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Dorcas did things I haven't heard of before!
Tell us about them, please, Mistress Heraldry Goob.

-Ingeborg


On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 6:49 PM, Jeremy Sacksteder <
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> Greetings to All,
>
> The Armorial and Saker website have been updated to reflect the items in
> this LOAR.
>
> In Service,
>
> Gunnar Thorisson
> Vert Hawk Herald
>
>
> CALONTIR acceptances
> * *Áed of Forgotten Sea. * Holding name and device (see PENDS for name).
> Per bend rayonny azure and gules, an eagle and three mullets argent. This
> complex low-contrast line of division is identifiable here and thus
> registerable.
> Please advise the submitter to draw some internal detailing on the eagle.
> Submitted under the name *Áed mac Néill*.
> * *Chiara di Paxiti. * Name (see RETURNS for device).
> * *Dorcas Whitecap. * Blanket permission to conflict by identity with
> name. Dorcas grants permission to conflict for any name that is at least
> a syllable different from her registered name.
> * *Dorcas Whitecap. * Blanket permission to conflict by relationship with
> name. Dorcas grants permission to use her registered name in part of
> another name, thus creating a claim of relationship. Such a permission to
> conflict is covered in PN3E and Appendix D of SENA.
> * *Dorcas Whitecap. * Heraldic will. Upon her death, Dorcas's heraldic
> will transfers control of her currently registered items to the office of
> the Gold Falcon Principal Herald of the Kingdom of Calontir.
> * *Emeline de Moulineaux. * Device. Argent, an arrow inverted bendwise
> sinister sable surmounted by a gillyflower gules, a bordure vert.
> * *Faustus Cantilius Lupus. * Device. Or, a pale between two wolves
> sejant respectant ululant gules. There is a step from period practice for
> the use of the ululant posture.
> * *Iaan Sørensen. * Name and device. Per bend gules and argent, two
> lizards tergiant bendwise argent and sable. Submitted as *Iaan Sorenson*,
> the submitter requested the spelling *Sørensen* if it could be supported.
> This spelling was supported by examples in the Letter of Intent and in
> commentary. Therefore, we have made this change.
> Nice 15th century Norwegian name!
> * *Isibél inghean Dáire. * Device. Per saltire sable and azure, four
> natural seahorses argent.
> * *Judur bint 'Abd al-Wahid. * Device change. Argent, on a fess between a
> lozenge ployé and a chalice azure, an Arabic penbox argent. The
> submitter's old device, *Per pale argent and azure, a chevron inverted
> and in chief a rose counterchanged*, is retained as a badge.
> There is a step from period practice for the use of an Arabic penbox.
> * *Jutte Roose van der Brugghe. * Name.
> * *Khalil ibn Abd'l-Wahid al-Katib. * Name change from Cesare di Lodovico
> Malefici. Submitted as *Khalil abd'l-Wahid al-Katib*, the submitter
> requested authenticity for "10th century Al Andalus/Maghrebi". This request
> was not stated in the Letter of Intent. The submitted name uses two given
> name elements, *Khalil* and *Abd'l* (which we have capitalized). However,
> we do not have evidence of double given names in Arabic, so this pattern is
> not registerable.
> In the Pelican decision meeting, Siren documented both *Khalil ibn
> Abd'l-Wahid al-Katib* and *Abu Khalil Abd'l-Wahid al-Katib*. We have
> changed the name to the former in order to register the name, as it is a
> smaller change. The elements are all found in al-Andalus between the 9th
> and 12th centuries, but we do not know if it meets the submitter's request
> for a 10th century name.
> The submitter's previous name, *Cesare di Lodovico Malefici*, is retained
> as an alternate name.
> * *Matthaios Dauid diakonos. * Name change from Lucius Angelini de Santa
> Croce. Submitted as *Matthaios Dauid o Diakonia*, the submitter requested
> authenticity for 6th century Greek. The byname *o Diakonia* is
> constructed using the masculine article *o* with a feminine noun,
> *diakonia*. In addition, we were unable to find documentation to show
> that such a noun could be used as a plausible byname. Green Staff was able
> to document the occupational byname *diakonos* ("servant") to late 6th or
> early 7th century Aphrodisias (in present-day Turkey). We have changed the
> byname to this form with the submitter's permission in order to meet the
> request for authenticity.
> Green Staff also noted that during the 6th century, "The order indicates
> that <Matthaios> is either the father's name or a Christian name chosen on
> baptism. If he wants his given name to be <Matthaios>, he should go by
> <Dauid Matthaios diakonos>."
> The submitter's previous name, *Lucius Angelini de Santa Croce*, is
> released.
> * *Monday Fayrandgode. * Name and device. Quarterly azure and vert, a
> peacock close to sinister regardant Or. This submission does not conflict
> with the device of John Aquila of Eaglesdown: *Purpure, an eagle close to
> sinister Or*. There is one DC for the field, and one for the difference
> between a peacock and an eagle.
> * *Owain ap Blethyn Llwyd. * Augmentation of arms. Purpure, a chevron
> between three feathers and as augmentation in chief a cross of Calatrava
> Or.
