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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Elisabeth Laurel; Juliana Pelican; Istvan 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. Cáelinn ingen Chatháin: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2011
Per chevron argent and vert , two axes crossed in saltire and a rapier inverted counterchanged.

The name was registered January 2011.

The original device, Or, two axes crossed in saltire and on a point pointed vert a rapier inverted Or., was returned because “the emblazon blurs the distinction between a per chevron field and a point pointed. Blazoned as a point pointed, it is emblazoned as the lower quarter of a per saltire field, not truly per chevron but too close to per chevron to be considered a point pointed.” The device has been redrawn, to set the line of division higher on the field and to cross the axes in saltire at a more typical point, closer to the center of the hafts.

2. Honour Grenehart: NEW ALTERNATE NAME, Umm Sitt al-Jami' `Ismat al-Nabila

The primary persona name was registered January 1999.

The alternate name Umm Sitt al-Jami' `Ismat was registered July 2009. The client wishes to add the al-Nabila, “the honourable/ the highborn,” to the alternate name. Al-Nabil is a masculine laqab, a combination of words into a byname or epithet, usually religious, relating to nature, a descriptive, or of some admirable quality the person had (or would like to have); it is found in “Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices,” Da'ud ibn Auda ( ). Da'ud notes in his article that “many of the masculine given names can be feminized by the addition of "a" or "ah" to the end (for example, the masculine Khalid can be found feminized as Khalida(h),” hence al-Nabil becoming al-Nabila. The author specifically notes that this is not a name denoting rank, although it could be argued that the client is Honour(able) and is also a Companion of the Crescent (which carries a Grant of Arms), 13 June 1999. The name Khattab al-Nabil was registered in August 2008 without any comment on possible presumption. The client doesn't care about the gender of the name, although Umm, “mother of,” would make it a feminine one. If registered, the client will retain Umm Sitt al-Jami' `Ismat as an alternate name.

3. Kendrick MacBain: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2011

Per bend sinister Or and vert, a wooden stick shuttle bendwise sinister proper and an awl bendwise sinister point to base argent.

The name was registered January 2011.

The original submission was returned “because the charge in base was not identifiable solely by its appearance, as required by section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions. Many of them thought it was a spoon. Additionally, while the charge does have the outline of a perfectly functional modern awl, there was no evidence provided that this form of awl was a medieval form, though commenters provided several period depictions. Section VII.3 of the Rules for Submissions requires artifacts to be drawn in their medieval forms. Please refer the submitter to the August 2005 LoAR, which include two images of acceptable awls depicted under the returns for the badge of Gwenlian Catharne, at”

The client has chosen one of the awls suggested by the College of Arms.

4. Randolph Caparulo: NEW DEVICE

Per pale and chevronelly inverted Or and azure.

The name appears in the 20 March 2011 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

The blazon is taken from the armory of Walthari von Harx, Per pale wavy and chevronelly Or and vert.

This is clear of Kotek Torzhokskoi, Chevronelly inverted gules and Or., with one CD for changing half the tincture, and another for having the per pale line.

5. Stella della Luna: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Purpure mullety, a schnecke issuant from sinister Or.

The name is Italian. Stella is a feminine given name found in “Names from Sixteenth Century Venice,” Juliana de Luna ( ). It is also cited as a feminine given name in Juliana de Luna's "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado," Juliana de Luna ( )

della Luna is a family name found in “Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532,” David Herlihy, editor ( ). Originally submitted as Dellaluna, the byname was not correctly formed. It should be della Luna: "Submitted as Francesca Dellaluna, the citation for DELLALUNA in the cited documentation represents the byname della Luna, not Dellaluna. We have made this correction to the name." [Francesca della Luna, LoAR 10/2009, Meridies-A]

The client desires a feminine name and is most interested in the meaning (none given, but I suspect references to the stars and the moon) and the language/culture of the name (Italian).

This is clear of Stella de Lundeia (registered 10/2003), as Luna and Lundeia are significantly different in sound and appearance.

