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!

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Contents of this issue

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Meeting Schedule

The April meeting was held on 18 th April 2004, at my home 7 Cumbria Court Belmont Qld 4153, and was attended, by myself, Giles Leabrook, William Addemere, William Castille, Gryffyd Rhuddlan and Llewelyn ap Daffyd, (NB - I chose to attend only once this month!). The next meeting will be on Sunday, 2nd of May, which will bring us back to a schedule of meetings every first Sunday in the month.

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Warranting Procedures

The warranting procedure discussed in last months CAMeL will be implemented during the month of May. William Addemere will be processing this for me, so if you have any queries please contact him at

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Positions Vacant/Appointments

Crux Australis. Principal Herald.

The updated duties and position description is available on the Lochac College of Heralds website. Having decided not to apply myself, I anticipate handing over the position at Midwinter. I have only one written expression of interest. Should you be interested in applying, please contact me as soon as possible, applications close 30 th May 2004. For further information on the role, it's joys and pitfalls please contact .

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

The successful applicant for the position of Canon Herald is Baron Karl Faustus von Achen. Please join me in warmly welcoming Karl to the position. On behalf of the College of Heralds I would like to extend our thanks and greatest appreciation for the work that Lady Morag Freyser and her team have performed during her tenure. The hand over for this position will occur at May Crown

Rocket Herald - Deputy in charge of special projects - PE test

I wish to call for expressions of interest for the deputy position of Rocket Herald, with a view to revisiting and correcting the Pursivants Extraordinary (PE) test. It has been bought to our attention that there are a number of problems with the test that need to be addressed. The successful applicant will need to be a knowledgeable and motivated herald, prepared to complete the job as soon as is practical. Please send written expressions of interest to by 30 th May 2004.

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APRIL 2004

Submissions Forwarded to Laurel Sovereign Of Arms

Aelfled aet Otreburne - Name and Device Resubmission

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Name returned from Laurel December 2002 LoAR.

Azure, in pale three otters statant and a bordure embattled argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name and is unconcerned with time/culture, and has allowed for minor changes. Submitters device was also returned previously, but is now accompanied by a permission to conflict from Ranald de Balinhard.

Basil Faulke - New name and device

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen and Morag Fraser

Sable, three towers conjoined in pall and a bordure argent .

Submitter desires a 16 th C. English masculine name, and allows minor changes He notes Basil from Chancery records of Elizabeth I, (Public Records Office UK), and Faulke from the same source.

Bran of Lochiel - New name and badge submission.

Consulting Herald - None listed

Vert, in chevron five mullets of four argent .

Name, Bran of Lochiel was registered Feburary 1986 LoAR via the West. This badge is to be associated with House Lochiel.

Burnfield, Canton of - New branch name and device

Consulting Herald - William Castille and Giles Leabrook

Gules, three piles throughout in point inverted and on a chief argent a laurel wreath vert.

Name documentation cites 'Burn' - Old English :'burna' meaning 'stream' (Dictionary of Place Names in the British Isles - A. Room)

Field - from the Old English 'feld/felt' meaning 'open land' (same source). Required petition attached.

Cicilia Lyon - New name and device

Consulting Herald - Eleyne de Comnocke

Azure, a lions head cabossed within a double tressure Or.

Submitter desires a 14 th C. Scots feminine name, and notes both given name and surname from Surnames of Scotland by Black, pages 778 and 447 respectively.

Edmund Ale-conner- new name submission (see RETURNS for device)

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Checky, vert and argent, a pale azure with a bear rampant argent.

Submitter desires an English name of no defined time period, and will allow minor changes. Submitter cites Edmund from Reaney and Wilson pg 151; and Ale-conner from Reaney and Wilson also, pg 107

Eleyne de Comnocke - Name change and new badge.

Consulting Herald - Eleyne de Comnocke

(Fieldless) A mascle quarterly purpure and Or.

Submitters previous name Alianor nic Lawemunde was registered in April 1996 via Caid. Submitter desires a 14 th C. Scots feminine name and will allow changes. All name elements are cited from Black, Surnames of Scotland (pg 657 and 192 respectively)

(See RETURNS for device)

Isobel le Breton - New name and device

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Per fess counter-ermine and gules, in base an ermine dormant argent.

