Missive from the Principal Herald of Calontir
Meisterin Brigida von München, OP
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
Registering Names and Heraldic Devices
The Office of the Saker Herald, Herr Gotfrid von Schwaben
Saker Herald oversees the heraldic submissions process for Calontir and is the External Submissions liaison with Laurel Sovereign of Arms and the Society’s College of Arms. The Saker office publishes External Letters of Intent, sees to it that Calontir submissions are paid for at the Society level, tracks submissions via OSCAR, and sends notifications regarding submission decisions.
The Office of the Eyas Herald, Mistress Dorcas Whitecap
Eyas Herald is the Internal Submissions liaison with the good gentles of Calontir and with group heralds. The Eyas office receives and processes heraldic submissions and fees, publishes Internal Letters of Intent, is responsible for Kingdom level submission decisions, and maintains kingdom archives of submitted and registered names, devices, and badges.
Precedence, Awards, & Armorial
Awards and the display of heraldic devices, arms, and achievements make up what may be the most recognizable face of the College of Heralds. View the deserved awards and arms of the kingdom's populace here.
Goodhand Silent Heraldry
The Office of Mistress Nesscia inghean Chearnaigh, OP
Goodhand Herald is in charge of coordinating the Kingdom’s Silent Heraldry efforts. The Goodhand office provides tips and advice for those interested in volunteering for silent heraldry in Calontir.
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
Heraldic Social Media
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
The badge in the masthead is based on the official seal of the Gold Falcon Principal Herald office. The websites of the Calontir College of Heralds use it with the express permission of the current Gold Falcon, and each tenure we ask for permission again to use it.