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The Atlantian College of Heralds and Scribes exists to provide heraldic and scribal services to the Crown and the populace of the Kingdom of Atlantia; to allow individuals interested in heraldry and scribal arts to improve their knowledge and skills while serving the Kingdom; and to continue to advance the Kingdom's and Society's knowledge and practice of heraldry and scribal arts.

College of Heralds Staff Position Descriptions

TRITON (Principal Herald)– Triton is the head of the Kingdom’s College of Heralds and is responsible for supervising field heraldry and court heraldry at events within the Kingdom. Triton is also responsible for supervising College of Arms activities within the Kingdom, including the timely processing of submissions for names and armory.

NEREID (Emergency Deputy)< – Nereid stands ready to assume the functions of the Principal Herald in emergency situations. Triton works very closely with Nereid to insure the smooth transition of office, should something unfortunate occur. Nereid also serves the the Department head for the Administrative Department, allowing Nereid to gain closer insight to the workings of the College.

Departments:


The Atlantian College of Heralds Heraldic Staff Positions

Triton Principal Herald: Eldred AElfwald
Triton Senior Staff
  • Submissions (Golden Dolphin): Ragnar Leifsson
  • Ceremony & Protocol (Pearl): Hagar the Black
  • Emergency Deputy (Nereid): Lucien de La Rochelle

Triton Staff
  • Internal Submissions (Ibis): Gwenhwyfar Weale
  • Notifications (Opal): Catherine Ambrose
  • Commentary (Sea Stag): Estienne Le Mons d'Anjou
  • Consult - MD (Blue Shark): Wynne ferch Rhodri
  • Consult - VA (Red Shark): Vacant
  • Consult - NC (Green Shark): Genvievfe d'Estelle
  • Consult - SC (Silver Shark): Vacant
  • Court (Silver Nautilus): Daniela Schwartzhaupt
  • Tournaments (Narwhal): Donal macRuiseart
  • Silent Herald (Alcyon): Gabrielle Sendel
  • OP Clerk (Finsterwald): Alexandria Wright
  • OP Website (Bright Leaf): Vacant
  • Exchequer (Coral Branch): Geoffrey d'Ayr of Montalban
  • CoH Website (Herring): Ealdthryth of Humberstone
  • Special Projects (Kraken): Rhiannon Morgaine
  • Clerk Signet (Undine): Aemelia Rosa
    Senior Heralds
  • Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane, Metron Ariston Herald Extraordinary
  • Geoffrey d'Ayr of Montalban, Herald
  • Herveus d'Ormonde, Gnome Herald Extraordinary
  • Rhiannon ui Neill, Azure Decrescent Herald
  • Michael Batcok, Gallo Canente Herald
  • Bran Trefonnen, Corvus Herald Extraordinary
  • Gisela vom Kreuzbach, Herald Extraordinary
  • Cian mac Cellacháin hUí Dublaich, Herald
  • Hróðný Rognvaldsdóttir, Luddite Herald Extraordinary
  • Seraphina Delfino, Herald
  • Beatrice Shirwod, Herald

  • Baronial Heralds
  • Windmasters Hill (Boreas): Genvievfe d'Estelle
  • Caer Mear (Sea Castle): Meriore Matheson
  • Storvik (Drakkar): Rose nic Galen
  • Nottinghill Coill (Gordian Knot): Hagar the Black
  • Tir-y-Don (Morwch Rudd): Torhild Rodmarssdottir
  • Sacred Stone (Dolmen): Domnall Locard
  • Black Diamond (Black Lozenge): Eadwyn Inhold
  • Hidden Mountain (Marlow): Jorunn nic Lochlainn
  • Marinus (Sable Trident): Antoinette Argentina
  • Lochmere (Partan): Genevieve d'Aquitaine
  • Ponte Alto (Most): Johanna le Paumer
  • Dun Carraig (Silver Osprey): Caitlin inghean Ui Ruaidrhi
  • Bright Hills (Northern March): Richard Wyn
  • Stierbach (Steinmauer): Sara Nayl Bendare
  • Highland Foorde (Compass Star): Fergus of Hanna
  • Hawkwood (Goshawk): Aesa gyldir
  • Raven's Cove (Golden Raven): Mark Lothian ap Lyonesse


  • Submissions

    Department Head: Golden Dolphin Herald

    This department is in charge of the submissions process for registering names and armory with the Society College of Arms. The proper setup and administration of Consultation Tables at events, as well as notifications of decisions made on names and armory fall under this department.

    Responsibilities by position:

    GOLDEN DOLPHIN (Submissions) - Golden Dolphin is responsible for processing all submissions received from residents of the Kingdom of Atlantia, including submissions received at authorized consultation tables held outside the boundaries of the Kingdom (e.g., at Pennsic).

    • OPAL (Notifications) - Opal assists Golden Dolphin by handling the notification (electronic and non-electronic) to submitters as to the status of their heraldry. Opal is the de facto deputy to Golden Dolphin.

    • IBIS (Names) - Ibis receives all Kingdom submissions and enters them into OSCAR for the Internal Submissions Letter. Ibis also scans submissions in and forwards them to Golden Dolphin.

    • SEA STAG (Commentary) - Sea Stag is responsible for facilitating online sessions for heralds learning to provide commentary on submissions.

    • BLUE SHARK (Consultation - MD/DC) - This Consul is responsible for arranging authorized consultation tables to provide submissions assistance and receive submissions at appropriate Kingdom and regional events in the MD/DC area.

    • RED SHARK (Consultation - VA) - This Consul is responsible for arranging authorized consultation tables to provide submissions assistance and receive submissions at appropriate Kingdom and regional events in the VA area.

