Outlands College of Heralds
From the office of the Rampart Herald
Pendar the Bard - 10 Magnifico - Los Lunas, NM 87031 - (505) 866-4369
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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 April, A.S. XXXVI (2002 CE),

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

GREETINGS!

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

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June 2002 Letter of Response
June 2002 Letter of Intent
November 2002 LoAR results
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  1. Adella de Tourlaville. Device resubmission (L). Argent, on a nesselblatt gules, a single-headed chess knight argent.

  2. al-Barran, Barony of
    Her name was registered in December 1991. Her previous device submission, "Argent, on a nesselblatt azure, a single-headed chess knight argent.", was returned from Laurel in July 2001 for Conflict with Mielikki Kantelensoittajatar, "Argent, on a nesselblatt azure a lion rampant contourny Or, foreleg armored and brandishing a sword argent." There was only a single CD for the changes to the charges on the nesselblatt. There is now a CD for changes to the tertiaries and the tincture of the nesselblatt.

  3. Alasdair na Fésóicce. Device Resubmission (L). Per saltire gules and sable, a bend sinister ermine.

  4. Windkeep, Shire of
    His name was registered in December 2001 via Artemisia. His previous device submission, "Per bend sinister gules and sable, a bend sinister ermine.", was returned on the same LoAR for conflict with Edward of Yarborough, "Per bend sinister gules and sable, a bend sinister ermine between a dog's head couped and a portcullis Or.", with only one CD for removal of the secondaries. And for conflict with Tristan Blackmoor of Darkwoods, "Per bend sinister gules and sable, a bend sinister counterchanged fimbriated argent.", with only one CD for changing the tincture of the bend sinister.

  5. Arslan Batu-jin. New Name.

  6. al-Barran, Barony of
    Both elements are 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 Although the author of the article lists several good resources to consult when constructing a Turco-Mongol name, he doesn't specify exactly where each of the name elements in the lists in his article are found. Nevertheless, it is considered decent SCA documentation for this type of name and does have an extensive Bibliography listed at the bottom. A printout of the entire article with URL was included as documentation. "Arslan", meaning "Lion", "Batu", meaning "Loyal", are found in the list under the header "Common Name Elements from Primary Sources". "-jin", meaning "of", is found in the list of "Grammatical Inflections found in Primary Sources and Mongol Naming Patterns." The article examines three linguistic models that are pertinent to our use: (n)ame, (n)ame+(d)escriptive, and (n)ame+(n)ame. The n+d pattern provides several names with one root. The Mongol word for Iron is "temur", from this root word come the names Temur, Temujin, Temuge, Temuder, and Temulun. The suffix "-jin" means "of". Hence the literal meaning of Temujin is "of iron". I don't believe the hyphen should be there, but it is how the client wrote it on the form. He will allow changes. The desired gender is male. He cares most about the meaning which he defines as "Lion of Loyalty." He is interested in having his name be authentic for the Mongol language/culture.

  7. Beatrice Carmela Mercante. New Badge. Per bend sinister Or and gules, a fleur-de-lys and a honeybee counterchanged.

  8. Caer Galen, Shire of
    Her name was registered in September of 1993 via Atenveldt.

  9. Béla Kós. Device Resubmission (L). Per bend argent and sable, a hawk striking and a skull counterchanged.

  10. Unser Hafen, Barony of
    Béla is the current Crown Prince of the Outlands. His name was registered in February of 2001 via the Outlands. His previous device submission, "Per pale bevilled argent and sable, a hawk volant contourny and a skull all counterchanged.", was returned on the same LoAR. "No evidence was given that per pale bevilled is a legitimate line of division. Furthermore, even the documented per bend bevilled cannot, by Laurel precedent, be used with dissimilar charges. Legh, Accidences of Armory (1586), asserts that the field should not be charged at all. We have, as one step beyond period practice, allowed the field to be used with a single type of simple charge. The submitted device, however, would be at least two steps beyond period practice." Since both charges are important to him, he has chosen to remove the bevilled line.

  11. Catrin von Berlin. Name Resubmission (K) and Device Resubmission (K). Gules, three bat-winged cats sejant affronty, wings elevated and displayed, a chief Or.

  12. Caerthe, Barony of
    Her previous name submission, "Gwen Catrin von Berlin" was returned from the Kingdom of the Outlands in May of 2001 for combining Welsh and German name elements. Her previous device submission, "Per bend sinister gules and Or, a winged cat sejant contourny argent and a bat-winged cat sejant sable.", was returned from Kingdom on the same letter for violating the sword/dagger rule, which prohibits two (or more) form of the same charge in the same piece of armory, for instance a rose and a rose bud, two different varieties of fish, a mullet of seven points and a mullet of 8 points, etc. This happens when the two items are not a CD apart. A change in type of wings is not worth a CD. "Katrin" is a diminutive form of "Katharina", as found under the heading "Katharina" in Bahlow, page 274. There is no indication of whether it is period or not, but it has been registered as a given name as recently as May 1998; Katrin von Hohenzollern. No documentation was submitted with that name. The client would prefer to keep the spelling "Catrin" since she has gone by "Cat" for many years, but will accept the change to "K" if it is required. The "C" should be acceptable just like "Conrad/Konrad", etc. None of the "Catrin" names that have already been registered are in German contexts. They are mostly in Welsh and Gaelic contexts. "Berlin" is also found in Bahlow, page 56, "Berlin (Hbg. Oft): auch ein Dorf b. Segeberg/Holstein! Schon 1283 in Rostock: de Berlin: 1300 in Stralsd." She will not accept major changes, cares most about the language/culture, the desired gender is female, and she is interested in having her name be authentic for 1550-1590's Germany language/culture.

