Current Calontir Kingdom Law

As of the signing of the 14th Edition of Calontir Kingdom Law, there will be no more officially printed editions. Therefore, any conflict between a printed version and the most recent electronic version found on the Kingdom website will be decided in favor of the electronic version.

These Laws first passed and promulgated during the first reign of Their Majesties Chepe and Arwyn and as amended during later reigns.


Current Kingdom Law of Calontir

I. Defined Arms
II. Laws and Edicts
III. Duties and Privileges of the Crown
IV. Duties and Privileges of the Successors to the Crown
V. Succession of the Crown
VI. Crown Tournament
VII. The Witan
VIII. Defined Great Officers and their Deputies

VIII-400 The Kingdom Seneschal
VIII-404 The Kingdom Chatelaine
VIII-406 The Reeve
VIII-408 The Kingdom Minister of Youth
VIII-411 Media Relations Representative
VIII-413 Kingdom Park Liaison
VIII-415 Kingdom Minister of Social Media & Electronic Communications
VIII-500 The Gold Falcon Herald
VIII-600 The Earl Marshal
VII-605 The Archer General
VII-607 The Minister of the Lists
VII-609 The Kingdom Cut and Thrust Marshal
VII-611 The Deputy for Equestrian Activities
VIII-700 The Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences
VIII-702 The Largesse Coordinator
VII-703 The Martial Studies Deputy
VIII-800 The Kingdom Treasurer
VIII-806 The Regalia Coordinator
VIII-808 Keeper of the Kingdom Trailer
VIII-900 The Kingdom Chronicler
VIII-1000 The Kingdom Chirurgeon
VIII-1100 The Kingdom Web Minister

IX Royal Appointments of the Kingdom of Calontir

IX-100 The Advocate
IX-200 The Royal Nomenclature
IX-300 The Chancellor of RUSH
IX-400 The Lilies Committee Chair
IX-500 The War Council

X. Rights and Duties of the Populace
XI. Recognition and Advancement of Subsidiary Branches
XII. Territorial Baronages
XIII. The Council of Nobles
XIV. Kingdom Courts
XV. Fighter Authorization
XVI. Contracts
XVII. Guilds and Other Chartered Organizations
XVIII. Royal Events
XIX. Miscellany

Appendix I - Order of Precedence
Appendix II - Award Structure
Appendix III - Sumptuary Laws

Article I. Defined Arms of the Kingdom of Calontir

I-100 The Royal arms of the Kingdom of Calontir shall be incorporated herein.

Sovereign: Purpure, a cross of Calatrava, in chief a crown, within in bordure, a laurel wreath Or.

Consort: Purpure, a cross of Calatrava, in chief a crown Or, within a wreath of roses lying as on a border argent.

Sovereign’s Heir: Purpure, a cross of Calatrava within a laurel wreath Or, set bordurewise and in chief an ancient crown Or; overall a label argent.

Consort’s Heir: Purpure, a cross of Calatrava, in chief a crown Or, within a wreath of trillium flowers lying as on a border argent.

I-200 The Royal arms shall not be displayed save in the presence of the appropriate Royalty or the symbols of Their Presence.

I-300 The Royal Family shall be defined here after as the King and Queen, and the Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

Article II. Laws and Edicts within the Kingdom of Calontir

II-100 The Crown of Calontir shall consist of the Sovereign and Sovereign’s Consort, and Their Word is Law within the Kingdom, subject to the authority of the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

II-200 There shall be two classes of law within the Kingdom of Calontir. These are:

 
 
 
 
 

EDICT -- Edicts shall be defined as any lawful command of either the King or the Queen. An Edict shall be considered to be in effect immediately upon its proclamation at an official court and shall only remain in effect for the duration of the reign. All Edicts shall be published in the Kingdom newsletter. However, no subject of the realm shall be held in violation of such an Edict until after its publication. Edicts may not be retroactive, and may not contradict or supersede any Statute of the Kingdom.

STATUTE -- Statutory Law shall be the continuing body of Law within the Kingdom of Calontir. Statutory Law shall take effect after being read at an official court, and after publication in the Kingdom newsletter, in accordance with Corpora.

II-300 The Crown must speak as one voice in matters concerning Statutory Law. Neither King nor Queen may present any addition or revision to such body of law until the Crown agrees to speak with one voice on that matter.

II-400 When the Crown wishes to change Statutory Law, the Witan will be informed of the proposed changes. The changes will be read in an official court and published.

II-500 The Crown must sign all publications of Kingdom Law. The Kingdom Seneschal shall sign the changes assuring that there are no conflicts between the laws and the Governing Documents of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc.

Article III. Duties and Privileges of the Crown

III-100 The Crown of the Kingdom of Calontir shall reign supreme over these lands in accordance with the Corpora and the Laws of the Kingdom of Calontir.

III-200 The King and Queen shall fulfill all obligations and shall hold all rights and privileges as stated in the Corpora and in the Laws of this Kingdom.

III-201 The Crown reserves the right to limit or prohibit for the duration of the reign the re-creation of any activity that is determined by the Crown, Crown’s representative, or the Marshallate to be detrimental to the well-being of the Kingdom.

III-300 The King and Queen shall hold the right of Sanctum. The Sanctum shall be defined as an area 10 feet in radius surrounding the Crown’s Royal Presence, which may be used exclusively by the Crown, and into which other persons may enter solely upon the invitation of the King or Queen.

III-301 No person may bear weaponry into the Sanctum unless they have done Homage and sworn their Oath of Fealty to the Crown, or have been given leave to do so by the Crown.

III-302 The King and Queen have the right to a clear and direct line of sight of the principal activities at any event that They attend. The Sanctum shall be extended to the edge of the List at all tournaments where the Crown is present.

III-400 All armigerous and non-armigerous titles, ennoblements, grants, awards, etc., recognized by the College of Heralds shall be established only with the approval of the Crown.

III-401 When the Crown presents an award scroll, both the Sovereign and Consort’s signatures must be present upon the scroll.

III-402 The ruling King and Queen may affix Their Royal signatures to any scroll for awards given by a previous monarch only if the previous monarch is no longer available to sign and should affix Their own signatures followed by the words “For (former) Rex” and/or “For (former) Regina.”

III-500 The Order of March may be ordered and arranged at the Crown’s pleasure.

III-600 The King and Queen may create such members of Their court as They may so choose. The King and Queen may create such protectors and guards as They deem fit.

Article IV. Duties and Privileges of the Successors to the Crown

IV-100 If the Crown Prince or Princess holds a Kingdom Office, They have the duty to train a replacement to take over that Office before Their ascension to the throne.

IV-200 The Crown Prince and Princess have the duty to attend meetings of the Witan.

IV-300 In such case as the Crown is not present at an event, the Crown Prince and/or Princess may act as Regent by prior arrangement with the Crown and at Their pleasure. When acting as Regent, the Crown Prince and/or Princess shall enjoy the same rights and the same duties as the King and Queen, save that when signing documents of any nature, they shall sign as Regents of the Crown, the same to be countersigned at a later date by the King and Queen.

Article V. Succession of the Crown

V-100 If either the King or Queen shall be unable to fulfill the duties of the Crown, the other shall fulfill all of these duties until the Crown Prince and Princess ascend to the Falcon Throne at the customary time of Coronation.

V-200 If both the King and Queen are unable to fulfill the duties of the Crown, the Crown Prince and Princess shall be proclaimed Regents of the Kingdom and shall fulfill the duties of the Crown until the customary time of Coronation, at which time They shall ascend the Falcon Throne in accordance with the customs of this Kingdom.

V-201 In such instance as the Crown Prince and Princess act as Regents in the total absence of the Crown, They shall be entitled to bestow all those Calontir awards that are non-armigerous and those bearing an Award of Arms. Awards conferring a Grant of Arms and orders conferring a Patent of Arms are the exclusive province of the Crown,and may not be bestowed by the Regent.

V-300 If both the King and Queen are unable to fulfill the duties of the Crown and there are no Crown Prince and Princess, the previous sovereign shall assume the duties of Regent. The Regent and the Earl Marshal shall ensure that a Crown Tournament take place as soon as legally feasible.

V-301 In this instance, the duties of the Regent shall be these: the obtaining of a suitable site and date for the Crown Tournament, the notification in the Kingdom newsletter of the date and place of the Crown Tournament, and notification of those combatants who are invited to compete. The Crown List shall consist of those combatants who were invited or present by right in the previous Crown List, excepting any who may no longer fulfill Corpora regulations and/or Kingdom Law.

V-302 In this instance, the Regent is empowered to sign any legal documents as are necessary to the continued function of the Kingdom, the same being countersigned by the Kingdom Seneschal and the Earl Marshal.

V-303 The tenure of a Regent shall not be considered a reign, and the person serving as Regent shall accrue no new title or precedence.

V-304 In this instance, the Regent shall not bear the arms of the King or Queen, nor make awards, nor proclaim law (unless required to do so by the Board of Directors), nor otherwise exercise the powers of the Sovereign save where those powers are specifically granted by law.

V-400 If the Crown Prince or Crown Princess shall be unable to fulfill his or her duties, the other shall fulfill all the duties of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess until the customary time of Coronation, at which time he or she shall be crowned Sovereign according to the customs of this Kingdom.

V-401 If both the Crown Prince and Crown Princess are unable to fulfill the duties of the Crown, the King and Queen shall ensure that a Crown Tournament takes place as soon as legally feasible. The Crown List shall consist of those combatants who were invited or present by right in the previous Crown List, excepting any who may no longer fulfill Corpora regulations and/or Kingdom Law.

Article VI. Crown Tournament and Coronation

VI-100 All Crown Tournaments and Coronations shall take place within the boundaries of Calontir.

VI-101 Until May 2016, the Crown List for the Kingdom of Calontir will be held the last weekend of March and the second weekend of October, except for unusual circumstances defined by the Crown.
After May 2016, the Crown List for the Kingdom of Calontir will be held the second weekend of April and the second weekend of October, except for unusual circumstances defined by the Crown.

VI-102 All Crown Tournaments shall be double elimination, with the final being best two out of three. Once the combatants are chosen, pairing shall be by the luck of the draw and by no other means.

VI-103 The Crown Tournament of Calontir shall be open to all subjects of the realm who meet the qualifications as set forth by Kingdom Law, the Organizational Handbook, and the Crown.

VI-104 Each prospective combatant and consort in the Crown Lists shall submit to the Crown a letter stating their intent and that they meet the requirements set forth by Kingdom Law, the Organizational Handbook, and the Crown no later than two weeks before the date of Crown Tournament.

VI-200 No person shall be allowed to enter the Crown Lists, nor be championed in the Lists, if he or she has been reprimanded by a Court of Chivalry any time in the preceding twelve months.

VI-201 No King, Queen, Crown Prince, or Crown Princess may fight or be fought for in the Crown Lists.

VI-202 Each combatant in the Crown Lists shall carry but one favor in earnest, and each prospective consort shall give but one favor in earnest.

