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Resend Comments to BoD Sent On April 14

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-14 17:03

 A message from the Society’s Office of Information Management and Technology –

Due to unidentified difficulties, some e-mail messages submitted to ‘comments@lists.sca.org’ after 6:00am EST and before 3:00pm EST on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 were approved for release to the list, but did not make it into the list’s archive.

In order to insure that -all- missives and comments are received by the Board of Directors for due consideration in advance of this weekend’s meeting in Cincinnati, OH, we would earnestly request that all commenters who sent messages during the window of time identified above to please resubmit their communications to the list. We apologize for any inconvenience this request may present.


Filed under: Announcements, Corporate

Points De Guerre Pour Pennsic

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-14 16:56

Cet article est maintenant disponible en Français. Veuillez cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous.

Pennsic War Points List Released/Points De Guerre Pour Pennsic

(English Translation:  The following article is now available in French.  Please click on the link below.)


Filed under: En français, Pennsic

From the Minister of Lists

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-04-13 18:45

Greetings,
At this time, I would like to hear from all those that might have interest in being the Central Region Deputy MOL for the kingdom.

This job is a pretty easy one.
The deputy is in charge of keeping an eye on the region. If an event is in need of an MOL, the deputy helps to find someone suitable.
I will often ask my deputies to follow up on reports from Baronies in their region.
Regional deputies are expected to help MOL Crown tournament and K&Q champions tournaments when they fall in their own areas.

I am looking for someone that loves to MOL. Joy in what we do translates over to the list field and allows everyone to have a great time.
You do not have to be a long time MOL to hold this position. All experience levels are welcome to contact me.

On another note to other regions:
If you desire to someday rise in the MOL office, please talk to me. I am always looking to connect with MOLs who want to get more involved.
Do you want to come and spend a day with me at the MOL table? I would love it!!
My job is super fun and I would love for others to experience that. Send me an email and let’s chat.
sabynluttrell@gmail.com

Cheers,
Sabina Luttrell
East Kingdom Minister of Lists


Filed under: Announcements, Law and Policy Tagged: central region, job opening, minister of lists

The Branch Polling Process Explained

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-04-13 17:38

Mistress Mercedes, East Kingdom Seneschal, and Duchess Thyra, our most recently retired Queen, have collaborated on the following article which describes how the process of selecting new landed Barons and Baronesses actually works.

The East Kingdom has had quite a few Baronial Investitures over the past year. When the ballots are sent in, they seem to disappear into a black hole for several weeks, and then the Crown announces who will be the next baronial seat. Let’s shed some light on what happens at the Kingdom level after you send in your ballot.

By Kingdom law there are two types of ballots that Baronies may use: the single-choice method and the multiple-choice method (aka The Borda Method). Baronial seneschals work with the Branch Polling Deputy to decide which method is best for their group. Sometimes a group has just two candidate slates, so they may choose a simple “pick one” ballot. Sometimes, it is a ranking of all the candidates, with some extra math that accounts for how the populace feels about their options.  Both methods give the option to write in comments, which will be read by the Crown. These comments will be kept confidential, and are not shared with anyone in the Barony.

Once a ballot is filled out, it is mailed to the Branch Polling Deputy, who counts the ballots and runs the calculations. The Deputy then sends the whole package to the Regional Seneschal (or other kingdom officer who is not a resident of the polled barony), who then repeats the process. Then the package is mailed to the Kingdom Seneschal, who again repeats the process and writes up a confidential report for the Crown.

The report includes:

The names of those officers who counted the ballots
The number of ballots sent out and returned
The tallies
The percentages
The comments (anonymous)

The report also has this language:

“The information contained within this letter is confidential. This information may not be shared with anyone not on the distribution list above without the express permission of Their Majesties or the Kingdom Seneschal.””Returned ballots may only be viewed by the talliers, the Kingdom Seneschal and/or the Kingdom Seneschal’s designates, and the Crown.”

“This letter is a recommendation to Their Majesties. It is NOT an announcement of Their decision. Their Majesties will consider this letter and make Their decision at a later date.”

“It is Their Majesties’ privilege to announce Their Decision on this matter. Until such time as they do, this report is confidential and may not be divulged to any party. Even after Their Decision is announced, actual numbers of returned pollings and the preferences therein are never to be divulged to any party or parties.”

While the populace may be very interested in the results of a poll, it is important to the process that the results be kept confidential. However, there are still the checks and balances of having different officers all double-check the counts and math.

This all sounds very democratic. And indeed, if any slate of candidates receives a simple majority of valid ballots (51%), the Crown is bound by Law to invest that slate. However, it is somewhat rare that a slate of candidates receives this percentage (due to abstentions or a large ballot). In all other cases, the Crown is charged with deciding the succession. There are no guidelines in Law as to how the Crown should make their decision when a simple majority is not achieved. The East Kingdom is a monarchy, after all.

Running for the baronial seat is a difficult process in and of itself. There are usually months of meetings, many letters to write and questions to answer. And in the end, only one set of candidates can be chosen, regardless of how close the polls may be. We applaud every candidate who steps up to give their time and energy toward the welfare of their barony, even if they are not chosen. It requires bravery and loyalty even to put their name in.

If you ever have any questions about how something works in the Kingdom, we encourage you to write to the Seneschal at seneschal@eastkingdom.org. Their job is to look after the welfare of the populace, and that includes you!

Ruantallan Baronial Investiture photo by Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.
Endewearde Baronial Investiture photo by Lady Camille des Jardins.


Filed under: Law and Policy Tagged: baronial polling, elections

La Gratitude de Leurs Majestés

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:06

Photo courtesy of Baroness Cateline la Broderesse

Cet article est maintenant disponible en Français. Veuillez cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous.

The Gratitude of Their Majesties/La Gratitude de Leurs Majestés

(English Translation:  The following article is now available in French.  Please click on the link below.)

 


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, En français, Tidings

Press Article From East Kingdom Coronation

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-04-13 14:11

The following message is printed by the Gazette at the request of Lord Martyn de Halliwell.

On Saturday, a reporter from BillyPenn.com, a local Philadelphia news-blog, attended part of East Kingdom Coronation. The reporter spent time speaking with several people before Court and through Last Court / Coronation Court.  Several people were instrumental in providing a wonderful experience for our guest.

I would like to thank Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge, the East Kingdom Media Liaison, who offered advice and guidance when I contacted her ahead of the event. For their work on the day of the event, thanks also go to Dueña Mercedes de Calafia, Baroness Ysmay de Lynn, Master Peter the Red, Lady Suba al-Hadid, and Lady Iseault of the Clews who sat with her during Court and explained what was going on.  Also a thank you to Lady Katrin Daans for loaning some accessories to complete our reporter’s outfit for the day.

These are the gentles I know who spoke to her, but I know several others did as well.  To anyone else who took a moment to speak to the reporter, thank you, you were all shining examples of “crazy, insane, wonderful people.”

Please take a moment to read the finished article, it is wonderfully done, and be sure to share it with all your friends and family:

http://billypenn.com/2015/04/13/game-of-thrones-irl-i-spent-my-saturday-dressed-as-a-peasant/

-Lord Martyn de Halliwell


Filed under: Court, Events, Interviews Tagged: Bhakail, coronation, press

Polling Award Recommendations Due April 17

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-04-13 12:22

King Omega and Queen Etheldreda wish to let all know that They will issue Their second and final polling shortly. Please send Them your recommendations no later than this Friday, April 17.

Recommendations are requested via the online form:
http://fluidsurveys.com/s/EKRecommendations/

Editor’s Note:  Need more information about the East Kingdom awards polling process? This article gives a good overview. Need to find out whether or not someone has the award you are considering? Look them up in the Order of Precedence: http://op.wiglaf.org/index.php. You do not need to be a member of an order to recommend someone for an order. Any person may recommend any other person for any award.


Filed under: Court, Law and Policy, Official Notices Tagged: award recommendations, awards, polling deadlines, polling orders, pollings

First Eastern Writs Given for Order of Defense

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-04-11 16:51

The writs for the first three Eastern members of the Order of Defense were delivered today by Their Majesties Omega and Etheldreda. The Order of Defense recognizes superior prowess and contributions in rapier combat with a patent level award, more commonly known in the SCA as a peerage. This peerage order was created by the SCA’s Board of Directors in February. The peerage may be awarded beginning on May 1st. The writs notified the first three candidates that they were instructed to appear at Crown Tourney on May 2nd and answer Their Majesties as to whether they are willing to be accepted into the Order.

Sir Antonio Patrasso has been active in the East Kingdom Rapier community for twenty five years, and served as East Kingdom Marshal of Fence from 2004 to 2008. In addition to being a companion of the Order of Chivalry and the Order of the Pelican, he was the 26th inductee to the East Kingdom Order of the Golden Rapier. Sir Antonio also holds the Order of the Silver Crescent, the Order of the Tygers Combattant, the Queen’s Cypher, the Order of the Iron Tower (Settmour Swamp). He currently serves as King’s Rapier Champion and and is a Past Queen’s Rapier Champion. In addition to his duties as a marshal, he also serves the Seneschalate as New Groups Deputy, and serves the office of the Tyger Clerk as Backlog Scroll deputy. He lives in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.

