Atenveldt LoI dated 2018-01-30


Letter of Intent

30 January 2018


Unto Juliana Laurel; Alys Pelican; Cormac Wreath; and the commenting Members of the College of Arms,

Greetings of the New Year 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: Arsenda of Calais - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2004, via Atenveldt.

Per chevron sable and azure, two estoiles argent and a bee proper.

Old Item: Per chevron vert and azure, two estoiles and a winged scarab displayed, maintaining between its wingtips a roundel argent., to be released.

2: Elisabetta vedova di Malipiero - New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2002, via Caid.

Per pale indented lozengy sable and Or, and gules, a rod of Asclepius Or.

Old Item: Elisabetta Malipiero, to be released.
Old Item: Gules, two winged lions statant respectant Or., to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12th-15h C. Venice.
Meaning (widow of) most important.

The current name was registered April 2002. The change adds the term vedova, "widow," to the name. Per "Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 3052" by Ursula Whitcher, women could incorporate their husband's given name into their surname. vedova di [husband's name], meaning "widow of" is one example, found in 15th century Florentine records: Lorenza vedova di Bartolomeo = Lorenza, widow of Bartolomeo ( Documentation for this comes from the submission of Lisabetta vedova di Alessandro, registered December 2014.

3: Evelyn of Windale - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atenveldt LoI of March 25, 2017 as submitted.

Per pale sable and azure, two narwhals hauriant respectant horns in saltire and issuant from chief a demi-sun argent.

The position of the narwhals is taken from the armory of Jocoff Alfanng: Azure, two narwhals haurient respectant horns in saltire argent, a chief wavy Or., among others.

4: Fraye Steinson - New Name & New Device

Argent, the astrological symbol for Aries purpure within an annulet azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.

Fraye is found as both a male and female German given name, specifically: Fraye Hayman, female, married 1624, Wedinghausen Roemisch-Katholische, Arnsberg Stadt, Westfalen, Germany. Batch no. M99290-1 (

Steinson is a nod to her husband's legal surname, Stinson, and was registered to him as Mathias Steinson in March 2017.

As per the February 2015 LoAR cover letter, 16th and early 17th C. German given names can be combined with an English surname (, which would allow the English surname Isabell Steinson, married 1582, Saint Andrews, Penrith,Cumberland, England,, Batch no. M00302-1 ( me%3ASteinson~%20%2Bbirth_place%3

(Many, many thanks to ffride wlffsdotter for working with this name!)

As for the device, "The use of astrological glyphs heraldically in period can be seen on the crest of Bull, watchmaker to Queen Elizabeth I: On a wreath argent and gules, a cloud proper, thereon a celestial sphere azure, with the circles or; on the zodiac the signs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer (Parker, A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry, p. 547). It has long been the College's policy to allow the use of elements from crests and supporters, if period usage is documented, as charges for SCA armory although there is no documentation of their use as charges in period armory (cf. Yales)," [September 1993 LoAR, A-East] Cadell ap Hubert.

The zodiac signs in a 16th-century woodcut demonstrate all the astrological glyphs, including that for Aries:

5: Jorunn Vakr - New Name

The name is Norwegian.

While the given name is documented in (not a good source), Jórunnr can be found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, "The Old Norse Name," p. 12, as a female Old Norse name. Additionally, Diplomatarium Norvegicum ( vol. II no. 285 (dated to 1347) mentions "Arne Þrondar son ok Jorunn moder hans" (Arne Þrond's son and Jorunn his mother) as a Norwegian name (this was provided by Aryanhwy merch Catmael).

Vakr is found in Vakr is a male given name in Geirr Bassi, p. 15, as an Old Norse name. This name appears in Hrana saga hrings and is also used as one of the by-names of the god Óðinn in Gylfaginning, where it means "the watchful; the vigilant." ( It is used here as a descriptive rather than a patronymic.

The client's maiden name is Wake, which was changed by the British from the original Vakr, meaning "watchful, wakeful"; she notes that Vakr dates back to her Norse family ancestry in 1052. ffride wlffsdotter comments: "Assuming Jorunn's information about her surname comes from Reaney & Wilson or similar, R&W s.n. Wake (p. 472, revised edition) has: 'Clearly a nickname, translated by Lat vigil `watchful, alert'. The most common early form is Wac, found chiefly in Statfs, Lincs, Leics and Yorks, where a Scandinavian origin is possible, probably ON vakr `watchful'."

