Teceangl Bach
May 17, 2002
Send thy comments here:
Brenda Klein
5235 SE Lambert St #A-5
Portland, OR 97206-9068

Commentary on this Letter will be due July 5th, 2002.
(Send comments to Lions Blood Herald, information at top of this letter)

The June Lions Blood Meeting will be Sunday, June 2nd, 1pm, at June Faire.  NOTE JUNE FAIRE IS AT A NEW SITE THIS YEAR!!!!
Event website: http://www.dragonslaire.org/junefaire.htm

DIRECTIONS:  Historic Port Gamble, Washington
FROM I-5 in Washington: Take I-5 to Hwy. 16 (Exit # 132). Take Hwy 16 which turns into Hwy. 3 North at Gorst.  Stay on Hwy. 3 North all the
way towards Hood Canal Bridge.  At the Bridge HWY 3 turns into 104 (do not cross bridge).  Follow HWY 104 to site, the city of Port Gamble.
FROM the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry:  Take hwy 104 out of town and follow to intersection with the Texaco.  Turn right and continue on 104 to site, the city of Port Gamble.
The Consortio de Draconis will be sponsoring the meeting.  They will be camped in the archery encampment.  Arontius will be playing host and the Cats paw Inn will be providing a sack lunch at no fee, bring your own drinks.  Golden Dragon will get with the Autocrat and set up the gate arrangements for those that are coming only for the meeting.  Dragon's Laire and Golden Dragon are looking forward to hosting us.

The July Lions Blood Meeting will be on Sunday, July 7th.  Exact details will be announced as they solidify.


Lord Áedán mac Suibne, my valuable Internal Letter deputy, is preparing to run equestrian activities at May Crown at this time, so I am writing this Letter.  Any and all mistakes or other bobbles are my fault entirely.
Yes, Lord Áedán.  He received his Award of Arms at Spring Crown Council.  Huzzah!

Lord Áedán and Lions Blood are seeking a successor for the Internal Letter writing job.  Interested parties should have some book heraldry experience and be able to summarize documentation in a manner usable to commenting heralds.  The ability to blazon would also be helpful.  Interested parties should contact Lord Áedán and Teceangl Lions Blood to find out more details about the job.  It's a great way to contribute to the An Tir College of Heralds.

Blazons given directly under the submitters' names are exactly as submitted.  In case of blazons which are totally non-understandable, further blazon information will be in the final paragraph of the text.  The reason that Lions Blood does not reblazon items is because a consensus among consulting heralds will reflect a far more accurate blazon than anything any one herald can come up with (even me!).  So take the opportunity to practice your blazon skills.

A "weirdness" in SCA heraldry is anything which is a solid step or more from period style.  In period, languages were not mixed in the same name, therefore the SCA considers mixing English and Old Norse to be a weirdness.  New World flora was not seen in period heraldry, therefore in some cases the use of same is considered a weirdness (in others it is simply unregisterable).  However, weirdness is an SCA heraldic technical term, and one not suitable for use directly to clients and potential submitters.  Lions Blood will attempt to eradicate the use of the word weirdness in all dealings with submitters, using the much preferable non-period style instead.  This is more indicative of the actual intent of the SCA use of weirdness, yet should be less upsetting to the submitter (who shouldn't ever think that their submission is "too weird").  Therefore, Lions Blood is also encouraging local and consulting heralds to be careful with the word weirdness and favor explaining that something is "far from period style" instead.  We're out to guide clients into better heraldry and name style, not to tell them they're weird.  (And who is a herald to consider others "weird?)

The definition of holding name may be found in the Administrative Handbook, section II.A.3

3. Holding Name - A purely administrative label substituted by the Laurel Office to register an individual's armory when the submitted name cannot be registered. Holding names may not be submitted nor may they be created except by the Laurel Office.

This is why suggestions for holding names are ignored at kingdom.  We just cannot create them here.

