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Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Elizabeth; Baron Tymothy Smythson, 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 November 2015 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 15 November. Thanks!

Kingdom Arts and Sciences: Many thanks to Lady Sorcha Prism for the oodles of consultation that was done at this event. It seems there are two Big Seasons for Consultation Tables in Atenveldt, one at Estrella (which is just plain crazy) and one in late summer/early autumn. This was true to form, minus the last-minute submissions for Crown List consideration (yay!).

Heraldry Hut: The November Heraldry Hut is scheduled for Friday, 20 November, beginning at 7:30 PM in Tucson. Please contact me for location or other information you might need and I could try to supply.

Please consider the following submissions for the November 2015 Letter of Intent:

Alpin Hunter (Windale): NEW DEVICE

Vert a quiver with three arrows between three hunting horns argent strung Or.

The name was registered June 2015.

Archibald Henderson (Windale): NEW DEVICE

Azure, on a lion rampant Or between three mascles argent, a mascle azure.

The name was registered June 2015.

Clarice la Costuriere d'Avignon (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Azure, in pale three keys fesswise, a bordure embattled agent.

The name is French. Clarice is a female given name found in “An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris,” Colm Dubh, (as Clarice de Saint-Pôl). A cousturiere is a female tailor or dressmaker; it is found in “Occupational By-Names in the 1292 Tax Role of Paris,” Colm Dubh, Avignon is a city in France, found in “Draft: names in the 1292 census of Paris,” Sara L. Uckelman, This given + byname + locative> name construction is an acceptable SENA format, and it should prevent conflict with the registered name Ysabel Clarice d'Avignon via SEND NPN3 D. Standards for Relationship Conflict: “... Adding an element no in the protect name is generally enough tot remove relation conflict.” (

The device is reminiscent of and clear of that for Wilhelm von Schlüssel, Azure, a fess argent, three keys fesswise in pale counterchanged.

Finnan of Holywood (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Sable, a serpent in annulo vorant of its own tail argent and surmounted by a sword proper, on a chief argent an arrow reversed sable.

Finnan is a male Irish Gaelic name, with Finnan Ua Sibhlenas named as the king of the Ui-Echach of Muaidh, Ó Corráin and Maguire also list Fínán as eleven early Irish saints, including Saint Fínán Cam of Kinnitty (p. 99). The client wants the spelling Finnan, not Finan. Red Book Herald notes that Finnan in the above citation is the modern English translation, not the actual annals entry. There it is listed in Latin in the genitive form Finnani, but tthis Latin citation should be sufficient to register Finnan in the vernacular form. Holywood is an English byname, with the monastery of Holywood Priory founded before 640 AD on the site of the present ruins of the medieval Old Priory in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland (; it was rebuilt at least once during period. According to SENA Appendix C, Gaelic and English name elements can be combined, 550 through 1600. The client desires a male and and is most interested in the spelling of the name.

The following appear in the October 2015 Atenveldt Letter of Intent (20 October 2015):

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Cecily Goshawke, Dorcas Whitecap (Harrier), ffride wlffsdotter, Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anshor),Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia, Guy Dawkins of Stockley, Maridonna Benvenuti, Seamus mac Riain (Black Boar), Taran the Wayward.

Aelia Musa (BoA): TWO NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A mouse rampant issuant from a clenched gauntlet fesswise argent.

(Fieldless) A sun azure charged with a mouse courant to base bendwise sinister argent.

The name was registered June 2013.

Badge 1: It was suggested by Seamus Black Boar that the mouse would be more accurate as a demi-mouse. As we've had monsters issuant from tankards blazoned as demi-dragons, I agree.

Andrew mac Bran of Antrim (Twin Moons): NEW DEVICE: Azure, a double-sailed trireme and on a chief indented argent three crossbows vert.

As the trireme and the crossbows are different charge groups, there shouldn't be an issue with Unity of Posture.

Ástríðr of Sundragon: NEW NAME

Aysun al-Andalusi (TY): NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A wolf's head argent erased argent within and conjoined to a stag's antler conjoined to itself in annulo Or.

Domagnev Volkovich (TY): NEW NAME CHANGE, from Domnall mac Faíltigeirn

The name is Russian. All documentation comes from "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names,"Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Domagnev is a male given name dated to 1173. Volkovich is a patronymic form of the male given name Volk; it is dated to 1169 and is found under the Volk header. If registered, the currently-registered name is to be retained as an alternate name.

