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The Armorial has been updated to reflect the items in this LOAR.


In Service,


Gunnar Thorisson

Vert Hawk Herald



CALONTIR Acceptances

* Agnes von Heidelberg. Alternate name Chiba Suzu.

Submitted as Chiba no Suzu, the use of no is not appropriate with the family name Chiba, which was used by the military class and not by the imperial aristocracy. The use of no with family names that are not uji (clan) names must be documented individually. Therefore, we are registering this name as Chiba_Suzu.

* Aldred Ketcham. Household name House of Ketcham.

* Bót væna. Name.

Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

* Bryniólfr Brandssmiðr. Device. Gules, a man's head cabossed and in base a sword fesswise Or.

* Calontir, Kingdom of. Heraldic title Merlyne Herald.

The Kingdom of Calontir has permission from the Barony of Marinus for the title Merlyne Herald to conflict with the Barony's registered Award of the Marlin.

* Caoimhin McKee. Badge. (Fieldless) A bat-winged demi-boar gules.

* Charles Vaux. Device. Per chevron Or and gules, a tree eradicated proper between two hounds combattant Or.

* Emerick Jones. Name (see RETURNS for device).

* FlíR Fróðason. Name.

FlíR is a masculine name found as a header form in Lena Peterson's Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. By precedent, the header forms in this work are registerable transliterations of Old Norse runic forms. [December 2010 Cover Letter]

* Gráinne inghean Uí Ghallchobhair. Name.

Appearing on the Letter of Intent as Gráinne Ó Gallchobhair, the byname was not correctly constructed for a woman. We have changed the name to Gráinne inghean Uí Ghallchobhair, the correct form for a Gaelic woman.

Nice 16th-early 17th century Gaelic name!

* Katrina Weiss. Name.

Nice late 15th century German name!

* Mistislav gleðill. Name.

This name combines a Russian given name with an Old Norse byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

* Mj{o,}ll Úlfarsdóttir. Name and device. Gyronny arrondi gules and argent, a wolf sejant forepaw raised within a bordure azure.

This name is clear of the registered Mj{o,}ll Úlfsdóttir under PN3C2 because Úlfarsdóttir has one more syllable than Úlfsdóttir.

Per Appendix G, there is a step from period practice for having a gyronny arrondi field, with the gyrons straddling the corners of the shield, covered by a central primary charge.

* Petrus Sagittarius. Name.

In commentary, ffride wlfsdotter documented both name elements in the 13th century, making this a nice Latinized German name for that era!

* Ren Jie. Device. Per bend sinister gules and sable, on a bend sinister potenty argent three caltrops palewise gules.

* Wilhelm Lich and Roselyn of Aberdeen. Joint badge. Gules, a falcon jessed displayed argent and a chief Or golpy.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a non-eagle displayed.

* Zachariah MacDonald. Badge. (Fieldless) A vulture contourny sable maintaining a spiked mace bendwise sinister argent.


CALONTIR Returns

* Calontir, Kingdom of. Order name Order of the Purple Jess.

This order name was pended on the June 2017 Letter of Acceptances and Returns for a discussion of whether a jess can be considered an identifiable and distinct period charge that could be used to create an order name. Based on the evidence presented in commentary, a jess is not a stand-alone heraldic charge because it is not recognizable as such unless it is attached to a bird. A jess on its own could easily be a ribbon, a scarf, a garter, or a belt. This conclusion is consistent with prior precedents, which have long disallowed ribbons as heraldic charges.

A ribbon is not registerable as a stand-alone charge; that is, as a primary, secondary, or tertiary charge. However, in this case [on a fox's tail] the ribbon is equivalent to a hawk's jesses: a blazonable detail or ornamentation, rather than a charge in its own right. [Bronwen Selwyn, 6/2005 LoAR, R-Ansteorra]

Accordingly, as a jess is not a stand-alone heraldic charge, it cannot be the basis for an order name using the pattern names based on heraldic charges.

* Emerick Jones. Device. Per pale gules and argent, in pale a lantern and in saltire two rapiers sable.

This device is returned for using a modern depiction of a lantern, a thin frame with transparent panes. In the return of the device of Domenico Taddio in February 2016, it was ruled "This form of lantern, although used in the past in SCA heraldry is a modern one. Barring documentation, it will not be registerable after the September 2016 meeting."

The Administrative Handbook, Section V.B.2.g, describes how to handle correction of errors. Regarding emblazons, the section states that "If an emblazon image is completely incorrect, it may be replaced within seven days of the publication of the Letter of Intent with a correction noting the replacement." During commentary, revised emblazons were provided which attempted to address the reason for return. Unfortunately, not only did the new artwork fail to address the issue raised in commentary, as the panes were still transparent, showing the field behind, but the emblazons were provided nearly a month after the letter was initially published. The forms bearing the new emblazon were not uploaded until five days before the close of commentary. If this new emblazon was to be considered as a correction, the timing of said correction would preclude its consideration.

However, the timing of the revised emblazon is moot, because the very next sentence of the Administrative Handbook reads "After seven days or if the correction is a redraw of the original emblazon, the associated armorial item should be withdrawn using a correction to the original item and then resubmitted on a new Letter of Intent." It was made clear in commentary that this was a redraw of the original emblazon, created with the intent to address issues raised in commentary. It is, therefore, not eligible for consideration as a correction to the initial submission.

* Michele dei Medici. Badge. Per fess gules and azure, a ladle and a rapier both fesswise reversed argent.

This badge is returned for violating SENA A2C1 which requires that "Elements must be drawn in their period forms and in a period armorial style." The hilt of this rapier appears to be a hand-bell design not unlike a modern saber. The quillons which define the rapier as a heraldic charge are absent, and the knucklebow flows directly into the cup-style hilt. No evidence was presented, and none was found in commentary, demonstrating that this guard is period either as a heraldic charge or an artifact. Absent such evidence, the design is returned for a redraw.

The ladle is likewise not drawn in a period form. The ladles we see in period images had the handle parallel to the lip, not at right angles to it. No evidence was provided and none could be found for the depiction of a ladle in the submitted configuration. However, this configuration of ladle appears in the submitter's device, and is thus allowable under the Existing Registration Allowance.


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