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West Kingdom Recent Law Changes

These are the most recent changes to the Laws of the Kingdom of the West.  


Herein are the changes signed into law by Alfar and Eilis, King and Queen of the West on September 10, AS 51, CE 2016

Article III, Section 1.1.1
There shall be seven Great Officers of State in the Kingdom of the West: the Seneschal, the Vesper Herald, the Earl Marshal, the Minister of Arts and Sciences, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chronicler, and the Constable.

Article III, Section 1.1.2 
There shall be nine Lesser Officers of State: The Chatelaine, the Royal Archer, the Minister of Equestrian Arts, the Minister of Gold Key, the Minister of the Lists, the Chancellor Minor, the Royal Regalia Minister, the Web Minister, and the Royal Teamster.

Article III, Section 2.3
Each officer, at least four months prior to resignation from the office or expiration of his or her warrant, shall advertise in the Kingdom newsletter and other appropriate media soliciting resumes for the upcoming vacancy. Upon review of the available candidates, the officer is expected to recommend a successor to the Crown or to their immediate superior, as appropriate.

Article III, Section 3.2
At the time a new officer is appointed, the outgoing officer shall prepare an accounting of all monies and properties currently held for that office, or for the Crown, that are passing to the successor. This shall include any changes in these monies or properties since the last yearly report to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Both the outgoing and the incoming officers are to sign that accounting and a copy of it is to be sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Article III, Section 7 - Arts and Sciences
The Minister of Arts and Sciences is the chief artistic and scientific officer of the Crown and is responsible for the encouragement and development of the arts and sciences within the realm. The Minister of Arts and Sciences conducts the annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition (see Article IV Section 7.5), oversees the Order of the Wreath of Athena display (see Article IV, Section 8.28), organizes displays and classes at Kingdom events, and serves on the Royal Commission for Regalia.

Article III, Section 10 – Chirurgeon: DELETED in it’s entirety

Article III, Section 11 – Constable: RENUMBERED to Section 10

Article III, Section 12 – Scribes: DELETED in it’s entirety

Articles III, sections 13 - Regalia, and 14 – Youth Activities: RENUMBERED to 11, 12 respectively

Article III, Section 15 (current – being renumbered to Section 13)

Section 15 - Territorial Baronies
Section 15.1
At least every two years, each territorial Barony will conduct a polling of confidence. At a Kingdom event, determined by the schedule set in Section 16.5, the Barony will report to the Crown on the accomplishments of the Barony during the previous reporting period and on the current state of the Barony. The Kingdom Seneschal will maintain a schedule of baronial reporting dates and will ensure that the Baron, Baroness, and Seneschal of each Barony knows the event at which their baronial report is due.

Section 15.2
The Seneschal of each territorial Barony will report in writing to the Kingdom Seneschal at least six weeks before the Kingdom event at which the Barony is scheduled to report.

Section 15.3
The Baron and Baroness of each territorial Barony will report in writing to the Crown at least six weeks before the Kingdom event at which the Barony is scheduled to report.

Section 15.4
The Crown, after consulting with the Kingdom Seneschal, may either confirm the current Baron and Baroness in their office or appoint a new Baron and/or Baroness at the Kingdom event where the baronial report is presented, after consulting with the populace of the Barony as required by Corpora.

Section 15.5
The baronial reporting schedule will be, on the modern calendar, as follows:
Even-numbered years: March Crown – Allyshia; Beltane – Vinhold; June Crown – Darkwood; Purgatorio – Eskalya; October Crown - Tarnmist
Odd-Numbered years: March Crown – Allyshia; Beltane - Fettburg & Far West; June Crown - Winter’s Gate; Purgatorio – Rivenoak; October Crown - Westermark & Selveirgard
There will be no baronial reports at Twelfth Night. The verbal reports given in Court should be brief and informative.

Article III, Section 13 (to be REPLACED by the following, and RENUMBERED)

Section 13 - Territorial Baronies
Section 13.1
Per Corpora, Section V.A.1: “The Crown shall appoint a territorial Baron and/or Baroness according to the laws and customs of the kingdom when a branch is granted baronial status, or whenever a new Baron and/or Baroness are required. The barony’s opinion on the matter must be requested and received in writing, and the appointments must not be substantially opposed by the populace of the barony. Territorial Barons and Baronesses are officers and must maintain appropriate membership status.” When a branch is granted Baronial status or a new Baron and/or Baroness are required, the Seneschal of the Barony (or incipient Barony) will consult with the Kingdom Seneschal as to the current procedure for selection of candidates for the Baronial Coronet(s). The procedure must include a polling, in writing, of the paid members of the Barony.

