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Sunday, November 12

  1. page Mottoes edited ... Banners, standards, and badges from a Tudor manuscript with an index of mottoes in the back. A…
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    Banners, standards, and badges from a Tudor manuscript with an index of mottoes in the back. Available on Google Books -
    http://books.google.com/books?id=T-cLAQAAMAAJ
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    dust jacket...
    A Guide to British Medieval Seals by P.D.A. Harvey and Andrew McGuinness - includes earlier period mottos.
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    Evidence" - http://www.doomchicken.net/~ursula/sca/motto/welshmottoes.htmlhttp://www.yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/motto/welshmottoes.html
    Gayre's Heraldic Standards and Other Ensigns - examples of mottoes and a discussion of regional variations
    Historic Devices, Badges and War Cries by Pallister, gale Research Co., Detroit,Mi. 1972 (reprint of 1870). Available on Google Books. - http://books.google.com/books?id=MstsAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA137#v=onepage&q&f=false
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  2. page Heraldic Titles, Regalia and History edited WARNING: Do not cite this page as a reference. This page is on this wikispace only to make the co…

    WARNING: Do not cite this page as a reference. This page is on this wikispace only to make the content "searchable" and easier to find. If you find the information you seek here, go to the original sources to verify the information and use them for your documentation.
    Revised Nov 12, 2017 5:19 pm.
    Sources:
    SCA:
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    It is obvious, from this reading, that a herald extraordinary is entitled to a personal heraldic title. But likewise, having or being entitled to a personal heraldic title implies the ranking of herald extraordinary: a herald extraordinary is, after all, just a herald not in ordinary -- that is, not in a regular titled office. Personal heraldic titles are for use by heralds who, as Wilhelm Laurel originally said, "have greatly served the College of Heralds and/or the College of Arms and have achieved the highest level of competence in heraldry" -- that is, heralds who remain in service even when not in ordinary, and therefore they are heralds extraordinary. Principal Heralds and Crowns should take note then -- when you give someone a personal heraldic title or entitle them to chose their own personal heraldic title, you have also elevated them to the "rank" of Herald Extraordinary.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/07/13-07cl.html
    October 2012 - Titles from Latin Mottoes
    158Tanczos Istvan. Heraldic title Non Scripta Herald.
    This submission raises several interesting issues. First, commenters questioned whether mottoes that did not complete a thought (this means "things not having been written down") were period. Period examples of mottoes (and titles derived from mottoes) that are incomplete thoughts include A ma vie "with my life (I will defend it)," Passe oultre "go further," Plus Oultre "further beyond,", and the like. In one case, the English College of Arms motto, Diligent and Secret, is split and used as two separate titles. Thus, a title derived from part of the Laurel motto fits within a pattern of period heraldic titles.
    What fits less well within that pattern is the language. The Laurel motto is Latin, and clearly constructed following the rules of period Latin. Latin mottoes are now known to be vanishing rare in period; their use in heraldic titles is a step from period practice under the Rules for Submissions. We decline to rule on their registerability under the Standards for Evaluation. Any future submission based on a Latin motto should include a discussion of the suitability of such a motto for a heraldic title.
    Finally, commenters asked if a Laurel motto can properly be registered to an individual. One Laurel office motto, Metron Ariston, while originally registered as a staff title, was transferred first to a kingdom, then to an individual as the personal title of a former Queen of Arms. While the motto Non scripta, non est is more famous, a partial version of that motto would only conflict with that motto if we superprotected it, as we do the names of peerage orders. While as heralds we doubtless think the Laurel office is that important, it is not. As such, this registration does not conflict with a protected item.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/10/12-10lar.html#158

