Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Brian and Lia; Baron Tymothy Smythson, Aten Principal Herald; the Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
This is the February 2015 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have commentary to me by 20 February 2015.
Heraldry Hut: The January Heraldry Hut will be held Friday, 16 January, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please contact me for location.
Estrella War XXXI: This year's Heralds' Point will have an Heraldic Consultation Table Wednesday-Sunday, 25 February-1 March. Hours are 10 AM-5 PM Wednesday-Saturday and 10 AM-3 PM Sunday. Our usual Meet 'n' Greet (and swap stories and such) is Friday beginning at 7 PM; this is mostly a potluck, but we should be able to find something for folks to eat. Come and consult! Color! Schmooze! Work as long as you'd like! There will be at least one introductory heraldry class on Thursday at 10 AM at Heralds' Point (thank you, Honour!), and we can likely wedge in another class on Wenesday morning, too.
Please consider the following submissions for the February 2015 Letter of Intent:
Arria Silvana (St. Felix): NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Per fess vert and sable, a unicorn's head couped argent and three Arabian lamps Or.
The name was registered January 2013.
If this is registered, her old device, Per fess vert and sable, a unicorn's head couped argent and three Arabian lamps Or., registered January 2013, is to be released.
Celestina Winterborne and Zhigmun' Czypssser (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE
Or, a sun azure within a bordure azure parted potenty-counterpotenty azure.
The names were registered January 2014 and February 2011, respectively.
Eirnín Caomhanach (St. Felix): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gules, a chevron embattled between two keys palewise wards to base outward and a man gardant kneeling contourny bearing a globe upon his shoulders argent.
The name is Gaelic. Both elements are found in “Irish Names and Surnames,” with Eirnín a masculine given name and the name of more than a dozen Irish saints (http://www.libraryireland.com/names/men/eirnin-ernin.php). Caomhanach is a “surname, the genitive form of the masculine given name Caomhán (http://www.libraryireland.com/names/men/caomhan-kevan.php). I'd like to find a more solid basis for the name, since the provided source doesn't use period construction for the name. The client desires a male name and will not accept Major changes to the name.
Gareth Llandfaelog (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, a pall inverted and in sinister chief a rabbit rampant Or.
Gareth is the client's legal given name: Black Boar Pursuivant has seen his driver's license and attests to this. Llandefaelog is a locative surname found on the Domesday maps website (www.domesdaymaps.com/WPN-L.htm), likely meaning a church dedicated to Saint Maelog. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He will not accept Major changes.
Gwyneth O Callaghan (BoA): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, May 2014
Argent, an ash-tree eradicated proper and on a chief azure a sun Or between an increscent and a decrescent argent.
The name was registered May 2014.
The original submission, Argent, an ash-tree eradicated proper issuant from base and on a chief azure a sun Or and a decrescent argent., was returned for the following reasons: “This device is returned for violating SENA A3E2, which states complexity of a design is "measured by adding the number of types of charges to the number of tinctures. Items with a complexity count of eight or less receive no penalty for complexity from this rule." Here we have four charges (tree, chief, sun, decrescent) and five tinctures (argent, vert, brown, azure, Or), for a total complexity count of nine. There is a pattern in late-period English armory of similar complexity, however all such patterns have three items on the chief, not two: a sun between two decrescents, or a decrescent between two suns, for example. With only two dissimilar charges in different tinctures on the chief, this does not come close enough to the period pattern to be registerable. Either adding a sun or a decrescent as mentioned here, or reducing the number of tinctures, would make this device less complex.” The client has followed the CoA's suggestion.
Jórhildr skáldhrafn (Tir Ysgithr): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2013
Argent, in pale a thistle and a boar passant proper, a bordure azure.
The name was registered January 2013 through the Outlands.
The original submission, Per saltire argent and vert, in pale a Cornish chough rising, maintaining in its feet a thistle, and a boar passant proper., was returned by Laurel for “violating SENA A3E2, which states complexity of a design is "measured by adding the number of types of charges to the number of tinctures. Items with a complexity count of eight or less receive no penalty for complexity from this rule." Here we have three charges (a Cornish chough, a thistle, and a boar) and six tinctures (argent, vert, sable, gules, purpure, brown), for a total complexity count of nine.” The design has been simplified.
Kára Hanadóttir (Tir Ysgithr): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2012
Vert, a phoenix displayed head to sinister argent and a sinister gore ermine.
The name was registered June 2012.
The previous submission, Vert, in pale an arum lily held by an eagle's foot inverted erased and a gore sinister argent., was returned by Laurel: “
This device is returned for redraw, for violating section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions which requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance." This is repeated in section A2C2 of the Standards for Evaluation which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters found the eagle's foot here difficult to identify, both due to its being inverted, and by the unusual way in which it is holding the arum lily. The erasing of the foot is also too small to properly identify.” This is a redesign. It is clear of Morwenna Ælflæd o'r Glyn: Sable, a hedgehog statant argent and a sinister gore ermine., with 1 DC for the field and 1 DC for the primary charge.
