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Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Livia; Lord Tymothy Smythson, 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 and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

This is the February 2014 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 20 February 2014. Thank you!

Heraldry Hut: The next Heraldry Hut will be Friday, February, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please contact me for directions or if you have questions.

College of Arms News: Remember that there are NEW SUBMISSION PACKET REQUIREMENTS! They're simpler! Shorter! Woo hoo!

Name: 2 completed name forms (and 2 copies of documentation – PLEASE be aware that if documentation is found in sources listed in the Administration Handbook ( and you write the name/title of the book or article; the author; the URL (if an approved online source); the page number(s); and a concise summary of the entry in “Name Documentation and Consultation Notes” on the name submission form, you do not have to make photocopies of this information and send it to me!) You don't have to haul coals to Newcastle or spend money on photocopying/postage when many of the approved sources, particularly online, is easily accessible by members of the College of Arms.

Device/Badge: 2 completed and colored forms + 1line drawing of the form.

Once you have prepared this packet, or if the client has prepared the packet, and handed it to you, what next?

You keep one of these name forms and one of these colored armorial forms for your local file. The other copy (and in the case of an armorial submission, the line drawing form), plus any submissions fees, is sent to me. That's all, folks! Our bulky packets are mostly a thing of the past!

Please consider the following submissions for the February 2014 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Gwyneth O Callaghan (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, a tree eradicated proper issuant from base and on a chief azure a sun Or (ecliped azure?) and a decrescent argent.

Gwyneth is a female given name. Morgan and Morgan, p. 118, s.n. Gwynedd, discusses at length the locative surname Gwynedd and variants as well as the female given name Gwyneth and variants. The origins of the female given name are unclear, and the earliest examples are in the records of Conwy (Gwineth ver' Robert, 1577; Gwenett, 1629; Elena ver' Thomas gwynethe als gwrach y gwenniath). The spelling Gwyneth is dated to 1578 as a locative byname. This spelling as a given name was registered to Gwyneth Neutone de la Hille in March 2009. O Callaghan is dated 1600-1601 (Cahir O Callaghan alias Cahir moddir) in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Men's Names,” Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, (I'm somewhat worried about the particle: the female names in this article that have Callaghan as a byname seem to use ny. However, I see other female names that use O: Katherine O Driscoile 1601; Grany O Cahan 1602; Johanna O Kearoll 1582; Katherine O Toole 1602).)

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling of the name. She will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

The blazon includes the term “eclipsed azure” for the sun; however, the sun appears as entirely Or on the emblazon. Could Twin Palm P. contact the client and see which depiction is correct?

Heinrich der Hahn (Twin Moons): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Quarterly vert and sable, in chief two roosters respectant Or.

The name is German. Heinrich is a male given name found in “German Names from 1495,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, der Hahn, “the Rooster,” is a descriptive byname. Hahn is a popular family name in late period (as an example, Maria Hahn christening date 1558, in FamilySearch Historical Records,, Batch C95184-1 ), but it doesn't seem too unusual to add the article and reenforce the ferocity/boldness of a rooster. The client desires a male name, and cares most about meaning and language/culture, the German for “the Rooster.” He is interested in it being authentic for language/culture (German).

The arrangement of charges is very similar to that of the device for Eysteinn meinfretr: Quarterly gules and vert, in chief two lizards tergiant Or., registered December 2012. At the time of registration, it was noted that “This device is not considered marshalling. SENA A6F1c states "A design that contains only a primary charge group of certain kinds does not have the appearance of marshalling. The primary charge group must be one of:...a group of multiple identical charges in a standard arrangement covering the entire field..." The arrangement in chief, where the charges are side by side in fess, is listed as a standard arrangement in SENA Appendix K. None of the rules in SENA A6F2, Designs which Create the Appearance of Marshalling, are triggered by this design. Therefore, it may be registered.”

Randolph Greenwall (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Vert, a harp and on a chief embattled Or three axes reversed vert.

The name is English. Randolph is the client's legal given name. This spelling is seen in Curia Regis Rolls 1201 (Withycombe, Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd edition, s.n. Randal pp. 249-250. The byname Greenwall is dated to 1628, England (for Nichollas Greenwall) in the FamilySearch Historical Records,, Batch M00213-3. The client desires a male name.

Sandhya Kesari (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Gyronny argent and sable, a lotus flower in profile and an orle purpure.

Sandhya is a period male given name. It is the name of a Kamrupi king who drove the Muslims from his realm in 1229 (The History of Medieval Assam, from the Thirteenth to the Seventeenth Century, Nagendra Nath Acharyya, The Kesari dynasty of Orissa kings in southern India lasted over 400 years, from 623 AD (Alasu Kesari) to 1123 AD (Indra Kesari) and the extinction of the line ( A Sketch of Dynasties of Southern India, Robert Sewell, The client doesn't care about the gender of the name. She will not accept Major changes to the name.

The tinctures of a gyronny are blazoned with the tincture in the dexter chief corner chief-most being blazoned first.

Sitriuc Liathsionnach (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron Or and vert, two pommes each charged with a triskelion of armored legs Or and a winged seafox couchant Or.

