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

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 22nd day of December, A.S. XXXVII (2002 CE),

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

GREETINGS!

Anyone who wants to may send me a letter of comment by e-mail regarding this Letter of Presentation.
Please have your commentary on this letter to me by the end of January.

Please send commentary to: musimon@zcloud.net

On behalf of Mistress Tatiana Pavlovna Sokolova, White Stag Principal Herald,
I present the following items for your consideration:

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  1. Emery de Fittun. New Name and device. Azure, a winged cat couchant guardant argent wings elevated and addorsed Or.

  2. al-Barran, Barony of Emery is found in Withycombe, page 102 dated to 1201. de Fittun is found in Reaney and Wilson under the heading Fitton, page 170, dated to 1213. She will not accept major changes, cares most about the language/culture, the desired gender is female.

  3. Edmund Newcastle. Change of registered name from Vebjorn Vegandi.

  4. His name is currently registered as Vebjorn Vegandi. This name was registered in October of 1991 via Calontir. Edmund is found in Withycombe, page 93, under the heading Edmond, Edmund. The name of two kings of England, Edmund the Magnificent (922?-46) and Edmund Ironside (981?-1016) and of two saints, St. Edmund, King of the East Angles, martyred by the Danes in 870, and St. Edmund Rich (1170?-1240), Archbishop of Canterbury. It was common in the 11th C and occurs in DB. Newcastle is found in Reaney and Wilson, page 321. Geoffrey de Newcastle 1246-7; Agnes of Newcastle 1215; Adam de Newcastle 1340. From Newcastle, or Newcastle under Lyme. He will accept changes, cares most about the sound and language/culture, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be authentic for mid 1300's time period and language/culture, a "Subject of King Edward III". There is no indication of what he would like done with his old name. It defaults to being released.

  5. Lyneya del Filde. New Name and device. Argent vetu ploye vert, an arrow inverted gules.

  6. Blaiddwyn, College of Lyneya is found in the Essex Feet of Fines, 1182-1272 http://members.tripod.com/nicolaa5/articles/names.html. del Filde is found in Reaney and Wilson, page 168, under Fildes; Dike del Filde 1281. 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 13th C. English [Norman] time period.

  7. Maimuna al-Bukhari. Change of registered name from Eibhlín inghean uí Raghailligh.

  8. Drygestan, Shire of Her name is currently registered as Eibhlín inghean uí Raghailligh. This name was registered in October of 2001 via the Outlands. The client provided a good deal of documentation. Here are her notes from her cover letter: "The name Maimuna (or one of its alternate spellings), is the name of one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammed. The internet documentation for the selection of "Maimuna" can be found at various websites, all of which are listed below in the bibliography. All sources quoted from the internet are included in hard copy following this documentation narrative. I have provided additional documentation towards the existence of Maimuna. She was the 11th and last wife of the Prophet Muhammed. They were married in 629 AD. Because the Afghan people historically have not used last names, I have selected the place name indicator for "the person from Bukhara."... Bukhara, a city in Uzbekistan, is mentioned often in "The Cultural History of Islam," by Isma'il R. al-Faruqui and Lois Lamya'al Faruqi (1986). It was a city conquered by Qutaybah ibn Muslim between 710 and 712 (p. 216). In the century after the Prophet's death, Bukhara became a "glorious center of Islamic learning..." (p. 278). Bukhara was founded in the 13th century BC during the reign of Siyavushids. The residents of Bukhara first worshipped Zoroastrian, but eventually Islam became the religion of Bukhara. The Muslims' Mausoleum was built in the 9th and 10th centuries, during a cultural upsurge. I would like to pass one of the following: Maimuna, Maymuna, Maimouna, Maimoona, Maimoonah, Maymunah. If this first choice will not pass, I will consent to changing the name to Maimuna bint Muntasir... "Muntasir" is an Arabic given name that means "warrior." Muntasir was one of the Caliphs of the 'Abbasi Dynasty in Baghdad between 861 and 862 ("The Cultural History of Islam, p. 132). This documentation was also found on a website that identified Muntasir as one of the Abbasid caliphs. Bibliography: al-Faruqi, Isma'il R. and Lois Lamya'al Faruqi, 1986, "The Cultural History of Islam." Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, NY. Muslim Girls Names, Translation of Female Biblical Names, http://www.unn.ac.uk/societies/islamic/girl1.htm Detail of Marriages of Prophet, http://www.usf.edu.pk/wives.html Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 21, documentation of "Maimuna" in the Qu'ran, http://www.davidicke.net/emagazine/vol22/articles/lizard.html Feminine Arabic Names, "Maymunah," http://www.ummah.net/family/fem.html Afghans: Their History and Culture, Afghan naming practices, http://www.ummah.net/family/fem.html Bukhara, Uzbekistan, History, http://www.advantour.com/uzbekistan/bukhara.htm Muntasir as one of the Abbasid Caliphs, http://www.ezsoftech.com/islamic/Naqi1.html" She will accept changes, cares most about the language/culture, the desired gender is female, and she is interested in having her name be authentic for "Arabic" language/culture.

  9. Outlands Kingdom of the. Order Name and Badge for the Order of the Knight Pensioners of the Venerable Guard. Vert, a sheaf of three swords inverted proper surmounted by a rose, all within an orle of oak leaves Or.

  10. The Order name and Badge were created by King Kynan and Queen Eleanor in August 2001. It is given by the Crown to those of their subjects who have served the martial interests of the Society for a period of not less than thirty (30) years. The holders of this award shall be styled depending upon their precedence, for example, if they are knights, they will be known as Knight Pensioners of the Venerable Guard. If they are armigerous, they will be known as Lord Pensioners of the Venerable Guard. They shall be entitled to place the initials P.V.G. after their names. One of the definitions listed under Pensioner in the OED is "One of a body of gentlemen, instituted by Henry VIII in 1509, as a body-guard to the sovereign within the royal palace; a gentleman-at-arms. Originally called Spearmen, in 1539 Pensioners, later Gentlemen-Pensioners; now Gentlemen-at-arms."

  11. Sveinn Grimarsson. New Name.

  12. St. Golias, College of Sveinn is found in Geirr Bassi, page 15. Grimarr, ibid, page 10. He will accept changes, cares most about the language/culture, the desired gender is male, and he is interested in having his name be authentic for 10th c. Norse language/culture.
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February 2003 Letter of Response
February 2003 Letter of Intent
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July 2003 LoAR Results
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