Lady Richenda du Jardin, Lions Blood Herald
Unto Christopher Black Lion and the esteemed members of the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Richenda du Jardin, Lions Blood Herald, sends greetings and felicitations.
COMMENTARY ON THE ITEMS IN THIS INTERNAL LETTER IS DUE ON THE 10TH OF JUNE.
The May 21 and June 18 Lions Blood meetings will be held at 1:00 at my house. Directions:
From the West: Take your best route to I-90. Get off on exit 280 (Lincoln Ave/Maple Ave.). Go through two lights and turn right at the next intersection (Jefferson). Go one block and turn left (Fifth). Turn right at the fourth stop sign (Howard). Follow Howard for two blocks - find whatever parking you can in the second block as parking is rather tight. Walk up to 7th and I am in the brick building on the left (524 W 7th.). Buzz apartment #510 and someone will be down to get you.
From the East: Take your best route to I-90. Get off on exit 280 (Lincoln Ave/Maple Ave.). Turn left at the second light (Second). Turn left at the second light (Fourth). Turn right at the next intersection (Jefferson). Go one block and turn left (Fifth). Turn right at the fourth stop sign (Howard). Follow Howard for two blocks - find whatever parking you can in the second block as parking is rather tight. Walk up to 7th and I am in the brick building on the left (524 W 7th.). Buzz apartment #510 and someone will be down to get you.
Limited crash space will be available.
If anyone would like to host a Lions Blood meeting, please let me know a two or three months in advance so I can publish it.
Greetings An Tir,
This month I bring you a call for bids on next year's An Tir Heraldic Symposium from Esclarmonde Argent Scroll.
Unto the Populace of An Tir from Esclarmonde de Porcairages, Argent Scroll Herald, Kingdom Heraldic Education Deputy, Comes Greetings:
I invite all branches of the kingdom to submit bids for the 2007 Kingdom Heraldic Symposium. This is a small event that a branch of any size can host, and you will have the premier heralds of An Tir and the Known World coming to your front door to teach and to consult with your populace! Classes and consult table will be arranged by Kingdom College of Heralds staff — all the hosting branch needs to do is provide the space, manage gate, and handle evening activities.
Event requirements are as follows. On Saturday, we need four classrooms and one multipurpose/gathering room, and some kind of evening feast, potluck or revel. On Sunday, we need only one meeting space that can hold 15-20 people.
An event bid should include the following: proposed date (event is usually held late March/ early April, but NOT on Easter weekend); information about the proposed site, including modern location, if it has the number of rooms needed for both event days, and travel issues (requires a ferry ride, far from major highway, etc); type of evening activity planned; fees per person for site and feast (if applicable); proximity to day food and lodging; and other special circumstances or activities planned.
More information on how Symposium works can be found at http://www.antirheralds.org/symposium/heraldic_symposium_bid.html.
I especially encourage branches in areas of the Kingdom that have not seen Symposium for a while to submit bids. This year it is held near Seattle, Washington; 2005 saw Symposiums in the Summits and Victoria, B.C.; and 2004's Symposium was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Send event bids to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and to Black Lion Herald at email@example.com. You are welcome to send me any questions you have while preparing your bid. Bids are due June 15.
Lady Esclarmonde de Porcairages
Argent Scroll Herald
The submissions process is coming along at a good pace. However, the submissions process can be an expensive one, between the payments to Laurel, copying costs, and postage (which has recently gone up). Our current fees haven’t quite been keeping pace with these costs. As a result, as of the June Heralds Page, paper copies will be sent to paid subscriptions only -- everyone else (including kingdom heraldic staff) will receive electronic copies only. This will save at least $30 a month.
In addition, Laurel is developing an online system for College of Arms commentary. This should greatly help reduce our costs further as we will no longer be sending out over 40 paper copies of our external letter.
The April Heraldic Symposium was a good one — there were lots of really good classes. I greatly enjoyed getting to meet many heralds who I have only met via e-mail or paper. I hope everyone else had as much I did.
