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 ]

22 August 2006

Report: Quarterly to Laurel
Report: Monthly to Kingdom

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!

N.B. Because I report to kingdom each month, but to Laurel each quarter, there may be some information repeated in this report that was mentioned in others.

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] Countess Aindrea Mac Cullaich is well-experienced in this position, and reports her immediate activity. Her warrant expires 29 July 2008.

Liber [CoA Commenter] Dominus Meradudd Cethin fulfills reporting requirements with 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. She has expressed an interest in the behind-the-scenes workings of the White Stag office, and she is considering applying to succeed me when that time comes. 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 backup 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 searching for a successor, and at last contact had one interested party. Others with interest should contact Furukusu. Warrant expires 01 September 2007.

Rampart Clerk [Notifications] - Currently vacant.

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

Weel [Herald Education/Publications] – Master Balthazar has begun evaluating the handbooks for necessary revisions. Emergency backup 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 backup 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. 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): I have not received a report from Lord Cuinn. I will send a message to inquire.

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): Sheik Omar misses his August report, but I was aware that he was attending Pennsic, so I expect it to arrive in the next few days.. Warrant expires 01 January 2007.

Unser Hafen (Barbican): Mistress Theresea die Tanzerin reports a moderate amount of activity and expects things to pick up now that she's settling into her new house. Warrant expires 23 July 2007.

Caer Galen (Ray du Soliel): Lady Lyonnete sends her June report with July, catching her up. She intends to step down in October, and has selected a successor. 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. Emergency deputy is Lady Anna MacTaggart (who is warmly welcomed back to the Outlands and the OCoH!). 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 will be departing our fair kingdom for Caid in coming weeks, and she will be missed. I figure the military owes me a herald to fill her shoes.

Blaiddwyn - Vacant

Bofharrach - Madeleyne reports little recent activity.

Drygestan - Lord Cydifor Goch ab Llygad holds this office. Reports are a bit behind.

Dúthaich Beinne Áird - Vacant.

Gleann Medonach - THL Mathilda Lucia reports little recent activity.

Hawk's Hollow - Lord Tyr reports standard heraldic activity with his customary detail and amusing turns of phrase.

Hinterland - THL Andre de Chasseron reports no activity, but asks questions regarding devices. Regrettably, I had forgotten to answer those questions, and now I cannot recall if I have answered them. I will follow up.

Nahrun Kabirun - Valentinos Akritas reports no heraldic activity.

Plattefordham - THL Kenric Bjarnarson seems to have missed his last report. I will follow up.

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.

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