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Unto Their Royal Majesties Ivan and Ian'ka; Baron Seamus MacDade, 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!

Please consider the following for the June 2018 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

John Feathervane (Granite Mountain): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Sable, two arrows enbowed and in saltire inverted, a bordure agent.

The name is English. John is a fairly common male given name with a number of churches dedicated to the Baptist during the 12th-15th C. (Withycombe, erd edition, pp. 178-9). Margerie Feather has a christening date of 13 Jul 1605 in Winterton, Lincoln, England (Batch C03381-1, ). Vane is found for Rich Vane, a male with the christening date of 02 Nov 1590 at St. Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England (Batch C00629-1 , The surname exists as two separate surnames, which is permitted in late English names. The client would like the name as a single word if possible (Feathervane); he is most interest in the sound of the name.

Dawn Greenwall (GM): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2016

Per fess gyronny of 26 Or and gules, and vert masoned Or.

The name was registered June 2014.

The client's previous device submission, Per fess azure and vert masoned Or, a demi-sun issuant from the line of division Or., was returned for multiple conflicts: “It conflicts with the device of Shauna Branwen: Per saltire vert and sable, a demi-sun Or. There is only one DC for changing the field. It also conflicts with the badge of Kara the Twin of Kelton, Sable, the upper half of a mullet of four greater and twelve lesser points Or, the badge of Laurelen Darksbane, Per chevron azure and vert, a demi-compass star issuant from the line of division and the badge of Mathias Sicco von Hagen, Per fess sable and vert, issuant from the line of division a demi-compass-star Or. In these cases, there is a DC for changing the field but no DC for the difference between demi-sun and demi-compass star.”

The following submissions appear in the May2018 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Commentary was provided by Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, ffride wlffsdotter, Madoc Arundel, Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

Kim Samguk (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Sable, natural tiger rampant Or marked sable, on a chief Or a bow sable.
The submitter should probably be made aware, that currently only late-period Korean names are registerable.
Eg. July 2017 LoAR sn. Won Cheol. (
"Although at one time Korean names were not registerable, in February 2015, we ruled that "late period Korean names are registerable under the standards of SENA." [Jeong Cheongju Han, 2/2015 LoAR, A-Trimaris]"

Matheus Veðr Brokkr: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, February 2018: Per fess vert and sable, in pale a badger rampant maintaining a spear and a sun argent.

The name was registered February 2018.

The original submission, as blazoned above, was returned “administratively, because the black-and-white and color emblazons provided in the Letter of Intent are substantially different. The black-and-white depiction has the badger significantly larger than the spear, and filling all available vertical space. The color version uses a different depiction of both spear and badger, with the latter diminished in size to be shorter than the spear. This change shifts the spear from maintained to sustained, and the blazonable difference between the two is grounds for return.” The redrawing has the badger of identical size.

Moye Varr (Tir Ysgithr): NAME and DEVICE RESUBMISSION, Laurel January 2016; NEW BADGE

(device) Per fess potenty argent and gules, in chief an eagle rising, wings elevated and addorsed sable.
(badge) Per bend sinister Or and sable, a double-headed eagle and a Catherine's wheel counterchanged.

Orrin Darius (BoA): NEW NAME
Orrin is an English male given name; Orrin Thomas Kebble has a birth date of 1554 in England, and his son Orrin James Kebble was born in 1575 ( Darius is found as an English surname for Helena Darius, with a christening date of 15 Novmber 1635 in Hope, Derbyshire, England ( Batch C03111-6, her father was Petri Darius. The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name.

Theodora Akropolitissa (BoA): DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, January 2018: Argent, a bull’s head cabossed and in chief a double-bitted axe gules, a bordure embattled azure.

The name was registered June 2015.

The previous submision, as blazoned above, was returned: “While blazoned on the Letter of Intent as a primary head with its horns crossing the per fess line and a secondary axe, commenters felt that the small difference in size between the charges gave the impression of a single co-primary charge group. As a result, this device must be returned for violating SENA A3D1, Clarity of Charge Groups. Upon resubmission, we encourage the artist to draw the bull's head larger, and the axe either smaller or oriented fesswise to better fill the available space.”

