Kingdom of Atenveldt
Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)
Brynhilde Kristiana Emma von Kohlenfeld. Reblazon of device. Or, on a pile raguly sable between in base two crosses formy vert, a panther rampant guardant Or spotted sable maintaining a sword Or.
Registered July 1989 with the blazon Or, on a pile raguly sable between in base two crosses patty vert, a panther rampant guardant Or, marked sable, maintaining a sword Or, the marks are actually the spots expected on a heraldic panther. Please see the November 2006 Cover Letter for a discussion on the difference between English, Continental, and natural panthers. In period the term cross patty was used to describe a variety of crosses including patonce, formy, and sometimes fleury. As the device is being reblazoned for other reasons, we have elected to more accurately describe the crosses.
Claire de Brétigny. Name and device. Per chevron inverted azure and gules, three otters statant one and two argent.
Elizabeth the Herbalist. Name and device. Argent, a dragon couchant gules and in chief three oak leaves fesswise reversed vert.
Gaius Valerius Corvinus. Name and device. Purpure, in pale a double-headed eagle and a lightning bolt fesswise Or.
Gaius Valerius Corvinus. Badge. Per bend Or and sable, a double-headed eagle purpure and a lightning bolt bendwise Or.
Geoffrey Winterbotham. Device. Vert, on a chevron argent between two sheaves of arrows inverted and a fox sejant Or, three musical notes sable.
The tertiary charges were blazoned on the LoI as fusas. Batonvert noted: "In so-called 'white notation' (15th-16th C), these are fusas. In the earlier 'black notation' (14th-15th C), exactly the same symbols denoted semiminims; a fusa would have two flags on the stem. (All this from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensural_notation>)." We have thus blazoned the tertiary charges simply as musical notes.
Griffin Val Drummond. Reblazon of device. Per pale purpure and azure, a griffin segreant argent, maintaining in its dexter talon a morgenstern, and in its sinister talon a targe charged with a tower azure.
Registered in July 1974 with the blazon Per pale purpure and azure, a griffin segreant argent, bearing in its dexter talon a morgenstern, and in its sinister talon a targe charged with a tower azure, it was unclear whether the morgenstern and targe were maintained or sustained. The blazon has been modified to clearly show that they are maintained charges.
Gudrun Oddsdottir. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Gunther Kriegsmann von Braunschweig. Reblazon of device. Or, two ounces combattant sable, incensed, in chief a sun gules, all within a bordure sable.
Registered November 1989 with the blazon Or, two panthers combattant sable, incensed, in chief a sun gules, all within a bordure sable, the cats lack the spots of heraldic panthers. Please see the November 2006 Cover Letter for a discussion on the difference between English, Continental, and natural panthers.
Gwynfrewi Curzon. Name and device. Or, a natural sea-turtle sable and a chief azure.
Helena de Argentoune. Badge. Per bend sable and gules, a bordure Or.
Helena de Argentoune. Badge. Per chevron argent and purpure.
Iohn Hambledon. Name.
John the Animal of Glencoe. Reblazon of device. Per bend sinister Or and sable, an ounce rampant guardant sable, incensed proper, and a hooded cobra erect contourny, tail coiled Or.
Registered February 1981 with the blazon Per bend sinister Or and sable, a panther rampant guardant sable, incensed proper, and a hooded cobra counter-coiled and poised to strike Or, the cat lacks the spots of a heraldic panther. We have dropped "poised to strike" as that is not a heraldically defined posture. Please see the November 2006 Cover Letter for a discussion on the difference between English, Continental, and natural panthers.
Marcus Marius Leontius Britannicus. Name and device. Gules, a thunderbolt and a chief embattled Or.
Merlin Orion Whiteowl. Name and device. Azure mullety, an owl contourny perched atop and maintaining a branch argent.
This name mixes English and Russian; this is one step from period practice.
Michael the Taverner. Name.
Michael von Guttin. Name (see RETURNS for device).
