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 October 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, which is a concern. I will be following up on this.

Castle [Internal Submissions] - Title not yet registered. Fulfills reporting requirements with Letters of Presentation. Excused for September, due to moving. 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 been in consultation with the Crown Prince and Princess regarding their Coronation. Warrant expires 8 September 2007.

Liber [CoA Commenter] fulfills reporting requirements with Letters of Comment. Herr Conrad von Zollern has applied for the position of Aspen Pursuivant, and may therefore be relinquishing this title. Warrant expires 01 July 2007, pending Laurel approval.

Palmer [Emergency Replacement/Administration] – THLady Alia Marie de Blois assists with training and administrative functions. Warrant expires 01 January 2007.

Plover [Field Heraldry] – Lord Æthelwulf continues to perform and promote field heraldry around the kingdom, and was on hand to organize the field heraldry for Crown Tournament. 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.

Stags Attire [Heralds' regalia and heraldic display] - Lady Lyonnete has accepted this position. Warrant expires 08 October 2007.

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 attended portions of the heraldry meeting at StagsCon, and continues to promote heraldic education as time allows. 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 he generously assists those members of his shire who are removed from the center of population. Emergency deputy is Lady Halla inn heppna Knorsdottir. Warrant expires 01 June 2006.

Wimble [Precedence] – Lady Alia Marie has been establishing procedures for her office, and it is my hope that she will write these down for her eventual successor. Emergency backup is Kymma Godric. Warrant expires 1 September 2007.

Kingdom Scribe – Mistress Bennet and I remain in contact, sharing information as needed. We have been discussing the achievements section of the Scribe's Handbook. She also expresses concerns about the lack of court reports for the current reign. Emergency deputy is Mistress Averil du Bois d'Avignon. Warrant expires 13 May 2006.

OCoH Webminister – Kymma Godric has been cleaning up broken links and has edited one article that had become out of date. Warrant expires 1 September 2007.

Baronies – 86% for August

Baronies are required to report monthly.

Caerthe (Aspen): A brief report is received from Mistress Fiachra. Herr Conrad has applied to succeed her. Warrant expires 01 June 2006.

al-Barran (Scorpion): THLord Pendar reports thoroughly, as usual, summarizing all heraldic activity in his barony. He registers a complaint that an appeal was not sent forward after he e-mailed about it. Appeals forms have not yet been received, despite a specific request in the return for same, and said forms are required per the Administrative Handbook. One has only to read the July 2005 LoAR to see that the current administration expects paperwork to be handled "by the book," and I hope the appeal forms will be forthcoming in the near future. He plans to compose a full inventory of his office in the next few months. Warrant expires 28 May 2006.

Dragonsspine (Scalene): Lady Halla has missed a report, which is most unlike her. I have sent a message to inquire. Warrant expires 01 August 2006.

Citadel of the Southern Pass (Rook): Shayk Omar has had a few consultations. He made the long trek to StagsCon, where his participation in class was most helpful, and he then took charge of the voice heraldry for the hurricane relief tournaments in Plover's absence. 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. She was pleased to meet several heralds in person at StagsCon, and she is building a deputy corps. Warrant expires 23 July 2007.

Caer Galen (Ray du Soliel): Lady Lyonnete is excused for the month, due to travelling abroad. She attended StagsCon, where she accepted the duties of Stags Attire Herald in addition to her position as Ray du Soliel. 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, noting the great assistance of Lady Anna, and summarizes submissions and financial activity with good humor. He has offered a prize for heraldic display, the details of which were likely lost with his lamented "nice and neat" report in a computer crash. I send him my condolences on his late machine, and I wish him better luck in the future. Warrant expires 18 July 2007.

Shires, Cantons, Colleges - 87% of 15 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.

Aarquelle - Kristrún reports no recent heraldic activity in her shire.

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 continues to promote heraldry by various means, most recently by encouraging display.

Blaiddwyn - Vacant

Bloodstone Keep (Incipient) - THLady Killian MacKenzie has reported this quarter. She attended StagsCon, and participated actively in the discussions.

Bofharrach - Lady Madeleyne has been a very busy herald in her first weeks, handling four submissions. She summarizes financial activity and notes her own AoA in the awards section of the report. Congratulations!

Carraig Magh (Incipient?) - Sophia sends a report on start-up tasks, and inquires about petitions. Lord Tyr has been assisting them in their start-up activity.

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

Dúthaich Beinne Áird - Lady Isabel Benet lists no activity.

Gleann Medonach - THL Mathilda Lucia reports a consultation.

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. Additionally, he has been assisting the Carraig Magh group with their name and device submission.

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

Nahrun Kabirun - Valentinos Akritas reports a summary of heraldic activity.

Plattefordham - THL Kenric Bjarnarson takes office. Welcome aboard!

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 summarizes heraldic activity for the month.

Tygre's Keep - Vacant

White Mountain - Vacant

Windkeep - Vacant


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 Rampart requests payment to Laurel for submissions likewise itemized.

In service and in duty,
Sorcha White Stag