Outlands LoI dated 2011-12-31

31 December 2011


From the Office of Rampart Herald

Baron Randal Carrick (Randall Jackson)

rampart@outlandsheralds.org


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: Mistress Francesca de Pavia, Ray-de-Soleil Pursuivant, Master Louis-Philippe Mitouard, Catspaw Herald Extraordinary; THL Eric Morrison, Hawk's Hollow Pursuivant; Lady Leonor Ruiz de Lison; Lord Andrew von Otelingen; Lady Katelin de Irlande; Lady Khalidah bint Yayah, Castle Herald; Faelan O' Laghlan, Readstan Pursuivant; Ines Alfon, Blanch Tiger Herald; Lady Shoshanah Simkhah bas Ruven; Baron Andros Korkyrates; Baron Angus McFarland; Don Estevan Sepultura; Lady Barbary Bramble; Lord Mathom of Erlinstar; Lady Aritź gunź Akasa; 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: Aloisia Ambercoast - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning ("of the Amber Coast") most important.

Gender: Female. Submitter cares most about the meaning, 'of the Amber Coast' and will accept changes.

Submitter's name was returned on the April 2011 Outlands LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2011-03-lop/1104-lor.html) stating the following:

 

 

While the given name Aloisia is an acceptable English name per Withycombe, the provided documentation seems to support "Ambercoast" rather than "of the Amber Coast". Because submitter requested a Slavic name, and the provided documentation supports an English name, this submission will be Returned for further documentation and clarification.

 

Submitter has changed "of the Amber Coast" to "Ambercoast".

[Aloisia] - Withycombe, p. 17. Header Aloysius, dated 16-17c.

[Ambercoast] - a locative byname found similarly to such names as River Amber. Amber from 1235, also Ambergate, Amber Hill. Found in Watts, p. 12.


2: Barberry Bramble - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2011, via the Outlands

Sable, per chevron argent a strawberry bendwise to sinister proper, overall a wreath of thorns counterchanged

 

Submitter's name was registered as Barberry Bramble on the May 2011 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/05/11-05lar.html) via the Outlands.

Submitter's device, Sable, on a pile inverted argent, a strawberry bendwise to sinister proper, overall a wreath of thorns, counterchanged, was returned on the February 2011 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2011-01-lop/1102-lor.html) stating the following:

 

This must be returned for counterchanging a complex charge over an ordinary. Per the collected precedents of Jaelle of Armida (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents/jaeprec.html#Counterchanging), "The only time we permit a charge to be counterchanged over another is when they are both ordinaries. (Shire of Crystal Crags, 12/98 p. 13)

 

Submitter changed the pile to a per chevron line division to resolve the issue.


3: Dihya n Kel Ahaggar - Resub Name & Resub Device

Argent, three gouttes de larmes and on a chief azure a plate between two mullets of six points elongated to chief and base

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Client requests authenticity for 8th Century Tuareg/Berber.
Language (Tuareg/Berber/African) most important.
Culture (Tuareg/Berber/African) most important.

Gender: Doesn't Matter. Submitter cares most about the language and/or culture, 'Tuareg/Berber/African'. Submitter will accept changes. Submitter will accept changes for authenticity of time period and language and/or culture, '8th Century Tuareg/Berber'.

 

Submitter's previous name submission, Žora Siguršardóttir, and device was returned on the August 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/08/10-08lar.html) stating the following:

 

 

Unfortunately this name conflicts with the identical Žora Siguršardóttir registered in March 2010.

 

This device is returned because the bat is not in a blazonable posture. It is not volant, because the angle of the body would be horizontal. It is not volant bendwise, because then the angle of the body would be much steeper. Lacking the ability to blazon this device, it must be returned.

This device is also returned because the stylization of the bat causes identifiability problems. One commenter described the bat as being 'fimbriated argent'. Commentary was nearly unanimous that the white outline and face renders the creature almost unidentifiable, violating section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions.

On resubmission, the submitter should be aware that commenters have been unable to find the reremouse in any position other than displayed in period, so unless documentation is included showing the use of reremice in a non-displayed posture, it will be considered a step from period practice.

 

 

To clear the conflicts, the submitter has chosen a different name, culture and device.

 

[Dihya] - mental_floss presents: Forbidden Knowledge, edited by Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur and Elizabeth Hunt. Chapter 4.

 

[n] - a Tamazizght word meaning "of" (http://friendsofmorocco.org/Docs/Dict/Tamazizght%20E-T.htm)

 

[Kel Ahaggar] - Historical Dictionary of the Berbers (Imazighen) by Hsain Ilahiane, pg. 75

 

Dihya n Kel Ahaggar translates as Dihya of [the] People of the Ahaggar.

 


4: Gilliana Leigh Gallwey - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of August 31, 2011 as submitted.

Sable, between three bulls' heads couped argent, armed and gorged of a strand of pearls Or, a chevron argent

 

Submitter's name was submitted on the July 2011 LoP (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2011-07-lop/1107-lop.html) and sent to Laurel on the August 2011 LoI (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2011-07-lop/1108-loi.html)

Submitter's device was returned on the August 2011 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2011-07-lop/1108-lor.html)stating the following:

 

Per the precedent set forth on the May 2011 LoAR Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/loar/2011/05/11-05cl.html), a correctly drawn chevron must extend as far above the centerline of the escutcheon as it does below. This chevron has more below than above, and must be returned under the new precedent. Also, the chevron is a little on the skinny side, and could stand to be slightly thicker.

