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Unto Their Royal Majesties Aaron and Alessandra; the Honourable Lord Seamus McDaid, 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!

This is Part 2 of the Estrella 2006 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; all submissions seen here were accepted at the Estrella XXII Consultation Table. Please have comments or questions to me on this Letter of Presentation, by 10 March 2006. It is best sent electronically to me,

When all was said and counted, there are 98 items accepted at the Consultation Table for the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Please consider the following submissions for the March 2006 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Amicia Theudoric la Sauniere (Tir Ysgithr): ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER of two badges and Household Name

The personal name was registered April 2005. The client is accepting from Caterina Amiranda della Quercia two badges, (fieldless) In pale a demi-dragon contourny sable issuant from a tankard reversed argent., and Azure, three tankards and on a chief argent a dragon passant sable., in addition to the registered household name, House Flagon and Dragon. A letter of acceptance is forwarded to Laurel.

Atenveldt, Kingdom of: NEW ORDER NAME AND BADGE, Order of Atlas

Azure, a man in a short tunic kneeling on one knee argent, sustaining upon his shoulders a sun Or.

The name is English. Atlas was one of the 12 Titans in Greek mythology, who in an abortive attempt to take over the universe (isn't that always the case? Titans...Bond villains...Pinky and the Brain...), was punished by being forced to hold the heavens upon his shoulders. The term Atlas also enters the English language in 1589 (and is cited again in 1618) as a term for "one who supports or sustains a great burden; a chief supporter; a mainstay," according to the Compact Oxford English Dictionary.

The blazon follows the example of Duncan Alaric MacDonald, registered September 2002: (Fieldless) A man kneeling on one knee contourny proper garbed argent crined sable and maintaining an open book Or. If registered, the order name and its associated badge, Order of the Scarab: Or, a scarab beetle vert and a bordure indented azure., are both to be released.

Atenveldt, Kingdom of: ORDER NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2003, for Beacon of the Desert

The previous submission, Order of the Radiant Servants, was returned for no documentation demonstrating that the name follows a period pattern of order names as required by RfS III.2.b.ii, which states in part that "Names of orders and awards must follow the patterns of the names of period orders and awards." Meradudd Cethin's article "Project Ordensnamen"

( ) dates the order name Star of the Noble House to 1351. This shows one example of a period order name constructed as [Item] of [Generic toponymic]. There are many period order names constructed as [Item] of [Placename] and many generic toponymics used in order names (most famously Temple and Hospital). Therefore, order names in the pattern [Item] of [Generic toponymic] are registerable, assuming that the item and generic toponymic are appropriate. This also follows the pattern of the Order of the Star of the Desert and the Order of the Pilgrim of the Desert, both registered to the Kingdom of Atenveldt in August 2003. The designator avoids conflict with the title Beacon Principal Herald and the Award of the Coill's Guiding Beacon.

Atenveldt, Kingdom of: ORDER NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2002, for Order of Fenris

The original Order name, Order of the Blood of Fenris, was returned because no documentation was presented or found that the name followed a pattern of order names used in period as required by RfS III.2.b.ii. The only period order mentioned was the Order of the Golden Fleece. "This example does not support an order name Order of the Blood of [mythical creature]. Orle found a reference to an order name dated to 1608 that includes the word Blood: Van Duren page 643 gives Order of the Precious Blood 1608 Mantua. This is the only reference I could find for blood being used in a period order. As is common with religious orders it refers to Christ. We do not find specific beings from mythology as order names. Fenris is basically a demigod from Norse tradition. As Order of the Precious Blood is a reference to Jesus, it is not support for use of Blood of [mythical creature] in an order name. Lacking evidence that Order of the Blood of Fenris follows a construction used for order names in period, it is not registerable." In Norse mythology, the Fenrisulfr, Wolf of Fenrir, Fenris or simply Fenrir is a monstrous wolf, the son of Loki and the giantess Angrboða

( ). According to the new guidelines presented in the LoAR Cover Letter August 2005, the use of the name of a non-Christian deity is one step from period practice.

