This page is the informal "Notebook of Office" of the Herald. It might include current plans, or notes for the next herald.
Blue Lymphad has continued to be plagued by Life, however, the worst of this should now hopefully be over, barring finding a new job.
Heraldically-speaking, five submissions have now been put through correctly, so results should be imminent, or at least available, in the next Quarterly Report or two. I have two outstanding pieces of work to follow up on, then multiple mutterings from people along the lines of "oh yeah, I should really get around to that" to pursue.
I haven't actively done anything in the last quarter as I have been focused on personal stuff.
People are working on completing the appropriate forms correctly for me to send these off.
Not much to report this quarter - less than I would like. I faced a general lack of time with life & running an event in the last quarter, but more significantly, serious computer issues that meant I lost most of what I had done with conflict checking etc.
To combat future repeats of the computer issues, I have begun uploading name & device checks onto the Ildhafn website. These are searchable by looking for the "herald" tag:
Heraldry: The art or science of blazoning armorial bearings and of settling the right of persons to bear arms or certain bearings. - OED
Blue Lymphad Herald
"Blue Lymphad" is the name given to the Ildhafn Baronial Herald. The name is derived from the lymphads (ships, with both oars and sails) on Ildhafn's device.
Vettoria wants to register her 16th century Italian name, and her device. The device is "argent, fretty gules, on a fess gules, three plates".
The name is unique. There are two registered names using "Vettoria" as the first name, a bunch more with "Vittoria", but the surnames are all different. A few people use "di Giovanni" either as a surname or as a component of a surname, but none in combination with "da Verona". No-one uses either "Vettoria di Giovanni" or "Vettoria da Verona" or any variant spellings, so the name does not conflict with any registered.
Alexandra de Santiago wishes to register her device against her previously registered name. The device was put together by Benedict, but it has now been four years since this was done, so I will recheck it for conflict prior to submission.
The device is "Quarterly vert and argent, a cross of Santiago Or and a bordure counterchanged".
Conflict checked against:
Bridhde would like to register both name and device for her 14th century Scottish persona.
Bridhde sent through the following information about her name:
Amira would like to register both name and device for her 14th century English persona.
Name and device constructed/designed by Bridhde. Bridhde sent through the following on Amira's name: "I've done some digging and I can't seem to find what website I got Amira from. De Kent pretty standard...blah blah of Kent, since her persona is originally from Kent. The Amira was definitely on one of the research sites, in some list of recorded female given names from our time period, but for the life of me I don't know what that site was. Sorry."