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ELoI Letter Designation: 20110121-LOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
January 21, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
April 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
June 8, 2011
ELoI Letter Designation: 20110327-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
March 27, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
June 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
September 1, 2011
ELoI Letter Designation: 20110430-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
April 30, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions: July 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: September 15, 2011
ELoI Letter Designation: 20110630-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
June 30, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
September 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
November 6, 2011
ELoI Letter Designation: 20110726-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
July 26, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
October 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
November 30, 2012
ELoI Letter Designation: 20110819-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
August 19 & 25, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
November 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
January 9, 2012
ELoI Letter Designation: 20110926-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
September 26, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
December 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
January 30, 2012
ELoI Letter Designation: 20111229-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
December 29, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
March 2012
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
May 6, 2012  
ELoI Letter Designation: 20120123-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:
January 23, 2012
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:
April 2012
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions:
June 8, 2012  
 

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The following items have been decided by Laurel.

ELoI Letter Designation: 20110121-LOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  January 21, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  April 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: June 8, 2011  

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Calontir, Kingdom of New Badge Badge Registered
(Fieldless) In pale a falcon rising sustaining a harp Or.

This badge is clear of the badge of Robert Spenser of Bristol, Fieldless) In pale an eagle rising contourny wings displayed sustaining a harp Or , reblazoned elsewhere on this letter.
There is a CD for fieldless armory and a CD for changing the posture of the bird.

2. Calontir, Kingdom of New Badge Badge Returned
Sable, on a pile embattled between in pile two broken snaffle-bits argent, a cross of Calatrava purpure.

This badge is returned for violation of section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance." The charge blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a Cross of Calatrava is not. Several people questioned the depiction, and many at the Wreath meeting thought that it was a 'flower chased'. While the kingdom may have been using this depiction of this cross for many years, an actual cross of Calatrava does not have the arms intersecting anywhere except at the center: the arms come straight out, split, each piece heads back towards the center, but the arms do not touch anywhere after the split. A reasonable rendition can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cross_Calatrava.svg
3. Calontir, Kingdom of New Badge Badge Returned
Per chevron embattled sable and argent, two chamfrons argent and a cross of Calatrava purpure.

This badge is returned for violation of section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance." The charge blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a Cross of Calatrava is not. Several people questioned the depiction, and many at the Wreath meeting thought that it was a 'flower chased'. While the kingdom may have been using this depiction of this cross for many years, an actual cross of Calatrava does not have the arms intersecting anywhere except at the center: the arms come straight out, split, each piece heads back towards the center, but the arms do not touch anywhere after the split. A reasonable rendition can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cross_Calatrava.svg

Please instruct the submitter to draw the chamfrons larger, to better fill the available space.

4. Calontir, Kingdom of New Heraldic Title Heraldic Title Registered
Heraldic title Purple Cat Herald.

 

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel. 

ELoI Letter Designation: 20110327-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  March 27, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  June 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: September 1, 2011  

  Submitter's Name  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Agnes von Heidelberg New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Returned

Per chevron throughout azure and argent, two garbs Or and a lamb dormant azure.

This device is returned because commenters were unable to identify the charge in base as a lamb or sheep. This is a violation of section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance."

Additionally, the device is returned for violating section VIII.4.c of the Rules for Submissions, "Natural Depiction", which requires that charges be depicted in their heraldic forms and postures. The lamb is not in a recognizable heraldic posture, having all four limbs extending diagonally forward from the body. Animals in a 'dormant' posture have their limbs folded under them, not extending from the body.

2. Alana filia Tígernáin(Úlfrún Blackwolf ) Name Change Name Registered
Name change from Alana filia Tigernáin.

This name mixes Old Norse and English, which is a step from period practice. English bynames that combine a color and an animal are found by the 13th century, and are thus temporally compatible with old Norse.

Her previous name, Alana filia Tigernáin , is retained as an alternate name.

3. Antoinette Taillerresse Name Change Name Registered
Name change from holding name Antoinette of Forgotten Sea
4. Augustine Wormwood New Name & Device Name Registered
Red Flame was able to find 16th century examples of Wormwood as a byname, making this a completely 16th century name
Device Returned
Per fess gules and per pale sable and Or, in chief a comet bendwise inverted Or.

This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Elena Glamorgan, Gules, a comet bendwise inverted Or. There is a CD for the changes to the field, but the move of the comet is forced: it cannot be in the center of the design due to the Or quarter in sinister base.

The device is clear of the device of Esmirelda Dancingstar, Purpure, a shooting star bendwise sinister Or. There is a CD for the changes to the field and a CD for the change of orientation of the comet.

The device is also not in conflict with the badges of Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester, (Fieldless) A comet fesswise gules bearded Or , and Temair MacDiarmada, (Fieldless) A comet bendwise sable bearded Or. In each case, there is a CD for comparing fieldless and fielded armory, and a second CD for the change of orientation of the comet.

5. Biétriz la cristaliere (Elizabeth Joscelyne) New Name

Name Registered
The submitter requested authenticity for 13th century France; this name meets that request. The more typical spelling would omit the accents, but acute accents are found that early.

Her previous name, Elizabeth Joscelyne , is retained as an alternate name.

6. Deidra of Bonwicke New Badge Badge Registered
Argent, between in fess two palm trees couped proper three pavilions one and two purpure
7. Gilmyn Blackleg New Device

Device Registered
Argent, on a bend sinister between a leg reversed couped and a mullet sable an arrow inverted argent.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the mullet properly palewise.

8. Gunnora Aldyne New Name & Device

Name & Device Registered
Azure, on a pale between two carts argent, a mouse rampant azure.
Nice 13th century English name!

9. Iosobail Kilgour New Name & Device Name Pended
Appearing on the Letter of Intent as I sobail Kilgour , the name appeared on the form as Iosobail . This form appeared on an Academy of Saint Gabriel report, though more recent research says that Iosobal is more likely. This is pended to allow commenters to discuss the registerability of the submitted spelling. As Aryanhwy merch Catmael notes in commentary, the spelling in the Academy letter was documented from Arval Benicoeur's article "Some Scottish Gaelic Feminine Names," which was superceded by later research and has been removed.