There was some discussion as to whether Domagnev is a personal name or a locative. ffride wlffsdotter notes that “Even if it does turn out that it is a Slavic placename, the name should be sent up, simply because precedent says:
" the case of names documented using Wickenden, it is not always easy to know how a name has been transliterated without checking the sources for each element. This would place too much of a burden on the submitter."
(sn. Gregorie Moroz, March 2014 LoAR

Elena Maria de Suberria: NEW NAME

Elizabeth Redfern (Windale): NEW DEVICE: Or, a fess bretessed sable between an owl displayed gules and a boar statant azure.

Enia al-Andalusiyya (Barony of Atenveldt): DEVICE RESUBMISSION by Laurel, June 2015: Per fess embattled azure and argent, a crossbow inverted an a dumbek counterchanged.

Taran: “I have some concern regarding unity of orientation here with the crossbow inverted and the doumbek upright.” I don't think that is a concern, as the only reason for return was a redrawing, with the doumbek being too narrow at its base.

Katherine Kelly (Mons Tonitrus): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom/Artemisia (likely late 2012)

Argent, semy of shamrocks vert, a butterfly sable and on a chief purpure, spoon reversed argent.

The name was registered February 2013.

According to the client, the original device, identical to this, was returned for redrawing, as the chief was too large and it could be confused as a Per fess... line of division. Might an Artemisian herald corroborate this?

Kathleen of Anandyrdale: NEW DEVICE: Gules, a leopard sejant gardant erminois, on a chief embattled three fleurs-de-lys sable.

Katrin Hakonsdottir (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Azure, a natural seahorse contourny Or sustaining in its tail an arrow bendwise inverted argent.

Mattea Locatelli (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Purpure, two arrows crossed in saltire inverted Or surmounted by a polypus argent.

Meara of Caer Ddu (Twin Moons): NEW CHANGE OF DEVICE: Per fess wavy azure and Or, three hearts in fess Or and a tower sable.

Sorcha (Prism) : The closest I found was registered to Roswitha von Pirmasens. Per chevron azure and sable, a chevron between in canton a heart and in base a tower Or.

Ronan Cu: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Gules, in pale a phoenix atop a single-horned anvil, on a chief Or a pick-axe fesswise sable.

Seamus Mac Neil (BoA): NEW NAM E and DEVICE:Vert, an oak tree eradicated and on a chief invected argent, an otter passant purpure.

Séamus is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic masculine name, dated 1398-1608, in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Séamus,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Néill is the genitive form of the Early Modern Irish Gaelic name Niall, dated 1201-1611, in "Index of Names in Irish Annals," ibid, Although I think that the diacriticals can be dropped (as long as they are all dropped), the byname may have to maintain the double -ll, and the patronymic particle should probably not be capitalized. The client desires a male name (he was most interested in having an otter above all things).

Viana Andreu de Segovia (BoA): NEW DEVICE: Gules, an ermine rampant contourny ermine within an orle argent charged with eight mullets of four greater and four lesser points sable.

`A`isha al-Zarqa’ (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron sable and purpure, two crescents Or and a rabbit couchant argent.

The name is Arabic, both from “Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices,” Da'ud ibn Auda, The first is a feminine 'ism/given name, the second a feminine cognomen, useful as a laqab and as a nisba). The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound and language/culture of the name (none given). She will not accept Major changes to the name.

A second October Letter of Intent was posted 30 October 2015:

Atenveldt, Kingdom of: TRANSFER OF HERALDIC TITLE, Golden Orb Herald, to Seamus McDaid

The title Golden Orb Pursuivant was registered to the Kingdom of Atenveldt April 1981. It was necessary to obtain permission from the Crown , TRM Morgan and Elizabeth, to transfer ownership of the title (Administrative Handbook Submissions Regulations II. Registerable Items 5. Heraldic Titles - A heraldic title may be registered to an individual if that individual has been granted the right to such a title by a Kingdom or by the Society. Heraldic titles may be submitted by the individual or may be transferred to the individual with the approval of the owning branch and the kingdom to which it belongs. Appropriate proof of entitlement must be provided (see Section IV.C.4) either for the initial registration of or the acceptance of a heraldic title, whether by transfer or through a heraldic will.) to Seamus McDaid, which has been done. A signed Transfer of Ownership is provided to Laurel.

