[LoAR-txt] October 2016 LoAR in Da'ud format

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Please find attached the plaintext files in Da'ud format for the 2016-10
LoAR.


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***** THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED: *****

**** {AE}THELMEARC acceptances ****

  Alaric Acwulf. Name change from Alaric Elwin Acwulf of Wolverhampton
  and badge. (Fieldless) On an acorn inverted Or the letter A sable.

      The name elements "Alaric" and "Acwulf" are grandfathered to the
      submitter.

      The submitter's old name, "Alaric Elwin Acwulf of
      Wolverhampton", is released.

  Alips Martel. Name.

  Bertrand Martel. Name.

  Odriana vander Brugghe. Badge. Sable, an ear of wheat argent.

  Raven Whitehart. Badge. Argent, in fess two ravens contourny
  purpure.

  Valentina de la Volpe. Badge. (Fieldless) Two feathers in saltire
  argent within and conjoined to an annulet of bamboo Or.

      This design was well documented as an Individually Attested
      Pattern in 15th century Japan. The submitter provided more than
      sufficient evidence of the motif of the annulet of bamboo as
      framing charge and the feathers in saltire surrounded by a
      framing circular charge, as well as the use of the tinctures
      used in this badge.

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**** AN TIR acceptances ****

  Artus Castus. Name.

      "Artus" was documented as a Gaulish given name. "Name
      Constructions in Gaulish" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn
      (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/gaulish/) cites the
      example of _Rufena Casta dona Banonus_ with a note that "_Casta_
      is presumably an adjectival byname." This evidence leads us to
      give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that "Castus" is a
      male adjectival byname that can be combined with a Gaulish given
      name.

      The submitter requested authenticity for "6th - 7th century
      Briton". This name does not appear to meet that request. Both
      elements were documented as Gaulish, not British. In addition,
      we do not have a firm date for _Artus_, and cannot say whether
      it appeared in the 6th - 7th centuries.

  Bella Blackthorne. Name and device. Per pale gules and sable, on a
  sun argent a wolf's head cabossed sable, a bordure argent semy of
  triquetrae gules.

  Brigid inghean {E'}amoinn. Device. Sable, a willow leaf within a
  chaplet of thorn Or.

  Ciaran mac Drosto. Name.

      The submitter may wish to know that the more authentic Old Irish
      form is "Ciaran mac_c_ Drosto". As the submitter did not request
      authenticity, we have not made this change; the submitter may
      submit a request for reconsideration if he wishes this form.

  Claire le Deyare. Name change from Clare O Tarran.

      Mistakenly appearing on the Letter of Intent as "Clair le
      Deyare", the name was corrected during commentary to "Clair_e_
      le Deyare".

      The submitter's old name, "Clare O Tarran", is retained as an
      alternate.

  Cristiana Guerrera. Name.

      Nice 16th century Spanish name!

  Dyrfinna Ulfgaresdohter. Device. Per saltire azure and Or, four
  swallows volant counterchanged.

  Eirik Daegares sune. Device. Per chevron vert and sable, three bulls
  passant argent.

      Please advise the submitter to draw the per chevron line of
      division higher on the field so the two sections are more equal
      in size.

  Eli Star Fyre. Device. Azure, a chevron argent cotised embattled on
  the outer edges Or between two mullets of six points and a serpent
  in annulo vorant of its tail argent.

  Francesca Carletti. Badge. Per pall inverted sable, Or and purpure,
  a wildcat's head cabossed counterchanged Or, sable and argent.

      Please advise the submitter to draw the cat's head larger, as
      befits a primary charge.

  Francesca Carletti. Badge. Purpure, a legless wyvern displayed
  argent and in chief an estoile Or.

      There is a step from period practice for use of a wyvern in the
      displayed posture.

  Galen Blackthorne. Name and device. Per pale sable and vert, a
  raccoon rampant argent marked sable between three triquetrae
  inverted argent.

      This name is clear of _Colin Blackthorn_ (Sept. 1986, West)
      under SENA PN3C2. The first syllable of "Galen" is substantially
      different from the first syllable of "Colin", as both the
      initial consonant and the vowel have changed.

      There is a step from period practice for use of a New World
      raccoon.

  G{o/}tstaf raumr. Name and device. Quarterly arrondi azure and Or,
  in annulo four domestic cat's heads couped in annulo counterchanged.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of charges in
      annulo not in their default palewise orientation.

  Iurii Viktorov Belogorskii. Name and device. Gules, two dog-headed
  men statant respectant each maintaining a sword argent, in base a
  flame Or.

      The submitter requested authenticity for the latter half of the
      16th century. This request was not summarized. Fortunately, Blue
      Tyger provided enough information for us to consider this
      request without pending this name. Both "Iurii" and
      "Belogorskii" can be dated to that time period; "Viktor" is
      found in the early 17th century. Thus, this name may be
      authentic for the later half of the 16th century, but we do not
      know for sure.

  Letitia Cecily Talbot. Name and device. Azure crusilly moline, a
  demi-sun issuant from base Or, a bordure compony argent and gules.

      The submitter requested authenticity for 1450-1550 English. This
      name is authentic for the early 16th century; all elements, as
      well as the pattern of double given names, appear by that time.

  Magnhildr Geirsdottir. Name and device. Per saltire arrondi purpure
  and argent, two swords argent and two breasts purpure distilling
  gouttes argent.

  Marguerite fitz William. Alternate name Michels de Galle.

      The submitter requested authenticity for "Michael of/from
      Wales." This name has that meaning. However, the more typical
      way of rendering this concept in French would be through an
      adjectival byname, such as "Michels le Gallois". If the
      submitter would prefer this form, the submitter should submit a
      request for reconsideration.

  Mariota de Gray. Name and device. Per chevron argent and purpure,
  two sprigs of lavender proper and a threaded needle argent, all
  bendwise sinister.

      The submitter requested authenticity for 13th century Scotland.
      This name is an authentic Latinized form for that time period.

      This name does not conflict with "Marieta Charay" (2/2011, East)
      under PN3C1, as at least two syllables have changed.

  Melissa of Dalmatia. Device. Argent estencely, on a triskele sable a
  bee Or.

  Ragna Brandulfsdottir. Device. Per pale wavy Or and gules, in pale
  two furisons sable.

      Please advise the submitter to draw the furisons larger so as to
      better fill the space.

  R{o'}n{a'}n Mac an Leagha. Device. Azure, a Maltese cross and in
  chief three billets argent.

  Sald{i'}s H{a'}konsdottir. Device. Per saltire arrondi argent and
  purpure, four Norse sun crosses counterchanged.

  Sindri inn h{a'}rfagri. Name and device. Per pale azure and purpure
  all estencely, a phoenix Or.

      Although "Sindri" is the name of a famous legendary dwarf, it is
      a registerable name because there is also evidence in Lind, E.
      H. _Norsk-Isl{a:}ndska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn fr{ao}n
      Medeltiden_, of its use by ordinary humans.

  Sorcha Ruadh inghean Sheafraidh. Name and device. Per fess gules and
  vert, three plates and a sheep couchant argent.

      Submitted as "Sorcha Ruadh inghean Seafraidh", S needs to be
      lenited following "inghean". Therefore, we have changed the
      byname to the grammatically correct "inghean S_h_eafraidh".

      The submitter requested authenticity for 16th century Ireland.
      "Sorcha Ruadh" is authentic for that time period, but the last
      documented date for the male name "Seafraid" is 1489. However, a
      woman named "Sorcha Ruadh" could have been born in the early
      16th century to a man born in 1489 named "Seafraid", so the name
      is plausibly consistent with the submitter's request.

  Tegonwy mac {A'}ed{a'}in. Name change from holding name Shondalae of
  Sentinels' Keep.

      _Tegonwy_ is the name of an early 6th century Welsh saint to
      whom at least one church was dedicated later in period.

      Welsh and Gaelic are an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C
      of SENA.

  Thomas O'Malley. Device. Sable, on a bend sinister vert fimbriated
  argent two anchors palewise Or.

  {TH}{o'}rulfr Biarnarson. Name change from William Edwin de Gisors.

      Submitted as "Thorwulf Bjornson", commenters were unable to
      document this spelling in a form that also met the submitter's
      request for an early Swedish name. With the submitter's consent,
      we have changed the name to the Old East Norse form
      "{TH}{o'}rulfr Biarnarson", which is appropriate for "early
      Swedish." _{TH}{o'}rulfr_ is a valid transliteration of the
      documented runic form _{TH}{o'}rulfR_. If the submitter prefers
      the runic form, he should submit a Request for Reconsideration.

      The submitter's previous name, _William Edwin de Gisors_, is
      retained as an alternate name.

  Torn of Froghaven. Device. Per chevron purpure and Or, two drawn
  bows with arrows nocked argent and a frog vert.

  Yzabels de la Costa. Badge. Per fess azure and argent, a
  fleur-de-lis counterchanged.

      Nice badge!

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**** ARTEMISIA acceptances ****

  Aschell of Trieste. Device. Or chap{e'} ploy{e'} azure, two horse's
  heads couped addorsed conjoined sable.

      The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Eoin
      MacGriogair: _Argent, a chess knight sable crined gules_.

  {I'}sger{dh}r Bjargeyjard{o'}ttir. Device. Azure, an escarbuncle
  argent within a bordure compony vert and argent.

  Karl Braden von Sobernheim. Augmentation of arms. Vert, on a bend
  doubly cotised argent a violin sable, and for augmentation, in
  sinister chief a roundel argent charged with a vol gules.

  Teresa Cerro Zorro. Name and device. Gules sem{e'} of plates each
  charged with a pellet.

      Submitted as "Teresa _De Cerro el Zorro_", no documentation was
      provided for the locative byname. Commenters offered two
      documentable alternative constructions. Based on the submitter's
      preference, we are registering the name as "Teresa Cerro Zorro".

      The submitter requested authenticity for Spain. This name is
      authentic for the 1580s in Spain.

      There is a step from period practice for charging strewn
      charges.

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**** ATENVELDT acceptances ****

  {AE}sa V{ae}na. Device. Per pale purpure and argent, two domestic
  cats sejant respectant counterchanged argent and sable, on a chief
  vert an ivy vine Or.

  Aldontza Nafarra. Device. Argent, in annulo three falcons contourny
  striking in annulo vert.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of charges in
      annulo not in their default palewise orientation.

  Argouanagos of Scythia. Name and device. Argent, on a chevron
  between two chess knights and a wolf's head cabossed sable a plate.

      Submitted as "Argouanag_u_s of Scythia", the wholly Greek form
      of the given name found in the documentation is "Argouanag_o_s".
      With the submitter's permission, we have made this change.

  Br{i'}gi{dh}a Finnvar{dh}ard{o'}ttir. Name.

      The submitter may be interested to know that both name elements
      are Norse versions of Irish names, making this an excellent name
      for a Norse woman with Irish roots or one living in or around
      Ireland.

  Conrad Bombast von Trittenheim. Device change. Argent, a moth and on
  a chief sable four tiler's nails argent.

      The submitter's old device, "Argent, a bat-winged manticore
      segreant gules, headed and winged sable", is retained as a
      badge.

  Duncan the Sinister. Name and device. Argent, a badger rampant
  regardant contourny sable marked argent, a chief embattled sable.

      In February 2015, we accepted the name "Xavier the Sinister"
      (A-An Tir), ruling:

           Appendix A of SENA allows the use of marked and
           unmarked descriptive/occupational bynames in French.
           Examples of descriptive or occupational bynames from
           the 15th and 16th centuries include _Cordewanier_/_le
           Cordewanier_, _Devin_/_Le Devin_, _Villain_/_Le
           Villain_, and _Mauwin_/_Le Mauwin_, all found in
           Domhnall na Moicheirghe's article, "Names from
           Lallaing 1384 - 1600"
           (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/lallaing_names.html).
           Therefore "le Senestre" is a plausible form of the
           attested 15th century French _Senestre_, and we can
           allow the lingua Anglica form, "the Sinister".

      Based on this ruling, "the Sinister" is registerable here as a
      lingua Anglican form of a French byname. Scots and French are an
      acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

  Duncan the Sinister. Badge. Argent, a badger's head erased sable
  marked argent between six pellets in annulo.

  Elena Maria Suberria. Name.

      The submitter's original name, "Elena Maria _de_ Suberria", was
      returned on the January 2016 LoAR (R-Atenveldt) because the
      documentation did not support the marked form _de Suberria_ and
      the submitter did not allow us to drop the preposition. As
      resubmitted without the preposition, the name is registrable as
      a combination of Castilian Spanish and Basque elements.

  Elezabeth Dayseye. Device. Purpure semy of daisies Or, a unicorn
  couchant contourny and on a chief argent an arrow azure.

  Elise la Galante. Name and device. Or, a female archer statant
  drawing a bow and arrow to sinister vert, on a chief embattled azure
  a demi-sun issuant from chief Or.

