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Calontir ILoI issued 2018-10-26 ending 2018-11-26

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By Brigida von Muenchen, 2018-05-06 20:17:34
Greetings to one and from Brigida Gold Falcon!

I'm pleased to take over from Uji Gold Falcon Emeritas as head of the Calontir College of Heralds. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish.

On a related note, please remember that our internal letters are seen by many people, both within and without our fair Kingdom. Often, these submissions are used as teaching items for people just learning how to make constructive commentary. Also, submitters may be here watching the progress of their name/armory items.

It behooves us to keep those ideas at the forefront when making comments. This is NOT the venue to nitpick submissions to pieces. Excessive negative comments will result in your removal.

If you have questions, please email me at goldfalcon@calontir.org.

Remember to play nice and have fun!


By Gotfrid von Schwaben, 2017-04-05 16:54:04
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.

If Baronial, Regional, and local heralds could assist facilitating this, it would be greatly appreciated.

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

Ich dien, Gotfrid, inbound Saker External Submissions Herald


By Saito Takauji, 2016-05-23 19:43:05
Hello everyone!

It's been a while, so I figured I would update this. If you have someone in your group or area who wants to have access to OSCAR, please feel free to help get them set up and let me (Uji) know.

If you have an account remember: You can read commentary, but please do not copy and paste it. Commentary isn't secret, but if someone wants to know what is being said about their device do not just copy and paste. Summarize for them, talk to them about any issues raised, but do not just tell them 'Herald Skippy says it needs to be redrawn'.

Thank you, and happy commenting!


By Konstantia Kaloethina, 2016-03-02 06:29:12
Unto the College of Heralds of the Kingdom of Calontir does Konstantia Gold Falcon Principal Herald send her greetings!

My time as Gold Falcon is quickly coming to an end. At Kris Kinder, Their Highnesses and I interviewed two wonderful (and well-qualified) candidates for Gold Falcon, and I am pleased to say that a decision has been made about my successor.

Congratulations to Lord Saito Takauji! If you would like to be a part of heraldic activities, please let us both know. I can be reached at goldfalcon AT calontir DOT org, and Uji can be reached at purplefalcon AT calontir DOT org

Thank you to all who took time out of their busy event schedule to visit with us, and I am excited to see what the future of heraldic activity will look like.

The official changeover ceremony will take place at Crown, and we do hope to see you there.


By Konstantia Kaloethina, 2014-04-09 20:36:40
I'm going to echo Laurel here for a bit. For those who are doing commentary at the Laurel level, please remember that Laurel commenters are tasked with assisting Wreath, Pelican, and Laurel in making good decisions on approval or return of devices, based on SENA. Commentary that is secondary to the point at hand risks readers (including the aforementioned) losing the point - a signal-to-noise ratio problem. Sorting through long tangential discussions does take time, and if the point is mixed in there somewhere we spend additional time editing the discussion for clarity's sake. In the days of paper, comments were limited by necessity; while the monetary cost of commentary is now negligible, the time cost as it impacts the length of decision meetings has greatly increased.

If we need to have some conversations of what this level of commentary looks like, please let me know. I can be reached at goldfalcon@calontir.org. I welcome all comments, questions, and concerns.

Thank you!

Konstantia Gold Falcon


By Dorcas Whitecap, 2014-03-02 11:12:36
In the beginning of August, I announced a trial of accepting electronically colored submissions of devices in addition to those colored with Crayola markers. Brigida Saker has reported that in the months since that announcement, there have only been a couple of items that weren't acceptable.

Since the trial has been a success, the Saker office will permanently accept electronically colored device and badge submissions. However, Saker still has the flexibility to return items that are difficult to read, mis-colored, don't upload to OSCAR accurately, or have other problems caused by the fact that they came from a color printer or copier. Of course, Saker will continue to accept submissions that are hand colored, using Crayola "Classic" markers, or their equivalent. Saker will still NOT accept forms colored with crayons, colored pencil, or paint.

As a side note, the number of copies of a badge or device form changed last fall. A complete submission must include 1 color and 1 uncolored line drawing copies, plus 1 copy of supporting documentation.


By Dorcas Whitecap, 2014-02-28 18:00:49
There seems to be a little confusion about which groups belong in which region, for purposes of reporting and heraldic support. The regions were adjusted some time ago, and it's possible I did a poor job of communicating the new alignment. Please accept my apology for that. If you are a group herald, or a deputy to your group herald, please take note of which region you are in, and who your regional deputy is. Regional deputies aren't just the one you send your quarterly reports to; they are experienced heralds who can help you in your local office. Just ask!

