Crux Australis Herald

Lord Uberto Renaldi [mka Nigel Castle]

GPO Box 2719, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia

phone: (08) 8336 6791 or intl +618 8336 6791

"The CAMeL"

February 2000 (A.S. XXXIV)

Unto the College of Heralds of the Principality of Lochac, and all others who may read this missive, from Lord Uberto Renaldi, Crux Australis Herald, greetings!

In this issue…..

Rowany Festival | Lost sheep | Roll of Arms competition | Reports | Roster changes

Important addresses | Subscriptions and Resources | Submission requirements

Meeting schedule | Recent submissions | Returns | News of previous submissions

 

Introduction

This month, I received a submission with November 1999 written in the “Date submitted” field.

I would like to remind everyone that all submissions for which you have received payment should be forwarded or returned within 30 days. If you are given the wrong number of forms or insufficient documentation, tell the submitter this (and explain why). If they do not get the extra paperwork to you within 30 days, write a formal letter of return explaining why you could not forward their submission to me for processing. If you feel you cannot write such a letter, let me know and I will write one for you.

The important thing is to ensure that submissions are processed in a timely manner and that submitters are kept informed of their submission's progress. One of the major complaints I have heard is `I submitted something to the heralds ages ago and I've heard nothing since.' Take note – failure to process submissions promptly is grounds for removal from the roster!

Your servant,

VBERTVS

Uberto Renaldi

 

Rowany Festival

Festival will soon be upon us. If you are attending, I would request that you get in touch with Sir Robert Gordon, Acting Cinquefoil Pursuivant, and volunteer your services. I will be there this year, and will probably also need some help in manning a consultation table.

Remember, part of the duties of a rostered herald is to assist in that capacity whenever it is required. Please don't leave it up to just a few of us to do all of the work.

 

Lost sheep – can you help?

The Crux Australis “in progress” files contains over 130 items, many of which are submissions which were returned and are awaiting the submitter to resubmit.

Below is a list of items which were last actioned a year or more ago (the oldest is 9 years old!) If you know any of these people, please encourage them to consider resubmitting something. Resubmissions are free, but if they never resubmit then they have wasted their money as they cannot be refunded.

 

Roll of Arms competition

Sir Kane Greymane, Black Wing Pursuivant, recently sent me a copy of the `Barony of Aneala Roll of Arms Colouring Book', which lists all the gentry of Aneala along with their awards, the blazons of their devices and an outline copy of the emblazons for colouring in.

I was so impressed that I have decided that all groups should have one. Therefore, I am throwing down the gauntlet, the challenge being to produce the best Roll of Arms in Lochac for a single group, to be complete and ready for judging in 12 months hence. I haven't thought of a prize for the winning group yet, but I am open to suggestions.

 

Reports

Due date for the next Quarterly reports is 6 May 2000, two weeks before May Coronet. I will be at Rowany Festival and will happily accept them there.

 

Roster changes

Alethea of Shrewsbury has handed on the office of herald in the Shire of Torlyon to Philip of Richmond, who has been rostered as Acting Pursuivant Extraordinary for that group. For her long-term efforts, Alethea will remain on the roster as a Pursuivant Extraordinary At Large.

Also promoted to Pursuivant Extraordinary rank is Lyssandre le TÈmÈraire (alias Jan van Ghent), PE for the Shire of Agaricus.

And the College of Saint Ursula has a new herald: Lugaid mac Ruadri Gaifuiltech, who has been initially rostered as Acting PE for that group.

 

Important addresses

 

Subscriptions and Resources

“The CAMeL” is available from Crux Australis at $20 per year. Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc. College of Heralds". Alternatively, get it for free from “http://www.sca.org.au/herald”.

Laurel's Letter of Acceptance and Return is available from the SCA College of Arms. Send a cheque for $US25 made out to “SCA Inc. – College of Arms” to Bruce R. Nevins, 2527 E. 3rd Street, Tucson AZ, 85716-4114, USA. As usual, everything of relevance to Lochac will be published in “The CAMeL”.

Master Thorfinn is the person to talk to about heraldic publications. Possibly the most useful item that he stocks is the Heraldic Pictorial Dictionary for the SCA (affectionately known as the PicDic), which will cost you $A8.50 for the first edition or $A12.50 for the second edition. Alternatively, order it directly from the USA via Free Trumpet Press for $US15 (details of their web site are below – and they now take credit cards).