If registered, this Order name is to be associated with the registered badge (fieldless) A wolf passant argent goutty de sang.

Caterina Amiranda della Quercia (Tir Ysgithr): TRANSFER of two badges and Household Name

The personal name was registered March 1999. The client is transferring two badges, (fieldless) In pale a demi-dragon contourny sable issuant from a tankard reversed argent., and Azure, three tankards and on a chief argent a dragon passant sable., in addition to the registered household name, House Flagon and Dragon, to Amicia Theudoric la Sauniere. A letter of transfer is forwarded to Laurel.

Caterina Amiranda della Quercia (Tir Ysgithr): BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, November 2005

(fieldless) A dragonfly within and conjoined to an annulet sable.

The name was registered March 1999. The previous submission, identical to this, was returned by the CoA for exceeding the number of armorial registrations allowed an individual: the Administrative Handbook, section I.B, limits individuals to four pieces of armory. The client is transferring two badges and a household name to Amicia Theudoric la Sauniere, allowing the registration of this badge.

Cécile de Brétigny (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE

(fieldless) A unicorn passant contourny gules.

The name was registered September 2005.

Daniel de Foria (Twin Moons): NAME APPEAL/CORRECTION from Daniel da Forio, Laurel, July 2005

The original submission, Daniel de Foria, was registered as Daniel da Forio, as no documentation was submitted and none found to demonstrate that Italian bynames were formed from street names in period or that Foria is a period word. However, there does appear to be region in Napoli called Forio, and the name was changed to reflect this.

The client evidently provided documentation with his original submission that was mislaid along the way and he provides new copies for it. de Foria is found as an Italian surname in a list of more than 1800 surnames for individuals of the Valle di Sangro in 1447; the listing was compiled by N. F. Faraglia and published in 1898 as an essay, "Numerazione dei Fuochi della Valle del Sangro." This work was the result of Faraglia's research in books left as a result of 1443 King of Naples Alfonso I of Aragona's ordering of a tax reform in the 15th C. and a subsequent census of the region in 1447, the books of the Valle di Sangro and another for Calabria Ulteriore. Only the first seems to have survived to Faraglia's time ( ).

The client provides another citation for a location called Foria. The Greeks' founding of Naples occurred between the 9th and 7th centuries BC, and the form of the early town was heavily influenced by the rivers, valleys, hills and swamps that made the area convoluted. One of the two valleys that created a natural barrier around the coastal areas is the Via Foria, both of which were likely to offer space and resources for "urban" development. ("Greek Naples: Two Tales of One City," David Taylor, ). While Naples came under Roman rule and influence, a long-time named region may have maintained its name, even with speakers of a different language.

Dobronyi Erzbet (Ered Sul): NEW NAME CHANGE from Elspeth Flannagann

The name is Hungarian. Dobronyi is the client's legal birth surname; a photocopy of her driver's license is forwarded to Laurel. The given name is said to be the Hungarian form of Elizabeth. Erzsébet is cited as one of the most popular feminine given names in 16th C. Hungary ("Hungarian Feminine Names," Walraven van Nijmegen, ); this citation also has a number of pre-1600 variations (including Elisabeta, Elizabet, Elyzabeth and Ersebet), so we hope this isn't too far afield. I found a reference to St. Erzbet (church) in Esztergom, Hungary, online ( ). The client is most interested in the language/culture of the name and will not accept major changes to the submission.

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

German Schade (Twin Moons): NEW NAME CHANGE from Jiruad Saint Germain

The name was registered June 1998. The name change is German. German is demonstrated as a masculine given name in "German Names from 1495," Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( ). Schade is seen as a surname in the cited article ( ). The client is most interested in the name being authentic for language/culture; although this isn't elaborated upon, this seems to be a solid very late 15th C. German name. If registered, his currently-registered name should be retained as an alternate name.

Itibar al-Mallali (Ered Sul): NAME AND DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2005

Per saltire sable and vert, a dove argent.

