"Interval" is derived from "inter-vallum," "between walls," so "Montival" means "Mons vallum," "Mountain wall"? It sounds as if it should mean something important.
When Rudi Mackenzie reflects on the disparate peoples that he must unite, the name comes to him and he thinks that it sounds right:
"...like an echo of music heard over the hills by moonlight." (p. 114)
- or like the horns of Elfland faintly blowing? See here.
I did not expect to make a post out of a single word but was determined to try since I will have to go about other business shortly. Four generations will celebrate Fathers' Day in Williamsom Park, Lancaster (see second image). None of us is a High King but perhaps we are venerable patriarchs?