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Outlands College of Heralds

From the office of the Rampart Herald
Lady Alia Marie de Blois (Lillith Lesanges)
1223 Fruit St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
alia@swcp.com - (505) 244-9525

UNTO François la Flamme, Laurel King of Arms, Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Pelican Queen of Arms, Zenobia Naphtali, Wreath Queen of Arms, and Daniel de Lincoln, Laurel clerk, upon this 23rd day of March, A.S. XXXVII (2003 CE),

DOES Lady Alia Marie de Blois, Rampart Herald, send greetings and such commendations as are due each of you.

On behalf of Mistress Tatiana Pavlovna Sokolova, White Stag Principal Herald, I offer the following submissions for registration:

 
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January 2003 Letter of Presentation
March 2003 Letter of Intent
July 2003 LoAR Results
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  1. Áine Dorcha ingen Rónáin. New Name.
    Áine is found in Withycombe (3rd ed) page 7, under header Aine, Aithne. "Old Irish Aodhnait, f. diminutive of Aodh, -fire", modern Irish Eithne, was a favorite name in Ireland for centuries." A better source for this name is found as part of: Index of Names in Irish Annals by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aine.shtml This source lists 10 occurrances of this name, dating from 1169 through 1468. Dorcha isintended as a descriptive byname meaning "the dark". Client found it by searching an Irish Gaelic dictionary at http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/search.html Search for the word "dark" resulted in "dorcha". Client prefers a word meaning "dark" to the more commonly found "Dhubh" (black) if that is possible. Descriptive bynames, while rare, did occur in feminine names in period, as documented in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames found in Feminine Names by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/DescriptiveBynames.html ingen - daughter - documented through Quick and Easy Gaelic Names 3rd Edition by Sharon L. Krossa at http://www.medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames This site lists "ingen" as the correct spelling for dates prior to c. 1200 AD. Rónáin is the genitive case of Rónán, found in "100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland" compiled by Heather Rose Jones http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/irish100. Submitted as Áine Dhorcha ingen Rónáin, 'Dhorcha' was changed in kingdom to 'Dorcha' based on commentary from Aryanhwy merch Catmael that "Lenition was not shown in 'd' prior to c.1200; given that the rest of this name is in early orthography, the descriptive should be 'dorcha'."
    She will allow all changes, wishes a female name, cares most about the sound of the first name, the meaning of the rest (which she gives as "the dark daughter of Ronan"), and the language/culture "10th-12th C Irish" of the whole name.
  2. al-Barran, Barony of. Acceptance of Transfer of Heraldic Title, Scorpion Pursuivant.
    This branch name was registered "at some point" according to the online O&A (for reference, the branch device was registered in 1974). This Heraldic Title was registered to the Kingdom of the Outlands in July 1994 (Outlands) specifically for al-Barran's use.
  3. Alia Marie de Blois. New Badge.(Fieldless) A mullet of eight points gyronny purpure and argent.
    Her name was registered on the November 2001 LOAR. The question was brought up in commentary about conflict between this badge and the device of Almarek of the Dunedain (2/80 Meridies), Ermine, a mullet of four points gyronny argent and purpure. There is one CD for fieldlessness; the question regards the second CD for number of points of the mullet. Relevant precedents are: "[Azure, in canton a mullet of four points, a bordure argent] Conflict with Ariel of Alon, Azure, two compass stars argent and a sword argent, hilted gules, winged Or, a bordure argent. As neither a compass star nor a mullet of four points are period charges, and they differ only by the addition of the lesser points, there is not a CD between a mullet of four points and a compass star... [William Killian, 01/01, R-Ansteorra]" (which was upheld on the 04/01 LOAR) and "[Gyronny purpure and argent, a compass star elongated to base, a bordure counterchanged vs Gyronny of six purpure and argent, a mullet of six points azure within a bordure counterchanged.] There is a CD for the tincture of the primary charge, but there are no other countable differences between the two devices." [Editor's note: thus implying no significant difference between gyronny and gyronny of six, nor between a compass star elongated to base and a mullet of six points] (Raffaelle de Mallorca, 6/95 p. 23). I believe that the difference between a mullet with 4 points of equal length and one with 8 points of equal length should be sufficient for the second CD, but I request an explicit ruling on the matter.
  4. Cian an Mhachaire. New Name.
    Cian is found in O'Corrain & Maguire, page 51 and is dated to 1014. an Mhachaire is found in the article: "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien) at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/anMhachaire.shtml, dated to 1437 and 1502. The byname is listed as being in genitive form, spelled "an Mhachaire", and the meaning is listed as "of the plain".
    He will allow all changes, wishes a male name, cares most about the meaning of the surname "of the plain" and wishes to be authentic for the language/culture "Irish".
  5. Gwillim Glamorgan. New Device. Quarterly gules and azure, a cross argent, overall two axes in saltire Or.
    His name was registered on the July 2000 LOAR.
  6. Juan Balthazar Tegero. New Name and Device. Or, a cross and saltire of chain, a bordure gules.
    Juan is documented from "16th Century Spanish Names" by Elsbeth Ann Roth, found at: http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~kvs/heraldry/spanish16/. The 'Masculine Given Names sorted by Frequency' listing lists Juan as the most popular given name, with various dates throughout the 1500s. Balthazar is documented from "Flemish Names from Bruges" by Luana de Grood, found at: http://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/bruges/. The Given Names alphabetical list has a Balthazar, dated 1594. Tegero is documented from the "Catalogo del Archivo de la Inquisicion de Cuenca" published by the Fundacion Universitaria Española in Madrid in 1982. In this, on page 208, there is listed "Tegero, Gonzalo, difunto. Cifuentes. 1574. siendo alcalde prendió a uno en nombre del Sto. Oficio. Suspenso." I am attempting to get a good translation, but based on similiar nearby entries in the document, it appears to indicate that Gonzalo Tegero died in 1574 (Cifuentes seems to be a place, either where he was held, died, or caught.).
    He will allow all changes, wishes a male name, and cares most about the sound. He has no authenticity requests, but strongly wishes to keep this spelling of "Balthazar". He would also prefer the surname "Tigero" or "Tigrerro" (what he currently uses).
    This device is based on that of Navarre, as can be seen on page 72 of von Volborth's Heraldry: Customs, Rules and Styles, and on Tables 43-44 of Louda and Maclagan's Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, which has it quartered on other arms as early as 1375. von Volborth, on page 21, lists a "cross of chain", which is why I have blazoned this as "a cross and saltire of chain". Other suggested blazons (an estoile of, a mullet of), seemed not to properly describe this device.
  7. Keridwen of Montrose. Acceptance of Transfer of Heraldic Title, Chagama Herald Extraordinary.
    Her name was registered in March 1980 (Atenveldt). This Heraldic Title was registered to the Kingdom of the Outlands in December 1987 (Outlands) specifically for her personal, exclusive use as a Herald Extraordinary.
  8. Outlands, Kingdom of the. Transfer of Heraldic Title, Chagama Herald Extraordinary, to the Keridwen of Montrose.
    This Heraldic Title was registered to the Kingdom of the Outlands in December 1987 (Outlands) specifically for her personal, exclusive use as a Herald Extraordinary.
  9. Outlands, Kingdom of the. Transfer of Heraldic Title, Scorpion Pursuivant, to the Barony of al-Barran.
    This Heraldic Title was registered to the Kingdom of the Outlands in July 1994 (Outlands) specifically for the Barony of al-Barran.
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January 2003 Letter of Presentation
March 2003 Letter of Intent
July 2003 LoAR Results
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