The original name, Itbir Amellal, was returned because no documentation was submitted and none found to suggest that this is a reasonably formed Berber name, or even to suggest what a reasonably formed Berber name might be. The given name is Persian. I'tibar al-mulk is an individual cited in The Akbarnama of Abu-l-fazl, a history of the Mughal leader Akbar the Great, 1542-1605, written by the courtier Abul Fazl ( ). Another individual bearing this name is I'tibaŽr KhaŽn, who was a member of Akbar's court c. 1574 and was eventually appointed Governor of Delhi

( ). The byname is Arabic. Mallal is a village in the High Atlas of Morocco; it is cited as existing at least to the mid 12th C. in A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period (Jamil M. Abun-Nasr, Cambridge University Press , NY, 1987, 1993 reprint, p. 89). This nisba (nickname) is one that shows the geographical origin of the person, and is formed in the pattern demonstrated in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices," Da'ud ibn Auda

( ). A Persian-Arabic name is probably not a step from period practice. The client is most interested in the sound/language of the name and wishes it authentic for Arabic (he did all the legwork for finding documentation for elements closest to his original submission, so I don't know that we can do more than the Persian given name that he found.)

The original submission, with the identical blazon, was returned because the charge was considered a generic bird with no identifying features. As a result it conflicted with a number of armories: in each case there was a CD for changes to the field but nothing between a generic bird and any other type of bird. The CoA suggested a redraw to an identifiable dove - or other identifiable bird - to clear many of the potential conflicts. According to the Pictorial Dictionary, in heraldic art a dove "is distinguished by a little curled tuft on top of its head." The client has redrawn the bird with the head tuft of an heraldic dove.

Romanus Rodrigo (Sundragon): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, January 2006

Per pale azure and argent, two double-bitted axes counterchanged.

The name appears in the 6 January 2006 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

His original submission, Azure, a double-bladed axe and in chief three suns above a bar argent., was returned for design issues. This is close to a complete reworking of the submission.

Titus Antonius Agrippa Romanees (Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Sable, in pale a capital letter P Or and two lightning bolts crossed in saltire argent.

The name is Latin/Roman. From the Nova Roma website ( ), the name is constructed in the classical three-part name, and the first three elements are found there. Titus is a praenomen (one of the handful used in the Roman Republic and Empire), Antontius is a nomen, and Agrippa is a cognomen ("he who was born feet first"). Romanees is an agnomen, a "nickname" or epithet, that unlike a cognomen is bestowed directly on the individual rather than carried over from father to son. The client's original submission, Antonius Agrippa Romanees, lacked a praenomen, which he has selected, and believes that Romanees is a term that reflects his military service or presence in Rome. I don't recall ever seeing a Latin word with a double -e-, so I hope someone might be able to justify this or suggest a term similar in sound to this. The client is most interested in the sound and language/culture of the name.

Vallaúlfr Rurikson (Tir Ysgithr): NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME, Clan Wolfhaven, and NEW BADGE

Azure, two wolves dormant regardant and on a chief indented argent a mullet azure.

The name was registered January 2005. While registered to individuals in the past, Wolfhaven has not be registered as a household name. Wolf is an English surname, although the authors believe that it as a derived from OE Wulf is unlikely (p. 498, Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, s.n. Wolf). Wolf would follow the pattern of English sign names incorporating an animal, like a Bear or a Lion, as seen in "English Sign Names," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( ). Additionally, assuming that the sign name is taken from a family name after the end of the 14th C., when le drops out from use as in the older le Wolf, it is a bit odd not to use Inn/Yn/Tavern(e) in conjunction, but Haven still seems reasonable. Haven is an undated English surname from the OE hafen; atte Hauene dates to 1269 (p. 221, Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, s.n. Haven). His long-time use of Clan shows his preference to House, but the client is amenable to suggestions.

Vallaúlfr Rurikson and Cécile de Brétigny (Tir Ysgithr): NEW JOINTLY-HELD BADGE

Per pale indented azure and argent, a wolf argent and a unicorn gules combattant, both gorged and chained Or.

The names were registered January 2005 and September 2005 respectively. The elements are taken from the clients' devices.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

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