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ACCEPTANCES Page of 22 January 2004 LoAR



Amaryllis Coleman. Badge (see RETURNS for other badge). (Fieldless) A needle fesswise reversed Or threaded vert.

Bohdan Medvíd. Device. Azure, a bear salient and in chief a Ukrainian trident head Or.

Drogo Rabenwald. Device. Per bend sinister azure and sable, an armadillo rampant argent.

The armadillo is a New World animal. The Oxford English Dictionary dates the word "armadillo", referring to this animal, to 1577 and 1594. Armadillos are also found in several regions occupied by the Spanish long before the end of period. As armadillos were known to Western Europeans in period they may be registered, albeit as a step from period style (a "weirdness"). Per the LoAR of August 1999, "New World flora and fauna... are a discouraged weirdness, but registerable." Armory with a single step from period style may be registered, and there are no other steps from period style in this device.

Gregory Hillson. Name and device. Or, a tower azure between flaunches vert.

Ian Damebrigge of Wychwood. Badge. (Fieldless) On the bowl of a spoon argent a blackletter miniscule h sable.

Isabel of Sherwood. Name and device. Or, a horse passant sable between four fleurs-de-lys three and one azure.

Kateryna Ty Isaf. Badge. (Fieldless) A cat's head cabossed per pale sable and argent.

Khodoska Mordasova. Name and device. Per pale azure and argent, an open book between three suns counterchanged.

Mustafa the Red. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Pavla de la Satu Mare. Device. Per pall argent purpure and sable, in chief a demi-pegasus couped sable.

The Glossary of Terms indicates that a demi-beast is erect by default.

Ríoghnach de Fae. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, a dragon rampant counterchanged maintaining a flame Or.

Submitted as Ríonach de Fae, Ríonach is an Modern Irish Gaelic (c. 1700 to present) form. Lacking evidence that it is a plausible form in period, it is not registerable. The Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c. 1200 to c. 1700) form of this name is Ríoghnach. We have changed the given name to this form in order to register this name.

This device does not conflict with the badge of Benedict Saint-Jean Eldridge, (Fieldless) A wyvern displayed per pale argent and sable. There is one CD for fieldlessness and another CD for changing the posture of the monster. Wyverns and dragons are variants of the same charge in period, and they thus have a meaningful posture comparison. See the Cover Letter for the July 2003 LoAR for more discussion of meaningful posture comparisons (also known as "comparable postures").

Ryska Kononova. Name and device. Per bend sinister sable and vert, a bend wavy between two winged lions segreant Or.


Katherine Letavernier. Name.

Submitted as Katherine le Taverniere, the submitter requested authenticity for late 1500s French and allowed minor changes. This name was documented from the Academy of Saint Gabriel, client letter 2629 ( This letter describes forms of this name appropriate for different periods. For the late 1500s, the expected form of this byname would be Letavernier. We have changed the byname to this form in order to make this name authentic for the submitter's requested time and language.

Wolfger von Sibenbürgen. Device. Or, a nesselblatt sable.

Nice German armory to go with the German name!


Aedan MacEwan. Name change from Aedan Haukesblod (see RETURNS for device).

His previous name, Aedan Haukesblod, is released.

Aedan MacEwan. Alternate name Aedan the Silent.

Brynach ap Rhys. Badge. (Fieldless) A bow reversed gules.

Cadoc Godeboldus. Name and device. Per bend sable and argent, a goblet Or and a sword gules.

Christopher MacEveny. Device. Vert, a merman proper crined Or tailed azure maintaining a horn in his dexter hand and a trident in his sinister hand all issuant from a base wavy Or.

The merman is in his default affronty guardant posture. For mermen and mermaids, this posture is often tilted slightly to the side rather than fully affronty: this is a standard period way of drawing merfolk. The hair color of the merman was not blazoned in the Letter of Intent, but was blazoned on the submitter's form. Since the Pictorial Dictionary notes that the hair color of merfolk proper is usually blazoned explicitly, and the submitter did so on the original blazon, we have done so here.

Some commenters mentioned the fact that the merman has his tail reflexed up in a 'u' in this emblazon. The main body of the merman through the top of his tail (where his hips would be if he had them) issues from the base, and the end of his tail also issues from the base, and these two pieces of the merman are not conjoined to each other. This is an acceptable way of drawing a merman issuant from a base. It is analogous to the period practice of drawing a demi-lion issuant from a line of division so both the demi-lion and the end of the demi-lion's tail are issuant from the line of division and are not conjoined to each other. It is the choice of the heraldic artist to decide whether to draw the merman in this fashion, whether to draw him so that his body and tail end are conjoined, or to draw him without the tail tip showing at all.

