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Letter of Intent

30 November 2016, A.S. LI

Unto Andrewe Laurel; Alys Pelican; Brunissende Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

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

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 client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Areus of Sparta: NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Sable, a trident head Or and a bordure parted bordurewise wavy gules and argent.

The client's name change submission appears on the 20 June 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

This takes the place of a badge resubmission for Phelan Ó Coileáin, Sable, a cross alisée gules fimbriated argent. It was returned by Laurel, September 2009, for multiple conflicts, including that for the Knights Templar. (That is, the payment for that returned badge is covering this new device change.) It is also a change for his current device; and so if registered, please retain his current device as a badge, Azure, a horseshoe inverted within a bordure Or.

A division of a bordure in a similar fashion is seen in the registered armory of Akastos Theodorou, Or, a calamarie inverted sable and a bordure parted bordurewise indented argent and sable. ( and in the registered armory of Marie de Roelent, Argent, three sea-horses contourny azure, a bordure parted bordurewise wavy azure and argent

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2. Fenrich der Stürmer Hahn: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Or, a dunghill cock rising contourny vert maintaining a spear bendwise sinister argent hafted sable, a bordure reguly sable.

The name is German. He has been known as Fenris for years and wishes something more registerable. Meynhardt Fenrich Ophuss has a christening date of 5 August 1645 in Evangelisch, Kamen, Westfalen, Prussia; his father name was Fenrich Ophuss (, Batch J95158-1).

der Stürmer Hahn is said to mean “the fighting rooster/cock,” although shows stürmer as “one who is on (a labor) strike,” rather than just pugilistic. Nevertheless, Stürmer is found as a German surname for Hans Wilhelm Stürmer with a christening dated 6 November 1603 in Barfüßer Klosterkirche, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany (, Batch C93414-1); and

Hahn is found as a German surname for Ludwig Hahn with a christening date 18 July 1581 in Stuttgart, Wurttemberg, Germany (, Batch C91613-1 ).

Appendix A in SENA says double bynames are rare, so this might be possible if a “simple” descriptive byname like “the fighting cock” (minus der) is not permitted. The client desires a male name and is most interested in meaning (“the fighting rooster”), sound (as similar to Fenris as possible) and language/culture (German, 1480-1600).

3. Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of the Emerald Heart of Granite Mountain and NEW BADGE

Per fess indented vert and sable, in chief a bezant charged with a heart vert, a bordure erminois.

The territorial name was registered November 2014.

Emerald refers to a precious stone, the color of that gemstone and to a brilliant color like that of the stone (in 1598, spelled as emerold, according to the COED).
Heart, in the COED, dates the meaning as "a figure or representation of the human heart; esp. a conventionalized symmetrical figure formed of two similar curves meeting in a point at one end and a cusp at the other. Also, an object, as a jewel or ornament, in the shape of a heart" to 1463: "The seid broche herte of gold to be hange, naylyd, and festnyd vpon the shryne". The modern spelling heart is used for a stylized figure in 1529 (referring to a playing card). It is also a charge seen in Parker (

4. Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW ORDER NAME, Order of Grace of Granite Mountain

The territorial name was registered November 2014.

The Middle English Dictionary, s.n. grace, includes quotes using that specific form to mean “goodwill, kindness, favor, love,” and is dated to multiple years c. 1300-c.1500 ( Grace is a noun and not an object which is normally used in the construction of Saint + attribute. However, in this case, it is used to demonstrate by example the recipient's virtue. The addition of the locative avoids conflict with other Order names. (The definite article the might be best deleted to follow the pattern of orders named after abstract qualities.)

This will be associated with the Barony's badge, Per fess indented vert and sable, a vol Or and a bordure erminois., registered April 2015.

5. Granite Mountain, Barony of: BADGE RESUBMISSION for the Order of Peregrine of Granite Mountain

Per fess indented vert and sable,an arrow and bow crossed in saltire Or, a bordure erminois.

The Order name was registered April 2015.

The original submission, Per fess indented vert and sable, a falcon rising Or and a bordure erminois., was returned by Laurel April 2015 for conflict; this is a redesign. We feel that the primary charges are thin enough so as not to obscure the complex line of division.

6. Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW HERALDIC TITLE, Erminois Pursuivant

The territorial name was registered November 2014.

A Barony is entitled to have titled pursuivant. Parker cites erminois as an heraldic fur, Or with sable spots (pp. 234-5). It appears in most of the Barony's armory.

We've based the name on the Ermine King of Arms, an heraldic title associated with Brittany and an important non-SCA title; An Tir saw it protected November 2008. (It was asked if Ermine Pursuivant could be used originally, but it would have been in conflict with the King of Arms title.)

7. Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW BADGE

Per fess indented vert and sable, in base an ermine spot Or, a bordure erminois.

The territorial name was registered November 2014.

This is intended as a populace badge.

8. Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW BADGE

Sable, an ermine spot Or, a bordure erminois.

The territorial name was registered November 2014.

This is intended as a badge for the fighters in the Barony. We believe it is clear of the device registered to Francesca da Trani, Sable, an ermine spot and an orle Or.; one DC for the orle vs. bordure, one DC for Or vs. erminois.

9. Granite Mountain, Barony of: NEW BADGE

Per fess indented vert and sable, in pale an ermine statant contourny regardant ermine and an ermine spot Or, a bordure erminois.

The territorial name was registered November 2014.

10. Honour Grenehart: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, September 2016

Argent goutty de vin, a labyrinth azure.

The name was registered January 1999.

The previous submission, Argent goutty de vin, a labyrinth azure., was returned “for redraw. The gouttes should not appear in the argent portion of the labyrinth, as a labyrinth is a solid charge, but only be present around it. On redraw, please advise the submitter to use gouttes of a more period shape, with a longer wavy tail.” This has been done.

11. Ignacio Diaz de Castile: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2016

Pean, on a tyger rampant Or a crescent gules, a bordure embattled Or crusilly Santiago gules.

The name was registered August 2016.

This device was returned August 2016 for a redraw “for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters had trouble identifying the gules charges on the bordure. On resubmission, please advise the submitter to draw fewer and larger ermine spots.” This has been done.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the device of Adam Carlos Diaz de Castile: Pean, a tyger rampant within a bordure embattled Or charged with six crosses of Santiago gules.

12. Maria de Venetia: NEW NAME CHANGE

The client's previous name change (from the registered Mariyah al-Madiniyah to Natasiia Novgorodova, currently in the 20 September 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent) has been asked to be withdrawn by the client. She asks that this be considered her name change.

Maria as an Italian name is found several hundred times between 1457 and 1557 in 2014 KWHSS paper "Names from 15th and 16th Century Pisa,” Juliana de Luna,

The client asked for a more Italian or Ventian form of the name, originally submitted as Maria of Venice. Maridonna Benvenuti believes that de Venetia would be the medieval Latin spelling. "Dizionario di toponomastica. Storia e significato dei nomi geografici italiani.", UTET Libreria, print, s.n.Venezia: Il nome di Venezia è una forma dotta (riprende il classico Venetia)... . A translation: the name Venezia is a learned form from the classic Venetia. pp.814-5.
The Venetia spelling can be found in use in many Italian books when googling the name Venetia at Googlebooks.,bkv:f,bkt:b,cdr:1,cd_min:Dec+2 3_2+1449,cd_max:Dec+31_2+1625&num=10

If registered, her currently-registered name should be retained as an alternate name.

13. Mathias Steinson: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Quarterly sable and azure, a butterfly bendwise sinister argent.

Mathias is a German male given name dated to 1332, 1374 and 1388 in “"Medieval German Given Names from Silesia Men's Names" Talan Gwynek (

Steinson is a nod to his legal surname, Stinson. ffride wlffsdotter comments that Diplomatarium Norvegicum has: Jfuer Steinson, 1394 (, and Gudbrander Steinson, 1422 ( “I think they're both in the nominative case, but they're certainly in Middle Norwegian (i.e., still Norse).”

Appendix C in SENA allow the mixing of German and Scandanavian name elements.

The client desires a male name and cares most about having a German or Norse/Viking name.

This is clear of Anne of Caerdydd's badge: (Fieldless) A butterfly argent, wings tipped gules., and Kynedriþ filia Gerald's badge: (Fieldless) A butterfly bendwise argent.

14. Músa-Sunnifa: NEW NAME

The name is Old Norse, and both elements are found in “The Old Norse Name.”

Sunnifa is a female given name, p. 15, and

Músa-, “Mouse-,” is a prepended byname, p. 26.

The client desires a female name and it most interested in the language/culture of the name. She will not accept Major changes to the name.

15. Nefratiri Ani: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A triskelion of human legs azure.

The name was registered March 1984.

16. Valdis Skarpa: NEW DEVICE

Gules, a dragon couchant and on a chief argent three open books sable.

The name was registered July 2012.

There are 2 New Names, 2 New Order Names, 1 New Heraldic Title, 3 New Devices, 5 New Badges, 2 New Device Changes. These 15 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $60 for them. There are 1 Name Change Resubmission, 2 Device Resubmissions and 1 Badge Resubmission. This is not chargeable. There are a total of 19 items submitted on this letter.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Commentary by Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, Coblaith Muimnech, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Maridonna Benvenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it. Happy Holidays to come!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

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