Kingdom of Atenveldt
Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)
Gunnarr Gunnlaugsson af Bláskógi. Device. Sable, a saltire triply parted and fretted argent between four mascles Or.
Rowan of Clonmacnoise. Name and device. Purpure, an opinicus statant Or and in chief a crescent argent, a bordure engrailed Or.
Please instruct the submitter to draw a thicker bordure with larger and fewer engrailings.
Sabine Bryght of Ash. Name.
Simon Kerbouchard. Name.
Submitted as Simon Ker Bouchard, no evidence was given for the combination of an Irish byname followed by a French surname of apparently patronymic origin. Dauzat (Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille et des prénoms de France) tells that the initial element ker is a Breton word meaning "village"; Morlet (Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille) notes further that it is cognate to the caer found in Britain. It is stated to frequently appear in toponymic formations for the names of domains followed by the name of an ancient owner. AsBouchard is an ancient baptismal name, Kerbouchard would seem to follow such known examples as Kerdavid and Kerjean.
Thomas Alaric. Name and device. Per pale azure and Or, two elephants salient addorsed, a bordure counterchanged.
William of Ravenscroft. Device. Purpure, semy of nails Or, a jewelers saw set bendwise argent, on a chief Or three Bowen crosses sable.
This is the defining instance of a jewelers saw; therefore, the item must be documented as a period artifact and evidence must be given showing that this emblazon matches period forms. The only documentation given for this artifact dates to the 18th century, well out of our period. In addition, the nail appears to be a cross between a nail and a rivet. This type of nail must also be documented as a period artifact before it can be used in arms.
(Estrella War Consultation Table submissions)
Brian Broadaxe. Device. Argent, goutty inverted, a demon and on a chief azure two winged boars passant argent.
Briged O'Daire. Household name House Kegs End.
Submitted as Keg's End, Smith, English Place-Name Elements, under ende lists Sewards End. Forming a hypothetical place name in the form <surname>s + End seems therefore reasonable. We have, however, removed the apostrophe, to conform with period usage. Similarly we have added the household designator as required by the Rules for Submissions III.2.b.
Caitlín inghean uí Shirideáin. Name.
Submitted as Caitlin O'Sirideain, we have changed the gender of the clan designator to match the given name. Since she is interested in an authentic 16th century Irish name, we have also added the accents to the given and clan names.
Charles the Bear. Name and device. Argent, two bear's heads erased, addorsed, and conjoined proper.
Christian of Sundragon. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per fess azure and vert, a swept-hilt rapier argent impaling a heart Or.
Submitted under the name Ashir al-Zahir.
Damiana da Firenze. Name and device. Bendy sinister sable and Or, a horse's head cabossed and wearing a chamfron gules.
Submitted as Damiana Forenze, she requested an authentic Italian name. We have therefore changed the spelling of the byname to a documented form and added the preposition to make it a typical locative byname.
David Macalpin of Dalcross. Name and device. Azure, a lion's head cabossed Or pierced of a sword inverted, on a chief enarched argent two crosses of Cleves gules.
Deille of Farnham. Device. Or, on a saltire vert a cat sejant guardant Or, overall an orle counterchanged.Dougal O'Sirideain. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Egan of Atenveldt. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, a rapier inverted bendwise sinister between two dumbeks sable headed Or.
Submitted under the name Egan Taitnyssagh Smilebringer.
Elspeth Flannagann. Name and device. Per chevron argent and gules, two hands couped sable and a foi throughout argent.
Gallchobar macc Faelchon. Name and device. Per pale gules and argent, two dragons combattant counterchanged, on a base embattled Or a Celtic cross sable.
Submitted as Gallchobar MacFaelechoin, he requested an authentic 6th-8th century Irish name. This time period is problematical, since it falls right in the transition between Ogham inscriptions and Old Irish documents. Since no direct precursors of either name were found in a search through the Ogham material, we have changed the name to a form suggested by the most archaic Old Irish forms. Please ask submitter to draw more embattlements on the base.
Gareth of Bloodwine Gorge. Badge. (Fieldless) A sword inverted entwined by a serpent argent.
This is clear of Barbara Fitzhugh de Brandhard, Azure, a sword inverted proper entwined widdershins of a poppy proper. As with the snake, the poppy is large enough to count as a co-primary charge and therefore there are CDs for changing the type and tincture of half the primary charge group.
Giovanna Beatrice di Grazia. Name and device. Vert, three bees within an orle Or.
Gõcauo Diego Ramiriç. Name and device. Per bend argent and Or, two crescents gules, a bordure charged with the words "Verdade Honra E Sobretudo" argent.
Please inform the submitter that a translation of the text should be included with the submission. In this case members of my staff were able to provide the translation of the original phrase "Verdade Sobretudo E Honra" as "Truth Overall and Honor." As blazoned the words do not make a sensible phrase, but they are not required to make sense, only to be non-offensive.
