Crux Australis Principal Herald

Lady Sabine du Bourbonnais
7 Cumbria Court Belmont Qld 4153
phone: +61 7 3890 7717 or 0419 667 244

Unto the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of Lochac, and all others who may read this missive, does Lady Sabine du Bourbonnais; Crux Australis Principal Herald, send greetings! Welcome to a bumper issue of the CAMeL - notice the reinstatement of the 'M'. For those of you new to the CAMeL, this newsletter will be published on a monthly basis, and is available upon subscription from this office. There has been a lot going on in the last couple of months, so please read on to find out about any changes that may affect your role within the College.

Contents of this issue

Meeting Schedule

The March meeting did take place on 21st March 2004, at my home 7 Cumbria Court Belmont Qld 4153, and was attended, by Giles Leabrook, William Addemere, William Castille, Mynjon du Jardin and myself. . Please contact me before hand if you intend to bring submissions for processing. The next meeting will be on Sunday, 18th of April, then all first Sundays in the month.


Warranting Procedures

Currently, we have a woefully out of date Roster (something I am working to get under control), and a few administrative changes will be going into effect directly after festival.

Firstly, it has been decided by the Lochac Seneschal and myself, that group heralds will be appointed and warranted using the warranting procedures laid out by the Lochac Seneschal for the appointment of greater officers.

To select a new group herald, the outgoing group herald will advertise the vacancy and call for written applications. Copies of all applications are to be sent to the Crux Australis Herald who shall, after taking advice from the Group's Seneschal, any local royalty and the outgoing herald, make a decision on which applicant shall fill the vacancy.

Two year warrants will be issued to all group heralds in May of this year - regardless of how long you have been in the job at present. Of course, you may quit your warrant at any time. There will be 12 month extensions provided where necessary, as we understand not just any Johnny Come-lately can step into the role of Group herald. Part of your role within the college is to educate and teach those around you, and I would suggest everyone start looking around and training up a deputy if you haven't done so already.

The Roster as is stands will continue to be kept, as an internal list of who holds which position, and hopefully, as an accurate reflection of the number of 'at large' heralds in the Kingdom.


Positions Vacant,

Canon Herald. Deputy in charge of the gentry and precedence lists.

Morag's service to the College in the role of Canon is drawing to a close, and she intends to hand over this role at May crown. As such we are seeking applications for her replacement. I have one expression of interest and would like this finalised by the 18th April meeting. Please forward applications/expressions of interest to the closing date, or feel free to deliver your application in person at Festival. If you require any information on this role please speak to Morag.

Crux Australis. Principal Herald.

The updated duties and position description is available on the Lochac College of Heralds website. At the moment, I will only be filling the position until Midwinter to be exact. Should you be interested in applying, please contact me as soon as possible. For further information on the role, it's joys and pitfalls please contact


Additions to the Roster

With the information I have at hand, I am adding to the Roster the following gentles. If your name does not appear below, but you have forwarded your PE test, I am sorry, but your paperwork must have been lost, and you will need to resit the exam. As there are some inherent problems with the current PE test, I am making allowances in marking them.

Gryffyd Ruddlan - A/Buttony Pursuivant; with the personal rank of Pursuivant

Benedict of Askerigg - Blue Lymphad Pursuivant ; with the personal rank of Pursuivant

Robert of Strathconan - At Large; with the personal rank of Pursuivant

William Addemere - At Large; with the personal rank of Pursuivant


MARCH 2004 Submissions Forwarded to Laurel Sovereign Of Arms

1. Anne Maguier of Kylharnon - Device Resubmission

Name registered (July 2003 Lochac).

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Per bend sisnister, gules and purpure, a swan niaiant argent between three trefoil knots Or.

Submitters previous device was returned under RfS VIII.3 relating to a complex line of partition lacking armorial contrast.


2. Antonia della Scalla - New submission: name and device

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Per fess, Or and gules, in base a balance argent and a chief rayonny sable.

