Outlands LoI dated 2010-12-31
31 December 2010
From the Office of Rampart Herald
Baron Randal Carrick (Randall Jackson)
Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Randal Carrick, Rampart Herald send his greetings. What follows is the December Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands. I would like to thank the following heralds for providing commentary for this letter: Master Louis-Philippe Mitouard, Catspaw Herald Extraordinary; THL Eric Morrison, Hawk's Hollow Pursuivant; THL Ailinn Shadowfox; Lady Leonor Ruiz de Lison; Lord Andrew von Otelingen, Barbican Pursuivant; Ines Alfon; and Gawain of Miskbridge, Green Anchor Herald.
It is my intent to register this December the following items from the Outlands College of Heralds:
1: Caer Galen, Barony of - New Order Name
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands.
Order of the Harp and Chalice
This order name follows the pattern "thing and thing" as defined in "Project Ordensnamen" by Meradudd Cethin (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/order/), which lists as examples of this type the Orders of The Ship and Crescent, Ship and Shell, and Tower and Sword. "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/) lists several categories into which period secular Order names fall. One of these is the category of "Two Charges". Some cited examples of this type of Order name are the Orders of the Fish and Falcon and the Hound and Wreath.
Both harps and chalices are recognized period heraldic charges.
2: Elizabeth Anne Grene - New Name
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Submitter allows no changes.
[Elizabeth] - Withycombe, 3rd edition, header "Elizabeth" dates the name to 1205
[Anne] - Withycombe, 3rd edition, header "Anne" dates the name to the early 14th century
[Grene] - Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, header "Green" dates this spelling to 1230.
3: Jayne Barber - New Device
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2004, via the Outlands.
Vert, two maidens holding hands argent and a chief ermine
Submitter's name was registered on September 2004 LoAR, via the Outlands, http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/loar/2004/09/04-09lar.html .
Submitter's previous device, Azure, a man and a woman dancing aversant argent and a chief ermine, was returned on the May 2004 Outlands LoR http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2004-04-lop/0405-lor.html, for the following reasons:
This device is being returned, both for the very odd posture (an odd conjoining at the arms/shoulders) and per the following precedent: [a mermaid tergiant] ... the mermaid is in a non-heraldic posture. We know of no examples of humanoids or other mammals with their backs facing the viewer. [False Isle, Shire of, 10/99, R-An Tir] [Ed.: Returned for lack of petition]. Even if the tergiant is merely a weirdness, the dancing position itself is a second step from period style.
Submitter's second device submission, Vert, a woman and a female child argent, a chief argent, semi de lys sable, was voluntarily withdrawn by the submitter on the September 2010 Outlands LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2010-08-lop/1009-lor.html).
Baron Randal Carrick, Rampart Herald
Kingdom of the Outlands