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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 April 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 25 April 2014. Thank you!

Heraldry Hut: The next Heraldry Hut will be Friday, April 18, beginning at 7:30 PM. Please contact me for directions or if you have questions.

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

(These are the remaining submissions taken at Estrella War, in addition to other submissions mailed in.)

Alfred Jensen of Mo (Sundragon): Badge Resubmission from Laurel, October 2013

(Fieldless) A cross formy fitch at the foot charged sable charged with a dove rising argent.

The name was submitted as Jensen; it was registered as Alfred Jenson of Mo, June 1987.

The previous submission, Argent, two axes crossed in saltire surmounted by a spear and on a chief gules a dagger argent., submitted by the client for the Kingdom of Atenveldt for events and activities for thrown weapons, was returned by Laurel: “Since all thrown weapons events and activities fall under the auspices of the marshallate, this badge would de facto be a badge for the thrown weapons marshals. We do not register badges for officers or deputy officers if a kingdom or corporate level badge exist for the office.” This badge uses the submission fee he paid for the Kingdom for a personal badge.

The cross is identical to the one found on his device, Argent, a pile bendwise throughout gules between a cross formy fitched at the foot and a hawk's head erased sable., registered June 1987.

Angus Macaird (Ered Sul): New Name and Device

Per chevron azure and vert, a chevron argent charged with a polypus sable, a bordure argent.

Angus is a given name, seen as early as c. 1150 with this spelling (Black, p. 23 s.n. Angus).

Macaird is cited as the client's legal surname. However, the surname seems to be Aird. And Aird is a locative byname in Black p. 13 s.n. Aird: Ard and Aird are cited surnames, with no indication that either would act as a given name that would form a patronymic. I'm at a loss on this one. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound and the language/culture of the name. He will not accept Major changes to the name.

Atenveldt, Barony of: Badge Resubmission from Laurel, March 2007 (for the Order of the Palm Leaf of the Barony of Atenveldt)

Argent, two palm trees couped, trunks crossed in saltire, and in chief a palm leaf gules.

The Order's name was registered June 2007.

The previous badge submission, Argent, two palm trees couped, trunks crossed in saltire, proper and in chief palm frond fesswise reversed vert., was returned by Laurel for the following reasons: “This badge is returned for lack of identifiability. The palm trees do not resemble palm trees - the "leaves" are drawn incorrectly. While the barony has other armory with crossed palms, those trees do not resemble the trees in this submission; thus the style of the palm trees is not grandfathered to the barony. We note that the palm frond is clearly from a palm tree, but that it could not have come from one of these trees depicted in this emblazon.”

I think that the frond's identifiability might benefit from redrawing; upon looking at the accepted form for drawing a palm tree, this might be fine, since the trees and the leaf are identical, the case for the original badge return. (I suspect that the post-period term frond could be used in the blazon of the badge, but not in the Order name. It was determined that “frond” is not found before the mid-18th C. Prior to that, the term used is a palm leaf or palm branch.)

Atenveldt, Barony of: New Name (Sisterhood of the Black Swan of the Barony of Atenveldt)

Please enlighten me if this is an Order, or what the Sisterhood is supposed to represent. Thank you.

A sisterhood is a society of women who have taken certain vows and live together under conventual rule, or who are otherwise devoted to religious life, or to charitable work as a vocation; the spelling sister-hood is dated c. 1592. The term sisterhood has been previously registered as the Sisterhood of Saint Walburga (11/2006), and to the Sisterhood of the Red Spear (June 2011).

The spelling black is found c. 1420, and this spelling for swan is dated to 1386 (all in COED). The construction of <color + animal> name is not uncommon in English sign names (“English Sign Names,” Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada,

The branch name was registered January 1981.

No Major or Minor changes are permitted.

Bija Munajjima al-Ash'ari (Granite Mountain): New Name and Device

Azure, a sun Or charged with a human eye purpure irised argent.