Griffith Ash the Archer. Device. Per pale sable and azure, a griffin segreant contourny argent winged Or.
Guillaume Beauvin. Name and device. Argent, a cow salient and a chief purpure.
Submitted as Guillaume de Beauvin. Since Hund provided us with examples such as Beaupain 'good bread' we feel comfortable with the hypothetical construction 'good wine'. The preposition, however, is not attested in period documents so we have dropped it.
Gunnar of Jomsborg. Badge. Or, a bend sable between a dragon's head couped vert and a drakkar sable.Gwenhevare Holleran. Name and device. Vert, a unicorn rampant between in cross four dumbeks Or.
Submitted as Gwynhevare Holleran, we have changed the given name to a documented spelling.
Haley of Atenveldt. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per pale gules and Or, a comet throughout headed of a compass star between a decrescent and an increscent counterchanged.
"The comet has sufficient width to keep it from falling under the ban on 'long skinny charges' counterchanged along their long axis, which was meant to apply to charges more like swords and spears and arrows." (Da'ud ibn Auda, November 1994 LoAR, p. 9, s.n. Shire of Steren Codha) Submitted under the name Haleya Olofsdottir.
Jerusha a'Laon. Name and device. Sable, in pale a hanging balance Or and an open book argent.
Johannes von Helmstedt. Device. Azure, a winged lion salient contourny, a bordure embattled Or.
Julian Faith McCabe. Name.
Katherine Bradon of Carlisle. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Kedivor Tal ap Cadugon. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a peacock close perched atop a hawk's bell Or.
Lí Ban ingen uí Dhuinnín. Name.
Submitted as Li Ban O Duinnin, we have changed the clan affiliation to the proper feminine form and added back the accents, dropped in kingdom, to match the forms and documentation.
Maliusha Sepukhovicha. Name and device. Per pale argent and azure, on a fess between three annulets, three crosses crosslet, all counterchanged.
Submitted as Maliusha Sepukhov, we have changed the locative byname to a grammatically correct feminine form.
Moira O'Droogan. Name and device. Per pale vert and argent, two dragonflies counterchanged.
Morann of Conamara. Name and device. Per bend gules and sable, two Latin crosses raguly argent.
Phoebe MacGregor. Name and device. Quarterly vert and Or, a horse passant argent caparisoned azure.
Rhys ap Gwylym. Device. Per bend Or and sable, a bear's paw print sable and a mouse rampant argent.
Robert Delion. Name.
Sabine Bryght of Ash. Device. Purpure, a dragonfly argent within a snake involved in annulo argent lozengy purpure.
Seaan Mac an Ghabhann. Device. Argent, on a single-horned anvil reversed vert a Celtic cross Or.
Sean Holden. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Sverrir Valthjofsson. Name change from holding name Robert of Tir Ysgithr.
Théophile de Jonchere. Name and device. Or, a scarpe vert and a scarpe azure between a fleur-de-lys azure and a trefoil vert.
Submitted as Theophille De Youn kiere, the documentation for the given name had been slightly misread and the byname was not documented at all. We have changed the spelling of the given name to that supported by the submitted documentation; the byname we have changed to a period spelling provided by Nebuly. The use of two colors in the scarpes constitutes a weirdness, but it is the only one.
Tieg ap Gwylym. Name.
Waldham af Torshavn. Name.
Submitted as Waldham von Torsvan, the byname had two problems. First, the spelling of the place name (and the spelling Tørsvan used in the forms) is undocumented; second, the name changes languages within one element. We have therefore changed the locative to the documented spelling and made it entirely Norwegian.
Akilli Asian Sarolta. Name change from holding name Sarolta of Tir Ysgithr.
This name has several problems. First, Hurrem/Roxelana, cited in the submission, was known by her original Russian name only to the West; to Turks, she was known by the Turkish harem name. Combining the two names seems to be restricted to modern history books. Second, an epithet is not acceptable simply because a native speaker says so; modern-day people do not normally have that kind of knowledge about period naming practices. Third, Sarolta is incompatible with the rest of the name: it is only known from 10th century Hungary, and by the time of the Turkish invasion, pagan-era Hungarian female names had already disappeared.
Arnak Haifisch der Laut. Name and device. Sable, a shark haurient affronty argent.
This name has several problems. First, no dated evidence was submitted for the given name. Second, neither was evidence given for the unusual byname Haifisch, meaning
'shark.' Third, the second byname der Laut does not mean 'the Loud' but 'the Tone'; this doesn't fit with our knowledge about period bynames. Finally, no evidence was submitted for using two descriptive bynames in German. No device forms were included for this submission. In addition, we would like evidence of this posture's use in period armory. In redesign beware of Gest Grimsson, Vert, a narwhal hauriant embowed argent, and Balin the Fairhaired, Sable, a whale hauriant argent .
Christian of Sundragon. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per fess azure and vert, a swept-hilt rapier argent impaling a heart Or.
His device has been registered under the holding name Christian of Sundragon.
