Unto the heralds and populace of the Kingdom of Lochac does Amanda Martel,
Crux Australis Principal Herald, send her last greetings.
And so here we are, the last of these missives I’ll be sending to the
lovely Kingdom of Lochac as Crux Australis. I apologise for it being
somewhat late, I’ve been struggling to work out what I should say.
It’s been an odd two years as the Principal Herald. I can’t say it’s been
anything like what I thought the job would be like. Answering complicated
questions – pro tip: “I have no idea” is a perfectly valid answer,
especially if you can point them at someone who will know. Doing
paperwork. Making decisions. Doing paperwork. Making bad puns.
Okay, so the bad puns was expected, and will continue.
My one piece of wisdom that I’ve gained in ten years as an officer (oh
gosh, is it actually ten years?) is this: An officer’s job is not to do
the work, it’s to see that the work gets done.
With that in mind, I’d like to thank the whole company of the College of
Heralds. A Kingdom officer can oversee and coordinate until the bonacons
come home, but with nobody doing the work to be overseen and coordinated,
that will achieve approximately nothing.
There are far too many names to list here – I’m a herald, names are for
reading off of index cards and shouting. But in particular, I’d like to
thank those who have served as my deputies. Every one of the Crux deputy
offices does a job that is Crux’s responsibility, that my predecessors
have wisely delegated. Without that great help, I would surely have melted
into a small burnt puddle.
Thank you, Lochac, it’s certainly been a ride.
Picture me retiring to a farm, like a beloved old golden retriever.
The following items have been registered in Lochac on the MONTH YEAR
Letter of Acceptance and Response:
Aedyt Flecher. Name and device. Purpure, on a pile inverted throughout
argent a shark urinant purpure.
Ástríðr bogsveigir. Name and device. Per chevron argent and azure, two oak
leaves purpure and a horse rampant regardant argent.
Devine Winter. Badge. Azure, in fess a roundel between an increscent and a
decrescent, a bordure argent.
Durant d’Arel. Device. Per pale argent and azure, a Continental panther
rampant counterchanged incensed gules.
Eamonn Mac Lochlainn. Device. Sable, on a tree blasted and eradicated Or
between two stags combatant argent a sword sable.
Elena Vesare. Alternate name Penne Gwyn. (NOOT NOOT!)
Ingrid Eyvindardottir. Name and Device. Per pale embattled ermine and
sable, a tree blasted sable and a fox rampant guardant argent.
Joana de Bairros. Name change from Elisabetta Foscari.
Karl Faustus von Aachen. Blanket permission to conflict with device. Per
pale gules and azure, a bordure Or.
Katrijn van Delden. Household name Haus zum gülden drachen and badge.
Sable, a dragon Or charged on the wing with a horseshoe inverted sable.
Marcella De Lille. Name and device. Purpure, on a bend gules fimbriated
between an escallop and a lion a fleur-de-lis palewise Or.
Thomas de la Mer. Device. Or, a chevron rompu purpure ermined Or between
two ermine spots and a sun in splendor purpure.
Rocket Herald will send out individual missives to all those with
acceptances and returns. Quarrel Herald will update the Lochac Roll of
Arms, which will be available at
https://roll.lochac.sca.org/index.php?page=Recent when done.
Yours in service to the Kingdom and Crown of Lochac,
Crux Australis Principal Herald