      The word _galante_ shows up in late period French as an
      adjective or occupational term, meaning "courtesan." Numerous
      examples of marked occupational or descriptive bynames in French
      found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "French Surnames from Paris,
      1421, 1423 & 1438"
      (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1423surnames.html).
      Therefore, a marked byname such as "la galante" is plausible.

      The submitter requested authenticity for 12th-14th century
      France. This name does not meet that request because none of the
      elements could be documented in French for that time period.

  Emeludt von Zerssen. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      The submitter requested authenticity for 14th-15th century
      German language/culture. This name is not authentic for that
      period because we were not able to find evidence of the byname
      that early. However, it is registerable.

  Eoda Blauschild. Name change from Angelica Blauschild.

      The submitter's previous name, "Angelica Blauschild", is
      retained as an alternate name.

      "Blauschild" is grandfathered to the submitter, and thus may be
      combined with the 8th century Anglo-Saxon given name "Eoda".

  Felipe Mendo de Eslava de Montoya. Name and device. Per bend
  sinister argent and Or, a boar statant gules and a lupine azure
  slipped and leaved vert.

      Submitted as "Felipe Mendo de Eslava _del_ Montoya", no
      documentation was provided and none could be found for this name
      pattern. The submitter allowed no major changes to the name, but
      permitted the byname to be changed to "_de_ Montoya" if
      necessary for registration. Since such a change was necessary,
      we made it.

  Gaius Clodius Pugnax. Name.

      The submitter requested authenticity for "Roman Republican Era."
      The praenomen and the nomen were both found during the
      Republican era and the cognomen "Pugnax" was found in
      inscriptions prior to 79 C.E. Thus, it is possible (and even
      likely) that the name is authentic for Rome during the Republic,
      but we cannot say for sure.

  Grigor Medvedev. Device. Azure, two bears combattant Or, on a chief
  argent three Latin crosses gules.

      Precedent states:

           When we re-defined the protection for the cross symbol
           of the Red Cross, we stated that multiple crosses will
           be considered on a case-by-case basis. Since there is
           more than one cross on this design, and both crosses
           are Latinate crosses, this design is not considered to
           infringe on the symbol of the International Committee
           of the Red Cross.[Alexander of Lancaster, Dec 2010,
           A-Outlands]

      Here we have a similar situation and this device is
      registerable.

  Jaep Van Doornik. Name.

      The byname "Van Doornik" was not dated to period in the
      documentation provided in the LoI. However, commenters found it
      dated to the gray period in _Resolutien van Holland_
      (https://books.google.com/books?id=x2JJAAAAcAAJ).

      By precedent, "[a]lthough prepositions like van are typically
      found in lower case, capitalization varies in the Low Countries
      in period." [Claaerkin Van Dalle, Nov 2015]. Therefore, the
      submitted "Van Doornik" is registerable.

  Jakob the Bald. Name change from Garrett Fitzpatrick.

      The submitter's previous name, "Garret Fitzpatrick", is
      released.

      The byname _the Bald_ is the lingua Anglica form of the
      documented byname _le Bald'_, found in Reaney & Wilson dated to
      1178.

  James Thorn de Lyon. Badge (see RETURNS for household name). Sable,
  in pale a lion dormant Or and a house argent.

  Jennifer of Mons Tonitrus. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for
  name). Sable, a moon in her plenitude argent and a ford proper.

      Submitted under the name "Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako".

  Koga Takashirou Kagehiro. Name and device. Argent, a pair of
  calipers, in chief a pair of katanas in saltire, a point pointed
  sable.

      The use of katanas, a non-European artifact, is a step from
      period practice.

  Lilie Simmons. Name and device. Per bend argent and purpure, a
  dragonfly vert and a lotus blossom in profile argent.

      Liber found documentation for the female given name _Lylie_ in
      the FamilySearch Historical Records dated to 1584 in London,
      England. As there is substantial evidence that _i_ and _y_ were
      used interchangeably in Early Modern English, the spelling
      _Lylie_ supports the submitted "Lilie".

      Nice 16th century English name!

  Lucia Van Doornik. Name and device. Azure, a horse rampant and on a
  chief argent three tulips slipped and leaved gules.

      The byname "Van Doornik" was not dated to period in the
      documentation provided in the LoI. However, commenters found it
      dated to the gray period in _Resolutien van Holland_
      (https://books.google.com/books?id=x2JJAAAAcAAJ).

      By precedent, "[a]lthough prepositions like van are typically
      found in lower case, capitalization varies in the Low Countries
      in period." [Claaerkin Van Dalle, Nov 2015]. Therefore, the
      submitted "Van Doornik" is registerable.

  Massimo Rosa da Milano. Name.

  Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Sable Harps of Mons
  Tonitrus. Per chevron argent and sable, three harps and a bordure
  denticulada counterchanged.

      This badge is registered in addition to the currently registered
      badge for the Order.

  Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Silver Morion of
  Mons Tonitrus. Sable, a morion and a bordure denticulada argent.

      This badge is registered in addition to the currently registered
      badge for the Order.

  Nia the Pict. Name and device. Gules, a natural seahorse Or and a
  bordure argent.

      As documented, this name combined a 17th century English given
      name with a lingua Anglica rendering of a late 3rd century Latin
      descriptive byname. This documentation resulted in a 1300-year
      gap between the elements, which is far more than what is
      permitted by SENA PN2C.

      In commentary, Aldyrne and Rocket found evidence of _Nia_ as an
      8th century Irish Gaelic male name, with an earliest date of 722
      CE. "Nia the Pict" thus can be registered as a Gaelic name, with
      the lingua Anglica form "the Pict" based on the documented Old
      Gaelic descriptive byname _Cruithnech_.

      The submitter requested authenticity for "Pictish, 360 AD during
      the Roman invasion/occupation of Britain." This name does not
      meet that request, as there is no evidence of _Nia_ as a Pictish
      given name.

  Runa Gigja. Name.

      Submitted as "Runa G_{i'}_gja", Appendix D requires that
      transliterations of Old Norse use or omit accents consistently
      throughout the name. We therefore have dropped the accent in the
      byname for registration. If the submitter prefers all accents to
      be included, she may submit a request for reconsideration.

  T{o'}ka Kolbiarnard{o'}ttir. Name change from Astr{i'}{dh}r
  Kolbiarnard{o'}ttir (see RETURNS for device).

      The byname _Kolbiarnard{o'}ttir_ is grandfathered to the
      submitter.

      Her previous name, _Astr{i'}{dh}r Kolbiarnard{o'}ttir_ is
      retained as an alternate name.

      The submitter requested authenticity for "Old Norse/Danish."
      Although this name combines an Old Norse element with a Danish
      element, it is not authentic because the two elements were not
      found at the same place and time.

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**** ATLANTIA acceptances ****

  Aneka Siltanen. Device. Argent, on a pale azure between four Bowen
  knots vert a hedgehog rampant argent, a bordure vert.

  Anthoinette Genheimer. Device. Argent semy of roses proper, a
  cauldron sable, issuant from base a flame proper.

      Please advise the submitter to draw the wire bail to chief,
      clearly above the body of the cauldron.

  Aye der Dunkele Rotvogel. Device. Purpure, a martlet contourny atop
  an artist's paintbrush fesswise reversed, in chief three pentagons
  Or.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of pentagons.

  Clare inghean Ruaidhr{i'}. Device. Or, a peacock regardant and on a
  chief vert a key reversed Or.

  Dafydd of the Spinning Winds. Name and device. Per pale vert and
  argent, a jester's hood counterchanged.

      In February 2010, we returned the submitter's first name
      submission, "Daibh{i'}dh of Spinning Winds", because, under
      PN1B2f, branch names may be used in SCA names only in the exact
      form in which they are registered. (The policy is currently
      found under SENA PN1B2f.) The Shire name is _Shire of *the*
      Spinning Winds_, and thus the correct byname under PN1B2f is _of
      *the* Spinning Winds_. As the original submission did not permit
      any changes to the name, we were unable to correct the byname to
      register it. This resubmission uses the correct form of the
      Shire name under the Branch Name Allowance, and thus is
      registerable.

      Please let the submitter know that the field shouldn't show
      through the opening of the hood.

  Dreux d'Anjou. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale an ermine statant
  contourny argent atop a bag of madder gules.

  Drin Neth. Name.

  Faye Trees. Badge. (Fieldless) An acorn bendwise enflamed proper.

  Gawain de Barri. Device. Purpure, a chevron wavy Or, in chief two
  pegasi combattant argent.

  Hannus Siltanen. Device. Per pale azure and vert, a lynx passant
  argent marked sable, on a chief argent three Bowen knots vert.

  Hr{o'}lfr Thorvaldsson. Name and device. Sable, a chevron inverted
  between three Maltese crosses Or.

      Per the December 2010 Cover Letter, "_Th_orvaldsson" is an
      acceptable transliteration of a patronymic based on the
      documented "_{TH}_orvaldr".

  Isobel of Carnewyth. Name.

  Juan de Rojo. Name.

      Nice Spanish name for circa 1600!

  Keld af Norklit. Name.

      Submitted as "Keld Norklit", no documentation was provided (and
      none was found) for unmarked locative bynames in Danish. With
      the submitter's consent, we are registering this name as "Keld
      _af_ Norklit", using a marked locative.

  Louis Renart. Name.

      The submitter requested authenticity for 16th-17th century
      French. This name meets that request.

  Magnus Dunbar. Name.

      Nice 16th century Scots name!

  Malyna Perceval. Name and device. Vert, a thyrsus Or between
  flaunches argent.

      Nice English name for circa 1300!

  Margaret Lad. Badge. Argent, three mullets of seven points one and
  two, a bordure purpure.

  Matthew Howe. Alternate name Mahmud Sarwani.

  Murin Dunn. Name.

      Nice 16th century Anglicized Irish name!

  Philipp Hartrat of Greenlion Bay. Name change from Philipp Hartrat.

      The submitter's old name, "Philipp Hartrat", is released.

      The elements "Philipp Hartrat" are grandfathered to the
      submitter.

      _Greenlion Bay_ is the registered name of an SCA local branch.

  R{ae}i{dh}un Sigurdardottir. Name and device. Argent, a wolf rampant
  purpure, on a chief gules three fleurs-de-lys argent.

      Nice 14th century Norwegian name!

      Nice device!

  Rebekkah Samuel. Badge. (Fieldless) A thistle vert headed purpure
  within and conjoined to a Star of David Or.

  S{e'}amus Blaer de Maxwell. Device. Argent, a fret and on a chief
  sable a panther passant gardant argent incensed proper and spotted
  of diverse tinctures.

  Thorkel Odinson. Device. Vert, on a chevron between three Thor's
  hammers Or three valknuts palewise vert.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of valknuts.

  Toki Arnarson. Name and device. Gules, on a bend sinister argent a
  quill pen azure.

      The submitter requested authenticity for "Norse 12th century."
      Unfortunately, we cannot say if this name is authentic for that
      time period and culture.

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**** AVACAL acceptances ****

  Artherus Heronimus. Name and device. Per fess argent and sable,
  three rapiers purpure and a tower argent.

      As submitted, this name combined an English given name with a
      Dutch/Flemish byname. However, the name "Heronimus" is also
      found as a given name in English in various forms over a
      substantial time period. Thus, "Heronimus" could easily be
      considered an unmarked patronymic byname, and the name can be
      treated as entirely English.

  Avacal, Kingdom of. Order name Noble Society of the Griffin.

      This order name conflicts with the registered household name
      _Griffin Freehold_. The designators "Noble Society" and
      _Freehold_ are not considered for conflicts purposes under NPN3C
      and the substantive elements are identical. Fortunately, after
      the Pelican decision meeting, John ap Griffin, owner of the
      household name _Griffin Freehold_, provided permission to
      conflict, allowing this Order name to be registered.

  Connor Fergusson. Name and device. Or, a dragon couchant gules and
  on a chief embattled azure three mullets Or.

  Ellisif Snorrad{o'}ttir. Name and device. Per saltire argent and Or,
  a Wake knot, a bordure vert.

      Submitted as "Ellisif Snorra_s_d{o'}ttir", the byname was
      incorrectly formed. We have changed it to the correct form
      "Snorrad{o'}ttir" for registration.

  Johanna Katrin Jensdatter. Name and device. Argent, in fess two
  socks, on a chief azure three sheep passant argent.

      This name combines two late period German given names and a late
      period Danish byname. The pattern of double given names is found
      in late period Germany per Appendix A, and the lingual mix is
      permitted by Appendix C, making this name registerable.

      This is the defining instance of socks in Society armory. Socks
      were documented as period artifacts and their use follows the
      pattern of the use of elements of clothing in armory.

  Muirenn ingen meic in Gobann. Name and device. Quarterly sable platy
  and azure, a polypus Or.

      Nice Old or Middle Irish Gaelic female name!