Don Donovan Shinnock has been active in the East Kingdom Rapier community for over twenty years and was a cadet of Don Martin Quicksilver. He has served twice in the East as King’s Champion of Rapier and as Queen’s Champion of Rapier. Don Donovan is a Companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier and the Order of the Golden Rapier. He is also a Companion of the Maunche for his research on rapier combat, received the King’s Esteem of Merit from King Edward II, King Kenric II and King Brennan and is a Companion of the Carolingian Orders of the Perseus and the Daystar. He currently lives in the Shire of Quintavia.

THL Fraiser Macleod currently serves as the East Kingdom Marshal of Fence. He has been active in the East Kingdom Rapier community for twenty six years, beginning his SCA career in Endewearde as a student of Master Gregory Finche before moving to AEthelmearc and then returning to the East. He is the 8th White Scarf of Aethelmearc and the 31st Companion of the Golden Rapier, and has fought as a Rapier Champion at Pennsic for both the East and AEthelmearc. He has previously served as Queen’s Rapier Champion of the East. Don Fraiser is also a Companion of the Silver Crescent, the King’s Esteem of Merit, and the Portcullis of endewearde, and is one of the founding members of the Northguard Rapier Company. He currently lives in the Barony of Endwearde.


Filed under: Court, Fencing

Pennsic War Points List Released/Points De Guerre Pour Pennsic

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:01

En français

His Majesty Darius, called Omega, has released the listing of Pennsic War Points to the Gazette. Here are the highlights. More detailed information about how the war points will be fought, plus related regulations and schedules can be found here – Pennsic War Point Details and Regulations.

WAR POINTS SUMMARY
15 Points for Armored Combat
10 Points for Rapier
7 Points for Archery
1 Point for Service
1 Point for A&S
1 Point each for Thrown Weapons and Siege

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
9:00 am: Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am: Unbelted Champions – 1 point
11:00 am: Belted Champions – 1 point.
12:00 pm: Matched Champions – 1 point
1:00 pm: Century Champions

MONDAY, AUGUST 3
10:00 am: Armored Castle Battle – 2 points.
1:00 pm: Rapier Manor Battle – 1 point

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
10:00 am: Armored Bridge Battles – 3 points
1:00 pm: Rapier Village Battle – 1 point
3:00 pm: Siege and Combat Archery Battle – 1 point

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: A&S Point
9:30 am: Archery Champions Shoot – 1 point
TBD: Thrown Weapons Tournament – 1 point
TBD: Rapier Champions Battle – 1 point
TBD: Rapier Heroic Champions – 1 point

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
11:00 am: Armored Woods Battles – 3 banners, 3 points
2:00 pm: Rapier Woods Battle – 3 points

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
10:00 am: Three Armored Field Battles– 1 point each (3 points total)
1:00 pm: Rapier Field Battles – 1 point each (3 total)
Service Point comprising hours from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 1 point
A&S Point for non-Laurels – 1 point

ONGOING DURING WAR WEEK
Populace Archery Shoot – 6 points

En français

Sa majesté Darius dit Omega a révélé la liste des points de guerre pour Pennsic à la gazette. Voici les points majeurs.

SOMMAIRE DES POINTS DE GUERRE
15 points pour le combat armé
10 points pour l’escrime
7 points pour le tir à l’arc
1 point pour le service
1 point pour les arts et sciences
1 point chaque pour les armes de siège et les armes projetées

DIMANCHE LE 2 AOUST
9:00am: Cérémonies d’ouverture
10:00am: Champions sans-ceinture – 1 point
11:00am: Champions avec ceinture – 1 point
12:00pm: Champions comparables – 1 point
1:00pm: Champions du centenaire

LUNDI LE 3 AOUST
10:00am: Combat armé, battaille du chateau – 2 points
1:00pm: Escrime, bataille du manoir – 1 point

MARDI LE 4 AOUST
10:00am: Combat armé, batailles sur le pont – 3 points
1:00pm: Escrime, bataille au village – 1 point
3:00pm: Bataille de s’armes siège et tir à l’arc – 1 point

MERCREDI LE 5 AOUST
9:00am – 5:00pm: point des Arts et Sciences
9:30am: Tir à l’arc, tournoi des champions – 1 point
Heure à être déterminée: Tournoi d’armes projetées – 1 point
Heure à être déterminée: Escrime, bataille des champions – 1 point
Heure à être déterminée: Escrime, bataille des champions héroiques – 1 point

JEUDI LE 6 AOUST
11:00am: Combat armé, bataille dans le bois, 3 bannières, 3 points
2:00pm: Escrime, bataille dans le bois, – 3 points

VENDREDI LE 7 AOUST
10:00am: 3 batailles de champs – 1 point chacune (3 points total)
1:00pm: Escrime, bataille de champs – 1 point chacune ( 3 points total)
Point de service durant les heures comprises de mardi, mercredi, jeudi – 1 point
Point d’Arts et Sciences non- lauriers – 1 point

CONTINUEL DURANT LA SEMAINE DE GUERRE
Tir à l’arc de la populace – 6 points.

Traduction: Mór of Kilkenny


Filed under: En français, Pennsic, Uncategorized

The Gratitude of Their Majesties

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-04-10 15:13

Photo courtesy of Baroness Cateline la Broderesse

En français
Their Majesties have arranged for photographs to be posted to their website of the work given to them by artisans of the East to be used as gifts by them. Queen Thyra described how important these gifts are to them and to the East Kingdom, as well as the depth of their gratitude, in this way.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the artisans of the East. Strengthening the ties between Kingdoms is very important to Us, and one of the ways we can do that is on a personal level between the Royal Cousins. The giving of gifts, particularly from royal hands, has been a tradition for millenia. In our Society, while the Royalty only reign for a short time, their memories of the gifts they receive are vivid, and they speak well of the kingdom that gave those gifts for years afterward. We have been the recipients of many beautiful things, and we wanted to make sure that the East gave gifts in kind.

The royal gift exchanges aren’t as visible as A&S displays, but they do give the artisans a different exposure. Their items are admired and treasured. Still, it requires a depth of loyalty to the East and a wealth of generosity to give away the products of their time and effort to royalty they do not know and may never meet. We are humbled and inspired by them, and would like their works to be remembered.”

The artisans’ work can be seen here.

En français

Leurs Majestés ont organisé un système sur leur site internet, afin de publiciser tous les artisans de l’Est ayant contribué à la banque d’items pouvant être offerts par Nos Monarques en guise de reconnaissance ou d’amitié. La Reine Thyra a voulu exprimer combien ces présents étaient importants pour eux, ainsi que pour le Royaume de l’Est, par ces mots.

“Nous sommes tellement reconnaissants pour la générosité des artisans du Royaume de l’Est. Renforcer les liens entre Royaumes est d’une grande importance pour Nous, et Nous pouvons entres autres nous acquitter de cette tâche de manière personnelle entre Cousins Royaux. L’offre de cadeaux, particulièrement venant de mains royales, est une tradition vielle de plusieurs millénaires. Dans notre Société, même si la Royauté ne règne que pour une courte période de temps, les souvenirs des cadeaux reçus restent vifs et évoquent les qualités du Royaume qui les a offerts pour bien des années à venir. Nous avons été les récipiendaires de bien belles choses, et voulions nous assurer que le Royaume de l’Est pourrait en offrir de toutes aussi jolies.

Les échanges de cadeaux royaux ne sont pas aussi visibles que les expositions d’Arts et Sciences, mais ils donnent aux artisans une forme différente de visibilité. Leurs objets sont admirés et chéris. Malgré tout, cela requiers une profonde loyauté envers l’Est, ainsi qu’une générosité sans pareille pour donner ainsi le produit de leur temps et efforts pour une royauté qu’ils ne connaissent pas et peut-être ne rencontrerons jamais. Nous nous sentons humbles et inspirés par ces personnes, et voulons que leurs travaux ne soient pas oubliés.”

Le travail des artisans peut être vu ici.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, En français, Tidings

EKU Location Change – TOMORROW

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-04-10 14:59

The following message was sent today by the East Kingdom Chancellor

Due to unpreventable circumstances beyond our control, tomorrow’s EKU needs to be held in a different location– we will be moving to Eastern Maine Community College, Maine Hall (354 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401. This is right down the street from the old location. ALL classes will still be held as planned and at their scheduled times– the room numbers will be different but there will be plenty of signs to help you find your way. Please pass this message along to any and all FB groups, mailing lists, and friends you may know of who are attending. Please contact me at university@eastkingdom.org if you have any questions.


Filed under: Announcements, Events

Q&A About the Order of Defense Regalia

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-08 20:30

With the first writs for the newly created Order of Defense expected to be issued this weekend at Coronation, the Gazette is grateful to Lord Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald for submitting this article clarifying the regalia for the new order.

Many questions have arisen regarding the regalia of the forthcoming Order of Defense.  Lord Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald (East Kingdom Education Deputy) answers some of the most common questions

A red livery collar. The regalia of the Order of Defense is a white livery collar.

Q: What, exactly, is the regalia of the new Order?

A: A white livery collar.

Q: Where does it say that?

A: The SCA College of Heralds April 2015 Special Letter of Acceptances and Returns

Q: What, exactly, is a livery collar?  Is it the same as a collar of estate?

A: “Livery collar”, “collar of estate”, “chain of estate”, “chain of office” all seem to be fairly synonymous.  There is a wide variety of forms found in period, though most seem to fall into two categories – a leather or fabric strap with fittings and mounts, or a metal “chain” made up of plaques, “S” shapes, or other elements.  A variety of period livery collars can be seen here and here.

