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Greetings from the Office of Saker Herald.

Gruß Gott!!  Unto the Good Gentles of Calontir, does Herr Gotfrid von Schwaben, soon to be Saker External Submissions Herald, send well wishes to one and all.  I beg your indulgence for an important, but somewhat lengthy, announcement concerning e-mails recently sent from the Saker office.

You may or may not be aware, but the Saker Submissions Office is currently in the process of a transition and expansion from Lady Alexandra Vasquez de Granada (called Shandra) as Saker Herald, to myself as Saker Herald governing the External Submissions process to the Society level and Mistress Dorcas Whitecap as Eyas Herald governing the Internal Submissions process within Kingdom. The expansion was done to meet the growing needs of Calontir’s submission process and designed to coincide with the end of Lady Shandra’s successful tenure.

Some of you may have already noticed and received notifications recently via OSCAR, the on-line system used by Laurel Sovereign at Arms for the heraldic submission process, regarding the status of your name, device, badge, or various other items you have submitted for action.  In some cases, that information has been known for several months; in others, that information has only recently been made available by Laurel, or decided upon at Kingdom.  In any event, during this transition, it has been discovered that due to unusual circumstances a backlog in the direct notifications process within OSCAR has occurred.  We are currently working through the backlog and this process is expected to be completed within the next few weeks at most.

If you receive an OSCAR notification in e-mail and you were not previously aware of your submission’s status, or if you already have been notified of your submission’s status via alternate methods, please help us close the loop in the notification process and acknowledge receipt by picking up the message.  It is my understanding the OSCAR message provides instructions on how to pick up this message.  If you have not received a notification yet, or do not receive one, it is either because you were not affected by this backlog, or your submission is still in the commentary process.  FYI, OSCAR notifications should only occur when a submission has been decided upon at the Kingdom level, and Society level.

I thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

Ich dien,
inbound Saker External Submissions Herald
The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

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