Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 1 June 2019, A.S. LIV
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Franbald and Dionysia; Baron Seamus MacDade, 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!
The majority of these submissions that appear in the June 2019 Letter of Intent were submitted at the Atenveldt Arts and Sciences Collegium in Mons Tonitrus, 1 June 2019.
Please have commentary to me on the proposed submissions for the July Letter of Intent by 20 June 2019. Thank you! The majority of these submissions were taken at the Atenveldt Arts and Sciences Collegium in Mons Tonitrus.
The following appear in the May 2019 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Commentary was provided by Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Hallerna stjornukona, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Pantheon), Maridonna Benvenuti,, Seraphina Delphino (Ragged Staff), Vémundr Syvursson.
Margherita fil Abraham (Twin Moons): NEW DEVICE: Argent,
seven mullets in annulo purpure.
Donngal de Buchanan (Granholme): NEW BADGE: Vert, a hand within an orle of chain surmounted in base by a mullet Or.
Kathryn De Feuer (BoA): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2017: Vert, in pale a nautilus argent and a goblet argent charged with a rose vert.
Kolli Makanarson (Twin Moons): NEW BADGE: Sable, a wasp statant within a chaplet of thorns Or.
Lyn of Whitewolfe (BoA): NEW ALTERNATE NAME, Luzia Blanco Lobo, and BADGE: Per saltire sable and azure, a windmill and an orle Or.
Rickard Hawthorne: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, October 2018: Argent, a polypus dismembered between two gouts in bend, an orle azure.
The following appear in the June 2019 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Commentary was provided by Basil Dragonstrike (Lions Heart), Iago ab Adam, Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), Galefridus Peregrinus, Helena De Argentoune, Magnus von Lübeck, Maridonna Benvenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Seraphina Delphino (Ragged Staff).
Flóki rauð-hárr (Mons Tonitrus): NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A fleshpot argent charged with a fireball gules enflamed proper.
Gabriella Salvi da Rosa (Granite Mountain): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2016: Per pale argent and purpure, a horse salient and a bordure embattled counterchanged.
Hlaðgerðr Arnfriðardóttir (Tir Ysgithr): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2018: Per chevron inverted vert and argent, a titmouse contourny Or and an iris azure bearded Or and slipped vert.
The blazon was enhanced slightly to show that the iris is bearded and has a bit of a stem.
Ibsittu Dawid (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Azure, a Coptic cross Or, in dexter chief a coffee plant argent.
The name is Ethiopian. While Ethiopia was known and had contact with Western Europe in period (even very early), trying to find names that are dated is a challenge. Ethiopian names are generally of Biblical and Islamic in origin. Unlike most African countries, Ethiopians do not have family surnames. They use their father's first name as their last names.
Ibsituu is a female name, “light” ((http://www.durame.com/2013/01/ethiopian-names-and-their-meaning-and.html). It is spelled as Ibsitu in Road to Ethiopia (https://ethiopia.limbo13.com/index.php/ethiopian_names/ethiopian_names_i/). It seems that the client is using a variation of the basic name.
Dawit is shown as a male name, “beloved” (http://www.durame.com/2013/01/ethiopian-names-and-their-meaning-and.html). Dawit is likely a Biblical/Hebrew name (what we tend to know as David). Both name elements show spelling variations, which is not uncommon for languages that don't use an alphabet found in European languages. Dawit was a king of Ethiopia c. 1402 (https://jstor.org/stable/618118?seq=1#page scan tab contents).
The client desires a female name and it most interested in the language/culture of the name (5-11th C. Ethiopia). She will not accept Major Changes to the name.
Michael Gerard Curtememoire
says that the OED has references to the drink starting in 1598, to
the plant somewhat later: 1623 Bacon Hist. Vitæ & Mortis in
Wks. II. 163 Turcae habent etiam in usu herbae genus quam vocant
Caphe [transl. (1651) 29 The Turkes use a kind of Herb, which they
call Caphe],and shows the modern English form of the word used from
1600 on. He also proviede an image of a coffee branch:
(I'm still tickled by the legendary discovery of coffee, or at least its effects: “Kaldi, a goat herd, lived in the central highlands of Ethiopia, the native home of the coffee plant, possibly as early as the 6th century CE. According to tradition, he noticed that when his goats ate the red, cherry-like fruit of a certain plant, they became really energized and wouldn't sleep at night. So, he tried the fruit himself and experienced a similar effect. Apparently, he enjoyed it and showed a local abbot. That abbot realized that the fruit helped him stay awake during evening prayers, and shared it around the monastery. Word of this amazing fruit spread quickly across northeast Africa and into the Arabian Peninsula, where it became a dietary staple. The people of the Arabian Peninsula loved their coffee, which they called qahwah”(https://study.com/academy/lesson/history-of-coffee-facts-timeline.html).)
