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Atenveldt LoP dated 2017-03-16
ATENVELDT COLLEGE OF HERALDS
LETTER OF PRESENTATION
15 March 2017, A.S. LI Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Elizabeth; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, 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!
This is the March 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it is the second LoP issued in March, and the submissions will hopefully be included in the April 2017 Letter of Intent; it precedes the Letter of Intent with commentary made internally via OSCAR. Please have your comments made by 15 April.
This LoP includes the "last" of the Estrella War submissions (yay!) - with hope, they'll be included in the April LoI.
1: Muiredach mac Robartaig -New Name & New Device
Chevronelly inverted azure and Or, on a chief-pale between two doves respectant gules, a double-headed axe Or.
Language (Gaelic/Scots) most important.
The name is Gaelic.
<Muiredach> is an Old and Middle Irish Gaelic masculine name dated 760-1257 ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Muiredach / Muireadhach," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Muiredach.shtml). <Robartaig> is the genitive form of Robartach. Dated 757-1136 ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Robartach," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Robartach.shtml).
The construction using <mac> is for a simple patronymic byname ("Quick and Easy Gaelic Names," 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa, http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname).
2: Olive Long Anne Prosper -New Name & New Device
Quarterly purpure and sable, on a cross rayonny Or between in chief two owls respectant argent, an increscent moon azure.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
The name is English. <Olive> is a female given name; Olive Stillington has a christening date of 24 February 1595 in St. Martin Coney Street, York, York, English, Batch P01094-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J33D-F8G).
<Anne> is a female given name and Long is a surname; Anne Long has a christening date of 21 December 1561 in Saint John the Baptist, Croyden, Surrey, England, Batch C09865-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKXJ-WYZ).
A <Long> Herodias is dated 16245-1722, born in England and died in Rhode Island, with no Batch number given (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:9WVV-M95). <Prosper> is a surname; Elizabeth Prosper's christening date is 7 July 1601, St. Paul, Lincoln, Lincoln, England, Batch C02631-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NGVM-V89).
Yes, the field is indeed purpure and sable.
There are five tinctures and three charge types in the device, within the "Rule of Eight." According to the Pictorial Dictionary, an increscent with a human face is blazoned as an increscent moon.
3: Orabilis Douw -New Name & New Device
Per pale dovetailed argent and purpure, a wolf sable and a winged unicorn argent combatant, on a chief rayonny vert three thistles argent, flowered purpure.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Culture (Scottish clan) most important.
<Orabilis> is a female given name dated to 1221 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surname: Orabel," Talan Gwynek (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Orabel); it is also the name of two women in Black's The Surnames of Scotland, p. 639, The daughter and heiress of Nesius, William's son, who married before 1200, and the woman who married Adam, son or Duncan, earl of Mar, son of Gilchrist, Earl of Mar.
<Douw> is a surname in Black, p. 218, s.n. Dove, Dow, Dowe; Ede Dow held a land in "vico boreali," Edinburgh, 1366.
The complex lines of division would probably benefit by being a bit more big and bold, with less dovetails and rays. (Again, this is truly purpure.)
4: Orabilis Douw -New Badge
OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.
Argent, a wolf's head erased sable and a unicorn's head erased purpure armed gules respectant and a point pointed counter-ermine.
5: Sibyl Breathnach -New Name & New Device
Gules, a corgi dog rampant to sinister Or maintaining a dagger inverted sable, a bordure embattled Or.
<Sibyl> is a a female given name dated to 1201 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surname: Sibyl," Talan Gwynek, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Sibyl.
<Breathnach> is a Gaelic descriptive byname, meaning "Welsh" ("Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan,
I have no idea if this byname can be applied to a woman, or how it might be feminized.
I think this is a corgi (I didn't consult on this submission, but only heard about "corgis" around the edges; there is no documentation that demonstrates this as a period breed.
I believe that the dagger, albeit a maintained charge, needs to have sufficient contrast with the field.
6: Yagi Tenji Yoshitatsu Kakujo -New Name Change & New Device Change
OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in October of 2014, via Atenveldt.
Azure, on a hexagon within a hexagon voided argent a hemp leaf vert.
Old Item: Jaku'an Kakujo, to be released.
Old Item: Per pale sable and vert, within a torii a lion dormant argent., to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
The name is Japanese. The name elements are found in Name
<Yagi> is a surname dated to 1332, p. 329.
The yobina <Tenji>, "sky, heaven," is dated to 1124, p. 191.
The nanori <Yoshitatsu>, "dragon," is dated to 1600, p. 297.
<Kakujo> has been previously registered; it is an imina/personal name dated to 1336.
SENA A4 states that "Any armorial design that does not fit within our core style rules may still be registered if it can be documented as following a pattern of period practice within the armorial style of a single time and place within the temporal scope of the Society. This time and place may be in Europe or may be from a non-European period armorial tradition, such as Islamic or Japanese heraldry. We call such a design an Individually Attested Pattern. All elements in an Individually Attested Pattern must be found in that single time and place, including charges, arrangement of charge groups, and lines of division. Documentation under the Individually Attested Pattern rules does not exempt a design from conflict, presumption, or offense rules." The client hopes that the armory can be registered, given evidence for the hexagon shape kikko (tortoise shell) that is a recognized motif in Japanese armory. Examples of this design are found in The Daibukan (The Great Book of Heraldry) edited by Hasimoto Hiroshi circa 1591 and the Kenmon Shokamon, Hanawa Hokiichi, dated 1470.
The hemp leaf was determined to be a permitted charge in SCA heraldry in the badge registered to the client, Sable, a hemp leaf within an annulet argent., April 2015.
The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
Thank you again for your time and consideration of these submissions.
Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street
Tucson AZ 85716
OSCAR counts 4 Names, 1 Name Change, 4 Devices, 1 Device Change and 1 Badge. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.