It's happened to most of us at least once.  Serving at a feast, someone shoves a submission form under your nose and asks for an opinion, you nod or say something inane and ask them to catch you later.  The next thing you know, your name is on a submission in Lions Blood's files as consulting herald and you have no idea what's on the forms.  (My story - someone shouted at me through the biffy door at Coronation, I said, "Just a moment and we can talk about it," they were gone when I came out, next thing I knew my name was on the form along with the bare statement, "Teceangl said it was okay".)  More often than not, the submission has real problems.  
What to do?  If you're made aware that your name is on the form and you never even saw the form, go ahead and mention it in your commentary, or tell Black Lion, Black Stag or Queue Forchee you're not responsible for it, honest.  If Lions Blood notices a name recurring on several problematic submissions, she'll contact the herald in question and see if he or she needs a hand or better resources or something.  But if you've let her know it's not really your fault, you'll preclude the "can I help?" query.
This month both Baron David and Countess Elisabeth are named consulting heralds on forms Lions Blood is utterly positive they've never seen.  This is mentioned in the submissions text (though not which herald got named on which submission), mostly to affirm that this is an incident which happens to the very best of us.  No harm, not your fault, absolutely no blame.

The March LoAR did not arrive before this Letter was published.

Electrum Herald's Twenty Questions to ask when consulting on armory:
  1. What is the submitter's favorite metal?
  2. What is the submitter's favorite color?
  3. What is the submitter's third favorite tincture?
  4. How does the submitter feel about furs?  Yes or no?
  5. What is the submitter's favorite divided field?
  6. What is the submitter's favorite complex line?
  7. What is the submitter's second favorite complex line?
  8. Does he have a preferred ordinary (e.g. fess, bend, pall, pale)?
  9. What is the submitter's favorite peripheral ordinary (e.g. chief, bordure, flaunches, orle, base)?
  10. What is the submitter's second favorite peripheral ordinary?
  11. What is the submitter's favorite sub-ordinary (geometric heraldic charges that are not ordinaries: e.g. mullets, roundels, lozenges etc)?
  12. What is the submitter's favorite beast/monster/animal?
  13. What is the submitter's favorite animal (beast/monster) posture?
  14. What is the submitter's favorite bird posture?
  15. Does the submitter have a favorite type of plant?
  16. If so, does he prefer whole plant or single leaf?
  17. What is the submitter's favorite manufactured period object (from dice to ships and anything in between)?
  18. What is the name he intends to submit (for possible purposes of canting armory)?
  19. What is the submitter's favorite number?
  20. Finally, and most important: Can he himself draw well?


The following people were present at the March Lions Blood meeting or sent commentary:  Ciaran Cluana Ferta HaL, Laurence Mountains Pursuivant, Sebastian Sterne, Francesca Dragon's Mist Pursuivant, Eglentyne Merryweather Æstel Herald, Marya Stepanova Kargashina & Aaron, Meadhbha inghean Bhrain an Muilleóir, Ercc McFitheal, Elisabeth de Rossignol HaL, David of Moffat Electrum Herald, Ciar inghean ui Fhothaidh, Iago Seagirt Pursuivant, Christopher Red Tree Pursuivant, Li Ban Northern Principality Herald, Tadgg h-úa Faelan of Clan MacNessa, Meradudd Redewolf Pursuivant, Emma Bealidh Pursuivant, John Kane of Kent, Einarr Leifsson, Pendar Rampart Herald, Eirik Arbalest Herald, and Teceangl Lions Blood Herald.

The following names and armory have been sent to Laurel (April LoI)--

Ærne Clover

Or, a four-leaved clover saltirewise vert.
Conflict was called versus a quatrefoil, but further research turned up a Laurel precedent declaring that quatrefoils and roses were not considered the same charge in period. 