Katerina Rose MacDonald (Ered Sul): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2015

Per chevron vert and azure, two chevronels between two roses and a unicorn's head couped contourny argent.

The name was registered August 2015.

The previous submission, Per chevron vert and azure, a chevron between two roses and a unicorn's head couped contourny argent.,was returned for conflict with the device of Neill or Daered ar Llyr of Marlincourt: Per chevron vert and azure, a chevron between two castles and a marlin hauriant argent. There is only one DC for changing the type of secondary charges. Changing the name of primary charges used provides the secondary DC.

Móivar Vignirson: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per fess Or and sable, a double-headed eagle sable and a lightning bolt bendwise sinister argent within a roundel rayonny on its outer edge Or.

The use of a lightning bolt not part of a thunderbolt is a SFPP.

Oriande Aethelwulfesdohter: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron vert and Or, two dragons combattant Or and a wolf sejant forepaw raised sable.

Oriande is cited as an Old French female given name (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 234 s.n. Oriana). Oriande/Oriante are frquent in Old French romances, notably the name of the mistress of Amadis de Gaul. Unfortunately, Withycombe isn't that reputable as a source for non-English names, and the only name close to it, Oriane, has been registered just once by the CoA, in 1992. Similar given names in appear in very late period (16th C). The PASE data base shows many examples of Æthelwulf as a male given name, The suffix forms a patronymic from it. According to Appendix C of SENA , combinations of Old English and French name elements names are permitted, but the temporal span here may be too great.

Rose the Jeweler: NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Per bend sinister purpure and vert, a bend sinister wavy between a rose and a dog couchant argent.

If registered, the currently-registered device, Ermine, three trees eradicated within a bordure vert., should be released.

Seamus McDaid (Twin Moons): ACCEPTANCE OF HERALDIC TITLE, Golden Orb Herald

The client's personal name was registered December 1999, and the honor was bestowed upon him at Estrella War XXXI, 28 February 2015. A signed Acceptance of Ownership is provided to Laurel.

Wander Riordan (Tir Ysgithr): NEW AUGMENTATION of ARMS: Per fess wavy azure and argent, in dexter chief a triskele argent, and as an augmenation of arms a rose azure in sinister base.
The name and device, Per fess wavy azure and argent, in dexter chief a triskele argent., were registered January 1991. The Augmentation of Arms were presented by TRM Ivan and Ian'ka 2 November 2013.

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, August 2015 (Estrella Batch 3!):

