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Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, December 2018:
Adrienne Noël de Lorraine. Device. Or, a dragon vert maintaining a wooden tankard proper and a dumbeg sable.
Áine inghean Uí Raghallaigh. Device. Per chevron inverted argent and Or, a chevron inverted purpure surmounted by a dragon sejant vert between three arrows vert, purpure, and azure.
There is a step from period practice for the use of the same charge in three different tinctures.
Artist's note: Please draw larger arrows and more internal detailing on the dragon to aid in identifiability.
Franz Weiher. Name and device. Per fess sable and azure, a compass rose Or between three crosses formy argent.
Nice late 16th century German name!
Hlaðgerðr Arnfriðardóttir. Name.
The submitter requested authenticity for 9th-10th century Old Norse language. It is unclear whether this name meets that request. Both elements are in Old Norse, the language spoken in most of Scandinavia during that time period. However, the byname is attested in Iceland, while the given name appears to have been found only in Denmark. Thus, it may be authentic but we cannot say for sure.
Hrafnkell Sveinsson. Name and device. Per pale argent and sable, a calamarie and in base two anchors counterchanged.
Submitted as Hrafnkel_ Sveinsson, the given name was not spelled correctly. All of the attested nominative (direct) instances of this name spell it as Hrafnkell. As given names can only be registered in their nominative forms, we have changed the name to Hrafnkell Sveinsson for registration. Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!
Artist's note: Please draw the calamarie larger as befits a primary charge.
Katrina Neumann. Name and device. Gules, on a bend wavy azure fimbriated and cotised three mullets palewise argent.
Submitted as Katrina von Neumann, the preposition von was used in period German names only as part of locative bynames. As Neumann is not a place, von is not appropriate in this name. The practice of adding von to any kind of German name to denote nobility arose significantly after the Society's period of study. With the submitter's permission, we have changed the name to Katrina _ Neumann for registration. As changed, nice 16th century German name!
Commenters questioned whether this design was too similar to various flags from US history to be registerable as either obtrusively modern or (in some circumstances) offensive. While several commenters noted that the armory was evocative of patriotic motifs that one might find in the United States, the design itself is sufficiently different from any known flag to avoid our limitations on overly modern or offensive designs.
Logan Fraser. Name and device. Per bend sinister gules and sable, on a bend sinister cotised argent a badger contourny sable.
The Letter of Intent argued that Logan can be used as a given name because it appears as a surname in Scotland. However, precedent currently limits the use of surnames as given names to English only. There is no evidence that the Scots also used surnames as given names in period, and thus presently no grounds for expanding that precedent. Without such evidence, it was necessary to redocument Logan as either a given name or an English surname. In commentary, Alisoun Metron Ariston found multiple instances of Logan as an English surname, allowing the name to be registered as submitted.

The following are returned by the College of Arms for further work, November 2018:

Hlaðgerðr Arnfriðardóttir. Device. Per chevron inverted vert and argent, a legless titmouse contourny Or and an iris azure.
This device is returned for redraw. There are few situations in heraldry where a bird might be depicted without any evidence of legs, namely volant and (for waterfowl) naiant. The martlet, the quasi-fantastical footless bird common in heraldry, is always depicted with tufts of feathers where the missing feet might be, and no evidence has yet been presented that a martlet would be depicted as a completely legless titmouse.
Upon resubmission, please depict the bird either with legs and feet as a titmouse, or as a martlet with tufts of feathers for legs. Please also draw it centered in its allotted space.
Sundragon, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) A sun in splendor Or within and conjoined to five dragons passant in annulo argent.
This badge is returned for violation of SENA A2C3, which requires that "Elements must be drawn at an appropriate size for their role in an armorial submission...Charges that are too big or too small may blur the difference between charge groups." In this design, each dragon has at least the same visual weight as the central sun. However, they can't be co-primary because they are neither in a unified arrangement nor a unified orientation. Upon resubmission, please draw the sun larger and the dragons smaller.
There is a step from period practice for charges in annulo not in their default palewise orientation.

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