    • GREEN SHARK (Consultation - NC) - This Consul is responsible for arranging authorized consultation tables to provide submissions assistance and receive submissions at appropriate Kingdom and regional events in the NC area.

    • SILVER SHARK (Consultation - SC/GA) - This Consul is responsible for arranging authorized consultation tables to provide submissions assistance and receive submissions at appropriate Kingdom and regional events in the SC/GA area.

    Ceremony and Protocol

    Department Head: Pearl Herald

    This department is in charge of the ceremonial aspect of heraldry, through the use of Court heralds, Announcement heralds, and Tournament heralds. The administration of silent heralds, assignment of heralds for Royal Court, and issues of protocol and ceremony all fall under this department.

    Responsibilities by position:

    PEARL (Ceremony and Protocol) - This department head oversees the implementation of ceremonies (court, processional, tournaments, announcements) and protocol throughout the Kingdom.

    • ALCYON (Silent Herald)< - This deputy serves as the coordinator for silent heraldry within the Kingdom and the College. They serve as a liason between the Society Silent Deputy and Triton, and guides the use of silent heralds for court and other opportunities.

    • SILVER NAUTILUS (Court) - This deputy works with Triton and Pearl to organize Court assignments for events. They guide assigned heralds on how to best serve the needs of the attending Royalty, encourage the use of seconds, and follow up on Court reports.

    • NARWHAL (Tournaments) - This deputy coordinates with Albatross, event autocrats, and marshals-in-charge to insure adequate and appropriate field heralds for the smooth running of the tournament(s).

    Administrative

    Department Head: Nereid Herald

    This department is in charge of administrative aspects of the College of Heralds. The College of Heralds Exchequer, the Clerk Signet, the Clerk of Precedence, and the websites all fall under the direction of the Nereid Herald.

    Responsibilities by position:

    NEREID (Emergency Deputy) - Nereid stands ready to assume the functions of the Principal Herald in emergency situations. Triton works very closely with Nereid to insure the smooth transition of office, should something unfortunate occur.

    • UNDINE (Clerk of the Signet) - Undine Pursuivant, or Clerk of the Signet, or Clerk Signet, supervises the production of award scrolls as required by the Crown. They also help promote the development of calligraphy and illumination in the Kingdom through the College of Scribes. The Undine Pursuivant is an Officer of State of the Kingdom of Atlantia.

    • FINSTERWALD (Clerk of Precedence) - The Finsterwald Pursuivant maintains the records of all awards bestowed upon the residents of Atlantia. The Finsterwald pursuivant is an Officer of State for the Kingdom of Atlantia.

    • CORAL BRANCH (CoH Exchequer) - The Coral Branch Pursuivant oversees the checking account for the college, including money collected for submissions or from any other source. They are responsible for reporting to the Kingdom Exchequer and for any financial matters pertaining to the CoH.

    • KRAKEN (Special Projects)< - Kraken works on special projects for CoH.

    • HERRING (Heralds' Website) - This Webminister works with the Kingdom Webminister and oversees the Kingdom Herald's Office online presence.

    • BRIGHT LEAF (OP Webminister) - This Webminister works with the Kingdom Webminister and oversees the Order of Precedence online and maintains the functionality of this resource.

    Baronial Heralds

    BOREAS (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Boreas Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Windmasters' Hill and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    COMPASS STAR (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Compass Star Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Highland Foorde and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    BLACK LOZENGE (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Black Lozenge Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Black Diamond and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    DOLMEN (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Dolmen Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Sacred Stone and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    DRAKKAR (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Drakkar Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Storvik and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    GORDIAN KNOT (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Gordian Knot Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Nottinghill Coill and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    GOSHAWK (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Goshawk Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Hawkwood and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    MARLOW (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Marlow Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Hidden Mountain and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    MORWCH RUDD (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Morwch Rudd Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Tir-y-Don and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    MOST (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Most Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Ponte Alto and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    NORTHERN MARCH (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Northern March Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Bright Hills and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    PARTAN (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Partan Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Lochmere and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    SABLE TRIDENT (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Sable Trident Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Marinus and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    SEA CASTLE (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Sea Castle Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Caer Mear and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    SILVER OSPREY (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Silver Osprey Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Dun Carraig and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    STEINMAUER (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Steinmauer Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Stierbach and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    GOLDEN RAVEN (Baronial Pursuivant) - The Golden Raven Pursuivant is the title reserved exclusively for the baronial herald of Raven’s Cove and only used after specific recognition by Triton.

    Ranks in the CoH

    In order to track individual progress as heralds, the Atlantian College of Heralds employs a System of Ranks similar to that of other Colleges throughout the Society. Ranks are a relative indicator of the breadth of knowledge a herald may possess or their experience in a specific field of endeavor. The ranks employed in Atlantia are:

    • CORNET - This is the beginning rank of any herald. A herald holds this rank for the first year of their training. They work to gain the necessary skillset to better serve the populace in their chosen area of focus.

    • PURSUIVANT EXTRAORDINARY - This intermediate rank of herald possesses the basic skills of each area of heraldry. However, they are now concentrating study in more specific areas to gain a level of expertise that will better serve the populace.

    • PURSUIVANT - This rank represents special achievement in a herald's chosen area(s) of study. While they are competent in all areas of heraldic endeavor, they have gained significant expertise in one or more areas and actively pursue using that knowledge to serve the populace. In cases of exceptional knowledge or service, Triton may grant a title. Titled Pursuivants have specific duties within the CoH and retain that title only while serving in that position.

    • HERALD - This rank indicates expertise in all areas of heraldic endeavor and a commanding need to use that knowledge to serve the populace. Certain titles are bestowed upon Heralds only so long as a they serve a specific function within the CoH. Others may be bestowed permanently for extraordinary service.

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