Society for Creative Anachronism
College of Arms

16308 SE 165th St
Renton, WA 98058-8221

For the February 2005 meetings, printed May 16, 2005

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from Elisabeth Laurel Queen of Arms, Gwenllian Wreath, and Margaret Pelican, greetings.

From Laurel: Draw nigh and hear the words...

First, thanks to everyone who has helped to make the first twelve days of my tenure as Laurel as informative and pleasant as possible. There is a very great deal to learn, and as I’ve discovered in previous jobs administrative and otherwise, you don’t really know what it’s like until you’re actually there. So to my esteemed predecessor Master François, Pelican, Wreath, other members of the Laurel staff and the College of Arms, my deep appreciation. This is going to be fun, no, really.

I will of course be attending Known World Heraldic Symposium in the Outlands July 22-24, 2005. Principal Heralds please note -- I strongly encourage you to attend, and look forward to meeting with you there, but this year your attendance is elective. So that you can plan ahead, be aware that I will likely require attendance next year, as by then there should be a number of changes under consideration that would benefit from personal discussion.

Except in case of a true heraldic emergency, which I find hard to envision, please contact me by telephone only until 10 p.m. Pacific time.

Letters considered and to be considered

The February Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Saturday February 19, 2005 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, February 26, 2005. The meetings considered the following letters of intent: Artemisia (18 Oct 04), Middle (20 Oct 04), Ansteorra (21 Oct 04), East (21 Oct 04), Drachenwald (22 Oct 04), Ealdormere (22 Oct 04), Æthelmearc (23 Oct 04), Laurel (26 Oct 04), West (26 Oct 04), Outlands (27 Oct 04), Atenveldt (28 Oct 04), Caid (28 Oct 04), Lochac (28 Oct 04), Atlantia (29 Oct 04), and Northshield (30 Oct 04).

The March Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Saturday March 26, 2005 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, March 19, 2005. The meetings considered the following letters of intent: Ealdormere (15 Nov 04), Lochac (17 Nov 04), Middle (20 Nov 04), Ansteorra (22 Nov 04), Calontir (24 Nov 04), Atlantia (26 Nov 04), Æthelmearc (26 Nov 04), Drachenwald (27 Nov 04), East (27 Nov 04), Laurel (27 Nov 04), Outlands (27 Nov 04), Meridies (29 Nov 04), Atenveldt (30 Nov 04), Northshield (30 Nov 04), Trimaris (30 Nov 04) and Caid (?? Nov 04).

The April Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Saturday April 15, 2005 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, April 30, 2005. The meetings considered the following letters of intent: Ansteorra (17 Dec 04), Meridies (19 Dec 04), Atlantia (23 Dec 04), Drachenwald (23 Dec 04), Laurel (23 Dec 04), Middle (23 Dec 04), Atenveldt (25 Dec 04), Artemisia (27 Dec 04), Outlands (27 Dec 04), Lochac (28 Dec 04), West (28 Dec 04), Atlantia (30 Dec 04), and Northsheild (30 Dec 04).

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.

Roster Changes

Please update the roster to indicate that Rowel Herald (Laurel), Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ... prefers Letters of Intent and Letters of Comment in paper form but welcomes electronic copies in addition to the paper.

Gwalchrhi ferch Llywellyn, Ensign Herald (Trimaris), is removed from the roster because all mail to the listed address is being returned as non-deliverable.

With Gary Raine leaving the Board of Directors, the heralds office has been assigned a new ombudsman. Director Shawn Reed (SCA Board of Directors), Ombudsman,... e-mail:; phone: 615-797-2236 is added to the roster. Gary Raine is no longer on the roster.

Send What to Whom

For all Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera, send one paper copy directly to each of the Sovereigns of Arms, Laurel, Pelican and Wreath at their mailing addresses as shown on the College of Arms mailing List.

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

to the SCA College of Arms, PO Box 31755, Billings, MT 59107-1755.

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

Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms" are to be sent directly to the Society Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is temporarily acting as Laurel's chancellor of the exchequer at Laurel Chancellor of Exchequer, 4N400 Church Rd., Bensenville, IL 60106-2928.

Send roster changes and corrections to Laurel. College of Arms members may also request a copy of the current roster from Laurel.

For subscriptions to the paper copy of the LoAR, please contact Laurel, 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.

Pray know that I remain,

In service,

Elisabeth de Rossignol
Laurel Principal Queen of Arms

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