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For the February 2016 meetings, printed April 27, 2016

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 February Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, February 14, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, February 21, 2016. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Ansteorra (05 Oct, 2015) (pushed due to lack of packet), Ansteorra (31 Oct, 2015) (pushed due to lack of packet), Ansteorra (03 Nov, 2015), Artemisia (03 Nov, 2015), Atenveldt (20 Nov, 2015), West (21 Nov, 2015), Northshield (26 Nov, 2015), Middle (27 Nov, 2015), Outlands (27 Nov, 2015), Ealdormere (28 Nov, 2015), Lochac (28 Nov, 2015), Calontir (29 Nov, 2015), Meridies (29 Nov, 2015), An Tir (30 Nov, 2015), Ansteorra (30 Nov, 2015), Artemisia (30 Nov, 2015), Atlantia (30 Nov, 2015), Avacal (30 Nov, 2015), Caid (30 Nov, 2015), and East (30 Nov, 2015). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Sunday, January 31, 2016.

The March Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, March 20, 2016. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Trimaris (07 Dec, 2015), Laurel LoPaD (18 Dec, 2015), Atenveldt (20 Dec, 2015), Outlands (20 Dec, 2015), West (25 Dec, 2015), Ealdormere (26 Dec, 2015), Middle (26 Dec, 2015), Atlantia (28 Dec, 2015), Caid (29 Dec, 2015), Artemisia (30 Dec, 2015), Calontir (30 Dec, 2015), An Tir (31 Dec, 2015), Ansteorra (31 Dec, 2015), Avacal (31 Dec, 2015), East (31 Dec, 2015), Lochac (31 Dec, 2015), Meridies (31 Dec, 2015), and Northshield (31 Dec, 2015). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Monday, February 29, 2016.

The April Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, April 24, 2016. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Ęthelmearc (04 Jan, 2016), Atenveldt (20 Jan, 2016), Laurel LoPaD (20 Jan, 2016), Ęthelmearc (22 Jan, 2016), Gleann Abhann (23 Jan, 2016), Middle (23 Jan, 2016), West (24 Jan, 2016), Ealdormere (27 Jan, 2016), Lochac (30 Jan, 2016), An Tir (31 Jan, 2016), Atlantia (31 Jan, 2016), Avacal (31 Jan, 2016), Calontir (31 Jan, 2016), East (31 Jan, 2016), Meridies (31 Jan, 2016), Northshield (31 Jan, 2016), Outlands (31 Jan, 2016), and Trimaris (31 Jan, 2016). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Thursday, March 31, 2016.

The May Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, May 22, 2016. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: Laurel LoPaD (17 Feb, 2016), Lochac Other Letter (17 Feb, 2016), Atenveldt (21 Feb, 2016), Meridies Other Letter (22 Feb, 2016), West (23 Feb, 2016), Ealdormere (25 Feb, 2016), Artemisia (28 Feb, 2016), An Tir (29 Feb, 2016), Ansteorra (29 Feb, 2016), Atlantia (29 Feb, 2016), Avacal (29 Feb, 2016), Caid (29 Feb, 2016), Calontir (29 Feb, 2016), East (29 Feb, 2016), Lochac (29 Feb, 2016), Meridies (29 Feb, 2016), Middle (29 Feb, 2016), Northshield (29 Feb, 2016), and Outlands (29 Feb, 2016). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should be entered into OSCAR by Saturday, April 30, 2016.

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 Laurel: Submissions Heralds, How To: OSCAR notification guide

Greetings, Principal Heralds and Submissions Heralds, want to know how to send electronic notifications using OSCAR but don't how? The instructions on how to use OSCAR to send electronic notifications are now available on the Laurel website. The instructions can be found on the Submission Heralds Job page or by following this link: http://heraldry.sca.org/oscar_notifications/

The instructions were written by Seraphina Delfino, Golden Dolphin, and edited by Marie de Blois, Clarion Herald. Thank you to Marie de Blois, Clarion Herald and Reis ap Tuder, Codex Herald, for their hard work to format the instruction and make them available on the website.

* From Morsulus: Cotises and the Database

The next release of the database will feature a new category:

COTISES

There should not be any instances of "cotised" as a feature left in the database, but that should not matter for conflict checking purposes.

COTISES takes number (almost always 1; sometimes 2; maybe could be 3), line (pl, wavy, etc.), group (second, rarely debruising, concievably tertiary), tincture, and a new feature set, "ordinary". The values for "ordinary" are:

This indicates the nature of the charge that the cotises are attached to. Yes, there is a "base cotised" in the database.

* Society Pages

On March 5, 2016, at the final court of Their Majesties Ibrahim and Esther of Artemisia, a number of heralds were recognized. Karl Braden von Sobernheim was elevated to the rank of Herald Extraordinary for his long and distinguished service as voice of the Crown for many different reigns. Both Conchobhar mac Michil, Golden Wing Principal Herald, and Dunkr Ormstunga, Golden Wing Emeritus, received an augmentation of arms.

On March 26, 2016, at Caltonir's Spring Crown Tournament, Konstantia Kaloethina was made a Herald Extraordinary by Saito Takauji, Gold Falcon Principal Herald.

On April 2, 2016 at Mudthaw in the Barony of Settmour Swamp, Their Majesties Brennan and Caoilfhionn of the East made Yehuda ben Moshe, Blue Tyger Herald, a Baron of their Court.

On April 2, 2016 at Elfsea Defender, Their Majesties Creppin and Toryn of Ansteorra made Alden Drake, former Star Principal Herald, a member of the Order of the Laurel.

On April 9, 2016, at the final court of Their Majesties Toyaoka Katsuo and Aethelflaed of Northshield, Katerinka Lvovicha, Polaris Signet, was made a Baroness of their Court. Following their coronation at the same event, Their Majesties Rhys and Gwenhwyvar elevated Mira Fastova, Keythong Herald, to the Order of the Pelican.

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. While black-and-white emblazons must be included in the Letter of Intent, only colored armory forms need to be posted in the forms area.

Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms" are to be sent to Stephanie Ray-Solum, Blue Bug Bookkeeping, 2144 Westlake Ave. North Suite F Seattle, WA 98109.

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


Created at 2016-04-27T23:12:37