Charles the Bull. Badge. Sable, on a Celtic cross argent a thistle proper.
Conflict with Keii Gerard de Courtenay, On a Celtic cross argent, a candle vert, lit proper. There is a CD for fieldlessness, but Charles' thistle is primarily vert, so there is not a second CD for changing only the type of the tertiary charge.
Dougal O'Sirideain. Device. Per saltire sable and gules, on a plate a Celtic cross conjoined to a Thor's hammer gules.
The device technically violates rule XI.4, Arms of Pretense: "Armory that uses charges which themselves are charged in such a way as to appear to be arms of pretense is considered presumptuous. Period and modern heraldic practice asserts a claim to land or property by surmounting an individual's usual armory with a display of armory associated with that claim. Such arms of pretense are most commonly placed on an inescutcheon or lozenge, but may also appear on other geometric charges such as roundels, cartouches, etc. For this reason, such charges may not be charged in such a way as to suggest independent arms. Such charges may not contain an ordinary that terminates at the edge, or more than one charge." The device contains two charges on a roundel. In addition the conjoining of the Celtic cross and the Thor's hammer made both charges hard to identify.
Egan Taitnyssagh Smilebringer. Name.
The name has several problems. First, the first byname is not really documented except as a modern Manx word. Second, the combination of Manx with Anglicized Irish, while registerable, is not generally found as a period practice. Third, and most importantly, the last byname does not really follow the cited examples of Norse bynames; it looks like something out of a modern fantasy novel. The submitter might consider the English byname Smiles, found as a header spelling in Reaney and Wilson. His device was registered under the holding name Egan of Atenveldt .
Haleya Olofsdottir. Name.
Unfortunately for the submitter, Geirr Bassi does not actually say that all Old Norse male names can be feminized. His example of Helgi ~ Helga is especially irrelevant in this case since Helgi is a weak masculine and Háleygr is a strong one; that is, their declinations are quite different. Since none of our sources show a feminine form ofHáleygr or a pattern of similar feminizations we have to return this.
The submitter should know that metronymics, like the submitted one (which would be grammatically correct asÓlöfardóttir), were extremely rare in the Viking culture. Essentially, a metronymic byname signifies not only a bastard but one whose father is not even known. She might consider the similar-sounding patronymic Óláfsdóttir instead. Her device has been registered under the holding name Haley of Atenveldt.
Juliette de Deuxmont. Device. Argent, a compass rose sable within and conjoined to a mascle azure, in chief a sprig of holly vert, fructed gules.
The holly in chief is not in a blazonable position as it is neither fesswise nor is it chevronwise (which itself is not a position typically found in period armory). In addition, the conjoining of the mascle and the compass rose reduces the identifiability of both charges.
Katherine Bradon of Carlisle. Device. Argent, a spiderweb throughout azure charged with a spider sable, a bordure embattled azure ermined argent.
The spiderweb is unidentifiable as drawn. It does not match the examples of spiderwebs in Guillim's Display of Heraldry, nor does it match any standard depiction.
Seamus McDaid. Device. Per bend sinister argent and gules, a bend sinister cotised sable between an equal-armed Celtic cross and a trefoil counterchanged.
The device has an entire sable cotise on the gules field. As cotises are treated as a secondary charge group, this violates RfS VIII.2, Armorial Contrast.
Sean Holden. Device. Argent, a wooden guillotine proper bladed sable.
Guillotine-style machines are permissible in medieval forms, such as the Halifax Gibbet. This submission is of a modern guillotine, which did not exist until the mid-seventeenth century. In particular, we found no period examples using a slanted blade. The submitter should be informed that in no depiction of guillotine-style machines is the blade freestanding. All depictions showed the blade running along guides on each side.
Sean of the South. Device. Vert, on a pile argent a mullet of six points elongated to base vert.
Conflict with Nicholos of the Hill Folk, Vert, on a pile argent, a dragon rampant gules. There is only a single CD for multiple changes to the tertiary charges.
Angelina della Costa. Name and device. Or, two mermaids proper crined and sustaining in chief a heart gules.
Submitted as Angelina Della Costa, we have changed the capitalization to match period practice.
Caitilín inghean uí Shirideáin. Device. Or ermined, a fret and on a chief vert two trefoils Or.
Edward von Griffenberg. Name and device. Sable, a hangman's noose argent.
Submitted as Edward von Griffonberg, we have changed the byname to an uniformly German spelling.
Golda ferch Deiniol. Device. Per chevron vert and Or, two suns in their splendour Or.
Joseph Walter McFadden. Badge. Or, a pall sable between three shamrocks stems to center vert, a bordure sable.
Please inform the submitter to draw the bordure and the pall larger.
Julian Faith McCabe. Device. Per saltire azure and vert, two unicorn's heads erased respectant Or.
Please inform the submitter to draw the horns and the beards of the unicorns larger.
