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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 April 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 20 April 2016.

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

Alexandra Starling of Ravenspurn (Windale): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Purpure, pendant from a chain set in chevron inverted a lighthouse Or, enflamed gules.

Alexandra is a female given name dated to 1205 in England (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 14 s.n. Alexandra). Starling is dated to 1166 and 1203 for Wimund Starling (Reaney and Wilson 3rd edition, p. 425). Ravenspurn was a town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, which was lost due to coastal erosion, one of more than 30 along the Holderness Coast which have been lost to the North Sea since the 19th century. The town was located close to the end of a peninsula near Ravenser Odd, which has also been flooded. Two medieval English kings landed at Ravenspurn: Henry IV in 1399, on his way to dethrone Richard II, and Edward IV in 1471, on his way back from exile in the Netherlands, where he was resisted by the local lord, Sir Martin de la See. (

Barring conflict, the submission will have to be recolored; The Or used was the most teetering-on-orange that I've seen (and the scanned results prove that), and the purpure is playing the old azure when scanned game. Other than that, it's a rather nifty design.

Callum of Skye (Twin Moons): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Azure, on a bend between a sheaf of arrows inverted and a thistle Or, three fleurs-de-lys azure.

Callum is documented as a male given name, a form of Columb in Ó Corráin and Macguire's Irish Names, p. 55 (as Calum). There are several instances of this name in the site, notably with the marriage of Callum Kynach in 1643 in Kenmore, Perth, Scotland (, Batch M11360-2). Skye is the location of Dunvegan Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland and always by the same family, the chiefs of the Clan MacLeod. The MacLeods are one of the principal clans on Skye. The castle began in the 12th C. The MacDonalds, the other main clan on Skye, were not so settled. Around the 16th or 17th C., they moved their clan seat from Dunsgaith, near Tokavaig on Sleat, to Duntulm at the north of the Trotternish peninsula. (

The client desires a male name and it most interested in the language/culture of the name. He would like it authentic for 12-16th C. Scottish (either language/culture or time period it acceptable).

Hunter du Grae (BoA): NEW NAME

Hunter is the client's legal middle name (DMV license copy to Laurel) via SENA PN.1.B.2. The byname is grandfathered to his legal father, Ivan du Grae, but Ivan never registered this name (rather, Ivan of Navarette in July 1971). That being said, a member of his father household, Sutton du Grae, submitted his name and device in May 2015 with: “du Grae is a mystery (it's been used in this kingdom for decades but never registered). We find Gray, France, built on the banks of the Saone river. It is the last major city in Franche-Comte before the Saone flows into Burgundy, and it was an important trade locale since the Middle Ages, its port having been the main trading center in Franche-Comte (; it isn't likely that du would've been the correct construction (but I'd be happy to be wrong). Grae can be dated to 1572 in an English marriage record for Harrie Grae (Batch M05840-2,, and de Gray is found in Scotland in 1248, according to Black, s.n. Gray.” Then Blue Tyger commented “ Probably the closest I can get is <de Grae> as a Gaelic header form in Woulfe at p. 259, with the italicized Anglicized Irish forms <de Grey> and <de Graye>. The presence of Anglicized Irishf forms under a header is generally sufficient to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Gaelic header was in use in the 16th/early 17th cen.
<Sutton de Grae> would therefore be registerable as an English-Gaelic combo under Appendix C.” That client's name was registered in August 2015 at Sutton de Grae, and if no new evidence is presented, that might be the case here. The client desires a male name.

Jacket Tyllyng (Granite Mountain): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel July 2014.

Per fess azure and vert, on a fess between three lions argent a sinister gauntleted fist azure.

The name was registered July 2014.

The client's previous submission, Gules, on a mountain vert snow-capped a sinister gauntleted fist argent., was returned by Laurel “No documentation was provided, by the submitter or in commentary, that a snow-capped mountain is a period motif. Barring such documentation it is not registerable to the submitter as the grandfather clause applies to the Barony of Ered Sûl, but does not extend to the residents of the Barony.” This is a redesign using element of the previous submission.

