Eldrich Gaiman

February 18th 2005

Unto the East Kingdom College of Heralds and all others who do receive this letter, greetings from Eldrich Gaiman, Eastern Crown Herald!

This LoD contains decisions based on the ILoI issued on November 1st, 2004, and has 12 numbered items. Commentary was received from Tanzos Istvan, Knut, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Ailis, Arval.

Thanks again for all the hard work you all do!

In service,

Eldrich Eastern Crown

1 Diego Mundóz - new device forwarded

Quarterly gules and Or, a bear statant reguardant sable.

The submission includes a letter for permission to conflict from Ursula Georges (March 2000 via An Tir): Gules, a bear passant sable.

2 Elisabetta Tempesta (F) - new name forwarded & new device forwarded

Azure, three clouds argent.

No major changes. 'Elisabetta' - DeFelice, Nomi, s.n. 'Elisabetta' notes it as a name found throughout Italy. 'Tempesta' - Fucilla, p224 lists 'Tempesta' as a descriptive byname used to describe a quick-tempered person.

'Elizabeta' can be found in "Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names" by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/). 'Elizabeth', 'Isabetta', 'Lisa', 'Lisabetta' can be found in "Italian Renaissance Women's Names" by Rhian Lyth of Blackmoor Vale (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/rhian/italian.html). 'Lisa', 'Isabetta', 'Isabella', 'Lisabetta' appear in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" by Arval Benicoeur (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/). Given the variety of spellings, 'Elisabetta' seems like a plausable period Italian name.

The device conflicts with Cassandra de la Mistral (April of 1973) 'Azure, a Boreas (wind) affronty argent' with one CD for change of number of the primary (RfS X.4.f.). It receives no CD for a change of type (RfS X.4.e.) as per the following precedent from the February 1994 LoAR:

Damales Redbeard. Household badge for Maison du Cheval Volant. Azure, on a cloud argent, a horseshoe inverted sable.
Conflict with Cassandra de la Mistral (SCA), Azure, a Boreas affronty argent. There is only one CD for the addition of the tertiary, and even that is minimal because it lies where the "face" of Cassandra's Boreas is. Additionally, the cloud here is not drawn in a period manner, but is the modern "cotton candy" form of cloud.
Given the multiple differences between the cloud returned in this precedent and the clouds in this submission, both the submitter and I desire consideration by Laurel.

3 Erich Hundeman (M) - new name forwarded & new device forwarded

Azure, a hound sejant Or tongued and collared gules, maintaining in a raised paw a plate, and on a chief embattled Or three hurts.

No major changes. 'Erich' - Gentry's translation of Bahlow's Dictionary of German Names (2nd ed. 2002) p107, s.n. 'Erich'. Dated examples include 'Erich of Hoya' 1377-1426, 'Erich of Lauenberg' 1357-1422. 'Hundeman' - q.v. p239, s.n. 'Hund(t)' as undated variant. Similar forms are found p241 dates 'Husman' to 14c, p453 dates 'Snickeman' to 1268.

Bahlow translates 'Hundeman' as meaning 'guards of the hunting dogs'.

The embattlements, and to a lesser degree, the hurts, are drawn too small, but various experiments involving fresh eyes and exaggerated distances found them identifiable.

4 Giovanna di Pennino da Dresden - new device returned

Argent, a chevron azure between three quill pen nibs sable.

This device conflicts with both Eadmund of Pendlesweald (January of 1974) 'Argent, a chevron azure between three oak trees eradicated sable fructed argent' and with Thomas of the Pines (September 1971): 'Argent, a chevron azure between three pine trees sable.', receiving in either case only a single CD for a change of type of the secondary charge group (RfS X.4.e.).

This device would also be the first occurance of pen nibs in the OandA, and as such must include documentation supporting the use of the charge as depicted, or if that cannot be found, documentation supporting the existence of the type of pen nibs depicted on the submitted armory prior to 1600.

5 Haukes Reche, Canton of - new group name forwarded

No major changes. Ekwall p216 q.v. 'Hawkwell', "Hawks stream or spring" or "crooked stream" 'Hakewell' 1202, 1236, 'Hawekeswell' 1242, 'Haukewell' 1260. Ekwall p364 q.v. 'Reach', "portion of a river:, 'Reche' H., I; 'Rache' 1276 'Reche' 1276.

The name has been changed from 'Hawk's Reach, Canton of' to better match dated spellings from the provided documentation. An adequate petition was included with the submission.

