The Tyger Clerk of the Signet is the head of the East Kingdom College of Scribes. In this role, the Signet is responsible for the promotion of scribal arts throughout the East Kingdom, inclusive of but not limited to the assignment and coordination of award documents (called scrolls) produced for Kingdom Courts. These scrolls are requested by the Crown through the Signet Office for production; the Signet then assigns the scrolls to volunteer artists (generally referred to as scribes) who are registered with the College of Scribes for the purpose of handmade creation of their work in various forms of artistic media, to be later turned in at a Royal Progress (RP or HP) and given out in Court by the Crown or its representatives to individual recipients at the whim of the Royalty.
In addition, the Signet provides direct or indirect educational support to all scribes throughout the Kingdom, including through The Signet themselves, the individual Deputies within the Signet Office Staff, through events, classes, and activities; through the promotion of individual classes held both inside and outside the East Kingdom, through local, Regional and Kingdom scriptoriums; through published and digital media such as the East Kingdom Scribes Handbook, and through the promotion of many other publications and events both online and offline related to the scribal arts.
While the Office of the Signet does not oversee the creation of scrolls for Baronial or local award documents, the Signet Office and its Staff does offer its support and resources to all scribes across the Kingdom (inclusive of local scribes) and to all others who would seek to share their knowledge and interest in the scribal arts with their fellow artisans. For more information on the College of Scribes, the Office of the Signet, and the Signet Office Staff, or for more useful information on the scribal arts, please follow the link below to our website.
06/1976 – 02/1977 Lord Frederic the Silent The office was created by Alaric and Yseult in 1976.
02/1977 – 10/1979 Master Berowne of Arden
10/1979 – 01/1983 Countess Aidan ni Leir By 1981, EK Law had changed to make the Tyger Clerk a Greater Office of State with a two-year term turning over in January.
01/1983 – 08/1984 Master Johannes von Narrenstein
08/1984 – 01/1986 Mistress Katrina von Halstern
01/1986 – 01/1987 Mistress Gabriella Maddalena Pisano
01/1987 – 01/1989 Lord Walter de Witte
01/1989 – 01/1991 Lord Walter de Witte
01/1991 – 01/1993 Master Harold von Auerbach
01/1993 – 01/1995 Duchess Katherine Stanhope
01/1995 – 01/1997 Mistress Ygraine of Preston
01/1997 – 01/1999 Mistress Eloise of Coulter
01/1999 – 01/2001 Duchess Katherine Stanhope
01/2001 – 01/2003 Duchess Katherine Stanhope
01/2003 – 04/2005 Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne unofficially Michel stepped down 01/2005 04/2005 – 04/2006 Mistress Anne Elaina of Rivers Bend unofficially AE began doing the job 01/2005
04/2006 – 01/2008 Duchess Katherine Stanhope
01/2008 – 01/2011 Mistress Khioniya Nikolaevna Ryseva
01/2011 – 01/2015 Mistress Kayleigh MacWhyte
01/2015 – 02/2017 Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel
02/2017 – 01/2020 Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Sviatoslavina vnuchka
01/2020 – 02/2021 Mistress Eva Woderose
02/2021 – present Baroness Æsa Feilinn Jossurdottir