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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. Ceallach Colquhoun: NEW BADGE

Per bend sinister gules and argent, a door argent banded, handled and charged with two arrows crossed in saltire sable, and a dragon sejant affronty, wings displayed and head to dexter gules.

The name was registered June 2006.

The badge uses elements of her registered device, Argent, a dragon sejant affronty, wings displayed and head to dexter, on a base gules a heart argent.

2. Danielle Camere de Misericordia: NEW NAME and DEVICE:

Per bend sinister argent and vert, three shamrocks and a dagger/skene inverted counterchanged.

Danielle is the client's legal given name (DMV copy to Laurel). This spelling isn't found in the IGI/family search, but several Spanish names similar to it appear between 1575 and 1645, which might be plausible to use the spelling of Danielle as a period name rather than relying on the legal name loophole: Daniela Vela has a christening date of 12 April 1591 in San Feliu, Gerona, Gerona, Spain (, Batch C89274-2); and Daniella Figuerolas with the christening date of 16 Oct 1575, same locale (, Batch C89274-2 ). Danielle is found in “Names of Jews in Rome In the 1550's, Table of Names,” compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (, for <Danielle di Angelo di Celone>; however, this is in the list of men's names, so the mundane name loophole seems to be the more reasonable path to follow.

Catalina Martin Camera has a christening date of 24 May 1551 at Pozaldez, Valladolid, Spain; Camera is her mother's surname, and Martin is her father's (, Batch C02679-6 ).

Juan Antonio Baez Misericordia has a christening date of 24 Feb 1645 at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Caribbean ( sericordia~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1500-1650~, Batch C67602-1); his mother is listed as Manuela De Misericordia.

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

3. Gilly Wede: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Gyronny of eight sable and gules, a gilly flower argent within eight bees in annulo Or.

The name is English. Gilly is dated to 1639 as a christening name for Gilly Brockbanck, 14 July 1639, St. Mary's Church, Lancaster, Lancashire, England (, Batch C39316-6). Wede is found in the christening name for Briget Wede, 14 Jun 1575, Brookthorpe, Gloucester, England (, Batch C03550-2).

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the sound of the name. She will not accept major changes to the name.

The justification for using a gyronny of two colors comes from the device submission for Jaquelle d'Artois, Gyronny gules and sable, two sea-horses respectant Or and a sunflower proper., . In the registration, Laurel comments: “This design was well documented as an Individually Attested Pattern in late period English armory. Orle provided evidence of the red and black gyronny with charges, and Non Scripta verified that the seahorses and sunflowers were found in the same jurisdiction.”
Gunnvor Silfrahhar (Orle) comments from the 09/2014 LOAR: “I have her (Jaquelle's) IAP stuff here, placing all elements within period English heraldry.
“From my analysis of gyronny ( I have the 1500s Insignia Anglica [BSB Cod.icon. 291], which has three coats with red and black gyronny and charges: ◦Image 1: 35r Bodyam. ◦Image 2: 36r Cobelegh. ◦Image 3: 44v Mathew."”.

The bee is a period charge, found in the canting arms of Bestone or Beeston, c.1460 [DBA1 389], according to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry ( The gilly flower is found in the arms of Pace, Bishop of Bangor, d.1533 [Parker 286] (ibid,

4. Gilly Wede: NEW BADGE

Per saltire gules and sable, a bee Or between four gilly flowers in saltire argent.

5. Johnathan Crusadene Whitewolf: NEW TRANSFER OF BADGE: Quarterly sable and gules, a demi-wolf rampant erased argent.

This badge, registered to Johnathan Crusadene Whitewolf ,is transferred is to Nichelle of Whitewolfe. The clients have supplied letters of acceptance of transferred items, along with the certified Certificate of Death and the Affadavit for Collection for All Personal Property.

6. Mark the Just: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, July 2015

Sable, a hand balance and on a chief embattled argent, a rod per pale gules and sable.

The name was registered July 2015.

Originally submitted as Per bend sinister sable and gules, a hand balance and a rod bendwise sinister argent., this was returned by Laurel for a redraw: “As depicted, the staff is neither palewise nor bendwise sinister. On resubmission, the submitter should pay attention to requirements for unity of posture/orientation.” The submission has been redesigned. The client requests that the tertiary charge be blazoned as a rod.