6: Lia Winterbourne - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via Atenveldt.

Per bend sinister azure and vert, on a bend sinister between two semiminims argent a rod gules entwined by a flowering woodbine vert flowered Or.

The client's previous device submission, Per bend sinister azure and vert, on a bend sinister between two semiminims argent a heart palewise gules entwined by a flowering woodbine vert flowered Or., was returned by Laurel December 2014 for "not being reliably blazonable, which is a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. There is no accurate way to blazon the position of the woodbine as it partially overlaps but also extends from the heart."

I would hope that the small portions of the vine overlapping the rod would not be considered a prohibited quaternary charge.

There is a step from period practice for the use of New World woodbine.

7: Loðinn Feilan - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister argent and azure, two wolf's heads erased addorsed counterchanged gules and argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The name is Old Norse. Loðinn is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 12, and in the Viking Answer Lady (

Feilan is found in Geirr Bassi, p. 20, "wolf-cub."

8: Loðinn Feilan - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Per pale argent and azure, a wolf's head cabossed per pale gules and argent.

Michael Gerard Curtememoire suggests an alternate blazon for the badge: Per pale argent and azure, a wolf's head cabossed counterchanged gules and argent.

9: Magdalena Waclawowa - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a bend sinister between two dragonflies argent, the needles palewise azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 15th-16th C. Poland.
Language (Polish) most important.
Culture (Polish, 15th-16th C.) most important.

The name is Polish. Magdalena is a female given name found in "Polish Given Names in Nazwiska Polaków," Walraven van Nijmegen and Arval Benicoeur,

Her husband's registered name is Václav z Rokycan(Bohemian); the Polish form of his given name is Walclaw (ibid., Walraven and Arvel). In "A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok," Lillia de Vaux,, "women are most frequently identified by their given name and a byname indicating their father's or husband's given name, with a suffix added to show the relationship and/or to feminize the byname(s), such as -owa for married names...".

The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name (Poland, 15th-16th C.); it can be changed to make it more authentic for 15th-16th C. Poland.

10: Olrun rauðfeldr - New Name & New Device

Per chevron vert and gules, a chevron between two swans rousant repectant argent and a rapier Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Olrun Red-cloak) most important.

The name is Old Norse.

Olrún is a female given name from the Viking Answer Lady,, via Cleasby, Richard and Guðbrandr Vigfusson's, An Icelandic-English Dictionary, 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957, pp. 504, 763. (It is also the name of a Valkyrie, but Gunnvôr silfrahárr (the Viking Answer Lady) cites Cleasby and Vigfusson for the elements themselves: pp. 504, 763 s.v. rún, ol. A number of commenters thought that the name was acceptable, based on Gunnvôr's citations.)

The byname rauðfeldr, "red-cloak, is found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael,

11: Sibyl Brethnagh - Resub Device

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Gules, a corgi dog rampant countourny Or maintaining a dagger inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or.

The name was registered July 2017.

The original submission, Gules, a corgi dog rampant countourny Or maintaining a dagger inverted argent, a bordure embattled Or., was returned by Laurel July 2017 "for redraw. The depiction of the primary charge does not match the provided documentation for the corgi, with the ears, tail, and muzzle noticeably differently from the gray-period image. No commenters were able to recognize the charge as a corgi."

The visual example of this dog was provided in a badge for a corgi submitted and registered by Etienne Le Mons d'Anjou: "Corgi is found in Wyllam Salesbury's A Dictionary in Englyshe and Welshe (London 1574), where there is a reference to the Korgi ne gostoc, meaning "Corgi or curre dogge," This source also gives a gray period illustration of the breed. It is worth noting that the breed in period was taller than the modern breed and had a tail."

I was exceedingly assisted in the preparation of the Letter of Intent by ffride wlffsdotter, Magnus von Lübeck and Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

Thank you to those who provide 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

OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 5 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes and 1 New Badge. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.