As we ease our loads towards the midsummer days of rest and reflection, it is my duty and pleasure to report good-tidings of a heraldic bent.
Especially pleasing were the significant number of exclamations of “Nice name!” and “Nice device!” from the Sovereigns of Arms, indicating that efforts towards authenticity by submitters and their heralds are recognised and respected.
Of particular note this month was the registration of a charge never before used in the Society: a trenket, which is a cordwainer’s (shoemaker’s) knife. As there are so many period tools used as charges in extant period heraldry, the College of Arms has a rule that any tool used in period that can be uniquely and heraldically depicted can be used as a charge. Master William de Wyke documented the use of the tool and the term trenket to describe them in period and so he now bears “A trenket fesswise sable” as his badge.
Ásný in draumspaka. Name.
Cairn Fell, Shire of. Badge. Per pale sable and Or, an oak sprig vert fructed proper.
Drake Morgan. Name change from Dragmel Morgunn the Wanderer.
Eloise Darnell. Name.
Elysia Drifudottir. Name and device. Argent, a chevron urdy azure between three escarbuncles sable.
Guðleifr ørrabein. Name and device. Per bend vert and gules, a rat statant contourny Or.
Heinrich Schreiber. Name and device. Gules, on a fess sable three mullets of six points argent.
Hostilia Maxima. Name and device. Or hurty, on a pile sable a dragon’s head cabossed Or.
Irmengart von Olsperg. Name and device. Azure, a mullet and on a chief argent two lozenges azure.
John Doctor Smith. Name change from Anchitel Dangerfyld.
Katherine Alicia of Salisbury. Device. Per bend sinister gules and azure, a wyvern couchant wings addorsed Or and a chief erminois.
Obbi austmannaskelfir. Device. Per pale argent and vert, a valknut counterchanged.
Otto Sex Burger. Name.
Rafail Boiak. Name.
Þór-Magnhildr Þýriardóttir. Name change from Denisette Darcy.
William de la Montaigne Coupé. Device. Quarterly argent and sable, in bend two lion’s heads cabossed gules.
William filius Willelmi de Wyke. Badge. (Fieldless) A trenket fesswise sable.
Ynys Fawr, Barony of. Badge change. Azure, a calamarie bendwise sinister Or.
Rocket Herald will send out fully detailed missives to all in due course, and also missives to those few submissions returned for further work.
In service to the Crown and Kingdom of Lochac, and wishing you all a Merry Yuletide,
Domhnall na Moicheirghe
Crux Australis Principal Herald