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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 2011:

Arianwen ferch Arthur. Badge (see PENDS for household name). Per pale argent and azure, a lozenge counterchanged.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Christopher Devereux, Per pale argent and azure, a mascle fleury at the points counterchanged.

This badge was intended to be associated with the household name Teulu Caer Mab. Since that name has been pended, we are unable to make that association at this time.

Ariel Longshanks. Device. Argent, a natural dolphin haurient and a sea-lion respectant purpure.

Asher Tye. Name and device. Per pale sable and Or, a tree eradicated and a chief all counterchanged.

Caillech ingen Chon Duib. Name.

Submitted as Caillech ingen Dubh, the byname has two problems. First, the byname ingen Cú Dubh mixes pre-1200 and post-1200 spellings. Second, the father's name must be placed in the genitive (possessive) form. The pre-1200 form of the byname is ingen Chon Duib (the post-1200 form is inghean Chon Duibh). The submitter indicated she wanted the earlier form; we have changed it to that form in order to register the name.

The submitter requested authenticity for 10th-12th century Irish. Unfortunately, no evidence was found that the given name was in use after the 8th century. Therefore, we cannot meet her request.

Caoilfhionn inghean ui Mhaoil Ruanaidh. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Caoilfhionn ingen ui Máel-ruanaid, the submitter indicated that she would accept no changes to the given name. Elmet was able to find this spelling of the given name dated to 1630. Thus we can overturn previous precedent which says that Caoilfhionn is a modern spelling of the earlier Caoilinn and hence unregisterable. Caoilfhionn is registerable as a grey area spelling of the name.

To be compatible with the 17th century given name spelling, the byname must be completely Early Modern Gaelic. That form is inghean ui Mhaoil Ruanaidh. We have made that change in order to register the name.

Colm Kile of Lochalsh. Alternate name Colm Gobiforn Storm.

Honour Grenehart. Badge. Argent, on a chief embattled sable four mullets Or.

Nice badge!

Iosif Volkov. Device. Per chevron argent and azure, two wolves combatant each maintaining a Latin cross azure and in base a double-bitted axe argent.

Reinhardt Konrad von Rothenburg. Name and device. Or, a scorpion inverted gules.

Nice late period German name! The use of a scorpion inverted is allowed by precedent: Noir Licorne presented evidence from a previous LoAR which documented the use of a scorpion tergiant inverted as a crest in period: "There is a tergiant inverted scorpion as the crest of Sir William Sharington/Sherrington c. 1547 in Bedingfield and Gwynn-Jones' Heraldry, p. 104." Since the use of a scorpion tergiant inverted has been demonstrated in period, we rule that its use is not a step from period practice. [Alessandra Lorenza Simonetti, Oct 2009, A-An Tir] Please advise the submitter to draw the scorpion with some internal detailing to aid in its identification.

Uilliam of Iona. Device. Per pale purpure and sable, a tankard argent between three pheons Or.

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

Caoilfhionn inghean ui Maoil Ruanaidh. Device. Or, a half-moon knife argent handled of wood proper and a chief engrailed azure.

This device is returned as the half-moon knife, being predominantly argent, does not have good contrast with the Or field.

Please advise the submitter, upon resubmission, to draw the chief with more engrailings.

Margherita da Ferrara. Name and device. Per bend sinister purpure and vert, a sun and on a chief Or a grape vine vert fructed purpure.

This name conflicts with the registered Margaret di Ferrara. If the new proposed rules are implemented as proposed, these names will not conflict (as the difference between the two affect the sound and appearance of multiple syllables of the names).

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Bianca Lucia da Como, Per pale azure and vert, a sun and on a chief Or an ivy vine proper. There is one CD for the change of field, but no difference between an ivy vine and a grape vine, as the shape of their leaves is similar.

This device is also returned for using wax-based pencils or crayons on the submission forms, which has been cause for return since the May 2011 Laurel meetings.

Varga János. Device. Azure, in fess a wolf sejant erect affronty argent sustaining a spear Or headed sable and maintaining in his dexter paw a lantern Or, upon a trimount vert.

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." Many commenters had difficulty identifying the spear in this depiction as the spearhead has poor contrast with the field. The use of a vert trimount on a low-contrast field, usually azure, has been well documented in the past, but all exceptions to the rules must be provided with documentation each time they are to be registered. Fortunately, commenters provided sufficient documentation to register this motif. Most notably is the article "Materials in Support of the Case for the Trimount" found in the 1993 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium proceedings. The August 2006 Letter of Pends and Discussion provides yet more examples of vert trimounts in Hungarian armory under the submission for Victor Ispan. Thus the use of the vert trimount on an azure field here is unremarkable.

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