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.


June 2014 LOAR Results

Captured from the Calonlist. 

Greetings to All,

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

In Service,

Gunnar Thorisson
Vert Hawk


Calontir acceptances

Rodrigo Hernández of Vatavia. Name.
Vatavia is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Sofya la Rus. Name change from Sofya Rous and device change. Gules, an owl rising wings displayed argent.
The submitter’s previous name, Sofya Rous, is released.
This device is not in conflict with the device of Owain of Corn Valley: Gules, a peregrine falcon rising wings displayed Or maintaining in both talons a halberd bendwise sable There is a DC for tincture of the bird and, by precedent, there is a DC for the type of bird:

This does not conflict with Eve Nightstalker Azure, an owl striking Or, beaked and membered argent, orbed sable. I am hereby overturning the precedent declaring that raptors are raptors. Falcons and owls were different charges in period and have differing outlines; therefore we are allowing a CD (although not substantial difference) between them. For a fuller discussion see the cover letter. [Wojciech Bobrowski, Azure crusilly formy argent, a falcon rising wings addorsed maintaining a horseshoe inverted Or., 01/2000 Atlantia-A]

This device is not presumptuous of Nemanji{c’}i, Kings of Serbia Kings of Serbia , Gules, a double-headed eagle crowned argent, or Poland , Gules, an eagle displayed argent crowned Or. In both cases there is a DC between displayed and rising wings displayed, and another DC for the type of bird.
This device does not conflict with the badge of Widsith Devona of Exmoor: Per bend sinister sable and vert, a snowy egret rising wings displayed argent There is a DC for the field and another DC for the type of bird between owl and snowy egret.
Her old device, Gules semy of acorns Or, an owl argent, is retained as a badge.


Calontir returns

 Jute vander Brughe. Name change from Royse Meingnes.
The submitter has withdrawn this name.



April LOAR Results

From Gunnar Thorisson, Vert Hawk Herald:

CALONTIR acceptances:

  • Hadassah filla de Solomó. Device. Per bend Or and vert, a pithon contourny vert and an arm embowed bendwise sinister proper, a chief bendy sinister vert and Or.
  • Kýlan gylðir. Name change from Killian of Amlesmore. The submitter’s previous name, Killian of Amlesmore, is released.
  • Mór Bhallach inghean Domhnaill. Device change. Lozengy argent and gules, a cross of Saint Brigid and on a chief sable two flames argent. There is a step from period practice for the use of a cross of Saint Brigid. The submitter’s previous device, Argent, in pale three crosses of Saint Brigid sable, a dexter tierce indented gules, is retained as a badge.
  • Ximena Echeberria. Name and device. Gules, a bordure argent semy of saltorels azure. Nice device!

CALONTIR returns:

  • Rafe le Mountere. Device. Per pale sable and gules, two Celtic crosses and a mountain of three peaks argent. This device is returned for redraw for violating SENA A2C2 which states “Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.” Precedent says: The so-called “Celtic” cross is not. A Celtic cross is a specific type of cross, which has tapering arms. Adding an annulet to any particular type of cross does not automatically make it a Celtic cross. This “crosshair” depiction of a cross is not acceptable. [Sadb ingen Chonchobair, R-Atlantia, January 2010 LoAR]

Heraldic Garb Contest And Fashion Show

Greetings, Calontir!

Konstantia, Gold Falcon Principal Herald, is sponsoring a Heraldic Garb contest and fashion show to take place at Agamemnon and Gwen’s Coronation in July in Lost Moor.

The contest is the best use of heraldry in one’s garb, whether it be personal heraldry, kingdom heraldry, badges, etc. This promises to be fun, and it’s a great way to get in touch with your own heraldry as your persona would have.

There is a need for judges and prizes. If you can contribute, please let Konstantia know via email! Also, please tell your local groups!

The contest is the best use of heraldry in one’s garb, whether it be personal heraldry, kingdom heraldry, badges, etc. This promises to be fun, and it’s a great way to get in touch with your own heraldry.

Rules are as follows:

1. The garment must be an SCA period piece of clothing. Great examples are surcotes, cotehardies, etc. There is no limit to time period or culture, as long as it is represented within the scope of the SCA’s area of study.

1.a: Heraldic decoration must be done in a way consistent with garment treatment as done in period.

2. The garment must have heraldry represented on it, whether that is a badge, personal heraldry, or kingdom heraldry. The heraldry does not have to be registered, however, it is encouraged.

3. Group entries, yes, are accepted and encouraged.

4. Documentation is not required, but definitely encouraged. (and may score you bonus points!)


If you have questions, please feel free to let Konstantia know. Her email is goldfalcon@calontir.org.

Konstantia, Gold Falcon

Announcements From The Gold Falcon

Greetings to the glorious Kingdom of Calontir from Konstantia Gold Falcon Herald!

I am looking for a few good people to fill out a couple of roles within Calontir’s heraldic college.

