Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Cosmo Craven and Elzbieta; Lord Tymothy Smythson, Aten Principal Herald; the 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 July 2014 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have commentary to me by 20 July 2014.
Heraldry Hut: Heraldry Hut will be held Friday, 18 July, 2014, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please contact me for location and directions.
There's a good chance that there will be an Heraldic Consultation Table at Mons Tonitrus' Arts and Science competition, Saturday, 26 July.
Please consider the following submissions for the July 2014 Letter of Intent:
Hroc Æthelwulfes sunu (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Sable, a mullet of four points gules fimbriated between four horse's heads couped Or, the one in sinister chief argent.
The name is Anglo-Saxon. Both Hroc and Aethelwulf are found as male given names in the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England from 823 through 972 and several persons with that name in the Domesday Boke, respectively (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=OPEN&st=PERSONS&ft=PERSON&value=-1&level=5). Construction of the patronymic name is based on the registered name Morgan Æthelwulfes sunu, registered April 2007. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name; he asks that the name be authentic for Anglo-Saxon English. He will not accept Major changes to the name.
The fimbriation should be at least twice the thickness of that seen here.
Jacqueline de Bretaigne (Sundragon): DECVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2014
Azure, a pall inverted between two doves rising respectant and a sprig of lilies of the valley argent, slipped and leaved vert.
The name was registered March 2014.
The original device submission, Per fess azure and argent, three doves volant argent and a lily affronty gules seeded Or., was returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." The lily affronty here is not identifiable as such; lily flowers are more typically drawn in profile, not affronty. Furthermore, this one appears to be in trian aspect: tilted so that it is somewhere between affronty and in profile, something we do not allow. This should be redrawn as either a more heraldic lily in profile, or as a generic flower or rose affronty.” This is a complete redesign. The doves will be given more appropriate crests.
Jaku'an Kakujo (Sundragon): NEW NAME CHANGE from Morgann Mac Duibh Dara, NEW DEVICE CHANGE and NEW BADGE
(device) Per pale sable and vert, a lion dormant within a torii gate argent.
(badge) Vert, a compass star of eight points argent charged with a lion dormant sable.
The currently-registered name was registered October and will be retained as an alternate name.
The name submission is Japanese, intended for a monastic warrior. The houmyu (religious name of the individual) has two parts with the structure <azana><imina>. Jaku'an is the azana, replacing/in place of the family name (so listed first) and is dated to 1316. Kakujo is the imina/personal name, following the azana; it is dated to 1336. Documentation is provided by Dr. Barbara Norstrand (Solveig Throndardottir) in an upcoming publication of Japanese names. He desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
If registered, his currently-registered device, Vert, a lightning bolt bendwise, on a chief argent two acorns slipped and leaved sable., should be retained as a badge.
We're somewhat flummoxed as to how to blazon the argent charge. It isn't really a compass star and annulet unless the center is filled in (then one only see the tips of the greater and lesser points). Somewhat similar is a piece of Canadian armory, and the original artwork for mullet/outer charge: http://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project-pic.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=479&ProjectElementID=1604, blazoned as Within an annulet of eight points set on the outer edge Or, a roundel quarterly Gules and Argent charged with a coronet erablé Or. Does anyone have a better blazon?
Joseph Walter McFadden (Sundragon): RELEASE of NAME, DEVICE and BADGE
The client requests the release of all registered items: name; device, Quarterly erminois and sable, in bend two trefoils slipped vert, a bordure counterchanged sable and Or.; and badge, Or, a pall sable between three shamrocks stems to center vert, a bordure sable.
Tomaso Floreano (Sundragon): NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Or, in bend sinister a wooden mallet bendwise inverted proper and a quill pen bendwise sinister, a bordure sable.
The name and current device were both registered July 2001.
The current device, Or, in bend sinister a wooden mallet bendwise inverted proper and a a wood-handled chisel bendwise inverted proper bladed argent, a bordure sable., is to be retained as a badge.
Yvonne Le Roux (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Quarterly purpure and sable, a wolf's head erased contourny argent and on a chief Or two mullets of four points gules.
The name is French. Yvonnet is found in “French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423.html. However, this exact spelling is found in "Names from the Rôle des taxes de l'arrière-ban du Bailliage d'Evreux, in 1562" Brunissende Dragonette (http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/TaxEvreux.pdf). Le Roux is found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 & 1438" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1423surnames.html).
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name; she would like it authentic for 15th C France. She will not accept Major changes to the name.
The following appear in the two June 2014 Atenveldt Letters of Intent:
Commentary supplied by Alys Mackyntoich (AM), Aria Gemina Mala (AGM), ffride wlffsdotter (fw), Gunnvor silfraharr (Gs) and Marta (MMM).
Alexander Throckmorton (Brymstone): NEW NAME
Alfrún Sigþórssdóttir: NEW NAME and NEW DEVICE: Per fess embattled Or and vert, two musimons combattant sable and a plat
in the genitive would become <Sigþórs>, hence
<Sigþórsdóttir> with only two s's, not
Aramis Charbonneau (Sundragon): NEW NAME
Candice Libel (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Azure, a dragonfly argent within an orle of compass stars Or.
she wants her stars "round", why doesn't she just use
mullets of eight points? I find no conflicts. The nearest thing I saw
was: Azure, a dragonfly volant en arriére argent, within an
orle Or. [Matilda de Seton, LOAR 03/1998] (Gs)
Dianne Buble Blowere (BoA): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2013: Purpure, a spiked mace bendwise sinister within an orle of roundels argent.
The name was registered March 2013.
The original device submission, Purpure, a wand bendwise sinister tipped with a mullet within an orle of roundels argent., was returned for violating SENA A3F3 for being obtrusively modern. The overwhelming impression is of a magic wand, a completely modern invention. There was some discussion of whether or not this fit under core style armory, given attestations of scepters in armory headed of fleurs-de-lys or possibly trefoils. However, there is no pattern of sticking just any heraldic charge atop a baton.
NEW NAME and DEVICE:
and gules, in bend two alphyns Or.
NAME and DEVICE: Per
pale and per chevron vert and Or, two cinquefoils and a linden tree
eradicated all counterchanged.
Ìzza al-Zarqa': NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A horse's head erased purpure, maned Or.
I see no conflicts. I might suggest an artist's note to open up the erasing so it's more obvious that the head is, in fact, erased. (Gs)
Juliane de Grey: New Device: Purpure, an altar argent flammant Or, and on a chief argent a roundel between an increscent and a decrescent purpure.
from the January 2014 cover letter:
find no conflicts. (Gs)
Dowling: NEW BADGE:
Sable, on a bend
cotised between two death's heads argent, a chain throughout azure.
Dowling: NEW DEVICE:
Sable, on a bend
cotised between two death's heads argent, the astronomical sign for
Gemini palewise azure.
Gul `At.t.âr (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Vert, a cobra
erect tail nowed Or and in dexter chief a six-petaled flower
McDaid : NEW NAME
CHANGE and NEW BADGE: Per
pale purpure and argent, a tower counterchanged and on a chief per
pale argent and azure, a shamrock counterchanged.
Uliana Iosefova (Sundragon): NEW DEVICE:Quarterly argent and azure, two double-bladed axes crossed in saltire between three roses, all counterchanged.
A die argent enflamed gules.
NEW BADGE: (Fieldless)
An annulet beviled eight times Or.
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