Heraldry

News from the Heralds.

Kriemhilt promoted to rank of Herald Extraordinary

Done in Court with Their Majesties permission at Crown:

The College of Arms has a rank of Herald Extraordinary that has a long and honored history. The rank was formally created and defined in the 16th year of the Society by William Laurel. The intent of the rank is to recognize and reward “…those heralds who have greatly served the College of Heralds and/or the College of Arms and have achieved the highest level of competence in heraldry.”

In light of their considerable contribution to the Midrealm College of Heralds through service as Fenris Herald, Dragon Herald, Meadows Herald, deputy to the Pale Herald, and my own Emergency Deputy it is my pleasure as Dragon Principal Herald to confer the rank and style of Herald Extraordinary on Kriemhilt von Ebersberg and charge her to register a title of her choosing with the College of Arms.

Konrad Dragon

Job Opening – Dragon Herald

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, scribes, and populace of the Great Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Principal Herald.

Serving the Kingdom as Dragon Herald is something that I have wanted to do for a long time and I have greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to serve in this office and on Curia. As many have heard by now I have been chosen to be the next Baron of Red Spears and will be invested as such at Baron Wars on June 24th. Because of this, it is with a mix of joy and sorrow that I will be stepping down early as Dragon Herald. (more…)

June Dragon Herald Pale Letter

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, scribes, and populace of the Great Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Principal Herald.

Serving the Kingdom as Dragon Herald is something that I have wanted to do for a long time and I have greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to serve in this office and on Curia. As many have heard by now I have been chosen to be the next Baron of Red Spears and will be invested as such at Baron Wars on June 24th. Because of this it is with a mix of joy and sorry that I will be stepping down early as Dragon Herald.

The position of Dragon Herald, in addition to its ceremonial duties (and privileges), is primarily an administrative and leadership position in the Kingdom and the Midrealm College of Heralds and Scribes. The ideal candidate must be a warranted herald with at minimum a working knowledge in ALL aspects of heraldry and heraldic offices, be very familiar with ceremonial protocol, and will be an organized individual comfortable with delegation and working with heralds and scribes of all levels, other Kingdom officers in Curia, and the Crown; including those from other Kingdoms. Past experience as a regional Herald or as other senior Dragon Staff member is preferred. This position is a direct report to the Crown and Laurel Sovereign of Arms of the Society.

Qualified applicants will have strong organizational, inter-personal, and written communication skills, and will be capable of tracking multiple tasks, deadlines, and of working efficiently with a large staff of deputies.

This position is a member of Curia and will advise the Crown on matters of the Kingdom. This position is also a member of the Kingdom financial committee, helping to advise on the use of Kingdom funds. The individual accepted for this position will assume the office by this coming Coronation in the Fall of AS LII (2017).

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to both me at herald@midrealm.org and Laurel Sovereign of Arms at laurel@heraldry.sca.org, and detail your skills and experience in the College of Heralds, in offices held in the Society and Kingdom, and/or mundanely if this will add to the well-rounded picture of your qualifications. Last but not least, please tell me why you want to be Dragon Herald and how you think you can add value by holding this office.

Applications are due by July 15, 2017.

Konrad Dragon

New Escutcheon Herald

Greetings,

Calybrid Ine-Tere has passed the office of Escutcheon Herald, the Internal Submission herald, to Ginevra Boscoli.

My thanks to Ginevra for taking on this important office and a huge thanks to Calybrid for her service as Escutcheon.

Note that this means that the address that you send submissions to has changed. Submissions should now be sent to:

SCA — MK College of Heralds
c/o Wendy Luby
8404 Parmenter Dr.
Parma, OH 44129-5356

Konrad Dragon

Heraldic Job Openings: Opinicus Pursuivant and Incunabula Pursuivant,

Greetings,

Thora Grimudottir, Opinicus Pursuivant, has informed me that she needs to step down from that office.

