July 2016 LOAR Results

Greetings to All,

The Armorial has been update to reflect the items in this LOAR.

In Service,

Gunnar Thorisson

Vert Hawk Herald

* Æþelwyn æt Grenawice. Name.
Submitted as Æþelwynne æt Grenawic, the given name Æþelwynne is an inflected form, not the nominative (base) form required for a given name. Therefore, we have changed it to Æþelwyn.

The place name Grenawic is required by Old English grammar to be in the dative case. Therefore, we have changed it to Grenawice to register this name.

* Aldred Ketcham. Badge. (Fieldless) Issuant from a tower vert, in chief a demi-sword inverted argent.

* Alienor Walcott. Device. Argent fretty azure, a linden leaf and on a chief vert an arrow argent.
Please advise the submitter to draw the arrow with a thicker shaft.

* Angelus Vulpis. Name and device. Sable, a winged fox sejant affronty and on a chief argent a rose azure between two roses gules.
Nice name from 13th century Pisa!

* Asgeirr Hrafnhauss. Name and device. Argent, a sinister clenched gauntlet bendwise aversant sustaining a double-bitted axe bendwise sinister azure, on a chief sable a skull argent.

* Hildibrandr Tjúguskegg. Name and device. Per pale vert and sable, two dragons addorsed, a chief Or.

* Holta-Fj{o,}rleif. Name.

* Hugo Smith. Name and device. Sable, a sea-stag argent attired, collared and chained, maintaining a mallet Or.
This exact name is found in English parish records from 1588 in the FamilySearch Historical Records, making this an excellent 16th century English name!

* Justinian of Tanet. Name.
Justinian is the name of a 6th century Welsh saint.
* Lucrezia Contarini. Device. Per pale argent and sable, two dogs sejant erect respectant forepaws conjoined counterchanged, on a chief azure three leaves bendwise sinister inverted Or.

* Morgan Stone. Name and device. Sable, a chevron purpure fimbriated surmounted by a griffin, in dexter chief a cinquefoil argent.
Morgan was documented as a Welsh name in the Letter of Intent. It is also a late period English given name dated to 1576 and 1597 in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Therefore, this name can be considered wholly English.

Nice 16th century English or Anglo-Welsh name!

There is a step from period practice for the use of a charge overall with a fimbriated ordinary.

*Morwenna de Merbotyl. Name. Morwenna is the name of a Cornish saint, venerated through much of our period.

*Thaddeus Ellenbach. Device. Lozengy azure and argent, a lion contourny maintaining a sword Or, a bordure sable



The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

Photos from Fall Crown Tournament A.S. LI – TRH Ashir and Ashland

Mistress Rhianydd Arberth announces that photos from Fall Crown Tournament A.S. LI, won by TRH Ashir and Ashland are available on her Flickr site:


2016-10-08 Crown Tournament Ashir & Ashland

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.


Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

Calon Lily Scroll for Severin Svendottir

Calon Lily scroll for THL Severin Svendottir

Text, Calligraphy and Illumination by Halgrimr riddari, Chair by Thorin Badgerson


Calon Lily scroll for Severin Svendottir

Calon Lily scroll for Severin Svendottir


Hearken, Calontir,
to Our Ring-givers praise
for Severin of Denmark,
daughter of Sven!

A praiseworthy peace-weaver(1)
is Severin the skillful:
Woods bane(2) tender,
Weaver’s thorn wielder(3).
We hold her the highest
in the research of her peoples.
We call her Hearth-tender,
Lady of the Fire,
Binder of Seams,
Dispenser of mirth and joy.
We praise her here
for all of her arts:
her lore, her knowledge
and her pursuit of mastery.

Ever giving of life-liquid(4)
is this cup-wif of the Falcon:
a sought after teacher,
a knowledge-seeker;
such a joyous spirit
never matched in the sagas of old.

The Breaker of Rings(5) Logan and Cup Cwen Ylva
have honored her,
As witnessed by the Aesir and Vanir,
fairly and fittingly
with Lily flower!
Thus They proclaim
from Their High Seats.
Severin has mind’s worth(6)
now and forever!

Horns of mead were emptied and a mighty cry of SKOL erupted when this was done in by Their hand in Their Barony of Lonely Tower on the 18th day of Haustmánuður, during the time of Náttleysi.

1) A kenning for woman
2) A kenning for fire
3) A kenning for needle
4) A kenning for service
5) A kenning for Chieftain
6) A kenning for honor

IIRC, and I need to double check my notes at home, the runes in red that are in various places say:

Chair by Thorin
Runes written and stuck by Halvgrimr riddari
Commissioned by Aslinn gold-friend
Lovingly blessed by Jorunn

Also, because I am a big fan of the graffiti the Vikings left behind, like that in the mosque of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, on the rear of the chair it says (in runes) “Halvgrimr was here”

Crown Tournament Court summary, October 8, A.S. 51

Bahadur Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir and Lady Ashland de Mumford were named Heirs to the Falcon Throne.