If it is ruled unacceptable, some options are documented. In "Scottish Gaelic Given Names ," by Sharon Krossa, the spellings Iosbail and Iosobal are constructed. In the early 16th century, a name is written down from a Gaelic context but using Scots style spelling as Issobell . Scots spellings like Isobel (found in 1563 in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue ") are registerable as well.

Her device has been registered under the holding name Jennifer of Standing Stones .

Device Registered
Argent, on a chevron purpure three thistles argent, in base on a flame purpure a griffin segreant argent

10. Jacquette DeBrackeleire New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Or, on a fess azure cotised sable between three roses azure barbed, seeded, slipped and leaved proper three flames Or.

DeBrackeleire is the submitter's legal surname.

11. Jonathan Kilgour New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Azure, a keythong rampant and in chief three thistles, all within a bordure argent
12. Lucia da Brescia New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Quarterly Or and gules, a ladybug marked counterchanged.
The submitter requested authenticity for northern Italy in the 7th or 8th century. This name is a fine Italian Renaissance name, but no evidence was presented that any of these elements was in use centuries before.
13. Owen le Bere ap Rhys New Name, Alternate Name, Device, & Badge

Name Registered
Submitted as Owen le Bere ap R h ys , the submitter requested authenticity for "12th to end of 16th C. Welsh." The name is registerable as is, but it is not authentic. First, the spelling and form of the English byname is much earlier than the spelling of the patronymic; the earlier spelling of the patronym, appropriate in time with the descriptive byname, is ap Rys .

The other option is to make the name suitable for the 16th century. At this time, all examples that we could find that combined an English language byname/surname with a literal Welsh patronymic place the English language element at the end. By this time, Bear would be an inherited surname. That would create a Owen ap Rhys Beare or something similar.

As the earlier form seems the smaller change, we have changed the spelling of the patronymic byname in order to meet the submitter's authenticity request.

Alternate Name Registered
Submitted as Owen Camber ap R h ys , the submitter requested authenticity for "12th to end of 16th C. Welsh." The name is registerable as is, but it is not authentic. First, the spelling and form of the English byname is much earlier than the spelling of the patronymic; the earlier spelling of the patronym, appropriate in time with the descriptive byname, is ap Rys .

The other option is to make the name suitable for the 16th century. At this time, all examples that we could find that combined an English language byname/surname with a literal Welsh patronymic place the English language element at the end. By this time, Camber would be an inherited surname. That would create a Owen ap Rhys Camber or something similar.

As the earlier form seems the smaller change, we have changed the spelling of the patronymic byname in order to meet the submitter's authenticity request.

Device Returned
Gules, a bird-winged wyvern erect Or charged on the shoulder with a goutte de sang within a bordure ermine.

This device is returned for lack of identifiability. The goutte appeared, to nearly all commenters, to be a part of the field, not identifiable as a tertiary charge on the wyvern. This is a violation of Section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance."

Badge Returned
(Fieldless) A saltire azure fimbriated argent overall a bear's head cabossed argent orbed and langued gules.

This badge is returned for using an ordinary which is not couped in a fieldless design. Commenters asked if the badge could be considered as being couped in point and fimbriated. Were that the case, the fimbriation would still entirely surround the couped sections of the saltire. Additionally, no period evidence was presented for couping saltires with a pointed end, and if the submitter wishes to use this motif on resubmission, documentation that it is a period practice should be supplied.

The badge is also returned for violating our ban on so-called "barely overall" charges. The bear's head is nearly entirely on the saltire, but it projects past the edge in four places. Our ban on barely overall charges was originally stated:

I confirmed with Mr. Brooke-Little at the Symposium the answer to a question that often arises ... consider the arms Argent, a lozenge gules ... if I instead have the lion surmount the lozenge, then the lion must be a color or a fur, but cannot be a metal or else it would not show against the field. Of course, the part of the lion on top of the lozenge would have poor contrast, and therefore it follows automatically that one draws the lion much bigger than the lozenge so that most of the lion's outline is on the field rather than on the lozenge. One should never have a charge just barely surmounting another charge, i.e., having only the very edge extend out into the field. [Cover Letter, June 1983]

Since the area which projects beyond the edge of the underlying charge is less than a majority of the outline, but is larger than the standards for artistic mistakes set on the December 2008 LoAR, this badge must be returned.

14. Randal Logan of Knightsbridge New Badge Badge Registered
(Fieldless) On a cushion per fess sable and vert a dragon couchant argent.
15. Rannveig Katrin Bjarnardottir New Device Device Registered
Per pale gules and vert, on a chevron between two gouttes and a horse's head couped argent, a lance fracted in chevron, point to sinister sable.
16. Robert de Shrewsbury New Name Name Registered
Submitted as Robert of Shr ew sbury , the submitter requested authenticity for Norman French, which we take to mean Anglo-Norman. This is a late period English name; a Norman form would be a 13th century Robert de Shrouesbury . We have made that change in order to meet the submitter's authenticity request. We note that the submitted form is registerable.
17. Sakai Ishi New Name Name Registered
18. Sancha Lastrange (Saerlaith l'Estrangere) Name Change

Name Registered
Sancha
was not dated in the sources from the Letter of Intent as an English name, though it can be found as a Spanish name. In English, it was rendered Sanchia . Red Flame was able to find it as as a (male) name in 1617 England.

This name combines a Spanish given name and an English surname; this is a step from period practice.

Her previous name, Saerlaith l'Estrangere , is released.

19. Sibylla Garmonsway New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Documented as a German-English mix, Red Flame was able to find multiple citations for Sibylla as a feminine given name in England from 1562 on. Thus this can be seen as a fully English name.
20. Thjodrikr inn harði New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Submitted as Thjo d rikr inn har ð i , the spelling of the given name was not justified. While the submitter made a plausible argument for the spelling - rikr for the deuterotheme, no argument was offered for replacing ð with d . Therefore, we have changed the consonant to the documented form.

We will register names in Old Norse that render edh and thorn either as single characters or as th ; we will not mix the two. As we assume that the given name spelling is more important to the submitter, we are rendering both characters as th . It would also be registerable as (and can be written as) þjo ð rikr inn har ð i .

