Check Your Entry, Friends’ Entries, in the Calontir Order of Precedence

Did you know that there are over 4,000 people listed in the Calontir Order of Precedence? Over 2,000 of those folks have multiple awards. While the keepers of the OP strive for accuracy, with the sheer number of entries over the course of the Kingdom’s existence there are bound to be errors or omissions. Maybe your name has changed or you have moved to another group. We are interested in any information that increases the accuracy of our OP. The link to the OP is: http://op.calontir.org/.

This is my quarterly entreaty to all Gentles of Calontir to check their OP record and report any errors or omissions. Email me at OPClerk@calontir.org with your proposed changes. I strive to make changes within 48 hours of receipt of your email.

HL Eynon Llangenydd
Blue Hawk Herald/Calontir OP Clerk
OPClerk@calontir.org

January 2015 LOAR Results

Collected from the Calonlist, via Gunnar Thorisson, Vert Hawk Herald


CALONTIR acceptances

Agnes von Heidelberg. Device. Per chevron throughout azure and argent, two garbs Or and a lamb couchant azure maintaining over its shoulder a wooden spoon proper.

Amerigo de Tincto da Venezia. Name and device. Vair, on a bend sinister sable a quill pen argent.

Caitilín ingen Áengusa. Device. Per bend gules and sable, an elm tree and in canton a sun Or.

Caitríona ingen Láeghaire. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and vert, a natural dolphin naiant bendwise sinister argent and a dragonfly bendwise sinister Or.

Submitted as Caitríona inghean Laoghaire, the genitive (possessive) form of the father’s name, Laoghaire, was documented as a 17th century Early Modern Irish spelling of a 5th century name. Thus, there is a gap of more than 500 years between the given name and byname. We have changed the name to Caitríona ingen Láeghaire, using a 10th century Middle Irish form of the byname that is temporally compatible with the Early Modern Irish Caitríona, in order to register the name.

Deidra de Warenne. Name change from holding name Deidra of Bonwicke.

This name was pended on the August 2014 Letter of Acceptances and Returns to allow commenters to document the given name Deidra or for the submitter to provide proof of her legal name. In addition, a second byname of Childentune was removed at that time with the submitter’s permission.

Deidra could not be documented to period. As documentation of the submitter’s legal name was provided, we are able to register this name.

Dorcas Whitecap. Badge. Argent, in saltire a wooden needle piercing the field and a sprig of rosemary proper.

Finna Firisdóttir. Name and device. Per bend sinister Or and azure, a raven sable maintaining in its foot an arum lily argent slipped and leaved vert, an orle gules.

Submitted as Finna Fyradottir, the formation of the patronym was not supported by the documentation. No evidence was found for the spelling Fyra-.

In commentary, Orle documented the 10th century Danish name Finna Firisdóttir from an area that is now part of Sweden. The given name and byname are derived from the masculine given names Finnr and Firir, respectively, themselves found in Lena Peterson’s Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. The submitter agreed to a change to this name. We are happy to make this change in order to register the name.

Finna Firisdóttir. Badge. Per bend sinister Or and azure, an arum lily argent and an orle gules.

Giovanni della Torre. Name and device. Per chevron gules and sable, two tilting lances in saltire and an armored horse’s head couped contourny Or.

Nice 15th century Italian name!

Goldcorn Moon. Name.

Howard of Yle. Name change from Howard of Brockenhurst and device change. Sable, two rams combattant and on a chief argent a bow sable.

The submitter’s previous name, Howard of Brockenhurst, is released.

The submitter’s old device, Vert, in pale three broad arrows and on a chief Or a battleaxe gules, is released.

Juliana de Loxelegh. Device. Per chevron argent and gules, two fleurs-de-lys gules and an owl affronty maintaining in its talons a key fesswise argent.

Khanzada Anaga. Name and device. Per bend sinister rayonny Or and argent, a peacock in its pride purpure and an elephant gules.

Submitted as Makduna Khanzada Anaga, the submitter requested a name from Mughal India.

Photocopies were provided for the title pages of the books cited in the Letter of Intent, but none of the relevant pages within the books were provided in the packet. Luckily for the submitter, kingdom was able to provide the additional pages so that we could consider the name.

Makduna was not documented in the Letter of Intent, and commenters were unable to provide further support for this element. As the submitter allows all changes, we have removed Makduna from the name.