I also recommend that groups acquire some name resources, in particular P.H. Reaney & R.M. Wilson's A Dictionary of English Surnames and E.G. Withycombe's The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names.

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). The Free Trumpet Press West web page is http://www.sca.org/heraldry/ftpw or email klconlin@ilstu.edu

 

Submission Requirements

Cost: $20 per new submission (name, device or badge). No cost for resubmissions or branch submissions. Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc College of Heralds".

Copies required:

Please check that submittors have ALL necessary documentation to support each submission. It is up to the submittor to present their submission in a way that makes registration easy. Name documentation should be as accurate as possible, and photocopies supplied unless the reference is a standard one such as Reaney or Withycombe. Even then, the page number(s) and edition should be quoted.

 

Meeting schedule

Crux Australis Herald holds a meeting at least once a month to consider submissions, which are then either forwarded to the College of Arms for commentary (and hopefully registration), or returned if we find a conflict or a stylistic problem, or occasionally pended awaiting clarification from the submittor. If we have the time and enthusiasm, we may also look at and comment on submissions from other Kingdoms.

Crux meetings are usually held at 36 Rosella Street, Payneham SA, starting at 2pm. Please call (08) 8336 6791 or Email me beforehand if you intend to bring submissions for processing. The next meetings are scheduled for Sunday 19 March and, tentatively, Sunday 16 April, although I may decide to hold it at Rowany Festival a week later .

Thorfinn Hrolfsson, Hund Herald, also holds regular commentary meetings in Melbourne. Please call him for details on (03) 9885 6348.

 

Recent submissions

Present at the Crux Australis meeting held on Sunday 23rd January 2000 was Lord Uberto Renaldi, Crux Australis Herald and Darius of Drogheda, acting Pursuivant Extraordinary for the Canton of Hunter's Isle in the Barony of Ynys Fawr.

The following items were SUBMITTED to Laurel Queen of Arms for registering:

 

Adelin Siwella

Group: Innilgard (Blessed Herman)

Consulting herald: William Forestor de Blackwode

New Name

The submitter would like a female English name from the 11th century, and will accept major changes.

Withycombe lists `Adelin' on page 4 as a variant of `Adeline' dated from circa 1202. `Siwella', according to Mills (page 319), is a town in Northamptonshire listed in the Domesday Book.

 

Agaricus, Shire of

Consulting herald: Lyssandre le TÈmÈraire

Change of Branch Device

Sable, a phoenix argent within a laurel wreath Or, all within four mushrooms in saltire argent.

If accepted, the Shire's current device of Sable, a laurel wreath Or between five mushrooms, two, two, and one, argent. will be released.

 

Aldwin Seguin

Group: Innilgard (Blessed Herman)

Consulting herald: William Forestor de Blackwode

New Name

The submitter desires an English name from the 15-16th centuries, and will accept major changes.

Withycombe lists `Aldwin' on page 12 as a variant of the Old English name `Ealdwine' which was not uncommon in the middle ages. `Seguin', according to Reaney & Wilson (page 399), is a surname dating from 1177, probably derived from Old German or Visigothic `Sigwin'.

 

Cainnear R™ad

Group: Innilgard

Consulting herald: William Forestor de Blackwode

Device Resubmission to Laurel

Gules, on a pale between two flames Or a dragon's head couped gules.

This gentle's device was returned by Laurel in February 1999 for a redraw, as the flames were drawn as flames gules fimbriated Or, which is disallowed. This problem has now been resolved.

 

Conan MacAindreis

Group: Stormhold

Consulting herald: Eleanora

Device Resubmission to Laurel

Gules, a sword quillioned of balance pans argent, a bordure argent ermined gules.

This gentle's device was returned by Laurel in August 1999 for a redraw, as the sword drawn on the original submission was not recognisable as a sword. This problem has now been resolved.

 

Dougal of Landewednak

Group: Innilgard

Consulting herald: William Forestor de Blackwode

New Name and Device

Vert, a wyvern contourny and a bend sinister enhanced argent.

Submitted as `Dhugal of Landewednak', the submitter desires a male name and will accept major changes. He has indicated that the language/culture is important to him, but has not specified which language or culture. We assume from the documentation that he means English.

`Dougal' is found in Withycombe on p.88. `Landewednack' is, according to Eckwall (p.286), a place in Cornwall where there was a church to a Saint Winnoc from at least 1286.

The bend sinister enhanced in the device is possibly too enhanced – assuming there are no conflicts found, the submitter will be advised to make the wyvern smaller and the bend lower. Note: statant is the default posture for wyverns.