> * *Søren atte Raven. * Badge. (Fieldless) An arrow bendwise inverted Or
> winged sable.
> * *Tigernán Otterburn. * Name and device. Per bend azure and gules, on a
> bend argent between two phoenixes Or a brown otter passant proper. This
> name combines a Gaelic given name and Scots byname. This is an acceptable
> lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
> * *Wulfhere of Eofeshamme. * Device. Or, two bendlets between two oak
> leaves vert.
> * *Wulfhere of Eofeshamme. * Badge. (Fieldless) A bend couped Or
> surmounted by an oak leaf vert.
> CALONTIR returns
> * *Chiara di Paxiti. * Device. Argent, a butterfly and on a chief
> invected purpure three feathers argent. This device is returned for
> redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be
> identifiable." Here the feathers on the chief are not identifiable because
> too small. On resubmission, this could likely be solved by having a single
> feather fesswise, or by decreasing the number of invections so the feathers
> can lie on a slightly larger portion of the chief.
> * *Gan Ystmelhaiijin. * Name. The submitter requested authenticity for a
> 13th century Mongol name and expressed a desire for a name meaning "Steel
> Turtle". Unfortunately, we have no evidence of a name element meaning
> "turtle" in period Mongolian, nor could a period equivalent be found by
> commenters or those present at the Pelican decision meeting. Therefore, we
> are unable to register this name and cannot meet the authenticity request.
> We note that there is an epithet meaning "tortoise": *Chingis/Chinggis*.
> This element appears to be unique, only referring to Chingis (normal
> Anglicized as Ghengis) Khan. We decline to rule whether this element would
> be presumptuous.
>
> CALONTIR pends
> * *Áed mac Néill. * Name. As the submitted name is the name of two 9th
> century high kings of Ireland, this submission is being pended to discuss
> whether it is presumptuous under PN4D, Claim of Identity or Close
> Relationship with an Important Non-SCA Person:
>
> Sovereign rulers of significant states are generally important enough to
> protect. Some historical city-states are not considered significant states.
> Provinces or regions integrated into larger units like the Holy Roman
> Empire are not generally considered significant states. Sovereigns of small
> states that did not give rise directly to modern countries will not be
> protected under this clause, nor will legendary kings of any state (though
> these kings may be individually important enough to protect).
>
> An earlier precedent states:
>
> Precedent about how we protect sovereign rulers has been somewhat
> contradictory over time. In the November 2004 Cover Letter, Laurel wrote
> "Sovereigns of nations and empires (Kings, Queens, Khans) are always
> important enough to protect."
> However, there are many insignificant period nations, which disappeared
> over time into the modern nation-states we know. There were, for example,
> over 30 taifa kingdoms in 11th century al-Andalus, over 20 kingdoms in
> Anglo-Saxon England at various points, over 20 kingdoms in 9th century
> Norway, and six major and over 20 minor kingdoms in pre-Norman Wales.
> Similar numbers of kingdoms could be identified in other parts of Europe as
> well. Given the large number of these kingdoms and their relative lack of
> fame, it is difficult to simply find or create lists of all these rulers of
> these sovereign states. Because of that problem, Laurel has rarely
> protected the rulers of these states unless a commenter was interested in
> the region and went looking for such a ruler. Moreover, on the rare
> occasion that such a return was made, the sovereign ruler was usually
> someone most people did not recognize, let alone see as important enough to
> protect.
> Therefore, we are modifying precedent about sovereign rulers: we protect
> historical rulers of nations that give rise to currently existing countries
> (including entities like England, Castile, and Aragon) and of nations that
> play an important role in medieval history but did not survive (Burgundy,
> Scotland, the Holy Roman Empire, and the like). Sovereigns of small period
> states that did not give rise directly to modern countries (Deheubarth,
> Asturias, Valencia, Connacht, Urbino) will be protected only if the
> individual's fame rises to the point that they personally are important
> enough to protect. This includes Italian city states and the French
> duchies. Similarly sovereigns of provinces or regions integrated into
> larger units like the Holy Roman Empire will be protected only if the
> individual's fame rises to the point that they personally are important
> enough to protect.
> A similar problem exists with legendary rulers. The Gaelic *Lebor Gabála
> Érenn* alone lists over 100 legendary kings of Ireland. The Danish *Gesta
> Danorum* lists over 50 legendary kings of the Danes. Geoffrey of Monmouth
> lists over 75 kings of Britain before the Roman invasion in the 1st century
> BC. Unless a commenter is interested in checking these sources, we do not
> find out about these possible conflicts.
> Therefore, we are modifying precedent about sovereign rulers here as well:
> legendary rulers, even of significant nations, will be protected only if
> the individual's fame rises to the point that they personally are important
> enough to protect. [July 2011 Cover Letter]
>
> As the present submission is identical to the names of two historical
> rulers, we are pending it to discuss the issue of presumption more fully.
> We are also pending this name to discuss when a ruler becomes real enough
> (i.e., non-legendary) to protect.
> His device has been registered under the holding name *Áed of Forgotten
> Sea*.
> This was item 1 on the Calontir letter of June 23, 2014.
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