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For the September 2014 meetings, printed November 4, 2014

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from Andrewe Laurel, Lillia Pelican, and Brunissende Wreath, 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 September Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Lochac (04 Jun, 2014) (pushed due to issued June 4) , Laurel LoPaD (05 Jun, 2014), Trimaris (08 Jun, 2014), East (09 Jun, 2014), Middle (09 Jun, 2014), Northshield (20 Jun, 2014), Atenveldt (21 Jun, 2014), Calontir (23 Jun, 2014), Atenveldt (25 Jun, 2014), Ęthelmearc (30 Jun, 2014), An Tir (30 Jun, 2014), Ansteorra (30 Jun, 2014), Atlantia (30 Jun, 2014), Caid (30 Jun, 2014), Drachenwald (30 Jun, 2014), Ealdormere (30 Jun, 2014), Gleann Abhann (30 Jun, 2014), Lochac (30 Jun, 2014), Meridies (30 Jun, 2014), Outlands (30 Jun, 2014), West (30 Jun, 2014). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Sunday, August 31, 2014.

The October Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, October 19, 2014 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, October 11, 2014. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Laurel LoPaD (10 Jul, 2014), East (14 Jul, 2014), Atenveldt (20 Jul, 2014), Calontir (20 Jul, 2014), Northshield (21 Jul, 2014), Atlantia (22 Jul, 2014), Drachenwald (22 Jul, 2014), Ealdormere (24 Jul, 2014), Outlands (26 Jul, 2014), Ęthelmearc (27 Jul, 2014), Caid (28 Jul, 2014), Artemisia (30 Jul, 2014), Middle (30 Jul, 2014), An Tir (31 Jul, 2014), Ansteorra (31 Jul, 2014), Atenveldt (31 Jul, 2014), Gleann Abhann (31 Jul, 2014), Lochac (31 Jul, 2014), Meridies (31 Jul, 2014), West (31 Jul, 2014). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

The November Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 and the Wreath meeting held on Saturday, November 22, 2014. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: Middle (11 Aug, 2014), Northshield (15 Aug, 2014), East (16 Aug, 2014), Calontir (17 Aug, 2014), Laurel LoPaD (18 Aug, 2014), Gleann Abhann (22 Aug, 2014), Atenveldt (25 Aug, 2014), An Tir (28 Aug, 2014), Artemisia (29 Aug, 2014), Caid (29 Aug, 2014), West (29 Aug, 2014), Ansteorra (30 Aug, 2014), Ealdormere (30 Aug, 2014), Ęthelmearc (31 Aug, 2014), Atlantia (31 Aug, 2014), Drachenwald (31 Aug, 2014), Meridies (31 Aug, 2014), Outlands (31 Aug, 2014), Trimaris (31 Aug, 2014). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Friday, October 31, 2014.

The December Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, December 14, 2014. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: [Lochac (31 Aug, 2014)] (pushed due to no upload) , [Middle (03 Sep, 2014)], [East (08 Sep, 2014)], Northshield (11 Sep, 2014), [Laurel LoPaD (12 Sep, 2014)], [Gleann Abhann (15 Sep, 2014)], Atenveldt (20 Sep, 2014), [Ealdormere (24 Sep, 2014)], [Atlantia (25 Sep, 2014)], Outlands (25 Sep, 2014), [Calontir (26 Sep, 2014)], [Caid (27 Sep, 2014)], [An Tir (30 Sep, 2014)], [Ansteorra (30 Sep, 2014)], [Artemisia (30 Sep, 2014)], Atenveldt (30 Sep, 2014), Meridies (30 Sep, 2014), Middle (30 Sep, 2014), [West (30 Sep, 2014)]. All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should be entered into OSCAR by Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Not all letters of intent may be considered when they are originally scheduled on this cover letter. The date of posting 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 Pelican: A Request for Comments

In the commentary for the name Alys Katerina of Bavaria (Caid, June 30th Letter of Intent), Alys Blue Tyger presented preliminary data to support a possible English-German lingual mix. Although we did not use these data in the consideration of that submission, I am calling for further evidence and commentary on whether we should allow such a combination to be registered. If the data support this lingual mix, Appendix C of SENA would be revised accordingly.

* From Pelican: Authenticity Requests and You

We've had a number of Letters of Intent in recent months where authenticity requests were either omitted or added by mistake, and the problems were not noticed until the end of the commentary period.

I'd like to point out that packets, including submission forms, do not need to be uploaded until the end of the month after the Letter of Intent is issued. For example, a July letter means that the packet has to be uploaded by the end of August. Access to the forms and anything marked private is limited to Submissions and Principal Heralds, Sovereigns of Arms, and staff. Therefore, only a small subset of commenters are able to review the packets and compare them against the information in the Letters of Intent, and even then, only for a portion of the commentary period. If the packets are uploaded late, the window to check the forms is compressed.

Omitted authenticity requests can—and often do—result in pended submissions. Incorrectly added requests waste the valuable time of our commenters, who spend time trying to give the submitters what they want (or at least what we think they want). We ask that Submissions Heralds please double check all Letters of Intent against the submission forms, and that commenters checking the packets please take more care in reviewing the submissions in a timely manner, especially once the packet has been uploaded.

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Please send information about happenings to major heralds and major happenings to all heralds to Laurel, so that it can be published here.

* 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. All submission forms plus documentation, including petitions, must be posted to the OSCAR online system.

Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms" are to be sent to John C. Sandstrom, New Mexico State University, PO Box 30006/MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003.

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". The electronic copy of the LoAR is available free of charge. To subscribe to the mailings of the electronic copy, please see the bottom of http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/lists.html#lists for more instructions.

For all administrative matters, please contact Laurel.

Pray know that I remain,

In service,

Andrewe Bawldwyn
Laurel Principal King of Arms


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