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel

ELoI Letter Designation: 20110430-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  April 30, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  July 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: September 15, 2011  

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Calontir, Kingdom of New Heraldic Title Pulled at Kingdom request from LoI
2. Mór Hoistlair Device Resub Device Registered
3. Pipa Sparkes - William Graver Release of Joint Badge Badge Released
4. Ronan Meade Device Resub Device Registered
There is a step from period practice for using non-identical charges issuing from either side of the line of division.
His old device, Per fess argent and vert ermined argent, in chief three Lacy knots gules , is retained as a badge.

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel 

ELoI Letter Designation: 20110630-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  June 30, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  September 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: November 6, 2011  

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1.

Aritê gunê Akasa

New Name & Device Name Registered
The submitter's documentation clearly states that Akasa is the genitive form of the name Akasas .
Device Returned
Argent, three piles inverted throughout in point azure and overall a raven striking sable.
This device is returned for conflict with the badge of the Barony of Dreiburgen, Argent, three piles inverted palewise azure, overall an arrow fesswise sable . Current precedent holds that there is no difference granted between three piles and three piles in point. There is one CD for change in type of the overall charge, but as eagles displayed are the only bird found in a fesswise orientation, there is no comparison of orientation for a raven striking and an arrow fesswise.
2. Calontir, Kingdom of Transfer of Heraldic Title Transfer Registered
Transfer of heraldic title Purple Cat Herald to Jadwiga Marina Majewska.
3. Cataldo Querini Device Resub Device Registered
Azure semy of caltrops, a bend cotised within a bordure argent.
4. Eva Raglan New Name Name Registered
Appearing on the letter of intent as Eva Ra gl an , a timely correction gave the correct form as Eva Ra gal an .
5. Jadwiga Marina Majewska Acceptance of Heraldic Title Acceptance Registered
Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Purple Cat Herald from Calontir, Kingdom of.
6. Katheryne Winterbourne Badge Resub Badge Returned
Per bend sinister argent and barry wavy argent and azure, in dexter chief an iris purpure slipped and leaved vert.

Precedent on iris tincture has been mixed in the past:

[Azure, a pair of flaunches Or each charged with an iris azure slipped and leaved vert] This device is clear of the device of Susan Odell, Azure, ermined, two flaunches Or, each charged with a quatrefoil azure . There is a CD for the change of tincture of the field and a CD for the change of type and tincture of the tertiary charges. By precedent, irises take their tincture from their slips and leaves, not from the blossoms:

[Returning {field} three iris blossoms sable, slipped and leaved vert, conjoined at the bases.] Conflict with ... (Fieldless) Three irises in fess argent slipped, conjoined and leaved vert . There is a CD for fielded versus fieldless but nothing for the change to the tincture of the blossoms only. [Cassandra Palfrey, November 1993, R-Ansteorra]

[Isabella Maria della Rosa, April 2011, A-Ansteorra]

But,

[Argent, on a pile throughout between two violets purpure slipped and leaved vert a pegasus segreant argent] This does not conflict with Gabriella Maddelena Pisano, Argent, on a pile purpure between two common blue irises slipped and leaved proper, a houndstooth burnisher argent . There is one CD for the difference in type of flower: the violet is effectively a cinquefoil affronty and an iris has a distinctly different shape (more lily-like, and seen in profile). Gabriella's irises are azure rather than purpure, giving a second CD for the change in tincture. There is a third CD for changing the type of tertiary charge under RfS X.4.j.ii, since the armory is simple for purposes of that rule. [Yolande of Isenfir, October 2002, A-Atlantia]

Irises are typically drawn with a visually dominant flower, which has long been the standard for determining tincture. We are overturning the 1993 precedent and following tincture standards on other flowers, which take their tincture from the tincture of the blossom, disregarding the tincture of any slipping and leaving.

Therefore, this badge is not in conflict with the badge of Richard Ironsteed, Argent, an iris azure, bearded Or, slipped and leaved vert . There is one CD for the change to the field, and one CD for changing the tincture of the flower.

This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of Celestria de Laudre, (Fieldless) An iris purpure . There is one CD for fieldlessness, but nothing for the slipping and leaving.

7. Malachi Mac Kenzie O Corrigan Device Resub

Device Registered
Or, an ounce rampant contourny sable incensed gules charged on the shoulder with a compass star Or, a tierce embattled azure.
Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a panther , this is neither an English-style panther, which has spots, nor a Continental panther, which is typically horned and has eagle's forefeet. We have therefore reblazoned it to an ounce, which is a maneless lion.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a compass star.
His previous device, Azure, on a cross embattled and nowy Or a straight-armed Celtic cross throughout sable all within a bordure embattled Or , is released.

8. Midgaard Krossanes, Shire of New Group Name & Device Name & Device Returned
Per pale azure and vert, an oak leaf within a laurel wreath argent.

This name submission is returned for both construction and administrative reasons.

While the submitters demonstrated that Midgaard and Krossanes are Scandinavian placenames, they did not demonstrate that the combination creates a reasonable placename in any language. The first element is late period Norwegian, while the second is Icelandic. We require a placename to be in a single language. In addition, no evidence was presented for this particular combination of elements. Gunnvor silfraharr was able to document an out of period pattern of adding Midgaard or Midgaarden after an existing placename to indicate that it's the "middle" of multiple places of that name. If that construction could be pushed back to 1600, a name Krossanes Midgaard could be constructed. Alternately, the submitters might pursue a Norse-derived English name. The MED (s.n. garth) dates Mytgarth to 1363. Mytgarth Cross (or even Midgard Cross , as the spellings of both elements are found in other placenames in the MED s.nn. mid and garth) would be a plausible 14th century English placename. Note that there is no evidence for the use of a possessive form in this construction (and no evidence for the use of an apostrophe at this time). However, we are unwilling to make either change without feedback from the group.

Administratively, the petition supports the name Midgaard's Crossing , not the submitted form. We do not require a new petition for minor changes to branch name. However, when substantial changes to a branch submission are made at kingdom, a new petition, supporting the new name, must be prepared.

Since we do not form holding names for groups, this device must also be returned.

9. Nest ffynnon New Device Device Returned
Argent, on a mullet of six points azure a sexfoil Or and a bordure rayonny vert.

This is returned for redraw, for multiple issues. Section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance."

The rayons on the bordure need to be drawn in a much more regular fashion, not like the long-forbidden "wavy crested," which is rounded on the inside edge like these rayons.