Submitter desires an Italian 14th C. feminine name, and will accept changes. She notes Antonia in the Femine Given names for the Online Catasto (www.s-gabriel,org/names/arval/catasto/), and della Scalla from 14th Century Venetian Personal Names - Surnames (


3. Bartholomew of Baskin - New name submission

Consulting Herald - Duncan Kerr

Submitter desires a masculine name will accept changes. He notes Bartholomew from Withycombe with this spelling from 1273; and Baskin from 1274 in Reaney pg 31


4. Bianca Foscari - Name and device resubmission.

(previously - Katarina da Napoli)

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Azure, on a pale cottised argent, three escallops gules and an enarched chief argent.

Submitter desires a 14th C. Italian feminine name and will accept changes - she notes Bianca and Foscari from 14th Century Venetian Personal Names and Surnames ( 14.html and /arval/venice14.given.html).


5. Constance de Coligny - New name submission.see RETURNS for device.

Consulting Herald - Benedict of Askerigg

Submitter desires a 16th C. French feminine name and will accept changes. She notes Constance from the Women in Power website -; and the locative byname, Coligny from the Catholic Encyclopaedia.


6. Henry Fox - New name submission

Consulting Herald - none listed

Submitter desires a 16th Century masculine name and will not accept changes, other than Henry (the)Fox(e) or Henry Fox. Submitter has provided documentation from the Encyclopaedia Britannica relating.


7. Huguete de Saint Germain - New name and device submission

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Argent, on a pile per pale gules and azure, a bunch of grapes argent.

Submitter desires a 13th -14th C. French feminine name, and notes both given name and surname from the Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris (


8. Ianto van Diemen - New Badge submission

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Name registered Nov 1993 via the West. Badge is co-owned by Sabine du Bourbonnais - name registered May 2000 via Lochac. This badge is to be associated with the Louvain household.

Fieldless, a furison Or, striking a flint with flames of fire proper.


9. Ildaria Nunez de Caminha - New name and device submission

Consulting Herald - Hrothgar of Rowany

Argent, a crescent and on a chief azure, three mullets argent.

Submitter desires a Spanish/Portugese feminine name, and will not accept changes. Ildaria is noted from 'the Aristocracy in 12th C. Leon &Castille' pg306; Nunez - pg256. de Caminha is noted from 'Chapters of Brazil's Colonial History' pg 24.


12. Jane of Stockton - New name and device submission

Consulting Herald - Jane of Stockton

Gules, three crescents Or. - Beautiful!

Submitter desires a 14th 16th C. English feminine name, will only accept minor changes, and cites Reaney as source for both Christian name and locative byname.

Device is in conflict with a submission from Gro Torstendotter Gules, three crescents argent, (via Drachenwald LoI Feb 2004) - permission to conflict is attached.


10. Kingdom of Lochac, Cluain, Canton of - New device submission, name previously submitted on Nov 2003 LoI.

Per fess wavy argent and vert, in pale a bull sable salient guardant and a laurel wreath argent.

11. Kingdom of Lochac, Ildhafn, Barony of - Augmentation of arms

Per pale azure and argent chapé ployé, two lymphads and a laurel wreath counterchanged, and in augmentation in chief on an escutcheon azure, four crescents argent conjoined in saltire points outward, within a bordure Or.

Augmentation was granted at Caid Cononataion by their majesties Guilluame de Belgique and Felinah Tifarah Arnvella Memo Hazara Khan-ad-Din. Petition of officers also attached.


