Pursuivants

Job Opening: Rouge Scarpe Herald

Greetings unto the members of the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald,

Baroness Sybella needs to step down as Rouge Scarpe Herald and so that office is opening for applications.

Rouge Scarpe Herald is the external submission herald for the Middle Kingdom. They review the commentary made at the Kingdom level and made the decisions as to what goes on to the Laurel level and what needs to be returned at the Kingdom level. They then write a decisions letter and publish an External Letter of Intent each month on OSCAR, the Online System for Commentary and Response. They also correspond with submitters as needed to navigate issues with submissions.

Applicants should have experience consulting on names and armory and be familiar with the submission process and SENA (the rules for submissions). Experience commenting in OSCAR is helpful.

If you are interested, please send me your letter of intent by September 1st to: herald@midrealm.org

In Service to Crown and College,

Konrad Dragon

Next Dragon Herald Chosen

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, and scribes of the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds and greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald.

It is my pleasure to announce that my successor as Dragon Principal Herald of the Middle Kingdom has been chosen. At the Coronation of Cellach and Vukasin II on September 23rd, His Lordship Jean Yves de Chierebourg will step up as the 22nd Dragon Herald of the Middle Kingdom.

It has been my pleasure to serve the kingdom in this office. My thanks go to the members of the College of Heralds of the Midrealm, it has been a delight working with you all in this role. The College of Heralds is invited to come up and be participants in the changeover ceremony during evening court of Coronation.

Lastly I wish Jean Yves luck in his tenure as Dragon Herald.

In Service to Crown and College,

Konrad Dragon

Kriemhilt promoted to rank of Herald Extraordinary

Done in Court with Their Majesties permission at Crown:

The College of Arms has a rank of Herald Extraordinary that has a long and honored history. The rank was formally created and defined in the 16th year of the Society by William Laurel. The intent of the rank is to recognize and reward “…those heralds who have greatly served the College of Heralds and/or the College of Arms and have achieved the highest level of competence in heraldry.”

In light of their considerable contribution to the Midrealm College of Heralds through service as Fenris Herald, Dragon Herald, Meadows Herald, deputy to the Pale Herald, and my own Emergency Deputy it is my pleasure as Dragon Principal Herald to confer the rank and style of Herald Extraordinary on Kriemhilt von Ebersberg and charge her to register a title of her choosing with the College of Arms.

Konrad Dragon

Job Opening – Dragon Herald

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, scribes, and populace of the Great Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Principal Herald.

Serving the Kingdom as Dragon Herald is something that I have wanted to do for a long time and I have greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to serve in this office and on Curia. As many have heard by now I have been chosen to be the next Baron of Red Spears and will be invested as such at Baron Wars on June 24th. Because of this, it is with a mix of joy and sorrow that I will be stepping down early as Dragon Herald. (more…)

June Dragon Herald Pale Letter

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, scribes, and populace of the Great Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Principal Herald.

Serving the Kingdom as Dragon Herald is something that I have wanted to do for a long time and I have greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to serve in this office and on Curia. As many have heard by now I have been chosen to be the next Baron of Red Spears and will be invested as such at Baron Wars on June 24th. Because of this it is with a mix of joy and sorry that I will be stepping down early as Dragon Herald.

The position of Dragon Herald, in addition to its ceremonial duties (and privileges), is primarily an administrative and leadership position in the Kingdom and the Midrealm College of Heralds and Scribes. The ideal candidate must be a warranted herald with at minimum a working knowledge in ALL aspects of heraldry and heraldic offices, be very familiar with ceremonial protocol, and will be an organized individual comfortable with delegation and working with heralds and scribes of all levels, other Kingdom officers in Curia, and the Crown; including those from other Kingdoms. Past experience as a regional Herald or as other senior Dragon Staff member is preferred. This position is a direct report to the Crown and Laurel Sovereign of Arms of the Society.

Qualified applicants will have strong organizational, inter-personal, and written communication skills, and will be capable of tracking multiple tasks, deadlines, and of working efficiently with a large staff of deputies.

This position is a member of Curia and will advise the Crown on matters of the Kingdom. This position is also a member of the Kingdom financial committee, helping to advise on the use of Kingdom funds. The individual accepted for this position will assume the office by this coming Coronation in the Fall of AS LII (2017).

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to both me at herald@midrealm.org and Laurel Sovereign of Arms at laurel@heraldry.sca.org, and detail your skills and experience in the College of Heralds, in offices held in the Society and Kingdom, and/or mundanely if this will add to the well-rounded picture of your qualifications. Last but not least, please tell me why you want to be Dragon Herald and how you think you can add value by holding this office.

Applications are due by July 15, 2017.

Konrad Dragon

New Escutcheon Herald

Greetings,

Calybrid Ine-Tere has passed the office of Escutcheon Herald, the Internal Submission herald, to Ginevra Boscoli.

My thanks to Ginevra for taking on this important office and a huge thanks to Calybrid for her service as Escutcheon.

