Outlands College of Heralds
From the office of the Rampart Herald
Pendar the Bard - 10 Magnifico - Los Lunas, NM 87031 - (505) 866-4369

UNTO the members of the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of the Outlands, and all others who generously give of their time and talents in commentary on this Letter of Presentation, upon this 5th day of November, A.S. XXXVI (2001 CE),

DOES The Honorable Lord Pendar the Bard, Rampart Herald, send


On behalf of Master Balthazar Tigrerro, White Stag Principal Herald,
I present the following items for your consideration:

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January 2002 Letter of Response
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  1. Adriana of Riverhold. New Device. Or, a bend sinister wavy azure between a fir tree couped and a brown house proper.

  2. Rio de Las Animas Perdidas, Incipient Shire of
    Her name was registered in December of 1999 via the Outlands.

  3. Alia Marie de Blois. Device Resubmission. (K) Per pale pean and erminois.

  4. Blaiddwyn, College of
    Her name is in submission on the July 30, 2001 Outlands LoI. Her previous device submission, "Gyronny arrondy of eight, argent and purpure, a mullet of eight voided and counterchanged.", was returned from Kingdom on the July 4, 2001 LoR for excessive counterchanging.

  5. Athanaric Redeye. Change of registered device. Argent, an eye gules, irised argent, and on a chief sable three double-bitted axes argent.

  6. al-Barran, Barony of
    His name was registered in June of 1992 via the Outlands. His current device, "Or, an eye gules, irised Or, and on a chief sable three double-bitted axes Or." was registered at the same time as his name and is to be released if this new device is registered.

  7. Brennan MacDuffie. New Badge. (Fieldless) A rabbit's head cabossed sable.

  8. al-Barran, Barony of
    His name was registered in December of 1998 via the Outlands.

  9. Bryndís Rauðkinnr Ragnarsdottir. New Name.

  10. Rio de Las Animas Perdidas, Incipient Shire of
    Bryndís is a compound name from the prefix "Bryn", meaning "armour" and "Dís" (Dísar) meaning noble and/or beautiful woman, as found in the web article Nafnasafnið: Icelandic and Heathen names by Haukur Þorgeirsson, http://www.irminsul.org/arc/012ht.html The other two name elements are found in Geirr Bassi. Rauðkinnr is on page 26. Ragnarsdottir is from Ragnarr, page 14, and the instuctions on forming patronymics found on page 17.

  11. Cathalan Mac Faolan. New Name.

  12. Hawk's Hollow, Canton of
    Cathalán is found in O'C&M, page 47, under its own header spelling. An early name found mostly in the south. Faolán is in O'C&M, page 92, under the heading Fáelán: Faolán. It means "wolf" and is a fairly common early name especially among the royal families of Leinster. There were three kings of Leinster of the name between the seventh and the ninth centuries. Since both the given name and the father's name are in their Gaelic forms, the patronymic particle should be as well, and the father's name should be put in the genitive. This will be sent to Laurel in January as Cathalán mac Faoláin. The genitive form is based on the genetive form of Fáelán found at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/irish100/

  13. Colbán the Lutemaker. Name Resubmission (K) and New Device. Gules, on a bowed psaltery between in chief two bows in chevron argent, a fleur-de-lys sable.

  14. Unser Hafen, Barony of
    His previous name, Colban Itchfoot the Luthier, was returned on the October 3, 2001 Letter of Response for lack of documentation for "Itchfoot" as a byname element. No documentation was provided for this resubmission at all.

  15. Conrad von Zollern. Device Resubmission (K). Per pale Or and argent, an eagle displayed facing sinister, on a chief embattled sable two roses argent barbed and seeded proper.

  16. Hawk's Hollow, Canton of
    His previous device, "Per pale Or and argent, an eagle displayed facing sinister sable.", is being returned on the 11/01 Letter of Response below. His name has been placed on the 11/17/01 LoI.

  17. Darius of Jaxartes. New Badge. Checky sable and argent, a bull's head cabossed gules.

  18. al-Barran, Barony of
    His name was registered in March of 1993 via the Outlands.

  19. Diana of Llanberis. Device resubmission (L). Gules, a dextrochere Or semy of hearts gules, the hand maintaining a scepter Or orbed argent.

