I know it has been a while since I have posted within these pages. Within the last couple of months I have to step away from being Malagentia’s Herald, as I have been asked, and accepted to be a Northern Regional Herald (Blue Talbot Herald) for the East Kingdom. Needless to say I was one part surprised, one part honored, and one part going “Holy sh*t, what have I gotten myself into”. So with that I wanted to take a bit of time and compose my thoughts correctly so that way I can articulate the change from my own eyes.
For many the promotion from local to regional may not seem that big of deal to them, or then again may seem to them. “Well now that I am regional I can relax a bit.” For me it was a bigger set of responsibilities, and like times of the past. Give me something I can run with, I will do what I can to run as hard, and as fast as I can.
Ok, so we have an idea what is to be expected, and we have an idea of what is to be looked into. Yep, I can do this.
So, to go on was to reach out to all Pursuivant Heralds, get contact information, membership numbers. The works to get a northern region data base up and running. Not too bad with the exception of Kingdom Law changes about shires either would have a knight marshal, or a herald. And let’s face it I know well to, sticks are sexy. So I roll the dice when I search out on their websites and emails to the various lists I am on whether what kind of reply I would get.
The one province I have and the two Baronies answered wonderfully and came for the moment of truth, out of the twelve cantons or shires that are out in the northern region, would I hear a reply back. My honor and surprise was that a good portion of them do have heralds. My joy could not be more wonderful as to as an office, a herald can be a wonderful factor to have in any local group, for name and device submission, to keep track of the local rolls and honors of their local group, and so on. So to see so many that are not required to have someone in the office, to have not only heralds within their local group, however enthusiastic heralds at that.
I am looking forward to my time as Blue Talbot Herald, as this will be an adventure in a totally different light, As well as the occasional name and device submission I can lend a hand in, after all that is my first love, and after all who would want a registered name and pretty device to call their own.
Till next time
Conall an Doire
Blue Talbot Herald