name was submitted as Sonia Grímsdóttir and changed at kingdom because documentation was found to support the submitter's desired spelling of the given name.
As presented on the LoI, this name has two steps from period practice. Sonya is supported as a transliteration variant of a Russian feminine given name dated to 1545, while Grímsdóttir is an Old Norse byname. This combinations results in a step from period practice for combining Russian and Old Norse, and a second for a temporal disparity of greater than 300 years between the end of the use of Old Norse and the 1545 date for the given name.
Elmet found support for Grim as a masculine given name in Swedish: Sveriges Medeltida Personnamn (Swedish Medieval Names) (http://www.sofi.se/servlet/GetDoc?meta_id=1801), under the entry for Grim lists the following: Grym Finwidzson (c. 1500), Gudmund Grimsson (c. 1500), Grym (1526). Sveriges Medeltida Personamen (vol. IV, column 554, s.n. Cecilia) dates Cecilia Karssdotter to 1509, along with other examples of 15th and 16th C bynames using -dotter in this entry.
As the submitter allows all changes, we have changed the byname to the Swedish form Grimsdotter in order to remove the step from period practice for temporal disparity and register this name.


The following items have been decided by Laurel.

ELoI Letter Designation: 20100420-LOI-CAL-EG
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom: April 20, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions: July 2010
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: October 6, 2010

  Submitter's Name  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Albrecht Geizbart New Name Name Registered
2. Calontir, Kingdom of New Heraldic Title Heraldic Title Registered
3. Dulcibella de Chateaurien New Device Device Registered
4. Duncan Mac Torquil New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Submitted as Duncan Mac Torquill, the submitter requested authenticity for 12th century Scotland. This name is a vernacular Scots form. While people are clearly speaking forms of English/Scots and Anglo-Norman French in 12th century Scotland, names were not generally recorded in these languages. Instead, names were recorded in Latin and Gaelic. This makes it difficult to suggest a vernacular 12th century form. A Gaelic form suitable for this time would be Dúnchad mac Torcaill.
We can find a later Scots form. The Records of the Scottish Parliament date Duncan and Torquill as 16th c. forms. At that time, there would be no space between Mac and the rest of the byname. Therefore, the form Duncan MacTorquill is reasonable for the 16th century, though forms like MacCorkell are more common. To partially meet his request for authenticity, we have made that change.
5. Katherine Devereaux of York New Name Change Name Registered
Her previous name, Sarah Devereaux, is retained as an alternate name.
6. Maren Þorskabítr New Device Device Registered
7. Mór Hoistlair New Name & Device Name Registered
This name mixes Gaelic and Scots; this is a step from period practice.
Device Returned
The charge in chief was blazoned on the LoI as a wolf. Commenters thought that it looked more like a lion. The main issue seems to be the tail. Heraldic wolf tails sprout hair for their entire length. Heraldic lion tails have a small tuft of hair at the end and (in later period) the middle, and are otherwise smooth. We are returning this so the submitter can decide which animal to use.
On resubmission, the submitter should emblazon the charges so that they are clearly either in pale, a wolf and an eagle or an eagle and in chief a wolf. The present depiction blurs the line, with the animals roughly the same size, but the eagle rising above the per fess line of division.
8. Rachel de Cordoba New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
9. Randolph Fletcher Resub Device Device Registered
This device is clear of the device of Strider of Duramen, the Persistent, Sable, in bend sinister a broken chain Or under section X.2 of the Rules for Submissions. The primary charges in the new device are the arrows; the primary charge in the registered device is the chain.
10. Reimond of Ipstones New Badge Badge Registered
This badge is clear of conflict with the device of William of Sark, Sable, a flame proper. William's device has been considered to be a flame charged with a flame, but remains blazoned as a flame proper. We consider this extra level of protection for a single device to be unfair to submitters, and are overturning precedents such as:
[Azure, on a flame Or a pavilion gules] Conflict with William of Sark, Sable, a flame proper. William's armory is heraldically equivalent to Sable, on a flame Or a flame gules. As a result, there is one CD for changing the field but no other difference for changing only the type of tertiary charge on a complex-outlined flame by X.4.j.ii. [Jacqueline Kathryn Lyonnais, 04/2003, R-Trimaris]
From now on, William's device will be treated just like any other flame proper.
11. Rónán Meade New Name Change & New Device Change Name Registered
As documented, this name had two steps from period practice, one for the mix of Gaelic and English and another for the temporal disparity between the elements. Luckily Rónán is the name of a saint whose name was recorded in the late period Martyrology of Gorman, removing the temporal disparity and allowing the name to be registered.
The submitter's previous name, Rory McGowan, is retained as an alternate name.
Device Returned
This device is returned for being two steps from period practice. While we see two items issuing from either side of a line of division in some heraldic jurisdictions in period, they are always identical and always counterchanged. The use of non-identical charges in this style of armory is a step from period practice and the lack of counterchanging is another.
12. Thorbjorn Hrafnsson New Name Change & New Device Change Name Pended UNTIL THE January 2011 LAUREL MEETING
Name change from Gaston Dalstein. This name is pended until we conclude the discussion regarding registerable spellings in Old Norse, from the June Letter of Pends and Discussion. Under current precedent, the given name must be changed to Thorbj{o,}rn; we are discussing whether spellings such as Thorbjorn should be allowed.
Device Returned
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Bryan of Sacred Stone, Per chevron sable and gules, on a chevron argent a wolf's head cabossed between two crescents palewise gules. There is only one CD for the multiple changes to the tertiary charge group.
13. Vittoria dei Rossi New Name Change Name Registered
The submitter requested authenticity for Italy around 1500; this name fulfills that request. All the elements may be found in the 1427 Florence Catasto documents. While dei Rossi itself is not found in the 1427 Catasto, both Rossi as a family name and dei before family names are found in the documents.
Her previous name, Victoria the Red, is released.
14. Viviana Rowe Resub Badge Badge Registered
Please instruct the submitter that the rose should not project at all past the edge of the fleur-de-lys when drawn.
15. Volk Nyczieczko   New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Returned
This device is returned because the emblazon on the form and the emblazon on the Letter of Intent do not match. The emblazon on the letter of intent has the roundels in an arrangement on the argent portions of the field that meets the definition of 'semy'. The emblazon on OSCAR has the roundels arranged in arrondi lines down the center of the argent gyrons. There are also a different number of roundels on two of the gyrons. Section V.B.2.3 of the Admin Handbook requires that "An accurate representation of each piece of submitted armory shall be included on the letter of intent." Since the emblazon is not accurate, this is returned administratively.