Kormákr of Tir Ysgithr. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per bend sinister bevilled azure and gules, a horse's head contourny couped argent changed with a mullet of four points sable and a sword bendwise sinister proper.
Submitted under the name Kormákr Kálsvísa.
Li Ming Fa. Name.
For the registration of this name special thanks go to Pillar for providing extensive documentation, very briefly summarised by herself this way: Relevent period Chinese given name conventions can be summarized as follows: (1) generally two syllables long, (2) meanings are carried by their written Chinese characters, and (3) female names sometimes refer to flowers.
Malkolm Tay. Device. Azure, a chevron argent ermined vert, overall a mancatcher issuant from base Or.
Otto Blauschild. Device. Azure, a fret argent, a bordure ermine.
Please inform the submitter that the bordure should be wider and have fewer ermine spots.
Phelan Ó Coileáin. Name and device. Azure, a horseshoe inverted within a bordure Or.
Submitted as Phelan O'Coileain, the name mixed Anglicized and Gaelic spelling in a single name element. This is not acceptable, as per RfS III.1.a, so we have changed the byname to an entirely Gaelic spelling. As the submitter requested an authentic Irish name we would have changed the byname to the Anglicized O Collaine , but the submitter did not accept major changes. Please inform the submitter that the horseshoe would be more identifiable if it had nail holes. In addition, the bordure should be wider.
Rhys MacArthur. Name and device. Per bend azure and vert, a mullet of four greater and eight lesser points argent and a bear rampant contourny Or.
Richard of Atenveldt. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per chevron inverted gules and argent, an oak tree and a bull's head cabossed counterchanged.
Submitted under the name Richard of the Oak Shield.
Angelica Blauschild. Device. Azure, a pair of wings argent conjoined by a Hungerford knot Or, pendant from the knot a needle and a quill pen argent, a bordure ermine.
The device has a complexity count of nine, which is over the rule-of-thumb limit. While we sometimes register armory with this complexity count, those cases follow patterns of period complex armory, which this device does not. Furthermore the needle and quill pen were unidentifiable. In any resubmissions, if the wings must be joined by a knot, please drawn the knot substantially thicker.
Kormákr Kálsvísa. Name.
The byname Kálsvísa, justified as a kenning based on the name of a legendary horse, has serious problems. No evidence was submitted that proper names appeared as kennings, that is, allusive names used primarily in scaldic poetry; the most the College could find was that names were used as parts of kennings. Furthermore, the argument presented in the submission does not address the issue of whether Kálsvísa as a name refers to a particular legendary individual in such a way that its use should be prohibited. It is also unclear whether the byname is a claim to superhuman powers and therefore presumptuous. His device was registered under the holding name Kormákr of Tir Ysgithr.
Richard of the Oak Shield. Name.
Based on such examples as Sword or Spear, found in Reaney and Wilson's A Dictionary of English Surnames, the meaning of the byname appears to be acceptable. However, there is no evidence that these bynames would be used with of the; also, oakshield would have been spelled as one word. The name would thus have appeared in the desired period as Richard Okesheld. As the submitter does not allow changes we have to return it. His device has been registered under the holding name Richard of Atenveldt.
Anastasia of Three Oaks. Name and device. Per pale Or and argent, an acorn inverted slipped and leaved proper, a bordure azure.
Atenveldt, Kingdom of. Transfer of heraldic title Sable Plume Pursuivant to the Kingdom of Artemisia.
This was pended from the April 2000, LoAR because there has been no acceptance from Artemisia for the transfer. Such acceptance appeared with the June Artemisia Letter of Intent.
Deirdre of Gaul. Name (see RETURNS for device). Eowyn Erthton. Name and device. Erminois, in pale two catamounts passant contourny, a bordure rayonny sable.
Eric the Bald. Name and device. Sable, a sledge hammer argent within a bordure rayonny Or.
Erik Kastanrazi. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Gaston Trévoux. Name and device. Per chevron vert and sable, three owls argent.
This is close but clear of Nicole de l'Havre des Chouettes Or, three barn owls [Tyto alba] affronty each perched upon an olive branch all proper . While there is not a CD between an owl close guardant and an owl close affronty, after examining the emblazon of Nicole's device, we decided that her owls were essentially argent winged brown . As we give a CD for changing the tincture of the wings, there is thus a CD for tincture as well as a CD for the change to the field.
Geraint de Grey. Name.
Golda ferch Deiniol. Badge. Argent goutty d'eau, a demi-sun issuant from base Or.
Iago Gof. Name and device. Or, a bend sinister embattled on the upper edge between two tygers passant contourny azure.
John Michael Midwinter. Name and device. Gyronny gules and Or, a lozenge counterchanged.
In general, charges should not be counterchanged over a gyronny field, but given the extreme simplicity of the charge, and that there is only one charge, we find this acceptable.
Katherine Trévoux. Name.
Kedivor Tal ap Cadugon. Badge for Genevieve Marguerite Gaston de La Rochelle. Purpure ermined argent, a griffin segreant argent winged and beaked Or.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the tails on the ermine spots larger.
