Unto the Heralds and Populace of Lochac, greetings.
I have been waiting a long time for this CAMEL. Not because it’s late (although it is a little – the LoAR only came out today and I had hoped to see it a lot sooner), but because of what I am announcing.
The Pursuivant Readiness Project is complete! For all the Macers out there who have been waiting patiently for a way to prove their skills are at the Pursuivant level, your patience has been rewarded!
I present to you: The Pursuivant Readiness Portfolio (“the portfolio”).
The portfolio is an 8 page document available as a form-fillable PDF. The first page is a “who are you” and introduction page. The last is the marker’s page. In between are three scenarios presented as case studies. Each case study is two pages and has six open answer questions. They cover the sort of thinks that heralds need to be able to deal with: court heralding, name and device registration; tournament heralding and announcements; and being a group herald. Pursuivants aren’t expected to know everything – they should be able to find out what they need, and this ‘open book’ project lets you use any resources to find out what you need.
Chaineshot Herald – currently Master Padraig Lowther – is my education and training deputy. He will be responsible for assessing any portfolios sent in for evaluation. He will make a recommendation to me and I will made a decision. After the decision is made, successful Macers will be promoted and that will be announced in that month’s CAMEL and then Chaineshot Herald will be in touch with feedback to successful and unsuccessful heralds alike.
At this time, I would like to thank Amanda Coffyn for all her hard work on this project – including working in my suggestions and last minute changes. I also thank the former Cruxes and other heralds who proofread and tested the portfolio.
To that end, I would like to announce at this time that the Honorable Lady Gabriella Borromei and Sir Jon Dai of the Lane have both been successful (as part of the testing) and are now promoted to the rank of Pursuivant in the College of Heralds. Huzzah!
If you would like to undertake the Pursuivant Readiness Project, the portfolio can be found here.
I look forward to announcing many more promotions. In the meantime, here are the registrations from the January 2018 LoAR (there were quite a few “nice”s this month):
Amabilia Thexton. Name and device. Azure, a masculyn argent.
Avery Smith. Name and device. Gules, a wolf rampant and on a chief invected argent three anvils sable.
Brykcy Karol Gdanski. Name.
Cairistiona inghean Raghnaill. Badge. (Fieldless) A horse passant contourny gules within and conjoined to an annulet sable.
Catalina de Montoya. Name and device. Sable, in pale a trefoil and a crescent argent, a bordure Or.
Constantine Death. Name and device. Per fess argent and sable, two ravens sable and an anvil argent charged with a mullet voided and interlaced within and conjoined to an annulet sable.
Domenego Ferrante di Aldobrando. Name change from Domenego Ferrante di Aldobrando da Trento.
Domenego Ferrante di Aldobrando. Alternate name change from Svartr Ormsson djákn to Svartr Ormsson.
Domenego Ferrante di Aldobrando. Badge. Argent, a serpent in annulo vorant of its tail and a mount sable.
Enith verch Gwilim. Device. Vert scaly, on a chief Or a wyvern passant vert.
Grace Thexton. Name and device. Or, a needle bendwise sinister gules.
Hanns Bogsdorffer. Name.
Kolgríma Hrafnsdóttir. Device. Argent, in pale two ravens volant within a bordure sable.
Liam Alban of Oxley. Device. Per pale Or and argent, a label gules and on a chief sable three Latin crosses argent.
Perran of Lyskyret. Badge. Per bend sinister azure and vert, a hawk’s head couped contourny and a bordure argent.
Southron Gaard, Barony of. Badge. Per pale argent and azure, six mullets two, two and two counterchanged, a point pointed sable.
Tatjana of Innilgard. Name.
Þorin Þorvaldsson. Name and device. Or, a goat passant vert.
Þorvaldr inn Suðreyski. Name and device. Quarterly Or and vert, in pale a dragon passant gules and a wooden drakkar proper sailed gules.
Urugud-un Ozbeg. Name.
Rocket Herald will send out individual missives to all those with acceptances and returns. Quarrel Herald will update the Lochac Roll of Arms, which will be available at http://lochac.sca.org/LRoA/index.php?page=Recent.
In service to the Crown and Kingdom of Lochac, always.
Crux Australis Principal Herald.