 

Giovannino da Vidor

Group: Innilgard

Consulting herald: William Forestor de Blackwode

Device Resubmission to Laurel

Per chevron argent and purpure, two double bitted axes and a double bitted axe inverted counterchanged.

This gentle's previous device submission (Argent, three piles inverted conjoined on point purpure, on the centre pile a double bitted axe inverted argent) was returned by Laurel in June 1998 for lack of paperwork (no forms were received), non-period style and a conflict. The current design appears free of these problems.

 

Gwir ferch Madog

Group: Krae Glas

Consulting herald: Gwynfor Lwyd

New Name (see RETURNS for Device)

The submitter desires a female Welsh name of any period and cares most about the sound and language/culture. She will accept major changes.

All name elements are documented from Jones in the section on `The Merioneth Lay Subsidy Roll of 1292-3'.

 

Gwyneth ferch Aeddan

Group: Aneala

Consulting herald: Kane Greymane

New Device

Vert, an acorn Or, in chief three mullets of five points argent.

This gentle's name was submitted to Laurel following my meeting in December 1999. The device appears free of conflict.

 

Johan d'Avignon

Group: Innilgard

Consulting herald: William Forestor de Blackwode (once again!)

New Name

The submitter desires a female French or English name and cares most about the sound and language/culture. She will accept major changes.

`Johan' is found in Withycombe under `Joan' (pp.176-7) as the English form of the French `Jehan(n)e' which was very common from the 12th-16th centuries. `d'Avignon' is found in Dauzat on page 18, though it hardly needs documenting.

 

Lyssandre le TÈmÈraire

Group: Agaricus

Consulting herald: self

Change of Device Resubmission to Laurel

Sable, three fleurs-de-lis Or, a bordure compony azure and Or.

This gentle's previous change of device submission (Ermine, on a chief embattled sable three fleurs-de-lis Or) was returned by Laurel in July 1999 for conflict. This complete redesign appears free of problems, and is extremely elegant!

 

The following item has been RETURNED for further work:

 

Gwir ferch Madog

New Device

Azure, in chief in fess three rustres Or.

The only reason this must be returned is for an insufficient number of forms. I received only three coloured copies and no outline copy (which is why there is no mini-emblazon). As soon as the correct number of forms is received I will process this submission.

 

References

**Note** OUP = Oxford University Press.

Dauzat, Albert, `Dictionnaire Ètymologique des noms de famille et prÈnoms de France', Libraire Larousse, 1951.

Eckwall, E., `The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names', 4th edition., OUP, 1991.

Jones, Heather Rose, `A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names', website http://www.panix.com/~mittle/names/tangwystyl/welsh13.html, 1996.

Mills, A.D., `A Dictionary of English Place Names', OUP, 1991.

Reaney, P.H. and Wilson, R.M., `A Dictionary of English Surnames', revised 3rd edition, Routledge London 1997.

Withycombe, E.G., `The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names', 2nd edition, OUP, 1959.

 

News of previous submissions

No submissions from Lochac were considered at Laurel's January meeting.

Submissions from the October 1999 Letter of Intent were considered at Laurel's February meeting, the results of which are not yet available.

 