Lowri uxor Iago. Name and device. Azure, a tyger passant contourny within a bordure embattled Or.
Nathair Airgid, Shire of. Device. Per saltire gules and sable, a pithon erect, in base a laurel wreath argent
Robert de Bere. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Sebastian Wolff. Name.
Submitted as Sebastian von Wolff, Wolff appears to be a given name and not a place name; it cannot therefore be used with the preposition von.
Siobhán inghean uí Dhubhagáin. Name.
Submitted as Siobhán Ó Dubhagáin, the name combined a feminine given name with a masculine form of the byname. We have changed the name to uniformly feminine.
Tifaine de Dauphiné. Name.
Uilliam Ó Dubhagáin. Name.
Deirdre of Gaul. Device. Argent, in pale a bird displayed head to sinister sable and a triangle voided purpure. Conflict with Manfred, King of Sicily (important non-SCA arms), Argent, an eagle displayed sable. There is a CD for adding the triangle, but nothing for the difference between the two birds. Furthermore, please instruct the submitter in future submissions to draw the bird with visible legs.
Erik Kastanrazi. Device. Gules, in saltire a ladle inverted and a battle-axe argent hafted Or.
Withdrawn by the submitter.
Kiara Wrynn of the Bells. Device. Argent, a chevron rompú throughout between two hawk's bells and a cross of four mascles vert pometty purpure.
The cross is two steps from period style. We know of no examples in period armory of a cross pometty of a different tincture. While this by itself may have been registerable, adding the roundels to a type of cross whose outline is rarely if ever further altered makes the cross too far from period style to be registerable.
Robert de Bere. Device. Vert, two ferrets combattant Or.
The beasts were not drawn as ferrets, lacking both the thin tail and the elongated body. The device would thus be returned for redrawing except if drawn properly, it would be in conflict with Lorimel the Gentle, Vert, an otter sejant erect Or. There is a CD for the number of primary charges, but nothing for the change in posture.
Cadlae inghean uí Sheanacháin. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Cadlae O Seancain, no documentation was provided for the byname. However, MacLysaght, The Surnames of Ireland, under (O) Shannon, has Ó Seanacháin. We have changed the name to match this and put it to a feminine form.
Galen Ó Seanacháin. Name.
Submitted as Galen O Seancain, no documentation was provided for the byname. However, MacLysaght, The Surnames of Ireland, under (O) Shannon, has Ó Seanacháin. We have changed the name accordingly.
Karl Teransson. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and gules, an owl close affronty Or and a bordure argent.
Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Badge (see RETURNS for order name). (Fieldless) On a pile inverted within and issuant from an annulet sable, in base a mullet of eight points argent.
Submitted as for the Order of the Silver Stars of Mons Tonitrus.
Tehmuginn Burgudjerekh. Name.
Submitted as Teh-Mu-Ginn Burgud Jerekh, the question was raised whether Temugin was a restricted name. However, the March 1998 registration of Timujin Timortologai overturned that precedent after considering new evidence. However, no evidence was given for using hyphens in the transliteration. We have changed the spelling to a likely period one.
Adriona Nichole la rousse de Beauvoir. Name and device. Purpure, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief argent charged with a rose gules, slipped and leaved vert, in dexter chief and in base two fleurs-de-lys argent.
Adrion is not in the article cited in the LoI. Further, Nichole is only documented from the 13th century, before double given names appeared. As she does not allow us to drop the first given name we have to return this.
There are two reasons for returning the device. First, on the large emblazon the charge in chief was still closer to a rosebud than a rose. Second, as we know of no period examples of schneckes with secondary or tertiary charges, we find the use of both in this device to be two steps beyond period practice. We may allow secondary or tertiary charges with a schnecke, but we doubt that the use of either is period practice.
Cadlae inghean uí Sheanacháin. Device. Gules, on a chalice inverted between two roundels Or a wooden spiked mace inverted proper.
As far as we know, maces were not made entirely of wood; therefore, there is no support for the head being brown. Furthermore, both cups and maces were rarely inverted in period, so inverting both may be excessive.
Mons Tonitrus, Barony of. Household name Order of the Silver Stars of Mons Tonitrus.
By the precedent set in the July 1997 LoAR, plural nouns are not allowed in order names. Also, according to RfS V.2.a, names of SCA branches are not descriptive elements; they are therefore invisible when determining whether a conflict exists. This name therefore conflicts with the US military decoration of Silver Star. While we do not intend to protect every military decoration, this is one of the few that is well enough known and prestigious enough to warrant protection.
Beartlaoi mac Mathghamhna. Name.
Submitted as Beartlai mac Mathghamhain, the documentation provided for the given name was not adequate. We have therefore changed the name to a more likely form found in Ó Corráin and Maguire's Irish Names. Likewise, we have changed the byname to a form given in MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland.
Edward Gostomski. Name and device. Per pale azure and gules, a cross formy argent within a bordure ermine.