  13. Chinua Al-Naran. New Device. Per bend wavy Or and gules, a sun counterchanged.

  14. al-Barran, Barony of
    His name was registered in May 1999 via the Outlands.

  15. Éile Duibheasa Keldeleth. New Name and Device. Quarterly purpure and argent, two swans naiant respectant necks entwined and two swans naiant inverted respectant necks entwined all counterchanged within a bordure quarterly argent ermined purpure and purpure ermined argent.

  16. Nahrun Kabirun, Shire of
    Éile is a secondary header under Éle on page 84 of O'C&M. "In Irish legend Éile was daughter of Eochu Feidlech and sister of the formidable queen of Connacht, Medb." Duibheasa is found in O'C&M, page 78, as a tertiary header spelling under Dub Essa. It was a relatively common name in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Keldeleth is found in Black, page 389. It is a header spelling. Robert de Keldeleth became Abbot of Melrose, 1268. There is no indication of whether this is a Gaelic name. Having two Gaelic given names alone is enough to get this returned. She will accept changes, cares most about the sound, the desired gender is female.

  17. Jehannette de Courcelles. New Name.

  18. al-Barran, Barony of
    "Jehannette" is found in An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris by Lord Colm Dubh, http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/paris.html "Courcelles" is found in French Names from Two Thirteenth Century Chronicles; Places Names used in Locative Surnames by by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/crusades/crusadesLieux.html

  19. Kathws Rusa. New Device. Azure, two arrows inverted in saltire argent between three roundels one and two Or and a trimount vert.

  20. al-Barran, Barony of
    Her name was registered in October 2001 via the Outlands.

  21. Niall MacTaggart. New Name and Device. Per bend sinister sable and azure, a cross-crosslet fitchy and a scorpion argent.

  22. Nahrun Kabirun, Shire of
    Niall is found in O'C&M, page 145, as the header spelling. The name was made famous by Niall Naígiallach, ancestor of the Uí Néill. Among other famous bearers were the high-kings Niall Frassach (778), Niall Caille, (846), and Niall Glúndub (919). MacTaggart is found in Black, page 565, as the header spelling. This is the modern anglicized form of the name Mac-an-t-sagairt. The earliest citation of a bearer of this name is Ferchar Mackinsagart, knighted by Alexander II in 1215. 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 authentic for "Scotch/Irish" language/culture.

  23. Petru cel Rau. New Name and Device. Per pale gules and sable, in saltire a rose slipped and leaved Or and a dagger inverted proper.

  24. Dragonsspine, Barony of
    "Petru" is found in Names from the Royal Lines of Moldavia and Wallachia by by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann) http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~sfriedemann/names/romanian.htm The article is a list of the rulers of Moldavia from c.1351 to 1859, and a list of the rulers of Wallachia from c.1247 to 1859, sorted according to frequency. "Petru" is at the top of the list under Masculine Names with 11 citations. "cel Rau" is from the same website in the surname section. Three instances of this surname are cited dated 1508-1509, 1592, and 1592-1593. "rau" means "evil, uneasiness, misfortune." He will not accept major changes, cares most about the language/culture, and is interested in having his name be authentic for the Romanian language/culture.

  25. Yazida bint Zabani al-Zarifa. New Name and Device. Ermine, two goats clymant addorsed, a bordure sable.

  26. Caer Galen, Shire of
    "Yazida" would be the feminine form of "Yazid". "Yazid" , "Zabani", and "Zarif/Zarifah" are documented using The Complete Book of Muslim and Parsi Names by Maneka Gandhi Ozair Husain, Harper Collins Publishers India, 1994. "Yazid: (A) 1. n.a. 2. Reprobate; impious; wicked; cruel. 3. Companions of Imam Husain at Karbala, Yazid bin Muqaffa and Yazid bin Ziyad; 2nd Umayyah Khalifah (A.H. 60-A.H. 64= A.D. 679-A.D. 683), notorious in Muslim history as the opponent of Imam Husain, Yazid I ibn Mu'awiyah; 9th Umayyah Khalifah (A.H. 101-A.H. 105= A.D. 720-A.D. 724), Yazid II ibn 'Abdul Malik; 12th Umayyah Khalifah (A.H. 126=A.D 744)." "Zabani: (A) pertaining to the tongue; (plural of Zibni) guardians of Hell." "Zarif: (A) graceful; elegant; ingenious; intelligent; goodnatured; charming." "Zarifah: (A) pretty; elegant; quaint" "Zarifa" is found in A Dictionary of Muslim Names by Salahuddin Ahmed, New York University Press, Washington Square, New York, 1999, as the feminine form of "Zarif". She will not accept major changes, cares most about the sound, is interested in having her name be authentic for Muslim/Arabic language/culture. The bordure obviously needs to be thicker I am asking them to send redrawn forms before this passes kingdom. Are there any other problems? "Clymant" is the term used for goats instead of "rampant".

  27. Zulaikha bint Zuhair. New Name and Device. Or, three lozenges sable between three hands of fatima purpure.

  28. Nahrun Kabirun, Shire of
    All the name elements were documented using the article Arabic Naming Practices And Period Names List by Da'ud ibn Auda © 1998 by David Appleton. http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/daud/arabic-naming/ "Zulaikha" is found at the bottom of the list of Women's Given Names. "Zuhair" is found at the bottom of the list of Men's Given Names. She will not accept major changes, cares most about the language/culture, and is interested in having her name be authentic for 1300's North African language/culture.

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