Bija Munajjima is the name of a late 15th C Persian female poet (“Persian Feminine Names from the Safavid Period,” Ursula Georges, Abū al-Hasan Alī ibn Ismā'īl al-Ash'arī (874–936) was a Shafi'i scholar and theologian who founded the school of tenets of faith that bears his name (Ash'ari), He was born in Basra, Persia. Al-Ash'ari is stated to be a male cognomen, used both as a nisba and a laqab (“PERIOD ARABIC NAMES AND NAMING PRACTICES,” Da'ud ibn Auda, According to this article, masculine cognomens ending in "i" may generally be feminized by changing the finial "i" to "iyya" or "iyyah,” and this applies to those used as nisba and laqab. It seems that it would be more accurate as al-Ash'ariyya(h). The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound and the language/culture of the name.

Bran Mac Consaidín (Tir Ysgithr): New Name and Device

Per pale nebuly Or and sable, a raven contourny and a harp, issuant from base a demi-sun all counterchanged.

Bran is a male Irish Gaelic name found throughout period, dated 596-1435 in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Bran,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Mac Consaidín is a Gaelic header in Woulfe, p. 343 in “16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe,” Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, I think this would be an acceptable Early Modern Irish Gaelic name.

Domnall O'Dochartaigh (Tir Ysgithr): New Name

The name is Irish Gaelic. Domnall is a male given name found throughout period, dating from c 700 to c 1700 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Domnall / Domhnall,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Ó Dochartaigh is found as a header in Woulfe, p. 497, for the Anglicized O Doghartie, in “16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe,” Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (Irish).

Eilionora Mhig Aonghusa (Claypool AZ): New Name

Eilionora is an Early Modern Irish Gaelic given name dated in 1497 and 1589 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Eilionora.” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, I'm at an absolute loss for the byname; I took the submission quickly, thinking I could provide the documentation “after the War.” Yeah, good luck with that. I have no idea how it can be documented. Black gives the genitive form as Aonghas or Aonghus (p. 23 s.n. Angus), and there are a few similar ones (but not exact) in Woulfe. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given).

Ellisif Stybjranardottir (Mons Tonitrus): New Name and Device

Sable, a bear's head couped contourny gules.

Ellisif is a female Old Norse given name found under Ellióagrímr in The Old Norse Name, Geirr Bassi, p. 9. Styrbjarnardóttir is an ON patronymic formed from the male given name Styrbjorn (Geirr Bassi, p. 15) and constructed as outlined on p. 18. The name can either use diacriticals or not. The client will not accept Major changes to the name.

Master James of the Lake, Furison Herald, undertook this submission to justify the use of a colored charge on a colored field. His findings are collected below (latest email dates first):

(10 March 2014) I believe I'm done!  First errata:

The De Pescera blazon is "D'oro, a due anguille al naturale, affronte e ondeggianti in palo."  Anguilla is eel in italian, so 2 eels proper (not snakes).

"Stemma alludente alla pesca."  So a cant; pesca is "(sport) fishing" and the tincture-breaking is the use of proper for the animal on a metal.

The de Palfero blazon is "D'argento, al leone d'oro, lampassato di rosso, tente con la branca destra un palo perforatore di nero, posto in sbarra con la punta all'inguin{`u}."

"Stemma parlante: dial. `palféri, pal de fer' = palo perforatore in ferro terminante con un allargamento fusiforme: viene conficcato nel terreno onde piantarvi un palo per il sostegno della vigna; l'etremit{`a} opposta presenta una testa piana che serve a incalzare la terra attorno al piede del palo." Whew!  Haven't dealt with italian since undergrad research (when I discovered that italian chemistry wasn't worth reading; french chemistry after Grignard either).

So the lion is brandishing a sword/spear (an "iron") rather than an oar.  These blazons and the comments in italian are, of course, from the modern herald/editors.

I've also corrected the Swedish ordinary editor briefly mentioned to (Jan) Raneke.

