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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, October 2008:

Abigail de Westminster. Device (see RETURNS for badge). Purpure, four maple leaves in cross, stems fretted, argent.

Adaliza Fitz Symmons of Elmestone. Name change from Adaliza Fitz Symmons and device. Or, a tree eradicated vert and a base vert platy.

Submitted as Adaliza Fitz Symmons of Elmstone, Elmstone is the modern name of the place; the closest pre-1600 spellings that could be found are Elmeston(e) and Elmyston(e) in Watts, Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, s.n. Elmstone Hardwick; we have changed the name to Adaliza Fitz Symmons of Elmestone in order to register it. Her previous name, Adaliza Fitz Symmons, is released.

Anabel de Chesehelme. Name.


Arabella Eleanor Hamilton. Device change. Argent, a lizard tergiant vert between flaunches azure.

Please inform the submitter that, while this slightly-embowed depiction of tergiant, which appears to have the legs in a posture that suggests crawling, is registerable, this is not the way it will likely be depicted by heraldic artists. The usual version has a straight-backed lizard with its legs evenly and symmetrically spaced, much as they would be for a displayed posture.  Her former device, Per chevron indented sable and purpure, two natural seahorses Or and a winged sea-unicorn argent winged crined and armed Or, is released.

Aurelia Chrysanthina Dalassene. Device change. Per chevron argent and purpure, two roses and a lily counterchanged, all barbed and seeded proper, a bordure sable crusilly formy argent.

While this device has a complexity of nine (argent, purpure, vert, Or, sable, rose, lily, bordure, cross), the overall effect is not out of line for period armory. Therefore, it is registerable.  Her former device, Per chevron sable and argent, two caravels in full sail argent and a rose purpure, is retained as a badge.

Ceridwen ferch Gruffudd. Alternate name Khadijah bint Yusuf al-Andalusiyyah.

Listed on the LoI as Khadijah bint Yusuf al_-Andalusiyya_, the forms had Khadijah bint Yusuf al-Andalusiyyah. The form on the LoI uses different transcription systems for Khadijah and al-Andalusiyya while the version on the forms uses a consistent transcription system throughout, which is required for registration. Additionally, there should not be a space between the article al and the rest of the byname. We have restored the name to the originally submitted form; we note that Khadija_ bint Yusuf al-Andalusiyya_ is also registerable.

David Buchanan. Device change. Per bend sinister gules and argent, a bagpipe argent, pipes and chanter Or, and a claymore bendwise sinister gules.

His former device, Per bend sinister gules and argent, a bagpipe and a claymore bendwise sinister counterchanged, is retained as a badge.

Fabio Ventura. Device change. Or, a bend gules between three Latin crosses in bend and two more in bend sable, on a chief gules a cat couchant Or.

His former device, Per chevron sable and purpure, two wedges of cheese and in pall three goblets conjoined bases to center Or, is retained as a badge.

Francesca Marchesi. Device. Purpure, a natural seahorse and in chief three mullets Or.

Frederic Gamage. Name.

Isemay of Whytby. Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for 12th-14th C English; this name is plausible for 13th and 14th C England (we do not have any 12th C examples of the given name).

Josef  von Eschenbach. Name.

Lucia Simonetti. Name.

Octavia Gaillard. Name and device. Per pale Or and purpure, a chalice and in base two bunches of grapes in chevron inverted stems to center all counterchanged.

Submitted as Octavia de Gaillard, no documentation was provided, and none found by the commenters, for Gaillard as a place name; lacking such evidence, de Gaillard is not correctly formed. We have dropped the preposition to register the name as Octavia_Gaillard. The submitter requested authenticity for the 14th century (no language/culture specified). While we have not found any examples of Octavia used in the Middle Ages, it does appear in literature known in the 14th century, so it's not impossible that Octavia was used.

Séamus mac Ríáin. Badge. (Fieldless) In fess an open book sustained by a winged cat salient sable.


Seanach mac Feidhlimidh Droichit Atha and Nikaia Angelina Tagarina. Joint badge. (Fieldless) In bend a Latin cross potent nowy quadrate vert charged with a lozenge argent sustained in the beak of a raven's head erased gules.

Uilliam of Sundragon. Holding name and device. Vert, in bend sinister three mullets of six points within a bordure argent.

Submitted under the name Uilliam mac Eoin, that name was returned on the September 2008 LoAR.

The following submissions were returned by the College of Arms for further work, October 2008:

Abigail de Westminster. Badge. (Fieldless) A stemless maple leaf purpure.

This is returned for conflict with Canada, (Tinctureless) A maple leaf. There is a CD for the difference between tinctureless and all other armory, but no other CD.

Ælfwin Ironhair. Badge. Sable, in fess a human skull facing to sinister and a bottle bendwise sinister inverted argent.

This badge is returned because commenters were unable to recognize the charge to sinister as a bottle. Several thought it was a club, others were entirely unable to recognize it without reading the blazon. The shape also does not match those of period bottles. Period bottles were described on the March 2006 Cover Letter.

Saskia Schlaktenbumlera. Name and device. Azure, a tricorporate ferret argent.

No documentation was provided and none found by the commenters that Schlaktenbumlera follows patterns of period German bynames. The LoI cited the article "Women with the Fahnlein" ( in support of the byname, but Schlaktenbumlera does not appear in this article, only the form Schlachtenbummlerin, and as Silver Trumpet says:

The website referenced is an article from a faire guild - with absolutely no references. The article suggests that this word means 'battle loiterers.' No doubt such women did exist, but I would like to see documentation this word, or any similar word was used as a name element.

The website also doesn't given any evidence that either Schlaktenbumlera or Schlachtenbummlerin are period words. Lacking evidence that these words were used in our period and that they follow patterns of period German bynames, neither Schlaktenbumlera nor Schlachtenbummlerin is registerable.

The device is in conflict with Ranald de Balinhard's device, Azure, in pale three ferrets courant argent. There is a CD for the change in orientation, but that is the only CD. There is no difference for the slight overlap of the heads.

Please instruct the submitter that, if the beast is the kind of beast that can have its head guardant, tricorporate renditions of that beast should have their head guardant. Some creatures can't be guardant: witness the many tricorporate fish in Stemmario Trivulziano.

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