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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Gabriel Laurel; Lillia Pelican; Brunissende 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. To those going to Pennsic, have fun storming the castle...or consulting the impatient hordes...or eating ice cream!

1. Hroc Æthelwulfes sunu: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Sable, a mullet of four points gules fimbriated between four horse's heads couped Or, the one in sinister chief argent.

The name is Anglo-Saxon. Both Hroc and Aethelwulf are found as male given names in the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England from 823 through 972 and several persons with that name in the Domesday Boke, respectively (

Construction of the patronymic name is based on the registered name Morgan Æthelwulfes sunu, registered April 2007.

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name; he asks that the name be authentic for Anglo-Saxon English. He will not accept Major changes to the name.

The fimbriation on the original submission form was thin enough to justify a return, so it was slightly redrawn, with the fimbriation being much thicker.

SENA A3D2d, Allowable Differences within Charge Groups: “Some differences are found in period amongst charges within a charge group. Thus, we allow some differences within a charge group, as long as they remain blazonable. This includes the changes to the tincture of charges (including partitions) within a charge group, and a tertiary charge group that is only found on part of a group of charges. Other changes not discussed here are generally assumed to be allowable.”, should allow the one horse's head to be of a different tincture.

2. Jacqueline de Bretaigne: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, March 2014

Azure, a pall inverted between two doves rising respectant and a sprig of lilies of the valley argent.

The name was registered March 2014.

The original device submission, Per fess azure and argent, three doves volant argent and a lily affronty gules seeded Or., was returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." The lily affronty here is not identifiable as such; lily flowers are more typically drawn in profile, not affronty. Furthermore, this one appears to be in trian aspect: tilted so that it is somewhere between affronty and in profile, something we do not allow. This should be redrawn as either a more heraldic lily in profile, or as a generic flower or rose affronty.” This is a complete redesign.

The original submission had the foliage of the lily sprig vert, and all commenters thought that the green melted into the blue field (it did). The client was consulted, and she agreed to make the sprig entirely argent.

3. Jaku'an Kakujo: NEW NAME CHANGE from Morgann Mac Duibh Dara and NEW DEVICE CHANGE

(device) Per pale sable and vert, a lion dormant within a torii gate argent.

The currently-registered name was registered October and will be retained as an alternate name.

The name submission is Japanese, intended for a monastic warrior. The houmyu (religious name of the individual) has two parts with the structure <azana><imina>. Jaku'an is the azana, replacing/in place of the family name (so listed first) and is dated to 1316. Kakujo is the imina/personal name, following the azana; it is dated to 1336. Documentation is provided by Dr. Barbara Norstrand (Solveig Throndardottir) in an upcoming publication of Japanese names.

He desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

If registered, his currently-registered device, Vert, a lightning bolt bendwise, on a chief argent two acorns slipped and leaved sable., should be retained as a badge.

There is a SFPP for the use of a torii gate.

4. Joseph Walter McFadden: RELEASE of NAME, DEVICE and BADGE

The client requests the release of all registered items: name; device, Quarterly erminois and sable, in bend two trefoils slipped vert, a bordure counterchanged sable and Or.; and badge, Or, a pall sable between three shamrocks stems to center vert, a bordure sable.

5. Ósk Álfsdóttir : NEW NAME CHANGE from Shasta of Windale
The name is Old Norse. Ósk is a female given name found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael,
Álfr is a male given name found in the same source. This is the standard construction for an ON feminine byname.

The client desires a female name. The language (Old Norse) and culture (Norse) is most important. She will not accept any Major changes. If registered, the currently-registered name, Shasta of Windale, is to be retained as an alternate name.

6. Tomaso Floreano: NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Or, in bend sinister a wooden mallet bendwise inverted proper and a quill pen bendwise sinister, a bordure sable.

The name and current device were both registered July 2001.

The current device, Or, in bend sinister a wooden mallet bendwise inverted proper and a a wood-handled chisel bendwise inverted proper bladed argent, a bordure sable., is to be retained as a badge.

There was a general consensus among commenters that the sable charge is a feather, not a quill pen. I tend to lean in this direction, but I'm sending this up as originally submitted to see what Wreath, Laurel and the client himself has to say as to its blazon.

7. Yvonne Le Roux: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Quarterly purpure and sable, a wolf's head erased contourny argent and on a chief Or two mullets of four points gules.

The name is French.

Yvonnet is found in “French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, However, this exact spelling is found in "Names from the Rôle des taxes de l'arrière-ban du Bailliage d'Evreux, in 1562" Brunissende Dragonette (

Le Roux is found in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423 & 1438" (

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name; she would like it authentic for 15th C France. She will not accept Major changes to the name.

The client will be advised to beef up the mullets and to make the erased line of the head more jagged (“messy”) than scalloped.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Commentary is provided by Commentary provided by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Aria Gemina Mala, ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr, Madog Hir of Aire Faucon, Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara, Taran The Wayward, Vettorio Antonello and Violet Hughes.

This letter contains 2 new names, 2 new name changes, 2 new devices, 2 new device changes, 1 device resubmission, 1 name release, 1 device release, and 1 badge release. This is a total of 12 items, 8 of them new.

Thank you to those who have provided your great indulgence and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it thus far, and to those who will do the same as this is presented to the College entire.

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

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