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For the March 2009 meetings, printed June 8, 2009

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from Olwynn Laurel, Istvan Wreath, and Aryanhwy Pelican, greetings.

Items listed below in square brackets have not been scheduled yet. For information about future scheduling, please review the status table located on the Web at http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=137.

The March Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican and Wreath meetings held on Saturday, March 7, 2009 and at the Gulf Wars Roadshow on Thursday, March 19, 2009. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Artemisia (30 Sep, 2008) (pushed from January due to late receipt of packet), West (06 Oct, 2008) (pushed from February due to late receipt of packet), Caid (31 Oct, 2008) (pushed from February due to late receipt of packet), Ansteorra (18 Nov, 2008), Drachenwald (20 Nov, 2008), Laurel LoPaD (20 Nov, 2008), Laurel LoPaD (24 Nov, 2008), Meridies (28 Nov, 2008), Outlands (28 Nov, 2008), Atlantia (29 Nov, 2008), Siren LoItP (29 Nov, 2008), Ęthelmearc (30 Nov, 2008), Atenveldt (30 Nov, 2008), Lochac (30 Nov, 2008), and West (30 Nov, 2008). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Saturday, February 28, 2009.

The April Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican and Wreath meetings held on Saturday, April 4, 2009, and at the Outlands Heralds and Scribes Roadshow on Saturday, April 25, 2009. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Northshield (09 Nov, 2008) (pushed from March due to late receipt of packet), An Tir (26 Nov, 2008) (pushed from March due to late receipt of payment), Artemisia (30 Nov, 2008) (pushed from March due to late receipt of payment), Trimaris (30 Nov, 2008) (pushed from March due to late receipt of packet), Laurel LoPaD (11 Dec, 2008), Ansteorra (17 Dec, 2008), East (22 Dec, 2008), Calontir (24 Dec, 2008), Atlantia (29 Dec, 2008), Atenveldt (30 Dec, 2008), Lochac (30 Dec, 2008), Outlands (30 Dec, 2008), Laurel LoPaD (31 Dec, 2008), and Meridies (31 Dec, 2008). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

The May Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican and Wreath meetings held on Saturday, May 2, 2009. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Middle (30 Nov, 2008) (pushed from March due to late receipt of packet), Caid (31 Dec, 2008) (pushed from April due to late receipt of packet), Gleann Abhann (06 Jan, 2009), Laurel LoPaD (09 Jan, 2009), Ansteorra (22 Jan, 2009), Northshield (24 Jan, 2009), Atenveldt (25 Jan, 2009), Atlantia (26 Jan, 2009), Laurel LoPaD (28 Jan, 2009), Drachenwald (29 Jan, 2009), Meridies (29 Jan, 2009), Siren LoItP (29 Jan, 2009), An Tir (30 Jan, 2009), Artemisia (30 Jan, 2009), Trimaris (30 Jan, 2009), Outlands (31 Jan, 2009), and West (31 Jan, 2009). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Thursday, April 30, 2009.

The June Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Saturday, June 06, 2009 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, June 14, 2009. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: Calontir (31 Jan, 2009) (pushed due to lack of payment) , Caid (12 Feb, 2009), Gleann Abhann (14 Feb, 2009), An Tir (16 Feb, 2009), Meridies (16 Feb, 2009), Ęthelmearc (24 Feb, 2009), Ansteorra (24 Feb, 2009), Ealdormere (24 Feb, 2009), Atenveldt (25 Feb, 2009), Northshield (26 Feb, 2009), Laurel LoPaD (27 Feb, 2009), Outlands (27 Feb, 2009), Atlantia (28 Feb, 2009), Calontir (28 Feb, 2009), Lochac (28 Feb, 2009), Middle (28 Feb, 2009). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Sunday, May 31, 2009.

The July Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Saturday, July 04, 2009 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, July 11, 2009. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: East (14 Mar, 2009), East (18 Mar, 2009), Ęthelmearc (23 Mar, 2009), Ansteorra (24 Mar, 2009), Atenveldt (25 Mar, 2009), Meridies (27 Mar, 2009), Gleann Abhann (28 Mar, 2009), Artemisia (29 Mar, 2009)(pushed due to lack of payment) , Northshield (29 Mar, 2009), An Tir (30 Mar, 2009), Atlantia (30 Mar, 2009), Trimaris (30 Mar, 2009), Caid (31 Mar, 2009), Drachenwald (31 Mar, 2009), Lochac (31 Mar, 2009), Middle (31 Mar, 2009), Outlands (31 Mar, 2009), West (31 Mar, 2009). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should be entered into OSCAR by Tuesday, June 30, 2009.