Q: So which of those is reserved to the Order of Defense?

A: No particular form is specified.  The relevant text from the decision:

In acknowledgement of the diverse forms and ornamentation that livery collars may possess, we decline to specify a type for the Order, just as we do not specify anything beyond a white belt for the Order of the Chivalry. In order to be considered regalia, the collar itself must be white.

Q: White?  Heraldic white is the same as silver.  Does that mean that all metal livery collars are now reserved for the Order of Defense?

A: No.  While the heraldic term “argent” is used to specify both “white” and “silver”, that applies to armory, not regalia.  The registration specifically states that only white-colored collars are reserved for the Order, not metal-colored ones.  The relevant text from the decision:

Much like the superprotection of the white belt as regalia for the Order of Chivalry does not prevent the populace from wearing belts of other colors or metal, the superprotection of a white livery collar for the Order of Defense does not mean that members of the populace cannot wear livery collars of another color or metal livery collars, including those made of silver.

So just as a silver-colored belt isn’t reserved for knights, a silver or pewter colored collar isn’t reserved for Masters of Defense.

Q: What about a shirt with a white collar?  Or an Elizabethan-style white ruff collar?  Can I no longer wear these?  Can I not have a white collar on my dog if I bring her to an event?

A: No.  The regalia is only for livery collars, not any other kind of collar.  Shirt collars, ruffs, dog-collars, etc. can all be white.  Only white livery collars are protected.

Copyright 2015 Juliean Galak.  Permission is hereby expressly given to republish this article in its entirety in any non-commercial publication, as well as any publication of the SCA, Inc. or its subsidiaries, provided the article is not altered except as to formatting and this notice is retained.
Filed under: Fencing, Heraldry Tagged: order of defense, regalia

Unofficial Court Report for Mudthaw

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-08 16:38

COURT OF THEIR MAJESTIES EDWARD III AND THYRA II
AT MUDTHAW

Their Majesties accept the fealty oath of the new Kingdom Chatelaine. Photo by Cateline la Broderesse

The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, third of that name, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 28 March in the forty-ninth year of the Society in the Barony of the Settmour Swamp; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great persons of the kingdom to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Item.  Their Majesties thanked Vienna de la Mer for her service as Kingdom Chatelaine and gave her a token of the same, whereupon they dismissed the said Vienna and bade her take her rest.

Item.  Their Majesties accepted the oath of Erhart von Stuttgart as the new Kingdom Chatelaine and gave him a token.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Rose Storie MacTherion before the assembled Court and thereupon awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Katherine Stanhope.

Item.  Their Majesties then summoned Therion Sean Storie, father of the aforesaid Rose, and, praising his skills with the rapier, endowed him with the Order of the Silver Rapier, the which deed as memorialized in a document created by Isabel Chamberlaine.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Jenevieve Fiana Spillane to attend upon them and, recognizing her famed skill with the blade, inducted her into the Order of the Silver Rapier, the which deed was confirmed with a document created by Katrusha Skomorokh.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned into the Court the good lady Isabel Chamberlain and ordered the said Isabel to sit vigil to answer the question whether she would join the Order of the Laurel.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Tiberius Nautius Maximus to be brought before the Court, whereupon, in recognition of his might upon the field of battle, inducted him into the Order of the Tygers Combattant, the which deed was confirmed with a document created by Vettorio Antonello.

Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev surrounded by the Order of the Chivalry is sent to vigil. Photo by Cateline la Broderesse

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev to be sent to sit vigil to answer the question whether he would join the Order of the Chivalry.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Benjamin Black to be brought before them, whereupon, in acknowledgement of the diverse good labors of the said Benjamin, inducted him into the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Rhonwen Glyn Conwy.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties welcomed as guests in their Court their Graces Dionysus and Persephone of the Holy Kingdom of Acre.

Item.  Their Majesties announced that they and their Heirs signed the Golden Lance Treaty, establishing the Order of the Golden Lance of the East as an Order of High Merit for equestrian activities.

Item.  Their Majesties decreed that, for the duration of their reign and that of their Heirs, the Order of Defence shall be excused from the verbal polling requirement of Section IX.E.2 of East Kingdom Law, requiring 20 members of an Order to be present in person for a verbal poll to be valid.

Item.  Their Majesties recognized the children who had participated in the Children’s Service Initiative.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned before the Court the good lad Brendan of Silver Rylle and endowed the said Brendan with the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was confirmed with a document calligraphed by Jonathan Blaecstan and illuminated by Ellesbeth Donofrey.

Item.  Their Majesties gave tokens of welcome to newcomers to the Society.

Item.  Her Majesty announced the creation of inspiration tokens, to be distributed among the populace and shared with gentlefolk who inspire others.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Jenna Childersley, called Childslayer, before the Tyger Thrones and, praising her display of a pottery wheel in Artisans’ Row, endowed her with the Award of the Golden Lyre.

Item.  Their Majesties announced the banishment from the realm of Nicholas Condon.

Item.  The Guild of Athena’s Thimble made a gift of white-work embroidery to Her Majesty.

Briony of Chatham is inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent. Photo by Cateline la Broderesse

Item. Their Majesties bade Briony of Chatham, guild mistress of Athena’s Thimble, to tarry before the Court, whereupon they invested the said Briony with the Order of the Silver Crescent in recognition of her many labors, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Jonathan Blaecstan and illuminated by Kis Maria.

Item.  Their Majesties called Ulf Jageren to stand before them and awarded him Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel and illuminated by Lillian atte Valleye.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned into the Court the good Rosie O’Connel, whereupon they awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Henna Sinclair.

Item.  Their Majesties bade Orlando Sforza to attend upon them and, giving praise to the said Orlando’s research in matters of rapier and swordsmanship, inducted the said Orlando into the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Elsa de Lyon.

Item.  Lady Angelina Capasso presented gifts to Their Majesties and Their Highnesses from the Stronghold of Warrior’s Gate, in the Kingdom of the West.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Juliana le Chaluner with the Queen’s Award of Esteem for her sundry and diverse labors for the good of the realm.

Item.  Their Majesties called into the Court the notable lady Rhode Kephalaina and thereupon invested her with the Award of the Burdened Tyger for her stewardship of Dragonship Haven’s Baronial Investiture, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Aaron the Arrowsmith to attend upon them and duly created the said Aaron a Baron of the Court with a Grant of Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Kayleigh Mac Whyte.

Isabel Chamberlain answers Their Majesties summons. Photo courtesy of Cateline la Broderesse

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Isabel Chamberlaine to appear before them and answer the question whether she would join the Order of the Laurel; and hearing the said Isabel’s answer and the testimony of goodly and noble persons of the Realm they invested the said Isabel as a Peer of the Realm with Arms by Letters Patent, the which deed was confirmed with noble gifts and a document authored by Angus Pembridge, calligraphed by Eva Woderose and illuminated by Ro Honig von Summerfeldt.

Item.  Their Majesties ordered Rupert the Unbalanced and Diana the Wanderer to attend upon them, whereupon they invested the said Diana and the said Rupert as Baron and Baroness of the Court, and caused the same to be confirmed with a document created by Leonete d’Angely and a gift of stained glass created by Conor O Ceallaigh, Lada Monguligin and Ryan Mac Whyte.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms to Kára Grímsdóttir, as confirmed by a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed and illuminated by Heather Rose de Gordoun.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms to Tathiel Aidanswife, as confirmed by a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed and illuminated by Chrestienne la pescheresse.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev to appear before the Court and answer the question whether he would join the Order of the Chivalry; and the said Ivan answering that he would accept the belt, spurs and chain of a Knight; and the Court hearing testimony concerning the good worth of the said Ivan from honored and noble persons;  Their Majesties created the said Ivan a Peer of the Realm with Arms by Letters Patent, as confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Their Majesties thanked the musicians playing for the Court and the day’s festivities.

I, Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.

Witnesseth:
Grim the Skald
Ryan Mac Whyte
Malcolm Bowman
Yehuda ben Moshe
Erna Mani


Filed under: Court Tagged: court report, mudthaw

EKU Class Listing and Schedule

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-08 12:10

The East Kingdom University, to be held in the Barony of Endewearde this coming Saturday, April 11th, is pleased to announce that its full class listing and schedule is now available on the event website! We welcome you to come and partake in a multitude of classes throughout the day on topics covering the arts, service, marshal activities, and more!


Filed under: Events Tagged: classes, EKU, schedule

Period or not… Names

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:30

This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence. There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period. If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.

Today’s names are Moira and Maura.

Moira is one of those “Irish” names popularly believed to be medieval or Renaissance, but which is currently undocumentable in that form.  The spellings we can document in Anglicized Irish (not Gaelic) are Moire[1] or Mora[2].  Neither is pronounced like the modern “Moy-ra.”  Moire is most likely pronounced as either “Moor” or “Moora.”  In Gaelic, the closest name is Máire[3], pronounced roughly “May-ra” or “Ma-ra.”

Many also think of Maura as an “Irish” name, but in fact it appears in period in Occitan French[4], Italian[5], and Spanish[6].