Khanzada (“khan-born”) appears to be a given name dated to the reign of Humayan, who ruled from 1530-56. The documentation also includes a variant form, Khanzadeh. The question was raised in the Letter of Intent whether this term is presumptuous, as the example in the documentation summary was Khanzada Begum (“khan-born princess”). Annette S. Beveridge, The History of Humāyūn (Humāyūn-Nāma) (pp. 248-52) has examples of the pattern Khan-zada Begum + byname. An example is Khān-zāda Begam Mīrān-shāhī, daughter of Sultan Ma{h.}mūd Mīrān-shāhī and Khān-zāda Termizi. She also appears in a list of the daughters of her mother, Khān-zāda Termizi. Therefore, Khān-zāda appears to be used as a given name and not a title. Green Staff documented an alternative transliteration, Hânzâde, as a given name found in Istanbul (not Constantinople) in 1546. Therefore, we can give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that Khanzada is a plausible given name in our period, rather than a title or descriptive byname.

Under PN4B1 of SENA, Khanzada can only be used in contexts that make it clear that it is a given name and not a form of address or title. Green Staff noted that Khanzada is expected to follow the given name when used as a title. If we had not dropped Makduna, documentation would have needed to have been found to support Khanzada as a second element.
This low-contrast complex line of division remains identifiable.

Miyazaki Atsutaka. Device. Azure, a polypus argent each tentacle maintaining a bell and on a chief enarched wavy Or three estoiles azure.

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev. Name change from Ambrogio di Dionisio Acciaiuoli and device change. Gules, a demi-stoat issuant from base Or.

The submitter’s previous name, Ambrogio di Dionisio Acciaiuoli, is retained as an alternate name.

The submitter’s old device, Purpure, a pall ermine, is retained as a badge.

Nice device!

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev. Alternate name Kolushka Konstiantinov.

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev. Badge. (Fieldless) A cornucopia sable fructed proper.

By default a cornucopia is palewise with the opening to chief.

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev. Badge. (Fieldless) A bag of madder erminois.

Nice badge!

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev. Blanket permission to conflict with alternate name Ambrogio di Dionisio Acciaiuoli.

Nikolai allows registration of a name that is at least one syllable different from his alternate name, Ambrogio di Dionisio Acciaiuoli.

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev. Blanket permission to conflict with badge. Per bend sinister ermine and counter-ermine, a rose counterchanged sable and argent, a bordure gules crusily formy argent.

The submitter grants permission to conflict to armory that is at least one DC from his registered armory.

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev. Blanket permission to conflict with badge. Purpure, a pall ermine.

The submitter grants permission to conflict to any armory that is at least one DC from his registered armory.

Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev. Release of alternate name Zhaba Zagriazhskoi.

The submitter’s alternate name, Zhaba Zagriazhskoi, is released.

Pascual Manrriquel Caminante. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, a tricorporate wolf and a bordure denticulada counterchanged.

Nice late 15th century Spanish name!

Runa Jonsdottir. Name and device. Or, a sea-wolf gules tailed vert.

Sorcha inghean Fhaoláin. Name and device. Vert, on a pile between two thistles Or a wolf rampant sable.

Submitted as Sorcha inghean Faoláin, Faoláin needs to be lenited. Therefore, we have changed this element to Fhaoláin in order to register this name.

This name does not conflict with the registered Sorcha ní Fhaolain. Precedent states that,
The submitter requested the form Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaoláin if it could be justified. Unfortunately, this is a identical in sound to the registered Caelainn inghean Fhaolain. The particle was changed to inghean Uí in order to clear this conflict.

Prior precedents concerning the difference between inghean and inghean Uí reflect the now-obsolete Rules for Submission, which stated that, “Two bynames of relationship are significantly different if the natures of the relationships or the objects of the relationships are significantly different.” (in this case, a daughter rather than a relative of some ancestor). Under SENA, we no longer consider the nature of the relationship when determining conflict. Instead, the addition of a syllable (Uí) is enough to clear this conflict under PN.3.C.2, Substantial Change to One Syllable. [Caoilfhionn inghean Uí Fhaoláin, April 2014, A-East]

In the present submission, inghean has an additional syllable compared to ní (itself a contraction of inghean Uí). Therefore, this name is also clear under PN3C2 of SENA.

Tobias Oldenburg. Name and device. Per pale dovetailed purpure and vert, two chevronels and in chief two towers argent charged with a decrescent vert and a decrescent purpure.

This complex low-contrast line of division is identifiable here and thus registrable.

Wolfram Janssen. Name and device. Or, a bend sinister dancetty vert between a wolf and a ram both rampant contourny purpure.

In commentary, Goutte d’Eau found both elements dated to 1596, making this an excellent late period German name!

Ysabel de la Oya. Name.