Sitriuc is a Middle Irish Gaelic male given name, dated multiple times 917-1195 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Sitriucc / Sitriuc / Sitreac, Sitriuc,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, The byname is a constructed Irish Gaelic byname, “gray-haired fox.” Liath, “gray-haired, aged,” is an Early Modern Gaelic male given name, dated to 1322 (ibid., Sionnach, “the fox,” is an Early Modern Gaelic male name dated examples running 1233 to 1500 (ibid., Both descriptive elements (gray-haired, fox) are found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Masculine Descriptive Bynames,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, We believe the constructed byname can be justified based on the following attested name which describe an animal or further describe the word gray found in Mari's “Masculine Descriptive Names”:

Damán: Little Stag/Ox

in Eich Gil: [of] the White Horse

na nGamhnach: [of the Milch Cows]

The client desires a male name. He is most interested in the language/culture of the name; he will not accept Major changes to the name.

The following submissions appear in the January 2014 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Commentary was provided by Alys Mackyntoich [AM], ffride wlffsdotter [fw], Isabella Delfino [ID], Madog Hir of Aire Faucon [MHAF], Michel von Schiltach [MvS].

Avelina Skarlet (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per pale vert and purpure, an owl contourny perched upon a branch and in sinister chief a roundel argent.

Documentation checks out and name is free of conflict. [ID]

No conflicts found. Agree with the redraw, and I'm a little concerned about the plate in sinister chief on stylistic grounds. [MHAF]

The device appears free of conflict [ID]

Emelyn Fraser (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Or, two triquetra purpure and a thistle proper.

<Fraser> is not Gaelic; it is Scots. Scots and English are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C of SENA. [AM]

No conflicts found. [MHAF], [ID] Looks clear to me as well. [MvS]

Jaida al-Zanjaniyya (Tir Ysgithr): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2013

Per bend Or and argent, a winged catamount couchant vert and on a chief azure three keys bendwise sinister wards to base argent.

No conflicts found. [MHAF], [ID]

Samuel Henry Ickeforde Thomas (Sundragon): NEW NAME

Reaney & Wilson, sn. Ickford has <John Yckeford> 1383. Mills sn. Ickford has <Iforde> from the Domesday book, and <Ycford> 1175.
The English register of Godstow nunnery, near Oxford has:;view=fulltext
and ca. 1192 <Bartholomew of of Ycford>; and ca. 1220 <Henry Tullus of Ickeford>. But for temporal consistency, the closest I've found is in: The Edwardian inventories for Buckinghamshire (1908), p. 15 "parishe churche of Yckeford dated 1552
So, Samual Henry Yckeford_ Thomas? [fw] I suspect he wants an “I” spelling of Ickford. [MMM]

The following submissions were registered by the S.C.A. College of Arms, November 2014:

Alexander Smyth and Flore de le Court. Joint badge. (Fieldless) On a gauntleted fist argent within and conjoined to an annulet argent semy of ladybugs proper a musical note azure.

Angelika von Schwaben. Reblazon of device. Azure, a frauenadler and on a chief embattled argent three nesselblätter vert.

Blazoned when registered in July 2008 as Azure, a harpy displayed and on a chief embattled argent three nesselblätter vert, this is a frauenadler. Please see this month's Cover Letter for a discussion of this charge.

Atenveldt, Kingdom of. Order name Order of the Golden Sun of Atenveldt and badge association. Azure, a demi-sun issuant from base Or and a bordure embattled argent.

Baldwin of Acre. Name and device. Argent crusilly formy Latin sable, a bull's head cabossed gules armed and ringed Or, a bordure dovetailed per saltire sable and gules.

This name does not presume identity with any of the rulers of the kingdom of Jerusalem named Baldwin. The kingdom of Jerusalem existed in two iterations; the various Baldwins ruled over the first one, which fell in 1187. The second, founded in 1192, was the one also known as the Kingdom of Acre. Thus, none of the historical Baldwins would have been known as Baldwin of Acre.

Bébinn ingen Domnaill. Badge. Per pale argent and azure, a heart counterchanged vert and argent.

Ciaran Colquhoun. Name and device. Or, an open book and on a chief purpure an increscent and a decrescent Or.

Submitted as Ciaran Colquhoun, the name was changed at kingdom to Ciarán Colquhoun to match the documentation. This change was unnecessary; Gaelic names may be registered either with or without accents. We have therefore restored the name to the submitted form.

This name mixes a Gaelic given name and a Scots byname; this is an allowable lingual mix under the standards of Appendix C of SENA.

Demetrios of Crete. Name and device. Argent, on a roundel gules a bull's head cabossed argent, a bordure gules.

The byname of Crete is the lingua Anglica form of a Greek locative byname.

Douglas Rowan MacCallum. Name and device. Or, on a bend sinister cotised between two roundels vert three dice argent spotted sable.

The most likely way to interpret this name is as a double given name followed by a single byname. This name combines two English given names and a Scots byname; this structure is registerable in a mixed English/Scots context.

Eyv{o,}r Halldórsdóttir and Domnall mac Faíltigeirn. Joint badge. (Fieldless) Two serpents glissant erect respectant sable maintaining between them in their mouths a hexagonal gemstone azure.