  20. al-Barran, Barony of
    Her name was registered in January of 2001 (via the Outlands). Her previous device submission, "Gules, a dextrochere Or semy of hearts gules, the hand cupped proper maintaining a plate.", was returned in January of 2001 because the hand was depicted edge on. This has been disallowed for arms (see the April 2000 LoAR, p. 18), and the standard references do not show this position for dextrocheres either. The blazon is a little wonky. The hand is argent and so is the ball on the stick, but the stick is Or. The submitter intended the cross to be an artistic detail and it is not important to her. Does it need to be blazoned?

  21. Drahomira von Augsburg. Device Resubmission (K). Purpure, a unicorn argent armed, crined, unguled, and tailed, on a chief embattled Or two fleurs-de-lys purpure.

  22. Hawk's Hollow, Canton of
    Her previous device, "Purpure, a unicorn rampant argent, armed, crined, and unguled Or.", is being returned on the 11/01 Letter of Response below. Her name has been placed on the 11/17/01 LoI.

  23. Gauvain Eisenbein. New Name and Device. Per chevron sable and Or honeycombed sable, a chevron argent and in chief two ears of grain slipped and leaved Or.

  24. Blaiddwyn, College of
    Gauvain is found in Withycombe, page 127, under the heading Gawain where it is said to be the French form of the name which was "fairly common in the middle ages." Eisenbein is a constructed byname from the German elements "eisen" (iron) and "bein" (leg). The submitter notes that changes to the byname to correct the grammar or make it authentic to 14th/15th century germany are acceptable. He will not accept major changes. He cares most about the meaning.

  25. Gonter van Kortrike. New Device. Sable, a talbot's head erased contourny, issuant from chief a label throughout Or.

  26. Caer Galen, Shire of
    His name was registered in July of 2001 via the Outlands.

  27. Gwladyse verch Bertram. New Name and Device. Sable, a dragon couchant regardant Or, on a chief engrailed argent three gouttes-de-sang.

  28. Rio de Las Animas Perdidas, Incipient Shire of
    Gwladyse is documented using the web article A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names (in English Contexts) by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones) copyright 1996, http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/welsh16.html under the heading Women's Names. Bertram is found in Withycombe, page 49, under the heading Bertram, dated to use in England from the 12th century.

  29. Jacques of Pickering. Device Resubmission (K). Quarterly sable and Or, a turtle counterchanged.

  30. Rio de Las Animas Perdidas, Incipient Shire of
    Her name was registered in July of 1999 via the Outlands. I still do not have the Rampart files and the local herald has not yet gotten back to me on what her previous submissions were, so I cannot list them here. I know they occured because I was Rampart at the time.

  31. Jethro Stiller. New Name and Device. Azure, a pale bevilled, in dexter three fish naiant contourny in pale Or.

  32. Caer Galen, Shire of
    "Jethro" is a name from the Bible, as found in Exodus 4:18. Withycombe has it on page 176. Jethro (m.): Hebrew 'abundance', 'excellence'. Used as a Christian name after the Reformation. "Stiller" is found in Reaney and Wilson, page 427. All it says is that it has an "Identical meaning with STILL (ii).", which is "This may be for STILE, with a shortened vowel, but there seems to have been an OE stiell, still 'place for catching fish' or 'trap for wild animals', found in Stildon (Worcs). Hence, a name for a fisherman or trapper. V. MELS 200." John atte Stille 1372, 1332; Reginald atte Stylle 1333.

  33. Justinian the Gentle. New Name and Device. Or, an elephant rampant trumpeting azure armed argent, on a chief enarched and invected azure a crescent between two musical notes argent.

  34. Unser Hafen, Barony of
    Justinian is found in Withycombe, page 185, under its own header spelling. It was the name of a 6th century Emperor and also a 6th century Welsh Saint, the confessor of St. David. Occasionally used as a christian name. An early example is Justinian Baldwin, a Westminster scholar in 1567. "The Gentle" is a descriptive byname which has been registered in the SCA a dozen times as recently as April 2000. No documentation was provided.

  35. Kolfinna Knýtir. New Device. Per chevron azure and vert, a chevron between two crochet hooks in chevron and an alg's head cabossed Or.