Aquaterra, Barony of, for the Order of the Silver Dolphin

Order Name and Badge
Azure, a dolphin and a bordure nebuly argent.
Submitted as Order of the Silver Dolphin of Aquaterra , they allowed the dropping of the barony's name if there were no conflicts without out.  As the An Tir College of Heralds found no conflicts for Order of the Silver Dolphin, we dropped that element at kingdom.
Conflicts were called against Caid's Order of the Dolphin.  Urinant is a fish posture where the fish is diving, head downward.  Therefore one CD exists for the fish's posture and another for the addition of the bordure.

Arianne Farnsworth of Falconmoors

Sable, an increscent between three mullets one and two Or.
Note that the change from a decrescent to an increscent is one of orientation and not posture.  (Dragon's Mist Pursuivant says, "Moons don't posture.")

Beatrice Domenici della Campana

Vert, a chalice and in chief three lemons fracted chevronwise one and two distilling goutes, a bordure Or.

Duncan Darroch

That there have been seven Barons of Gourock bearing this name caused considerable twitching at the kingdom decision meeting, but Lions Blood could not find the name Duncan Darroch in anything she considers a "standard reference", therefore we have sent it through.

Duncan Darroch

Argent, on a chevron vert five mullets of eight points argent.
Mullets, of however many points, are considered a different charge type from estoiles by Laurel precedent.

Geoffroi FitzGeorge

Submitted as Geoffroi FitzGeorges, commenters could not find evidence of a purely French spelling using the Norman Fitz. Georges is cited from Withycombe's The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd edition, p. 128-9.  This spelling is dated to 1270-80.

Gisele la chanteuse


Herons Reach, Shire of

Branch Device
Per pale vert and azure, a heron close argent within a laurel wreath Or.
The branch name was sent to Laurel on the November 2001 LoI.  The device was held up in kingdom for want of a petition.  The petition, bearing the names of five officers and nine members of the populace, has been received so the submission could continue to Laurel.

John Bow


Julian Edward Farnsworth of Falconmoors

Quarterly sable and gules a falcon striking Or between two arrows inverted in chevron and two arrows in chevron inverted argent.
Remember when reblazoning that the primary charge is in the middle and blazoned first.  The falcon was larger than the arrows and therefore the undisputed primary.

Katrynka Chornovoloskaya

Name and Device
Or, in pale a heart gules atop a pair of wings sable, a bordure azure.

Katrynka Chornovoloskaya

(Fieldless) In pale a heart gules atop a pair of wings sable.

Laurence of Damascus

Name and Device
Gules, in bend three escallops argent.

Lí Ban ingen Echtigeirn

(Fieldless) On two horses' heads addorsed couped conjoined sable three hawk's bells one and two Or.

Lí Ban ingen Echtigeirn

(Fieldless) Two horses' heads addorsed couped conjoined per pale sable and gules.

Lothar von Koln


Meuryc Kynyd

Name and Device
Vert, a stag lodged, and on a chief argent an arrow reversed sable.

Micheli lo Aquila da Napoli 

Name and Device
Sable, an eagle Or and a dexter tierce argent.

Scholastica Chace


Sonnet Manon

(Fieldless) A fleur-de-lys vert.

Tacye Maple


Thomas Sinclair

Argent, on a cross engrailed sable, a cross argent.
Crosses are considered to be throughout unless otherwise blazoned, therefore this gets difference from non-throughout crosses.  Fimbriation always takes the line (plain or complex) of the charge being fimbriated, so one cannot fimbriate something engrailed.

Thorfinn Kolsson

Name and Device
Or, a wheel and on a chief embattled gules an arrow reversed Or. 
On a chief, long skinny charges default to fesswise unless otherwise blazoned.

The following have been returned for further work:

Bjorn Moldahvika Ragnarsson

Name and Device
Quarterly vert and Or goutte de sang, a lion sejant cowardly potent.
The construction of the nickname Moldahvika is unsupported.
Molda is found on p. 26 and is a protheme meaning "Mould-, Earth-."
hvika is found on p. 23 and means "quaker", and is used in hvikatimbr "timber-quaker."
Both are prothemes, meaning they each are only found as the first element in a compound name.  There is no evidence that either might swap to the second element, therefore this name must be returned for more supporting documentation of the construction of this element.
The device had no conflict nor fatal style problems, but must be returned for lack of a name.  Lions Blood strongly suggests that with such a design the submitter be the one to color resubmission forms.

