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November 18, 1996
Unto the members of the College of Arms and all others who may
read this missive do Mistress Jaelle of Armida, Laurel Queen of
Arms, and Mistress Sionyn Muirgen níDhomnall, Pelican
Queen of Arms, send Greetings!
The November 1996 Laurel meeting was held on Sunday, November 10,
1996 and considered the following letters of intent: Meridies
(July 6), Caid (July 12), Drachenwald (July 12), An Tir (July
15), Atlantia (July 18), Meridies (July 20), West (July 21),
Calontir (July 25), East (July 25), and Middle (July 27).
The December 1996 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Sunday,
December 15, 1996 and will consider the following letters of
intent: Caid (August 3), Atenveldt (August 10), Ansteorra (August
11), Drachenwald (August 19), An Tir (August 25), Trimaris
(August 25), West (August 27), Meridies (August 27), Atlantia
(August 29), East (August 29), Ansteorra (August 30), and
Ansteorra (June 18, but mailed in August, which is being treated
as an August 31 letter). Original commentary on these LoIs
must have been in the College's hands no later than October 31,
1996. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the
College's hands no later than November 31, 1996.
The January 1997 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January
5, 1997 and will consider the following letters of intent: Middle
(September 9), Meridies (September 13), Drachenwald (September
12), Atlantia (September 14), An Tir (September 23), East
(September 26), Caid (September 28), Middle (September 28), West
(September 29), and Meridies (September 30). Original
commentary on these LoIs must be in the College's hands no later
than November 31, 1996. Responses and rebuttals to commentary
must be in the College's hands no later than December 31,
The February 1997 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Sunday,
February 9, 1997 and will consider the following letters of
intent: Drachenwald (October 1), Middle (October 1), Outlands
(October 3), An Tir (October 18), Caid (October 20), Atlantia
(October 25), Calontir (October 26), Trimaris (October 28), East
(October 29), Meridies (October 30), and West (October 30).
Original commentary on these LoIs must be in the College's
hands no later than December 31, 1996. Responses and rebuttals
to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than
January 31, 1996.
The March 1997 Laurel meeting is tentatively scheduled for
Sunday, March 9, 1997.
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
Changes to the Roster
Please add Cadell ap Hobart (Tim Whitaker, 178 Rt. 2A, Preston,
CT 06365, firstname.lastname@example.org) to the roster and mailing list.
He will be the next Brigantia herald (as of Twelfth
Calontir has changed the submissions herald. Please remove Saker
Herald: Bronwyn ferch Arial (Mary Wilber), 356 N. 34th Street,
Kansas City, KS 66102 and replace her on the mailing list and
roster with Esther bat Moshe (Nancy Margulis, PO Box 759, Lisbon,
IA 52253 319-455-2248).
Enclosed with this package is the official Board-approved edition
of the Administrative Handbook, which goes into effect December
1, 1996. This supersedes all previous editions. I would like to
thank everyone for their helpful comments and input. The Laurel
office depends on the knowledge and skill of the members of the
College of Arms, and I, as Laurel, appreciate the hard work
everyone puts in.
Calls for Comment
With the registration of Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov,
submitted as Khevron Oktavii Zevin Tikhikovich Vorotnikov, we are
calling for commentary as to whether we should register double
given names in Russian. We already do not allow triple given
names. Please get commentary to us by the end of March,
Group Names in Order and Award Names
No one has been able to provide any evidence that period order
names ever used a location in the name. Therefore, from now on,
adding the name of a place to an order name will be considered
Laurel on the Road
I will be going to Trimaris the last weekend in January to attend
their Herald's Symposium and I will be attending Gulf Wars in
Requests from Morselus
If anyone has any requests, questions, suggestions, etc., about
the Morselus office, Free Trumpet Press West, or the heraldry
Webpage, please contact Iulstan directly. He does not read
He has also decided, effective the end of the year, to give up
the CoA subscription service (but nothing else). If anyone is
interested in taking it over from him, please contact him
directly. He can be reached at: Iulstand Sigewealding (Steven R.
Gold), 877 San Lucas Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043;
The ideal candidate would have timely access to all CoA
correspondence, be able to stick to a schedule throughout the
year, have a source of inexpensive photocopying, be located in
the United States, be very patient, possess basic bookkeeping
skills, and be willing to spend about six hours a month.
Official Laurel Webpage
The official Laurel Webpage is up, and while it is under
construction, more and more will be added to it as time passes.
You can reach it by going to http://www.sca.org and going to the
section marked heraldry, and under that Laurel. If anyone has
any ideas as to what should go there, or has items to contribute,
please contact me directly, and not as part of a letter of
LoAR Subscriptions and Roster changes:
Send roster changes, additions, subtractions, subscriptions to
the LoAR and address changes to: Mistress Sionyn Muirgen níDhomnall, Pelican Queen of Arms, Jackie Watkins, 3532 Winding
Wind Cove, Bartlett, TN, 38135-3044. Please make all checks or
money orders payable to "SCA Inc. - College of Arms". The cost
is currently $25.00 a year.
19 December, 1972 CE 7 AS
IOSEPH, LORD LOCKSLEY, O.L., LORD LAUREL PRINCIPAL KING OF ARMS
OF THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM, INC.
"All heralds are reminded that their job in non-
political. By this, we mean that your personal likes
and dislikes should not enter into the job. You may
think that a person, or a group is nothing but a bunch
of good for nothing perverts. . . . but this shall not
become a part of your considerations as a herald. You
will register devices solely on their heraldic
acceptability and on no other consideration. "
Until next month, pray believe that I am, and remain,
Your faithful servant,
Jaelle of Armida
Laurel Queen of Arms
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