Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 5 January 2017, A.S. LI
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Elizabeth; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings of the New Year from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
This is the January 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation, for the January 2017 LoI; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have your commentary made by 20 January .
Heraldry Hut: will be held on Friday, January, at the home of Symond and Marta, 7:30 PM. Please email one of us if you have questions or need directions.
Please consider the following submissions for the January 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Áilgheanán mac Síthigh (Twin Moons): NEW DEVICE
Or, a Celtic hound passant regardant vert, in chief a sword, a Battersea shield and a boarspear Or.
The name was registered via Meridies February 2001.
We don't register beasts or monsters drawn in a particular style or motif; a dog or boar or raven is registered as simply that, but the client can give it flourishes associated with Celtic knotwork or something like that once it has been registered. Of more concern is that the submission will be returned for the use of three dissimilar charges (sword, shield and spear) in the same charge group (here, tertiary charges on the chief). (The Battersea shield appears mostly having to do with the outline of the shield, similar to a cartouche, rather than embellishments found upon it.)
Amber Bikkadóttir (TM): NEW DEVICE
Per chevron inverted vert semy of cat's pawprints argent, and sable, a domestic cat couchant contourny paly Or and sable and a tree eradicated argent.
The name was registered via Meridies June 2012.
The chevron inverted needs to issue from the sides of the field, not the upper corners of the field. This will reduce the space for the tree, but this seems to be permitted by the College of Arms. Please be aware that the uncolored copy of the device should match the colored copies; not being the same is a reason for return.
François Barbe-d'Or (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend sinister gules and argent, a Paschal lamb passant regardant proper and a cross formy gules.
François is a French male given name found in “Names from Artois, 1601,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/french1601.html. Barbe-d'Or is a locative byname found in “Inn Signs and House Names in 15th Century Paris,” Juliana de Luna, http://medievalscotland.org/jes/ParisInnHouseNames/. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language and/or culture of the name (French). He will not accept Major changes to the name.
The Paschal lamb registered by Galen of Bristol in March 2013 was blazoned simply as “argent,” although the cross on its banner is gules. Isabel de Annesley's Pashal lamb, registered June 2014, is blazoned as argent, although the cross on its banner is gules and the halo is Or. Alisoun MacCoul notes in commentary for Isabel's submission, “While the lamb is haloed Or and its banner is the standard argent and gules ensign of Saint George, of late we have been omitting such details from blazon. . .” I'm using the blazon as it was submitted.
Please consider the following submissions for the December 2016 Atennveldt Letter of Intent:
Ceallach Colquhoun (Sundragon): NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME, Red Dragon Keep
The personal name was registered June 2006.
Company of the Red Dragon is registered to Tristram O'Shee, and House of the Red Dragons is registered to Anastasia MacEwan de Ravenna and Juliana Red MacLachlan. Per SENA, 3. Substantial Change of Single-Syllable Name Element: Two names whose substantive elements are two words or less and have a comparable single-syllable name element (excluding articles and prepositions, like de and the) are eligible for this rule. Comparable single-syllable name elements are substantially different in sound if a group of adjacent vowels or of adjacent consonants within a word is completely changed, so that they have no sound in common. In rare cases, the sound may still be too similar for this rule to clear the conflict. The change of a single letter is sufficient for two eligible name phrases to be different in appearance, as such name phrases are quite short. On a case by case basis, two-syllable names phrases may be eligible for this rule, such as Harry and Mary (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#NPN3),
Keep is an acceptable household designator, http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/Designations.html#Keep. The client is willing to accept Red Dragon Keep of Sundragon if a conflict is found (Sundragon is a baronial designator register September 1984). She is most interested in the meaning of the name.
The following submissions appear in the December 2017 Letter of Intent:
Commentary was provided by Basil Dragonstrike Coblaith Muimnech, ffride wlffsdotter, Juetta Copin, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Seraphina Delfino and Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara.