Duncan Darroch

Vert, on a chevron throughout argent five compass stars vert and in base a plate.
Conflict with Johanna Ljublijana - January of 1993 (via the West): Sable, on a chevron throughout argent three mullets of four points vert, in base a plate.   There is only one CD for change of field tincture.  Chevrons get no difference from chevrons throughout by Laurel precedent, and a change in number of points of a mullet is not a change of type of charge (additionally, compass stars get no difference from mullets of four points) so there are not enough changes to the tertiary charges to constitute a CD.

Geoffroi FitzGeorge

Argent a scorpion gules maintaining in chief an arrow fesswise reversed sable.
Conflict with Raymond Crus Hummer - November of 1973: Argent, a lobster displayed gules.   Lobsters get no difference from scorpions, and maintained charges do not count for difference, therefore there is no difference between these armories.

Gisèle la Chanteuse

Azure, a fess dancetty between three harps argent.
Conflict with Susannah Northwind  - February of 1986 (via Atenveldt): Azure, a dance between two fleurs-de-lys and a compass-star argent.  There is only one CD for change of type of charges in the secondary charge group.

Julian Edward Farnsworth of Falconmoors

(Fieldless) A rat rampant contourny purpure transfixed by an arrow fesswise reversed Or.
Commenters had a hard time accepting this depiction as a rat, finding it more like a (pink) panther or perhaps a weasel.  They were unanimous in not being able to recognize the charge without the blazon.  RfS VII.7.a. says, "Elements must be recognizable solely by their appearance."  Additionally RfS VII.7.b. states, " Elements must be reconstructible in a recognizable form from a competent blazon."  The combination of the human-style elbows on the critter and the arrow being threaded through the body rather than specifically impaling it places the design as drawn too far from period style to be acceptable.

Laurence of Damascus

(Fieldless) An escallop Or.
Conflict with Lyondemere, Barony of - September of 1981 (via Caid): Barry wavy vert and argent, a lion's-paw escallop Or.  One CD only for removal of the field (fieldlessness).

Robyrt of Watersyde

Sable, an oriental phoenix displayed and a bordure argent.
The oriental phoenix, or simurgh , is a stylized bird with extremely long tail plumage and no fire.  This is not drawn as a simurgh nor a phoenix, and displayed in this manner receives no difference from any bird displayed as per the cover letter for the January 2000 LoAR.  Therefore, this is in conflict with Miles Blackmoor - July of 2001 (via Calontir): Checky azure and Or, an eagle displayed within a bordure argent. 1 CD for changing the field tincture.

Tacye Maple

Per pale vert and argent, a maple leaf counterchanged.
Conflict with Canada - December of 1994 (via Laurel): (Tinctureless) A maple leaf.  Li Ban and Tadgg say it best:
Fieldless Difference - A piece of fieldless armory automatically has one clear difference from any other armory, fielded or fieldless.
Tinctureless armory and Japanese mon are considered to be fieldless for this purpose.
There is therefore only the one CD granted for the addition of the field.


