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Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)

The following submissions were registered by the S.C.A. College of Arms, October 2013:

Akastos Theodorou. Name and device. Or, a calamarie inverted sable and a bordure parted bordurewise indented argent and sable.

Submitted as Akastos Theodoros, the byname is not properly constructed. The father's name needs to be in the genitive (possessive) form, which is Theodorou. We have changed the name to that form in order to register the name.

Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a polypus, the pointed head of this charge led most commenters to identify it as a calamarie instead.

We have blazoned this period treatment of partitioning a bordure along an interior line as bordure parted bordurewise in the past. The outermost/uppermost tincture is blazoned first, and then the innermost tincture. It may not be the most elegant blazon, but it suffices.

Dalfina Lacarra de Navarra. Device. Azure, a bend wavy cotised between an arrow fesswise reversed and a ram rampant argent.

Ered Sûl, Barony of. Order name Order of the Golden Tower of Ered Sûl and badge. Azure, on a mountain of three peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent, a tower Or.

The charge of a mountain of three peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent is grandfathered to this group.

Flore de le Court. Name and device. Argent semy of ladybugs proper, a fleur-de-lys azure.

Fleur Delacour, a relatively minor character in the Harry Potter books and movies, is not important enough to protect. Thus, we do not need to consider whether the two names are different enough in sound; the submitted name does not presume identity with a protected person and can be registered. Please advise the submitter to draw the ladybugs with larger spots, to aid in their identification.

Guillaume Viau. Device. Azure, a mullet voided and interlaced Or between five swords in annulo hilts to center argent.

Morgann Mac Duibh Dara. Name and device. Vert, a lightning bolt bendwise, on a chief argent two acorns slipped and leaved sable.

Submitted as Morgann MacDara, MacDara is a modern spelling. The late 16th to early 17th century forms of the name are M'Dary and M'Darey (from Woulfe s.n. Mac Dáire); the Gaelic period spelling is mac Daire. The submitter also enquired about a patronymic derived from the name Dubh Dara. A late period Anglicized form is M'Dwdara (Woulfe s.n. Mac Dhubhdara), while the period Gaelic forms of the byname are Mac Duibh Dara or Mac Duibhdara. Any of these forms is registerable. The submitter indicated that he preferred the Gaelic Mac Duibh Dara. We have changed the name to that form in order to register the name and meet the submitter's request.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a lightning bolt not as part of a thunderbolt.

Tiberius Nautius Josephus Africanus. Name and device. Or, a bat-winged monkey rampant chained purpure.

The following submissions were returned by the College of Arms for further work, October 2013:

Atenveldt, Kingdom of. Badge for events and activities for thrown weapons. Argent, two axes crossed in saltire surmounted by a spear and on a chief gules a dagger argent.

Since all thrown weapons events and activities fall under the auspices of the marshallate, this badge would de facto be a badge for the thrown weapons marshals. We do not register badges for officers or deputy officers if a kingdom or corporate level badge exist for the office. Precedent says:

[Badge for Thrown Weapons Deputy] This badge is for a deputy for the marshallate in charge of thrown weapons. Precedent is mixed about whether deputies to major offices may have Kingdom badges assigned to them, or whether they must use a corporate level badge. The Sovereigns of Arms and Laurel Clerk discussed the issue, and Laurel determined the following: A combat marshal must be quickly identifiable on the field during inter-kingdom wars. Thus, it is important that the badges for marshals should be the same throughout the Society. Such badges should therefore be registered at the corporate level, rather than the kingdom level. This is currently the case for the Equestrian Marshallate, whose badge was registered at the Society level as Sable, two tilting lances in saltire and in chief a chamfron Or. [An Tir, Kingdom of, 02/02, R-An Tir]

This ruling was upheld in another return of a badge for a thrown weapons marshal for Trimaris in February 2006.

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