Cullen Ellis (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per bend sinister gules and azure, a dragon segreant contourny argent and three Celtic crosses one and two Or.
>Gallant O'Driscole (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A roundel vert conjoined in fess to two snakes nowed palewise addorsed argent.
The name was registered August 2003.
The posture for the snakes is taken from the registered armory for Justa Vucheselin von Schlangen: Sable, in pale three wolf's pawprints between in fess two snakes nowed palewise addorsed argent. (registered January 2006)
>Gunnvarðr Egilsson (Mons Tonitrus): NEW DEVICE: Or, a phoenix head to sinister gules, a bordure engrailed azure.
The name was registered September 2015.
Compare with Fionn Bàn: Or, a phoenix azure rising from flames gules, a bordure azure. There is 1 DC for changing the tincture of the primary charge (from part azure/part gules to all gules), and 1 DC for the complex line of division on the bordure.
>Kára Hanadóttir (TY): NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A harp sable within and conjoined to three calla lilies in triangle argent, slipped and leaved vert.
The name was registered June 2012.
“In triangle” has been used in blazonry for some long, thin charges:
East, Kingdom of the (badge, October 1987): (Fieldless) A goutte between three barley stalks in triangle Or.
Skúlason (badge, September 2014): Gules, three drinking horns
fretted in triangle mouths inward and on a chief argent a valknut
between two ravens respectant sable.
Kamejima Saburou Takauji (device, March 2003): Vert, three lathes fretted in triangle within an annulet argent.
In some cases, in annulo is retained in the blazon:
Mairghread Murdoch (device, January 2008): Argent, a thistle proper between three arrows in annulo sable flighted gules.
“In this case the phrase in annulo refers to the fact that the arrows are following each other head-to-tail. They are in as much of a circle as is possible for three long, straight charges.”
Liam Warr (TY): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, three pallets gules, a mullet of seven points sable.
The name is English. Liam is a late 16th C. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records as Joana Liam; Female; Marriage; 1592; Elsworth, Cambridge, England; Batch: M13053-1. It can also be used as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]. Warr is dated to 10 March 1597 as the christening date for John Warr in Yetminster, Dorset, Englansd, Batch C16031-1, https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3AWarr~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AEngland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1400-1650~.
Master Kedivor Tal ap Cadugon has kindly provided Permission for Liam's device submission to conflict with his registered badge, Barry vert and Or, a mullet sable.
Músa-Sunnifa (MT): NEW DEVICE: Azure, three estoiles argent between two bendlets Or, all between two open books argent.
The name appears in the 30 November 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.
This device was originally returned for violating SENA A3E1, Arrangement of Charge Groups: “This arrangement of two secondary charge groups is not listed in SENA Appendix J, and so may not be registered without documentation that this is a period arrangement of charge groups. Specifically, it would need documentation that primary charges framed by bendlets or other ordinaries appeared on a field with other secondary charges that are not peripheral ordinaries.” An example of this undocumented arrangement of charges is seen with the return of Liliona Ruth Hampton's device submission, http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=60977, and its return, http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/04/16-04lar.html#248. (Also, the blazon was incorrect, and the estoiles should be argent, and that has been corrected.)
The client has done additional work on her own and demonstrates the registration of the armory for Malkyn of the Cheviot Hills, registered December 2013, Gules, three suns between two bendlets Or, all between two bees Or marked sable., with the emblazon seen at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=35875. The charges on Músa-Sunnifa's submission are identical in placement to those on Malkyn's armory, and Malkyn's submission was registered without comment. Because of this, we send on this submission for final consideration by the College of Arms. Our blazon was modified to match the pattern of Malkyn's.
Nikolaus Martin (TY): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per pale sable and gules, a chi-rho argent and a double-headed eagle Or, on a chief argent a cross of Jerusalem sable.