The mullet here has the tips of its points cut off. Without evidence of period examples of use, this is not a registerable variation of a mullet.

Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a daffodil blossom affronty , a daffodil is a trumpet-shaped flower, and loses its identifiability when seen affronty instead of in profile. If the submitter wishes to use a six petaled flower, please advise her to consider a sexfoil or a six-petaled rose.

10. Thadeus Grim New Name Name Registered

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel.

ELoI Letter Designation: 20110726-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  July 26, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  October 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: November 30, 2012  

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Calontir, Kingdom of Badge Resub Badge Registered
Sable, on a pile embattled between two broken snaffle-bits in pile argent a cross of Calatrava purpure
2. Calontir, Kingdom of Badge Resub Badge Registered
Per chevron embattled sable and argent, two chamfrons argent and a cross of Calatrava purpure.
Please advise the submitter that drawing the per chevron embattled steeper with its tip higher on the field would be better style
3. Ottar Surtrson New Name & Device Name Registered as Óttarr Surtsson
Submitted as Ótta r Surt r son , the byname was incorrectly formed. The marker - son is not added to the nominative form of the name, but to the genitive (possessive) form, in this case Surts . We have made that change in order to register the name.
The name on the name form and the name on the armory form did not agree; the spelling on the armory form had - rr . Communication with the submitter indicated that he preferred the - rr spelling. We have made that change in order to register the name.
Device Returned
Per pale embattled Or and vert, in dexter a human eye argent irised vert.

This device is returned because the argent eye does not have good contrast with the Or portion of the field on which it lies. Per precedent:
We hereby rule that that there is no proper tincture for eyes. We will no longer worry about tiny details such as the eyelashes (if present) or the pupil: those are considered unblazoned artistic details. The tinctures of the sclera (the "white" of the eye) and the iris may be specified in blazon; contrast against the field will be judged by the sclera's tincture. [Nov 2007 LoAR Cover Letter]

4. Padruig MacNauton New Name & Device Name Returned
Unfortunately, this name conflicts with the registered Padraig mac Nechtain . Both the given name and the bynames are variants of one another. The given names are two different Gaelic renderings of the same name. The bynames are a Gaelic rendering and an Anglicized rendering of the same name; O Naghtan is a 16th century rendering of the Gaelic O Nechtain (in Woulfe). As such, they are too similar in sound to allow this name to be registered without permission to conflict.
His device has been registered under the holding name Padruig of Calontir .
Device Registered
Per bend sinister gules and argent, a falcon stooping contourny counterchanged maintaining in its talons a bow and hammer azure, a bordure counterchanged.
Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as striking , a bird in a striking posture has its head up and tail down, whereas a bird in a stooping posture has its head down and tail up, as in this depiction; more typically the feet in a stooping posture are swept back, not forward, but either is allowable.


The following items have been decided by Laurel. 

ELoI Letter Designation: 20110819-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  August 19 & 25, 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  November 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: January 9, 2012  

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Angus of Blackmoor New Augmentation of Arms Device Registered
Sable, in fess two sunflowers Or, on a chief triangular argent a stag's head cabossed sable, and for augmentation in base on a golpe a cross of Calatrava within a bordure Or.
2. Calontir, Kingdom of New Heraldic Title Title Registered
Heraldic title White Tyger Herald
3. Calontir, Kingdom of Transfer of Heraldic Title Tranfer Registered
Transfer of heraldic title Shrike Herald to Madoc Arundel.
4. Amlesmore, Shire of New Request for Name Reconsideration Change Name Returned
Submitted as Shire of Amleth Moor , the element Amleth is the Anglicized form of the name of a legendary Danish prince (the basis of the Hamlet story). However, no evidence was presented that a very early Danish name can be combined with English or Scots Moor . Additionally, no evidence was presented that this was a plausible literary name in any location that Moor was in use. However, we have some leads that may give them the basis of a name they would prefer to their currently registered one.

Gunnvor silfraharr was able to find evidence of a 13th century Scots given name Ameleth (which has no etymological relationship to the Danish Amleth or to the English Hamlet). A byname could be created from that. In England, a placename surname Moor would fit within documented pattern. It is not clear if such a pattern is plausible in Scots. If such evidence could be found, then this could be registered as Ameleth Moor . But barring that evidence, this name cannot be registered.

Alternately, the English surname Hamlett (derived from a diminutive of the name Hamo and dated to 1568 in R&W s.n. Hamo(n)) could be used to create a placename Hamlett Moor . But the submitters allow no changes (and we understand that this would not meet their desires).

Finally, they might pursue other translations/retellings of the Hamlet story. In the 16th century French Histoires Tragiques , the name of the prince appears as Amleth . We note that this text was not translated to English until 1608, which makes it impossible to justify an English given name from that literary source. However, it might allow the argument that a late period French placename might be derived from such a name. However, a pattern for the creation of 16th century French placenames would have to be demonstrated.

5. Iosobal Kilgour New Name Name Registered (pended from June 2011 LOAR)
Appearing on the Letter of Intent as I so bail Kilgour , the name appeared on the form as I oso bail . This was justified using an old Academy of Saint Gabriel report (965), which was annotated in 2004 to say that "we have no actual period example of ... Iosobail ." Therefore it is not registerable. We have replaced it with Iosobal , our current "best-guess" form found in Sharon Krossa's "Scottish Gaelic Given Names."

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel. 

ELoI Letter Designation: 20110926-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  September 26 , 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  December 2011
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: January 30, 2012  

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Calontir, Kingdom of New Heraldic Title (Falcon Herald) Title Returned
Unfortunately, this conflicts with the mundane Falcon King of Arms, which we protect.
Only the substantive element, Falcon contributes to difference.
Even under the proposed new rules, this will conflict for that reason.
2. Ian Maclachlan of Calontir New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Returned
Or, in pale a castle and a triangle inverted within a bordure embattled purpure.
This device is returned for conflict with the badge of the Shire of Dun Ard, Or, a triple towered castle within a bordure embattled purpure . There is only one CD for the change in number of the primary charges.

 

The following items have been decided by Laurel. 

