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For the May 2016 meetings, printed July 18, 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 May Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, May 22, 2016. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Laurel LoPaD (17 Feb, 2016), Lochac Other Letter (17 Feb, 2016), Atenveldt (21 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 have been entered into OSCAR by Saturday, April 30, 2016.

The June Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, June 26, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, June 19, 2016. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Æthelmearc (03 Mar, 2016), Æthelmearc (03 Mar, 2016), East (03 Mar, 2016), West (10 Mar, 2016), Outlands (19 Mar, 2016), Middle (25 Mar, 2016), Laurel LoPaD (26 Mar, 2016), Atlantia (27 Mar, 2016), Ealdormere (27 Mar, 2016), Artemisia (29 Mar, 2016), Caid (29 Mar, 2016), Meridies (29 Mar, 2016), Northshield (29 Mar, 2016), Atenveldt (30 Mar, 2016), Calontir (30 Mar, 2016), An Tir (31 Mar, 2016), Avacal (31 Mar, 2016), Drachenwald (31 Mar, 2016), East (31 Mar, 2016), Lochac (31 Mar, 2016), Northshield (31 Mar, 2016), and Trimaris (31 Mar, 2016). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

The July Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, July 10, 2016 and will be made at the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, July 24, 2016. These meetings consider the following letters of intent: Æthelmearc (11 Apr, 2016), Gleann Abhann (11 Apr, 2016), Ansteorra (18 Apr, 2016), Atenveldt (20 Apr, 2016), Ealdormere (25 Apr, 2016), Artemisia (26 Apr, 2016), Laurel LoPaD (26 Apr, 2016), Caid (27 Apr, 2016), Laurel LoPaD (27 Apr, 2016), Northshield (27 Apr, 2016), An Tir (28 Apr, 2016), Atlantia (28 Apr, 2016), Lochac (29 Apr, 2016), Middle (29 Apr, 2016), Outlands (29 Apr, 2016), Ansteorra (30 Apr, 2016), Avacal (30 Apr, 2016), Calontir (30 Apr, 2016), Drachenwald (30 Apr, 2016), East (30 Apr, 2016), Gleann Abhann (30 Apr, 2016), and Meridies (30 Apr, 2016). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Thursday, June 30, 2016.

The August Laurel decisions will be made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, August 21, 2016 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, August 28, 2016. These meetings will consider the following letters of intent: Atenveldt (21 May, 2016), Middle (25 May, 2016), Artemisia (27 May, 2016), East (27 May, 2016), Laurel LoPaD (28 May, 2016), Ealdormere (29 May, 2016), Ansteorra (30 May, 2016), Atlantia (30 May, 2016), Calontir (30 May, 2016), West (30 May, 2016), An Tir (31 May, 2016), Avacal (31 May, 2016), Caid (31 May, 2016), Lochac (31 May, 2016), Meridies (31 May, 2016), Northshield (31 May, 2016), Outlands (31 May, 2016), and Trimaris (31 May, 2016). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should be entered into OSCAR by Sunday, July 31, 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: Habemus Pelicanum!

I have received word from the Board that they have concurred and appointed Mistress Alys Mackyntoich as the next Pelican Queen of Arms, succeeding Dame Lillia de Vaux. Alys and Lillia will transition over the course of the August, September, and October submissions cycles, with Alys taking over as of the November meetings. The exact details of the transition will be worked out between them and released under separate cover. Please join me in congratulating Alys and thanking Lillia.

* From Pelican: Estonian Alternate Titles

This month, we were asked to consider a proposal to remove some Estonian alternate titles and to add others. We thank ffride wlffsdotter for her research.

ffride provided information that the Estonian language was spoken by peasants, but was recorded in German. It is more likely that the nobility in Estonia would have used Low German. Therefore, for the purposes of recreation, the use of German for an Estonian persona may be a better option.

Töllöö argued in commentary that the modern standardized forms of the titles should be used, rather than the period forms, as they would be more understandable and less jarring to native Estonian speakers in the Society. However, in recent years, the Society has been replacing modern titles with period forms whenever possible in the official list of alternate titles. Therefore, we will continue to do so, as it allows for better recreation, although we note that the Society structure of awards does not perfectly "map" to how the real-world titles were used in our period. Members of the Society can continue to use the modern forms if they prefer.

We have provided the normalized forms for informational purposes if they differ from the form already on the alternate titles list.

The following changes are made:

* Society Pages

On June 11 at Southern Region War Camp in the Barony of Carillion, Brunissende Dragonette, Wreath Queen of Arms, was served a writ from Their Eastern Majesties Kenric and Avelina commanding her to appear at their court at Pennsic War (Wednesday of War Week) to answer whether she will accept elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

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


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