Conall Mac Quharrie. Name.

Submitted as Conall Mac Quarrie, no documentation was found that MacQuarrie is a period form. All of the examples of this name found in period, both presented in the LoI and those found by the College, that are spelled -Qu- also include the -h- in the middle of the name. As an example, Black (p. 558 s.n. MacQuarrie) dates the form McQuharrie to 1573. We have changed the byname to the form Mac Quharrie, a plausible period form based on the example from Black, in order to register this name.

Duncan Darroch. Device. Argent, two compass stars in fess and on a point pointed ployé vert a compass star argent.

Eden Kent. Device. Per pale argent and gules, in fess a radish gules leaved vert sustained by a bat-winged rabbit rampant Or all within a bordure sable.

Eden Kent. Badge. (Fieldless) In fess a bat-winged rabbit contourny sustaining a radish leaved Or.

Everild le Kembere. Name.

Halldórr hálfskeggr. Name and device. Vert, a sword inverted argent between flaunches Or each flaunch charged with a drinking horn point to center sable.

Submitted as Halldórr halfskeggr, Old Norse names are registerable with accents used or omitted consistently throughout the name. As the given name included accents, we have added the missing accent to the byname.

Hans Dürrmast von der Wanderlust. Badge. (Fieldless) A mullet of five greater and five lesser points within and conjoined to an annulet argent.

He has a letter of permission to conflict from Alexandre sur la Mer, Azure, a compass rose argent.

Jocelyn Montgomery de Lyons. Name.

Kateryne of Hindscroft. Badge. (Fieldless) A cat sejant contourny purpure.

Keterlin von dem Drachen. Name.

Muriel Rose de Wessex. Name and device. Vert, on a pale between two greyhounds rampant Or three fleurs-de-lys azure.

Raffe Ó Donnabháin. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Rohesia Morleigh. Name.

Submitted as Rohesia Moreleigh, the submitter requested authenticity for 12th to 14th C English and allowed minor changes. No documentation was presented and none was found that Moreleigh is a period form of this placename. The LoI stated that "Moreleigh is cited from P.H. Reaney & R.M. Wilson, Dictionary of English Surnames, pg 314, sub Morley, dating Moreleigh to 1377." This statement is in error. The name dated to 1377 at this location in Reaney & Wilson is Thomas Morleigh. We have changed the submitted byname to Morleigh to match this documentation and to meet the submitter's request for authenticity.

Rowena Kyncade. Name.

Styrkárr Bjarnarson. Name change from holding name Styrkárr of Aquaterra.

Symmonne Deccarrette de Villette. Name change from Darbie of Ironmaid and device change. Argent, two dragons combattant tails nowed to base in a Ormond knot the dexter dragon gules and the sinister dragon sable and in chief a flame per pale gules and sable.

Her previous alternate name, Symmonne Deccarrete de Villete, is released.

Her previous primary name, Darbie of Ironmaid, is retained as an alternate name.

The dragons were originally blazoned as breathing flames. Even though the flames breathed by a dragon are usually not large (and are considered too small to be worth difference), these minute wisps of flame are so insignificant that we have omitted them entirely from the blazon.

The submitter asked that the tails of the dragon be blazoned as nowed in an Ormand knot [sic]." The SCA usually uses the term Wake knot for this knot, but the term Ormond knot is found as a synonym for this knot in standard real-world and SCA sources (Brooke-Little's An Heraldic Alphabet and the Pictorial Dictionary). Since the submitter wants to use this alternate name for the knot, we have acceded to her request, although we have fixed the spelling of the knot to the documented spelling Ormond Knot.

Her current device, Per pale sable and argent, two dragons statant erect respectant counterchanged breathing flames proper, a chief per pale ermine and counter-ermine, is retained as a badge.

Tacye Maple. Device. Purpure, a catamount sejant guardant Or charged on the shoulder with an ermine spot sable and on a chief invected Or three maple leaves gules.

Tamlin Mac Gryhme of Westray. Name.

Submitted as Tamlin Mac Grim of Westray, no documentation was found to support Mac Grim as a plausible spelling in period. Woulfe (p. 545 s.n. Ó Gréacháin) lists O Gryhme as an Anglicized Irish surname dated to temp. Elizabeth I-James I. Based on this example, we have changed this name to Mac Gryhme in order to register this name.

