Last modified: 26 June 2010
Outlands College of Heralds
26 June 2010
From the Office of Rampart Herald
Baron Randal Carrick (Randall Jackson)
Unto Omar Mohammed Mirzazadeh, White Stag Principal Herald, and the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of the Outlands, does Randal Carrick, Rampart Herald send his greetings. What follows is the Letter of Response for June 2010CE, ruling on the May 2010 Letter of Presentation. I would like to thank the following heralds for providing commentary for this letter: Andrew von Otelingen, Furukusu Masahide, Francesca di Pavia, Gawain of Miskbridge, Rohese de Dinan, Marie de Blois, Magdalena Lucia Ramberti, Ines Alfon, Jethro Stille, Leonore Ruiz de Lison, Conrad von Zollern, Eric Morrison, and Caitlin de Irlande.
The following items were forwarded to Laurel Sovereign for final determination:
- Clare de Chepyng Campedene. Device resubmission (Laurel). Azure, on a fess between three lozenges argent, a hedgehog sable
- Elizabeth de Holecombe. Device resubmission (Kingdom). Argent, a chevron purpure between three pomegranates slipped and leaved proper within a bordure purpure.
- Evaine atte Townesend. New name.
- Fontaine dans Sable, Barony of. Badge resubmission (Kingdom). Sable, an hour glass Or, within eight fleur-de-lis in annulo bases outward, argent.
- Lamerick de Gyll. New Name (see RETURNS for device).
- Safiyya bint Faris al-Dani. New Name (see RETURNS for device).
- Wilhelm Reissen. New Name.
- Tangwystl de Tretower. New Name and Device. Per fess gules and argent, three estoiles in fess and a horse head reversed couped sable. Name changed by Rampart from Wystl de Tretower. The College of Arms does not register undocumented diminutives, and submitter's included documentation supports this spelling of the name. Blazon changed from Argent, a horse head reversed couped sable, on a chief gules three estoiles Or. As drawn, this is clearly a field per fess and not a chief on an argent field.
The following items were returned for further work:
- Bruin d'Urso. New Name and Device. Per bend sinister vert and azure, a bend sinister embowed argent charged with in bend sinister a bear's pawprint and a balance scale sable, all between two bear pawprints bendwise argent. Submitter's name is RETURNED for lack of documentation. The documentation provided merely lists a bear among a number of animals that have speaking parts in a play, and does not actually document the spelling of the name of an actual person. The device is RETURNED for lack of a mane to send it up with. Further, commenters found the positioning of the pawprints to be wholly unblazonable, and therefore returnable in their own right.
- Elizabeth Anne Grene. Name Resubmission (?) and New Device. Argent, in bend sinister two banners purpure and vert each suspended from poles fesswise sable. This submission is being PENDED for further research. Submitter indicated that this is a Name Resubmission, but included no information about the previous submission or the date of return. To date I have been unable to verify any previous submission for this submitter, and will not be able to send these submissions to Laurel without evidence of a previous name submission or a payment of the submission fee for a new name submission.
- Lamerick de Gyll. New Device. RETURNED for multiple conflicts: Beorn Collenferth, reg.10/82 (via Meridies): Azure, a chevron between a harp, an axe reversed and a sabre-toothed tiger statant argent; Angela of the Stoney Oak Forest, reg. 6/84 via the Middle: Azure, a chevron between two acorns and an oak leaf argent; Rannveigr Haakonardottir, reg. 12/83 via the East: Azure, a chevron between two falcons close respectant and a drakkar's prow reversed argent. All have just one CD for the change in type of the secondaries. (RfS X.4.e - type changes.)
- Sabyn Edwards. Device Resubmission (Laurel). Per pale vert and purpure, a dragonfly within a bordure argent. RETURNED for conflict: Khayra bint Tahir ibn Rashid, reg. 2/09 via Ansteorra: Per pale vert and purpure, a dragonfly and in base a scimitar fesswise reversed, edge to base argent. The change in type from scimitar to bordure seems to be the only CD. Ursula Crichton, reg. 2/08 via the Middle: Per bend sinister sable and gules, a dragonfly and a bordure argent. There's but one CD for the field. The submitter is advised that, in a resubmission, a bordure must be 2-3 times wider than this one.
- Safiyya bint Faris al-Dani. New Device. Sable, an estoc and paintbrush crossed in saltire Or, a compass rose Or above a ford proper. This device is RETURNED for complexity issues. As drawn, the topmost charge is not a compass rose (lacking the fleur-de-lis indicating north). Also, given the relative sizes of the charges, we must find that the primary charge group consists of the compass star within and conjoined to an annulet, an estoc, and a paintbrush. this violates the rule that three or more charges should not be used in the same charge group (RFS VIII.1.a). Finally, the design borders on the overall complexity limit of 8 tinctures/charges, currently having 4 of each. Submitter is encouraged to simplify the design for resubmission.
- Tómas Teárlach Fraser. Badge resubmission? Argent, a merlion erect to sinister regardant gules. This badge is RETURNED for administrative reasons. Submitter has printed off the badge previously submitted and returned by Laurel, and glued the picture to the submission form, which is not accepted. Further, by submitting the exact same badge under a different blazon, submitter seems to be requesting an appeal of Laurel's previous decision. However, although submitter included a one-paragraph letter explaining his understanding of the motif in question, submitter failed to provide copies of any of the documentation referenced, as required. Finally, the badge is also in conflict: Settimio d'Olivio: reg. 5/99 via Meridies: Argent, a lion-dragon and, a bordure gules. One CD for removing the bordure. Rory Blackhand, reg. 9/95 via Atlantia: Argent, a sealion reguardant gules within an orle of hands sable. One CD for removing the orle of hands.