  Raoul Delaroche. Badge. Sable, three pallets Or, on a chief argent a
  fleur-de-lys between two spur-rowels sable.

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**** CAID acceptances ****

  Ariana verch Gwenllian. Heraldic will.

      Upon her death, Ariana grants blanket permission to conflict
      with any names that are not identical to her primary name.

      Upon her death, Ariana grants blanket permission to conflict
      with any armory that is not identical to her device "Argent, a
      pile bendwise Or" or her badge "Per bend sinister argent and
      Or".

      Upon her death, Ariana will release the following badges: "Per
      pale argent and azure, in pale three mullets of seven points
      counterchanged", and "(Fieldless) A tyger passant contourny
      argent".

      Upon her death, Ariana will grant the Kingdom of the East
      permission to conflict with her household name "Inn of the
      Tyger" for the purposes of creating a heraldic title.

  Batu Sechen Tsagaajin. Name.

      Submitted as "Batu Sechen Tsagaan", this construction uses a
      clan/tribal name as its third element. The correct way to render
      such a name in Mongol is either "Batu Sechen Tsagaa_jin_" or
      "_Tsagaan-u_ Batu Sechen". As the former requires the least
      change to the submitted name, we are registering this name as
      "Batu Sechen Tsagaajin". The submitter may submit a request for
      reconsideration if the other form is preferred.

  Coralina Waters. Name.

      Although originally documented as an English surname, _Waters_
      also appears in Prussia in 1634 in the FamilySearch Historical
      Records, making this an entirely German name.

  Geiri Smi{dh}sson. Name.

  Griffith von Bremen. Device. Argent, a reremouse sable sustaining
  with its feet a sword fesswise gules hilted Or.

  Gyldenholt, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Orange Blossom.
  (Fieldless) On an orange slipped and leaved proper an orange blossom
  argent.

  Hammash Mathan Mor. Device. Sable, a bear rampant contourny argent
  and a bordure compony gules and argent.

  Jonathan Green Bear. Name and device. Argent, a bear's pawprint
  bendwise vert and a bordure purpure.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of a pawprint.

  Keinvryd ferch Talan. Badge. (Fieldless) A calygreyhound dormant
  vert.

  Nauuen Whyte Wolf. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, a
  stag and a domestic cat combattant counterchanged and in base a
  roundel per pale Or and gules.

      We hope that the submitter will pursue his career as heraldic
      artist.

  Paul fitz Denis. Household name Maison du Bouc d'argent.

      In this household name, "d'argent" is not capitalized based on
      period examples, including _hostel du Lion d'argent_, found in
      "Inn Signs and House Names in 15th Century Paris" by Juliana de
      Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/ParisInnHouseNames/).

  Steve of Silvercreek. Device. Argent, three fish fretted in triangle
  within a bordure wavy vert.

  {TH}orinn inn rau{dh}i refr. Name.

  Wiot la Souris. Name.

      The byname "la Souris" is a constructed descriptive byname
      meaning "the mouse." Examples of descriptive bynames referring
      to animals are found in _DRAFT: Names in the 1292 census of
      Paris_ by Aryanhwy merch Catmael
      (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/1292paris.pdf),
      including _la Vache_ (the cow, p. 155), _le Rat_ (the rat, p.
      152), _le Chat_ (the cat, p. 139), and _le Singe_ (the monkey,
      p. 153). _Souris_ is a period French term for "mouse" found in
      Cottell's 1611 _Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues_.

      This name combines an English given name with a French byname.
      This lingual mix is permitted by Appendix C.

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**** CALONTIR acceptances ****

  {AE}{th}elwyn {ae}t Grenawice. Device. Per pall inverted azure, vert
  and argent, two lilies argent and a crow purpure.

  Cerric {ae}t Bl{ae}cac. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      Submitted as "Cerric {ae}t Bl{ae}_choc_", the byname has been
      changed to "{ae}t Bl{ae}_cac_" to fit the submitter's requested
      meaning. The submitter requested a byname that means "black
      oak." However, _Bl{ae}choc_ was based on elements meaning
      "black" and "hook," not "black" and "oak." Metron Ariston
      advised that an Old English place name meaning "black oak" would
      likely be _Bl{ae}c{ae}c_ or _Bl{ae}cac_. As the submitter
      allowed all changes, we have changed the byname to "{ae}t
      Bl{ae}cac", which is in the correct case (dative) and is the
      smallest change to the submitted form.

      Even if it had the desired meaning, _{ae}t Bl{ae}choc_ is not
      grammatically correct for Old English. As noted above, place
      names following _{ae}t_ take the dative form. In this case, the
      correct form is likely _{ae}t Bl{ae}choc*e*_. If the submitter
      would prefer this form, despite its meaning, he may submit a
      request for reconsideration.

      The submitter requested that _{ae}t_ be dropped from his name if
      possible. Appendix A of SENA allows only for marked locative
      bynames in Old English. No evidence was provided supporting the
      use of unmarked locatives. Thus, the _{ae}t_ must remain.

  Hrafn inn {i'}rski. Name and device. Quarterly arrondi sable and
  vert, a raven volant bendwise argent.

      Nice Old Norse name!

  Neathery of Safita. Device change. Sable, a comet and on a chief
  argent three ravens sable.

      The submitter's old device, "Sable, a comet and on a chief
      argent three crosses bottony gules", is retained as a badge.

  Ogawa Matajirou Ujimori. Name change from Tanaka Ujimori.

      The submitter's previous name, "Tanaka Ujimori", is retained as
      an alternate name.

  {O/}yr{i'}kr Ra{dh}{u'}lfsson. Device. Sable, a chevron vert
  fimbriated between three wolves' heads cabossed Or.

  Thomas Wunderer von Leipzig. Device. Lozengy argent and vert, a
  rhinoceros and a bordure sable.

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**** EALDORMERE acceptances ****

  Ailis de la Marche. Device. Argent, a dragon in annulo vorant of its
  tail purpure maintaining in its feet a cauldron, an orle sable.

  Eileen Darcy. Name and device. Azure, an otter rampant maintaining a
  dagger, an orle argent.

      Nice English name for circa 1600!

  Erick Brewer. Name and device. Per saltire azure and gules, a
  pantheon rampant Or mullety of six points gules.

  Helen of Greyfells. Badge. (Fieldless) A wooden three-legged stool
  proper.

      There are two other instances of a stool registered in the
      Society, but this is the defining instance of "a three legged
      stool". It is found in the arms of Sch{o:}ner, 1605 [Siebmacher
      121].

  J{o/}rgen Lennertson. Device. Azure, a demi-goat erased Or.

  Li{dh}r Lang-Akason. Badge. (Fieldless) A key fesswise reversed per
  pale sable and vert.

  Song Zidie. Blanket permission to conflict with device. Argent, a
  polypus within an orle sable.

      The submitter grants permission to conflict to any armory that
      is not identical to her registered armory.

  Song Zidie. Blanket permission to conflict with alternate name Li
  Li.

      The submitter grants blanket permission to conflict for any name
      that is not identical to her registered name "Li Li".

  Song Zidie. Blanket permission to conflict with alternate name Ozme
  van Helist.

      The submitter grants blanket permission to conflict for any name
      that is not identical to her registered name "Ozme van Helist".

  Song Zidie. Blanket permission to conflict with name.

      The submitter grants blanket permission to conflict for any name
      that is not identical to her registered name "Song Zidie".

  Song Zidie. Change of device to badge. Argent, a polypus within an
  orle sable.

      The submitter's old device, "Argent, a polypus within an orle
      sable", is now a badge.

  Tangwystl Tudur. Name change from Tangwystl de Curci.

      The submitter's prior name, "Tangwystl de Curci" is retained as
      an alternate name.

  Thyri the Spinner. Name and device. Per saltire purpure and vert, a
  pantheon rampant contourny argent mullety of six points purpure.

      No documentation was provided for the byname. During commentary,
      Liber found the German byname _ein spinnerin_ dated to 1514 in
      _Vocabularis gemma gemmarum noviter_
      (https://books.google.com/books?id=JiWrCL4wsRoC), which supports
      the lingua Anglica form _the Spinner_.

      This name combines a Norwegian given name with the lingua
      Anglica form of a German byname. This combination is
      registerable under Appendix C.

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**** EAST acceptances ****

  Angelina Foljambe. Household name House of the White Elephant and
  badge. Azure, an elephant and a bordure argent.

      The submitter requested authenticity for English. The inn-sign
      _Black Elephant_ and the pattern of _White + [animal]_ are found
      in Lillywhite's _London Signs_ dated to the 16th century.
      Therefore, this household name appears to be authentic for 16th
      century England.

  Arabella De Mere. Name.

      The submitter may wish to know that the form "_d_e Mere" is more
      likely than "_D_e Mere". The FamilySearch Historical Records
      database typically capitalizes prepositions and other elements,
      even if they were not capitalized in the primary source.

      This name combines an English given name with a French byname
      from the Netherlands. This is an acceptable lingual mix under
      Appendix C of SENA.

      This name does not conflict with the registered name _Arabella
      de la Mer_. A syllable has been removed and the vowel changed in
      _Mere_ versus _Mer_. Therefore, this name is clear under PN3C1
      of SENA.

  Arsino{e'} Dragonette. Name.

      _Arsino{e'}_ is a French literary name.

  Brandulfr S{ae}finnsson. Name.

      Submitted as "Bran_du_lfr S_ae_finn_s_on", the name was changed
      in kingdom to "Brand_-U_lfr S_{ae}_finn_ss_on" because _Brand-_
      and _Ulfr-_ were documented as given names that could not be
      combined to form another given name. Instead, the name was
      modified to use _Brand-_ as a prepended descriptive byname, so
      the name only had a single given name. In addition, the spelling
      of the patronym was modified from _-son_ to _-sson_ to match the
      documented form.

      In commentary, Siren noted:

           _Brandulfr_ is a header form in Fellows Jensen;
           there's a _Brandulf_ in the Domesday Book
           (http://domesday.pase.ac.uk/Domesday?op=6&filterString=brandulf)
           and _Brandlfsike_ is dated as a place name to the
           13th-14th c. She admits that it is not impossible that
           it's from a Continental Germanic name.

      Therefore we can give the submitter the benefit of the doubt and
      register the submitted given name.

      The submitter requested authenticity for a 10th century Norse
      name. This name does not meet this request because the given
      name is dated to the late 11th century from England and the
      byname is found in Iceland after the 10th century.

  Brick James Beech. Device. Sable, on a chevron couched from dexter
  argent two footprints toes to dexter sable.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of footprints.

  East, Kingdom of the. Badge for the East Kingdom's Southern Army.
  (Fieldless) Five mullets of six points conjoined in cross Or.

      _"East Kingdom's Southern Army"_ is a generic identifier.

  East, Kingdom of the. Badge for the East Kingdom's Southern Army.
  Azure, five mullets of six points in cross Or.

      _"East Kingdom's Southern Army"_ is a generic identifier.

  Elaria Grenway. Name.

      The submitter requested authenticity for "late 14th cen./early
      15th cen. England". The entire name can be documented to England
      in the 1580s, but not in the 14th or 15th century. Therefore,
      this name does not meet the submitter's request.

  Gregor von Medehem. Name.

      Nice late 14th century German name!

  Gr{i'}m{o'}lfr Sk{u'}lason. Badge. (Fieldless) A closed book argent
  sustaining in chief a wolf couchant sable.

  Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l'. Order name Award of the
  Argent Mountain.

  Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l'. Order name Award of the Gold
  Mountain.

  Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l'. Order name Award of the
  Purple Mountain.

  Lorencio Matteo Espinosa. Device. Per pale azure and vert, a covered
  cup Or within an orle of flames proper.

  Merlyn Kuster. Alternate name Eyjolfr dreki.

  Muiredach Ua D{a'}laig. Device. Sable, a fess azure fimbriated
  between two talbots passant respectant and a cross formy argent.

  Ogurr A{dh}albrandsson. Name and device. Per pale vert and sable, a
  drinking horn and a sword in saltire and on a chief argent a pair of
  shackles sable.

      We note that the form _{O,}gurr_, using an _O-ogonek_, is found
      in Geirr Bassi. However, under Appendix D of SENA, we can
      register this name as submitted instead of changing it to the
      attested form.

  Sigrida Arnsdottir. Name and device. Per bend vert and sable, a bend
  embattled counter-embattled between an eagle's head erased and a
  stag's attire in annulo conjoined to itself Or.

  Siobh{a'}n inghean u{i'} Ghadhra. Name and device. Per pale vert and
  purpure, a unicorn argent between three harps Or.

  Urr{a-}ka al-Tha`labiyya. Badge. (Fieldless) A magpie proper perched
  on and maintaining a rapier fesswise reversed Or.

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**** LOCHAC acceptances ****

  Ann Elk. Name.

      Nice late 16th century English name!

  Bertram {o,}lf{u'}ss. Name change from Bertram of Saint Monica and
  device. Sable, a raven and a base urdy argent.