There was some question whether the locative byname von Guttin was registerable. This submission documented it only as the name of a modern airbase, and claimed the submitter was eligible for it under the grandfather clause as a son of Christine von Guttin. However, no documentation was submitted to show this relationship. We remind submissions heralds that, unless you include proof of relationship through official paperwork such as a birth certificate, and/or (preferably) a letter from the owner of the already registered name claiming the relationship, you cannot call on the grandfather clause to register a name. In examining the registration for Christine von Guttin, we found this comment from Metron Ariston: Since the originally submitted Guuten appears to be an orthographic variant of Gütten, it would probably not have a preposition when used as a byname. The use of the name Guttin for a modern town with an airport does not really document the name from period! However, a German web site dealing with the history of the Eldena monastery near Greifswald appears to push the name back to the early thirteenth century: "Der Wendenwall bei Willershusen ist als Erdaufschüttung heute noch gut erkennbar. In früheren Schriften bezeichnet man ihn mit dem Namen 'Guttin'. '...Guttin war eine Burg bei Willershusen am Ryck, die 1207 als äußerster Punkt der Westgrenze der Abtei des Klosters Eldena bezeichnet wurde...'. This provides the necessary documentation to allow us to register this name.
Richeard se breowere. Name.
Submitted as Richeard se Breowere, it is highly unlikely that an occupational term would be capitalized in an Old English name. We have, therefore, changed the name to Richeard se breowere.
Róisi MacCracken and Medb McLeod. Joint badge. Per saltire sable and Or, in pale two mugs foaming argent and in fess two monkeys sejant respectant gardant azure.
Sebastian de Rolstoun. Name change from Jacques Beauchamp.
His old name, Jacques Beauchamp, is released.
Tyler the Younger. Name and device. Per chevron inverted Or and sable, a pine tree couped sable and a chief rayonny gules.
Tyler is the submitter's legal given name.
Aoife inghean Eoin gabha. Name.
Per precedent, the name Aoife is not registerable: Registerability of the Name Aífe/Aoife. An item this month raised discussion regarding registerability of the name Aoife. Aoife is listed in Ó Corráin and Maguire (p. 16 s.n. Aífe). However, this entry lists only legendary women with this name. Lacking evidence that this name was used by humans in period, this name would not normally be registerable. Nonetheless, it was registered (in the form Aífe) as recently as July of 2001. To date, there have been nine registrations of Aoife and two of Aífe. Of these registrations, only four date from after the previous rules change in November of 1995. Given these numbers, this name does not have the popularity of other SCA compatible names such as Fiona and Ian, and so does not warrant being declared SCA compatible. Therefore, we will stop registration of this name beginning with the April 2003 decision meeting. [September 2002 Cover Letter]
Gudrun Oddsdottir. Device. Gules, three turnips Or leaved vert.
Unfortunately, this device must be returned for conflict with the device of Richenda de Cameron, Gules, three acorns Or. There is a significant (CD) difference, but not a substantial (X.2) difference, between a turnip and an acorn.
Imma Kaillewey. Device. Per pale indented gules and purpure, a needle bendwise sinister and a bordure argent.
This device is returned for lack of forms.
Michael von Guttin. Device. Per bend sinister argent and azure, a bend sinister gules between three wolf's teeth issuant from dexter azure and three wolves' teeth inverted issuant from sinister argent.
This device is returned for redesign. Laurel has previously ruled in the case of Dubhagán mac Ruairc (05/2004): "This is being returned for improper drawing and non-period style, stemming from improper use of wolf's teeth. The examples of wolf's teeth in the Pictorial Dictionary and in Siebmacher show that the teeth invariably extend almost to the center line; where teeth come from both sides they almost touch. Those on this submission do not come close. This is in itself grounds for return." With the bend, it is impossible for the wolf's teeth to extend anywhere near the center line. This device is therefore returned. Wolf's teeth inverted are identifiable; they are registerable but - pending period heraldic examples of such inversion - are considered a step from period practice.