LoAR Cover Letter
of the College of Arms
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
SCA - College of Arms|
600 Cedar Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012
January 15, 1997
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 January 1997 Laurel meeting was held on Sunday, January 5, 1997 and
considered 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 have been in the College's hands no later than November 31, 1996.
Responses and rebuttals to commentary must have been in the College's hands no
later than December 31, 1996.
The February 1997 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 1997 and
will consider the following letters of intent: Ansteorra (August 11), Ansteorra
(September 30), Drachenwald (October 1), Middle (October 1), Outlands (October
3), An Tir (October 18), Caid (October 20), Atlantia (October 25), Calontir (October
26), Atenveldt (October 27) Trimaris (October 28), East (October 29), Meridies
(October 30), and West (October 30). Original commentary on these
LoIs must have been 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, 1997.
The March 1997 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 9, 1997 and will
consider the following letters of intent: Atlantia (November 9), An Tir (November 13),
Ansteorra (November 15), Caid (November 18), Meridies (November 20), Middle
(November 23), Meridies (November 24), East (November 26), West (November 26),
Ansteorra (November 27). Original commentary on these LoIs must
be in the College's hands no later than January 31, 1997. Responses and rebuttals
to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than February 28,
The April 1997 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 13, 1997 and will
consider the following letters of intent: Trimaris (December 12), Drachenwald
(December 13), Atlantia (December 14), Ansteorra (December 14), Caid (December
16), An Tir (December 18), West (December 21), Calontir (originally dated
November 23, redated to December 23), East (dated December 24), Meridies (dated
December 26), Outlands (dated December 27), Middle (dated December 28), and
Caid (dated December 29). Original commentary on these LoIs must
be in the College's hands no later than February 28, 1997. Responses and
rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than March 31,
The May 1997 Laurel meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 1997.
Note: the Atenveldt letter of October 21, 1996 which was mailed to the College in
January 1997 has been redated to January 5, 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 been met.
Changes to the Roster
A new and improved roster is enclosed with this mailing.
We have a new deputy who will be in charge of heraldic education. We welcome back
to the College Green Anchor Herald: Gawain of Miskbridge (Wayne Patton), 729 7th
Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240; (319) 337-3417. Please add him to your roster, though
not to the mailing list.
Pursuant to receiving an e--mail from Estonia regarding our Estonian alternate titles,
below you will find new alternate titles in Estonian.
Prince - PRINTS Princess - PRINTSESS
LoAR Subscriptions and Roster changes:
Duke - HERTSOG Duchess - HERTSOGINNA
Count - KRAHV Countess - KRAHVINNA
Viscount - VIKONT Viscountess - VIKONTESS
Master - MEISTER Mistress - NAISMEISTER.
Baron - PARUN Baroness - PARUNESS
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.
Also, remember all administrative issues (requests for
warrants, quarterly reports, etc.) need to be sent to Pelican.
I will be attending Great Western War in Caid in February, and Gulf Wars in Meridies
in March. There will be a Laurel Road Show held at both wars.
Consultation Table at Gulf War
Pelican will be running a consultation table at Gulf Wars. Anyone interested in
assisting should contact her.
I want to thank all the members of the College of Arms who are sending me their
commentary electronically (either by e-mail or on disk). It cuts down on my work load
considerably. On the other hand, I would like to point out to those commenters who
do not, this means that your work is either scanned or retyped and errors do creep in.
Therefore, if you are concerned about your commentary being read by me as you
wrote it, you should send it to me electronically, since I rarely read the paper copies,
but work directly from the collated commentary. This can be especially important
when issues are before the College.
Scanning Project - forms/permission
As we have mentioned before, we have a team working on scanning all the registered
armory in order to make back-up copies of the files and to hopefully make a CD.
However, some legal issues have been brought to my attention regarding ownership
of the artwork. We are discussing this matter with lawyers, and we will be updating
you on this matter as soon as possible. However, one thing is certain: some sort of
disclaimer will have to be put on to all armory forms. Furthermore, it is clear to us
that many kingdoms are using forms for their name submissions that are confusing and
do not contain sufficient information for our use. Finally, we have received a number
of requests for downloadable submissions forms from the Laurel Webpage.
Therefore, we are partially biting the bullet that has been discussed by both Master
Da'ud and Master Bruce as Laurel. Over the next couple of months we will be
discussing a standardized form which will be SCA legal through-out the Known
World, as well as what information may and may not be on forms. As a first step, we
are requiring every kingdom to send me a complete set of
blank submission forms (name, device, badge, group, etc.) for your kingdom, with the
parts that you feel necessary to your kingdom on the form highlighted. In other words,
it is obvious that name, address, phone number, etc. be on the forms. But, some
kingdoms may have kingdom specific information. If you have any doubts, highlight
Books of note :
Hans Bahlow's Deutsches Namenlexicon, is available in the states in an English
translation. The new title is Dictionary of German Names. It is from the Max Kade
Institute of German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. ISBN 0-924119-35-7. The cost, for this hard-back book, is $22.50.
I recent ordered a book from Heraldry Today in England on the Order of Santiago.
The description in their catalogue reads:
478. MENEDEZ PIDAL DE NAVASCUES, F. CABALLERIA
MEDIEVAL BURGALESA. EL LIBRO DE LA CONFRADIA DE
SANTIAGO. Madrid 1996. Royal 4to. 222pp. 113 marvelous full
page colour plates from an early manuscript with 311 equestrian
figures carrying shields & an armorial of them. Dec. card covers.
They also inform me that Gerald Brault's Early Blazon is expected to be out this
summer in an updated re-issue for circa £40.
Known World 1997
Let me remind everyone about this year's Known World Heralds and Scribes
Symposium, June 21-22, 1997 in the Barony of Thescorre. I urge everyone to attend.
Known World 1998 - Call for Bids
Anyone who is interested in putting on the 1998 Known World Symposium need to
get their complete bids to Laurel and Pelican and at least a condensed version to the
College by the end of May.
Certified mail .
I cannot accept certified mail at home. If you need to send me mail return receipt
requested, contact me privately, and I will send you my work address.
It was decided to raise the cut-off date for the period approved by the
College from 1450 to 1485, the date of the end of the Plantagenet line
in England considered as marking the end of the Middle Ages in that
country. COHW/COA 1 January 71, p. 1
Until next month, pray believe that I am, and remain,
Your faithful servant,
Jaelle of Armida
Laurel Queen of Arms
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