      _Bertram_ is grandfathered to the submitter. It is also a
      Swedish header form in SMP, dated from 1368. This is well within
      500 years of the 9th-10th century Old Norse byname
      _{o,}lf{u'}ss_. Therefore, the submitter need not rely on the
      grandfather clause in order to register this name.

      The submitter's previous name, _Bertram of Saint Monica_, is
      released.

  Christopher Longstaff. Device change. Argent, two wooden staves in
  saltire proper interlaced with a serpent in annulo vorant of its
  tail vert, a bordure azure.

      The submitter's old device, "Or, two wooden staves in saltire
      proper interlaced with a serpent in annulo vorant of its tail
      vert, a bordure azure", is retained as a badge.

  Christopher Longstaff. Badge. (Fieldless) Two wooden staves in
  saltire proper interlaced with a serpent in annulo vorant of its
  tail vert.

  Daniel de la Guerre. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      Nice 15th century French name!

  Dion Marcius Lupus. Name.

  Edgard Kala. Household name House of Greene Water and badge. Argent,
  two bars wavy and on a chief wavy vert three roses Or.

      The submitter has permission to conflict with the registered
      heraldic title _Green Water Pursuivant_. Under NPN3E of SENA,
      household names and heraldic titles with identical substantive
      elements can be registered with permission to conflict.

  Felix de Coventre. Name.

      Nice 13th century English name!

  Gwen verch David. Name and device. Azure, on a fess cotised argent
  three oak leaves vert.

      Nice 13th century Welsh name!

  Jasper Fenton. Name.

      Nice 14th century English name!

  Kamara Skleraina. Name change from holding name Kamara of Stegby.

      Submitted as "Kamara S_c_leraina", this name was pended to allow
      discussion of whether an Armenian given name could be combined
      with a Greek byname. This lingual mix is not found in Appendix C
      of SENA. In commentary, Green Staff noted:

           Armenians and Byzantines were in very close contact,
           and the Greek naming pool had direct influence on the
           Armenian naming pool. For example, in "Cultural
           Interaction in the Middle East as Reflected in the
           Anthroponymy of Armenian 12th-14th Century Colophons",
           J.J.S. Weitenberg mentions the medieval Armenian
           popularity of <T'efano>, a borrowing of Byzantine
           <Theophanu>. Data I've collected on Armenians in
           post-conquest Istanbul shows ethnic Armenians and
           Greeks both using names such as <Marina> and <Anita>.

      Therefore, we will allow this lingual mix to be registered, but
      decline to rule at this time whether it should be added to
      Appendix C.

      _Kamara_ is a Greek form of an Armenian name, so the name
      follows Greek spelling conventions. As such, the submitted name
      uses both _c_ and _k_ to represent the same sound. As we require
      a consistent transliteration scheme to be used throughout an
      entire name, we have changed the name to "Kamara S_k_leraina"
      with the submitter's permission. _Camara Scleraina_ would also
      be registerable.

      The submitter originally requested authenticity for "Sassanian
      Byzantine Era", but dropped this request during commentary. We
      note that it would not have been authentic because of the
      aforementioned lingual mix.

      This name was pended from the May 2016 Letter of Acceptances and
      Returns.

  Kra{e'} Glas, Barony of. Heraldic title Joye sans fin herault.

      Although we typically capitalize designators like "Herald" for
      registration, French examples of heraldic titles in period
      typically did not capitalize the term. Therefore, we can
      register this with the designator _herault_. We note that the
      forms _Joye sans fin Herault_ and _Joye Sans Fin Herault_ are
      also registerable.

  Kra{e'} Glas, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) Two dolphins haurient
  addorsed and conjoined Or finned azure.

  Nayaga Xartsaga. Name.

      The two elements can be understood as two given names, the
      second being an unmarked patronym. This pattern is found in
      G{u:}l{u:}gjab Tangghudai's "Researching Mongol Names in the
      SCA"
      (http://silverhorde.viahistoria.com/main.html?research/ResearchingMongolNames.html).

      The submitter requested authenticity for a 13th century
      Mongolian name. The byname _Xartsaga_ could not be precisely
      dated, so we do not know if this name meets this request.
      However, it is registerable.

  Rose of Northgate. Badge. (Fieldless) A winged bull statant gules.

  Seumas Mac Thorsteyn. Name.

      The submitter requested authenticity for a Scottish name.

      The given name _Seumas_ was documented using Black as a Gaelic
      spelling of _James_. A Scots name from 1529, _Alexander
      McJames_, may identify a Gael named _Alasdair mac S{e'}umais_
      (with the patronym using a genitive, or possessive, form of
      _S{e'}umas_), but this evidence is circumstantial. However,
      _Seumas_ was documented during commentary as an Irish given name
      in the Annals of Loch C{e'}. The combination of an Irish Gaelic
      given name and a Scots byname is an acceptable lingual mix under
      Appendix C of SENA. In addition, the given name is dated to the
      16th century but the byname to the 13th century. Due to the
      lingual mix and the temporal gap, this name does not meet the
      submitter's request for authenticity.

  Stegby, Canton of. Badge for Populace. (Fieldless) On a cross formy
  fitchy Or, three mullets of six points sable.

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**** MERIDIES acceptances ****

  Abigail de Clare. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      Submitted as "Ab_aigael_ de Clare", the submitter requested
      authenticity for a 12th-17th century Irish name. The given name
      was changed in kingdom to "Ab_igail_" with the submitter's
      permission to use a wholly Anglicized Irish form instead of a
      Gaelic-Anglicized Irish combination. This change was not
      mentioned in the Letter of Intent.

      _Abigail_ is found in Ireland in 1639 and in England in 1592.
      The byname _de Clare_ is a 16th or early 17th century Anglicized
      Irish form. Therefore, this name is authentic for late period
      Ireland, meeting the submitter's request.

  Adriana Stothard. Name and device. Argent, six hearts in annulo
  points to center gules and a base rayonny azure.

      _Adriana_ was documented in the Letter of Intent as a Dutch name
      recorded in London. It is also an English given name in the
      FamilySearch Historical Records, dated to 1574. Therefore, this
      name is entirely English.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of charges in
      annulo not in their default palewise orientation.

  Adriana Stothard. Badge. Argent, a fret couped gules within an orle
  wavy azure.

  Alessandra Giovanna Fioravanti. Badge. Per bend Or and gules, a bird
  azure and a thimble argent.

  Barthelemy of Illyria. Name and device. Azure, two pallets argent
  estencelly sable between a stag's head cabossed and a fasces argent.

      _Barthelemy_ is the submitter's legal middle name.

      Please advise the submitter to draw the estencelly with the dots
      more separated to improve the identifiability.

  Barthelemy of Illyria. Badge. Azure, a stag's head cabossed argent
  and a bordure compony sable and argent.

  Carlos Blanco el Barbero. Household name House of Hair Slinger and
  badge. Or, in pale a perruque gules and a sinister hand azure.

      This is the defining instance of the perruque in Society armory.
      It is cited (spelled "peruke") in Guillim's "Display of
      Heraldrie", 2nd ed., 1632, p.231; also in the Dictionary of
      British Arms, vol.2, p.354, in the canting arms of Herman,
      c.1510. Herman's arms can also be seen in a roll of grants
      compiled in 1558, shown in "_The Art of Heraldry_" by Peter
      Gwynn-Jones, p.103.

  Dairenn ingen L{a'}egaire. Name and device. Per pale sable and
  azure, a tower and on a chief embattled argent three reremice sable.

      Submitted as "D_oi_r_ea_nn ing_hean_ L_oegiri_", the name was
      changed in kingdom to "D_ai_r_e_nn ing_en_ L_{a'}e_g_aire_"
      because documentation to support the submitted name in our
      period could not be found.

      Commenters noted that the given name may be a legendary name.
      However, in May 2012 we ruled the following:

           This name mixes a 10th or very early 11th century
           given name with the lingua Anglica byname from the
           modern name of a town which existed by the early 12th
           century (the county of that name wasn't constituted
           until 1569). Thus the name is more or less
           linguistically and temporally compatible. [Dairenn of
           Galway, May 2012, A-Outlands]

      _Dairenn_ is the name of the mother of Gilla P{a'}traic, an 11th
      century king of Ossory. Therefore, we uphold the 2012 precedent
      and can register this name.

  Einarr kn{y'}tir. Name.

  Elinora of Phoenix Glade. Device. Checky gules and argent, on a pile
  throughout sable a tree eradicated argent.

  Frigg Grace. Name and device. Azure, an owl argent between five
  mullets Or.

  Hannah Glover. Name and device. Per pale gules and azure, two
  crosses botonny and a beehive beset by bees Or.

      Nice late 16th century English name!

  Harold von Barth. Name change from Harold Barthe.

      The submitted spelling _Barth_ is found on a 1618 map by Eilhard
      Lubinus
      (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barth,_Germany#/media/File%3ALubinus_Barth.png).

      The Letter of Intent stated that this name was to be a name
      change from the holding name _Harold of Arenal_. However, the
      submitter seemed to have been unaware that he had already
      changed this holding name to _Harold Barthe_ in July 2008.
      Therefore, this is a name change requiring payment, and kingdom
      confirmed that payment was made.

      The submission form indicated that the submitter wished to
      retain the holding name _Harold of Arenal_. Even if the
      submitter had not already changed his name, holding names cannot
      be retained. However, we are retaining _Harold Barthe_ as an
      alternate name to ensure that we do not release it without his
      awareness. If he wishes to release the alternate name at a later
      date, he can inform us to do so.

  Isabella de Boyce. Badge. Vert, two fish naiant in annulo argent
  between six bezants two, two and two.

      There is a step from period practice for using charges in annulo
      not in their default orientation.

  Jessica of the Osprey. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      _Jessica_ is the submitter's legal given name.

      The phrase _the Osprey_ is the registered name of an SCA branch.

  M{a'}el Muire ingen Dubgaill. Name.

      Nice 10th century Irish Gaelic name!

  Obioma of Phoenix Glade. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      _Obioma_ is the submitter's legal given name.

      _Phoenix Glade_ is the registered name of an SCA branch.

  Oda of Austrasia. Name and device. Argent, a horse rampant contourny
  azure.

      _Austrasia_ is a lingua Anglica form of the name of part of the
      Frankish kingdom.

      This name combines a Dutch given name and a French byname. This
      is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

      Nice device!

  Skopti Johansson. Name.

  Zayn al-Munajjima. Name and device. Checky purpure bezanty and
  argent hurty.

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**** MIDDLE acceptances ****

  Aurelius Corvus Corvinus. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      The question was raised in commentary whether the name elements
      and the overall pattern are temporally compatible within 500
      years. As documented in the Letter of Intent and in commentary,
      _Aurelius_ is a common _nomen_ from the 3rd century BCE through
      the 6th century CE, _Corvinus_ is a _cognomen_ from 8 CE, and
      _Corvus_ is a 3rd-4th century BCE _agnomen_ (nickname). The
      pattern used for this name, _nomen + cognomen + cognomen_, is
      found in Ursula George's "Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names"
      (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html), and occurs with
      increasing frequency after the Edict of Caracalla in 212 CE.

      Metron Ariston provided additional information about the name
      elements after the Pelican decision meeting. The name _Pomponius
      Corvus_ is found on an inscribed tile from Samnium that dates to
      between 101 BCE and 100 CE (inscription HD019730 at
      http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/inschrift/HD019730); it
      consists of a nomen and cognomen. The cognomen _Corvus_ can be
      found in two inscriptions from the early Imperial period
      (Kajanto, _The Latin Cognomina_, p. 331). The _cognomen
      Corvinus_ appears in half a dozen inscriptions from the 1st and
      2nd centuries CE, as well as in an inscription in Budapest dated
      to 210 CE (inscription HD071712/ CIL 03, 03390;
      http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/inschrift/HD071712).
      The latter inscription also supports the _nomen + cognomen_
      pattern. Therefore, all the elements and the pattern are found
      within a few hundred years and this can be registered.

  Beatrix Beeman. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      Nice 16th century English name!

  Brynhildr hin {th}orm{o'}{dh}a. Name and device. Quarterly gules and
  Or, a tree blasted and eradicated counterchanged and a bordure
  sable.

  Cynric of Greyhope. Name.

      _Cynric_ was previously ruled a registerable header form from
      PASE. This spelling is also a documentary form in PASE, dated to
      the 7th-11th centuries.

      _Greyhope_ is the registered name of an SCA branch.

  Dafydd y Saer. Name.

      Submitted as "Da_f_y_dd_ _de_ Saer" ("Dafydd of/from
      carpenter"), the name was changed in kingdom with the
      submitter's permission to "Da_ff_y_d_ _y_ Saer" ("Daffyd the
      carpenter"). The byname was correctly changed because
      occupational terms like "carpenter" follow the direct article
      _y_ ("the") instead of the preposition _de_ ("of/from").

