ANSTHRLD - Galen's Augmentation tmcd at
Fri Jan 21 19:08:48 PST 2000

On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Amanda Lewanski <editor at> wrote:
> the Crown should be able to grant/specify the form as well as the
> right to the award, but SCA practice seems to differ. Was there ever
> any formal statement of this? Daniel?

There certainly was -- a Board of Directors ruling and that of several
Laurel Sovereigns of Arms -- as Da'ud wrote when he returned your
husband's first attempt to register an augmention:

    As has been noted by prior Laurel precedent, no Crown may specify
    the form an augmentation (or arms, for that matter), may take.
    Relevant prior rulings on this are found in the Cover Letter of 28
    January 1983, p.4; the Cover letter of 7 December 1986, pp. 3-4;
    and the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors of 24
    January 1988, p.12.

which I doubt not was one of several reasons Tadhg was annoyed: he
knew very well that the king had no more right than anyone else to
order Laurel what to do.

I have much more to write on this issue, but I have to scrub the
bathroom and pick up clutter before a visitor comes by tomorrow.

Daniel de Lincolia
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