Mistress Aislinn de Valence
Crux Australis Herald
P.O. Box 526
Unley SA 5061
Phone: IDD+61 8 8293 6635
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Submissions to Laurel | November
Those wonderful people who helped.
Lady Katerina da Brescia , Lord William Forrester de Blacwode
and Daffyd Wallraven.
No meeting in January, I need a holiday... Meetings will usually
be on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm. Call first if you are bringing
a submission to the meeting. I will be producing a January Camel.
Hund Herald: þorfinn Hrolfsson. External commentary
franchise and heraldic publications. [Steven Roylance] 1592 Malvern Road,
Glen Iris VIC 3146. Ph (03) 9885 6348.
Cannon Pursuivant: Haos Windchaser. Precedence and Gentry list. [Danny
Bartel] PO Box 1623 Kersbrook SA 5231. Ph (08) 8389 3404.
Baryl Pursuivant: position vacant
Bombard Pursuivant: þorfinn Hrolfsson. Ceremonies deputy.
Drop Dead Deputy and Sydney Regional Mentor: Giles Leabrook [Braddon
Giles] 58/122 Saunders St Pyrmont NSW 2009. Ph (02) 9660 3865
Positions vacant:Field/voice deputy; regional mentors.
C.A.M.(e).L. is available from Crux Australis at $20 per year.
Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc. College of Heralds".
Note that due to lower production costs, the Camel will cost $20 a year
from 1st January 1998.
Laurel's Letter of Acceptance and Return is available from the SCA College
of Arms, C/O Mistress Sionyn Muirgen niDhomnall, Pelican Queen of Arms,
Jackie Watson, 3532 Winding Wind Cove, Bartlett, TN 38135-3044, USA for
US$25 per year. Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc. - College of Arms".
Please note that everything of relevance to Lochac will be published in
My term is over in September. I am looking for a successor.
Please write or e-mail me for a job description.
Being Crux can be incredible rewarding, and is definitely an education.
If you are strong in book heraldry, administration, diplomacy and computers/desktop
publishing, please consider applying for the job. I will consider applications
from people with others who can produce the Camel, but you do need to be
reliable with paperwork. Please rescue me from doing two terms as Crux!
In the meantime, I would like to have someone with computer and e-mail skills
take over maintaining the roster.
You must be using the new forms now for all submissions. I will return submissions
on the old forms in the new year.
I currently have a draft of the new PE test. I want to have some senior
heralds comment on it. If you would like to have some input, please let
me know as soon as possible. Please also let people know that I am working
on the test, and that is why I have not sent out any PE tests lately. If
you are waiting to be rostered, I am having a holiday, and plan to catch
up in January, if not before then.
Innilgard has a new baronial herald. Welcome to Lord
William Forester de Blacwode. He tells me that the Canton of Foxwood is
getting a new herald, Daffyd Wallraven. William has not received any recent
report from the College of Blessed Herman. Thanks to Lord Armand for his
work as Frette Rouge.
St Augustine has a new herald. Welcome to Loreli dell'Isola. Please
note that I need a letter of introduction, and proof of membership for all
Aneala has had a variety of heralds in charge of events, which is
pleasing to see.
Riverhaven is still producing a regular heraldic newsletter. Aquarius
is planning to step down in February.
Master (Thorfinn) þorfinn is the Australian Agent for
Free Trumpet Press. As the Australian dollar is plunging in value, I have
not included a price list as it will already be out of date. Contact þorfinn
directly for the latest prices. I also recommend that groups acquire some
name resources, in particular Reaney, P.H. & Wilson, R.M. A dictionary
of English Surnames and Withycombe ,E.G. The Oxford Dictionary of
English Christian Names.
The Crux Australis web page at http://www.sca.org.au/herald
contains useful information for heralds, and links to the SCA Heraldry
page, and other general SCA pages. If you have web access, I recommend that
you take a look. Many interesting heraldic links can be found through the
SCA Heraldry web page at http://www.sca.org/heraldry including the
Laurel home page, on-line armorial and ordinary search, and the Academy
of St. Gabriel (an heraldic consultation service).
Cost: $20 per name, and $20 per device or badge. No cost for
resubmissions. Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc College of Heralds".
Use new forms only. Copies required for submissions:
- Names: 4 copies of Name form and ALL documentation, including title
page of each book.
- Devices/Badges: 4 COLOUR copies and one BLACK & WHITE copy.
The colour copies should be accurately coloured, preferably in felt tip
pen. e.g.. Crayola Classic Colours. Faint colour printers or faint coloured
pencil is not acceptable. The colours must be visible across a crowded Herald's
I will reject submissions without a black and white copy as
I need to scan it to produce the Letter of Intent for Laurel.
Submissions to Laurel
Please check that submitters have ALL documentation. Remember, they have
to present their submission in a way that makes registration easy. Name
documentation should be as accurate as possible, and copies supplies unless
the reference is standard such as Reaney and Withycombe. Even then, the
page and edition should be quoted.
I know that some of you have few name resources. There is a lot of help
available if you ask for it. I or someone overseas may well be able to help
with that tricky name. If you cannot document a name well, you can still
submit it, BUT submitters should be made aware that if they check the 'make
no changes' box, their name will be returned even if ONE letter is incorrect.
1. All Saints, College of
Consulting herald: Drogo von Königsberg
New name and device. Azure a human figure robed and arms outstretched
argent, haloed and maintaining a laurel wreath in his sinister hand Or.