1.  An Tir, for Tir Rioga,
     Crown Principality of

Branch Name and Device,
Resubmission to Kingdom

Azure, on a saltire between four mullets of eight points argent a laurel wreath azure.
The branch will accept any changes to the name.  If the name must be changed, the branch cares more about the sound of the name.  The branch does not specify any time period or culture for which they wish the name to be authentic. They specifically state they will allow changes to comply with Harpy's commentary on the name, noted below.  Their previous name submission, The North, was returned from kingdom in March 2002 for conflict with the real world place called the North which entry in Encyclopedia Britannica explains as the Union side in the U.S. Civil War.
Documentation includes copies of  Thomás de Bhaldraithe's English-Irish Dictionary showing Tir to mean "land" and rioga to mean "royal".   Also included are copies from Learner's English-Irish Dictionary showing tir to mean "country" and rioga to mean "royal, princely, noble".
Additionally, a letter from Tangwystyl Harpy is included which states, "<Tir Ri/gh> (pronounced roughly \teer ree\) would mean "land belonging personally to a king, land under the direct personal control of a king".  I could actually see this as a plausible _translation_ for the SCA's concept of "crown principality" (i.e. an administrative principality ruled directly by the crown), but I'd have a hard time seeing it as a proper name."
A letter from Sharon Krossa agrees that "<Tir Ri/gh> 'King's Land' would be better than <Tir Ri/oga>".  Finally, another letter from Tangwystyl Harpy states, "...in my opinion <Tir Ri/gh> would be reasonable as an Irish _translation_ of the designator "crown principality", but I'm not at all certain that it would be reasonable as a proper name of a place that happened to be a crown principality.  It's like naming your kingdom "The Kingdom of Kingdom"."

Included with the forms is a letter from the Seneschal of the Crown Principality of the North (Ljotr Einarsson) that states:
"Let it be known that I, Ljotr Einarsson, AA, MI, JL, being the Seneschal of the Crown Principality of the North, have reviewed that material known as the Name and Device Poll, produced by the Herald of the Crown Principality of the North.  Upon the conclusion of my review, I have found that the Populace of the North wish the name of the Crown Principality to be 'The North' and the arms to be 'Azure, on a saltire between four mullets of eight points argent, a laurel wreath azure' and that this information be submitted to the College of Arms.

"Also, in the event the above is NOT acceptable to the College of Arms, the secondary choice is Tir Rioga for the name of the Crown Principality and the arms to be 'Per pale Or and sable, in pale a laurel wreath and a sealion counterchanged maintaining in dexter paw a vallary crown gules.'"

"Signed in Vernon, B.C. this 18th day of October, AS XXXVI."

The letter is signed in what appears to be Norse runes by the aforementioned Ljotr Einarsson.
The Administrative Handbook stipulates that the populace choice be the first submitted with regard to either name or device, therefore despite the wording of the Seneschal's letter, Lions Blood believes that the original device (which were found to have no problems by the An Tir College of Heralds) is the one which must be submitted with this name resubmission.

2. Arlindis o Gordon
(Dragon's Mist)
Badge, New
(Fieldless) On a quatrefoil saltirewise azure a nightingale close Or.
Her name was registered in October of 1995.

3. Cerridwen Maelwedd
(Cold Keep)
Badge, New
Gules, a lynx rampant regardant argent langued and winged tongued gules, in chief a heart argent encircled with an unclosed chain Or
Submitter's name was registered in January of 1995.  This is intended to be a household badge; no household name is registered to the submitter.  Household badges may be registered without a household name to link to it, so this is no problem.
The field is gules, the lynx is argent winged Or, the heart and chain are Or, and the part of the heart which shows up black on the miniature is just as black in the full sized color emblazon.

4. Conor O Dree
     for Conchobhar Clairseoir

(Three Mountains)
Name, Change and Device, New
Per fess enarched Argent and Vert, two flames and a harp Or.
The submitter's current name was registered in March or 1997.  He will not accept major changes and wishes a name in any gender which means "Conor the Harper" authentic for 12th century Irish.
Conchobhar is cited from Ó Corraín & Maguire's Irish Names, under the header Conor, which is said to list Conchobhar Mac Taidg as having died in 882.
Clairseoir is cited from Dineen's Irish-English Dictionary p. 90.  No other information is given on the word and no photocopies are provided for this non-Appendix H book.
The upper half of the field is actually sable, not argent.

