Until the Kingdom of Lochac, and its heralds, greetings.
Ordinarily this would be a matter just for local groups but there are sufficient vacancies (according to my notes) that I thought I would invite any and all who may reside in a group without a herald to consider taking up the office and assisting in increasing pageantry to the Kingdom.
What is involved? The role of group herald is to ensure that heralding happens in the group. You don’t have to do it all yourself, just ensure it happens and tell me about it every three months.
Heralds (either you or others in the group) make announcements at events; do most of the talking in Court and keep track of awards given (if you are a Barony); help others get their names and devices registered (or point them to people who can help, if you’re not sure).
If you group has meetings, you should probably attend. You (the officer) will also need to report to both your seneschal and me every three months according to the schedule available on the Lochac College of Heralds website – here (there’s also a template there for how to report too). You will also need to subscribe to the Blazons mailing list.
All in all, it’s not that difficult … and there are lots of heralds to help you. If you would like to know more, please email me.
So who needs a herald?
The Barony of Politarchopolis has just recently had their Cordon Rouge Herald step down. This is the group that Coffyn Herald and I are both in so you’ll have lots of support.
The Shire of Adora has just had their Pursuivant (that’s the herald at shire/canton/college level) call for applications.
The Shire of Darton seems to have been without a herald for some time.
Burnfield, Lightwood and Okewaite are all cantons that seem to be without pursuivants. While their parent Barony can support heralding in the group, learning the ropes in a canton is a good way to learn being an officer! You also report to your Baronial Herald instead of me.
Colleges! If you have a herald, please let me know! The roster seems a bit sparse in your area! Colleges are special in that they don’t have to do the same application process – but I wouldn’t mind hearing from you.
If there are no takers, the position will remain vacant and your hard-working seneschal will have to report to me instead – do you want to give your poor seneschal more work? I am declaring an application period for all vacancies from now until March 30th. Commentary for any positions that might get filled will then be called for so that the roles can start at Festival.
I look forward to receiving many applications.
In service to the Crown and Kingdom of Lochac, always.