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Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Livia; Lord Tymothy Smythson, Aten Principal Herald; the Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

This is the January 2014 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have commentary to me by 28 January 2014. Thank you!

Heraldry Hut: The next Heraldry Hut will be Friday, February, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please contact me for directions or if you have questions.

College of Arms News: NEW SUBMISSION PACKET REQUIREMENTS! As of the time you read these letters, the requirements for the number of copies of a submission are changed:

Name: 2 completed name forms (and 2 copies of documentation – PLEASE be aware that if documentation is found in sources listed in the Administration Handbook ( and you write the name/title of the book or article; the author; the URL (if an approved online source); the page number(s); and a concise summary of the entry in “Name Documentation and Consultation Notes” on the name submission form, you do not have to make photocopies of this information and send it to me!) You don't have to haul coals to Newcastle or spend money on photocopying/postage when many of the approved sources, particularly online, is easily accessible by members of the College of Arms.

Device/Badge: 2 completed and colored forms + 1line drawing of the form.

Once you have prepared this packet, or if the client has prepared the packet, and handed it to you, what next?

You keep one of these name forms and one of these colored armorial forms for your local file. The other copy (and in the case of an armorial submission, the line drawing form), plus any submissions fees, is sent to me. That's all, folks! Our bulky packets are mostly a thing of the past!

Next Month (Early...I promise!): information on Heralds' Point at Estrella XXX!

Please consider the following submissions for the January 2014 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Avelina Skarlet (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per pale vert and purpure, an owl contourny perched upon a branch and in sinister chief a roundel argent.

The name is English. Avelina is a female given name found in “Index of Names in the 1381 Suffolk Poll Tax,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael. Skarlet is found as a byname in “An Index to the 1332 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Lincolnshire, England,” sorted by byname (S-Sl), Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, The client desires a female name.

The client knows that the owl will have to be redrawn before sending it on to Laurel; she does want it in profile, the default posture of an heraldic own, NOT affronty.

Emelyn Fraser (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Or, two triquetra purpure and a thistle proper.

Emelyn is an English female given name dated to 1379 in Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Emmeline,” Talan Gwynek, Fraser can be documented as a Gaelic or as a Lowland Scottish name. It is dated to 1502, 1509 in Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names,” Sharon L. Krossa, The client desires a female given name, and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given). She will not accept Major Changes to the name.

Jaida al-Zanjaniyya (Tir Ysgithr): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2013

Per bend Or and argent, a winged catamount couchant vert and on a chief azure three keys bendwise sinister wards to base argent.

The name was registered July 2009.

The previous submission, Per fess argent and azure, a winged catamount couchant vert and three keys in pall argent., was returned for violating SENA A3D2c, which requires that all charges in a group must be in identical postures/orientations or in an arrangement that includes posture/orientation. A3D2c states, "A charge group in which postures for different charges must be blazoned individually will not be allowed without period examples of that combination of postures." The charges here do not have comparable postures or orientations, but they also are not in a unified arrangement, as the keys in pall must be blazoned separately from the winged catamount in order to adequately describe their positioning.” Pththth. The design has been tampered with as necessary.

Samuel Henry Ickeforde Thomas (Sundragon): NEW NAME

The name is English. Samuel is a male given name found in 16th Century Gloucestershire Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Henry is a male given name, found in the same source. Ickeford is a village in the Aylesbury Vale District of Buckinghamshire, England. It was recorded as Iforde in the Domesday Book of 1086, and forms to the present Ickeford appear as Hicord, Hitford, Ikeford and Ikeforde ( Thomas is the client's legal last name; it is found as a byname in “Index of Names in the 1541 Subsidy Roll of London: Surnames of English men and women,” Sara L. Uckelman, One sees double given names and double surnames in late period English names. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the spelling of the name; he will not accept Major Changes to the name.

The submitting herald includes a disclaimer: “I do not know if this names (base on the initials of the various name parts) would be considered potentially offensive base on SENA PN.5.” It seems that abbreviations of period phrases (e.g., SPQR, INRE) did not actually form acronyms, pronounceable abbreviations that are formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word (e.g., Laser, tank); this might be in dubious taste, but it isn't glaring (to me), and it isn't my name submission.

The following submissions appear in the December 2013 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Commentary is provided by ffride wlffsdotter [fw], Gunnvor silfraharr [Gs] and Michel von Schiltach [MvS].

Aulus Valerius (Sundragon): NEW NAME CHANGE, from Aidan Macpherson

Eilidh MacMurtrie (Barony of Atenveldt) BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2013.

Per fess gules and sable, an open book argent and a lantern Or.

The name was registered March 1985.

The original submission, Per fess gules and sable, an open book argent and a lantern Or., was returned by Laurel for because it was “violating SENA A2C1, which states "charges should be drawn as a flat depiction with no perspective.” The book here should be redrawn to not be in trian aspect, showing depth of field. The lantern should also be turned to present one face, not a corner.” The badge has been redrawn, using charges that have been drawn compatibly and registered by the CoA (charges found in recent OSCAR LoIs). If registered, this badge should be associated with the client's registered alternate name Clarisse Savoir, registered June 2013.

Howard the Strange (Sundragon): NEW NAME

The name is English. The surname Howard is documented as a given name, Howard Hallsey, with a christening date of 1562, Batch Number C04697-2 ( Le Strange is documented as a byname, Anne Le Strange, with a marriage date of 1600, Batch M00142-1 ( The client requests that he be allowed to register “the Strange” under SCA PN1.B2C, the lingua anglica form of the name; a given + byname is an acceptable naming format under SENA Appendix A. The client desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

Jacqueline de Bretaigne (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per fess azure and argent, three doves volant in fess argent and a lily gules seeded Or.

Wouldn't the doves here be English martlets/swallows volant? All split-tailed and without feet. [fw]

I would call these swallows. Doves have that strange little tuft on their head. [Gs]; Gunnvor also provided an example of these tufted birds.

I think we have to say lily affronty, because the usual heraldic lily is in profile[Gs]; Gunnvor also provided an example of a lily in profile.

Ríán hua Tadgáin (Tir Ysgithr): NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, April 2013, and NEW DEVICE

Per chevron sable and vert, a chevron rompu between a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy and an edelweiss argent, seeded Or.

The client's original name submission, Ríán Ó Tadgáin, was returned by Laurel for the following reasons: “The byname Ó Tadgáin combines 10th century Middle Gaelic Tadgáin with post-1200 Ó. We require name elements to be linguistically from a single time and place. This requires a form like hua Tadgáin. We would make this change but the submitter allows no changes. Therefore, the name must be returned.” The client accepts the correction made by the College.

Thank you all for your continuing hard work for the Atenveldt College of Heralds and the people of Atenveldt!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

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