Both the given name and byname can be found in the same town, dated to 1495, making this an excellent late period Spanish name!

CALONTIR returns

Rébeca la Chienne. Device change. Argent, a wooden harp with the forepillar carved as a dog proper, in chief three open scissors inverted vert.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Ann Etheridge of Somerset: Argent, a harp proper, stringed sable, entwined about the pillar three thistles slipped and leaved proper. There is a DC for adding the scissors in chief. Any other DC would have to come from the harp. The fact that the harp’s forepillar is carved is a detail left unblazoned in period: The harp was blazoned on the LoI as having its forepillar in the shape of a harpy. Following the pattern of period heralds, as seen in the blazon of the arms of Ireland and others, we will not blazon details of the forepillars of harps, as they are considered artistic details. [Christina Butterman, LoAR of March 2009]

Nothing has been presented to overturn this precedent. The carving of the harp is an artistic detail, worth no difference, and the thistles on Ann’s device are clearly maintained charges, also worth no difference.

Tatiana Nikonovna Besprozvannyja. Device change. Gules, a natural demi-tiger erect regardant erased argent striped sable and an orle argent.

This device is returned for redraw. Please instruct the submitter on the proper way to draw erasing: either three or four prominent, pointed jags on the erasing, as described on the Cover Letter to the November 2001 LoAR:  Therefore, for purposes of recreating period armorial style for erasing, the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags; (2) have jags that are approximately one-sixth to one-third the total height of the charge being erased; and (3) have jags that are not straight but rather are wavy or curved.

Alternatively, the submitter could also draw the charge clearly couped.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a natural (demi)tiger.

December 2014 LOAR Results

From the Calonlist:


from Gunnar Thorisson, Vert Hawk Herald

CALONTIR acceptances
* Agamemnon of Forgotten Sea. Holding name and device. Checky argent and sable, a sun Or eclipsed sable and a bordure Or.
Submitted under the name Agamemnon Platolithidae, the name was returned in November 2014.
* Aldred Ketcham. Device. Per chevron argent and vert, a tower counterchanged between in fess two swords vert.

* Alexandria de Bois d’Arc. Blanket permission to conflict with name and device. Purpure, an ark and a chief invected argent.
The submitter allows registration of any name that is not identical to her registered name. The submitter also allows registration of any armory that is not identical to her device.
* Amon Attwood. Name and device (see RETURNS for badge). Argent, a boar statant and in base a flame issuant from base proper, a bordure vert.
Nice late 16th century English name!
* Brian Robert MacDougall. Name and device. Per fess rayonny azure and gules, a sword reversed fracted in chevron proper and a sheaf of arrows inverted Or.
This low-contrast complex line of division remains identifiable but would benefit from fewer and larger rays.
* Caitilín ingen Áengusa. Name.

* Eadward de Byron. Name and device. Vert, on a chevron between three horse’s heads couped contourny Or four fleurs-de-lys palewise vert.
Nice 13th century English name!
* Elzebeth van Rostock. Name.
Submitted as Elzebeth von Rostock, the submitter requested authenticity for a 12th-13th century German name.
Rostock is a Low German place name, so is incompatible with the High German von. We have changed the byname to the attested van Rostock so that it is wholly in Low German in order to partially meet her request for authenticity.
Although van Rostock is found in the submitter’s desired time period, the given name could not be dated earlier than the late 14th century. Therefore, we cannot fully meet the submitter’s request for authenticity, but the name is registerable.
* Emme Ziegler. Badge. (Fieldless) On a fox dormant gardant proper a fleur-de-lys Or.

* Eynon ab Iohannes Mal. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The submitter requested authenticity for a 14th century Welsh name. All elements in this name were documented to the 13th century, so we do not know if it meets the submitter’s request.
* Felicia Maria Stanborough. Name and device. Per bend argent and sable, a spiderwort flower gules and a cross crosslet Or within a bordure counterchanged.
The submitter requested authenticity for a 15th-early 16th century English name. All of the elements are documented to c.1540-1560, so this name meets the submitter’s request.
There is a step from period practice for the use of the New World spiderwort flower.
* Gangulfr Hagnason. Name and device. Argent, a brown bear statant erect proper between flaunches vert, each charged with an hourglass argent.