Kite Herald (Northeast Region) Axed Root Coeur d'Ennui Deodar Flinthyll Heraldshill Shadowdale

Sparrow Hawk Herald (Northwest Region) Carlsby Crescent Moon Dun Ard Lonely Tower Lost Moor Mag Mor

Harrier Herald (Central Region) Amlesmore Aston Tor Bellewode Cum an Iolair Forgotten Sea Loch Smythe

Buteo Herald (Southeast Region) Calais Nuadh Oakheart Standing Stones Three Rivers Wyvern Cliffe

Gerfalcon Herald (Southwest Region) Bois d'Arc Crystal Mynes Grimfells Spinning Winds Vatavia Westumbria


By Dorcas Whitecap, 2014-02-23 15:20:51
After interviewing three (!) candidates, Their Calon Majesties have selected HL Konstantia Kaloethina to be the next Calontir Principal Herald. Her promotion from Purple Falcon to Gold Falcon will take place at Crown Tournament, to be held 29 March in the Shire of Wyvern Cliffe.

To everyone who applied or considered applying for the office, please accept Gold Falcon's heartfelt thanks. It's a good sign that so many heralds want to serve the kingdom in this way.

Congratulations, Konstantia!


By Dorcas Whitecap, 2014-01-06 13:55:31
I have served Calontir in the capacity of kingdom Principal Herald since February of 2012. This has been the most fun job I have ever had! But it would be wrong to hoard this fun, so it is in my mind to find another herald to pass this office to.

Gold Falcon is the head of Calontir's College of Heralds and is responsible for supervising field heraldry and court heraldry at events within the kingdom, and for the timely processing of submissions for names and armory. There are some ceremonial duties, and some reports to write, but Gold Falcon certainly doesn't have to do all these jobs alone. GF also isn't required to be the most knowledgeable or experienced herald in the kingdom. Believe me, I was not, and I am not! With the support of the learned and courteous people who are the Calontir College of Heralds, every task is a joy and every burden is light.

If you would like to take on this kingdom office, letters of intent are due to Their Royal Highnesses and to me no later than January 25. We anticipate holding interviews at Clothiers' Seminar on February 1, in Cum An Iolair.

I have had such a great time as Gold Falcon! Thank you for everything you have taught me, and for all of your help and patience over the past 2 years. I'm a better herald than when I started.


By Dorcas Whitecap, 2013-09-26 09:29:38
New submission forms for device, badge, individual name and branch name have been posted to the Saker website. They may be found here: http://heraldry.calontir.org/forms.htm

If you have blank copies of the old forms, please discard them.

The new forms are all editable and saveable. The signature line is gone, the number of copies required is reduced, and it makes reference to the Saker site for the mailing address instead of the Mews. Here's something else that is oh so cool: clicking on the Saker url in the form will take you there. No need to copy & paste!



Kingdom letters no longer open for comment:

Calontir ILoI issued 2018-09-22 and ended 2018-10-22
Calontir ILoI issued 2018-08-24 and ended 2018-09-24
Calontir ILoI issued 2018-07-27 and ended 2018-08-27
Calontir ILoI issued 2018-06-23 and ended 2018-07-23
Calontir ILoI issued 2018-05-25 and ended 2018-06-25
Calontir ILoI issued 2018-04-29 and ended 2018-05-29
Calontir ILoI issued 2018-03-26 and ended 2018-04-23
Calontir ILoI issued 2018-02-25 and ended 2018-03-26
Calontir ILoI issued 2018-01-26 and ended 2018-02-26
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-12-25 and ended 2018-01-22
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-11-27 and ended 2017-12-26
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-10-28 and ended 2017-11-28
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-09-27 and ended 2017-10-23
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-08-30 and ended 2017-09-25
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-07-30 and ended 2017-08-28
Calontir Kingdom ILoI issued 2017-06-29 and ended 2017-07-24
Calontir Kingdom ILoI issued 2017-05-31 and ended 2017-06-25
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-05-30 and ended 2017-06-25
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-04-30 and ended 2017-05-21
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-03-31 and ended 2017-04-23
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-03-11 and ended 2017-03-24
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-02-28 and ended 2017-03-24
Calontir ILoI issued 2017-01-31 and ended 2017-02-24
Calontir Kingdom ILoI issued 2017-01-08 and ended 2017-01-22
Calontir Kingdom ILoI issued 2017-01-06 and ended 2017-01-22
Calontir ILoI issued 2016-11-30 and ended 2016-12-23
Calontir ILoI issued 2016-10-31 and ended 2016-11-25
Calontir Kingdom ILoI issued 2016-09-30 and ended 2016-10-21
Calontir ILoI issued 2016-08-31 and ended 2016-09-23
Calontir ILoI issued 2016-07-31 and ended 2016-08-19