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 ]

23 July 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 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 steps down effective July 29, and Countess Aindrea Mac Cullaich assumes this position. Her warrant expires 29 July 2008.

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 a variety of 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 has stepped down due to the impending arrival of his baby daughter. Many felicitations to him and his family! This office is currently vacant.

Weel [Herald Education/Publications] – Master Balthazar has begun evaluating the handbooks for necessary revisions. 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. He reports that he finds the position quite rewarding and he has eagerly accepted an extension of his warrant. Emergency deputy is Lady Halla inn heppna Knorsdottir. Warrant expires 01 June 2007.

Wimble [Precedence] – THLady Marie has been working on the search feature for the Wimble pages, and she expects to launch that very soon. 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 is succeeded by Lord Cuinn as of July 8.

Dragonsspine (Scalene): Lady Kiara Loftus reports in detail, with awards and submissions to keep her busy. Warrant expires 05 March 2008.

Citadel of the Southern Pass (Rook): Shayk Omar reports briefly, summarizing little heraldic activity. He notes that he has applied for a kingdom office, and he intends to step down as Rook if he is selected. Warrant expires 01 January 2007.

Unser Hafen (Barbican): Mistress Theresea die Tanzerin holds this office. Her June report appears to have gone astray; I assume new house issues are taking quite a bit of time, and I will send a message inquiring. Warrant expires 23 July 2007.

Caer Galen (Ray du Soliel): Lady Lyonnete holds this office. Her June report appears to have gone astray; I assume real life continues to throw curve balls, and I will send a message inquiring. Warrant expires 04 May 2007.

Fontaine dans Sable (Black Fountain): Lord Caelan MacKinnon reports in detail, and he is managing his new office like a pro. 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, despite recent health problems. Best wishes for a swift recovery!

Blaiddwyn - Vacant

Bofharrach - Madeleyne reports no activity this month.

Drygestan - Lord Cydifor Goch ab Llygad holds this office. The report seems to have gone astray, and I will send a message inquiring.

Dúthaich Beinne Áird - No report - Lady Isabel had planned to relocate this summer, and this office may be vacant. I will send a message inquiring.

Gleann Medonach - THL Mathilda Lucia holds this office. The report seems to have gone astray, and I will send a message inquiring.

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

Hinterland - THL Andre de Chasseron reports no activity, but asks questions regarding devices. Regrettably, I had forgotten to answer those questions, and I expect to do so this week.

Nahrun Kabirun - Valentinos Akritas reports no heraldic activity.

Plattefordham - THL Kenric Bjarnarson holds this office. The report seems to have gone astray, and I will send a message inquiring.

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. She sends a paper report for the quarter, including questions I will need to respond to. My ability to telephone is currently limited, due to my own spate of real life, but I will attempt to either call her or relay a message through a herald local to her by the end of the week.

Rio de las Animas - Vacant

Saint Golias - Vacant

Scola Metallorum - Vacant

Three Spires (Incipient) - Herrin Katrein Adler reports no activity for the quarter.

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