Kingdom of Atenveldt
Unto Their Royal Majesties Phelan and Amirah; Duchess Elzbieta Rurikovskaia, 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, Parhelium Herald!
This is the June 2008 Addendum Atenveldt Letter of Presentation. It is the happy resul of a very successful Consultation Table held at the Atenveldt Kingdom Collegium in Tir Ysgithr 8-9 June. There are a number of submissions already, with the promise of a number of people who are planning to attend my monthly meeting (Heraldry Hut) on 20 June in order to finish potential submissions and to do additional consultation. The last day for commentary on the submissions considered for the June 2008 Letter of Intent is 19 June 2008.
Submissions Website: You can send electronic commentary on the most recent internal LoIs through the site, in addition to any questions you might have. Current submission forms (the ONLY forms that can be used) can be found on the site. Please let your local populace know about the site, too: atensubmissions.nexiliscom.com.
Kingdom Collegium: The Kingdom Collegium appeared to be a great success, with MANY classes and MANY students. Deep thanks are extended to the Autocrats for a well-run, event-filled weekend, and for providing the Atenveldt College of Heralds with the school's library for its meetings, several heraldic classes, and the Consultation Table.
Many thanks and much gratitude is extended to those heralds who worked the Table on both days: Katherine Throckmorton (Brymstone College Herald), Stefania Krakowska (Iron Wood Loch Shire Herald), Helena de Argentoune (Moonbeam Deputy) and Symond Bayard le Gris. Without their assistance, the two days and many hours of consultation would've been far longer and less productive, not to mention far less enjoyable. For the most part, consultations went very well and clients came away with answers to questions and in a number of cases, submissions in...ah...submission! There were even a few folks who willingly admitted to wanting to learn more about armory. (We have names!)
June "Heraldry Hut": will be held at the home of Symond Bayard and Marta on Friday, 20 June, beginning at 7:30 PM. Those with an interest in armorial heraldry, consulting, and learning to or helping with consultations are invited to attend.
Please consider the following submissions for the June 2008 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:
Abigail de Westminster (Mons Tonitrus): NEW DEVICE and NEW BADGE
(device) Purpure, four maple leaves, stems to center and fretted, argent.
(badge) (Fieldless) A stemless maple leaf.
The name was registered January 2006.
Adaliza Fitz Symmons of Elmstone (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME CHANGE from Adaliza Fitz Symmons, and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, August 2007
Or, a tree eradicated vert and a base vert platy.
The client wishes to add a locative to her registered name. Elmstone is found in "The Domesday Book Online – Kent"
( http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/kent.html ). This is a listing of place name in Kent, England, at the time the Domesday Book was written. The client desires a feminine name.
The original device submission, Or, a tree eradicated and on a chief embattled vert, a sewing needle inverted and a rapier in saltire Or., was returned for a redraw due to multiple problems; it is likely that no single problem would have caused this to be returned but the combination of problems is sufficient to warrant a return. The tertiary charges are not centered on the chief, the non-symmetric embattlements on the chief make it appear to be slanted, and the use of two different long pointy objects in saltire causes their identity to be obscured. It is possible that, even correctly drawn, there will be enough confusion between the rapier and the sewing needle to cause a return. The device has been redesigned (and now appears to feature an elm and a field somewhat strewn with stones); even if this wasn't the client's intent, it is nice allusive armory.
Anabel de Chesehelme (Sundragon): NEW NAME
Anabel is a feminine given name dated to 1204 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames," Talan Gwynek ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Ismay ). Spelled as Annabella, the name is dated to 1250 in "Feminine Perasonal Names Found in Scottish Records," Talan Gwynek ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/scottishfem/scottishfemearly.html ). de Chesehelme is a family name found in a Papal bull dated 1254 in Black's The Surnames of Scotland , p. 150, s.n. Chisholme. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name. She prefers the earlier spelling of Anabel.
David Buchanan (Tir Ysgithr): NEW DEVICE CHANGE
Per bend sinister gules and argent, a bagpipe argent, pipes and chanter Or, and a claymore bendwise sinister gules.
The name was registered February 1997.
The client wishes to change his currently-registered device, Per bend sinister gules and argent, a bagpipe and a claymore bendwise sinister counterchanged., so that the pipes and the chanter are differently-tinctured than the bag itself, so that people stop mistaking the charge for an octopus. (I am not making this up.) It does look spiffier with the contrasting metals. If registered, the client wishes to retain the old device as a badge.
Francésca Marchési (Brymstone): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, March 2008
Purpure, a natural seahorse and in chief three mullets Or.
