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For the July 2006 meetings, printed October 15, 2006

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

For information about future scheduling, please review the status table located on the Web at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/status.html.

The July Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday July 16, 2006 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday July 23, 2006. The meetings considered the following Letters of Intent: Artemisia (22 Feb 2006), Drachenwald (21 Mar 2006), Ansteorra (22 Mar 2006), Caid (22 Mar 2006), West (22 Mar 2006), ∆thelmearc (23 Mar 2006), Ealdormere (24 Mar 2006), East (24 Mar 2006), Ansteorra LoItP (25 Mar 2006), Lochac (26 Mar 2006), Outlands (27 Mar 2006), Atlantia (29 Mar 2006), Atenveldt (30 Mar 2006), An Tir (31 Mar 2006), An Tir LoItP (31 Mar 2006), Calontir (31 Mar 2006), Laurel (31 Mar 2006), and Middle (31 Mar 2006).

The August Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican and Wreath meetings held at Pennsic, and the Laurel Roadshow at Pennsic on Tuesday, August 15, 2006. The meetings will consider the following Letters of Intent: Caid (19 Apr 2006), Drachenwald (19 Apr 2006), Gleann Abhann (19 Apr 2006), West (19 Apr 2006), Ansteorra (20 Apr 2006), Atlantia (20 Apr 2006), ∆thelmearc (20 Apr 2006), East (24 Apr 2006), Meridies (25 Apr 2006), Middle (25 Apr 2006), Lochac (27 Apr 2006), Outlands (27 Apr 2006), Atenveldt (28 Apr 2006), Laurel LoPaD (28 Apr 2006), Northshield (29 Apr 2006), An Tir (30 Apr 2006), and Trimaris (30 Apr 2006).

The September Laurel decisions will be made at the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, September 17, 2006 and the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, September 24, 2006. The meetings will consider the following Letters of Intent: Middle (11 May 2006), East (22 May 2006), Ansteorra (24 May 2006), Artemisia (24 May 2006), Caid (24 May 2006), [Drachenwald (24 May 2006)], West (24 May 2006), Atlantia (25 May 2006), [∆thelmearc (25 May 2006)], Meridies (25 May 2006), Ealdormere (26 May 2006), Outlands (27 May 2006), Lochac (28 May 2006), Calontir (30 May 2006), An Tir (31 May 2006), Atenveldt (31 May 2006), Laurel LoPaD (31 May 2006), and Trimaris (31 May 2006).

The October Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Saturday, October 7, 2006 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, October 15, 2006. The meetings will consider the following Letters of Intent: Gleann Abhann (12 Jun 2006), Middle (12 Jun 2006), Ansteorra (21 Jun 2006), Drachenwald (21 Jun 2006), West (21 Jun 2006), Atlantia (22 Jun 2006), East (24 Jun 2006), Meridies (26 Jun 2006), Siren LoItUP (26 Jun 2006), [Lochac (27 Jun 2006)], Outlands (27 Jun 2006), Palimpsest (27 Jun 2006), Atenveldt (28 Jun 2006), and [An Tir (30 Jun 2006)]. Original commentary on these letters should have been in the College's hands no later than August 31, 2006. Responses and rebuttals to commentary should have been in the College's hands no later than September 30, 2006.

The November Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meetings held on Saturday, November 11, 2006 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, November 5, 2006. The meetings will consider the following Letters of Intent: Laurel (8 Jul 2006), Middle (12 Jul 2006), [Artemisia (15 Jul 2006)], Ansteorra (19 Jul 2006), Atlantia (20 Jul 2006), [∆thelmearc (20 Jul 2006)], East (20 Jul 2006), [Drachenwald (23 Jul 2006)], Gleann Abhann (26 Jul 2006), [Caid (26 Jul 2006)], West (26 Jul 2006), Northshield (27 Jul 2006), [Outlands (27 Jul 2006)], [An Tir (28 Jul 2006)], [Ealdormere (28 Jul 2006)], Palimpsest LoItUP (29 Jul 2006), Atenveldt (30 Jul 2006), Meridies (30 Jul 2006), [and Trimaris (31 Jul 2006)]. Original commentary on these letters must be in the College's hands no later than September 30, 2006. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than October 31, 2006.

