31 December 2011
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 January 2012 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 Aritŕ gunŕ Akasa; Lady Rohese de Dinan, Shadowdale Pursuivant; and Gawain of Miskbridge, Green Anchor Herald.
It is my intent to register this January the following items from the Outlands College of Heralds:
1: Alasdair MacDubhghaill the Scot - New Name & New Device
Per saltire sable and gules, in a pale a dove displayed and sword argent.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
originally submitted as Alasdair Scott MacDh¨ghaill, the name was changed at Kingdom to accommodate submitter's desire to have "Scot" in the name, while maintaining a plausibly period name
[Alasdair] - Dictionary of English Surnames Reaney and Wilson SN: MacAlaster 1455 Black Gaelic Mac Alasdair
[MacDh¨ghaill] - Dictionary of English Surnames Reaney and Wilson SN: MacDougal 1497 Black Gaelic MacDh¨ghaill
The spelling of the surname was changed based on the following commentary:
2: Andros Korkyrates - New Name
Submitter desires a masculine name.
[Andros] - Submitter's mundane give name, baptismal certificate provided
[Korkyrates] - Korkya is the Latinized spelling (Greek: Κόρκυρα) of several locations in the Greek islands (specifically the island of Korčula as well as other islands and towns) that have existed under this name since the 12th century BC. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor%C4%8Dula) The modern Greek spelling is Kerkyra. The locative by name is formed by the possessive of the toponym by adding [tes]. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_nouns#Masculines_in_es) (http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/archaeology/people/shipley/pseudo-skylax)
During commentary, submitter provided further documentation for the construction of the surname:
> > From: Noel E Lenski <Lenski@colorado.edu>
> > Date: Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM
> > Subject: RE: resending that strange question for you
> > To: Unlikely <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On this question, ethnonyms come in a variety of forms; someone from
> > Athens is an Athenaios, someone Sparta a Lakedaimonios, someone from
> > Corcyra is in fact a Korkyrates, but someone from Gaza is a Gazenos...
> > so there is no one pattern.
> > Noel Lenski Ph.D.
> > Department of Classics, University of Colorado
TES Ending, Toponimic-based
Niketas Choniates (Khoniates) a.k.a. Acominatus; Byzanthine historian,
mid-12th century; named after his birthplace city of Chonae, in
province of Phrygia
Mikhaelos Attaleiates (Attaliates); Byzanthine statesman and
historian, mid-11th century; named after the town of Attalia in
Ioseph Tarchaneiotes; Byzanthine general (strategos), mid-11th
century; named after Tarchanaion in Thrace
Theodoros Metochites; Byzanthian scholar, 14th century; named after
province of Metochia
Gregorios Taronites ; Byzanthian solider, 10th century; named after
the principality of Taron
Foundation for Medieval Genealogy :
additional examples as well).
while addign -tes to the ending of a placename is not always the proper construction of a locative byname within the region and time period, it is certainly _one_ of the methods, and is the correct construction for Korkyra.
3: Cedwyn Chwith - New Name
Sound (undefined) most important.
the name was changed at Kingdom from Cedwyn Cwydd, to match the documented spelling.
[Cedwyn] - "Enwau Cymraeg I Blant", Welsh Names for Children, Heini Gruffudd
[Cwydd] - 'The Compleat Anachronist #66' "A Welsh Miscellany" by Heather Rose Jones. Submitter states 'The spelling she [Jones] gave was Chwith, meaning left-handed. I feel the current spelling in more in keeping with 9th Century Cymru.'
while submitter's documentation of the given name is insufficient, commenters have provided sufficient basis to justify this spelling as a saint's name:
4: Felix Sniumi - Resub Device
OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of June 30, 2011 as submitted.
Per fess argent and purpure, a fox courant to sinister regardant and a bordure sable.
Submitter's name was registered on the September 2011 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/09/11-09lar.html) via the Outlands.