Submitted as Eduard Gostomski, no documentation was provided for the spelling of the given name. We have therefore changed it to a known documented spelling. Please instruct the submitter to draw a wider bordure.
Edward Gostomski. Badge. Per pale azure and argent, a cross formy counterchanged within a bordure invected gules.
Elizabeth Edwin. Name and device. Or, in pale a rhinoceros' head erased purpure and in chevron inverted two roses gules slipped and leaved vert.
John the Idiota. Badge. (Fieldless) A wolverine rampant argent.
This is clear of Marie of Erin, Purpure, a mink rampant argent, orbed gules, armed Or. There is a CD for fieldlessness, and another for the difference between a wolverine and a mink.
John the Idiota. Transfer of badge to Kyra Kai ferch Madoc. Sable, a monkey sejant erect affronty, in chief an annulet Or.
Kyra Kai ferch Madoc. Accepting badge transfer from John the Idiota. Sable, a monkey sejant erect affronty, in chief an annulet Or.
Kyra Kai ferch Madoc. Release of badge. Sable, a monkey sejant erect affronty, in chief a crescent argent.
Lachlan McBean. Holding name and badge (see RETURNS for name). Sable, a tankard bendwise argent foaming Or.
This is clear of Kenneth MacCintsacairt, Sable, issuant from an open tankard argent, a dexter arm embowed reversed proper, grasping a sword fesswise argent. There is a CD for changing the orientation of the tankard and another for removing the significant arm and sword in Kenneth's device. The badge was submitted under the name Lachlan McBean of Kinchyle.
Temur Arslan. Device. Or, in pale a lion couchant contourny and two death's heads in fess sable, a bordure gules.
Yvonnet de Navarra. Name and device. Quarterly purpure and sable, a unicorn's head couped within an orle argent.
Lachlan McBean of Kinchyle. Name.
Kinchyle appears to be the clan seat of the MacBean, so the two names cannot be combined in this manner. As he does not allow us to drop elements of the name we have to return it. Also, the documentation for the name was not adequately summarised on the LoI, and we would have returned it for that reason as well. His badge has been registered under the holding name Lachlan McBean.
Sebastiana Gerynot Fanelli. Device.Per pale gules and purpure, on a pale Or between two rapiers inverted proper, a jester's bauble proper, staffed bendy sinister argent and alternately gules and purpure, and hooded alternately purpure and gules.
While the reasons for the previous return have been dealt with, this submission creates a new one. No evidence has been presented for the coloration of the staff. Treatments of the field were not necessarily used as treatments for charges, and therefore are not sufficient documentation to register this treatment of the staff.
Ailionóra inghean uí Echmarchaigh. Name change from holding name Ailionora of Tir Ysgithr.
Submitted as Ailonóra ni Echmercach, the byname mixed Anglicized and Gaelic orthographies. We have made it entirely Gaelic and changed it to the genitive case to be grammatically correct. We have also changed the given name back to the form used in the holding name, as that matches the submitted documentation.
Ásta Þorvaldsdóttir. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Ásta Torvaldsdóttir, we have changed the spelling of the byname to match the submitted documentation.
Bartolo di Benci. Name and device. Gules, on a lozenge between in cross four horses rampant Or a horse rampant gules.
Cecilia Kandzierzawa. Name and device. Azure, a swan rousant contourny wings elevated, inverted and addorsed argent maintaining a lute Or, a bordure ermine.
Submitted as Cecilia Kedzierzawy, the byname was in a misspelled masculine form. She requested an authentic name, so we have changed it to a period form in addition to making it feminine. The device is clear of Martin le Harpur of Faulkbourne, reblazoned elsewhere in this letter, Azure, in pale a falcon rising wings displayed argent perched on a harp Or, a bordure ermine. As the harp also one of the primary charges and there is a CD for type between a falcon rising and a swan rousant, there are two CDs for number and type of primary charges, as well as a third for the difference in posture (wings addorsed vs. wings displayed) between the two birds.
Danyel Vendredi de Lyon. Name and device. Per pale vert and argent, a compass star counterchanged, on a chief sable a spear argent.
John Turner of Kingsbridge. Name.
Jonete Malisoun. Device. Per bend sinister indented sable and vert, a bend sinister indented between two roses argent.
Li Ming Fa. Device. Vert, in fess a lotus flower affronty argent between two lions sejant respectant guardant each with a forepaw raised Or.
Maria Elena Hurtado de Mendoza. Name and device. Per pale azure and purpure, a triquetra Or between the wings of a winged horse's head couped argent.
Ásta Þorvaldsdóttir. Device. Purpure, a chevron couched from dexter interlaced with a chevron couched from sinister Or between two arrows, overall an arrow inverted argent.
This violates the ban on depictions of the same charge in two different sizes on the field. As drawn, it is unclear if the arrows on the sides are intended to be secondaries or overall charges.
