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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:


Organizational chart of the Atlantian College of Heralds


Education

Department Head: Sea Stag Herald

This department is in charge of the continuing education of heralds within the College, as well as the education of the populace of the Kingdom about heraldry. Members of this department work to foster educational opportunities at Universities, Collegiums, and regular events, and to encourage the populace to learn about and utilize their heraldry to its fullest.

Responsibilities by position:

SEA STAG (Education) - This department head oversees the creation and implementation of heraldic education for both heralds within the CoH and also the populace at large.

  • SEA TYGER (Names) - Recruits and fosters teachers for University as well as Collegiums, Symposia, and whatever educational opportunities present themselves where onomastics can be taught and promoted. This position is expected to comment regularly in OSCAR while encouraging other heralds to do the same, and to assist in providing Name documentation.

  • SEA DRAGON (Armory) - Recruits and fosters teachers for University as well as Collegiums, Symposia, and whatever educational opportunities present themselves where armory can be taught and promoted. This position is expected to comment regularly in OSCAR, while encouraging other heralds to do the same, and assist in providing Armory documentation.

  • CONCH (Vocal) - Recruits and fosters teachers for University as well as Collegiums, Symposia, and whatever educational opportunities present themselves where vocal training can be taught and promoted.

  • HIPPOCAMPUS (Court) - Recruits and fosters teachers for University as well as Collegiums, Symposia, and whatever educational opportunities present themselves where court skills can be taught and promoted.

  • MANATEE (Commentary) - Recruits and fosters teachers for University as well as Collegiums, Symposia, online e-mail lists, and whatever educational opportunities present themselves where heralds can be helped to improve their skills in providing commentary to the CoH and the CoA.

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.

  • 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, along with Kraken.

  • BLUE CRAB (Announcements) - This deputy coordinates with Albatross and event autocrats to insure adequate voice heralds for the smooth running of the event.

  • 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).

Reporting

Department head: Kraken Herald

This department is in charge of the tracking and maintaining the quarterly reports for all heralds in the College, the official roster of heralds, and in tracking and maintaining the list of all awards given by the Crowns and Coronets of the Kingdom.

Responsibilities by position:

KRAKEN (Reporting) - Kraken maintains reporting oversight for every member of the CoH, including Triton, with reminders prior to deadlines and follow-up once they have passed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHARK'S TOOTH (Quarterly Compliance) - Shark's Tooth monitors the quarterly reporting of every warranted herald in the CoH and collates that data for Triton's use, including membership expirations and continuing education.

Administrative

Department Head: Nereid Herald

This department is in charge of administrative aspects of the College of Heralds. The College of Heralds Exchequer, the newsletter, the Clerk Signet, and the website 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) - The 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.

  • 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.

  • MANTICORE (Herald's Point Editor) - The Manticore Pursuivant works under the auspices of both Triton and the Kingdom Chronicler's office to produce the CoH newsletter: Herald's Point.

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

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.

(TBD) (Baronial Pursuivant) - The (TBD) 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.

Updated 28 April 2016