The December Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meetings held on Saturday, December 9, 2006, and the Wreath meetings held on Sunday December 10, 2006. The meetings will consider the following Letters of Intent: Laurel LoPaD (12 Aug 2006), [Artemisia (22 Aug 2006)], [Drachenwald (22 Aug 2006)], Gleann Abhann (22 Aug 2006), [Caid (23 Aug 2006)], [Ansteorra (25 Aug 2006)], Atenveldt (25 Aug 2006), [Outlands (27 Aug 2006)], [East (28 Aug 2006)], Meridies (28 Aug 2006), [An Tir (29 Aug 2006)], [East (29 Aug 2006)], and [Atlantia (30 Aug 2006)]. Original commentary on these letters must be in the College's hands no later than October 31, 2006. Responses and rebuttals to commentary must be in the College's hands no later than November 30, 2006.

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 - New Codex Herald

The position of Codex Herald (maintainer of the Laurel web site) has now been filled. The new Codex will be Lord Robin Gallowglass, who can be reached at codex-herald@sca.org. Please remember to copy Laurel on any requests or suggestions for the web site.

Again I would like to express my thanks to the outgoing Codex, Lord Meradudd Cethin, for his long and much-appreciated service.

From Laurel - Education Deputy Position Still Open

As I mentioned in the May cover letter, I am still looking for an education deputy. Heraldic education of new heralds (and continuing education for the not so new) is important, but so is the education in heraldic matters of the general populace. A Laurel staff member who could help coordinate the efforts of the various Kingdoms in this regard, and serve as a central source of information, would be a great help in achieving this.

I am still accepting applications. If you are interested, contact me at herald@sca.org. I intend to fill this position in the coming month, so don't delay.

From Laurel - This Month at OSCAR

The latest feature of interest on OSCAR is that now pictures may be incorporated into commentary. This useful capability is obviously important for armory commenters, and another step toward making sure the electronic system can handle the College of Arms' requirements.

Another new feature is a preference that some commenters have asked for: if you clear the 'Display Comments' checkbox, you will not see other's commentary. This is of use for those who like to comment on the entire LoI before they see anyone else's comments.

Once again, with feeling -- OSCAR commentary is only as good as its source material, i.e., the Letters of Intent. External submissions heralds are very strongly encouraged to post their LoIs to OSCAR, or see to it that this is done. I hope I have made it clear by now that the day is coming when this will not be optional. Get started now. If you have any problems with the system -- you feel intimidated by it, want better instructions on how to use it, etc. -- you have only to say so and we will make every effort to resolve them.

From Pelican - Changes to Alternative Titles for Turkish

In March 2006, Ursula Georges submitted a Letter of Intent to change the Turkish alternative title for King. The letter contained two titles found used for the Sultan Suleyman the Great, and provided two alternative transliterations for each title. We have chosen to accept only a single transliteration of each name -- the ones that use standard Roman characters. Thus, the new alternative titles for King in Turkish are Sultan [given name] Khan and Sultan [given name] Shah. The old alternative title for King in Turkish, Krall is released. In her LoI, Ursula notes:

<Krall> appears to be a misspelling of the modern Turkish word <kral>, which is related to <kr{o~}l> and <kral>, which appear in the Polish and Czech lists of alternate titles. Though <kral> may have been borrowed into Turkish by the end of our period to describe Eastern European kings, I have not found any evidence that it was ever used to describe Turkish rulers.

Roster Changes

A new Lymphad Herald, external submissions for Trimaris, was listed in the June Cover Letter. Her current information, with corrections and changes italicized: Ilene Johnnestoune (Samantha Steff), 8405 Singapore Ct, Orlando, FL 32817-1525 ...; e-mail herald.Ilene@gmail.com; prefers LoI: e-list, LoC: e-list. She is on the roster and the mailing list.

Meradudd Cethin (Tim Shead) is no longer Codex Herald (Laurel web minister). He remains on the roster and the mailing list as Liber Herald, Outlands.

The new Codex Herald is Robin Gallowglass (David Weiner), ... e-mail codex-herald@sca.org. He is added to the roster but not the mailing list.

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 Roster.

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 submissions@sca.org. This applies to all LoIs, LoCs, LoRs, et cetera.

Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms" are to: 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 a paper copy of a LoAR, please contact Laurel, at the address above. The cost for one LoAR is $3. 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 herald@sca.org. 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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