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

The following were accepted by the SCA College of Arms, October 2018:

Alycie Wylde. Name and device. Per saltire vert and sable, in pale an elder tree and a drawn bow reversed with arrow nocked argent, a bordure Or.
The Letter of Intent documented Alycie in a Latin document, but not as the nominative form of the given name. Fortunately, Seraphina Ragged Staff found multiple examples of Alycie as a nominative form in the FamilySearch Historical Records.
Boleslaw Bartold. Name and device. Purpure, a bear dormant, on a chief argent a cross fleury purpure between an increscent and a decrescent sable.
Nice 15th century Polish name from Silesia!
This device appeared on an external Letter of Intent published prior to publication of the August 2018 LoAR and thus avoids the ban on the use of the dormant posture.
Ermesinde de Champaigne. Name.
The submitter requested authenticity for 1400s France. Although this name is registerable, it does not meet this request. The spelling
Ermesinde is not found until the 16th century. Earlier forms of the name (8th-12th centuries) were rendered in Latin as Ermesindis. However, this name is authentic for 16th century French.
Hamzah ibn Talib al-Ta'i. Name change from Gunnarr Egilsson.
The submitter's previous name,
Gunnarr Egilsson, is retained as an alternate name.
John Feather Vane. Name.
Submitted as
John Feathervane, we could not find any documentation for Feathervane as a surname or period concept. However, both Feather and Vane are late period English surnames, allowing registration of John Feather_Vane using the pattern of double English bynames.
Mariette Dominique du Beau. Device. Azure, a bat-winged mermaid contourny, wings addorsed, between flaunches argent.
Sundragon, Barony of. Badge. Gules, a dragon contourny maintaining a hexagonal gemstone, a bordure indented argent.
Valerie O Neill. Name change from Anna O Neill.
The Letter of Intent asserted that
Valerie is the submitter's given name but did not provide the necessary documents or attestation to support the Legal Name Allowance. Fortunately, Valerie is also a 16th century English given name attested in the Family Search Historical Records.
The submitter's previous name,
Anna O Neill, is retained as an alternate name.

The following were returned by the College of Arms for further work, October 2018:

Dawn Greenwall. Device. Per fess gyronny of 26 from the fess point Or and gules and vert masoned Or.

This device is returned for dividing the field into too many gyrons. In the June 1999 LoAR, it was ruled, "The question was raised regarding whether gyronny of sixteen is period, and whether it can be used in the SCA. Papworth's Ordinary of British Armorials, cites an instance from the 12th century, and Martin Schrot's Wappenbuch, a heraldic treatise shows a 16th century example. Additionally, the LoI mentions a 13th century example. Given this, we will register Gyronny of sixteen in simple cases, but nothing more, barring period evidence."
This device goes beyond sixteen gyrons, and without documentation is unregisterable.

Ermesinde de Champaigne. Device. Argent, a chevron vert between two sexfoils and a hummingbird hovering purpure.
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Katalena Aleksandrova, Argent, a chevron vert between three borage flowers purpure barbed vert seeded Or. There's one DC for changing the type of secondary charge in base.
There is a step from period practice for the use of the New World hummingbird.
Hamasaki Kojirome Miyako. Name change from holding name Jennifer of Mons Tonitrus.
This name must be returned because it does not fit an attested period pattern for Japanese names.
Kojirou, the root of the constructed element Kojirome, was documented on the Letter of Intent as an azana, a Confucian scholarly name. There is no evidence that such names were modified with feminine suffixes such as the submitter proposes here.
Additionally, although
Kojirou is also found as a masculine yobina or given name, there is no evidence that masculine yobinas were made into feminine elements by the addition of the suffix -me. Moreover, even if such evidence could be found, this name still would not fit an attested pattern because we have no evidence for feminine Japanese names with two yobinas. Finally, Hamasaki is not a correct transliteration of the first name element. S{o,}lveig Þrándardóttir advises that the correct transliteration is Hamazaki. We would drop the problematic element and register the name as Hamazaki Miyako, but the submitter does not allow any changes.
John Feather Vane. Device. Sable, in saltire two arrows inverted embowed, a bordure agent.
This device is returned for lack of documentation. No evidence was provided and none could be found of arrows embowed. Absent such documentation, embowed arrows will be returned.
Rickard Hawthorne. Badge. Argent, a gout "environed" of eight dismembered polypus tentacles, an orle azure.
This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of Khartan Stafngrimsson, Argent, a polypus azure. There is one DC for the addition of an orle. Several commenters agreed that this design is the equivalent of a polypus dismembered, which does not have a DC from a polypus.
This badge is also returned for lack of reproducibility. The arrangement of the tentacles is not reliably blazonable, and bears no resemblance to period armory.

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