Mistress Aislinn de Valence
Crux Australis Herald
P.O. Box 526
Unley SA 5061
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Submissions to Laurel | June
Those wonderful people who helped.
William Forrester de Blacwode, Katerina da Brescia and Tovye
Sunday 16th August, 2pm. Call first if you are bringing a submission
to the meeting.
This is your last issue (unless you renew)
Narelle Griffin, David Houston.
Hund Herald: þorfinn Hrolfsson. External commentary
franchise and heraldic publications. [Steven Roylance] 1592 Malvern Road,
Glen Iris VIC 3146. Ph (03) 9885 6348.
Cannon Pursuivant: Haos Windchaser. Precedence and Gentry list. [Danny
Bartel] PO Box 1623 Kersbrook SA 5231. Ph (08) 8389 3404.
Baryl Pursuivant: Thomas Flamanc of Kelsale. External commentary.
[John Sawyer] Ph (03) 9543 4847.
Bombard Pursuivant: þorfinn Hrolfsson. Ceremonies deputy.
Drop Dead Deputy: Giles Leabrook [Braddon Giles] 58/122 Saunders
St Pyrmont NSW 2009. Ph (02) 9660 3865
Positions vacant:Field/voice deputy; regional mentors.
C.A.M.(e).L. is available from Crux Australis at $20 per year.
Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc. College of Heralds".
Note that due to lower production costs, the Camel will cost $20 a year
from 1st January 1998.
Laurel's Letter of Acceptance and Return is available from the SCA College
of Arms, C/O Mistress Sionyn Muirgen niDhomnall, Pelican Queen of Arms,
Jackie Watson, 3532 Winding Wind Cove, Bartlett, TN 38135-3044, USA for
US$25 per year. Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc. - College of Arms".
Please note that everything of relevance to Lochac will be published in
Next month I hope to have the new forms ready. It is still fine
to give out the old forms, just warn submittors that they will be out of
date at the end of this year. I will put the new forms on my web page if
I can ensure that they are printed without any alteration to the format.
What happens to your submission?
After I receive a submission, I check to see if the appropriate money and
number of forms are included. If they are, I make up a folder if it is a
new submission. The folder contains a complete history of that client's
submissions. If my predecessors have done their job right (and most of them
have) there will be copies of all previous paperwork if it is a resubmission.
The submission is then discussed at my monthly meeting. We check for conflicts,
as well as style and adherence to the Rules for Submissions. The minutes
of that meeting are summarised in the Camel. I then prepare a Letter
of Intent for Laurel. It contains the items that we intend to
register. This letter is sent to around 50 members of the College of
Arms (CoA) for commentary on the submissions. Lady Laurel allows the
College several months to comment on and sometimes debate the submissions.
For example, she will be considering the Lochac LOI from 25th March at her
meeting on 11th July. Laurel then produces a Letter of Acceptances and
Returns (LoAR), which she sends to all members of the CoA. I reproduce
extracts in the Camel. I then write letters to the submitters telling them
if their device has been registered, or if further work is required. I do
not write to submitters unless their device is registered, or there is a
problem. If a submitter is concerned about the delay, you can use your back
issues of the Camel to check the progress of the device, or ask me. However,
generally speaking, no news is good news. All submitters should be told
that their device will take about 4 to 6 months to process, depending on
when in the month I receive it.
A belated report received from Lord Francis of Hexham for Yyns
Fawr and subgroups. Thanks, better late than never! I have also heard from
Aldric Greybeard of Wolfden, the proposed herald for the incipient canton
of River Haven, Drakkers Fjord.
I particularly want to impart my thanks for the wonderful letters received
from Castellum Montanum. In the one envelope was a letter of resignation
from Eleanor of Abergavenny, a letter from the seneschal approving her successor,
and a letter of introduction from Meylor the Elusive. Great paperwork!
Master (Thorfinn) þorfinn is the Australian Agent for
Free Trumpet Press. As the Australian dollar is plunging in value, I have
not included a price list as it will already be out of date. Contact þorfinn
directly for the latest prices.
I also recommend that groups acquire some name resources, in particular
Reaney, P.H. & Wilson, R.M. A dictionary of English Surnames
and Withycombe ,E.G. The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names.
The Crux Australis web page at http://www.sca.org.au/herald
contains useful information for heralds, and links to the SCA Heraldry
page, and other general SCA pages. If you have web access, I recommend that
you take a look.