Richenda du Jardin
The only registrations of a xonecuilli were to John the Idiota in 1978 and again by him in 1982. It is listed in the Pictorial Dictionary as an Aztec artistic motif. We no longer register artistic motifs even from European sources without evidence that they are compatible with heraldry. Therefore we declare that the xonecuilli is no longer registerable barring evidence that it is compatible with medieval heraldic style. [Anita de Challis, 02/00, R-Atenveldt]While the submitter provided documentation of the motif in period artwork, no documentation of its compatibility with period heraldry was presented.
[... on a pile inverted cotised] After consideration we also decided that because a pile should be drawn as throughout, or nearly so, the cotises count as two charges. [Helmut Kruger, 09/99, R-Atlantia]This device is clear of Bhairavi of Thescorre, March 1999, Argent, a trident sable and a bordure vert semy of lotuses affronty argent. There is 1 CD for the addition of the bordure and a second CD for the addition of the tertiary charge group on the bordure.
[(Fieldless) A delf azure] As noted in the April 2002 LoAR, "A 'shield shape' which is also a standard heraldic charge will be acceptable as a fieldless badge in a plain tincture, as long as the tincture is not one of the plain tinctures that is protected armory in the SCA". Since Azure is not protected armory in this SCA, a fieldless badge consisting of a delf azure is acceptable, and does not appear to be an independent display of arms. [Trimaris, Kingdom of, 06/02, A-Trimaris]
To be ruled on at the June Lions Blood Meeting.
|1. Aleyne Edwinson||Porte de l’Eau||Device, Resubmission to Kingdom|
Argent, an alan’s head erased gules within a bordure counter-ermine
The submitter’s name was registered in May of 2003. Included with this submission is an image from The Hunting Book of Gaston Phebus [14th century] showing this depiction of an alan’s head; also included is a sidebar: “ “Alans” or “dogues” were highly esteemed and often imported from England. They were recommended by Gaston Phébus for hunting boars and bears. These large powerful dogs had their ears clipped into points. Because they were very strong with a ferocious nature and terrible bite, they were kept muzzled when not out hunting…”
|2. Arkill MacMillan||Cold Keep||Name & Device, Resubmission to Kingdom|
Per Bend Sinister, Sable and Gules, a Triquetra inverted argent within an Orle argent.
The submitter’s prior submission, Argyle MacMillan, was returned for lack of documentation for the use of Argyle as a given name in period. The device was returned for lack of a name with which to forward it to Laurel. No documentation was provided for this name.
|3. Arkill MacMillan||Cold Keep||Badge, Resubmission to Kingdom|
Fieldless a triquetra inverted argent conjoined with a bordure argent
The submitter’s prior submission, (Fieldless) A triquetra inverted argent was returned for conflict with the armory belonging to Morgaine MacDaniel de la Rose, Purpure, a triquetra inverted argent, and Dafydd McOwin, Per pall inverted gules, Or and purpure, a trefoil knot inverted argent, with one CD in each case for the deletion of the fields. This redesign addresses these conflicts.
|4. Branwen Milidh||Druim Doineann||Name, Resubmission to Laurel & Device — New|
Sable between 3 fleur de lis argent, a chevron vert semé de lis Or a swan argent
The submitter’s prior submission, Branwen Miles, was returned by Laurel in December 2005 for the following reason (taken from the August 2005 LoAR): “The given name, Branwen, is SCA-compatible. The submitter requested authenticity for Welsh language/culture. However, we have found no examples of the given name used for humans in period, and the byname is documented as an English byname. This means that we are unable to make it authentic as the submitter requested.”
The submitter will accept any changes, wishes a female name and wishes her name to be authentic for “Irish.” She will allow the creation of a holding name.
The surname Miles & its variants Myles, Moyles are of English/Norman origin. The name is derived from the Old French form of the Germanic Milo or the Latin Miles, meaning soldier. The name appears in the Middle English form of Mile, adding the ‘s’ was most likely to signify ‘son or servant of Mile’. The name can sometimes be the old French contracted form of Michael. In England the name is well recorded from the latter part of the 11th century in a number of formats: Milo, Mile, Miles, Miyls, Milon, Milite. In Ireland the name Milidh is from Milesius or Mileasian. Ancient family of Ireland noted in The Annals of the Four Masters, Geoffry Keatings The History of Ireland.