Submitter desires a 13-15 th C. Anglo-French name and will allow changes. Isobel is found in Talan's "French Names from Paris http/, and le Breton is cited from Colm Dubh's 1292 Census of Paris

Kaspar von Helmenstede - New name and device

Consulting Herald - Eleyne de Comnocke

Sable, eight fleurs-de-lis in annulo bases to centre Or

Submitter desires a 14 th to 15 th C. German masculine name and will allow changes. Kaspar cited from 'Period German Masculine Given Names' (

Helmenstede from :German Names, Hans Bahlow pg 210

Könusch von Eltz - New name and device

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Purpure, a catamount sejant guardant argent and three bendlets enhanced ermine.

Submitter desires a 13-14 th C. German feminine name, and will allow changes. Submitter cites Medieval Given Names from Silesia Women's Names and Eltz listed from "Castles and Palaces of Europe" Ulrike Schrober. Submitter includes reports from the Academy to support.

Leta von Golsar - New name and device.

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Ermine, a fleur-de-lys purpure and a base azure.

Submitter desires a non gender specific name with no preference for time/culture and will allow minor changes. Leta cited from Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names, and von Goslar from Bahlow's Deutsches Nameslexickon.

Llewelyn ap Daffyd - device resubmission

Consulting Herald - Llewelyn ap Daffyd

Sable, a bend raguly Or.

Name registered September 2002 via Lochac.

This device is in conflict with Otto von Graz - Sable, a bend bretessed between two crosses crosslet fitchy Or . Registered March 1995 via Drachenwald- permission to conflict attached

Lochac Kingdom of - change of badge submission

Badge to be associated with Worshipful Company of Broiderers

Gules, a chevron cotised, three pairs of shears Or .

Previous badge was registered to the Lochac Needleworker's Guild - Gules , two pairs of closed scissors in saltire Or . Old badge is to be released

Nicolas de Villiers - New name and device.

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Bendy purpure and argent, a bordure ermine.

Submitter desires a 15 th C. French male name and will allow minor changes. Nicolas is cited from 'French Names from Paris, 1421,1423

and 1438' (http"// and de Villiers from Dauzat's 'Dictionnaire Etymologique des Nomes de Famille et des Prenoms de France'.

Quataryna de Montpelier - New name and device .

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Per pale argent and purpure, four estoiles in cross counter-changed.

Submitter desires a 16 th C Provencale/French feminine name and will allow changes. Quatryna is cited from Talan's 'Later Period Feminine Names from the South of France. De Montpelier is cited from a map of the Occitan region of France linked from the Academy of St Gabriel

Rhodri Ysoglaig - New name (see RETURNS for device)

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Submitter desires a 12 th -14 th C. Welsh name, allows for changes and wishes for the meaning 'Rhodri the Scholar' to be maintained. Submitter provides copy of Academy of St Gabriel Client Report 2799 as supporting documentation.

Sancha de Sylva - New device

Consulting Herald - Alys de Wilton

Per fess indented azure and counter-ermine.

Name previously registered July 2003 via Caid.

Stephen Aldred - Change of registered name and device

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Per chevron, vert and argent, a dragon passant argent and a hunting horn reversed gules.

Submitter desires to remove the locative byname from his previously registered name 'Stephen Aldred of Rockley' - Registered August 1993 via the West. In addition, the submitter also desires to remove the argent chief from his registered device - Registered August 1993 via the West. Old device is to be released.

Thomasine Lestrange - Name change

Consulting Herald - Thomasine Lestrange

Submitter desires a name change from Thomasina L'Estrannere - Registered August 2002 via Lochac. Submitter desires a 14 th -15 th Century feminine name and will accept minor changes. Both Thomasine and Lestrange are cited from 'English Names from Pre1600 Brass Inscriptions' at and lastname19.html#l

Willehelm von Tannenberg - Device change

Consulting Herald - Benedict Askerigg

Vert, an eagle and on a chief argent, two oak leaves palewise vert.

Name and previous device was registered in April 2003 via Caid.

Submitter desires to change his registered device and release same.

