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Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Livia; Lord Tymothy Smythson, 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, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

This is the November 2013 Atenveldt Letter of Presentation; it precedes the Letter of Intent with submissions considered for the next Letter of Intent. Please have commentary to me by December 2013. Thank you!

Heraldry Hut: The next Heraldry Hut will be Friday, November beginning at 7:30 PM. Please contact me for directions or if you have questions.

College of Arms News: While I'd remind you that the that the SCA College of Arms has changed paperwork requirements, things are changing even more. I'll pass on the information as it becomes nice and solid. (And yes, the change is good!)

Please consider the following submissions for the November 2013 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

The following submissions appear in the November 2013 Atenveldt Letter of Intent:

Commentary is provided by Alys Mackyntoich [AM], Aryanhwy merch Catmael [AmC], Brenna Lowri o Ruthin [BLoR], Gawain of Miskbridge [GoM], Michel von Schiltach [MvS].

Benedetta Amadei (Sundragon): NEW NAME, DEVICE AND BADGE

(device) Per pale and per chevron vert and argent, two Tau crosses and a horse rampant counterchanged.

(badge) (Fieldless) The base of a Tau cross vert charged with a goutte d'eau.

Reblazon: "(Fieldless) A tau cross vert charged in base with a goutte d'eau". [AmC]

Cristina Aurelia Vitelli (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Argent, a hummingbird hovering vert between three crosses bottony fitchy gules, a bordure azure.

Dugan Rushton (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Per chevron azure and sable, a chevron gules fimbriated between three mullets of six points argent and a bear statant Or.

<Dugan> is also an early 17th cen. English surname, which can be used as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]. Johan Dugan; Female; Marriage; 29 Jun 1601; St Peter's, Hereford, Hereford, England; Batch: M13713-1 [AM]

Duncan Aaron of Windermere (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Gules, on a plate a Maltese cross sable, and on a chief argent three hearts gules.

There's no need for permission to conflict; <Simon> and <Duncan> don't conflict. However, with a letter attesting to the relationship, Duncan can use <Aaron of Windermere> without any further documentation.[AM]

The Maltese cross is throughout. No conflict found. [BLoR]

Iosif Volkov (Sundragon): NEW DEVICE CHANGE: Per saltire azure and bendy argent and gules, a thunderbolt within an orle Or.

This was changed in mid-commentary by the client, to Azure, chaussé paly gules and argent, a lightning bolt palewise Or.

Sigrún Jöfursdóttir (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Papellony azure and Or, a heart gules charged with a polypus Or.

Reblazon: Papellony azure and Or, within a heart gules a polypus Or. [MvS]

The charge is on the heart, not within it. [AmC]

My bad. Papellony azure and Or, on a heart gules a polypus Or. [MvS]

Valdisa Álarsdóttir (Sundragon): HOUSEHOLD NAME RESUBMISSION, “Flory House,” from Laurel, July 2013

The pattern of <House X> is not documentable in English. For household names based on surnames, we have <X House> and <House of X> examples. Since the submitted name follows the former, it's registerable. [AmC]

Venetia Painter (Sundragon): NEW NAME and DEVICE: Or, a phoenix gules between two paint brushes palewise sable and charged with a lantern argent.

Pretty name! No conflicts found. [AmC]
Blazon fu: "Or, on a phoenix gules between two paint brushes palewise sable, a lantern argent." [GoM]

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms, September 2013:

Felipe Cuervo. Household name Nave el Fénix de Oro.

Submitted as House de Fénix del Oro, the submitter documented a late period pattern of naming Spanish ships after heraldic charges (though saint's names were more common). Thus, a Spanish ship could be named "the Golden Phoenix." However, to do so, this name needs several small modifications. First, the correct Spanish is de Oro "of gold" not del Oro "of the gold." We have changed del to de in order to register the name. We note that the one example using a term for gold in this data uses dorado, though other heraldic descriptions from the same period use de oro and dorado both.

Second, the designator House was not used to describe ships, though at least one ship used Casa as part of what we would call the descriptive element of the name. Thus, we have to use an appropriate word for a period ship. The sources from which these names are drawn do not use the generic word barco, but rather specific terms like urca "hulk," galeón "galleon," and patache, a smaller ship. The generic term nave is also used; as this is closest in meaning to the term barco the submitter suggested, we have changed the designator to that term in order to register the name. The other ship types documented in the Armada fleet would be registerable as well.

Finally, the Spanish ship names do not include de between the designator and the substantive element. Instead, the dated forms are things like La urca El Unicornio dorado. Thus we need to drop the article de and add the article el in order to match the period exemplars and register the name.

Finnr Eiríksson. Device. Per pale sable and vert, a drakkar argent and in chief four plates each charged with a broad arrow sable.

Gryffin de Verd. Name change from holding name Uilliam of Sundragon.

Submitted as Gryffin du Verd, the byname was hypothesized as a construction from the documented place name Sainct Pierre du Verd. However, there is no evidence of French locative bynames derived from the second half of place names. Luckily, Negre Toponymie générale de la France, Volume 1 dates Verd to 1557 s.n. Vers. Thus, de Verd can be registered as a locative byname. We have changed the name to that form in order to register it.

Guillaume Viau. Name.

Nice 13th century French name!

Isolde Monroe. Device. Azure, an open book and on a chief argent two fleurs-de-lys azure.

Mirabelle Papillon. Name and device. Argent, a natural seahorse purpure within an orle of seven mullets of seven points vert.

Submitted as Mirabelle la Papillon, no evidence could be found that la was ever used with the word Papillon before 1650. As the byname is found without an article or with the masculine article, either is registerable. We have dropped the article in order to register the name. Noire Licorne found Mirabelle as a feminine literary name in gray period romances, including Amours diverses, divisées en dix histoires by Antoine de Nerveze published in 1611 ( Thus, it can be registered.

Rós inghean Uí Ghallchobhair. Name and device. Argent, two cartouches voided and interlaced in saltire sable, an orle gules.

Vincetta Tee of Greyhold. Name and device. Vert, a natural leopard's head erased argent spotted sable, a chief argent.

Vincetta is the submitter's legal middle name; it is a given name by type and thus can be used as a given name in a submission.

The following have been returned by the College of Arms for further work, September 2013: NONE!

Thank you all for your continuing hard work for the Atenveldt College of Heralds and the people of Atenveldt!

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

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