So, to conclude, Swedish tincture-breaking in _Svea Rikes Ridderskaps och Adels Vapn-Bok_, Stockholm, Tryckt hos Johan Horberg, 1830.

From the Freihere Wapn section of some 2321 coats; names associated with the arms dated from the freihere registry.

Plate 5; item 137. Jons Swinhufwud af Qvalstad 1574. Azure, a boar's head couped sable in chief a mullet of 6 points Or.

Plate 7; item 182. Delphin. Azure, a brown bear salient proper.

Plate 7; item 190. Carl Svinhufwud i Vestergotlund 1581. Gules, a brown bear's head couped proper.

Plate 7; item 195. Lars Björnram 1632. Vert, two bear's  paws in saltire sable.

Plate 17; item 496. Wilhelm Drakenhielm 1650. Azure, three dragon heads couped gules crowned Or.

Plate 21; item 610. Herman Winter 1654. Gules, a hound passant sable collared and in base rocky ground argent.

Plate 33; item 966. Olof Örneström 1681. Azure, an eagle sable on a base wavy argent and azure.

Plate 71; item 2141. von Moltzer. Gules, a horse salient sable, on a chief indented Or three flowers slipped and leaved sable.

That's it.  So similar examples from 4 heraldic jurisdictons: HRE, Bohemia, northern Italy, Sweden.  The german emblazons are online; if you need any of the others, I can scan and send them as JPEGs.

Your humble servant,


James of the Lake, OP Furison Herald Extraordinary

Barony of Naevehjem CAID


(9 March 2014) I've edited my musings about Heidelberg and the minnesángers' armory a bit after realizing that Heidelberg is hardly in the east of Germany!  ;-)

Here's the italian stuff I promised:

Codice Trivulziano, a 1390 armorial of Milan and Lombardy, is reproduced in _Stemmario Trivulziano_, 2000, ISBN 88-900452-0-5.

Plate 43.  Azure, a lion's head erased gules in chief a fleur-de-lys bendwise and another bendwise sinister Or.  De Antinis.

Plate 44.  Per pale gules and sable, two lions combatant counterchanged.  Da Ast.  Also, plate 284. Di Passavin d'Ast.

Plate 45.  Vert, a griffin sable.  Di Algixi.

Plate 46.  Azure, a wyvern vert maintaining an onion argent leaved vert.  Di Arsago.

  Azure, a wolf rampant sable and a chief of the Empire (Or, an eagle sable).  Di Amici.

Plate 47.  Gules, a brown monkey sejant proper.  De Aymo.

Plate 83.  Azure, an eagle sable (crowned Or) overall a bend gules.  De Bertoldi.

Plate 194.  Vert, a lion gules, head and paws argent.  De Lefir.

Plate 217.  Azure, a lion gules crowned Or.  De Missalis.

Plate 218.  Gules, a bull passant azure, in sinister chief an eagle (crowned) sable.  De Montorfano.  Also plate 347. De Taliabois de Montortano.

Plate 226.  Gules, a lion sable maintaining a tree vert and a chief of the Empire.  Di Mofadini.

Plate 236.  Azure, a bird sable legged gules.  Di Merli.

Plate 288.  Or, two eels naiant palewise respectant argent.  Da Pescera.

    Argent, a wing transfixed by an arrow fesswise reversed Or, headed and fletched argent.  D. Pontremolo.

Plate 289.  Azure, a bull passant gules, in chief 3 pears conjoined at the stem Or.  Di Perobore.

Plate 290.  Argent, a lion Or maintaining a spear sable.  De Palfero.

Plate 313.  Azure, a lion gules maintaining a razor proper (steel argent, cover Or).  Di Raxor.

Plate 362.  Argent, a gray wolf's jambe erased proper enfiled at the base with a crown Or.  De Varexio.

