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Letter of Intent Kingdom of Atenveldt

Unto Andrewe 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 client will accept any spelling and grammar corrections; all assistance is appreciated.

1. Ari Ánsson: BADGE APPEAL from Laurel, July 2009

Gules scaly argent.

The name was registered February 2006.

The original submission, identical to this, was returned due to conflict with Elizabeth Little, Purpure scaly argent., with only one CD for the tincture of the field. Considering SENA now, the client feels that his badge can be appealed based on SENA A5F2, which gives an DC for complete change of tincture of a field-primary design. Field treatments are not discussed in detail, however later , in SENA A5G1a, it says “Furs and fields with field treatments are considered different tinctures from their underlying tincture and from other variants which share an underlying tincture.”

2. Attalus of Carthage: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Argent, a man affronty gules in a short tunic Or kneeling upon one knee and sustaining above his shoulders a demi-roundel issuant from chief azure.

Attalus is a Classical Greek male given name. Attalus I Soter, “Attalus the Preserver”, 269-197 BCE, was a protector of the Greek cities of Anatolia[4] and viewed himself as the champion of Greeks against barbarians, particularly the Galatians (later known as the Gauls by the Romans) in Anatolia ( ,,). Alexandria: City of the Western Mind, by Theodore Vrettos, mentions the marriage of Phillip of Macedonia to the niece of his general, Attalus; Attalus had spread the rumor that Alexander was not Phillip's legitimate son ( bl&ots=5G2yKYvVEp&sig=9ZI5TixNe7SPmOxX_hxBXHvTo10&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDAQ6AEwA2oVChMIkpfbj9iYxwIVw6OIC h3FlwYc#v=onepage&q=attalus%20&f=false ).

This event is also related by Plutarch in his Alexander ( ).
The ancient city of Carthage in modern Tunisia was founded by the Phoenicians and eventually fell at the end of the third Punic War in 146 BCE (

The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name.

I'm not sure that as submitted, the charge in chief can be construed as a demi-roundel, which I would think is a half roundel. Can the original emblazon be blazoned more accurately?

3. Aveline Lindesie: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per pale purpure and gules, a horse rampant and on a chief argent an apple branch vert fructed gules.

Aveline is a female English given name found in the Withycombe, 3rd edition, p.113 s.n.Evelina: "The Normans introduced Aveline into England in the 12th and 13th C. Aveline was still used as Christian name in the 17th c." In the IGI parish extracts, it also appears very late in period: Aveline Richardson, Female, Christening, Nov 1642, Seasalter, Kent, England, Mother's Name: Aveline, Batch Number: I04799-2. Aveline de Forz married Prince Edmund “Crouchback,” Earl of Lancaster in 1269 at the newly-built Westminster Cathedral.

Lindesie is dated to 1207, with Thomas de Lindesie (Reaney and Wilson, p. 280 s.n. Lindsay).

The client desires a female name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

Nice round period apples!

4. Ismenia O'Mulryan: NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Argent, a bend sinister vert between a hawk's head contourny erased azure, armed vert, and two annulets in fess azure.

The name was registered March 1999.

If registered, the client' currently-registered device, Argent, a bend sinister vert between a hawk's head contourny erased azure, armed vert, and a skeletal hand fesswise azure., is to be released.

5. Kita Jirou Michigane: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2015

The original name submission Michigane Jirou of the North was “returned for a lack of documentation for the byname of the North. No examples of locative bynames from which such a lingua Anglica form could be constructed were found in Japan in our period. The submitter may wish to know that there is a Japanese surname and feminine name from c.1600, Kita ("North"), found in NCMJ (revised edition). It can also be glossed as "rice paddy". Therefore a name such as Kita Jirou Michigane is plausible, using the pattern family name + yobina + nanori.”

The client is agreeable with the College's suggestion. The client desires a male name.

6. Kitajima Ishirou Matai: NAME RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2015
The original name submission Genta Ishimashū of the North was returned “for a lack of documentation for the byname of the North. No examples of locative bynames from which such a lingua Anglica form could be constructed were found in Japan in our period. We are also returning this name because the construction of Ishimashū was not documented. In correspondence after the Pelican decision meeting, Solveig Throndardottir noted that modifiers like Ishi ("rock") are not generally stacked onto compound modifiers such as Mashū-dake, the name of a mountain in Hokkaido, and Ishimashū lacks the typical ending used in toponymic family names. In addition, she suspects that Mashū is an Ainu name, whereas Ishi is the native Japanese reading. Therefore, Ishimashū appears to combine two languages in the same name phrase, a violation of PN1B1 of SENA. The submitter may wish to know that there is a Japanese surname and feminine name from c.1600, Kita ("North"), found in NCMJ (revised edition). It can also be glossed as "rice paddy". Therefore a name such as Kita Gnta followed by a suitable nanori is plausible.”

Solveig Throndardottir was instrumental in assisting with the resubmission for the client:

Kitajima (North Island) is a locative myoden, and is construct from the descriptive prototheme “kita-” (north), NCMJ Rev. ED, p. 105 “Kitabatake” (north-dry-field (1392) and the locative deuterotheme “-shima” (island), NCMJ Rev. Ed. p. 146-7 (1392). “Ji” is a regular phonetic transformation of “Shi” due to being voiced as a result of coarticulation with the preceding syllable. See “Kojina” (1392)NCMJ Rev. Ed. p. 146.

