Heraldry — The March 2014 LoAR Results Are In

Greetings to All,

The Armorial and Saker website have been updated to reflect the items in this LOAR.

In Service,

Gunnar Thorisson
Vert Hawk Herald

* CALONTIR acceptances

* Alexandra Vazquez de Granada. Badge. (Fieldless) A pomegranate slipped and leaved per pale argent and azure seeded counterchanged.
Nice badge!
* Alexandra Vazquez de Granada. Heraldic will.
Upon her death, the submitter transfers legal authority to the office of the Gold Falcon Principal Herald of the Kingdom of Calontir to administer her heraldic holdings, including her primary name Alexandra Vazquez de Granada, alternate name Ayshuna bint Yasir al-Garnatiyya, device (Azure, a bend sinister engouled of two wolf’s head argent), and badge ((Fieldless) A pomegranate slipped and leaved per pale argent and azure seeded counterchanged).
* B�binn inghean Mheanma. Name.
Commenters noted that this name combines the standard Middle Irish Gaelic B�binn with the Early Modern Irish Gaelic inghean Mheanma. The standard Early Modern form of the given name is B�ibhinn. The submitted spelling is also found in the raw data of the same article, however, dated 1373-6. (This may represent a scribe using an archaic form.)
The byname Mac Meanma is an undated header in Woulfe. Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, “Index of Names in Irish Annals” (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Meanma.shtml) includes the masculine given name Meanma, dated 1515. This is described as the standard Early Modern Irish Gaelic in that source, although the raw data show the spelling as Menma. Br�an dorcha ua Conaill was able to show that the Annals also include the spelling Meanma in the 11th century. As the submitted spelling of inghean Mheanma follows our normal lenition rules for later period Gaelic, we are giving the submitter the benefit of the doubt that this is a possible late-period spelling.
The submitter may wish to know that Br�an also provided several spellings of the genitive (possessive) form for the patronym. Menmain and Menman are both found in the 11th and 14th centuries. This would give us the earlier version B�binn ingen Menmain/Menman, whereas the typical late period form is B�ibhinn inghean Mheanman.
* Cuthbert Longschankes. Name.
Although documented to the 16th century, a reference to seint Cuthbert is found c.1325 (Middle English Dictionary, s.v. itellen), making this a nice 14th century English name.
* Dragano da Lucca. Name.
Nice 14th century Italian name!
* Eadweard Boise the Wright. Badge. Or, in pale a cross of Calatrava purpure and a hurst of pine trees vert.

* Iulia Kaloethina Eirenikina. Name and device. Argent, a bend sinister azure between an oak leaf vert and a wolf sejant ululant contourny sable.
There is a step from period practice for the use of the ululant posture.
* Jantije Goudenpaard. Badge. (Fieldless) A pine tree couped pean.
Nice badge!
* Lorraine Devereaux. Device. Per pale gules and argent, three chevronels braced counterchanged and on a chief sable three plates.
Nice device!
* Luther of Dun Ard. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Quarterly azure and argent, a brown talbot rampant proper.
Submitted under the name Luther der kampfer des blitzes von Basele.
* Miyazaki Atsutaka. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Nice 14th century Japanese name!
* P�draig�n an Einigh. Name and device. Or, a frauenadler gules, on a chief vert three trefoils Or.
Submitted as P�draig�n an Eingh, the spelling of the attested byname is an Einigh. We have made this change in order to register the name.
The submission form states that the submitter wants a female name. The given name P�draig�n, however, is a masculine name.
* Persephone Odymsy. Device. Vert, three estoiles argent each within and conjoined to a mascle, issuant from base a demi-sun Or.

* Shane Bax. Name and device. Argent, a hawk striking contourny vert maintaining an arrow between three crosses of Calatrava sable.

* Shane Bax. Badge. Argent, a hawk reguardant vert maintaining a sword and in chief three crosses of Calatrava sable.

* Verctissa neptis Venutii. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Verctissa Neptis Venutii, the relationship term Neptis “niece” should not be capitalized. We have made that change in order to register the name.
* Wiglaf Birkibeinn. Name and device. Vert, a bone argent.
This name combines an Old English given name and Norse byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
Submissions heralds are reminded that the Letter of Intent must provide sources and a summary of what each source says about a name element.
* CALONTIR returns

* Agnes von Heidelberg. Device. Per chevron throughout azure and argent, two garbs Or and a lamb dormant azure.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states “Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.” Commenters were unable to reliably identify this as a lamb. As stated on the previous return, “Animals in a ‘dormant’ posture have their limbs folded under them,” but even so the limbs should be somewhat distinct from the body.
* Luther der kampfer des blitzes von Basele. Name.
No evidence of the byname der kampfer des blitzes was found, including in the article cited in the Letter of Intent. We would drop this name phrase and register the name as Luther von Basele, but the submitter does not allow major changes. Therefore, we are forced to return this name.
His device has been registered under the holding name Luther of Dun Ard.
* Miyazaki Atsutaka. Device. Azure, a polypus argent each tentacle maintaining a bell, a chief enarched wavy Or.
This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Geoffrey d’Ayr of Montalban, Azure, a polypus argent. There is a DC for the addition of the chief, but nothing for the addition of the maintained charges.
Please advise the submitter, upon resubmission, to draw the chief more distinctly enarched wavy, or not enarched at all; in the submitted depiction, it looks more like a badly-drawn wavy.
* Verctissa neptis Venutii. Device. Per fess doubly-enarched argent and vert, in chief a closed book palewise azure.
This device is returned for using a per fess doubly-enarched field division. Precedent states:
[a fess doubly-enarched] This device is returned due to the use of a fess doubly-enarched. No evidence was presented, and none could be found by commenters, that the charge is compatible with period heraldry. A chief doubly-enarched has been ruled a step from period practice, as its use is documented as a post-period charge no earlier than 1806. As there is no evidence of a fess doubly-enarched in period or post-period, extending that motif to a fess would be two steps from period practice, and thus the fess doubly-enarched is unregisterable. [Catalina Damiana Flores de la Monta�a, R-Lochac, December 2011 LoAR]
By the same reasoning, the corresponding field division is also unregisterable.
This device also is in conflict with the badge of Tostig Logiosophia, (Fieldless) A closed book fesswise, spine to chief, azure, leaved, clasped and garnished argent. There is a DC for fieldlessness. There is no DC between a closed book palewise and a closed book fesswise, nor do we grant a difference for placement on the field when compared to a fieldless badge.