The following items have been decided by Laurel

ELoI Letter Designation: 20100628-LOI-CAL-EG
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom: June 28, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions: September 2010
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: December 1, 2010

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Aelesia de Mortai New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
2. Aeschine ingen Lulaich New Device Device Registered
3. Anna Durham New Device Device Registered
This device is clear of the device of Karl Moennich von Nord Mark, Per saltire sable and Or, four oak leaves, slips to center, fructed, counterchanged. There is a CD for the change to the field and a CD for the change of orientation of the leaves. There is not a CD for the change of arrangement of the leaves, from in cross to in saltire, since that move is forced by the field. The change of orientation, however, is not forced. Anna's leaves could be some combination of palewise, palewise inverted, fesswise, and fesswise inverted. The blazon stems to center is merely a shorter way to describe the orientation of the leaves, which has changed between the two devices.
4. Briana Etain MacKorkhill New Name Name Registered
Alternate name Solavita Cortese.
5. Deirdre ingen Cholmáin New Device Device Registered
6. Einarr Grímsson New Alternate Name Name Registered
Alternate name Einarr gráfeldr.
7. Gotfridus von Schwaben New Badge Badge Registered
8. Isibel Hallberudottir Resub Device Device Registered
This device is clear of the device of Andrew MacKay, Sable, mulletty pierced, an eagle striking, wings elevated and addorsed, argent, armed Or, in chief a decrescent argent. There is a CD for the removal of the crescent and a CD for the change from mullets to compass stars.
Her old device, Purpure, a winged tyger rampant contourny argent within a bordure dovetailed Or, is retained as a badge.
The use of compass stars is a step from period practice.
9. Jadwiga Marina Majewska New Badge Badge Registered
10. Jadwiga Marina Majewska New Badge Badge Registered
11. Johanette Elisabeth von Franconofurd New Name Name Returned
As submitted, this name mixes Middle High German and Old High German with a mundane name element. Johannette is the submitter's legal middle name. As it is a given name in type, it can be registered as her given name. As various spellings of Johannette can be found in period, there is no penalty for the use of the mundane name. However, the name phrase von Franconofurd mixes languages; Franconofurd is Old High German, while von is only found after the 11th century, making it Middle High German. The byname would be registerable as de Franconofurd or von Frankenfurt. However, making the byname either one is a major change, which she does not allow.