Section 13.1.1
Territorial Baronies (traditional Baronies), which are not Palatine Baronies, will conduct a polling of confidence of the currently serving Baron and/or Baroness upon the completion of their first 20 months of service, and thereafter at least once every 24 months that they continue to serve. The Crown, after consulting with the Kingdom Seneschal, may either confirm the current Baron and/or Baroness in their office or appoint a new Baron and/or Baroness at the Kingdom event where the baronial report is presented, after consulting with the populace of the Barony as required by Section 13.1.

Section 13.2
The Kingdom Seneschal will maintain a schedule of baronial reporting dates and will ensure that the Baron and/or Baroness and Seneschal of each Barony knows the event at which their baronial report is due at least eight weeks in advance. The baronial reporting schedule will be, on the modern calendar, as follows:
Even-numbered years:
            March Crown - Allyshia
            Beltane - Vinhold
            June Crown - Darkwood
            Purgatorio - Eskalya
            October Crown – Tarnmist
Odd-Numbered years:
            March Crown – Allyshia
            Beltane - Fettburg
            June Crown - Winter’s Gate
            Purgatorio - Rivenoak
            October Crown - Westermark, Selveirgard

The Barony of the Far West will report according to Section 13.4, below. There will be no oral baronial reports or taxes accepted in court at Twelfth Night.

Section 13.3
The currently serving Baron and/or Baroness and Seneschal of each traditional Barony will submit written reports at least six weeks prior to the Kingdom event at which the Barony is scheduled to report. The Baron and Baroness will report in writing to the Crown, and the Seneschal will report in writing to the Kingdom Seneschal. At the scheduled Kingdom event, each Barony will present to the Crown an oral report in court relating the accomplishments of the Barony during the previous reporting period and the current state of the Barony. If the Baronies wish to make a presentation of taxes to Their Majesties, it is suggested they do so in conjunction with their oral report. The oral reports given in Court should be brief and informative, and the presentations of taxes should likewise be kept brief. If the Barony is prohibited from presenting their oral report in court at the scheduled Kingdom event due to far distance, the report may be offered by a signed document, and presented by a designated representative in court at the scheduled Kingdom event.

Section 13.4
The currently serving Baron and/or Baroness and Seneschal of each Palatine Barony will submit written reports at least six weeks prior to each scheduled Baronial changeover. The Baron and Baroness will report in writing to the Crown, and the Seneschal will report in writing to the Kingdom Seneschal. When a Palatine Baron and/or Baroness have completed their term, upon the occasion of the investiture of their successors, they will offer an oral, in court report relating the accomplishments of the Barony during their Baronial leadership and the current state of the Barony. If the Baronies wish to make a presentation of taxes to Their Majesties, it is suggested they do so in conjunction with their oral report. The oral reports given in Court should be brief and informative. If the Palatine Barony is prohibited from holding the Baronial Investiture in a Kingdom court due to far distance, the report may be made electronically, or witnessed by any Peers and Nobles present, and a statement from these witnesses that the report was made and the State of the Barony was fairly represented will suffice. The electronic report or witness statement will be forwarded to the Crown and the Kingdom Seneschal within one week of the Baronial Investiture.

 

Article IV, Section 7.2 RENUMBER to Section 7.1.1

ArticleIV Section 7.3 and subsections RENUMBER to Section 7.2 and subsections

Article IV Section 7.3 (amended and renumbered;  current Sections 7.5.1 through 3 DELETED)
The Order of the Western White Scarf was closed upon the creation of the peerage Order of Defense. All extant members of the Order of the Western White Scarf shall retain the honors received for their achievements related that order.

Article IV, Section 7.4 (amended and renumbered; subsections renumbered)
There shall be an Order of the Western Gold Scarf. The members thereof shall have demonstrated high achievement and service to the Kingdom in the development and teaching of the equestrian arts, as well as skill in riding. Further, they shall have demonstrated chivalry, courtesy and those aspects of courtly behavior and accomplishment expected of any armiger of the West.

Article IV, Section 7.6 Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion (current) renumbered to Section 7.5 and subsections

Section 7.5.3 (current)
The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion can choose to swear fealty, receive the protection of the Crown and be available to advise the Crown upon the Crown's request.