That should certainly help!  We've probably got more than enough, but to finish encircling the HRE, I thought I'd look to Sweden as well.  Raneke is a 3-volume ordinary of Swedish armory with lots of dates, but, like Sedlacek and even more so, it consists of tricks of the charges and charge combinations rather than any tinctures a all!  However, I remembered that I'd brought home a Swedish armorial from a trip to Oslo a few years back that at least used the engravers' tincture codes.  So I'll look at that tomorrow!



(8 March 2014) I've had to learn a little Czech to search August Sedlacek's ordinary of Bohemian armory, _Atlasy erbu a peceti ceske a moravske stredoveke slechty_, where vols. 2&3 are the Bohemian part, vol. 4 Moravia and vol. 5 seals.  Vladmir Ruzek, ed., 2002 (ISBN 80-200-0933-7).  [Great source of dated names, BTW; hope there's a names index somewhere.]  Fortunately, though, some years back Naevehjem's founding baroness, Mistress Shadowwolf, thoughtfully brought a general heraldry book in Czech and a small Czech-english dictionary  back for me from her trip to the Czech Republic and Mistress Katherine's friends helped her locate and bring Sedlacek itself back from her travels there in recent years.

This massive work is apparently a compilation of Sedlacek's field notes from his armory collecting "visitations" from the mid-19thC to 1925.  Thus, it is an ordinary filled with largely untinctured tricks that a herald with modest artistic talent, but an eye for blazonable detail, might do.  While there are regrettably no tincture call-outs or blazons, there are some occasional colored shields throughout.

I first started looking for bear's heads, Medvedí hlava (I have decided not to include Czech diacritical marks throughout for the most part), but struck out.  However, bear's jambes are a lot more popular and I even found two tincture-breaking shields:

Sedlacek, v. 2, under Medvedí nohy. tlápy:

P. 344 (fol. 149v):  Azure, two bear's jambes palewise in fess sable.  Horcice z Prostého.

P. 343 (fol. 149r):  Azure, two bear's jambes in saltire sable.  Blatenstí z Blatna.

I also looked under lion (lev):

P. 299 (fol. 130r):  Per fess azure and gules, a lion counterchanged.  D<omi> ni de Cietov.  also 1376 Hinko episcopus Ladmirensis.

In Sedlcek, v. 3, I tried looking for dogs (Pes), dog's heads (Psí hlava) or other parts, but no useful tinctured tricks.  

Eagle is "Orel" in Czech, so back to vol. 2, Orlice:  No joy.  :-(  I expected more weird stuff being done with eagles, but the tinctured shields obey contrast rules.

I think I'll skip Moravia -- getting rather farther afield from german influence, I think.

Next Milan and Lombardy!  Probably another long shot, but worth looking, I think.  At least Trivulziano has a lot of beautifully tinctured armory to look at.  :-(



(7 March 2014) First, I've corrected the typos in Ellisif and Ary's names in the original msg below.

More importantly, I went through my copy of _Minnesänger. Codex Manesse (Palatinus Germanicus 848). Die Grosse Heidelberger Leiderhanschrift._ by F.M. Ricci, 1982 (ISBN 3-295-80294-0).  The poetry is from 1100-1300; the plates containing the armory were painted in the mid 12thC (but my german is bad; see Coblaith's article linked below*):

Meinloch von Selvingen [fol. 120v]  Sable,  3 brown bear's heads cabossed proper crowned Or.  <> The heads are picked out in white [so the heads are apparently *not* tarnished silver leaf] and look black in my paper facsimile, though brown online-- rather ghostly!

Hiltbolt von Schwangau [fol. 146r]  Gules, a swan close (contourny) sable.  <>  (The swan looks brown in this online scan, too [tarnished silver leaf??].  Black on paper.)

Wachsmut von Künzingen [fol. 160v]  Azure, 2 fish naiant sable.  (His banner is painted with 3 fish in pale.) <>

Reinmar von Zweter [fol. 323r]  Gules, an eagle sable.  <>

*Coblaith Muimnech dated it 1340 in a paper on this codex at <>.