Franziska Geredrudis Kesselheim. Name.
Withycombe, used to document the given names, does not date Franziska. The closest period form we could find was Francesca, in Italy. However, as no forms were received we have to return this submission.
Kayleigh von Brückenheim. Device. Or, an artist's brush and a reed pen inverted in saltire sable between flaunches azure each charged with a tower Or.
The new submission does not solve the problem from the previous submission. There are still two similar but non-identical charges on the device (the pen and the brush), a practice which has been prohibited for some time. Making them primary charges does not change the problem.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy. Alternate name Baga Bagbaazai.
The documentation for the name was insufficient: while the construction was cited as period, nothing was said about the words used. Also, the source used is not on the no-photocopy list, but we received no copies.
Brenda MacGhie of Kintyre. Name and device. Per pall Or azure and purpure, a heart gules and two crossbows Or.
Brenda is her legal given name.
Charles the Bull. Badge. Sable, on a Celtic cross argent a thistle purpure.
Christoffel van Bovingne. Name and device. Per chevron Or and sable, a chevron and in chief two bulls rampant addorsed gules.
Submitted as Christoffel von Bovisse, the byname was originally submitted as Bovine. While the College was not able to find documentation for either of these bynames, there is a town of Bovingne in Belgium. As he wished to retain the sound of the name we have changed the name accordingly.
Constantina von Ravenna. Name and device. Per pale azure and Or, an escarbuncle between in bend sinister an increscent and a decrescent counterchanged.
While the byname would appear to mix German and Italian in a single name element, it turns out that Ravenna is also the German form of the name.
Dirk of Tir Ysgithr. Holding name and device. Gules, two bendlets wavy and in sinister chief a natural dolphin naiant embowed argent.
Submitted under the name Dirk de Tovenaar
Erik the Relentless. Name and device. Purpure chapé ployé, a standing seraph argent.
Etain of Atenveldt. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per fess azure and vert, on a plate a raspberry fesswise gules slipped vert.
Submitted under the name of Etain und Ruprecht von Tielwasser.
Garrand the Silent. Name and device. Per pale argent and Or, two wyverns erect respectant tails entwined the dexter gules and the sinister sable.
Submitted as Garran the Silent, the LoI argued that the byname MacGarran implies that there was a Garran to be Mac of. Unfortunately for the submitter, this appears not to be the case: Woulfe, in Irish Names and Surnames, suggests that the byname means either "son of Arachán" or "son of Farachán". However, Morlet, Les Noms de Personne sur le Territoire de L'Ancienne Gaule du VIe au XIIe Siècle vol. III, lists Garrandus; this is Latinised, and Garrand is a reasonable vernacular form. We have made this change.
Honor Catlin MacCurtain. Name change from holding name Honor of Sundragon.
Submitted as Honor Caitlin MacCurtain, this name was a resubmission. The earlier submission, Honor Caitlin nic Curtin, was returned for the two weirdnesses of using a double given name in an Irish name and mixing Gaelic and Anglicized spellings. Unfortunately, the submitter misread the return. Instead of dropping the Gaelic second given name, as suggested by Laurel, she changed the patronymic, which was already in an Anglicized form. We have changed the second given name to a Middle English form found in Withycombe's The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names.
Jonathan Crusadene Whitewolf the Younger. Name change from Jonathan the Younger.
Submitted as Johnathan Crusadene Whitewolfe the Younger, we have changed the spelling to match his father's registered name. His former name is released.
Mara Toole. Name and device. Purpure, on a pale between two harps argent two harps purpure.
Mikolaj de Bracy. Name and device. Argent semy-de-lys, a bend sinister gules.
Molon Munokhoi Tsagaan. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Rhys Ravenscroft. Name.
Sebastian Wolff. Device. Or, a saltire sable surmounted by two battleaxes addorsed gules, a bordure sable.
Shelley of Windale. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Azure, a scimitar fesswise argent between in pale two camels statant Or.
Submitted under the name Asmarani al-Aswan.
Tehmuginn Burgudjerekh. Device. Purpure, a heart and on a chief wavy argent three mullets inverted azure.
William of Ravenscroft. Device. Purpure semy of rivets Or, a goldsmith's framesaw bendwise argent, on a chief Or, three Bowen crosses sable.
The submitter provided documentation for this depiction of a saw.
Wulfstan Egweald. Badge (see RETURNS for household name). Per pale Or and sable, a tower between two fleurs-de-lys counterchanged.
Asmarani al-Aswani. Name.
The only documentation for the given name was the assertion of a native Arabic speaker that it was a name. However, in most cases a native speaker does not know very much about period naming practice. This, therefore, is not sufficient documentation -- it would be similar to accepting the word of the submitter as documentation for an English name. Since the College could not find documentation for the name we have to return it. Her device has been registered under the holding name Shelley of Windale.
Dirk de Tovenaar. Name.
