[ANSTHRLD] Permission to conflict letter

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Sat May 15 19:45:05 PDT 2004

On Sat, 15 May 2004, Steve K. Rourke <steverourke at charter.net> wrote:
> I have a client who's name was returned due to a conflict with
> another lady in a different kingdom. The lady she conflicts with has
> agreed to sign a permission to conflict letter, but after looking
> over the suggested form letters in the admin handbook, I'm really
> not sure how best to write up a letter for this purpose.

The letters are all just examples.  They often have to be modified to
fit the case under consideration.  The essence of each of the letters
is along these lines:
- identifying all parties completely, which means SCA and/or real
- one or more parties give certain rights or permissions to other
- these rights or permissions are expressly stated, not implied
- where applicable, the grantor(s) state that they realize that at
  some point it's irrevocable

I'm afraid I can't think of how to express it better than the form
letter in Appendix D, just modified to refer to the name rather than

    * Permission to Conflict

    I, [Name], known in the SCA as ([Society name]) give [Name of
    submitter], known in the SCA as ([Society name of submitter])
    permission for [his/her] armory "[Blazon of submission]" to look
    similar to, but not identical to, my armory, "[Blazon of
    registered armory]". I understand that this permission cannot be
    withdrawn once [name of submitter]'s armory is registered.

    [Date] [Signature of [Name]]

Suppose that a guy with the real name Billy-Bob Bloggs wants to
register Daniel of Lincoln.  Suppose I give permission on June 20,
2004.  I would send this letter:

    I, Tim McDaniel, known in the SCA as Daniel de Lincoln, give
    Billy-Bob Bloggs permission for his SCA name Daniel of Lincoln to
    be similar to but not identical to my SCA name. I understand that
    this permission cannot be withdrawn once Billy-Bob Bloggs's name
    is registered.

    June 20, 2004
    [signature of Tim McDaniel]

Daniel de Lincolia
Tim McDaniel (home); Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com; work is tmcd at us.ibm.com.

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