Antoinette Marie of Sangre del Sol. Name.
Submitted as Antoinette Marie of Sangre de Sol, the registered name of the SCA branch is Sangre del Sol. Although the submission form stated that changes could not be made, the submitter gave permission to correct the branch name. We have made this change in order to register this name.
Elaine MacCarren. Name and device. Argent, a fox rampant queue-forchy proper and a bordure sable mullety argent.
Submitted as Elaine MacCaran, the submitted spelling of the byname was documented as an undated header form in Black. Commenters were unable to find evidence for this spelling in period. The submitter preferred a dated form of the same name, MacCarren (with the scribal abbreviation expanded), that was documented in the Letter of Intent. We have made this change to register this name.
Katarina Rose MacDonald. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Moira O'Droogan. Badge. Per pale purpure and vert, two dragonflies Or.
Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir of Aschehyrst. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Sutton de Grae. Name and device. Purpure, a natural demi-leopard contourny argent marked sable, a bordure denticulada argent.
Submitted as Sutton du Grae, the correct preposition is de rather than the French du (a contraction of de and le). We have made this change.
Ogress found de Grae as a Gaelic header form in Woulfe, with the late period Anglicized Irish forms de Gray and de Graye. Therefore, we are able to register de Grae as a Gaelic form. The Letter of Intent also included Grae as an unmarked English surname and de Gray in Scots. This name combines an English given name and Gaelic byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.
Thórólfr Magnússon. Name and device. Sable, a wolf's head cabossed in dexter chief and three wolf's teeth issuant from sinister Or. Submitted as Thórulfr Magnússon, the attested spelling of the given name is Þórólfr, found in Geirr Bassi. We have changed the given name to a simplified form of the attested name, Thórólfr.
The submitter may wish to know that there are two 14th century Norwegian names, Thorulphus and Þorulfuer, that were documented in commentary by ffride wuffsdotter. No other examples of Thor-/Þor- were found with -ulf instead of -olf.
Xanthias Alexander Casca of Monster Hall. Name and device. Azure, a spear and a bordure embattled argent.
Submitted as Xanthias Alexandros Casca of Monster Hall, the submitter claimed the use of the grandfather clause for the use of Casca and of Monster Hall. The father's registered name is Matthias Alexander Casca and the mother's is Melissa of Monster Hall.
In commentary, Metron Ariston noted that Alexandros is a nominative (base) form, not a patronymic or adjectival form. The pattern of double given names is not found in Greece in our period. Submitters were unable to document Alexandros as a byname in any other language, and it could not be grandfathered to the submitter because it is not the same as the father's registered Alexander. The submitter permitted a change to the classical Latin Alexander in order to register this name.
The combination of three regional language groups (Greek, classical Latin, and English) prevents the use of the grandfather clause in this case. PN2C2d of SENA states:
A name which includes name phrases documented under the legal name allowance, the grandfather clause, or the branch name allowance follows special rules. These name phrases are treated as neutral in language and time. Such name phrases may be combined with name phrases from a single regional naming group dated to within 500 years of one another. They may not be combined with name phrases from two or more regional naming groups. If a name phrase can also be documented as either an attested or constructed name, it may be treated in whichever way is more favorable for registration.
In addition, if a grandfathered name phrase was found in a registered name that combined languages from two or more regional naming groups, the new submission may combine those same regional naming groups. If this allowance is used, then no new regional naming group may be added.
However, Xanthias, Alexander, and Casca can be redocumented as entirely Spanish name phrases without relying upon the grandfather clause. Although Xanthias is not attested in Spain, we have a pattern of borrowing of classical names in 16th century Spain, as shown in Alys Mackyntoich's article "Names from the Family Search Historical Records: Names from Classical History and Mythology" (2014 KWHSS Proceedings). Alexander and Casca are both found in Spain, dated to the late 16th or early 17th century, in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Therefore, these name phrases can be combined with the grandfathered of Monster Hall.
Yashka the Poisoner. Name change from Yashka the Nomad.
Yashka is grandfathered to the submitter.
Commenters questioned if the Poisoner is a plausible lingua Anglica form of an occupational or descriptive byname. Poysener (in a plural form) was found in 1382 in the Middle English Dictionary (MED) as a general descriptive term. No evidence of its use as a byname was found in commentary.
The occupation triacler, treacler ["maker and seller of 'treacle' (a sovereign remedy)" or "apothecary"] is derived from the Middle English traicle, tryacle ("antidote to poison"), found in Thuressson, s.n. Treacler. Bynames formed from this occupation include Triacle and Tryackle, found in Reaney & Wilson, s.n. Treacle. If an apothecary who makes the antidote to poison has a specialized occupational term, we can give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that one who makes the poison itself would have one also. In addition, the byname Poison is found in late period Amsterdam in the FamilySearch Historical Records, although it is possible that this has a different etymology.
Alternatively, this name could be interpreted as the byname of a criminal. Crime-based Middle English bynames include Daythef ("day thief") and Le Kyller/Kyller ["(the) killer"], found in the MED, and Brekewall ("one who breaks down walls" or "a strong, violent man"), Brekhout ("one who breaks out" or "a fugitive"), Brenhus ("arsonist"), Lagheles ("outlaw"), Maufetur ("evil-doer, evil cheat"). Given the range of such names, we can give this submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Poisoner is also plausible.
The submitter's previous name, Yashka the Nomad, is released.

The following submissions were returned for further work, August 2015:

Katarina Rose MacDonald. Device. Per chevron vert and azure, a chevron between two roses and a unicorn's head couped contourny argent.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Neill or Daered ar Llyr of Marlincourt: Per chevron vert and azure, a chevron between two castles and a marlin hauriant argent. There is only one DC for changing the type of secondary charges.
Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir of Aschehyrst. Device. Per bend azure and argent, two mullets of eight points in bend sinister argent and a vine bendwise issuant from base vert.
his device is returned for multiple reasons. It is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, which requires "The charges within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation". Here the arrangement of the mullets (in bend sinister) must be blazoned independently of the vine, which is itself bendwise. To be registerable such an arrangement would need to be documented. Additionally, blazoned on the LoI as an acanthus vine, no documentation was provided for this charge.

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