Therefore I am looking for applicants for Opinicus Pursuivant and Incunabula Pursuivant, which is currently vacant.

Opinicus is responsible for sending notifications to submitters after decisions are made at the Kingdom or Society level. They need to take each decision and expand it into a personalized letter. Notifications are sent by email through the Online System for Commentary and Response (OSCAR). They also need to track who has picked up notifications and send notification by mail if not picked up or in cases without email addresses. Opinicus is a deputy to the Rouge Scarpe Herald.

The Incunabula is Opinicus’ deputy. The ideal is to have Incunabula Pursuivant in training to take over eventually as Opinicus. If they want to split the responsibilities that is also acceptable. In the past Incunabula handled Kingdom notifications and Opinicus the Society level ones.

These are primarily administrative offices but at least a basic knowledge of book heraldry is beneficial. These are important positions to the heraldic process and I would like to have them filled as soon as possible. If you are interested or have any questions contact me at herald@midrealm.org by May 25th.

In Service to Crown and College,

Konrad Dragon

February Heraldic Decisions

The February Letter of Acceptances and Returns has been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. The letter can be found online here: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/
Official notification will be sent to the submitters from the Opinicus Pursuivant, Thora Grimudottir. Look for an email form apache@sca.org; 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.

MIDDLE ACCEPTANCES

Americk Gilead. Name change from Cathal Drach (see RETURNS for device).
This name was documented in the Letter of Intent as the combination of a Dutch given name and an English byname. At the Pelican decision meeting, Christopher Liber documented Americk as an English surname dated to 1579 in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Americk therefore can be treated as a given name, making this an entirely late-period English name.
The submitter’s prior name, Cathal Drach, is retained as an alternate name.

Aoife inghean Eoghain. Device. Argent, three tortoises azure.
Nice device!

Arnóra in skarpa. Name and device. Per chevron argent and vert, two pairs of arrows inverted in saltire vert and a horse rampant argent.
There has been some question about whether arrows have a DC from arrows inverted. Appendix L states that “Long charges of identical types may also receive a DC for facing – the change from dexter facing to sinister facing and from upright to inverted – if they have a clearly defined point or head.” Properly depicted arrows meet this requirement, and can thus receive a DC for upright vs. inverted. This device is therefore clear of Rowland Taylor, Per chevron argent and vert, two pairs of arrows in saltire and a bear’s head couped counterchanged., with one DC for the type of the basemost charge and another for inverting the arrows.

Ava Steinbock. Name.
The submitter requested authenticity for “13th or 14th century (if needed!).” This name is not authentic because it combines an early 17th century Dutch or English given name with a late 16th century German byname. However, the name is registerable.

Christian Atzinger. Name.
Nice 15th century German name!

Donald MacBrew. Name (see RETURNS for device).
MacBrew is a registerable interpolated form based on the documented period Manx forms McBrow, McBrewe, Brew, and Briew, dated between 1408 and 1648 in A.W. Moore, The Manx Note Book, Vol. 2, pp. 155-6 and in Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Brew.

Lucretia Natta. Name and device. Azure, a sea-horse argent maintaining a candle enflamed Or and on a chief argent three gouttes des larmes.
Artist’s note: While the gouttes are technically twice as long as they are wide, we encourage the submitter to depict them taller.

Marilla of the Vale. Name.
Marilla is the submitter’s legal given name.
The byname of the Vale is the lingua Anglica form of the documented Middle English byname del la Val, which is found in Reaney and Wilson, Dictionary of English Surnames, s.n. Vale dated to 1190.

Roarr Rekksson. Name and device. Quarterly sable and argent, four boars statant respectant counterchanged argent and gules.
Submitted as Roarr Rekkrsson, we have changed the byname to Rekksson to use the correct grammar.
The submitter initially requested authenticity for “780 Dane/Norse/Pict Migration Period.” During commentary, he dropped this authenticity request in favor of a request for the name as close to the submitted spelling as possible. However, the submitter may be interested to know that Hróarr Rekksson appears to be an authentic Old East Norse form for the 10th century. If he prefers this form, he may submit a request for reconsideration.

