Greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom from Konrad Rouge Scarpe,
The April Heraldry Letter of Acceptances and Returns has just been published. It is available here: April LoAR
These are the decisions from the Middle Kingdom:
Faraldr Sørkvir. Device. Or, a chevron rompu purpure between three grenades sable.
Runviðarstaðr, Shire of. Branch name (see RETURNS for device).
Tristan Silvertoes. Name and device. Per fess sable and argent, a sinister footprint counterchanged argent and gules.
The Letter of Intent provided documentation of the pattern silver + body part in Middle English, as well as two Middle English bynames describing toes: Brodto (“broad toe”) and Langta (“long toe”).
Commenters documented additional Middle English bynames referring to toes such as Gyldentoo (“golden toe”) and Craketo (“broken toe”), as well as plural forms of body parts in bynames such as Gyldynhels (“golden heels”), Longschankes (“long legs”), and Belemeins (“beautiful hands”), all found in Reaney & Wilson. The plural noun toes is found in the Middle English Dictionary (MED), dated to around 1400-1500, so the submitted spelling is plausible.
This name combines a French given name and English byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a footprint.
Runviðarstaðr, Shire of. Device. Per pale sable and azure, in pale a Norse sun-cross Or within a laurel wreath and a roundel argent, a bordure Or.
This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2a, for having “slot machine” armory, i.e. more than two types of charge in the same group. Per precedent:
This device is returned for violating the ban on so-called “slot-machine heraldry”, SENA A3D2a, for having more than two types of charges in the same group. The drinking horn, the tower and the laurel wreath are all primary charges in the same group. Required charges, like laurel wreaths, are not exempt from the requirements of A3D2a [Northgeatham, Canton of., 09/2014 Ealdormere-R]
Here we are in a similar situation with the Norse sun-cross, the laurel wreath and the roundel being in the same group.