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 ]

27 November 2006

Report: Quarterly to Laurel
Report: Monthly to Kingdom

Greetings unto, Artan and Aziza, King and Queen of the Outlands, Countess Elisabeth, Laurel Queen of Arms, Conte Giovanni, 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] – Don Charles Robert Blackstone fills this position. He delivers swift and complete court reports. Warrant expires May 2007.

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 reports continued activity, lately working on the Coronation ceremony. 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 Ćthelwulf 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 2007.

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, though a gentle lady has indicated interest. Rampart is discussing logistics with her.

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 2007.

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 do not appear to have received a report from Lord Cuinn since August. Tardy reports should be submitted by the deadline for the November report - 10 December.

Dragonsspine (Scalene): Lady Kiara Loftus reports in detail, noting a lull in activity at the end of the quarter. Warrant expires 05 March 2008.

Citadel of the Southern Pass (Rook): Sheik Omar reports light activity. He continues his educational efforts and has agreed to become part of Plover's staff. Warrant expires 01 January 2007 - he will be stepping down.

Unser Hafen (Barbican): Mistress Theresea die Tanzerin reports a moderate amount of activity. Warrant expires 23 July 2007.

Caer Galen (Ray du Soliel): Lady Lyonnete has missed two reports, but has been in contact regarding heraldry in her barony. She had intended to step down at the beginning of October, but I am told that her successor moved away, leaving her in a bit of a pickle. Other heralds in Caer Galen have pitched in to help with court and submissions duties, since mundane obligations have taken up much of her time. She has resumed her search for a successor. Warrant expires 04 May 2007.

Fontaine dans Sable (Black Fountain): Lord Caelan MacKinnon reports in detail for August and September, but misses his October report. I will send a message to inquire. Emergency deputy is Lady Anna MacTaggart. 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 normally due 10 January, but as noted elsewhere, Domesdays will do double duty.

Reporting is haphazard, with some groups reporting monthly due to consistent levels of activity, and other groups going long stretches with no activity to speak of. Generally, there is a healthy level of activity in branches of this size, taking into account the nature of the populations in each group. A summary will be provided on my Domesday report.

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