5. Domarr Ingvoldssen
(Glymm Mere)
Name and Device, New
Or, Mijolnr sable, chief sable.
The submitter will not accept major changes and wishes a masculine name retaining the sound and authentic for 10th century Norse.  No documentation is provided.
(This is a case of an excellent herald being listed as the consultant on a submission which appears to have never been shown to said herald.  There is no shame in having your name mysteriously appear on submission forms you've never seen, and if you think this has happened to you, feel free to note it in your commentary.)

6. Glymm Mere, Barony of
(Glymm Mere)
Badge, New
Fieldless, a cross of four pheons conjoined at the points azure.
The shire name was registered in January of 1990 and updated to Glymm Mere, Barony of in August of 1993.
Note that on all An Tir branch submissions the signature of the ruling noble is required, or that of the seneschal if the branch has no ruling noble.  This assures that those in charge know what is being submitted in the name of the branch.  This form is signed by Aric McBride, current Baron of Glymm Mere.

7. Gwenevere McAy
Device, Resubmission to Kingdom
Azure Scaly Argent, In base a compass rose in chief two dragons rampant and addorsed argent.
The submitter's name was registered in January 2002. 
Her first device submission, Azure scaly sable, two dragons addorsed and a compass rose argent , was returned from kingdom in September of 2001 for three problems.  The sable scaly on the azure field broke the Rule of Tincture, the scaly was incorrectly drawn, and the compass rose was a modern depiction.  Her second device submission, Azure scaly argent, two dragons addorsed and a compass rose argent , was returned from kingdom in January of 2002 because the dragons were small enough to be obscured by the now correctly-drawn scaly field and also because the compass rose was still irregular.  The submitter was advised to let the field show through the compass rose rather than have it a solid disk with a 4-pointed mullet on it.  A standard compass rose is a mullet of 4, 8 or 12 points within and conjoined to an annulet and with a fleur-de-lys at the north point on the outer edge of the annulet. 
In this submission, the dragons have been drawn larger than before and with less shading and are much clearer, but the compass rose is now a white disk with a black mullet on it and the only part which shows the field is the center. 

8. Heinrich Brummbar
(Dragon's Laire)
Name and Device, New
Argent, between two crosses potent, on a bend sable a bear rampant palewise Or.
The submitter will not accept major changes and wishes a masculine name authentic for Deutsch (German) - Swabia 1300-1450.  Both time period and language/culture are important to him.
The submitter states his documentation well, therefore I quote him in full:
The reference for the name is Deutsches Namen Lexikon by Hans Bahlow.  The source is listed in appendix H of the SCA College of Arms Administrative Handbook.
The given name is Heinrich.  Page number 222 lists the name. ("...Heinrich Grunreuter 1340. Eger.")
The surname is a period Deutsch epithet.  Similar period names appear in the same reference listed on page number 82 under Brummer. ("Ein Brummelbar 1366 Grfsw.")
Brummbar means grumpy, grumble, growler.  deconstructing the word shows it to be made of two words, Brummen (growl, grumble, drone) and Bar (bear).  The word means grumbling bear and is a description of a mannerism or characteristic which resemble a grumpy bear.
The field is argent, the bend and crosses sable, the bear Or.  This is the right amount of bend for the nature of the tertiary charge.

9. Hobbe de Coyners
(Three Mountains)
Name and Device, New
Per pale argent and azure, a fess counterchanged.
The submitter will accept any changes and masculine name authentic for late 12th century English (both timeperiod and language/culture are important to him) and that he retain the sound of "Hob" as the given name.
Hobbe is cited from A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson under the headword Hob on page 233, dated 1176 (it's unclear by the cite which spelling bears this date).
de Coyners is also cited from A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson under the headword Conyers on page 108, dated 1170 (it's unclear by the cite which spelling bears this date).