The client was consulted and requires that the axe remain palewise rather than fesswise, even if it drawn smaller.

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, March 2018:

Cirina El{cv}i. Name change from Serena the Lavendere.

The submitter's previous name, Serena the Lavendere, is retained as an alternate name.

Maturin Arnorsson. Name and device. Gules, on a fess cotised argent two trident heads fesswise conjoined at the necks sable.
Submitted as Mathurin Arnorsson, the given name was documented in French and the byname was documented in Old Norse. This combination can be registered only if the name elements are dated within 300 years of each other. We were unable to document the spelling Mathurin within 300 years of the byname. However, the Latinized spelling Maturinus can be documented to the 9th and 11th centuries, which is well within 300 years of the Old Norse byname. We have change the name to Maturin Arnorsson, using the vernacular form of the attested Maturinus, for registration.

The following submissions were returned for further work by the College of Arms, March 2018:
Robbert Broekhuijsen. Device. Per bend sinister gules and argent, an Oriental dragon in annulo azure, in base a baroque folded trumpet fesswise reversed vert surmounted by two arrows inverted in saltire sable.
This device is returned for the use of charges surmounting only secondary charges. In the January 2018 return of Marcus de Grae, it was ruled that "No evidence was presented, and none could be found, showing that the practice of surmounting charges covering only secondary charges when a primary charge is present was done in period. Absent such evidence, armory with surmounting charges that do not overlie the primary charge will be returned."
There is a step from period practice for the use of an Oriental dragon.

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, April 2018:

Arsenda of Calais. Device change. Per chevron sable and azure, two estoiles argent and a bee proper. The submitter's previous device, Per chevron vert and azure, two estoiles and a winged scarab displayed, maintaining between its wingtips a roundel argent, is released.
Elisabetta Malipiero. Device change (see RETURNS for name change). Per pale indented lozengy sable and Or, and gules, a rod of Asclepius Or.
The submitter's previous device, Gules, two winged lions statant respectant Or, is released.
Evelyn of Windale. Device. Per pale sable and azure, two narwhals hauriant respectant horns in saltire and issuant from chief a demi-sun argent. Fraye Steinson. Name and device. Argent, the astrological symbol for Aries purpure within an annulet azure.
Jorunn V{o,}kr. Name.
Submitted as Jorunn Vakr, the byname did not follow the rules of Old Norse grammar. The Old Norse word vakr is an adjective meaning "wakeful, watchful". When used as a descriptive byname, adjectives must agree with the gender of the given name. Because Jorunn is a female given name, the byname must be in the feminine form. Cleasby-Vigfusson p.674 s.v. vakr gives the feminine as v{o,}kr. Because it is a strong feminine adjective, this byname does not need to be marked with inn or hinn. Accordingly, we have changed the name to Jorunn V{o,}kr for registration.
The o-ogonek ({o,}) character can be retained or omitted as the submitter wishes, regardless of whether diacritical markings are included in the name. If she prefers the simplified form Jorunn Vokr, she may make a request for reconsideration.
Lia Winterbourne. Device. Per bend sinister azure and vert, on a bend sinister between two musical notes argent a rod gules and a flowering woodbine vert flowed Or entwined.
Loðinn Feilan. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and azure, in bend two wolf's heads erased addorsed counterchanged gules and argent.
Loðinn Feilan. Badge. Per pale argent and azure, a wolf's head cabossed counterchanged gules and argent.
Magdalena Waclawowa. Name and device. Azure, on a bend sinister between two dragonflies argent three needles palewise azure.
The submitter requested authenticity for 15th-16th Poland. This name meets that request.
Runa rauðfeldr. Name and device. Per chevron vert and gules, a chevron between two swans respectant argent and a rapier Or.
Submitted as Olrun rauðfeldr, the given name Olrun cannot be registered because it is found in period documents solely as the name of a Valkyrie, not as the name of a normal person. We also cannot construct this name from attested elements.
The submitter requested that, if Olrun could not be registered, the given name be changed to the attested Old Norse name Rúna, found in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon, p. 185 sn. Rúna ( As Pelican's staff had sufficient time to research and check for conflicts, we are able to make this change without requiring additional commentary. We are registering this name as Runa rauðfeldr, omitting the diacritical mark as the submitter requested.
Sibyl Brethnagh. Device. Gules, a corgi rampant contourny Or maintaining a dagger inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or.
Specifying the type of breed of a dog beyond that which is normally found in heraldry (e.g. talbot or greyhound) is a step from period practice. Artist's note: Please draw the dagger larger to aid in identification.

