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Unto Their Royal Majesties Casca and Melissa; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, 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!

This is the March 2016 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 25 March 2016.

Heraldry Hut: will not be held in March.

Please consider the following submissions for the March 2016 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Ceallach Colquhoun (Sundragon): BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2015

Per bend sinister gules and argent, a door argent banded and handled sable and charged with two arrows in saltire, and a dragon sejant affronty, wings displayed and head to dexter gules.

The original submission, Per bend sinister gules and argent, a door argent banded, handled and charged with two arrows in saltire sable, and a dragon sejant affronty, wings displayed and head to dexter gules., was returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." “As depicted, the arrows on the door appear to be part of the door and not independent charges. The arrows are similar in color and width to the details on the door, leading commenters to see them as part of the door. Changing the tincture of either the details or the arrows or making the arrows bolder with larger heads and fletchings would improve identifiability.” The arrows' tincture has changed, as suggested by the CoA and making them far more identifiable as independent charges.

Franceska Lucrezia la Sarta (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per bend sinister indented purpure and gules, a threaded needle bendwise sinister and a leopard's face Or.

The name is Italian. Franceska is a female given name found in “Feminine Given Names from
Thirteenth Century Perugia,” Arval Benicoeur, Lucrezia is found in “Late Period Italian Women's Names: Venice,” Juliana de Luna, la Sarta is a occupational byname, “the (female) tailor, dressmaker, seamstress,” SENA Appendix A notes that double given names are found, and occupational name, while used, rarely include the article.

Idunn of the Citadel (Ered Sul): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, a pale sable and a wingless wyvern passant to sinister regardant, its tail nowed and entwined azure around a thighbone argent.

Idunn is an Old Norse name, the goddess of apples. It also appears as a female given name in Geirr Bassi, p. 12. The name apparently is actually Iđunn (with the eth), although early SCA registrations of the name were shown to be Idunn Felinnoir in 1987 and Idunn in Spanverska in 1996, and we hope that that spelling can be maintained for the client. The byname comes from the Citadel of the Southern Pass (El Paso, TX), the client's first barony. The client is most interest in the sound (as Id-toon) and the language/culture (Viking) of the name. She doesn't care about the gender of the name and she will not accept Major changes to the name.

Many thanks to three gallant individuals from the Kingdom of Avacal (!) (!!), who spent some of their Estrella vacation at Heralds' Point consulting with client.

The following submissions appear in the February 2016 Letter of Intent:

Faleena Camille de la Sol (Sundragon): NEW NAME CHANGE and NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Gules, a lion salient contourny queue-forchy argent within an orle of compass stars Or.

The client's currently-registered name is Faleena Camille (March 1982). The elements are grandfathered to her under SENA PN.1.g “The Grandfather Clause: In a new personal name submission, an individual may use name phrases already registered to them, even if that name phrase would no longer be allowed under the current rules.” The client would like to add a locative, del Sol, to her registered name. Given names similar to Faleena are found in Spanish. Clara Felina has a christening date of 1587 in Torroella de Montgri, Gerona, Spain, Batch C89234-1 (; this woman's mother name was Falina. The surname Falina is found in the christening name for Pera Falina (male) in 1578 in Santa Paul, Gerona, Batch C89312-1.

The given name Camille is found as a spelling variant with Camila Salvo as a christening name in 1561 inSan Lorenzo, Valladolid, Batch C87108-1 ( Del Sol (“of the Sun”) is found in the christening name for Monice Del Sol in 1636 in San Antolin, Murcia, Spain, Batch C39277-2 ( SENA Appendix A demonstrates double given name in late period; locative phrases as de X; and order as given + patronymic + locative. The client desires a female name, is most interested in the meaning of the name “of the sun,” and will not accep Major changes to the name.

If registered, the currently register device, Vert, in fess a lion queue-forchée salient to sinister and a stag rampant argent, in chief a compass star Or. (registered April 1983), is to be retained as a badge.

