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Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)

ATENVELDT REGISTRATIONS by the College of Arms, December 2003:


Aaron Graves and Alessandra Gabrielli. Joint badge. (Fieldless) A ram statant gules gorged of a ducal coronet Or.

The submitters are each entitled to use a ducal coronet in their armory. The ram was tinctured on the Letter of Intent as gules armed Or. The horns of the ram are a large enough artistic detail so that their tincture could be blazoned (unlike the tincture of the hooves of the ram, which the SCA always leaves entirely to the artist). However, the tincture of the horns of the ram is not so important that it must be blazoned. The submitter did not blazon the horns as Or on the form, so we suspect the submitter would like to leave the tincture of the horns to artist's license, and we have omitted the arming tincture from the blazon.

Aliannsa inghean uí Ríoghbhardáin. Name and device. Per fess azure and vert, in pale a roundel between two natural dolphins naiant in annulo argent.

Submitted as Aliannsa Ó Rioghbhardáin, Aliannsa is the submitter's legal middle name. Bynames were literal in Gaelic in period. Ó Ríoghbhardáin means 'grandson/male descendant of Ríoghbhardán'. As a woman cannot be a grandson or male descendant, Ó Ríoghbhardáin is not registerable with a feminine given name. The corresponding feminine byname would be inghean uí Ríoghbhardáin. We have made this change in order to register this name. We have also added the accent missing from the byname.

Alys Scurrell. Name and device. Purpure, a bat-winged squirrel rampant and on a chief indented Or three acorns purpure.

Amalie zu dem Blumen. Name.

Submitted as Amalie von den Blumen, the submitter requested authenticity for German and allowed minor changes. No evidence was found that von den would be used with Blumen in a byname in period. Instead, the College found that Brechenmacher (p. 165 s.n. Blum) indicates that this surname derived from a house name and dates Haus zem Bluomen to 1393. Bahlow (p. 51 s.n. Blum) dates Nic. zem Blumen 1289 (zem is a contraction of zu dem 'at the'). Lacking evidence that von den Blumen is plausible in period and grammatically correct, we have changed her byname to zu dem Blumen in order to register this name and to meet the submitter's request for authenticity.

Antoine de Breton. Device reblazon. Quarterly gules and purpure, a feather bendwise Or.

The previous blazon, Quarterly gules and purpure, a peacock feather bendwise Or, did not accurately describe the type of feather. Precedent makes it clear that we distinguish between peacock feathers and regular feathers, to the point of having given difference between them, "[A default azure feather vs. a proper peacock plume] "There is one CVD...for the change in type of feather. The peacock quite distinct in shape, with a prominent 'eye'" (LoAR December 1990 p. 11). The feather in this submission is a normally shaped feather.

Antonia d'Alessandria. Device reblazon. Azure, an owl close, maintaining in its talons a tuft of wool pendant therefrom a drop spindle argent.

The previous blazon, Azure, an owl close, holding in its talons a tuft of wool pendant therefrom a drop spindle argent, used the ambiguous blazon term holding. The wool and drop spindle are much smaller and less visually significant than the owl, and are thus maintained charges.

Colyn MacRuairidh of Rathlin. Name.

Submitted as Colyn MacRuairidh of Rathlin Island, no evidence was found that the island of Rathlin was known as Rathlin Island in period. Additionally, no evidence was provided and none was found that a locative byname referring to an island named X Island would take the form of X Island rather than the simpler of X in period. Lacking such evidence, we have dropped the element Island in order to register this name.

Deredere the Midwife. Name and device. Purpure, a harpy statant gardant wings displayed and on a chief argent three ankhs sable.

Donngal de Buchanan. Name.

Submitted as Donnghal  Buchanan, Donnghal is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c. 1200 to c. 1700) form of a name found in Old Irish Gaelic (c. 700 to c. 900) and Middle Irish Gaelic (c. 900 to c. 1200) as Donngal. No evidence was found of this name used later than circa 1100. Lacking evidence that this name was in use when Early Modern Irish Gaelic was in use, we have changed this name to the Middle Irish Gaelic form Donngal in order to register this name. Buchanan is a location in Scotland. It is found as a byname in Scots (a language closely related to English) and in Latin in period. Aryanhwy merch Catmael notes that "R&W s.n. Buchanan cite Black for <de Buchanan> c.1270, 1373, <Buchanan> 1506-82." Based on this information, the submitted form of this name combined a Gaelic given name dated no later than circa 1100 with a Scots byname found in that form in the 16th C. As a result, it had one weirdness for combining Gaelic and Scots in a name and one weirdness for a temporal disparity of greater than 300 years. We have changed the byname to a 13th C form in order to remove the weirdness for temporal disparity in order to register this name.

Edane van Tiel. Name change from holding name Etain of Atenveldt and device change. Per bend sable and argent, a daisy and a caltrap counterchanged.

Her previous device, Per fess azure and vert, on a plate a raspberry fesswise gules slipped vert, is retained as a badge.

Frederick Tinamou the Untamed. Badge. Argent, two axes in saltire surmounted by a staff of Aesculapius azure all within a bordure rayonny gules.

Gudrun Bogsveigir. Device. Gules, a wolf's head erased and on a chief argent three broad arrows inverted azure.

Hermione Delamar. Name and device. Per bend argent and azure, a sea-cat gardant azure and a brunette mermaid in her vanity proper.

Maredudd Browderer. Name change from holding name Maredudd of Atenveldt.

Martha Brockbank. Name and device. Per chevron inverted purpure and Or, in chief a badger Or and in base three comets two and one gules.

Nichelle of Whitewolfe. Device change. Argent, an escallop inverted and a bordure rayonny sable.

Her previous device, Per pale gules ermined argent and azure, an escallop inverted argent, is retained as a badge.

Owen Blakshepe. Badge. Argent, in pale a rose branch fesswise vert flowered of three roses gules and a ram statant sable.

The branch was blazoned on the LoI as fesswise reversed. However, there is no clear way to determine which end of any branch is up. Therefore we have simply blazoned the branch as fesswise.

Ragnarr bogsveigir. Name and device. Vert, a wyvern passant wings displayed argent and on a chief rayonny Or an arrow reversed azure.

Good name!

Robin Johnstone. Name and device. Gyronny azure and Or, a garb within an orle gules.

Robin Johnstone. Badge. (Fieldless) A garb gules.

Nice badge!

Shirin al-Adawiya. Device. Per bend gules and purpure, in chief three mullets of eight points and in base a decrescent argent.

Stefan Weisswolf. Name and device. Per pale sable and gules, a wolf rampant and on a chief embattled argent a crescent gules.

Wolf Strongarm. Device. Per pale sable and Or, a death's head counterchanged.

ATENVELDT RETURNS by the College of Arms, December 2003:

Ívarr bjarnherðar. Device. Vert, a chevron inverted engrailed to base and in chief a beehive Or.

Conflict with Friðælv Olvesdottir, Vert, a chevron inverted and in chief a roundel Or. There is one CD for changing the type of the secondary charge from a roundel to a beehive. There is no difference for only engrailing the bottom side of the chevron inverted. Per the LoAR of November 1990, p. 15, "[A bend potenty on the lower edge] Conflict with [a plain bend]. Were the ordinary in this proposal potenty on both sides, it would be clear, but the majority of the commenters (and Laurel) did not feel that difference should be granted for this non-period treating of only one (and the less visually important) side of an ordinary. The only period examples of treating one side of an ordinary which were noted was that of embattling the upper edge of an ordinary."

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