Kingdom of Lochac; Astrolabe Herald - Acceptance of Heraldic Title

This title, registered as Astrolabe Herald in November 1999 via Caid, is being transferred as part of the transfer of lands to the Kingdom of Lochac. It is for the use of the administrative deputy for New Zealand


Kingdom of Lochac; Blue Lymphad Pursuivant - Acceptance of Heraldic Title

This title, registered as Blue Lymphad Pursuivant in September 2002 via Caid, is being transferred as part of the transfer of lands to the Kingdom of Lochac. It is for the use of the Barony of Southeron Gaard


Kingdom of Lochac; Tour d'Or Pursuivant - Acceptance of Heraldic Title

This title, registered as Tour d'Or Pursuivant in January 1992 via Caid, is being transferred as part of the transfer of lands to the Kingdom of Lochac. It is for the use of the Barony of Ildhafn


13. Raphael Dunoir - New name and device submission

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Sable, two foxes combatant and a chief dovetailed argent.

Submitter desires a 15th Century French masculine name, and will accept minor changes. Sources are cited from 'Names Found in Commercial Documents from Bordeaux 1470-1520' (, as source for both Christian name and surname.


14. Ruadán Fota - New name and device submission.

Consulting Herald - Benedict of Askerigg

Azure, a stag's head erased, and on a chief argent three escallops azure.

Submitter desires a 10th Century Irish masculine name, and will accept changes. Ruadán is found in Mari neyn Bryon's Index of Names (www .s-gabriel,org/names/mari/annalsindex/masculin/ruadan.shtml). Fota, meaning 'tall', from the same article in reference to bynames.


15. Stefano da Urbino - New name and device submission.

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Per chevron argent and Or, three cartwheels proper.

Submitter desires a 15th Italian masculine name and will allow changes. Stefano is cited from Italian Names in Florence 1427 (www.s-gabriel. org/names/ferrante/catasto/). da Urbino from Mercator's Place Names of Italy of 1554 - Central Italy ( /mercator/centre.html).


16. Sybille la Chatte - Device resubmission.

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Checky sable and ermine.

Name registered in July 1997 via Lochac

Previous device Lozengy sable and ermine was returned for conflict

NB - There was concern by some commenters that this device is reminiscent of a modern checkered flag used in motor racing and would therefore be unregisterable under RfS 8.4 'obtrusive modernity'.


17. [Th]orsteinn Yngvarsson - New name and device submission

Consulting Herald - Giles Leabrook

Or, a raven passant and a bordure gules

Submitter desires a 10th Century old Norse name and will allow changes. Sources cited are Viking Names found in the Landnámabók:, and A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names : /names/sg-viking.htm


18. Tristan de Poitiers - New Name submission see RETURNS for device.

Consulting Herald - none listed

Submitter desires a 12th to 15th Century French/English masculine name. Tristan is noted from Withycombe (pg 283), and the locative byname of de Poitiers from the Encyclopedia Brittanica


19. William of Waterford - New name and device submission

Consulting Herald - Benedict of Askerigg

Sable, goutty d'eau, a yale rampant to sinister Or, maintaining a chalice argent.

Submitter desires an English masculine name and will accept changes. William is noted from Withycombe pg 293 (3rd ed). Waterford is cited as a locative byname from the International Geographic Encyclopedia and Atlas. NB -The visual similarity of device with that of Massaria's device; (Sable mullety argent, a continental panther rampant to sinister Or, vomiting flames gules. registered Nov 2001).


20. William Castille - Device change

Consulting Herald - William Castille

Or, a mascle sable within a bordure azure.

Name and device registered in January1995 via the Kingdom of the West.

Submitter desires a device change, and wishes the status of his old device to be changed to a badge.


21. Ysabella de Montrose - Device resubmission

Consulting Herald - Dareior the Vigilant

Quarterly argent and sable, in bend two cinquefoils gules.

Name registered in July 1998 via Lochac.

There was some concern from commenters that it is conflicting with Christiana dello Falco (Quarterly sable and argent, in bend sinister, two roses prope registered registered Sept 1993 via the East) due to the placement of the charges being forced by the changes to the field


Submissions Returned by Crux

Agro of Riverhaven

Consulting Herald - William Castille

Device returned under RfSVIII.4 Obtrusive Modernity. The design is highly reminiscent of the 'Jolly Roger' which is a post period symbol of piracy.

