Curia

East Kingdom Curia

Date: Sunday, 17 July 2022

Time:  9:00am

Where: Great Northeastern War in the Province of Malagentia (Hebron ME)

Greetings to all who see these words,

Their Royal Majesties Ryouko’jin of-the-Iron-Skies and Indrakshi Aani Aravinda will hold East Kingdom Curia on Sunday, 17 July 2022, at 9:00am, at the Great Northeastern War in the Province of Malagentia (Hebron ME)

An agenda and details of the proposed changes will be provided to those holding seats on the Curia via the dedicated e-list, and also posted on the Seneschal’s web site, when they are available.

in service,

Baroness Eadgyth aet Staeningum, OP, Clerk of Laws

Boyarin Ivan Matfeevich Rezansky, OL, Deputy Clerk of Laws


Curia Agenda

East Kingdom Curia Sunday, 17 July 2022, 9:00 a.m.

at Great Northeastern War

in the Province of Malagentia (Hebron, ME) Agenda

  1. Curia Opening
  2. Old Business
  3. New Business (for all proposed changes, see Agenda Details on following pages)
  • 3.1 Crown Tournament Eligibility (page 2)
    • Revision to II.C.1.e. to comply with recent SCA, Inc. BoD determination regarding legal age requirement.
  • 3.2 Baronial Seat Eligibility (page 2)
    • Revision to VII.G.6.e.i. to comply with recent SCA, Inc. BoD determination regarding legal age requirement.
  • 3.3 Pennsic War Rotation Schedule (page 2)
    • Clerical revision to VIII.C.1. to remedy pandemic-generated rotation discrepancy.
  • 3.4 Other East Kingdom Awards (pages 3-4)
    • Adding IX.G.13 through IX.G.16., four new recognitions (non-polling, tokens-only). NOTE: Award names are placeholders, final determinations tbd in consultation with heraldic advising.
  • 3.5 Combat Marshals Eligibility (page 4)
    • Revision to X.C.6. to comply with recent SCA, Inc. BoD determination regarding legal age requirement.
  • 3.6 Grievance Committee Arbitrator Eligibility (page 4)
    • Revision to XI.A.3.c.iv.b. to comply with recent SCA, Inc. BoD determination regarding legal age requirement; and a typo correction.
  • 3.7 Royal Awards Scheduler (page 2)
    • Adding IV.C.15. and IV.B.8.d. for creation of a new Lesser Office, responsible to the Signet, to coordinate awards scheduling.
  • 3.8 Order of the Tygers Combattant (page 3)
    • New wording in IX.D.4. detailing the service component of the Order, for consistency with other OHM.
  • 3.9 Order of the Golden Rapier (page 3)
    • Updating IX.D.6 regarding the service component of the Order, for consistency with other OHM.
  • 3.10 Award of the Burdened Tyger (page 3)
    • Revision to IX.G.2.a. removing the requirement of Crown attendance, to expand opportunities for recognition.
  1. Officer Reports
  2. Curia Closure

EK Law Section III.C. The Agenda for the Curia Regis

  1. Any items that the Crown adds to the agenda after the Curia Regis has been announced will be added to the agenda under “New Business”.
  2. Any items of business held over from a prior Curia Regis during the same Reign will be automatically added to the agenda of any subsequent Curia Regis during the same Reign under “Old Business”.

Agenda Details

(Text proposed to be added is underlined; text proposed to be deleted is struck through. Only revised sections are listed; all other sections remain unchanged.)

II. The Crown

C. Crown Tournament

  1. Eligibility

e. All entrants and consorts must be at least eighteen years of age of legal age of majority for all East Kingdom territories.

IV. Kingdom Officers

B. Greater Officers and Their Individual Duties

  1. The Tyger Clerk of the Signet
    1. Supervises the Lesser Office of the Royal Awards Scheduler

C. Lesser Officers and Their Individual Duties

15. The Royal Awards Scheduler

  1. Coordinates the scheduling of awards by serving as liaison between each reign’s scheduler and the office of the Tyger Clerk of the Signet.
  2. Works with the Eastern Crown Herald in their areas of mutual interest.
  3. Is responsible to the Tyger Clerk of the Signet.
  1. Branches

G. Baronies

  1. Appointment and Investiture of Territorial Barons/Baronesses
  2. A candidate for any Baronial Seat must:
    1. Be at least eighteen years of age of legal age of majority within the formally approved boundaries of the branch.
  1. Events

C. Inter-Kingdom Events The Pennsic War

1. The East Kingdom is responsible for choosing the autocrat for Pennsic Wars to be held every third year beginning at Pennsic 48 (2019).