The byname means "Wizard" and thus violates RfS VI.2: "Names containing elements that allude to powers that the submitter does not possess are considered presumptuous". Barring evidence that he is a wizard, or that this byname was used by normal humans in period, we have to return this. His device has been registered under the holding name Dirk of Tir Ysgithr.
Etain und Ruprecht von Tielwasser. Name.
This name has several problems. First, it mixes German and Gaelic elements. Second, the submitter provided no evidence that und, which is the normal German word for "and", was used in a patronymic construction. The College was not able to find such evidence either. Finally, as Metron Ariston put it,
As far as Tielwasser is concerned under Tilbeck, Bahlow (Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt, pp. 482 - 483) shows the river T(h)iele, but I have been unable to find a clear pattern for the use of wasser as the second element in this formation. Most of those in Bahlow use something like beck or bach. If she used a similar-sounding German feminine name like Adine, I could buy into something like Adine Ruprecht von Tiele.
Her device has been registered under the holding name Etain of Atenveldt.
Franziska Geredrudis Kesselheim. Device. Gules, a pall inverted Or between two unicorns combattant argent and a natural tiger couchant argent marked sable.
The name was returned in February 2000, in part because we received no name forms. Without the name forms it is not possible to know if the submitter will allow the formation of a holding name. Therefore we must return the device as well.
Molon Munokhoi Tsagan. Device. Gules, on a bezant four roundels two and two gules.
The device is in technical violation of XI.4, Arms of Pretense, "Armory that uses charges which themselves are charged in such a way as to appear to be arms of pretense is considered presumptuous. Period and modern heraldic practice asserts a claim to land or property by surmounting an individual's usual armory with a display of armory associated with that claim. Such arms of pretense are most commonly placed on an inescutcheon or lozenge, but may also appear on other geometric charges such as roundels, cartouches, etc. For this reason, such charges may not be charged in such a way as to suggest independent arms. Such charges may not contain an ordinary that terminates at the edge, or more than one charge." As the device contains a roundel charged with more than one charge, it must be returned.
Wulfstan Egweald. Household name House Darkspire.
No documentation was provided that either this name or similar constructions were used in period; the College was not able to provide such documentation either. Also, the issue was raised whether the name sounds like something from a role-playing game to such an extent that it should be considered obtrusively modern.
Beartlaoi mac Mathghamhna. Device. Or, a grenade sable enflamed gules between three Celtic crosses sable, a bordure dovetailed gules.
Killian M'Cahall. Badge. Gules, in fess two quavers Or.
Kveldúlfr av Úlfsgarð. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Kveldulf av Ulfsgaard, we have changed the given name to match the submitted documentation and corrected the spelling of the locative.
Richard Oakshield. Name change from holding name Richard of Atenveldt.
Timothy Matthias de Coupeland. Name and device. Argent, a cross vert interlaced with a star of David gules.
Teresa of Sundragon. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, a natural panther's head erased purpure bezanty. Submitted under the name Teresa Callan.
Kveldúlfr av Úlfsgarð. Device. Argent, a wolf-headed eagle displayed facing sinister sable gorged of a county coronet Or sustaining a pair of axes crossed in saltire sable.
Conflict with Prussia (important non-SCA arms), Argent, an eagle displayed sable crowned Or and Manfred, King of Sicily (important non-SCA arms), Argent, an eagle displayed sable. While the axes are large enough to count for difference, neither the wolf head nor the gorging are worth difference, so the addition of the axes is the only CD.
Teresa Callan. Name.
Unfortunately for the submitter, mixed Irish / Spanish names are not allowed (Jaelle of Armida, LoAR of July 1997). As Teresa was not used in the British Isles until after our period we have to return this.Her device has been registered under the holding name Teresa of Sundragon.
Aleyn Randwulf. Name.
Galen Ó Seanacháin. Device. Per pall inverted purpure, sable, and Or, two wolf's heads erased addorsed argent and a tree blasted and couped vert.
Gile Gareth Greywolf. Name.
Submitted as Gil Gareth the Greywolf, the documentation for the first element seems to be based on a misreading of Bardsley's A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames. We have changed it to a form of Giles dated to 12th century in Reaney and Wilson's A Dictionary of English Surnames. We have also dropped the unattested article from the nickname. As he requested an authentic 12th-14th century name we would have dropped the second given name/first byname; but since he does not allow major changes, we cannot do this.
Gracian de La Rochelle. Name and device. Purpure, a sea-serpent ondoyant argent, a bordure argent semy-de-lys azure.
Katherine Bradon of Carlisle. Device. Argent, a spiderweb azure surmounted by a spider sable, a bordure embattled azure ermined argent.
Llewellyn Baedd Gwyn. Name and device. Per chevron sable and gules, a chevron and in base a boar statant argent.
Michela Delfino. Device. Per fess azure mullety Or and vert, a cross between in base two dolphins haurient respectant argent.
While this resembles marshalling, it does not directly violate RfS XI.3, Marshalling, nor does it match any of the types of period marshalling that we prohibit.