List of items 'in progress' in the Crux Australis files

SCA Name Legal Name Item Type Last Action Date of Action
dward StaedfÊste James Petersen Device Returned by Crux Sep-1994
Aelfthryth of Saxony Trudi Lynch Badge Returned by Laurel Nov-1998
Ailig a'mire Andy Boll Name Returned by Laurel Oct-1997
Ailig a'mire Andy Boll Device Returned by Laurel Oct-1997
Alev Hžbesepp Aaron Tamme Name Returned by Crux Jan-1995
Alev Hžbesepp Aaron Tamme Device Returned by Crux Jan-1995
AndrÈ of Stormhold (alias AndrÈ the Rorqual) Andrew Serpell Name Holding name Nov-1998
Aoibheall inghean Dhaghain Cerridwen Poole Device Returned by Laurel Oct-1997
Bran luin cu Chaille James Graewolfe Name Returned by Vesper Feb-1996
Bran luin cu Chaille James Graewolfe Device Returned by Vesper Feb-1996
Bran Torc Dubh Mac Brude Bruce Hanwright Name Returned by Laurel Jan-1999
Bran Torc Dubh Mac Brude Bruce Hanwright Device Returned by Laurel Jan-1999
Brennan Halfhand Doug Alpin Device Returned by Laurel May-1998
Brianna Mervert Sharon Baker Name Returned by Crux Mar-1994
Brianna Mervert Sharon Baker Device Returned by Crux Mar-1994
Bruinneach nic Thighearnain Suzanne Zaytoun Device Returned by Laurel Sep-1996
Bryn-a-MÙr, Canton of   Name Returned by Laurel Aug-1998
Bryn-a-MÙr, Canton of   Device Returned by Laurel Aug-1998
Caen Lamont of County Clare James Flanagan Name Returned by Crux Jun-1997
Caen Lamont of County Clare James Flanagan Device Returned by Crux Jun-1997
CaÌntigern ingean Dearb·il M·el Brigte Dina Butler Device Returned by Crux Jul-1994
Caitlin of the Magic Hands Amanda-Elizabeth McIvoe Name Returned by Crux Sep-1996
Caitlin of the Magic Hands Amanda-Elizabeth McIvoe Device Returned by Crux Sep-1996
Caterina Ruzzini Clare Murray Badge Returned by Laurel May-1998
Christia Barrett Christine de Jonge Device Special (see file) Jun-1995
Constanzia Maria Morales Enzina d'Zamora Rachel Vess Name Returned by Laurel Oct-1997
Constanzia Maria Morales Enzina d'Zamora Rachel Vess Device Returned by Laurel Oct-1997
Damien Greybeard Paul Davies Device Returned by Crux Sep-1994
Edmund the Lame Paul Sawtell Change of device Returned by Laurel Jun-1996
Edward the Unshaven David Bouwens Name Returned by Laurel Mar-1998
Felicity of Rowany (alias Riona of Caerleon) Felicity Powell Change of holding name Returned by Laurel Jun-1996
Gabrielle of Swimbridge Deidre Yeo Device Returned by Crux Aug-1998
Gruffydd ap Cynan Gareth Hodges Name Returned by Laurel Mar-1998
Gruffydd ap Cynan Gareth Hodges Device Returned by Laurel Mar-1998
Gunnric Mac Alpin Alec Roberts Device Returned by Vesper Mar-1991
Guy le Bastard Scott Hanwright Device Returned by Crux Nov-1997
Gwydion de NaturlÊge Paul Verstappen Name Returned by Vesper Aug-1996
Gwydion de NaturlÊge Paul Verstappen Device Returned by Crux Jun-1996
Hanbal Al'Zaki Wahidi Simon Hoad Name Returned by Vesper Jun-1996
Hanbal Al'Zaki Wahidi Simon Hoad Device Returned by Vesper Jun-1996
Healfdene Sunchaser David Bass Name Returned by Crux Jan-1994
Healfdene Sunchaser David Bass Device Returned by Crux Jan-1994
Hrothgar Êt Gyting Broc Keith Romanis Name Returned by Crux Jun-1995
Hrothgar Êt Gyting Broc Keith Romanis Device Returned by Crux Jun-1995
Jourdain de Marcenais Paul Harris Device Returned by Laurel Sep-1997
Katerina Faulhaber Nicole Hicks Device Returned by Vesper Mar-1996
Louisa Reynell Louise Volk Device Returned by Vesper Sep-1995
Lucia di Carpazi Karen Vaughan Name Returned by Crux Jun-1994
Lucia di Carpazi Karen Vaughan Device Returned by Crux Jun-1994
Marcellus the Damascene Mark Batchelor Device Returned by Crux Sep-1997
Marcus Waffenschmied Mark Jamiesson Device Returned by Vesper Sep-1995
Meave of Bydowne Gwen Yeo Device Returned by Laurel Dec-1998
MorrÌgan Sc·thach Kylie Green Name Returned by Crux Feb-1997
MorrÌgan Sc·thach Kylie Green Device Returned by Crux Feb-1997
Sagar de Montdragon Adrian Yau Device Returned by Vesper May-1996
SeÛna Dunliath ni Sheachnasaigh Shon Boulton Device Returned by Laurel Aug-1997
Sigmund Spelmann Christopher Strusz Device Returned by Crux Aug-1998
Tangwystl ferch Iestyn Goch Sarah Antill Device Returned by Vesper Jul-1996
Tomas del Valle de Bravo Michael Morison Device Returned by Crux Jul-1997
William the Black Terry Gibbos Device Returned by Crux Feb-1999
Ysabella de Montrose Fiona Cook Device Returned by Laurel Aug-1998
Yves le Chat Blanc Russell Smith Device Returned by Laurel Jun-1996

 

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