10. Kataryna Tkachecha
(Harrows Cross)
Name and Device, New
Argent, a pithon involved and on a chief azure a fret argent.
Submitter will accept any changes and wishes a feminine Ukraninan name.  She wishes to preserve the sound of the forename and the meaning (weaver) of the byname.
For the forename she includes excerpts from Paul Wickendon of Thanet's A Dictionary of Period Russian Names as well as an email from Paul himself.  Kat'ryna is in the Dictionary as a variant form of Ekaterina and is dated c1200.  A diminutive form of Ekaterina, dated 1088, is Kata.  Paul's letter states that he believes the argument can be made for the spelling Kataryna based on the variant spellings of Ekaterina in the Dictionary (the two supporting this spelling being the ones just cited).
For the byname, copies of the Ukrainian-English and English-Ukrainian Dictionary compiled by W. Niniows'kyi, M.A., Ph.D., are included.  They show weaver in Cyrillic as ткачиха which the submitter translated (using Fletcher's transliteration scheme from Paul's webpages at http://www.goldschp.freeservers.com/fletcher.html - copy provided) into tkachecha, which she says is the feminine form.

11. Lasairíona van den Ecke
(Lions Gate)
Name and Device, New
Per pale vert and purpure, palewise a sword proper, two salamander in annulo Or and argent.
The submitter will not accept major changes and wishes a feminine name with no choices for authenticity, meaning or sound.
Included for the forename is Saint Gabriel Report 1176 which says Lasairíona, also spelled Lasairfhíona, is a later-period spelling of the Irish name Lassar Fhína .  The name was "quite popular in the later Middle Ages", where the Academy cites Ó Corraín & Maguire for this information.  The report states that the spelling Lasairíona is used in modern times, but they do not know if it was used before 1600.  The report then suggests a patronymic byname in order to make the name authentic for typical Irish in the Middle Ages.  Also included is a copy of Mari Elspeth nic Bryan's article "Index of Names in Irish Annals" from the Academy of Saint Gabriel website at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/AnnalsIndex/ , which shows eight women with the name Lasairíona in the Annals dating from 1239 to 1527.  The entry contains a caveat that the Annals were written from 1632 to 1636 and did not preserve the original spellings of the names contained therein.
For the byname the article "Flemish Names from Bruges" from http://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/bruges/ is included, which shows that Roeland van den Ecke was listed in the census of 1514.
Nothing is included in the packet to show the plausibility of a mixed Gaelic-Flemish name.
The field is per pale vert and purpure with the rapier only Or on the grip, the lizard to dexter argent and the one to sinister Or.

12. Lira of Ascalon
(River's Bend)
Badge, New
(Fieldless) A double-bitted axe gules and an arrow in saltire argent.
Submitter's name was registered in February of 1991.

13. Máirghréad Muireann ingen

(Blatha an Oir)
Name and Device, New
Per pale azure and argent, a wolf rampant charged on the shoulder with a compass star counterchanged.
Submitter will accept any changes, specifically that of dropping Muireann for registerability.  She wishes a feminine Gaelic name.
Máirghréad is a header spelling in Ó Corraín & Maguire's Irish Names , page 134.  The cite claims the source ties it to Margaret and says it became popular in Ireland after the 14th century, but has no specific dates.
Muireann is claimed to be a descriptive byname meaning "sea-white, sea-fair".  It's cited from page 141 of Ó Corraín & Maguire, also as a header spelling, with a bearer of the name having died in 831.
ingen is cited as meaning "daughter of" for the creation of the patronymic byname.  Included are copies from The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the four Masters, Volume II, Dublin 1856.  The cite and its translation are included, the entry is for the year 1131.
Fhaolain is cited from Patrick Woulfe's Slionnte Gaedeal is Gall, page 521, s.n. O Faolain .  "a once-powerful Munster family who were lords of the Decies before the Norman invasion; also a numerous Leinster family anciently seated at Magh Lacha in the barony of Kells, county Kilkenny."

14. Máirghréad Muireann ingen

(Blatha an Oir)
Badge, New
(Fieldless) A compass star per pale azure and argent.
Her name appears above.  The information about a blanket letter of permission to conflict with Eleanor Leonard's tinctureless badge can be found in the cover letter to the January 2002 LoAR (online at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/loar/ ) which pertains directly to this submission.  Commenters are requested to read and apply it.