The name is German. Nikolaus is a male given name, second only to Johann in the period 1451-1550, according to Volkmar Hellfritzsch's Vogtländische Personennamen (Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1969) (“Late Period German Masculine Given Names,” Talan Gwynek, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/germmasc/). Martin is a patronymic surname found in “German Names from 1495: Surnames,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/surnames1495h-m.html. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name.
Tobias Wade (GM): NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME and BADGE: Per chevron inverted grady azure and argent, a sunburst Or clouded argent and two towers gules.
The name was registered June 2015.
"Roan Brook loosely translates for Copper Creek, which is a commonly-known feature in the Bagdad, Arizona, mining ares. If these two words cannot be used together in this fashion, I would like to keep any changes along this line of thinking, or possibly make another submission."--Tobias Wade. Unfortunately, most of the definitions in the COED for Roan are associated with the color/skin of animals, particularly horses, cattle, or a specific type of antelope; it is also a soft, flexible leather of sheepskin used in bookbinding. Reaney and Wilson comment that it is a locative, from Rouen, Normandy: Roen, Roan, Rone 1418-1420 (3rd edition, p. 380 s.n. Roan, Rone). Brook is a locative surname, a residence near a stream or water-meadow (and a brook is a physical geographical locale itself) (R&W, 3rd edition, p. 67 s.n. Brook et al, and p. 66 s.n. Brock et al). A 19th C. map shows UK place names of Roan Island, Loch Roan, Roanhead (Crag, Beach and Estate). After some amount of discussion, it appears that Roan, being a surname, could be used as Household of Roans Brook. I've spoken with the client, and he's agreeable with this.
Vivianna Dalessana (BoAtenveldt): NAME CHANGE, from Millicent Couture, and NEW DEVICE: Argent, a fleur-de-lys and a bordure, all per pale azure and sable.
ffride wlffsdotter demonstrated
in the Prosopography of the Byzantine World
(http://db.pbw.kcl.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp) s.n. Dalassenos: Dalassene,
magistrissa, early-mid 12th C.; Anna Dalassene, mid-11th to early
12th D.; Maria Dalassene, protoproedrissa*, mid-late 11th C.; and
Xene Dalassene, nun, mid-late 11th C. The -ne ending here
occurs in Byzantine Greek is because it is the feminine of -nos.
ffride believes that this might be a Latinisation, given her
father's name is written as Dalassenus. If the byname is Latin, then
the given name Viviana (with, again, a single -n-) also
appears in 13-14th C. Italy: "Viviana,” in S. L. Uckelman,
ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources,
Edition 2016, no. 4. (http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Viviana). SENA
Appendix C says Italian and Greek name elements can be mixed.
The following submissions are held or returned for further work by the Atenveldt CoH, November 2016:
Johnathan Crusadene Whitewolf (BA): NEW ALTERNATE NAME, Eber Hauer, and NEW BADGE
Per bend raguly Or and argent, a double-headed eagle sable and a boar's tusk gules.
Christopher Devereux (Liber) was able to justify the alternate name as a period German name, which might be the only way to register it without making any Major or Minor changes. The only tooth/fang that is permitted in SCA armory is the elephant tusk. I have emailed the client to get clarification on these matters.
HELD for name and badge charge issues.
Viktoria of York (Twin Moons): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2012
Quarterly purpure and argent, in bend two dragonflies argent, and in bend sinister two crosses purpure.
The submission is in violation of SENA's prohibition of marshalling, A.6. Armory Presumption F.2.c. Multiple Types of Primary Charges: When different sections of the field contain different types of charges, it creates the appearance of marshalling. The client has been emailed with suggestions as how to resolve this so the submission can proceed.
RETURNED for the appearance/prohibition on marshalling.
The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, October 2016:
Æsa Væna. Device.
Per pale purpure and
argent, two domestic cats sejant respectant counterchanged argent and
sable, on a chief vert an ivy vine Or.
The following submissions have been returned by the CoA October 2016 for further work:
Name change from holding name Michelle of Twin Moons.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street
Tucson AZ 85716