Even if she does allow the change to de Franconofurd, the name still has fatal issues as documented. The mix of Old and Middle High German is by precedent a step from period practice. To avoid a second step from period practice, the rest of the name would have to be documented to be within 300 years of 794, the date of the byname spelling. Commenters were unable to find the name Elisabeth in use before 1136 in Germany, and the earliest usage of either double given names or two bynames seems to be even later. Therefore, the name Johannette Elisabeth de Franconofurd is two steps from period practice, barring evidence that such a structure and all the forms can be found within three hundred years of one another. The name Johannette Elisabeth von Frankenfurt is registerable, as the byname spelling can be found in Middle High German. Johannette de Franconofurd would also be registerable, as it removes the Middle High German element.
12. Kay of Gordon New Name & New Device Name & Device Registered
Kay is not a diminutive of Caitrina. Therefore, this is not in conflict with the registered Caitrina Gordon.
13. Madoc ap Llewellyn New Device Device Registered
This device is clear of the badge of Alail Horsefriend, (Tinctureless) A double-strand snaffle-bit fesswise. Alail's bit is a single item with the arms of the bit in a very shallow lozenge, but it is very clearly a single charge. There is a CD for the tincturelessness and a CD for the change of number of primary charges.
His old device, Per chevron vert and Or, two horse's heads respectant couped vertically and a stag passant counterchanged, is retained as a badge.
14. Máel-dúin mac Eochada ui Cú Mara New Name Name Registered
Submitted as Máel-dúin mac Eochada ui Cú Mara, the byname had several small issues.
First, Cú Mara is in the nominative form, not the grammatically required genitive (possessive) form, Con Mara. Moreover, the byname needs to be lenited, making it Chon Mara. Finally, the spelling ui is an Early Modern Gaelic form (though missing an accent on the i), while the patronym is Middle Gaelic. The byname must be completely one language; the completely Middle Gaelic form is huí Chon Mara.
15. Michael de Lundie New Device Device Registered
16. Natasiia Khorokova New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
17. Natasiia Khorokova New Badge Badge Registered
18. Ostwald Konrad von Riesetoten New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Submitted as Ostwald Konrad von Riesetoten, no evidence was presented that von Riesetoten was a plausible construction in German or that it was period. The submitter suggested Riesentöter "giant-killer" as a possible alternative; however, commenters could find no evidence this epithet was used before the introduction of the English fairy-tale "Jack the Giant-Killer" to Germany in the 18th or 19th centuries.
Commenters were able to construct pairs of bynames that sound similar to the byname: the German Riese is a late period form of the German byname found more frequently as Rise. Tod or Töttel are both period German surnames (Brechenmacher, s.nn. Tod, Töttel) while Toten is an English surname (Reaney and Wilson, s.n. Totten). Two surnames can be found in either German or English contexts. As he requested that his name be kept in the German language, we have changed it to Riese Tod. However, Reise Töttel and Riese Toten would be registerable as well.
19. Shifa al-'Aliyya New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
The submitter mentioned that she wanted a Turkish name. This is a lovely Arabic name, but is not Turkish.
20. William Radulfus Resub Name From Holding Name Name Registered
Name change from holding name William of the Lonely Tower.
21. Yazid ibn Hasan New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
The submitter mentioned that she wanted a Turkish name. This is a lovely Arabic name, but is not Turkish.

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel

ELoI Letter Designation: 20100917-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom: September 17, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions: December 2010
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: February 8, 2011