The tincture-breaking armory among the minnesänger, where relatively few arms were in the sample, may reflect that the ms was from Heidelberg, a university town, and, possibly, that the armigers were particularly interested in calling attention to themselves.

In contrast, I looked through my "pretty book" -- the gem of my collection:  _Livre des Tournois_, a deluxe facsimile of "le Codex Vat. Ross 711", attributed to Georg Rixner, Jerusalem Herald to the Holy Roman Emperor, beautifully painted in 1615 (or, possibly, 1530, according to the accompanying, descriptive volume written in french (p. 47), purporting to cover 36 grand tourneys in the 4 germanys (Rhein, Bavaria, Franconia, Swabia) from 938-1487.  All core style -- no tincture-breakers allowed!!

I'm going to look through August Sedlacek's ordinary of Bohemian armory for color animal heads as primary charge(s) on plain-color fields and cruise through northern italian armory (_Stemmario Trivulziano_, 1390 armorial of Milano e Lombardi), but I think you've already got the best I can do for Ellisif and probably enough, do you think?


who is enjoying the incentive to cruise through this stuff again!


(6 March 2014) In support of Ellisif Styrbjarnardóttir: Sable, a bear's head couped contourny gules.  [a russet bear's head proper??]

This device proposal breaks the tincture contrast rule and is thus not in our core style.  Consequently, I hope to make a case for registration via establishing an individually attested pattern [SENA A.4.].  A similar pattern has been accepted in the case of Ursula Georges: Gules, a bear passant sable.

From the LoAR for February 2001 ACCEPTANCES (under An Tir):

Ursula Georges. Device. Gules, a bear passant sable.

The Rules for Submission give the following standards for documented exceptions:
An armorial design element that is adequately documented as a period practice may be deemed acceptable even if it violates other sections of Part VIII (Compatible Armorial Style). Such design elements will be accepted only on a case-by-case basis and only in armory comparable in style and complexity to the documented period examples. The strength of the case for such an exception increases in proportion to: the similarity of the documented examples to the submitted armory; and the number of independent period examples offered as evidence.
a. General Exceptions - In most cases the documentation for a proposed exceptional armorial design element should be drawn from several European heraldic jurisdictions. The strength of the case for such an exception increases in proportion to the geographical and chronological breadth of the supporting period evidence.
The submitter has presented over eight unrelated examples of Gules, a <complex charge> sable in several different geographical areas, plus other similar examples of black charges on red fields. She has met the standard set forth in the rules.
She has permission to conflict with the badge for the Barony of Septentria, Gules, a bear passant argent.

SENA A.4.C.3.  "For example, 'A single black primary charge with a complex outline on a red background' is the type of pattern we would call 'closely matching'. Some examples that would bracket such a submission are 'a red complex-outline primary charge on a black background' (the tinctures match, but are swapped) or 'multiple black complex primary charges on a red background'."  So we believe that the pattern need not be solely that of proper charges on low contrast fields or that the field tincture need not be solely gules or azure.  [Use of proper on a low contrast field being a rational for tincture-breaking from Dame Gwenllian's excellent analysis of Siebmacher <>.]

We believe further that Siebmachers Wappenbuch von 1605 <> provides sufficient examples of tincture rule breaking across the various Germanys despite the fact that they occur mainly in eastern and northern territories according to Dame Gwenllian's analysis.  Some of the blazons of the supporting examples below have been checked against Countess Aryanhwy's Siebmacher Ordinary


but, of course, any errors are solely mine.

Close examples would include color-on-color animals (or even human heads) or animal parts as sole primary charges.  Contourny or sinister-facing charges vs. default postures are less important since german heraldic artists tended to paint left or right charge direction according to relationships with other armory on the page or facing to sinister on left-hand pages and to dexter on right-hand pages.  For speed I scanned the paper facsimile copies of Siebmacher in my possession, making notes, then examined online copies to try to further identify indistinct charges.

The Siebmacher examples (page/plate numbers are those appearing in the actual MS):

P. 52 DIE TSCHETERWITZ: Gules, a human head? couped sable.

  VON RECHENBERG:  Gules, a brown ram's head couped (contourny) proper horned Or.

