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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 an Addendum to the August 2008 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation (WOOHOO! It's just like Pennsic, only a lot, lot smaller...). 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. The last day for commentary on the submissions considered for the August 2008 Letter of Intent is 27 August 2008.

New Forms, New Fees: Don't forget that there are NEW submissions forms, downloadable from, and from the Kingdom of Atenveldt website. USE THESE FORMS ONLY! Do NOT "use up" your old forms! Submissions on those are likely to be returned to you, to transfer the information from them onto the NEW FORMS.

Also remember that as of 1 July 2008, submissions fees for new items have been reduced in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. The fee for a new name, device or badge is $7.00/item. Local heralds will retain $2.00/item for use in the running of their local offices; the remainder ($5.00) should be sent on to the Parhelium Herald's Office via a check or money order made payable to "Kingdom of Atenveldt, SCA, Inc." Thanks!

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 August 2008 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Cecilia Mowebray (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGES

(Fieldless) A mullet of four points per pale azure and argent.

(Fieldless) On a sprig of three mulberry leaves vert a mulberry purpure.

(Fieldless) A swan's head contourny erased argent gorged of a torse vert.

The name was registered December 2005.

Two of the badges use elements of her registered device, Azure, two swans rousant respectant and in chief a mullet of four points argent.

Eoghan of the Breton March (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Gyronny arrondi of six Or and sable, in each Or gyron a wyvern displayed gules.

This is a Pennsic submission.

Eoghan is a male given name dated to 967. No documentation is cited or included for this. So anyway... Éogan is a masculine Irish Gaelic name found in "100 Most Popular Men's Names in Early Medieval Ireland," Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvry ( ); this paper is a collection of pre-Norman, roughly pre-1200 names. Breton March is a locative byname. The Breton March is mention by Einhard in his Vita Karoli Magni (Life of Charlemagne), a Latin work, written c. 830-833 ( ...and here the photocopy of the URL is cut off). An article about the Song of Roland notes that in Einhard's Vita, he refers to Roland as "Lord of the Breton Marches" ( ). The client wishes to us the lingua franca allowance to render his byname, originally in Latin in Einhard, into English. The Client desires a male name and is most interested in the meaning as spelled of the name. He will not accept major changes to the name.

Malinda Angelanne Hohen van Kester (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGE

Per fess embattled azure and argent, a heart gules, in chief a sprig of three strawberry leaves argent.

This is a Pennsic submission.

The name was registered July 2007.

The client is using elements of her registered device, Per fess embattled azure and argent, a heart gules. She is a Duchess of Atenveldt.

Mateo Dominguez (Ered Sul): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Gules, a chevron between two griffins combatant and a Latin cross flory Or.

The name is Spanish. Mateo is a masculine given name found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century," Juliana de Luna

( ). Dominguez is a patronymic surname also found on the same site

( ). This is an excellent, elegant 15th C. Spanish name! The client desires a male name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (none given, but I'm guessing Spanish).

Sorcha Broussard (Barony of Atenveldt): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per fess azure and argent, on a fess Or between two escallops argent and a manta ray sable a rose gules.

This is a Pennsic submission.

Sorcha is a feminine Irish Gaelic name dated to 1480, 1500, 1530 and 1639 in "Index of Names in Irish Annals: Sorcha," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan

( ). Broussard is found as a French family name in Dictionnaire etymologique de noms du famille et prenoms de France, Morlet, s.n. Brousse. The client desires a female name and in most interested in the language/culture of the name (Irish-French); a name with Irish Gaelic and French elements is one step from period practice. She will not accept major changes to the name.

The client is aware of the "Rule of 8" count being exceeded here (five tinctures, four charge types) and will resubmit this with the ray azure if this is returned for that reason.

Stefan der Jäger von Ansbach (Tir Ysgithr): NAME RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, April 2006, and NEW DEVICE

Paly bendy-sinister argent and azure, on a bend sinister wavy vert between two edelweiss blossoms Or three fish argent.

The original name submission, Stefan Zinnecker der Jäger von Ansbach, was returned because Precedent doesn't allow the use of two descriptive surnames in German: "Erich der Suchenwirth zum Schwarzenkatze. Name....Submitted as Erich Schwarzenkatze der Suchenwirth, no documentation was provided and none found for the use of two descriptive bynames in a German name. A combination of a descriptive byname with a locative byname is found occasionally in German names, and is, therefore, registerable. However, barring documentation for the practice, German names containing two descriptive bynames are not registerable. In this case, though Schwarzenkatze, which translates to "black cat", is a reasonable German housename. We have changed the name to Erich_der Suchenwirth_zum Schwarzenkatze in order to register it." [LoAR 07/2005, Caid-A] No documentation for Zinnecker was found, either. The client has dropped that element from the name.

The name is German. Stefan is a masculine given name found in "Late Period German Masculine Given Names: Names from 15th Century Plauen," Talan Gwynek ( ), dated 1401-1450 in that source. Jäger is an occupational byname meaning "hunter" ( Landsheidt's German-English English-German Dictionary, Pocket Books, NY, 1973). The Saint Gabriel report #2436 ( ) says: "<Jaeger> or <Jäger> "hunter" is a spelling generally found later than your period. The more typical spelling in the 14th century is <Jeger>; we find that form recorded in Bohemia 1411 and in other parts of southern Germany in the late 13th and 14th centuries [4, 5]. However, we have also found an example of <Jäger> in Baden in southwestern Germany in 1280, and <Jaägermeister> in Austria in 1365 [6]." (The citation sounds a little odd because it is another client, not Stefan, who was asking for this spelling for a specific time period – this shows the byname Jäger with as a plausible spelling.) Ansbach is a city in Bavaria, founded in 748; it was first referred to as Ansbach (from the original Onolzbach) in 1221 ( ).

Walrick de Blakeney (Tir Ysgithr): BADGE RESUBMISSION from Kingdom, December 2006

(Fieldless) Issuant from a tower per pale sable and argent, a demisun Or.

The name was registered December 2005. This will no longer be considered a jointly-held badge with Cecilia Mowebray (she's using up her badge allotments with other things!).

The original submission, Issuant from a tower per pale argent and sable, a demisun Or., was returned for conflict with Michel d'Avignon: Per pale sable and argent, a two-towered castle counterchanged. There was a single CD for fieldless, no CD for the effectively maintained demi-sun. If this runs into new conflicts, the client is willing to place the tower and demisun within and conjoined to an annulet Or.

Walrick de Blakeney (Tir Ysgithr): NEW BADGES

(Fieldless) A mullet of four points per pale sable and argent.

(Fieldless) A tower per pale sable and argent.

The name was registered December 2005.

The badges use elements of his registered device, Per pale sable and argent, a tower and an orle of mullets of four points counterchanged.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

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