Greetings unto the Kingdom from Crux Australis Principal Herald,
Being a herald is to constantly strive to improve in one’s pursuit of
the heraldic arts. But that does not mean that any of us are perfect.
This month brings news of a happy correction to a historical error with
the College of Arms correctly recording the registration of arms of the
College of St Crispin in April 2004.
So when you seek the services of a herald, remember that they too are
human, and can make mistakes. If one herald tells you that they don’t
think your submission is registrable, there is no harm in seeking a
second opinion or a second set of heraldic suggestions to help fit your
desires with the standards for registration.
And if your court herald fluffs a line or three in announcing the
Crown’s will, remember that it could be you up there speaking loudly in
public instead. If speaking loudly in public sounds like your kind of
fun, talk to your local herald about joining us!
Nevertheless, I am happy to lead a College with many more successes than
missteps, as testified by the list of heraldic registrations to
congratulate this month.
Ælfgifu of Burnfield. Name and device. Party of six ermine and purpure.
Ariel of Saint Basil the Great. Name and device. Argent, a dragon
statant contourny sable, a chief indented gules.
Genevieve des Champs. Device change. Azure, on a pale argent three
Hildr Hásteinsdóttir. Name and device. Gules, on a pall Or between three
rustres pallwise inverted argent a torteau.
Lilion de Ardmacha. Name.
Ludewicus zum schwarzen Phönix. Device. Sable, a Latin cross gules
fimbriated between in base two rats sejant erect respectant argent.
Ringwar Northwood. Badge. (Fieldless) A Maltese cross gules surmounted
by two rapiers in saltire argent.
Saint Crispin, College of. Device. Azure, a seahorse within a laurel
wreath and on a chief invected argent a lymphad gules.
Úna Riggs. Device. Or, on a pile azure a comet Or.
Wulfric Greycloak. Name and device. Gules, on a pile argent a wolf’s
head cabossed sable.
Ynys Fawr, Barony of. Order name Order of the Azure Pennon and badge.
Per bend sinister argent and Or, a pennon flying to sinister azure.
Ynys Fawr, Barony of. Order name Order of the Sable Chain and badge. Per
bend sinister argent and Or, three annulets interlaced two and one
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