      The spelling _Daffyd_ was not documented in the Letter of
      Intent. The spelling _Dafydd_ is found in "Welsh Prose
      1350-1425" (http://www.rhyddiaithganoloesol.caerdydd.ac.uk/en/),
      so we can restore the given name to the submitted form.

  Guda Fuchs. Name.

      The byname _Fuchs_ has previously been ruled registerable:

           This name was originally returned in February of 2010,
           upholding a 2006 precedent that the byname _Fuchs_ is
           offensive. This appeal challenged that precedent,
           arguing that _Fuchs_ is not offensive. Commenters
           unanimously agreed that this precedent should be
           overturned.

           _Fuchs_ is a German byname with the inoffensive
           meaning "fox." Any understanding of it as an offensive
           word depends on mispronunciation or misreading (the
           vowel sound in the name approximates the sound in
           'hook'). The idea that _Fuchs_ is not inherently
           offensive is further supported by the fact that we
           registered _Fuchs_ as a byname as recently as 1993
           without comment, and have registered slightly modified
           forms such as _der Fuchs_ and _Fuchsyn_ more recently.

           Likewise, we have not held other name elements to this
           kind of standard; in August of 2002 we registered
           _Daimhin Bastard_, saying that the fact that some
           people may see it as 'damn bastard' is not a bar to
           registration. The Letter of Intent points out that we
           have registered bynames that bear a similar
           relationship to other obscenities without comment.

           Given all of these considerations, we are overturning
           the existing precedent and ruling that _Fuchs_ is not
           offensive and registering the name as submitted.
           [Basilius Fuchs, An Tir, 12/2010]

      Therefore, we are able to register this name as submitted.

  Hrafn gr{a'}feldr. Name and device. Gyronny vert and Or, a
  fleur-de-lys and a bordure sable.

      Nice 9th or 10th century Icelandic name!

  Hrafn gr{a'}feldr. Alternate name Raven de Lacy and badge. Per fess
  embattled Or and sable, a phoenix sable enflamed gules and a Lacy
  knot Or.

      Nice 13th century English name!

  Johannes Drechseldt. Device. Quarterly gules and Or, a cross
  counterchanged between two mascles Or.

  Katherine Coscombe. Badge. Per bend sable and vair.

      Nice badge!

  Lette de Cherselawe. Name.

  Lettice Spindler. Name and device. Sable, on a pile gules fimbriated
  a drop spindle Or.

      The given name _Lettice_ is dated to 1531. _Spindler_ was
      documented as an undated header form. This spelling is found in
      English parish records in the FamilySearch Historical Records,
      dated to 1570.

  Lorenzo del Genovese. Name.

      Submitted as "Lorenzo del Genov_{e'}_se", the accent in the
      byname is an editorial pronunciation mark. We have removed it to
      register this name.

      We note that the name elements were initially documented as
      undated forms in de Felice's _Nomi_ and _Cognomi_. These sources
      are only useful as sole documentation if they provide dated
      forms, and are otherwise not recommended. Luckily for the
      submitter, the Letter of Intent also provided additional
      documentation of dated forms.

  Pferdestadt, Canton of. Branch name and device. Per saltire azure
  and gules, a horse rampant within a laurel wreath Or.

      Nice device!

  Reinhold Glier. Change of badge to device. Gules, a key and on a
  chief Or an eagle sable.

      The submitter's former badge is now his device.

  Susan of Etherstone. Name.

      Submitted as "Susan_ _of Etherstone", the name was changed to
      "Susa_nna_ of Etherstone" to try to meet the submitter's request
      for an authentic 11th century English name.

      The Letter of Intent stated that _Susan_ is the submitter's
      legal given name. However, no documentation was provided to
      support this assertion. Luckily for the submitter, _Susan_ is a
      13th century form found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "Feminine
      names from Devon, 1238"
      (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/devonfem1238.html), and
      in Karen Larsdatter, "Feminine Given Names Found in the 1296 Lay
      Subsidy Rolls for Rutland"
      (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Rutland/given-fem-alpha.htm).
      Therefore, we can restore the given name to the submitted form
      and the submitter need not rely on the legal name allowance. If
      the submitter prefers the form _Susanna_, she can submit a
      request for reconsideration.

      In addition, the place name was only documented for early 13th
      century England. Therefore, this is an authentic 13th century
      name, but it is not supported for the submitter's desired 11th
      century. Therefore, it does not meet the submitter's request for
      authenticity, but it is registerable.

  Wendell of Dark River. Badge. (Fieldless) A sea-griffon azure.

      Nice badge!

  Wendell of Dark River. Badge. Per pale Or and gules, a bend
  counterchanged, overall a sea-griffon, a bordure azure.

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**** NORTHSHIELD acceptances ****

  Albrecht Waldfurster. Name change from Allyn O'Dubhda.

      The submitter's previous name, _Allyn O'Dubhda_, is retained as
      an alternate name.

  Inaba Sachiko. Device. Sable, a hare courant contourny regardant
  within an octagon voided argent.

  Katerinka Lvovicha. Badge. (Fieldless) A triskelion of armored legs
  argent, each leg conjoined at the shin to an annulet Or.

  Leigh de Saint Antoine. Name and device. Per fess Or and sable, a
  wolf's head erased and five fleurs-de-lys three and two
  counterchanged.

      This name combines an English given name and a French byname.
      This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

  Mira Fastova. Badge. (Fieldless) Two keythongs combattant Or
  maintaining between them a straight trumpet sable.

  Sibillia d'Orange. Name.

      This name combines a German given name and a French byname. This
      is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

  Yoshimitsu Hideyoshi. Device. Sable, a lobster claw inverted Or
  within eight bezants in annulo.

      Please advise the submitter to draw more of the limb so the
      central charge is easier to identify.

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**** OUTLANDS acceptances ****

  Arn Geirsson. Name and device. Per fess embattled purpure and Or, an
  eagle's head erased and two spears in saltire counterchanged.

  Balthazar Knopf. Device. Per fess rayonny azure and gules, two
  ball-peen hammers in saltire and a cuirasse argent.

      Please advise the submitter to draw the per fess line of
      division slightly lower.

  Gwenllian MacDonald. Name.

      The byname _MacDonald_ was documented in an Academy of Saint
      Gabriel report citing Black, but this instance may have been
      normalized. The form _Mcdonald_, using a scribal abbreviation
      for _Mac-_ is found in the FamilySearch Historical Records,
      dated to 1613. Therefore, we can register the submitted form.

  Gwenllian MacDonald and Arn Geirsson. Joint badge. Per pale Or and
  purpure, a Catherine wheel counterchanged.

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**** TRIMARIS acceptances ****

  Catalina Maria d'Enten{c,}a. Name.

      This submission did not include the form in the packet and the
      documentation summary in the Letter of Intent was insufficient.
      The lack of a submission form and adequate documentation are
      grounds for administrative return. Luckily for the submitter,
      the consulting herald provided an image of the submission form
      during commentary and she and other commenters documented the
      name elements. Therefore, we were able to consider and register
      this name.

  Corbin de Huntyngfeld. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      The submitter requested authenticity for a 13th-14th century
      Norman name. The given name and byname are both found in
      England; however, the given name is dated to the 11th century
      and the byname to the 14th century. Therefore, this name does
      not meet the submitter's request for a 13th-14th century Norman
      name.

  Draco the Scholar. Name.

      The given name _Draco_ was documented from a book not found in
      Appendix H of the Admin Handbook, K.M. Sheard's _Llewellyn's
      Complete Book of Names: For Pagans, Witches, Wiccans, Druids,
      Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts_.
      We require copies of documentation from books not found in that
      appendix. Without copies to show that this book is a reliable
      source, it is not acceptable documentation.

      Siren redocumented the given name for 15th century England,
      citing the acceptance of _Draco of Brockore_ in September 2008.
      In addition, _Scholar_ is a lingua Anglica form of the Middle
      English _Scoler_, found in the Middle English Dictionary, s.v.
      scolere in the plural form _Scolers_. Therefore, we are able to
      register this name as submitted.

  Edward Barbour. Device. Vert, a chevron inverted cotised and in
  chief a tower argent.

  Elspet Meikle. Name.

  Enid Hunter. Name and device. Per pall inverted purpure, vert, and
  argent, two pairs of arrows inverted in saltire argent and a rose
  proper.

      Neither _Enid_ nor _Hunter_ was dated in the Letter of Intent.
      Commenters were able to provide this information: _Enid_ is
      dated to 1553 and _Hunter_ to 1580 in the FamilySearch
      Historical Records.

      Please advise the submitter to raise the lower lines of division
      so the field is divided in more equal portions.

  G{o~}cauo Diego Ramiri{c,}. Badge. Per pall argent, purpure, and Or,
  a double-headed eagle azure and in chief a pearled coronet gules.

      The submitter is a court baron and thus entitled to the display
      of a coronet.

  Guillermo Alfonso de Cervantes. Name.

      In commentary, Siren documented all of the elements to the early
      16th century, citing CORDE.

      Nice early 16th century Spanish name!

  Hj{o,}rr hryggr H{a'}konarson. Name.

      Submitted as "Hj{o,}rr-hyrggr H_{a'}_konarson", the name was
      changed in kingdom to "Hj{o,}rr-hryggr H_{`a}_konarson". We have
      removed the hyphen between the given name _Hj{o,}rr_ and the
      descriptive byname _hryggr_. We have also restored the acute
      accent (_{a'}_) in the byname instead of the incorrect grave
      accent (_{`a}_).

  Hrafn heljarskinn Haraldsson. Name change from Gryfyn de Moyon.

      Nice 9th or 10th century Icelandic name!

      The submitter's previous name, _Gryfyn de Moyon_, is retained as
      an alternate name.

  Kale Adriane. Badge. (Fieldless) On a compass star azure a sprig of
  cherries argent.

      Please advise the submitter to remove the internal lines so that
      the compass star does not look like two overlapping mullets of
      four points.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of the compass
      star.

  Katarina Krista. Device. Or, a heart voided azure between in fess
  two roses gules slipped and leaved vert, a chief doubly-enarched
  azure.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of a chief
      doubly-enarched.

  Manuel Seoane de Quintanal. Name (see RETURNS for device).

      _Seoane_ was documented in the Letter of Intent as the
      submitter's mother's legal maiden name. However, as this element
      is not part of the submitter's own name as found on the birth
      certificate in the packet, he cannot rely on the grandfather
      clause.

      Luckily for the submitter, Siren documented _Manuel_ and _de
      Quintanel_ in CORDE, dated to 1537 and 1562, respectively.
      _Seoane_ is found in the Portal de Archivos Espa{n~}oles
      (http://pares.mcu.es/ParesBusquedas/servlets/Control_servlet?accion=3&txt_id_desc_ud=219259&fromagend
      a=N), dated to 1576. Therefore, we are able to register this
      name as submitted.

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**** WEST acceptances ****

  Angelo Sidoti. Device change. Per pale azure and sable, a stag's
  head erased and in chief two attires, stumps to center argent.

      The submitter's old device, "Or, an orca urinant proper and in
      chief two ducks rising addorsed wings displayed vert", is
      retained as a badge.

  Arthur Baynbridge. Name and device. Azure, on a chevron argent three
  crosses patonce palewise sable, in base a goblet argent.

      Nice 16th century English name!

  {A'}str{i'}{dh}r {TH}{o'}rud{o'}ttir. Name and device. Per bend
  sinister argent and Or, a phoenix vert rising from flames gules.

      Submitted as "{A'}str_i_{dh}r _{TH}_{o'}rud{o'}ttir", the byname
      was inadvertently spelled using the letter _wynn_ instead of
      _thorn_ in the Letter of Intent. We have restored the spelling
      of the byname. In addition, we have added an accent to the given
      name in order to use them consistently throughout the entire
      name: "{A'}str_{i'}_{dh}r".

  Bietrix Chat-Blanc. Name and device. Argent, a domestic cat rampant
  contourny sable and a chief vert.

      Nice late 13th century French name!

      The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of
      Lydia Wynne: _Argent, a domestic cat rampant contourny sable, a
      bordure vert_.

  Eleanor atte Walter de Liverpoole. Device. Argent, in bend two
  pawprints, a chief sable.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of pawprints.

  Ellisif Gy{dh}adottir. Name (see RETURNS for device).

  Eveline Potter. Name and device. Gules, a chameleon argent.

  Farleigh de Grey. Device. Per chevron azure and argent, two thistles
  argent and a griffin gules, a bordure counterchanged argent and
  sable.

  Faun Woods. Name and device. Per pale argent and vert, a set of
  panpipes attired counterchanged.

  Faun Woods. Badge. (Fieldless) A set of panpipes vert attired
  argent.

  Hannah Story Teller. Badge. (Fieldless) A hound sejant argent
  maintaining in its mouth an open scroll Or.

  Hannah Story Teller. Badge. (Fieldless) An open scroll per fess
  embattled sable and argent masoned sable.