    July 2012 - Titles and Non-Profits:
    Recently, there have been a large number of personal heraldic titles transferred from kingdoms or other SCA groups to individual heralds. It is a good thing that individuals are being recognized for their accomplishments, but we need to change policy to enforce an SCA rule.
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    Finally, don't be afraid to get outsiders to help; and please do it before you get attached to an unregisterable name. Too many times, I've seen groups heartbroken when the name they want is ruled to not follow a period pattern.
    Link to LoAR Cover Letter
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Thursday, October 26

  1. page Scandinavian Names edited ... An Icelandic-English Dictionary (Cleasby/Vigfusson) - http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/texts/oi_cleas…
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    An Icelandic-English Dictionary (Cleasby/Vigfusson) - http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/texts/oi_cleasbyvigfusson_about.html
    Old Norse:
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    here - http://norse.ulver.com/dct/zoega/s.htmlhttp://norroen.info/dct/zoega/ )
    Old Norse On-Line - http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/norol-0-X.html
    See also Old Norse Pronunciation .
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Tuesday, October 24

  1. page Ship edited ... http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1984/12/lar.html Conflict: From the June 1992 KWHSS LoAR: Eri…
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    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1984/12/lar.html
    Conflict:
    From the June 1992 KWHSS LoAR:
    Erik the Runt. Device. Gules, a longship sailing to sinister and in base two swords in saltire Or.This conflicts with O'Donnel, cited in the LOI (Papworth 1089): Gules, a galley, her oars in action Or. There is a CD
    July 2017 LoAR - new DC for the swords, but we have hitherto granted no difference for typepresence/absence of ship; and as a longship is so nearly symmetric, reversing it cannot count as a second CD.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1992/06/symposiumlar.htm
    From the July 2017 LOAR:
    sails:
    We are therefore amending our policy on the difference we grant for ships: As before, we grant no difference for type of ship, per se. The shape of the hull, the presence of oars, or the number of masts will count for no difference.
    We now grant difference for the presence or absence of sails on a ship. This will mean, for example, a DC between a lymphad (which has its sails furled by default) and a drakkar (which is under full sail by default). No difference will be given between, say, a drakkar and a caravel (or any other late-period sailing ship), since both are ships with sails.
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    For sailed ships, we now grant difference for the tincture of the sails. This will mean a DC between, for instance, a drakkar gules and a drakkar gules sailed Or. Note that the sail's tincture is an integral part of the tincture of the charge: between a drakkar gules sailed Or and a drakkar azure is one DC, not two.
    The corollary to this is that sail tincture can now be counted against other charges in addition to ships. For instance, between a drakkar gules sailed Or and a lion gules, we have one DC for type of charge and one DC for its tincture.
    From the July 2017 LOAR:
    June 1992 KWHSS LoAR - no CD for longship vs galley
    Erik the Runt. Device. Gules, a longship sailing to sinister and in base two swords in saltire Or.This conflicts with O'Donnel, cited in the LOI (Papworth 1089): Gules, a galley, her oars in action Or. There is a CD for the swords, but we have hitherto granted no difference for type of ship; and as a longship is so nearly symmetric, reversing it cannot count as a second CD.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1992/06/symposiumlar.htm

    Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (May 2005 - July 2008) - DEFINING INSTANCE (curragh/coracle), SHIP
    The 2nd Tenure of François la Flamme (October 2004 - May 2005) -
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  2. page Ship edited ... Erik the Runt. Device. Gules, a longship sailing to sinister and in base two swords in saltire…
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    Erik the Runt. Device. Gules, a longship sailing to sinister and in base two swords in saltire Or.This conflicts with O'Donnel, cited in the LOI (Papworth 1089): Gules, a galley, her oars in action Or. There is a CD for the swords, but we have hitherto granted no difference for type of ship; and as a longship is so nearly symmetric, reversing it cannot count as a second CD.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1992/06/symposiumlar.htm
    From the July 2017 LOAR:
    We are therefore amending our policy on the difference we grant for ships: As before, we grant no difference for type of ship, per se. The shape of the hull, the presence of oars, or the number of masts will count for no difference.
    We now grant difference for the presence or absence of sails on a ship. This will mean, for example, a DC between a lymphad (which has its sails furled by default) and a drakkar (which is under full sail by default). No difference will be given between, say, a drakkar and a caravel (or any other late-period sailing ship), since both are ships with sails.
    The corollary to this is that the sails, if shown, must be drawn large enough to be considered "half the charge" for contrast and conflict purposes. For instance, we will grant a DC between a lymphad and a lymphad, sails unfurled - but only if the sails are large enough to be worth that difference. A "sailed" ship with insignificant sails will be returned for redrawing.
    For sailed ships, we now grant difference for the tincture of the sails. This will mean a DC between, for instance, a drakkar gules and a drakkar gules sailed Or. Note that the sail's tincture is an integral part of the tincture of the charge: between a drakkar gules sailed Or and a drakkar azure is one DC, not two.
    The corollary to this is that sail tincture can now be counted against other charges in addition to ships. For instance, between a drakkar gules sailed Or and a lion gules, we have one DC for type of charge and one DC for its tincture.

    Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (May 2005 - July 2008) - DEFINING INSTANCE (curragh/coracle), SHIP
    The 2nd Tenure of François la Flamme (October 2004 - May 2005) -
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Wednesday, October 11

  1. page Symbols, Letters, Runes, etc edited ... Period Crest with Astrological Signs: The crest of Bull, watchmaker to Elizabeth I was: "…
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    Period Crest with Astrological Signs:
    The crest of Bull, watchmaker to Elizabeth I was: "On a wreath argent and gules, a cloud proper, thereon a celestial sphere azure, with the circles Or; on the zodiac the signs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer." (Parker, p. 547)
    http://karlwilcox.com/parker/s/Sphere (archive)
    Illuminated initials in manuscripts at the British Library
    (collected by Aryanhwy merch Catmael) - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/candi/puzzleinitials.html
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Sunday, October 8

  1. page Russian-East Slavic Names edited ... Collected Name Precedents: Russian - http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents…
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    Collected Name Precedents: Russian - http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/Russian.html
    Collected Name Precedents: Ukrainian - http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/Ukranian.html
    July 2017 - Wickenden, "authentic" Russian, and saint's names
    * From Pelican: On Using Wickenden's A Dictionary of Period Russian Names (aka the Russian Names Database)
    Both in its electronic second edition and in its hard copy third edition, Paul Wickenden of Thanet's A Dictionary of Period Russian Names is the major source on Russian names available to SCA heralds and submitters. Unfortunately, the work is not without its flaws, which have become more apparent as time has passed. Although some of the flaws were discussed in the June 2013 Cover Letter, issues have been raised often enough in recent months that we wish to provide two important guidelines for how to use this work.
    First, heralds and submitters must keep in mind that the Dictionary gives only the earliest dated instance of a particular name under the heading for that name. For example, although the male given name Nikita was used throughout the SCA's period, under the heading for Nikita, the Dictionary provides only a single example, dated to "before 1147." It is only by searching the Dictionary in its entirety that one finds later-dated examples of Nikita under different headings. Because only the earliest date is given for most names, we generally give submitters the benefit of the doubt that name elements found in the Dictionary are temporally compatible.
    In the case of name elements in the Dictionary derived from the names of saints and martyrs, we continue to apply the rule set out in the June 2013 Cover Letter. For names listed with only a very early date (3rd century, for example) and noted to be the name of a saint or martyr, the submitter can rely on the Saint's Name Allowance found in PN1B2d1 to register that element.
    Second, Wickenden included far more than just period Russian names in the Dictionary. In addition to Russian names, the Dictionary includes name elements from Lithuanian prince and princesses, Bulgarian kings, Czechs, Finns, and people of the Caucasus region including Georgians, sometimes without clearly indicating their origins. This wide range can be problematic for submitters seeking authentic Russian names.
    In particular, Wickenden relied on a book by Mikhail Iakolevich Moroshkin called Slavianskii imenoslov ili, sobranie slavianskikh lichnykh imen (The Slavic Name Book, or a Collection of Slavic Personal Names) that is today in the public domain and freely available online (https://archive.org/details/slavianskimenos00morogoog). Name elements from this source are marked in the Dictionary with the abbreviation [Mor]. Moroshkin was interested primarily in common name elements that appeared across the Slavic languages and, as a result, he grouped name elements together under a "Russified" spelling even if they were found in Latin-language records from Bohemia or German-language records from Poland. Thus, a name element taken from Moroshkin and appearing in the Dictionary may not actually be a Russian element.
    Despite these flaws, the Dictionary remains the best generally available source for Russian names and one easily accessible to submitters. Therefore, where the submitter has not requested authenticity, names found in the Dictionary will be treated as Russian, regardless of their source. In addition, we will continue the policy of giving submitters the benefit of the doubt as to temporal compatibility when using name elements found in the Dictionary.
    Submitters and heralds attempting to construct authentic Russian names are advised to use the Dictionary with caution. Entries sourced solely from Moroshkin should be avoided because it is likely that they are not truly Russian forms. Name elements that use the letters c or h without a c, k, s or z before it probably were not originally written in Cyrillic. Likewise, names containing the letters j, v or w likely were not originally written in Cyrillic and may not be authentic Russian forms.
    We encourage anyone who might be interested in writing an Errata to the Dictionary or writing other Russian/Slavic name articles to contact us for guidance or assistance.
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/07/17-07cl.html#3

