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Effective May 2017

By the Grace of Their Majesties of Atlantia, William Thomas and Alyna, the following document is an updated issue of The Atlantian Great Book of Law, which is an official publication for the Kingdom of Atlantia, part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA, Inc.) It is provided for your information and may be reproduced locally. In case of a discrepancy between The Atlantian Great Book of Law maintained by the Kingdom Clerk of Law, and reproduced copies or electronic versions, The One True Atlantian Great Book of Law held on the Kingdom web site and maintained by The Clerk of Law has precedence.

(c) Copyright (2016), Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. This document is provided for your information and may be reproduced locally. In case of a discrepancy between The Atlantian Great Book of Law kept by the Kingdom Clerk of Law, and reproduced copies or electronic versions, The One True Atlantian Great Book of Law held by the Clerk of Law has precedence. For information on reprinting letters and artwork from this publication, please contact the Chronicler, who will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors.

1.1 Compilation of Kingdom Law

The Atlantian Great Book of Laws, the compilation of Kingdom Law, contains all the current laws of the Kingdom of Atlantia.  Only those laws listed here or enacted hereafter in the manner described below are in effect in the Kingdom of Atlantia.  Any Corpora references cited in the Atlantian Great Book of Laws are based on the version of Corpora published August 17, 2015.

 

1.2 Requirements for Publication and Effect of Kingdom Law

In accordance with Corpora IV F, laws must be proclaimed in order to take effect. Laws must be submitted for publishing as a newsletter addendum on the Kingdom Web site, at or before the Crown's last court to be valid. The law changes will not be published without electronic approval from the Crown. Law changes will take effect on the first day of the month listed on the Acorn cover in which the changes are published.

 

1.3 Updating of the Atlantian Great Book of Law

The Atlantian Great Book of Law must be updated on the Kingdom web site within fourteen (14) days of notification of the new law in the Kingdom Newsletter and/or the publication of a Kingdom Newsletter’s electronic supplement.

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2.1 Duties and Powers of the Crown

In addition to the duties and powers set forth in Corpora IV C – G, the Crown shall:

• Consult with the populace of the Kingdom, the Their landed Barons and Baronesses, Their Great Officers of State and Their Officers of State, on matters which the Crown deems necessary.

• Ensure the succession of the Crown

• Ensure the Continuity of Reigns

• Enact, change and repeal laws after consultation with the Curia

• Negotiate and enact treaties with other Kingdoms

• Maintain a list of all awards given and within fourteen days (14) of the end of the reign, verify the list with the Clerk of Precedence.

• Ensure the proper transfer of Royal Records

• Remain a resident of the Kingdom of Atlantia throughout the completion of their reign.

• Accept custody of royal regalia and property placed in their care by the Kingdom Chamberlain by signed receipt of a completed inventory. If the Kingdom Chamberlain is not present the incoming and outgoing Crowns shall execute a face-to-face transfer of such that they have accompanied by a hand written receipt. Copies of the receipt must be sent to the Kingdom Chamberlain and the Kingdom Exchequer no later than one week after the transfer.

• Maintain any regalia entrusted to the Crown. Notify the Kingdom Chamberlain immediately if regalia is lost and/or damaged in any way.

 

2.2 Ensuring the Succession of the Crown

In accordance with Corpora IV C 2, the Crown shall hold a Crown Tournament to choose their successors.

• Crown Tournament shall be a double elimination tournament.

• Once the Crown Tournament list is drawn and set into the list tree, the Crown, the Marshal In Charge of Crown Tournament and the Minister of the List in charge of Crown Tournament shall sign off on the list. Once the list is signed, no changes may be made to it unless all of the above listed signatories agree to and sign off on the changes. • The victor of the Crown Lists and his or her consort shall together assume the position of successors to the Crown and the titles of Crown Prince and Crown Princess as appropriate to their gender.

 

 

2.2.1 Eligibility for Crown Tournament

In addition to the requirements set forth in Corpora IVA2 & IVB, all combatants and their consorts in the Crown Tournament must:

• Be presented to and acceptable to the Crown

• Be willing and able to fulfill the duties of the Crown

• Intend to make an honorable attempt to compete for the Crown

• Be subjects of the Kingdom of Atlantia

• Have resided in Atlantia for at least one year immediately prior to the Crown Tourney*

• Submit a Letter of Intent to fight in Crown Tourney to the Crown by the due date set. The Letter of Intent shall include all required information*

• Have arms registered with the College of Heralds or present proof of heraldic submission through a warranted herald prior to Crown Tournament*

 

* These requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Crown.

 

2.2.2 Crown Letter of Intent Requirements

A combatant and their consort’s Letter(s) of Intent must contain:

• Their modern and SCA names along with their address(es), email address(es) and phone number(s)

• Membership information (membership numbers and expiration dates)

• Any additional information requested by the Crown

 

2.2.3 Withdrawal from and Victory in Crown Tournament

Either the combatant or their consort may withdraw at any point in the tournament, without loss of honor, by notifying the Crown or the Minister of the Crown Lists.

