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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, February 2012:

Dominic Coltbayne. Name and device. Per pale vert and sable, on a chamfron argent a cross formy sable, a bordure embattled argent.

The form of the byname that was documented is Coltbayn; however, the spelling -bayne for the second element can be found in the dated byname Longerbayne (Reaney and Wilson, s.n. Cockbain). This is therefore registerable as submitted (as a constructed byname).

Hopkyn Blaidd Du. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Hopkyn Blaidd Du. Badge. (Fieldless) A winged card-pique per pale sable and gules.

Isabella Çapata de la Mar. Name change from Isabella Ponce.

Isabella was documented on the Letter of Intent as either an English or as an Italian name. Edelweiss was able to find evidence of its occasional use in late period Spain (which matche the remainder of the name), though Isabel was always more common.

The submitter's previous name, Isabella Ponce, is released. While the Letter of Intent said that she had not indicated a disposition, later communication with the submitter indicated that she intended the name to be released. We remind people that the default disposition for old items is to release them. We only retain old items when the submitter explicitly requests it.

Jean Michel of Tir Ysgithr. Reblazon of device. Azure, a hawk rising contourny Or sustaining a trident bendwise sinister argent.

Blazoned when registered in January 2009 as Azure, in bend a hawk rising contourny Or sustaining a trident bendwise sinister argent, we are clarifying the relative sizes of the charges.

Matthew of the Forest. Name and device. Quarterly gules and sable, on a bend Or three dragons palewise contourny gules winged and bellied vert.

The submitter requested authenticity for 12th - 14th century English. Elmet was able to find evidence of Matthew and del Forest in the later 14th century. While Matthew del Forest is the likely written form, a vernacular spoken Matthew of the Forest is not implausible. Thus, this name meets that request.

This name does not conflict with the registered Matthew Forrester. The bynames are sufficiently different in sound and appearance to be clear of conflict.

Petronia Lupa. Name and device. Per fess sable and azure, a wolf sejant ululant and in dexter chief a roundel argent.

The submitter requested authenticity for Roman culture. This name meets that request.

There is a step from period practice for the use of the ululant posture.

Séamus mac Ríáin. Reblazon of badge. (Fieldless) A winged cat sejant sustaining a shepherd's crook, pendant from the crook a lantern sable.

Blazoned when registered in June 2011 as (Fieldless) In fess a shepherd's crook sustained by a winged cat sejant, pendant from the crook a lantern sable, we are clarifying the relative sizes of the charges.

Ulrich von Dresden. Name and device. Azure, in pale two double-bladed axes in saltire and a unicorn couchant argent, armed and crined Or.

The submitter requested authenticity for 13th-16th century German; this name is authentic for the 14th century and later.

Valdís of Sundragon. Holding name and device (see PENDS for name). Per bend sinister vert and sable, a dragonfly and a lotus flower in profile argent.

Submitted under the name Valdís Álarsdóttir

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

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

Wolff Schultz. Name and device. Quarterly gules and sable, a double-headed eagle within an orle Or.

The submitter requested authenticity for 12th to 15th century German. As the given name is dated to the 15th century, we need a byname form suitable for that time. Schultz was in use as the byname of an adult man by 1503; this is sufficient to suggest that it may have been in use slightly earlier. Thus, the name as submitted is authentic for the late 15th/early 16th c. An earlier form of the name would be Wolff Schulcz; this would be suitable for the earlier 15th century.

Nice device!

The following have been returned by the College of Arms for further work, February 2012:

Hopkyn Blaidd Du. Device. Sable, a chevron Or charged with three crosses formy sable and in chief a vol Or charged with a cross formy sable.

This device is returned for violating section VIII.3 of the Rules for Submissions, which requires that "Elements must be used in a design so as to preserve their individual identifiability...Identifiable elements may be rendered unidentifiable by significant reduction in size..." The cross formy on the vol is unidentifiable both by being too small, and also by becoming lost in the internal detailing of the vol, such that many commenters didn't notice its existence at all.

Please advise the submitter, upon resubmission, to draw the chevron higher on the field. Please see the May 2011 Cover Letter for how to properly place a chevron on the field.

Kiera ferch Dafydd. Name and device. Per fess argent and checky purpure and argent, in chief a dragon coward sable.

Unfortunately, Kiera was ruled unregisterable in July 2006; we have no evidence that it was used before 1600.

Commenters were able to find an English surname Kiere. It would be registerable as an English masculine given name. Unfortunately, that name is not registerable with the feminine byname ferch Dafydd. It would be registerable as Kiere Dafydd. However, dropping ferch would be a major change, which the submitter does not allow.

This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Eric de Dragonslaire, (Fieldless) A dragon salient sable breathing flames gules. There is one CD for fieldlessness, but there is no difference granted for the change in position of the primary charge on the field as location has no meaning for fieldless armory.

The following are pended until the July 2012 Laurel meetings:

Valdís Álarsdóttir. Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for 10th-12th century Scandinavia. This request was not summarized on the Letter of Intent; we are pending it to allow commenters to discuss that request. The submitter also indicated interest in the name Valdisa if that could be found. Commenters found this name in the Íslenskir annálar dated to c. 1370. However, this is not compatible with the authenticity request she made.

Her device has been registered under the holding name Valdís of Sundragon.

This was item 9 on the Atenveldt letter of November 15, 2011.

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