* Gawain of Miskbridge. Acceptance of transfer of Heraldic title Green Anchor Herald from Society of Creative Anachronism.
The acceptance of this heraldic title was pended on the July 2014 Letter of Acceptances and Returns to allow Laurel to include the transfer on a Letter of Intent. As this administrative action has been done, we are able to complete the transfer of this title.
* Gwenne Margareta Melinnith. Name and device. Quarterly argent and gules, a cross crosslet quarterly sable and argent, in sinister canton a daisy proper.
Please advise the submitter to draw the flower with a higher petals/seeding ratio so it’s easier to recognize as a daisy.
* Hans Krieger. Device. Vert, on a cross argent a cross of four ermine spots sable.
The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Moire Gray: Vert, on a cross argent an artist’s paint brush inverted sable.
* Jacqueline Storme. Device. Argent, a dragonfly sable and a bordure per pale azure and gules.

* Jorunn Eydisardottir. Device. Vert, a tub Or and a ford proper.
This is the defining instance of a tub. Batonvert notes “The charge dates from at least 1340, in the arms of Wasserburg [Zurich Roll]; we have an example drawn as in this submission, with the two raised bits, dated to 1550 in the arms of Mastellizi [BSB Cod.Icon 269].”
* Leopold Heinrich Rovekar. Name.
Submitted as Leopold Heinrich vom Rovekar, the submitter requested authenticity for a 15th century German/Prussian name. Leopold was dated in the Letter of Intent to the 12th century. It is also found in 16th century Germany in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Heinrich is found in the 15th and 16th centuries, and Rovekar is dated to the 16th century. Therefore, the name is authentic to the 16th century, but not the 15th.
Rovekar is a German descriptive byname meaning “rob or plunder the pot” [Bahlow, s.n. Rof(f)ka(h)r]. Evidence that it is the name of a place name was not found, so it cannot be preceded by the locative preposition vom. Although the submission form stated that major changes were not allowed, kingdom confirmed that the submitter authorized the removal of vom. We are happy to make this change in order to register this name.
* Magnús Þorgrimsson. Name and device. Per chevron argent and sable, two ravens addorsed and a valknut counterchanged.
This name does not conflict with the registered Magnus Thorfinnsson. One syllable has been substantially changed (grim versus finn) under PN3C2 of SENA.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a valknut.
* Mairi Rose. Release of badge. Argent, on a golpe between flaunches vert, a triquetra argent.

* Myghal Stanborough. Device change. Or, a wingless Cornish sea-chough sable, tailed and beaked gules, a bordure sable bezanty.
His previous device, Or, an anvil reversed sable between three torteaux, is released.
* Myghal Stanborough. Badge. (Fieldless) A wingless Cornish sea-chough sable, tailed and beaked gules.

* Phillipa Lloyd de Tarifa. Reblazon of device. Per chevron gules and counter-ermine, two horses salient respectant and a dolphin hauriant embowed argent.
Registered in March 1985 as Gules, on a pile inverted throughout counter-ermine between two horses salient respectant, a dolphin hauriant embowed argent, it is in fact a per chevron line of division and not a pile inverted.
* Phillipa Lloyd de Tarifa. Reblazon of badge. Per chevron gules and counter-ermine, a horse’s head couped argent.
Registered in December 1988 as Gules, a pile inverted throughout counter-ermine, overall a horse’s head couped argent, it is in fact a per chevron line of division and not a pile inverted.
* Saito Takauji. Blanket permission to conflict with name and device. Or, on a pale sable three cherry blossoms Or.
The submitter allows the registration of any name that is not identical to his registered name. The submitter also allows the registration of any armory that is not identical to his registered armory.
* Søren atte Raven. Household name House of the Wolf and Raven and badge. Per pale embattled sable and argent, a wolf and a raven respectant counterchanged.

* Tanaka Ujimori. Name and device. Per chevron raguly argent and vert, three serpents nowed counterchanged.
Nice 16th century Japanese name!
Please advise the submitter to draw a steeper per chevron line with a more pronounced angle of the raguly notches.
* Ulfvaldr Folkmarsson. Device. Gules, a tricorporate wolf within an orle argent.
The July 2013 Letter of Acceptances and Returns noted:
The submitter may wish to be aware that the more typical drawing of a tricorporate beast in period armory has the top two bodies back to back, with the bottommost body facing to dexter. The specific orientation difference here of one of the three bodies is not a blazonable detail. [Galen O’Conaill, July 2013, Middle-A]
* Verctissa neptis Venutii. Device. Argent, a closed book palewise azure and a base embattled vert.
Please advise the submitter to draw fewer and larger embattlements.
* Vimundr Sialfason. Badge. (Fieldless) A wolf rampant gules within and conjoined to a serpent in annulo vorant of its tail Or.

* Vincent de Vere. Badge. Sable, a harp Or within a bordure parted bordurewise vert and Or.