P. 72   DIE STOESSEL:  Gules, a Moor's head couped (contourny) proper banded argent.

P. 151   VON LOSSTITZ:  Gules, a human head couped sable.

P. 153   VON HAVGWITZ:  Gules, a ram's head cabossed sable crowned and horned Or.

P. 157   DIE WIESENER:  Vert, a brown squirrel (contourny) proper.

P. 163 VON BEMDORF:  Azure, a lion gules.

P. 167   VON HOMBERG:  Per fess sable and argent, a lion passant gules and three parallelograms sable.  A bit more complex, but red animal on black!

P. 171   VON DAMITZ:  Azure, a fess gules between two boar's heads couped sable.  Too weird to pass up!

P. 174   VON BARTL:  Azure, a unicorn gules horned Or.

P. 178   DIE GERGELASE: Azure, a lobster bendwise gules.

P. 182   VON RADENHAVSEN:  Per pale gules and sable, an eagle counterchanged.

P. 194   VON WICKERSHEIM:  Sable, a coot's leg proper.  [The coot is a black bird with a red webbed foot and lower leg -- here the artist "cheated" a bit by coloring the bit of upper leg argent, shaded sable, but the defining part is still red on black!  Our Patterson's Field Guide says that swan's legs are all black or gray.]

P. 216   DIE KREDER:  Gules, a brown demi-fox reguardant maintaining a vol argent.

P. 219  BIBERACH:  Azure, a brown beaver salient to sinister proper crowned argent.

KEYSERBERG:  Azure, a bear's head? cabossed sable.

P. 223 ALSFELDT:  Azure, a lion (contourny) gules crowned Or.

P. 224 BORCKEN:  Azure, a lion gules.

LAWINGEN:  Per pale azure and gules, a moor's head couped sable crowned Or vested argent.  [Only the collar and very upper portion of the shoulders are vested.]

Not all of these 19 examples may qualify, since there are some repetitions, but we trust that there are sufficient for attesting the individually attested pattern:  Sable, a bear's head couped contourny gules.

James Furison

What is surprising to me is the dearth of sable fields, compared to gules, azure, and even vert fields. Still Siebmacher's Von Homberg and Von Radenhavsen demonstrate gules charges on sable (or in the latter case, bits of the charge, being gules, on a sable portion of the field). Correspondence between James and Bruce Draconarius had Bruce praise James work and continue the hunt for animate gules charges on sable fields. He also suggested that the client might consider an azure field, or even one of the divided and counterchanged field-charge combinations, as those were readily demonstrated in period armory. Many, many thanks, Furison, even though you say you enjoyed the research!

Jacket Tyllyng (Ered Sul): Name and Device Resubmission from Kingdom, February 2013

Gules, on a mountain vert snow-capped a sinister gauntleted fist argent.

The previous submissions under Janquith Telewin, Gules, on a mountain vert snow-capped, a rapier and a battle-axe crossed in saltire argent., were both returned. For the name, nothing could be found for either element as a period name, and no documentation was included with the submission. Commentary on the device found no conflict, but armory cannot proceed without a name in submission or registered and there was an issue on tincture violation, as the snow-capping didn't extend the entire length of the mountain, so there was not a complete division between the gules field and the vert mountain. This has been slightly redesigned.

Jacket is a fairly popular female given name in late 16th C. England; Jacket Parker was married 1584 in Devon (Batch M05041-1, Tyllyng is found as an English surname in 1280 (William Tylling), in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, p. 447 s.n. Tilling. The client doesn't care about the gender of the name; he is most interested in the sound of the name and will not accept Major changes to the name.

The armory is intended to be reminiscent of the arms of the client's home barony of Ered Sûl, Azure, in base three mountain peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent, in canton a laurel wreath argent.

Katarina MacDonald (Ered Sul): New Name and Device

Vert, on a chevron azure fimbriated a unicorn's head couped contourny argent.

