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 7th day of March, A.S. XXXVI (2002 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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  1. Áedán mac Bheathain. New Name and Device. Gyronny wavy ermine and azure.

  2. al-Barran, Barony of
    Áedán is found in O'C&M, page 13, where it is said to be a diminutive of Áed a relatively common name in early Ireland. It was the name of 21 saints. It was revived in the 19th century. Macbheathain is found in Black, page 457, under the heading MacBean as the Gaelic form, meaning "son of Beathan". The earliest dated citation of its use is a Ferquhar M'Bane, 1513. The temporal anomaly between the early given name and the late period byname is a weirdness, but it should be registerable.

  3. Áedán mac Bheathain. New Badge. (Fieldless) A demi-cat rampant bearing on its left forearm a targe argent.

  4. al-Barran, Barony of
    This is part of the crest of the McBain clan. It is usually depicted with a brown cat and red targe and encircled by the motto "Touch not a catt bot a targe". Is it protected? Is removing the motto enough to clear it? Is this badge combined with this byname too presumptuous to register?

  5. Badai Doghshin Altai. New Name and Device. Gules, four bear's paw prints in cross base to center argent.

  6. al-Barran, Barony of
    "Badai" and "Doghshin" are in the article Names of the Secret History of the Mongols, which is a list of names from The Secret History of the Mongols, the origin of Chingis Khan adapted by Paul Kahn, North Point Press, San Francisco 1984. http://mari.9v.com/laohats2/Articles/art_secrethistory.htm "Doghshin" is found under the listing "Dorbei the Fierce", the glossary lists him as "Dorbei Doghshin". "Altai" is a constructed descriptive name documented using 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 "Another suffix which carries a specific meaning is -tai, which can be spelled -dai, -dei, -tai, or -tei, all of which show possession. An example is Chagatai, which is constructed from the root word Chagan, which means white, and the suffix -tai. The overall meaning of the name is "he who is white."" "Al" is listed under the Colors section of this article as meaning "crimson", so the intended meaning of "Altai" is "he who is crimson". This client is more commonly known as Raebar, the head of the Crimson Company in al-Barran. He will accept changes, cares most about the meaning and language/culture, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be authentic for 12th century Mongol time period/language/culture.

  7. Brude mac Bruide. New Name and Device. Vert, two mallets in saltire argent hafted Or surmounted by a sword proper.

  8. Caerthe, Barony of
    Both "Brude" and "Bruide" are documented using the web article A Consideration of Pictish Names by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, copyright 1996 by Heather Rose Jones. In part V, Index of Name Elements, Tangwystyl lists given names found in the Colbertine Manuscript of the Pictish Chronicle, the Irish version of the "Historia Britonum", and the Scottish additions to the "Historia Britonum". Some may be genetive forms of the name. "Brude - In the "pre-historic" data, it is highly questionable whether this is used as a given name. It may be a title, equivalent to "king", but later examples appear to be given names. This is one of the top 10 most popular names of the historic period." "Brude" is a header spelling in this list. Under it are a number of variant spellings, including "Bruide-Pict mentioned by Adamnan (7th c.)" I have no idea what the Pictish patronymic particle is, but it's probably not "mac". He will accept changes, Cares most about the sound, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be made authentic for 10-12th century Scot or Pict.

  9. Crestina di Brescia. New Name and Device. Or, a chevron rompu pean between three fleurs-de-lys sable.

  10. Caerthe, Barony of
    "Crestina" is found in the web article A Statistical Survey of Given Names in Essex Co., England, 1182-1272 by Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton. It is a list of names drawn from one published collection of legal documents, the Essex Feet of Fines, a collection of the outcomes of land transactions in that county(2) http://members.tripod.com/nicolaa5/articles/names.html There is one citation of the spelling "Crestina" listed under the section on Women's Names. "Brescia", pronounced brashä or bresh, is a city in Lombardy, Northern Italy. Originally a Gallic town, it was a Roman Stronghold in the first century and later the seat of a Lombard duchy. In the 12th century it was made an independent commune. It subsequently fell under the domination of a long series of outside powers including Verona, Milan, Venice, and Austria, until it united with Italy in 1860. Another website and the Webster's Biographical Dictionary gives a short biography of "Arnold of Brescia, 1090-1155, an Italian monk and reformer. No URL's were given for the documentation for Brescia. She will not accept major changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is female, and she is interested in having her name be made authentic for the 12th-13th century time period.