VI-203 Each combatant in the Crown Lists may keep confidential the name of his or her prospective consort from all save the Crown, Their representative and the Kingdom Seneschal.

VI-204 The Crown may bar a combatant and prospective consort from participating in Crown Tournament for just and stated cause.

VI-205 A double-blind randomizing system shall be used for filling Crown List and neither a combatant nor a prospective consort may play an active role in this process.

VI-300 Each combatant wishing to enter the Crown List of the Kingdom of Calontir and their prospective consort must have lived within the boundaries of the Kingdom for twelve months immediately preceding the Crown List and shall have been active in official Calontir events during such time. The Crown may grant special permission to an individual whose residence is outside but near the boundaries of the Kingdom to participate in the Crown Lists as a combatant or to serve as a prospective consort.

VI-301 Each combatant, upon declaring their intent to enter the Crown List, must be willing to swear an oath that they intend to maintain residence within the boundaries of the Kingdom both for the duration of their term as Crown Prince/Princess and their reign as King and Queen. Individuals whose residence is outside the boundaries of the Kingdom, but who have been granted special permission by the Crown to enter the Crown Lists, must be willing to swear that they intend to either maintain their current residence or move to a residence within the boundaries of the Kingdom.

VI-302 Each combatant and prospective consort shall have met the membership requirements as listed in the Corpora.

VI-303 Each combatant shall be familiar with the Rules of the List, the Conventions of Combat, and the fighting standards of this Kingdom.

VI-304 Each combatant and prospective consort shall be familiar with the rulings set forth in the Corpora, the Bylaws, and the Laws of the Kingdom of Calontir.

VI-305 Each combatant and prospective consort must have a working knowledge of SCA structure, Kingdom structure, and the powers and responsibilities of the Crown and the major Kingdom Officers as outlined in Corpora and Kingdom Law.

VI-306 Each combatant and prospective consort must have a regular means of quick communication (telephone) and dependable transportation (access to an automobile) to support the Crown should they win.

VI-307 Each combatant and prospective consort must have attained the age of eighteen (18).

VI-308 Each combatant and prospective consort must be willing to swear on their honor that they believe themselves to be competent to uphold the Crown of Calontir. Should they emerge victorious, they must swear fealty to the Crown of Calontir.

VI-309 Swearing that the above qualifications are met binds the combatant and prospective consort to their sworn word and honor, and the Crown of Calontir will not be passed on to any who swear falsely.

VI-310 Each combatant and prospective consort must fulfill all these requirements and qualifications at the time of entrance in the Crown Lists. Each combatant must sign a written statement of compliance, said statement binding both the combatant and the prospective consort.

VI-311 Each combatant, upon entering the Crown Lists, shall swear the following oath upon the Sword of State. “I, (combatant’s name), do hereby declare my intent to compete in the Crown Lists of the Kingdom of Calontir. I swear by the Sword that I shall conduct myself upon the field in a chivalrous and noble manner. I swear by the Sword a gentle person has given me his/her favor and agreed to rule with me should I emerge victorious. I swear by the Sword I shall count the blows dealt me fairly and honestly. I swear by the sword I shall accept all fights which may fall my lot in the Crown Lists, save my right to refuse a fight with a weapon I deem unchivalrous. I swear by the Sword, should I achieve the throne, I will rule justly and to the utmost of my abilities, sparing no effort to fulfill my duties as Sovereign. All these things I swear by this Sword, and upon my honor. Thus swear I, (combatant’s name).” This oath shall be administered by the Sovereign.

VI-400 If, upon winning the Crown List, the victor and/or consort shall be found not to meet said requirements, both shall forfeit any claim to the Crown. The disqualified combatant and prospective consort shall forfeit their right to fight or be fought for in the next two Crown Lists, and the Crown Tournament shall be refought as soon as is legally feasible. The new Crown List shall consist of those combatants and consorts who competed in the original tournament, provided they still meet the requirements set forth in Kingdom Law and Corpora.

VI-401 A rotation cycle shall be established to assign each Barony within the Kingdom the responsibility of finding a site for Crown Tournament should no other branch bid for this Royal Event. The rotation cycle shall be as follows, beginning with responsibility for the A.S. XXXIV (1999) Fall Crown Tournament:

Barony of Coeur d’Ennui
Barony of Forgotten Sea
Barony of Mag Mor
Barony of Three Rivers
Barony of Lonely Tower
Barony of Vatavia

VI-500 The Coronation for the Kingdom of Calontir will be held the second weekend of January and the second weekend of July, except for unusual circumstances defined by the Crown.

VI-501 A rotation cycle shall be established to assign each Barony within the Kingdom the responsibility of finding a site for Coronation should no other branch bid for this Royal Event. The rotation cycle shall be as follows, beginning with responsibility for the AS XXXIX (2004) Fall Coronation:

Barony of Lonely Tower
Barony of Vatavia
Barony of Coeur d’Ennui
Barony of Forgotten Sea
Barony of Mag Mor
Barony of Three Rivers

Article VII. The Witan

VII-100 The Witan of the Kingdom of Calontir shall consist of the King, the Queen, the Crown Prince, the Crown Princess, the Kingdom Great Officers and the Chancellor of RUSH.

VII-101 The Crown may invite any persons They may wish to have present to attend the meetings of the Witan to offer their counsel or testimony.

VII-200 There shall be a minimum of one Witan meeting held during each Reign. A meeting of the Witan shall include a quorum of the Witan being defined as the Crown and the Kingdom Seneschal. Meetings of the Witan shall be called by the Crown at Their convenience. The Witan shall be presided over by the Crown. Any member of the Witan may petition the Crown for a meeting.

VII-300 The Witan shall act as advisors to the Crown concerning matters pertinent to their Offices, matters of State, and the well being of the Kingdom.

VII-400 The Kingdom Seneschal shall provide and supervise a secretary for the Witan, subject to the approval of the Crown. The secretary shall make a written record of the Witan meetings and distribute it to the members of the Witan unless otherwise directed by the Crown.

Article VIII. Great and Lesser Officers of the Kingdom

VIII-100 The Officers of the Kingdom of Calontir are as follows, in order of ancient seniority of creation:

GREAT OFFICERS AND THEIR DEPUTIES

SENESCHAL
     Chatelaine/Castellan
     Reeve
     Minister of Youth
     Media Relations Representative
     Waiver Secretary
     Park Liaison
     Minister of Social Media & Electronic Communications

GOLD FALCON HERALD
     Kingdom Historian
     Falcon Signet

EARL MARSHAL
     Archer General
     Minister of Lists
     Equestrian Officer
     Cut & Thrust Marshal

MINISTER OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
     Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition Scheduler (Master Scheduler) 

Martial Studies Deputy

TREASURER
     Regalia Coordinator
     Keeper of the Kingdom Trailer

CHRONICLER

WEB MINISTER

VIII-101 All Kingdom Great Officers shall be considered to be of equal rank save in instance of specialty.

VIII-102 All Kingdom officers shall be warranted for no more than two years. Extensions may be granted by the Crown and the appropriate Corporate Officer for no more than one year at a time.

VIII-103 When, during the choosing of a replacement to a Great or Deputy Officer of the Kingdom, there is more than one candidate for the position, interviews of all eligible candidates must take place.

VIII-200 All Kingdom officers shall send copies of their regular reports to the Crown, the Crown Prince and Princess on the dates appropriate to the schedules set by their Corporate level superiors.

VIII-210 Kingdom officers shall be responsible for any additional reports as required by the Crown.

VIII-220 A records retention program shall be established to account for the care and preservation of kingdom legal, fiscal and operating records.

VIII-230 The fiscal committee shall establish any guidelines and procedures necessary to facilitate the storage, archiving and retrieval of kingdom records.

VIII-300 Kingdom officers shall maintain a permanent record of all correspondence and activities carried on in the performance of their duties. Under direction of the Crown, these records shall be subject to examination by any member of the Witan.

VIII-301 All Kingdom Officers shall maintain a record of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all of their subordinates in office, whether warranted, acting, or appointed.

VIII-302 All Kingdom Officers have the duty to prepare Warrants of Appointment or Rosters for subordinate officers, and recommend to the Crown by such preparation that the named persons be warranted by the Crown to fulfill the duties and responsibilities pertinent to the position they are recommended for. The subordinate officers who serve in an SCA branch (local officers) must supply that branch’s Seneschal(e) with copies of their quarterly and yearly reports.

VIII-303 All Kingdom officers shall meet with their local branch officers at least once a year.

VIII-304 With the Crown’s approval, all Kingdom Officers shall be empowered to appoint such assistants in office as is needful to the effective performance of the duties of that office. The appointment of an officer’s staff and deputies shall be made by Letters of Appointment, or Roster, signed by the officer.

VIII-305 When a Kingdom Officer retires from office they shall turn over to their successor all records pertinent to the office.

VIII-306 If no successor has been named at the time a Kingdom Officer leaves office, the officer shall turn over to the Crown all records pertinent to that office.

VIII-307 Kingdom Officers shall be responsible for the appointment, direction, education, and removal of subordinate officers.

VIII-308 All Kingdom Officers reporting to the Society level shall send copies of all reports to the Crown and the Kingdom Seneschal. Said reports shall arrive to the Crown and the Kingdom Seneschal no later than the date reports are due to the Society level.

VIII-400 THE KINGDOM SENESCHAL shall be the chief administrative officer and legal agent for the Kingdom of Calontir. The Seneschal shall act as the Crown’s main advisor concerning legal matters and matters of interpretation.

VIII-401 The Kingdom Seneschal shall be responsible for the administration of all procedures involving recognition of new branches and status changes for extant branches and shall keep a list of the dates on which all branches so approved were recommended to the Crown for recognition, or the dates and basis of denial.

VIII-402 No person shall represent themselves as a member of the Calontir Seneschalate without the specific Warrant of Appointment of the Kingdom Seneschal.

VIII-403 The Kingdom Seneschal shall be responsible for the appointment, direction, and removal of the Kingdom Chatelaine/Castellan, Reeve, Minister of Youth, Media Relations Representative, Waiver Secretary, Park Liaison, and Minister of Social Media & Electronic Communications.

VIII-404 THE CHATELAINE shall be responsible for the dispersion of information to new members of the Kingdom and Local Branches and shall be a deputy of the Kingdom Seneschal.

VIII-405 The Chatelaine shall be responsible for the fostering of new member recruitment and development of new member activities at the local branch level.

VIII-406 THE REEVE of the Kingdom of Calontir shall be responsible for the scheduling of official events within the Kingdom and shall be a deputy of the Kingdom Seneschal.

VIII-407 THE MINISTER OF YOUTH of the Kingdom of Calontir shall be responsible for the organization of the Kingdom’s Ministry of Youth as an entertaining, educational forum for children ages three to seventeen.

VIII-408 The Minister of Youth shall be responsible for the scheduling of Ministry of Youth activities at all Crown Tournaments and Coronations as well as the War of the Lilies, and shall be a deputy of the Kingdom Seneschal.

