Led by our Trillium Principal Herald, the Ealdormere College of Heralds (ECoH) is composed of people from across the kingdom to support heraldic activities, including submitting names, devices and badges, providing training in heraldry, voice heraldry, court heraldry and ceremonies, heraldic display, and other heraldic research. The ECoH website may be found here.
Anyone who practices the art of heraldry is known as a herald (lowercase). Within the college, however, there are several ranks of herald including:
When a herald holds a heraldic office, they will use either their own heraldic rank, or the rank of the office, whichever is greater. For example, the submissions herald in Ealdormere is Green Mantle Herald, and is called Herald even if the person who holds the office is a pursuivant. By the same token, a Baronial Pursuivant would be called a Baronial Herald if their personal rank warranted it.
All Senior Staff Heralds must report to the Trillium Herald on or before January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Reports are submitted via an online report.
Trillium Herald - Magistra Nika Dmitrieva doch' Zvezdina
Trillium Principal Herald supervises deputies and territorial heralds to ensure the smooth functioning of heraldry in Ealdormere. The responsibilities and restrictions governing such oversight is also governed by kingdom law and custom. This includes the responsibility for the warranting and training of appropriate heraldic officers for all necessary positions and sufficient to ensure that the customary range of heraldic services is easily available in all parts of the kingdom. The Principal Herald is authorized to determine what heraldic titles will be submitted for registration and by which officers they will be used in the kingdom and all its subsidiary branches. Trillium Herald also manages the user-access to the Kingdom Online System for Commentary and Response (OSCAR).
Inland Seas Herald - Vacant
The Trillium Herald’s drop-dead deputy (and sometimes approved successor).
Silver Wolf Herald - Duchess Rylyn Buchannan
The Herald who most recently stepped down as Trillium Principal Herald. Silver Wolf provides support to the College of Heralds, and becomes Trillium Emeritus
Green Mantle Herald - Lord Matthäus Lindenhayn von Schaffehausen
The Herald responsible for the Submissions Team. Green Mantle Herald maintains a repository of submission forms and supporting documentation necessary for the maintenance of the submissions process in their kingdom.
Gopher Herald - Lady Daya Speyererin
The administrative assistant to the Trillium Herald and/or Green Mantle.
Calygreyhound Herald - The Honourable Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg
The Herald responsible for the maintenance of the Ealdormere Order of Precedence.
Pentland Herald - Baron Dmitri Kievskoi
The Herald responsible for field heraldry, including Crown Tourney heraldry.
Bucina Herald - Master Percival de la Rocque (HE)‡
The Herald responsible for assistance and fostering heraldic education.
Red Escutcheon Pursuivant - TH Lord Dietrich von Sachsen
A deputy of Bucina Herald, Red Escutcheon is responsible for armourial education.
Rouring Pursuivant - Lord Jørgen Lennertson
A deputy of Bucina Herald, Rouring is responsible for voice heraldry education.
Afon Fawr Herald - Duke Finvarr de Taahe
The Herald responsible for assisting with and fostering the education of name research.
Reign Herald - Master Brand Thorwaldsen (HE)‡
Stave Pursuivant - Master Percival de la Rocque (HE)‡
The Pursuivant responsible for fostering and responding to questions/inquiries regarding heraldic display.
Seeblatt Pursuivant - Lord Jotun-Bjorn
The Pursuivant responsible for communication with members regarding their heraldic submissions.\\
Golden Otter Pursuivant - THL Roselyn de l’Estrangere
The Pursuivant responsible for the publication of the Ealdormere Heralds Quarterly newsletter.
Bee Herald - Viscountess Caoilfhionn nic dairmada
The Pursuivant responsible for the Ealdormere College of Heralds website. Bee Pursuivant often works with the Lord Clerk-Register, and Calygreyhound to coordinate information and continuity between websites.
Plein Chemin Pursuivant - Þyri the spinner The Pursuivant responsible for developing and supporting disabled heralds in Ealdormere.
Bonne Signe Herald - Baroness Annabelle Makmyllane The Pursuivant responsible for developing and supporting silent heraldry for Ealdormerean courts.
