Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 15 February 2016, A.S. L
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Casca and Melissa; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings of the New Year from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
This is the combined January 2016 and February 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent.
Heraldry Hut: will be held NOT in February.
The following submissions appear in the January 2016 Letter of Intent:
Commentary provided by Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, ffride wlffsdotter, Jeanne Marie Lacroix, Maridonna Benvenuti, Seraphina Defino.
Anita de Challis (TM): NEW AUGMENTATION OF ARMS
Gules, a seeblatt and a chief doubly-arched Or, and as an augmentation on a canton gules a sun and a moon in her plentitude in pale within a bordure Or.
The name was registered February 2002. The device was registered December 2005. The Augmentation was awarded by TRM Craven and Elzbieta October 2014.
Golden Dolphin noted from SENA that “An augmentation that appears to be a display of independent armory, such as a charged canton or a single charged escutcheon, must also be evaluated as if the augmentation itself were a submission of independent armory for purposes of style, conflict, offense, and presumption....it must maintain good contrast with the field or charge that it is on.” Blue Mountain said “I would argue that good contrast isn't required but SOME contrast is. Change the bordure to argent and it would be fine style wise...” The client was informed of this but asks that the original submission be sent up. (I admit that of the two edges involved with lying on the field, one does have adequate contrast.)
(Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE
The name is Old Norse. Æsa is a female given name found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. The byname, “promising, hopeful, fair,” is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the meansing and sound of the name. She will not accept Major changes to the name.
Ealhswith Einarskona (TM): NEW NAME
ffride wlffsdotter commented that the cited precedents date to 2003 (ie, The Old Norse byname for wife is kona (http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/MaritalBynames.htmlFrancois le Flamme, November 2003), and so pre-date SENA. However, The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions by Lindorm Eriksson includes:Runestone DR 97 has "Þorvé Végauts kona", dated to the Viking Age, ca. 1000 - ca. 1050 (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/), and that a very similar name, Leofwen Gunnarskona, was registered last year with no comment about temporal or linguistic issues relating to the byname (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/03/15-03lar.html#123) .
Einarr fullspakr (TM): NEW NAME
Mateo de Jesus Esteban Gomez (TM): NEW NAME
Sebastian of Ered Sûl (Ered Sûl): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Gules, two griffins combatant and on a chief triangular Or a roundel gules.
Sebastian is a male given name found in “Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century,” Juliana de Luna, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html. The name for the Barony of Ered Sûl was registered/corrected March 1998. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He will not accept Major changes to the name.
The following submissions are returned by the Atenveldt College of Herald, February 2016:
Brenna Knarrarbringa (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per chevron gules and Or, two
dragonflies in chevron Or and a beech tree eradicated proper.
The device submission seems reasonable, but it should be redrawn with a steep pitch to the line of division (and default dragonflies would have a palewise orientation – all the charges should be drawn larger, too).
The following submissions appear in the February 2016 Letter of Intent:
Beaune de la Sorse (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE
Per fess argent and sable, four pallet couped at the line of division gules and a cubit arm issuant from base argent.
The name was registered May 1992.
The client initially intended to change her device, but the first attempt, Bendy indented and paly sable and Or., was returned for nonreproducibility in 2/1997 by Laurel, and a resubmission, Pale bendy sable and Or, a point pointed ploye' argent., was return for conflict in 3/2006 in-kingdom. She has decided to retain her device and try a completely-redesigned badge.
Ezekiel Crow (BoAtenveldt): NEW NAME
The name is English, with Ezekiel cited as a male given name for Ezekiel Florry, christened 23 October 15978 in Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, Batch C04160-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7M6-Z62). Crow is an English surname dated to 1556 in the christening name for John Crow in Elm, Cambridge, England, Batch C13534-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8LL-RQX).
The client desires a male name and will not accept Major changes to the name.
Faleena Camille de la Sol (Sundragon): NEW NAME CHANGE and NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Gules, a lion salient contourny queue-forchy argent within an orle of compass stars Or.
The client's currently-registered name is Faleena Camille (March 1982). The elements are grandfathered to her under SENA PN.1.g “The Grandfather Clause: In a new personal name submission, an individual may use name phrases already registered to them, even if that name phrase would no longer be allowed under the current rules.” The client would like to add a locative, del Sol, to her registered name. Given names similar to Faleena are found in Spanish. Clara Felina has a christening date of 1587 in Torroella de Montgri, Gerona, Spain, Batch C89234-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5N5-JD9); this woman's mother name was Falina. The surname Falina is found in the christening name for Pera Falina (male) in 1578 in Santa Paul, Gerona, Batch C89312-1.
