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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, July 2017:

Dennis of Tir Ysgithr. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Sable, on a pile azure fimbriated a scimitar inverted, a bordure argent.
Submitted under the name Valeas Proietto di Venezia.
Fiórleif eldr {o,}rn. Device. Argent, a phoenix gules, a bordure sable semy of pheons argent.
Galen Peter Gilmore. Device. Per bend purpure and argent, a wyvern argent and three domestic cats herissony contourny guardant sable.
Godfrey Jordain. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The submitter requested authenticity for an unspecified time, place or language. This name as documented is authentic for 16th century England.
Hannah Milligan. Device. Per bend vert and purpure, on a bend Or a rose sable, overall two natural dolphins in annulo argent.
Having charges in annulo not in their usual upright orientation is a step from period practice.
Jaku'an Kakujo. Device change (see RETURNS for name change). Azure, on a hexagon within a hexagon voided argent a hemp leaf vert.
This depiction of a hemp leaf is registered to the submitter. There is a step from period practice for the use of hexagons.
The submitter's previous device, Per pale sable and vert, within a torii a lion dormant argent, is released.
Johnathan Crusadene Whitewolf the Younger. Alternate name Eber Hauer and badge. Per bend Or and argent, a bend raguly gules between a double-headed eagle sable and an elephant's tusk gules. The submitter requested authenticity for an unspecified time, place or language. This name appears to be authentic for Prussia (Germany) circa 1600.
Leo frun of Tir Ysgithr. Name and badge. Gules, a chimera statant within a bordure Or.
Tir Ysgithr is the registered name of an SCA branch.
Leolin Blackwell. Name and device. Sable, a chevron gules ermined and fimbriated between two natural leopards combattant Or spotted sable and a demi-sun issuant from base Or.
Artist's note: Please draw the ermine spots larger and the fimbriation thicker.
Lilias Mar. Name.
Nice 16th century Scottish name!
Muiredach mac Robartaig. Name and device. Chevronelly inverted azure and Or, on a chief-pale sable between two doves respectant gules, a double-headed axe Or.
Nice Gaelic name for the 8th-12th centuries!
Olive of Granholme. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Quarterly purpure and sable, on a cross rayonnant Or between in chief two owls respectant argent, an increscent moon azure. Submitted under the name Olive Long Anne Prosper.
Orabilis Douw. Name and device. Per pale dovetailed argent and purpure, a wolf rampant contourny sable and a winged unicorn segreant argent, on a chief rayonny vert three thistles argent, blossomed purpure.
Orabilis Douw. Badge. Argent, a wolf's head erased contourny sable and a unicorn's head erased purpure armed gules, a point pointed counter-ermine.
Sibyl Brethnagh. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Sibyl Breathnach, the submitter preferred the 13th century Anglicized form of the byname, mentioned in commentary by Coblaith Muimnech. Therefore, we have changed the name to Sibyl Brethnagh to match the submitter's preference.
Þórbjorn Siggeirsson. Name.
Submitted as Þórbjørn Siggeirson, two minor changes were required for registration of this name. First, although there are many transliterations of the given name, none of them include ø. With the submitter's permission, we have changed the given name to Þórbjorn to use one of the standard transliterations. Second, the byname does not use the correct genitive (possessive) form of the father's name. We have corrected by the byname to Siggeirssson for registration.
Vincent Blackwell. Name and device. Sable, on a pale gules fimbriated between in chief two wolves rampant addorsed a sword inverted argent.
Nice 16th century English name!

The following have been returned by the CoA for further work, July 2017:

Áilgheanán mac Síthigh. Device. Or, a "hound" passant regardant vert and a chief sable.
This device is returned for redraw. The hound is depicted in a highly stylized Celtic manner, in violation of SENA A2C1, which requires that elements of armory be drawn "in a period armorial style."
The depiction of the hound is also in violation of SENA A2C2, which requires that "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had difficulty identifying the charge as a hound, with some identifying it instead as a cat.

Amber Bikkadóttir. Device. Per chevron inverted vert semy of cat's pawprints argent and sable, a domestic cat couchant contourny paly sable and Or and a tree eradicated argent.
This device is returned for redraw. The field division is too high for per chevron inverted, and the paly division makes the domestic cat difficult to identify.
There is a step from period practice for use of pawprints.