VIII-409 The Minister of Youth shall be responsible for the fostering and development of Ministry of Youth activities within the local branches and local branch events.

VIII-410 The Kingdom Seneschal shall be responsible for the appointment, direction, and removal of the Media Relations Representative of the Kingdom.

VIII-411 THE MEDIA RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE shall be responsible for distributing information to Local Branches, those duties specified in the appropriate Society policies, Media Relations for War of the Lilies, and shall be a deputy of the Kingdom Seneschal.

VIII-412 The Media Relations Representative shall be responsible for the image of the Society and the Kingdom to the outside world and should be able to reflect our goals, purpose for existence and the finer aspects of achievement.

VIII-413 THE KINGDOM PARK LIASON shall be the main point of contact between the Clay County, MO Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites and the Kingdom of Calontir for the use of Kelsey Short Youth Camp.

VIII-414 The Kingdom Park Liaison shall be warranted for three years. The third year of the warrant shall be used to train the incoming Park Liaison.

VIII-415 THE KINGDOM MINISTER OF SOCIAL MEDIA & ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS shall be responsible for the official Calontir social media page and other official forms of electronic communication, such as but not limited to email groups, twitter, etc.

VIII-500 THE GOLD FALCON HERALD shall be the principal heraldic officer of Crown and Kingdom and shall perform all those duties in office as are considered proper by ancient tradition.

VIII-501 The Gold Falcon Herald shall act as the voice of the Crown in making all proclamations of the Crown.

VIII-502 The Gold Falcon Herald shall be responsible for the appointment, direction, and removal of all other heraldic officers of the kingdom.

VIII-503 The Gold Falcon Herald shall be responsible for the processing of names and emblems for the residents of the Kingdom, as required by the Society College of Arms. Gold Falcon shall process these submissions or cause the same to be processed through a deputy or deputies within the College of Heralds.

VIII-600 THE KINGDOM EARL MARSHAL shall be the chief martial officer of the Kingdom and shall see to it that all combat and combat archery within Calontir is conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with the Rules of the Lists and the Conventions of Combat of this Kingdom.

VIII-601 The Earl Marshal shall be responsible for the proper handling of all waivers after they are fully and properly executed. The Earl Marshal shall allow no person in any hazardous activity, either singly or in a team, unless all persons involved have fully and properly executed a waiver.

VIII-602 The Earl Marshal shall be responsible for the training and appointment of all Knight Marshals of the Kingdom of Calontir.

VIII-603 No person shall represent themselves as a member of the Calontir Marshallate without the specific approval or Warrant of Appointment of the Earl Marshal.

VIII-604 The Earl Marshal shall be responsible for the appointment, direction, and removal of the Archer General of the Kingdom.

VIII-605 THE ARCHER GENERAL shall be responsible for the training and appointment of all archer marshals of the Kingdom of Calontir. The Archer General shall be the chief non combat missile officer of the kingdom.

VIII-606 The Earl Marshal shall be responsible for the appointment, direction, and removal of the Minister of the Lists.

VIII-607 THE MINISTER OF THE LISTS shall be responsible for running the List Table for Crown Tournament and verifying the accuracy of the List Tree.

VIII-608 The Earl Marshal shall be responsible for the appointment, direction, and removal of the Kingdom Cut and Thrust Marshal. (pending publication in the September Mews)

VIII-609 THE KINGDOM CUT AND THRUST MARSHAL shall be responsible for the training and appointment of all Cut and Thrust marshals of the Kingdom of Calontir. The Kingdom Cut and Thrust Marshall shall be the chief Cut and Thrust activities officer of the Kingdom. (pending publication in the September Mews)

VIII-610 The Earl Marshal shall be responsible for the appointment, direction, and removal of the Deputy for Equestrian Activities.

VIII-611 THE DEPUTY FOR EQUESTRIAN ACTIVIES shall be responsible for the training and appointment of all Equestrian Activities marshals of the Kingdom of Calontir. The Deputy for Equestrian Activities shall be the chief Equestrian Activities officer of the kingdom.

VIII-700 THE KINGDOM MINISTER OF ARTS AND SCIENCES shall be the chief officer of arts and sciences in the Kingdom and is responsible for fostering and developing historically accurate and/or informative arts and sciences in the Kingdom.

VIII-701 The Minister of Arts and Sciences shall be responsible for maintaining the accuracy and propriety of Kingdom competitions within the arts and sciences.

VIII-702 THE KINGDOM ARTS AND SCIENCES COMPETITION SCHEDULER (Master Scheduler) shall be responsible for the following activities for Kingdom Level Arts and Sciences Competitions (Kingdom Arts and Sciences and Queens Prize Tournament) including:  Creating and maintaining a list of entrants and judges participating in the Kingdom level competition, Creating and communicating the entrant and judges schedules for the competition, Creating and distributing the entrant packets and Judges Schedules the day of the competition. 

VIII-703 THE MARTIAL STUDIES DEPUTY shall be responsible for coordinating the study of the historical combat arts under the Office of Arts and Sciences. This is to allow for the teaching and demonstration of historical martial arts that may otherwise be prohibited by or beyond the scope of the set of rules as set forth by the Office of the Marshallate. The Martial Studies Deputy shall be a deputy of the Minister of Arts and Sciences.

VIII-800 THE KINGDOM TREASURER shall be the chief financial officer of the Kingdom and shall be responsible for the collection, disbursement, and safeguarding of the moneys of the Kingdom.

VIII-801 The Treasurer, after consultation with the Coronet and the Kingdom Seneschal, shall create a budget for Their upcoming reign and submit same to the Council of the Exchequer for approval. The approved budget shall be disseminated to the Witan as soon as practicable.

VIII-802 Kingdom monies outside the established budget shall be disbursed only with the assent of the Council of the Exchequer. Kingdom monies within the budget shall be disbursed by the Kingdom Treasurer to any person authorized under Kingdom Financial Policy to receive such funds. All disbursements shall be reported to the Witan on request.

VIII-803 The financial records of the Kingdom shall be open to examination by any paid member of the Society.

VIII-804 At least twice yearly, the Treasurer shall make statements of the income and expenses of the Kingdom available to the Kingdom Chronicler, the same to be published in the Kingdom Newsletter. These statements shall use either the format, which the Treasurer uses to report to the Society Treasurer, or some other format acceptable to the Council of the Exchequer.

VIII-805 The Kingdom Treasurer shall be responsible for the appointment, direction and removal of the Regalia Coordinator.

VIII-806 THE REGALIA COORDINATOR of the Kingdom of Calontir shall be responsible for the safe keeping of the Kingdom’s regalia and shall maintain a working inventory of all regalia and archival items. The Regalia Coordinator shall be a deputy to the Kingdom Treasurer.

VIII-807 The Regalia Coordinator shall provide each reign with regalia and archival items chosen by the Crown and shall be responsible for appointing the maintenance and repair of current regalia and creation of new regalia as directed by the Crown. The Regalia Coordinator shall maintain a working list of artisans/crafts workers willing to maintain, repair and create regalia for the Kingdom.

VIII-808 THE KEEPER OF THE KINGDOM TRAILER of the Kingdom of Calontir shall be responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, and transport of the Kingdom Trailer and its contents. He or she shall arrange repair and replacement of the trailer and contents as needed, and shall see that the Royal Pavilion and Kingdom Presence is transported to such events as Their Majesties shall desire. The Keeper of the Kingdom Trailer shall be a deputy to the Kingdom Treasurer.

VIII-900 THE CHRONICLER of the Kingdom of Calontir shall have the responsibility of publishing and mailing the Kingdom newsletter on a regular schedule.

VIII-901 The Chronicler shall function as editor of the Kingdom newsletter.

VIII-902 The Chronicler shall serve as financial officer for the Kingdom Newsletter, collecting fees and disbursing funds for the purpose of publishing the Kingdom Newsletter, while maintaining clear and accurate financial records.

VIII-1100 The KINGDOM WEB MINISTER shall be responsible for maintaining the Kingdom of Calontir’s official web presence.

VIII-1105 The Kingdom Web Minister shall report to the Society Web Minister.

VIII-1110 The Kingdom Web Minister supervises all web-publishing activities of the kingdom, and is the editor or supervises the editor of the kingdom website, which is responsible for maintaining a professional public face to the world. The Web Minister is also responsible for ensuring all local branch websites meet the standards set forth by the Society Web Minister.

IX The Royal Appointments of the Kingdom of Calontir are as follows:

Advocate
Royal Nomenclator
Chancellor of RUSH
Lilies Committee Chair
War Council

IX-100 THE ADVOCATE shall be responsible for representing the interests of those members of the populace who have questions or complaints concerning other offices at the local or Kingdom level, and shall be a source of information and advice for dealing with such complaints or general questions as needed. The Advocate shall be appointed directly by the Crown, with an expectant term of office of two years, and may be removed or replaced as the Crown deems necessary.

IX-200 THE ROYAL NOMENCLATOR shall be responsible for maintaining and distributing a list of the names and contact information of the peers and nobles residing within the Kingdom. The Royal Nomenclator shall be appointed directly by the Crown, and may be removed or replaced as the Crown deems necessary.

IX-300 CHANCELLOR OF RUSH shall be the executive officer of RUSH, the Royal University of Scir-Hafoc. The Chancellor presides over all RUSH business meetings and makes final decisions on policy. The Chancellor also chairs the Board of Regents, the governing body of the Royal University of Scir-Hafoc. The CHANCELLOR OF RUSH shall be appointed directly by the Crown, after consultation with the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences, and may be removed or replaced as the Crown deems necessary.

IX-400 LILIES COMMITTEE CHAIR shall be a Royal Appointment and shall be a warranted deputy of the Kingdom Seneschal. The duties and responsibilities of the Chairman of the Lilies War Committee shall be as specified in the Lilies War Committee charter and such other duties as the Crown may assign. The LILIES COMMITTEE CHAIR shall be appointed directly by the Crown, after consultation with the Kingdom Seneschal, and may be removed or replaced as the Crown deems necessary.

IX-500 THE WAR COUNCIL shall be a committee composed of members appointed by the Crown. The duties and responsibilities of the War Council shall be as specified in the War Council charter and such other duties as the Crown may assign. War Council members may be removed or replaced as the Crown deems necessary and should be replaced periodically, as specified in the War Council charter.

Article X. Rights and Duties of the Populace

X-100 All residents of the Kingdom of Calontir shall have the right to swear fealty and do homage to the Crown of the Kingdom of Calontir.

X-200 It is the duty of the populace to be familiar with and abide by the Corpora and the Laws and traditions of the Kingdom of Calontir.

X-300 In order that the Society and its goals be further enhanced, it shall be the privilege and responsibility of all residents of the Kingdom of Calontir to willingly maintain and increase the authenticity of their accouterments, speech, and conduct, thus elevating the spirit that should be fostered in the current Middle Ages.

X-301 All residents of the Kingdom of Calontir are entitled to re-create any activity that may be documented as having occurred within the Society’s time period unless specifically prohibited by the Crown, the Crown’s representative, or the Marshallate.