Section 7.5.3 (amended)
The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion can choose to swear fealty, receive the protection of the Crown and be available to advise the Crown upon the Crown's request. The position of Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion carries an Award of Arms if the Champion is not already armigerous.

Section 7.7 - Order of Missile Champions (amended and RENUMBERED)
An annual Kingdom Archery Championship will be held prior to 12th Night (see Article V.1.4).  Membership in the Order of Missile Champions shall be offered by the Crown to the winner of the annual Kingdom Archery Championship, who shall be invested as Kingdom Archery Champion at 12th Night Coronation. Membership in this Order carries and Award of Arms if the new member is not already armigerous.

Subsections 8.25.1 – 8.25.2 renumbered to 7.7.1 and 7.7.2

Section 7.8 - Order of the Western Prima Spada (amended and renumbered)
An annual Kingdom Rapier Championship will be held prior to 12th Night (see Article V.1.4). Membership in the Order of the Western Prima Spada shall be offered by the Crown to the winner of the annual Kingdom Rapier Championship, who shall be invested as Kingdom Rapier Champion at 12th Night Coronation. Membership in this Order carries and Award of Arms if the new member is not already armigerous.

Subsections 8.26.1 – 8.26.2 renumbered to 7.8.1 and 7.8.2

Section 8.27 Kingdom Equestrian Champion (current)
An annual Kingdom Equestrian Championship will be held prior to 12th Night (see Article V.1.4). The winner of the annual Kingdom Equestrian Championship shall be invested as Kingdom Equestrian Champion at 12th Night Coronation.

Section 7.9 Kingdom Equestrian Champion (amended and renumbered)
An annual Kingdom Equestrian Championship will be held prior to 12th Night (see Article V.1.4). The winner of the annual Kingdom Equestrian Championship shall be invested as Kingdom Equestrian Champion at 12th Night Coronation. The position of Kingdom Equestrian Champion carries an Award of Arms if the Champion is not already armigerous.

Subsections 8.27.1 – 8.27.2 renumbered to 7.9.1 and 7.9.2

Article IV, Section 7.7 Augmentations of Arms RENUMBERED to Section 7.10

Section 8 - Non-Armigerous Orders
In addition to the armigerous Orders, the Crown may create orders which do not in themselves convey the right to bear arms. At present, these include the Queen's Order of Grace, the Order of the Queen's Cypher, the Order of Valor, Knight Banneret, Defender of the West, Pillar of the West, the Order of the King's Lance, the Order of the Queen's Arrow, the Order of the Silver Mantle, Royal Page of the West, the Order of the Golden Acorn, the Western Roll of Honor, the Wreath of Valor, the Wreath of Chivalry, the Muckin' Great Clubbe, the Old Battered Helm, the WKPM (West Kingdom Paragons of Merriment), the Order of the Noble Manor, the Order of the Queen's Treasure, Commendabilis, the Order of the Silver Nib, Western Hero, the Order of the Wooden Spoon, the Order of the Pied d'Argent, the Queen's Order of Maintenance, the Crown's Favor, and the Order of the Western Centurion.

Article IV, Section 8.21
The Order of the Silver Nib is given by the Crown to scribes of the Kingdom for both the excellence of their scribal work and the quantity of scrolls they have produced. The token given is a silver pen nib on a black and gold braided ribbon.

Article IV, Sections 8.25, 8.26 and 8.27 moved to Section 7 – RENUMBER Sections 8.28 through 8.31 TO Sections 8.25 through 8.28

Article IV, Section 8.28.3
The individual who prevails, as well as the artisans responsible for the next two highest placing displayed pieces, shall be called into court to display their work and to receive three cheers.

Article IV, Section 9.1
The Queen’s Champion is selected solely at the discretion of the Queen to champion Her Honor. The Champion is given a leather baldric to wear on which the Queen’s Arms are displayed

Article IV, Section 9.2
The Queen’s Guard is offered to individuals selected solely at the discretion of the Queen. Members of the Queen’s Guard are given a red leather baldric to wear on which the Queen’s Arms are displayed.

Article V, Section 1.4
The Kingdom Seneschal will coordinate with the Crown, the Arts and Sciences minister, the Order of Defense for rapier fighters, the Order of the Western Gold Scarf for equestrians, and the Royal Missile Company for archery to ensure that there will be an annual event (or events), held prior to 12th Night, featuring competitions to select the Kingdom Arts and Sciences, Rapier, Equestrian, and Archery Champions. In consultation with the Crown, this event (or events) will be held at a suitable location or locations that will permit each of these activities.