Kenadie MacUlliam (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, three Saint Florian crosses in bend between two scarpes, all between six hearts gules.
was much discussion on the St. Florian cross (or lack of it), so I
did a little more ferreting. One site suggests that firefighters use
a Maltese cross, but that the Florian cross is often confused with
the Maltese cross, and the Florian cross is what a majority of fire
departments use. It carries the same, eight-point structure as the
Maltese cross, but has rounded edges. “Some historians indicate
the Florian cross came into existence in the 4th century, and was
named after a Roman officer. The Roman army tasked Saint
Florian with organizing firefighting brigades for the city.
Although St. Florian and his men were not the first firefighters in
the city, they were considered the best and most well-known. St.
Florian was later declared a saint after he was sentenced to death
for his refusal to worship the Roman gods. Historical images of St.
Florian often depict him in uniform with a bucket of water in hand
with a burning building at his feet — which is how he became a
patron saint of firefighters. So, which one is the one?
The answer isn’t simple (and neither is the history). Both
crosses retain historical significance relating to a group of
individuals who battled fire and lived to serve others. Although some
argue the Florian cross eventually evolved into the Maltese cross,
its Roman ties are a testament to the importance and value of the
Kendall MacBhroc (Mons Tonitrus): NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Purpure, a brock rampant regardant a chief embattled Or three thistles proper.
Loþin Ormsson (Twin Moons): NEW NAME
Moire Pritani (Windale): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per fess Or and azure, a sun counterchanged, on a chief azure three delfs Or.
The client was consulted and accepts the period/grey area spelling of the given name.
Moire Pritani (Windale): NEW BADGE: Or, a heart voided interlaced with a triquetra vert.
most triquetras interlaced in the SCA are seen with annulets, there
are the occasional alternatives: Sulaiman ibn Ali al-Mustain (badge,
Sept 1993): (Fieldless) A triangle voided and interlaced with a
triquetra inverted sable.; and Lionet de la Rose Blanche (device,
Aug 2012): Argent, a triquetra azure fretted with a triangle
inverted voided gules.
Mons Tonitrus, Barony of (MT): NEW BADGE: Quarterly vert and argent, two lightning bolts crossed in saltire and a bordure all counterchanged.
The use of lightning bolts without the use of an entire thunderbolt is a SFPP.
Mons Tonitrus, Barony of (MT): NEW BADGE: Quarterly argent and sable, two lightning bolts crossed in saltire counterchanged and a bordure vert.
The use of lightning bolts without the use of an entire thunderbolt is a SFPP.
Tonitrus, Barony of (MT): NEW BADGE: Per
chevron throughout argent and vert, two harps sable and a jester's
Tonitrus, Barony of (MT): NEW BADGE: Per chevron inverted
throughout vert and argent, a harp argent and two jester's caps
Mons Tonitrus, Barony of (MT): NEW BADGE: Per chevron inverted throughout vert and argent, a harp argent and two fleurs-de-lys sable.
Mons Tonitrus, Barony of (MT): NEW BADGE: Per pale sable and argent, a wreath of ivy and a bordure counterchanged.
Mons Tonitrus, Barony of (MT): NEW BADGE: Sable, two francisca axes crossed in saltire between flaunches argent, overall a bordure counterchanged.
Seraphina Delphino (Ragged Staff) notes that “The barony can use a bordure surmounting flaunches because of Existing registration allowance.” and that the following badge associard with this name was registered November 2003: Argent, a sheaf of arrows between flaunches sable all within a bordure counterchanged. Michael Gerard Curtememoire requested a copy of that badge from the College Archivist (firstname.lastname@example.org) and received it! Thank you!
Murphy of Ered Sul (Windale): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, a dragon segreant contourny vert between in chief three mullets one and two gules and on a ford proper a mullet gules.
There was discussion on the device, regarding the position of the mullets; they really don't match what one expects to find with “four mullets in cross.” Etienne Le Mons suggested the final blazon, as “this puts the tertiary mullet in a separate charge group from the secondary mullets and clears all unity issues. The mullet on the ford is still a little hard to identify, but technically allowed since the ford is neutral.”
Paisley Porter (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, a fox's head erased gules, on a chief vert an arrow fesswise argent.
Rosamund Sanburne (Sundragon): NEW NAME CHANGE, Flavia Valeriana
rauðfeldr (Mons Tonitrus): NEW BADGE: (Fieldess) A
threaded needle azure winged argent.
Russell Rusli Marteinnson (Granite Mountain): NEW DEVICE: Sable, a calmarie inverted Or, a bordure parted bordurewise embattled gules.
It was determined that a calmarie could be inverted, and this fashion of dividing a bordure parted bordurewise with a complex line of division is also acceptable (Areus of Sparta has registered Sable, a trident head Or and a bordure parted bordurewise wavy argent and gules.).
The following were registered by the College of Arms, March 2019:
The following was returned by the College for further work March 2019:
This name was withdrawn by the submitter after the close of commentary.
The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, April 2019:
The following submissions were returned for further work, April 2019:
Many thanks in advance for your time and consideration of these submissions.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald
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