Ichirou (first son) is a birth-order yobina constructed from the numerical prototheme “Ichi-” (one) and the masculine substantive deuterotheme “-rou” (son), NCMJ Rev. Ed. p. 211 (1183), see “Tou'ichirou”, NCMJ Rev. Ed., p. 37. (Here “Tou-” is an optional affiliative element related to uji memberhip. See the text for an explanation.) The definition of “Ichi-” (one) can be found in a table of element used in Buddhist names on p. 56 og NCMJ Rev. Ed.

Matai is the Japanese version of the name “Matthew”and is the name of a saint and is derived from the Portuguese.”

The client desires a male name.

7. Marion Bradford of Yorkshire: NEW BADGE

Vert, on a heart gules fimbriated argent a fess checky argent and sable.

The name was registered November 2004.

8. Neot the Pict: NEW NAME CHANGE from Neot Fisk and NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Azure, in pale a winged fish naiant wings elevated and addorsed Or and a fishing hook argent.

From his original documentation for Neot Fisk: Neot is found in the Oxford Dictionary of Saints, p. 351, dated to 877, a hermit and a relative of King Alfred the Great, who would visit him for his counsel; he was ordained before he departed to become a hermit in Cornwall (Catholic Online: Saints and Angels, ). Laurel commented upon registration: “The given name Neot was documented as a modern form of the name of a saint who died in 870. The medieval form Niot is recorded in Asser's Vita Alfredi, written in 893. The saint gave rise to the name of a town in Cambridgeshire, whose name was spelled S' Neod in 1132 and S. Neoti in 1203, according to Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, s.n. St. Neot. These spellings together support Neot as an extrapolated Middle English form of the saint's name. Furthermore, the existence of the place name shows that Saint Neot continued to be known and venerated throughout the Middle English period. Thus, Neot is registerable as a Middle English form of the saint's name via the saint's name allowance.”

The most recent registration of Pict was for Erc Mortagh the Pict, February 1992. “Consideration of Pictish Names,” Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn ( deals with early, classical medieval uses of the term “Pict”and linguistic definitions, and that the Late Latin term Picti (late 3rd C., probably a nickname given them by Roman soldiers), is usually derived from picti, "painted."
The client desires a male name and is most interested in the sound of the name. He would like the name to be authentic for an 380-400 AD Pict (language/culture and time period).

The blazon is based on the arms of Arian Rowan of Featherfin, Azure, a winged trout naiant to sinister, wings elevated and addorsed argent, on a chief Or three frets throughout vert.

If the name and device are registered, the old name and device, (Azure, a horse courant and in canton a crescent argent.), are to be released.

9. Nikolaus Gerhart: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, November 2014

Argent, a hand issuant from a wing gules sustaining a sword sable, on a base gules three feathers argent.

The name was registered November 2014.

The original submission, Argent, a winged fist sustaining a sword gules., was returned for the following reasons: “This device is returned for not being reliably blazonable. The section "Wings that hold" of the August 2005 Cover Letter defined three situations: a wing terminating in a hand, where the hand issues from the tip of the wing; a hand issuant from a wing (or wing with a hand issuant), where the hand issues from the base of the wing; and the winged hands/claws (or hands/claws conjoined to a wing), where wings are attached to the hands/claws but not on their extremities. Here we have a situation where the depiction of the wings does not allow us to tell whether the hand is attached to the tip side or the shoulder side. On resubmission, please advise the submitter to check the August 2005 Cover Letter for proper rendering.”

The primary charge here is blazoned in the August 2005 Cover Letter as a hand issuant from a wing.

10. Reitz Nader der grothen Schwartzen Hanen: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Or, two cocks statant addorsed sable, headed gules.

The name is German. Reitz is a male German given name; Reitz Mueller was christened July 1581 in Babanhausen, Hessen, Germany, Batch C92095-1 ( Nader is a German surname, dated to September 1625 as the Christening date for Anna Maria Nader in Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany, Batch C39605-8 (; her father is Sebastian Nader.

SENA Appendix A demonstrates one form of German name construction as <given+byname+descript(ive)>. Based on the armory submitted, I think the byname is German for “the great/large (gross) black cock (hahn).” This follows SENA's construction of German names as <given + byname + descriptive>, and I believe the remaining portion of the name is a descriptive, extravagant element. “German Names from 1495: Surnames,”Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( shows elements for big/large (Gros, Groß, groß) and black/dark (Schwartz, Schwarz). Hahn is cock/rooster, such that the byname is “the big, black rooster.” (I'm at a loss to find the word grothen, or using the terms ending in -en; what little I recall from high school German suggests that which follows the single, masculine der would be single nominative name elements, unembellished.) “German Surnames Based on House Names,” Sara L. Uckelman (, show a variety of names, some using color elements in addition to a single noun: de domo zem Fuchse 1269 'of the house "at the Fox"' Bahlow s.n. Fuchs; vom Hus gen. Goltvogel Heidelberg 1368 'from the house called the gold bird' Brechenmacher s.n. Goldvogel; dictus zum Hirze 1304 'called at the Hart' Brechenmacher s.n. Hirsch; zum schwarzen Beren Freiburg 1565 'at the black bear' Schmidt p. 32. The particles used here (zum, dictus zum, zem) show that these names are locations, not descriptives for the individual using them.

The client desires a male name.

There are 3 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 3 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes, 1 New Badge, 2 Name Resubmissions, 1 Device Resubmission, 1 Badge Resubmission/Appeal. This is a total of 14 items, 10 of them new.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Alys Mackyntoich, Andreas Lucernensis, Christian Jorgensen af Hilsonger, Maridonna Benvenuti, Sneferu sa Djedi, Solveig Throndardottir and Sorcha inghen Chon Mhara.

Thank you to those who have provided your wisdom and patience, your expertise and your willingness to share it.

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

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