Rüdiger of the Flaming Gryphon. Device. Per chevron vert and sable, two bears combatant Or and a tower argent.
Artist’s note: Please provide internal detailing for the bears.

Sybella of Dragon’s Mark. Badge. (Fieldless) A unicorn contourny quarterly azure and argent.

Ts’eng K’ai. Name.
Submitted as Kai Tseng, with the submitter’s permission we have changed the name to Ts’eng K’ai to use the correct Chinese naming pattern and Romanization.

Victorius Suspectus. Badge. (Fieldless) A scorpion within and conjoined to an annulet sable.

MIDDLE RETURNS

Americk Gilead. Device. Argent, a bend sinister gules cotised and overall a raven displayed sable.
This device submission must unfortunately be returned administratively: the black and white and the color emblazon are blazonably different. The bend sinister in the outline drawing is fimbriated, while the color emblazon has the bend sinister cotised.
The use of a raven displayed is a step from period practice. We note that a fimbriated ordinary surmounted by another charge is also a step from period practice, which would likewise be grounds for return when combined with the displayed bird. If the intent of the submitter is to use cotises rather than fimbriation, this will not be an issue.

Donald MacBrew. Device. Gules, a triskelion of armored arms argent, a bordure embattled Or.
This device is returned for conflict with the Lord of the Isle of Man (important non-SCA arms), Gules, a triskelion of armored legs argent. There is one DC for the addition of the bordure. However, a triskelion of armored legs closely resembles a triskelion of armored arms to the point that we cannot grant a DC between the two.
We decline to rule at this point whether triskelions of any discrete charge conflict with triskelions of any other discrete charges.

Wendell of Dark River. Device. Gyronny arrondi Or, azure, Or, sable, Or, azure, Or, sable.
This device is returned for conflict with Campbell, Duke of Argyle, Gyronny Or and sable, and Ottar Hrafnsson, Gyronny arrondy Or and azure. For each of these, only one quarter of the field tincture is changed.
This device is also returned for lack of documentation of gyronny arrondi of three tinctures. While the submitter provided several examples of tri-tinctured gyronny fields, no documentation was provided for gyronny arrondi of three tinctures. Absent such documentation, gyronny arrondi of three tinctures is not registerable.

January Heraldic Submissions

The January Letter of Acceptances and Returns has been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. The letter can be found online here: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/
Official notification will be sent to the submitters from the Opinicus Pursuivant, Thora Grimudottir. Look for an email form apache@sca.org; 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. (more…)

December Heraldic Decisions

The December Letter of Acceptances and Returns has been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. The letter can be found online here: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/
Official notification will be sent to the submitters from the Opinicus Pursuivant, Thora Grimudottir. Look for an email form apache@sca.org; 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.

MIDDLE acceptances

Æiric ørvender. Augmentation of arms. Argent, a chevron between two pairs of stag’s attires sable and a heart gules and for augmentation on the chevron a crescent pendant argent.

Aelfric the Kestrell. Device change. Vert, a pheon and on a bordure argent an orle gules.
The submitter’s old device, Vert, a pheon within a bordure argent, is retained as a badge.
Please advise the submitter to draw the orle slightly narrower.

Alban Dameron Elexander. Device. Argent, a fleur-de-lys azure and in base two peacock feathers in pile vert, a bordure azure.

Alison le Picart. Name and device. Vert, three lotus flowers in profile one and two and a chief argent.
Originally submitted as lePicart, the name was changed at Kingdom to la Picart on the belief that the byname had to agree with the gender of the given name. However, there are multiple examples of women using le Picart as an inherited surname. We have changed the name to le_Picart, which is nearly identical to the submitted form, to match the documentation.

