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, the editor of Heralds' Point, greetings!

Spring has returned to fair Atlantia. The tournament circuit begins again, and with it, the pageantry of heraldry in the outdoors.

Consult Tables

Spring is also one of the times when we get a tide of new members, attracted by our outdoors events. Naturally, many of them will want to register names and arms. Fortunately, we have several kingdom-level events this season which should have consulting tables. These are excellent chances for heralds to get to know one another and to learn more about the art. Additionally, your clients will not need to make the copies and color them in if they submit at a consult table.

Kingdom Heralds and Scribes Symposium

Keep your eyes peeled for news in the next issues of the Acorn regarding this event. The website for the event is: Heralds and Scribes Symposium. The Heralds schedule is already up. It will be a day of learning for Heralds and Scribes alike. And there will be cross communication between the two camps so that we can learn about each others' arts. There will be one vendor, I believe, who carries scribal things. There will also be a display area in case anyone would like to bring anything. There will be plenty of space for both Heralds and Scribes alike to ply their trade. The event is free, but there will be lunch available for $4 I believe. Check out the website for any more information.

Point of Fact

It is a common mistake to assume that mediaeval heralds always carried trumpets. Normally, they carried staves of office. You can find out more about staves of office here.

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, send me a message at pedro@scadian.net! 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

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.