If either the combatant or their consort choose to withdraw during the tournament, they are both eliminated.

 

2.2.4 Exclusion of Other Offices and Appointments for the Crown

The victor of the Crown Lists and their consort shall vacate any other offices or appointments held at the time of assumption of the titles of King or Queen.

The Crown Prince and Princess may use the time between Crown Tourney and Coronation to divest themselves of any other office or appointment

 

2.3 Ensuring the Continuity of Reigns

 

2.3.1 In the case that either the Crown Prince or the Crown Princess is unable to assume the throne, the remaining Heir shall assume the duties of both through their Coronation and until the Coronation of their successors.

 

2.3.2 In the case that neither the Crown Prince nor the Crown Princess is able to assume the throne, a new Crown Tournament shall be held at the first possible event to ensure the succession.

 

2.3.3 In the case of the inability of either the Sovereign or the Consort to complete the reign, the remaining Monarch shall assume the duties of both until the Coronation of Their successors.

 

2.3.4 In the case that neither the Sovereign nor Consort is able to complete the reign:

• If the Heirs have been chosen, They shall be crowned at the first possible event.

• If the Heirs have not yet been chosen:

• The Kingdom Seneschal shall ensure that a Crown Tournament is held at the first possible event.

• The victors shall be invested as Sovereign and Consort immediately upon the conclusion of the Tournament.

• In the interim between the abdication of the Monarchs and the crowning of the new Monarchs, the Kingdom Seneschal’s duties and powers shall include:

• Holding in trust the regalia and records of the monarchy for the future Crown.

• Conducting such correspondence in the name of the Crown as is deemed necessary for the function of the Kingdom and to ensure continuity for the future Crown.

 

2.4 Enacting, Changing, and Repealing Law

 

2.4.1 The Crowns shall enact, or repeal Kingdom Law only after consultation with Curia Regis.

 

2.4.2 The Crown may change law without consulting Curia Regis to fix grammatical mistakes, numbering errors, duplication, and style inconsistencies that do not change the content and intent of the law.

 

2.4.3 The Crown’s word is law, in accordance with Corpora I A, where modern law, Corpora, Society policy and Kingdom law are silent.

 

2.5 Treaty Specifications

The Kingdom of Atlantian may take part in treaties with other Kingdoms of the SCA, Inc.

• Treaties shall be negotiated by the Crown or their designated representatives.

• Treaties shall be ratified by being presented to Curia Regis, agreed to by the Crown Prince and Princess, and published as a newsletter supplement. A treaty cannot be ratified until the Crown Prince and Princess have been chosen.

• Treaties shall be changed by the same process as ratification.

• All treaties in effect for the Kingdom of Atlantia shall be published in the Atlantian Great Book of Law.

 

2.6 Royal Records

 

2.6.1 Royal Records are defined as:

• All correspondence concerning sanctions, complaints, or investigations in progress, including emails, notes, letters, and all other records relating to these.

• Pending correspondence in relation to treaties or charters.

• Pending official correspondence from any Society Officer.

 

2.6.2 Baronial pollings and Pollings of Confidence must be destroyed at the completion of the Reign who conducted the Polling and invested the new Baronage.

 

2.6.3 Transfer of Royal Records

• The outgoing Crowns must transfer all Royal Records to Their Successors no later than fourteen (14) days after Coronation.

• All Treaties and related correspondence shall also be transferred to the Kingdom Seneschal within fourteen (14) days of Coronation.

• Copies of all correspondence concerning sanctions, complaints, or investigations in progress, including emails, notes, and records, must also be transferred to the Kingdom Seneschal no later than fourteen (14) days after Coronation.

• Copies of any pending official correspondence from any Society Officer must also be transferred to the Kingdom Seneschal no later than fourteen (14) days after Coronation.

 

 

2.6.4 Access to Royal Records

• The Heirs shall be granted access to the Award Recommendation System, the Electronic System for Pollings (ESP), and access to all Order Watch Lists no more than thirty (30) days after winning the Crown Tournament.

• The Heirs shall be granted access to begin conducting Their own Pollings within the ESP no less than thirty (30) days prior to Their Coronation.

• The Heirs shall be granted access to the Court Docket site no less than thirty (30) days prior to Their Coronation

• The current Monarchs will have precedence for any conflicts between the Heirs Court Docket and Their own.

• The Heirs shall be granted access to read all existing pollings within the ESP no less than thirty (30) days prior to Coronation.

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Curia Regis is hereby defined as an assembly called by the Crown in order to consult with on the administration and governance of the Kingdom.

 

• An Emergency Curia Regis is defined as an assembly called by the Crown in order to consult and receive advice on the administration and governance of the Kingdom for the limited purpose of resolving conflicts between modern law, Corpora, Society Policy, and/or some other Society directive and Kingdom Law. No other business may be conducted at an Emergency Curia.