Wolf’s Tooth Macer - Lady Saraphina the Quick
A College of Heralds titled position held by a youth under the age of 18. The Youth Macer is responsible for fostering heraldry among the youth of our Kingdom.
Trillium Signet - Maistresse Alais de Poitiers
While not a titled Herald or Pursuivant, the Trillium Signet, as the head of the Ealdormere Scribal College, is a senior member of the College of Heralds and a member of the Trillium staff.
Privy Seal - Mistress Christiana Macnamara
While not a titled Herald or Pursuivant, the Privy Seal is responsible for the maintenance of the Scroll of Honour and the Boke of Reigns.
All Baronial pursuivants must report to the Trillium Herald on or before January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15. Reports are submitted via an online report.
All Canton pursuivants must report to Their Baronial pursuivant on or before January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.
Shire Pursuivants must report to the Trillium Herald on or before January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.
Reports are submitted via an online report.
The herald-at-large is one who serves as a herald but does not hold a specific office. These heralds contribute to the smooth function of events, both in terms of labour and ceremony. Heralds-at-large report directly to Trillium Principal Herald. A Herald-at-Large may focus on one or more aspects of heraldry, including but not limited to: Book Heraldry/Submissions, Court Heraldry, Field/Tournament Heraldry, Courtesy & Precedence, Training and Education, Heraldry Research, and Ceremony.
All Heralds & pursuivants-at-large must report to the Trillium Herald on or before January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. Reports are submitted via an online report.
The Heralds-at-Large of Ealdormere
|Master Hector of the Black Height||Sir Baldric Leeman of Newcastle Emlyn||THL Emer ingen Uí Áedán|
|Lady Petronill of Seashire||THL Volodymyr Blahuciak||Lady Brenna of Ivy Chapel|
|Lady Constance the Curious||THL Thorsteinn Bjarnylyr Sveinnson||Mistress Marion Fitzwilliam|
|Mistress Wencenedl of Rokesburg(H)||Lady Evelyn ate Hoyle||Lady Thyri Spinner|
|HE Lucia de Moranza||Lord Nathaniel Jonessonne||THL Diedre Lillith Nasrin|
|HRM Rylyn Buchanan||Dorothea af Holm||HE Annabelle Makmyllane|
|HE Dmitri Kievskoi||Duke Finvarr de Taahe||Maister Colyne Stewart|
|THL Justinian Clarus||Lord Watt Skarsgard||THL Yvette de Sancler|
|Mistress Moria the Black||THL fra. Guillaume di San Marino||Lord Thorolfr inn Smithr|
|Lord Daniele da Padola||Mistress Marian of Heatherdale (H)|
The Rank of Herald Extraordinary(HE) is a Rank bestowed upon a senior Herald of the Kingdom to recognize their extreme service to the College of Arms. It is exceptional in all the Society in that it is one of the few awards to not be the right of the Crown to bestow. This is an award given by the Kingdom's Principal Herald on behalf of the Kingdom's College of Heralds or the Laurel Sovereign on behalf of the Society College of Arms.
The award enables the recipient to register their own personal heraldic Title. After that is registered the Herald Extraordinary is then referred to as any other Herald of the College by their Name and title. For example, Magistra Nicola de Bracton has the personal title of Rouge Estoile Herald Extraordinary. She may be referred to in the College as Nicola Rouge Estoile.
The Rank dates back to the Letter of Acceptances and Returns from July 1981 and was created by Master Wilhelm von Schlüssel, then Laurel King of Arms.
The Heralds Extraordinary of the Kingdom of Ealdormere
|SCA Name||Date of Advancement|
|Nuntio Herald||HE Liadin Chu||2015/03/07|
|Rouge Estoile Herald||Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton||2013/03/023|
|Purple Mantle Herald||HE Percival de la Rocque||2012/07/01|
|Beornweald Herald||HE Brand Thorwaldsen||2010/04/24|
|Black Mantle Herald||HE Erick of Longacres||2006/04/22|
|White Mantle Herald||HE Fiona Averylle O’Connor||between 1990-1993|