  James Kristof. Name and device. Per pale azure and argent, a bear's
  head affronty erased counterchanged, a bordure sable mullety of four
  points Or.

      _James_ is the submitter's legal given name. It is also an early
      17th century German given name found in the FamilySearch
      Historical Records, so the submitter need not rely on the legal
      name allowance.

  Jason Esfenn fitz-Rolf. Name and device. Sable, between the tines of
  a massacre a goblet, a base argent.

      _Jason_ is the submitter's legal given name. It is also an
      attested English given name dated to 1570 in the FamilySearch
      Historical Records, so the submitter need not rely on the legal
      name allowance.

      _Esfenn_ is the registered name of an SCA branch. However, under
      SENA a locative byname using a branch name requires the use of
      the preposition _of_. The submitter did not allow this change,
      so we cannot register this name using the branch name allowance.

      Luckily for the submitter, we can construct this locative in
      Middle English. The prototheme _Es-_ ("East") is found in the
      place names _Eston_ (1160x72), _Es(t)cote/Escott_ (1298 and
      1327/1640), and _Es(t)hamstede_ (1284) in Watts, s.nn. Eston,
      Eastcott, and Easthampstead. The deuterotheme meaning "fen" is
      found in various forms. Examples include _G- Yedefen(n)_
      (1160-1265) and _Pendefen/Pennefynne_ (1275/1542) found in
      Watts, s.nn. Edvin Loach and Pinvin, and _Swynefen_ (1252),
      found in Ekwall, s.n. Swinfen. In addition, the byname _atte
      Blakefenne_ (1296-7) is found in the MED. Therefore, we are able
      to register this name as submitted.

      The byname _fitz-Rolf_ is the registered byname of the
      submitter's wife, _Gwyneth fitz-Rolf_, and is grandfathered to
      the submitter.

      The pattern _given name + unmarked locative + patronym_ is not
      found in Appendix A of SENA for English. However, as the second
      byname is grandfathered, this name can be registered.

  Jitka Pavlova. Name and device. Per pale Or and azure, three
  calamaries counterchanged.

      The submitter may wish to know that _Jitka_ is a Czech given
      name. Czech is part of the North Slavic regional naming group
      and Russian is part of the East Slavic regional naming group.
      This combination is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C
      of SENA.

  J{o'}n inn st{o'}rh{o,}ggvi. Name and device. Gules, a double-bitted
  axe and in chief three dice Or spotted sable.

  Juan Alvaro Sanchez Erasmo. Name and device. Sable, a fox rampant
  argent and in chief four lozenges Or.

      The submitter requested authenticity for a 16th century Spanish
      name. This name does not meet this request because it is
      unlikely to find the given name _Erasmo_ used as a family name.
      However, this name is registerable as a double given name and
      double family name.

  Morwenna Wild. Name and device. Azure, a sea-lion and on a chief
  argent three ships azure.

      _Morwenna_ is the name of a Cornish saint venerated in period.

  Rys Kynith. Name.

      Nice 13th century Welsh name!

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                  - Explicit littera accipiendorum -

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***** THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK: *****

**** {AE}THELMEARC returns ****

None.

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**** AN TIR returns ****

  Ulf tr{e'}telgja. Device. Per bend sinister gules and azure, two
  adzes in saltire argent surmounted by a sword proper.

      This device is returned for conflict with the device of Absolon
      of Hereford: _Per pale gules and sable, a sheaf of halberds
      argent_. There is a DC for changing the field but no DC for the
      difference between halberds and adzes. Changing one charge in a
      sheaf does not provide an additional DC.

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**** ARTEMISIA returns ****

  {A'}ine inghean Mhaghnusa. Device. Azure, a three tailed fox sejant
  gardant argent marked Or, in base an equal armed Celtic cross
  argent.

      This device is returned for redraw. Blazoned on the Letter of
      Intent as a _"Celtic cross"_, the charge in base is not actually
      any form of documented cross. The March 2013 Cover Letter has a
      section about the proper depiction of Celtic crosses, which have
      tapered arms and the annulet clearly conjoined to the arms
      (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/03/13-03cl.html#7). This is
      unblazonable as we have here a couped cross overlapping an
      annulet in a barely overall fashion.

  {E'}tienne Dupr{e'}. Badge. Per pale purpure and vert, a flagpole
  bendwise sinister flying three banners argent.

      This badge is returned for violating SENA A2C1 which states that
      "Elements must be drawn in their period forms". Neither the
      submitter nor commenters provided documentation for this form of
      banner with three flags sharing a pole. Without that
      documentation, this charge cannot be registered. Moreover,
      having multiple banners on a single pole hinders their
      identifiability as banners.

  Lawrence Bacon. Device. Per fess embattled sable and gules, a boar
  rampant argent.

      This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Simon de
      Spaldyng, _Azure, a boar rampant argent maintaining and playing
      a two-droned bagpipe sable_. When, in August 2015, we changed
      precedent so that both maintained and sustained charges could
      produce a DC, that was under the condition for these charges to
      be identifiable, and thus to have good contrast with their
      background. Simon's bagpipe is sable on an azure field and thus
      lacks contrast. In consequence, it cannot provide the necessary
      second DC.

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**** ATENVELDT returns ****

  {AE}lfgyfe {AE}thelwulfesdohtor. Name change from holding name
  Michelle of Twin Moons.

      This submission must be returned because there was no name form
      provided.

  Emeludt von Zerssen. Device. Argent, a chevron rompu azure between
  two peacocks respectant proper and a seeblatt azure.

      This device is returned for a redraw, for violating the
      guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly
      drawn chevron; the chevron rompu here is too low. Please see
      that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to
      properly draw a chevron.

  Finnvar{dh}r Sn{ae}biarnarson. Device. Per bend vert and argent, a
  boar's head erased and a quiver with three arrows bendwise
  counterchanged.

      This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of
      Posture and Orientation, which states "The charges within a
      charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations
      or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation". The
      charges here are not in a unified arrangement, as the
      orientations of the head and quiver must be blazoned separately.

  Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako. Name.

      This name must be returned because the element "Eiwa" is not
      appropriate for personal names during the SCA's period. "Eiwa"
      is an "era" name; in other words, it was an element used to name
      time periods, not people. Era names were not incorporated into
      personal names before 1868. Additionally, "Hama_s_aki" is not a
      correct transliteration of the Japanese elements. Keystone
      advised that the correct transliteration is "Hama_z_aki".

      This name would be registerable as _Hamazaki Miyako_, but the
      submitter does not allow any changes. Therefore, it must be
      returned.

      Her device is registered under the holding name "Jennifer of
      Mons Tonitrus".

  James Thorn de Lyon. Household name La Maison du Repaire du Lyon.

      Unfortunately, this household name must be returned, as no
      evidence was provided (and none was found by commenters) that it
      matches a period pattern for naming households or groups of
      people.

  Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Sable Arrows.
  Argent, a sheaf of arrows between flaunches sable, overall a bordure
  denticulada counterchanged.

      This badge is returned due to the bordure denticulada
      surmounting the flaunches. While flaunches may be charged, a
      bordure surmounting flaunches has long been cause for return.

      While the group has two badges registered with a bordure
      surmounting flaunches, those badges have a simple bordure.
      Therefore the grandfather clause cannot be used to register this
      badge as SENA A2B3 states that "_Only the exact, actual elements
      which are registered may be used, not variants or patterns._"

  Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Sable Chevronels of
  Mons Tonitrus. Per fess sable and argent, three chevronels braced
  counterchanged and on a chief embattled argent a pellet.

      This badge is returned for redraw. As depicted, there is
      confusion as to whether this is a per fess field with a chief
      that is higher than the upper section of the divided field or
      more likely a fess embattled that is too high on the field. On
      resubmission, please let the submitter know that the chief
      should be placed above two equally divided per fess sections.

  Natasiia of Nyenskans. Name change from Mariyah al-Madiniyah.

      This name submission was withdrawn by the submitter.

  T{o'}ka Kolbiarnard{o'}ttir. Device change. Per chevron inverted
  argent and gules, a bear dormant sable and a mushroom argent the cap
  spotted gules.

      This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2
      which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable."
      Commenters had trouble identifying the dormant bear. On
      resubmission please advise the submitter to separate the limbs
      from the body and add more internal details so the bear is
      recognizable.

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**** ATLANTIA returns ****

None.

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**** AVACAL returns ****

  Arwyn of Leicester. Augmentation of arms. Purpure crusily Latin, a
  Bourchier knot, a bordure Or, and for augmentation, on a sinister
  canton overall quarterly argent and Or a gryphon's head erased
  gules..

      This augmentation is returned for conflict with a badge of
      Avacal: _Quarterly argent and Or, a gryphon's head erased
      gules._.

      Although a copy of the award scroll was provided, this document
      does not constitute a permission to conflict. Please refer to
      the Administrative Handbook for the information that needs to
      appear in such a permission (which includes explicitly stating
      that this is a permission to conflict, indicating both the
      Society name and the name used outside the Society for all
      individuals mentioned). Please see Section IV.C.3 of the
      Administrative Handbook for discussions of the forms these
      permissions must take and Appendix D for standard letters of
      permission to conflict.)

      The award document also expressed that _Quarterly argent and Or,
      a gryphon's head erased gules_ was a populace badge. This is
      incorrect. Avacal has no registered populace badge. When this
      badge was registered to the then-Crown Principality of Avacal in
      September of 1993, no designation for its use was provided.

      On resubmission please remind the submitter that, although the
      king and queen can suggest the form of the augmentation, the
      recipients decide what they want to submit for registration.

  Mahaut de Bourgogne. Name.

      This name was pended to allow discussion of whether this name
      presumes upon that of _Mahaut d'Artois_ (c.1270-1329), countess
      of Artois and Burgundy. She is less frequently known as _Mahaut
      of Burgundy_ and _Mahaut de Bourgogne_ in English and French
      sources, respectively.

      The historical Mahaut was the mother of two French queens and
      the great-niece of Saint Louis. She also served as regent for
      her son as count of Burgundy and was sole heir of Artois after
      his death. Under PN4D1 of SENA, she is not considered to have
      been a sovereign ruler of a significant state. Therefore, she is
      not important enough to protect on that basis alone. In 2013 we
      ruled:

           This name has two possible presumption or conflict
           issues. First, there are a few historic women named
           _Marie de Blois_ (see
           http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_de_Blois). None of
           them is important enough to protect against
           presumption. The most significant woman is Marie de
           Blois-Ch{a^}tillon, the wife of Louis d'Anjou, who was
           titular king of Naples; it appears she may have served
           as regent for their son. However, being queen or
           acting as regent is not by precedent sufficient to
           require the protection of an individual. Precedent set
           in July 2011 says that the rulers of most period
           kingdoms that did not survive to the present,
           including "the French duchies," are not protected as
           monarchs (though Burgundy was explicitly stated to be
           important enough to protect in the same precedent).
           Additionally, precedent set in August 2011 makes it
           clear that regents are not necessarily important
           enough to protect even if they are regents for
           kingdoms whose rulers are important enough to protect.
           Thus, none of these women are important enough to
           protect even if they were sovereign rulers of duchies
           and counties. Therefore we do not have to investigate
           that issue further. Thus, this submission does not
           presume identity with a protected historical person of
           this name. [Marie de Blois, January 2013, A-East]

      That being said, the historical Mahaut is very well known in
      France due to her use as a literary character in the series of
      historical novels about the Hundred Years' War, _Les Rois
      maudits (The Accursed Kings)_ by Maurice Druon. This series is
      the basis of two well-known television series and served as a
      major inspiration for George R. R. Martin's _A Song of Ice and
      Fire_ novels. Earlier this year we ruled:

           This name presumes upon the historical _Gilles de
           Rais_, also known as _Gilles de Retz_ and _Gilles de
           Rays_. He is best known as a companion of Jeanne d'Arc
           (Joan of Arc) and for being a notorious serial killer
           of children. In addition, he was appointed Marshal of
           France by Charles VII, and was possibly the
           inspiration for the literary character of Bluebeard
           (Encyclopedia Britannica,
           http://www.britannica.com/biography/Gilles-de-Rais).
           The historical Gilles has been the subject of numerous
           books, movies, and video games due to the crimes for
           which he was executed, and is particularly well known
           in Europe. [Giles de Roet, January 2016, R-Lochac]

      Therefore, the historical Mahaut de Bourgogne is similarly
      important enough to protect based on her personal fame alone.

      The 12th century Mahaut de Bourgogne, Countess of Grignon, is
      not important enough to protect.

      This name was pended from the May 2016 Letter of Acceptances and
      Returns.

  Peter von Setzingen. Augmentation of arms. Azure, an owl contourny
  perched upon and sustaining a sword fesswise reversed Or, and for
  augmentation the owl maintaining an escutcheon bendwise sinister
  bearing quarterly argent and Or, a gryphon's head erased gules.

