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September 2018 LOAR


The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

Greetings to All,

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

Gunnar Thorisson, Vert Hawk Herald

*CALONTIR acceptances*

*Æthelred the Well-read:  *Name and device. Per chevron argent and sable,
two wildcats salient respectant gules and a triquetra argent.

The Letter of Intent argued that byname *Well-read* is a plausible the
lingua Anglica form of the Old English term *ge-l{oe’}red*. Although this
term strictly means “learned” or “erudite,” we give the submitter the
benefit of the doubt that “well-read” is a reasonable synonym. If the
submitter prefers *Æthelred the Learned*, he may make a request for

*Bjólfr Gunnvaldsson:  *Name and device. Gyronny arrondi sable and Or, a
bear’s head cabossed gules.*B*Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

*Kathryn dei Fiamma:  *Device. Argent, a torteau and on a chief indented
azure a roundel between an increscent and a decrescent argent.

*Oisín Haconson:  *Device. Azure, an owl displayed maintaining in its
talons a battleaxe fesswise, a bordure argent.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a bird displayed other
than an eagle.

*Rima al-Wadi:  *Name (see RETURNS for device).

*Sigvarðr Skarfr:  *Device. Checky gules and Or, a cormorant’s head erased
sable beaked Or transfixed through the neck by an arrow fesswise sable.

*Stephen Cousland:  *Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for “England 13th or 14th century.”
This name does not meet this request because *Cousland* is not found that
early in English. It is, however, authentic for 16th century England;
Jeanne Marie Noir Licorne found *Cousland* as an unmarked surname in a 1587
London burial record.

The submitter may be interested to known that *Cousland* is a Scottish
place, rather than an English one. As*Stephan de Cousland*, the name is
authentic for 13th century Scotland. If the submitter prefers this form, he
may make a request for reconsideration.

*Tempest Sea:  *Name (see RETURNS for device).

*Tempest* is an attested English given name found in late 16th century York.

Nice late 16th century name!

*Visvamitra Yavana:  *Name and device. Azure, an owl argent and in chief a
lotus blossom in profile argent.

The submitter requested authenticity for an unspecified time, language or
culture. This request was not summarized on the Letter of Intent.
Fortunately, Seraphina Ragged Staff identified the authenticity request
during commentary, allowing sufficient time for research.

The name elements were documented from the Indian subcontinent. However, we
cannot say one way or another whether this is an authentic name from any
Indian language or culture. Our resources in those languages and cultures
are very limited.

Artist’s note: Please draw the owl larger.

*CALONTIR returns*

*Rima al-Wadi:  *Device. Per chevron azure and argent, two dragonflies in
chevron argent and a cinquefoil palewise purpure slipped and leaved vert.

This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of Posture and
Orientation, which states “The charges within a charge group should be in
either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes
posture/orientation” The charges here are not in a unified arrangement, as
the arrangement of dragonflies must be blazoned independently of the

*Tempest Sea:  *Device. Per pall inverted vert, sable, and argent.

This device conflicts with the badge of Hakon Hrafnsson, *Per pall inverted
Or, sable, and paly argent and vert*. Only two of the three field
partitions have changes, so it is not eligible for an SC under SENA A5F2.
If considered under SENA A5G1, a maximum of one DC is available through
change of half the tincture under SENA A5G1a, as half of the field has
changed tincture. A second DC cannot be gained through changing the base
portion of the field through A5G1d, as only one third of the field is
subdivided and the rule requires that at least half of an already divided
field be modified in this manner.
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