The given name Camille is found as a spelling variant with Camila Salvo as a christening name in 1561 inSan Lorenzo, Valladolid, Batch C87108-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRZD-MQ7). Del Sol (“of the Sun”) is found in the christening name for Monice Del Sol in 1636 in San Antolin, Murcia, Spain, Batch C39277-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR8V-1JV). SENA Appendix A demonstrates double given name in late period; locative phrases as de X; and order as given + patronymic + locative. The client desires a female name, is most interested in the meaning of the name “of the sun,” and will not accep Major changes to the name.
If registered, the currently register device, Vert, in fess a lion queue-forchée salient to sinister and a stag rampant argent, in chief a compass star Or. (registered April 1983), is to be retained as a badge.
Jörg von den Hügeln (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Or, two halberds in saltire gules, overall a Great Dane statant sable.
The name is German, “George from the Hills.” This construction order is found in German in SENA Appendix A. Jörg is a male christening name dated to 1627 in Hengstfeld, Württemberg, Batch C91994-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCJZ-Y5Y). Hugeln is a christening name dated to 1626 for Georgious Hugeln in Evangelish, Freistett, Offenburg, Baden, Batch C93268-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V41K-Q1T).
Von den is a Dutch locative phrase that is compatible with German; the client prefers a German form. The client wants a name name and most interested in the meaning and language/cultue of the name, late 15th and 6th C. German, “from the hills.” He will not accept Major changes to the name.
The arms of Phillip of Loch Shelldrake bear the same breed of dog, Per chevron throughout Or and argent, two Great Dane dogs' heads cabossed and a Great Dane dog passant to sinister sable., although there was much discussion back then in June 1983 (and more since) that the name was debateable. (Boarhound seems a period alternative, as in the reblazon for the badge of Anpliça Fiore.)
Hinrich von Bremen (BoA): NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2014
Gules, a hart's head cabossed and on a chief Or three estoiles sable.
bmitted as Kevin the Wayfarer, documentation for his legal name Kevin
was not included, nor were commenters able to document it to period.
This is a complete redesign. The name is German. Hinrich
is a 15th
C. male given name found in “15th German Names from Mecklenburg:
Hinrich,” Sara L. Uckelman
lies on the Weser River, and its 600-year-old town hall was
designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004
Kitajima Ishirou Matchasu (GM): NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, November 2015
It was determined that while Matai is a Japanese form of the name Matthew, it is post-period. The client has decided to use the earlier form Matchasu as suggested by the CoA, a 16th-17th C. Japanese form of the Portuguese Matthias, found in Masaharu Anesaki's "The Fates of Some of the Leading Kirishitans Who Signed the Barberini Documents of 1620-21"(PIA 3.5; 247-50).
The client desires a male name.
Sitriuc liath mac Sinach (SD): CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME from Sitriuc of Atenveldt, May 2015 and RECONSIDERATION OF DEVICE, May 2015
In a previous Letter of Acceptance and Return, the CoA suggested it would permit the name to be registered as the Iridh Gaelic Sitriuc liath mac Sinach ("Sitruic [the] gray-haired, Sinaig's son"), since previous submissions of color + animal name constructions ( Liathsionnach as “gray-haired/aged fox”) could not be justified, nor could a pattern of a descriptive byname as part of a patronym (as mac Sinaig Liath, “Sinaig [the] Gray-haired's son”). At the time the CoA could not make the change to Sitriuc liath mac Sinach because it was a major change, which the submitter would not allow, and a holding name was assigned in order to register his device.
The client will now accept this name in place of the holding name.
Aside from the need for redrawing of the original submission to more easily identify the monst in case, the client's local herald seems to have mistakenly colored his original submission wrong, so that it was blazoned as a winged sea-fox argent. We had two versions of the submission under consideration, and I requested that the one with the Or sea-fox be withdrawn, which it was and the argent one was subsequently registered. So it appears that both the local herald and I were mistaken, and this is the version that the client wants.
The previous return, Or, in bend sinister a wooden mallet bendwise inverted proper and a quill pen bendwise sinister, a bordure sable., had issues with unity of posture/orientation and for lack of clarity positions of the charges on the field. The axis of both charges is now clearly bendwise, and both are in their default orientations.
The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, December 2015:
The following submissions were returned by the CoA for further work, December 2015:
Ceallach Colquhoun. Badge. Per bend sinister gules and argent, a door argent banded, handled and charged with two arrows in saltire sable, and a dragon sejant affronty, wings displayed and head to dexter gules.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." As depicted, the arrows on the door appear to be part of the door and not independent charges. The arrows are similar in color and width to the details on the door, leading commenters to see them as part of the door. Changing the tincture of either the details or the arrows or making the arrows bolder with larger heads and fletchings would improve identifiability.
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