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 ]

15 August 2005

Report: Quarterly to Laurel
Report: Monthly to Kingdom

Greetings unto Hoegaarden and Chiara, King and Queen of the Outlands, Countess Elisabeth du Rossignol, Laurel Queen of Arms, Mistress Leah de Montgomerie, Outlands Seneschal, the Outlands College of Heralds, and to all others who come by these letters, from Lady Sorcha MacLeod, White Stag Principal Herald!

There may be some redundancy between this report and my last two reports, since this is also my quarterly report to Laurel.

Items of note:

Current activities:

Summary of Reports:

Kingdom Staff - 92% of 13 filled positions

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

Blue Iris [Queen’s Herald/Royal Court] – Sir Conrade fills this position. No recent court reports have been received by White Stag.

Castle [Internal Submissions] - Title not yet registered. Lord Cameron is doing a remarkable job, for having been thrown into the position with no experience or training. We will be working on some of the nuts and bolts in the coming months. Fulfills reporting requirements with Letters of Presentation. Warrant expires 10 March 2005.

Fretty [CoA Commenter] fulfills reporting requirement with Letters of Comment. This office is currently vacant.

Gimlet [Protocol/Ceremonies] Countess Aindrea reports her delight at her recent elevation to Herald. Emergency backup is Baroness Anne Bigod. Warrant expires 15 October 2005.

Liber [CoA Commenter] fulfills reporting requirements with Letters of Comment. Herr Conrad von Zollern has accepted the title, and is working on the first steps to be confirmed in his appointment. Once I have turned the Rampart business over, I will have more time to dedicate to helping Liber navigate the unfamiliar waters of the College of Arms. Warrant expires 01 July 2007, pending Laurel approval.

Palmer [Emergency Replacement/Administration] – THLady Alia Marie de Blois is currently assisting with the new Wimble/Wharrow database and performing some valuable secretarial functions. She taught a two-hour class/practicum on conflict checking at KWHS 2005. Warrant expires 01 January 2007.

Plover [Field Heraldry] – Lord Æthelwulf taught a class on field heraldry at KWHS 2005 and has been active in other heraldic capacities over the last few months. Current information on the Plover Challenge is available at: http://plover.outlandsheralds.org. Emergency deputy is Herrin Katrein Adler. Warrant expires 01 November 2006.

Rampart [Submissions] – Furukusu-san Masahide takes office as Rampart on 1 September. This deputy fulfills reporting requirement with Letters of Response and Letters of Intent.

Rampart Clerk [Notifications] - Furukusu-san Masahide may opt to fill this position as outlined elsewhere in this report.

Trefoil [CoA Commenter] fulfills reporting requirement with Letters of Comment. Baron Timothy is generating timely and useful commentary. Warrant expires 01 December 2006.

Weel [Herald Education/Publications] – Master Balthazar taught two classes at KWHS 2005. Emergency deputy is THLady Margaret Hepburn of Ardrossan. Warrant expires 01 August 2006.

Wharrow [On-line Roll of Arms] – Lord Llywus is participating in the database project headed by Kymma, and continues to make swift updates to the Roll. Emergency deputy is Lady Halla inn heppna Knorsdottir. Warrant expires 01 June 2006.

Wimble [Precedence] – Duchess Kathryn sends an "Awards to Date" report for the reign. Emergency deputy is THLady Seuilla de Cordoba. Warrant expires 31 August 2005. The successor for this position will be named on 25 August 2005.

Kingdom Scribe – Mistress Bennet and I remain in contact, sharing information as needed. I still owe her a review of the achievements section of the Scribe's Handbook. Emergency deputy is Mistress Averil du Bois d'Avignon. Warrant expires 13 May 2006.

OCoH Webminister – THLady Alia Marie continues to host and maintain the College website. Alia Marie has expressed a desire to step down as OCoH Webminister, after three years of service in this position. Kymma Godric will assume duties as outlined elsewhere in this report. Alia Marie kindly offers to continue hosting the outlandsheralds.org webpages. Warrant expires 30 November 2005.

Baronies – 100% for July Baronies are required to report monthly.