  11. Dimiana bint al-Katib. Device Resubmission (L). Or, on a pale endorsed gules a cat sejant affronty Or, on a chief gules a coptic cross Or.

  12. Citadel of the Southern Pass, Barony of
    Her name was registered as Damiana bint al-Katib in October 2001. A request to change the name from Damiana to Dimiana is being sent to Laurel on the March 17, 2002 LoI. Her previous device submission, Azure, a chevron argent between two cats salient guardant respectant and a cross formy within the loop of an ankh Or, was returned by Laurel in October 2001 for being unblazonable and slot machine. I have already informed her herald that the endorsed lines are too narrow. A new set of forms with wider lines will be sent to me before this device passes kingdom. Having both a charged pale and a charged chief of the same tincture is unusual, but not unregisterable. I found several examples doing a "complex search" of the on-line O&A database. Too many to list here.

  13. Helena Ordeville. New Device. Per chevron enhanced gules and argent, in base a centaur trippant sable.

  14. Rio de Las Animas Perdidas, Incipient Shire of
    Her name was sent to Laurel on the November 17, 2001, Letter of Intent. It will likely have been registered or returned by the time this submission passes kingdom. There was a problem with lack of documentation for "Ordeville". If the line of division were drawn normally, the position of the centaur would be "in base" to place it entirely on the argent part of the field. But since the line is now enhanced, do we still need to specify that the centaur is "in base"? The client blazoned this as a "centauress", but there is nothing to indicate that it is female.

  15. Jean Lambert. New Name and Device. Per bend embattled purpure and vert, a lightning bolt bendwise throughout and in dexter base a rabbit argent.

  16. Caerthe, Barony of
    "Jean" is found in Dauzat, page 343, as a header spelling. "Lambert" can be found in Reaney and Wilson, page 269-270, dated to 1148, and is a header spelling in Morlet, Noms De Famille, page 361. He will not accept major changes, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be authentic for "French/English 1550."

  17. Jennah an-Nur al-Ghabi. New Name.

  18. Caer Galen, Shire of
    "Jenna" is found in A Dictionary of Muslim Names, Salahuddin Ahmed, NYUniversity Press, NY, NY 1999, p.273. It is also the client's legal name, though nothing was submitted to document that. "an-Nur" is found in Islamic Names, AnneMarie Schimmel, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 1989, p.63. No documentation was provided for "al-Ghabi". No photocopies were included. The information was found at the Estrella War consultation table. I was hoping that Da'ud could help document this one. If not, I can probably track down the books and obtain photocopies. She will accept changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is female.

  19. Jutta Ellisifdóttir. New Name.

  20. Caerthe, Barony of
    Both "Jutta" and "Ellisif" are documented using Geirr Bassi. She will accept changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is female.

  21. Mór ingen Cathail. Device Resubmission (K). Quarterly Or and purpure, a fess counterchanged.

  22. Caerthe, Barony of
    Her name is currently in submission on the February 2002 Outlands Letter of Presentation. It should pass to Laurel without problem in April. The device that was submitted with it, Per pale vert and Or, a dragon couchant to sinister and a wolf couchant counterchanged, will be returned from Kingdom in April for the appearance of marshalling as per RfS XI.3. The fess on this new device is far too narrow. The client has been informed of this and will be sending me new forms with a wider fess before this passes kingdom.

  23. Reynhard Sebastian von Reutte. New Name and Device. Sable, three chevronels braced Or, on a chief indented argent two compass stars vert.

  24. Caerthe, Barony of
    Each element was documented from three different websites. "Reynhard" is found in the article Medieval German Given Names from Silesia by Talan Gwynek © 1998 by Brian M. Scott. It is a compilation of the given names found in Hans Bahlow's Mittelhochdeutsches Namenbuch nach schlesischen Quellen (Neustadt an der Aisch: Verlag Degener & Co., 1975). http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlow.html There are two examples cited of the spelling "Reynhard", one from 1353 and the other from 1384. "Sebastian" is found in the article Late Period German Masculine Given Names: Names from 15th Century Plauen by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott). http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/germmasc/plauen15.html These names are extracted from Volkmar Hellfritzsch, Vogtländische Personennamen (Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1969). 1974). The client submitted a couple of modern maps showing Reutte to be a town in Austria near the border of Germany SW of Munich. There is also an article which documents its origins to 1278, when Reutte was mentioned for the first time. By 1440 Reutte was already its own village. The article cited is a translation using babelfish.altavista.com of a german website linked from ris.gemserver.at. I guess you need special permissions or a university computer to use this service because I was unable to link to it from my home computer. More accessible documentation would be appreciated. He will not accept major changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be made authentic for the 14th-15th century time period.