      This augmentation is returned for conflict with a badge of
      Avacal: _Quarterly argent and Or, a gryphon's head erased
      gules._

      Although a copy of the award scroll was provided, this document
      does not constitute a permission to conflict. Please refer to
      the Administrative Handbook for the information that needs to
      appear in such a permission (which includes explicitly stating
      that this is a permission to conflict, indicating both the
      Society name and the name used outside the Society for all
      individuals mentioned). Please see Section IV.C.3 of the
      Administrative Handbook for discussions of the forms these
      permissions must take and Appendix D for standard letters of
      permission to conflict.)

      The award document also expressed that _Quarterly argent and Or,
      a gryphon's head erased gules_ was a populace badge. This is
      incorrect. Avacal has no registered populace badge. When this
      badge was registered to the then-Crown Principality of Avacal in
      September of 1993, no designation for its use was provided.

      On resubmission please remind the submitter that, although the
      king and queen can suggest the form of the augmentation, the
      recipients decide what they want to submit for registration.

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**** CAID returns ****

  Gyldenholt, Barony of. Order name Order of the Citrine.

      No evidence was provided, and none was found in commentary or
      afterwards, demonstrating a period practice of naming orders
      after specific gemstones. As a result, this name must be
      returned.

  Molly of the Crossroads. Device. Per pale argent and azure, a Latin
  cross flory between four harps counterchanged.

      This device is returned for conflict with the device of Aaliz de
      Gant: _Per pale argent and azure, a cross flory between four
      fleurs-de-lys counterchanged_. There is only one DC for changing
      the type of secondary charges.

      A permission to conflict, supposedly from Aaliz, was provided in
      the packet but it was lacking an actual signature or
      confirmation from the Submission or Principal herald that it was
      actually coming from Aaliz.

  Sigbi{o,}rn Sigmundarson. Badge. (Fieldless) A bear's paw erased
  apaumy argent.

      This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of Fearghus
      O'Shannon: _(Fieldless) A tiger's jambe couped argent, marked
      sable_. There is a DC for fieldlessness but no DC for the
      difference between the jambes of furry creatures. The sable
      markings on Fearghus' jambe are not sufficient to provide a DC.

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**** CALONTIR returns ****

  Ayisha bint Asad. Badge. Azure, a horse courant argent, in chief a
  mullet of eight points Or.

      This badge is returned administratively. There was no mention on
      the Letter of Intent that this armory had been redrawn after
      kingdom commentary, nor whether the submitter had approved the
      redraw.

  Cerric {ae}t Bl{ae}cac. Device. Azure, on a plate an oak tree
  eradicated vert trunked sable.

      This device is returned for conflict with the device of Joorkin
      Volz: "Azure, a labyrinth argent". A labyrinth is treated as a
      diapered roundel. Thus we get a DC for adding the tertiary tree,
      but nothing for type of primary charge.

      The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of
      Catrin of Llanbadern: _Azure, on a plate a rowan tree proper all
      within a bordure engrailed argent_.

  {I'}varr smetta. Name and device. Gyronny of six arrondi vert and
  Or, a Hungerford knot its ends terminating in serpents' heads
  addorsed gules and a bordure gules bezanty.

      This name was withdrawn by the submitter.

      This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2
      which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." As
      depicted, the snake heads disappear due to the low contrast with
      the vert section of the field they're against. On redraw, please
      make sure that the arrondi shape of the gyronny line is clearly
      visible as some commenters had trouble seeing it.

      Had this device not been returned for redraw, it would have been
      returned administratively as the name had been withdrawn and an
      armory submission needs a name to which it can be linked.

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**** EALDORMERE returns ****

  Erick Brewer. Badge. (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief Or
  mullety gules.

      This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which
      states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters
      had trouble identifying the charge, confusing it with a wing or
      a feather.

      In commentary Batonvert provided a period depiction of a fox's
      tail used as a charge from the badge of Henry IV. as seen on p.
      127 of _Heraldry_ by Bedingfeld & Gwynn-Jones.

  Meredyth of York. Name and device. Per pale argent and vert, three
  thistles proper and a rose argent.

      This name and device have been withdrawn by the submitter.

  Thyri the Spinner. Badge. (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to
  chief argent mullety purpure.

      This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which
      states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters
      had trouble identifying the charge, confusing it with a wing or
      a feather.

      In commentary Batonvert provided a period depiction of a fox's
      tail used as a charge from the badge of Henry IV. as seen on p.
      127 of _Heraldry_ by Bedingfeld & Gwynn-Jones.

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**** EAST returns ****

  Esa Gray. Name.

      This name was pended to allow discussion of whether it presumes
      upon the name of 19th century botanist _Asa Gray_. Asa Gray is
      the original author and current namesake of _Gray's Manual_, the
      standard reference on North American plants, and is considered
      to be the most important American botanist of his time. In
      addition, he collaborated with Charles Darwin, arranged for the
      publishing of _On the Origin of Species_ in the United States,
      and wrote defenses of the highly controversial theory of
      evolution. Although his name is largely known only to
      specialists, his work "significantly shaped the course of
      science" in the areas of botany and genetics. Thus, Asa Gray is
      important enough to protect under PN4D1 of SENA.

      The submitted name _Esa Gray_ can be identical in sound to the
      protected _Asa Gray_, so we are returning this name for
      presumption.

      Upon resubmission, we suggest the addition of a Scots or English
      locative byname to avoid the appearance of presumption: _Esa
      Gray of X_.

      This name was pended from the May 2016 Letter of Acceptances and
      Returns.

  Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya. Badge. (Fieldless) Two winged
  monkeys combattant each maintaining two daggers the center daggers
  crossed in saltire Or.

      This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which
      states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters
      had trouble identifying the winged monkeys, probably because the
      daggers make the outline more confusing than the one used in her
      device.

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**** LOCHAC returns ****

  Daniel de la Guerre. Device. Per saltire azure and gules, a
  quatrefoil Or.

      This device is returned for the depiction of the primary charge.
      Blazoned on the Letter of intent as a _quatrefoil_, the primary
      charge is a shape with four lobes that lack the narrowing
      towards the center that the leaves of a quatrefoil have.

      Had it been drawn as a proper quatrefoil, it would have had to
      be returned for conflict with the device of Celestine de
      Chatham: _Per chevron sable and vert, a quatrefoil Or_ with only
      one DC for changing the field.

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**** MERIDIES returns ****

  Abigail de Clare. Device. Gules, on a pellet fimbriated between
  three dragonflies a Celtic cross argent "overlapping" a roundel
  gules fimbriated argent.

      This device is returned for not being reliably blazonable, which
      is a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be
      describable in heraldic terms. Blazoned on the Letter of Intent
      as "_a Celtic cross argent annulet voided gules_", the annulet
      portion of the cross is not voided. Rather, the openings between
      the annulet and the cross's limbs, which should show the black
      of the pellet, are filled in with red, like cloisson{e'}. This
      is not accurately blazonable: the blazon above does not suffice.

  Glaedenfeld, Barony of. Order name Order of Ganymede's Cup.

      This order name has been withdrawn by the barony.

  Isabella de Boyce. Badge. Azure, a mustard flower argent between
  four ermine spots, a bordure embattled Or.

      This badge is returned for redraw. Because of the small number
      of embattlements and odd cutout of the corner, the bordure is
      not identifiable.

      Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as "_quatrefoil_", the blazon
      is not a correct description of the flower used. In order to
      allow reproducibility, we have reblazoned it as a "_mustard
      flower_". Additionally, the low number of ermine spots did not
      allow us to blazon this as an ermine field and we have
      reblazoned the number and position of the ermine spots
      accordingly.

  Jessica of the Osprey. Device. Per chevron sable and azure, three
  compass stars in chevron and an oak tree issuant from base argent.

      This device is returned for a redraw, for violating the
      guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly
      drawn per chevron field division; the field division here is too
      low. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and
      details of how to properly draw per chevron lines of division.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of compass
      stars.

  Obioma of Phoenix Glade. Device. Purpure, a natural sea-tortoise
  argent between three cornucopiae Or.

      This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2
      which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable."
      Commenters had trouble identifying the small secondary charges,
      often confusing them with seashells.

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**** MIDDLE returns ****

  Aurelius Corvus Corvinus. Device. Sable, a three headed dog passant
  and an orle Or.

      This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Samal
      Kaan Uxmalil: _Sable, a she-wolf statant regardant within a
      bordure Or_. There is only one DC for the change in type of
      secondary from bordure to orle. However, there is none for the
      change of posture between passant and statant and none for
      number of the heads.

  Beatrix Beeman. Device. Azure, three bees proper and on a chief
  triangular argent a cross formy vert.

      This device is returned for redraw. The device does not show a
      chief triangular. The charge extends too far down the shield; a
      chief triangular should not extend to the fess line and normally
      should extend only a third of the way down the shield.

  Rickard of Rivenvale. Badge. Per pale azure and vert, an estoile and
  an orle Or.

      This badge is returned administratively. The form was still not
      uploaded at the closing of commentary. The Administrative
      Handbook states "_Preparation of Submission Packet Scans - In
      addition to the physical packet, computer scans of the entire
      packet with all documentation must be transmitted to Laurel.
      Submission packets scans must be received by the Laurel Office
      no later than the end of the month after the date of
      finalization of the Letter of Intent; for example, the packet
      for a January letter must be received by the end of February._"

  Trevor Synklar. Name.

      This name was pended to allow discussion of whether this name
      should be returned because it could be identical in sound to the
      submitter's use name. The Admin Handbook states:

           The Admin Handbook states:

           No name will be registered to a submitter if it is
           identical to a name used by the submitter for purposes
           of identification outside of a Society context. This
           includes legal names, common use names, trademarks,
           and other items registered with mundane authorities
           that serve to identify an individual or group. This
           restriction applies to Society branches as well as
           individuals. Thus, a branch cannot use the name of a
           significant location (a town or county, for example)
           within its borders. This restriction is intended to
           help preserve a distinction between a submitter's
           identity within the Society and the submitter's
           identity outside of the Society.

           A small change in the name is sufficient for
           registration, such as the addition of a syllable or a
           spelling change that changes the pronunciation.
           However, a change to spelling without a change in
           pronunciation is not sufficient. For example, _Alan
           Miller_ could not register the name _Alan Miller_ or
           _Allan Miller_ but he could register the name _Alan
           the Miller_. Further, submitters may register either a
           name or armory which is a close variant of a name or
           insignia they use outside the Society, but not both.

      Commenters agreed that the submitted byname is identical in
      sound to the submitter's use name in certain English dialects.
      Therefore, we are forced to return this name.

      Upon resubmission, we suggest the addition of an element such as
      an English locative byname: _Trevor Synklar of X_.

      This name was pended from the May 2016 Letter of Acceptances and
      Returns.

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**** NORTHSHIELD returns ****

  Avonwood, Shire of. Branch name and device. Per fess wavy Or and
  azure, an oak tree and a laurel wreath counterchanged.

      This branch name and device are returned for lack of a valid
      petition. Although it had the required number of signatures, it
      lacked a date on the petition form. The administrative handbook
      is very clear that "Petitions, statements of support, and poll
      reports must be hand-signed and include dates, as they must
      demonstrate current support for the submission."

      On resubmission, please advise the submitter to not draw the
      ground under the tree.

  Gianetta Volpe da Verona. Device. Argent chauss{e'} vert, a fox
  sejant affronty proper.

      This device is returned for conflict with the device of Patrick
      Logan of Stormvail: _Pily bendy argent and sable, a fox sejant
      affronty gules_. There is no difference between a fox gules and
      a fox proper, as a fox proper is mostly gules and so there is
      only one DC for changing the field.

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**** OUTLANDS returns ****

  Hawk Rill Hunnybun. Device. Per bend sinister argent and sable, a
  hawk displayed and a sword bendwise sinister counterchanged, on a
  chief azure a sword reversed argent.

      This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of
      Posture and Orientation, which states "The charges within a
      charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations
      or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation" The charges
      here are not in a unified arrangement, as the orientation of the
      hawk and primary sword have to be described independently.

      There is a step from period practice for use of a bird other
      than an eagle in the displayed posture.

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**** TRIMARIS returns ****

  Corbin de Huntyngfeld. Device. Per pale vert and azure, on a lozenge
  argent a stag's head cabossed proper attired and maintaining in its
  mouth a coney courant sable.

      This device is returned administratively for using an altered
      form. The shape of the shield is significantly different from
      the shape defined on the Laurel-approved form.

  Isabel Margarita de Sotomayor y P{e'}rez de Gerena. Household name
  Tercio de Sotomayor and badge. Argent, a saltire raguly couped gules
  between two towers triple-towered and two domestic cats passant
  respectant sable.