CALONTIR returns
* Amon Attwood. Badge. (Fieldless) A rabbit attired and courant argent maintaining a tankard vert.
This badge submission is returned for multiple conflicts. It is in conflict with the device of Matilda Bosville de Bella Aqua, Per fess embattled gules and argent ermined azure, in chief a coney courant argent and the device of Aldyth Trefaldwyn, Per fess rayonny purpure and Or, in chief a hare courant argent. In both case there is only a DC for fieldless versus fielded design. Neither the maintained tankard nor the attire provide an additional DC.
* Eynon ab Iohannes Mal. Device. Azure, a demi-lamb argent issuant from an anvil, maintaining in its mouth a sword inverted Or, a chief Or crusilly azure.
This is returned for lack of documentation for the depictions of the anvil and the sword used. On resubmission, the submitter should use depictions previously documented or provide documentation for the types of anvil and sword used here.

A Labor of Love: Heraldic, Scribal, and Dance Symposium

Join us this Valentine’s for a wonderful day full of heraldry, dancing, and the scribal arts, followed by an evening ball – the perfect way to end this day of romance.

The event will take place in Baldwin Hall during the day, then move across campus for the ball.

Gate opens at 8:00 and will stay open at noon, and our first classes will begin at 9:00.

Site fee is 5.00 for adults and 3.00 for children under 18. 5.00 dollar non-member surcharge.

There will be no inn this year, but light refreshments will be available throughout the day for a suggested donation and a map of local eateries will be provided.

Those wishing to teach should contact the class scheduler Aleidis Trost (Wendi Milhous) at wendimilhous@gmail.com, through facebook, or call636-352-5743 after six.

Autocrats- Kateline Lyonette (Allison Comfort) asc6726@truman.edu, 636-697-4760 (after 5)

Gillian atte Wode (Barbara Mandell) bsmithmadell@yahoo.com, 660-665-6781 (evenings)

For crash space please contact Gillian.

https://www.facebook.com/events/332334746955093/

Loch Bheathrach Name and Device

From the Gold Falcon Herald, via Facebook:


Congratulations to Loch Bheathrach (the canton formerly known as Loch Smythe) – the branch name and device has now been registered!

“Loch Bheathrach, Canton of. Branch name and device. Argent, a sea-serpent ondoyant, in chief two laurel wreaths vert, a base wavy barry wavy vert and argent. In commentary, Brían dorcha ua Conaill documented the attested Loch Bethrach (Annals of Innisfallen) and Loch Beathrach (Annals of Ulster). The submitted (and lenited) spelling Bheathrach is justified by the example Sròn a’ Bheathrach documented in the Letter of Intent.
“The historical location Loch Bheathrach is not important enough to protect. Therefore, we are able to register this name.”

Konstantia Gold Falcon

September 2014 LOAR Results

From the Vert Hawk Herald, via the Calonlist:


CALONTIR acceptances

 

* Adelaide Sarsfield.

Name and device. Per chevron argent and azure, two fleurs-de-lys sable and a martlet argent.

The sources cited in the Letter of Intent to document the byname, Sarsfield, use normalized, or modernized, forms of the names. The submitted spelling is found in Latin dated to 1516-7 (Chartularies of St Mary’s Abbey, Dublin;http://books.google.com/books?id=R_w-CZ0eXnYC, p. 14), so we are able to register this name.

* Aelia Basina.

Name change from Ho’elun Checheg.

Submitted as Aelia Basina of Veii, the submitter requested authenticity for 6th-7th century Roman. Aelia and Basina were documented as Byzantine names. We do not have evidence of double given names for that culture. However, these elements can be interpreted as a Late classical Roman name. In commentary, Green Staff documented several Roman names with Aelia as a first element, although most of the women who used this pattern were empresses. In order to make the name authentic, however, the lingua Anglica of Veii should be dropped. We have made this change with the submitter’s permission in order to register this name.
The submitter’s previous name, Ho’elun Checheg, is released.

* Biby ferch Llewelyn of Camelford.

Name and device. Sable, a coney rampant contourny argent within a bordure per pale gules and Or semy of Bowen knots crosswise counterchanged.

This name combines an English given name and locative with a Welsh patronymic byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

* Caoimhin McKee.

Heraldic Title Sanglier Rouge Herald.

* Cesare di Lodovico Malefici.

Device. Bendy wavy argent and sable.

Nice device!

* Ffelix Æskelsson.

Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as F{oe}linx Æskelsson, the submitter requested a given name that sounded like “Felix”. Goutte d’Eau documented the name Ffelix to 16th century Norway (Diplomatarium Norvegicum). Æskelsson can also be documented as a 14th and 15th century byname in the same source, making this a wholly Norwegian name.
If the submitter had not agreed to this change, the name F{oe}linx is a genitive (possessive) form, not the required nominative form. The nominative forms would be F{oe}lins and F{oe}linss.

* Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir.

Name (see RETURNS for device).

* Isibél inghean Dáire.

Name.

Submitted as Isibél ingen Dáire, the name appeared on the Letter of Intent as Isibél inghen Dáire. This form contained a misspelling of the particle ingen/inghean (“daughter of”). The submitter confirmed that she preferred the Early Modern Irish byname inghean Dáire. We have made this correction in order to register the name.

* Ormar Svensson.

Name.

Submitted as Ormarr Svensson, the submitter expressed a preference for the form Ormar Svensson. In commentary, Goutte d’Eau documented both elements to Norway in 1384-1394 (in Diplomatarium Norvegicum). Therefore, we are happy to make this change to meet the submitter’s wishes.

* Uesugi Katsumoto.

Name.

* Wulfhere of Eofeshamme.

Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for 8th to 10th century Anglo-Saxon. The given name Wulfhere is dated to the 9th and 11th centuries, and the byname of Eofeshamme is dated to the 11th century. The name may be authentic for the desired time period, but we cannot be certain. 

CALONTIR returns

 

* Ffelix Æskelsson.

Device. Per fess sable and argent, an increscent Or and a penguin sable bellied argent beaked and footed Or maintaining a sword bendwise sable.

This device is returned for lack of contrast.
Per precedent:

Unfortunately, just as a black orca with a white belly can’t be put on an argent field (v. Rowan Seer, March 2000), so too a black auk with a white belly can’t be put on an argent field.

Here we have a similar case where the belly of the penguin disappears for sharing the tincture of the field.
Although the July 2010 cover letter, discussing about fox proper on an argent background, concluded “The precedent, therefore, is overturned. As long as the charge maintains its identifiability, minor details, even minor details which are identifying characteristics, may have no contrast with the underlying tinctures.” we have here a different situation, as it’s about half the charge that disappears against the argent field and thus the identifiability is not maintained.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a penguin.

* Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir.

Device. Or, a cameleopard couchant regardant argent spotted brown and a sinister gore gules.

This device is returned for multiple issues, each sufficient to justify a return.
This depiction of the posture renders the camelopard unidentifiable, with the neck so close to the back that the separation disappears.
This device is also returned for contrast and tincture issues.
Blazoned as proper, an older precedent regarding the proper tincture of camelopards states:

A cameleopard, or giraffe, proper is Or marked brown/tan; as such, it lacks sufficient contrast against the argent field. (Trust me on this one; I have a relatively recent photograph taken while on one of those “drive-through” safari-type animal reserves, in which a very curious giraffe’s fills up most of the windscreen. Quite dramatic, it was! [Pushy beggar, too. Wouldn’t move out of the roadway until we bribed it with some of the feed pellets they sell you at the entrance.] [Ceridwen Alianora McInnes, 06/1995, Atenveldt-r]

Although there is currently no defined proper tinctures for a camelopard in the Glossary of terms, if we follow this precedent, this charge would not be actually proper. Instead, the camelopard is argent marked brown, which presents two issues:
– it cannot be blazoned as marked brown, as brown is not a heraldic tincture.
– it lacks contrast with the field. We treat markings as details that don’t change the underlying tincture, so the charge is argent, on an Or field.
Per the May 2014 cover letter, the use of gores with other charges is a step from period practice.

* Rodrigo Hernández of Vatavia.

Device. Argent, on a chevron purpure three dragonflies palewise Or.

This device was registered last month. It appears to have been sent up identically in two consecutive months.

CALONTIR pends

 

* Deidra de Warenne.

Name change from holding name Deidra of Bonwicke.

Submitted as Deidra de Warenne of Childentune, the second byname (of Childentune) had been added to clear a potential conflict with the registered Deirdre the Warrener. Under SENA, however, Deidra de Warenne does not in fact conflict with Deirdre the Warrener. Kingdom confirmed with the submitter that she preferred the name without the second byname. We have made this change with her permission.
The Letter of Intent stated that Deidra is grandfathered to the submitter. However, the submitter’s previous name is a holding name, and thus, Deidra is not eligible for the grandfather clause. As this was not noticed until after the Pelican decision meeting, we are pending the name to allow commenters time to either document the given name Deidra or allow the submitter to provide documentation of her legal name.
This was item 6 on the Calontir letter of May 13, 2014

August 2014 LOAR Results

From the Vert Hawk Herald, via the Calonlist:


CALONTIR acceptances

* Adelaide Sarsfield.