In evening court:
Gilana Peregrina – AoA
Kolfinna Halvgrimsdottir – Torse
Bjarm Rorikson – Torse
Anne Von Weingarten – Calon Cross
Donngal Eriksson – Augmentation of Arms
Claire of Forgotten Sea – AoA
Augustin le Blinde – Torse
Gawin Kappler – Stíle-Fyrd
Severin Svendottir – Calon Lily
Lorraine d’Lanci – AoA
Krystyn i Lund – Golden Calon Swan
Marie of Cologne – Pelican

Other court news:
A mug was given to 1 newcomer.
Jarl Owen ap Aeddan of Ansteorra gave gifts to TRHs Ashir and Ashland
Master Gerald Goodwine and Mistress Eleanor Deyeson publicly thanked donors who helped the Great Machine go to SCA 50 Year celebration.
Sir Duncan of Skeene announced that “off head” helm inspections, to focus on padding, would begin after the first of the year.
Duke Garick von Köpke and Duchess Yasamin al-Hadiyya rained Benjamins on the Kingdom Exchequer.

Painting of the League of the Holy Court, circa 1375. Public domain in the US

Painting of the League of the Holy Court, circa 1375. Public domain in the US

Court Barony Scroll for Yesungge Altan

Court Barony Scroll for Syr Yesungge Altan

Text by Syr Kaidu, Calligraphy and Illumination by THL Konstantia Kaloethina words by Syr Kaidu




Many cycles of the sun have passed, since Yessunge Altan did pack his ger and leave his honored position in the Keshik of the Great Falcon Khan.

He followed his heart, far to the east and north, to find himself in a land virtually surrounded by the dark ocean waves.

Undaunted by the watery bane of so many of his Mongol brethren, He made his home in the Canton of Distant Shore, to serve the Khan of the Blue Tygre Ordu.

Such was his prowess and service to his new home, that he was soon named Bagadur, a hero of the people.

Since that acclaim, he has continued to labor greatly. Training warriors, promoting the arts and sciences, and hosting many gatherings for the enjoyment of all.

Now, Omega Khan and Etheldra Khatun, would reward his steadfast loyalty with a symbol of abiding friendship, and name him a Baron of their court.

Calon Cross Scroll for Gunnar Thorisson

Calon Cross scroll for Master Gunnar Thorisson

Scroll Text, Calligraphy and Illumination by THL Ines Alfón


Calon Cross scroll for Gunnar Thorisson

Calon Cross scroll for Gunnar Thorisson


Lo in Calontir, the harvest long as hay gathers in the wain,

Anton and Isabeau hone thanks All to Gunnar; raise Tyr-valiant

bridges strewn of words. Bragi! Valhalla’s skald,

pour your mead for Mor, produce her Dwarves’ Drink.


Gunnar Thorisson likens gracious soul-blood

Bit-piece gift-give:  by truth-webs told.

Deed-famous Myner daring Midgard-rover.

Strives Mor for staves standing as worthy thanks.


Hail the thunder moon home to the halls of the heartland,

Sheaves of shining strands Snotra of Earth son’s Hall –

Gloats through troubles bring treasures:  go trade for crop of braids

Land-rich king enjoys leisure in his words and deeds.


Upon the heartland’s rim, upwards Gunnar is driven

One to walk this wheel of Hild:  in western lands

Testing his story’s net:  true bracing ring-givers,

Shows the Calon Helm, Supports the Calon Rose.


Trunk of the sword-trees. Trust of his axe-born leaders

Wrath-teacher for wolf-feeders Wrestles the raven-friends

Selfless Gunnar has earned Stature granted by arms;

His deeds bring honor to the halls of Anton and Isabeau.


Hear Grìmnir’s lip-streams hewn on calfskin worked

All for Odin’s burden, A Calon Cross has wonder!

Staves stand as thanks, strophes of worth-ship and troth

Praise the ash-born thunder, Prize his service and deeds



This is a translation into regular text of the prose of the Drottkvaet. Each paragraph matches a stanza of the poem. It is a part of many Drottkvaet that the author begs of the gods to help write the stanzas. Date signed is noted as Sun-month. Somewhere around July 13th is the last day of the sun-month, and the beginning of the thunder-month.

Mor inghean Chathail, also known as Ines Alfon


Here in Calontir, we are of the time of the harvest. Anton and Isabeau wish raise Gunnar up as a hero, thank him with these words. Mor, as the creator of the text, prays for help from Odin to make it worthy of Gunnar and Their Majesties.

Gunnar Thorisson place his heart into his work as a webminister for various groups. He is a Crystal Myner coming from the Midrealm. Mor works for words to stand as worthy thanks.

As this moon-month of July-August starts here in Calontir, We know that as Snotra prophesied good from Loki stealing her hair, so does Anton enjoy knowing the good wrought from Gunnar’s words and deeds.

Gunnar’s work is also in the real world of the SCA, working on kingdom websites and autocratting Anton and Isabeau’s coronation, supporting the current and former crowns in all they ask.

Gunnar also does a lot of work as the Knight Marshal of his group,. Because of this service, Gunnar has earned this grant of arms; his deeds bring honor to halls of Anton and Isabeau.

Hear all the words written upon this scroll, for all of Gunnar’s service, he is hereby introduced into the order of the Calon Cross. This poem and scroll praising his works, letting all who read it know of the worth shown in Gunnar, and how much is prized his service and deeds.