[1]  Moire is dated to 1601 in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml)

[2]  Mora is dated to 1541 in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml)

[3] Máire is dated between 1396 and 1601 in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Maire.shtml)

[4]  “Names from Fourteenth Century Foix” by Cateline de la Mor (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/cateline/foix.html)
[5]  “Late Period Italian Women’s Names” by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml).

[6]  Maura Yespes Setien; Female; Christening; 07 May 1598; Santa Maria Magdalena, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C04657-9 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5Q5-Z68)


Filed under: Heraldry

Unofficial Court Report for Carolingian Investiture

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-07 15:09

COURT OF THEIR MAJESTIES EDWARD III AND THYRA II
AT CAROLINGIAN BARONIAL INVESTITURE

The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, third of that name, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 4 April in the forty-ninth year of the Society in the Barony of Carolingia; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great persons of the kingdom to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Baron Fergus learning of his execution. Photo by Master Albert Faulke of Sandford

Item.  Their Majesties thanked Imigla Venture for her service as Baroness of Carolingia and, wishing that she continue to maintain herself in appropriate state, conferred upon her the lands of Ventura and the rights accompanying thereupon; whereupon the said Imigla retired from the Court.

Item.  Their Majesties thanked Fergus MacRae for his service as Baron of Carolingia; and, the protection of the Crown having thereby been removed, and the said Fergus having been indicted and convicted of wrongs against the Crown and the state, issued a Writ of Execution and Attainder against the said Fergus, the which document was created by Alys Mackyntoich and Vettorio Antonello.  Whereupon, the said Fergus was taken to the market cross and his head was struck from his body.

King Edward speaks to the daughter of Mistress Khioniya and Sir Seosamh Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item.  Their Majesties heard the plea of Mistress Khioniya Ryseva for clemency on behalf of the pinas des Indes hailing from the lands of Western Seas; and having weighed her words, Her Majesty rescinded her edict banishing and attaindering the pinas des Indes, vulgarly known as pineapples, saving those that appear upon the archery field.

Item.  Their Majesties invested Colin Ursell as Baron of Carolingia, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Alexsei Dmitriev.

Item.  Their Majesties invested Nicolette Bonhomme as Baroness of Carolingia, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Altani Khatagidai.

The new Baron and Baroness of Carolingia offer their fealty. Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Colin and Nicolette as Baron and Baroness of Carolingia.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Joiha Huguenin to be brought before them and, so doing, awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Lada Monguligin.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms unto Gudrun Thorvaldsdottir, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Aaradyn Ghyoot.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned the good Aine Oliphant before the Court, whereupon they awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Svea the Short Sighted.

Item.  Their Majesties caused David of Quintavia to be brought before the Tyger Thrones and thereupon awarded him arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwystl.

Raziya is welcomed into the Order by Baroness Nicolette. Photo by Master Albert Faulke of Sandford

Item.  His Majesty endowed Yehuda ben Moshe with the King’s Award of Esteem for his work on the heraldic staff for the reign.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Raziya bint Rusa before the Court and, praising her good works in the study of plants and herbs, invested the said Raziya with the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Aildreda de Tamwurthe, calligraphed by Eleanor Catlyng and illuminated by Sakurai no Kesame.

Item.  Their Majesties made gifts of toys to the children of the East.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded the attendance of Sigmarr Avarsson and, so doing, awarded the said Sigmarr Arms, the which deed was confirmed in document created by Constance de Saint Densi and Lillian atte Valeye.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Ammalina Taikkizhavi to be brought before the Court and, so doing, awarded Arms unto the said Ammalina, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel and Agatha Wanderer.

Item.  Their Majesties endowed Cassandra Boell von Bayer with the Order of the Burdened Tyger for her labors in creating the feast for Their Majesties’ Coronation.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Li Kung Lo with her Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch is inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent. Photo by Lady Simona bat Leone

Item.  Their Majesties created Ygraine of Kellswood an Artisan to the Crown for her many talents and labors.

Item.  Their Majesties gave tokens to the Baron and Baroness of Dragonship Haven for them to distribute to the populace, as emblems and signacles of Royal gratitude for their work in arranging that group’s Baronial Investiture.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch to attend upon them, whereupon, praising his diverse travails for the good of the Kingdom, inducted and invested him with the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Constance de Saint Denis and Æsa feilinn Jóssursdóttir.

Item.  Their Majesties created their noble servant Sergei Rozvad syn a Court Baron and Granted him Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Their Majesties created the good lady Æsa feilinn Jóssursdóttir a Court Baroness and Granted her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Lochleven presents their rustling proof sheep to Their Excellencies Carolingia. Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item.  The House of Lochleven presented their tithe of taxes to the Baron and Baroness of Carolingia.

Item.  Their Majesties gave tokens of welcome to newcomers to the Society.

Item.  Their Majesties called into the Court the good Liadin ingen Chineada and awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Jonathan Blaecstan and Melisande of Griffin Wood.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms to the good and worthy Aimee of Carolingia, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel and Lisabetta Medaglia.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Simona bat Leone with a token of gratitude by virtue of her good works for Their Majesties’ benefit.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Anton of Winteroak with her token in absentia.

Baroness Clarice della Luna and Baron Lachlan Graheme Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item.  Their Majesties created Alec Craig an Artisan to the Crown.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Dereca ni Donndubhain with the Queen’s Award of Esteem for her good works in support of the Realm.

Item.  Their Majesties created the following ladies Seamstresses to the Crown:  Dereca ni Donndubhain, Edyth of Steyning, Matilda of Carolingia, Rosina von Schaffhausen and Constance de Saint Denis.

Item.  His Majesty endowed Constance de Saint Denis with the King’s Cypher for her diverse labors in support of the reign.

Item.  His Majesty endowed Clarice della Luna with his King’s Cypher for her good works in support of the Crown.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Lachlan Graheme with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Sorcha Dhocair ingen ui Ruairc and Ulrich Reinhart.

Item.  His Majesty invested Lucien de Pontivi with the King’s Cypher for his notable and honorable works.

Sir Michael receives his glove from Queen Thyra Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item.  Her Majesty invested Aildreda de Tamwurthe with the Queen’s Cypher for her true and worthy service.

Item.  His Majesty invested Anastasia da Monte with the King’s Cypher for her labors as part of the heraldic staff and the Queen’s Guard.

Item.  Her Majesty summoned Michael of York to attend upon her and, praising the good Michael’s unfailing noble bearing and undoubled honor, invested the same Michael with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed as confirmed in a document created by Bronwyn of Wentworth.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Catrin o’r Rhyd For to be brought before the Tyger Thrones,

Mistress Catrin with Their Majesties Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

whereupon they lauded the good Catrin’s diverse and sundry good works over many years, not least of which being the creation of the East Kingdom Gazette, thereupon created the said lady a Baroness of the Court and further endowed her with an Augmentation of Arms, the which deed being confirmed in a document created by Aildreda de Tamwurthe and Eva Woderose.

Item.  Their Majesties thanked the musicians playing for the Court and the day’s festivities.

I, Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.

Witnesseth:
Mistress Mylisant Grey
Don Donovan Shinnock
Dona Anastasia da Monte
Lord Yehuda ben Moshe


Filed under: Court Tagged: Carolingia

Pennsic War Exchequer Sought

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-07 09:19

The Pennsic War Financial Committee, of the Society for Creative Anachronism Pennsic War Inc., a subsidiary corporation of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc, seeks a qualified individual to become the Pennsic War Exchequer, a member of the senior staff of Pennsic War. Information about the position and how to apply is listed below. The deadline for the application is June 1, 2015. This is a volunteer position.

SCA Pennsic War Inc (PWI) presents the largest annual event, The Pennsic War (PW) sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). This event attracts nine to ten thousand attendees, and runs for seventeen days, plus two weeks of set-up prior and one week of takedown after. The overall Staff of PW can be upwards of 100 named positions and 600 onsite volunteers. The position of PW Exchequer along with the Chief Executive Officer, Finance Committee, and the Pennsic Seneschal Group, coordinates the fiscal activities of PW and PWI.

Many of the activities and tasks the PW Exchequer will engage in:
• Maintaining PW’s accounts using Excel and Quick Books Pro v10 or later
• Attending planning meetings generally held in May and November at the event site.
• Day-to-Day operations of tracking expenditures and ensuring budget compliance
• Remitting payment for PW’s valid accounts payable.
• Filing quarterly and yearly reports required by the SCA
• Being in attendance at PENNSIC WAR during its entirety plus at least 5 days early and as many subsequent days require to wrap up the current year’s on-site business. During the event it is expected that the PW Exchequer will have business hours of at least 6 hours per day.
• Preparing documentation for certified audits.
• Chairing the PW financial committee
• Ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as regards not-for-profit corporations.
• Overseeing the Exchequer staff, which includes a Quartermaster, an Inventory deputy, and other staff as the office may require to properly conduct business.
• Assist in budget preparation by tracking spending patterns of Pennsic War
• Prepare reports to the Chief Executive Officer of PW as required to maintain effective tracking of expenses.

