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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Andrewe Laurel; Lillia 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. Arria Silvana: NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Per fess vert and sable, a unicorn's head couped argent and three ivy leaves Or.

The name was registered January 2013.

If this is registered, her old device, Per fess vert and sable, a unicorn's head couped argent and three Arabian lamps Or., registered January 2013, is to be released.

2. Gareth Llandfaelog: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Sable, a pall inverted and in sinister chief a rabbit rampant Or.

Gareth is an given male name, seen as Gareth Portor, marriage 23 May 1594; Lowestoft, Suffolk, England; batch number: M00983-1; .

Llandefaelog is a locative surname found on the Domesday maps website (, likely meaning a church dedicated to Saint Maelog.

The name is properly constructed: “A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names,” Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, (Bynames Based On Location).
Welsh and English are in the same language region group as per SENA Appendix C.

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He will not accept Major changes.

3. Gwyneth O Callaghan: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, May 2014

Argent, an ash-tree eradicated proper and on a chief azure a sun Or between an increscent and a decrescent argent.

The name was registered May 2014.

The original submission, Argent, an ash-tree eradicated proper issuant from base and on a chief azure a sun Or and a decrescent argent., was returned for the following reasons: “This device is returned for violating SENA A3E2, which states complexity of a design is "measured by adding the number of types of charges to the number of tinctures. Items with a complexity count of eight or less receive no penalty for complexity from this rule." Here we have four charges (tree, chief, sun, decrescent) and five tinctures (argent, vert, brown, azure, Or), for a total complexity count of nine. There is a pattern in late-period English armory of similar complexity, however all such patterns have three items on the chief, not two: a sun between two decrescents, or a decrescent between two suns, for example. With only two dissimilar charges in different tinctures on the chief, this does not come close enough to the period pattern to be registerable. Either adding a sun or a decrescent as mentioned here, or reducing the number of tinctures, would make this device less complex.” The client has followed the CoA's suggestion.

4. Jórhildr skáldhrafn: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2013

Argent, in pale a thistle and a boar passant proper, a bordure azure.

The name was registered January 2013 through the Outlands.

The original submission, Per saltire argent and vert, in pale a Cornish chough rising, maintaining in its feet a thistle, and a boar passant proper., was returned by Laurel for “violating SENA A3E2, which states complexity of a design is "measured by adding the number of types of charges to the number of tinctures. Items with a complexity count of eight or less receive no penalty for complexity from this rule." Here we have three charges (a Cornish chough, a thistle, and a boar) and six tinctures (argent, vert, sable, gules, purpure, brown), for a total complexity count of nine.” The design has been simplified.

5. Kára Hanadóttir: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2012

Vert, a phoenix displayed head to sinister argent and a sinister gore ermine.

The name was registered June 2012.

The previous submission, Vert, in pale an arum lily held by an eagle's foot inverted erased and a gore sinister argent., was returned by Laurel: “This device is returned for redraw, for violating section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions which requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance." This is repeated in section A2C2 of the Standards for Evaluation which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters found the eagle's foot here difficult to identify, both due to its being inverted, and by the unusual way in which it is holding the arum lily. The erasing of the foot is also too small to properly identify.” This is a redesign. It is clear of Morwenna Ælflæd o'r Glyn: Sable, a hedgehog statant argent and a sinister gore ermine., with 1 DC for the field and 1 DC for the primary charge.

There is a Step from Period Practice for using a primary charge with a gore, but that appears to be the only one.

6. Mineko of Twin Moons: NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A domestic cat sejant affronty sinister paw raised argent within and conjoined to a mascle gules.

The name was registered June 2011.

7. Mineko of Twin Moons and Irina Dionisiya Tolochkova: NEW HOUSEHOLD NAME, Societate Sine Nomine, and NEW BADGE

(Fieldless): A snake with a head at both ends nowed in a Cavendish knot argent.

The names were registered June 2011 and August 1999, respectively.

The name is Latin, “Society without a name.” Societate nodi, an Italian Secular Order from the 14th C, means Society of the Knot in Italian/Latin (“Medieval Secular Order Names: Courtly Orders and Awards,” Juliana de Luna,
The phrase Sine Nomine, “without a name,” refers to a Missa Sine Nomine, a Mass so designated that "uses no pre-existing musical source material"; this is often the case from the late 15th through the 16th C. ( Maridonna Benevenuti also notes that a Florentine publisher Iacopo Giunti in 1574 published a comedy with the title Comedia Intitolata Sine Nomine. Translated "Comedy entitled SINE NOMINE". Even the possible author is vague: Di U. (or V.) S. The title Sans Repose Herald was registered to the Kingdom of Drachenwald in January 2013 (and subsequently transferred to someone who truly exemplifies the description), noting that it was [Sans Repose] an English title from 1434. This follows a short, similar phrase that describes a group of individuals rather than a single person/personal title.

The following badge associated with this name was registered in December of 1994 (via Laurel): (Tinctureless) A Savoy knot, an important non-SCA badge. I have no idea how much difference is granted between a tinctureless badge and a fieldless badge, so we are forwarding this for the College's consideration.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Magnus von Lübeck , Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Maridonna Benvenuti, Seamus mac Riain, Song Zidie and Taran the Wayward.

There are 1 New Name, 1 New Household Name, 1 New Device, 1 New Device Change, 2 New Badges and 3 Device Resubmissions. There are a total of 9 items, 6 of them new.

Thank you to those who have provided your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it thus far, and to those who will do the same as this is presented to the College entire.

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

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