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Atenveldt LoP dated 2019-09-30
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS 1 October 2019, A.S. LIV
LETTER OF PRESENTATION Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Franbald and Dionysia; Baron Seamus MacDade, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,
Greetings of the New Year from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!
Please have commentary to me on the proposed submissions for the October Letter of Intent by 20 October 2019.
1: Áine inghean Úi Cheallaigh -New Device Change
OSCAR thinks the name is registered as ?ine inghean U? Cheallaigh in June of 2014, via Atenveldt.
Azure, a tree eradicated and on a chief flory argent, three cherry blossoms azure.
Old Item: Per chevron azure and argent, two owls respectant argent and a tree eradicated azure trunked sable., to be released.
The previous submission, Azure, a tree eradicated and on a chief argent, three cherry blossoms azure., was returned for conflict with the device of Belisaria Megaris, Azure, an oak tree eradicated and on a chief argent a roundel between an increscent and a decrescent azure. There is a single DC for change in type of the tertiary charges. Adding a complex line of division clears the conflict with Belisaria.
My questions are if this line should be a chief counter-flory (since the fleurs are all pointing to base), or if it can be used at all, or if only a chief flory counter-flory (alternating from the line of division) can be used.
2: Rianorix de Alesia -New Name
Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Rianorix is masculine given name found in "The First Thousand Years of British Names, Appendices I and II," Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn http://heraldry.sca.org/names/british1000/appendix1_2.html#app2. Rianorix is also cited as a Breton name attested from an inscription in the Roman graveyard at the fort of Alauna, now Maryport, Cumbria, England. Many of the names in the cemetery at Alauna are more fully Roman, clearly belonging to people who had come from other regions of the Roman empire. Others, like Rianorix, appear to be British names rendered in a Latin form. The exact date of Rianorix's grave is unknown, but is likely to be in the 2nd - 4th centuries AD [http://romaninscriptionsofbritain.org/inscriptions/862].
Alesia is a Gaullo-Roman town, famous for the Battle of Alesia in 52 BC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alesia). We originally added de to connote that the client was from Alesia, but it seems that that early period predates that term. Would Rianorix Alesia(e) be the more correct form?
3: Roxane Kurou Argeios -New Name & New Device
Sable, a blonde mermaid proper grasping a serpent argent in each hand, a chief wavy barry wavy azure and argent.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (the sound of Roxane) most important.
Meaning most important.
deFelice, Nomi, p. 323, s.n. Rosanna, cites Roxane as from the Latin Roxane. Roxanne has been ruled registerable under the guidelines for registereing literary names (see the Cover Letter for the February 1999 LoAR for details): "While we do not find this a very likely name, since the stories of Alexander the Great were so popular during the middle ages (Alexander was one of the Nine Worthies), and since there is documented evidence of taking names from Arthuriana, we are giving the submitter the benefit of the doubt. (Roxanne O'Malley, 10/96 p. 7)" (borrowed from the Aethelmearc LoI December 2011, https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=18641). Also, Roxanne is a French feminine literary name, found in 1578 as a spelling of the name of Alexander the Great's queen (De l'Heur et Malheur de Mariage, Jean de Marconville, http://books.google.ca/books?id=EIs6AAAAcAAJ). The spelling Roxane is found in 1583 as well, per precedent (Roxanne de Saint Luc, LoAR Mar 2012, Æthelmearc) (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=59858).
Kurou is the genitive form of Kuros (Monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia, http://mama.csad.ox.ac.uk/monuments/personal-names-index-Greek.html#kappa).
Argeios refers to a person from Argos; it can be found via Google Books in "A Greek-English Lexicon: Based on the German Work of Francis Passow, Part 1" by Liddel and Scott (https://books.google.com/books?id=kFNFAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=liddell+and+scott&hl=en&sa=X&e i=Jtf_VJ6nJNPSoATykYCoAg&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=liddell%20and%20scott&f=false), p. 203, first column. It is also an element of the name registered for Alkibiades Attikou Argeios.
Submitted as a ford as a chief, it appears that a ford is found only in base, either as a base or as a roundel. The blazon has been modified; if anyone can demonstrate a ford serving as a chief, it will be welcome. The blazon here is borrowed from Rachell Gray: Argent, a cross bottony vert and a chief wavy barry wavy azure and argent.
4: Tryggulfr Hrafnsson -New Name & New Device
Per chevron embattled gules and sable, two ravens addorsed regardant and a wolf's head cabossed argent.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
The name is Old Norse. Tryggulfr is a given male name, "trustworthy, faithful wolf (Nordikst runnamnslexicon, Lena Person, Institutet för språk ock folkminnen, Uppsala, 2007, p. 223). Tryggr is also found both as a personal name and as a by-name in Old Danish and OW Norse as Tryggi in the Viking Answer Lady's website (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#t).
Hrafn is a male name found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók." Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html); the patronymic adds -son to the genitive form of the name ("A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html).
Many thanks in advance for your time and consideration of these submissions.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street
Tucson AZ 85716
OSCAR counts 3 Names, 2 Devices and 1 Device Change. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.
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