#1 – Blue Hawk (Ailith) requires some assistance with programming and coding with the Order of Precedence. If you are a codemonkey, and have experience with programming and coding in Perl, CSS, MySQL, AJAX or any other programming languages, please send your SCA and modern resume to goldfalcon@calontir.org and OPClerk@calontir.org by June 1st.

#2 – I am looking for someone to be Kestrel Herald and assisting with updating the Calontir Herald’s Handbook to be in line with current practices (read: SENA and some other bits). I am looking for a project manager/editor in one. If you are interested in this position, please send your SCA and modern resume to goldfalcon@calontir.org by June 1st.

Thank you all!

Konstantia Gold Falcon

January 2014 LOAR Results Are In

From the Calontir list:

Greetings to All,

The results for the January 2014 LOAR are in and are listed below.

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

In Service,

Gunnar Thorisson
Vert Hawk Herald

CALONTIR acceptances

* Cesare di Lodovico Malefici. Name.
Submitted as Cesare de Lodovico Malefici, a timely correction was made by the submitter, allowing the College to consider the correct name.
The submitter requested authenticity for 15th century Florentine. The source used to document the elements did not precisely date them. It is considered likely, however, that this name meets that request.
* Drust Loc. Badge. (Fieldless) On a tortoise azure a triquetra argent.
* Emme Ziegler. Name change from Am{i-}ra bint Timurhan and device change. Argent, a swallow displayed guardant azure, on a chief sable three mullets of seven points argent.
Appearing on the Letter of Intent as Emma Ziegler, a timely correction corrected the spelling of the given name.
The submitter’s previous name, Am{i-}ra bint Timurhan, is retained as an alternate name.
Her previous device, Per bend sinister wavy argent and azure, a bird volant to sinister chief and another volant to dexter base counterchanged, is released.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a non-eagle displayed.
* Freygeirr Finnsson. Name and device. Per saltire sable and purpure, in annulo four ravens striking in annulo argent.
Submitted as Freygeirr Finnrson, the submitter specifically allowed the correction to the spelling of the patronym to Finnsson.
There is a step from period practice for the use of charges in annulo not in their default palewise orientation.
* Gregorii Vladimir Borondinskii. Name.
* Lonely Tower, Barony of the. Order name Order of the Keystone of the Lonely Tower.
Submitted as Order of the Keystone of the Barony of the Lonely Tower, commenters could not find evidence of this use of phrases like Barony of X in period order names. Thus, we have dropped that section of the name with the permission of the submitters in order to register the name.
This order name was pended from the August 2013 Letter of Acceptances and Returns.
* Vincent de Vere. Name and device. Gules, on a fess azure fimbriated three mullets Or.

CALONTIR returns

* Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason. Badge for alternate name Andrea Auditore da Venezia. Sable, a bend sinister cotised between two roses argent.
This badge is returned for conflict with the device of Bruno de Brest, Sable, a bend sinister cotissed between a bear paw fesswise contourny and a bear paw fesswise argent. There is a DC for the change in type of secondary charges, but nothing else.

Device and badge submissions can now be colored with color printer or color copier

Unto all who may read this message, Greetings from Dorcas Gold Falcon. I hope this message finds you well

In the beginning of August, I announced a trial of accepting electronically colored submissions of devices in addition to those colored with Crayola markers. Brigida Saker has reported that in the months since that announcement, there have only been a couple of items that weren’t acceptable.

Since the trial has been a success, the Saker office will permanently accept electronically colored device and badge submissions. However, Saker still has the flexibility to return items that are difficult to read, mis-colored, don’t upload to OSCAR accurately, or have other problems caused by the fact that they came from a color printer or copier. Of course, Saker will continue to accept submissions that are hand colored, using Crayola “Classic” markers, or their equivalent. Saker will still NOT accept forms colored with crayons, colored pencil, or paint.

As a side note, the required number of copies of a badge or device form changed last fall. A complete submission must include 1 color and 1 uncolored line drawing copies, plus 1 copy of supporting documentation.

I hope this “technology upgrade” makes it easier to create your heraldic submissions.

In service,

Dorcas, Gold Falcon

New Gold Falcon Chosen!

Unto the the people of Calontir and the Known World, especially the heralds, Greetings from Dorcas Gold Falcon.  I hope this message finds you well.

After interviewing three (!) candidates, Their Calon Majesties have selected HL Konstantia Kaloethina to be the next Calontir Principal Herald.  Her promotion from Purple Falcon to Gold Falcon will take place at Crown Tournament.
To everyone who applied or considered applying for the office, please accept my heartfelt thanks.  I consider it a good sign that so many heralds want to serve the kingdom in this way.
I look forward to working with Konstantia and I know that everyone will support her as she takes on this new level of responsibility.  Congratulations!
In service,
Mistress Dorcas Whitecap, Gold Falcon Herald