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Avacal LoI dated 2017-04-18

Greetings from Rowyn Arden the Bard, Avacal Submissions Herald.
This month we have five submissions for your commentary.
Commentary for this letter will be closed on Saturday, 13 May 2017.
The Avacal College of Heralds will meet on Monday, 15 May 2017 at 7:30 pm.

My time as Avacal Submissions Herald is coming to a close. It has been an honour to serve my Kingdom, and a great pleasure to tend to the submissions entrusted to me for the past four years!

1: Krescentia von Helfenstein -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (pronounciation Kri-SHEN(t)-see-a) most important.
Culture (14th C. Germany) most important.
Spelling (Krescentia with a K) most important.

Submitter is from Myrgan Wood
Consulting herald is Ljotr Tormodsson.

A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature, so far as it illustrats, The Primitive Religion of the Brahmans by Friedrich Max Mueller. https://books.google.ca/books?ID=U-IjAAAAMAAJ Friedrich Max Muller - 1860 - Brahman poems of the 12th century "had to be recast as early as the 13th, on account of their … in the 13th century are "Crescentia", "Duke Ernst", and the Roland Song. …and flourished during the 13th century, period, whose knowledge surpassed…Farewell, young man; go to your Crescentia, and may you be happy with her".

Note: Submissions Herald's computer would not connect to the first link.

Medieval France: An Encyclopedia. Page 674. https://books.google.ca/books?isbn=0824044444 William W. Kibler - 1995 - History. "Alexandrine lines from the first quarter of the 13th century, Florence the Romed is based…Other names were given to Florence, notably Crescentia, Hildegarde, …

http://Nameberry.com/babyname/Crescentia Pop Culture Reference for the name Crescentia. Pronounced "kra-SEN-sha" or "kri-SHEN(t)-see-a"
Means "increasing, ascending, thriving" in Latin (related word: crescendo)
Nicknames: Cressa, Senta, Zenzi
Crescentia was the eponymous heroine of a 12th-century Old German chivalric romance, which appeared in various forms, in prose and verse, in the 13th and 14th centuries. The story cycle, known as the Crescentia cycle, also appears in French romances.

Von Helfenstein
very significant in 13th and 14th centuries.
Castle built abour 1100.
In 1356 Ulrich V (known as Ulrich the Elder) and his cousin Ulrich VI (known as Ulrich the Younger) split the House of Helfenstein into two lines; the Wiesensteiger and Blaubeurer branches.

The Weisensteiger branch inherited the county of geislingen with Burg Helfenstein, but pledged the entire holding of the Free Imperial City of Ulm in 1382 for a loan. In 1396 the city called for repayment, but the House of Helfenstein owed at least 123,439 Gulden to the city. To repay the loan, most of the County of Geislingen including the ancestral castle and 27 villages or hamlets were given to Ulm.

The Blaubeuren branch lost most of their property to the House of Württemberg in 1448 when Württemberg acquired Heidenheim.

2: Montengarde, Barony of -Resub Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1980, via the West.

Horn of Saint Ferdinand, Order of the

No major changes.

Submitter is the Barony of Montengarde.
Consulting Herald is Wilma the Still.

History: This is a resubmission of the Order of the Horns of the Minotaur which was returned at Kingdom level, Avacal KLoI of 2017-02-23 for the following:

The horns of a minotaur would be heraldically described as a bull's horns. Specifically, we have a precedent set with the Griffin's Paw from the April 2008 LoAR which states: "Though the name was justified on the LoI as following the "heraldic charge" meta-pattern, while griffins are period heraldic charges, no evidence was provided that their paws were either period heraldic charges or are compatible with period heraldic charges. It is unlikely that such evidence could be provided; separated from the rest of the griffin, a "griffin's paw" will either be an eagle's jambe or a lion's jambe."

Medieval Secular Order Names. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new (Saint)+(Other).

St. Ferdinand III of Castile. http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=183

Saint Ferdinands Heart, Order of
This order name registered to Barony of Montengarde Aug 2015 via Avacal.

Children of Saint Ferdinand, Order of
This order name registered to Barony of Montengarde Aug 2015 via Avacal.

3: Severin von Helfenstein -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Culture (14th C. Germany) most important.

Submitter is from Myrgan Wood
Consulting herald is Ljotr Tormodsson.

Séverin of Paris, a devout hermit, lived on the banks of the River Seine during the first half of the fifth century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-S%C3%A9verin,_Paris .

Saint Severin of Cologne (in Latin, Severinus) was the third known Bishop of Cologne, living in the later 4th century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severin_of_Cologne .

Von Helfenstein.
Family name in the region. http://www.manfredhiebl.de/Genealogien/Helfenstein/grafen_von_helfenstein.htm

4: Svava Suanhuita -New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pile inverted purpure a swan naiant gorged with a crown flory and in chief a roundel argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Submitter is from Myrgan Wood.
Consulting Heralds are Kseniia Nikolaeva doch' and Sadb ingen Tuathail.

Column 982, E.H. Lind, Norsk-Isländska Dopnamn Ock Fingerade Namn Från Medeltiden

"Sváfa, -u. Kv. Fing. Svava, g. Svá-, Svavo Eylima d. Ed1 173 b 176 178 191..."

According to SENA PN.4.C [Claim of Powers], no one can use a name that holds claim to supernatural powers, unless a name can "be demonstrated to have been used in contexts that are not claims to magical abilities."

Although "Svava" is found as the name of a Valkyrie [The Poetic Edda], it was also found as the name of a human female, as per Precedence [Svava Þorgeirsdóttir, LoAR 12/2004, East-A]

"The given name Svava had previously been ruled unregisterable because it was found only as the name of a Valkyrie. However, the submitter has found the name used by a human character in one of the manuscripts of The Saga of King Heidrek the Wise. While a mention in a single manuscript copy (the name is not found in all manuscripts of this saga) is not great documentation, it is sufficient to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt to register this name."

Page 432, Saxo Grammaticus, The First Nine Books of the Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus

"Swanhwid, Suanhuita, d. of Hadding, xxxiv, 50, 52;"

https://books.google.ca/books?id=-bYZAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PR104&dq=Suanhuita&pg=PA432#v=onepage&q=Suanhuita& f=false

Page 126, 127, Karsten Friis-Jensen, Saxo Grammaticus: A Medieval Author Between Norse and Latin Culture

"Of his children the most interesting one is Suanhuita."

https://books.google.ca/books?id=nk0_P7ivRtAC&lpg=PA126&dq=Suanhuita&pg=PA126#v=onepage&q=Suanhuita& f=true

Restricted charge - Crown. Submitter is a Viscountess of Avacal. Avacal OP 17 Jan 2015.

Rowyn the Bard, GdS, JdL
Avacal Submissions Herald
Apprentice to Sina Erdeneva, OL

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Order Name and 1 Device. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.