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October 28, 2004, A.S. XXXIX

Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Shauna of Carrick Point, Laurel Queen of Arms; Margaret MacDubhshithe, Pelican Queen of Arms; Evan da Collaureo, Wreath King of Arms;

and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald!

The Atenveldt College of Heralds requests the consideration and registration of the following names and armory with the College of Arms. Unless specifically stated, the submitter will accept spelling and grammar corrections; assistance in these areas is appreciated.

1. Áine hua Murchada: NEW NAME

The name is Irish Gaelic. Aine is both an Irish Gaelic feminine name and an early masculine given name (according to Ó Corráin and Maguire, it became “obsolete at a very early period”) found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Áine,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( ) from 1169 through 1468.

Documentation for the byname is derived from the Academy of S. Gabriel report 2859 ( ). Murchadha is shown in that report as the genitive form of the masculine given name Murchad/Murchadh (itself found in the Index of Names in Irish Annals ( ). It is shown here as a clan designator rather than a simple patronymic. Because of the early obsolescence of the given name, Boke Herald has suggested (and the submitter has agreed to) that the byname is more temporally compatible as hua Murchada.

The submitter is most interested in the sound of the name (hence, she has chosen the fully masculine version rather than the feminine construction of the name); she will not accept Major changes to the name.

2. Áine hua Murchada: NEW DEVICE

Purpure, two swords argent between three anchors Or.

3. Alyne Strangwych: NEW BADGE

(fieldless) An oak leaf argent.

The name was registered July 2003.

Considering Andreas of Green Village: (Fieldless) A holly leaf argent.; and Rebecca Marchand d'Alsace: Vert, a seeblatt argent., there is a CD for fieldlessness and a second CD for type of leaf. Considering Bright Hills, Barony of: (Fieldless) On an oak leaf argent a heart gules.; Fiona Harpar: (Fieldless) On an oak leaf argent an acorn vert., there is a CD for fieldlessness and a second CD for tertiaries. Considering Thyre of Andover: Per chevron purpure and vert, two escallops inverted and an oak leaf argent.; Catherine Margaret Oakley of Rivendale: Per pall argent, sable, and vert, a Catherine's wheel and an oak leaf argent., there is a CD for fieldlessness and a second CD for number of primaries. Considering Dana Grochenydd: Per pale gules and argent, an oak leaf counterchanged., there is a CD for fieldlessness and a second CD for tincture of primary. Considering Anne of the Tall Trees: Vert, an oak leaf fesswise argent., there is a CD for fieldlessness and a second CD for orientation.

It looks like someone found a small hole in the Ordinary.

4. Atenveldt, Kingdom of: NEW BADGE

Per pale argent and azure, a pair of battle-axes crossed in saltire, blades to base, sable, in base a sun in glory Or, all within a bordure counterchanged.

The branch-name was registered at some point (no says so in the Ordinary!).

This badge will be designated for use by the Kingdom Warlord.

5. Atenveldt, Kingdom of: NEW ORDER NAME “Order of the Esprit de Corps”

The branch-name was registered at some point.

The Order recognizes exemplary spirit of fighting units, troops and groups.

The Order name is French, “Spirit of the Body.” This is the literal translation. The more figurative definition of the term in the COED is "the regard entertained by the members of a body for the honour and interests of the body as a whole, and to others belonging to it.” While it doesn’t enter the English language until 1827, I cannot say if this idea of comradery and “all-for-one” attitude is a period one in native French or when it might’ve become a popular notion.

Going by period examples in Project Ordensnamen, compiled by Meradudd Cethin ( ), Esprit might be considered a Quality or a Thing (albeit a rather ethereal object). Period Order names involving Qualities are very rare (Silence, Mercy, Fidelity; and two compounds, with Name: Passion of Christ, Faith of Jesus); Order names involving Things are far more common. Similar S.C.A. Order names rendered in French (such of the Fleur de Soleil), have been simply registered as the Order of the Fleur de Soleil, but rendering the name completely into French is acceptable (Le Ordre de le Esprit de Corps).