X-400 It shall be the duty of the populace to wear appropriate period attire or some attempt at period attire at all official events within the Kingdom with the exception of business and guild meetings.

X-500 In compliance with federal, state, local, and SCA ordinances, any person may choose any persona, regardless of race, creed, national origin, or sex, as long as said persona conforms to the standard practices outlined by the College of Arms.

X-600 All residents of the Kingdom of Calontir have the right to submit a letter to the Crown upon any matter. However, if unsigned, no letter will be seriously considered or acted upon. The populace is hereby reminded to first utilize proper channels of communication, as the Crown will in most instances remand the case to the pertinent officer.

X-601 All residents of the Kingdom have the right to recommend to the Crown anyone who, in their estimation, is deserving of an award on any level. Such recommendations shall be in writing, and shall bear the name(s) of the author(s) thereof, and bear accompanying documentation.

X-700 The Laws of the Kingdom shall apply equally to all citizens of Calontir. In the event that an individual shall adopt an alternate persona, said persona shall be subject to all laws and proclamations pertaining to his or her other personae.

X-800 No household, guild, association, et al. organized for the purpose of “assassination” shall be allowed in the Kingdom of Calontir, as this does not meet with the basic principles of chivalric behavior. Assassination games may be played with the advance express knowledge and consent of all participants. Such consent should be in writing; the rules and duration of the game shall be clearly written and made public to all those present.

X-900 The bearing of period weaponry at any function of the Society within the Kingdom of Calontir shall be assured to all subjects of the Realm unless required otherwise for reasons of safety by the Crown, the Crown’s representative, or the Marshallate; or as site restrictions dictate otherwise.

X-1000 No weapon shall be drawn at any Society event, except in a safe and seemly manner.

X-1001 Peace-bonding for weapons may be required by the Crown, the Crown’s representative, or the Marshallate and is at all times highly encouraged.

X-1002 The research and display of medieval gunnery is to be permitted, but no weapon is to be charged or discharged under any circumstances under Society auspices, save by the prior written consent of the Crown, such discharge to be done only by the Crown or the Crown’s specifically designated representative.

X-1003 Personal combat, challenges, lists, or melees shall not be entered into by any participant when said combat is the result of anger. No quarrel in earnest shall be “settled” by SCA combat. The Crown, Their duly authorized representatives, and/or the Marshallate shall prevent or halt any such combat and forbid it to continue.

Article XI. Recognition and Advancement of Local Branches

XI-100 Prospective branches shall petition the Crown for recognition and/or advancement within the Kingdom according to the following procedure. The petition will be submitted to the Kingdom Seneschal who shall process the application with all due speed according to the procedures outlined in Corpora and Kingdom Law. The Kingdom Seneschal shall then inform the Crown of the findings and recommendations for action.

XI-200 New branches shall recommend and request a warrant for a seneschal, a treasurer, and at least one other officer.

XI-300 Branches must have registered a name.

XI-400 Existing branches shall not be permitted a division or advancement that will foster a schism or fractionalization of a political nature in the resident populace.

Article XII. Territorial Baronages

XII-100 A written petition to the Crown for a branch’s elevation to Baronial status must be made by and reflect the support of the majority of the subscribing members of the Society within the proposed Barony. Consideration of this petition requires that it must not be substantially opposed by members of the proposed Barony.

XII-200 The Crown, taking into Their consideration the wishes of the proposed Barony, shall invest the person(s) deemed most fit to represent the Royal Presence in the Barony as the Baronage, henceforth defined as a Baron and/or Baroness.

XII-300 Territorial Barons and Baronesses, once titled shall retain said title and position until such time as they resign or leave their Barony, pursuant to relevant sections of the Corpora. Upon permanently leaving their Barony, or as specified in the Corpora, they shall resign their territorial title and shall be created a Baron/ Baroness of the Court by the Crown. A new Baronage may be created in accordance with the desires of the Crown, who shall consider the advice of the resigning Coronet, the recommendations of any remaining Coronet, and the wishes of the subjects of the Barony in question.

XII-400 In case of an extended but temporary absence of the Baronage, they may, with the approval of the Crown, appoint a Vicar to fulfill the duties of the Baronage until their return. If there be both entitled Baron and entitled Baroness within a Barony, the Coronet taking the leave of absence may remand their duties to the remaining Coronet.

XII-500 Territorial Barons and Baronesses are the direct representatives of the Crown and shall speak with the Crown’s voice in all matters pertaining to their Barony, unless otherwise specified by the Crown.

Article XIII The Council of Nobles

XIII-100 Recognizing that the Crown may from time to time request and desire advice from those with experience in ruling, herewith shall be created the Council of Nobles of the Kingdom of Calontir. The Council of Nobles shall be composed of Their Royal Majesties, Their Royal Highnesses, Dukes, Duchesses, Counts, Countesses, Viscounts, Viscountesses, Past or Present Territorial Baronages of Calontir lineage and resident in the Kingdom. Others may be asked to attend at the Crown’s discretion. The Council shall meet at Their Majesties’ pleasure and shall consider such matters as the Crown may remand to its attention.

Article XIV. Kingdom Courts

XIV-100 There shall exist in Calontir three levels of formal complaint and reconciliation of antagonistic parties. All three levels are intended to provide mechanisms for the resolution of legitimate issues between concerned parties within the context of the Society. Issues which lie outside the jurisdiction of the Society shall not be brought before the formal mechanisms outlined below. None of these mechanisms shall be construed to place limitations upon the Crown’s rights, duties, and privileges as outlined in Kingdom Law and Corpora. No Kingdom Court has jurisdiction over a Crown. This right has been specially reserved by the Board to itself.

XIV-101 Each level of formal complaint and reconciliation shall be used before proceeding to the next level. In all cases, all parties shall remember that each level of formal complaint and reconciliation is not a substitute for the common codes of honor and chivalry which are at the heart of the SCA, and all parties are encouraged to rely on these common codes of honor and chivalry to resolve any dispute before involving the formal mechanisms initially, and before proceeding to the next level.

XIV-102 At each level of formal complaint and reconciliation all parties who are delivering evidence, whether as an antagonistic party or as a witness, are doing so upon their personal honor as to the truth of their statements.

XIV-200 The first level of formal complaint and reconciliation shall be those internal administrative mechanisms established for each of the respective Kingdom Offices.

XIV-201 In any case where the complaint or issue crosses jurisdiction between Kingdom Offices, is outside the jurisdiction of a specific office, or where it may involve a Kingdom Officer, then the administrative mechanisms of the Advocate’s Office shall be used. Likewise, any person who feels that he or she has not received satisfaction through the internal administrative mechanisms for another Kingdom Office may turn to the Advocate’s Office for consideration of their complaint.

XIV-202 In instances where the complaint involves the Advocate as a concerned party, the deputy to the Advocate may fulfill the administrative mechanisms of that office. If this alternative is unavailable or inappropriate, the Crown shall select another individual to fulfill this role.

XIV-300 The second level of formal complaint and reconciliation within the Kingdom of Calontir shall be the Court of Inquiry & Arbitration. The Court of Inquiry & Arbitration is intended to provide an opportunity for fair arbitration between antagonistic parties and the establishment of the facts of a complaint. A request for a Court of Inquiry & Arbitration must be made in writing to the Advocate, specifying the reasons for the request, after the previous mechanisms for reconciliation have been used and proven unsatisfactory to one or more of the antagonistic parties. After receiving such a request, the Advocate shall inform the Crown of the need to convene a Court of Inquiry & Arbitration.

XIV-301 The Advocate shall establish a date for the convening of the Court after consultation with the Crown. The Court may only be convened within the Kingdom of Calontir, at an official event published in the Kingdom Newsletter. The Advocate shall notify the antagonistic parties of the convening of the Court in writing, by return receipt requested mail, a minimum of ten days prior to the date of convening of the Court. Any of the antagonistic parties may appeal the scheduled date directly to the Crown.

Failure of an antagonist to appear after such proper notification has been made may be considered by the Judge or Panel of Judges to be a plea of ‘no contest’ to the complaints specified. If this occurs, the Judge or Panel of Judges may proceed with reaching a decision in the matter.

XIV-302 The Crown may function as the Judge of the Court of Inquiry & Arbitration, or may appoint a triumvirate Panel of Judges, as the Crown sees fit. The Judge or Panel of Judges shall consider the merits of a complaint and offer resolution to the antagonistic parties. In the case where a Panel of Judges sits, a simple majority vote shall constitute a decision of the Court in all matters.

XIV-303 The Advocate shall sit as an assistant to the Court. The Judge or Panel of Judges may select such other advisors or assistants as seem appropriate.

XIV-304 The Advocate shall appoint a scribe who shall keep an official record of the Court’s proceedings and decisions. Copies of this official record shall be provided in a timely fashion to the antagonistic parties, the Judge or Panel of Judges, and the Crown if the Crown does not sit as Judge of the Court. This official record shall be kept by the Advocate as archival material for a period of at least two years. Each antagonist has the right to file a formal written response to the decision by the Court with the Advocate during this time, such a response then becoming a part of the archival material. Said archival materials may be made available to other parties as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Advocate in conjunction with the Kingdom Seneschal.

XIV-305 It is expected that the Court shall be convened for only a short period of time. To this end, the antagonistic parties shall be asked at the outset of the Court if they can agree, in part or in whole, to a list of stipulated facts in the matter as prepared by the Advocate.

XIV-306 Following this, each of the antagonistic parties shall briefly present their case, including a Witnesses may be brought before the Court, and examined by the Judge or Panel of Judges. All witnesses and evidence presented must be acceptable to the Judge or Panel of Judges, who may choose to limit such presentations as the Judge or Panel of Judges sees fit.

XIV-307 At any point in the proceedings the Judge or Panel of Judges may ask such questions as necessary to reach a decision. After the Judge or the Panel of Judges has heard the facts in the matter, listened to the presentation of each of the antagonistic parties, and examined the evidence, the Judge or Panel of Judges shall reach a decision in the matter, and offer a resolution to the antagonistic parties. This decision and proposed resolution shall be made within 15 days of the convening of the Court, except for unusual circumstances, defined by the Crown. The antagonistic parties shall be notified in writing of the decision and proposed resolution, and advised to accept this decision wholly, without reservation, and consider it in their best interests and the best interests of the Kingdom for this to be an end to the matter.

XIV-400 The third and final level of formal complaint and reconciliation within the Kingdom of Calontir shall be the Court of Chivalry. A Court of Chivalry is a court of last resort and will not be called unless at least two members of the Witan (as defined in Kingdom Law, Article IX) have been presented with a petition requesting such a Court following the decision of a Court of Inquiry & Arbitration, and have signed that petition, thereby showing their agreement that a Court of Chivalry serves the interest of the Kingdom and Society. Specifically, the petition shall be initiated by one of the antagonistic parties involved in the Court of Inquiry & Arbitration, except in those cases where the Crown or Kingdom Seneschal believes that a Court of Chivalry is in the best interests of the Kingdom. In these exceptional cases, the Crown or Kingdom Seneschal may initiate a Court of Chivalry in the name of the Kingdom.

