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!
On Dec 1, 2012, at 1:23 AM, Ted Eisenstein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >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 kingdom
> 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 such
> research material that would support or not support
> such registration.
> The Saker Herald is Calontir's herald in charge of the paperwork
> 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 repeat.
> 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 registered,
> and then assemble a LoAR (Letter of Acceptances and Returns,
> which lists those elements that are accepted, and which need to
> be returned for further work, together with a brief paragraph
> or five as to what changes were made (if any) and/or reasons
> for accepting or returning.).
> "OSCAR" is the electronic system used by SCA heralds for
> 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 was
> young and computers were steam-powered