By my calculations, this is the third-last time I shall write the following words:
To the kingdom of Lochac does Karl Faustus von Aachen, Crux Australis Principal Herald, send greetings and tidings of great-to-middling joy for at least the following people and maybe more:
Alazais de Chainebrigge. Name.
Alexander a la Fontayne. Household name House of Castle Rookwell and badge. (Fieldless) In pale a rook sable rising from a chess rook per pale gules and azure.
Brand de Louden. Name.
Dmitri Rozenov. Name.
Elizabeth Beaumont. Name change from Elizabeth Beaumont of Worcester.
Gui von Oberhausen. Alternate name Kinggiyadai Ba’atur.
Gustaf Rikardsson. Name and device. Per pale Or and sable, three chevronels counterchanged and in canton a hand issuant from a wing fesswise maintaining a sword reversed fesswise sable.
Isabel de Annesley. Device. Per bend sinister azure and vert, a bend sinister between a Paschal lamb argent and a bell Or.
Kathelyne Berghart. Name.
Marguerite de Chainebrigge. Name.
Marion de Pax Ford. Device change. Argent, a fox sejant and on a chief gules three hawk’s lures argent.
Ragnhildr skegglaus. Name.
Simon Calain of Chainebrigge. Name.
Those are the people who made it through the sometimes treacherous waters of heraldic registration and will now be remembered in the Ordinary and Armorial of the Known World when even their bones are dust. Congratulations!
As I hinted above, I am not long for this job, having wisely resisted the temptation to extend my term as Principal Herald. This means you have a little less than two months to contact me with reminders of all the things I’ve forgotten or left half-done, of which I know there are entirely too many, so I can get the office in order ready to hand on to my successor. And if you think you might like to be that successor, you have even less time than that to get in touch with me, perhaps CCing the Kingdom Seneschal, to put your name forward. And lastly, you have approximately that amount of time, between now and November Crown Tourney, to let me know privately of any heralds you feel deserve a promotion in rank or some other recognition for their good works. I will be at Crown in Torlyon, and I hope to stake out some of the Court to share the heraldic love around before I take my leave of this office and become just another Old Used Herald.
My email is email@example.com, for the next few months; the Kingdom Seneschal’s is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In service to the Kingdom,
: Karl Faustus von Aachen :