Article V, Section 3
By entering the Crown Lists, fighters declare loyalty to the Crown, laws, and populace of the West, and shall pledge that they and their prospective consort are willing and able to pledge fealty to the Crown and Kingdom of the West should they obtain victory over the field.

Article VII, Section 3 – Injury
In case of injury on the field of combat, no persons shall join the combatants and marshals already present, except the King, the Queen, first aid personnel (responding at the request of the Earl Marshall, Marshall in Charge, or Crown), the Earl Marshal or Marshal-in-Charge, the Lord or Lady of the injured person, the parents or legal guardian of the injured person, other individuals summoned by the Crown or attending first aid personnel.

 


Herein are the changes signed into law by Hans and Ivony, King and Queen of the West on August 27, AS 51, CE 2016 to remove Article IV Section 7.6 - the text which concerns the Golden Poppy and insert Article IV Section 7.6 Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion.

Article IV, Section 7.6 – Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion
The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister is responsible for furthering the arts and sciences within the Kingdom of the West through organization of lectures, classes, demonstrations of period A&S techniques, creation of prize challenges, and any other activity that will further the arts and sciences to the populace.  Therefore, the A&S Minister is responsible for administration of the annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition to determine the next Arts and Sciences Champion. 

Section 7.6.1
In order to encourage a culture of competition for personal betterment, the annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition shall be held, all on one day, concurrent with the other Kingdom Championships (currently Archery, Equestrian and Rapier) at the Champions Tourney.  The purpose of the competition will be to select the next Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion and encourage constructive criticism of the entrant’s personal art such that each entrant may grow from the experience. The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion shall be chosen from among the entrants of the annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition.  The title shall be awarded to the individual who achieves the highest overall qualifying score, in all categories, during the competition.

Section 7.6.2
The competition for the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Championship will be a Pentathlon of five broad categories.  Competitors may enter any or all of the competitions, but must compete in each of the five categories to be considered for the Championship.  The five broad categories are Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Practical Sciences, Technical Sciences and a) Research Paper or b) Masterwork. A Masterwork is defined as a separate item or project that combines at least two of the other categories into a masterwork piece but does not replace an item from any other category.  The A&S Minister may, at their discretion, make suggestions for each category but may not limit them.
    A competition will be deemed to have been held if either of the following occurs:
         Three or more individual entries are signed in (which may be by one or multiple entrants) OR
         Two or more entries are signed in (which may be one or multiple entrants), AND both have qualifying scores.
    At least 50% of available points based on current judging sheets must be earned to be considered qualifying scores

Section 7.6.3
The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion can choose to swear fealty, receive the protection of the Crown and be available to advise the Crown upon the Crown's request.

Section 7.6.4
The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion may wear the medallion and/or cloak of office.

Section 7.6.5
During the tenure of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion, with the approval of the Arts and Sciences Minister and the Crown, she/he must begin at least one project for the benefit of the Kingdom such as teach classes, organize guest lectures, demonstrate period A&S techniques, create an A&S prize challenge, contribute to the kingdom through regalia (in consultation with the Kingdom Regalia Committee) or fundraising prize(s).

Section 7.6.6 - Golden Poppy
The Order of the Golden Poppy shall be closed as of March Crown AS 51.  All extant members of the Order of the Golden Poppy shall retain the honors received for their achievements related that order.

Removal of Article IV, Section 12.3 Charter for the Royal Arts & Sciences Champion in toto

 


Herein are the changes signed into law by Thorfinn and Violante, King and Queen of the West on April 13, AS 48, CE 2014 to clarify the requirements and schedule for arts and sciences competitions at Kingdom events  and to bring the number of performing arts competitions in line with the other arts and sciences.

Article IV - Arms and Orders

Section 7.7.7

The Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion shall be selected based upon the cumulative results of the “Poppy Run”.  there will be twenty competitions scheduled throughout the year.  Sixteen competitions will be set by law and four competitions determined by the Arts and Sciences Officer.

The selection process for the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion shall begin with four competitions at 12th Night and then continue with four competitions at Beltane, eight competitions at Arts and Sciences Tournament and the last four competitions will be held at Purgatorio.  The Crown will recognize the new Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion at the following 12th Night.  A competitor need only achieve qualifying scores in eight of the twenty competition categories.