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Andreas Seljukroctonis Device Resub Device Registered
The augmentation conflicts with the device of Bianca Fioretta da Ravenna, Purpure, a cross moline disjointed, a bordure Or. Bianca has registered a blanket letter of permission to conflict for armory which is not identical to her device, which means that this submission can be registered.
We note, for the record, that augmentations are allowed to obscure underlying charges which are part of a group consisting entirely of a single type of charge, even to the point where the underlying charges are unidentifiable, based on period examples of exactly this practice.
2. Angus de Botha  New Badge Badge Registered
Please instruct the submitter to draw fewer and more prominent rays on the bordure.
3. Calontir, Kingdom of New Badge Badge Returned
This device is returned because the device is intended for the Kingdom Historian, which in Calontir is a subsidiary office of the Herald's office.
Precedent says: [Returning a badge for for the Historian's office.] The Historian is a deputy of the Chronicler and, as such, cannot have an independent badge registered for the office.
Precedent states, "Badges may not be registered for officers (including deputy officers) if a kingdom or corporate level badge for that position exists. In November 1980, a badge was registered for the Chronicler of the Society for Creative Anachronism: Per pale sable and argent, two quills conjoined in pile counterchanged, a chief gules" [Artemisia, Kingdom of, 10/02, A-Artemisia]. [Ansteorra, Kingdom of, 05/05, R-Ansteorra]
Note that the return is for a badge for a kingdom historian. The fact that the historian in Calontir is subsidiary to a different kingdom officer than in Artemisia is irrelevant.
4. David Friedrich von Einbeck Device Change Device Returned
This device is returned because, by precedent, lines of division which are in the form of two complex charges whose outlines are drawn by the line of division may not have other charges on the field:
[Per bend sinister, a demi-panther guardant and a demi-panther inverted guardant, both issuant from the line of division] The style of this device has been registered before (Dairine Mor {O'} hUigin, April 89). Similar designs are found in late-period German armory, as in the arms of Burgkmair, 1516 (Per bend sinister Or and sable, the line in the form of two bear's heads interlocked, the one in base inverted); see von Volborth's Art of Heraldry, p.55. So long as there are no other complexities (e.g. other charges), the motif is acceptable for Society use. [Michael David of Aran Island, September, 1992, A-Outlands]
5. Edward Swyft New Name Name Registered
The submitter requested authenticity for 12th century Norman. The Middle English Dictionary, s.v. swift(e), dates Edoardus Swyft to 1220. This and the expected vernacular Edward Swyft are English names that a man of Anglo-Norman descent might have used.
6. Hanne Abendschein Device Resub Device Registered
7. Johanette Elisabeth von Franconofurd New Device Device Registered
Please instruct the submitter to draw fewer and larger ermine spots. Please also instruct the submitter to draw the bend so that the bend is somewhat steeper: the center of the bend should be at the 'per bend' tick mark. Currently, the bottom of the bend is at that tick mark.
Submitted under the name Johanette Elisabeth von Franconofurd, that name was returned on the September 2010 LoAR.
8. Muriel Dolfin New Name Name Registered
Nice English name! The elements can be found together in either the 12th century or the 16th.
9. Robert Ashcrofte New Name Name Registered
Nice 16th century English name!
10. Rosamund Smyth New Name Name Registered
Nice 16th century English name!
11. Shimazu Fujigorou Yoshi Resub Device Device Registered
This device was pended on the May 2010 LoAR for discussion of possibly changing our protection of the Tudor rose. The design has been determined to not fall afoul of our protection of the Tudor rose.
Please see this month's Cover Letter for more details on how the protection of Tudor roses has changed, thanks to this submission.
12. Violet Sinclair Device Resub Device Returned
This device is returned for having two steps from period practice. There is a step from period practice for charging the schnecke, by precedent:
Charging a schnecke is a step from period practice." (Fridrich Flußmüllner, March 2009, A-Æthelmearc
There is another step from period practice for charging a field which includes a schnecke, by precedent:
Second, as we know of no period examples of schneckes with secondary or tertiary charges, we find the use of both in this device to be two steps beyond period practice. We may allow secondary or tertiary charges with a schnecke, but we doubt that the use of either is period practice. [Adriona Nichole la rousse de Beauvoir, November 2000, R-Atenveldt]
On resubmission, please inform the submitter that a properly drawn schnecke has a much wider base than that depicted in this submission: it's a snail, not a wave. A properly drawn medieval schnecke can be seen on plate 198 of Siebmacher (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_198_Siebmacher.htm).

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel

ELoI Letter Designation: 20101023-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom: October 23, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions: January 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: March 10, 2010

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Amira bint Mikhail of Safita New Device   Device Registered
2. Amira bint Timurhan New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
3. Eoin Rengarth New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
The byname is grandfathered to the submitter, as it is part of the registered name of his legal father Marc Uther Corwyn David Rengarth.
The motif of a sword surmounted by a hanging balance is no longer registerable. Since his father has the motif registered, Eoin may register it under our grandfather clause.
Please instruct the submitter that the triangular area above the pan, between the chains, should be tinctured of the field; it should not be the same tincture as the balance.
The use of a compass star is a step from period practice.
4. Lucia da Riva Device Resub Device Registered
5. Marc Uther Corwyn David Rengarth Device Change Device Registered

The device was submitted as a request for reblazon, claiming that the provided emblazon matched his currently registered device. The submitted emblazon is very similar to his original submission, without the bordure, which was returned for conflict. When resubmitted, the sword was tinctured proper and the balance was tinctured argent, so this is a device change.