 

The chevron was redrawn to clear the issues.


5: Llewellyn Saethydd - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Welsh) most important.
Culture (Welsh) most important.
Meaning ("The Archer") most important.

Gender: Male. Submitter cares most about meaning and language and/or culture, 'Welsh for "the Archer"'. Submitter will not accept MAJOR changes.

Submitter's first name submission, Llewellyn Gwynedd, was returned on the May 2010 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2010-04-lop/1005-lor.html) stating the following:

 

The name is RETURNED for presumption vs all the Kings Llewellyn of Gwynedd. Llywelyn the Great, aka Llywelyn ab Iorwerth (c. 1173-1240), was Prince of Gwynedd and ruler of most of Wales. According to the W*******a entry for "Llywelyn", there were at least three other Welsh rulers who bore that name.

 

Submitter's next name submission, Llewellyn y Saethwr, was returned on the April 2011 (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2011-03-lop/1104-lor.html) stating the following:

 

 

Returned for a lack of a dated spelling/use of Saethwr. It appears that the proper period name meaning "archer" would be "y Saethydd".

 

Submitter resubmitted the name as "Llewellyn y Saethydd", which was changed at Kingdom to "Llewellyn Saethydd", based on the following commentary:

 

[Name] The y in the name appears to mean "of the" rather than "the". We believe the correct formation of the name would be Llewellyn Saethydd (without the y). Source for these statements is CA #66, A Welsh Miscellany by Heather Rose Jones page 33. She shows y Cwn ('of the dogs'), y Bwyall ('of the axe') and y Pedolau ('of the horseshoes') but no y before Saethydd ('archer').

 

Llewelin, Llewelyn appear as spellings in A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names (in English Contexts) by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn --http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welsh16.html;

Llewellyn appears in Late Sixteenth Century Welsh Names by Talan Gwynek -- http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/talanWelsh16.html

 

 

Submitter was contacted and approved the change.


6: Readstan, Canton of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2007, via the Outlands

Gules, a griffon's head contourney erased argent collared sable platy

 

Submitter's name was registered on the March 2007 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2007/03/07-03lar.html) via the Outlands.

Submitter's previous badge submission, Fieldless, a griffin's head erased argent, collared gules, was returned on the September 2010 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2010-08-lop/1009-lor.html) stating the following:

 

RETURNED for conflict with Beautrice Hammeltoune, reg. 11/98 via AEthelmearc: (Fieldless) A griffin's head erased argent collared gules.

 

Originally submitted as Fieldless, a griffon's head argent, erased, with a collar sable and roundels argent on a Lozenge gules, because a lozenge can be used as a medium of heraldic display, this badge would become Gules, a griffon's head contourney erased argent collared sable platy

Submitter was contacted, and understands this distinction and wishes to submit under the revised blazon, which appears to be free of conflicts.


7: Sebastiaen Bastoen - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2010, via the Outlands

Quarterly Sable and Gules, a fleur-de-lis within a bordure embattled Or

 

Submitter's name was registered on the June 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/06/10-06lar.html) via the Outlands.

Submitter's previous device, Quarterly Sable and Gules, a fleur-de-lis Or, a bordure embattled counterchanged, was returned on the March 2010 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2010-02-lop/1003-lor.html) stating the following:

 

While the sable and gules field is fine, adding the counterchanged bordure violates RFS VIII.2.b.i requirement of good contrast. RETURNED for re-draw.

 

Submitter cleared the issue by changing the bordure to one color.


8: Siguršr Kveld-Ślfr - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1998, via the Outlands

Argent, a goat rampant contourney gules

 

Submitter's name was registered on the July 1998 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1998/07/lar.html) via the Outlands.


9: Siguršr Kveld-Ślfr - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1998, via the Outlands

Argent, two goats combatant gules

 

Submitter's name was registered on the July 1998 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1998/07/lar.html) via the Outlands.


10: Wolf von der Mühle - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2010, via the Outlands

Vert, on a pile between a pair of wings argent a triple-arched bridge sable

 

Submitter's name was registered on the May 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/05/10-05lar.html) via the Outlands.

Submitter's device, Vert, on a pile between a pair of wings argent a triple-arched bridge sable, was returned on the February 2010 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2010-01-lop/1002-lor.html) stating the following:

 

The bridge is too small to be identifiable, and does not fill the available space. RETURNED for re-draw.

 

Submitter's next devicesubmission, Vert, on a pile between a pair of wings argent a triple-arched bridge sable, was returned on the April 2010 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2010-03-lop/1004-lor.html) stating the following:

 

 

RETURNED for re-draw. In attempting to make more room for the bridge, submitter unfortunately re-dimensioned the pile beyond identifiability. Piles do not span to the edges of the shield, and are generally longer (the previous pile was very well-drawn). For precedent: "This is not a pile, because it issues from the top corners of the shield. Nor is it chaussé, because it does not extend all the way to base. Nor is it a chief triangular, because it is much too deep. Nor is it a per chevron inverted field division, because it does not issue from the sides of the field. As a result, this must be returned. [Rickard of Gwyntarian, 10/2001, R-Middle]"

 

Submitter has redrawn the device.


Respectfully submitted,


Baron Randal Carrick, Rampart Herald

Kingdom of the Outlands

rampart@outlandsheralds.org