ELoI Letter Designation: 20111229-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  December 29 , 2011
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  March 2012
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: May 6, 2012  

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Anna die Schatzin Device Resub Device Returned
This device is returned for violating the layer limit. Section VIII.1.c.ii states "All charges should be placed either directly on the field or entirely on other charges that lie on the field." As Matins pointed out, the November 1992 Cover Letter notes:
We consider voiding to have the same visual weight as adding a tertiary charge -- i.e. Sable, a cross Or voided gules and Sable, a cross Or charged with another gules are interchangeable blazons, yielding the same emblazon. This view is supported by period heraldic treatises: e.g. Guillim's Display of Heraldrie , 1632, in discussing chevrons voided , says "if you say voided onely, it is ever understood that the field sheweth thorow the middle part of the charge voided. If the middle part of this chevron were of a different metall, colour, or furre from the Field, then should you Blazon it thus: A Chevron engrailed Or, surmounted of another, of such or such colour."

Therefore we consider this pale sable voided...argent as a pale sable charged with a pallet argent , which makes the ladybugs quaternary charges. We cannot reblazon this as on a pale argent three ladybugs proper between two pallets sable , as that would require two different tertiary groups on the same underlying charge, which is not period style. Thus, with four layers, this exceeds the layer limit and must be returned.

The Letter of Intent and commentary also discussed whether or not the use of voiding and fimbriation of the same charge should be considered a step from period practice. Without period evidence, the use of both voiding and fimbriation of the same charge is not registerable.

2. Biétriz la cristaliere (Elizabeth Joscelyne) Device Change Resub Device Registered
Or, in bend two capital letters "B" azure within a bordure gules.
Her previous device, Or semy of letters "B", a beehive azure, a bordure gules , is released.
3. Bran mac Conaill New Name Name Returned
Unfortunately, this lovely name conflicts with the registered Bran mac Domhnaill . Both bynames are often Anglicized as MacConnell , as the D and mh are often nearly silent. The fact that they are considered identical in Anglicized forms makes it clear that they are not significantly different in sound.
4. Constantia Kaloethes New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Submitted as Constantia Kaloethina , the submitter requested authenticity for 6th century Byzantine Greek. The name does not meet that request. First, as Green Staff said:
The sixth century is too early for an inherited surname of the type described in Bardas [Xiphas]' article on the "later Byzantine era". Instead, I would expect an inherited name to precede the given name in the Roman style. In the sixth century, this inherited name might be a Roman nomen, the feminized version of a father's given name, or a nomen derived from the name of an emperor and indicating status, such as Flavia, Aurelia, or Valeria. (Benet Salway's article "Survey of Roman Onomastic Practice" has a nice discussion of this last phenomenon; contact me privately if you'd like a copy.) A less aristocratic woman might have been identified by a phrase describing her as someone's wife or daughter.
In addition, the name mixes a Latin spelling of the given name and a Greek spelling of the family name. A transliteration of the Greek spelling would be Konstantia . We have made this change to partially meet her request for authenticity, as this creates a name authentic for the 11th or 12th century.

Azure, a standing seraph argent, a bordure gyronny argent and sable
5. Duncan Bruce of Logan Augmentation of Arms Device Registered
Gules, a mallet within a two-headed serpent in orle, heads at either end and respectant Or and for augmentation on a chief purpure issuant from the line of division a demi-cross of Calatrava throughout Or.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the ensign of Calontir, Purpure, a cross of Calatrava Or , but strictly speaking it is not needed. Section VIII.7 of the Rules for Submissions states "The augmentation must itself follow the armory rules; if it has the appearance of being independent armory, for example a charged escutcheon or canton, then it is independently subject to the normal rules of armorial conflict." A chief is not generally considered an independent display of armory, and so it needn't be considered as such. This is an excellent example of a chief of allegiance, which is typically not considered presumptuous in SCA armory.

6. Eowyth þa Siðend Name Resub & New Device Name Returned
Both the given name and the byname have issues.
First, the evidence that was presented supports the given name Eo s wyth rather than Eowyth ; in all the examples, - s is part of the deuterotheme (the second element of the name).

Secondly, the byname is a constructed byname meaning "journeyer," but the construction is not correctly formed. As Gunnvor silfraharr said:

Since sið is a noun meaning "journey," you can't make a present participle from it. Instead, we find {3}esið "travelling companion". (Bosworth-Toller, p. 878; Kärre, p. 33). Some better terms for this concept [include] ferend "traveller, messenger" (Bosworth-Toller, p. 282; Kärre, p. 141), widferend "wide-farer, far-traveller" (Kärre, p. 141), lida "traveller" (Bosworth-Toller, p. 638), liðend "wayfarer" (Bosworth-Toller, p. 644), we{3}farend "wayfarer" (Bosworth-Toller, p. 1184; Kärre, p. 145), and woriend "wanderer, vagabond" (Bosworth-Toller, p. 1266; Kärre, p. 190). As the changes to the byname are greater than she allows and there are several possible solutions, we must return this name.

Her device was registered under the holding name Tiffany of Three Rivers .
Device Registered
Quarterly azure and sable, a horse rampant between in bend two horseshoes inverted argent.
Submitted under the name Eowyth þa Siðend .

7. Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason Release of Badge Badge Released
8. Hélöise de Porta New Name & Device Name Registered
Submitted as Hélöise de Porta , the documentation that commenters could find supported a spelling Heloise (without the diacritics). We have changed it to the documentary form in order to register the name.
Device Returned

Argent, on a bend sinister between two butterflies azure two roses argent.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Kristyan Applegate, Argent, on a bend sinister between an increscent and a decrescent azure, three roses argent . There is one CD for the change in type of secondary charges, but nothing for the change in number only of the tertiary charges. Increscents and decrescents vary from regular crescents only in orientation. However, as we would not consider a butterfly to have two CDs from an increscent, one for type and one for orientation, we would only consider one CD for type. While we might be inclined to grant an additional CD for orientation of the entire secondary group given that Kristyan's crescents are mirror images of each other around the vertical axis, butterflies are symmetrical around the vertical axis, and so a comparison is impossible.

It should be noted that this would not be a conflict under the proposed new rules, which would grant difference for the change in number of tertiary charges as well as difference for the change in type of secondary charges.

