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 2005

Report: Monthly to Kingdom

Greetings unto Hoegaarden and Chiara, King and Queen of the Outlands, Hrorek and Caoilfhionn, Crown Prince and Princess of the Outlands, 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!

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. I am pleased to note that we have finally begun formal training. Fulfills reporting requirements with Letters of Presentation. Warrant expires 10 March 2007.

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

Gimlet [Protocol/Ceremonies] Earl Cathyn Fitzgerald has stepped up. Warrant expires 8 September 2007.

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. I have finally had time to begin discussion with how best I may assist him in his attempts to get started. Warrant expires 01 July 2007, pending Laurel approval.

Palmer [Emergency Replacement/Administration] – THLady Alia Marie de Blois currently assists with training the submissions team, and she has developed a template for branch name/armory petitions. Warrant expires 01 January 2007.

Plover [Field Heraldry] – Lord Æthelwulf managed the field heralds at Crown Tournament on 10 September. 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-dono Masahide took office as Rampart on 1 September. This deputy fulfills reporting requirement with Letters of Response and Letters of Intent. Warrant expires 01 September 2007.

Rampart Clerk [Notifications] - Furukusu-dono Masahide may opt to fill this position.

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 has inquired about the heraldry schedule for StagsCon next month. Emergency deputy is THLady Margaret Hepburn of Ardrossan. Warrant expires 01 August 2006.

Wharrow [On-line Roll of Arms] – Lord Llywus continues to make swift updates to the Roll, and his patience in recent months is finally rewarded as work on the Wharrow side of the new dynamic pages begins. Emergency deputy is Lady Halla inn heppna Knorsdottir. Warrant expires 01 June 2006.

Wimble [Precedence] – Lady Alia Marie has been in near-daily contact with updates on the new Wimble pages. Emergency backup is Kymma Godric. Warrant expires 1 September 2007.

Kingdom Scribe – Mistress Bennet and I remain in contact, sharing information as needed. I have sent her the promised review of the chapter on achievements in the Scribe's Handbook, and I look forward to discussing it with her further. Emergency deputy is Mistress Averil du Bois d'Avignon. Warrant expires 13 May 2006.

OCoH Webminister – Kymma Godric has assumed the duties of this office. The committee she chaired for the construction of the Wimble pages has transformed into the OCoH web team, which assists the webminister in the creation of new tools or features and other projects as needed. Warrant expires 1 September 2007. As noted last month, the end of Lady Alia Marie's warrant has been overlapped with the beginning of Kymma's warrant, until 30 November, to ensure a smooth transition and that the incoming webminister has full access. If the transition is completed earlier, Alia Marie may elect to terminate her warrant earlier.

Baronies – 100% for August

Baronies are required to report monthly.

Caerthe (Aspen): A brief report is received from Mistress Fiachra. She indicates that her schedule has interfered with her ability to perform the duties of office and that she is seeking a successor. While sorry to see her step down, her reasoning is sound. 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. Further, she has started developing herald education more formally in her barony. Warrant expires 01 August 2006.

Citadel of the Southern Pass (Rook): Shayk Omar has had a few consultations, and performed significant amounts of voice heraldry at Pennsic. Heraldic activity in the barony remains low, but steady. Warrant expires 01 January 2006.

Unser Hafen (Barbican): Mistress Theresea die Tanzerin reports several new submissions and summarizes finances. Warrant expires 23 July 2007.

Caer Galen (Ray du Soliel): Lady Lyonnete sends a detailed report and notes a variety of heraldic activity. Submissions activity is stabilizing after an initial rush, and Lyonnete has turned her attention to general heraldic education and encouragement in her barony. Warrant expires 04 May 2007.

Fontaine dans Sable (Black Fountain): Fr. Martim Ruiz do Porto has been working hard on new submissions of order names for his barony and summarizes submissions and financial activity. He served as court herald for one court. He has started a monthly heraldry night, reporting several gentles showed up for support and two even attended for assistance with their heraldry. He hopes that it catches on. Warrant expires 18 July 2007.

Shires, Cantons, Colleges - 71% of 14 filled positions for the month

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. Their next report is due 10 October.

Aarquelle - Kristrún reports no recent heraldic activity in her shire, and she also advises that she is working on her senior thesis and that communication may be spotty as she concentrates on that. Good luck on the thesis!

Bede's College (Incipient) - Kaga no Ruri sends no report. Recent activity has been noted by Scalene.

Blackwater Keep - Mistress Margaret sends a summary of activity. She reports that the shire is eagerly awaiting the results of their recent change of armory submission, so they may begin to build new banners. She continues to promote heraldry by various means, most recently by encouraging display.

Blaiddwyn - Vacant

Bloodstone Keep (Incipient) - THLady Killian MacKenzie sends a brief report. The incipient canton is hosting a Pas d'Arms tournament soon, and they are requiring minimums for display and a personal herald for entrance into the lists.

Bofharrach - Madeleyne steps up as the canton's herald. Welcome aboard!

Carraig Magh (Incipient?) - Sophia sends a report on start-up tasks, and inquires about petitions.

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 no new activity.

Hawk’s Hollow - Lord Tyr reports in detail, as usual, summarizing all heraldic activity for his canton. He continues to work as a deputy, and the position has been advertised.

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

Nahrun Kabirun - Valentinos Akritas steps up as the shire's herald. Welcome aboard!

Plattefordham - Vacant Rams Keep (Incipient) - Vacant

Rio de las Animas - Freiherr Gerhardt sends no report.

Saint Golias - Vacant Scola Metallorum - Vacant Three Spires (Incipient) - Herrin Katrein Adler steps up as the herald for this branch. Welcome aboard!

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