No documentation was provided for Branwen.
|5. Diego Ramirez de Salamanca||Hartwood||Device, Change|
Sable on a chevron or three mullets gules
The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a male name and wishes a name authentic for the language/culture of 16th century Spanish. If his name must be changed, he cares most about the language/culture. He will allow the formation of a holding name if necessary.
Given name: Diego. Two element byname, patronymic: Ramirez, and locative: de Salamanca. Documentation source: Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org). URL: http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/isabella/index.html. (Documentation not required to be submitted by College of Heralds)
If the submitter’s name change is accepted, he requests that the names Grimon de Beaujolais and Grim the Black and all associated armory be released. [The registered alternate name registered to Grimon de Beaujolais is Grímr inn svarti, registered to Grimon de Beaujolais in June of 2001 (via An Tir), not Grim the Black. — Lí Ban Boar]. If this device is accepted, the submitter requests that his old device, Sable, a chevron Or, overall a fleur de lys argent, registered under the name of Grimon de Beaujolais, be released.
|6. Diego Ramirez de Salamanca||Hartwood||Badge, Change|
Sable on a chevron or three mullets gules
The submitter’s name is submitted as a name change above.If this badge is accepted, the submitter requests that his old badge, (Fieldless) In fess a dragon's jambe inverted issuant from a dragon's wing Or, registered under the name of Grimon de Beaujolais, be released.
|7. Diego Ramirez de Salamanca||Hartwood||Household Name for Escuela de la Espada and Badge — New|
(Fieldless) 2 rapiers in saltire surmounted by a 3rd inverted, a ribbon overall, all argent
The submitter will not accept major changes, expresses no preference as to gender and will allow the creation of a holding name. If the name must be changed, he cares most about the meaning, which he states is “school of the sword.” He expresses no interest in authenticity. No documentation for this name accompanied this submission.
|8. Eilin Írska||Mountain Edge||Name & Device, New|
Argent a bat-winged stag rampant sable within a bordure rayonny gules
The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a female name and will accept the creation of a holding name. If her name must be changed, she cares most about the sound. She expresses no interests in authenticity.
Eilin is documented as a given name in Norway in 1321, from Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2685 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2685).
For the byname: Arayanhwy merch Catmael’s “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók” (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/vikbynames.html) has the masculine Viking byname <inn írski> “the Irish”. [URL is incorrect. Correct URL is http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html -- Lí Ban Boar]
Diplomatarium Norvegicum (http://www.dokpro.uio.no/dipl_norv/diplom_field_eng.html) has <eingelska menn oc irska> “English men and Irish [men]” (vol. 20, dipl. 865 dated 26 Nov. 1450) at http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=16823&s=156&str=.
It also has several examples of masculine bynames based on different places: <sira Þronder færœyski>, “Sir Thronder the Faroe Islander” (DN vol. 2, dipl. 82, dated 10 April 1306) at http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=1205&s=70&str=; <Einar Gotneski>, “Einar the Gotlander” (DN vol. 12, dipl. 44, dated 30 October 1309) at http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=10506&s=36&str=; <Eirikr fœyrœyski>, “Eirikr the Faroe Islander” (DN vol. 4, dipl. 89, daed [November 1310]) at http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=3567&s=85&str=; <Swæin sollœski>, “Swæin the Soll-Islander (?)” (DN vol. 1, dipl. 183, dated 17 October 1325) at http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=184&4=154&str=; <Haraldir Orkneyski>, “Haraldr the Orkney-Islander” (DN vol. 12, dipl. 66, dated 23 Februrary 1325) at http://www.dokpro.uio.no/perl/middelalder/diplom_vise_tekst.prl?b=10528&s=50&str=.
In private correspondence referring to these examples in the Diplomatarium Norvegicum, Talan Gwynek wrote, “The masculine form corresponding to feminine <írska> (note the long vowel) is <írski>.” The form he suggested, <Írska>, is the submitted form.
Copies of all documentation are included.
|9. Esperanza de Castilla||Hartwood||Name & Device, New|
Sable, two rapiers in saltire inverted or surmounted by a rose gules barbed vert
The submitter will not accept major changes to her name, wishes a female name authentic for 15th-16th century Spanish, and will accept the creation of a holding name. If her name must be changed, she cares most about the sound.