Andreas Renardi. Name and device. Lozengy Or and vert, a fox courant proper and on a chief vert three decrescents Or.
Nice Latinized French name for the mid-13th century!

Anna O’Doran. Name and device. Argent, a raven rising and a tierce sable.
See the Cover Letter for a discussion of Irish Clan Affiliation bynames for women.
Nice 16th century Anglicized Irish name!
There is a step from period practice for the use of a tierce with another charge.

Auðin Hrafnsson. Name change from Oweyn Hudson.
The submitter’s prior name, Oweyn Hudson, is retained as an alternate name.

Cáelfind an Bhoga. Name.
The submitter may be interested to know that the spelling Cáelfind in Boga is a fully Middle Irish form of the name. If she wishes to have the fully Middle Irish form, she may submit a request for reconsideration.

Claire of Cleftlands. Device. Azure, a badger’s head cabossed argent marked sable and two beehives one and two Or.

Clive Fletcher. Name.
Both elements are dated to 1590 in Lincoln, England, making this an excellent late 16th century English name!

Colin le Jandre. Name.
Excellent mid-15th century French name!

Einarr Ginnfastsson. Name.

Flann MacDonald. Name and device. Per pale Or and gules, a chevron between three maple leaves counterchanged, a bordure sable.
This name mixes a Gaelic given name and a Scots byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Flóki rauðskeggr sipill. Name and device. Azure, on a sun between in chief an increscent and a decrescent Or a boar rampant gules.
Submitted as Flóki rauðskeggr sipill Gl{oe}ðisson, this form of the name used three bynames — two descriptive bynames (rauðskeggr and sipill) and a patronymic (Gl{oe}ðisson). However, we have no evidence of three bynames being used in this manner in Old Norse. The submitter permitted us to delete the patronymic if necessary for registration. We have done so to bring this name in line with documented patterns for Old Norse names.

Gwyon ap Bran. Name.

Hanß Leiland Adelbrecht. Name.

Hedvika Tane{cv}nice. Name and device. Per chevron vert and argent, two unicorn’s heads erased respectant argent and an orange tree fructed proper.

Hosokawa Gentarou Masahiro. Device. Vert, a roundel between eight roundels in annulo Or.
This design was documented as an Individually Attested Pattern in Japanese heraldry. The submitter provided sufficient evidence of the use of a larger roundel between smaller roundels in annulo and, during proofreading, Siren provided documentation for the use of the tinctures used here.

Isolde de la Ramée. Alternate name Merewynn Bocestre.
Given the attested Old English forms Meruyn, Mereuuin, Merefynn and Mærwynn, we find Merewynn to be a reasonable interpolated spelling.

Jack Campbell. Name and device. Per fess embattled sable and Or, in chief a boar’s head couped close Or and in base three lozenges one and two gules.
Nice 16th century English name!

Johanna Bakensdochter. Name change from Clara de Guevara.
Excellent early 16th century Flemish name!
The submitter’s prior name, Clara de Guevara, is released.

Kamil ibn Abd al-Malik al-Maghribi al-Sahih. Name and device. Per bend gules and Or, two crescents counterchanged.
Nice device!

Keely the Tinker. Household name House of the Golden Wheels and badge association. (Fieldless) Four wagon wheels conjoined two and two Or.

Konrad Mailander. Badge. (Fieldless) A streitgabelklinge Or.
This badge does not conflict with the device of Ukraine: Azure, a Ukrainian trident head Or. There is a DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless designs and another DC for the difference between a streitgabelklinge and a Ukrainian trident head.
It also does not conflict with the badge of the Shire of Amlesmore: Gules, a spearhead Or. There is again a DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless designs and another DC for the difference between a streitgabelklinge and a spearhead.

Konrad Mailander. Blanket permission to conflict with badge. (Fieldless) A streitgabelklinge Or.
The submitter grants permission to conflict for any armory that is not identical to his registered badge.