Name and device. Per chevron argent and azure, two fleurs-de-lys sable and a martlet argent.

The sources cited in the Letter of Intent to document the byname, Sarsfield, use normalized, or modernized, forms of the names. The submitted spelling is found in Latin dated to 1516-7 (Chartularies of St Mary’s Abbey, Dublin;http://books.google.com/books?id=R_w-CZ0eXnYC, p. 14), so we are able to register this name.

* Aelia Basina.

Name change from Ho’elun Checheg.

Submitted as Aelia Basina of Veii, the submitter requested authenticity for 6th-7th century Roman. Aelia and Basina were documented as Byzantine names. We do not have evidence of double given names for that culture. However, these elements can be interpreted as a Late classical Roman name. In commentary, Green Staff documented several Roman names with Aelia as a first element, although most of the women who used this pattern were empresses. In order to make the name authentic, however, the lingua Anglica of Veii should be dropped. We have made this change with the submitter’s permission in order to register this name.
The submitter’s previous name, Ho’elun Checheg, is released.

* Biby ferch Llewelyn of Camelford.

Name and device. Sable, a coney rampant contourny argent within a bordure per pale gules and Or semy of Bowen knots crosswise counterchanged.

This name combines an English given name and locative with a Welsh patronymic byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

* Caoimhin McKee.

Heraldic Title Sanglier Rouge Herald.

* Cesare di Lodovico Malefici.

Device. Bendy wavy argent and sable.

Nice device!

* Ffelix Æskelsson.

Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as F{oe}linx Æskelsson, the submitter requested a given name that sounded like “Felix”. Goutte d’Eau documented the name Ffelix to 16th century Norway (Diplomatarium Norvegicum). Æskelsson can also be documented as a 14th and 15th century byname in the same source, making this a wholly Norwegian name.
If the submitter had not agreed to this change, the name F{oe}linx is a genitive (possessive) form, not the required nominative form. The nominative forms would be F{oe}lins and F{oe}linss.

* Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir.

Name (see RETURNS for device).

* Isibél inghean Dáire.

Name.

Submitted as Isibél ingen Dáire, the name appeared on the Letter of Intent as Isibél inghen Dáire. This form contained a misspelling of the particle ingen/inghean (“daughter of”). The submitter confirmed that she preferred the Early Modern Irish byname inghean Dáire. We have made this correction in order to register the name.

* Ormar Svensson.

Name.

Submitted as Ormarr Svensson, the submitter expressed a preference for the form Ormar Svensson. In commentary, Goutte d’Eau documented both elements to Norway in 1384-1394 (in Diplomatarium Norvegicum). Therefore, we are happy to make this change to meet the submitter’s wishes.

* Uesugi Katsumoto.

Name.

* Wulfhere of Eofeshamme.

Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for 8th to 10th century Anglo-Saxon. The given name Wulfhere is dated to the 9th and 11th centuries, and the byname of Eofeshamme is dated to the 11th century. The name may be authentic for the desired time period, but we cannot be certain. 

CALONTIR returns

* Ffelix Æskelsson.

Device. Per fess sable and argent, an increscent Or and a penguin sable bellied argent beaked and footed Or maintaining a sword bendwise sable.

This device is returned for lack of contrast.
Per precedent:

Unfortunately, just as a black orca with a white belly can’t be put on an argent field (v. Rowan Seer, March 2000), so too a black auk with a white belly can’t be put on an argent field.

Here we have a similar case where the belly of the penguin disappears for sharing the tincture of the field.
Although the July 2010 cover letter, discussing about fox proper on an argent background, concluded “The precedent, therefore, is overturned. As long as the charge maintains its identifiability, minor details, even minor details which are identifying characteristics, may have no contrast with the underlying tinctures.” we have here a different situation, as it’s about half the charge that disappears against the argent field and thus the identifiability is not maintained.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a penguin.

* Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir.

Device. Or, a cameleopard couchant regardant argent spotted brown and a sinister gore gules.

