Atlantia LoI dated 2017-03-29

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Alys Pellicane, Brunissende Couronne, Cormac Wreath-elect, and the rest of the College of Arms, does Seraphina Delphino, Golden Dolphin Herald, send Greetings.

It is the intent of the Atlantian College of Heralds to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

In-kingdom commentary on the following items can be found on the Febuary LoP. https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=9&loi=4322

I would also like to thank the following individuals for the commentary last month. Their commentary helps make my job much easier. Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (Metron Ariston), Catguistl of Tintagol (Herring), Deirdre O'Bardon (Northern March), Dietrich von Sachsen (Ramshaven), ffride wlffsdotter, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Mark Lothian ap Lyonesse (Golden Raven), and Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín.

This item was on the 06-2017 LoAR

1: Adelhait Fuchs - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2011, via Atlantia.

Or, two demi-badgers respectant issuant from base sable marked argent maintaining between them a heart gules


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2: Alexa of Cheshire - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in March of 1999, via Trimaris.

Old Item: Alexandra Shipman, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Alexa: feminine form of Alexander according to Withycombe page 14.

We are trying to interpolate that the name Alexa is possible as a feminized form of the nickname Alex. We did not find Alexa but we found other men's nicknames and female versions of the same name with an A added. We are hoping that while, we did not find Alexa, the names below will be enough to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt on the possibility of Alexa.
Withycombe lists Nichol as a Nickname for Nicholas
Nichol found in Family Search Historical Records
Nichol Estway, male christened on 28 Feb 1571 in Devon, England Batch # C05121-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N549-BV8 : 6 December 2014

Nichola is found in Family Search Historical Records
Nichola Abbott, female, christened on 16 Sep 1621 in Devon, England Batch #C05139-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMR4-BFH : 6 December 2014
Nichola Brian, female, christened on 05 Dec 1572 in Oxford, England Batch #C04809-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWVP-X9L : 6 December 2014

Withycombe list Gill as a Diminutive name for William
Gill found in Family Search Historical Records
Gill Jonns, male, christened on 25 Jan 1572 in Gloucester, England Batch # C01648-2 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J39C-5LC : 30 December 2014
Gilla Warde, female, christened on 03 Oct 1549 in Warwick, England Batch #C03967-2 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NY5S-FZ1 : 30 December 2014

Withycombe has Will as an abbreviation of William
Will is found in Family Search Historical Records
Will Abbot, male christened on 19 May 1582 in Leicester, England Batch # C03455-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPQY-LVS : 30 December 2014
Willa Townhend, female, christened on 26 Dec 1650 in York, England Batch # P00938-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMKH-KZ7 : 30 December 2014

Cheshire: is found in Bardsley, p. 39, s.n. Chesher, Cheshire, Cheshyre, Chesshire has Alice Cheshire of Warrington, 1615, Wills at Chester, (1545-1620)


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3: Bryn Tannahill - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of November 29, 2016 as submitted.

Per chevron azure and vert, a tower between three dragonflies argent

Device Submission History:
November 2016 Atlantian return of "Per chevron azure and vert, a tower between three dragonflies argent"

This device was returned for a redraw, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn per chevron field division; the field division here is too low. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to properly draw per chevron lines of division.


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4: Emmett Daine - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 16th Century English.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Emmett is found in Family Search Historical Records
Emmett Abbote, female, christened on 27 Jan 1585 in Lincoln, England. Batch #C02998-2 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG8Q-PS7
Emmett Slader, female, christened on 23 Jul 1561 in Devon, England. Batch #C05228-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWX1-SBF

Daine is found in Family Search Historical Records
John Daine, male christened on 14 Oct 1565 in Lincoln, England. Batch #C02702-3 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N11Z-SHC
Helena Daine, female, christened on 28 May 1585 in Derby, England. Batch #C04706-3 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSPF-LH3


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5: Hazel of Foxedene - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2015, via Atlantia.

Purpure, on a mountain issuant from base between in chief two natural dolphins haurient respectant argent, a dragon passant regardant purpure

Device Submission History:
November 2016 Laurel Return of "Purpure, on a mountain of two peaks between in chief two natural dolphins haurient respectant argent, a dragon passant regardant purpure"

This device was returned for using a mountain issuant from base as primary charge, which repeated precedents cite as a cause for return.

This depiction of a mountain, which crosses the center line, is sufficient reason for return. Precedent states:

As noted in the LoAR of September 1993, p. 10, "mountains, as variants of mounts, should be emblazoned to occupy no more than the lower portion of the field". As in the emblazon here the mountain is sufficiently high so as to immediately be thought of as a per chevron field by most of the commenters and everyone at the Laurel meeting, there are multiple conflicts with "[Field], a rose Or". This needs at the very least to be redrawn so it is identifiable as a mountain rather than a field division. [Tara of Montrose, 04/94]

[Haraldr hlátr drengr, LoAR of May 2008]

In the absence of new evidence of this being a period design, it is still not registerable.

