Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 1 February 2018, A.S. LII
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Marek and Golda; Baron Seamus MacDade, Aten Principal Herald; 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 2018 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation. Please have commentary to me by 25 February 2018.
Heraldry Hut: Because of the Estrella War, there will not be a Heraldry Hut in February (the War doesn't conflict with the third Friday, but I doubt if we'll see anyone attending). If there is one, it's likely to be preparing for the War.
Please consider the following submissions for the February 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Tonitrus): NEW NAME
Lucius James (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE
a fist and a bordure rayonny Or.
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (English). He would like it authentic for 16th C. England.
(BoA): NEW BADGE
The name was registered June 1973.
Nudd McPherson (BoA): NEW NAME CHANGE from Ian Nudd MacPherson
The current name was registered
December 1989, before the College of Arms allowed English surnames
permitted as given names in late period. The client registered the
given name Ian
at the time to comply with the rules, but his preference has always
been to be known at Nudd.
Tir Ysgithr, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of the Ffrind of Ysgithr
The name is Welsh. Ffrind is Welsh for “friend”; it is found in English Elements in Welsh, T. H. Parry-Williams, p. 125. The name for the Barony of Tir Ysgithr was registered in January 1973. If this is registered, it should be associated with the badge (Fieldless) A maunch Or charged with a boar's head couped contourny sable., registered to the Barony in August 2017.
The following submissions appears in the January 2018 Letter of Intent:
Commentary was provided by ffride wlffsdotter, Magnus von Lübeck, Michael Gerard Curtememoire.
Arsenda of Calais (Windale): NEW DEVICE: Per chevron sable and azure, two estoiles argent and a bee proper.
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 (Granite Mountain): NEW NAME CHANGE from Elisabetta Malipiero and NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Per pale indented lozengy sable and Or, and gules, a rod of Asclepius Or.
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
Evelyn of Windale (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.
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.
Freya Steinson (Granholme): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, the astrological symbol for Aries purpure within and annulet azure.
no commenters were able to find Freya as a period given name for a
human. On the other hand, ffride wlffsdotter came to the rescue
As 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 astrological glyphs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac#/media/File:Zodiac_woodcut.png
Jorunn Vakr (Twin Moons): NEW NAME
name is Norwegian. While the given name is documented in
behindthename.com (not a good source), Jórunnr
can be found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, “The
Old Norse Name,”
p. 12, as a female Old Norse name. Additionally, Diplomatarium
vol. II no. 285 (dated to 1347) mentions "Arne Þrondar son ok
Jorunn moder hans" (Arne Þrond's son and Jorunn his mother) as
a Norwegian name (this was provided by Aryanhwy merch Catmael).
Lia Winterbourne (Granite Mountain): 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.
Loðinn Feilan (Twin Moons): NEW NAME, DEVICE and BADGE
(device) Per bend sinister argent and azure, two wolf's head erased addorsed counterchanged gules and argent.
(badge) Per pale argent and azure, a wolf's head cabossed per pale gules and argent.
The 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.” The client desires a male name.
The wolf heads will have to be modified to show that the cut line is actually erased, and “ragged”-looking.
Iago ab Adam comments: “The jags on these are not prominent enough to meet our standards for erased. From the November 2001 Cover letter: Therefore, for purposes of recreating period armorial style for erasing, the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags; (2) have jags that are approximately one-sixth to one-third the total height of the charge being erased; and (3) have jags that are not straight but rather are wavy or curved.” and “They also don't meet our standard for couped, as they are not smooth: For purposes of recreating period armorial style for couping, the couping should be a smooth line which is either straight, slightly convex, a shallow concave, or a recognizable extreme concave.”
Michael Gerard Curtememoire suggests an alternate blazon for the badge: Per pale argent and azure, a wolf's head cabossed counterchanged gules and argent.
Magdalena Waclawowa (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Azure, on a bend sinister between two dragonflies argent, the needles palewise azure.
The name is Polish. Magdalena is a female given name found in “Polish Given Names in Nazwiska Polaków,” Walraven van Nijmegen and Arval Benicoeur, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/walraven/polish/. 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, http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/Bialystok.pdf, “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 for married names...”. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (Poland, 15th-16th C.); it can be changed to make it more authentic for 15th-16th C. Poland.
Olrun rauðfeldr (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron vert and gules, a chevron between two swans rousant repectant argent and a rapier Or.
name is Old Norse. Olrún
is a female given name from the Viking Answer Lady,
Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson. An
ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957, pp.
Sibyl Brethnagh (Barony of Atenveldt): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2017: Gules, a corgi dog rampant countourny Or maintaining a dagger inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or.
name was registerd July 2017.
The following submission were registered by the SCA College of Arms, November 2017:
Donndubán mac Eógain.
Device. Argent, a wolf rampant gules ermined Or, a bordure
The following submissions were returned for further work, November 2017:
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street
Tucson AZ 85716