15. Marcos de Foronda
Name and Device, New
Azure, an oak tree eradicated and in chief three chalices Or.
Submitter will not accept major changes and wishes a masculine name authentic for 15th - 16th century Spanish (Castillian).
For Marcos he includes a copy of the article "16th-century Spanish Men's Names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth from http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~kvs/mnames.html which shows the name in this spelling.
For the byname a copy of the "Olive Tree Genealogy" list of the dead from Columbus' 1492 voyage is included showing one Pedro de Foronda.  The URL is http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/columbus_dead.shtml

16. Marie-Elisabeth de Bretagne
(Porte de l'Eau)
Name and Device, New
Argent, a cross throughout purpure between 4 fleurs-de-lys purpure.
Submitter will not accept major changes and wishes a feminine French name for the late 16th century.
She cites http://home.nordnet.fr/~vvindevoghel/historie/rois/d0000g0000008/html#1223 as naming Marie-Elisabeth de France dated 1572-1578.
For Bretagne she has http://perso.club-internet.fr/jfcampio/77.htm
Only part of each page has been included in the packet.  (Lions Blood reminds everyone once again that the entire webpage is required for documentation purposes.)

17. Marie-Elisabeth de Bretagne
(Porte de l'Eau)
Badge, New
Per pale argent and purpure, a cross fleury equal-armed per pale purpure and argent.
Her name appears above.

18. Merouda Tremayne
Name and Device, New
Vert, a deer rampant, three acorns inverted, Or.
Submitter will accept any changes and has no preferences for language, culture, sound, meaning or gender.  If Lions Blood remembers correctly, this is the lady known as Merouda the true, therefore sound is likely important to her.
She cites E.G. Withycombe The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names for the forename and cites "Merouda - 1296 Cornish".
For the byname she cites A Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson, with "Tremayne - Cornish".
(This is another instance of a very good herald being listed as the consultant on a form which the herald in question has probably never seen.)

19. Myles of Connacht
(Dragon's Mist)
Device, New
Sable, an owl and on a chief Or three fleurs-de-lys sable.
His name was registered in January 2002.  His previous submission, Sable, an owl and on a chief Or three fleurs-de-lys sable was returned from kingdom in September 2001 for having incorrect shield shapes (from one of the Blazon/Blazons family of programs).  This submission fixes the shield shape problem, but also has changed the position of the owl from the default close guardant to affronty.

20. Rikku no Kentei
(River's Bend)
Device, New
Sable, an opinicus statant and on a chief argent and De Crescents sable.
The submitter's name is on the IL for April 2002.

21. Sebastian of Dragon's Mist
       for Sebastian Sterne

(Dragon's Mist)
Name, Appeal
Submitter's holding name was registered in December of 1999.  His submitted name, Sebastian Sterne, was returned for conflict.  The registered name cited for conflict was Sebastian Sturme, which is a misspelling of the actual registered name, Sebastian Sturm .  Laurel said that the names were too similar in appearance.  The focus of this appeal is that Laurel had incorrect information upon which to make her decision and therefore the decision could not be made correctly.  Sturm and Sterne have less than half their letters in common and are no closer in appearance than Drago and Drake (ruled different in October 1999), Dreath and Darth (ruled different in August of 1985), and MacClen and MacClennan (ruled different in August 2001).

22. Seth Starr

Device, resubmission to Laurel
Per fess argent and gules, a rose sable between two scimitars inverted Or and in chief a goutte gules.
Submitter's name was registered in May of 1998.  His device, Per fess argent and gules, a rose sable between in fess a scimitar inverted and a scimitar Or in chief a goutte de sang , was returned for a redraw on the same LoAR.  As the rose was a garden rose, Laurel said, "The "rose" is not clearly a rose; it is closest to a cabbage, though not clearly a cabbage either."


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