His old device, Azure, a sword inverted proper surmounted by a pair of scales within a bordure argent , is released.

6. Thorbjorn Hrafnsson Name Change Name Registered

This name was pended until the discussion on Old Norse transliterations was completed. As the decision was made to allow casual transliterations like the one in Thorbjorn (which uses o for {o,} as well as o ), this can be registered as submitted.

His previous name, Gaston Dalstein , is released.

This name was pended from the July 2010 LoAR.

7. Verena Näherin New Name & Device Name & Device Registered

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel. 

ELoI Letter Designation: 20101202-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom: December 2, 2010
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions: March 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: April 30, 2011
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  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Cataldo Querini New Name & Device Name Registered
Nice name for 14th century Venice!

Device Returned
This device is returned for a redraw.
Both the cotises and the bordure were missed by commenters until they read the blazon.
They should be drawn thicker on resubmission.
2. Donnchad Eardstapa New Name & Device Name & Device Returned
The byname was constructed from a word that appears in use only in a poetic context. Without evidence that bynames were created from poetic terms in Anglo-Saxon or that the term eardstapa was used more generally, we cannot register it as a byname.
This device is returned for blurring the distinction between a group of co-primary charges and two separate groups, one primary and the other secondary. The horn and axe are roughly equivalent in visual weight, which would make them co-primary charges. At the same time, the drinking horn is the central charge, placed exactly where a sole primary charge would be, and the axe is placed in chief, exactly where a long, narrow secondary charge would be placed in chief.
On resubmission, the submitter should either draw a single charge group with the entire group centered on the field, or should draw the horn much more prominently and the axe with slightly less visual weight, so the horn is unmistakably the sole primary charge and the axe is unmistakably a secondary charge.
3. Gilmyn Blackleg Name Resub Name Registered
4. Gwendolyn verch Morgaine New Name Name Registered
This does not conflict with the registered Gwenllian verch Morgan . The given names are different in sound and appearance, sharing only the first syllable and the last sound in common.
Morgaine is found as a masculine given name in 16th century England; as English names were used in Welsh context (including the creation of literal bynames with ap and verch ), this byname is acceptable.
Gwendolyn is the submitter's legal given name.
5. Leonardo il Calamaro New Badge Badge Registered
6. Ljufvina Ulfvarinsdottir New Name Name Registered
7. Michael of Sussex New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Please instruct the submitter to draw the chevronels so their tips rise higher on the field.
8. Philippe du Rouchard Reblazon of Device Device Registered
9. Rosa Tomacelli de Greene New Name Name Registered

Submitted as Rosa mistica Tomacelli de Greene , the given name was justified as a compound name based on the 16th century description of the Virgin Mary as Rosa Mistica 'the mystic rose.' Unfortunately, the submitter justified it by describing a pattern of name creation from centuries earlier; moreover, she did not demonstrate that this name matched a specific pattern (compound names is not specific enough; the kinds of elements combined must be similar as well).

Our best evidence says that names based on Marian descriptions and attributes, while popular in southern Europe today, do not begin until the late 17th or early 18th century. Additionally, although the word mistica is period, its use in names has not been demonstrated. Barring such a demonstration (or a demonstration that other Marian attributes were in use at that time), this name cannot be registered.

Rosamistica is a compound name, combining Rosa , which is found both as a word and a feminine name in period Italy, with Mistica . Despite the fact that it is written here as a single word, we consider dropping mistica equivalent to removing a name element, which we allow as a major change. Dropping two thirds of a name would under other circumstances be larger than a major change and require return.

This name mixes Italian and English, which is a step from period practice.

10. Simonetta Musaragni New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
The Letter of Intent documented the byname from Fucilla, which focuses on modern surnames and has relatively few dates. An undated citation in Fucilla is not sufficient to prove that a name was in use before 1600. Luckily commenters were able to find the byname in the 16th century, so this can be registered as a late period Italian name.
11. Volk Nyczieczko Device Resub Device Registered
12. Walter de Greene New Name & Device Name Registered
Nice 14th century English name!
Device Returned
This device is returned because commenters were unable to identify the type of charge used for the strewn charge group.
This is a violation of section VII.7.a, which requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance."

 




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Return Information  - More information here

  Gwendolyn verch Morgaine New Device - Returned for Presumption ruling
  Midgaard's Crossing, Shire of Group Name & Device - Name construction issues
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