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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 S.C.A. College of Arms, July 2013:

Aetia of Atenveldt. Name and device. Argent, a brown owl displayed proper, on a chief triangular azure a demi-sun issuant from the line of division Or.

Atenveldt is the registered name of an SCA branch. There is a step from period practice for the use of a non-eagle displayed.


Alesia Thompson. Device. Quarterly counter-ermine and gules, on a plate a wolf's head erased contourny gules.

Please advise the submitter to draw more prominent erasing on the wolf's head.


Anny More O'Brien. Name and device. Purpure, a Celtic cross argent within an orle of ivy leaves Or.

Nice 16th century Anglicized Irish name!


Chaninai al-Zarqa' bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid. Reblazon of device. Per fess argent and sable, on a fess gules a scimitar blade to chief and in base a snake contourny in annulo vorant of its own tail argent.

Blazoned when registered in August 2002 as Per fess argent and sable, on a fess gules a scimitar blade to chief and in base a snake involved argent, we are clarifying the posture of the snake.

Christopher Ravenhill. Device. Per bend sinister argent and vert, a raven sable and a bordure counterchanged.

Please advise the submitter to draw the raven with internal detailing.


Dante Hollow Heart. Name.

Submitted as Dante Hollowheart, the evidence for the construction Hollowheart was not convincing. While both elements exist as words and in bynames, no evidence was presented nor could any be found that the combination was plausible. Luckily, each can be documented separately, and this can be registered as Dante Hollow Heart. We have made that change in order to register the name.


Dominic de la Mer. Device. Or, a fox sejant guardant queue-forchy proper maintaining in its mouth a feather purpure, all between three roundels vert.

Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a peacock feather, the feather here is too small to reliably identify it as a peacock feather, as opposed to a generic feather. We have thus reblazoned it. Commenters discussed whether or not this device exceeds the complexity count of SENA A3E2, which states that complexity of a design is "measured by adding the number of types of charges to the number of tinctures. Items with a complexity count of eight or less receive no penalty for complexity from this rule....All charges, including maintained charges, are counted, though objects worn by an animal or person do not. All tinctures are counted except those used only for normally unblazoned artistic details like teeth, claws, and eyes. Proper is not a tincture, but a description of a group of tinctures, each of which is counted separately." Here we have three charges (fox, feather, roundel) and six tinctures (Or, gules, sable, argent, purpure, vert), for a total complexity count of nine. (The blue eyes on the fox are normally unblazoned artistic detail and therefore do not require inclusion in the complexity count, which is fortunate.) Items with a complexity count of nine of higher may be registered if they follow period style, or can be documented as an Individually Attested Pattern. In this case, despite the variety of tinctures here, this fox is not any more complex than a proper rose, which likewise has three tinctures. The pattern of a single primary charge maintaining a charge between three identical charges is a period one, and so this design is registerable.


Draco Rivenoak. Reblazon of device. Per bend gules and Or, a bend wavy pean between two dragons in annulo counterchanged.

Blazoned when registered in September 1999 as Per bend gules and Or, a bend wavy pean between two dragons involved counterchanged, we are clarifying the posture of the dragons.


Gabriella Tigre. Name and device. Per pale purpure and azure, a natural tiger rampant argent marked sable and a bordure rayonny argent.

The name was documented as a mix of Italian and Spanish elements; Eastern Crown was able to document it as a completely late period Spanish name. There is a step from period practice for the use of a natural tiger. Nice cant!


Gottfried von Rothenberg ob der Tauber. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Ælfwynn Leoflæde dohtor provided a great deal of help with the byname. She was able to date the place name Rothenburg ob der Tauber to 1527 in Reitzenstein Lexikon Fränkischer Ortsnamen, s.n. Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The same source notes variation between -berg and -burg in period forms of Callenberg/Kallenburg and Kuberg/Koburg. Finally, there are examples of complex locative bynames in personal names: Socin, p. 274, gives 13th century vro Beantrix von dem welschen Niuwenburg and Theobaldus dominus de Novo castro in Burgundia. This is together sufficient to allow the registration of this byname.


Iosif Volkov. Device change. Per bend sinister embattled azure and argent, a shooting star Or and a double-bitted axe argent, both bendwise sinister.

His previous device, Per chevron argent and azure, two wolves combatant each maintaining a Latin cross azure and in base a double-bitted axe argent, is released.


Irisko Aranyas. Name and device. Argent, on a chevron between three hexagonal gemstones sable two hexagonal gemstones argent.

Hungarian names may be registered in either order; in this case, Irisko is the given name.


Iuliana of the Unicorn. Name change from Iuliana inghean Phadraig.