Ceallach Colquhoun. Household name Red Dragon Keep of Sundragon.
This household name must be returned because the pattern Place Name/Heraldic Charge + Keep + of Place Name was not documented and does not follow any attested pattern for names used for groups of people. We cannot drop the phrase of Sundragon, as the name Red Dragon Keep conflicts with the registered household names Company of the Red Dragon and House of the Red Dragons.
The submitter has two options for resubmission. First, although a change in designator does not clear a conflict between non-personal names, it does make it possible to register a name with permission to conflict. If the submitter obtains permission to conflict from the owners of Company of the Red Dragon and House of the Red Dragons, then Red Dragon Keep would be registerable.
Second, in the following forms, the name would fit attested patterns for household names: Red Dragon House of [place name] or Red Dragon Tavern/Inn of [place name].
If the submitter wishes to use of Sundragon as part of a resubmission, he should be prepared to address concerns raised by commenters that this construction was an improper claim to be an official arm of the Barony.

Godfrey Jordain. Device. Vert, a chevron throughout gules fimbriated and charged with two chevronels Or.
This device is returned for conflict with Eiríkr skreyja, Vert, a chevron gules fimbriated argent. There's one DC, for adding the tertiary charges to the chevron, but nothing for changing the tincture of the fimbriation.

Olive Long Anne Prosper. Name.
PN2E of SENA states: No name will be registered that either in whole or in part is obtrusively modern. Something is said to be obtrusively modern when it makes a modern joke or reference that destroys medieval ambience and drags the average person mentally back to the present day. Obtrusiveness can be either in the written form or when spoken. A period name that has a modern referent will not generally be considered obtrusively modern. Only extreme examples will be returned.
This name must be returned because commentary uniformly identified it as an obtrusively modern Star Trek reference, clearly evoking the phrase "live long and prosper" and dragging listeners back to the modern (or future) era. The fact that this name uses an unusual English construction (double given names and double surnames) to accomplish its joke takes it beyond a mere modern referent to the sort of extreme example that requires return.
Her device is registered under the holding name Olive of Granholme.

Roland of Blaye. Name.
This name must be returned because it presumes on the significant historical figure Count Roland, nephew of Charlemagne and eponymous hero of the 12th century Chanson de Roland, one of the most famous pieces of medieval literature.
Roland was called seigneur de Blaye (overlord of Blaye) in period sources. For example, Annales & croniques de France: depuis la destruction de Troye iusques au temps du roy Louis onzieme, published in 1553 (, refers to Roland several times as "Comte du Mans" (Count of Mans) and "Seigneur de Blaye." Blaye continues to be the modern name of the place. Thus, Roland of Blaye is a form of the famous Roland's name and the present submission must be returned as presumptuous.

Sibyl Brethnagh. Device. Gules, a corgi dog rampant contourny Or maintaining a dagger inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or.
This device is returned for redraw. The depiction of the primary charge does not match the provided documentation for the corgi, with the ears, tail, and muzzle noticeably differently from the gray-period image. No commenters were able to recognize the charge as a corgi.

Valeas Proietto di Venezia. Name.
This name must be returned due to lack of evidence for Valeas as a name element. The documents cited in the Letter of Intent show the name as Valens, not Valeas. All of the instances of valeas found by commenters were for a Latin verb form, not a name (or even a noun). Heralds at the Pelican decision meeting were able to document both Valens and Valerius as given names compatible with the remainder of the name. However, the submitter allows no changes. Therefore, the name must be returned.
His device is registered under the holding name Dennis of Tir Ysgithr.

Yagi Tenji Yoshitatsu Kakujo. Name change from Jaku'an Kakujo.
Unfortunately, this name must be returned because it is not correctly constructed and the submitter does not allow any changes. The submitter appears to be intending to use the attested Japanese pattern of Family Name + Yobina + Nanori + Imina. However, Solveig Keystone advises Tenji cannot be used as a yobina because it is an "era name" referring to a time period; "era names" did not come into use as yobinas until after the SCA's period.
The submitter may be interested to know that Tenji can be documented as an imina or a "name in religion." Thus, Yagi + yobina + Yoshitatsu Tenji would be registerable. Kakujo is also an imina. Thus, Yagi + yobina + Yoshitatsu Kakujo is also registerable. However, there is no evidence of Japanese names using two iminas.

The following submissions were pended by the SCA College of Arms, July 2017:

Marcus de Grae. Device. Per bend sinister sable and vert, a phoenix and in chief an arrow fesswise surmounted by a crescent Or.
This device includes a crescent surmounting a secondary arrow in chief. SENA Appendix I requires that overall charges surmount the primary charge and nothing in SENA allows for charges surmounting secondary charges. This is pended to allow commentary on whether this pattern generally and/or this motif specifically should be allowed. Specifically, we'd like commenters to research whether such motifs are found in period heraldry.
This was item 11 on the Atenveldt letter of April 26, 2017.

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