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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 have commentary to me on the proposed submissions for the September Letter of Intent by 20 September 2018. Thank you!

Please consider the following submissions for the September 2018 Atenveldt LoI:

Franz Weiher (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per fess sable and azure, a compass rose Or between three crosses formy argent.

The name is German. Franz is a male given name; Franz Pauwel Schlepers have a christening date of 10 Dec 1595 in Sankt Kunibert Katholisch, Koeln Stadt, Rheinland, Prussia (Batch J96886-1, : 10 February 2018). Margaretha Weiher has a christening date of 09 Sep 1599 in Huddenhardt, Mosbach Baden (Batch C93484-2, : 10 February 2018). The client desires a male name and will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

Hrafnkel Sveinsson (Ered Sul): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per pale argent and sable, a calamarie and in base two anchors all counterchanged.

The name is Old Norse. Hrafnkell (with two -l-s) is a male given found in “Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael ( A number of versions of the Icelandic saga spell it as Hrafnkel. Sveinn is a male given name, also found above. This becomes Sveinsson when used as a patronymic (“A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, The client will not take Major changes to the name.

Lagertha Arnafrí ðsdottir (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE

Per chevron vert and argent, a chickadee contourny Or and an iris blossom proper.

Judith Jesch's Women in the Viking Age, p. 176, mentions the female given name in quotes from the Danish historian's Saxo Grammaticus' The History/Story of the Danes (Gesta Danorum), written c. 1200. Lagertha's tale is recorded in passages in the ninth book of the Gesta Danorum as a skilled Amazon, who, though a maiden had the courage of a man, and fought in front among the bravest with her hair loose over her shoulders. The name is seen as Ladgerda (Project Gutenberg,

Arnfríðr is a male ON name (“Viking Names found in Landnámabók,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, The patronymic is formed in this way as demonstrated in “A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names,” Aryanhwy merch Catmael, The client desires a female name and is more interested in the sound and language/culture of the name. She asks that it be make authentic for 9th-10th C. Old Norse.

The emblazon needs work. The Per chevron inverted... is incorrectly drawn. The chickadees is a North American bird group (SFPP), which is acceptable, but is non-problematic as am Old World tit; this is so abstract that it is more simply blazoned as a bird. Irises come in a variety of colors, so the tincture would have to be blazoned here.

The following submissions appear in the August 2018 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Commentary was provided by Cristina Volpina, Etienne Le Mons, ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Maridonna Benevenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

Ambré Renée de Passais: NEW NAME
ffride wlffsdotter provides documentation for the locative at Diocese dv Mans: divisee par doyennes rvravx, ca. 1640-1670 ( has:
"de Passays" and "Paßais" (Image 1); and also in Vies des Saints by René Benoit, 1577 has p. 333: "...l'Archidiaconé de Paſſas ou Paſſays, lequel comprend ſoubs loy les Doyennez de Paſſays...."
I think that's "... the archdeaconry of Passas or Passays, which within it includes [something] of Passays...." but my French is pretty abysmal. (But it is Oh, so much better than mine!) q=%22de%20Passays%22&f=false

The first citation does demonstrate the spelling (with the double -ss-) that the client submitted.

Daphne of Karyes (MT): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per fess azure and sable, four increscents in fess and sunflower Or.

Maridonna Benvenuti comments: From the online Lexicon of Greek Personal Names: Daphne (Δάφνη), 32 LGPN results with dates ranging from 31BC to AD310 (code imp.) through 275AD. Results url: Karyai, village in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece is found 7 times in the LGPN Place Catalogue. All in Vol. 3a, dates ranging from 323BC to 31BC (code hell.) through 2nd/3rd C. AD (code ii/iii AD). Results url:

Dougal Corkran (Tir Ysgithr): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron inverted sable and gules, a sword inverted between in chief a pair of wings argent.

