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College of Heralds

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:

  • Pursuivant-in-Training - A new herald who is learning the proverbial ropes. Typically these trainee pursuivants are mentored by an experienced herald.
  • Pursuivant - After completing their training, a Pursuivant-in-Training becomes a full pursuivant.
  • Herald (upper case) - A Herald (upper case) is a Kingdom or Society level herald, or someone who has been granted this title by Trillium Herald for their great journeyman level knowledge and contribution to the heraldic arts. The title is often used with a descriptive reference, indicating the specific office held. As an example, Green Mantle Herald is the Ealdormere Submissions Herald.
  • Herald Extraordinary (HE) - 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. (See below for more information).

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.

Officers of the Ealdormere College of Heralds

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 - Duchess Rylyn Buchanan
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 - Master Brand Thorwaldsen (HE)‡
The Trillium Herald’s drop-dead deputy (and sometimes approved successor).

Silver Wolf Herald - Baroness Sciath ingen Chaennaig
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.

Rackett Pursuivant - Lord Jørgen Lennertson
A deputy of Bucina Herald, Rackett 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 - Nicola Canis
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.

Land-Based Heralds in the Kingdom of Ealdormere

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.

* Septentria Pursuivant - Al-Sharifa Zahra bint al-Nahr al-Ishbiiliya al-Naariya
* Rising Waters Pursuivant - Baron Dmitri Kievskoi
* Ben Dunfirth Pursuivant - Lord Jørgen Lennertson
* Ramshaven Pursuivant - Lord Guoillauc filius Brancu
* Skraeling Althing Pursuivant - Lady Petronill of Seashire

All Canton pursuivants must report to Their Baronial pursuivant on or before January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.\\
* Ardchreag Pursuivant - Lady Ellaire de Troyes
* Beremere Pursuivant - vacant - Wanna be a Herald in Beremere?
* Eoforwic Pursuivant - vacant - Wanna be a Herald in Eoforwic?
* Monadh Pursuivant - vacant - Wanna be a Herald in Monadh?
* Petrea Thule Pursuivant - vacant - Wanna be a Herald in Petrea Thule?
* Skeldergate Pursuivant - vacant - Wanna be a Herald in Skeldergate?
* Vest Yorvik Pursuivant - Kenneth mec Donnachy

* Bryniau Tywynogg Pursuivant - vacant - Wanna be a Herald in Bryniau Tywynnog?
* der Welfengau Pursuivant - Meister Albrecht Stampfer
* Northgeatham Pursuivant - vacant - Wanna be a Herald in Northgeatham?

* Caldrithig Pursuivant - Jaqueline de Bucquoy
* Greyfells Pursuivant - Osc of the Harbours
* Tor Brant Pursuivant - vacant - Interested in heralding in Tor Brant?

* Stórfjǫrðr Pursuivant - vacant - Interested in heralding in Stórfjǫrðr?

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.

* Bastille du Lac Pursuivant - Lord Godefroi d'Orleans
* Ulfheim Pursuivant - Tigerna Fáelán Ruadh ua Aodha
* March of St. Martin Pursuivant - vacant - Interested in heralding in St. Martin?
* Trinovantia Nova Pursuivant - Lord Kráku-hallr Gunnarsson (called Seamus)

Heralds-at-Large

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)

Heralds Extraordinary

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

Kingdom Heraldry Resources

SCA Heraldry Resources

Ealdormere Heraldic Quarterly

groups/guilds_and_orders/the_college_of_heralds.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/08 21:41 by Dietrich von Sachsen