Many interesting heraldic links can be found through the SCA Heraldry web
page at http://www.sca.org/heraldry including the Laurel home page,
on-line armorial and ordinary search, and the Academy of St. Gabriel (an
heraldic consultation service).
Cost: $15 per name, and $15 per device or badge. No cost for
resubmissions. Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc College of Heralds".
We currently send US$4 (approximately AUS$5.90) to Laurel for each item
This rose as of 1st January 1998 to US$4 (approximately AUS$ 6.66). I will
try and absorb the cost increase form as long as possible, but if the Aussie
dollar continues to drop, I will have to increase my charges.
Copies required for submissions:
- Names: 4 copies of Name form and ALL documentation, including title
page of each book.
- Devices/Badges: 5 COLOUR copies and one BLACK & WHITE copy.
The colour copies should be accurately coloured, preferably in felt tip
pen. e.g.. Crayola Classic Colours. Faint colour printers or faint coloured
pencil is not acceptable. The colours must be visible across a crowded Herald's
I will reject submissions without a black and white copy as
I need to scan it to produce the Letter of Intent for Laurel.
Submissions to Laurel
Please check that submitters have ALL documentation. Remember, they have
to present their submission in a way that makes registration easy. Name
documentation should be as accurate as possible, and copies supplies unless
the reference is standard such as Reaney and Withycombe. Even then, the
page and edition should be quoted.
I know that some of you have few name resources. There is a lot of help
available if you ask for it. I or someone overseas may well be able to help
with that tricky name. If you cannot document a name well, you can still
submit it, BUT submitters should be made aware that if they check the 'make
no changes' box, their name will be returned even if ONE letter is incorrect.
Most submissions I have seen are of an excellent quality. However, it saddens
me to return a good submission just because the artwork or documentation
1. Gwenhwyvar of Abergavenny
From Laurel's June Letter of Acceptances and
Mundane Name: Dawn Jones
Name registered May 1998. Resubmission of device. Vert a stag at gaze on
a base embowed Or.
2. Llewelyn "Cadno" de Granville
Mundane Name: Christopher Adams
Consulting Herald: self
Resubmission of name to Laurel. This came with only one copy for the name
form. Resubmissions must have all copies of the paperwork, just like a new
submission. As this is a light month, I will copy the forms, just this once.
The previous name returned by Laurel was Llewelyn de Granville of Gwent
(known as Cadno). The submitter has removed the second locative, and
the nickname Cadno is now after the given name. Llewelyn can be found
in Withycombe p197. de Granville appears in Bardsley p152 as a Norman
family name. Cadno is Welsh for fox, and forms a nickname. The submitter
does not permit any changes.
Brand Regenald. Device change. Gules, a roundel per pale embowed counterembowed
argent and sable, overall, a sword Or. His former device Gules, a roundel
per pale embowed counterembowed argent and sable, overall, a sword Or, hilted
argent, is hereby released.
Brand Regenald. Badge. Gules, two dragons combattant and a base rayonny
Dafydd Wallraven. Name and device. Per fess argent and purpure masoned argent,
in chief a raven close sable.
Sibón nic Ghiolla Phádraig. Change of name from Marguerite
Russell of Paisley. Submitted as Sibón nic Ghiolla Phadraig, the
byname was missing an accent. We have corrected this.
Caínnear an Ruad. Name and device. Gules, on a pale Or between in
chief two flames proper, a dragon s head couped gules, a bordure sable.
The name is being returned for incorrect construction. Gaelic doesn't use
"an" in names. The correct construction should be Caínnear
Ruadh or Caínnear Ruad. Since the submitter does not accept changes,
the name must be returned. The armory is being returned for breaking the
rule of contrast, (color on color) with a black bordure on a red field.
Giovannino di Vidor. Device. Argent, three piles inverted conjoined in point
purpure, on the center pile a double bitted axe inverted argent. No forms
were received, so this is being returned for lack of paperwork. However,
when resubmitting, please instruct the submitter on how to properly drawn
piles inverted and conjoined. Based on how the miniature was drawn we would
have to reblazon it as Gyronny of seven from center chief argent and purpure,
a double-bitted axe inverted argent. Unfortunately, such a blazon would
not be period style. Therefore, we would have had to returned it for non-period
style. Furthermore, that conflicts with Anne Gray Per chevron inverted azure
and argent, in chief a double-bitted axe inverted argent, with one CD for
the difference in the fields.