Also in Conflict with Robert Hawkknives ' Sable a hawk'd head issuant from sinister Or, above two daggers reversed saltirewise argent, hilted Or.

And - Raedwulf Burke In pale a hawk displayed, and two sabres in saltire argent. (August 1999 via Ansteorra)


Catherine Woode

Consulting Herald - Kongo

Name and device returned for conflict

Name in conflict with Kate Wood- Registered February 1975

Gules, three acorsn conjoined in pall Or

Device conflicts with - Richenda de Cameron Registered Sept 1997

Gules three Acorns Or

Try adding an orle/ bordure, chief. Draw to fill the whole area, acorns conjoined are difficult to distinguish as such

Constance de Coligny

Consulting Herald - Benedict of Askerigg

Name forwarded to Laurel

Device conflict with Emma de Lastone - registered Lochac Dec 2001

Azure, a fess argent fretty vert, between three mullets pierced argent.

Suggest submitter resubmit with a permission to conflict or reworked design.


Elinae of Whitby

Consulting Herald - none listed

Name returned - inconsistent documentation.

Information provided was for a Scandinavian first name, and the anglicised version being Elena along with a Yorkshire surname. A tenuously constructed connection via trading routes was provided. Submitter allowed no changes at all. Device is conflict free.


Humphrey de la Pole Name registered Nov 2000

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Return for conflict with Towen MacFarlane - Registered January 1998 via Ansteorra

Gules, a rose and a base rayonny argent


Jessica Fearn Abbey

Consulting herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Return for conflict with Armand de Rochefort - Registered June 1996 via West

Sable three acorns inverted within a bordure embattled Or.

Lilith of Tara

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Name documentation (appears to have been lost)

Lilith is 'not a name used by humans in period' apparently.

Some considered 'Tara' to be pretentious or presumptuous

Device has no conflicts


Llewelyn ap Daffyd name reg Sept 2002

Consulting Herald - none listed

Returned for conflict with Otto von Gratz - Registered March 1995 via Drachenwald

Sable, a bend betressed between two crosses crosslet fitchy Or

Will suggest that submitter tries consulting a herald next time, this is his second device return.


Luan O'Cliaranach an Fael

No name documentation attached. Name appears free of conflict.

Can not quite work out a suitable blazon for the device - the 'pale' is drawn too wide, and side sections are too small to be tierces. The arrangement of four charge items (wolfs head, sword, rapier and dagger) in a single field area violates RfS VIII.1.a - slot machine rule.


Michael vomme Harze

Consulting Herald - none listed

Name Registered May 03 via Caid

This device created a lot of confusion. The submitter had written that a bordure was intended, if this is the case, it should be drawn thicker and will need to be counter changed to avoid contrast problems.

If the charge is a pile should stop short of the top line. Needs to be clarified and redrawn.


Tristan de Poitiers Name forwarded to Laurel

Consulting Herald - none listed

The gurges as an overall charge is fine, roses on a gurges is fine, if the design is drawn - Argent, a gurges sable, two roses proper in bend sinister. Submission was drawn as Sable a gurges argent, two roses proper in bend sinister, leaving no contrast between the roses and the field. Commenters also note this design bears little or no resemblance to period heraldic design. Suggest redraw with an argent field, larger roses, in fess or in chief, or even 3 (2 and 1)- or start again.


Villiame Bryson of Argyle

Consulting Herald - Sabine du Bourbonnais

Conflict - Neville; Earl of Warwick important non SCA arms

Suggest redrawing with charges on a saltire in stead of on the field


William de Wyke - name only

Returned for conflict with 'William the Wicked' - Registered November 2001 via Calontir


PENDED by Crux

Royal Guild of Defense

Waiting for supporting documentation..

Katherine Kerr of the Hermitage

Submitter provided a detailed essay about her persona, but no copies of documentation. One commenter offers 'bears no resemblance to period name construction'.