Qualifications:
Required:
• A level of understanding sufficient to create, maintain, and amend Excel workbooks which may contain up to 15 inter-related worksheets, macros, array formulas, and other senior level user skills.
• A professional level of understanding of Quick Books Pro, version 10 or later, normally associated with the duties of a finance manager.
• Understanding of SCA Exchequer requirements as regards SCA financial policies
• Understanding of the Pennsic Administrative Policies and the Pennsic Financial Policies
• Reliable internet and phone services, not only at home, but also while away.
Desired:
• Previous Exchequer experience in SCA on any level
• Modern accounting experience or Modern positions in finance planning
• Previous PW experience in a sustained capacity
What we are looking for:
• Strong and effective communicator, both written and verbal, with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with both accounting and non-accounting personnel.
• Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet.
• Strong interview skills, ability to ask the right questions to gather and obtain relevant information.
• Ability to work independently, as well as maintain a positive working relationship with PW staff
• Perform multiple tasks under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
• Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
• Ability to work in an intense time critical work environment
Time Commitment:
• Serve approximately two years as Emergency Deputy Exchequer
• Assume full duties on or about November 1, 2016, for a 3 year term
• It is estimated that during the times, other than the estimated 5 weeks of PW so noted above, the time commitment is ten to twenty hours per week,

We’re looking for evidence that you have the skills, experience, and abilities indicated in this announcement. Information you provide will be used for deciding who’ll be selected for the next step in our process.

Should you be interested in this position, here is the application packet:
• Your modern and SCA resume’s highlighting your experience which fulfills our requirements.
• A cover letter expressing your desire and ability to become the PW Exchequer
• Other materials you wish to have considered in the selection process.

Email this packet to the PW Financial Committee at: pennsic.resume@gmail.com by June 1, 2015


Filed under: Pennsic

Youth Fighting: How To Get Started

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-04-03 15:30

Duchess Marieke greets her Youth Combat champion at a Ladies of the Rose tourney. Photo by Lady Lavina Attewode

The Gazette thanks Lady Karrah the Mischievous and Lord Raven of Rusted Woodlands for writing this article for the How To series.

Are your kids really excited when they see the heavy fighters on the field?  Do they wish they could be out there, too? Well, welcome to Youth Fighting! As you look around at SCA events, you might see a group of Youth out on a field, armored up and hitting each other with padded weapons. Youth Combat is the way for kids, aged 6 to 17, to enjoy field combat with less risk than their adult counterparts. 

As you watch the youth fighting on the field, you might notice they are divided into 3 distinct groups– Division 1: ages 6 to 9 years old, Division 2: 10 to 13 and Division 3: 14 to 17. Rattan combat, known as Division 4, for ages 16 and 17 is available for experience in adult rattan

Master Seamus Donn’s daughter prepares to enter the lists for the first time. Photo by Baron Fergus MacRae

without the stress of going out on the adult field.  Due to adult heavylist being open to 16+ now, Division 4 is only offered on a limited basis at events. These divisions are set up for the safety of the participants and so the youth marshals can keep order on the list.

Youth marshals help the youth combatants understand the various fighting forms and the rules of the list as set down by the Board of Directors of the SCA, the Kingdom Heavy Marshal, and the Kingdom Youth Marshal. The marshal’s explain the concepts of Courtesy, Chivalry and Honor.  All youth marshals must pass a background check every 2 years.  Aside from that, the marshals are fellow parents, graduates of the program, or those who have an interest in helping Youth Activities flourish in the Kingdom.  That being said, Youth Combat is NOT a babysitting service.  If your children participate, you are expected to as well, to the extent you would if your child were taking part in teeball, swimming, or other “mundane” sports.  Most site rules require adult supervision under the age of 12, and all authorization bouts require the consent and attendance of the responsible adult, regardless of age.

 

Youth fighters in a melee at Birka. Photo by Lord Trentus Nubianus

That being said, there are a few things your child needs to participate in Youth Combat.  Though many practices and events have loaner gear, there are many things your child may already own that work well for Youth Combat.  Division 1 only requires a helmet with a grill (a one-piece hockey helmet is most popular), gorget, personal protection (also known as a cup), and gloves (of any weight), along with at least cloth covering the torso, knees, and elbows.  Once they are old enough for Division 2 and 3, they also must protect their kidneys, xyphoid, cervical spine (weightlifting belt and hockey or football chest pads work great), and have sturdier protection over their hands, knees and elbows (plastic, padded elbow and knee pads like you use for street hockey are easy go-tos, as well as ice hockey gloves).

Weapons are made with  rattan, PEX, or siloflex, with minimum 1/2″ closed cell foam over the striking surface or 3/8 cell foam doubled up to make it 6/8 thickness. http://youthfighters.eastkingdom.org/howto.html offers a great in-depth guide, with pictures, on how to create the weapons.  It also includes guides for gorgets, aventails, and crossguards that are easy to make and safe for Youth Combat use.

Youth Combat Tourney at Fall Crown 2013, photo by Mistress Eleanor le Brun

If you’re at an event with Youth Combat, it’s simple to get involved. Stop by any Youth field. We promise. No, seriously. Please stop by and talk to us. We will be more than happy to explain things to you, show you the armor and weapons, tell you how to find all the information you need on the youth program, and how to find it on the web. We will demonstrate the proper fighting forms, where there is a fighting practice in your area or the closest one to you, or we will put you in touch with a youth marshal that can help you.  Some events have loaner gear available so your child can jump right in and give it a go.

If you wish to prepare before coming to an event, there are lists of rules, armor requirements, and contact information at http://youthfighters.eastkingdom.org/

Sir Michael of York instructing fighters at Birka. Photo by Lord Trentus Nubianus

Although we build towards adult competition, our main purpose is to have fun. We explain to the youth that they are all part of a larger group, including Fighters, Artisans, other combat activities and administration, and that each group is as important as the next because without any one of these forms, there would be no larger group.

Youth Marshals on the field will be more than happy to explain to you, include you in the day’s activities, work with you and show how a youth list is run. We will be more than happy to include your youth in the mix with all the others. At most events, there is loaner armor that can be used if your youth does not have their own kit of armor set up. Youth marshals also give classes in armor and weapons making. But most of all, youth marshals will help all the participants to have fun and, above all, do it while being safe.

For questions, local practices, or to get in contact with an area marshal, you can also. Mail youthcombat.central@eastkingdom.org , youthcombat.south@eastkingdom.org   to talk to the current Regional Youth Combat Marshals.


Filed under: Youth Activities

Want an A&S Challenge?

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:48

Feast Preparation, By Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy

A finalized list of A&S challenges for Artisans’ Village (June 5-7) is available.  We have 18 wonderful challenges representing a diverse array of arts, including cooking, scribal, costuming, glass bead/jewelry making, and the performing arts. We also have several research and persona based challenges, some of which would be applicable for a wide variety of arts or sciences.

Please view the list of challenges below, and go to the even website for more information about each challenge http://www.hartshorn-dale.org/village/challenges.htm

We hope to see you and your work at the event!

Submitted by Lissa Underhill

LIST OF CHALLENGES

Galen, What Should I Make for Dinner?
–Tristan de Worrell

Faith-Filled Food
–Judith bas Rabbi Mendel

Create a 16th Century Italian Item of Clothing or Accessory
–Kataryn Mercer

The Gift of Tongues
–Galefridus Peregrinus
–Judith bas Rabbi Mendel

An Untraveled Path Challenge
–Renye Wurm

Siens Experimente
–Alesone Gray of Cranlegh

Mistery of Grocers of our City of London
–Alesone Gray of Cranlegh

All In A Days Work
–Ibrahim al-Rashid

Write a Biography
–Markesa Manuel de Carvalhal

Procrastinators Challenge
–Sarah le Payller

Wire-wrapped bead challenge, in two parts.
–Sarah le Payller

Funny, It Does Look Jewish
–Reb Eleazar ha-Levi

Make Earrings
— Carowyn Silveroak

Kingdom Inspired Largesse
–Rainillt de Bello Marisco

Recreate a Period Glass Bead
–Elysabeth (Lissa) Underhill

Thinking Inside the Box: Formal Poetic Forms
–Aildreda de Tamwurthe on behalf of the East Kingdom College of Performers

“Tik, tak! hic, hac!”: Art about Artisans
–Sabine de Kerbriant

Getting your nibs wet
–Lada Monguligin


Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: Hartshorn-dale

Hilarious Heraldic Hijinks

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-01 20:22

Every year the Eastern College of Heralds issues an April 1 Letter of Intent. Letters of Intent are submitted containing Name and Armory submissions. Most of the College throughout the Known World put up letters in OSCAR (Online System for Commentary And Response), and these items are all from the East’s letter.

Those in the Central Region & further north should particularly appreciate #30.

1: Amma Flammen Wurffer – New Name –

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting herald: Helesone Flaming Sheep

All elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Amma Ehin; Female; Christening; 01 Mar 1607; Biberach (OA. Biberach), Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C00368-5
Agnessa Flammen; Female; Christening; 15 Nov 1559; EVANGELISCH, GROETZINGEN, SCHWARZWALDKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG; Batch: C94434-1
Magdalena Wurffer; Female; Marriage; 29 May 1564; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91614-9

Double surnames are permitted in German per Appendix C.

2: Badde Idea Beare – New Name

Meaning (a warning to others) most important.

Badde is a 16th century English surname which can be used as a given name by precedent [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010, A-East]. It is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Anne Badde; Female; Christening; 21 Mar 1551; SOLIHULL, WARWICK, ENGLAND; Batch: P01075-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW6F-ZQ9)

Idea is a English given name also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Idea Brownynge; Gender Unknown; Burial; 19 Dec 1570; Chilham, Kent, England; Batch: B03136-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC57-DXQ)
Idea Wilkes; Female; Marriage; 23 Nov 1598; Ombersley, Worcester, England; Batch: M04028-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKS4-466)

Double given names are found “late” in English per Appendix A of SENA.