7. Nichelle of Whitewolfe (BoA): NEW ACCEPTANCE OF BADGE: Quarterly sable and gules, a demi-wolf rampant erased argent.

Nichelle accepts the registered badge from her deceased father.

8. Pól mac Coileáin: NEW NAME and DEVICE

Or, a bend sinister sable between a hawk striking contourny and a drawn recurved bow and arrow reversed azure.

The name is Early Modern Irish Gaelic. Pól is a masculine given name, dated 1377 through 1495 (“Index of Names in Irish Annals: Pól,” Mari Elspeth nic Bryan, Ó Coileáin is the genitive form, sorted under the Gaelic root (“16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe,” Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada, The client would like to replace the Ó/Irish clan affiliation name with mac, so that his name construction of <single given name>mac<father's given name> would be one using a simple patronymic byname (“Quick and Easy Gaelic Names,” 3rd Edition, Sharon L. Krossa, The client desires a male name and is most interested in a Gaelic name.

Ogress comments: “A 16th/17th cen. hypothetical <Ó Coileáin> does not support <mac Coileáin>, unfortunately. As the April 2012 Cover Letter explains: "Bynames using O "male descendant (usually grandson)" were formed from the 7th to the 11th century; then they became frozen as inherited family names." So <Ó Coileáin> does not mean that <Coileáin> or anything like it survived as a given name past the 7th-11th centuries.
However, both <Cuilén> and <Culén> appear as Gaelic male given names contemporaneous with <Pól>. See "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (, with Annals dates of 1225, 1227, 1324, 1327, 1455, 1463. So something like <mac Cuiléin> or <mac Culéin> should be registerable.”

Prism Pursuivant replies: “Laurence Ó Coileáin - was registered in the 0912 LOAR. (I used this docuementation for Coileáin " Since 16th/17th cen. Anglicized Irish forms of <Ó Coileáin> are shown to exist in Woulfe (and in Mari's article), the general practice has been to assume that Woulfe's header form is an appropriate Early Modern Irish Gaelic form unless there is evidence to the contrary. So the submitted <Ó Coileáin> is likely registerable." .Both Pól and Ó Coileáin are within 500 years of each other. I strongly suspect my client would be willing to change mac to O if that helps to register the name.”

I am forwarding the name as submitted, to see what the opinion of the College as a whole might be.

9. Tobias Wade: DEVICE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, June 2015

Gyronny gules and Or, a fleur-de-lys within an orle azure.

The name was registered June 2015.

The original submission, Gyronny gules and Or, a fleur-de-lys azure., was returned for conflict with Elwyn of Snow Hill: Per chevron azure, ermined argent, and argent, in base a fleur-de-lis azure. “The position of the fleur-de-lys in Elwyn's device is forced and thus there is only one DC for changing the field.” Adding the orle resolves the conflict.

10.`Izza al-Zarqa': BADGE RESUBMISSION from Laurel, September 2014

(Fieldless) A horse's head erased contourny argent charged with a lotus blossom in profile purpure.

The name was registered July 2012.

The client's previous submission, (Fieldless) A horse's head erased purpure, crined Or., was “returned for redraw, because the horse's head is neither erased nor couped. Please instruct the submitter on the proper way to draw erasing: fewer, ampler and pointed jags on the erasing, as described on the Cover Letter to the November 2001 LoAR: 'Therefore, for purposes of recreating period armorial style for erasing, the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags; (2) have jags that are approximately one-sixth to one-third the total height of the charge being erased; and (3) have jags that are not straight but rather are wavy or curved. '” The head has been redrawn with big, bold erasing; the badge uses elements and tinctures of her registered device, Purpure, two horses combattant and a chief Or.

There are 3 New Names, 3 New Devices, 2 New Badges, 2 Device Resubmissions, 1 Badge Resubmission, 1 Transfer and 1 Acceptance of Transfer. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter, 8 of them new.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Alys Mackyntoich, Basil Dragonstrike, Brenna Lowri o Ruthin, ffride wlffsdotter 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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