6 mths to a year is average.
What happens after you stick that package containing your name/device/both
in the mail?
Once a month or so depending on kingdom those letters are gathered together
into an internal letter of intent (IloI) and is posted out via various means
for people to comment on and find problems with. (In the Middle this can
take up to 7 weeks depending on when your information arrives.
Commentors are ususally given about a month to do so.
After this point any items with major flaws are sent back to the submitter
to work on, the rest are sent up to the society level via US mail. This can
take a couple of weeks to a month.
Once they reach the society level and the Laurel Sovereign of Arms (the
Society Herald.) they are again put out for comment on a wider basis. The
commentors at this level are offered 4 months for comments. After which the
final decisions are made as to whether or not the items will be registered.
These results are published on a Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR)
which takes another couple of weeks to put out after the meeting.
At this point the various kingdoms have different methods of notifying their
clients as to what the descions were. In the Middle, the kingdom herald
(Dragon Herald) usually puts a message on the kingdom email list right away
as sort of an unofficial notice and then has the information posted to the
kingdom newsletter and the client directly.
There are assistants in every step of this process, but as with any point of
the society, Real Life (tm) can happen which can add time to the whole
----- Original Message -----
From: "Otto von Schwyz" <ottovonschwyz@...>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 7:43 AM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Re: The Don't Speech
> Easy, grab a herald; sit down and tell them what you want. It doesn't
> much to register a name or a device or a badge even. Depending on your
> Kingdom, it will vary just how long it will take for your name to pass
> Laurel. Once it passes, its yours. I had a friend of mine who's name and
> device passed in three months; still the fastest time I have seen anything
> go from a local herald to Laurel. Mine took just over six months.