Lachlan of Cromarty

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(top) Lachlan heralding at Caid Rapier Open 2008
(bottom) versus Dona Battista at QC Fall 2008
Preferred title: Master
Their Pronouns: he, him, his
Resides: Barony of Lyondemere
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
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Master Lachlan of Cromarty has been in the SCA since 1985, and in the Kingdom of Caid since 1988, currently residing in the Barony of Lyondemere. He is also a soldier of the Third Auxiliary Dragoons.

Lachlan is husband of Cassandre Nicole Loustaunau and father to Joaquin of Lyondemere and Miranda of Lyondemere. He is a Herald, fencer, painter, illustrator and scribe.

Lachlan was made a Lord of the Pelican by Agrippa III and Dawid on 1/5/2019.


Lachlan is a fourteenth century landowner with holdings on the Black Isle and in Sutherland, Scotland. His primary residence is above the town of Cromarty, situated on a point separating the Cromarty Firth from the Moray Firth. Lachlan also operates several vessels serving as halibut fishing boats and merchantmen.


Offices & Positions

  • Herald of the Shire of Swampwater Springs, Kingdom of the East, ca. 1985
  • College of San Ambrogio Pursuivant, ca. 1990
  • Coral Pursuivant of the Barony of Lyondemere, 2001-6/2005
  • Dolphin Herald, 5/2003-6/2005
  • Crescent Principal Herald, 6/2005-11/2008
  • Editor, Compendium Caidis, 5/2008-Present
  • Administrator, Compendium Caidis, 08/23/2008-8/7/2009 and 10/05/2009-7/2010 and 04/02/2014-Present
  • Lord in Waiting for Sven II and Kolfinna II, 11/2008-6/2009
  • Silver Abacus Herald, 11/2008-8/2013
  • Upload Editor, Compendium Caidis, 05/16/11-04/2014
  • Editor in Chief of Compendium Caidis, 2013-4/11/2018
  • Founder of SCA-Publications on deviantArt
  • Duellist Herald, 8/2013-Present


Caidan Arts and Sciences and Pentathlon

Projects & Publications

Published Articles

  • "Heraldry of the Barony of Lyondemere", The Tydes of Lyondemere, 1/2003. Describing in words and pictures the barony's arms and badges as well as explaining their proper use.
  • "Eth and Thorn" (in Crescent Herald Column), The Crown Prints, 6/2007. Pronunciation of two "lost" English letters
  • "Weldisshe Grant of Arms Copy", Proceedings of the 2007 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, 6/2007. A thorough description of a 17th C. copy of a 16th C. grant of arms including annotated transcription of its text
  • "Caid - What if?", The Crown Prints, 11/2007. A narrative retelling of the inception of the Kingdom name.
  • "Placenames in Orkney from 16th and 17th Century Maps", Proceedings of the 2008 Known World Heraldic Symposium, 9/2008. Article provides period spellings of placenames in Orkney, Scotland, with etymological notes

SCA Published Artwork

Classes Taught

  • "Period Flags", Arts & Sciences class for Barony of Lyondemere, ca. 2002. Discussion of vexillography (drawing flags)
  • "Heraldic Display", Collegium Caidis Fall 2003 Discussion of heraldic display, particularly flags and clothing
  • "Uncommon Heraldic Charges: Beyond the Pale", Collegium Caidis Fall 2004. Discussion about some of the oddities of heraldry
  • "Technology for Building Better Heralds", Collegium Caidis Spring 2005
  • "On the Grantinge of Armes", Collegium Caidis Spring 2007 and Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2007. Class about period texts and how to adapt their language for SCA scrolls
  • "Painting Light and Dark", Collegium Caidis Spring 2008. Class exploring ways to think about light and shadow to produce naturalistic paintings
  • It's a Mock Court, Collegium Caidis 2009
  • "Handling Mantling" with Tetchubah of Greenlake, Collegium Caidis 2012.
  • "Compendium Caidis the Caid Wiki", Collegium Caidis 2014.
  • Discussed heraldic achievements and particularly mantling, Scribal Play Day 2015.




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