Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 30 September 2016, A.S. LI
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Cosmo Craven and Elzbieta; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
This is the October2016 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have your commentary made by 15 October 2016.
Submission Fee Increase: The fee for new submissions by the S.C.A . College of Arms has increases to $4.00 as of the September 2016 LoAR. At this time, there is no intent to increase the current fee for a new submission from the Kingdom of Atenveldt ($7.00).
Heraldry Hut: the September meeting was held at the home of Symond Bayard and Marta. Please contact me with questions or directions.
Please consider the following submissions for the October 2016 Atennveldt Letter of Intent:
Cirina Badartai (Twin Moons): NEW NAME CHANGE and NEW DEVICE
Per saltire purpure and argent, in fess two feathers sable and a demi-sun issuant from base Or.
The name is Mongolian. Cirina is a female given name found in Mongolian Naming Practices, Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html. Badartai means “monk, mdendicant.” The literal term is badarcila (http://www.linguamongolia.html) but following On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names, Baras-aghur Naran (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/baras-aghur/mongolian.html), it was suggested on Facebook's SCA Heraldry Chat that the appropriate suffix to indicate possessions (a conditiion of being a monk) would be “tai.” The client desires a female name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name. If registered, the client's current name, Serena the Lavendere, should be retained as an alternate name.
Magnus Ulfsson (Twin Moons): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Or, a boar statant sable and one a chief rayonny gules a tau-rho Or.
The name is Old Norse. Magnus is a masculine given name found in The Old Norse Name, Geir Bassi Haraldsson, p.13. Ulfr is a masculine given name, same source, p. 15. Ulfsson is an ON patronymic formed from Ulfr+son according to the patronymic formation p.17, in Geirr Bassi. Unfortunately, there is a direct conflict with Magnus Ulfson, registered March 2016. The client may wish to choose a byname that would clear the conflict: Galti is ON for “boar,” surtr “black,” inn hugprúði “stout-hearted.”
The tau-rho staurogram is one of several christograms, or monogram-like devices used by ancient Christians, to refer to Jesus. However, New Testament scholar Larry Hurtado points out that the staurogram only refers to the crucifixion, unlike others, which mention Jesus’ other characteristics. Also, the staurogram is visual—the tau-rho combinations create images of Jesus on the cross, making the staurogram the earliest Christian images of Jesus on the cross. It is created out of the Greek letters tau and rho: “In Greek, the language of the early church, the capital tau, or T, looks pretty much like our T. The capital rho, or R, however, is written like our P. If you superimpose the two letters, it looks something like this.” (http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/crucifixion/the-staurogram/)
Riane Goch (Tir Ysgithr):NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Gules, on a plate a dragon's head erased sable impaled on a sword gules.
The name was registered December 2014.
If the new device is registered, the current device, Per saltire argent and gules, in chief two chevronels couped and in base a pair of scissors sable., should be released.
The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, July 2016:
Starling of Ravenspurn.
The following submissions have been returned for further work, July 2016:
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street
Tucson AZ 85716