9. Máire Apthach inghean Néill New Name & Device Name Registered
Submitted as Máire Apthach inghean Néill , the byname Apthach is found only as a legendary byname long before 0 AD. As with other names used only in legendary time, this byname is not registerable. Even if multiple people with that byname could be found or it could be dated to somewhat later, it would not be compatible with the rest of the name, which is late period (the given name was not in use before the late 14th century). To be registerable, the byname would have to be justified as a late period byname. As it could not be, we have dropped this byname in order to register the name.

If the submitter is interested in a byname with a similar sound, Goutte d'Eau was able to find a phrase mac apthaighe fine "son of a woman proscribed by the fine ." It is not clear if this is suitable for use in a byname, but it is a starting point for further research.

This name does not conflict with the registered Marian O'Néill . The particles inghean and O are different in sound and indicate different relationships. Therefore they are clear of conflict.
Device Returned
Azure, a phoenix and on a chief Or three mullets of eight points azure.

This device is returned for conflict with device of the Barony of Nordwache, Azure, a phoenix rising from a base of flames, on a chief Or two laurel wreaths proper . There is a single CD for the change in type, number, and tincture of the tertiaries. It should be noted that this would not be a conflict under the proposed new rules.

10. William Alban Douglas New Name Name Registered
11. Zoë Mikre New Name & Device Name & Device Registered
Per bend azure and argent, a bend Or between a burnet saxifrage flower cluster argent and a pomegranate slipped and leaved gules seeded argent.


The following items have been decided by Laurel.

ELoI Letter Designation: 20120123-ELOI-CAL-GvS
Date the ELoI Letter left the Kingdom:  January 23 , 2012
Date the Laurel-of-Arms Office decides on these submissions:  April 2012
Date the Saker Herald Office received the results of the Laurel decisions: June 8, 2012  

  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Decision by Laurel
1. Anneka Dubrovskii New Name & Device Name Registered
Submitted as Anneka Dubrovsk ii , the byname needs to be feminized to Dubrovsk aia . We have made that change in order to register the name.
This name mixes a Swedish given name and Russian byname. This mix is a step from period practice.
Device Returned
Vert, on a chevron inverted sable fimbriated three acorns and in base two squirrels combatant argent.
This device is returned for a redraw, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn chevron inverted ; the chevron inverted here is too high on the field. While a chevron inverted may move upwards to accomodate charges placed below it, it should still be clearly the sole primary charge and not give the forbidden appearance of being in a primary charge group comprised of an ordinary and other charges. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to properly draw a chevron inverted .
2. Calontir, Kingdom of Resub Heraldic Title (White Boar Herald)

Title Pended (April LOAR)
Under the current Rules for Submissions, this name conflicts with the registered Fellowship of the White Bear . Once the newly approved Standards for Evaluation are in place, these two items will be clear of conflict, as Bear and Boar may be compared as single syllable words in a non-personal name whose substantive element is two words or fewer. As the vowel sound in that word has been completely changed, the names are clear of conflict. Therefore, this is pended until the new standards take effect.
Title Registered (May LOAR)
This item was pended from the April 2012 Letter of Acceptances and Returns, until the Standards for Evaluation came into effect. Under the Rules for Submissions, this name conflicts with the registered Fellowship of the White Bear . Under the newly approved Standards for Evaluation, these two items are clear of conflict. Single syllable words in a non-personal name with a substantive element that is two words long (like White Bear and White Boar ) are clear of conflict if the vowel sound is completely changed, as is the case here. As items which are registerable under either set of regulations may be registered, this may be registered.

3. Calontir, Kingdom of New Heraldic Title (Rottaler Herold) Title Registered
This heraldic title is documented as a family name/byname. While the evidence for this pattern in German is weak (there is a single example, which may not even be a title), the pattern is found in English and French. Therefore, we can give the submitter the benefit of the doubt and register this as submitted.
4. Delis Alms Release of Alternate Name (Fiordelisia Dragano da Parma) Name Released
Release of alternate name Fiordelisia Dragano da Parma
5. Delis Alms Release of Badge Badge Released
(Fieldless) On a spider argent a mullet of eight points voided purpure
6. Delis Alms (Alessandra Cicilia di Anselmo da Parma) New Alternate Name Name Registered
7. Delis Alms (Felyse D'Avallon) New Alternate Name & Badge Name Registered
Device Returned
Purpure, a sun argent between four crosses fleury two and two Or each charged with a bezant.
Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as an estoile of eight points alternating straight and rayonny , save for the internal detailing this is identical to a sun , and has been reblazoned that way.
This device is returned for violating section VII.7.b of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "[e]lements must be reconstructible in a recognizable form from a competent blazon." Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as crosses fleury charged with a bezant , these aren't crosses fleury, but more closely resemble in cross a bezant conjoined to four fleurs-de-lys bases to center . However, that isn't an adequate blazon, as there is some separation between the bezant and the fleurs-de-lys. Without a way to adequately describe the charge, this cannot be registered.
8. Drust Loc New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Registered
Per pale azure and argent, a triquetra within a bordure all counterchanged
9. Elena Pengrych verch Rhys New Name & Device Name Registered
Elena Bengrych verch Rhys
Submitted as Elena Pengrych verch Rhys , Welsh grammar requires that feminine descriptive bynames use the mutated form (which changes the initial sound of the word). That form is Bengrych ; we have made that change in order to register the name.

Device Returned
Vert, a shakefork between three ginkgo leaves Or.
This device is returned for lack of documentation for European knowledge of ginkgo before 1650. This is a violation of section VII.4 of the Rules for Submissions, which states "The use of flora and fauna native to the New World, Africa, Asia, and other non-European locales will be registerable if it is reasonable to believe that Europeans knew them in period." No such documentation was provided and none was found by commenters.
10. Geneviève d'Angers New Name

Name Returned
Unfortunately, this conflicts with the registered Genevieve d'Anjou . While the vowel sounds of the last syllable of the byname are quite different, that is not sufficient to make these names substantially different in sound. The consonants at the end of the submitted name are silent.

