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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Gabriel Laurel; Lillia Pelican; Emma 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 submitter will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Alfred Jensen of Mo: Badge Resubmission from Laurel, October 2013

(Fieldless) A cross formy fitched 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 himself paid for the Kingdom (the fees did not come from kingdom coffers) for a personal badge; as the return suggests that a registration may end up being a matter of SCA-wide business (if it is pursued), I've redirected the fee that he originally offered.

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.

2. 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.” The badge has been redrawn so that the palm leaf is chief matches those found on the trees.

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

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,

This ruling should addresses the matter of religious orders/sisterhoods using the inn-sign pattern/construction of “color +charge”: [June 2011 LoAR, A-Middle] Red Spears, Barony of. Household name Sisterhood of the Red Spear. Precedent says that Brotherhood as a designator cannot be registered with a substantive element derived from an inn-sign or other heraldic material. However, new evidence has made it clear that this precedent was wrongly decided. Brotherhood was not only used with religious groups; it was used with secular orders and tournament societies. Tournament societies were often named for charge (or for a combination of a color and a charge). Therefore, the designator Brotherhood is registerable with a substantive element like Red Spear. As we do not care to discriminate on the basis of gender, Sisterhood should follow the same pattern. Therefore, this item can be registered.

The branch name was registered January 1981.

No Major or Minor changes are permitted.

4. Bran Mac Consaidín: 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 Root header in Woulfe, p. 343 in “16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe,” Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada,

Mac Consaidín is an undated header form but should be registrable based on the following ruling: [December 2013 LoAR, A-Caid] Domhnall Ó Loirgeneáin. Name. The Gaelic byname Ó Loirgneáin is an undated header form in Woulfe. An Anglicized Irish form of the byname, O'Largan, is dated to 1587 in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe" ( Thus, this name is reasonable for 16th century Irish Gaelic, and can be registered.

5. Ellisif Styrbjranardóttir: 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.

The demonstration of a complex gules primary charge on a sable field is found in the following German armorial examples:

The demonstration of a bear's head couped (many of them) is found in the following German armorial examples:

6. Eilionora Mhig Aonghusa: 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,

Aonghusa is the Early Modern Irish Gaelic genitive form for Aonghus; it can be found in Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada's "Index of Names in Irish Annals" (

The appropriate form of the byname should be inghean mhic Aonghusa. “daughter of a son of Aonghus,” according to Sans Repose.

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given).

7. Jacket Tyllyng: New Name and Device

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

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. This is basically a mountain vert fimbriated argent. It should be clear of Hungary, Modern for addition of the primary cross or addition of the cross and the gauntlet (protected by Laurel, Gules, a cross of Lorraine argent issuant from a trimount vert.).

8. Jerusha a'Laon: New Badge

(Fieldless) A straight trumpet argent and a quill pen purpure crossed in saltire.

The name was registered July 2000.

9. Katarina MacDonald: New Name and Device

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

The spelling Katarina, an English female given name, can be dated to 1546, 1579 and 1592 in (<Katarina Poplewell> married 1546, England. Batch no. M02699-3; <Katarina George> married 1579, England. Batch no. M03975-2; <Katarina Robinson> married 1592, England. Batch no. M10712-3 .

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. Alys comments: “<MakDonald> fairly supports <MacDonald> because there is evidence that Mac- and Mak- were used interchangeably in Scots. See my preliminary research here: .” Thank you!

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. There was some discussion that the placement of the head on the chevron was odd, and that it should be more centered.

10. Niall MacTaggart: 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.

11. Noémi de Luna: 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.

12. Veronica Colquhoun: 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 combined English given name and Scots byname is permitted via SENA Appendix C.

The client desires a female name and will not accept Major changes.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Commentary is provided by Alys Mackyntoich, Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr, Kolfinna Ráðúlfsdóttir , Magnus von Lübeck and Michel von Schiltach.

This letter contains 8 new names, 5 new devices, 2 new badges and 2 badge resubmissions. This is a total of 17 items, 15 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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