The following submissions were returned for further work by the College of Arms, April 2018:

Elisabetta vedova di Malipiero. Name change from Elisabetta Malipiero.
This name must be returned due to lack of documentation for the naming pattern. Although Italian women did refer to themselves as widows of their husbands using the phrase vedova di X, in all cases X was the husband's given name. Malipiero, however, is found only as a surname. As there is no evidence that vedova di was ever used with a husband's surname, this name cannot be registered.

The following submissions are held for the June 2018 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Asiya Alzahar (BoA): NEW NAME
Asiya: Arabic female 'ism/given name ((“Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices,” Da'ud ibn Auda,

Alzahar: the closest we find is al-Zahariyyah. This is a constructed feminine nisba meaning "of the town of Zahara". Zahara is the name of several towns in Spain according to Academy of St. Gabriel report #3069, footnotes [1], [5], and [6], found at (also a no-copy source.) At least one of those towns is dated to period; footnote [5] refers to the seizure of Zahara in 1481.

Da'ud's article suggests that a geographic masculine nisba is formed by converting the terminal vowel to -i when the place name ends in a vowel, then using the prefix al-; Zahara would seem to form the nisba al-Zahari. He also states that a masculine nisba can usually be feminized by changing the terminal -i to -iyyah, so al-Zahariyyah may be the form for "woman of Zahara."
The client wants a female name and is most interested in the meaning and language/culture (none given). She would like it authentic for 15th C. Arabic.

Maria Sahira D' Santangelo (BoA): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per pale vert and azure, a horse and a dragon combatant, on a point pointed argent, a wooden wagon wheel proper.

Maria: female Italian given name (“Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome: Feminine Names,” Sara L. Uckelman,,

Sahira: feminine Arabic name, “alert, wakeful, unsleeping; moon, moonlight” (Quranicnames: Authentic Islamic Baby Names, The Islamic name is based on the Moors occcupying Italy in 827; this occurred in Sicily and in some areas of Southern Italy.
D'Santangelo: Monte Sant'Angelo is a town of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano. Monte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. Between 1081 and 1103, Monte Sant'Angelo was the capital of a large Norman dominion under the control of Count Henry, who was a vassal of the Byzantine Empire. The grotto which houses the Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel where according to legend, St. Michael appeared in 490, 492 and 493, has been the site of many famous pilgrimages, which started from Mont Saint-Michel. While all internet entries demonstrate the placename as Sant'Angelo, the client's documentation Dizionario dei cognomi pugliesi by Maria Giovanna Arcamone shows it as Santàngelo. I think the article might be more accurate as di or de (the client would like a Southern Italian name, and these are more usual than da).
According to SENA Appendix A, double given names in Italian are permitted. SENA Appendix B allows combination of Italian and Arabic name elements.
The client desires a female name.

Orrin Darius (BoA): NEW DEVICE

While the use of serpents as elements of a knot seems reasonable, the client isn't quite sure how to elaborate on the design if this is in conflict (or if there is a conflict at all). He asks for assistance please.

Continuing gratitude for your consideration of these submissions!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald

c/o Linda Miku

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