The use of the mountain as a primary charge is grandfather to the submitter's father, Jonathas Reinisch "Azure, on a mountain argent a fox's head couped gules." The emblazon of Jonathas Reinisch's device is attached below and the submitter has submitted attestation for the grandfather clause.

I, <legal name redacted>, known in the SCA as Master Jonathas Reinisch, do attest that <legal name redacted>, known in the SCA as Hazel of Foxedene, is my legal child. I understand that this letter cannot be withdrawn once their name or armory is registered.

Consulting Herald: Beatrice Shirwod, Opal

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=821/2017-03-28/22-53-53_Jonahtas_Reinisch_device_2001.jpg


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6: Juan de Rojo - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Atlantia.

Or, a fess gules between, a cross formy sable and a rod of Aesculapius gules

Device Submissions History:

July 2016 Atlantian Return of "Or, between a fess gules, a cross formy sable adorned with an escallop argent in chief, a rod of Aesculapius gules"

This device was returned for rework because the fess is too low on the field, the fess should be half above and half below the middle marks on the shield. Also the charges in the emblazon do no match the charges in the blazon, the cross is a cross formy and not a Maltese Cross (http://mistholme.com/?s=Maltese+cross) . Also the in base is not a caduceus (http://mistholme.com/?s=caduceus ) but a rod of Aesculapius. We are returning this to allow the submitter to decide if he wants the device as draw or wants to draw the device as blazoned.

(Golden Dolphin Note: The device was redrawn by kingdom because commenters hard a difficult time identifying the escallop shell and the submitters consulting herald stated the submitter was okay with removing the escallop shell. The submitter has approved changes to the emblazon. Original emblazon attached.)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=821/2017-03-28/22-43-02_Juan_de_Rojo_Device_(1).jpg


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7: Katheryn de Montgomery - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of September 30, 2016 as submitted.

Azure, a pale rayonny Or, overall a hippocampus argent

Device Submissions History:

September 2016 Atlantian Return of "Or, a pale rayonny azure, overall a seahorse argent"

This device was returned for rework because the seahorse lacks good contrast with the field. Overall charges take their contrast from field, therefore the seahorse needs to have good contrast with the field. Upon resubmission, make sure the overall charge is mostly on the field as opposed to being mostly on the pale, drawing the pale a little smaller will help with that.

(Golden Dolphin Note: The device was redrawn by kingdom to make the pale smaller so that the hippocampus was not barely overall. The submitter has approved the new artwork. Original artwork attached for comparison.)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=821/2017-03-28/22-34-33_T-Katheryn_de_Montgomery_Device.jpg


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8: Morgan inghean Uí Mháille - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Morgan: is found in Family Search Historical Records
Morgan Goggyn, female, christened on 18 May 1579 in Devon, England. Batch #P00574-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5KV-TRM
Morgan Trowte, female, christened on 22 Mar 1634 in Devon, England. Batch #C05190-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JM5K-68V

Ó Máille: is a header form in Woulfe at p. 594, with several italicized 16th/17th C.. Anglicized Irish forms under it. That is sufficient to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Gaelic header form was used at the same time. Since Ó Máille is the masculine form, it was suggested to use inghean Uí Mháille as the proper feminine form, from "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#clanaffiliationbyname).

According to SENA appendix C, English and Gaelic can be mixed up to 300 year.

(Golden Dolphin Note: Name submitted as Morgan Ó Máille and was changed by kingdom because the submitter desires feminine name. The name as submitter would be a masculine name. I spoke with the submitter and the submitter has approved the changes. The submitter only cares that the given name is Morgan.)


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9: Sanada Akime - New Release of Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of January 31, 2017 as submitted.

Sable, a horse courant and in chief three mullets of four points argent, a ford proper

I, (Redacted), known in the SCA as Sanada Akime and Meadhbh Finglas, would like to release my device "Sable, a horse courant and in chief three mullets of four points argent, a ford proper". I understand that the release cannot by undone once made and if I change my mind, I must submit the badge again for registration.

Signature of Legal Name

Date 02/13/2017


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10: Steffan Glüer - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atlantia LoI of November 29, 2016 as submitted.

Per chevron barry azure and argent and barry gules and argent

Device Submission History:
December 2016 Atlantian Return of "Per chevron barry azure and argent and barry argent and gules"

This device was returned for a redraw, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn per chevron field division; the field division here is too low. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to properly draw per chevron lines of division.

(Golden Dolphin Note: Kingdom redrew the device because in the resubmission the chevron was drawn to high. The submitter has approved the changes to the emblazon and the original is attached.)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=821/2017-03-28/22-48-28_Steffan_Gluer_Device_Resub_(1).jpg


In Service to the Dream,

Seraphina, Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 2 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 4 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $32 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There is 1 release, which does not require payment. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.