CAMeL Subscriptions

All group heralds are required to organise a subscription to the Camel, which will be available from Crux Australis on a monthly basis. Subscription cost $20 per year (Cheques payable to "SCA Inc. College of Heralds"). Due to the fact that there has been only four CAMeLs produced in the last 20 months, none of which were printed and distributed, I am giving each group a subscription, starting with this March 2004 issue, for 12 months, at which point, each individual group will need to resubscribe.


Submission Requirements

Cost:$20 per new submission (name, device or badge). No cost for resubmissions (within the permitted time limit) or branch submissions. Note: a new name and device costs a total of $40. Make cheques or money orders payable to "SCA Inc. College of Heralds". Do not send cash through the post!

Copies required: - Names: two (2) copies of both the form and ALL documentation, including title page of each book. Essays about a submitter's persona does NOT constitute documentation. - NO STAPLES! Devices and Badges: four(4) colour copies and one (1) black & white OUTLINE copy.

The colour copies should be accurately coloured, preferably in felt tip pen (eg Crayola Classic Colours). Colour printers or faint coloured pencil is not acceptable. The colours must be visible across a crowded Herald's meeting. Laurel has requested that gold pen NOT be used, as it deteriorates in files and turns to glue - Submissions

Please include ALL necessary documentation to support each submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to present their submission in a way that makes registration easy. Name documentation should be as accurate as possible: remember to include photocopies of the title page as well as the relevant page(s) of any source used.


From The Crux

As most of your would be aware, the office of the Crux Australis Herald has been in disarray for a while. Over the past six weeks or so, I have endeavoured to bring us up to speed. Here is the state of affairs as they currently stand -

The November 2003 LoI packet has been received by Laurel, and we are no longer in arrears with our remittances, so this packet is scheduled to be discussed at their April 2004 meeting. The March 2004 LoI has been sent, and the packet has been received by Laurel. It will be processed and scheduled as per normal timelines and procedures.

I have sent out overdue letters to submitters (60 odd persons) whose devices have been registered since July 2002. Letters have also been sent advising submitters (another 20 odd) about returns from Crux during that period also.

Also, I have compiled copies of registered devices since July 2002, and have sent these to the Provost of the College of Scribes to be distributed amongst the College for the production of scrolls.

I have had a huge backlog to work through, and in order not to delay items further, have allowed a lot of things to go through that would not ordinarily pass muster. This situation will NOT continue, and I expect all submitting heralds to ensure submissions are totally complete - I will not be hunting down/copying name documentation, and drawing up black and white copies of devices in the future. These incomplete submissions will be returned.

Thank you to everyone who offered commentary this for March via the Blazons list and on Fruitbats website, the valuable information you offered allowed us to catch up quickly. As you can see, the role of the Crux is nearly back to normal. Should you be thinking of applying for the position, I foresee a completely hassle free up to date handover.

The supportive attitude displayed by the college has been very much appreciated.

Sabine du Bourbonnais,
Crux Australis Principal Herald


Important addresses

Crux Australis Principal Herald:Sabine du Bourbonnais(Robyn Boyer)
7 Cumbria Court Belmont QLD, 4030


Canon Herald (Precedence and Gentry list): Morag Freyser (Helen Brinsmead)
PO Box 455, Woden, ACT 2606

Hund Herald /Bombard (Lochac external commentary)

Thorfinn Hrolfsson (Steven Roylance)
1592 Malvern Road,Glen Iris, VIC,3146.
Email: roylance at corplink dot com dot au

Rocket Pursuivant (CAMeL Production):

Gabriel Kalothetos (Andrew Donaldson)
11 Warsaw Crescent, Wodonga, VIC 3690
Email: Thanatos at myaccess dot com dot au

Baryl Herald (External commentary and Deputy Crux):

Giles de Roet (Mark Calderwood)
PO Box 247

Jesmond NSW 2299)

Astrolabe Herald (to be):

Alys de Wilton (Jennifer Geard)
Email: geard at verso dot org