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Atenveldt LoI dated 2017-08-30


Letter of Intent

30 August 201t


Unto Emma Laurel; Juliana Laurel-any-minute-now; 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.

This item was on the 11-2017 LoAR

1: Donndubán mac Eógain - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2013, via Atenveldt.

Argent, a wolf rampant gules ermined Or, a bordure pean.

The original submission, Per chevron sable and vert, a chevron between two compass starts and a sword inverted argent., was returned by Laurel June 2013 for conflict. This is a complete redesign.

This item was on the 11-2017 LoAR

2: Eugene Haraldsson - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and argent, a sun eclipsed between in bend an arrowhead and another inverted, all counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Eugene II ascended to the papacy in 824 (Horace Mann, The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 5 (

Haraldr is an Old Norse masculine name, Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, The Old Norse Name, p. 10.

However, Adelaide de Beaumont commented that Eugene is anglicized, and the pope was born Eugenio Savelli (in 780), becoming Pope Eugenius in 824. SENA allows English with Norse only before 1100, and neither Latin nor Italian combine at all.

On the other hand, Maridonna Benvenuti suggested that Eugene is found in Ireland as Early Modern English in 1539-1540 (source Fiants-1 99), in DMNES,

In Reaney and Wilson, one finds Philip Harald 1327 s.n. Herald et al. pp. 217-218. Henryson shows Richard Henrison 1343, Nicholas Henryson 1381, 'Son of Henry,' p. 217; and in Bardsley, Higg, Higgs, Higson show Elizabeth Higson of Brereton Will' at Chester. There are all within 300 years of each other, if Eugene Haraldson is considered a plausible spelling. It seems that the simple addition of -son to an English given for an English byname would only use a single -s-.

The client desires a male name.

This item was on the 11-2017 LoAR

3: Geraint de Grey - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2000, via Atenveldt.

Azure, a chevron cotised Or between two mullets of five points argent and a demi-sun issuant from base Or.

The previous submission, Azure, a chevron Or between two mullets of eight points argent and a demi-sun issuant from base Or., was returned for conflict by Laurel June 2017 with Godric Linch, Azure, a chevron Or between two quatrefoils argent and a lion dormant Or. "There is one DC for changing the type of all of the secondary charges. Additionally, this device is returned for violation of SENA A3D1, the "sword and dagger" rule, which disallows the use of visually similar but blazonably different charges. Mullets of eight points and suns do not have a DC between them, and cannot be used on the same device; the use of demi-suns and mullets of eight points is just as visually confusing."

Changing the eight-pointed mullets to mullets of five points eliminates the "sword and dagger" violation, and adding the cotises clears the conflict with Godric (hopefully without encountering new conflicts).

This item was on the 11-2017 LoAR

4: Marcus Octavius Valerius - New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and sable, an eagle Or and in chief three billets argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No holding name.
Client requests authenticity for 1st-2nd C. Roman.
Language (Latin) most important.
Culture (Roman 1st-2nd C.) most important.

Marcus and Octavius are listed as praenomen and nomen, respectively, in Ursula George's naming guide,

In "A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legions," Lindley Richard Dean, under the heading for Valerianus (p. 56), it says, "Before speaking of Valerianus there are several examples of Valerius as a cognomen which must be noticed." Marcus Octavius Valerius is therefore fine,

The three billets in chief are an allusion to the client's knight, Sir Oslaf of Northumbria. (A rendition of Oslaf's arms is at

This item was on the 11-2017 LoAR

5: Nikolaus Gerhart - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) An armored arm embowed argent sustaining a broken lance bendwise sinister Or.

The name was registered November 2014.

This item was on the 11-2017 LoAR

6: Viktoria of York - Resub Device

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

Argent, on a Latin cross throughout purpure a dragonfly argent.

The previous submission, Per saltire argent and purpure, in pale two crosses and in fess two dragonflies counterchanged., was returned by Laurel April 2017 for running afoul of SENA A3D2b. which states "Mixing Ordinaries and Other Charges: While charge groups may have different types of charges, charge groups consist of either identical ordinaries or complex charges. Thus, a single charge group may not mix ordinaries with non-ordinaries or mix two types of ordinaries." Here we have a primary charge group with the crosses throughout (which are considered ordinaries) and the dragonflies.

This is a redesign.

I was assisted in the preparation of this Letter of Intent by Adelaide de Beaumont, Maridonna Benvenuti and Michael Gerard Curtememoire.

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 2 New Names, 2 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 5 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $20 for them. OSCAR counts 3 Resub Devices. These 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.

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