11. Gwendolyn verch Morgaine New Device Device Registered
Purpure, a black-haired mermaid proper maintaining a round shield and a sword within a bordure Or.
Changing the tincture of the hair of a mermaid proper is not significant enough to change its status as a neutral tinctured charge. Please advise the submitter to use less internal detailing on the tail, so it is more obviously vert.
12. Issac Yule New Name Name Registered
13. János Katona New Name & Device Name Registered
The normal word order in Hungarian puts the byname first, making this Katona János ; the inverted order is registerable, but is a step from period practice.
Device Registered
Argent, an ounce rampant sable and on a chief rayonny vert a bow Or.
14. Jorczyk von Ottengrun New Name & Device Name Registered
Jerczyk von Ottengrun
Submitted as J o rczyk von Ottengrun the spelling Jorczyk was not dated to before 1650. Dated spellings included Girczik and Jersigk (from Siebicke, s.n. Jorg). The spelling Jerczyk is a reasonable interpolation, given German spellings. However, no evidence could be found for the spelling Jor - before 1650. We have changed the spelling to Jerczyk in order to register the name.
Device Registered
Or, a dumbek gules and on a chief sable three horseshoes inverted Or
15. Killian lo Schermidore New Name & Device Name Registered
While the occupational bynames in Italian that commenters could find appear with no article, an occuaptional byname with an article "the" (lo in this case) is plausible and can be registered. Therefore this can be registered as submitted. This name mixes a German given name and an Italian surname; this mix is a step from period practice.
Device Registered
Or, a chevron rompu throughout and in base a cross of Santiago sable.
Please advise the submitter to draw the cross somewhat larger, in order to fill the available space and to help in its identifiability.
16. Lucia of Vatavia New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Registered
Per pale azure and argent, in bend sinister three fleurs-de-lys counterchanged.
17. Mæg of Ambresbury New Name & Device Name Registered
This name mixes an Old English given name and a Middle English byname; this mix is a step from period practice.
Device Returned
Purpure, an annulet argent semy of roundels alternating purpure and vert.
This device is returned for conflict with the badge of the Barony of Windmasters' Hill, (Fieldless) An annulet argent hurty . There is one CD for fieldlessness, but nothing for the change in tincture only of the tertiary charges. It should be noted this would not be a conflict under the newly approved standards, but the motif of alternating tinctures of identical charges in a semy would need to be demonstrated in period armory.
18. Manfred de Outremer (Miklos Farma) New Alternate Name & New Device Name Registered
This name mixes a Hungarian given name and a Romanian byname; this mix is a step from period practice.
His previous name, Manfred de Outremer , is retained as an alternate name.
Device Returned
Gules, a tower argent goutty de sang, an orle of gouttes d'eau.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating section VIII.4.d of the Rules for Submissions which requires that "modern style in the depiction of individual elements or the total design may not be registered." This modern "apostrophe" style of gouttes is not registerable without period evidence. Gouttes should ideally be drawn with wavy tails.
Please advise the submitter to draw fewer and larger gouttes upon resubmission.
19. Manfred de Outremer (Miklos Farma) New Exchange of Primary and Alternate Name Exchange Registered
20. Michele dei Medici New Name & Device Name Pended (April LOAR)
Under the current Rules for Submissions, this conflicts with the registered Michelina Medici . Michelina is a diminutive of Michele , as the name Michele was used by both men and women. This is pended as the conflict will not exist under the newly approved Standards for Evaluation, given that the sound and appearance of multiple syllables is changed between these two names.
Her device has been registered under the holding name Michele of Forgotten Sea
Name Registered (May LOAR)
This item was pended from the April 2012 Letter of Acceptances and Returns, until the Standards for Evaluation came into effect. Under the Rules for Submissions, this conflicts with the registered Michelina Medici . Michelina is a diminutive of Michele , as the name Michele was used by both men and women. Under the newly approved Standards for Evaluation, the names do not conflict, as the sound and appearance of multiple syllables is changed between these two names. As items which are registerable under either set of regulations may be registered, this may be registered.
Device Registered
Michele of Forgotten Sea
Per pale gules and azure, on a chevron between three ladles argent two rapiers in chevron azure and gules.
21. Morcant Hir New Name Name Registered
The submitter requested authenticity for 5th-6th century Welsh. We cannot confirm that the given name was in use quite that early, but the name is certainly plausible for not long after this time.
22. Neassa inghean Cearnach New Name & Device Name Returned
The name Neassa is not registerable:
Neassa is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic... form of the name Ness listed in Ó Corráin & Maguire (p. 145 s.n. Ness). This name is only given in legendary contexts and as the name of a mother and a sister of saints. Unlike the names of saints, the names of their relatives listed in their legends are not automatically registerable.... Lacking evidence that any form of Ness was used by humans in period, it is not registerable. [LoAR 10/2002]
In resubmission, the submitter may want to consider the 1603 English given name Nesscia from the IGI Parish Records Abstracts.
In addition, the byname is incorrectly formed, as Cearnach is the nominative form of the father's name. The genitive (possessive) form is Cearnaigh , and in a woman's byname, it must be lenited, making it inghean Chearnaigh .
Her device has been registered under the holding name Christine of Calontir
Device Registered
Christine of Calontir
Argent, a fess enarched azure between two triquetras purpure and an otter statant sable.
Please advise the submitter to draw the fess narrower. Ideally it should be no more than a third of the field.
23. Richard Anderson of York New Name & Device Name Returned
Unfortunately, this name creates the appearance of a relationship with the registered Andrew of York ; Anderson means "Andrew's son." As such, it cannot be registered without permission to presume this relationship.
His device has been registered under the holding name Richard of Wyvern Cliff
Device Registered
Richard of Wyvern Cliff
Or, a dragon gules and on a chief embattled azure three crosses formy Or.
Nice device!
24. Robert de Shrouesbury New Device Device Registered
Per chevron throughout vert and argent, two acorns Or and a bull rampant azure.
Please advise the submitter to draw the acorns larger to better fill the available space.
25. Robert Steven MacLaren New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Registered
Per pale Or and gules, a lion contourny counterchanged, a chief dovetailed counter-ermine
26. Rosza de Saint-Chéron New Name & Device Name Registered
Rosza de Saint-Cheron
Submitted as Rosza de Saint-Ch é ron , the spelling of the byname with an accent is not documented to before 1650. We have therefore changed it to the dated Saint-Cheron .
Device Registered
Per bend sinister sable and Or, a dragon rampant contourny Or and a rose sable, barbed, seeded, slipped and leaved proper, the stem distilling three gouttes de sang all within a bordure counterchanged.
27. Ségnat ingen Fháeláin New Name Name Registered
Ségnat is the name of a saint (found for example in a 12th century list of virgin saints). Therefore it is registerable under the saint's name allowance.
28. Serafima Sina Mikhailova New Name Name Registered
29. Serena Cellini New Name Name Registered
The submitter requested authenticity for 16th century Italy. This name is definitely authentic for the 15th century; it seems likely to be authentic for the 16th century as well, though commenters could not find evidence that the given name continued in use in the sixteenth century.
30. Thore d'Ormoi New Name & Device Name Registered
Nice late 13th century Parisian name!
Device Registered
Argent, a bull salient guardant azure and a label sable.
Precedent says:
[a label dovetailed throughout] A peculiarity of SCA blazon is that the standard label is throughout by default, but the dovetailed label is couped by default. The blazon in this submission label is both dovetailed and throughout, and both these details must be blazoned. [Kharra Unegen, 07/2002, A-Atenveldt]
After some research, much provided by Gunnvor silfraharr, we see no reason why the specific details of a label need to be blazoned, as the depictions vary only slightly over different times and cultures. There has never been difference granted between labels throughout or not, or dovetailed or not, and we see no need to change that. Therefore, we will cease blazoning the exact style of label, and leave the specific stylings up to artistic preference.
31. Umm Ya'kub Rayya al-Zahra' bint Fath al-Badawiyya New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Pended (April LOAR)
Sable, a sun Or eclipsed by a fountain, a base rayonny Or.
Under the current Rules for Submissions, this device is in conflict with the device of Durko Vadas, Sable, on a mullet of seven points inverted Or a single-headed chess knight purpure, a base rayonny Or . Existing precedent does not grant difference between a mullet of seven points and a sun. There is only one CD for the change in type and tincture of the tertiary charge. Under the newly approved Standards for Evaluation, this would not be a conflict, as there would be one DC for changing the type of the tertiary charge, and another DC for changing the tincture of the tertiary charge. Therefore, this device is pended until the new standards take effect.
Under the current Rules for Submissions, this device is in conflict with the device of Kourost Bernard of the East Woods, Sable, a sun Or eclipsed sable . There is a CD for adding the base, but nothing for the difference in tincture only of the tertiary charge. Under the newly approved Standards for Evaluation, this would not be a conflict, as there is one DC for adding the base, and another DC for changing the tincture of the tertiary charge. Therefore, this device is pended until the new standards take effect.
Device Registered (May LOAR)
This device was pended from the April 2012 LoAR, until the Standards for Evaluation came into effect, as under the Rules for Submissions this device is in conflict with the device of Durko Vadas, Sable, on a mullet of seven points inverted Or a single-headed chess knight purpure, a base rayonny Or . Existing precedent does not grant difference between a mullet of seven points and a sun. There is only one CD for the change in type and tincture of the tertiary charge. Under the Standards for Evaluation, this device is not in conflict with Durko's device, as there would be one DC for changing the type of the tertiary charge, and another DC for changing the tincture of the tertiary charge.
Under the Rules for Submissions, this device is also in conflict with the device of Kourost Bernard of the East Woods, Sable, a sun Or eclipsed sable . There is a CD for adding the base, but nothing for the difference in tincture only of the tertiary charge. Under the Standards for Evaluation, this device would not be in conflict with Kourost's device, as there is one DC for adding the base, and another DC for changing the tincture of the tertiary charge.
Therefore, this device may be registered.
32. Véronique du Pillier de Bois New Name & Device Name Registered
Device Registered
Per bend sable and azure, a moon in its plenitude and a rose argent, slipped and leaved vert.
33. Vimundr Sialfison New Name & Device Name Registered
Vimundr Sialfason
Submitted as Vimundr Sialf i son , the byname is incorrectly formed. Norse grammar requires the father's name be changed to the genitive (posssessive) form, Sialfa , making the byname Sialfason . We have made that change in order to register the name.
Device Registered
Per fess azure and gules, a wall argent masoned sable and in base a snake erect tail nowed Or.
34. William of Stonebridge New Release of Device Device Released
Per fess embattled gules and Or, a single-arched bridge argent and a double-horned anvil sable.
35. William of Stonebridge New Blanket Permission to Conflict Permission to Conflict Registered
Blanket permission to conflict with name and blanket permission to conflict with device. Gules, an eagle rising and a tierce Or.

