Outlands College of Heralds
From the White Stag Principal Herald
Lady Sorcha MacLeod - Tammy Ackerson - 107 S. Taylor St. Unit B - Laramie, WY 82070
[ whitestag@outlands.org ]

20 September 2004

Report: Monthly to Kingdom

Greetings unto THL Roland O’Rourke, Outlands Seneschal, and to all others who come by these letters, from Lady Sorcha MacLeod, White Stag Principal Herald!

This report may be summarized. Any questions should be directed to whitestag@outlands.org. I have received my signed warrant from Laurel, and will be trying to get that copied and mailed to the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal this week.

Specific issues:

Current activities:

Summary of Reports:

Baronies – Error%

Caerthe: I have received no report from Aspen this month, though Rampart reports that submissions have been received from that office. The court deputy, Lord Fergus MacLennan, sends an award report.

al-Barran: Scorpion's report was thorough as always, listing the status of submissions, awards received by members of the barony, and miscellaneous heraldic activity.

Dragonsspine: Scalene sends a detailed report and outlines current plans to increase heraldic activity in the Barony.

Citadel of the Southern Pass: Rook reports planned consultation meetings and continued low activity levels. He includes financial information for recent submissions.

Unser Hafen: Barbican sends a detailed and timely report, including financial information and an accounting of submissions. She is busy trying to put the files together.

Caer Galen: I thought I had received a report from Rayon du Soliel, but I am unable to find it - Regana, please re-send.

Fontaine dans Sable: Black Fountain reports a hold on submissions due to his submissions deputy's recent illness and includes awards for the month. He also had a question which has been answered.

Shires, Cantons, Colleges - 44% of 9 filled positions

Branch officers except for Baronial Pursuivants are required to report quarterly. Reports received from: Dúthaich Beinne Áird, Hawk’s Hollow, Scorpion's Hollow, Windkeep.

Reporting groups this quarter list standard heraldic tasks. Shires, Cantons, and Colleges are not required to have branch officers, and there are currently twelve vacant offices as a result.

Kingdom Staff - 70% of 10 filled positions.

Kingdom Staff are required to report quarterly, but are encouraged to report more frequently.

Fretty [CoA Commenter] fulfills reporting requirement with LoCs. I did not see an LoC from Fretty in August.

Rampart [Submissions] – fulfills reporting requirement with LoIs. Emergency deputy is Master Walter Kempe of Falconhold.

Gimlet [Protocol] - Reports continued activity. Emergency backup is Baroness Anne Bigod.

Wharrow [On-line Roll of Arms] – continues working on cleaning up some of the graphics and correcting a few errors in the Roll. Emergency deputy is Lady Halla inn heppna Knorsdottir.

Wimble [Precedence] – Emergency deputy is THLady Seuilla de Cordoba.

Palmer (Interim) [Emergency Replacement] – does not report currently under this title.

Kingdom Scribe – Mistress Bennet and I have been in regular communication, and things continue to go well. Emergency deputy is Mistress Averil du Bois d'Avignon.

Plover [Field Heraldry] - Emergency deputy is Lord AEthewulf of Golias. Lord Cristobal was unable to attend Crown Tournament, and did let me know ahead of time. Lord AEthelwulf did an admirable job and sent a report listing the field heralds for the day.

Blue Iris [Queen’s Herald/Royal Court] - no report

Weel [Herald Education/Publications] - Master Balthazar assisted at Crown Tournament, and recently published an article in the College of Blaiddwyn's newsletter on basic heraldry.

My emergency deputy is Maistre Louis-Phillipe Mitouard, Palmer Herald, whose contact information is on a previously enclosed roster.

In service and in duty,
Sorcha White Stag