Society for Creative Anachronism
College of Arms

15910 Val Verde Drive
Houston TX, 77083-4921

For the January 2004 meetings, printed March 31, 2004

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from François Laurel, Zenobia Wreath, and Mari Pelican, greetings.

The following is a table showing the status of Letters of Intent, Laurel Letters of Pend and Discussion, and Letters of Intent to Protect. The header rows are the dates of the meetings that will consider them, the dates when primary commentary is due, and the dates when responses to primary commentary are due. The key follows.

Wreath meetingJan 17Feb 14Mar 13 & 27Apr 17? & 31?May 22Jun 12 & 27
Pelican meetingJan 17Feb 21Mar 13 & 27Apr 24May 15 & 22?Jun 13 & 27
Comment by   too lateMar 31Apr 30
Respond by   Mar 31Apr 30May 31
Letters of Intent being considered:
AEthelmearcSep 25Oct 30Nov 29Dec 24Jan 30-
An TirAug 28 &
Sep 29
-Oct 29 &
Nov 25
Dec 31(Jan 30)(Feb 27)
AnsteorraSep 22Oct 23Nov 14
[P Nov 29]
Dec 11Jan 26Feb 18
ArtemisiaSep 30Oct 30-Dec 05Jan 30-
AtenveldtSep 25Oct 30-Dec 30Jan 27Feb 25
Atlantia-Oct 27Nov 27-Jan 27Feb 24
Caid-Oct 06
[P Oct 14]
Nov 21Dec 30Jan 31-
Calontir--Nov 08Dec 25-Feb 20
Drachenwald-Oct 30Sep 25 &
Nov 24
-Jan 29Feb 26
EaldormereSep 18
[P Sep 29]
-Nov 23-Jan 25-
EastSep 05--Nov 30
[P Dec 03]
-(Feb 29)
Laurel LoI-Oct 31----
Lochac---Nov 24--
MeridiesSep 30Oct 31Nov 30Dec 31Jan 31-
MiddleSep 25-Nov 04
[P Nov 12] &
Nov 25
-Jan 01Feb 10
NorthshieldSep 30Oct 31Nov 30Dec 30Jan 25Feb 25
OutlandsAug 28 &
Sep 25
Oct 27Nov 27Dec 27Jan 27Feb 24
Trimaris---(Nov 03)-(Feb 27)
WestSep 24Oct 28Nov 25-Jan 27Feb 24
Laurel LoPaD
[LoAR date]
Sep 29
[Jul LoAR]
Oct 31
[Aug LoAR]
-Dec 31
[Sep LoAR]
-Feb 12
[Nov LoAR]

Month day: the date on the Letter of Intent, Letter of Pend and Discussion, or Letter of Intent to Protect.
(Month day): for administrative reasons, this LoI has not yet been scheduled.
[P Month day]: postmarked on that bracketed date, so the LoI is redated or postponed.
"-": no LoI is scheduled for that meeting from that kingdom.
?: tentative.

Four of the March Letters of Intent were delegated to the incoming Laurel team: Caid, November 21; Ealdormere, November 23; Meridies, November 30; West, November 25. The March Wreath and Pelican meetings were both on March 13. The March Pelican-designate and Wreath-designate meetings were held jointly at Elsbeth Clarion's house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 27.

The April Wreath meeting will tentatively be April 17 and/or May 1 ("April 31": "Apr 17 & May 1" takes too much table width).

The May Pelican meeting will be May 15, with a possible continuation/roadshow on May 22.

The June Wreath meeting will be June 12, and the June Pelican meeting will be June 13. They will hold the traditional Known World Heraldic Symposium road-show meeting on June 27.

The July Wreath meeting will be on July 10, 17, and/or 31. The July Pelican meeting will be July 25.

The August Pelican and Wreath meetings will be held as road shows during evenings at Pennsic. Wreath will rule on any remaining LoIs on August 28.

Wreath and Pelican hope to hold a joint meeting in northern Virginia during September.

Not all letters of intent may be considered when they are originally scheduled on this cover letter. The 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, some letters of intent received may not have been scheduled because the administrative requirements (receipt of the forms packet, receipt of the necessary fees, et cetera) have not yet been met.

REMINDER: Until all administrative requirements are met, the letter may not be scheduled.

From Laurel: No Quarter

In the spirit of the day after the nominal print date of this cover letter, we should issue a warning about The Quarter, It is an SCA newsletter completely devoted to humor and satire. Those incautious enough to read it while drinking may hurt their nasal passages and their keyboards, and anyone else may be driven to drink. This newsletter takes especial pleasure in poking fun at heralds and revealing our secrets. Laurel and Laurel staff have even been deceived by their irony.

Therefore, we are putting into Administrative Handbook Appendix X, "Index Librorum Prohibitorum" ("Index of Prohibited Books"). All heralds are formally enjoined from reading it without prior written permission from Laurel. Laurel expects this injunction to be observed as rigorously as the last time Laurel "formally enjoined" something in Trimaris (LoAR of December 1992).

Roster Changes

The incoming Laurel now has a large post office box, and College of Arms correspondence should be sent to it: Jacquie Ziegler, PO Box 31755, Billings, MT 59107-1755.

Send What to Whom

For all Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera, send one paper copy to each of the incoming Wreath KoA and incoming Pelican QoA at their mailing addresses as shown on the College of Arms Mailing List (which you should be doing anyway, as they are currently on the Mailing List as Kraken and Sigil, respectively). Also continue sending paper copies to the outgoing Pelican QoA and Wreath QoA, as they intend to continue commenting after their tenures.

Send Laurel office copies of all submissions-related paper, including

[UPDATED:] to the incoming Laurel Queen of Arms: Jacquie Ziegler, PO Box 31755, Billings, MT 59107-1755.

Send Laurel office copies of all submissions-related electronic files to This applies to all LoIs, LoCs, LoRs, et cetera.

Send roster changes and corrections to Lord Symond Bayard le Gris, Bruce R. Nevins, 2527 E. 3rd St., Tucson, AZ, 85716-4114, 520-795-6000, 520-795-0158 (fax), Please also send them to Laurel Clerk, preferably by e-mail to, or by mail to Tim McDaniel, 6805 Wood Hollow Dr Apt 212, Austin, TX 78731-3104. College of Arms members can also request a copy of the current roster from Symond.

For subscriptions to the paper copy of the LoAR, please contact Symond, above. The cost for an LoAR subscription is $25 a year. Please make all checks or money orders payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms". For subscriptions to the electronic copy of the LoAR, please contact Laurel at The electronic copy is available free of charge.

For all administrative matters, or for questions about whom to send to, please contact Laurel Principal King of Arms, whose contact information heads this letter.

Pray know that I remain

In service

François la Flamme
Laurel Principal King of Arms

Created at 2004-03-31T01:07:34