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Eastern Results from the May 2017 LoAR

Sun, 2017-07-09 21:39


The Society College of Arms runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath Queen of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.

An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society. A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work. Most items are registered without comments. Sometimes, the LoAR will address specific issues about the name or armory or will praise the submitter/herald on putting together a very nice historically accurate item.

The following results are from the May 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings.

EAST acceptances

Anneke Valmarsdotter. Name and badge. (Fieldless) A pinecone with stem to chief azure.

Jean Oste de Murat. Badge. (Fieldless) A prawn Or.

The question was raised in commentary about whether a prawn would conflict with a crab, which would bring this badge into conflict with the device of Mór Ruadh: Gules, a crab Or. Crabs and lobsters have been demonstrated to be interchangeable in period, and we do not grant a DC between the two crustaceans. Some commentary suggested that charges that look like lobsters might have been described in cants as prawns, though evidence for that has not yet been provided.

However, the submitter has received permission to conflict from Mór. We therefore decline at this time to rule whether a prawn has a DC from a lobster. We also decline to rule on the precise relationship between prawns and crabs, prawns and lobsters, and crabs and lobsters so far as difference is concerned.

Jean Oste de Murat. Badge. Per bend argent and azure, a hop cone slipped and leaved Or.

This does not conflict with the device of Turold of Normandy, Purpure, a New World pineapple Or leaved vert. The substantial leaves of a New World pineapple sufficiently separate it visually from a hop cone for there to be DC between them.

Lijsbet van Catwiic. Badge. (Fieldless) A mortar and pestle sable charged with an elderflower argent.

Lijsbet van Catwiic. Badge. (Fieldless) An escallop purpure winged Or.

Ravensdale, Stronghold of. Branch name.

Ruantallan, Barony of. Badge for Populace. (Fieldless) On a dolphin haurient argent a tenterhook azure.

Ruantallan, Barony of. Badge for Populace. (Fieldless) On a dolphin haurient contourny argent a tenterhook reversed azure.

Ryan Mac Whyte. Heraldic title Skunk Herald.

Skunk is the lingua Anglica form of the Early Modern English term Squuncke, the plural form of which is found in the OED s.v. skunk dated to 1634.

Samuel Peter Bump. Badge. (Fieldless) A fess wavy within and conjoined to a mascle sable.

Thomas de Marr. Badge. (Fieldless) On a barrel sable a dragon passant Or.

Thomas de Marr. Badge. (Fieldless) In fess a dunghill cock Or conjoined at their tails with a bull rampant contourny gules.

Thomas de Marr. Badge. Per chevron inverted gules and azure, in chief a cockatrice Or.

Whyt Whey, Canton of. Device change. Argent, an apple gules slipped and leaved within a laurel wreath vert and an orle sable.

Nice device change!

Canton’s previous device, Sable, a cockroach tergiant within a laurel wreath and on a chief embattled argent, a pomme, is retained as ancient arms.

Whyt Whey, Canton of. Badge for Populace. Argent, an apple gules slipped and leaved vert within an orle sable.

Nice badge!

Zoya the Orphan. Name (see RETURNS for device).

The byname the Orphan is the lingua Anglica form of the Russian byname Sirot or Sirota, both of which are found in Paul Wickenden of Thanet’s “A Dictionary of Period Russian Names” (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/).


EAST returns

Christiana Crane. Badge. (Fieldless) Six caltrops conjoined in annulo points to center argent.

This badge must be returned for visual conflict via SENA A5D2 with the badge of Clovia Lumi: Sable, a snowflake argent, and with the device of Thorbjorn Wulfgrimmssøn, Per fess azure and Or masoned sable, in chief a snowflake argent. The arrangement of the caltrops left a distinct impression of a snowflake for most commenters, and when considered as a snowflake, there is only one DC from each piece of registered armory for removing the field.

Additionally, this must be returned for lack of identifiability. The overlapping tips of the caltrops caused visual confusion which made the charges themselves difficult to identify, which further led to the assumption by most submitters that the design is a snowflake.

Snowflakes have not been allowed as heraldic charges since August 1994, with subsequent registrations falling under allowances found in SENA A2B3 and similar rules in RfS.

Vígþorn Vetsson. Name.

Submitted as Vígþorn Vetsson, the patronymic does not use the correct genitive (possessive) form of the father’s name. The proper construction is Vetrarson or Vetarson. We would change the name for registration, but the submitter does not allow any changes.

On resubmission, the submitter should be prepared to demonstrate that the name Vetr was used by real people. The only use of Vetr as a personal name in Cleasby-Vigfusson is for a mythological giant who was the son of Vindsvalr or Vindlóni in the Eddas. Without evidence of usage by real people, a name claiming to be the son of a giant is likely to be prohibited by PN4C of SENA as improperly claiming powers.

Zoya the Orphan. Device. Purpure, three Arabian lamps argent.

This device is returned for conflict with Celestinus MacCriomthainn: Vert, three pitchers flammant at the mouths argent. There is a DC for changing the field, but none for enflaming the pitchers. We don’t grant difference between pitchers, ewers, laverpots, and other spouted, handled vessels; the Arabian lamp, not being a period charge, doesn’t get the allowance for period differencing.

Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: heraldry, LoAR

Northern Region War Camp Court Report

Thu, 2017-07-06 20:10

East Kingdom College of Heralds


Court Report Form

  Being the Court of Their Majesties Ioannes and Ro Honig held on July 1, A.S. LII (2017) in the Shire of Glenn Linn at Northern Region War Camp Court Heralds: Master Malcolm Bowman, Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Mistress Pagan Graeme, Baronin Maria Erika von Ossenheim, Lady Marian Kirkpatrick, Don Lucien de Wyntere, Dona Anastasia da Monte, Rose Erembourc Reporting Herald: Master Malcolm Bowman

Order SCA Name Award C&I    

Xavier the Sinister  


Rhonwen Glyn Conwy   Kenric aet Essex

  OGR  Onora ingheann Ui Rauirc

    Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne

  Silver Brooch  No scroll

    Tsuki no ho Akiha

  Tyger’s Cub  Vettorio Antonello


Rosalia of La Familia Gladiatoria

  Tyger’s Cub  I: Mairi Crawford
C: Mari Clock van Hoorne    Lisette Fournier



I: Mairi Crawford

C: Mari Clock van Hoorne

W: Audrye Beneyt

    Saffir Weaver

  Silver Brooch  Millicent Rowan


Wilhelm Un Bergrekkr AoA

  No scroll





Order SCA Name Award C&I    

Lady Serafina Della Torre Silver Wheel


No scroll    

Tomas an Bhoga O Neill Silver Wheel


Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook   Angharad verch Moriddig


  Silver Wheel    

C: Thyra (Þóra) Eiríksdóttir

I: Alita of Hartstone

W: Alys Mackyntoich

    Bianca Anguissola


  Silver Wheel    

I: Carmelina da Vicari

C: Aesa feilinn Jossursdottir

W: Malcolm Bowman

    Cassius of La Familia

  Writ for Chivaly

  Fiona O’Maille ó Chuan Coille


Scrooby of Carolingia Silver Rapier

  C&I: Magdalena von Kirschberg

W: Alys Mackyntoich


Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Laurel


C&I: Isabel Chamberlaine

W: Alidreda de Tamworthe   Gretta Wunderin

  AoA  I: Camille des Jardins

C: Anna Mickel von Salm

W: Alidreda de Tamworthe

    Tola Knityr


  Silver Crescent    

I: Leonete d’Angely &
Nataliia Anastasia Evgenova

W: Catrin o’r Rhyd For

C: Eleanor Catlyng

    Donovan Shinnock

  Silver Crescent   

I: Emma Makilmone
C: Henna Sinclair

W: Ryan MacWhyte


Magnus hvalmagi Silver Crescent


I: Ellesbeth Donofrey
C: Jonathan Blaecstan

    Richard de Troyes

  Silver Crescent

  Thyra (Þóra) Eiríksdóttir



Order SCA Name Award C&I   Kuroma Kenshin Silver Tyger  Scroll in backlog


Dalla Olafskona Pelican

  Vettorio Antonello

    Ogedei Becinjab

  OTC  C&I: Eva Woderose

W: Alys Mackyintoich

    Godric inn hivit ulfr


  C&I: Magdalena Lantfarerin

W: Aislinn Chiabach

    Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne






C&I: Mýrún Leifsdóttir

W: Alys Mackyntoich

French: Brunissende Dragonette de Brocéliande



Filed under: Court, Official Notices

Curia Agenda for July 9, 2017 at Great Northeastern War

Thu, 2017-07-06 08:32
East Kingdom Curia Sunday, July 9 2017, 9:00 am
at Great Northeastern War in the Province of Malagentia (Hebron, ME) 1. Curia Opening 2. Old Business 3. New Business (See Agenda page 2 for details) 3.1 Polling Orders: polling notification lists

Revision to IX.F.6. to reflect current practices.

3.2 Interkingdom Events: The Pennsic War

Revision to VIII.C.2. to reflect a change in the Pennsic War hosting cycle; and deletion of VIII.C.5. (obsolete reference).

3.3 Crown Tourney vs Crown Tournament

Revision to II.B.k. and VIII.F. to eliminate inconsistent terminology.

3.4 Youth Combat Activities

Section XI. deleted (superseded by Rattan and Rapier Armored Combat policies).

4. Officer Reports 5. Curia Closure


EK Law Section III.I. The Agenda for the Curia Regis
1. Any items that The Crown chooses to add to the agenda after the Curia has been called will be added to the agenda under “New Business”.
2. If a Curia notice has been sent according to East Kingdom Law, but another Curia needs to be held before the previously announced one, any items of business held over from the earliest Curia will be automatically added to the agenda of the subsequent Curia under “Old Business”

Filed under: Announcements Tagged: agenda, curia, GNeW

Site Book and Class Schedule for Great Northeastern War Now Available Electronically

Mon, 2017-07-03 11:08

The site book and class schedule for Great Northeastern War, taking place in Malagentia July 6-9, are now available for download.

Paper copies will also be available at the event, however the event staff is making these available for early download so that attendees can plan their weekend and download the information to a mobile device if they wish.

Link for the full site book (.pdf format)

Link for the Great Northeastern University book, with full class descriptions and times (.pdf format)

Link for the class “grid” handout (classes listed by location and time, no descriptions) (.pdf format)

Answers to most other questions about the event, including directions, gate opening times, fees, pets, and site rules, can be found at the event website http://www.gnewar.org.

Please check the web page and the Event page on Facebook for updates and corrections.

Filed under: Events Tagged: class list, classes, east kingdom events, electronic publications, event announcement, Great Northeastern War, Malagentia, site book, Stonemarche

Calling All Artisans

Fri, 2017-06-30 23:09

River War will soon be upon us. Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin, the Coordinator of Artisans’ Row and Youth Activities, sends greetings. Join her on Labor Day weekend when there will be ample space under 2 large pavilions for artisans to show their skills.

They are looking for Artisans from a variety of disciplines…glass bead making, metal smithing, cooking, fiber arts, music, scribal arts, etc… Please contact Lady Aibhilin (Erica Janowitz) at erislp@gmail.com if you’d like to be part of Artisans’ Row and have any questions.

Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: a&s