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Dallas, TX 75374-2825
Unto the members of the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive do Shayk Da'ud ibn
Auda, Laurel King of Arms, and Baron Talan Gwynek, Pelican King of Arms, send Greetings!
The May 1996 Laurel meeting was held on Saturday, May 18, 1996, and considered the following Letters of
Intent: Middle (11/7); Trefoil (1/2); Drachenwald (1/9); Drachenwald (1/10); Atenveldt (1/10); West (1/16);
An Tir (1/18); Atlantia (1/21); East (1/25); Albion (1/28); Outlands (1/29); and Meridies (1/30).
Original commentary on these LoIs must have been in the College's hands no later than March 31, 1996.
Responses and rebuttals to commentary must have been in the College's hands no later than April 30,
The June 1996 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 1996, and will consider the following
Letters of Intent: Caid (2/2); Middle (2/7); An Tir (2/13); West (2/16); and East (2/21). Two Letters of
Intent will be considered at the Laurel roadshow meeting on Sunday, June 23, 1996, at the Known World
Heraldic Symposium: Outlands (2/6) and Atlantia (2/11). Original commentary on these LoIs must
have been in the College's hands no later than April 30, 1996. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must
have been in the College's hands no later than May 31, 1996.
The July 1996 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 14, 1996, and will consider the following
Letters of Intent: Ansteorra (February 29 but postmarked March 8), Atlantia (March 10), Middle (March 5),
Drachenwald (February 21), An Tir (March 16), Atenveldt (March 20), West (March 20), Caid (March 24)
and Calontir (March 30). Original commentary on these LoIs must have been in the College's hands
no later than May 31, 1996. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later
than June 30, 1996.
The August 1996 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 25, 1996, and will consider the following
Letters of Intent: An Tir (April 11), Drachenwald (March 24), East (April 18), Atlantia (April 14), West
(April 24), and Caid (April 5). There will be a Laurel roadshow meeting at Pennsic on Thursday, August
16. Original commentary on these LoIs must be in the College's hands no later than June 30, 1996.
Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than July 31,
Not all Letters of Intent may be considered when they are originally scheduled on this Cover Letter. Date
of mailing of the LoI, date of receipt of the Laurel packet, or other factors may delay consideration of
certain Letters of Intent. Additionally, not all Letters of Intent received have been scheduled because the
administrative requirements (receipt of the forms packet, receipt of the necessary fees, etc.) have not yet
A reminder that at the time of the Known World Heraldic Symposium on June 23, the office of Laurel will
be changing. All correspondence for Laurel should by then be sent to Mistress Jaelle (currently on the
Roster as Argent Snail Herald, Atlantia). Shayk Da'ud will remain on the mailing list as a commenter, and
LoIs and LoCs should be sent to him at his home address: 1610 Vinecrest Circle, Garland, TX 75042-
Lymphad Herald (Trimaris) is stepping down. His successor is Meghan Oriana Lauder (_____________), 35
East Vining Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787; email@example.com. Please add her to the Roster and
mailing list. The current Lymphad, Haakon Bjornsson, will remain on the mailing list as Hulk Herald
through the commentary period on the May 1996 Trimarian LoI (until September 1996).
Dolphin Herald (Atlantia) is now at a different address. CoA correspondence should be mailed to him at:
Aodh n Doilfin (R. Mark Jones), P.O. Box 19238, Alexandria, VA 22320-0238
Triton asks that you add to the mailing list Hrodbeart MacBeath (Rob Metzler), 9301 48th Place, College
Park, MD 20740; (301) 474-3344. He has been commenting regularly for three months now, the College's
usual initiatory period, and should begin receiving all of the College's usual correspondence.
Asterisk (Ansteorra) has a new address and telephone number. They are: 11402A Whitewing, Austin, TX
78753; (512) 873-8407
ADMINISTRATIVE HANDBOOK and GLOSSARY OF TERMS
A copy of the revised Administrative Handbook and Glossary of Terms is enclosed with this LoAR. I very
much appreciate everyone who commented on the earlier drafts. You will note that most of your
recommendations have been incorporated into this finalized edition.
MORE FROM FREE TRUMPET PRESS WEST
For those of you who have Web access, Morsulus has made the O&A available on the web:
The Ordinary is at "http://www.sca.org/heraldry/ordinary/"
The Armorial is at "http://www.sca.org/heraldry/search_menu.html"
NEWS FROM HERALDRY TODAY
The Dictionary of British Arms Medieval Ordinary, Volume 2, (volume 2 of the "new
Papworth") is now available from Heraldry Today. At 677 pages, it price is œ60.00 plus postage. Heraldry
Today's address is: Heraldry Today, Parliament Piece, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wilts. SN8 2QH, England.
And yes, they accept credit card orders. (Even more dangerous for some, they accept credit card orders via
e-mail. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their web page at
From some very early precedents:
Default position: seen from the side, no legs (Horizontal side-view).
Legged: seen from above (Horizontal leg on top and bottom).
In either case, head to dexter.
Ioseph Ord (Will of Orkney)
Until next month, pray believe that I am, and remain,
Your faithful servant,
Da'ud ibn Auda
Laurel King of Arms
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