Greetings to All,

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

In Service,

Gunnar Thorisson
Vert Hawk Herald


CALONTIR acceptances

* Anna Plantyn. Badge. (Fieldless) In saltire a banana leaf vert and a banana Or.

* Cain Belmont. Name.

* Catherine Baker. Name.

Nice English name from the 14th century onwards! In fact several instances of this precise name appear in the FamilySearch Historical Records for the 16th century.

* Cuthbert Longschankes. Badge. (Fieldless) A furison azure ermined and winged Or.

Artist's note: Please draw the furison larger to allow for more visible ermine spots.

* Dante di Pirro. Badge. (Fieldless) A mullet voided and interlaced within and conjoined to an annulet sable overall a peacock feather bendwise argent orbed vert.

* Gustav of Grimfells. Name and device. Sable, on a pale cotised argent a goutte de larmes.

Grimfells is the registered name of an SCA branch.

* Gwen verch Hughe. Name.

Nice 16th century Welsh name!

* Hamelinus Hamlyn. Name and device. Sable, on a chevron between three crosses bottony fitchy argent five daggers palewise inverted gules, a bordure per pale and per saltire gules and argent.

Artist's note: The proper depiction of the lower leg of a cross fitchy is a smooth taper to a point.

* Helena of Tor. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and sable, a mouse rampant contourny and a unicorn rampant, a bordure embattled argent.

* Jorunna Refsdottir. Device. Per pale embattled argent and vert, a brown horse rampant contourny proper and a fox rampant argent.

* Kitta Kristinsdottir. Device. Per chevron sable and argent, a chevron counterchanged between two plates and two dragon's heads addorsed conjoined at the neck vert.

The submitter has permission for the submitted device to conflict with the device of Cristina la Ambeler, Per chevron sable and argent, a chevron counterchanged between two plates and a rustre gules.

* Li Jun Quan. Device. Per bend sinister sable and gules, a crane rising contourny argent and a natural tiger rampant Or marked sable.

There is a step from period practice for the use of the natural tiger.

* Mag Mor, Barony of. Order name Order of Valiant of Mag Mor (see RETURNS for other order name).

Submitted as Order of the Valiant of Mag Mor, the article the is inappropriate here because Valiant is neither a heraldic charge nor a discrete group of people wearing a distinctive style of dress (i.e., fools, pilgrims). In commentary, Lillia Crampette documented Valiant as a 16th century surname that can be used as a given name by precedent. Therefore, Order of _ Valiant of Mag Mor can be registered because it follows the pattern of naming orders after the given names of patrons or founders. With the Barony's permission we have made this change for registration.

* Marian Beardsley. Name.

Excellent 16th century English name! This precise name is dated to 1573 in Stafford, England, in the Family Search Historical Records.

* Markolf Volkhart von Thüringen. Device. Quarterly argent and Or, a bend gules, overall a cross formy sable.

* Reinhardt Krug. Badge. Gules, a broad-arrow Or between a pair of stag's attires palewise argent.

* Sata Takezou. Name and device. Azure, on a gunbai fan argent two cherry blossoms in fess gules.

This is the defining instance of a gunbai fan. A gunbai fan is a flat, circular fan attached to a handle, attested as a heraldic charge in O-umajirushi: A 17th-Century Compendium of Samurai Heraldry by Xavid "Kiho" Pretzer.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a gunbai fan.

* Vígdís Alricesdohtor. Name and device. Argent, a boar's head cabossed gules and on a chief embattled sable the runes tiwaz, algiz, sowilo, tiwaz, algiz, and sowilo argent.

This name combines an Old Norse given name with an Old English byname, an acceptable lingual mix as long as both elements are dated prior to 1100 C.E., as they are in this case.

* Vincent de Vere. Badge (see RETURNS for alternate name). Argent, a badger rampant regardant sable and a bordure denticulada gules.

* William Fletcher of Carbery. Device change. Per bend azure and gules, a bend Or between three arrows in pale fesswise reversed and a costrel argent.

This is the defining instance of a costrel in SCA heraldry. In commentary Bruce Batonvert noted:

The new charge is blazoned a flaçon in French, and a Reiseflasche (traveling flask) or Pilgerflasche (pilgrim's flask) in German. In addition to the arms of von Herbißhofen (or Herbertshofen) cited in the LoI, we also find it in the arms of Martin von Koloret, mid-16th C. [Vigil Raber's Neustifter Wappenbuch, plate 53].

A costrel is palewise by default.

This arrangement of charges is permitted to the submitter under the Existing Registration Allowance as the only difference between his prior device and the submitter device is the charge in dexter base.

The submitter's previous device, Per bend azure and gules, a bend Or between three arrows in pale fesswise reversed and a mariner's whistle palewise argent, is released.

* Ysabel de la Oya. Badge. Gules, a wheel of cheese fesswise within a braid of garlic in annulo argent.

This is the defining instance of a braid of garlic. A braid of garlic is a period charge, found in Italy in the arms of De Resta (as a charge fesswise) and De Gierenzano (bendwise throughout surmounting a lion). It appears as a simple braid with heads of garlic attached to slips issuant from either side of the braid. This submission depicts a braid of garlic in annulo; given the length of the braid of garlic in the arms of De Gierenzano, we see no problem allowing the charge to be in annulo.

CALONTIR returns 

* Mag Mor, Barony of. Order name Order of Citizen of Mag Mor.

This order name was withdrawn by the Barony during commentary.

* Vincent de Vere. Alternate name Brock Square Poo.

SENA PN5A states that "[n]o name that is offensive to a large segment of members of the SCA or the general public will be registered. Offense is a modern concept; just because a name was used in period does not mean that it is not offensive to the modern observer." PN5B1 then specifically identifies scatological names as one of the categories of names that are inherently offensive. Poo is an inescapably scatological term for a modern audience, even if a mild one. However, when it comes to scatological terms, SENA does not distinguish between milder euphemisms and harder terms; both are prohibited. Therefore, this name must be returned.


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