Kingdom of Atenveldt
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
Letter of Intent
15 August 2016, A.S. LI
Unto Andrewe Laurel; Lillia Pelican; Brunissende Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,
Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms.
Unless specifically stated, the client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.
Anita de Challis: AUGMENTATION OF ARMS RESUBMISSION from Laurel,
The name was registered January 2000.
Gules, a seeblatt and a chief doubly-arched Or, and as an
augmentation on a canton gules a sun and a moon in her plenitude in
pale within a bordure Or., was
returned for contrast
issues. “SENA A3a3 states "Because an augmentation adds
complexity, augmented devices are often allowed to violate certain
style rules, such as allowing charges on tertiary charges or a
complexity count of greater than eight, as long as the
identifiability of the design is maintained. However, they may not
violate the rules on contrast." Here, there is no contrast
between the Or bordure of the canton and the Or chief and so this
must be returned.”
2. Caell Robertson: DEVICE CHANGE REUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2014
Sable, two bat-winged, scorpion-tailed lions combatant Or and a bordure rayonny argent.
The name was registered June 2013.
The original submission, Sable, a winged manticore gardant Or., was returned by Laurel “for multiple conflicts. Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a manticore, manticores in period heraldry do not have wings, and have the face or head of a man. This device presumes upon the important non-SCA arms of Belgium, Sable, a lion rampant Or, and of the important non-SCA arms of the Palatinate of the Rhine, Sable, a lion rampant Or crowned gules, both with a DC for the addition of the wings, but no difference granted for the tail. This device is also in conflict with the device of Cain du Lac, Sable, a winged cat rampant Or within an orle wreathed vert and Or and the device of Cassandra Theodosius, Sable, a winged lion salient and a point pointed Or, both with a single DC for removing the secondary charge.”
If registered, his current device, Per pale argent and sable, a dolmen counterchanged., should be retained as a badge.
3. Elizabeth Æthelwulfes dohtor: NEW BADGE
Per pale gules and sable, a Kolovrat and in chief a coronet Or.
The name was registered April 2007. The client has a Court Baroncy 23 June 2012 and a County 7 November 2015; this is to be jointly registered with Morgan Aethelwulfes sunu (name registered April 2007; Court Baroncy 23 June 2012: County 7 November 2015). Both are entitled to bear a coronet on their armory.
The earliest Kolovrat symbol ever found was uncovered in Mezine, Ukraine, carved on an ivory figurine, which dates 12,000 years; one of the earliest cultures that are known to have used this “Slavic swastika” was a Neolithic culture in Southern Europe, in the area that is now Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as the Vinca Culture, which dates back around 8,000 years. (http://www.slavorum.org/history-and-meaning-of-slavic-swastika-kolovrat/). Thomas de Groet notes in the Atenveldt Letter of Presentation that the use of this charge was deemed offensive by the Ansteorran College of Heralds and apparently returned (Ansteorra ILoI dated 02-08-16), because it is a symbol associated with Neo-Nazism. Neither book that I have that might address this, Badges and Insignia of the Third Reich, 1934-1945, by Brian L. Davis and Malcolm McGregor, and The Swastika: Symbol Beyond Redemption?, by Steven Heller, do not mention or illustrate the kolovrat at all (for the record, Heller, a graphic artist, does come to the conclusion that the swastika should continue to be a prohibited symbol). It appears fairly commonly in jewelry sold on Etsy, as a Slavic amulet. I don't think that this symbol's permission or prohibition has been ultimately ruled upon by the College of Arms, so I am sending on the submission.
4. Mons Tonitrus, Barony of: NEW BADGE
Sable, a thunderbolt between flaunches argent all within a bordure denticulada counterchanged.
This is for the Order of the Silver Thunderbolt (name registered January 1991); it is in addition to the previously-registered badge for the Order, Sable, a thunderbolt between flaunches argent all within a bordure counterchanged. (registered January 1992). The use of the bordure denticulada follows the example of the badges for 26. Mons Tonitrus, Barony of, Order of the Sable Arrows, and 27. Mons Tonitrus, Order of, Order of the Sable Harps, found in the 20 July 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent. Other badges registered to these Orders use a bordure counterchanged, and it this is an attempt to use similar armory that closely identified with those already-registered badges.
5. Ulrica Anna of Twin Moons: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per pale raguly argent and vert, a dragon segreant contourny sable and a dandelion slipped and leaved Or.
wlffsdotter graciously provided the necessary name
Twin Moons is the client's home residence; the branch name was registered April 1993.
The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name. She will not accept Major changes to the name.
There are 1 New Name, 1 New Device and 2 New Badges. These 4 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $12 for them. There are 1 Device Resubmissison and 1 Augmentation of Arms Resubmission. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.
I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Coblaith Muimnech, Daniel the Broc, ffride wlffsdotter (many thanks!) and Song Zidie.
Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.
as tu Mika-Mysliwy