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Crux Australis Principal Herald

Wakeline de Foxley
PO Box 91 Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7006
phone: +61 3 6225 4334
herald at sca dot org dot au

Warmest greetings unto the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of Lochac, and unto any others who may read this missive from Wakeline de Foxley, Crux Australis Principal Herald

From Crux Australis

I have little to say this month, other than to wish all the very best of the holiday season. Thank you all for your hard work this year. Have fun over the break (if you get one): May you eat too much, stay appropriately cool and may the Christmas elves bring you books!

Again, my thanks to Massaria Baryl for her assistance with the preparation of this letter.

Roster Changes

None this month.

Important Addresses

Crux Australis Principal Herald:

Wakeline de Foxley
PO Box 91, Sandy Bay TAS, 7006
(03) 6225 4334

Email: herald at sca dot org dot au

Baryl Herald:

Massaria da Cortona
PO Box 91, Sandy Bay TAS, 7006
(03) 6225 4334

Email: massaria at hotmail dot com

Bombard Herald (Ceremonies and Protocol):

Uberto Renaldi

Email: bombard at sca dot org dot au

Canon Herald (OP and Gentry list):

Karl Faustus von Aachen (Paul Sleigh )
PO Box 1269, Belconnen ACT 2616
(02) 6271-1534 0407-468-244.

Email: canon at sca do org do au

Astrolabe Herald (New Zealand Regional Deputy):

Alys de Wilton (Jennifer Geard)

Email: geard at verso dot org

Rocket Pursuivant (Special Projects):

Giles de Roet (Mark Calderwood)
PO Box 247
Jesmond NSW 2299

Hund Herald (External Commentary):

Thorfinn Hrolfsson (Steven Roylance)
1592 Malvern Road, Glen Iris, VIC 3146.

Email: roylance at corplink dot com dot au

Mortar Pursuivant


Submission Requirements

Cost: $20 per new submission (name, device or badge). No cost for resubmissions (within the permitted time limit) or branch submissions. Note: a new name and device costs a total of $40. Make cheques or money orders payable to "SCA Inc. College of Heralds". Do not send cash through the post!

Copies required:

NAMES: Two (2) copies of both the form and ALL documentation, including title page of each book NB: The title page is not the same as the book cover! Essays about a submitter's persona may be entertaining, but do NOT constitute documentation. When citing web sites as documentation, you must include a printout of the pages used. Please don't staple your forms, paperclips are fine and loose is ok too.

DEVICES AND BADGES: Four (4) colour copies and one (1) black & white OUTLINE copy. The colour copies should be accurately coloured, preferably in felt tip pen. Colour printers or faint coloured pencil is not acceptable. The colours must be visible across a crowded Herald's meeting. Laurel has requested that gold pen NOT be used, as it deteriorates in files and turns to glue. Please don't staple your forms, assuming that all goes well at kingdom level they are separated and go to four different homes. Paperclips are fine and loose is ok too. 

Please include ALL necessary documentation to support each submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to present their submission in a way that makes registration easy. Name documentation should be as accurate as possible. Failure to provide sufficient documentation is a cause for return of your submission. If you are having trouble with your documentation then speak to your local herald. If they can't answer your specific question, consider writing to Blazons, or contacting me. If I don't know the answer but I will at least be able to point you in the direction of someone who will.

Meeting Schedule

The December meeting was held on Tuesday 7th December 2004. As there is a good chance Crux will be travelling in January the location, time and date of the January Crux meeting are yet to be decided and will be announced on Blazons when travel is finalised.
Commentary on December submissions presented here was received from the following people Massaria Baryl, Giles, Thomasine, Pedair, ibn Jelal and Aryanhwy Boke. Present at the meeting were Wakeline de Foxley, Crux Australis Herald; Massaria da Cortona, Baryl Herald; Francis of Hexham, Dromond Herald, rostered Herald Hrolf Hrolfsson and Rhodri ap Tewdwr Awenydd, herald in training. Thank you all for your time and efforts.

Submissions Forwarded to Laurel

1. Aulay Leod

Device resubmission to Crux

Gules an ape-headed sagittary drawing a bow sable.

This is a resubmission to Crux. The submitters first device submission Gules, a human skeleton with wings displayed argent was returned by Crux in April 2004 for obtrusive modernity. A second submission Gules, an angel maintaining two swords argent was returned by Crux for lack of contrast and multiple conflicts in August 2004.
This version appears to be free of technical problems and clear of conflict.

Aulays's device

2. Áine Ruadh inghean Chillíne

Name Resubmission to Laurel

The submitters previously submitted name Cillíne Ruadh was returned by Laurel in February 2002 for conflict with Caillin Ruadh and the holding name Cillíne of Lochac was registered at that time.