All Saints day dates back to 731 AD in the Encyclopedia Brittanica vol
1 p 275. Ekwall also lists a place name Farnham All Saints. If a
college can be named after one saint, it seems reasonable to name one after
The meeting felt that the wreath is too small. We intend to instruct the
clients to draw it larger. The appropriate petition is included.
2. Jocelyn ni Morgunn
Mundane name: Jody Jane Henson
Consulting herald: Muirghein ni Ghraine
New name. Jocelyn is in Withycombe p 177 as a name used by either males
or females. The submitter is female and will not accept major changes. She
asks that the grammar be corrected if needed to make the name mean in Irish
Gaelic "Jocelyn daughter of Morgunn".
Morgunn is a Pictish /old Celtic variant of Morgan (Reaney p244) . The Gaelic
connection comes through O'Corrain & Maguire p184 that lists Morgan
as a variant of Murchad, and arguably a Gaelic name form.
3. Leofwynn Wulfinga
Consulting herald: Tovye Woolmongere
New badge for House Red.
Co-owner is Eric Alard.
Per pale argent and gules a goblet counterchanged per pale.
4. Michael de Biggleswade
Mundane name: Michael Cronin
Consulting herald : (device) William Forester de Blacwode
New name and device. Per bend sinister gules and vert an ermine ermine
Michael is the clients mundane name, and appears in Withycombe at p
218. Biggleswade is in Eckwall p42 as dating to 1123. Bigleswade
appears in Chrisopher Saxtons's 16th Century Maps of England., specifically
5. Valiant Swans of Aneala, Order of
Consulting herald: Kane Greymane
This is an appeal of a return by Laurel in November 1996 of a Baronial Order
name. Laurel returned the name on the grounds no-one could come up with
period order name in the plural, or that included a place name.
The barony has found various plural order names, in Broughton, including
Teutonic Knights of the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin of Jerusalem (p447),
an order that began in 1198, The Knights Of St James Of Compostella (p299),
Cisterian Religious Order confirmed as a military Order by Pope Alexander
III in 1175, The Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem (p255)
a military order which conquered Rhodes in 1310.
The clients quote various Order names in Uden with place names, including
the late C13th ones (p164-165) the Lily of Navarre, the Dove of Castile
and The Thistle of Bourbon. Also, The Red Cross Knights of
Calatrava. were founded in 1158 and named for the city in which they
were founded (p35)
Broughton, Bradford B, Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and
Chivalry Concepts and Terms, Greenwood Press, New York 1986
From Laurel's November Letter of Acceptances
Ekwall Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names. 4th
MacLysaght, Edward, "The Surnames of Ireland", Irish Academic
Press, 1991, 6th Ed.
Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Maguire, Fidelma, "Gaelic Personal
names" , The Academy Press, Dublin, 1981
New Encyclopedia Brittanica 15th Ed.
Reaney P.H., 'A Dictionary of British Surnames', Routledge & Kegan Paul
Chrisopher Saxton's 16th Century Maps the Counties of England & Wales
, Chatsworth Library 1992
Uden, Grant, A Dictionary of Chivalry, Longmans London 1968
Withycombe E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, Oxford
University Press, UK, 1979
Gwenhwyvar of Abergavenny. Device. Vert, a stag at gaze and a mount Or.
Llewelyn Cadno de Granville. Name.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM
Annunciation, Order of. (Royal Italy, Savoy). Badge. (Fieldless) Three Savoy
knots in annulo Or. This order dates from period, and exists in some form
Aviz, Order of. (Portugal). Badge. (Fieldless) A cross of Calatrava vert.
This order dates from period, and exists in some form today.
Calatrava, Order of. (Spain) (Fieldless) A cross of Calatrava gules. On
the July 1998 LoAR Branwen ferch Emrys' proposed badge (Fieldless) A
cross fleury gules, was pended so we could decide if the badge for the
Order of Calatrava was important enough to protect. After consulting with
the College, we have decided that it is, so we are adding it, as well as
some others to our list of protected non-SCA armory. Without exception,
all of these orders date from period, and exist in some form or another
to this day.
Christ, Order of. (Portugal, Vatican City). Badge. (Fieldless) On a Latin
cross formy gules a Latin cross argent. This order dates from period, and
exists in some form today.
Dannebrog, Order of. (Denmark). Badge. (Fieldless) A cross formy argent
fimbriated gules. This order dates from period, and exists in some form
Elephant, Order of. (Denmark). Badge. (Fieldless) An elephant statant contourny
argent bearing on its back a tower proper. This order dates from period,
and exists in some form today.
Golden Fleece, Order of. (Imperial Austria, Spain). Badge. (Fieldless) A
fleece Or. This order dates from period, and exists in some form today.
Holy Sepulchre, Order of. (Vatican City). Badge. (Fieldless) A cross potent
between four crosses gules. This order dates from period, and exists in
some form today.
Santiago, Order of. Badge. (Spain, Portugal) (Fieldless) A cross of Santiago
gules. On the July 1998 LoAR Branwen ferch Emrys' proposed badge (Fieldless)
A cross fleury gules, was pended so we could decide if the badge
for the Order of Santiago was important enough to protect. After consulting
with the College, we have decided that it is, so we are adding it, as well
as some other to our list of protected non-SCA armory. Without exception,
all of these orders date from period, and exist in some form or another
to this day.