6. Atenveldt, Kingdom of: NEW BADGE for the “Order of the Esprit de Corps”

Or, on a pile between two compass stars azure a torch Or enflamed proper.

7. Atenveldt, Kingdom of: NEW ORDER NAME“Order of the Lichtbrueder”

The branch-name was registered at some point.

The Order recognizes excellence in the art of defense with the rapier and a willingness to share these exceptional skills with others.

The Order name is German, with a great deal of help provided by Duchess Deille of Farnham, a native German speaker. Lichtbrueder can be translated as “Brothers of Light” or “Brothers of the Light”; individual elements are found in Langensheidt’s German-English English-German Dictionary, Pocket Books, New York, 1972, with licht, “light,” and bruder, “brother.” The formation of the Order name is based on information found in “Project Ordensnamen,” Meradudd Cethin ( ); the 13th Century Italian Order of the Brothers of Jubilation has a Group + Quality construction, and Light, being something of an ethereal “Thing,” might be as likely a Quality. Although registered in the Dim Times (ahem), namely April 1981, one of the oldest awards in the Kingdom of Atenveldt is the Order of the Light of Atenveldt Rendering the name completely into German is acceptable (Lichtbrueder Ordnung or Lichtbrueder Kompanie).

8. Atenveldt, Kingdom of: NEW BADGE for the “Order of the Lichtbrueder”

(fieldless) A sheaf of rapiers inverted sable surmounted by a sun in glory Or.

9. Cecilia du Lac d’Argent: NEW DEVICE

Vert semy-de-lys, on a bend sinister argent three unicorns passant palewise gules.

The name appears in the 30 August 2004 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

Considering Leslie the Brown: Vert, on a bend sinister argent a Hermit Thrush close proper. [Hylocichla guttata], there is 1 CD for the semy treatment of the field and 1 CD for cumulative differences of the tertiary charges.

10. Colyn MacRuairidh of Rathlin: NEW DEVICE

Per bend sinister rayonny purpure and Or, a stag courant argent.

The name was registered December 2003.

This submission was held because it was in conflict with Gianni Arcieri, Per fess azure and bendy sable and argent, a stag at gaze argent.; there is 1 CD for the field difference. Thanks to a lot of work by A precedent made during the tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda: "We feel that the second CVD can be gained from the change from courant to passant [sic - should be statant as in blazon], as it changes dramatically the position of all the legs. (Much as a CVD is granted for the change from statant to couchant, which effectively only removes the legs.)" (LoAR 11/90 p.9) was overturned during the tenure of Francois la Flamme: "There is no CD for the difference between passant and courant, per the August 2001 LoAR." [Elspeth Colquhoun, 09/01, R-Caid]. Since it appears that Francois' predecent supercedes Daud's, and since passant is considered equivalent to statant, with no difference counted when checking for conflict, then courant would also be equivalent to passant. If this is the case, considering Gianni Arcieri, Per fess azure and bendy sable and argent, a stag at gaze argent.

Thanks to a lot of dedicated work by Perronelle Charrette de La Tour du Pin of Ansteorra, and the good lord Gianni, who provided a Letter of Permission to Conflict, this submission is forward with that Letter of Permission to Conflict.

11. Dante McGavin: NEW NAME

Dante is a masculine Italian given name, found in “Italian Names from Florance, 1427,” Ferrante LaVolpe ( ).

Period forms for MacGavin (a variant of MacGowan) are found Black's The Surnames of Scotland. They are in the "grey" period of name acceptability, between 1600 and 1650: McGawin (1613) and M'Gawyne (1643).

Looking at the acceptable language mixes list, Dante McGawin/M'Gawyne might be considered an unusual but possibly registerable Italian/Scots name.

12. Dante McGavin: NEW DEVICE

Per saltire purpure and azure, an anchor and on a chief argent, four trefoils slipped vert.

13. Ivan Kosinski: NEW BADGE

(fieldless) An enfield rampant contourny azure maintaining a padlock argent.

The name was registered September 1997.

