P.O. Box 1646
Dallas, TX 75221-1646
Unto the members of the College of Arms and all others who may
read this missive does Da'ud ibn Auda, Laurel King of Arms, send
The March Laurel meeting was held on Saturday, March 21, 1992
and considered the following Letters of Intent: An Tir (11/9),
Ansteorra (11/23), Caid (12/15), Middle (12/22), Atlantia (12/23),
and Atenveldt (12/27). The Outlands (12/20) and Calontir (12/22)
Letters of Intent were considered at a "roadshow" Laurel
meeting held in Meridies on Sunday, March 29.
The April Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 25,
1992, to consider the following Letters of Intent: Ansteorra (12/15),
Ansteorra (12/26), East (1/5), An Tir (1/6), Trimaris (1/15),
Calontir (1/20), Atlantia (1/21), Caid (1/22), Middle (1/27),
Meridies (1/30), and Atenveldt (1/31). The Meridies (1/5) LoI
will be considered at a "roadshow" Laurel meeting held
on Sunday, April 12, in the Middle Kingdom.
The May Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 1992,
to consider the following Letters of Intent: West (11/14/91, 11/27/91,
and 12/30/91, which packets arrived in mid-February), East (2/5),
Outlands (2/6), West (2/11), An Tir (2/17), Caid (2/20), Ansteorra
(2/21), Middle (2/21), Atlantia (2/24), and Atenveldt (2/27),
with the Meridies (2/28) and Calontir (2/29) Letters of Intent
to be considered at a "roadshow" Laurel meeting to be
held in the Outlands on Sunday, May 17.
The June Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 1992,
to consider Letters of Intent from March, with two Letters of
Intent to be considered at the Known World Heraldic Symposium
in An Tir on Sunday, June 28, 1992.
ROSTER CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS
An updated roster should be included in this packet. Please make
sure that your mailing lists are up-to-date. Changes which should
be especially noted this month are:
Lord Vesper asks that you add Hund Herald, Thorfin Hrolfsson (Steve
Roylance, 1592 Malvern Road, Glen Iris, VIC 3146, AUSTRALIA;
(011 613) 8856348), to your mailing lists once again. He
is back home from his extended sabbatical through the U.S. and
Lady Crescent is stepping down (and moving to An Tir!). Her successor
as Crescent is Lord Rouland Carre. Please do not delete Mistress
Zenobia from your mailing lists. She will stay on the roster
as an active commenter after her impending move.
Lord Beacon has retired. His successor is Mistress Sionyn Muirgen
ní Dhomnall. She asks that you add Mistress Aeruin ní
hEaráin O'Chonemara (Pat Pierce Wilson), 4659 Lee Road
#401, Salem, AL 36874; (205) 745-0930, as Lambent Herald and
OOPS! (or, Nobody Else Caught It, Either.)
At the January 1992 Meeting, we registered the name of Patrick
Logan (from the Middle Kingdom). We are having to change this
registration to a holding name, Patrick Logan of Stormvail, as
when Laurel went to put the folding in the files, it was easy
to find exactly where it should go. The name Patrick Logan
was registered to a gentle in the West Kingdom (different legal
name -- they are not the same person) at the January 1991
Laurel meeting. I am sure that even those commenters who feel
most strongly that our names differencing rules should be based
on simple non-identity will feel that these two names are too
close, so I am having to take the (so far as I know) unprecedented
step of forming a holding name after published registration.
I apologize for any inconvenience this will cause the submitting
herald the the gentle involved, but we simply cannot have two
folders for two different people with identical SCA names.
The 'Daily Mail' of the 20th August 1991, carried a report that
Lord Doune, the 24 year old son and heir of the 20th Earl of Moray,
has had the family achievement of arms tattooed "in four
vibrant colours" on his bottom.
He got the idea from his cousin Lady Georgina Murray, daughter
of the Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield, who has a pretty papillon
on her arm. Lord Doune is reported as saying "A couple of
hours into it I was regretting it massively, but now I'm really
pleased. It's a secret delight, very small and inoffensive."
'Mr. Pepys', the fictional diarist of 'The Evening Standard',
said on the 27th August, "Me. Pepys can just about put up
with arrogant stockbrokers twiddling crested signet rings the
size of sovereigns, but he was most disturbed to learn that one
young aristocrat has had his crest tattooed on one of his buttocks.
Mr. Pepys was similarly surprised to receive a leaflet offering
to paint the Pepys family crest on his lavatory seat. Crested
silver if you must, but please keep heraldry out of the bathroom."
Martin Davies who sent this cutting said he has seen the Arms
of Cornwall tattooed on the arm(s) of what was presumably a Cornishman.
Have any other readers seen heraldry in this extremely personal
All of which reminds us of a limerick by Peter Field which appeared
in the 'Gazette' of August 1979.
An armigerous noble called West,
Had his arms tattooed on his chest.
His wife called Betty,
Said your 'fess dancetty'
Can clearly be seen through your vest.
From "The Heraldry Gazette", December 1991, p.
Until next month, I remain, as ever,
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