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 ]

21 May 2006

Report: Monthly to Kingdom
Report: Quarterly to Laurel

Greetings unto Bela and Claudia, King and Queen of the Outlands, Countess Elisabeth, Laurel Queen of Arms, Mistress Leah, 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

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

Blue Iris [Queen's Herald/Royal Court] – Master Gwillim Glamorgan fills this position. He delivers swift and complete court reports.

Castle [Internal Submissions] - Title not yet registered. Maestra Francesca di Pavia has completed her first Letter of Presentation, and comments that she is learning a great deal very quickly. Fulfills reporting requirements with Letters of Presentation. Warrant expires 01 May 2008.

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

Gimlet [Protocol/Ceremonies] Earl Cathyn Fitzgerald assisted with the recent Coronation and is working on putting the standard ceremonies on-line. Warrant expires 8 September 2007.

Liber [CoA Commenter] fulfills reporting requirements with Letters of Comment. Dominus Meradudd Cethin has begun generating Letters of Comment. Warrant expires 01 January 2008.

Palmer [Emergency Replacement/Administration] – THLady Marie de Blois currently assists with various correspondence and some of the more basic tasks of the office. Warrant expires 01 January 2007.

Plover [Field Heraldry] – Lord Æthelwulf continues to fulfill his duties with diligence and skill. 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 generates regular Letters of Response and Letters of Intent, which fulfill his reporting requirement. Warrant expires 01 September 2007

Rampart Clerk [Notifications] - Furukusu-dono may have found a volunteer for this position to assist with various clerical operations of the Rampart office.

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 plans to address the out-of-date portions of the handbooks after Grand Outlandish. 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 the new dynamic pages are a success. Emergency deputy is Lady Halla inn heppna Knorsdottir. Warrant expires 01 June 2006.

Wimble [Precedence] – THLady Marie has been instrumental in the development of the new Wharrow pages, which work with the recently developed Wimble pages. She is waiting for final court reports from the reign of Hrorek and Caoilfhionn, and she will publish a final award report after those are turned in. Emergency backup is Kymma Godric. Warrant expires 1 September 2007.

Kingdom Scribe – Mistress Nadrah has stepped up to this office after Mistress Bennet's retirement. It was always a pleasure to work with Mistress Bennet, and while I will miss working with her, Mistress Nadrah is a skilled scribe and a dedicated officer, and I look forward to working with her very much. Emergency deputy is unnamed, it being only a week since she took office. Warrant expires 13 May 2008.

OCoH Webminister – Kymma Godric continues to maintain the OCoH website, making updates swiftly and cleanly. She also continues to nudge those members of the web team who are responsible for various projects, keeping us as near as possible to our desired scheduled releases of new features.

Baronies

Baronies are required to report monthly. The recent arrival of decent weather in the kingdom appears to have interrupted the reporting schedule of several heralds. To those of you who missed this month, let's get back on track next month.

Caerthe (Aspen): Herr Conrad reports in great detail, and he is kept busy with a quantity of heraldic work. Warrant expires 01 January 2008.

al-Barran (Scorpion): THLord Pendar reports thoroughly, as usual, summarizing all heraldic activity in his barony. Warrant expires 28 May 2006.

Dragonsspine (Scalene): Lady Kiara Loftus holds this office. I do not appear to have a report for April, though her report for March was complete. Warrant expires 05 March 2008.

Citadel of the Southern Pass (Rook): Shayk Omar reports briefly from his business trip. Heraldic activity in the barony remains low, but steady. Warrant expires 01 January 2006.

Unser Hafen (Barbican): Mistress Theresea die Tanzerin holds this office. I do not appear to have a report for April, though her report for March was complete. Warrant expires 23 July 2007.

Caer Galen (Ray du Soliel): Lady Lyonnete sends a cover e-mail, but in a move eerily like her kingdom officer, the attachment had gone wandering. I have requested a re-send, but from informal discussion, heraldry continues to thrive in the barony. Warrant expires 04 May 2007.

Fontaine dans Sable (Black Fountain): This office is currently in transition, and there seems to be some confusion as to the timing of the actual transfer of office. Hopefully that is all cleared up by next month.

Shires, Cantons, Colleges

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.

Bede's College (Incipient) - Vacant

Blackwater Keep - Mistress Margaret reports standard heraldic activity.

Blaiddwyn - Vacant

Bofharrach - Madeleyne reports no new activity.

Drygestan - Lord Cydifor Goch ab Llygad reports standard heraldic activity.

Dúthaich Beinne Áird - Lady Isabel Benet reports standard heraldic activity.

Gleann Medonach - THL Mathilda Lucia reports no new activity.

Hawk's Hollow - Lord Tyr reports standard heraldic activity with his customary detail.

Hinterland - Vacant.

Nahrun Kabirun - Valentinos Akritas reports standard heraldic activity.

Plattefordham - THL Kenric Bjarnarson reports light heraldic activity.

Rams Keep (Incipient) - Vacant

Readstan (Incipient) - THLady Killian MacKenzie holds this office. Lacking e-mail access, she submits reports through Aspen Pursuivant, who notes that necessary heraldic work is covered.

Rio de las Animas - Vacant

Saint Golias - Vacant

Scola Metallorum - Vacant

Three Spires (Incipient) - Herrin Katrein Adler reports no new activity. There was a bit of confusion where it was thought she had been removed from the roster, but that was never the case.

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 Rampart requests payment to Laurel for submissions likewise itemized.

In service and in duty,
Sorcha, White Stag