  1. Awards

D. Orders of High Merit

4. The Order of the Tygers Combattant (established October 9 A.S. 11, 1976, by Laeghaire and Ysabeau II; revised May 31 A.S. 50, 2015, by Darius V, called Omega, and Etheldreda IV; revised July 17 A.S. 57, 2022, by Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi) may be given to individuals who have distinguished themselves by prowess in armored combat, whether by attaining a standard of excellence such as makes them noteworthy in the eyes of the Kingdom or by attempting more than one weapons form and, while not attaining mastery in any one, surpassing competence in several; and demonstrated service to the Kingdom in marshaling, teaching, and helping to promote and expand the knowledge of armored combat.

6. The Order of the Golden Rapier (established April 26 A.S. 26, 1992, by Ruslan and Margaret; revised July 17 A.S. 57, 2022, by Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi) may be given to individuals who have distinguished themselves by excellence in the art of rapier arts by consistently demonstrating superior prowess in the lists, and demonstrated service to the Kingdom in marshaling, by teaching, and/or by helping to promote and expand the knowledge of their rapier arts.

G. Other East Kingdom Awards

  1. The Award of the Burdened Tyger (established February 14 A.S. 10, 1976, by Aonghais II and Ysabeau; renamed January 26 A.S. 48, 2014, by Kenric II and Avelina II; revised May 31 A.S. 50, 2015, by Darius V, called Omega, and Etheldreda IV; revised July 9 A.S. 51, 2016, by Kenric III and Avelina III; revised July 17 A.S. 57, 2022, by Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi)
  1. The Award of the Burdened Tyger may be awarded by the Crown to those gentles associated with running an event or an aspect of an event which the Crown attended, and which They feels was well above the normal standard of excellence in the East Kingdom.
  1. The Company of Morpheus (placeholder name) (established July 17 A.S. 57, 2022, by Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi)
    1. The Company of Morpheus may be given to those who aid in creating a more immersive experience for event attendees through their work in stage dressing, set and lighting design, and photography.
    2. The Company of Morpheus may be awarded by the Sovereign or Consort individually, or by the Crown acting together.
    3. The badge of the Company of Morpheus is: a pile of sand.
  1. The Honor of Durga (placeholder name) (established July 17 A.S. 57, 2022, by Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi)
    1. The Honor of Durga may be given to an individual who performs a single extraordinary act of martial prowess, or a superlative accomplishment in any of the martial disciplines.
    2. The Honor of Durga may be awarded by the Sovereign or Consort individually, or by the Crown acting together.
    3. Individuals may receive this token more than once, for additional acts of prowess.
    4. The token of the Honor of Durga is: a Tyger’s claw.
  1. The Award of the Tyger’s Tail (placeholder name) (established July 17 A.S. 57, 2022, by Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi)
    1. The Award of the Tyger’s Tail may be given to an individual who performs a single extraordinary act of service.
    2. The Award of the Tyger’s Tail may be awarded by the Sovereign or Consort individually, or by the Crown acting together.
    3. Individuals may receive this token more than once, for additional acts of service.
    4. The token of the Award of the Tyger’s Tail is: [tbd].
  1. The Award of Anansi’s Web (placeholder name) (established July 17 A.S. 57, 2022, by Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi)
    1. The Award of Anansi’s Web may be given to an individual who demonstrates exceptional skill in teaching within the Society.
    2. The Award of Anansi’s Web may be bestowed for superlative teaching in any art, science, or service, or in any of the martial disciplines.
    3. The Award of Anansi’s Web may be awarded by the Sovereign or Consort individually, or by the Crown acting together.
    4. The token of the Award of Anansi’s Web is: a spider’s web.
  1. Rights of Subjects

C. Limitations

6. Combat marshals must be at least eighteen years of age of legal age of majority in the location where they are marshaling.

  1. Complaints

A. Complaint Procedure

  1. Grievance Committee.

c.  The Grievance Committee is composed of the following:

iv. An arbitrator mutually chosen by the parties. […] The arbitrators must meet the following criteria:

b. They must be at least eighteen years of age of legal age of majority for all East Kingdom territories;

  • From East Kingdom law:

    Laws may be enacted, amended, or repealed only by the Crown, after consultation with the Curia Regis.

    The purpose of the Curia Regis is for the Crown to solicit and listen to the opinions of those with seats on Curia, giving adequate time for discussion. While it is not a requirement, the Crown is advised to act with the consensus of those with seats on Curia.

    The following are entitled to a seat on the Curia Regis. With the exception of the Crown, these people may send representatives to the Curia to fill their seats if they are unable to attend.

    1. The Crown and Heirs
    2. The Coronet and Heirs of EK Principalities
    3. Kingdom Officers
    4. Local Seneschals

    E. Others Invited

    East Kingdom Royal Peers and Territorial Baron/esses are also invited to attend, and have the right to be heard by the Crown.

    F. Others wishing to attend

    Any other gentle who wishes to attend is welcome, but may speak only if recognized by the Crown.