In addition to the request for holding the Court of Chivalry, the petition shall name one individual as the subject of the court, and specify a list of complaints against that person under Kingdom or Society Law. It is suggested that such complaints be discussed in advance with the Kingdom Seneschal for clarity.

XIV-401 Having received a petition initiating a Court of Chivalry, the Advocate shall inform the Crown that a Court of Chivalry shall be convened. The Advocate is responsible for convening all Courts of Chivalry and is the officer in charge of the proceedings. All other duties not specifically delegated by these articles to another person shall be the responsibility of the Advocate.

XIV-402 If the Advocate is to be the subject of a Court of Chivalry, the Crown shall appoint a Peer of the Realm, a Royal Peer, or a Great Officer as defined in Article IX of the Laws of Calontir to assume all duties that would normally be the responsibility of the Advocate.

XIV-403 The Advocate shall notify the subject of the Court in writing, by return receipt requested mail, that the Court is to be convened. This notification shall include the following:

 
 
 
 
 

A copy of Kingdom Law.

The names of those who petitioned that the Court be convened.

The formal list of complaints to be brought before the Court.

An outline of the procedure for the hearing of the case.

A copy of the archival material of the relevant Court of Inquiry & Arbitration.

A list of four proposed dates and places at which the Court may be held. The Court may only be convened within the Kingdom of Calontir, at an official event published in the Kingdom Newsletter. The dates shall cover a span of not less than four weeks. The first date shall be enough distant to allow notice of the impending Court to be published in the Kingdom Newsletter at least two weeks before the Court convenes.

XIV-404 The subject of the Court shall choose one of the dates and places for the Court, and shall notify the Advocate in writing, by return receipt requested mail, within two weeks of receiving the Advocate’s original notification that a Court is to be convened. If none of the dates are acceptable, the subject of the Court shall petition the Crown and the Advocate, in writing, that another time and place be selected. Granting of the petition shall be at the discretion of the Crown. If the subject does not respond within two weeks of receiving the Advocate’s original notification, the Advocate shall select one of the proposed dates and places and shall notify the subject in writing, by return receipt requested mail, that the Court will convene that date and in that place, whether the subject is there or not.

Failure of the subject to appear after such proper notification has been made may be considered by the Crown to be a plea of ‘no contest’ to the complaints specified. If this occurs, the Crown may proceed with deciding upon a sentence, as the Crown sees fit.

XIV-405 All Courts of Chivalry shall be open to the public. The date and place of the Court shall be published in the Kingdom Newsletter at least two weeks before the date of the Court.

XIV-406 Evidence in a Court of Chivalry shall be heard before a jury of not fewer than seven Peers or other responsible persons selected by the Advocate from a list of candidates that shall be provided to the Advocate by the Crown. Said list shall have a minimum of 14 candidates. The Advocate shall also select a minimum of three alternate jurors from the same list.

XIV-407 An uneven number of jurors shall be selected whenever possible.

XIV-408 The subject of the Court shall have the right to challenge any juror if cause can be shown why the appointment of that juror may be prejudicial to the subject’s interests. Approval of the challenge is at the discretion of the Crown.

XIV-409 In no case may a person who is otherwise concerned in the case sit upon the jury.

XIV-410 If a Peer is to be tried, all of the jurors must be Peers of the Realm, Royal Peers, or Great Officers.

XIV-411 The Kingdom Seneschal or the Kingdom Seneschal’s representative, and any other Kingdom Officer with relevant jurisdiction over the matters at issue, or that person’s representative, shall be present at a Court of Chivalry to advise the Crown and the Advocate pertaining to that Kingdom Officer’s area of jurisdiction.

XIV-412 The Crown shall usually preside over all Courts of Chivalry. If the Crown is not able to preside, for whatever reason, then the Crown shall appoint a Peer or other responsible person to preside over the Court in the Crown’s name. No person may preside over any case in which that person is concerned. A Peer or other person designated by the Crown to preside over a Court of Chivalry may not render sentence.

XIV-413 In the event that the proceedings of a Court of Chivalry extend through two reigns, the person who was presiding over the Court at its inception shall continue to preside until final judgment is rendered. In this case, the Court shall be considered unfinished business of the first reign.

XIV-414 The subject of the Court may be represented and advised by such counsel as that individual chooses. If the subject so requests, the Crown shall appoint a Peer acceptable to the subject to aid in the defense.

XIV-415 The Advocate may appoint such other persons to serve the Court as the Advocate sees fit.

XIV-416 Documentation for the Court of Chivalry shall include, but need not be limited to, copies of all the relevant documents and records from the previous attempts to reach a reconciliation between the subject and other party(ies).

XIV-417 The subject of a Court of Chivalry shall have the right to present evidence and call witnesses in his or her favor and shall have the right to cross-examine all witnesses called. Reasonable time limits may be imposed on all witnesses and periods of cross-examination by the Advocate.

XIV-418 A complete record of the proceedings shall be made by whatever means is most efficient and reliable. A copy of the record shall be made available to the subject following the conclusion of the Court. The record may be made available to other parties as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Advocate in conjunction with the Kingdom Seneschal.

XIV-419 Two judgments are rendered by a Court of Chivalry: a verdict and a sentence.

 
 
 
 
 

A. A verdict is the judgment of guilt, as is rendered by the jury of the Court. Verdict is the sole prerogative of the jury. A verdict is final.

B. Because a Court of Chivalry may be required to review ethical issues (honor, intent, courtesy, etc.) within the framework of the Society, the verdict may not always fall within the limits of guilty/not guilty. Possible verdicts are guilty; guilty, but not as charged; guilty with reservations; not guilty with reservations; innocent. The verdict shall be based on a “preponderance of the evidence” standard.

C. Sentence is a determination of punishment for a subject upon whom a verdict has been reached. Sentence is the sole prerogative of the Crown. Although the Crown may request the recommendation and opinion of the jury in determining sentence, the Crown is not bound by the jury’s recommendations. Sentences of Banishment from the Society and Degradations of Peerage shall be presented in the form of a formal request from the Crown to the Board of Directors, which is the only body authorized to approve and implement those sentences.

XIV-420 The verdict and the sentence of the Court shall be published in the Kingdom Newsletter as soon as possible after the Court adjourns.

XIV-421 The sentence of a Court of Chivalry may be appealed to the Board of Directors as provided for in the Corpora of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Article XV. Fighter Authorization

XV-100 All persons desiring to engage in combat shall have attained the age of sixteen (16) before they may be authorized.

XV-101 No member of the Calontir Marshallate, including the Chivalry1, is allowed to train any person younger than the age of sixteen (16) for SCA combat using any method that could result in bruises or more severe injuries being inflicted upon that person.

XV-200 All unbelted fighters2 shall be formally accepted, tested and approved for combat before entering any Lists held in the Kingdom of Calontir. Authorizations for the Lists of the Kingdom shall be conducted by the Sovereign or the Marshallate.

XV-201 Minors (16 and 17 years of age) who wish to authorize or train for SCA combat shall be subject to special rules and restrictions as determined by the Sovereign and Earl Marshal of Calontir.

XV-300 An unbelted fighter who has not participated in Society combat for more than six (6) months may be required to re-authorize at the discretion of the Sovereign or the Marshallate.

XV-400 A fighter’s authorization may be revoked by the Sovereign or a marshal for a just and serious cause. An authorized fighter must satisfactorily pass the authorization requirements before being allowed in the lists again. A complete revocation of authorization shall be for a minimum of six months. Such person may re-authorize only with the approval of the Sovereign.

Article XVI. Contracts

XVI-100 All contracts requiring the Kingdom of Calontir of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. to appear and “perform” must have the approval of the Crown. Such contracts shall be signed by the Kingdom Seneschal. Authority to negotiate and sign such a contract may be delegated to a person or persons only by the Kingdom Seneschal in writing with the approval of the Crown. Monthly progress reports shall be required of all persons engaged in such negotiations, said reports to be tendered to the Kingdom Seneschal in writing.

XVI-200 No officer of the Kingdom of Calontir shall produce any publication related to their office without approval of the Crown and the appropriate Great Officer. Any proposed publication issuant from any Kingdom office shall first be subject to editing by the Crown, the pertinent Great Officer, and such other persons as the Crown may require, whether the publication be funded through the Calontir Treasury or privately. Full financial reporting must be made in writing to the Kingdom on a regular basis as required by the Kingdom Treasurer. All profits resulting from such publications must be turned over to the Kingdom Treasury.

Article XVII. Guilds and Other Chartered Organizations

XVII-100 Within the Kingdom of Calontir, provision shall be made for guilds and other organizations to be chartered by the Crown on a Kingdom-wide basis.

XVII-101 Chartered groups shall report, in writing, once per reign to the Crown and the Kingdom Officer most closely related to their purposes. The report shall include but not be limited to the following:

 
 
 
 
 

A guild membership listing of all guild members.

The guild’s activity level (i.e. number of meetings, number in attendance, frequency, etc.).
The action the guild has taken over the past six months (i.e. classes sponsored, works completed, works in progress, etc.).

A copy of the last quarter (Domesday) report to the Exchequer (when applicable).

XVII-102 Chartered Groups that fail to report one reign, shall be suspended for the duration of the next reign.

XVII-103 Chartered Groups that fail to report two consecutive reigns shall be disbanded, and their charter revoked.

XVII-104 Guild heads shall be confirmed and serve at the pleasure of Their Royal Majesties.

XVII-200 Charters shall meet the following requirements:

XVII-201 The charter shall contain provisions for the regular and orderly replacement of the organization’s officers.

XVII-202 The charter shall define the rights and responsibilities of each of the organization’s officers.

XVII-203 The charter shall contain provisions for changing itself in an orderly fashion to meet any future needs not covered in the original charter.

XVII-204 The charter shall meet any other requirements that may be imposed by the appropriate Great Office, or by the Crown.

XVII-300 Any change to a Kingdom-wide charter must be approved by the current Monarch, as the Crown is the source of the authority of the charter.

XVII-400 A Guild must have at least ten (10) members in order to receive its initial charter and to maintain its status. Failure to maintain the minimum numbers shall result in the suspension of the Chartered Group for the duration of the next Reign.

XVII-500 Guilds are obligated to support the Kingdom to maintain their status at the Crowns request.

Article XVIII. Royal Events

XVIII-100 Royal Events are events that are set by Crown and Kingdom Law. No other events may be held to conflict with them. These events are: Crown Tournaments, Coronations, Calontir Lilies War, Queen’s Prize, Kingdom Arts & Sciences, King’s Companie of Archers Tournament, and CalonCon. (pending publication in the May Mews)

XVIII-200 Calontir Lilies War is established as a Royal Event. Said war shall be held annually in June. Exceptions to this date may be made by the Crown, with notification of the Witan in the case of an emergency or under unusual circumstances. The war may have a new theme each year, but the theme shall never place the Kingdom of Calontir as one side versus any other group.