The use of schnecke with a secondary charge is a SFPP: "There is a step from period practice for the use of a schnecke and a secondary charge, by precedent: " we know of no period examples of schneckes with secondary or tertiary charges, we find the use of both in this device to be two steps beyond period practice. We may allow secondary or tertiary charges with a schnecke, but we doubt that the use of either is period practice. [Adriona Nichole la rousse de Beauvoir, November 2000, R-Atenveldt]

Since there is only a single step, this device is registerable." [Alexander ben Avram, August 2010, A-Outlands]

This is clear of Alexander Ben Avram's device submission in OSCAR , Purpure, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief, in dexter chief a mullet of six points Or., with one CD for the placement of the schnecke and another for the number of mullets.

6. Victoria of the Vales of Barnsdale: AUGMENTATION RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2011

Or, an insect-winged naked woman passant, wings chased, azure, and as an augmentation on a canton azure in pale a coronet and a sun in his glory all within an orle Or.

The name and device were registered March 1981. The client is a Viscountess of the Sun (12 April 1980) and has served as the Baroness of Tir Ysgithr (2 September 1995), allowing her to display a coronet. She received the Augmentation of Arms 9 January 1993.

The previous augmentation submission, Or, an insect-winged naked woman passant, wings chased, azure, and as an augmentation on a canton azure in pale a coronet and a sun in his glory issuant from base Or within a bordure argent., was returned for the following reasons:

“Three questions were asked when this was pended from the September 2010 LoAR, though we will address them in a different order than they were asked.

“First, should the augmentation be allowed to have minimal contrast with the underlying design? Since we have only a single period example of an augmentation that does not have good contrast with the underlying design, augmentations in the SCA may not break the Rule of Tincture with respect to the underlying device. This upholds the following precedent:

“The basic question raised by this submission is can an augmentation break the rule of tincture? ... only one example of period use of an augmentation breaking the rule of tincture was found. Barring documentation of large numbers of period augmentations that break the rule of tincture, we are unwilling to register this practice. (LoAR August 1997 p. 26)

“Therefore, this augmentation is returned because the argent bordure of the augmentation has insufficient contrast with the Or field of the base armory.

“Secondly, the question was asked whether or not coronets are usable in augmentations. Victoria is allowed to have a coronet on her arms, as she is a viscountess. We are extending this permission to explicitly allow coronets on augmentations for anyone who is allowed to display a coronet in their base armory. However, adding the coronet to the augmentation means that it is not the standard augmentation of Atenveldt. Standard augmentations must be used exactly as they are designated by the kingdom. Since this is not the kingdom augmentation, the augmentation conflicts with the standard augmentation of the kingdom of Atenveldt. Since Victoria was awarded her augmentation by the kingdom of Atenveldt, there is implicit permission to conflict, and this is not an issue.

“Additionally, since the augmentation is not the kingdom augmentation, it must be conflict checked normally. Because it needs to be conflict checked, it was asked if the Or charges on the augmentation were primary and secondary charges, or if they were co-primary charges, since this decision changes what it conflicts with. Even though the sun issues from the edge of the field, commenters agreed that the sun and coronet are co-primary charges. Therefore, this augmentation is in conflict with the device of Reneé d'Avranches, Azure, two garbs in pale Or and a bordure argent. Since there are three types of charge on Victoria's augmentation (sun, coronet, bordure), the two may not be compared using section X.2 of the Rules for Submissions. There is, therefore, a single CD for completely changing the types of the primary charge group. Therefore, since augmentations must themselves be clear of conflict, the submission is also returned for this reason.”

In short, the submission was returned for inadequate contrast of the augmentation with the field and for conflict of the augmentation itself.

The augmentation has been redesigned to provide good contrast with the field and to clear any conflicts.

I was assisted in the preparation of the Letter of Intent by Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Helena de Argentoune.

This letter contains 1 new name, 1 new alternate name, and 2 new devices. There are 2 device resubmissions and 1 augmentation resubmission. This is a total of 7 items, 4 of them new. A check to cover fees will be sent separately.

Thank you again for your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

I remain,

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

Commonly-Cited References

Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland.

Medieval Names Archive.

Names Articles. SCA College of Arms.

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh and Fidelma Maguire. Irish Names.

Reaney, P.H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames, 3rd Edition, 1997.

Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, 3rd Edition. London, Oxford University Press, 1977.

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