Beare is a surname found in Hitching & Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602 at p. xxii

3: Bathowsse Babe – New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (English) most important.
Culture (English) most important.

Consulting herald: Helesone Flaming Sheep

Bathowsse is a 16th cen. English surname which is usable as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]:

William Bathowsse; Male; Burial; 06 Apr 1575; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: B00047-6 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC9D-6Q6)

Babe is an English surname:

Madlyn Babe; Female; Christening; 12 Oct 1589; Rye, Sussex, England; Batch: C00086-4

4: Bilbo Biggens – New Name & New Device

Or, on an open book gules an annulet Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Yehuda Matzoh Brei Omlet

Bilbo appears as a surname in “Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidey Roll of London” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/alisurlondon1582.html). Sixteenth century English surnames can be used as given names by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]

Biggens is a gray-period English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Biggens, Male, 20 Mar 1630, Coveney, Cambridge, England, B01253-6, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG65-2QJ

5: Bilbo Biggens – New Heraldic Will

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

The submitter provided the following statement:

My dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots. Today is my one hundred and eleventh birthday! Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. I, uh, I h-have things to do. I regret to announce — this is The End. I am going now. I bid you all a very fond farewell.

REDACTED, known in the Society as Gandálfr inn hvíti, attested to the following to Frodo Shireborne:

He’s gone to stay with the Elves. He’s left you Bag End along with all his possessions.

We believe this constitutes an acceptable Heraldic Will naming Frodo Shireborne as heir of the submitter. We apologize for the non-standard form.

6: Blue Clews – New Name & New Badge

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Black Willow, House(3/1983), Blackwell, House (4/2002)

(Fieldless) A dog sejant affronty azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (bloo cloos) most important.

Consulting heralds: Badde Idea Beare (name) and Conall Blue Dog (badge)

Blue is a 16th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Godfridus Blue; Male; Marriage; 03 Feb 1577; Saint Michael, Tatenhill, Stafford, England; Batch: M00984-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5KY-292)

By precedent, such surnames can be used as English given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

Clews is found in the gray period in English in the Family Search Historical Records:

Anna Clews; Female; Christening; 01 Oct 1620; SAINT MICHAEL, TATENHILL, STAFFORD, ENGLAND; Batch: P00984-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5LC-9BP)

7: Christmas Daye – New Name

Client requests authenticity for 16th cen. English.

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

Christmas is found in Withycombe (3rd edition p.65, header) which states, “this, like other names of Church festivals, was sometimes given to children born on that day and is found from the 13th C down to the present day.” The Oxford English Dictionary (Compact ed. p.408) dates this spelling to 1568.

Daye is an English surname dated to 1569, 1574, 1574, 1584 and 1615 in “Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615″ by Julie Kahan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_d.html).

8: Christmas Daye – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Noel Raphael(10/1985)

Noel Revel

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13th cen. French.
Language (French) most important.

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

Noël is a male given name in “An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris” by Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html). The accent is an editorial addition that should be removed for registration. [Gregoire de Lille, 5/2010 LoAR, A-Lochac].

Revel is an unmarked surname dated to 1292 s.n. Revel at p. 171 of “DRAFT: Bynames in Medieval France (Sept. 2014)” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/frenchbynames.pdf).

9: Costa Rica – New Name & New Device

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Cassius Drusus(2/2007)

Azure, a fess gules fimbriated argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Costa is a masculine name dated to 1222 in Fehértói, in this header spelling. Kázmér s.n. Kosztafia (Costa’s son) says it’s a Slavic diminutive of Constantine, and dates the marked patronymic to 1548-1549. Although he includes no unmarked examples of this particular patronymic, such bynames were (and are) very common in Hungarian (as listed in Appendix A).

Rica is dated to 1211 as a masculine name in Fehértói, in this header spelling.

10: Dragon filius Grifonis – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Dragon, son of Grifon) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Dragon is a Hungarian given name found in Fehértói s.n. Dragan: +1135/+1262/1566: Lampertus comes in villa Wouita terram … emit … a quodam nomine Dragon (something about Count Lampertus buying land from a guy named Dragon?).

filius Grifonis is a Latin marked patronymic found in Fehértói s.n. Greph: 1289/1302: vinea Eberhardi filii Grifonis ac pueorum eius “vineyard of Eberhard son of Grifon along with his boys” (or something like that).

11: Dragon Reborn – New Name & New Badge

Argent, an oriental dragon passant gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Consulting herald: Robert Jordan

The submitter provided extremely voluminous documentation, some of which was clearly finished by someone else. Those volumes of paper can be simplified to the following:

Dragon is a 16th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Dragon, Male, Burial, 06 Jun 1597, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, Batch: B00190-7 ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J853-5ZW )

By precedent, late period English surnames can be used as English given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]

Reborn is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Thomas Reborn, Marriage, 1587, Glatton, Huntingdon, England, Batch: M16864-1 ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6ZP-6BX )

Submitter prefers to depict the dragon with five toes, but his status as emperor is not clear. Submitter likely has the right to display a dragon with four toes, as he was proclaimed king.

12: Dragon Reborn – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Randal Thor

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The submitter’s primary name appears elsewhere on this letter.

Randal is an Anglicized Irish male name found s.n. Ranell, dated to 1602, in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml).

Thor is a 16th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Nathaniel Thor; Male; Burial; 25 Feb 1589; Carlton-Castle, Lincoln, England; Batch: B02618-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCMV-VYF)

13: Frodo Shireborne – New Name & New Device

Or, on an open book gules an annulet Or, a label azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (from the Shire) most important.

Consulting herald: Gandálfr inn hvíti

Frodo is an Old English male name dated to 1087 in the PASE database (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=19591&level=1&lbl=Frodo)

Shireborne is a surname found in “Welsh names from Newport charters, 1385″ by Constanza of Thamesreach (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/constanza/newport-1385.html).

As Old English and English/Welsh are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C of SENA, there may be as much as 500 years between name elements. SENA PN.2.C.2.a.

The submitter was named as heir in a heraldic will found elsewhere on this letter. Therefore, the submitter is permitted to register a device conflicting with that of Bilbo Biggens differenced by a label.

14: Furius Heracles – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Euripides of Athens

Furius is a nomen found in “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Heracles is a cognomen found at p. 199 A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legions by Lindley Richard Dean (http://books.google.com/books?id=MF0KAAAAIAAJ).

15: Gandálfr inn hvíti – New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: ‘Old Item’ should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Gandálfr inn grái, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (the white) most important.

Gandálfr is an Old Norse given name found in Geirr Bassi’s The Old Norse Name at p.10. By precedent, the name is registerable despite its literary association. [Da’ud ibn Auda 4/1991]

inn hvíti is an Old Norse byname meaning “white,” found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html).

The submitter supplied a lengthy persona story justifying the change, none of which is necessary for documentation. Damn entertaining, though.

16: Geva Dam – New Name

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Guy of Aydon(1/2013)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning most important.

Consulting herald: Temperance Drinkwater

Geva is a feminine given name found in Talan Gwynek’s “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames” s.n. Geva, dated to 1086, 1199 and 1313.

Dam is a surname dated to 1327 in R&W s.n. Dams.

17: Hodor Hodor – New Name

Consulting herald: Bran Stark

All elements are found in Zofia Abramowicz, Lila Citko, Leonarda Dacewicz. Słownik Historycznych Nazw Osobowych Białostocczyzny (XV-XVII w.) [Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok (15-17th centuries)], Vol. I. Białystok: Instytut Filologii Wschodniosłowianskiej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 1997.

Hodor is a variant spelling of the attested Polish given name Chodor, dated to 1528 and 1545 (s.n. Chodor). The notes on this name state that it is an East Slavic form of the Old Church Slavonic Fieodor.

Examples of the interchangeability of H- and Ch- include the following names (in Polish-language examples):

  • s.n. Chmiel – Hmiel (1560) / Chmiel (1566)
  • s.nn. Chocin, Choc, Chocień – Hocin (1560) and Chocień (1560) are both derived from the given name Choc(z)
  • s.n. Choc(z)ewocz – Choczewicz / Hocewicz (1560)
  • s.n. Chodoszewic – Chodoszewic (1558, 1566) / Hodoszowic (1558
  • s.n. Chodziechowni – Hodziechowni (1551) is a compound name derived from the prototheme Chodz(i)-
  • s.n. Chw(i)edor – Chwiedor (1558, 1580) / Hwiedor (1640-1)

Polish names use patterns of unmarked patronyms (see Appendix A of SENA).

18: Hodor Hodor Hodor – New Name

Consulting herald: Bran Stark

All elements are found in Zofia Abramowicz, Lila Citko, Leonarda Dacewicz. Słownik Historycznych Nazw Osobowych Białostocczyzny (XV-XVII w.) [Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok (15-17th centuries)], Vol. I. Białystok: Instytut Filologii Wschodniosłowianskiej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 1997.

Hodor is a variant spelling of the attested Polish given name Chodor, dated to 1528 and 1545 (s.n. Chodor). The notes on this name state that it is an East Slavic form of the Old Church Slavonic Fieodor.