XVIII-201 A committee is established, known as the Lilies War Committee. Said committee shall be an independently functioning committee, the chairman of which shall report to the Kingdom Seneschal and the Crown. Membership and finances of said committee shall be governed by a charter known as the Lilies War Charter.

XVIII-300 Queen’s Prize is established as a Royal Event. Said event shall be held annually, except for unusual circumstances defined by the Crown.

XVIII-310 Entrants into Queen’s Prize may not have achieved GoA or higher recognition in either the Arts or Sciences.

XVIII-400 Kingdom Arts and Sciences is established as a Royal Event. Said event shall be held annually, except for unusual circumstances as defined by the Crown.

XVIII-500 The King’s Companie of Archers Tournament is established as a Royal Event. Said event shall be held annually, except for unusual circumstances as defined by the Crown.

XVIII-600 CalonCon is established as a Royal Event. Said event will be held annually on the third weekend of July. (pending publication in the May Mews)

Article XIX. Miscellany

XIX-100 February 18 shall be known as KINGDOM DAY in perpetuity, being the day of the ascension to the Thrones of the first King and Queen of Calontir, Chepe and Arwyn.

XIX-200 The first Saturday of December shall be known as the Feast Day of the Founders, and shall serve to honor those whose actions fostered the growth of the kingdom.

XIX-300 No person owing an amount of money more than $50.00 to the Society or any of its branches for 60 days after official request for payment from the Kingdom Treasurer has been received shall compete or be fought for in any Crown or Coronet Tournament, nor shall such an individual hold any office on any level.

XIX-400 Smoking is prohibited in all areas, inside or out, in which members of the populace must be present in order to participate in any aspect of an event. This shall include any area they must pass through, or in close proximity to, in order to reach these areas. This is not intended to restrict smoking in private encampments.

Whenever possible, the autocrat shall be responsible for defining a designated smoking area, as convenient as is reasonably possible.


These Laws first passed and promulgated during the first reign of Their Majesties Chepe and Arwyn and as amended during later reigns.

This copy is current as of January 4, 2013.

� Knights and Masters at Arms.
� “Unbelted fighters” refers to those fighters who are not members of the Order of Chivalry.


Appendix I. The Order of Precedence of the Kingdom of Calontir

AI-100 The Order of Precedence:

The Royal Family
     The King and The Queen
     The Crown Prince and The Crown Princess

Royal Peers
     Dukes and Duchesses
     Counts and Countesses
     Viscounts and Viscountesses

Bestowed Peerages Orders
     The Order of Chivalry
     The Order of the Laurel
     The Order of the Pelican

Territorial Barons and Baronesses

Thegns of Calontir

The Great Officers of Calontir

Grant of Arms Orders
     Orders of the Hirth
     Order of the Calon Lily
     Order of the Silver Hammer
     Order of the Cross of Calontir
     Simple Grants of Arms

Court Barons and Court Baronesses

Awards of Arms Orders;
     Orders of the Fyrd
     Order of the Golden Calon Swan
     Order of the Leather Mallet
     Order of the Torse
     Simple Awards of Arms

The Order of the Sword of Calontir
The Order of the Keeper of the Flame
The Order of the Queen’s Chalice
The Order of the Falcon's Claw
The Order of the Purple Feather
The Order of the Purple Jess

AI-101 THE KING AND THE QUEEN: The current Sovereign and Sovereign’s Consort.

THE CROWN PRINCE AND THE CROWN PRINCESS: The victor in the most recent Crown Tournament and the victor’s consort.

DUKES AND DUCHESSES: Those individuals who have reigned two or more times as King or Queen.

COUNTS AND COUNTESSES: Those individuals who have reigned once as King or Queen.

VISCOUNTS AND VISCOUNTESSES: Those individuals who have reigned one or more times as Territorial Princes or Princesses.

BESTOWED PEERAGE ORDERS: Those individuals who are members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, and/or the Order of the Pelican. These individuals hold their arms by Letters Patent.

TERRITORIAL BARONAGE: Those individuals holding Baronies in fief for the Crown. The bestowal of a Territorial Baronial title shall confer upon the individual a Grant of Arms.

THEGN OF CALONTIR: Honorary title bestowed by the Crown upon those individuals They deem to have rendered Them personal service and counsel. Thegns of Calontir may be styled and announced so in the Calontir Order of Precedence. The title and position shall be retained during the reign of the bestowing King or Queen. Thereafter the person may style himself or herself as “Thegn (King or Queen’s last name).” The position of Thegn shall carry with it no award or any other title. An individual may be so honored more than once at the desire of each Crown.

GREAT OFFICERS OF CALONTIR: The Kingdom Seneschal, the Gold Falcon Herald, the Earl Marshal, the Minister of Arts and Sciences, the Treasurer, the Chronicler, the Kingdom Web Minister and the Chirurgeon.

ORDER OF THE HIRTH: Grant of Arms level fighting, archery, equestrian, and cut and thrust award.

ORDER OF THE CALON LILY: Grant of Arms level arts award.

ORDER OF THE SILVER HAMMER: Grant of Arms level sciences award.

ORDER OF THE CROSS OF CALONTIR: Grant of Arms level service award.

SIMPLE GRANT OF ARMS

COURT BARONAGES: The Crown may bestow the title of Court Baron or Court Baroness as defined in Corpora and shall bestow the title upon retiring as a Territorial Baronage. A Court Barony shall convey an Award of Arms.

ORDER OF THE FYRD: Award of Arms level fighting, archery, equestrian, and cut and thrust award.

ORDER OF THE GOLDEN CALON SWAN: Award of Arms level arts award.

ORDER OF THE LEATHER MALLET: Award of Arms level sciences award.

ORDER OF THE TORSE: Award of Arms level service award.

SIMPLE AWARD OF ARMS

ORDER OF THE SWORD OF CALONTIR: Award for dramatic deeds concerning the art and science of combat, strategy, tactics, and/or Society warfare.

ORDER OF THE KEEPER OF THE FLAME: Award for those individuals who, through their appearance, actions, and deeds demonstrate an exceptional amount of honor and courtesy and exemplify themselves in efforts to create a medieval aura. The award may be bestowed only once per Reign.

ORDER OF THE QUEEN’S CHALICE: children’s service award.

ORDER OF THE FALCON'S CLAW: Youth Martial award.

ORDER OF THE PUPRLE FEATHER: Youth Arts and/or Sciences award.

ORDER OF THE PURPLE JESS: Youth service award.

AI-102 The following recognition conveys no position in the Order of Precedence

THE ORDER OF THE ROSE: shall be offered automatically to all those Sovereign’s Consorts who have served in that capacity in Calontir after the Consort’s investiture in the County rank. Such individuals shall be entitled to style themselves as Companions of the Rose and may be announced and styled as such in the Calontir Order of Precedence.

KING’S FAVOR: award established to recognize those who distinguish themselves by their excellent service to Calontir. This award is given at the sole discretion of the King to whomever he deems worthy.

THE QUEEN’S ENDORSEMENT OF DISTINCTION. As the Patroness of all gentle and courteous behavior, the Queen of Calontir may, at her own discretion, bestow upon some few individuals (not groups) The Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction. This recognition may be given only thrice during any one reign and only once in each of the following categories:

 
 
 
 
 

(1) Unto the individual combatant or archer who has shown the highest of chivalric behavior;

(2) Unto the individual who has best exemplified gentle and courteous behavior; and

(3) Unto the individual who best exemplifies the ideals and goals of our Society.

The Queen may bestow any or all of these recognitions as desired. The Queen may bestow upon those individuals a badge of the Queen’s own initials entwined with a rose, constructed as the Queen desires. The recipient may place the initials “Q.E.D.” after their name and other denotations of rank, if said recipient desires. Individuals may be so honored by more than one Queen, at Her Majesty’s discretion.

IREN FERAN: Given to non-Calontir citizens whom have integrated themselves within the Calontir Army.

FALCON’S HEART: Given to groups who have served above and beyond the normal expectation.

AI-103 Except for the Royal Family, rank within the Orders is determined solely by the date and time the award is given.

AI-104 Orders given by organizations within the Kingdom of Calontir shall not appear in the Kingdom Order of Precedence, although they may be employed in their own areas below the Kingdom Order of Precedence, i.e., when holding a local March of Precedence, Baronial Orders shall rank below the last listing of the Calontir Order of Precedence.

AI-105 The Crown may change the Order of March for a March of Precedence as They so desire. Individuals belonging to more than one order may have their choice as to under which title they are addressed by in the March of Precedence.


Appendix II: The Awards of the Kingdom of Calontir

AII-200 THE HIRTH OF CALONTIR

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir a system by which recognition is given to fighters, archers, equestrians, and cut and thrust combatants through titles that reflect their skill as fighters, archers, equestrians, or cut and thrust combatants and as representatives of Calontir. The higher rank is that of Huscarl of the Hirth of Calontir. The Hirth shall be composed of four equal but separate branches: the fighters, called the Iren-Hirth, the archers, called the Boga-Hirth, the equestrians, called the Eo-Hirth, and the cut and thrust combatants, called the Stile-Hirth. An individual may qualify and be granted membership by the Crown in all four branches of the Hirth.

Elevation to the Hirth rests with the Sovereign, after consultation with such members of the appropriate branch of the Hirth as the Sovereign shall desire. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to the Hirth shall confer upon the recipient a Grant of Arms and shall entitle such individual to all rights, privileges, and ensigns, attendant thereto. HUSCARLS may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as such. The Hirth shall be ranked equally in the Order of Precedence with the Orders of the Cross of Calontir, the Silver Hammer, and the Calon Lily. Membership in the Hirth shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before those Grants of Arms not given with any Order, but after the Kingdom Great Officers.

The Hirth may adopt, by approval of the Crown and by mutual consent, such rules for its internal governance as the Hirth may find useful, such bylaws not being in conflict with the Laws and Traditions of Calontir.

IREN-HIRTH: Elevation to the Iren-Hirth may be conferred upon those individuals meeting certain minimum requirements; including authorization in all weapon systems with expertise in at least two. The fighter must also have demonstrated support for the Calontir army during interkingdom-level conflicts. Other qualifications considered shall include leadership, activity level and teaching. Said individual must also always display unquestionable honor both on and off the field.

Huscarls of the Iren-Hirth may bear the badge of the Iren-Hirth, emblazoned: Per chevron embattled sable and argent, two battle-axes in saltire argent and a Cross of Calatrava purpure.

BOGA-HIRTH: Elevation to the Boga-Hirth may be conferred upon those individuals meeting certain minimum requirements; including authorization in all weapon systems with expertise in at least two. The archer must also have demonstrated support for the Calontir army during interkingdom-level conflicts. Other qualifications considered shall include leadership, activity level and teaching. Said individual must also always display unquestionable honor both on and off the field.

