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Unto Their Royal Majesties Cosmo and Elzbieta; Dame Anita de Challis, Acting 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 second June 2009 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation. It precedes the external Letter of Intent that will contain the following submissions that are presented here, asking questions of submitters and local heralds who have worked with them; if these questions are not addressed, the submission may be returned by the Atenveldt College of Heralds. I accept online commentary, in addition to questions pertaining to heraldry and consultation. You can send commentary to me privately at or join “Atenveldt Submissions Commentary” at Yahoo! ( ) and post there. (Any commentary is likely be included in the next month's Letter of Presentation so that all may learn from it, and we can see how additional documentation or comments may have influenced a submission.) Please have commentary to me by 10 July 2009.

June Heraldry Hut: woo hoo! Two out-of-town local heralds were able to attend this month's Heraldry Hut on 19 June. Lady Stefania Krakowska from the Shire of Iron Wood Loch and Lady Adaleide de Warewic from Wealhhnutu Shire. Additionally, two residents from Wealhhnutu trekked to the meeting and are well on their way to submitting names and armories!

Tir Ysgithr Arts Nights: I attended Arts Night on 10 June, and I plan to start doing this on a regular basis. The space available is very accomodating, with lights, tables and power (yay!), and I hope this might encourage the Barony to see that it Baronial Pursuivant (and/or armorial deputy) that a thriving, large group does need a local connection for “book heraldry.”

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:

Please consider the following submissions for the July 2009 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Adaleide de Warewic (Wealhhnutu): NEW BADGE

(Fieldless) A tower per pale azure and gules.

The name was registered July 2006.

The client uses elements and tinctures of her registered device, Per chevron azure and gules, three dogwood blossoms one and two and a tower argent. (excellent!)

Elnor Howard (Wealhhnutu): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per fess azure and Or, three hawks' lures Or and a hawk striking gules.

The name is English. Elnor is a female given name multiply dated to 1567, 1573, 1574, 1577 and 1585 in “Names found in Minchinhampton, Glouchestershire Marriage Registers 1566-1600,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( ). Howard is an English surname, dated 1565-6 for Viscount Howard of Bindon (Reaney and Wilsom, 3rd edition, p. 241 s.n. Howard); it is also the client's legal surname. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the spelling of the name.

Els Wolffleinin (Brymstone): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Azure, a bend sinister vert fimbriated between an otter statant and two escallops argent.

The name is German. Els is a female given name found over 100 times in “German Names from 1495,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( ). Wolfflein is a surname found in “German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Surnames N – Z,” Sara L. Uckelman ( ). In “Women's Surnames in 15th- and 16th-Century Germany,” Sara L. Uckelman ( ), it is noted that to feminize a masculine surname, the suffix -in is added, hence Wolffleinin.

Isabella Evangelista (Windale): NEW BADGE

Per pale ermine and checky gules and Or.

The name was registered September 2004.

Tabitha de Pengelly (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, three penguins statant affronty heads to dexter sable bellied argent and on a chief purpure a cat couchant Or.

The name is English. Tabitha is a female name, the Aramaic equivalent of Dorcas, “gazelle, roe,” and both are given to the charitable woman who was raised up by St. Peter; both name were common in the 17th C (Withycombe, 3rd edition s.n. Tabitha).

John de Pengelly is dated to 1297 in Reaney and Wilson, 3rd edition, s.n. Pengelly, as a locative meaning from Pengelly, Wales. The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name.

The blazon for the penguins is taken from the device of Irena Rshtuni, registered June 2007, Argent goutty de sang, a penguin statant affronty head to dexter sable bellied argent and in chief two bars purpure.

Tvoislava Michelovna (Sundragon): NEW BADGE

Per bend sinister argent and argent goutty de larmes, on a bend sinister azure three roses argent and in chief a theaded needle bendwise sinister inverted sable.

The name was registered in October 2002.

