Here’s a template for a typical branch herald’s report. Fill this out and send it to Crux Australis and your local seneschal once every three months according to the schedule, and you’ve met the basic requirements of the job. How easy is that? If your branch has colleges attached to it, remember to include reports from their heralds. If you’re branch is a Barony, remember to include reports from your cantons’ heralds (if any).

DATE Herald’s Report for BRANCH

To Sorle Maknicoll, Crux Australis Principal Herald, SCA NAME HERALD TITLE sends greetings.

Since my last report, the following matters of heraldic note have occurred:


Sentence about submissions


Sentence about consultations


Sentence about Kingdom awards received by the local populace of your group

Voice Heraldry

Sentence about any voice heraldry you’ve done during the last month

Active Heralds

List of all active heralds in the group

My drop-dead deputy is herald’s name

Other Heralds’ Activities

Sentence about what other heralds in the group are up to

Recommendations for Promotion

Sentence about heraldic promotion recommendations, if any


Sentence about any purchases of books, tabards etc., if needed

Recommendations for Awards

Sentence about award recommendations, if any. Remember to also send these to the Crown and/or your Baronage (as appropriate).


Any problems, small or big, that might be worth mentioning earlier rather than later.

Questions and Comments

Questions you have for Crux, or general comments, if needed

Officer Information

My preferred email address for heraldic matters is email address.

I am / am not subscribed to the Blazons mailing list with the email address email address.
(You should be – it’s a requirement of the job.)

I am / am not subscribed to OSCAR with a user name of user name.
(You should be – it’s now a requirement if you ever act as a consulting herald.)

I am / am not subscribed to Lochac Heraldry Chat on Facebook with a Facebook name of Facebook name.
(You don’t need to be. Facebook will never be compulsory, though it’s certainly worth it if you like keeping in touch and you use Facebook.)

I am scheduled to step down as HERALD TITLE on Date two years after you stepped up or as otherwise negotiated with Crux.

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