The name appears in the April 2008 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.
The original submission, Purpure, a natural seahorse Or., was returned for multiple conflicts. Addition of the secondary charge group clears the conflicts.
Isemay of Whytby (Brymstone): NEW NAME
The name is English Isemay is a feminine name dated to 1227 and 1273 in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames," Talan Gwynek ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Ismay ). Whytby is dated to 1379 and 1408-9 as an alternate spelling of the place name Whitby in the Academy of S. Gabriel report 2949 ( http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2949.txt ). The client desires a female name and wishes the name to be authentic for 12th-14th C. England.
Josef von Eschenbach (Mons Tonitrus): NEW NAME
The name is German. The only reference I can find to this spelling of the more standard Joseph is from the documentation for Josef the Unkempt (registered July 1998), as the Frisian form of Joseph, a Hebrew name based on the patriarch of the Old Testament (Bahlow, Dictionary of German Names, 1993 translation). My German Bahlow doesn't demonstrate Josef, but this spelling was registered as recently as July 2001. Wolfram von Eschenbach (c.1170-c.1220) was a German knight and poet and is regarded as one of the greatest epic poets of his time. He was a Minnesinger (the equivalent of the French troubadors, writing love poetry for the court) ( http://www.germany-encyclopedia.com/Wolfram_von_Eschenbach ). The client desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.
Octavia de Gaillard (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Per pale Or and purpure, in pale a chalice and two bunches of grapes inverted in chevron inverted all counterchanged.
Octavia is the name of several Roman women who were related to or associated with the early Roman Empire. The client has tried to justify the use of Octavia with the presence of Roman settlements in Gaul, but it seems unlikely that the name would've persisted there (or over in England, where there were also Roman settlements)--please feel free to correct me on that! I could see this as a possibly late-period name with a renewed interest in classical history, but I haven't found a reference to it in any English name lists. Gaillard is undated in Reaney and Wilson, but its origins come from Old French and Middle English gaillard, meaning "lively, brisk; gay, full of high spirits" (3rd edition, s.n. Galliard). This suggests the origin as a descriptive byname rather than a locative, so the de might not be accurate (however, could this be a case in which an "upwardly mobile" English family might adopt the de as an affectation of having some Norman heritage?). The client desires a female name and wishes it authentic for the 14th C.
It seems to me that as drawn, the chalice might be the sole primary charge and that the grape clusters are secondaries in base.
Saskia Schlaktenbulera (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE
Azure, a tricorporate ferret argent.
Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612-1642) was the daughter of a Frisian lawyer and mayor; she became the wife of the painter Rembrandt ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saskia_van_Uylenburgh ); this is within the CoA's "grey period." Saskia van Voorhees was registered in August 1978. The Wikipedia article does mention that the Friesian form of the name would likely be Saakje, and the name Saskia is repeated in several non-Wiki, art-related sites. Schlaktenbumlera is said to mean slaughter woman, a camp follower of a Landsknecht unit who would commonly do "mop up" work after a battle, killing the enemy wounded and looting the bodies. "Women with the Fahnlein" describe term for the German women who followed battle units as Kampfrau ("camp wife"), Marketenderin (women who care (goes to market) for you), and Schlachtenbummlerin ("battle loiterers"). These women were usually not prostitutes, but rather wives, sisters, and daughters of men in the unit and performed most of the non-military duties required to keep the unit fed, clothed, healthy and otherwise tended ( http://www.st-mike.org/groups/german/women.html ; the Guild of St. Michael is the parent organization for all of the military companies at California's Renaissance Pleasure Faire). It seems that this would be a reasonable byname or nickname, although a woman of the time would no doubt have a formal name. It also seems that the spelling is more correct as Schlachtenbummer- (whatever the feminine singular would be).
Séamus mac Ríáin (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE
(Fieldless) In fess an open book sustained by a winged cat salient sable.
The name was registered August 2006.
The client is using elements of his registered armory, Or, a winged cat sejant sable and on a chief gules three open books Or.
Seanach mac Feidhlimidh Droichit Atha (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE, jointly held with Nikaia Angelina Tagarina
(Fieldless) A raven's head erased gules sustaining in its beak a Latin cross potent nowy quadrate vert charged with a lozenge argent
The names were both registered November 2004.
The badge combines elements of their registered devices, Per bend Or and gules, a raven's head erased and an oak leaf counterchanged., and Per pale vert and argent, two Latin crosses potent nowy quadrate each charged with a lozenge, a base counterchanged.
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