September Heraldic Decisions for the Middle Kingdom

The September Letter of Acceptances and Returns has just been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. It can be found online here:
Official notification will come out shortly to the submitters from the Opinicus Pursuivant, Jean Yves de Chierebourg. Look for an email form ; if you have items in submission you may want to add it to your address book as we have occasionally had issues with spam filters grabbing them. Please make sure to follow the link in the email as that lets us know that you have received the notification.


Alice the Bard. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and gules, on a bend sinister sable between two quill pens bendwise sinister counterchanged three Latin crosses argent.
Please advise the submitter to draw the quill pens with better defined nibs.

Aurora Lucia Marinella. Device. Per pale gules and azure, in pale a flag fan fesswise flag to chief and a cushion Or.
This is the defining instance of a flag fan in Society armory. While no instances of its use in period armory have been shown, it is a period artifact and many depictions of this object in period art can be found, for example at and we have evidence of other types of flag used in period armory. The default orientation is palewise with the flag to dexter.
This charge does not get a DC from the banner as shown in the Pictorial Dictionary.

Aurora Lucia Marinella. Badge. (Fieldless) On a cushion per fess azure and gules a demi-sun issuant from the line of division Or.

Aurora Lucia Marinella. Badge. Per pale gules and azure all semy of eyes argent irised sable.

Boen van der Meere. Badge. (Fieldless) On an open book per pale azure and gules an eye argent irised sable.

Ceara inghean uí Diarmada. Name.
Submitted as Ciara inghean uí Dermot, the submitter requested authenticity for a late 14th century Irish name. The name was correctly changed in kingdom to Ceara inghean uí Diarmadabecause the given name Ciara is not found in our period, and because the byname combined the Gaelic inghean uí with the Anglicized Irish Dermot in the same name phrase. The modified name is authentic for the desired time and place.

Guilin Frouville le Coyfer. Reblazon of device. Argent, a sea-goat purpure and a chief nebuly vert.
Registered in April of 2000 as Argent, a sea-goat purpure and a chief wavy vert, the chief is nebuly.

Kateryne Dod. Reblazon of device. Or semy of leeks vert, on a torteau a chatloup passant Or.
Registered in November of 1997 as Or semy of leeks vert, on a pomme a chatloup passant Or, that roundel is squarely gules.

Konrad Mailander. Heraldic title Goldstreitkolb Herold.
Submitted as Goldstreitkolben Herold, a constructed German heraldic title with the intended meaning of “Gold Mace Herald”. The use of Gold- was documented using terms meaning “gold mine”, “goldsmith”, and “gold thief”, all referring to the literal rather than heraldic metal. Ælfwynn Leofæde dohtor suggested the form Goldenstreitkolb based on the pattern of color + charge used in bynames formed from German house names (found in Socin) such as zem Goldinringe. The submitter expressed a preference for the form Goldstreitkolb Herold, so we have made this change in order to register this title. The use of Gold- rather than Golden-/Goldin- is based on examples from the submission packet such as goldmünze (“gold coin”) and goldsand (“gold dust”). We are giving the submitter the benefit of the doubt that this is plausible in a heraldic title as well.

Lynette de Warenne. Name and device. Argent, on a pale endorsed azure three Bowen crosses Or.
This name combines a French given name from late period Belgium and an English byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

Mustafa al-Hasan ibn Abdul Azziz. Reblazon of device. Sable, an elk rampant contourny within an orle of vine Or.
Registered in January 2013 as Sable, a moose rampant contourny within an orle of vine Or, this beast was known as an elk in period Europe, so we are correcting the usage.

Nikolai Vasilei Stefanov. Name change from holding name Nicola of Rivenstar.
The submitter requested that Nicola of Rivenstar be retained as an alternate name. This is a holding name, so it cannot be retained. If the submitter wishes to use this an an alternate name, it must be submitted through the normal process.

Soffya von Kulpe. Badge. (Fieldless) On a water bouget gules two ermine spots argent.


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Konrad Goldsteitkolb