Submitter's device, Per fess argent and purpure, a fox courant to sinister regardant sable, was returned on the September 2011 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/09/11-09lar.html) stating the following:
This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Lorn Stark, (Fieldless) A wolf courant contourny sable. There is only one CD for fieldlessness, but nothing for the difference between a fox and a wolf.
Submitter has cleared the conflicts by adding a bordure for a second CD.
5: Katerinka Korsakova - New Device
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2010, via the Outlands
Purpure, on a bend between two oak sprigs inverted argent, three foxes passant palewise gules
Submitter's name, Katerinka Korsakova, was registered on the December 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/12/10-12lar.html) via the Outlands.
6: Lelien Widoeghe - Resub Device Change
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2009, via the Outlands
Per pale argent and vert, four fleurs-de-lys counterchanged
Old Item: Argent, on a pile rayonny vert, a lily of the valley
slipped and leaved argent, to be retained as a badge.
Submitter's name was registered on the January 2009 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/loar/2009/01/09-01lar.html) via the Outlands.
Submitter's current device, Argent, on a pile rayonny vert, a lily of the valley slipped and leaved argent, was registered on the January 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/01/10-01lar.html) via the Outlands.
Submitter's device change, Per pale vert and argent, six fleur-de-lys two, two, and two counterchanged, was returned on the August 2011 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2011-07-lop/1108-lor.html) stating the following:
RETURNED for conflict with Helena Sibylla, reg. 4/10 via the Middle: Per pale vert and argent all semy-de-lys counterchanged. Unless we count a CD between six and an indeterminate number (and we do not), there are no countable differences between the devices at all.
Submitter reduced the number of fleur-de-lys to four and swapped the tinctures to help clear the stated conflict.
Submitter wishes to retain her current device as a badge.
7: Unser Hafen, Barony of - Resub Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1991, via the Outlands
Per pale vert and Or, a chainless portcullis and a bordure counterchanged.
This submission is to be associated with Unser Hafen, Barony of
8. Unser Hafen, Barony of. Badge Resubmission (Laurel). Per pale vert and Or, a chainless portcullis and a bordure counterchanged.
(Unser Hafen) Submitter's name was registered as Unser Hafen, Shire of on the October 1985 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1985/10/lar.html) via Atenveldt and updated to Unser Hafen, Barony of on the February 1991 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1991/02/lar.html) via the Outlands.
Submitter's badge, Vert, a portcullis within a bordure embattled Or, was returned on the June 2009 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2009-05-lop/0906-lor.html) stating the following:
Returned for conflict: Atenveldt, Kingdom of (01/96, Atenveldt) "Vert, a portcullis Or," with one CD for adding the bordure; and with Malcolm MacLeod of Caer Adamant (05/05, East), "Sable, a portcullis and a bordure embattled Or," with one CD for changing the field tincture.
Submitter's badge, [Fieldless] A chainless portcullis vert, was pended on the April 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/04/10-04lar.html) and returned on the October 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/10/10-10lar.html) stating the following:
This badge was pended on the April 2010 LoAR for discussion of whether or not we wished to protect the symbol of Parliament.
Submitter's badge, Per pale vert and or, a portcullis counterchanged, was returned on the September 2011 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/09/11-09lar.html) stating the following:
This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and the Beauforts/Tudors, (Tinctureless) A portcullis (sometimes crowned). There is a CD for the lack of tincture, but no other CD. A tinctureless badge is protected in all tinctures, including divided tinctures.
This time Submitter has added a counterchanged bordure to provide a second CD.
8: `Arif al-A`rabi - New Name
Submitter desires a masculine name.
[Arif] - "Persian Given Names in the NafahÔt al-uns" by Ursula Whitcher, ['┬rif] (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/nafahat/givennames.html)
[al-Arabi] - "Masculine Cognomens used as Isms" by David B. Appleton, [al-A'rabi] (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm)
the name was changed at Kingdom from Arif al-Arabi based on the following commentary:
Baron Randal Carrick, Rampart Herald
Kingdom of the Outlands