 

 

 

3.1 Members of Curia Regis  

 

The members of Curia Regis are:

 

• The Crown Prince and Princess of Atlantia

 

• All Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

• All Great Officers of State

 

• All Officers of State

 

• All Branch Seneschals

 

 

 

3.2 Addressing Curia Regis

 

Persons attending Curia Regis may speak only after being recognized and in the order recognized by the Crown.  Written proxies from the members of Curia may be accepted by the Crown if received prior to the commencement of Curia.

 

 

 

3.3 Curia Regis Notification Requirements

 

Notification for meetings of Curia Regis shall include:

 

• The date, time, place (event), agenda must be announced in the Kingdom Newsletter, “The Acorn” at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of Curia.

 

• The agenda shall include the specific sections of kingdom law to be addressed. A blanket statement is not acceptable. Proposed wording must be provided to the Curia by the Crowns prior to the start of the Curia for any Kingdom law changes.

 

• Emergency meetings of Curia Regis shall be called by an emergency mailing to the members of Curia Regis. This notification shall be sent at least ten (10) days before the date of Curia and shall include the reason for the emergency meeting. An emergency meeting shall be limited to the topic(s) listed in the letter of notification.


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The officers of the Kingdom of Atlantia consist of the Great Officers of State, the Officers of State, and the Branch officers. All Officers (Great, State, Branch) must remain members of the SCA, Inc. with access to the Kingdom Newsletter, throughout the term of their office.

 

 

 

4.1 Great Officers of State

 

The Great Officers of State are:

 

• Kingdom Seneschal

 

• Triton Principal Herald

 

• Kingdom Earl Marshal

 

• Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer

 

• Kingdom Chronicler

 

• Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences

 

• Kingdom Chatelain

 

• Kingdom Web Minister

 

 

 

4.2 Duties and Responsibilities of Great Officers of State

 

The Great Officers of State shall:

 

• Advise the Crown on matters pertaining to their office 

 

• Ensure that Atlantia remains in compliance with the policy and requirements of their Corporate Superior (if any)

 

• Ensure all Kingdom law and policy related to their Office remain accurate and current

 

• Submit such reports as are required by their Corporate Superior and the laws of the Kingdom. Copies of all such reports shall be sent to the Kingdom Seneschal

 

• Collect reports from their Officers of State, Deputies and Branch Officers as defined in the Great Officer’s policy

 

• Report on the state of their office to the Crown at Coronation. The Crown may choose to accept this report by proxy

 

• In accordance with Corpora VII K 1, submit a roster of their warranted Officers of State, any Deputies and all Branch Officers to the Crown for approval at Coronation. A copy of the roster must be provided to the Kingdom Seneschal

 

• Attend Curia Regis or send a representative in the form of one of their warranted officers as a proxy

 

• Attend Unevent and host meetings with Officers of State, Deputies and Branch Officers as needed

 

• Supervise and coordinate the actions of their Officers of State, Deputies and Branch Officers throughout the Kingdom

 

• Warrant qualified individuals as Branch Officers

 

• Warrant Officers of State, deputies, Branch Officers and any At Large Officers by individual warrant or by roster for a period of time determined by the policy of the Great Officer. Warrants and rosters shall include, at minimum, the local Branch Officer’s membership number and the information required by Corpora VII K 1

 

• Ensure, at least once per reign that all warranted Branch Officers are members of the SCA, Inc. with access to the Kingdom newsletter

 

• Ensure that anyone warranted in an office that directly supervises minors, such as youth marshals and youth coordinators, have completed and passed the background check process per Society requirements

 

• Designate and train an Emergency Deputy. The name and appropriate contact information of that person shall be published on the Kingdom web site

 

• Provide training to any Officers of State, Deputies and Branch Officers as necessary

 

 

 

4.3 Great Officer of State Policy Requirements

 

The Great Officers of State have the authority to make policy for the discharge of their office and their subordinates’ offices.

 

• All policy shall be presented to and approved by the Crown prior to publication.

 

• All policy must be must be published in the Kingdom newsletter’s electronic supplement.

 

• The Kingdom Chronicler shall not publish such policy without electronic approval from the Crown.

 

 

 

4.4 The Officers of State

 

The officers of State are responsible for proposing change in policy for their offices as needed.