Jörg von den Hügeln (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Or, two halberds in saltire gules, overall a Great Dane statant sable.

The name is German, “George from the Hills.” This construction order is found in German in SENA Appendix A. Jörg is a male christening name dated to 1627 in Hengstfeld, Württemberg, Batch C91994-1 ( Hugeln is a christening name dated to 1626 for Georgious Hugeln in Evangelish, Freistett, Offenburg, Baden, Batch C93268-1 (

Von den is a Dutch locative phrase that is compatible with German; the client prefers a German form. The client wants a name name and most interested in the meaning and language/cultue of the name, late 15th and 6th C. German, “from the hills.” He will not accept Major changes to the name.

The arms of Phillip of Loch Shelldrake bear the same breed of dog, Per chevron throughout Or and argent, two Great Dane dogs' heads cabossed and a Great Dane dog passant to sinister sable., although there was much discussion back then in June 1983 (and more since) that the name was debateable. (Boarhound seems a period alternative, as in the reblazon for the badge of Anpliça Fiore.)

Hinrich von Bremen (BoA): NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2014

Gules, a hart's head cabossed and on a chief Or three estoiles sable.

Originally su bmitted as Kevin the Wayfarer, documentation for his legal name Kevin was not included, nor were commenters able to document it to period. This is a complete redesign. The name is German. Hinrich is a 15th C. male given name found in “15th German Names from Mecklenburg: Hinrich,” Sara L. Uckelman ( Bremen lies on the Weser River, and its 600-year-old town hall was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004 (
The original device submission, the same as in the resubmission, was returned for administrative reasons; that has been corrected.

Kitajima Ishirou Matchasu (GM): NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, November 2015

It was determined that while Matai is a Japanese form of the name Matthew, it is post-period. The client has decided to use the earlier form Matchasu as suggested by the CoA, a 16th-17th C. Japanese form of the Portuguese Matthias, found in Masaharu Anesaki's "The Fates of Some of the Leading Kirishitans Who Signed the Barberini Documents of 1620-21"(PIA 3.5; 247-50).

The client desires a male name.

Sitriuc liath mac Sinach (SD): CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME from Sitriuc of Atenveldt, May 2015 and RECONSIDERATION OF DEVICE, May 2015

Per chevron Or and vert, two pommes each charged with a triskelion of armored legs Or and a winged sea-fox naiant Or.

In a previous Letter of Acceptance and Return, the CoA suggested it would permit the name to be registered as the Iridh Gaelic Sitriuc liath mac Sinach ("Sitruic [the] gray-haired, Sinaig's son"), since previous submissions of color + animal name constructions ( Liathsionnach as “gray-haired/aged fox”) could not be justified, nor could a pattern of a descriptive byname as part of a patronym (as mac Sinaig Liath, “Sinaig [the] Gray-haired's son”). At the time the CoA could not make the change to Sitriuc liath mac Sinach because it was a major change, which the submitter would not allow, and a holding name was assigned in order to register his device.

The client will now accept this name in place of the holding name.

Aside from the need for redrawing of the original submission to more easily identify the monst in case, the client's local herald seems to have mistakenly colored his original submission wrong, so that it was blazoned as a winged sea-fox argent. We had two versions of the submission under consideration, and I requested that the one with the Or sea-fox be withdrawn, which it was and the argent one was subsequently registered. So it appears that both the local herald and I were mistaken, and this is the version that the client wants.

Tomaso Floreano (SD): DEVICE CHANGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2015
Or, in bend sinister a wooden malletproper and a quill pen, both bendwise, a bordure sable.

The previous return, Or, in bend sinister a wooden mallet bendwise inverted proper and a quill pen bendwise sinister, a bordure sable., had issues with unity of posture/orientation and for lack of clarity positions of the charges on the field. The axis of both charges is now clearly bendwise, and both are in their default orientations.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

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