Wolfker Krieg von Lindenthal. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, two wolves combattant counterchanged within an orle gules.


Giliana Attewatyr. Name and device. Argent, a bend wavy azure between a tree eradicated proper and an otter statant sable.


Amy Marie MacCormack. Name and device. Per chevron inverted vert and purpure, a chevron inverted embattled-counterembattled Or between a harp argent and a spaniel statant Or.

Note: Amy is her legal given name and Marie is her legal middle name.

Angus MacGregor of Argyll. Name and device. Azure semy of annulets, on a bend sinister Or three bull's heads cabossed palewise azure.

Anna Carye. Device. Per chevron azure and gules, on a pall inverted engrailed between two natural dolphins haurient embowed and a lighthouse argent six escallops palewise gules.

Bryon l'Ours d'Argent de Bourgogne. Badge. Per pale sable and gules, two bears combattant within an orle argent.

Cecily d'Abernon. Device. Azure, on a pale between two turtles argent three damask roses proper slipped and leaved vert.

The damask roses proper are drawn as naturalistic pink roses. The Letter of Intent cited the Pictorial Dictionary, which states that "When blazoned as a 'garden rose' or a 'damask rose', the rose is depicted as found in nature, the petals overlapping and slightly spread... a garden rose may not be blazoned 'proper', but must have its tinctures explicitly blazoned. (The exception is the 'damask rose', a breed attested in Elizabethan herbals; this variety was always pink, so a 'damask rose proper' is pink, slipped vert)."

The commentary was consistent in feeling that we should no longer blazon charges as damask roses, since damask roses are garden roses, citing the following precedent: "The commentary is in, with a clear majority of commenters in favor of adopting Baron Bruce's proposal that we continue to accept garden roses in SCA armory, but simply blazon them as roses. As a consequence, we will immediately and henceforth blazon a rose, whether the default heraldic rose or the garden rose, as a rose" (Cover Letter with the November 1994 LoAR).

The commentary also took issue with the statement in the Pictorial Dictionary that the damask rose was "always pink": both the commentary and the researches of Wreath's staff indicated that damask roses in the Elizabethan period could be found in both pink and white forms.

If a "garden rose" is just an artistic variant of a heraldic rose, and a damask rose is a garden rose, then the "damask rose proper" has a problem because heraldic roses may not be pink, as pink is not a heraldic tincture. Some commenters suggested that perhaps the pink roses could be considered a "light gules" but the color of these roses is too far from gules to be considered a "light gules" (and is, moreover, too far from argent to be considered a "dark argent.")

The SCA has only registered three damask roses in its history. Of these three registrations, only one of them is still registered: one of the registrations was really gules, not pink (and was later reblazoned as gules) and another one was released.

Because the pink naturalistic damask rose is not found in period heraldry, is not compatible with period heraldry, and is not found with great frequency in existing SCA heraldry, it will no longer be registered as of the July Laurel meeting.

Corwin de Harfleur. Badge. Azure, five annulets interlaced in saltire and a bordure argent.

Donngal de Buchanan. Device. Vert, a double-headed eagle Or and a bordure embattled Or ermined vert.

Duncan Silverwolf McTyre. Badge. Per fess azure and vert, a boar statant to sinister argent within an orle of oak leaves stems outwards Or.

This submission was originally pended on the July 2003 LoAR.

Fáelán Cameron. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and vert semy of wolf's pawprints Or, in dexter chief a wolf's head erased Or.

Hrafn Bloodaxe. Name and device. Per chevron sable and argent, in base a double-bitted axe all within a bordure gules.

Jonathon von Trotha and Deille of Farnham. Household name House Astrum Aureum.

Malise of Sundragon. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Purpure, a rapier and a musket in saltire and on a point pointed argent an open book sable.

Please note that when blazoning items in saltire, the bendwise charge is blazoned first and the bendwise sinister charge is blazoned second.

Submitted under the name Malise Athelstan MacKendry.

Mariana Vivia de Santiago. Name change from Mariana de Santiago and device. Argent, a heart sable winged gules within a bordure embattled azure.

Her previous name, Mariana de Santiago, is released.

Nicholas Fletcher of Canterbury. Device. Azure ermined argent, a greyhound courant and on a chief Or an arrow reversed gules.

Tatiana Laski Krakowska. Alternate name Sancha Galindo de Toledo.

Good name!


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