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 June 2006

Report: Monthly to Kingdom

Greetings unto Bela and Claudia, King and Queen of the Outlands, 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. Warrant expires November 2006.

Castle [Internal Submissions] - Title not yet registered. Maestra Francesca di Pavia is learning very quickly, and she is doing a marvellous job. 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. He is beginning the search for a successor. Warrant expires 01 September 2007

Rampart Clerk [Notifications] - Currently vacant.

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Weel [Herald Education/Publications] – Master Balthazar plans to address the out-of-date portions of the handbooks after Grand Outlandish.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 - an administrative detail that I missed, and I have sent a message at the time of this writing offering a one-year extension. This would be the first extension of his warrant.

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 taken over the reins of the College of Scribes, and all is well there. 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. Heralds are reminded to send reports to whitestag@outlandsheralds.org.

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 - a message inquiring about extension has been sent.

Dragonsspine (Scalene): Lady Kiara Loftus holds this office. Her April report was eaten by the recent problems with the outlands.org aliases, and was re-sent as soon as the problem was identified. Both her April and May reports cover heraldic activity within the barony, and she notes that the timing of the baronial business meeting may add a brief period of time to local processing of submissions in order to obtain branch checks - this is within acceptable parameters if no other meeting with the exchequer may be arranged. Warrant expires 05 March 2008.

Citadel of the Southern Pass (Rook): Shayk Omar reports briefly, summarizing a modest amount of heraldic activity. Warrant expires 01 January 2007.

Unser Hafen (Barbican): Mistress Theresea die Tanzerin holds this office. Her April report was eaten by some real life activity involving the purchase of a house - congratulations! Her May report covers both months. Warrant expires 23 July 2007.

Caer Galen (Ray du Soliel): Lady Lyonnete holds this office. Her April report was eaten by a grue, and she kindly sent a more firmly attached copy within mere hours of discovery of the omission. Both the April and May reports are complete. Warrant expires 04 May 2007.

Fontaine dans Sable (Black Fountain): Lord Caelan MacKinnon now holds this office. Welcome! His May report is detailed, and indicates a strong deputy corps is already in place. Warrant expires 07 June 2008.

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 July.

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 modest activity.

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

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

Gleann Medonach - THL Mathilda Lucia last reports no new activity.

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

Hinterland - Vacant.

Nahrun Kabirun - Valentinos Akritas last reports standard heraldic activity.

Plattefordham - THL Kenric Bjarnarson last 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 last 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