Last month, the Kingdom suffered a great loss. Baron Malcolm fitzWilliam passed away from heart complications stemming from pneumonia. He was a good friend and a good man. He was also a long-standing contributing member of the College of Heralds.
Malcolm served as both Sycamore Herald (the Kingdom Tournament Deputy) and Keystone Herald (the Kingdom Education Deputy). Through both of these appointments, his primary objective was to promote education and participation throughout the heraldic community and the Kingdom. Everything that he did, whether heraldic in nature or not, was done out of love for his Shire, his Kingdom, and the Society as a whole.
And let that be the lesson that we all take from him. The Society lives on through the effort that we all give it, but it is the love that we put into it that makes this life that we have all chosen worth living. Let us all try to carry on his legacy.
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
Silver Buccle Principal Herald, Kingdom of Æthelmearc
Baron Malcolm heralding Count Yngvar and Countess Caryl into Crown last fall. Photo by Master Alaxandair.