16th Century Spanish Woman’s name Esperanza de Castilla: This name is discussed in an Academy of Saint Gabriel Report on the possibility of the existence of the Spanish name Esperanza, its usage and spelling, number 2584 located at http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2584.
The locative name “de Castilla” is well documented in works such as Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/isabella/locative.html.
|10. Frozen Mountain, Shire of||Frozen Mountain||Badge, New|
3 fish in a Annulet gules
The submitter’s name was registered in November of 1991.
|11. Galen MacLean||Wealdsmere||Name & Device, New|
Per fess rayonny argent and gules, a Maltese cross and an anvil counterchanged
The submitter will not accept major changes to his name, wishes a masculine name and will allow the creation of a holding name. He is not interested in authenticity and expresses no preference if his name must be changed.
Galen — Lemprière’s Classical Dictionary, pg 248 — ancient physician, name used in many countries. Galen can be found under the header <Galenus, Claudius> dated to AD 131-201. Included in the entry is a quote from History of Science by C. Singer: “After Galen there is a thousand years of darkness, and both medicine and biology almost ceases to have a history.”
MacLean — Black, Surnames of Scotland, pg 536, common surname throughout period.
|12. Geoffrey Kempe||Sigelhundas||Name, New|
The submitter will accept any changes, desires a male name and wishes his name to be authentic for the early 1100s Norman/English time period and
Geoffrey is documented from the Plantagenet Encyclopedia by Elizabeth Hallam, editor on pg. 84: Geoffrey IV, the Fair (1113-51); Geofrey Greygown (d. 987); Geoffrey Martel I (d. 1060); Geoffrey Martell II (d. 1106).
Kempe is documented from the Domesday Book, A Complete Translation by Dr. Anne Wiliams and Prof. G.H. Marin, editors, printed 1992, p. 1032: Header: Hundred of Lexden; name: Aelfric Cempa; The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames, Second Edition, by Basile Cottle, 1978, p. 202 Kemp(e). The entry reads: Kemp(e) o ‘warrior’, Chamipon’ OE (later ‘athlete’); the —e could reproduce OE —a. A resounding old name, since the word soon passed out of the vocabulary and must therefore have been applied and fixed early. Mainly a surname of East Anglia and the south; -e is of Devon-Cornwall. Kemp is the family name of the barons Rochdale….
Kemp is also documented from English Ancestral Names, The Evolution of the Surname from Medieval Occupations by J.R. Dolan, first edition, 1972, p. 302: Group 135: Miscellaneous Sports. Has a reference that is not cited, possibly from Reaney and Wilson. Entry reads as follows: KEMP and KEMPE seem to have been names applied to strong, husky fellows who might have been wrestlers or doing som such rough sport. They derive from the Old English word cempa, meaning “warrior.” Edmund Kempe appears circa 1100.
Photocopies of the above are included. Also listed as a reference for Kempe is A Dictionary of English Surnames by P.H. Reaney and R.M. Wilson, 1991, p. 262: Kemp(e).
The submitter includes a list of possible conflicts for consideration (found via Google): Geoff Kemp, Managing Director, Black Box Network Services, Nottingham, England; Geoffrey Kempe, variously listed as past president of the Rotary Club of Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia, president of the Beenleigh Chamber of Commerce, and head of Kempe Engineering Practice; and Geoffrey Kempe, member of the (USA) Council on Foreign Relations (2001) and an expert on Middle East affairs under the Clinton administration.He also notes: “There was one Geoffrey Kempe in the medieval mundane world, who, in an online Hales family newsletter, was noted on May 7, 1303 as being part of a group from Norwich who assaulted a coroner and a bailiff.”
|13. Godric Ap Rhys||Glymmere||Household Name (for Company of Saint Ulrich) & Badge, New|
Quarterly or and sable, four Maltese crosses counter changed.
The submitter’s name was registered in March of 1997 as Godric ap Rhys.
The submitter will not all major changes and is interested in having a name authentic for the English language/culture. If the name must be changed, he cares most about the meaning which is stated as being “Company of Saint Ulrich.” He will allow the creation of a holding name.
