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Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Elizabeth; Baron Seamus MacDade, Aten Principal Herald; 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!

There will be an Heraldic Consultation Table at Estrella War, 21-24 February. If you or anyone you know may be interested in book heraldry, whether you're just beginning or have years of experience, and especially are a herald for a shire, college or baarony in Atenveldt, you are invited and encouraged to spend some time there sharing your knowledge and helping what is sure to be a number of folks who would benefit from you! If you have questions, feel free to contact me by 20 Wednesday. Thank you in advance!

The following appear in the February 2019 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Commentary was provided by Iago ab Adam, Juetta Copin, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha, Maridonna Benevenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Seraphina Delfino,

Áine inghean Uí Cheallaigh (BoA): NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Azure, a tree eradicated and on a chief argent, three cherry blossoms azure.

The name was registered June 2014.

If registered, the client wishes to release her currently-held deivce, Per chevron azure and argent, two owls respectant argent and a tree eradicated azure trunked sable.

Bríán Hróbjartsson: NEW DEVICE
Azure, a wolf's head cabossed and on a chief argent three pairs of a chisel and hammer in saltire sable.

The name was registered June 2013.The tools appear in the Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary. The author suggest that the exact type of chisel should be mentioned in the blazon (this is a wood chisel). The author also blazons the other charge as a modern war-hammer (accepted charge), to distinguish it from a period war-hammer, with its clawed striking face.

Catalina Margherita fil Abraham (Twin Moons): NEW NAME
Maridonna Benvenuti comments that “Boniac Abraham is found in "Jews in Catalonia: 1250 to 1400 - All Men's Complete Names" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) "The "typical" Jewish naming pattern is a given name, followed by a patronymic name. In Hebrew, this takes the form of ben 'son of' for men, followed by the father's name. While this form is occasionally seen here, more frequently the given name is followed by the father's name without "ben" or "bat." " Catalina is found 46 times in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith, There is also the spelling Margarita.”

Juetta Copin further comments that Fil is a scribal abbreviation. Seraphina Delphino adds “If Fil is a scribal abbreviation, would submitter being willing to use filia? According to "On the Evolution of Jewish Names" By Eleazar ha-Levi "In 13th and 14th century Spain, Jews used fijo de (son of)36 and filia or filla de (daughter of)"and Abraham can be documented as a masculine Jewish name in Spain, so Legal name allowance would not be needed.” [There is a Joshua fil Simeon, registered in January 2008.]
It seems that Catalina Margarita Abraham would be acceptable, as might Catalina Margherita filia Abraham or Catalina Margherita filla de Abraham. (The latter ones mix Spanish and Italian elements, with the use of Margheria.)

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling and meaning of the name (keep “Abraham: as the spelling for the byname). She wishes it to be authentic for culture. She will not accept Major changes to the name. According to SENA Appendix A, for Jewish names, vernacular bynames often follow the Hebrew forms (so mostly patronymic), but are generally written following the standards for the local vernacular.

Der bFáil inghean Conail (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Vert, a bellflower slipped and leaved and a tierce argent.

The name is Irish Gaelic. Der bFáil is a female Middle Irish Gaelic name, dated 929-1180 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Derbáil / Dearbháil,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, inghean is a particle denoting “daughter of.” (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” 3rd Edition, Sharon Krossa, Conaill is the genitive form of the male Middle Irish Gaelic name Conall dated 904-1050 (Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, above). I think a terminal -l was lost along the way.

The bellflower family Campanulaceae is cosmopolitan to most areas of the world except for the Antarctic (

Frij of Windale (Windale): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Quarterly gules and sable, an elk statant quarterly Or and argent.

Michael Gerard Curtememoire comments: Perhaps in order to show the division lines of field and charge congruent, we generally use the format Quarterly gules and sable, an elk statant counterchanged Or and argent. This does make for a smoother blazon.

Jamys de Alton (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Quarterly sable and gules, in bend two unicorns rampant respectant Or and argent, an orle argent.

Jamys is found as a masculine given name dated to 1492 in “Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: James,” Sara L. Uckelman,

de Alton is found in Black, The Surnames of Scotland, p. 20; Robert de Alton acted as a juror on an inquest held in St. Katherine's chapel, Bavely, 1280. John Alton also appears as an English name, baptized 08 August 1600 in Darlaston, Staffordshire, England, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018). It is missing a batch number.

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound and language/culture of the name (12th-15th C. Scotland/England).

Kokachin Qo'a (Tir Ysgithr): NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel June 2017, and NEW DEVICE: Per pale argent and sable, two skeletons arms raised counterchanged.

Kokachin Qo'a: NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A sword winged at the quillions, the blade surmounted by a sun Or.

Qarakhan Monchuq (Sundragon): NEW NAME CHANGE

The currently-registered name, Chinua Temur, was registered January 2005. If the new name is registered, please release the current one.

Qarakhan has been registered with a spelling variation Kharakhan by the College of Arms: Mongolian and Turkish names can interchange K/Kh/Q. This particular spelling is found in C.E. Bosworth's Notes on Some Turkish Names in Abu 'l-fadl Bayhaqï's Tārīkh-i Mas'ūdī. The client prefers the “Q” spelling, but if need be, she will accept either spelling.

Monchuq, alternately spelled Munjuk, Mundzuk, and Mundzuq, are all acceptable to the client, although she prefers Monchuq. The name is also found in Bosworth, a leader of Kujet auxiliary troops and charged by Sultan Mas'ud to make an assassination attempt on the Shah, which failed. The name may translate to “bead (of clay)”, “necklace of beads” or even “jewel.”
The client is most interested in the sound of the name and will not accept Major changes to the name.

Raven of the Isles (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Or, a brunet savage azure garbed around the waist vert, maintaining on his dexter arm a raven close contourny and in his sinister arm a spear sable.

Agnes Raven has a christening date of 25 Aug 1588 in Grantham, Lincoln, England, Batch P01124-1 ( In many languages and cultures, literal bynames of the sort described in A through E above gave way to inherited surnames over time (though in most cultures, some literal bynames continued until after 1600) (SENA Appendix B, Types of Bynames).

The Shire of the Isles was registered October 1982. Registered SCA branch name can be used in bynames regardless of the lingual mix thereby created (Kazimierz of Loch Ruadh, Oct 2006).

With BIG wishes for a warm and sunny Estrella War, I remain

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

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