Duties of the Crown

Duties

    • Royalty must know and uphold the laws of their realm and Corpora.
    • The royal pair must attend their Coronation or Investiture, preside over the Royal Lists to select their successors, and attend the Coronation or Investiture of their successors. They must also attend such other events as may be dictated by the laws of their realm.
    •  Royalty shall be the chief examples of chivalry, courtesy, and the other virtues appropriate to the ideals of the Society, and shall inspire these virtues in their subjects.
    • Royalty shall give appropriate recognition to those worthy of such honor.
    • Royalty shall foster an atmosphere that encourages new and prospective members to feel welcome to participate in Society activities.
    • Royalty shall foster an atmosphere that encourages their subjects to participate in arts and sciences activities.
    • Royalty shall defend the realm from all foes, domestic and foreign.
    • Royalty, acting with and through the officers of the realm, administer the lands and branches which comprise the realm.
    • The Sovereign supervises combat on the field of honor.
    • The Royal Heirs and Royalty must maintain their memberships until their term as Royalty is over.

 

Privileges

Royalty receive such gifts as may be made to the realm, use them appropriately in accordance with law and custom, and preserve them for their successors.

Royalty may delegate to any subject the execution of any legitimate royal power for a specific instance, such as the transmission of an award to an individual named and selected by them, subject to the laws and customs of the realm.

 

Limitations

Royalty are subject to all current Society rules and kingdom and/or principality law.

No Sovereign or Consort may fight or be fought for in any Royal Lists, nor may anyone hold more than one royal office.

Royalty may delegate:

the decision-making powers on legislation, distribution of armigerous awards and orders, or banishment, or signature authority for warrants and rosters to territorial princes and princesses within their Kingdom. Royalty may not delegate these powers or authorities to anyone else.

Royalty may grant armigerous awards to subjects of other realms only if all the following conditions apply: the service or achievements being recognized must have taken place in the realm of the conferring royalty,

the conferring royalty must comply with all consultation provisions and other restrictions in the law of its realm and obtain prior written consent from the Crown of the realm of the recipient. For patent orders, the Crown of the realm of the recipient must likewise comply with any consultation provisions and other restrictions in its own law.

 

Kingdom and Principality Law

The Crown or the Coronet may make and amend such laws of their realm as they deem necessary.

Law must be kept current, and all changes thereto must be proclaimed at a Society event and published in the kingdom newsletter.

If a new law of the realm conflicts with an existing provision, the latter must be explicitly repealed. No law may require members or branches to make donations to the treasury of the realm.Failure of the Reign or Succession:

Procedures shall be established in the law of the realm to ensure the succession and to provide for the maintenance of the realm and its royal offices in the event of disaster, failure, or absence of any of the reigning royalty or their heirs.

 

The Crown

The Crown may present Awards of Arms, the titles of Court Baron and Court Baroness, and Grants of Arms in accordance with the laws and customs of the kingdom. The Crown may establish and present such other awards as the Crown shall deem proper, in accordance with the laws and customs of the kingdom.

The Crown may elevate subjects to the Peerage by granting membership in one of the Orders conferring a Patent of Arms, after consultation with the members of the Order within the Kingdom, and in accordance with the laws and customs of the kingdom. Restriction: to advance a candidate to the Order of Knighthood, a Knight of the Society must bestow the accolade.

The Crown shall acknowledge attainment of Ducal, County or Viscounty rank by those who have met the requirements. The privilege of acknowledging Viscounty rank is designed for use when the Coronet is unavailable, as at the conclusion of a principality.

The Crown may appoint, remove, and replace Great Officers of State, in conjunction with the appropriate Society Officers, if any. The Crown may appoint, remove, and replace lesser officers of the kingdom in conjunction with the appropriate Great Officers, if any.

The Crown may either control the appointment, removal, and replacement of principality officers in conjunction with the Great Officers of State, or it may delegate this authority to the Coronet.

The Crown may appoint, remove and replace territorial Barons and Baronesses in accordance with this document, kingdom law and custom.

The Crown may suspend any officer of the kingdom for just cause, stated in writing to the affected person, for the duration of the reign.

No Sovereign or Consort may hold any office in the kingdom other than territorial Baron or Baroness for the duration of the reign.

The Crown may establish and call such courts as may be necessary for the governance of the realm, in accordance with kingdom law and custom.

Any courts within the Society are presumed to be within the historical context of the Society and pertain only to conduct within the structure and definitions of the Society.

The primary purpose for these courts within the Society is for the investigation of questions and issues, for opening communications on issues; and for the clarification of issues. Only secondarily are courts considered to be for the purpose of trying members of the Society for alleged behavior or incidents. No courts of the latter type are to be established by any branch below kingdom level.

No court shall be held within any kingdom on individual behavior that falls within the jurisdiction of a civil or criminal court maintained by the nation or other political division where it takes place, nor shall any recommendation about individuals be made on such issues. However, a given action may have implications both in law and in the Society‘s rules of courteous behavior. A court which restricts itself to the latter may be held as long as the act in question occurred in a Society context.

If a court concludes that the appropriate action is one beyond the powers of the Crown or Kingdom to enact, the judgment should be issued in the form of a request to the Society Seneschal.