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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, November 2019:
Ambré Renée de Passais. Name.
Ambré Renée (with the accents) are the legal given and middle names of the submitter. However, Lillia Crampette found Renée (with the accent) in La Bienvenue de très haulte, très illustre et très excellente princesse, ma dame Renée de France, duchesse de Ferrare et de Chartres, published in 1561 ( Accordingly, the second given name does not require use of the Legal Name Allowance.
Passays appears as the name of a town in Vies des Saints by René Benoit, published in or about 1600. As late period French often used i and y interchangeably, this evidence supports the submitted byname de Passais.
Daphne of Karyes. Name and device. Per fess azure and sable, four increscents and a sunflower Or. The byname of Karyes is a lingua Societatis (formerly lingua Anglica) form based on a city that has existed since the classical Greek era.
The submitter requested authenticity for "Greek translation for 'of Karyes'." The wholly Greek form of the name is Daphne Karuaie. However, changing the language of a name is a major change, which the submitter does not allow. If she prefers Daphne Karuaie, she may make a request for reconsideration.
Dougal Corkran. Name (see RETURNS for device).
The Letter of Intent asserted that Corkran is the submitter's legal surname. However, only one herald attested to having seen the submitter's documentation for his legal name. That is not sufficient. We remind heralds and submitters yet again that a proper attestation requires either two heralds or one herald and another branch officer. Please refer to the July 2012 and June 2015 Cover Letters for instructions on how to create a proper attestation for use of the Legal Name Allowance.
The only other documentation provided for Corkran was from a user-submitted family tree found in the FamilySearch Historical Records. User-submitted records are not acceptable documentation, even if they happen to be found through FamilySearch. For an explanation of which FamilySearch records are acceptable as documentation, please refer to the May 2013 Cover Letter and the January 2014 Cover Letter.
Fortunately, Lillia Crampette provided documentation for Corkran as a gray-period Anglicized Irish surname from an acceptable batch of the FamilySearch Historical Records.
Einar Leoson. Name and device. Quarterly azure and gules, on an anvil argent a Thor's hammer azure.
Elena Zharkova. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Nice late 15th century Russian name!
Isla Melrose. Name and device. Per bend vert and azure, in fess two longbows strings outward Or, in base a sheaf of arrows argent, a bordure Or.
Juliana la Caminante de Navarra. Badge. (Fieldless) A cross of Santiago per pale sable and argent.
Robbert Broekhuijsen. Device. Per bend sinister gules and argent, a dragon in annulo contourny azure, in base two arrows inverted in saltire sable.
Violetta Villani. Device change. Purpure, two roses slipped and leaved, stems in saltire, on a chief triangular argent a butterfly sable.
The submitter's previous device, Gules, two roses slipped and leaved in pile, stems crossed at the tips, on a chief argent three butterflies sable, is released.
Zanetta Zavatta. Name.
The Letter of Intent documented Zavatta as an element of the submitter's legal name. However, the submitter does not need to rely on the Legal Name Allowance because Maridonna Benvenuti documented Zauatta as a 16th century Italian surname in La prima parte de le rime di Magagno, Menon e Begotto in lingua rustica padovana, published in 1569.
Nice 16th century Italian name!

The following were returned for futher work, November 2018:

Dougal Corkran. Device. Per chevron inverted sable and gules, a sword inverted between in chief a pair of wings argent.
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Michael Colquhoun, Sable, a winged sword inverted wings elevated argent. There's one DC for changes to the field. A comparison of the armories shows the swords in the same placement and orientation, the wings in the same orientation in relation to the sword. The only change is that one has the wings conjoined to the sword and the other doesn't, which is not enough to grant a second DC.
Elena Zharkova. Device. Per chevron inverted azure and vert, a natural sea-tortoise and a plumeria flower argent.
This device is returned for violation of SENA A3D1, which requires that "Charges in an armorial design must be clearly organized into charge groups. Depictions of charges that blur the distinction between charge groups will not be allowed. Depictions of charges that that are ambiguous as to what sort of charge group they belong to will not be allowed." In this submission, the field division forces the tortoise and flower to be co-primaries, but the wide size disparity of the two charges makes it impossible to see them that way. The plumeria is approximately one-third the visual weight of the sea-tortoise and is pushed heavily to base due to its placement beneath the point of the chevron inverted.
For more discussion on this issue, please see the November 2018 Cover Letter.
Finnian MacBride. Device. Argent, a drawn bow reversed with arrow nocked azure within three serpents tergiant glissant fretted in triangle inverted gules, a bordure azure.
This device is returned for lack of documentation. Animals other than fish fretted in triangle are a step from period practice. Serpents, normally seen in profile, are here depicted as tergiant (that is, from above) which is at least a step from period practice, if not grounds for return in its own right. We decline at this time to rule whether serpents tergiant are allowable on their own as a step from period practice.
This device is also returned for placing a charge inside three animals fretted in triangle. As the only pattern we have for this arrangement is fish, and they are uniformly in a tightly fretted pattern, no charges would fit within them and be recognizable. Absent documentation, this pattern is not allowed.
Orrin Darius. Device. Sable, two serpents nowed in a Bourchier knot, that to dexter Or and that to sinister inverted argent.
This device is in conflict with the badge of Bourchier (important non-SCA armory), (Tinctureless) A Bourchier knot. There is one DC for the field, but no difference granted for the presence of the serpents' heads.

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