 

 

 

4.4.1 The Officers of State reporting to the Kingdom Seneschal are:

 

• MD Regional Kingdom Seneschal

 

• VA Regional Kingdom Seneschal 

 

• NC Regional Kingdom Seneschal

 

• SC/GA Regional Kingdom Seneschal

 

• Kingdom Chancellor of Family and Youth Activities

 

• Kingdom Clerk of Law

 

• Kingdom Waiver Secretary

 

• Kingdom Calendar Coordinator

 

• Kingdom Event Bids Coordinator

 

• Kingdom Media Relations Deputy

 

 

 

4.4.2 The Officers of State reporting to the Triton Principal Herald are:

 

• Golden Dolphin Herald

 

• Clerk of Precedence

 

• Clerk of the Signet

 

 

 

4.4.3 The Officers of State reporting to the Kingdom Earl Marshal are:

 

• Minister of the Lists (KMOL)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Armored Combat (DEM-Armored)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Rapier Combat (DEM-Rapier)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Combat Archery (DEM-Combat Archery)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Siege Combat (DEM-Siege)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Equestrian Activities(DEM-Equestrian)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Target Archery (DEM-Target Archery)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Thrown Weapons (DEM- Thrown Weapons)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Armored Combat (DEM-Youth Armored)

 

• Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Rapier Combat (DEM-Youth Rapier)

 

 

 

4.4.4 The Officers of State reporting to the Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer are:

 

• Kingdom Non-Member Surcharge (NMS) Secretary

 

• Kingdom Chamberlain

 

 

 

4.4.5 The Officer of State reporting to the Kingdom Chronicler is:

 

• Kingdom Historian

 

 

 

4.4.6 The Officers of State reporting to the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences are:

 

• University Chancellor

 

 

 

4.4.7 The Officers of State reporting to the Kingdom Chatelain are:

 

• Northern Regional Kingdom Chatelain

 

• Southern Regional Kingdom Chatelain

 

• Chatelain Training and Education Deputy

 

 

 

4.5 Duties and Responsibilities of Officers of State

 

The Officers of State shall:

 

• Advise their Great Officer of State on matters pertaining to their office

 

• Submit such reports as are required by their Great Officer of State and the laws of the Kingdom. 

 

• Attend Curia Regis

 

• Attend Unevent and host any meetings as required by their Great Officer of State

 

• Supervise and coordinate the actions of their office, and, when applicable, their branch officers

 

• Perform additional duties and responsibilities as defined by their Great Officer of State to whom each reports

 

 

 

4.6 Regalia and Records as Office Property

 

All records and regalia accruing to any office are property of the office and must be transmitted to the new officer within ten (10) days of any change of office.


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5.1 Selection and Appointment of Great Officers of State and Officers of State

 

5.1.1 In accordance with Corpora VII J 1, Great Officers of State are selected and appointed by the Crown after the solicitation of applicants and consultation with the Kingdom Seneschal.

• The incumbent Great Officer of State shall advertise the open position. Applications shall be sent to both the Crowns who will be making the selection and to the Great Officer.

• The Great Officer of State shall recommend a replacement to the Crown, but the Crown is in no way bound to follow that recommendation.

• Great Officers of State are ratified and warranted by the corresponding Corporate Officer. (If applicable).

• In accordance with Corpora VII J1, if no corresponding Corporate Officer exists, the Crown shall act unilaterally.

 

5.1.2 In accordance with Corpora VII J 2, Officers of State are selected by the Crown and ratified by the Great Officer after the solicitation of applicants.

• The Great Officer of State shall advertise the open position. Applications shall be sent to both the Crowns who will be making the selection and to the Great Officer.

• The Great Officer of State shall recommend a replacement to the Crown, but the Crown is in no way bound to follow that recommendation.

• Officers of State are ratified and warranted by the corresponding Great Officer.

 

5.2 Installation of Great Officers of State or Officers of State

Great Officers of State and Officers of State are installed by presentation at Royal Court. They must be installed within 60 days of the closing of the job posting and be installed by the monarchs who chose them for the office.

 

5.3 Membership Verification of Great Officers of State and Officers of State

Within ten (10) days of investiture or continuance in office, Great Officers of State and Officers fo State shall present their membership information demonstrating their membership is current through their initial term of office to the Kingdom Seneschal for verification. Upon renewal of term of office, membership information must again be provided.

 

5.4 Exclusion of Other Offices and Appointments of Great Officers of State and Officers of State

Great Officers of State and Officers of State may not also concurrently serve as an Officer of State or a Branch Officer. Great Officers of State and Officers of State may serve as a branch Deputy or an At-Large officer.

 

5.5 Tenure and Renewal Terms of Great Officers of State and Officers of State

The initial term of office is hereby defined as three (3) years Subsequent renewal terms are one (1) year.

 

5.6 Review and Reappointment of Great Officers of State and Officers of State

 

5.6.1 The Crown shall review a Great Officer of State’s performance at least ninety (90) days prior to the end of their term, and may ask the officer to serve a renewal term. A Great Officer of State may be reappointed for as many single renewal terms as the presiding Crown and the officer may desire.

 

5.6.2 The Great Officer of State shall review an Officer of State’s performance at least ninety (90) days prior to the end of their term, and may ask the officer to serve a renewal term. An Officer of State may be reappointed for as many single renewal terms as the presiding Crown, the Great Officer of State and the Officer of State may desire.

 

5.7 Suspension of Great Officers of State and Officers of State

In accordance with Corpora VII M, Great Officers of State and Officers of State may be suspended by the Crown for stated cause for the duration of Their reign.