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Submissions Returned by Crux

Aulay Leod - new device submission

Consulting Heralds - Wilfrid de Ackelonde and Giles Leabrook

Gules, a winged human skeleton argent

Name Registered September 2003 via Lochac.

This submission has been returned for being in violation of RfS VIII.4, Obtrusive Modernity. Submitter is advised to include supporting documentation or rework the design.

Daffyd Wallraven - new badge submission

Consulting Herald - Tovye Woolmongre

Purpure, a skull and fret in pale argent.

This device is in conflict with Valentine Christian Warner, Purpure, a skull argent wearing a foolscap per pale ermine and Or , Registered September 1988 via Middle Kingdom.

This design also feels really disjointed, a more cohesive option should be explored.

Edmund Ale-conner - new device submission

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Checky vert and argent, on a pale azure a bear rampant argent.

This device is being returned for a redraw, (appears free of conflict at this time).

  • the pale is drawn too wide
  • the bear will need to be elongated to use the pale space better
  • the checky should start from the top of the field

Eleyne de Comnocke - device change

Consulting Herald - Eleyne de Comnocke

Purpure, a saltire and on a chief argent, three roses purpure

This beautiful device is being returned for a redraw (appears free of conflict). Currently it violates RfVII7.a - Identification requirement. The purple on the colour copies render the roses unidentifiable. Even at short distance, they appear as 'blobs' and no longer roses. Submitter has been requested to pick out detail in white or consider seeding and leaving the roses.

Katherine Kerr of the Hermitage - new name and device submission

Quarterly per pale embattled argent and sable, two hounds head couped close sable and two towers argent.

This submission was pended at the March meeting for lack of documentation, and is now being returned for -

. lack of supporting documentation;

. probable conflict with famous mundane author Katharine Kerr;

. and being of incompatible with period content.

This device was only briefly discussed, and appears free of conflict.

Rodri Ysoglaig - new device submission

Consulting Herald - Karl Faustus von Aachen

Per pale, purpure and Or, an open scroll fesswise argent and a chief embattled sable. This device has been returned for a redraw (appears free of conflict at this time). Currently it violates RfS VII7.a - Identification requirement. The scroll is not particularly well draw and at distance appears to be a large argent rectangle, the scroll ends are not very well defined. Have suggested the submitter draw the ends larger and more rounded. Also, the chief should be drawn deeper

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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"). Group subscriptions will expire in March 2005, payments will be due at that time. The CAMeL newsletter is also available on line each month.

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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! When citing websites as documentation, you must include a printout of the pages used.

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

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.

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Well, another month gone. I hope all of you had safe and happy journeys to and from Rowany Festival. Congratulations to Master Hrothgar on his elevation to the Order of the Pelican, and well done on stewarding this year's festival. It was also wonderful to see so many heralds working with their Majesties in the role of court herald.

There are a few points I want to raise relating to submissions. Firstly, hang the man who invented staples! Please do NOT staple your submissions together, they need to be immediately pulled apart and sent to different places. Paperclips are fine. Secondly, please do NOT use enlarged computer generated clip art to represent charges. These become pixillated and as such are not acceptable representations! In some cases it violates rules of Armorial Identifiabililty (RfS VII7.a) and will need to be returned. If you feel you can't draw the charges free hand, try enlarging your image and then tracing it by hand to produce a acceptable illustration. And lastly (for this month anyway!), please ensure when citing websites from the Academy of St Gabriel, and others, that you include copies of the pages used. In most cases, the front introduction page of the article and the relevant page will suffice.

Also, should anyone be unable to restrain themselves from sending pedantic grammatical comments relating to this, my second only newsletter, I should certainly appreciate it if you would direct your comments to myself personally at . Let's not clutter up the Blazons list with complaints of typos please. I shall expect these concerns to be accompanied by your expression of interest in filling the position of Crux Australis Herald - or it will be the Wet Haddock of Impertinence for you!

Sabine du Bourbonnais, Crux Australis Principal Herald

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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 (External Commentary); Bombard(Ceremonies and Protocol)

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

Rocket Herald (CAMeL Production):


Baryl Herald (External commentary):

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

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