Last modified: July 8, 2004


Outlands College of Heralds

From the office of the Rampart Herald
Lady Alia Marie de Blois
rampart@outlandsheralds.org

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 seventh day of June, A.S. XXXVIII (2004 CE), does Lady Alia Marie de Blois, Rampart Herald, send greetings and those commendations which are appropriately due.

This month we have an interesting set of submissions from the College of Blaiddwyn - a set of badges for various purposes. As a reminder, any individual and any group below the level of barony may register four pieces of armory. The primary armory is always considered the "device" and the others are all considered "badges". Armory for an alternate persona is considered a badge for the primary persona, although it may be displayed in any regular device shape.

They are also allowed to register four name items, but this is generally only useful for individuals, since groups below the level of barony cannot register order names, and no group may register "generic identifiers" (such as "Shire Guard of Greenglen"). The four name items always include the primary name, but can include alternate names, household names, and heraldic titles (which can only be registered by groups barony level or higher, but can be transferred to individuals).

It's not immediately relevant this month, but I would also remind folks that, when registering a Change of Primary Name or Change of Primary Device, the default action is to release the old name and/or armory. If this is not the action you wish, please note so on the form. The device form has a handy checkbox for this, but the name form does not. Just note it in the section labelled "documentation". You can elect to retain an old device as a badge (if it won't put you over the four item limit), and/or retain an old name as an alternate name.

This bout of heraldic submissions trivia is brought to you by the letter ^Z, the color [paintbucket], the allergen juniper, and the number 001002.

Anyone who wants to may send me a letter of comment regarding this Letter of Presentation. I prefer them via email.
Please send commentary to: alia 'at' swcp.com or the address above.
Please have your commentary on this letter to me by early July - the Rampart decision meeting is scheduled for the second Thursday of July, which happens to fall on the 8th.

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June 2004 Letter of Presentation
July 2004 Letter of Response
July 2004 Letter of Intent
November 2004 LoAR Results
Return to the Rampart home page.

On behalf of Lady Sorcha MacLeod, White Stag Principal Herald, I present the following items for your consideration:

(Unless otherwise noted, all submittors will accept all changes, have no authenticity requests, and wish a name with the "common sense" gender, based on the submitted name.)

  1. Blaiddwyn, College of. (Blaiddwyn) New Badge. Gules, three wolves' teeth issuant from sinister and a trefoil argent.
    The group name was registered in March of 1994. This badge is intended for use as the Champions' ensign (any type of champion - A&S, heavy, light, bardic, etc.).
  2. Blaiddwyn, College of. (Blaiddwyn) New Badge. Quarterly gules and argent, in bend two open books argent.
    The group name was registered in March of 1994. This badge is intended for use as the Populace badge..
  3. Blaiddwyn, College of. (Blaiddwyn) New Badge. Argent, three wolves' teeth issuant from sinister gules.
    The group name was registered in March of 1994. This badge is intended for use as the War ensign.
  4. Christina McCarty. (Duthaich Beinne Aird) New Badge. Argent, per pale a butterfly displayed and a spool of thread within a bordure engrailed sable.
    Her name was registered in February of 1998.
  5. Liliana le Graunt. (al-Barran) New Name and New Device. Argent, two lightning bolts in saltire sable surmounted by a heart gules, a bordure engrailed sable.
    Liliana is an Italian form of Lily taken from the Latin "lilium", found in Scottish Christian Names by Johnston and Bacon on page 90 under the header Lilian, Lillian. (Musimon, as an Outlandish submission, I'd appreciate a copy of this page, since it doesn't appear to be in the Rampart library. Thanks.) le Graunt is found in Surnames of Scotland by Black on page 324 under the header Grant, dated to 1297.
    She has no requests.
  6. Safwah al-Basimah al-Zarqah al-Sabbiyah. (al-Barran) New Name and New Device. Or, a sinister gore sable and in dexter chief a cross of lozenges vert.
    Safwah is found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Master Da'ud ibn Auda (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm) where it is listed as a feminine ism. al-Zarqa is found in the same source as a feminine cognomen meaning "the blue-eyed". al-Sabbiyah the feminine from of al-Sabi, documented currently from an email from Master Da'ud which says that is a tribal name found in Dodge "The Fihrist of al-Nadim", a 10th Century source, volume II, p 1085, in the name of:
    "Abu Ishaq Ibrahin ibn al-Sabi. "He was a secretary and poet, who became chief of the secretariat of 'Izz al-Dawlah in 960. He was a Sabi from Harran. He was arrested in 978 and died about fifteen years later."
    (al-Jamal, if you still have this source and would be willing to provide a photocopy, I'm sure the submittor would definitely appreciate it.)
    She cares most about the "Arabic/Tribal" language/culture.

Line Emblazon Sheet
Color Emblazon Sheet
June 2004 Letter of Presentation
July 2004 Letter of Response
July 2004 Letter of Intent
November 2004 LoAR Results
Return to the Rampart home page.

Anyone who wants to may send me a letter of comment regarding this Letter of Presentation. I prefer them via email.
Please send commentary to: alia 'at' swcp.com or the address above.
Please have your commentary on this letter to me by mid July.