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Atenveldt LoP dated 2017-04-05


5 April 2017, A.S. LI


Unto Their Royal Majesties Morgan and Elizabeth; Baroness Genevieve de Lironcourt, Aten Principal Herald; Heralds in the Atenveldt College of Heralds; and to All Whom These Presents Come,

Greetings of the New Year from Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Brickbat Herald and Parhelium Herald for the Kingdom of Atenveldt!

This is the second April 2017 Letter of Presentation issued this month; hopefully the submissions will be included in the April Letter of Intent (and hopefully there aren't too many submissions!).

Please have your comments made by 25 April.

1: Fiórleif eldr ǫrn -Resub Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Fiórleif eldr orn in December of 2010, via the Outlands.

Argent, a phoenix gules, a bordure sable semy of pheons argent.

The original device submission, Argent, a phoenix gules within an orle of pheons sable., was returned for conflict with Lucia Amaranta Backlassare, Argent semy-de-lys sable, a phoenix rising gules. Because of the placement of the fleurs-de-lys, they were very nearly arranged in orle, so there was no CD for the change in arrangement of the secondary charges. While there are a number of sable bordures associated with phoenixes, this appears to be clear of conflict.

2: Galen Peter Gilmore -New Device

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

Per bend purpure and argent, a wyvern statant argent and three cats gardant herisonny contourny sable.

The name appears in the March 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

3: Godfrey Jordain -New Name & New Device

Vert, a chevon throughout gules charged with two chevronels, fimbriated Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

The name is English. The spelling <Godfrey> is dated to 1273 in the Hundred Rolls (Withycombe, 3rd edition, p. 136 s.n. Godfrey).

Mary <Jordain> has a christening date of 10 Apr 1568 at Saint Peter Cornhill, London, London, England Batch P00156-1 ( : 30 December 2014).

4: Hannah Millican -New Device

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

Per bend vert and pupure, on a bend Or between two natural dolphins naiant in annulo argent, a rose sable.

The name appears in the March 2017 Atenveldt LoI.

5: Lilias of Braemar -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Language (Gaelic/Scottish) most important.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

<Lilias> is a female given name; Lilias Sinclair has a christening date of 11 Oct 168 at Saing Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothain, Scotland, Batch C11986-1 ( It is also found in "Names Found in 17th C Wills from the Shetland Islands, Scotland: Women's Given Names," Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (

<Braemar> Castle was built in 1628, overlooking the River Dee; the lands around the castle were owned by the Earls of Mar ( The client desires a female name and is most interested in the language/culture of the name; she will not accept Major or Minor changes to the name.

6: Marcus de Grae -New Device

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

Per bend sinister sable and vert, a phoenix and in chief an arrow fesswise surmounted by a crescent Or.

The name appears in the March 2017 Atenveldt Letter of Intent.

7: Þórbjørn Siggeirson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning most important.

The name is Old Norse.

<Þórbjorn> is a male given name found in the Viking Answer Lady's website (; it is seen as <Þorbiǫrn> in Geirr Bassi's "The Old Norse Name" and "Viking Names found in Landnámabók," Aryanhwy merch Catmael (

<Siggeirr> is a male given name, also with the Viking Answer Lady. "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names," Aryanhwy merch Catmael (, shows a patronymic formed with the terminal <-rr> changed to <-rs>.

8: Valeas Proietto di Venezia -New Name & New Device

Sable, on a pile azure fimbriated a scimitar inverted, a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

The name is Italian. It may be best to print the client's documentation itself: "My persona is that of an Italian street orphan adopted by a Venetian merchant family ca. 1500 AD. The name "Valeas" is a not too uncommon (but still used) latin name meaning "full of life". "Proietto" was a VERY common surname given to orphans. It literally means "cast off" or "unwanted'". The post-name of "di Venezia" is just that, to tell where I'm from. This was (and is still) a common practice in Italy. Thus, the entire name of "Valeas Porietto de Venezia" is a truly historically accurate name for a street orphan from Venice.

"This link explains the way that orphans were given latin (and often fantastic) names, including the VERY common surname "Proietto": retrieved last on 08/26/2016 [The URL article does address the use of Proietto as a surname.--Parhelium]

"I have included a copy of a text which demonstrates that the name "Valeas" was in fact an actual latin name. The test is from "The English Cyclopaedia: A New Dictionary of Universal Knowledge. I found the book using google books, so the link is VERY long: orical+works&source=bl&ots=EWv5QqFAfD&sig=GtNb_HtX_QMULYJDJFGmc43f5Bs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwia0MqO8 d_OAhVS82MKHZcND84Q6AEITTAJ#v=" [On p. 580, a Greek physician by the name of Oribasius and a friend of the Emperor Julian, was banished by the Emperor Valentinian and his younger brother <Valeas>. However, the name of this man, may have been <Valens> rather than Valeas, according to sites that list the Roman emperors. Any help trying to find Valeas as a period given name would be appreciated.]

The weapon, without its wildly-exaggerated blade, might be better blazoned as a falchion (both the falchion and the scimitar are illustrated in the Pictorial Dictionary). The bordure needs to be widened.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

c/o Linda Miku

2527 East 3rd Street

Tucson AZ 85716

OSCAR counts 4 Names and 6 Devices. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.

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