The closest I've come to this spelling is with Katerina, dated 1208 through 1497, in “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames: Katharine,” Talan Gwynek, Macdonald is the client's legal surname. I don't think there's much of an issue with using the capital D. Black (s.n. MacDonald) has MakDonald dated to 1571. The client wants a female name and is more interested in the sound of the name; she will not accept Major changes to the name.

It has been demonstrated that some period depictions of the unicorn do not have a beard; the client is adamant that the charge be beardless.

Marceau de Valmont (Twin Moons): Household Name (Mirthful Grand Alliance of Mead and Drum) resubmission from Kingdom, 12/2007

The personal name was registered July 2001.

The original household name submission, Grand Alliance of the Last Mirthful People, was returned for failing to demonstrate that the individual components of the name were registerable and that the name as a whole was registerable as well. No one was able to find evidence that the name follows any period pattern.

All dates and definitions come from the COED. Mirthful: full of mirth; joyous, gladsome, hilarious (spelling dated to 1300). Grand: spelling dated to 1588 (unsure of the client's definition of the term). Alliance: people united by kinship or friendship; kindred, friends, allies (spelling dated to 1366).

Mead: an alcoholic liquor made by fermenting a mixture of honey and water (spelling dated to 1605). Drum: a musical instrument of the percussive class (spelling dated to 1553). The use of two charges (such as Camail and Porcupine; Fish and Falcon; Hound and Wreath; Unicorn and Maiden) is seen in some medieval secular names (“Medieval Secular Order Names: Standard Forms of Order Names,” Juliana de Luna, .

This is his first choice for a household name. If unacceptable, he would accept the Mirthful Company of Mead and Drum. In period, company and its cognates was used to refer to a variety of kinds of groups of people, including military groups, guilds, and knightly orders, May 2013 LoAR.

If Deputy Parhelium could help us out in the documentation of the name, I and Marceau would be grateful. :) Of course, other folks are welcome to join in.

If registered, the household name is to be associated with Marceau's registered badge, Sable semy of dumbeks Or, two women statant respectant maintaining between them a brazier argent enflamed proper.

Niall MacTaggart (Tir Ysgithr): New Badge

(Fieldless) A scorpion within and conjoined to an annulet argent.

The name was registered November 2002.

The badge uses an element of his registered device, Per bend sinister sable and azure, a cross crosslet fitchy and a scorpion argent. The annulet needs to be drawn at least twice the thickness seen here.

Noémi De Luna (Tir Ysgithr): New Name and Device

Per fess sable and lozengy gules and argent, a wolf passant argent and a tree blasted and eradicated sable.

Noémi is a baptismal name dated to 1581 in “France, Protestant Church Records, 1612-1906”, France, Protestant Church Records, 1612-1906,” GS Film number 4388965, It may be a misspelling/variant of the Biblical name Naomi, found in Ruth 2:6. de Luna is a Spanish locative surname found in “Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century,” Juliana de Luna ( A name composed of French and Iberian elements appears to be permitted throughout period, in SENA Appendix C.

Rowena Colquhoun (Sundragon): New Name

Rowena appears as a feminine name in Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, written in the mid-12th C. (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 259, s.n. Rowena). It was declared an SCA-compatible name in January 1996. Colquhoun is a Scots family name; it is dated to 1308 with this spelling in 1308, to Sir John Colquhoun (Black, pp. 163-4). The client will not accept Major changes. The combined English given name and Scots byname is permitted via SENA Appendix C.

Veronica Colquhoun (Sundragon): New Name

Veronica is an English feminine name dated to 1600 (Veronica Ryce's christening date, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"), Batch P01199-1, Colquhoun is a Scots family name; it is dated to 1308 with this spelling in 1308, to Sir John Colquhoun (Black, pp. 163-4). The client desires a female name and will not accept Major changes. The combined English given name and Scots byname is permitted via SENA Appendix C.

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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