EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE JULY 2017 LoAR
The Society College of Arms runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath Queen of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.
An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society. A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work. Most items are registered without comments. Sometimes, the LoAR will address specific issues about the name or armory or will praise the submitter/herald on putting together a very nice historically accurate item.
The following results are from the July 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings.
Aurelia Colleoni a’Buccafurno. Name.
Bryniarr Ísólfsson. Device. Per pale Or and vert, two wolf’s heads erased respectant counterchanged.
Caecilia Brigans. Name and device. Azure, on a fess between two greyhounds courant argent, a greyhound courant azure.
Artist’s note: Please draw all charges larger to fill the available space.
Duncan MacMillan. Name and device. Per pale argent and sable, an owl and a bordure embattled counterchanged.
The Letter of Intent documented MacMillan solely as the header form in Black’s
Surnames of Scotland. Heralds and submitters are reminded that header forms in Black and similar books are not registerable unless they are dated or shown to be consistent with period spellings. Fortunately, Alisoun Metron Ariston documented the submitted spelling in the FamilySearch Historical Records dated to the early 17th century.
Giana di Nicholò da Firenze. Device change. Argent, a bend sinister vert, overall a wyvern erect sable.
This device is clear of the device of Charles the Traveler, Argent, a bend sinister vert,
overall a drakkar sable its sail paly gules and argent. There is now one DC for tincture of half of the overall charge, as well as one DC for its type. See the Cover Letter for a
detailed breakdown of the new precedent on ships and their sails.
The submitter’s previous device, Vert, on a pile indented argent an owl’s head cabossed sable, is released.
This was pended on the February 2017 LoAR.
Hrothgar of An Dubhaigeainn. Name.
An Dubhaigeainn is the registered name of an SCA branch. By precedent, the standard
form of the byname using this branch name is of An Dubhaigeainn, even if this is not
grammatically correct. [Violet Hughes. Alternate name Purple of An Dubhaigeainn,
9/2015 LoAR, A-East]
Hugoline the Delicate. Name and device. Per chevron azure and sable, a chevron engrailed on the lower edge, a chief invected argent.
The byname the Delicate is a reasonable marked lingua Anglica form of the attested
Middle English surnames Fine (1196) and Prymme (1286), both found in Reaney &
Leda Zipyos. Name change from Aleyd Czypsser.
Submitted as Leda Zipys, the patronymic byname needed to be put into genitive form.
With the submitter’s permission, we have changed the name to Leda Zipyos as suggestedby Ursula Palimpsest.
The submitter’s previous name, Aleyd Czypsser, is retained as an alternate name.
Although the form and the Letter of Intent were unclear, the submitter subsequently
clarified that she wished to change her name to the submitted name (Leda) and preserve her previous name (Aleyd) as an alternate.
Matthias von Würzburg. Badge. (Fieldless) On a seeblatt azure a bear rampant argent.
Michael Ballason. Name.
Michael was documented on the Letter of Intent as the submitter’s legal given name.
However, the submitter does not need to rely on the Legal Name Allowance because
ffride Joye Sans Fin found Michael as a Latinized Swedish name dated to 1518.
Ranka Sveinsdottir. Name.
Tassin Tresseaul. Name and device. Azure, in pale three suns between flaunches Or.
Submitted as Tassin Tréséol, the spelling of the byname is entirely modern. With the
submitter’s permission, we have changed the spelling of the byname to the
documented Tresseaul, dated to 1364 and 1415, found by Juliana Siren in Latin rolls
from the Convent of Saint François
Nice early 15th century French name!
Artist’s note: Please draw the flaunches issuant from the corners of the shield.
Úlfeiðr Artudóttir. Device. Per bend purpure and sable, two wolves combatant and in base a raven volant wings addorsed argent.
Úlfr Járnhauss. Name.
This name was pended on the February 2017 Letter of Acceptances and Returns for
commentary on a change from Úlflundr Járnhauss to Úlfr Járnhauss, requested by the
submitter after the Pelican decision meeting. We are pleased to register the name as
Brita Mairi Svensdottir. Augmentation of arms. Quarterly argent and azure, an equal-armed Celtic cross between four ospreys volant bendwise counterchanged and for augmentation on an inescutcheon surmounting the cross Or three sharks naiant conjoined in annulo azure.
This augmentation of arms is returned because the depiction of the base arms is
blazonably different from the registered arms. The original device had an elongated lower arm, which is standard for Celtic crosses. However, the base device in this submission is equal-armed, a blazonable detail that is grounds for return.
This augmentation is also returned for lack of identifiability of the charges of the
augmentation itself. Commenters had difficulty recognizing the charges on the
escutcheon as sharks, with some calling them branches, others a stag’s attire in annulo.