St. Ulrich is documented from the Online Catholic Encyclopedia at http://www.newadvent.org/. Bishop of Augsburg, born at Kyburg, Zurich, Switzerland, in 890; died at Augberg, 4 July, 973. The article details his life and the circumstances of his death and canonization. He was noted for his high moral standards and loyalty.
|14. Jonet de Laundells||Aquaterra||Name, New|
The submitter will not accept major changes to her name, wishes a female name and will allow the creation of a holding name. She expresses no interest in
“Jonet” is found at Black’s Surnames of Scotland under “Burrel” and dated to 1391 and under “Towers” dated to 1539-48.
“de Laundells” is found in Black’s Surnames of Scotland under the header “Landale” and dated to 1296.
|15. Lorenza Dellaluna Ricci||Three Mountains||Name & Device, New|
Or, on a bend purpur between a hedgehog statant sable and a garb sable, 3 bees volant or.
The submitter will accept any changes, desires a female name, and wishes her name to be authentic for the language/culture of Florence, Italy. If her name must be changed, she cares most about the language/culture; she notes that Lorenza and Ricci are the most important to her.
All three name elements are documented from the “Online Catasto of 1427” at http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/overview.html.
Lorenza is found at http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/newsearch/first_names.html with a frequency of 12.
Dellaluna and Ricci are found at http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/newsearch/M1427a.html.
The submitter requests that if Dellaluna doesn’t work because it is a surname, she would like Margherita in its place which can be found in the same article as Lorenza.
|16. Mairghead Murdock||Rivers Bend||Name & Device, New|
Fieldless, Sheaf of 3 Arrows Argent, overall thistle proper.
The submitter will allow any changes, desires a female name and will allow the creation of a holding name. She expresses no interest in authenticity nor does she express a preference regarding changes.
Mairghead — “The Surnames of Scotland” by Black, pg. 575. Local pronunciation of the Gaelic for Margaret. 1st person of distinction — Queen of Malcolm III. Born 1040.
Murdoch — “The Surnames of Scotland” by Black, pg 620. Land owners in Yorkshire, Sussex and Oxfordshire. They were either Gaels or Norsemen of Irish descent. Person of prominence in the reign of William the Lion.
|17. Margaret Hamilton of Stirlingshire||Lions Gate||Name & Device, New|
Gules a great dane salient collared and on a chief Or three thistles proper
The submitter will accept any changes necessary for registration, desires a female name authentic for 14th century Scottish and will allows the creation of a holding name. If her name must be changed, she cares most about the language/culture.
Margaret — “Feminine Given Names” in “A Dictionary of English Surnames” at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Margaret under the header Margaret, dated to 1185 and from “Names from Papers Relating to the Nurder of the Laird of Calder” at http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~grm/calder.html, mentioned twice in the introduction and once in the list of names. [Note: second URL generates a "403 Forbidden" access error - Online IL Ed.]
Margaret is also the submitter’s legal given name; copies of her driver’s license and birth certificate are included.
Hamilton — “Names from Papers Relating to the Murder of the Laird of Calder” at http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~grm/calder.html, found in the list of names as Thomas Hamilton of Drumcarne (I), and Jean Hammiltoun (X). [This is the same URL as above; URL generates a "403 Forbidden" access error - Online IL Ed.]
Stirlinghsire is documented from “The History of Stirlingshire, Chapter VIII. Battle of Stirlingshire (1297) at http://www.electricscotland.com/history/stirlingshire/chap8.htm.
|18. Robert McCellán||Blatha An Oir||Name & Device, New|
Or, a bears head erased gules, in a bordure dovetailed vert
The submitter will not allow major changes, wishes a male name, and is interested in having a name authentic for the Scottish language/culture. If his name must be changed, he cares most about the sound. He will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.
Robert — mundane legal name [no documenting proof is included — Lí Ban Boar].
Mc — “son of”.
Cellán — pg 49 “Irish Names” by Donnchadh Ó Corráin & Fidelma Maguire. (Male version of Cellsasch or Ceallsach.)
|19. Rose Campbell||Frozen Mountain||Name & Device, New|
Argent, 3 winged pigs sinister gules, on a chief vert a swan niant or
The submitter will allow any changes necessary, desires a female name and will allow the creation of a holding name. If her name must be changed, she cares most about an unspecified language/culture.
Rose — “A Dictionary of English Surnames — Feminine Given Names”
by Talen Gwynek, no URL is given.