This device is returned for multiple issues, each sufficient to justify a return.
This depiction of the posture renders the camelopard unidentifiable, with the neck so close to the back that the separation disappears.
This device is also returned for contrast and tincture issues.
Blazoned as proper, an older precedent regarding the proper tincture of camelopards states:

A cameleopard, or giraffe, proper is Or marked brown/tan; as such, it lacks sufficient contrast against the argent field. (Trust me on this one; I have a relatively recent photograph taken while on one of those “drive-through” safari-type animal reserves, in which a very curious giraffe’s fills up most of the windscreen. Quite dramatic, it was! [Pushy beggar, too. Wouldn’t move out of the roadway until we bribed it with some of the feed pellets they sell you at the entrance.] [Ceridwen Alianora McInnes, 06/1995, Atenveldt-r]

Although there is currently no defined proper tinctures for a camelopard in the Glossary of terms, if we follow this precedent, this charge would not be actually proper. Instead, the camelopard is argent marked brown, which presents two issues:
– it cannot be blazoned as marked brown, as brown is not a heraldic tincture.
– it lacks contrast with the field. We treat markings as details that don’t change the underlying tincture, so the charge is argent, on an Or field.
Per the May 2014 cover letter, the use of gores with other charges is a step from period practice.

* Rodrigo Hernández of Vatavia.

Device. Argent, on a chevron purpure three dragonflies palewise Or.

This device was registered last month. It appears to have been sent up identically in two consecutive months.

CALONTIR pends

* Deidra de Warenne.

Name change from holding name Deidra of Bonwicke.

Submitted as Deidra de Warenne of Childentune, the second byname (of Childentune) had been added to clear a potential conflict with the registered Deirdre the Warrener. Under SENA, however, Deidra de Warenne does not in fact conflict with Deirdre the Warrener. Kingdom confirmed with the submitter that she preferred the name without the second byname. We have made this change with her permission.
The Letter of Intent stated that Deidra is grandfathered to the submitter. However, the submitter’s previous name is a holding name, and thus, Deidra is not eligible for the grandfather clause. As this was not noticed until after the Pelican decision meeting, we are pending the name to allow commenters time to either document the given name Deidra or allow the submitter to provide documentation of her legal name.
This was item 6 on the Calontir letter of May 13, 2014

Blue Hawk Herald OP Clerk Position Announcement

Unto the Populace of Calontir, the Honorable Lady Ailith Bystoune, Blue Hawk Herald sends greetings!

As Blue Hawk Herald, I maintain the Kingdom’s Order of Precedence (OP). The Calontir OP is kept in an online database accessible at op.calontir.org. After serving the Kingdom for many years, I am searching for a deputy who is interested in taking over the position in the coming months.

Being the Clerk of the Order of Precedence is a wonderful way to serve the Kingdom! It entails receiving COURT REPORTS and entering the award data into the database as well as managing that data and coordinating continuing improvements to the website. Despite how it sounds, this job does not require technical computer skills beyond that which is standard in modern life (use of email, Facebook, etc). This position reports to the Gold Falcon Principal Herald and the Kingdom Web Minister, and works closely with the Deputy Web Minister, who is working on technical upgrades to the website.

If you are interested, please send a letter of intent to Blue Hawk Herald Letter of Intent.

Yours in Service,
HL Ailith Bystoune

July 2014 LoAR Results

From Gunnar Thorisson, Vert Hawk Herald, via the Calonlist:


Calontir Acceptances


Calontir, Kingdom of.
Transfer of heraldic title White Tyger Herald to Ines Alfón.

Geva de Kent. Device. Lozengy purpure and Or, on a chief invected Or three bunches of grapes purpure.

Martush Aleksandrov. Name and device. Gules, a chevron rompu between five Russian Orthodox crosses two, one, and two Or.

Rodrigo Hernández of Vatavia. Device. Argent, on a chevron purpure three dragonflies palewise Or.

Rohese de Dinan. Badge for alternate name Casilda Manrique de Lara. (Fieldless) On an escallop Or, a rose proper.
Nice badge!

Sciath of Calanais Nuadh. Device. Quarterly gules and Or, two frets couped Or.
This device does not create the appearance of marshalling. The appearance of marshalling can be created by having charges that terminate at the edge of a section or having different types of charges in different sections of the field. Here, neither the Or quarters nor the sections with couped frets, since they don’t extend to the end of the section, appear to be an independent pieces of armory. Thus, this design can be registered.

Wulf Werner. Name.We note that the originally submitted name, Wulf filius Werner, would also be registerable. Ælfwynn Leoflæde dohtor documented patronymic bynames that combine the Latin filius with the unmodified form of the father’s name to 13th century Germany. An example is Wernlinus filius Ermenrich, dated 1267 (Socin, p. 579). As the submitter prefers the fully vernacular form of the name, we are registering the form that appeared on the Letter of Intent.

Calontir Pends

Gawain of Miskbridge. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Green Anchor Herald from Society for Creative Anachronism.
This name is pended to allow Laurel to include the transfer of the heraldic title in a Letter of Intent.
This was item 2 on the Calontir letter of April 4, 2014.