Vésteinn Þorkelsson (Twin Moons): NEW DEVICE

Gyronny arrondi gules and argent, a wolf passant sable with a borudre sable semy of Thor's hammers argent.

The name was registered in April 2008.

The following submissions appear in the June 2009 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

\Commentary was provided by Björn the Navigator [BN], Kedivor Tal ap Cadugon [KtaC], Maridonna Benvenuti [MB] and Marta [MMM].

Aneirin Peaboadie (Sundragon): NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel November 1989, and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel March 1990

Gyronny of six per pale sable and argent, on a chief gules a griffin segreant contourny Or.

As Marta is no doubt aware, I like things big enough to distinguish across the battlefield, and on that account, I am not sure that the griffin segreant is bold enough to be distinguished from a lion at twenty paces. But the overall image is distinctive enough that I think the whole is acceptable, and there's little chance of a battlefield identification error. [BN]

Bartholomew of Wolfetwain (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) In pale a tree issuant from a wooden bucket all proper.

Carolina Nanni (Ered Sul): NEW DEVICE: Or, on a pomme a sunflower a bordure sable.

The name appears in the 15 May 2009 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

We have finally clarified with the client that the Or charge on the pomme is supposed to be a sunflower; the emblazon has been redrawn to show this clearly. In the July 2008 LoAR Cover Letter: “In returning Cassandra von Schwabing's device in November 2000 Laurel ruled, "There is no default color for the seeds of sunflowers: sometimes they are black, sometimes brown. Therefore, we cannot register a sunflower proper." However, over the years we have registered several sunflowers proper. Some of these had black seeds, some brown seeds. We hereby overturn the November 2000 precedent and allow sunflowers proper to be registered. Just as a thistle proper can have its tuft either gules or purpure, a sunflower proper may have either brown or sable seeds. For purposes of conflict checking, the tincture of a sunflower's seeds is not worth a difference. The presence of these seeds does not count as a tertiary charge.” The client is using a brown seed disc.

Cerdic of Anglesey (Barony of Atenveldt): CHANGE OF HOLDING NAME, “Cerdic of Atenveldt,” and NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A triskele per pale sable and argent.

Hywel Wyn Owen appears on a BBC video clip, explaining the origin of the byname Anglesey as a result of Viking invasion and settlement, probably derived from Ongl's ey, “Ongl's island”; Professor Owen also maintains that this locative emerged in the 10th or 11th C. ( ). [MMM]

Charles of the Jacs (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW BADGE: Per chevron inverted throughout ploye' embattled sable and argent, in chief in pale a cubit arm issuant from sinister proper and a she-monkey statant affronty, arms raised, fesswise Or.

Cathán (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME

Upon further consultation with the client, he has chosen the byname Ultac ("Ulster[-ian]/Ulster[-ish]/Ulidian”); this name begans as a descriptive byname but became an inherited surname. It is found in “Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Ultac/Ultach,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( ). The Middle Irish Gaelic form of the name, which corresponds to the date of the give name is Ultac/Ultaig and dates from 860 to 1078 (it also appears as a Modern Early Irish Gaelic name element). Given the examples in the citation, the correct form appears to be Ultaig. The name will appear in the Letter of Intent as Cú Cathán Ultaig. [MMM]

David Maurice (Mons Tonitrus): NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, Estrella 2007

Argent, a rapier bendwise surmounted by a fleur-de-lys azure.

Submitted as David Maurice le Chavalier at the Estrella War, Chevalier is an alternative title (French) for “knight,” and as such is only registerable by members of the Chivalry of the SCA. The client has agreed to drop that element of the name.

The original device, Azure, in cross a rapier surmounted by an arrow fesswise to sinister argent., is in conflict with armory for the Middle Kingdom's Award of the Doe's Grace, Azure, a sword proper enfiled of a wreath of flowers argent, slipped and leaved Or. At this time, the client is adding a field to his proposed badge, (Fieldless) A rapier bendwise surmounted by a fleur-de-lys azure., and submitting it for his device.