Dougal (as submitted): Black's "Surnames of Scotland", p. 316, s.n. Godricson, "Dugall, son of Gotrich, who served on an inquest at Berwick, 1296, is probably the Dougal Gotherysonne of the county of Dumfries and the Dougal fiz Gothrik of Wyggestone who rendered home the same year." Also, p. 453, s.n. Macaneduff. "The goods of Dougal Mackaneduff (i.e. son of black John) were distrained in 1498."

Einar Leoson (MT): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Quarterly azure and gules, a single-horned anvil argent charged with a Thor's hammer azure.
Ffride found Leo as a male name only in Latin as SMP sn. Berthold ( has:
"Bartollem Leonis" 1510, p. 10 of the PDF, 4th line from the top of the page. She also notes that in modern Icelandic, the patronymic is Leósson, eg. Kristján Leósson at the University of Iceland:

Elena Zharkova: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron inverted azure and vert, in pale a natural sea-tortoise and a plumeria flower argent.

The defining example of plumeria was provided for Ceara MacTagan's device, where an image and her documentation can be seen. The tortoise en silhouette should be registerable., "From Wreath Queen of Arms: WHERE HAVE ALL THE DETAILS GONE?", which tells us “not all period heraldic art has internal details, and such silhouette depictions are acceptable in the SCA as long as identifiability is preserved.”

Finnian MacBride: NEW DEVICE: Argent, a drawn bow reversed with arrow nocked azure within three snakes glissant fretted in triangle inverted gules, a bordure azure.

Isla Melrose: NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per bend vert and azure, two longbows strings outward Or, in base a sheaf of arrows argent, a bordure Or.

Juliana la Caminante de Navarra: NEW BADGE: (Fieldless) A cross of Santiago per pale sable and argent.

Orrin Darius (BoA): NEW DEVICE

Sable, two serpents in a Bourchier knot, that to dexter or and to sinister inverted argent.
The name appears in the 31 May 2018 Letter of Intent.
The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary notes: “The [Bourchier] knot was used by subsequent members of the Bourchier family, sometimes substituting other items (thorn branches, garters) for the cords.” Hopefully, using serpents was not one of the options.

Robbert Broekhuijsen (MT): Per bend sinister gules and argent, a dragon in annulo azure, in base two arrows inverted in saltire sable.

The name was registered October 2017.

The previous submission, 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., was returned by Laurel March 2018 “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 was also a SFPP for the use of an Oriental dragon.
The dragon is now an accepted Western heraldic dragon, and the trumpet has been dropped.

Violetta Villani (Tir Ysgithr): NEW DEVICE CHANGE

Purpure, two roses slipped and leaved in pile, stems crossed at the tips, on a chief triangular argent a butterfly sable.

The name was registered February 2010.

If registered, the client wishes to release her current device, Gules, two roses slipped and leaved in pile, stems crossed at the tips, on a chief argent three butterflies sable. (submission made at Pennsic)

Zanetta Zavatta (Twin Moons): NEW NAME

Maridonna Benvenuti provides interesting addenda: The Venetian docs check out. Legal name allowance makes this a good name. My additions in brackets [..]: De Felice Cognomi, p.271, s.n. Zavatta. [modern usage] Diffuso sporadicamente nel Nord, fuorché per i derivati in -eri che sono propri dello Sicilia e della Calabria mer., ha alla basa soprannomi e nomi di mestiere formati dalle voci sett. zavatta "ciabatta, scarpa di scadente fattura", e zavatìn (emiliano zavatén) con il corrispondente siciliano e calabrese zavatteri "ciabttino, calzolaio che lavora male" e, con uso estensivo, "chi fa male un lavoro, il proprio mestiere". V. anche Savattèri.
A translation, “Spread sporadically in the North, except for the derivatives in -eri that are proper in Sicily and southern Calabria. It is based on nicknames and trade names formed by the northern entries zavatta "ciabatta [a broken shoe or slipper], shoe of inferior workmanship", and zavatìn (Emilian zavatén) with the corresponding Sicilian and Calabrian zavatteri "cobbler, shoemaker who works badly" and, with extensive use, "who hurts a job, his job". Also see Savattèri.” and "Dizionario Onomastico della Sicilia" Girolamo Caracausi, vol.II, p. 1734, s.n. Zavatteri, cognomen, ...cfr. sic. zavatteri `ciabattino' ...Francesca Zabateri, La Mantia, 183, anno 1515. A translation, Zavatteri, surname, ... compare Sicilian zavatteri 'cobbler' ... Francesca Zabateri, [source] La Mantia 183, year 1515.

