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Letter of Intent

30 May 2019, A.S. LIV

Unto Juliana Laurel; Alys Pelican; Cormac 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 client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Catalina Margherita fil Abraham: NEW DEVICE
Argent, seven mullets in annulo purpure.

The name appears in the 15 February 2019 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

I believe the period orientation for charges in annulo are palewise (so that the default mullet would have a point to chief), but if this is only a SFPP, this arrangement in the submission may be acceptable.

2. Donngal de Buchanan: NEW BADGE

Vert, a hand within an orle of chain surmounted in base by a mullet Or.

The name was registered December 2003.

The client was knighted 5 November 2005.

The default hand is a dexter (right) one, apaumy and couped (makes for a short blazon, like the one used here). The placement of the mullet on the orle of chain follows the example of several badges registered to Rhodri Longshanks (an example: Argent, on a torteau an ermine spot Or, a double tressure surmounted by six rustres azure.).

3. Kathryn De Feuer: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2017

Vert, a goblet argent charged with a rose vert and in chief a snail shell argent.

The name was registered June 2017.

The previous submission, Vert, in pale a rose within a stag's antler conjoined to itself in annulo and a goblet argent., was returned for blurring the distinction between co-primary charges and primary/secondary charges. “The attire crosses the fess line, pushing the goblet to base, but they have similar visual weight. The rose, in contrast, is much, much smaller, visually the size of a tertiary charge. However, given its arrangement, it is considered to be co-primary. This device is also returned for having three different charges in the same charge group. If drawn so that all three charges have more or less equal weight and are co-primary, this device would have three different charges in the primary charge group, which is grounds for return.”

The client did some redesign and also gave permission to redraw the emblazon so that the goblet is clearly the primary charge. (The very round nature of the shell rather plays tricks on the eye, but the goblet is large enough to cross the fess line easily.) While originally blazoned as a “nautilus,” this shell is identical to the snail shell seen in the Pictorial Dictionary.

4. Kolli Makanarson: NEW BADGE

Sable, a wasp statant within a chaplet of thorns Or.
The name was registered June 2018.

The chaplet of thorns is found in the arms of Thornton, c.1525 ( While most insects are found tergiant (as though looking down on a pin-board), the profile appearance doesn't seem to be a posture that is too unlikely; it shows the elongated abdomen and the slender “wasp-waist” of the insect. Wasps are conflict-checked against Bees.
Commentary was mixed on this submission. Michael Gerard Curtememoire concurred that statant is a reasonable posture for a wasp, with a cricket in that posture at, and also note Pine (Aug 2002), Azure, in chevron two wasps statant respectant within a bordure argent. Orle disagreed and said that bees and wasps are always found tergiant in period heraldry, while crickets and grasshoppers, are usually found statant, probably to emphasize the identifying "hopping leg". The consensus was to forward the submission for further commentary.

5. Lyn of Whitewolfe: NEW ALTERNATE NAME, Luzia Blanco Lobo, and BADGE

Per saltire sable and azure, a windmill and an orle Or.

The primary name was registered April 1985.

The name is Spanish. The name Luzia Martinez has a baptismal date of 29 Sep 1600 at Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Tobarra, Albacete, Spain. It is a female given name. (Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records "España, Diócesis de Albacete, registros parroquiales, 1504-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2018), Luzia Martinez, 29 Sep 1600, Baptism; citing Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Tobarra, Albacete, Spain, Archivo Histórico de Archidiócesis de Albacete, Albacete (Albacete Archdiocese Historical Archives, Albacete); FHL microfilm 1,280,773). Maridonna Benvenuti also notes that "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Full Names, shows two examples of Luzia, a given name only and "Luzia de Jaen".
Juan Blanco Quixada has a christening date of 27 Mar 1600 at Santa Mara, Torrecilla de la Orden, Valladolid, Spain. His father's name is Juan Blanco, his mother's, Ana Quixada. ("España, bautismos, 1502-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Juan Blanco Quixada, ; citing Torrecilla de la Orden, Valladolid, Spain, reference 2:RRXTWC; FHL microfilm 1,354,556.).
Maria De Arce Lobo has a baptismal date of 22 Oct 1600 at La Asuncion, Villanuble, Valladolid, Spain. Her father's name is Harnando De Arce, her mother's, Juoana Lobo. ("España, bautismos, 1502-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Maria De Arce Lobo,; citing Villanubla, Valladolid, Spain, reference 2:25WS9H5; FHL microfilm 1,354,951.)
Castilian/Spanish names can have double bynames, according to SENA Appendix A; the second is usually a locative, but it is not mandatory that it be one. The client desires a feminine name; language (Spanish) is most important to her.

6. Rickard Hawthorne: BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, October 2018
Argent, a polypus dismembered between two gouts in bend, an orle azure.

The name was registered January 2005.

The client's previous submission Argent, a gout "environed" of eight dismembered polypus tentacles, an orle azure., was returned for conflict with the badge of Khartan Stafngrimsson, Argent, a polypus azure. “There is one DC for the addition of an orle. Several commenters agreed that this design is the equivalent of a polypus dismembered, which does not have a DC from a polypus. This badge is also returned for lack of reproducibility. The arrangement of the tentacles is not reliably blazonable, and bears no resemblance to period armory.” The primary charge has been drawn as a polypus dismembered, and the addition of the gouts should clear Khartan's badge.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter with commentary provided by Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, Etienne Le Mons (Sea Stag), Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Hallerna stjornukona, Iago ab Adam, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Pantheon), Maridonna Benvenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Seraphina Delphino (Ragged Staff), Vémundr Syvursson.

There is 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Device and 3 New Badges. These 5 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $20 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Device Resubmission and 1 Badge Resubmission. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 7 items submitted on this letter.

Thank you to those who provide your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy
c/o Linda Miku
2527 East 3rd Street; Tucson AZ 85716

30 May 2019 Atenveldt Letter of Intent (A.S. LIII)

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