 

5.8 Resignation of Great Officers of State and Officers of State

In the case of resignation of office, Great Officers of State or Officers of State are removed as of the date of their resignation.

 

5.9 Removal of Great Officers of State

In accordance with Corpora VII L 3, a Great Officer of State may be removed for cause by joint action of the Crown and the corresponding Corporate Superior. In accordance with Corpora VII L 3, if no Corporate Officer exists, the Crown shall act unilaterally.

 

5.10 Removal of Officers of State

The Crown may suspend an Officer of State for the duration of Their reign. An Officer of State may be removed by the Crown after consultation with the Great Officer of State.

 

5.11 Deputies of Great Officers of State and Officers of State

Great Officers of State may designate additional deputies who are not defined as Officers of State by Kingdom law.

• A deputy is considered an officer and in accordance with Corpora I D 2 must be a member of the SCA, Inc.

• A deputy may report to either the Great Officer of State directly or to one of their Officers of State.

• Duties and responsibilities of a deputy are the jurisdiction of the Great Officer of State and/or Officer of State to whom they report.

 

5.12 Emergency Deputies for Great Officers of State

Should a Great Officer of State resign or become unable to perform their duties, their Emergency Deputy shall take over their duties until a successor can be chosen or until the original officer is able to resume the duties of the office.

• The Emergency Deputy shall maintain all requirements of their office.

• The Emergency Deputy is not the "designated successor." The Crown retains the authority to choose the Great Officers of State.

 

5.13 Duties and Responsibilities of Branch Officers

Branch Officers shall:

• Act as a liaison between their Great Officer of State, Officers of State and their Branch

• Advise their Great Officer of State and Officer of State as need arises

• Submit such reports as are required by the Great Officer of State’s policy

• Attend Unevent

• Attend any training required by their Great Officer of State or Officer of State

 

5.14 Duties of the Kingdom Seneschal

In addition to those pertaining to all Great Officers of State and those set forth in Corpora and Kingdom law, the Kingdom Seneschal shall:

• Maintain membership lists as necessary for governing of the kingdom

• Validate all branches have the required slate of offices and the appropriate number of members

 

5.14.1 Duties of the Regional Kingdom Seneschals

For the office of the Seneschal, the Kingdom is divided into four (4) regions: Maryland/DC, Virginia, North Carolina, and GA/South Carolina. In addition to those duties and responsibilities common to all Officers of State, the Regional Kingdom Seneschal for each respective region shall:

• Act as a liaison between Branch Seneschals and the Kingdom Seneschal.

• Process branch seneschal warrant requests in accordance with Kingdom Seneschal policy for all branches

• Monitor membership expiration dates for all branch Seneschals and Territorial Baronage

• Monitor Branch membership requirements

• Ensure all branches submit a quarterly report

• Assist the Branch Seneschal with any emergencies and notifying the Kingdom Seneschal

• Submit reports to the Kingdom Seneschal in accordance with Atlantian polices

• Perform other duties outlined in the Kingdom Seneschal policies

 

5.14.2 Duties of the Kingdom Chancellor of Youth Activities

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Kingdom Chancellor of Youth Activities shall:

• Advise the Kingdom Seneschal on matters related to Kingdom youth activities

• Warrant and oversee the Dean of the Pages Academy

• Establish and oversee all Kingdom Youth Activity Programs

• Warrant and train all Branch Youth Officers

 

5.14.3 Duties of the Kingdom Clerk of Law

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Kingdom Clerk of Law shall:

• Maintain the current official compilation of Kingdom Law and Policy

• Enter all updates to the official copy of Kingdom Law and Policy and to the Kingdom web site within fourteen (14) days from the date of publication in the Kingdom newsletter’s electronic supplement

• Review Kingdom law when changes are proposed or made to Corpora

• Publish notes from Curia Regis on the Kingdom web site within fourteen (14) days of the meeting

 

5.14.4 Duties of the Kingdom Waiver Secretary

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State , the Kingdom Waiver Secretary shall supervise and coordinate the collection and storage of signed waivers in accordance with the By-Laws and Corporate Policy VI E.

 

5.14.5 Duties of the Kingdom Calendar Coordinator

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Kingdom Calendar Coordinator shall:

• Maintain and publish the Kingdom Calendar

• Enforce the 150 mile event to event restriction - 16 -

• Validate the completion of event registrations in accordance with the Kingdom Seneschal policy

 

5.14.6 Duties of the Kingdom Event Bids Coordinator

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Kingdom Event Bids Coordinator shall:

•Manage the state of all kingdom event bids that are the responsibility of the Kingdom Seneschal’s office

•Encourage and actively solicit bids from branches, households and individuals

 

5.15 Duties of the Triton Principal Herald

In addition to those pertaining to all Great Officers of State and those set forth in Corpora, the Triton Principal Herald shall:

• Be responsible for Kingdom activities for the College of Heralds and Scribes

• Promote excellence in, and qualify and coordinate heralds for field and court heraldry at events

 

5.15.1 Duties of the Golden Dolphin Herald

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Golden Dolphin Herald shall be responsible for heraldic submissions for residents and branches of the Kingdom of Atlantia.