Caerthe (Aspen): A brief report is received from Mistress Fiachra. More regular and detailed reports are expected in the future. Warrant expires 01 June 2006.

al-Barran (Scorpion): THLord Pendar reports thoroughly, as usual, summarizing all heraldic activity in his barony. He plans to compose a full inventory of his office in the next few months. Warrant expires 28 May 2006.

Dragonsspine (Scalene): Lady Halla sends a detailed report as usual, summarizing a great deal of heraldic activity. New heralds continue to receive encouragement and opportunities to participate, and Halla manages her office with a great deal of enthusiasm and a level of insight that is to be admired. Warrant expires 01 August 2006.

Citadel of the Southern Pass (Rook): Shayk Omar has had a few consultations, and taught a Vocal Production class at KWHS 2005. Heraldic activity in the barony remains low. Warrant expires 01 January 2006.

Unser Hafen (Barbican): Mistress Theresea die Tanzerin is welcomed as the new Barbican Pursuivant, and she reports that she is researching where things were left off. Warrant expires 23 July 2007.

Caer Galen (Ray du Soliel): Lady Lyonnete sends a detailed report and notes a wide variety of heraldic activity. Submissions activity is up by a few hundred per cent, and Lyonnete is learning rapidly how to manage many consultations. Warrant expires 04 May 2007.

Fontaine dans Sable (Black Fountain): Fr. Martim Ruiz do Porto is busy organizing his new office, and he has been working hard on new submissions of order names for his barony. We can expect a number of submissions coming from Fontaine in the near future. Warrant expires 18 July 2007.

Shires, Cantons, Colleges - 80% of 10 filled positions for the quarter

Branch officers except for Baronial Pursuivants are required to report quarterly, so reports are not missing until three months have passed without a report. Shires, Cantons, and Colleges are not required to have branch heralds.

Aarquelle - Kristrún reports monthly, outlining the heraldic activity of her shire.

Bede's College (Incipient) - Kaga no Ruri sends no report, but being a college officer, she may be on hiatus for the summer. Her recent activity has been noted by Scalene.

Blackwater Keep - Mistress Margaret sends a summary of activity, and sends her regrets that she was unable to attend KWHS 2005 at the last minute due to mundane matters. She reports that there are gentles interested in learning more about heraldry, so hopefully she will soon have a deputy or two to assist.

Blaiddwyn - Vacant

Bloodstone Keep (Incipient) - THLady Killian MacKenzie sends no recent report, but has been in contact within the last quarter. The incipient canton's name and device are in submission, and there has been some heraldic activity, largely geared toward making impressive displays.

Bofharrach - Vacant.

Drygestan - Sayidda Maimuna al-Bukhariyya reports monthly, summarizing heraldic activity.

Dúthaich Beinne Áird - Lady Isabel Benet lists no activity in her last report.

Gleann Medonach - THL Mathilda Lucia reports monthly.

Hawk’s Hollow - Lord Tyr reports in detail, on behalf of Herr Conrad. Lord Eoin stepped down unexpectedly following some new developments in his real life, recommending Lord Tyr as his replacement. Herr Conrad, as emergency deputy, has taken office, and he immediately empowered Lord Tyr as his deputy to continue to manage the office until it is formally filled. This canton continues to challenge baronies with its heraldic activity, and I look forward to the sort of smooth transition I have come to expect from this group.

Hinterland - THL Peregrine Elric of Courtenay lists no heraldic activity in his last report.

Nahrun Kabirun - Vacant

Plattefordham - Vacant

Rams Keep (Incipient) - Vacant

Rio de las Animas - Freiherr Gerhardt sends no report this quarter.

Saint Golias - Vacant

Scola Metallorum - Vacant

Three Spires (Incipient) - Vacant

Tygre's Keep - Vacant

White Mountain - Vacant

Windkeep - Vacant

Administrivia:

Finances are in the hands of the Kingdom Exchequer. Castle reports to the Exchequer each month on checks received for which groups, submitters, and items, and White Stag/Rampart requests payment to Laurel for submissions likewise itemized.

In service and in duty,
Sorcha White Stag