Giles Chadwik Richardson. Badge. (Fieldless) On a tower per pale azure and argent three bezants in pale.

Ivar of Elsinore. Device. Per pale gules and argent, a cross couped fitchy counterchanged and a chief sable.

Jennifer de Trethewy. Name change from Jeneuer de Trethewy.

Jennifer was documented as the submitter's legal given name; Eastern Crown also dated it as a given name to 1602 from the FamilySearch Historical Records. The submitter's previous name, Jeneuer de Trethewy, is retained as an alternate name.

Leonore Aid-an. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a rose Or slipped vert issuant from a cauldron sable.

This depiction of a natural rose is grandfathered to the submitter.

Pelleas of Crete. Name (see RETURNS for device).

The byname of Crete is the lingua Anglica form of a Greek locative byname.

Rodney Jean Dozier. Blanket permission to conflict with device. Per pale dovetailed Or and gules, a wood axe bendwise sinister argent, hafted sable.

Rodney grants permission to conflict for all armory at least one countable step (DC) from his device.

Siobhan Eibhlin ni Mhathghamhna. Blanket permission to conflict with badge. Azure, a bear's head erased within a bordure Or.

Siobhan grants permission to conflict for all armory at least one countable step (DC) from her badge.

Siobhan Eibhlin ni Mhathghamhna. Blanket permission to conflict with device. Per bend sinister Or and azure, a brown bear statant erect proper and an Irish harp Or. [Ursus arctos].

Siobhan grants permission to conflict for all armory at least one countable step (DC) from her device.

Vanora O'Davoren. Name and device. Per pall inverted Or, gules and sable, two bears combattant counterchanged and an artist's paint brush Or.

Submitted as Vanora O'Davorean, the documented form of the byname (and the one registered to her mother) is O'Davoren. We have changed the name to that form in order to register it.

Orle was able to document Vanora as a form of Guinevere: "George Buchanan. Rerum Scoticarum Historia. Arbuthnetus. 1583. p. 27. has: Vanora uxor Arcturi. This is clearly discussing Arthurian legend." There is a pattern of creating new names from Arthurian names. Thus the given name can be registered in English context.

Zoe of Alexandria. Name (see RETURNS for device).

The byname of Alexandria is the lingua Anglica form of a Greek locative byname.

The following submissions were returned for further work, November 2013:

Pelleas of Crete. Device. Sable, on a fess ermine a ram's head cabossed gules.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of William de Cameron, Sable, a fess ermine. There is a DC for the addition of the ram's head, but nothing else.

The fess as depicted here is also drawn far too wide, blurring the distinction between a charged ermine fess and an ermine field with a chief and a base. Blurring the distinction between charge groups and having a design that could be interpreted as combining a chief and a base are also both causes for return.

Zoe of Alexandria. Device. Lozengy sable and argent, a phoenix gules.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Morgan Morfydd Gwilym, Pean, a phoenix displayed gules, issuant from flames, maintaining in its beak a dexter hand couped proper. There is a DC for the change in field, but nothing for the maintained hand or tincture of the phoenix. As flames proper are considered to be half Or and half gules, Morgan's phoenix is therefore considered entirely gules for purposes of difference.

The following submissions were registered by the S.C.A. College of Arms, December 2014:

Beverly FitzAlan de Stirkelaunde. Badge. (Fieldless) A pigeon maintaining a lily slipped argent.

The submitter has permission to conflict with the badge of Branwen le Baxtere, (Fieldless) A raven argent maintaining a stalk of wheat fesswise Or, and with the badge of Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, Per chevron argent and vert, in base a falcon close argent.

This badge is not in conflict with the badge of Catherine Townson, (Fieldless) A popinjay argent. There is a DC for fieldlessness, and a DC for the difference between a popinjay and a pigeon.

Duncan Saint Claire of Atenveldt. Name change from holding name James of Atenveldt.

Atenveldt is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Kaththea of the Citadel, the Daft. Reblazon of device. Azure, a fess invected on its lower edge and in chief a goose volant argent.

Blazoned when registered in April 1973 as Azure, above a fess abased and engrailed on its lower edge, a snow goose argent, the fess here is not particularly abased, the fess is invected not engrailed, and the posture of the goose is not specified.

Wulfhere Forloren. Reblazon of device. Sable, in fess two dolphins haurient contourny argent.

Blazoned when registered in June 1988 as Sable, in fess two dolphins, haurient embowed and sinister facing, argent, the dolphins here are embowed-counterembowed, which is now the default for dolphins.

Ynir Cadwallen. Reblazon of device. Azure, a roundel échancré and in base a bar Or.

Blazoned when registered in January 1973 as Azure, above a fess abased a roundel echancree two and one forming three axe-heads conjoined, all Or, the roundel échancré here is the primary charge. The mention of axe-heads was apparently just to describe a roundel échancré. This does not conflict with axe-heads.

There were no returned submissions by the College of Arms, December 2014.

Thank you all for your continuing hard work for the Atenveldt College of Heralds and the people of Atenveldt!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

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