 

5.15.2 Duties of the Clerk of the Signet

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Clerk of the Signet shall:

• Supervise the production of scrolls required by Kingdom Law

• Coordinate scribal groups and artists to provide work for the Office of the Signet

• Maintain a handbook of standards and protocols for the production of scrolls.

• Promote the development of calligraphy and illumination in the Kingdom

 

5.15.3 Duties of the Clerk of Precedence

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Clerk of Precedence shall:

• Maintain a list of all Awards and Orders in the Kingdom of Atlantia

• Maintain a complete listing of Award and Order recipients

• Maintain the calculation of Precedence

 

5.16 Duties of the Kingdom Earl Marshal

In addition to those pertaining to all Great Officers of State and those set forth in Corpora, the Kingdom Earl Marshal shall:

• Ensure safety and chivalrous conduct within the lists in Atlantia

• Ensure that the Rules of the List are followed in all fighting in the Kingdom

• Set and enforce weapon and armor standards, conventions of combat, and authorization requirements

• Be responsible for the formulation, publication, and distribution of the rules of all marshal activities and the marshal’s policy. The Earl Marshal may delegate to one or more deputies for this purpose, but the ultimate responsibility lies with the Earl Marshal

• Conduct appropriate review of sanctions imposed by the Marshal in Charge of an Event (MIC). The participants must be notified within five (5) business days of receiving the report, or appeal, whichever arrives first. The participants must be informed of the status of the investigation – closed and upheld, closed and overturned, or pending further investigation, with an explanation of the reason for delaying a decision

• Ensure all martial activities comply with the requirements of Corpora and the Society Marshal’s Policies

• Warrant all Atlantian Marshals; this task may be delegated to the Deputy Earl Marshals, but the Earl Marshal retains responsible all warrants issued

• Appoint Deputies for each Combat Discipline

• Determine and publish the rules and regulations for experimental weapons and other experimental rules

• Act as the arbiter for interpretation of all conventions or policies for all disciplines of combat

 

5.16.1 Duties of the Kingdom Minister of the Lists (KMOL)

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Kingdom Minister of the Lists shall:

• Maintain accurate records of the fighting activities, the authorized fighters of the Kingdom, and the marshallate

• Provide such rosters as needed to the Earl Marshal, local ministers of lists, and knight marshals

• Supervise and coordinate the actions of all List Officers within the Kingdom

• In conjunction with the MoL training deputies, train, warrant, and keep an active list of warranted MoLs

• Organize tournaments, record the results, and ensure that the list is run correctly and efficiently

• Be responsible for all the paperwork necessary to maintain fighter authorizations

• Run the List Table (or find a suitable replacement acceptable to both the Kingdom Earl Marshal and the Crown) at Crown Tournament

• Work in partnership with the Marshals administering combat activities

• Issue authorization cards and update and maintain the fighter database

• Propose change in policy for the office as needed

 

5.16.2 Duties of the Discipline Specific Deputies to the Earl Marshal

The discipline specific deputies are: Armored Combat, Rapier, Combat Archery, Siege, Equestrian, Target Archery, Thrown Weapons, Youth Armored Combat and Youth Rapier Combat. In addition to those duties and responsibilities common to all Officers of State and those set forth in Corpora, the Deputy Earl Marshal for each discipline shall: 

• Serve as part of the chain of appeals for issues related to their discipline

• Understand and enforce the rules, conventions and policies covering their discipline

• Propose change in policy for the office as needed

• Communicate to the populace as needed through the Kingdom’s Electronic Newsletter supplement, the Kingdom Announcements List and/or the Kingdom web site

• Warrant marshals for their discipline under the Earl Marshal’s authority

• Monitor event reports and track any on-going issues within their discipline

• Lead investigations into issues dealing with their discipline

 

5.17 Duties of the Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer

In addition to those pertaining to all Great Officers of State, those set forth in Corpora, and those indicated in the Kingdom Financial Policy. The Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer shall ensure the Non-Member Surcharge (NMS) is collected at each event and forwarded to the Society, as required by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Kingdom Officer’s Reference Handbook chapter 6 II 5.