Section 7.7.8

The Poppy competitor must achieve qualifying scores in at least one competition in each of the four fields - Technical Science, Practical Science, Fine Arts and Performing Arts - in order for their run to qualify.  The other four scores may be in any category, but not in the same competition; nor may the same item be entered in multiple competitions.

A qualifying score shall be 50% plus one of the available points for that specific competition.

Section 7.7.9

The sixteen competitions set by law are herein defined.  In order that the competitions shall have predictability and breadth, these sixteen competitions may not be limited or changed in any way.

The sixteen defined competitions shall be divided into four Technical Science Competitions (Woodwoork, Metalwork, Leatherwork and Glassworks), four Practical Science Competitions (Household Goods, Brewing, Cooking and Textile), four Fine Arts Competitions (Illumination, Calligraphy, Needlework and Clothing) and four Performing Arts Competitions (Period Instrumental/Vocal Performance, Original Instrumental or Vocal Performance, Original Recitation and Physical Performance).  The four competitions, set by the Arts and Sciences Officer at October Crown, shall be held at the following Arts and Sciences Tournament and shall consist of one Technical Science, one Practical Science, one Fine Arts and one Performing Arts.

The schedule of the sixteen competitions shall be set, to include at least one from each category at a specified event as follows:

     12th Night: woodwork, Textiles, illumination, Period Instrumental/Vocal Performance.

     Beltane:  Metalwork, Household Goods, Clothing, Original Instrumental or Vocal Performance.

     A&S: Leatherwork, Cooking, Needlework, Original Recitation.

     Purgatorio: Glassworks, Brewing, Calligraphy, Physical Performance.

The four competitions set by the Arts and sciences Officer may be limited by only one of the following:  era or century (not be less than 100 years), geography or culture.  The A&S Officer may, at their discretion, suggest examples of the sixteen defined compeitions, but not define them.

7.7.10

A competition need not be entered by more than one person in order for the score to be considered for the entrant’s Poppy Run.

A competitions will be deemed to have been held if either of the following occurs:

  1. Three or more individual entries are signed in, and may be by one or multiple entrants, OR

  2. Two or more entries are signed in, and may be one or multiple entrants, AND both have qualifying scores.

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On May 11, 2013, in the 48th Year of the Kingdom of the West, Their Occidental Majesties, King Thorfinn and Queen Etaine amended the Laws of the West Kingdom by striking the following portions of West Kingdom Law, to wit, Article IV, section 1.1a (e.g. the authority of Crown Prince and Corwn Princess to grant awards) as well as Article IV, section 7.4 (i.e. the Writ of Endorsement).

 

Law changes as enacted by Their Occidental Majesties, King Thorfinn and Queen Etaine

ARTICLE I, Section 3 - Publication

Proclamations of previous reigns not incorporated herein are rescinded. The Laws of the West Kingdom shall be made available on the Kingdom web site and every law change must appear on the web site within 30 days of being announced in court.  All law changes must be published in The Page within 60 days of being announced in court.

ARTICLE III, Section 3.3

In addition to the required yearly report, each officer shall submit, in writing to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, a supplemental report detailing any major changes in the amounts of monies and/or properties for which that officer is held accountable.

ARTICLE III, Section 6.1

The Earl Marshal is the chief martial officer of the Kingdom and shall be responsible for overseeing the conduct of all martial arts activities in the Kingdom. These activities include but are not limited to: Tournament lists, rapier combat, target archery, melee and war combat and related activities such as combat archery and scouting. The Earl Marshal shall encourage the development of safety, chivalry, and authenticity upon the field, maintain a file of authorized fighters, and maintain, publish, and enforce standards for construction and use of all weapons and armor.

ARTICLE IV, Section 1.2

It is the responsibility of the Crown or Coronet giving Arms or other awards to ensure that the type of Arms or award, the date given, and the full name of the recipient is published in the Order of Precedence within nine months of the date the Arms or award was given. Awards not published within this time limit must be reaffirmed by the Royalty in an official court and published within nine months of that reaffirmation.

ARTICLE IV, Section 5.2

Membership in this Order will carry with it an Award of Arms, and members shall stand in precedence with holders of Leaves of Achievement.

ARTICLE IV, Section 7.8

 Augmentations of Arms are given at the discretion of the Crown for whatever reason the Crown may so desire. They are an addition to the Arms of the recipient, the form of which is determined after consultation with the College of Arms. The Augmentation of Arms carries an Award of Arms if the recipient does not already hold such.

