Kingdom of Atenveldt
Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Order name Order of Finesse of Granite Mountain and badge. Per fess indented vert and sable, a rapier Or and a bordure erminois.
This order name follows the pattern of naming orders after desirable traits or abstract virtue. In commentary, Lions Heart documented Finesse as a word meaning "Delicacy or subtlety of manipulation or discrimation; refinement, refined grace" and "Artfulness, cunning, subtle strategy", dated to the 16th century (Oxford English Dictioanry).
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Order name Order of Beauty of Granite Mountain (see RETURNS for badge).
Submitted as Order of the Beauty of Granite Mountain, we have removed the definite article the to follow the pattern of orders named after abstract qualities.
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Order name Order of Fury of Granite Mountain and badge. Per fess indented vert and sable, a Thor's hammer Or and a bordure erminois.
Submitted as Order of the Fury of Granite Mountain, Fury is a late period English surname that can be used as a given name. Therefore, this order name follows the pattern of an order named after an individual. We have removed the article the to follow the attested pattern.
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Order name Order of the Golden Heart of Granite Mountain and badge. Per fess indented vert and sable, a heart and an ermine spot Or, a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Order name Order of the Leaf of Granite Mountain and badge. Per fess indented vert and sable, an oak leaf bendwise sinister inverted Or, a bordure erminois.
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Order name Order of Peregrine of Granite Mountain (see RETURNS for badge).
Submitted as Order of the Peregrine of Granite Mountain, the Letter of Intent argued that this order is named for a person, as a peregrine is a pilgrim or traveller in a foreign land. The examples of orders named after people or groups of people are the Order of the Grail-Templars of Saint George and the Order of the Fool. A fool is known by distinctive dress, so is a plausible heraldic charge. In June 2014, we ruled:
Submitted as Award of the Hero of the Middle Marches, the cited examples support the patterns of a type of person as a heraldic charge (known by a distinctive manner of dress, as a fool or a monk), and of a legendary group of people like the Grail-Templars (most likely the Arthurian knights). A hero does not follow either of these patterns. It is a generic term that is not associated with a particular depiction that would be known by people in period.
Similarly, a pilgrim is a generic term, not associated with a particular heraldic depiction. However, Peregrine can be documented as a given name. Therefore, we have changed it to Order of Peregrine of Granite Mountain in order to register the name. This follows the period pattern of an order named for an individual.
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Order name Order of the Roots of Granite Mountain and badge. Per fess indented vert and sable, a tree eradicated Or and a bordure erminois.
Recently, we ruled the following:
Parker, s.n. tree notes that parts of trees, such as the trunk, branches, stumps, and stock, are used as heraldic charges. In Heraldic Badges (https://books.google.com/books?id=x8ETAAAAYAAJ, p. 78), Fox-Davies blazons the badge of John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford (a son of Henry IV) as "the root of a tree couped and eradicated or". As documented by the submitter, this badge was referenced in a 15th century poem concerning the death of the Duke, which stated, "The Rote is dead", and both roots and eradicated stumps appear prominently in the page depicting the Duke in the Bedford Hours from the same century (British Library Add. MS 18850, f.256v; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=add_ms_18850_f256v). In addition, Fox-Davies (ibid., p. 104) also includes the canting badge of Thomas of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester (a son of Edward III), found on a seal: "the stock or root of a tree".
Root is the lingua Anglica form of the Middle English Rote or Roote. The Middle English Dictionary defines the term both as "a root of a tree or other plant" and "the base of a tree trunk", so it appears as though this term was used in period to refer to both the eradicated stump/stock and the roots themselves. In addition, modern sources consistently refer to the Duke of Bedford's badge as a root or tree-root. Therefore, we are able to give the Barony the benefit of the doubt that root is a plausible blazonry term for a period heraldic charge, and can register this order name as submitted. [Atenveldt, Barony of. Order name Order of the Root of the Barony of Atenveldt, December 2014, A-Atenveldt]
Therefore, we are able to register this order name.
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Badge. Per fess indented vert and sable, a vol Or and a bordure erminois.
Helena Harra Arial. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and gules, a moth Or and a scorpion argent.
Jaku'an Kakujo. Badge. Sable, a hemp leaf within an annulet argent.
This is the defining instance of an hemp leaf. The submitter has documented both the knowledge and use of the plant in period Europe as well as the use of the plant in heraldry in 1461/2.
Please advise the submitter to draw the leaf entirely vertically so there is no ambiguity about its orientation.
Muirenn ben Duibh Dara. Name and device. Vert, a mermaid head facing to sinister argent drawing a bow with an arrow nocked sable and on a chief argent two sprigs vert fructed proper.
In commentary, Brían dorcha ua Conaill noted that Duibh Dara is a plausible 12th century form, although Duib Dara is the expected form. Therefore, we are able to give the submitted form the benefit of the doubt.
Unna Hjalmarsdottir. Name change from Francesca Valentina d'Ivrea and device change. Or, on a bend sinister wavy azure between a helm affronty and a drakkar sable, a scarpe wavy argent.
“Hjalmarsdottir is a patronym constructed from the attested name Hiálmarr/Hjálmarr.
“The submitter's previous name, Francesca Valentina d'Ivrea, is retained as an alternate name.
“The submitter's old device, Argent, a violet purpure slipped and leaved vert, a chief embattled gules, is retained as a badge.”
Gráinne an Einigh inghean Uí Mháille. Device (see PENDS for name). Per pale vert and argent, an olive tree counterchanged fructed sable and a base rayonny Or.
This device is returned for conflict with the device of Aleyn More: Per pale vert and argent, a weeping willow counterchanged. Both olive trees and weeping willow trees are round-shaped trees so there is no DC for type of charge. Thus, there is only one DC for adding the base.
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Badge for Order of Beauty of Granite Mountain. Per fess indented vert and sable, a pen bendwise sinister issuant from an inkwell Or.
This device submission is returned administratively: the hand-colored form uploaded does not match the computer-generated mini emblazon apparent in OSCAR. In particular, the bordure erminois on the submission form, although blazoned, is absent from the emblazon on the Letter of Intent. Computer-colorizing the OSCAR emblazons is in itself cause for return, as commenters need to be able to see the tinctures as they appear on the form.
Granite Mountain, Barony of. Badge for Order of Peregrine of Granite Mountain. Per fess indented vert and sable, a falcon rising Or and a bordure erminois.
This badge is returned for conflict with the device of Wilhelm von Adlersheim: Per bend sinister sable and gules, an eagle rising, wings elevated and inverted Or, a bordure erminois. There is only one DC for changing the field.
Sibyll Hunter. Device. Erminois, three wolf's teeth issuant from dexter and three wolf's teeth issuant from sinister sable and in chief a fox salient gules marked sable.
This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Most commenters couldn't identify the fox. Blazoned on the Letter of Intent as co-primary fox and wolf's teeth, this arrangement would need to be documented.
On redesign, let the submitter know that the wolf's teeth should be nearly touching at the center - there should not be enough space for the ermine spot there.