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Atenveldt LoI dated 2017-07-30


Letter of Intent

30 July 2017


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

Greetings 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.

(For those of you attending Pennsic, have fun and don't work too hard at Heralds' Point...unless you really, really want to!)

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

1: Eirný Þrúðardóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

The name is Old Norse and is documented in The Viking Answer Lady's website,, for the given name: Eirný appears in Landnamabok for Eirný Þiðrandadóttr.

Þrúdr was the daughter of the god Thor and the goddess Sif, but this also appears as a human name and in compounds (

The rather out-of-the-ordinary matronymic formation is seen at Lind col. 1223 sn. Þrúðr notes the genitive is Þrúðar, and gives examples of: Þrwdar Arnad., Iceland, 1412 and Þrwdar Benedictzd., Iceland, 1494. (This was misspelled in the Letter of Presentation and was caught and corrected by several commenters.)

Not that it's an issue here, but she will not allow the registration of a holding name.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

2: Emeludt von Zerssen - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via Atenveldt.

Argent, a chevron rompu azure between two peacocks respectant proper and a seeblatt azure.

The original submission, Argent, a chevron rompu azure between two peacocks respectant proper and a seeblatt azure., was "returned for a redraw, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn chevron; the chevron rompu here is too low. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to properly draw a chevron." This has been redrawn.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

3: Jebe Gan - New Name & New Device

Or, a fess azure surmounted by a Bactrian camel statant regardant proper maintaining in its mouth a stalk of bamboo vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The name is Mongolian, with elements taken from "Mongolian Naming Practices," Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy (

Jebe, "arrowpoint, weapon," and Gan, "steel".

(Coincidentally, or not, this is similar in appearance to the client's legal name, [redacted].)

A Bactrian camel, blazoned as such, was registered June 2016 to Arnulf of Ad Flumen Caerulum.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

4: Liam Warr - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Atenveldt LoI of December 25, 2016 as submitted.

Paly gules and argent, a seven-pointed mullet sable within an annulet Or.

The name was registered March 2017.

The original submission Argent, three pallets gules, overall a mullet of seven points sable., was returned by Laurel March 2017 for "being the equivalent to equivalent to Paly argent and gules, a mullet of seven points sable.; there are multiple conflicts. Per the April 2012 Cover Letter on suns vs. mullets vs. estoiles (, there is no difference between mullets of any number of points and there is a difference between mullets of seven points and suns."

This is a redesign.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

5: Litli Knartr - New Name & New Device

Sable, a rhinoceros head couped, a bordure Or.

Client requests authenticity for Old Norse.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning (his nickname is) most important.

The name is Old Norse, and documentation comes from Nordiskt runnamnslexicon, Lena Peterson. Although <lítli> and <knartr> are both bynames in Old West Norse, Litli is also demonstrated as a masculine name, p. 160, dated c. 1050-1050 AD.

Knartr, found as Gunnar knartr, 1329 in Norway, comes from knart, "a small, densely-grown person" (Lind, column 207). The name elements are within 500 years of each other.

There was a good deal of commentary on the line of division for the beasts' head. It was noted "From Wreath: Couped and Erased" in, declares that in period: "The most significant difference between couped and erased is that couped was almost universally treated as a smooth line, while erased was marked by the presence of significant and prominent jags. Virtually all heads found in period heraldic artwork are distinctly either couped or erased, without intermediate artistic forms." If a smooth convex line--the same cover-letter item notes "Another convex form [of couped] resembled a shallow T-shirt neck line"--is drawn along the sinister edge of the head and a bit of Or is filled in to meet it, or if the neck plates are adjusted so they form such a line, we would have Sable, a rhinoceros head couped, a bordure Or., without losing much if any beauty from this emblazon; these couple of shallow T-shirt neck lines here preserve the smooth, large plates of the rhino.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

6: Litli Knartr - New Badge

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

Sable, a unicorn's head erased Or, a bordure argent.

The requirement in, "From Wreath: Couped and Erased", is "the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags". This meets the requirement.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

7: Melonia Marie Popoff - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.
Spelling most important.

Melonia is found as an feminine English given name, under Melonia Langbridge, christening date 16 Nov 1579 in Burlescombe, Devon, England (Batch C16847-1, ce%3AEngland~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1400-1650~).

The client's legal name is [redacted]. In http:/, paragraph 10, "Name Used by the Submitter Outside the Society", provides, "A small change in the name is sufficient for registration, such as the addition of a syllable or a spelling change that changes the pronunciation."

SENA also states, "This rule can allow a name phrase which is not attested in period, but the name as a whole must still meet the other requirements for names. This includes issues with overall construction, conflict, presumption, and offense." What is presented here is an English (or two) given name and a Russian surname, which we wouldn't allow (and of course the Russian isn't correct for the gender of the submitter).

All the examples in SENA assume that a submitter is using the allowance for ONE name phrase, though it never explicitly says they only get one. How this submission should be viewed ought to be presented the the College as a whole.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

8: Robbert Broekhuijsen - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister gules and argent, an Oriental dragon in annulo azure, in base a spiral hunting horn reversed vert surmounted by two arrows inverted in saltire sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling most important.

The name is Dutch. Robbert Schaerdenberch is the father of a son Robbert, baptized February 1632 in Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands ( ce%3ANetherlands~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1500-1650~). The father's citation is

Broekhuijsen is the surname of Jan and Stevening, the parents of Gosenwinus; the child was baptized February 1656 at Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (; it is apparent that the child's parents were born before 1650. The father's citation is

While the musical instrument is visually similar to a bugle, that blazon hasn't been used in years (mostly in the 1970s and 1980s), the last in 2003 to Flóki hvítskeggr Lambason. This is more like a (slightly-squashed) spiral hunting horn.

Oriental dragons are wingless by default.

Correction to Device (2017-Aug-17 16:08:07): Documentation has been provided that the natural trumpet is a period brass valveless instrument; 16th C Venetian music incorporates it. The emblazons have been corrected to show the longer natural trumpet.

Correction to Device (2017-Aug-17 16:08:02): I am unable (surprise, surprise) to correct the emblazons. The packet information is correct.

This item was on the 10-2017 LoAR

9: William of Grimsby - New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and azure, a badger's head cabossed Or marked sable.

The name is English. William is a masculine given name, under William Abbot, christening date 18 Oct 1573 in St. Thomas, Newport, Hasmpshire, England (Batch C16659-1, AAbbot~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1500-1600~%20%2Brecord_country%3AEngland).

Grimsby is found under Catherine Grimsby, christening date 12 Oct 1567, Horkstow, Lincoln, England (Batch, C02927-3, %3AGrimsby~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1500-1600~%20%2Brecord_country%3AEngland). Grimsby, England, is also a town and seasport in Lincolnshire, eastern England. It is situated on the south side of the River Humber estuary, 6 miles from the North Sea (

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Adelaide de Beaumont, Beatrice Domenici della Campana, Daniel the Broc, ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr, Herveus d'Ormond, Maridonna Benvenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Seamus mac Riain and Taran The Wayward.

There is 6 New Names, 4 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 11 items are chargeable and Laurel should receive $ 44 for them. There is 2 Device Resubmissions. There are a total of 13 items on this letter.

Thank you to those who have provided 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 6 New Names, 4 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 11 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $44 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.

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