LoAR Cover Letter
of the College of Arms
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
SCA - College of Arms|
600 Cedar Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012
February 22, 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 ní
Dhomnall, Pelican Queen of Arms, send Greetings!
The February 1997 Laurel meeting was held on Sunday, February 9, 1997 and
considered 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).
The March 1997 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 1997 and will
consider the following letters of intent: Drachenwald (November 7), Drachenwald
(November 8), 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, 1997.
The April 1997 Laurel meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 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 scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 1997. Lochac
(December 31, 1996), Atlantia (January 4) Atenveldt (originally dated October 21,
1996, redated to January 5, 1997.), Drachenwald (January 5), Ansteorra (January 8),
An Tir (January 12), Meridies (January 25), West (January 26), and East (January 27).
Original commentary on these LoIs must be in the College's hands
no later than March 31, 1997. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in
the College's hands no later than April 30, 1997.
The June 1997 Laurel meeting is tentative scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 1997 with
a roadshow meeting at the Known World Symposium on Sunday, June 22, 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
The Star Principal Herald has changed. Please remove Tosig Logiosophia and replace
him on your rosters and mailing lists with Donal O'Dochartaigh,(Lee Cavett) 11402B
Whitewing, Austin, TX 78753-2739 (512)873-8407, email@example.com. He was the
previous Asterisk Herald.
Asterisk Herald (replacing Donal) is Gwenllian ferch Maredudd (Wendy Erisman) 8100
N. Mopac, Apt. 282, Austin, TX 78759-8880 (512)346-630,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add her to the Roster only.
Bordure Herald is Daniel de Lincoln (Tim McDaniel) 11701 Metric Blvd., Apt. 1123,
Austin, TX 78758-3209, (512)836-4451, email@example.com. Please add him to the Roster
and Mailing List.
Eclipse Herald, Archibald Wynterbourne, has stepped down. Please remove him from
Obelisk. Herald, Katherine Constancia de Feltre, is to be added to the Roster only.
Solstice Herald,. Françis la Flamme, is to be added him to the Roster only.
The Beacon Principal Herald of Meridies has changed. Please remove William FitzJohn
from the roster and mailing list, and replace him with Ilya the Wanderer (Quin
Rosenblath) 272 Irvine, Mobile, AL 36603-2333 (334) 478-8325.
Letters of intent must be mailed to the entire college by the last day of the month in
order to be considered for that month. Letters postmarked the month after the date of
the letter will be redated to the month of the postmark.
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.
Also, remember all administrative issues (requests for warrants, quarterly reports, etc.)
need to be sent to Pelican.
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
For the benefit of those who are interested in putting on a Known World Symposium,
I am enclosing an article on by Clarion on how to go about doing so.
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.
Book of Note :
Barnes and Noble is offering James Johnson's Place Name of England and Wales, for
$7.95 each (plus shipping). While not as good as Ekwall's book on the subject, it is well
worth the money, giving variant forms and dates. Their toll free number, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week is 1-800-THE BOOK (1-800-843-2665).
A summary of information translated from Pastoureau by Fause Losenge:
It's rarer than green, and in some regions (Germany, Switzerland,
Eastern Europe, Scandinavia) it wasn't used until the 18th c. Some
writers have held that it's not found in any authentically old arms,
but this is an error. The arms of the kingdom of Leon were
blazoned in the mid-13th c. by Matthew Paris as 'Campus ... albus,
leo de purpurea', and the tincture is found in several French and
English armorials of the second half of the 13th c., e.g., 'Henry de
Lacy ... porte d'or ou ung leoun rampaund de purpure' (Falkirk Roll)
and 'Sir Nicolas Malmains port d'argent ou la bend de purpure'
(Nativity Roll). The tincture is also found in numerous armories of
the Knights of the Round Table in the 14th and 15th c.
The tincture has existed from an early date, but it wasn't always the
modern violet or purple. Until the beginning of the 15th c. it was
most often represented by a color intermediate between grey and
brown. This was later mistaken for oxidized argent or gules that
had 'turned'. The Prinsault treatise (2nd half of the 15th c.)
describes 'pourpre' as a color obtained by 'taking equal portions of
the four other colors and mixing them together'. The Argentaye
Tract agrees. This would have given a more or less grey tincture,
which is described in some early literary sources (e.g., Chrestien de
Troyes) as 'bis'. This term disappears from the heraldic vocabulary
c.1260-70 just as 'pourpre' appears. The change in meaning of this
term (from 'grey' to 'purple') exhibited in the armory of the 15th and
16th c. is probably to be explained as the result of a rediscovery of
the Latin etymology of the word and consequent restoration of the
Until next month, pray believe that I am, and remain,
Your faithful servant,
Jaelle of Armida
Laurel Queen of Arms
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