6 Jeremiah macCoull (M) - new name forwarded & new device pended for redraw

Sable, three pallets wavy Or, on a chief Or, a winged bull with wings addorsed sable.

No major changes. 'Jeremiah' - dated to 1576-7 in Kathleen O'Brien's Masculine Given Names in Chesham, 1538-1601 found at ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/chesham/ ). 'MacCoull' - dated to 1557 s.n. 'MacDougal' in Black, The Surnames of Scotland (12th reprinting 1999), p487-8, reading, "Johne MacCoull of Dunnollycht (Dunollie) had a license from Archibald, Earl of Argyll, 1557". The mixing of English and Scots is considered one step from period practice, but is acceptable ('Karina Rosehearty, September 2001 LoAR; 'Ian MacHenrik', October 1999 LoAR).

The winged bull on this device is too small to be identifiable and does not fill the space. In order for the bull to be recognizable, it would have to be drawn much wider, possibly on a slightly larger chief.

7 Matthew of Carlisle - resub device returned

Per bend sinister argent and gules, a heart gules distilling three goutes d'sang.

The submitter's original device, Vert, a pale Or, overall an arm issuant from dexter and an arm issuant from sinister argent both grasping a torch argent enflamed gules and an arm issuant from dexter base grasping a spear issuant from base argent., appeared on the East Kingdom July 2004 and was returned at kingdom for having three charges in the same charge group. The submitted arms are a complete redesign.

The device was submitted as 'Per bend sinister argent and gules, to dexter chief a bleeding heart gules'.

This device conflicts with Malinda Angelanne Elkhaven (August of 1979 via Atenveldt): 'Per fess embattled azure and argent, a heart gules', receiving one CD for changes to the field (RfS X.4.a) and no additional differences from either the unforced move of the primary charge or the addition of the gouttes which are too small to count for difference as per the following precedent from November 1993 regarding 'Azure, in pale a heart distilling gouttes d'Or and a stag's skull caboshed argent within a bordure embattled Or':

"The device conflicts with the Kingdom of the Outlands badge for the Order of the Stags Heart, Vert, a heart Or between the attires of a stag's head cabossed argent, attired, within a bordure embattled Or. There is only one CD for the tincture of the field. The gouttes, the tincture of the horns, and the difference between a stag's skull cabossed and a stag's head cabossed are insufficient for the necessary CD."

8 Maunus Sataielka - new name forwarded & new device returned

Sable, three Thor's hammers in pall handles to center argent.

No major changes.

The name has been changed from 'Maunu Satajalka' to better match dated spellings from the provided documentation.

The device conflicts with the Barony of Thor's Mountain (November of 1983 via Meridies): 'Azure, three stone throwing-hammers in pall, handles to fess point, argent' receiving only one CD for changing the field (RfS X.4.a).

9 Svava Þorgeirsdóttir - new device returned

Per chevron purpure and argent, a winged cat sejant purpure.

This device conflicts with Felis of Warick (December of 2003 via the West): 'Or, a winged lion sejant purpure' receiving only one CD for changing the field (RfS X.4.a).

10 Úna inghean an Druaidh (F) - new name forwarded & new device forwarded

Purpure, a sun in his splendor argent between three mullets Or.

No major changes. 'Úna' - "This is an extremely popular name especially in later medieval Ireland" fem. given Irish Gaelic name. OC&M. p176, s.n. 'Úna'. 'mac an Druaidh' - Gaelic form of 'Drury'. 'Druaidh' means "druid." No dates are given. MacLysaght, p91, s.n. 'Drury'.

The name has been changed from 'Úna mac an Druaidh' in order to maintain consistent gender.

11 Zaneta Angiolieri (F) - new name forwarded & new device forwarded

Per bend paly Or and sable and gules, a bend and in base suspended between the horns of a decrescent a mullet Or.

'Zaneta' - Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek as found at ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/ ) as a pet form of Giovanná/Gia{n'}eta. 'Angiolieri' - Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532 at ( http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/main.html ).

12 Zaneta Angiolieri - new badge returned

Per bend sinister gules and sable, a harp Or.

This badge conflicts with Ireland (December of 1994 via Laurel): 'Azure, a harp Or stringed argent', the Kingdom of Meridies (April of 1980 via Meridies): 'Vair, a harp Or', and the Society for Creative Anachronism Ministry of Arts (January of 1973): 'Purpure, an Irish harp Or', receiving only a single CD from each for changes to the field (RfS X.4.a).