Huscarls of the Boga-Hirth may bear the badge of the Boga-Hirth, emblazoned: Per chevron embattled sable and argent, two longbows in saltire argent and a Cross of Calatrava purpure.

EO-HIRTH: Elevation to the Eo-Hirth may be conferred upon those individuals meeting certain minimum requirements; including authorizations in general riding, mounted games, and as a groundsman and who show expertise in at least two equestrian weapon systems. The Rider must also have demonstrated support for the Calontir army during interkingdom-level conflicts. Other qualifications considered shall include leadership, activity level and teaching. Said individual must also always display unquestionable honor both on and off the field.

Huscarls of the Eo-Hirth may bear the badge of the Eo-Hirth, emblazoned: Per chevron embattled sable and argent, two chamfrons argent and a Cross of Calatrava purpure.

STILE-HIRTH: Elevation to the Stíle-Hirth may be conferred upon those individuals meeting certain minimum requirements; including prowess in all steel weapon systems with expertise in at least two. The fighter must also have demonstrated support for the Calontir army during interkingdom-level conflicts. Other qualifications considered shall include leadership, activity level and teaching. Said individual must also always display unquestionable honor both on and off the field.


Huscarls of the Stíle-Hirth may bear the badge of the Stíle-Hirth, emblazoned: Per chevron embattled sable and argent, in pale two swords in saltire and a cross of Calatrava purpure.

 

AII-201 ORDER OF THE CALON LILY

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an Award, to be known as the Order of the Calon Lily, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those individuals whose work in the arts has shown a high level of skill in their chosen art(s), a detailed knowledge of its history, and who have assisted others in the learning of said art(s). Elevation to the Order rests with the Crown, after consultation with such members of the Order as They shall desire. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall confer upon the recipient a Grant of Arms and shall entitle such individual to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names the initials C.C.L. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE CALON LILY.

The Order of the Calon Lily shall be ranked equally in the Order of Precedence with the Hirth, and Orders of the Silver Hammer and the Cross of Calontir. Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before those Grants of Arms not given with any Order, but after the Kingdom Great Officers.

The Order may adopt, by approval of the Crown and by mutual consent, such rules for its internal governance as the Companions of the Order may find useful, such bylaws not being in conflict with Laws and Traditions of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: Per pale purpure and Or, a fleur-de-lys within a bordure counterchanged.

AII-202 ORDER OF THE SILVER HAMMER

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an Award, to be known as the Order of the Silver Hammer, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those individuals whose work in the sciences has shown a high level of skill in their chosen craft(s), a detailed knowledge of its history, and who have assisted others in the learning of said science(s). Elevation to the Order rests with the Crown, after consultation with such members of the Order as They shall desire. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall confer upon the recipient a Grant of Arms and shall entitle such individual to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names the initials C.S.H. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE SILVER HAMMER. The Order of the Silver Hammer shall be ranked equally in the Order of Precedence with the Hirth, and the Orders of the Calon Lily and the Cross of Calontir. Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before those Grants of Arms not given with any Order, but after the Kingdom Great Officers.

The Order may adopt, by approval of the Crown and by mutual consent, such rules for its internal governance as the Companions of the Order may find useful, such bylaws not being in conflict with the Laws and Traditions of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: Sable, a hammer within a bordure argent.

AII-203 ORDER OF THE CALON CROSS

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an Award, to be known as the Order of the Calon Cross, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those individuals who have served the Kingdom well and faithfully, far above and beyond the service normally expected of citizens of the Kingdom. Elevation to the Order rests with the Crown, after consultation with such members of the Order as They shall desire. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall confer upon the recipient a Grant of Arms and shall entitle such individual to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names the initials C.C.C. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE CALON CROSS. The Order of the Calon Cross shall be ranked equally in the Order of Precedence with the Hirth, and the Orders of the Calon Lily and the Silver Hammer. Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before those Grants of Arms not given with any Order, but after the Kingdom Great Officers.

The Order may adopt, by approval of the Crown and by mutual consent, such rules for its internal governance as the Companions of the Order may find useful, such bylaws not being in conflict with the Laws and Traditions of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: Or, a cross of Calatrava within a bordure purpure.

AII-220 THE FYRD OF CALONTIR

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir a system by which recognition is given to fighters, archers, equestrians, and cut and thrust combatants through titles that reflect their skill as fighters, archers, equestrians, or cut and thrust combatants and as representatives of Calontir. The lower rank is that of Fyrdman of the Fyrd of Calontir. The Fyrd shall be composed of four equal but separate branches; the fighters, called the Iren-Fyrd, the archers, called the Boga-Fyrd, the equestrians, called the Eo-Fyrd, and the cut and thrust combatants called the Stile-Fyrd. An individual may qualify and be granted membership by the Crown in all four branches of the Fyrd.

Elevation to the Fyrd rests with the Sovereign, after consultation with such members of the appropriate branch of the Fyrd as the Sovereign shall desire. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to the Fyrd shall confer upon the recipient an Award of Arms and shall entitle such individual to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. FYRDMEN may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as such. The Fyrd shall be ranked equally in the Order of Precedence with the Orders of the Torse, the Golden Calon Swan and the Leather Mallet. Membership in the Fyrd shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before those Awards of Arms not given with any Order, but after Court Baronages.

The Fyrd may adopt, by approval of the Crown and by mutual consent, such rules for its internal governance as the Fyrd may find useful, such bylaws not being in conflict with the Laws and Traditions of Calontir.

IREN-FYRD: Elevation to the Iren-Fyrd may be conferred upon those individuals meeting certain requirements; including authorization in at least two weapon systems and competence (proficiency) in at least one weapon system, demonstration of support of the Calon Army and potential for leadership, which should include the ability to carry out standard Calontir Army commands. Said individual must also display honorable behavior both on and off the field.

Fyrdmen of the Iren-Fyrd may wear the badge of the Iren-Fyrd, emblazoned: Sable, on a pile embattled between two spears in pile argent a Cross of Calatrava purpure.

BOGA-FYRD: Elevation to the Boga-Fyrd may be conferred upon those individuals who display proficiency in at least one archery system, demonstrate support for the Calontir army on the archery field, and whose conduct is consistently honorable both on and off the field.

Fyrdmen of the Boga-Fyrd may bear the badge of the Boga-Fyrd, emblazoned: Sable, on a pile embattled between two longbows in pile argent a Cross of Calatrava purpure.

EO-FYRD: Elevation to the Eo-Fyrd may be conferred upon those individuals meeting certain requirements; including authorizations in general riding, mounted games, and as a groundsman, and who display proficiency in at least one equestrian weapon system, demonstrate support for the Calontir army on the equestrian field, and whose conduct is consistently honorable both on and off the field.

Fyrdmen of the Eo-Fyrd may bear the badge of the Eo-Fyrd, emblazoned: Sable, on a pile embattled between two broken snaffle-bits argent, a Cross of Calatrava purpure.

STILE-FYRD: Elevation to the Stíle-Fyrd may be conferred upon those individuals meeting certain requirements; including authorization in cut and thrust weapon systems and competence (proficiency) in at least one weapon system, demonstration of support of the Calon Army and potential for leadership, which should include the ability to carry out standard Calontir Army commands. Said individual must also display honorable behavior both on and off the field.

Fyrdmen of the Stíle-Fyrd may wear the badge of the Stíle-Fyrd, emblazoned: Sable, on a pile embattled between two swords argent a cross of Calatrava purpure.

AII-221 ORDER OF THE GOLDEN CALON SWAN

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an Award, to be known as the Order of the Golden Calon Swan, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those individuals whose work in the arts has shown promise and growth in their chosen art(s), some knowledge of its history, and who have assisted others in the practice of said art(s). Elevation to the Order rests with the Crown. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall confer upon the recipient an Award of Arms and shall entitle such individual to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names the initials C.G.C.S. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE GOLDEN CALON SWAN. The order of the Golden Calon Swan shall be ranked equally in the Order of Precedence with the Fyrd, and the Orders of the Torse and the Leather Mallet. Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before those Awards of Arms not given with any Order, but after Court Baronages.

The Order may adopt, by approval of the Crown and by mutual consent, such rules for its internal governance as the Companions of the Order may find useful, such bylaws not being in conflict with the Laws and Traditions of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: Purpure, a swan naiant Or.

AII-222 ORDER OF THE LEATHER MALLET

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an Award, to be known as the Order of the Leather Mallet, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those individuals whose work in the sciences has shown promise and growth in their chosen craft(s), some knowledge of its history, and who have assisted others in the practice of said science(s). Elevation to the Order rests with the Crown. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall confer upon the recipient an Award of Arms and shall entitle such individual to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names the initials C.L.M. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE LEATHER MALLET. The Order of the Leather Mallet shall be ranked equally in the Order of Precedence with the Fyrd, and the Orders of the Torse and the Golden Calon Swan. Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before those Awards of Arms not given with any Order, but after Court Baronages.

The Order may adopt, by approval of the Crown and by mutual consent, such rules for its internal governance as the Companions of the Order may find useful, such bylaws not being in conflict with the Laws and Traditions of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: Purpure, on a pale dovetailed argent three leather mallets proper.

AII-223 ORDER OF THE TORSE

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an Award, to be known as the Order of the Torse, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those individuals who have served the Kingdom above the service normally expected of citizens of the Kingdom. Elevation to the Order rests with the Crown. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall confer upon the recipient an Award of Arms and shall entitle such individual to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names the initials C.T. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE TORSE. The Order of the Torse shall be ranked equally in the Order of Precedence with the Fyrd, and the Orders of the Golden Calon Swan and the Leather Mallet. Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before those Awards of Arms not given with an Order, but after Court Baronages.

The Order may adopt, by approval of the Crown and by mutual consent, such rules for its internal governance as the Companions of the Order may find useful, such bylaws not being in conflict with the Laws and Traditions of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: A torse with mantling in alternating bands of purpure and Or.

AII-230 ORDER OF THE SWORD OF CALONTIR

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an award, to be known as the Order of the Sword of Calontir, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those individuals who have performed dramatic, valorous deeds concerning the art and science of combat, strategy, tactics, and/or Society warfare. Elevation to the Order rests with the Crown. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall entitle the recipient to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names the initials C.S.C. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE SWORD OF CALONTIR. The Order of the Sword of Calontir shall be ranked below simple Awards of Arms, but before the Keeper of the Flame. Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence before the Keeper of the Flame.

Companions of the Order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: Sable, a Cross of Calatrava, elongated in base so as to form a sword inverted, within a bordure argent.

AII-231 ORDER OF THE KEEPER OF THE FLAME

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an award to be known as the Order of the Keeper of the Flame, hereinafter referred to as the Order. The Order shall be conferred upon those individuals who through their appearance, actions and deeds, demonstrate an exceptional amount of honor and courtesy, and exemplify themselves in efforts to create a medieval aura. Elevation to the Order rests with the Crown and may only be bestowed once per reign. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to the Order shall entitle the recipient to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names KEEPER OF THE FLAME and may be styled as such in the Order of Precedence. The Order shall be ranked below a simple Award of Arms, but before the Queen’s Chalice. Membershipin the Order shall ensure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Order of Precedence before Companions of the Queen’s Chalice, but after all simple Awards of Arms.