      This household name and badge are returned administratively. The
      forms were still not uploaded at the closing of commentary. The
      Administrative Handbook states _"Preparation of Submission
      Packet Scans - In addition to the physical packet, computer
      scans of the entire packet with all documentation must be
      transmitted to Laurel. Submission packets scans must be received
      by the Laurel Office no later than the end of the month after
      the date of finalization of the Letter of Intent; for example,
      the packet for a January letter must be received by the end of
      February."_

  Lionsbridge, Canton of. Branch name and device. Argent, on a fess
  enarched between two lions couchant counter-couchant azure a laurel
  wreath Or.

      This branch name and device are returned for lack of valid
      petitions. Although the petition forms had the required number
      of signatures and the device petition contained a description of
      the armory to be registered, the forms lacked dates. This
      problem was mentioned in the Canton's previous device return.
      The administrative handbook is very clear that _"Petitions,
      statements of support, and poll reports must be hand-signed and
      include dates, as they must demonstrate current support for the
      submission."_ Thus we must return this branch name and device.

      On resubmission, please ensure that the device is on an approved
      unmodified form.

  Manuel Seoane de Quintanal. Device. Per bend sinister azure and
  sable, a decrescent Or and a wolf rampant argent.

      This device is returned administratively for using an altered
      form. The shape of the shield is significantly different from
      the shape defined on the Laurel-approved form.

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**** WEST returns ****

  Ellisif Gy{dh}adottir. Device. Per chevron gules and azure, a
  simurgh rising to sinister wings displayed argent.

      This device is returned for a redraw, for violating the
      guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly
      drawn per chevron field division; the field division here is too
      low. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and
      details of how to properly draw per chevron lines of division.

      There is a step from period practice for the use of a simurgh.

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                 - Explicit littera renuntiationum -

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***** THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PENDED UNTIL THE April 2017 LAUREL
MEETING (OR AS NOTED): *****

**** AVACAL pends ****

  Avacal, Kingdom of. Order name Award of Griffins Songe.

      This order name was submitted on the theory that it followed a
      pattern of naming orders using saint's name + "other." However,
      in all of the documented examples found in Juliana de Luna's
      _Medieval Secular Order Names_
      (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html#AllSaintOther),
      the "other" that follows the saint's name is either a recognized
      object of veneration or a heraldic charge. In this instance, no
      evidence was provided that a "song" was an object of veneration
      or a heraldic charge.

      Neither the Letter of Intent nor commentary discussed whether
      this name follows a pattern grandfathered to the Barony based on
      the June 2016 registration of _Award of Griffins Agate_. We are
      pending this item for further commentary on this specific issue.

      This was item 3 on the Avacal letter of July 31, 2016.

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                             - Explicit -

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                         For the October 2016 meetings, printed January 2, 2017

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from
Andrewe Laurel, Lillia Pelican (outgoing), Alys Pelican (incoming), and
Brunissende Wreath, greetings.

Items listed below in square brackets have not been scheduled yet. For
information about future scheduling, please review the status table located on
the Web at http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=137.

The October Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday,
October 16, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, October 23, 2016. These
meetings considered the following letters of intent: West (15 Jul, 2016),
Laurel LoPaD (18 Jul, 2016), {AE}thelmearc (19 Jul, 2016), Atenveldt (20 Jul,
2016), Artemisia (27 Jul, 2016), Atlantia (27 Jul, 2016), Northshield (27 Jul,
2016), Outlands (27 Jul, 2016), Calontir (30 Jul, 2016), Ealdormere (30 Jul,
2016), East (30 Jul, 2016), An Tir (31 Jul, 2016), Avacal (31 Jul, 2016), Caid
(31 Jul, 2016), Lochac (31 Jul, 2016), Meridies (31 Jul, 2016), Middle (31 Jul,
2016), and Trimaris (31 Jul, 2016). * All commentary, responses, and rebuttals
should have been entered into OSCAR by Friday, September 30, 2016.*

The November Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday,
November 13, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, November 20, 2016.
These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Atenveldt (16 Aug,
2016), Artemisia (28 Aug, 2016), Ealdormere (28 Aug, 2016), Lochac (28 Aug,
2016), Caid (30 Aug, 2016), Northshield (30 Aug, 2016), An Tir (31 Aug, 2016),
Ansteorra (31 Aug, 2016), Atlantia (31 Aug, 2016), Avacal (31 Aug, 2016),
Calontir (31 Aug, 2016), East (31 Aug, 2016), Meridies (31 Aug, 2016), Middle
(31 Aug, 2016), and Outlands (31 Aug, 2016). * All commentary, responses, and
rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Monday, October 31, 2016.*

The December Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday,
December 11, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, December 18, 2016.
These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Lochac (05 Sep,
2016), Laurel LoPaD (07 Sep, 2016), Drachenwald (10 Sep, 2016), Gleann Abhann
(12 Sep, 2016), Drachenwald (15 Sep, 2016), West (19 Sep, 2016), Atenveldt (20
Sep, 2016), {AE}thelmearc (21 Sep, 2016), Caid (25 Sep, 2016), Laurel LoPaD (25
Sep, 2016), Ealdormere (26 Sep, 2016), Artemisia (27 Sep, 2016), An Tir (30
Sep, 2016), Atlantia (30 Sep, 2016), Avacal (30 Sep, 2016), Calontir (30 Sep,
2016), Drachenwald (30 Sep, 2016), East (30 Sep, 2016), Lochac (30 Sep, 2016),
Meridies (30 Sep, 2016), Middle (30 Sep, 2016), Middle (30 Sep, 2016),
Northshield (30 Sep, 2016), Outlands (30 Sep, 2016), and Trimaris (30 Sep,
2016). * All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into
OSCAR by Wednesday, November 30, 2016.*

The January Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on
Sunday, January 15, 2017 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, January 22,
2017. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: Gleann
Abhann (04 Oct, 2016), Ansteorra (13 Oct, 2016), Ansteorra (14 Oct, 2016),
Palimpsest Rules Letter (16 Oct, 2016), Ansteorra (19 Oct, 2016), Atenveldt (25
Oct, 2016), Artemisia (26 Oct, 2016), Ealdormere (26 Oct, 2016), Laurel LoPaD
(28 Oct, 2016), Lochac (28 Oct, 2016), Outlands (28 Oct, 2016), Middle (29 Oct,
2016), An Tir (31 Oct, 2016), Atlantia (31 Oct, 2016), Avacal (31 Oct, 2016),
Caid (31 Oct, 2016), Calontir (31 Oct, 2016), Drachenwald (31 Oct, 2016), East
(31 Oct, 2016), Meridies (31 Oct, 2016), and Northshield (31 Oct, 2016). * All
commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by
Saturday, December 31, 2016.*

_Not all letters of intent may be considered when they are originally scheduled
on this cover letter. The date of posting of the LoI, date of receipt of the
Laurel packet, or other factors may delay consideration of certain letters of
intent. Additionally, some letters of intent received may not have been
scheduled because the administrative requirements (receipt of the forms packet,
receipt of the necessary fees, et cetera) have not yet been met._

REMINDER: Until all administrative requirements are met, the letter may not be
scheduled.

**** From Pellycan: Farewell, and thanks for all of the fun! ****

This is my last month as Pelican, and I would like to thank all of the
commenters, submissions heralds, decision meeting attendees, and proofreaders
who made sure that I looked good. Without your hard work, I could not have done
my job. I appreciate every email, comment, and documentation summary that you
provided. My thanks also to the heralds of Northshield, Caid, {AE}thelmearc,
Ealdormere, and Artemisia who welcomed me at KWHSS and other heraldic events.

In particular, I would like to thank my predecessor, Juliana de Luna, as well
as the other Sovereigns and Laurel staff members: Andrewe Laurel, Brunissende
Wreath, Gabriel Kjotvason, Emma de Fetherstan, Ursula Georges, Reis ap Tudor,
Marie de Blois, Herveus d'Ormonde, Istvan Tanzos, Wu Yun, Shauna of Carrick
Point, and everyone who did packet checks for us. I'd also like to thank Alys
Mackyntoich, without whom I could not step down. I learned many things in my
tenure, and am happy to call all of you friends.

**** From Laurel: Farewell Lillia ****

The College of Arms has a rank of Herald Extraordinary that has a long and
honored history. The rank was formally created and defined in the July 1981
cover letter by Wilhelm Laurel. The intent of the rank is to recognize and
reward "... those heralds who have greatly served the College of Heralds and/or
the College of Arms and have achieved the highest level of competence in
heraldry."

In light of her considerable contribution to the College of Arms through her
efforts as Pelican Queen of Arms, I confer upon Lillia de Vaux the rank and
style of Herald Extraordinary. I charge her to register a title of her choosing
with the College of Arms.

I am very grateful for Lillia's service, and I wish her the best in her future
endeavors both within the College of Arms, and without.

**** From Laurel: KWHSS 2018 Bids Requested ****

For those considering bidding on the 2018 Known World Heraldic and Scribal
Symposium, the deadline to have your bid entered into OSCAR is April 1, 2017.
This will give the College of Arms time for consideration so that we can
announce the bid's award at the 2017 KWHSS in the Barony of Thor's Mountain,
Meridies, on June 23-25 at the Road Show.

Please remember that bids posted to OSCAR are publicly readable. Because of
this, any personal information, such as legal names, addresses, phone numbers,
and email, should not be included in these bids without signed written
permission. Such information as is necessary for the entire College of Arms to
see should be posted as a comment after the bid is finalized; such information
as is necessary for the Sovereigns only to see should be included as a
Sovereign Note.

Please send a copy of the full unredacted bid to Laurel at
laurel at heraldry.sca.org.

As a reminder, there is a KWHSS domain and web hosting space available on the
SCA's servers. Please do not register a new domain.

Please see http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/ or contact Laurel if you have any
questions.

**** From Wreath: Where the Wild Foils Grow ****

Often enough we see submission with flowers of _X_ petals blazoned as
_X_-foils. It is not clear where this originated from, but foils are heraldic
depictions of clovers and their leaves have a fairly defined shape (with some
minor variations). Using the blazon of an _X_-foil to describe the emblazon of
a flower with _X_ petals, where the petals are typically round and attached to
the center at a single point or in such other manner that there's obvious
"seeding", does not necessarily ensure the reproducibility of the submitted
charge from that blazon. SENA A.1.B states that _We register the emblazon,
rather than the blazon. Any discrepancies between the image and the description
will be resolved by changing the description to match the image._ To allow for
reproducibility of what the submitter has submitted, we have been and will
continue reblazoning _X_-foils that do not look like actual _X_-foils as the
closest known period flower of _X_ petals, or returning for redraw if no
accurate blazon can be found.

**** Society Pages ****

Countess Brigit Olesdottir of Loch Ree passed from this world on October 31st,
2016. Brigit was a long-serving herald, serving as Diamond Principal Herald of
Gleann Abhann, among other postings.

Baroness Katherine Constancia da Feltre, Cross Flury Herald, passed on November
7th, 2016. She was a mentor to many in the Ansteorran CoH, known as Auntie
Kathri, holding many offices there.

Honorable Lady Maryn Grey passed on November 12th, 2016. She had not been
active in recent years, but had previously served as Lion's Blood Herald of An
Tir, working on heraldic submissions.

On December 3, 2016, Master Malcolm Bowman, new Brigantia Herald of the East,
named Master Ryan Mac Whyte, retiring Brigantia, a Herald Extraordinary.

Please send information about happenings to major heralds and major happenings
to all heralds to Laurel, so that it can be published here.

**** Send What to Whom ****

Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera are to be posted to
the OSCAR online system. No paper copies need be sent. All submission forms
plus documentation, including petitions, must be posted to the OSCAR online
system. While black-and-white emblazons must be included in the Letter of
Intent, only colored armory forms need to be posted in the forms area.

Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms"
are to be sent to Stephanie Ray-Solum, Blue Bug Bookkeeping, 2144 Westlake Ave.
North Suite F Seattle, WA 98109.

Send roster changes and corrections to Laurel. College of Arms members may also
request a copy of the current roster from Laurel.

For a paper copy of a LoAR, please contact Laurel, at the address above. The
cost for one LoAR is $3. Please make all checks or money orders payable to "SCA
Inc.-College of Arms". The electronic copy of the LoAR is available free of
charge. To subscribe to the mailings of the electronic copy, please see the
bottom of http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/lists.html#lists for more
instructions.

For all administrative matters, please contact Laurel.

Pray know that I remain,

In service,

Andrewe Bawldwyn
Laurel Principal King of Arms

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****** Errata ******

***** January 2014 *****

**** Ealdormere ****

  Magnus Strikewind. Name change from holding name Magnus of
  Harrowgate Heath.

      Magnus' armory was registered under a holding name when the name
      was pended in August 2013. The January 2014 LoAR failed to note
      this fact.

***** September 2015 *****

**** Atlantia ****

  Lochmere, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Silver Tortoise.
  (Fieldless) A natural sea-tortoise bendwise argent.

      When their badge was registered, its association with _Order of
      the Silver Tortoise_, registered in July 2015, was
      unintentionally omitted from the LoAR.

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