  25. Roan Mac Raith. New Name and Device. Argent, a horse per pale gules and azure.

  26. Caerthe, Barony of
    "Roan" is the anglicized form of the Gaelic name "Roáin". The only documentation presented for either form of the name was from a long geneology listed on pages 136-139 of The History of Ireland by Geoffrey Keating D.D. Volume II, The first book of the history from sect. XV to the end, edited with a translation and notes by Rev. Patrick S. Dinneen, M.A. London, published for the Irish texts society by David Nutt, 1908. The even numbered pages are in Gaelic, the odd numbered pages are the English translations of the even numbered pages. This scholarly work should be sufficient, though the pages included with the submission do not provide any reference dates. If this documentation is deemed insufficient, the client will accept the name Rónán, as found in O'C&M page 157, where it is said to have been a relatively popular name in early Ireland and the name of ten saints. "Mac Raith" is likely an anglicized form of a Gaelic name, but I was unable to find it in Black or MacLysaght. It was documented by the client using The Annals of Loch Cé, reproduced at the ordnance survey Dublin, published by the stationary office 1939. In the preface on pages xi, xvi, and xvii, it references an Augustin Mac Raith (or Mac Raidin) who died in 1405. He will accept changes, the desired gender of his name is male, and he cares most about the sound.

  27. Rosamond de Preston. Device Resubmission (L). Gules, a tower between flaunches Or each charged with a rose proper.

  28. al-Barran, Barony of
    Her name was originally registered as Rosamund de Chastemont in October of 1985 via Atenveldt. It was changed to Rosamond de Preston in January of 1999 via the Outlands. Her original device submission, Per chevron azure and Or, in chief a tower argent and in base a desert rase and a white lilac crossed in saltire proper was returned by Laurel in October 1985 for insufficient contrast between the field and the flowers. Her first resubmission, Gules, a tower and on a chief Or three cinquefoils gules, was returned by Laurel in January 1999 for conflict with Ximena Aubel de Cambria, Gules, a triturated castle, on a chief Or three owl's heads erased gules. Her second resubmission, Gules, a tower and on a chief argent three cinquefoils gules was returned by Laurel in January 2000 for conflict with Siana of Castletown Bearhaven, Gules, a bear Or statant atop a tower issuant from base and on a chief argent, three roses purpure, barbed and seeded proper.

  29. Rosamond de Preston. New Badge. (Fieldless) A tower Or surmounted by a rose proper.

  30. al-Barran, Barony of

  31. Sorcha MacLeod. Change of Device Resubmission (K). Sable, three wolf's teeth issuant from sinister and a chief argent.

  32. Caerthe, Barony of
    Her name was registered in June of 1996 via the Outlands. The following device associated with this name was registered in June of 1996 (via the Outlands): Per bend sinister sable and argent, a wolf's head cabossed and a mullet of eight points counterchanged. Her previous change of device submission, Per pale sable and argent, three wolves teeth issuant from sinister sable, was returned in July 1998 for conflict with the registered device of Duncan Bruce of Logan, Or, three wolf's teeth issuant from sinister sable. If this new device is registered she would like her old one to be released.

  33. Tiberius Caelianus Severus. Change of Device Resubmission (K). Azure, an angel and a bordure nebuly Or.

  34. al-Barran, Barony of
    His name was registered in October of 1999 via Atlantia. His current device was registered in July of 1998 via Atlantia: Per pale sable and argent, a spiderweb counterchanged, on a chief purpure a scorpion fesswise argent. If this new device is registered he would like the old one to be converted into a badge. His previous change of registered device submission, Per pale azure and Or, a demi woman arms upraised between two wings addorsed, in chief a sun, a bordure nebuly all counterchanged, was returned from the Kingdom of the Outlands in October of 2000 for slot machine heraldry.

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