Note that this means that the address that you send submissions to has changed. Submissions should now be sent to:

SCA — MK College of Heralds
c/o Wendy Luby
8404 Parmenter Dr.
Parma, OH 44129-5356

Konrad Dragon

From the Dragon Herald

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, scribes, and populace of the Great Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Principal Herald.

It is my pleasure this day to announce some appointments to offices under my purview as Dragon Herald.

Herr Alexander Adelbrecht von Markelingen is the new Lincoln Herald, the Regional Herald for the Midlands. Signore Guillaume Gallatini is the new Oaken Herald, the Regional Herald for the North Oaken Region. Lord Sebastian Hunzicker is the new Lunar Pursuivant, the deputy to Constellation Herald. Lady Sorcha Fraser is the new Dragon Signet.

Since Guillaume was the Bicorporate Pursuivant, the deputy to the Oaken Herald, that office is now open. If you would like to apply for the office of Bicorporate Pursuivant send you application to me at herald@midrealm.org and to Guillaume at northoaken.herald@midrealm.org

We also are still looking for applicants for the positions of Lakes Pursuivant, deputy to Fenris Herald in Pentamere, and Prairie Pursuivant, deputy to Lincoln Herald in Midlands. If interested send you applications to myself and the appropriate Regional.

I would like to thank Dame Estelle de la Mer for her service as Dragon Signet and again thank Master Daniel Eysham of Tweed and His Lordship Piotr Zavilov for their long service as Midlands and North Oaken Region Heralds.

In service to Crown and College,

Konrad Dragon

Dragon Herald December Missive

Greetings unto the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds and the populace of the Midrealm from Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald.

First, I would like to commend Master Daniel Eysham of Tweed and His Lordship Piotr Zavilov for their long service as Midlands and North Oaken Region Heralds. Thank you both for your dedication to your region and the Kingdom. (more…)

New Rouge Scarpe Herald (External Submissions)

herald_75x75It is my pleasure to announce that Baroness Sybella of Dragon’s Mark will be taking over immediately as external submissions herald and thus succeeding me as Rouge Scarpe Herald. We will be working together on this months Internal Letter of Acceptance and Returns and External Letter of Intent as we transition.

The external submissions herald takes the internal commentary and makes the decisions at the Kingdom level as to what has to be returned at Kingdom level and what can go on the the Society level. They then create the Letter of Intent and process those submissions that move on to the Society level. This office comes with the heraldic title of Rouge Scarpe Herald.

I have greatly enjoyed serving as Rouge Scarpe Herald and I am sure Sybella Rouge Scarpe will as well. I look forward to working with her.

In Service the Crown and College,

Konrad Dragon

New Boke of Ceremonies

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, and populace of the Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald,

I am happy to announce that there is a new revision of the Middle Kingdom Boke of Ceremonies available on the Middle Kingdom website.

My thanks to Thegn Edward Aelredson, my predecessor as Dragon, who oversaw most of the work and published a revision just before stepping down last month. Unfortunately once a number of needed updates were noticed. These and a few others discovered as we worked on it again have now been made.

Konrad Dragon

Here are the introductions from Edward from the May 2016 and myself from the June 2016 revision which cover most of the acknowledgements:

Most of what can be said here has been said by many of my predecessors. 

“The Boke is a compilation of the more common ceremonies currently in use within the Middle Kingdom. This edition is really a revision of the previous version and we have corrected some errors, removed old ceremonies and added some new. It is not an all-inclusive collection of every possible ceremony, but rather a foundation from which to spring. While we have pulled out the alternative ceremonies that were found in the previous edition, we do strongly encourage writing of alternative ceremonies to fit the persona and/or taste of the recipient.”

The revision of this book was definitely not a solo project. I would like to thank Mistress Elena de Vexin for her contributions, review and commentary in the preliminary stages of revision. I would also like to thank Mistress Tyzes Sofia called Zsof, Master Dafydd Blaidd, Master Konrad Mailander, Baroness Maggie McKeith and THL Brynn Herleifsson for their contributions and assistance in applying the finishing touches to this manual. And lastly, HE Countess Alys Katharine for her superb proofreading skills. Any errors that remain are from after her proof-reading and are mine and mine alone.

Thegn Edward Aelredson

Because a few more eyes saw the May 2016 revision after it got published, there were a few things that were noticed that had not been updated. This update, which follows quickly on the heels of the previous version, fixes those areas. Primarily, a speaker from the Order of Defence was added into the other Peerage ceremonies. Also, the
suggested qualities that the Peerages attest to were standardized between the different Peerage ceremonies. And, because no herald can leave well enough alone, I made a few other edits. The ceremony for the creation of a Master of Arms has been changed so rather than refusing knighthood they are choosing to take the baldric of a Master of
Arms and the option for them to swear fealty has been added. My thanks go to, Chen-Shifu, Master Eirik Dweorgaxe, Duke Laurelen Darksbane, The Honourable Lady Petrona da Manciano, Master Rory mac Feidhlimidh and several Royal Peers for their input. And thanks again to Countess Alys Katharine for her proof-reading. Any errors that remain now fall on my shoulders.

Meister Konrad Mailander