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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 2009:

Allasan Tamelyn. Name change from Allasan bhán inghean Fhaoláin.

The given name, Allasan, is grandfathered to her. This name combines Gaelic and English, which is one step from period practice.

Her previous name, Allasan bhán inghean Fhaoláin, is released.

Bastian Elsey. Name and device. Quarterly purpure and sable, in bend three mullets of eight points argent.

Nice 16th C English name!

Bj{o,}rn mj{o,}ksiglandi. Name.

Submitted as Björn the Navigator, using the o-umlaut (ö) instead of the o-ogonek ({o,}) is a later convention that really only gained popularity in modern times because of the limitations of standard typefonts. We have changed the given name to Bj{o,}rn to follow our normal transliteration system.

The byname the Navigator was justified on the basis of the documented Old Norse bynames, mj{o,}ksiglandi 'much-sailing, far-travelling', farmaðr 'sea-farer', and snarfari, 'swift-traveller'. However, none of these examples are analogous to 'the navigator', so they do not support the Navigator as a registerable byname. The closest Old Norse byname that we found to the meaning 'the navigator' was stýrimaðr 'steersman, helmsman', in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, The Old Norse Name. However, a lingua anglica render of stýrimaðr would be Steersman or Helmsman, not Navigator.

The submitter noted that if the Navigator as not registerable that he'd prefer the byname mj{o,}ksiglandi. We have changed the name to Bj{o,}rn mj{o,}ksiglandi in order to register it.

Brandan Wanderer von Arnswold. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a martlet azure conjoined to an ogress.

Duncan Magollricke. Name and device. Per pale sable and gules, a pall argent between a fleur-de-lys Or and two Roman gladii proper.

Elizabeth Iames. Badge. Argent, three dragonflies gules.

Isabel d'Auron. Reblazon of device. Gules, a natural tiger rampant Or marked sable maintaining a straight trumpet, on a chief Or three fleurs-de-lys azure.

Blazoned when registered in May 1997 as Gules, a tiger rampant Or marked sable maintaining in its dexter forepaw a trumpet palewise, on a chief Or three fleurs-de-lys azure, that blazon would result in an heraldic tyger. We've corrected the blazon to specify the natural beast.

Katheline van Weye and Ryan Dollas. Joint badge. (Fieldless) A windmill Or sailed vert issuant from a mount couped sable.

There were calls to return this badge because the mount does not match any known period depictions of mounts. The mount is identical in outline to the mount in the previous return, which did not mention that the shape of the mount was an issue. Therefore, we are allowing this depiction for this submission. Please inform the submitter that a heraldic artist will not draw a mount as what is seen in this emblazon.

Mitsuhide Shinjir{o-}. Device. Gules, on a fess wavy sable fimbriated five roundels in annulo argent.

Nest verch Rodri ap Madyn. Name and device. Azure, a sagittary passant and on a chief argent three crescents azure.

Submitted as Nest verch Rhodri ap Madyn, the submitter requested authenticity for 13th C Wales. Harpy comments:

Nice name! Only the most minor tweak to spelling would be required to put this name in line with 13th c. format and spelling. The spelling "Rhodri" is the standard modern form of this name, but the use of initial "Rh-" only starts to appear in the 15th century (and is quite rare until perhaps the 17th century). The spelling "Rodri" would be typical in Welsh-language texts of the 13-14th century as, for example, found in the historic chronicle Brut y Tywyssogion.

We have changed the name to Nest verch Rodri ap Madyn to meet her request for authenticity.

Nice armory!

Noel Trueman. Name and device. Vert, a stag salient contourny argent and a bordure compony sable and argent.

Phineas Magollricke and Elizabeth Iames. Joint badge. (Fieldless) A wolf's head erased argent charged with a cross moline gules.

The following submissions were returned for further work by the SCA College of Arms, February 2009:

Mary of York. Name and device. Gules, in bend a goblet Or and a natural leopard salient Or marked sable.

The name conflicts with Queen Mary II of England, who was a member of the York family and known as Lady Mary of York as a child. As a sovereign ruler, she is important enough to protect under all names by which she was known. The addition of a surname which is not connected to the York family, such as Smith, would clear this name of conflict.

This armory is returned for conflict with Bulgaria, Gules, a lion rampant crowned Or. There is a CD for the addition of the goblet, but no CD for the crown, which is a maintained charge, and no CD for placement on the field. It is also returned for conflict with Catriona nicChlurain, Gules, a domestic cat rampant guardant Or, maintaining in its dexter forepaw a cross formed of six white-based opals proper, reblazoned elsewhere on this letter. Since the cross is a maintained charge, there is only the CD for the addition of the goblet.

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