Lillie O’Pherran. Name and device. Per pale purpure and vert, a wolf sejant and in chief three lilies argent.
Submitted as Lillie O’Ferran, the submitter requested the spelling O’Pherran if it could be documented. Coblaith Muimnech was able to demonstrate instances of Ph- and F- being used interchangeably in Anglicized Irish. Therefore, we have changed the byname to the submitter’s requested spelling.
See the Cover Letter for a discussion of Irish Clan Affiliation bynames for women.

Lucius Archer. Name.
Nice 16th century English name!

Marcus Antonius Anicetus. Name and device. Azure, three towers Or, above each a mullet of six points argent.
The submitter requested authenticity for “Roman.” This request was not summarized on the Letter of Intent. Fortunately, the Letter of Intent contained enough information for commenters to determine whether the name meets this request. The cognomen Anicetus appears in the Annals of Tacitus as the name of a freedman and former tutor of Nero who later became commander of a fleet in 60 C.E. The praenomen Marcus and the nomen Antonius were also commonly found in Rome in the first century, making this an authentic Roman name for that era.

Meadhbh Ramsay. Device. Per fess embattled sable and gules, three mullets Or and a domestic cat sejant gardant argent marked sable.

Niccolo Bartolazzi. Name and badge. Quarterly purpure and vert, a thunderbolt between in bend two domestic cats statant Or.

Petrus the Bear. Name and device. Per pale gules and argent, a horse and a bear combattant counterchanged, a point pointed sable.
The byname is the lingua Anglica form of the Middle English byname le Bere, dated to 1166.

Petrus the Bear. Badge. (Fieldless) A bear statant gardant gules maintaining over its head a sword fesswise reversed proper.

Petrus the Bear. Augmentation of arms. Per pale gules and argent, a horse and a bear combattant counterchanged, a point pointed sable and for augmentation, on the point pointed a closed fetterlock Or.

Roas Edeline de Winter. Name and device. Argent, a chevron inverted azure between a rose and three hearts gules.
Originally submitted as Roas Edeline DeWinter, the name appeared on the Letter of Intent as Roas Edeline De Winter without any explanation of the change. Although it appears that this change was made to match the documentation, we again remind Kingdom Submissions Heralds that, “[i]f changes are made to the name on the form before it is received by kingdom, that should be noted either in the summary or in a note to the sovereigns.” [March 2012 Cover Letter]

The byname was documented from the FamilySearch Historical Records. This source routinely capitalizes prepositions, such as de, even if they were not capitalized in period. We therefore have changed the byname to the typical capitalization de Winter for registration.

This name combines two English given names with a Dutch surname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Rónán of Keyth. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and vert, five scarpes dancetty argent.
This name combines a Gaelic saint’s name and a Scots surname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Sáerlaith ingen Máel Ciaráin. Name.
Submitted as Sáerlaith Phécach ingen Máel Ciaráin, the descriptive byname Phécach could not be documented within 500 years of the given name, as required by SENA. Therefore, that element has been dropped from the name for registration.

Scarlet Wolf. Name and device. Per pale wavy sable and argent, an Oriental dragon in annulo vorant of its tail, a bordure engrailed counterchanged.
Nice 16th century English name!
There is a step from period practice for the use of an Oriental dragon.

Sean Sharke. Name and device. Per pall inverted gules, sable and Or, a shark and a bordure indented argent.
Sean is either Gaelic or Anglicized Irish, either of which can be combined with an English surname under Appendix C.

Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari. Device change. Azure, a lion passant gardant Or, on a chief argent a quill pen and an arrow in saltire vert.
The submitter’s old device, Azure, two lions combattant reguardant maintaining a star of David all between three roundels Or, is released.

Voron Aleksandrovich. Name.
The submitter requested authenticity for “Russian.” This name meets the submitter’s request because both elements are found in late 15th century Russian.