Campbell — Modern last name, copy of driver’s license provided.
|20. Rose Campbell||Frozen Mountain||Badge, New|
Or, 2 winged pig affronté gules.
The submitter’s name appears above.
|21. Sarra de Glen||Aquaterra||Name, New|
The submitter will not accept major changes to her name, desires a female name and will allow the creation of a holding name. If her name must be changed, she cares most about the sound.
“Sarra” is found at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/index_early5.html. The desired spelling is dated to between c. 1160 and 1332 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Sara).
“de Glen” is found in Black’s Surnames of Scotland under the header of “Glen” and is dated to 1386.
|22. Shamir Abd al-Rahman||Wyewood||Name & Device, New|
Argent, a crescent gules and on a chief nebuly sable a scimitar fesswise reversed and a scimitar fesswise argent
The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a male name and is interested in having his name be authentic for 14th-16th century Arabic or Turkish (Islamic). If his name must be changed, he cares most about language/culture. He will allow the creation of a holding name.
Both Shamir and Abd al-Rahman were found on the Laurel’s eductation page. “Andalusian Namess: Arabs in Spain” at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/andalusia.html.
|23. Shamir Abd al-Rahman||Wyewood||Badge, New|
Argent, a bow reversed drawn and armed with an arrow gules and a bordure sable semy of crescents points to center argent.
The submitter’s name appears above.
|24. St. Bunstable, College of||St. Bunstable||Name, Correction to College of Saint Bunstable|
The current branch name, College of St. Bunstable, was registered in August of 1981 via the West. As the College of Arms no longer registers abbreviations, the group would like to correct the use of the abbreviation to the spelled-out form of the name. The submission is accompanied by a form signed by the herald, the seneschal, and the chatelaine in support of the change.
|25. Tadhg Fairbairn||An Tir||Badge, New|
(Fieldless) three dogs courant in annulo conjoined tail to mouth Or.
The submitter’s name was registered in November of 2004.
|26. Taðkr ormstunga||Three Mountains||Name & Device, New|
Per pale, argent and sable, a sea turtle tergiant counter changed, charged on its shell with a triskele counter changed within a roundel counterchanged.
The submitter will accept any changes, desires a male name and is interested in having his name be authentic for 9th-13th century Viking. If his name must be changed, he cares most about the meaning: “ormstunga” means “serpent tongue.” He will accept the formation of a holding name.
Taðkr: Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. 1977, p. 15
ormstunga: Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. 1977, p. 5. Ormstunga found in part 1, chapter 12, page 5. Gunnlaug Ormstunga.
|27. Taðkr ormstunga||Three Mountains||Badge, New|
(Fieldless) A serpent involved in annulo, argent, orbed, gules.
The submitter’s name appears above.
|28. Vulcanfeldt, Barony of||Vulkanfeldt||Name, Correction to Vulkanfeldt, and Device, Reconsideration|
A field divided per chevron (modern) gules and or embattled per sable. A sunburst centered on the chevron alternating or and gules with a laurel wreath alternating gules and or within sunburst.
The group name was registered in June 1982 with the spelling Vulcanfeldt. The group would like to change this spelling to Vulkanfeldt as they believed they had originally submitted it.
The arms under reconsideration are the original arms of the barony. They changed their arms in February 1997 and released their old arms as required. The group petitions to have their old arms reinstated as Ancient Arms, an option which, because it was not available to them at the time, they believe falls under the hardship clause.
There is a petition to supporting the correction of the spelling of their name and the changing of their arms back to the ancient arms; however, the petition does not include a picture or a description of the arms. It is signed by three officers, the baroness and several members of the populace.
A review of the group’s submission file does not shed much light on their spelling request. The original paperwork for the name submission is not included in the file. However, from inception to the mid-1990s, subsequent submission paperwork uses the spelling Vulcanfeldt. Beginning in the mid-1990s, submission paperwork uses the spelling Vulkanveldt. Additional documentation supporting the spelling of Vulkanfeldt is consists of a translation of volcano into German, where it is spelled vulkan (http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/vw_hyperexchange/multiNames.html).
The field is per chevron gules and Or. The sunburst is counterchanged per chevron Or and gules. The laurel wreath is counterchanged per chevron gules and Or. The bordure is sable.
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