Heralds' Point:
The Occasional Journal for the College of Heralds of Atlantia

From the Editor:

Unto all who read this missive, now and in the future, from Pedro de Alcazar, Drekkar Herald and editor of Heralds' Point, greetings!

It is my hope that Heralds' Point will be a means for the heralds of this realm to stay in contact with Triton Herald, the principal herald of our land, and the Kings of Arms (Laurel, Wreath, and Pelican). You will see statements from all of these worthies here. It is my hope that you will consider Heralds' Point as a place to voice your views on their policies.

Also, as precedential decisions are made by the Kings of Arms, I hope to make them known to the heralds of Atlantia by posting them here. When Golden Dolphin sends up items to Laurel that could produce new precedents, I hope to post Golden Dolphin's decisions as well.

Heraldry is an art as old as Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and as young as the newest submission. I welcome you to join in exploring it with your colleagues, the heralds of Atlantia-this is your journal. If you have always wanted to write an article that would be read by every Atlantian herald, if you have a question you would like to ask of all the heralds of Atlantia, email me! I would prefer that any articles or other messages come as plain text (ASCII), as opposed to HTML or some other format. Thank you!

In Service,
Pedro de Alcazar, Drekkar Herald

Point of Fact

Why are heralds organized in colleges?

One of the meanings of the word "college" is a group of people who gather together because they have the same interests or duties. The first college of heralds was the French college, which was founded in 1406.

Herald's Point is the newsletter for the members of the College of Heralds of Atlantia. Herald's Point is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) and does not delineate SCA policies. Herald's Point does delineate policies specific to the Kingdom of Atlantia. Copies of this newsletter are available from Pedro de Alcazar (Craig Levin) 6700 Belcrest Road #1105, Hyattsville, MD 20782