Outlands College of Heralds
30 April 2018
From the Office of Rampart Herald
Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)
Unto Angus Reid MacFarlane, White Stag Principal Herald, and the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of the Outlands, does Khalidah bint Yahya'a, Rampart Herald, send her greetings.
What follows is the Letter of Response for April 2018 CE, ruling on the March 2018 Letter of Presentation (http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=5117).
I would like to thank all of the heralds who were kind enough to provided commentary.
The following items were RETURNED for further work:
Blackwater Keep, Shire of - New Badge. Or, a tower gules
Returned for multiple conflicts. Commentors suggest putting a charge on the tower in Or or adding a base engrailed sable scaly Or as potential options to clear the conflicts. Emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-04/blackwater-c.jpg
Eibhleann Mac Rae - New Name & New Device. Per pall purpure, Or, and argent, a monkey passant purpure and in chief a spider Or
Name returned for auditory conflict with Evelyn Macrae (02/2002 via the Outlands). The provided documentation was questionable for both name elements and included MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland - this should be avoided for documentation in the future - "The focus of this book is on modern usage; in particular the spellings, both of English and Gaelic forms are modern." (http://heraldry.sca.org/admin.html#APPENDIXF). A commentor did leave some additional documentation which could be helpful in the rework process. The device is returned for lack of name to send up with it. Emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-04/eibhleann-c.jpg
Gwenllian de Broceliande - New Name & New Device. Argent, a gurges sable, overall a martlet volant azure
Both items returned for a rework. The name is returned for lack of documentation for the period usage of de Broceliande as a locative surname. It is a legendary forest associated with King Arthur so it is unlikely that it would be a locative used in period. A commentor did provide a link to a map of Brittany with a plethora of options for appropriate locatives. It is strongly recommended that the submitter improve the documentation for Gwenllian as the provided documentation is content from Wikipedia and not acceptable. Commentors did provide some documentation for Gwenllian as well. There is also additional documentation provided on OSCAR from previous Gwenllian-oriented submissions. The device needs to have the martlet drawn much larger to fill the field. Its current tiny size makes it disappear entirely into the sable of the field as there is poor contrast between sable and azure. Charges must be easily identifiable from a distance in order to be registerable. Emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-04/gwenllian-c.jpg
Hrefna Ylva - New Name & New Device. Quarterly purpure and argent, in bend sinister a raven and a valknut sable
Both items returned for a rework. The name lacks proper documentation and direction for what was submitted. Submitter did not mark intended gender of name on the form. The structure of Scandinavian names are gender-specific so this needs to be identified. Commentors did offer options and additional documentation for resubmission possibilities. The device is returned for the appearance of marshalling - SENA A.6.F.2.c: "When different sections of the field contain different types of charges, it creates the appearance of marshalling. For example, Quarterly gules and azure, in bend two crosses crosslet and in bend sinister two roses argent creates the appearance of marshalling, as does Quarterly vert and erminois, in bend a badger and a fleur-de-lys argent.". Emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-04/hrefna-c.jpg
Tiberius Aurelius Albinus - New Device. Sable, in pale an owl displayed perched upon a skull argent
Returned for conflict with Sean de la Morte [08/2013 via Æthelmearc]: Sable, in pale a sun and a skull argent. There is only 1 DC for the owl. Emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2018-04/tiberius-c.jpg
The following items were PENDED by Castle Herald:
Julia Alexandria - Device.
Artwork needs to be recolored using Crayola markers.
Servius Cassius Caledonius Ahenobarbus - Device.
Artwork needs to be recolored using Crayola markers.
All submissions should follow the guidelines at: http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/#castle_instructions.
The following items were PENDED by Rampart Herald for further discussion:
Çinara Ybarra - New Device. Per bend sinister argent and purpure, three swallows volant to sinister bendwise sinister counterchanged
Pended to get new art to fix a minor field placement issue of the charges.
Julia Alexandria - New Name. [See Castle's Pends for Device]
Pended to get clarity on what name the submitter desires as two versions of a given name appear on the submission form.
Killian von Ramstein - New Name & New Device. Sable, on a cross engrailed voided a cross Or
Pended to get minor corrections on both items.
Thorgrimr of Rivenoak - New Device. Sable, a chevron purpure fimbriated between two swords in saltire and a paw print argent
Pended to get new art to fix a minor fimbriation issue.
Ylfva of Lorraine - New Name.
Pended to seek minor modification to the given name.
The following items were forwarded to Laurel Sovereign for final determination:
Brónach O Crowly - New Name & New Device. Gules, a dragon segreant Or between three dice argent marked sable
Brónach O Crowly - New Badge. Gules, a pale checky sable and Or between six dice argent marked sable
Conaire Ó Mongáin - New Name & New Device. Per pale sable and vert, a wolf rampant and in base a crescent Or
Dafydd Morrison - New Alternative Name. Santiago Rodriguez de Cadiz
Drozd Bykov - New Name.
Erlendr Erlendsson - New Device. Azure, a sea-serpent ondoyant Or between three valknuts argent
James Dubh MacPhearson - New Device. Sable, between the attires of a stag's skull argent an apple Or
Jane Nora Carrik - New Device. Azure, in pale a hare attired of a stag's antlers riding a greyhound statant argent, collar and saddle blanket gules, reins Or
Kaidu Bukhatai - New Device. Argent masoned sable, a bull rampant gules
Karen of the Golden Oak - New Device. Azure, a thistle argent within eight oak leaves in annulo Or
Káta of Rivenoak - New Name & New Device. Vert, a sheaf of arrows and on a point pointed argent a paw print sable
Lothar le Sauvage - New Name & New Device. Vert, a mountain and in sinister canton a mullet of seven points argent
Murdoch MacAlister - New Name & New Device. Per saltire sable and gules, a hand argent goutty gules
Servius Cassius Caledonius Ahenobarbus - New Name. [See Castle's Pends for Device]
Thorgrimr of Rivenoak - New Name. [See Rampart's Pends for Device]
Tiberius Aurelius Albinus - New Name. [See Returns for Device]
Thus ends the April 2018 Letter of Response.
Khalidah bint Yahya'a
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