Kingdom of Atenveldt
7 July 2003, A.S. XXXVIII
Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Erick and Nichelle; Mistress Magdelen Venturosa, 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!
This is an addendum to the June 2003 internal Atenveldt Letter of Intent; several submissions arrived on the heels of mailing the June Internal LoI, and rather then having these wait for consideration in the July IloI late in the month, I am posting these now for consideration/inclusion in the July 2003 Atenveldt LoI. I accept online commentary, in addition to questions pertaining to heraldry: email@example.com. Please have comments on these submissions by 15 July 2003.
Please consider for the July 2003 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Elias of Coventry (Granite Mountain): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale argent and gules, in pale three pairs of arrows fesswise fletchings to center, a chief indented, all counterchanged.
The name is English. Elias is a Biblical name, very popular during the Middle Ages, and found in this form in England as early as 1316 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, pp. 98-99); it persists throughout period as well, seen in " Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names, Alphabetical Name List," Talan Gwynek ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/eng16/eng16alpha.html ). Coventry was an important textile and weaving town in English history ("A Collection of 613 English Borough Names for Use in Locative Bynames," Frederic Badger, http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/badger/placenames.html#C ). This is good documentation for a solid English name, completely provided by the submitter.
I've lifted this blazon from similar armory registered to Alexis von Bremen: Per pale wavy azure and argent, in pale three pairs of arrows fesswise heads to center counterchanged.
Gerardus Christopherus du Bourgogne (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, two swords inverted in saltire surmounted by a bear's head cabossed between two fleurs-de-lys in fess and another in base, all argent and in chief a label dovetailed Or.
Gerardus is a masculine given name dated to 1086 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 131 s.n. Gerard); Christopherus is dated to 1201-3 (Withycombe, 3rd edition, pp. 65-6 s.n. Christopher. While double given names in early period are rare, Christopherus could be considered an unmarked patronymic. Bourgogne (Burgundy) is a region of central France known for its wine production. The submitter desires a Norman French name.
The submitter is the legal son of Bryon l'Ours d'Argent de Bourgogne, whose name and device were registered October 1986; Viscount Bryon provides a letter of permission to conflict with his registered armory: Sable, two swords inverted in saltire surmounted by a bear's head cabossed between two fleurs-de-lys in fess and another in base, all argent.
Jehanne la Torta de Calais (Granite Mountain): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Purpure, a bend sinister wavy argent between a quill of yarn and a quill pen bendwise Or.
The name is French. Jehanne is dated to 1528 in "Late Period Feminine Names from the South of France," Talan Gwynek ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/latefrenchfem/ ). The same citation lists la Torta as a descriptive byname, "gimpy" or lame, dated to 1521. Calais was a major port in period, having been initially founded as a fishing village ( http://www.french-at-a-touch.com/French_Regions/Nord_Pas_de_Calais/nord-pas-de-calais_town_information.htm ). Again, this is excellent documentation for a name, all provided by the submitter.
Mons Tonitrus, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME and BADGE, Order of the Sable Arrows
Argent, a sheaf of arrows between flaunches sable, a bordure counterchanged.
The name of the Barony was registered in January 1991.
This is a baronial award for Archery. While it has been determined by the College of Arms, as recently as December 2002 (in the registration of the Order of the Black Pheon (Atenveldt), originally submitted as the Order of the Sable Pheon), that documentation cannot be found in which heraldic tinctures were used in order names, and that Meradudd Cethin's article "Project Ordensnamen" (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/order/) shows evidence of common color names, such as bleu, used in French order names rather than the heraldic tincture azure, the Barony requests that the CoA consider the registration of this name, which matches the names of Orders previously registered to Mons Tonitrus, notably the Order of the Sable Harps of Mons Tonitrus and the Order of the Sable Chevronels. Should this tradition not be followed, the Barony will accept the Order of the Black Arrows.
The armory uses a counterchange of a similar badge registered to the Barony, Sable, a thunderbolt between flaunches argent all within a bordure counterchanged.
Ryan Dollas (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Vert, rapier bendwise sinister between two four-leafed clovers slipped Or, a bordure rayonny argent.
Ryan is the submitter's legal given name (photocopy of driver's license provided). Additionally, Ryan is the Anglicised form of the Irish Gaelic masculine given name Ríán/Rian (Ó Corráin and Maguire, p. 155), which was determined to be an acceptable Anglicised from in the April 1988 LoAR for the name Ryan von Gutenburg. Dôl-las is Welsh for "green meadow" and is found in Welsh Place-names and Their Meanings, Dewi Davies, p. 16; discussions with Tangwystyl vert Morgant Glasvyrn, Harpy Herald, at alt.heraldry.sca have her suggesting that the hyphen and circumflex on the -o- be removed, as they are modern developments; copies of Davies' book page and discussions with Harpy are included. Again, good documentation on the name!
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street, Tucson AZ 85716
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