To all subjects of their undoubted Majesties does Karl Faustus von Aachen, Crux Australis Principal Herald, send greetings.
His Excellency Gabriel Laurel has permitted to be released into the wild the following good news for our kingdom:
Anchitel Dangerfyld and ffride wlffsdotter. Joint badge. (Fieldless) A domed oven argent semy of roundels sable.
Andreas Reinhardt. Name and device. Per saltire sable and gules, a saltire bretessed Or.
Anna Gheleyns. Name
Aryanhwen Gwalchmei Wilde. Name and device. Per chevron counter-ermine and argent, a chevron counterchanged and in base three feathers gules.
Avelyn Rosewood. Name and device. Azure, a tree eradicated Or and on a chief argent three roses proper.
Caterin of Kilkenny. Name.
Ciana da Lucca. Name and device. Per pale gules and sable, a phoenix argent rising from flames Or, a chief rayonny argent.
Els Piderman. Name.
ffride wlffsdotter. Exchange of primary and alternate name Ásfríðr Úlfvíðardóttir.
Grace La Barre. Device. Purpure, two chevrons gemel braced and fretted Or between a horse couchant and a horseshoe inverted argent.
Kaspar Swarz. Name and device. Sable, on a saltire dancetty argent a raven displayed, face to sinister, sable.
Lark Bonamy. Name and device. Azure, on a bend argent three martlets azure.
Lovet Dangerus. Name.
Luether von Grünewald. Name.
Philippa Bengrych. Name and device. Argent, on a fess azure between three foxes courant reguardant queue-fourchy gules three roses Or.
Sibilia da Montefeltro. Name and device. Quarterly per fess embattled Or and gules, two fleurs-de-lys gules.
William de Perham. Device. Argent, a cross vert between in chief two Maltese crosses gules.
Congratulations to all successful registrants! There was one item of bad news, involving a conflict with a device registered in 1981, which makes the chance of ever finding the owner to request permission to conflict very remote indeed. A pity! But that’s the downside of our rather remarkable rule that every name and device is registered in perpetuity, “without let or hindrance” as the ceremony says. And lest you fear that this conflict shows that our commentary process was lacking, I can confirm that the conflict was noted as a possibility at kingdom level, but Rocket Herald decided to let Laurel make the decision one way or another. In some cases, this leads to good news, when Laurel decides that something is perfectly fine despite the commenters’ concerns; this wasn’t such a case, but at least we tried.
Just a reminder that the kingdom is allowing submissions to be printed on colour printers, both laser and inkjet, but you must include somewhere the make and model of printer and the source of the ink or toner, whether original, name brand or refill. Please also include an email contact, and make sure you have a consulting herald listed if you are not yourself a rostered herald. That way, any problems with your paperwork can be swiftly dealt with, potentially shaving a month or more off the registration time.
To give you some idea of the current time frame for registration, every one of the above registrations was on the Letter of Intent published by the former Rocket Herald in May, meaning they would have been on his desk by the end of April. They passed happily through the commentary process and were approved in July. Since then, Laurel’s minions have been proofreading, typesetting, calligraphing and generally buffing up the results, and they were formally announced on the 13th of October. This is now a typical time frame for registration throughout the Known World.
And remember — submissions are free, and a Facebook group and a lot of emailable heralds exist to help you register, so what are you waiting for?
: Karl Faustus von Aachen, Crux Australis :