Greetings unto the Kingdom from Crux Australis Principal Herald,
Not even their Illustrious Majesties can hold back the turning of time,
and at November Crown in this fifty-first year of the Society, my tenure
as Crux Australis will come to a close.
Therefore, it is now time to seek a successor.
Crux Australis Principal Herald is a Greater Kingdom Officer with
– Providing the Crown’s voice at events.
– The registration of names and armory.
– The maintenance of the Order of Precedence of Lochac.
– The providing of new ceremony.
– The devising of new protocol for Lochac subject to the Crown’s
In practice, the vast majority of this is achieved by the prodigious
assistance of group heralds and Kingdom deputies.
Prior heraldic experience is essential, but as with group herald roles,
there is no need to be good at all the heraldic arts, other than the Art
A successful applicant will officially step up at November Crown (5-6
November) with handover occurring across October and November.
If you are interested in serving the Crown and Kingdom as Herald, please
email an application to both the Kingdom Seneschal at
firstname.lastname@example.org and myself at email@example.com. Please
include your membership number, mundane and SCA names, any relevant
heraldic experience, and your general experience in the SCA – as well as
outlining why you think you’d be suitable to the role. Appointment to
the role will be made at the pleasure of the Crown.
Being a Greater Kingdom Officer, there are some restrictions on who can
apply – for more info see the Lochac Procedures Manual, “Appointment of
Officers” at the link below:
If you have any questions regarding the role or anything heraldic, you
can as always send your missives to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With that announcement out of the way, we have the regular but no less
exciting congratulations to those who have registered heraldry this
Amalia del Benino. Device change. Per bend sinister purpure and argent,
a tree eradicated proper and in canton a decrescent argent.
Amalie von Brisache. Name and device. Per pale and per chevron
throughout vert and argent.
Apollonia Volpe. Name and device. Vert, three apples Or and on a chief
argent a fox courant gules.
Astridr Ormstunga. Name.
Blanca Gutierrez de Avila. Name and device. Per bend sinister gules and
sable, two hornets tergiant bendwise sinister Or.
Charlotte de la Cour. Name.
Edward Langhere. Device. Per pale Or and azure.
Geffrey ðe Wulf. Device. Azure, a wolf rampant contourny Or fretty azure
sustaining an arrow inverted Or.
Isabell Winter. Name change from Isabelle Winter.
Járnskeggi the Mad. Device. Quarterly sable and argent, two goats
combattant, the dexter gules armed argent, the sinister azure armed
sable, a bordure counterchanged.
Layla bint Idris. Name and device. Purpure, on a fess between two arrows
fesswise reversed argent, a Stafford knot inverted purpure.
Marcus the Gaudy. Device. Or, a chevron between three ram’s heads erased
Margaret MacDonald. Name and device. Vert bezanty, a chief checky gules
Nathan of Cluain. Name and device. Per fess Or and azure, a sun sable
and a frog Or.
Philippa Wildefuhel. Name.
Roderick of Downegate. Name and device. Per bend argent and azure, an
Trica Ludwig. Device. Gules, a tree eradicated argent within and
conjoined to an annulet and in chief three acorns Or.
Vangelista Gherardini. Device. Argent estencelly purpure, a wildcat
statant sable and on a chief purpure an arrow reversed Or.
Rocket Herald will send out fully detailed missives to all in due
course, and also missives to those few submissions returned for further
In service to the Crown and Kingdom of Lochac,
Domhnall na Moicheirghe
Crux Australis Principal Herald