Mineko of Twin Moons (Twin Moons): NEW BADGE
(fieldless) A domestic cat sejant affronty with the sinister paw raised argent.
The name was registered June 2011.
Mineko of Twin Moons and Irina Dionisiya Tolochkova (Twin Moons): NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME, Societate Sine Nomine, and NEW BADGE
(Fieldless): A snake with a head at both ends nowed in a Cavendish knot argent.
The names were registered June 2011 and August 1999, respectively.
The name is Latin, “Society without a name.” Societate nodi, an Italian Secular Order from the 14th C, means Society of the Knot in Italian/Latin (“Medieval Secular Order Names: Courtly Orders and Awards,” Juliana de Luna, http://medievalscotland.org/jes/OrderNames/Courtly_Orders_and_Awards.shtml). The phrase Sine Nomine, “without a name,” is seen in a Missa Sine Nomine, the musical accompaniment for the Mass without specific, previously-composed music, often from the late 15th through the 16th C. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missa_sine_nomine).
Sigrid Ulsdottir of Aschehyrst (St. Felix): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per bend azure and argent, two mullets of eight points in bend sinister argent and an acanthus vine bnedwise issuant from base vert.
Sigrid is a feminine given name dated to 1583 (Fredriksson, Ingwar, _Svenskt Dopnamnsskick vid 1500-Talets Slut_,
(Vanersborg: Vanersborgs Boktryckeri AB, 1974)in Academy of Saint Gabriel report 2296 (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2296.txt). Úlfr is an Old Norse masculine given name found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. The patronymic form is Ulfsdottir, “A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html. Diacritical marks can be uniformly used or dropped. The locative uses the Branch Name Allowance in SENA B.2.f.; the name for the the Canton of Aschehyrst was registered June 1994 in the East Kingdom. The client desires a female name and if most interested in the meaning and language/culture of the name. She asks that it is made authentic for the Viking period Norse or Irish. She will not accept Major changes to the name.
The following was returned for further work by the Atenveldt College of Heralds, December 2014:
Kára bean ui Driscole (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME CHANGE from Kára Hanadóttir and DEVICE REUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2012: Vert, a phoenix head to sinister and a sinister gore argent.
There was a lot of commentary on the name construction in the Internal Letter of Intent (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=2987), and that information will be forwarded to the client for clarification. The device appears clear of conflict.
The following submissions appear in the January 2015 Letter of Intent:
Complete commentary can be found at the OSCAR website, specifically https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=3034. This is an abbreviated form of the commentary, and I encourage you to read the full form.
Commentary was provided by ffride wlffsdotter (fw), Jeanne Marie Lacroix (JML), Magnus von Lübeck (MvL), Maridonna Benvenuti (MB), Michael Gerard Curtememoire (MGC), Vettorio Antonello (VA) and Marta (MMM).
Gráinne Ni Mháille (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per pale vert and argent, an olive tree eradicated counterchanged fructed sable, a base rayonny Or.
The byname an Einigh, “the Hospitable,” was added to clear the conflict with Gráinne Ni Mháille/Grace O'Malley, a famous 16th C. Irish pirate.
Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of the Beauty of Granite Mountain, and NEW BADGE: Per fess indented vert and sable, a quill in inkwell Or and a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of Finesse of Granite Mountain, and NEW BADGE: Per fess indented vert and sable, a rapier Or and a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of the Fury of Granite Mountain, and NEW BADGE: Per fess indented vert and sable, a Thor's hammer Or and a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of the Golden Heart of Granite Mountain, and NEW BADGE: Per fess indented vert and sable in pale a heart and an ermine spot Or, a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of the Leaf of Granite Mountain, and NEW BADGE: Per fess indented vert and sable, an oak leaf inverted bendwise sinister Or, a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of the Peregrine of Granite Mountain, and NEW BADGE: Per fess indented vert and sable, a falcon rising, wings elevated and addorsed Or and a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of the Roots of Granite Mountain, and NEW BADGE: Per fess indented vert and sable, a tree eradicated Or and a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW BADGE: Per fess indented vert and sable, a vol Or and a bordure erminois.
Helena Harra Arial: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per bend sinister azure and gules, a Luna moth Or and a scorpion argent.
Jaku'an Kakujo (Sundragon): BADGE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, July 2014: Sable, a hemp leaf within an annulet argent.
The name was registered December 2014.
Muireen ben Duibh Dara (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Vert, a mermaid argent drawing a bow to sinister sable, on a chief argent two sprigs of two acorns proper, slipped and leaved vert.
The given name should be spelled Muirenn.
Sibyll Hunter (Sundragon): NEW DEVICE: Erminois, in pale a fox salient gules marked sable, three wolf's teeth issuant from dexter and three wolf's teeth issuant from sinister sable.
Unna Hjalmarsdottir (Twin Moons): NEW NAME CHANGE AND NEW DEVICE CHANGE, from Francesca Valentina d'Ivrea: Or, on a bend sinister wavy azure between a Viking helmet affronty an a drakkar sable, a scarp wavy argent.
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