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, June 2018:
(the first batch of Estrella submissions!)

Adam the Fox. Name and device. Per saltire sable and vert, a fret and on a chief argent an annulet sable between two oak trees vert.
Aislinn Nihtingale. Name.
Alexandra Prestre. Name and device. Argent, a pink flamingo and a ford proper, a chief enarched azure estencely Or.
Alpin Callan. Name and device. Per pale azure and sable, a wolf's head erased contourny ululant between three mullets voided and interlaced argent.
Alsacia Rabynovicha. Name and device. Sable, on a bend between two bears rampant argent, a bat bendwise sinister sable.
Alþrúðr Karlsdóttir. Name and device. Azure, a horse courant contourny argent and a bordure rayonny Or.
Andromeda Lykaina. Device change. Sable, two wolves courant respectant argent and in chief a ducal coronet Or.
Apolonia Cristyne von Culmbach. Name.
Arianwen Sweet. Device. Azure, a heart Or within a pair of wings conjoined, in chief three mullets argent.
Bellina Morgan. Badge. (Fieldless) On a frying pan sable a rose argent barbed and seeded proper.
Britton Brekeale. Name.
Celeste Vallentine. Name and device. Azure mullety, a natural leopard rampant contourny guardant argent spotted sable.
Denis of the Titans. Change of augmentation of arms. Per pale vert and argent, a lion passant counterchanged, armed, langued, and orbed gules, for augmentation on a canton azure a whelk within a bordure Or, for second augmentation on a sinister canton argent, on a heart gules a horse rampant Or, a bordure gules.
Elis MacLeod. Name.
Elizabeth Busshenell. Name.
Gallant O'Driscole. Badge. Vert, a bee proper and a point pointed ermine.
Hannah of Sankt Vladimir. Name.
Ida Grim. Device. Or, a snail contourny, on a chief azure three bees Or marked sable.
João Drago da Costa. Name.
Kolli Makanarson. Name and device. Vert, a thistle argent maintaining an entwined serpent Or.
Kristófórus Jafnkollr. Name and device. Per fess azure and sable, in pale a demi-sun issuant from chief Or eclipsed sable and a sea-serpent ondoyant Or, a bordure parted bordurewise wavy argent and azure.
Leofric Hield. Name.
Lorelei Beguine. Name and device. Argent, a swan contourny and a base azure.
Margaret Busshenell. Name.
Michael MacGregor. Name.
Natas'ia Novikova. Name.
Oláfr inn grái Sveinsson. Name and device. Azure, a stag's massacre and on a chief nebuly argent three gouttes azure.
Olafr Karlsson. Name and device. Per saltire sable and Or, in pale a dragon statant and a wolf's head cabossed argent.
Raza-Una. Name.
Refr Fólkason. Name and device. Per chevron vert semy of forget-me-nots Or and azure, in base a winged fox passant contourny argent.
Ríán hua Tadgáin. Device. Quarterly sable and argent, in bend sinister a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy sable. Ro Asper. Name.
Roland Rothais. Name.
Rowan of the Titans. Device change. Per chevron Or and sable, two paw prints and a fleur-de-lys counterchanged.
Sadb ingen Máedóc. Name and device. Per pale indented gules and azure, a tree blasted and eradicated Or and an increscent argent.
Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir de Lacy. Name change from Sigríðr Úlfsdóttir of Aschehyrst.
Victoria Busshenell. Name.

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

Brigid MacPherson. Name.
Leofric Hield. Device.
Malik of the High Desert. Name and device.
María Isabel Falcón de la Sierra. Badge.
Ro Asper. Device.

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