Believe it or not, we actually did have some responses to last issue's invitation to the heralds to write a rebuttal to resident cantankerous columnist Mudgeon McGrumpypants' last column! And here is the winning letter:
While I have no knowledge of the Trimarian College of Heralds, I'd like to refute vehemently any implications of SCA-wide heraldic title inflation and Pelican-mongering.
Unfortunately, I can't.
Master Daniel de Lincolia,
Companion of the Order of the Pelican,
Laurel Clerk and Keeper of the Records,
formerly one of the (yes) seventeen kingdom-level heralds of Ansteorra
Master Daniel gets an official Quarter logo wall clock! (Jealous? Don't be, you can buy one for yourself on our website!) Honorable Mention goes to "Lady Ann I Mouse", whose stirring yet good natured pro-herald manifesto is a bit too long to print here. Maybe we'll put it up on our web site. Anyway, thanks to all the heralds for being such good sports, and you'll be happy to know that Mudgeon is now picking on the fencers.