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1 December 2001, A.S. XXXVI

Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Their Royal Majesties Mathias and Elzbieta; Mistress Magdelen Venturosa, Aten Principal Herald; the Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,

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

This is the December 2001 internal Atenveldt Letter of Intent. It precedes the external LoI that will contain the following submissions, asking questions of submitters and local heralds who have worked with them; if these questions are not addressed, the submission may be returned by the Atenveldt College of Heralds. You are encouraged to comment upon these submissions, whatever your experience level (yes, even on those that have already been sent on to Laurel–if a correction needs to be made, I can pass it on). Please have your comments to me on the submissions being considered for the 1 January LoI by 20 December. I accept online commentary, in addition to questions pertaining to heraldry:


Submissions Website: You can send electronic commentary on the most recent internal LoIs through the site, in addition to any questions you might have. Current submission forms (the ONLY forms that can be used!) can be found on the site. Please let your local populace know about the site, too: There are a number of new books of interest (heraldry and otherwise) that are available for sale.

Doomsday Reports: I’m not sure what information Mistress Magdalen, the Aten Principal Herald, will be asking for on local heralds’ Doomsday Reports, but I figured I’d be a Grinch and remind you that they’re coming up. :)

The following submissions appear on the 1 December 2001 Atenveldt LoI:

Dévora Risée de Apors (Tir Ysigthr): NEW BADGE

(fieldless) A raven regardant azure.

The name was registered in March 1984.

The default posture of a raven is statant and close (wings close to the body), so this creates an incredibly simple blazon! This is clear of Catherine of Brackenborough, Argent, a raven close and in chief three roses azure., with 1 CD for the addition of a field and a second CD for the addition of a group of secondary charges.

Edward Archer of Cornwall (Four Mountains): NAME CHANGE from holding name “Edward of Atenveldt” from Laurel, 8/ 2001

The original name submission, Edward of Cornwall, was returned for conflict with Edward the Black Prince, by whose land holdings and associations could conceivably merited the name Edward of Cornwall (he was created Duke of Cornwall in 1337 and Prince of Wales in 1343, with a six year period where his primary title was Duke of Cornwall). During this time, it is reasonable to assume that he was commonly known as Edward, Duke of Cornwall. Adding the occupational byname clears the conflict.

This spelling of Archer dates to 1199 and refers to the occupation of (and interest of the submitter as a) bowman (p. 11, Reaney and Wilson). It should be associated with the registered armory Argent, a drawn wooden bow and arrow proper fletched and headed sable on a chief azure four mountains couped argent.

Hawk’s Rest, Incipient Shire of (Meadview AZ): NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, June 2001

Or, a tower sable charged with a hawk’s head erased Or, environed in base with a laurel wreath vert.

The original name, Shire of Hawk’s Keep, was returned at the kingdom level for its aural conflict with the March of Hawk’s Keye in the Midrealm. The emblazon needed to be redrawn so that the wreath had its characteristic circular appearance, and a populace consent form need to be provided for the submissions.

A rest is a stopping place, or a lodging place, as for travelers or pilgrims, according to the Compact Oxford English Dictionary. The descriptive suggests both a natural place where wild hawks take refuge (or the mew for hunting birds), or an inn or lodging house operated by the Hawk family. Hawk is an undated form of an English family name which dates back to 1066 (p. 169, Reaney and Wilson). It is similar in construction to House of Stone’s Rest, registered to Jacquelin of Normandy, in October 1998.

Idonea Svensdöttir (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Ermine, a pomegranate gules slipped and leaved vert, a bordure per saltire sable and purpure.

The name is Norse. Idonea is the Latinized version of the ON feminine name, Iðunnr, “suitable,” dated to 1154-89; it is found in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames,” Talan Gwynek ( The patronymic construction is found in “Icelandic and Heathen Names,” Haukur Þorgeirsson (

Killian M’Cahall (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE

(fieldless) A dragon sejant contourny barry engrailed vert and Or.

The name was registered June 1995.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

Atenveldt Submissions Website:


Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland. The New York Public Library Press, NY.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names. The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1990.

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

Morgan, T. J. and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1985.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames.

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

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