 

5.17.1 Duties of the Regional Kingdom Exchequers

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Regional Kingdom Exchequers shall:

• Provide oversight and guidance to local branch exchequers

• Receive all quarterly and doomsday reports, and submit to the Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer status and recommendations regarding all branches

• To validate the quarterly reports for incipient branches against data provided by the sponsoring branches

• Develop and submit a consolidated doomsday report for the Region

 

5.17.2 Kingdom Chamberlain

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State the Kingdom Chamberlain shall:

• Supervise and be responsible for the deputies who report to the Kingdom Chamberlain

• Be responsible for the maintenance and storage of the royal regalia and property

• Maintain an accurate database of regalia and property.

o The database shall include when and from whom an item of regalia or property was purchased or donated along with instructions for its care and maintenance.

o The database shall include the location of all regalia and property. If the regalia or property has been released from Kingdom storage, the database must include contact information (name, email address and phone number) for the individual responsible for the released item.

o Create an inventory of all royal regalia and property being transferred to Royalty (Crowns and/or Coronets), or Officers, to be completed immediately prior to the transfer to an individual for use. Incoming Royalty shall accept custody of royal regalia and property to be placed in their care by signed receipt of the completed inventory

• Complete the standard “Lease Agreement” for use of the Atlantian crowns and coronets in conjunction with the Kingdom Seneschal, the King, Queen, Crown Prince and Princess including collection of the per person lease fee, providing copies of the executed lease to all parties and sending collected fees to the Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer for deposit

• Should the Crowns, Coronets, or Officers fail to sign the "Lease Agreement" or Inventory, the Kingdom Chamberlain shall not release any items to them.

• Communicate to the Kingdom Exchequer all information about new items of regalia, including the source, value and care of items

• Obtain an appraisal of all regalia by a jeweler or appropriate craftsman every 5 years after consultation with the Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer

• Supervise the maintenance and repair of the Regalia, including notifying the Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer of those items in need of repair or replacement

• Any item of Regalia that is found to be missing or damaged beyond the scope of normal wear shall be replaced or repaired at the expense of the individual responsible for said item

• Consult with the Atlantian Council of the Exchequer and the Regalia Committee about retirement or removal of Kingdom property inventory due to wear, age or Kingdom needs. Removal of inventory shall be done via Society approved methods

• Ensure that there is a database of the Kingdom Award Medallions containing all relevant information such as: maker, cost of medallions, lead-time, order quantities, etc.

• Ensure that there shall be an appropriate Atlantian Kingdom Encampment at major events and Wars attend by Their Majesties and/or Their Heirs. To include, registering with the event staff for camping, field, etc. and acting as liaison to the Event Staff.

• Coordinate with the Kingdom Encampment Steward at any major event or war to ensure kingdom property and regalia used for the camp is delivered and returned in good condition

 

5.17.3 Duties of the Kingdom NMS Secretary

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Kingdom NMS Secretary shall:

• Report quarterly to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the current NMS status

• Ensure that groups are collecting the NMS as appropriate and forwarding them to the appropriate kingdom account

• Notify the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the NMS to be sent to the Corporate Office

 

5.18 Duties of the Kingdom Chronicler

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State and those set forth in Corpora, the Kingdom Chronicler shall:

• Supervise all official newsletter activities of the Kingdom

• Be the editor of the Kingdom newsletter

• Publish changes to Kingdom law policy. The Kingdom Chronicler shall not publish such changes without electronic approval from the Crown.

 

5.18.1 Duties of the Kingdom Historian

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State the Kingdom Historian shall record, maintain and publish on the Kingdom web site facts about the Kingdom, its Monarchs, Officers, and branches.

 

5.19 Duties of the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences (KMoAS) is responsible for promoting and fostering Arts and Science activities within the Kingdom, for encouraging Royal and other noble patronage of artisans, and for fostering the creation and growth of guilds within the Kingdom.  In addition to those duties pertaining to all Great Officers of State and those set forth in Corpora, the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences shall also:

•Be responsible for and oversee the Kingdom Notables as outlined in the Charter of Atlantian Kingdom Notables in Appendix E of Kingdom Law.

•Coordinate with the Arts and Sciences officers of the Kingdom to regularly sponsor classes, symposia, and other educational opportunities to acquaint the populace with the basic knowledge and skills vital to the continuing growth and life of the arts and sciences within the Kingdom.

•Promote the historically accurate representation of medieval arts and sciences through competitions, education, and demonstrations.

•Be responsible for the organization and conduct of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival, including attending and overseeing the competitions.

•Interpret and maintain the Kingdom rules and judging criteria for Arts and Sciences competitions, including advising judges in competition as to fair judging format, and ensuring that judging criteria are readily available to Arts and Sciences Officers in each group within the Kingdom.

•Appoint deputies as necessary to fulfill the requirements of the office.

 

5.19.1 Duties of the Chancellor of the University

In addition to those pertaining to all Officers of State, the Kingdom Chancellor of the University shall:

• Conduct University sessions as defined in the University Charter

• Manage and participate in the event bidding process for Universities

 

5.20 Duties of the Kingdom Web Minister

In addition to those pertaining to all Great Officers of State, and those set forth in Corpora, the Kingdom Web Minister shall:

• Maintain and monitor the Kingdom’s Internet resources and interests to include the sub-domain names, Atlantia.sca.org and the Kingdom email aliases

• Monitor the recognized web pages of the Kingdom to ensure that they are in compliance with current SCA and Kingdom policy

• Lend technical assistance to the recognized web ministers and other Atlantian branches or recognized groups desiring to create a web presence as needed

• Provide full log in access for the Monarchs and Heirs in accordance with all Kingdom Laws; including Award Recommendation System, Electronic System for Pollings, and Court Docket

 

5.21 Duties of the Kingdom Chatelain

In addition to those pertaining to all Great Officers of State and those set forth in Corpora, the Kingdom Chatelain shall coordinate materials and information for the familiarization of new members to the Society.