The submitter seeks a 14th century Irish name. She wishes it to be temporally and linguistically authentic, will allow any changes and is unconcerned about the gender of the name. She cares about preserving the element "Cilline" which she states means "daughter of Kilian". The submitter notes that she would also accept "Áine Breac inghean Cillíne" if necessary.

Áine is found in on page 19 of O'Corrain and Maguire Gaelic personal names where it is given as an early masculine and feminine name. While the masculine form appears to have died out quite early the feminine form survives throughout period. It is also found as a 13th century Irish name in the Academy of St Gabriel report 251. The same report also notes that inghean is the correct form of the word in this period and says that it must be followed by a given name.

Cillíne is found in on page 52 of O'Corrain and Maguire Gaelic personal names where it is given as the name of several Irish saints and one bishop. The Academy of St Gabriel report 1155 states that Cillíne was the Irish from of the masculine given name Kilean in the desired time period. The submitter kept this element as Cilline, however as the name element is used as a patronymic in a female name it needs to be lenited. We have therefore changed the name element to Chillíne. The same report also provides support for the name element Ruadh, meaning red. It also confirms that the nickname should be placed before the patronymic.

3. Fionghuine MacCoinneach

New name and device

Per chevron Or and azure a cock Or and a chief dovetailed azure

The submitter desires a male name and will allow any changes. He makes no request for authenticity, but in the event of any changes cares most about the meaning of the name element MacCoinneach which he wishes to mean MacKenzie.

Fionghuine may be found on page 100 of O'Corrain and Maguire Gaelic personal names. The name is said to be a relatively common later period form of the early Irish Finguine which is dated to 695/696 and was used almost exclusively in Leinster and Munster.

MacCoinneach can be documented via construction from Coinneach which is found undated in both Black and Withycombe (p188 3rd Ed) as a given as a form of Kenneth. It appears to be the modern Gaelic (nominative) form of the older Cainnech or Cainneach. Another documentable form is Coinneoch. It may also be documented from the Saint Gabriel report 2223 as the original form for a name recorded in a "1541 Scottish manuscript written in Latin".

Fionghuine's device

4. Gillian Brampton

Device re-submission

Per bend sinister gules and vert two trefoils Or

The submitter's name was submitted to Laurel on the October 2004 LoI. The previous version of this device was returned for a redraw by Crux in October 2004 as the trefoils were too small and not drawn in a standard heraldic style. This version corrects these problems.

Gillian's device

5. Hunydd verch Madyn Duy

New name and Device

Sable, a gryphon passant Or winged gules in chief five ermine spots argent

The submitter would like a feminine name authentic for Wales (date unspecified). The submitter will allow minor changes and in the event of such changes cares most about sound.

All elements of the name are drawn from Tangwystyl's A simple guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names. Hunydd is a feminine given name, Madyn a masculine given name. The document supports the use of verch in Welsh names of this period. Duy is given as the correctly mutated from of the name Du meaning "black".

Hunydd's device

6. Randall of Willoughby Vale

New name (See Returns for device)

The submitter desires a male name, but makes no further specification. He will allow any changes.

Withycombe includes Randall under the header Randal (p249 3rd Ed.). The desired form of the name is not dated; Randal is said to be medieval and there are citations for Randle (1290) and Randull (1481,1565).

Willoughby Vale is of course an SCA branch name. It was registered in April 2001.

7. Wilfrid Scrivener

Change of Name

The submitter will allow no changes. He does not request that the name be authentic.

Wilfrid may be found in Withycombe as a header spelling (p293 3rd Ed.). Scrivener appears as a surname in Reaney and Wilson, also as a header spelling (p310 2nd Ed.).

The submitters current name, Wilfrid de Ackelonde, was registered in April 1999.

Submissions Returned by Crux

1. Eleanor of Caithness

New badge submission

Per pale sable and argent, a quiver containing two arrows overall two swords in saltire counterchanged.

This device is being returned for lack of identifiability. There are a number of factors which contribute to the identifiability problem. Most significant is the lack of internal detail on the sinister side of the device. This lack of detail makes the swords considerably harder to make out than on the dexter side. The use of only two arrows in the quiver is also a minor problem. Some commenters believed that this made the quiver look more like a couple of tulips in a flowerpot.

Eleanor's badge

2. Randall of Willoughby Vale

New device

Azure, a saltire on a chief argent three oak leaves palewise proper

This device is being returned for a redraw as the leaves on the chief are not readily identifiable as oak leaves.

Randall's device

Submissions Pended by Crux

None this month.

News from Laurel LoARs

No Lochac news this month. Stay tuned!

Crux Seal Wakeline's Signature

Wakeline de Foxley,
Crux Australis Principal Herald