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Atenveldt LoP dated 2016-04-03


3 April 2016, A.S. L


Unto Their Royal Majesties Casca and Melissa; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, 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!

This is the April 2016 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 20 April 2016.

1: Alexandra Starling of Ravenspurn -New Name & New Device

Purpure, pendant from a chain set in chevron inverted a lighthouse Or, enflamed gules.

Alexandra is a female given name dated to 1205 in England (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 14 s.n. Alexandra).

Starling is dated to 1166 and 1203 for Wimund Starling (Reaney and Wilson 3rd edition, p. 425).

Ravenspurn was a town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, which was lost due to coastal erosion, one of more than 30 along the Holderness Coast which have been lost to the North Sea since the 19th century. The town was located close to the end of a peninsula near Ravenser Odd, which has also been flooded. Two medieval English kings landed at Ravenspurn: Henry IV in 1399, on his way to dethrone Richard II, and Edward IV in 1471, on his way back from exile in the Netherlands, where he was resisted by the local lord, Sir Martin de la See. (

Barring conflict, the submission will have to be recolored; The Or used was the most teetering-on-orange that I've seen (and the scanned results prove that), and the purpure is playing the old azure-when-scanned game. Other than that, it's a rather nifty design.

2: Callum of Skye -New Name & New Device

Azure, on a bend between a sheaf of arrows inverted and a thistle Or, three fleurs-de-lys azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12th-16th C. Scottish.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Callum is documented as a male given name, a form of Columb in Ó Corráin and Macguire's Irish Names, p. 55 (as Calum). There are several instances of this name in the site, notably with the marriage of Callum Kynach in 1643 in Kenmore, Perth, Scotland (, Batch M11360-2).

Skye is the location of Dunvegan Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland and always by the same family, the chiefs of the Clan MacLeod. The MacLeods are one of the principal clans on Skye. The castle began in the 12th C. The MacDonalds, the other main clan on Skye, were not so settled. Around the 16th or 17th C., they moved their clan seat from Dunsgaith, near Tokavaig on Sleat, to Duntulm at the north of the Trotternish peninsula. (

3: Hunter du Grae -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Hunter is the client's legal middle name (DMV license copy to Laurel) via SENA PN.1.B.2.

The byname is grandfathered to his legal father, Ivan du Grae, but Ivan never registered this name (rather, Ivan of Navarette was registered in July 1971). That being said, a member of his father household, Sutton du Grae, submitted his name and device in May 2015 with: "du Grae is a mystery (it's been used in this kingdom for decades but never registered). We find Gray, France, built on the banks of the Saone river. It is the last major city in Franche-Comte before the Saone flows into Burgundy, and it was an important trade locale since the Middle Ages, its port having been the main trading center in Franche-Comte (; it isn't likely that du would've been the correct construction (but I'd be happy to be wrong). Grae can be dated to 1572 in an English marriage record for Harrie Grae (Batch M05840-2,, and de Gray is found in Scotland in 1248, according to Black, s.n. Gray." Blue Tyger commented " Probably the closest I can get is <de Grae> as a Gaelic header form in Woulfe at p. 259, with the italicized Anglicized Irish forms <de Grey> and <de Graye>. The presence of Anglicized Irishf forms under a header is generally sufficient to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Gaelic header was in use in the 16th/early 17th cen.

"<Sutton de Grae> would therefore be registerable as an English-Gaelic combo under Appendix C." That client's name was registered in August 2015 at Sutton de Grae, and if no new evidence is presented, that might be the case here.

4: Jacket Tyllyng -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2014, via Atenveldt.

Per fess azure and vert, on a fess between three lions argent a sinister gauntleted fist azure.

The client's previous submission, Gules, on a mountain vert snow-capped a sinister gauntleted fist argent., was returned by Laurel "No documentation was provided, by the submitter or in commentary, that a snow-capped mountain is a period motif. Barring such documentation it is not registerable to the submitter as the grandfather clause applies to the Barony of Ered Sûl, but does not extend to the residents of the Barony."

This is a redesign using elements of the previous submission.

5: William MacIver -New Name & New Device

Per saltire gules and argent, in fess two wyverns combattant sable.

Language most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

MacIver is a header found in Black, p. 520. Period forms include M'Ewyre 1548, M'Ewir 1533, Makewer 1572, M'Euir 1533. A few that are somewhat closer (with the -v- included, a definite aid to pronunciation) are Makevire 1479, McEvir 1541, and McUvyr 1499. Although MacIver is a 18th C. spelling according to entries in, MacIver has been registered by the CoA several times, most recently as April 2006.

The given name in the Gaelic form is Uilliam (1401-1600) if he desires a completely Scottish Gaelic name ("Scottish Gaelic Given Names:

For Men," Sharon L. Krossa,

6: `Izza al-Zarqa' -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2012, via Atenveldt.

Purpure, two horses combatant and on a chief argent three lotus blossoms in profiles purpure.

Old Item: Purpure, two horses combattant and a chief Or., to be retained as a badge.

Thank you for your input and expertise in review these submission; as always, it is appreciated.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

OSCAR counts 4 Names, 4 Devices and 1 Device Change. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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