Walterus Bigod. Name and device. Or, a sea-lion maintaining a sword, on a chief gules three hearts argent.
Excellent English name for the 12th-14th centuries!

Zilia degli Giudici. Name and device. Vert, an open scroll and on a chief embattled Or four hearts vert.
The submitter requested authenticity for Sicilian language/culture. Unfortunately, this name does not meet this request because the elements are from different dialects of Italian (specifically Venetian and Tuscan). However, the name is registerable as submitted.

Zoe Doukaina. Device change. Argent, on a crequier purpure in base a Star of David argent.
The submitter’s old device, Argent, a Jew’s harp purpure, is retained as a badge.

MIDDLE returns

Aturdokht of Dark River. Badge. (Fieldless) A yale rampant vert, spotted and armed argent, breathing fire proper.
This badge is returned for conflict with the device of Styrkárr Bjarnarson: Or, a yale rampant guardant vert bezanty armed gules. There is one DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless design but no other DC. There is no DC for the orientation of the creature’s head, no DC for the addition of the flames and no DC for changing the tincture of the spots, which are not tertiary charges.

Saraswati-man.ikkam. Augmentation of arms. Azure, a lotus blossom in profile Or and a bordure quarterly Or and argent, and for augmentation, on the blossom a lozenge ployé azure charged with a quill pen argent enflamed proper.
This augmentation is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states “Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.” Commenters were unable to identify the charge on the lozenge, likely because of its very small size and complex outline.

Zophia Pyotrowska. Device. Gules, the letter W and a bordure argent.
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Curwinus Trevirensis: Azure, a Norse sun cross within a bordure argent. There is a DC for changing the field but letters and Norse sun crosses are both considered symbols so there is no DC between them.

MIDDLE pends

Katarzina Celjska. Name.
This name combines a Polish given name with a Slovenian byname. Polish is considered part of the “North Slavic” language group under SENA. Slovenian, however, is considered part of the “South Slavic” language group. Appendix C currently does not permit the combination of North Slavic and South Slavic.
This name is pended for discussion of whether combinations of North Slavic and South Slavic name elements should be permitted and, if so, under what circumstances.
This was item 16 on the Middle letter of September 30, 20

From the Dragon Herald

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, scribes, and populace of the Great Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Principal Herald.

It is my pleasure this day to announce some appointments to offices under my purview as Dragon Herald.

Herr Alexander Adelbrecht von Markelingen is the new Lincoln Herald, the Regional Herald for the Midlands. Signore Guillaume Gallatini is the new Oaken Herald, the Regional Herald for the North Oaken Region. Lord Sebastian Hunzicker is the new Lunar Pursuivant, the deputy to Constellation Herald. Lady Sorcha Fraser is the new Dragon Signet.

Since Guillaume was the Bicorporate Pursuivant, the deputy to the Oaken Herald, that office is now open. If you would like to apply for the office of Bicorporate Pursuivant send you application to me at herald@midrealm.org and to Guillaume at northoaken.herald@midrealm.org

We also are still looking for applicants for the positions of Lakes Pursuivant, deputy to Fenris Herald in Pentamere, and Prairie Pursuivant, deputy to Lincoln Herald in Midlands. If interested send you applications to myself and the appropriate Regional.

I would like to thank Dame Estelle de la Mer for her service as Dragon Signet and again thank Master Daniel Eysham of Tweed and His Lordship Piotr Zavilov for their long service as Midlands and North Oaken Region Heralds.

In service to Crown and College,

Konrad Dragon

November Heraldic Decisions

The November Letter of Acceptances and Returns has been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. The letter can be found online here: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/
Official notification will be sent to the submitters from the Opinicus Pursuivant, Thora Grimudottir. Look for an email form apache@sca.org; 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.

MIDDLE ACCEPTANCES
Agmundr Skúli. Name.