March of the Unicorn is the registered name of an SCA branch. The byname could also be constructed as an inn-sign based byname. The submitter's previous name, Iuliana inghean Phadraig, is retained as an alternate name.


James of Acre. Name and device. Vert, two winged mastiffs combattant argent and a chief ermine.

The byname of Acre is a lingua Anglica form of the period byname d'Acre or de Acre.


Jenny Wren. Name.

The phrase Jenny Wren as a name for the bird is dated to 1648 in the OED; thus, the reference is not obtrusively modern.


Jocelyn le Coi. Name change from Jocelyn Playndeamours.

Nice name for England around 1200! The submitter's previous name, Jocelyn Playndeamours, is released.


Juliette Dashwood. Name and device. Per chevron throughout Or and purpure, two balls of yarn azure and a Lacy knot argent.

This name mixes a French given name with an English byname; this is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA. Commenters were unable to confirm the documentation for the given name provided on the Letter of Intent; however, they were able to find different documentation for the given name. Please advise the submitter to draw the per chevron line of division better balanced across the middle of the field; in this case, that would require making the line of division steeper. This would also give more room for the balls of yarn to be drawn larger, to better match the Lacy knot. Please see the May 2011 Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to proper draw per chevron lines of division.


Layla bint Suleiman al-Urduni. Device change. Purpure, a pall inverted raguly between two lotus flowers in profile and a peacock in his pride argent.

Her previous device, Purpure, a unicorn doubly queued rampant regardant argent armed and gorged of a collar Or within a bordure Or semy of bunches of grapes purpure slipped and leaved vert, is retained as a badge.


Liadan of Lochlainn. Name and device. Per chevron azure and vert, in base a hurst of pine trees argent.

Submitted as Liadan of Laithlind, the byname is a proposed lingua Anglica form of a locative byname derived from an unclear area in Viking controlled areas. This form only appears early; by the 11th century it is displaced by the equivalent Lochlainn. That later form must be used in any lingua Anglica form. We have therefore made that change in order to register the name.


Robert MacNair. Badge. Erminois, a ram's head cabossed sable and a bordure pean.


Sveinbi{o,}rn Halbiornson. Device. Per pale azure and gules, a triquetra interlaced with an annulet argent and a bordure argent semy of increscents sable.


Tir Ysgithr, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar statant argent within and conjoined to an annulet sable.


Tir Ysgithr, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar statant Or within and conjoined to an annulet sable.


Tir Ysgithr, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar statant purpure within and conjoined to an annulet sable.


Tir Ysgithr, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar statant vert within and conjoined to an annulet sable.


Tir Ysgithr, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar statant azure within and conjoined to an annulet sable.


Tir Ysgithr, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar counter-ermine statant within and conjoined to an annulet sable.


Valdisa Álarsdóttir. Badge (see RETURNS for household name). (Fieldless) A cross flory Or within and conjoined to an annulet sable.


Wolff Belar der Koch. Name (see RETURNS for device).


The following were returned by the College of Arms for further work, July 2013:

Gottfried von Rothenberg ob der Tauber. Device. Per pale argent and azure, two bendlets and in sinister chief a Latin cross crosslet between four crosses potent counterchanged.

This device is returned for blurring the difference between charge groups. As blazoned, the Latin cross crosslet is a secondary charge, itself surrounded by further charges. While we would allow a Jerusalem cross, a defined singular charge consisting of a central cross potent surrounded by four crosses couped, as a secondary charge, this is not a Jerusalem cross. Furthermore, this depiction has the two bendlets shifted down slightly, leading to the impression of combining ordinaries and non-ordinary charges in the same charge group, a violation of SENA A3D2b.


Úlfr vafri. Device. Argent, a wolf passant guardant and maintaining in its mouth a sword gules.

Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as sustaining, the sword here is less than half the visual weight of the wolf, and so it is a maintained charge. This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Katerine atte Wyshe de la Rye, Argent, a fox passant gules within a bordure per saltire sable and gules, and with the device of Anne of Foxwold, Argent, a fox passant proper within a bordure engrailed vert. [Vulpes fulva]. In both cases, there is a DC for the removal of the bordure, but nothing for the difference between a fox and a wolf, nor anything for the maintained sword.


Valdisa Álarsdóttir. Household name House Flöry.

No evidence was presented nor could any be found for House/Haus surname as a pattern in period German. Barring that evidence, this household name cannot be registered.


Wolff Belar der Koch. Device. Barry pily sable and gules, a mastiff statant contourny Or.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Berthold Wolfer, Per fess azure and vert, a wolf passant contourny Or. There is only one DC for the change in field, but no difference granted for the type of canine. This device is also returned for lack of documentation for this low-contrast divided field.


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