The name is French and all elements are found in Morlet's Dictionnaire Étymologique des Noms de Famille. David is a masculine name of Biblical origin, used as a baptismal and a patronymic element (p. 284), as is Maurice (p. 675). Chevalier is a nickname/byname (p. 215). Unfortunately, I think Chevalier is an alternate (French) title for “knight” and may be restricted. The element Cheval might be usable.

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound and language/culture (French late period). He wishes it period for a musketeer of 165th C. France.

Galen MacKintoch (Tir Ysgithr): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, December 2008: Sable, a bend vert fimbriated Or, in sinister chief a wing terminating in a hand sustaining a sword bendwise argent.

Nice, bold, easily visible from across the battlefield. The charge of the wing, hand, and sword is nagging at me... there may be a special forces group which uses this, but I've just spent twenty minutes looking for it, and not found it, so I suppose it's not that prominent, and probably not a presumption. [BN]

Giles Chadwik Richardson (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW BADGE: Per pale argent and sable, a tower sable.

Ívarr Grahauk (Sundragon): NEW NAME

Further consultation with the client has resulted in his accepting Major changes (he was afraid by not checking this, he wouldn't get an Old Norse name), and his determination that he preferred to drop any “grey” reference. The name is being presented as Ívarr haukr, “Ivar the hawk”. “Viking Bynames” demonstrates a number of animals bynames ( kráka, “crow”; bjarki, “bear-cub; geit, “she-goat”). Haukr, “hawk,” is found in An Introduction to Old Norse, E.V. Gordon, Oxford, 1966. Gunnarr haukr was registered October 2003. [MMM]

Lorelei of Lockehaven (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW AUGMENTATION OF ARMS: Per pale azure and Or, a candel argent, sconced sable, enflamed proper, fimbriated counterchanged and as an augmentation in canton a sun in splendor Or.

Norah Rose Tenpenny (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron purpure and Or, two horseshoes Or and a thistle proper.

Middle English Nicknames by Jan Jönsjo:, I. Compound, index under OE pening, penig 'penny': Forpens 'four pennies', p.91, 1379; Halpenny 'half-penny', p.107, 1332; Nynepenyes 'nine pennies', p.136, 1342; Twapenes 'two + penny', p.181, 1260. [MB]

The horseshoes are actually inverted, as seen in the armory of Constance Audrey and of Duke Phelan. I'd omitted in the LoP, although it does appear in the client's original blazon. [MMM]

Yasmeen bint Malik (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME

The Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 3059, concerning flower names for women, many of them harem members during the Ottoman Empire, demonstrate Yasemin as a female given name ( ).

Zhigmun' Broghammer (Tir Ysgithr): TWO NEW BADGES: (Fieldless) An ermine spot azure, ermined Or.

(Fieldless) A sinister wing terminating in a talon azure maintaining an ermine spot fesswise Or.

(Ermine spot badge) An interesting concept, and one I rather like. [BN]

(Wing badge) More prosaic, but nothing to object to. [BN]

I was a bit concerned by the azure ermine spot ermined Or, then I remembered it's considered 'one piece'. So overall I'm good. I do like the hawks talon maintaining the golden ermine spot. Very cool, and yes he does like ermine spots. I saw him fight at Champions Tourney. [KTaC]

The following submissions are returned or held by the Atenveldt CoH for further work, June 2009:

Dalla of the Misty Forest (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Per pall argent, azure and vert, in pale a stag's attire proper and a tree eradicated argent.

Unfortunately, while the default deer tincture is brown, the default tincture of horns and antlers is ivory/white, so this results in a tincture violation. The client has permitted the antlers to be made sable. This submission will appear in the July LoI (it just missed the June LoI).

Lughán Ségháncathán (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Quarterly vert and sable, a wing argent.

Name HELD pending clarification/permission to use standard Irish Gaelic construction.

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