ARTICLE IV

Section 8.25 - Order of Missile Champions

An annual Kingdom Archery Championship will be held prior to 12th Night (see Article V.1.4).  Membership in the Order of Missile Champions shall be offered by the Crown to the winner of the annual Kingdom Archery Championship, who shall be invested as Kingdom Archery Champion at 12th Night Coronation.

Section 8.25.1

Duties of the Kingdom Archery Champion during their year of their service shall include: running the next annual competition to find a successor with the assistance of the Kingdom Missile Marshal/Royal Archer; answering any missile-related challenge to the Crown from any other Kingdom; offering counsel and support at Kingdom level wars; and attending the Crown as needed.

Section 8.25.2

The tokens of the Kingdom Archery Champion shall be a medallion and a cloak to be passed to successive champions at 12th Night Coronation. 

Section 8.26 - Order of the Western Prima Spada

An annual Kingdom Rapier Championship will be held prior to 12th Night (see Article V.1.4). Membership in the Order of the Western Prima Spada shall be offered by the Crown to the winner of the annual Kingdom Rapier Championship, who shall be invested as Kingdom Rapier Champion at 12th Night Coronation.

Section 8.26.1

Duties of the Kingdom Rapier Champion during their year of their service shall include: running the next annual competition to find a successor with the assistance of the Kingdom Rapier Marshal, answering any rapier related challenge to the Crown from any other Kingdom, offering counsel and support at Kingdom level wars, and attending the Crown as needed.

Section 8.26.2

The token of the Kingdom Rapier Champion shall be the Kingdom Rapier Champion’s cloak bearing the badge of the Order, to be passed to successive Champions at 12th Night. Former Champions, as members of the Order, will be given a Green and Gold Sword Knot to display attached to the hilt of their sword on formal occasions.

Section 8.27 Kingdom Equestrian Champion

An annual Kingdom Equestrian Championship will be held prior to 12th Night (see Article V.1.4). The winner of the annual Kingdom Equestrian Championship shall be invested as Kingdom Equestrian Champion at 12th Night Coronation.

Section 8.27.1

Duties of the Kingdom Equestrian Champion during the year of their service shall include: running the next annual competition to find a successor with the assistance of the Kingdom Equestrian Officer, answering any Equestrian-related challenge to the Crown from any other Kingdom, offering counsel and support to the Equestrian Community, and attending the Crown as needed.

Section 8.27.2

The tokens of the Kingdom Equestrian Champion shall be a banner and a heraldic caparison, to be passed to successive Champions at 12th Night.

ARTICLE IV, Section 9.3 King's Huscarls

The King’s Huscarls are fighters (usually of the Chivalry, but not limited to the Chivalry) selected solely at the discretion of the King who serve as the King’s house guard, specifically during time of war. The King's Huscarls may wear the badge ‘Or, a crown dancetty of three voided vert surmounted by a sword gules,’ to signify that they will stand between the Crown of the West and any danger that threatens it.

ARTICLE V, Section 1.4 - Scheduling of Kingdom Champions Event(s)

The Kingdom Seneschal will coordinate with the Crown, the Order of the Western White Scarf for rapier fighters, the Order of the Western Gold Scarf for equestrians, and the Royal Missile Company for archery to ensure that there will be an annual event (or events), held prior to 12th Night, featuring competitions to select the Kingdom Rapier, Equestrian and Archery Champions. In consultation with the Crown, this event (or events) will be held at a suitable location or locations that will permit each of these activities.

ARTICLE V, Section 8.1 - Locations on the List Field

Only pavilions of reasonably period appearance shall be erected on the List Field at Kingdom events. No pavilion or other structure erected on the List Field perimeter shall be taken down prior to closing court at any Kingdom event without the express permission of the Crown or, in Their absence, the event steward or Kingdom Seneschal. Principalities and other local groups may enforce this provision at their option.

ARTICLE V, Section 8.2 - Spacing

No pavilion shall be erected closer than ten feet to the List Field perimeter (this includes guy ropes) unless a specific exemption is granted by the Crown.

ARTICLE V, Section 10 - Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in main public areas of the event including, but not limited to, the List Field, Court, merchants row (except within a pavilion, with permission), feast halls, etc. Nothing in this article should be construed to limit smoking within private encampments that are set up on the edges of the List Field. The area between the encampment and List Field perimeter is specifically designated as off limits for smoking.