William MacIver (Tir Ysgithr) NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per saltire gules and argent, in fess two wyverns combattant sable.

MacIver is a header found in Black, p. 520. Period forms include M'Ewyre 1548, M'Ewir 1533, Makewer 1572, M'Euir 1533. A few that are somewhat closer (with the -v- included, a definite aid to pronunciation) are Makevire 1479, McEvir 1541, and McUvyr 1499. Although MacIver is a 18th C. spelling according to entries in, MacIver has been registered by the CoA several times, most recently as April 2006.

The given name in the Gaelic form is Uilliam (1401-1600) if he desires a completely Scottish Gaelic name (“Scottish Gaelic Given Names:
For Men,” Sharon L. Krossa,

The client want a male name and is most interested in the language/culture (Scottish).

`Izza al-Zarqa' (BoA): NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Purpure, two horses combatant and on a chief argent three lotus blossoms in profiles purpure.

The name was registered July 2012.

If this submission is registered, please release the currently-registered device, Purpure, two horses combattant and a chief Or.

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

Commentary was provided by Alys Mackyntoich, Andreas Lucernensis, Coblaith Muimnech, ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr, Maridonna Benvenuti, Seraphina Delfino, Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara, Vettorio Antonello.

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.

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

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

Far more substantial solid documentation for the byname comes from Maridonna Benvenuti: “Andrea del Sarto, original name Andrea d'Agnolo (born July 16, 1486, Florence [Italy]--died before Sept. 29, 1530, Florence), Italian painter and draftsman... Sarto's family name was probably Lanfranchi, and his father was a tailor (hence "del Sarto"; Italian sarto, "tailor").” and “Sarto, #67, is listed as an occupation in the Codebook of the 1427-29 Catasto Data File for Florence. David Herlihy and Christiane Klapisch-Zuber.”; and also from Coblaith Muimnech: “John Florio's 1598 Italian/English dictionary, "A Worlde of Wordes" defines "sarta" as "a woman tailer" and "sarto, sartore" as "a man tailer" ( It also gives "an article of the feminine gender" as one definition for "la" ( Whether "sarta" was used in northern Italy, and if so when it first came into use there, I couldn't say. (The dictionary doesn't give those kinds of specifics.)”

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.

Ogress Herald notes that “if she is relying on the SCA Branch name, she has to use the entire branch name as registered... Iðunn of the Citadel of the Southern Pass is registerable.”

The orientation of the wyvern was a cause for concern for some commenters. One suggestion was that the entire wyvern be placed overall in respect to the bone instead of entwining its tail around it, such that Argent, on a pale sable a thighbone argent and overall a wyvern contourny azure. We ask for the College's input on the design.

Katherine Kelly (Mons Tonitrus): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2016: Argent semy of shamrocks vert, a butterfly sable and on a chief purpure a spoon reversed argent.

The name was registered February 2013.

The previous submission was “returned administratively as the emblazon on the Letter of Intent does not match the emblazon on the actual form. The device in OSCAR shows a hand colored azure chief while the uploaded scan of the form had a computer-colorized purpure chief. Alteration of tincture by computer-colorization has been cause for return since the March 2009 meeting.” The “hand-colored azure chief” was indeed purpure but scanned azure; the problem hopefully been corrected.

Kolfinna the Quiet: NEW NAME CHANGE, from Rose the Jeweler

Kolfinna is a female Old Norse name found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, inn kyrri is Old Norse for “quiet, gentle” and is found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, The client prefers the byname using the lingua Anglica allowance.

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling of the name; she will not accept major changes to the name. If the new name is registered, please release the old name.

Mattea Locatelli: DEVICE REUSUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2016: Purpure, two arrows inverted in saltire Or and overall a polypus argent.

The name was registered January 2016.

The previous submission was “returned administratively as the emblazon on the Letter of Intent does not match the emblazon on the actual form. The device in OSCAR shows a hand colored azure chief while the uploaded scan of the form had a computer-colorized purpure chief. Alteration of tincture by computer-colorization has been cause for return since the March 2009 meeting.” The “hand-colored azure chief” was indeed purpure but scanned azure; the problem hopefully been corrected.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

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