14. Katherine Throckmorton: NEW BADGE:

(fieldless) A rabbit salient azure, attired as a stag Or, sustaining a Catherine wheel gules.

The name appears in the September 2004 Letter of Intent.

Considering Tobias Alan MacKenzie: (Fieldless) A three-eared coney rampant azure holding a stick palewise proper ensigned with a reremouse displayed sable., there is a CD for fieldlessness, and a CD for differences in the sustained charge (gules Catherine wheel vs. proper stick).

15. Roland Childeric de Laon: NEW NAME

Roland is a masculine given name, dated to 1526 in “Given Names from Brittany, 1384-1600,” Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvry ( ). Withycombe dates Rolland to the Domesday Book 1086 and the Latinized Rolandus to 1186-1220 (3rd edition, p. 256 s.n. Roland).

Childeric is a masculine given name found in “Early Germanic Names from Primary Sources”, Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester ( ). The author of the paper comments that this name, as others on the lists were likely in use in Frankish territories from 5th-9th centuries. It is used as an unmarked patronymic, and hopefully the two first names are not so distant that they are considered temporally incompatible. (The patronymic was chosen because it was determined that the submitter’s original name choice, Roland de Laon, would be in conflict with the registered name of Roland de Lyon.)

The byname is a locative; Laon is a town 100 miles northeast of Paris and the site of an early Gothic-style cathedral built in the 12th C. ( ).

16. Roland Childeric de Laon: NEW DEVICE

Per chevron inverted vert and sable, in chief a wolf dormant Or.

The armory is close to Colin Attewood: Lozengy vert and argent, a mastiff couchant Or, collared gules. We count 1 CD for differences of the field and 1 CD for an unforced move of the wolf to chief.

17. Sundragon, Barony of: BADGE REUBMISSION from Laurel, April 2004

Per fess azure and gules, four wolves' teeth issuant from sinister argent and a bordure Or.

The branch name was registered September 1984.

The original submission, Per fess azure and gules, four wolves' teeth issuant from sinister all within a bordure Or., was returned because no one present at the Wreath meeting was able to identify this as a combination of wolves' teeth and a bordure. It was noted that using a combination of one peripheral charge issuant from another peripheral charge, especially of the same tincture, is something that will require extreme care to maintain identifiability.

We have reduced the number of wolves’ teeth from four to three, allowing them to be drawn larger and in a “number” that is more commonly associated with wolves’ teeth (they tend to flock in groups of three), and changed the tinctures of the teeth and the bordure. The wolves’ teeth (or their cousin, the piles) and bordure combination have been registered previously to Randwulf aus dem Schnee (July 91): Argent, a wolf rampant to sinister sable and three wolves' teeth issuant from sinister gules, all within a bordure sable.; Dulcinea Margarita Teresa Velàzquez de Ribera (June 92): Argent, three piles in point gules, overall an estoile, all within a bordure sable charged with the words "Dignidad, Virtud, Honestad" Or.; Moira MacDonnel White (October 93): Argent, three piles sable, overall a rose proper, all within a bordure azure; and Wolfram von Eisenberg (May 94): Argent, three wolves teeth issuant from sinister sable and a bordure per pale sable and gules. As is the case with those pieces of armory, the wolves’ teeth/piles are a different tincture from the bordure surrounding them.

I was greatly assisted in the preparation of this letter by the commentary of Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Ástríðr Þórgeirsdóttir, Deille of Farnham, Katherine Throckmorton, Knute Hvitabjörn and Maridonna Benvenuti.

This letter contains 3 new names, 2 new order name, 5 new devices, 6 new badges and 1 badge resubmissions. This is a total of 17 items, 16 of them new. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

Thank you again for your indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

Commonly-Cited References

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland.

Gordon, E.V. An Introduction to Old Norse, 2nd edition, Oxford at the Claredon Press, 1957.

MacLysaght, E. The Surnames of Ireland. Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1991.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames, 2nd Edition, 1976, reprinted 1979.

Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd Edition. London, Oxford University Press, 1977.

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