The submitter allows the registration of any name that is at least one syllable different from his registered name.

The submitter grants permission to conflict for all armory which is one countable step (CD) from his device.

 

 



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*FT - Items denoted with this symbol will be "fast tracked" through the internal commentary process and placed on the next available External Letter of Intent.  These items have been resubmitted within 30 days of their return by Kingdom or Laurel AND have only had changes made to correct the reason for return.


 

 

Returned by Kingdom Office

 

The following items have been on internal (Kingdom) process and need to be returned for further work, documentation or conflict problems. Items that have been resubmitted to the Kingdom office will not appear here.
  Submitter's Name & Group 

Return Information  - More information here

  Nathaniel Lennox New Device - Returned for conflict
  Robert of Shrewsbury New Device - Returned for unregisterable stylistic issues
  Nest ffynnon New Badge - Returned for conflict
  William Alban Douglas New Device - Returned for conflict
  Anna die Schatzin Badge Resub - Returned for unregisterable stylistic issues
     
     
     
     

 

 


 

Arrived at Kingdom Office

 

The following items have arrived at the Saker Office and will be processed into the Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI).
 
  Submitter's Name & Group  Item(s) Date Arrived at Saker
1. Alexandra Vazquez de Granada New Badge 2-Aug-11
2. Alexandra Vazquez de Granada New Badge 2-Aug-11
3. Alexandra Vazquez de Granada Device Resub 5-Aug-11
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The following items have arrived at the Saker Office but are pended awaiting further information or action from the submitter, such as documentation, petitions, clarifications, payment, etc. Once additional information arrive or action occurs, they will be processed. 
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~ Be sure to also check Kingdom Returns section for submissions returned by the Kingdom Office ~

NOTICE

If you have an outstanding submission that was sent to
the Saker Office, that does not appear on these lists
or in the Kingdom Returns,
please contact the Saker Herald.