Examples of the interchangeability of H- and Ch- in Polish include the following names:

  • s.n. Chmiel – Hmiel (1560) / Chmiel (1566)
  • s.nn. Chocin, Choc, Chocień – Hocin (1560) and Chocień (1560) are both derived from the given name Choc(z)
  • s.n. Choc(z)ewocz – Choczewicz / Hocewicz (1560)
  • s.n. Chodoszewic – Chodoszewic (1558, 1566) / Hodoszowic (1558
  • s.n. Chodziechowni – Hodziechowni (1551) is a compound name derived from the prototheme Chodz(i)-
  • s.n. Chw(i)edor – Chwiedor (1558, 1580) / Hwiedor (1640-1)

Polish names use patterns of unmarked patronyms (see Appendix A of SENA).

This name can be interpreted as having either a double given name or double surname. The name has the appearance of relationship conflict with Hodor Hodor, who appears elsewhere on this letter. Hodor Hodor has granted permission to conflict as long as there is at least one additional element in this name. The addition of another given name and a byname meets this requirement. This name has a relationship conflict with Hodor Hodor Hodor, but this name should be registerable because the submitter is assumed to allow permission to conflict with himself.

The consulting herald supplied the following: “I asked what name he wanted, and he just said, ‘Hodor’. I explained that we require a byname as well, and he offered one: ‘HODOR’. When I told him there was a conflict, he sounded sad, and said, ‘hodor’. I took it to mean that he allowed me to add this element.”

19: Hodor Hodor Hodor – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor

Consulting herald: Bran Stark

All elements are found in Zofia Abramowicz, Lila Citko, Leonarda Dacewicz. Słownik Historycznych Nazw Osobowych Białostocczyzny (XV-XVII w.) [Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok (15-17th centuries)], Vol. I. Białystok: Instytut Filologii Wschodniosłowianskiej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 1997.

Hodor is a variant spelling of the attested Polish given name Chodor, dated to 1528 and 1545 (s.n. Chodor). The notes on this name note that it is an East Slavic form of the Old Church Slavonic Fieodor.

Examples of the interchangeability of H- and Ch- in Polish include the following names:

  • s.n. Chmiel – Hmiel (1560) / Chmiel (1566)
  • s.nn. Chocin, Choc, Chocień – Hocin (1560) and Chocień (1560) are both derived from the given name Choc(z)
  • s.n. Choc(z)ewocz – Choczewicz / Hocewicz (1560)
  • s.n. Chodoszewic – Chodoszewic (1558, 1566) / Hodoszowic (1558
  • s.n. Chodziechowni – Hodziechowni (1551) is a compound name derived from the prototheme Chodz(i)-
  • s.n. Chw(i)edor – Chwiedor (1558, 1580) / Hwiedor (1640-1)

Polish names use patterns of unmarked patronyms (see Appendix A of SENA) and double given names (Lillia de Vaux, “A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok, 2011 KWHSS Proceedings).

This name can be interpreted as having a double given name and double surname. The name has the appearance of relationship conflict with Hodor Hodor, who appears elsewhere on this letter. Hodor Hodor has granted permission to conflict as long as there is at least one additional element in this name. The addition of another given name and a byname meets this requirement. There is also a relationship conflict with Hodor Hodor Hodor, but the submitter is assumed to grant permission to conflict with himself.

20: Huge Suck Upp – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Ryan Hale Hydra

Huge is a 16th century English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Huge Shakelton; Female; Marriage; 17 Oct 1557; Saint Martin, Birmingham, Warwick, England; Batch: M01072-1

Suck is an early 17th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Abrie Suck; Female; Burial; 06 Sep 1625; St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Batch: B02853-0

Upp is an early 17th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Amy Upp; Female; Christening; 23 Oct 1625; SAINT ANDREW, PLYMOUTH, DEVON, ENGLAND; Batch: P00183-1

Double surnames are found in English per Appendix A of SENA.

21: Hurte de Eye – New Name & New Device

Per pale barry wavy azure and argent and barry wavy argent and gules, two concentric annulets counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Eynon Strayne

Hurte is a 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Hurte; Male; Marriage; 03 Sep 1583; Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, London, England; Batch: M02243-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ5H-XYS)

By precedent, such surnames can be used as given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

de Eye appears as a place name in a Latin charter dated 1491 at pp. 525-26 of Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (https://books.google.com/books?id=Tj3YAAAAMAAJ).

22: Im Groot – New Name & New Device

Purpure, a mandrake proper issuant from a mazer argent

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

Im is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Im Dytton; Female; Marriage; 24 Nov 1565; Somersby, Lincoln, England; Batch: M03148-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV58-G5Y)

Groot is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Jennett Groot; Female; Marriage; 26 Oct 1572; Howden, York, England; Batch: M00743-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2S9-NZ3)

According to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry:

The mandrake is a plant whose root resembles a human figure; it is normally depicted with vague human features. It may also be called “mandragora”. The mandrake’s narcotic properties made it a favorite with mystics and herbalists.

In armory, the mandrake is rarely found in period armory: e.g., the arms of Bodyam or Bodyham, c.1540 [Dennys 129; cf. also BSB Cod.Icon 291:43]. The mandrake is affronty by default; Society practice grants it difference from a human figure.

23: Kata Kana – New Name

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Koga Yoshitsune(6/1991)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Hungarian-Japanese?) most important.
Meaning (Hungarian Japanese?) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Kata is a Hungarian surname and given name. It is a header in Kázmér, dated in this spelling to 1541, and in the spelling Katha as early as 1402. As a family name, it most often originates as an unmarked matronymic based on a diminutive of Katalin (= Katherine). Kata is also a header in Fehértói, dated as a clan-name from 1220 and later, a feminine name from 1231 and later, and a masculine name from 1243 and later, spelled variously as Katha and Kata in all usages.

Kana is a Hungarian masculine name. It is a header in Fehértói, dated in this spelling to 1214, 1217, 1233, 1251, 1282, 1299, and 1300. Of these, the 1251 citation is part of a vernacular placename (Kanacuta: Kana’s well), showing that this name was the same in Latin and Hungarian. Therefore, the name is appropriate with the surname either first or last.

24: Lenny Briskoo – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Jerrigh Orbach

“In the College of Heralds, the submitters are served by two separate but equally important groups, the consulting and commenting heralds who investigate options, and the Submissions Heralds who return the offenders.”

Chung Chung!

Lenny is a gray-period English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Lenny Lazen; Male; 13 Apr 1613; Guston, Kent, England; Batch: B03939-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZCJ-NPB)

Briskoo is an italicized 16th/early 17th cen. Anglicized Irish surname found in Woulfe p. 232 s.n. Brioscú.

English and Anglicized Irish are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C of SENA.

25: Mad Margaret – New Name & New Device

Argent a violet purpure seeded Or within an orle of roses proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting herald: Lijsbet Pu’erh Rose

Mad is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Mad Coleng; Female; Christening; 19 Apr 1590; SAINT GILES, READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: C01764-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPLM-MHX)

Margaret is a late 16th century English given name found in “Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names” by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16ffreq.html). Unmarked matronymics are found in English per SENA Appendix C.

26: Mad Margaret – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Caergwen, House(6/1991), Caírech na hInnsi (2/2012), Caris Maniske (7/1985), Ceara Cháomhanach (3/2007), Ceara Shionnach (6/2012)

Crasey Megge

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (cray-zee meg) most important.

Consulting herald: Lijsbet Pu’erh Rose

Crasey is an English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Crasey Luchington; Female; Burial; 25 Feb 1635; Folkestone, England; Batch: B03582-0 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC1V-N3F)

Megge is an English surname found in R&W s.n. Meggs dated to 1275.

27: Mad Margaret – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Poor Peg

Consulting herald: Lijsbet Pu’erh Rose

Poor is a 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Elisabeth Poor; Female; Marriage; 18 Jul 1575; Rye, Sussex, England; Batch: M14836-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6KJ-8J9)

Such surnames can be used as given names by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]

Peg is an English surname found in Bardsley s.n. Pegg dated to 1273.

28: Merlin bat Yoda – New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Culture (Jewish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Mort d’Arthur

Both name elements are from “A Jewish Memory Book: Nuremburg, 1349″ by Eleazar ha-Levi (Lew Wolkoff) in the Proceedings of the 2004 KWHSS.

Merlin – The “Memory Book” has four entries: Meralin eshet (wife of) Yosef, Merlin bot Yoel, Merlin eshet Avraham ha-Levi, and Miralin bot Hotzlin. Beider describes Merlin as a diminutive form of Miriam.

bat – SENA Appendix A lists “bat” (daughter of) as the form for female Hebrew patronymics.

Yoda – The given name Yoda is a variant of Yehudah. The name element appears twice in the “Memory Book:” Yoda bar Yakov and his son Yechiel bar Yoda. Also, Alexander Beider’s A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names gives יודא.[Yod Vov (used as the vowel sound “oh”) Dalet Alef]’ 1392-1793 Frankfurt (28 persons), and Juda 1643-17991 Hamburg (99 persons).

29: Nice Asshe – New Name & New Device

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Nakagawa Sukeie(12/2006), Noah Jay (1/2003), Nonesuche House (5/2012)

Argent, a chief doubly enarched sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for late period Ireland.

