And just let me add that posting this notice to the Calon list is also meant to de-mystify the heraldic process. Heralds do what we do because it enhances and enriches the world of SCA, in pomp and pageantry and atmosphere and authenticity. Sometimes the workings are a little tedious, errr, deliberate, yeah that's what I meant to say, nevertheless, the results raise the coolness factor of our Society.
Dorcas Gold Falcon
Heraldry is cool. Heralds are cool.
--- On Sat, 12/1/12, Deb Kuehne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Alban & Hertha,
> The process that Alban explained is correct - except that I
> did mean to send it here. I'm just trying to let many folks
> know of the progress of their names & devices.
> So my dear Alban, no apologies needed!
> Brigida, Saker
> On Dec 1, 2012, at 1:23 AM, Ted Eisenstein <[log in to unmask]>
> > >Letter of intent to what?
> > I suspect it was mis-sent to this list. But to answer
> the question, a Letter
> > of Intent is a term used by the College of Heralds of a
> > in the SCA, that designates a compilation of coats of
> arms, badges,
> > and/or names that people within the kingdom would like
> to have
> > registered with the SCA College of Arms, together with
> > research material that would support or not support
> > such registration.
> > The Saker Herald is Calontir's herald in charge of the
> > involved with such things, both internally (internal
> Letters of
> > Intent) and externally (external LoI's) - she gathers a
> bunch of
> > arms or names, assembles the research material,
> organizes it,
> > types it up neatly into a letter,
> > and sends out an iLoI to Calontir heralds and others
> who help,
> > and then a while later collects all of the commentay,
> sums it
> > up, writes it down, assembles an _ex_ternal LoI, sends
> that out
> > to various heralds throughout the Known World, and
> > Eventually, all this mass of stuff reaches the Laurel
> Sovereign of
> > Arms and his/her staff, who collate, discuss, debate,
> and decide
> > which names and armory may be registered, or not
> > and then assemble a LoAR (Letter of Acceptances and
> > which lists those elements that are accepted, and which
> need to
> > be returned for further work, together with a brief
> > or five as to what changes were made (if any) and/or
> > for accepting or returning.).
> > "OSCAR" is the electronic system used by SCA heralds
> > such thing, I believe; it was begun well after my
> sentence, errrr,
> > term as a herald.
> > I think I might have skipped or step or two; if so, I
> hope Bridiga
> > will correct me - and if I've stepped on her toes by
> offering the
> > above explanation, she'll certainly let me know about
> it, at which
> > point I will profusely apologize.
> > Alban, a commentor on ILoI's and ELoI's back when dirt
> > young and computers were steam-powered