Until further notice, all submissions in this kingdom are free. Please ignore this section for the time being.
The Lochac College of Heralds currently charges $20 in Australian dollars, or $25 in New Zealand dollars, per heraldic transaction. A transaction is the registration of a name or a device or a badge. So for most people who want to register their name and device in one go, it will be AUD$40 or NZD$50 for the lot. The majority of this money goes to support the College of Arms throughout the Known World, to allow the commenting process to take place. Without these funds, as well as spending their time checking devices and names for conflicts and so on, the Heralds would need to spend their own money on postage and copying. A few notes: this being a Lochac FAQ list, all prices quoted here are in Australian and NZ dollars, and the distinction should be clear. We don’t expect anyone to convert to US dollars; that’s handled by the local College of Heralds. You can make cheques or money orders out to SCA Inc College of Heralds, or if your local herald has a chequebook and doesn’t mind helping out, you can hand over the cash and he or she can send on a cheque. Remember to offer a dollar or two extra to cover bank piracy if you do this. Remember that this only applies to initial submissions: the first time you submit a new item, not the resubmissions that might be required if, for example, someone further up the chain of Heralds decides to return your submission for conflict or other problems. Presently in Lochac, you have three years to resubmit, starting from the date on the letter send to you to advise you of the problem. If you resubmit within this time, it’s free; after that, you pay again as if it were a new submission.
Author: Karl Faustus von Aachen (with corrections by Uberto Renaldi, Anton de Stoc, Tamsyn Northover, Eleyne de Comnocke, Massaria da Cortona and Domhnall na Moicheirghe). Updated: 27 May 2010 (AS XLV).