Consulting herald: Any Toole (name) and Istvan Potent Chief (device)

Nice is an Anglicized Irish male name dated to 1602 s.n. Nise in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml).

Asshe is an italicized 16th/early 17th cen. Anglicized Irish surname found in Woulfe p. 219 s.n. Ághas.

30: Noe More Snow – New Name & New Device

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Ninian Morgan(7/2004)

Argent, on a chief azure three demi-towers issuant from the line of division Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (No More Snow) most important.
Meaning (Please, No More Snow) most important.

Consulting Heralds: The entire EK College of Heralds

All elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Noe Frost; Male; Burial; 16 Mar 1593;St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Bach: B00047-7 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC98-KQ6)
Jone More; Female; Marriage; 18 Feb 1595; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: M00080-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJQ4-336)
Frauncis Snow; Male; Christening; 01 May 1595; SAINT DUNSTAN, STEPNEY, LONDON, ENGLAND; Batch: C05576-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMVM-QZJ)

Double surnames are found in English per Appendix A of SENA.

31: Peter Quill – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Starr Lord

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Star Lord) most important.

Starr is a 16th century English surname found in “Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1582n-z.html). By precedent, 16th cen. English surnames can be used as given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

Lord is a surname appearing in Hitching & Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602 at p. xlviii

32: Peter Quill – New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Casa de Gamora

(Fieldless) A maiden vert crined gules and garbed sable

Meaning (Gamora’s house) most important.

Evidence for the pattern Casa de + surname in Spanish is found in the book Istoria de las bienandanzas e fortunas, by Lope Garcia de Salazar, written in the 1470s. Juliana Siren explains:

casa de X where X is a family name: we see both casa de los X and casa de X used interchangeably. This are mostly in the format “house and lineage/lineage and house” (casa e linaje/linaje e casa), so they’re clearly talking about a descent group rather than a physical location. Examples of casa de X from this book include: “casa e linaje de Mendoça,” “la casa de Velasco,” “casa e linaje de Guzman,” etc.

Gamora is a 16th century Spanish surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Antonio Gamora; Male; Christening; 12 Feb 1550; Medina del Campo, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87257-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFMZ-N4B)
Juan Gamora; Male; Christening; 06 Sep 1533; SAN ESTEBAN, PORTILLO, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch: J87320-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VWXL-R96)

The submitter therefore believes that Casa de Gamora fits the documented pattern. As both the named submitter and the nice green lady with him have very large guns, we are inclined to agree.

33: Rogue Flamenco – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Spanish) most important.
Culture (Spanish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Ermine Butterscotch Crampet

The entire name is found in Spain in the Family Search Historical Records:

Rogue Flamenco; Male; Christening; 28 Aug 1553; SAN MIGUEL, VALLADOLID, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch: C87115-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR73-4HL)

34: Scarlet O Hara – New Name & New Badge

(Fieldless) An aeolus contourny argent

Client requests authenticity for South.
Meaning (‘frankly, doesn’t give a damn’) most important.

Scarlet is an English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Scarlet Stacy; Male; Christening; 11 Jun 1591; SAINT GREGORY BY SAINT PAUL, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND; Batch: C05426-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYNC-6ML)

O Hara is an Anglicized Irish surname dated to 1602 found s.n. Cormock in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml)

English and Anglicized Irish can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.

According to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, s.v. wind (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/wind/):

Winds are masses of air in natural motion. Invisible in nature, they’re depicted in art as a human heads issuant from cloud, usually shown visibly blowing air from their mouths. Frequently depicted in period art (e.g., on maps), we know of a single example in period armory, in the canting arms of de Zeffiro, c.1550 [BSB Cod.Icon 268:233].

In Society blazon, the generic wind may also be called an “aeolus”. Other types of wind include the “boreas”, an icy-bearded old man; the “zephyr”, an androgynous youth; and the female “mistral”. Winds face dexter by default, and should be shown in profile (though some are affronty); they should never be in trian aspect.

35: Silk Pouch – New Name

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Silk is based on Fehértói s.n. Selk, where the spelling Sylk is dated to 1292 as the name of a landowner. I/y switches are common in these records, to the point that Fehértói treats the letters as equivalent, uniformly using ‘i’ in headers and cross-references.

Pouch is a Hungarian surname dated in this spelling to 1383 s.n. Pócs in Kázmér. It’s an unmarked patronymic based on an old diminutive of Pál (= Paul). It is also found as a secondary header under Poch in Fehértói Katalin: _Árpád-kori személynévtár_ (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 2004), dated to 1275 and 1300 as a masculine name.

36: Simon Peres – New Name

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Schönberg, Haus(1/1995), Simon Briggs (11/2011), Simon Piroska (7/2002), Susannah of York (12/2013)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Anglo-Hungarian?) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Hungarian?) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Simon is an English male given name found in R&W s.n. Simon: Simon 1134-40, William le fiz Simon Hy2, William, John Simon 1291, 1296.

Peres is a surname found in R&W s.n. Pierce: Geoffrey Peres 1237.

Alternatively, Simon is found as a given name in “Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century” by Walraven van Nijmege (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/hungarian/index.html#thelist) dated to 1560 and 1574.

Peres is found in Kázmér s.n. Peres: This spelling continuously from 1391. Occupational term meaning “lawyer”.

37: Simon Peres – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Peres Simon

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Anglo-Hungarian?) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Hungarian?) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Peres is a male given name found in R&W s.n. Pierce: Peres le cordener 1292

Simon is an English surname found in R&W s.n. Simmons: William Simon 1291 and in R&W s.n. Simon: John Simon 1291, 1296.

Alternatively, Peres is a Hungarian occupational byname meaning “lawyer” found in Kázmér s.n. Peres: This spelling is found continuously from 1391.

Simon is a Hungarian male given name found, among other places, in Kázmér s.n. Német: 1557 Nemet Simon.

38: Socrates Thunder – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (THUN-DER!) most important.
Language (English) most important.
Culture (English) most important.

Consulting Herald: Badde Idea Beare

The entire name is found in the Family Search Historical Records for England:

Socrates Thunder; Male; Marriage; 15 May 1585; High Ercall, Shropshire, England; Batch: M00896-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N28L-2Z5)

39: Soyland Greene, Barony of – New Order Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Award of No-merit

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

This Order name follows the pattern of naming orders after the given names of individuals. The May 2011 LoAR states that “[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration).” [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].

No-merit is an English given name dated to 1589 in Bardsley’s Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature

40: Soyland Greene, Barony of – New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Order of Ebola

Argent goutty de sang, a fess wavy azure

Sound (ee-bow-lah) most important.

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

This award is intended for those whose enthusiasm for serving the Barony is infectious.

This Order name follows the pattern of naming orders after the given names of individuals. The May 2011 LoAR states that “[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration).” [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].

Ebola is a German female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Ebola Helkings; Female; Marriage; 09 Apr 1622; Borken, Westfalen, Preußen, Germany; Batch: M98571-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4XM-WMF)

The Lingua Anglica Order of can be used with the German Ebola per SENA NPN 1.B.2.

41: Soyland Greene, Barony of – New Branch Name & New Device

Or, in pale a cubit arm palewise gules emergent from a flesh-pot all between three laurel wreaths vert.

Meaning (is people!) most important.

Consulting heralds: Butterscotch Crampet (name) and Matzoh Brei Omelet (armory)

Barony is one of the designators for local groups per SENA Appendix E.

Soyland – Watts, s.n. Soyland Moor. The entry says it’s derived from the the place name Soyland + ModE moor. Soyland = ‘newly-cultivated swamp land’. Dated instances include Soyland(e) (dated 1542-1649), and Soyland Mo(o)r(e) (dated 1624).

Greene – surname found in Hitching & Hitching, dated 1601-2. Green in various spellings is also part of compound place names, such as in the example Acton Green (dated 1640), Watts, s.n. Acton Green.

The pattern of toponym + surname is found in Juliana de Luna, “Compound Placenames in English” (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/). Early Modern English examples of such manorial additions include Broughton Astley (dated from 1535) and Broughton Pouges (dated 1526), Marsh Gibbyon (dated 1553×1601), and Lye Dallamer (dated 1558×1601), found in Watts, s.nn. Broughton, Marsh, and Leigh, respectively.

A petition in support of the name was provided. We’re uncertain why there are bite marks on the paper . . .

42: Soyland Greene, Barony of – New Heraldic Title

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Hunger Pursuivant

SENA NPN 1.B.4 states that the standard heraldic designators for heraldic titles for Kingdoms are Herald and Pursuivant.

“Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance” by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/) provides evidence of English heraldic titles based on surnames.

Hunger is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Jhoone Hunger; Female; Marriage; 3 Jan 1599; St. Marys, Leyton, Essex, England; Batch: M16395-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKXV-3H7)

43: Tooth Feri – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Hungarian) most important.
Culture (Hungarian) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Tooth is a Hungarian surname meaning “Slav, Slovak” dated in this spelling to 1542 s.n. Tót in Kázmér Miklós: _Régi Magyar Családnevek Szótára_ (Magyar Nyelvtudományi Társaság, Budapest, 1993).

Feri is a masculine name dated to 1560 in Walraven van Nijmegen: “Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century” (heraldry.sca.org/names/hungarian/index.html). Feri is a diminutive of Ferenc (= Francis), which means that it is appropriate in a vernacular context, where the surname comes first.


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