The August Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican and Wreath meetings held in August 2009. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: Laurel LoPaD (07 Apr, 2009), Ealdormere (13 Apr, 2009), East (18 Apr, 2009), [Caid (19 Apr, 2009)], [Atenveldt (20 Apr, 2009)], Laurel LoPaD (20 Apr, 2009), Calontir (22 Apr, 2009), [Northshield (22 Apr, 2009)], Atlantia (27 Apr, 2009), Meridies (28 Apr, 2009), [Ęthelmearc (29 Apr, 2009)], [An Tir (30 Apr, 2009)], Drachenwald (30 Apr, 2009), [Lochac (30 Apr, 2009)], [Middle (30 Apr, 2009)], [Outlands (30 Apr, 2009)], [West (30 Apr, 2009)]. All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should be entered into OSCAR by Friday, July 31, 2009.

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 and Pelican: Extending RfS II.5 Registered Names

A submission this month (Award of Arielle, Atlantia-A) raised the issue of branches registering order names which use an element from an individual's registered society name when precedent or the rules has declared that element to be unregisterable. The commentary was in favor of extending Rules for Submissions II.5 Registered Names to allow branches to invoke the grandfather clause in these cases. Given the favorable commentary, we have adopted this change to the rules, allowing us to register the submission in question. We are, however, soliciting the College's commentary on the proposed wording of the rules change. Currently RfS II.5 Registered Names reads:

Once a name has been registered to an individual or group, the College of Arms may permit that particular individual or group to register elements of that name again, even if it is no longer permissible under the rules in effect at the time the later submission is made. This permission may be extended to close relatives of the submitter if the College of Arms deems it appropriate.

In consultation with Palimpsest we propose to add the following text to the end of RfS II.5:

In addition, this privilege may be extended to a branch in which the individual lives or has lived. In general, branches will be expected to use only elements from registered primary names of individuals.

And we also propose adding the following to the end of paragraph 2 of Administrative Handbook IV.C.2 Documentation:

For branch submissions relying on grandfathered elements owned by individuals, the owner must document their relationship to the branch and their permission to allow the name element(s) to be used by the branch.

We invite the College's commentary on these proposed texts articulating the new rules change.

From Wreath: Charges Within Annulets

On the November 24 LoPaD, we pended a device using a charge within an annulet which was not the central design in the device. Several questions were asked at that time, and the College has answered.

A widget within an annulet will continue to be considered a primary widget and a secondary annulet, or a primary annulet and secondary widget, when those charges are the only charges on the field. Which of the two charges is primary depends, as always, on the emblazon.

When both are present in a design as part of a primary charge group, or where they would be expected to be a secondary charge, the widget and annulet will both be considered part of the same group.

These answers do not depend on the types of charges in question.

Heralds should note that using a widget within an annulet is not a step from period practice. Multiple instances of items within a single or multiple concentric annulets appear in Stemmario Trivulziano (plates 178, 194, 225, and 352), Siebmacher (plates 63, 152, and 156), Humphrey-Smith's Anglo-Norman Armory Two (page 335), and other heraldic references.

Society Pages

It is with great sadness that we note the recent death of Lord Pendar the Bard, Musimon Herald Extraordinary. Pendar served the Kingdom of the Outlands in many capacities. Over the course of many years, he was White Stag Principal Herald, Rampart Herald (twice!), Scorpion Pursuivant for the Barony of al-Barran, Bard to Kings of the Outlands (and at many bardic circles everywhere), seneschal of the College of Blaiddwyn, a husband and father, and responsible for bringing in and educating many heralds in the Outlands. He will be sorely missed.

We also note the death of Master Dylan ab Aneirin y Breuddwydiwr, member of the Order of the Laurel and former Beacon Principal Herald of Meridies.

On May 9, 2009, Dorcas Whitecap of Calontir was offered companionship in the Order of the Pelican (elevation to be announced). Of her many endeavors, her commitment to field heraldry was prominently mentioned. On the same day, Master Gawain of Miskbridge, Green Anchor Herald and third Gold Falcon of Calontir, was awarded an augmentation to his arms held by letter patent for his long standing and meritorious service to the College of Arms and the Kingdom of Calontir.

Send What to Whom

Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera are to be posted to the OSCAR online system. No paper copies need be sent.

Submission packets (one copy of each name form plus documentation, including petitions; two colored copies of each armory form plus two copies of any associated documentation, including petitions) to the SCA College of Arms, PO Box 31755, Billings, MT 59107-1755.

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, please contact Laurel.

Pray know that I remain,

In service,

Olwynn ni Chinnedigh
Laurel Principal Queen of Arms


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