Missive from the Principal Herald of Calontir
Greetings to one and all!
I’m excited to serve as the twenty-first Gold Falcon for the Kingdom of Calontir. My predecessors have developed our College of Heralds into a very knowledgeable and helpful resource for anyone who needs our assistance. I look forward to building upon this work.
Besides the continued work with name and armory submissions, I want to encourage others to explore field heraldry. We have a small nucleus of strong vocal heralds for both tournaments and camp criers, but we must encourage and develop others in this important branch of heraldry.
As was said in my installation, I “shall do your true duty to be every day more cunning than others in the office of arms, so as you may be better furnished to teach others under you, answer to others above you, and execute with more wisdom and eloquence such charges as Their Majesties or of any noble person shall lay unto you by the virtue of this office.” As such, I am always available to help or teach as needed, as are my deputies. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or requests for help.
Brigida Gold Falcon
Administrative and Herald-Only Content
While most of the populace is familiar with the work of the College of Heralds through consultations on names & armory and vocally in court & at camp, there is a lot of administrative work that goes into making these activities happen seemlessly. Heralds, if you need the nitty-gritty, you’ll find it right here.
Herald’s Handbook and Helpful Links
- Calontir Herald’s Handbook (4th Edition)
- Forms Section of the Calontir Herald’s Handbook (4th Edition)
- The Calontir Herald’s Companion: Supplement to the Handbook
- The Calontir New Herald Handbook (1st Edition)
- Calontir Herald’s Agreement to Serve New online form!
- Kingdom Heraldic Officers
- Online System for Commentary and Response (OSCAR)
- Ordinary and Armorial (OANDA)
- Master Modar’s Heraldry Page
- Calontir Heralds Resource Page
- Mistress Sofya’s Unofficial SCA Heraldry Wiki
- SCA College of Arms (Society-Wide)
From helping register historically plausible names and heraldic devices, to their presence in court, to service behind the scenes, you will find Heralds at work around Calontir in many ways.
Registering Names and Devices
Regional Deputies and Responsibilities
Kite Herald: Lady Ximena Echeberria
Axed Root, Coeur d’Ennui, Deodar, Flinthyll, Heraldshill, Shadowdale
Harrier Herald: Lady Zarah bat Chesed
Amlesmore, Aston Tor, Bellewode, Cum an Iolair, Forgotten Sea
Buteo Herald: Lord Yngvarr Bjarnakarl
Calanais Nuadh, Oakheart, Standing Stones, Three Rivers, Wyvern Cliffe
Gerfalcon Herald: HL Henry Percivale Kemp
Bois d’Arc, Crystal Mynes, Grimfells, Moonstone, Spinning Winds, Theobald, Vatavia, Westumbria
Sparrow Hawk Herald: Honorable Lord Nikolai Spiach’ev
Carlsby, Crescent Moon, Lonely Tower, Lost Moor, Mag Mor
College Administration and Reporting
Reporting Due Dates:
1st Quarter: April 15th
2nd Quarter: July 15th
3rd Quarter: October 15th
4th Quarter: January 15th
Domesday: January 31st
Online Herald Quarterly Report Form (link updated 3/19/2019)
Heraldic Social Media
- Heralds of Calontir Facebook Group
- Calontir Heralds Yahoo! Group
- SCA Heraldry Chat Facebook Group
- SCA Silent Heraldry Facebook Group