Companions of the Order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: Or, a flame Purpure.

AII-232 ORDER OF THE QUEEN’S CHALICE

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an award to be known as the Order of the Queen’s Chalice, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those young people who have served the Kingdom and its people above the service normally expected of them. Elevation into the Order rests with the Crown.

Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence as Companions of the Queen’s Chalice.

Companions of the Order shall be entitled to place after their names the initials C.Q.C. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE QUEEN’S CHALICE. Elevation to the Order shall be proclaimed to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may wear a badge of the Order’s device, emblazoned: Purpure, a chalice Or, charged with a Cross of Calatrava purpure.

AII-233 THE ORDER OF THE IREN FERAN

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an award to be known as the Order of the Iren Feran, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order shall be conferred upon non-Calontir citizens who have faithfully stood beside and integrated themselves into the Calontir Army, over numerous occasions, to the level of what may be expected of the regular militia of the Kingdom. Elevation into the Order rests with the Crown. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall entitle the recipient to all rights, privileges and ensigns attendant thereto. Companions shall be entitled to place after their names the initials �C.I.F.� or the words Iren Feran, and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as Members of the Iren Feran of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may bear a badge of the Order, emblazoned: Sable, between a spear and a battle-axe palewise, on a pale, embattled, Argent, a Cross of Calatrava purpure.

AII-234 THE ORDER OF THE FALCON’S HEART

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an award to be known as the Order of the Falcon’s Heart, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order shall be conferred upon those groups who have served the Kingdom above the service normally expected by groups of the Kingdom. This award may be bestowed upon groups within the Kingdom at the sole discretion of the Crown. Any such elevation shall be proclaimed by the Crown at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Elevation to this Order shall entitle the group to all rights, privileges, and ensigns attendant thereto. The group may place after their group’s name ‘Bearer of the Falcon’s Heart’.

Companions of the order may bear the badge of the Order, emblazoned: (Fieldless) A falcon reguardant sustaining a scepter topped of a cross of Calatrava bendwise sinister Or.

AII-235 THE ORDER OF THE FALCON'S CLAW

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an award to be known as the Order of the Falcon's Claw, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those young people who have displayed chivalry and enthusiasm in any martial activity and who have reached the age of 11 but not 16. This award should be given after a the youth has received a Queen's Chalice. Elevation into the Order rests with the Crown.

Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence as Companions of the Falcon's Claw.

Companions of the Order shall be entitled to place after their names, the initials C.F.C. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE FALCON'S CLAW. Elevation to the Order shall be proclaimed to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may wear a badge of the Order's device, emblazoned: Purpure, in pale, three falcon's feet couped inverted within a bordure Or.

AII-236 THE ORDER OF THE PURPLE FEATHER

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an award to be known as the Order of the Purple Feather, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those young people who have displayed achievement in an Art and/or Science and who have reached the age of 11 but not 16. This award should be given after a the youth has received a Queen's Chalice. Elevation into the Order rests with the Crown.

Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence as Companions of the Purple Feather.

Companions of the Order shall be entitled to place after their names, the initials C.P.F. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE PURPLE FEATHER. Elevation to the Order shall be proclaimed to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may wear a badge of the Order's device, emblazoned: Or, a feather within a bordure purpure.

AII-237 THE ORDER OF THE PURPLE JESS

There shall exist within the Kingdom of Calontir an award to be known as the Order of the Purple Jess, hereinafter referred to as the Order.

The Order may be conferred upon those young people who have displayed exemplary service to the kingdom and who have reached the age of 11 but not 16. This award should be given after a the youth has received a Queen's Chalice. Elevation into the Order rests with the Crown.

Membership in the Order shall assure the recipient, according to seniority, of a position in the Calontir Order of Precedence as Companions of the Purple Jess.

Companions of the Order shall be entitled to place after their names, the initials C.P.J. and may be styled and announced in the Calontir Order of Precedence as COMPANIONS OF THE PURPLE JESS. Elevation to the Order shall be proclaimed to the populace at an official Court of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Companions of the Order may wear a badge of the Order's device, emblazoned: Or, a hawk's bell purpure charged with a cross of Calatrava Or, within a bordure purpure.

AII-250 RESIGNATIONS

Should a companion of any order wish to resign that order, the resignation must be submitted in writing to the Crown and the Gold Falcon Herald, said resignation to be printed in the Kingdom Newsletter. If the award being resigned conveyed an Award of Arms, Grant of Arms, or Patent of Arms, said Award, Grant, or Patent must also be resigned.


Appendix III: The Sumptuary Laws of Calontir

AIII-300 SUMPTUARY LAWS

The following shall be reserved by law as sumptuary items and shall serve to further enhance the dignity and appearance of the people of Calontir. All such items are subject to the approval of the Crown and the restrictions of the College of Heralds (who can explain in greater detail any questions arising from interpretation of these laws). Such laws shall become effective as of September 2, A.S. XIX, and are not retroactive.

AIII-301 CROWNS and CORONETS

THE SOVEREIGN AND SOVEREIGN’S CONSORT may wear Crowns of Gold.

THE CROWN PRINCE AND PRINCESS may wear Coronets of Silver.

DUKES AND DUCHESSES may wear coronets of gold embellished with strawberry leaves, ornamented as they see fit, and the overall height not to exceed four and one-half (4 1/2) inches.

COUNTS AND COUNTESSES may wear coronets of gold embattled, ornamented as they see fit, and the overall height not to exceed three and one-half (3 1/2) inches.

VISCOUNTS AND VISCOUNTESSES may wear coronets of silver embattled, ornamented as they see fit, and the overall height not to exceed three and one-half (3 1/2) inches.

BESTOWED PEERS (Chivalry, Laurels, Pelicans) may wear a circlet of gold or silver with no protrusions above or below the band, with simple ornamentation, and the overall height not to exceed one (1) inch.

TERRITORIAL BARONAGES may wear coronets of gold embellished with six spheroids or pearls, with simple ornamentation, and the overall height not to exceed two and one-half (2 1/2) inches.

COURT BARONAGES may wear coronets of silver embellished with six spheroids or pearls, with simple ornamentation, and the overall height not to exceed two and one-half (2 1/2) inches.

THE KING’S CHAMPION may wear the ancient and traditional circlet of the Champion of Calontir, which is a circlet of blackened steel, unembellished and unornamented.

THE QUEEN’S CHAMPION may wear a simple circlet fashioned as is the King’s Champion’s circlet, but of brushed steel.

MEMBERS OF THE POPULACE may wear a totally unornamented circlet of any metal with no protrusions above or below the band, and the overall height not to exceed one-half (1/2) inch.

These laws shall include the fashioning of any sort of crown or coronet of any material, such as leather or cloth.

AIII-302 CLOAKS

ERMINE trim and mantling on cloaks is reserved exclusively for the Royal Family and Peers of the Realm.

ROYAL PEERS shall be entitled to a Cloak of Estate in their livery colors, trimmed in ermine, bearing their arms, which may be below a coronet of their rank.

BESTOWED PEERS shall be entitled to a Cloak of Estate in the colors of their order, trimmed in ermine, bearing their arms, and embellished as appropriate to their order, or orders. They may also wear a Cloak of Estate in their personal livery colors, trimmed in ermine, bearing their arms, and embellished as appropriate to their order or orders.

KSCA: A black cloak lined in gold, trimmed with ermine, with a gold chain worked around their arms on the back.

MSCA: A black cloak lined in gold, trimmed with ermine, with a white baldric around their arms on the back.

LAUREL: A gold cloak lined in green, trimmed with ermine, with a green laurel wreath around their arms upon the back.

PELICAN: A red cloak lined in white, trimmed in ermine, with a bordure goute de sange around their arms on the back.

THE TERRITORIAL BARONAGE shall be entitled to wear a cloak of their Barony’s livery colors, bearing the Baronial arms beneath a Baronial coronet upon the back, trimmed in sable. They may also wear a cloak of their own livery colors bearing the Baronial arms impaled with their own arms below a coronet of their rank.

COURT BARONAGES shall be entitled to wear a cloak of their own livery colors bearing their arms upon the back below a coronet of their rank. If once the individual had been a Territorial Baronage, they may bear as well a badge of their former Barony.

AIII-303 COLLARS

Nobles and Bestowed Peers may wear Collars of Estate composed of the Cross of Calatrava in gold and bearing those badges of their respective awards and symbols as befits their rank, no element to exceed two (2) inches square.

AIII-304 BADGES

Citizens of Calontir may bear upon their person badges of the various awards they may have received. These badges may be sewn upon their cloaks or garb, or may be borne pendant upon ribbons. These badges may be of size to please the Companion. Such companions may also wear the badge of their order as a pin, or in such other fashion as they desire, in conformity with these directives.

AIII-305 CHAINS

Unadorned chains will be reserved for use by the members of the Chivalry. Those Companions of the Order of the Laurel and those Companions of the Order of the Pelican may bear the badges of their Order upon a chain of gold only if they have sworn their fealty and done homage unto the Crown

AIII-306 SPURS

Spurs will be reserved for Members of the Chivalry, with the exception of their use during equestrian activities.

AIII-320 HERALDIC DISPLAY

The Ensign of Calontir, Purpure, a cross of Calatrava Or, may be flown by any member of the populace of Calontir.

The Badge of Calontir’s Army, Purpure, a falcon striking within a bordure Or, may be used by any member of the populace of Calontir, its allies and its friends.

AIII-321 AUGMENTATIONS OF ARMS

At their pleasure the Crown may bestow an Augmentation of Arms to an individual or group who has rendered outstanding service to the Kingdom. This Augmentation will be approved by the Crown and the recipient so honored, and subject to approval by the College of Heralds. While frequently the Augmentation will be the Ensign of Calontir, other Augmentations will be allowed at the Crown’s discretion.

AIII-322 HERALDIC ACHIEVEMENTS

The protection of the sumptuary items listed above extends to all manner of heraldic display, to include Achievements of Arms, and are also subject to the rules of the College of Heralds.

ROYAL PEERS are granted the use of paired supporters, of which one may be a Gold Falcon, in addition to any rights of display granted above.

BESTOWED PEERS are granted the use of any paired supporters, not to include the Falcon, in addition to the rights of display granted above.

TERRITORIAL GROUPS OF CALONTIR are granted the use of single supporter, which may be a Falcon, in the display of the groups arms.

GREAT OFFICERS OF STATE are granted the sole use of their offices badge upon the display of their personal arms, for the duration of their tenure.

MEMBERS OF THE POPULACE are granted the use of a Helm, Torse, Crest, Mantling and Motto, as they see fit, to use in the display of their Arms.


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This is fourteenth edition of the Law of the Kingdom of Calontir, a special publication of The Mews, the official newsletter of the Kingdom of Calontir, a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. The Mews is published as a service to the Society’s membership. Memberships are available from the Office of the Registry, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789.