Last modified: 1 November 2010
Outlands College of Heralds
1 August 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 July 2010CE, ruling on the June 2010 Letter of Presentation. I would like to thank the following heralds for providing commentary for this letter: Lady Rohese de Dinan, Lord Thomas of Shrewsbury, Gawain of Miskbridge, Andrew von Otelingen, Jethro Stille, Furukusu Masahide, Francesca di Pavia, Magdalena Lucia Ramberti, Marie de Blois, Conrad von Zollern, Eric Morrison, and Caitlin de Irlande.
The following items were forwarded to Laurel Sovereign for final determination:
- Branwen ferch Gruffudd Rhodri. Device resubmission (Laurel). Per chevron enhanced argent and gules, two lilies sable and a vol argent.
- Caerthe, Barony of. Order Name Resubmission (Laurel). Order of the Cordon of Caerthe.
- Caerthe, Barony of. Order name resubmission (Laurel). Order of Inspiration.
- Ceara Mac Elea. New Name (see RETURNS for device). Submitted
as Ceara MacAlee, the documentation for the surname came from MacLysaght's Surnames
of Ireland, regarded as a source to be avoided because all of the
spellings contained therein are modern forms. This spelling is a
documented variant of the original surname from MacLysaght found in 16th
& 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe, by Mari ingen
Briain meic Donnchada http://www.
medievalscotland. .org/kmo/ Woulfe/SortedByG aelicSpelling_ M1.shtml
- Ronan MacKennagh. New Name and Device. Azure a griffin rampant to sinister, within an orle of thirteen mullets of eight points argent.
The following items were returned for further work:
- Ceara MacAlee. Device. Vert an estoile within an orle of ivy argent. RETURNED for identifiability. Commenters noted that the lobes of the estoil were not clearly wavy, and appeared more like a sexfoil than an estoil. Further, the orle is clearly not ivy (Ivy has conventionally been drawn with leaves of three or five lobes, rather like the picture of English ivy at http://outandin.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/climbing-up/) and in fact appears to be Laurel leaves. Given the conflict between the submitted blazon and the emblazon, we return the device for a re-draw to clarify submitter's intent.
- 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.
- Nicholas Kenington. New Device Change. Sable an annulet argent enflamed gules. RETURNED for identifiability and lack of contrast. This depiction of flames is not accurately blazonable, as it is neither rayonny nor enflamed (which would require flames around the entirety of the annulet). Further, the gules flames have poor contrast with the sable field, and violate the rule against color-on-color.
- Seamus O'Mourne. New Name. RETURNED for lack of documentation of the surname. MacLysaght is considered among the "Name Sources to Avoid" in the College of Arms Administrative Handbook (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/admin.html#APPENDIXF). The documentation shows "Mourne" to be the name of a mountain, while the article "O'" is almost exclusively used in conjunction with family names. Commenters noted that "O Mourane" would be an acceptably documentable name (http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/).