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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, September 2011:

Gepa of Sundragon. Badge. (Fieldless) A bull's head cabossed per pale azure and argent.

Jakob inn rammi. Device. Per bend gules and sable, a sword argent winged Or.

This device does not conflict with the badge of Erik of Rockwell, (Fieldless) A sword inverted proper, bat-winged Or. While we do not grant difference between bat's wings and bird's wings, there is a CD for the change of field, and another CD for the orientation of the sword.

Lillian Fhionn. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Lillian Fionn, Gaelic descriptive bynames must be lenited for feminine names. Therefore, we have changed the byname to Fhionn, in order to register it. The submitter may want to know that another solution would be to change the name to the altogether English Lillian Finn, as Finn is found as a late period English family name.

Lora of the Four Paws. Device. Argent, a dog statant contourny defamed gules and in chief four pawprints in fess sable.

The use of pawprints is a step from period practice.

Máire Grame of Lewis. Reblazon of device. Per pale sable and purpure, on a pale argent three roses conjoined in pale gules slipped and leaved vert.

Blazoned when registered in June 2010 as Per pale sable and purpure, on a pale argent a vine vert flowered of three roses gules, the roses are quite visually dominant.

Marit Horn. Reblazon of device. Azure, a bend sinister between two spoons palewise argent and a cornucopia effluent Or.

Blazoned when registered in February 1997 as Azure, a bend sinister between two spoons in fess argent and a cornucopia Or, we are clarifying the attribute of the cornucopia.

Mathias MacCooel. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Mathias MacCumhail, evidence was not presented nor could any be found that Mac Cumhail was used in non-legendary contexts. The Anglicized Mac Cooel or Mac Coole, found in Woulfe, are forms of the Gaelic Mac Dhubhgaill. The submitter allowed the change to MacCooel if necessary to register the name; we have made that change in order to do so.

Sean South. Name change from Sean of the South.

Sean can be found as an Anglicized Irish name as well as in Gaelic. Anglicized Irish and English can be combined without a step from period practice. His previous name, Sean of the South, is retained as an alternate name.

Sean South and Elaria filia Robert. Joint badge. Quarterly vert and Or, a pale counterchanged.

The submitters have permission to conflict with the device of Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Party of six vert and Or.

Sean South and Elaria filia Robert. Joint badge. Per saltire vert and Or, two ermine spots Or.

Starri rauðr Bjarnarson. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Starri Rauða Bj{o,}rnsson, the bynames are incorrectly formed. Rauða is the form a prepended byname takes, as in Rauða-Starri. The postpended version is rauðr or inn rauði. The patronymic uses an incorrect genitive form; the standard Old Norse genitive of Bj{o,}rn is Bjarnar, making the byname Bjarnarson. Later, the genitive becomes Biorn, making Biornsson. But no evidence has been found that the later genitive was used in the time represented by standardized Old Norse spellings like Bj{o,}rn.

As the submitter indicated on the forms that language and culture (unspecified), we are changing this to the entirely Old Norse Starri rauðr Bjarnarson.

Starri rauðr Bjarnarson and Valdís Eiríksdóttir. Joint badge. Per pale argent and sable, a bear rampant counterchanged and in dexter chief a mullet of four points sable.

Tiberius Octavius Bellicianus. Name and device. Per chevron inverted Or and gules, in chief a manta ray bendwise sable.

Based on the presentation of evidence of period citations in Europe of manta rays, the use of a manta ray is no longer a step from period practice. The use of the posture tergiant is a step from period practice for most fish, but it is the default posture for flat fish such as skates and rays.

Valdís Eiríksdóttir. Name.

Submitted as Valdís Eiriksdóttir, the documented form of the patronym has an accent over the second i. As we require accents to be consistently written or omitted, we must add it to register the name. Alternately, all accents could be dropped.

William mac Coluim. Name (see RETURNS for device).

William is the submitter's legal name. Barring that allowance, there would be a step from period practice for combining English and Gaelic.

The following submissions were returned by the College of Arms for further work, September 2011:

Aurelia Nomadik{e-}. Badge. Gules, a Roman helmet within an annulet Or.

This badge was withdrawn by the submitter.

Lillian Fhionn. Device. Quarterly purpure and sable, a lily argent slipped and leaved vert, a bordure argent.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Francesco Alberti, Pean, a lily, slipped and leaved, within a bordure argent. There is a single CD for the change of field. If the submitter wishes to use a lily upon resubmission, please advise her to draw a less naturalistic and more heraldic one.

Mathias MacCooel. Device. Per bend sinister gules and sable, three hearts in bend sinister between two tygers combatant in bend argent.

This device is returned for blurring the distinction between primary and secondary charges. The way the submitted emblazon is drawn, it is not clear whether this is a group of three primary charges between two secondary charges, or a single group of five primary charges in saltire, and so it must be returned. Please advise the submitter that if the hearts are intended to be the primary charge group then they should be drawn larger and the tygers smaller.

Seraphina Jameson. Device. Vert, an open book Or charged with an ounce dormant guardant sable, an orle Or.

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." Commenters had a difficult time identifying the ounce; drawing it larger and with internal detailing would help.

This depiction of a book also is problematic, and cause for return. Section VIII.1.c.i of the Rules for Submissions states "Charges may only be drawn in perspective if they were so depicted in period armory." Please advise the submitter to draw the book open flat upon resubmission.

Starri rauðr Bjarnarson. Device. Argent, two chevronels azure between a mullet of four points and a bear's head erased contourny sable.

This device is returned for using wax-based crayon or pencil, which has been cause for return since the May 2011 Laurel meetings.

William mac Coluim. Device. Sable, in cross three compass stars and a phoenix, a bordure rayonny argent.

This device is returned for multiple reasons.

This device was computer color-corrected on the Letter of Intent, which has been cause for return since the March 2009 Laurel meetings.

This device is also returned for redraw of the bordure. There are far too many repeats of the rayonny, and some look too close to the long-forbidden "wavy-crested".

Please advise the submitter to draw the compass stars larger upon resubmission, to better match the size of the phoenix in the group.

There is a step from period practice for the use of compass stars.

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