Last modified: 17 November 2010
Outlands College of Heralds
1 November 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 October 2010 CE, ruling on the September 2010 Letters of Presentation. I would like to thank the following heralds for providing commentary for this letter: THL Maestra Francesca di Pavia, Ray de Soleil Pursuivant; Lord Eric Morrison, Hawk's Hollow Pursuivant; Lord Andrew von Otelingen, Barbican Pursuivant; Lord Albert Snowdon, Readstan Pursuivant; Lord Jethro Stille; Her Excelllency Asta, Baroness of Caer Galen; Gawain of Miskbridge, Green Anchor Herald; Rohese de Dinan, Red Hawk Herald; and Marie de Blos, Palimsest Herald..
The following items were forwarded to Laurel Sovereign for final determination:
- Al Ulaghan Chinua - Device resubmission. Sable, on a fess argent between a scimitar fesswise reversed and a scimitar fesswise proper, a wolf courant gules.
- Ravenhyrst, Canton of - Device resubmission. Per
chevron sable and argent, two ravens migrant respectant argent and a Laurel
The following items were RETURNED for further work:
- Adriana of Riverhold - New device. Or, a bend sinister wavy
azure between a castle argent and a fur tree couped proper.
RETURNED for multiple issues. First, the argent castle has
insufficient contrast with the Or field per RFS
VIII.2 (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/rfs.html#8.2). Second, the bend as drawn is not bazonable. A bend wavy should have deeper, regular waves along the entire length of the bend.
- Ótama in glaša - Device resubmission. Purpure, in pale a flame proper and a dragonfly, a chief rayonny Or. Unfortunately, my predecessor cited the wrong precedent when returning this device previously; This voided or fimbriated style of a "flame proper" has not been registerable for over 17 years: "Though blazoned as 'enflamed argent and azure', the flames were drawn on the large emblazon as 'azure, fimbriated argent'. We have disallowed fimbriated flames for quite some time. [12a/93, p.15]" Per the defined "proper" coloring list from heraldry.sca.org, a "flame proper" is "Alternatively red and yellow or yellow and red" (with tongues of flame of each color)". Using the flame from the Pennsic Traceable Art Project (http://www.aeheralds.net/Links/AE_Traceable_Art/IndivPDFs/Flame.pdf), each tongue should alternate between Or and gules, carried down to meet at the bottom. Additionally, given the disparity in sizes between the dragonfly and the flame, it would be better to have the flame actually touch the head of the dragonfly, and blazon it as "Purpure, a dragonfly Or maintaining a flame proper, a chief rayonny Or". On re-draw, the chief could stand to be just slightly smaller, with deeper rays.