For the second-last time does Karl Faustus von Aachen, tired and worn-out Crux Australis Principal Herald, apply ink to pen and pen to paper, bend his words to the service of the Kingdom and the College of Heralds, and bring good news to all.
The following splendid folk, whose submissions were made to Rocket Herald in approximately March of this year, had those same submissions considered by the Laurel King of Arms and his staff in July and, with not a single exception, were found to have played the game fairly and well:
Agnes Graye. Name.
Anushka Medvedchikova. Name and device. Per fess argent and sable, a six-armed escarbuncle and a bordure counterchanged.
Auicia le Redde. Name.
Ben of Stormhold. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and gyronny argent and gules, in dexter chief a griffin’s head erased Or and overall a label argent.
Bjorn Hildólfsson. Name.
Cathán mac Sétna uí Loingsigh. Name and device. Azure, a chevron purpure fimbriated between three triquetras argent.
Dorothye Torr. Name and device. Quarterly sable and gules, a sun in its splendour and on a chief Or three mullets of six points sable.
Edith Sedgwick. Name and device. Vert, on a cross argent, five acorns inverted proper.
Elisabetta Foscari. Device. Vert, a cross fleury within an orle of cinquefoils argent.
Emma Rose Montagu. Name and device. Or, three hearts and a chief nebuly gules.
Galen Wulfric. Device. Quarterly gules and azure, a griffin Or maintaining a sword argent, a chief embattled Or.
Grímr inn kyrri. Name.
Heinrich Wißsilberle. Name.
Helena atte Bastel. Name.
Ludewicus zum schwarzen Phönix. Name.
Madelaine le Mercer. Device. Purpure, a squirrel rampant contourny and on a chief Or three cinquefoils gules.
Marc de Montfault. Name and device. Argent, a wolf rampant sable between three fleurs-de-lys gules.
Michael Badger. Name.
Obbi austmannaskelfir. Name.
Olivia dei Medici. Name and device. Per fess sable and gules, a fess wavy between two spiders and a butterfly argent.
Owen van Norden. Name.
Ringwar Northwood. Badge. (Fieldless) A stag springing per pale vert and Or.
Rose Turner. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and argent, a water bouget Or and a rose proper.
Safiyya Fiore da Rabatta. Name and device. Sable, in pale two mullets of eight points per pale Or and azure.
Sibilla Walsingeham. Device. Quarterly purpure and vert all mullety, a unicorn argent.
Ursula Mariae Einhorn. Name and device. Purpure, three unicorns passant argent.
Congratulations to you all! Rocket Herald will be in touch with the full comments of Laurel and his staff, all of which (I’ve read them) are complimentary. You’ve done very well indeed and made an old herald very glad. (Cough, cough, pass me my walking stick and ear trumpet.)
Something else that makes this herald glad is the news that Their Antipodean Majesties Niall and Liadan have joined Her Excellency the Kingdom Seneschal and His Excellency the new Laurel King of Arms in agreeing with me on a very important matter. I am thus pleased to commend to you all The Honourable Baron Domhnall na Moicheirghe, former Rocket Herald and current Baryl Herald, a man I am proud to call friend, as my successor as Crux Australis Principal Herald. I invite everyone who has an opinion on this appointment to contact the Kingdom Seneschal on firstname.lastname@example.org, CCing me if you wish on email@example.com, between now and the end of September. If no significant obstacles are encountered, I will then pass the office on at November Crown in Torlyon, and may God have merc— I mean, may he find this role as enjoyable as I have.
(No, seriously. It’s been fun! Honest! Don’t run away, Don!)
And with that, the clock ticks one minute closer to midnight, and I remain,
: Karl Faustus von Aachen, Crux Australis :