    June 2013 - Russian Resources:
    From Pelican: Some Names Resources (An Ongoing Series)
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Sunday, September 10

  1. page Geirr Bassi edited ... Sveinbjörn Egilsson. Lexicon Poëticum Antiquæ Linguæ. Copenhagen: J.D. Qvist & Co. 1860. h…
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    Sveinbjörn Egilsson. Lexicon Poëticum Antiquæ Linguæ. Copenhagen: J.D. Qvist & Co. 1860. http://books.google.com/books?id=YpAVAAAAYAAJ
    Finnur Jónsson. Lexica Poetica at Septentrionalia. Copenhagen: S.L. Møllers. 1931. http://www.septentrionalia.net/lex/index2.php?book=d&page=-3&ext=png
    Sources:
    Academy of St. Gabriel "Medieval Names Archive" - http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/
    Database of medieval names (from the Medieval Names Archive) - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/database/
    Archive of St. Gabriel reports - http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/archive.cgi
    Laurel Name Articles - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/
    IGI Searches, batches beginning with C, J, K, M (except M17 and M18), or P are acceptable - https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi
    Precedents:
    Precedents of the SCA College of Arms - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents.html
    Morsulus Heralds Website - http://www.morsulus.org/ (to search the LoARs and Precedents)
    Restatement Wiki - http://yehudaheraldry.com/restatement/index.php?title=Main_Page (restatements of Precedents)
    Use the above links to be sure any precedents listed below haven't been superseded by newer precedents.
    Registerability:
    From the <month> <year> LoAR:
    Conflict:

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  2. page Geirr Bassi edited ... March 2004 - appropriate up to c1100 158Iror the Insane. Name. "Iror is documented as an…
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    March 2004 - appropriate up to c1100
    158Iror the Insane. Name. "Iror is documented as an Old Norse masculine given name in Geirr Bassi (p. 12). As such, it is undated but appropriate for up to approximately 1100. "
    http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2004/03/04-03lar.html
    November 2003 - c. 1100 or earlier
    147Anna allrasystir Úlfsdóttir. Name. "Submitted as Annya Allrasystir Úlfsdóttir, the submitted name combines a 16th C Russian given name with a pair of Old Norse bynames (appropriate for c. 1100 or earlier)..."
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