Artare MacBane. Name and device. Per saltire argent and azure, a pawprint and a bordure sable.
Submitted as Artair McBane, the given name was changed at Kingdom to Artúr to match the documentation that could be found. In commentary, Christopher Liber documented the English given name Artare in the FamilySearch Historical Records. As to the byname, the scribal abbreviation Mc- expands to Mac- for registration per the September 2013 Cover Letter. The submitter indicated that he preferred the form Artare MacBane to the submitted form, so we have made that change for registration.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a pawprint.

Artemisia da Firenze. Name and device. Azure, a peacock contourny regardant argent between flaunches Or.
Submitted as Artemesia da Firenze, the given name was changed at Kingdom to Artemisia to match the documentation that could be found. Because the submitter prefers the spelling Artemisia, we have left this change in place.
Please advise the submitter to draw the flaunches issuant in chief from the corners of the shield.

Audette la Tricoteuse de Saint Denis. Name.
The submitter requested authenticity for late 15th century French. This request was not summarized on the Letter of Intent. Fortunately, we had sufficient information to determine the authenticity of the name without needing to pend this submission.
The given name Audette is a hypothetical feminine form of the documented male given name Audet, which is recorded in French in 1470 and 1520. The byname de Saint Denis can also be found in the late 15th century in French. However, we were not able to document the term tricoteuse to any earlier than 1585. Even the documentation provided in the Letter of Intent documented the term to the 17th century. Further, the pattern [given name] + [marked occupational byname] + [locative] is implausible for late 15th century French. Accordingly, the name is registerable, but it is not authentic for the requested time period.

Briana Stonefield. Name.
Nice late 16th century English name!

Dai Gerdwr. Name.
Gerdwr is an occupational byname for a musician dated c. 1400, found in The Dictionary of the Welsh Language (http://www.welsh-dictionary.ac.uk/).
Nice Welsh name for c. 1400!

Edward Archer of Kent. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The submitter may be interested to know that an Edward Archer was married in Kent in 1602 according to the FamilySearch Historical Records (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJL1-HY2).

Enrico Morosini. Name and device. Argent, a porphyrio between in pale two broadarrows azure.
Nice name for 16th century Venice!
This is the defining instance of a porphyrio in Society armory. Also known as a swamphen, it is a poultry-shaped bird with long feet.

Eschina MacDonell. Device. Per pale azure and gules, a horse’s head couped between three compass stars Or.
There is a step from period practice for the use of compass stars.

Finn O’Connor. Device. Azure, a bend sinister sable fimbriated, a bordure argent.

Joseph of Illiton. Name.
Illiton is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Katelin the Greene. Name.

Percivall Brackley. Name.
Nice late 16th century English name!

Rivenvale, Shire of. Device change. Vert, on a pile azure fimbriated and cotised argent a laurel wreath Or.
Their old device, Vert, on a pile throughout azure fimbriated, an angel statant to sinister maintaining a sword palewise argent and in dexter chief a laurel wreath Or, is retained as ancient arms.

Rose de la Cumbe. Device. Per pale purpure and sable, a winged unicorn segreant contourny and in chief three roses argent.

Rüdiger of the Flaming Gryphon. Name.
The phrase the Flaming Gryphon is the registered name of an SCA branch.

MIDDLE RETURNS
Edward Archer of Kent. Device. Per bend vert and gules, a drawn bow with arrow nocked, an orle argent.
This device is returned administratively. There was no mention on the Letter of Intent that the device had been redrawn after kingdom commentary, nor whether the submitter had approved the redraw.

Sóma Hjálmarsdóttir. Device. Argent, a Latin cross voided sable and overall a heart gules enflamed proper.
This device is returned for having a “barely overall” charge. SENA Appendix I, Charge Group Theory, in defining overall charges states “An overall charge must have a significant portion on the field; a design with a charge that has only a little bit sticking over the edges of an underlying charge is known as “barely overall” and is not registerable.” Here, more of the heart is on the cross than on the field.