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Territorial Barons and Baronesses are the representatives of the Crown in their Barony. Upon their investiture, they are confirmed as the Baron and/or Baroness of (name of Barony).

 

• Upon the successful completion of their initial term of office, all Territorial Barons and Baronesses shall receive a Grant of Arms unless they already have one.

 

• Upon stepping down from their successfully completed term of office, Founding Barons and Baronesses may be styled as "Founding Baron/ess (name of Barony)”.

 

 

 

6.1 Duties and Responsibilities of Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

In addition to those set forth in Corpora V B, Territorial Barons and Baronesses shall:

 

• Advise the Crown and the Great Officers of State on matters pertaining to their Barony and its people

 

• Represent and support the Crown in both word and deed to the people of their Barony

 

• Represent and support the people of their Barony in both word and deed to the Crown

 

• Attend Coronation and Crown Tournament or send a representative in the form of either the Baronial Seneschal or a Peer of the Realm

 

• Attend Curia Regis or send a representative in the form of either the Baronial Seneschal or a Peer of the Realm

 

• Recognize those of their Barony who they feel are deserving of Baronial Awards

 

• Recommend to the Crown those members of their Barony who they feel are deserving of Kingdom recognition

 

 

 

6.2 Residential Requirements of Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

Territorial Barons and Baronesses must be a subject of the Kingdom of Atlantia by residence or treaty for the duration of the polling and their tenure.

 

 

 

6.3 Tenure and Renewal Terms of Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

The initial term of office is hereby defined as three (3) years. Subsequent renewal terms are two (2) years.

 

• Territorial Barons and Baronesses may choose to step down prior to the expiration of their initial term. Should they choose to step down prior to the end of their initial term, this shall not constitute a successful conclusion to their term.

 

• Territorial Barons and Baronesses must notify the Crown of their intent to step down, prior to announcing it to the people of their Barony, and do their best to ensure a smooth transition.

 

 

 

6.4 Baronial Selection and Investing Royalty

 

The Royalty who will sit the throne at the time of the Investiture shall conduct and decide the results of the Baronial Polling or the Polling of Confidence.

 

 

 

6.5 Selection and Polling Requirements of Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

The following procedure shall be followed for the selection of a Territorial Baron and/or Baroness:

 

• The Branch Seneschal shall provide a list of candidates to the Crown (or their Heirs), for approval. Candidates may choose to submit themselves as pairs or individuals for consideration on the Baronial Polling.

 

• Pollings shall list no fewer than two (2) candidates or pairs of candidates.

 

• Once approval is received from the Crown (or Heirs), and the Kingdom Seneschal, the Branch Seneschal shall provide a polling to each paid member residing within the geographic boundaries of the Barony as determined by the zip codes listed in the Atlantian database.

 

• The Branch Seneschal must provide the Crown (or Heirs), with a copy of the baronial label list received from the Society so they may validate returned pollings.

 

• Pollings will be conducted in accordance with the detailed process and procedure as defined in Kingdom Seneschal Policy.

 

• The completed individual responses shall be returned directly to the Crown (or Heirs). Polling responses shall not be collected locally in any fashion, nor shall they be forwarded to the Crown (or Heirs), via any third Party.

 

• Pollings must contain the respondent’s membership number, legal (modern) signature and have both legal and Society (if applicable) names printed in a legible fashion to ensure consideration.

 

• Pollings which fail to meet these requirements shall not be considered.

 

 

 

6.6 Membership Verification of Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

Within ten (10) days of investiture or continuance in office, Territorial Barons and Baronesses shall present their membership information demonstrating their membership is current through their initial term of office to the Kingdom Seneschal for verification. Upon renewal of term of office, membership information must again be provided.

 

 

 

6.7 Service and Removal of Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

All Territorial Barons and Baronesses serve at the behest of the Crown. Any Territorial Baron or Baroness may be removed from office during their tenure by the Crown, after soliciting a Polling of Confidence and notifying the baron and/or baroness in writing. The Crown may appoint a Vicar to serve until a new polling can be conducted.

 

 

 

6.8 Exclusion of Other Offices and Appointments of Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

Territorial Barons and Baronesses may not serve in any office of the Seneschal, Exchequer, as Great Officers of State or as Officers of State during their tenure.  They may hold other offices as long as all the duties of the Territorial Baron/Baroness and the requirements of the office are met. 

 

 

 

6.9 Pollings of Confidence of Territorial Barons and Baronesses

 

The procedure for a Polling of Confidence shall follow the procedures laid out in the Kingdom Seneschal’s policy.


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