  36. Unser Hafen, Barony of
    Her name was sent to Laurel on the October 17 Outlands LoI.

  37. Meenakshi Singh. Name Resubmission (L).

  38. Caer Galen, Shire of
    Her previous name submission, "Margaret Singh", was returned from Laurel on the February 2001 LoAR: "As we wrote in the July 2000 LoAR, "While we allow real-world name elements in SCA names without further documentation, this is restricted to cases where "such elements are not excessively obtrusive." Combining a Gaelic Irish given name with what appears to be a non-European surname falls afoul of this restriction." Combining an English given name with a Hindi byname is no less obtrusive." The client documents "Meenakshi" using two websites and a baby name book. The first website is the History of Madurai, http://www.madurai.com/history.htm "Among Nayaks, Thirumalai Nayak (1623-1659) was very popular, even now he is popular among people, since, it was he who contributed to the creation of many magnificent structures in and around Madurai. The Raja Gopuram of the Meenakshi Amman Temple, The Pudu Mandapam and The Thirumalai Nayakar's Palace are living monuments to his artistic fervor." The second website is The Meenakshi Temple http://www.madurai.com/meena.htm "The sculptures on the pillars here relate some of Lord Shiva's Thiruvilayadals (miracles) and also the story of Meenakshi's birth and her life as the princess of Madurai." The book is titled What's In Your Name? Indian Baby Names And Their Roots by Vimla, Naishadh, and Prabhakar Patil, Business Publications Inc., 1999. In the prologue, page 7, it says "The convention of naming the individual has its roots in the remote past-the Vedic and even the pre-Vedic era. The non-Aryan natives based their personal names on those of their deities or religious traditions," Under the heading "Indian Names for Girls" on page 352, we find "Meenakshi - Meen{a-}kshee With eyes like fish (A daughter of Kuber). The client documents "Singh" using Costumes of the Rulers of Mewar (With Patterns and Construction Techniques) by Pushpa Rani Mathur, abhinav publications. Illustration #19 is of Pratap Singh 1572-1597 A.D. Illustration #20 is Rana Amar Singh I 1597-1620 A.D. Her device submission, "Or, a peacock in its pride proper on a chief gules a natural leopard passant Or spotted sable.", was registered under the holding name Margaret of the Outlands on the August 2001 LoAR.

  39. Outlands, Kingdom of the New Heraldic Title. Gold Trumpet Herald Extraordinary.

  40. Qara Gan. New Name and Device. Quarterly ermine and azure, a roundel counterchanged.

  41. Fontaine Dans Sable, Shire of
    Both name elements are documented from the web article On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names by Baras-aghur Naran, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/baras-aghur/mongolian.html "Qara" is found under the list of colours, meaning "black". "Gan" is found under Common Name Elements from Other Sources, meaning "steel". One of the means of Mongolian name construction listed in the article is Name+Name. "Period names of the n+n pattern are combined of two elements, both of which can stand on their own. The exception to this are names of this pattern that consist of a given name and and epithet. Examples of these are Al Altan (crimson gold), Qori Buqa (twenty bulls), and Mongke Temur (eternal iron)." From Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald, "Qara (Khara) Gan is a very cool Mongol name. It follows the period practice of usually two element, a noun and its modifier. The name also fits into several of the categories commonly used in constructing a period Mongol name, as seen in Sechen Jagchid's "Mongolia's Culture and Society," a name that represents characteristics of strength, durability or physical value; one that is associated with metal tools and weaponry; and one that is derived from a color. Run, run like the wind with it!" I proposed to the client that the given name is often translated as "Khara". He would prefer to stay with Qara.

  42. Tavia of Persia. New Name and Device. Azure, a simurgh argent.

  43. Rio de Las Animas Perdidas, Incipient Shire of
    Tavia is the submitter's legal name. A copy of her Colorado driver's license was included. No documentation was provided for the byname.

  44. Thomas de Cherbourg. New Name and Device. Sable, a bend sinister gules fimbriated argent between a Latin cross and a fleur-de-lys Or.

  45. al-Barran, Barony of
    Thomas is found in Withycombe, pp 279-281. Thomas is found in England before the Norman Invasion only as a priest's name, but with the advent of the Normans it soon came into general use. Cherbourg is a sea port in the NW peninsula of Normandy in France.

  46. Þórdís gjallandi eyverska. New Name.

  47. Fontaine Dans Sable, Shire of
    Þórdís is found in a web article called Viking Names found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann), © 1998. http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/landnamabok.htm Gjallandi, meaning "shrieking", and eyverska, meaning "woman from the Orkney Islands", both come from a web article called Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann), © 1999. http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/vikbynames.htm

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