Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
30 January 2018, A.S. LII
Unto Juliana Laurel; Alys Pelican; Cormac Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,
Greetings of the New Year from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.
Unless specifically stated, the client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
Arsenda of Calais: NEW DEVICE CHANGE
The name was registered September 2004.
The client already has a device, registered December 2005: Per chevron vert and azure, two estoiles and a winged scarab displayed, maintaining between its wingtips a roundel argent. If the new submission is registered, please release the current device.
Elisabetta vedova di Malipiero:
NEW NAME CHANGE from Elisabetta
and NEW DEVICE CHANGE
current name was registered April 2002. The change adds the term
“widow,” to the name. Per "Academy of Saint Gabriel Report
3052" by Ursula Whitcher, women could incorporate their
husband's given name into their surname. vedova
[husband's name], meaning "widow of" is one example, found
in 15th century Florentine records: Lorenza vedova di Bartolomeo =
Lorenza, widow of Bartolomeo
Documentation for this comes from the submission of
Lisabetta vedova di Alessandro, registered
If the new device is registered, the currently-registered one, Gules, two winged lions statant respectant Or., is to be released.
3. Evelyn of Windale: NEW DEVICE
Per pale sable and azure, two narwhals hauriant respectant horns in saltire and issuant from chief a demi-sun argent.
The name was registered June 2017.
The position of the narwhals is taken from the armory of Jocoff Alfanng: Azure, two narwhals haurient respectant horns in saltire argent, a chief wavy Or., among others.
4. Fraye Steinson: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Argent, the astrological symbol for Aries purpure within an annulet azure.
is found as both a male and female German given name, specifically:
Hayman, female, married 1624, Wedinghausen
Roemisch-Katholische, Arnsberg Stadt, Westfalen, Germany.
Batch no. M99290-1
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name.
for the device, “The use of astrological glyphs heraldically in
period can be seen on the crest of Bull, watchmaker to Queen
Elizabeth I: On a wreath argent and gules, a cloud proper, thereon
a celestial sphere azure, with the circles or; on the zodiac the
signs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer (Parker, A Glossary of
Terms Used in Heraldry, p. 547). It has long been the College's
policy to allow the use of elements from crests and supporters, if
period usage is documented, as charges for SCA armory although there
is no documentation of their use as charges in period armory (cf.
Yales),” [September 1993 LoAR, A-East] Cadell ap Hubert. The
zodiac signs in a 16th-century woodcut demonstrate all the
5. Jorunn Vakr: NEW NAME
name is Norwegian.
6. Lia Winterbourne: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2014
Per bend sinister azure and vert, on a bend sinister between two semiminims argent a rod gules entwined by a flowering woodbine vert flowered Or.
The name was registered September 2015.
The client's previous device submission, Per bend sinister azure and vert, on a bend sinister between two semiminims argent a heart palewise gules entwined by a flowering woodbine vert flowered Or., was returned by Laurel December 2014 for “not being reliably blazonable, which is a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. There is no accurate way to blazon the position of the woodbine as it partially overlaps but also extends from the heart.”
I would hope that the small portions of the vine overlapping the rod would not be considered a prohibited quaternary charge.
There is a step from period practice for the use of New World woodbine.
7. Loðinn Feilan: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend sinister argent and azure, two wolf's heads erased addorsed counterchanged gules and argent.
name is Old Norse. Loðinn
is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 12, and in the Viking
Answer Lady (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#l).
Feilan is found in Geirr Bassi, p. 20, “wolf-cub.”
8. Loðinn Feilan: NEW BADGE
Per pale argent and azure, a wolf's head cabossed per pale gules and argent.
Michael Gerard Curtememoire suggests an alternate blazon for the badge: Per pale argent and azure, a wolf's head cabossed counterchanged gules and argent.
9. Magdalena Waclawowa:
NEW NAME and DEVICE
name is Polish. Magdalena
is a female given name found in “Polish
Given Names in Nazwiska
van Nijmegen and Arval Benicoeur,
Her husband's registered name is Václav z Rokycan (Bohemian); the
Polish form of his given name is Walclaw
(ibid., Walraven and Arvel). In “A
Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of
Personal Names in Białystok,” Lillia de Vaux,
“women are most frequently identified by their given name and a
byname indicating their father's or husband's given name, with a
suffix added to show the relationship and/or to feminize the
byname(s), such as -owa
10. Olrun rauðfeldr: NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron vert and gules, a chevron between two swans rousant repectant argent and a rapier Or.
The name is Old Norse. Olrún is a female given name from the Viking Answer Lady, http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml#o, via Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957, pp. 504, 763. (It is also the name of a Valkyrie, but Gunnvôr silfrahárr (the Viking Answer Lady herself!) cites Cleasby and Vigfusson for the elements themselves: pp. 504, 763 s.v. rún, ol. A number of commenters thought that the name was acceptable, based on Gunnvôr's citations.) The byname rauðfeldr, “red-cloak, is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meaning of the name, “Olrun Red-cloak”.
11. Sibyl Brethnagh: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2017
Gules, a corgi dog rampant countourny Or maintaining a dagger inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or.
The name was registered July
Gules, a corgi dog rampant countourny Or maintaining a dagger
inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or.,
was returned by Laurel “for
redraw. The depiction of the primary charge does not match the
provided documentation for the corgi, with the ears, tail, and
muzzle noticeably differently from the gray-period image. No
commenters were able to recognize the charge as a corgi.”
There are 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 5 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes and 1 New Badge. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. There are 2 Device Resubmissions. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.
I was exceedingly assisted in the preparation of the Letter of Intent by ffride wlffsdotter, Magnus von Lübeck and Michael Gerard Curtememoire.
you to those who provide your wisdom and patience, your expertise and
your willingness to share it.
as tu Mika-Mysliwy