Laws of the Principality of Oertha
Current as of July A.S. LVII
As proclaimed by Kylson and Anne in March A.S. XIX, and amended by Eric and Erlyn in July A.S. XXI, Nickolai and Annora in
July-January A.S. XXII, Brendan and Aryana in A.S. XXIV, Phelan and Vanora in
A.S. XXV, Brendan and Aryana in A.S. XXVII, Morbran and Margarita in January-July A.S. XXVII, Georg and Katarzina in July-
January A.S. XXVII, Gregor and Alicianne in July-January A.S. XXX, Morban and Margarita in A.S. XXX, Gregor and Alicianne in
July-January A.S. XXXI, Georg and Katarzina in January- July A.S. XXXII, Fergus and Margarita in July - January A.S. XXXVII,
Cyrus and Caitriona in January-July
A.S. XLI., Dietrich and Bianca July – January A.S. XLII, Fathir and Etain January XLIII – August, XLIV, Rurik and Trava July XLVI -
January XLVI, Rurik and Trava in December XLVII, Gregor and Isabella July XLIX – January XLIX, Shawn and Arabella, January
XLIX – July L, Duncan and Violet July L-January L, Shawn and Arabella January L – July LI , Kenric and Dagmar July LI - January
LI, Soren and Alienor January LI-August LII, Duncan and Violet August LII- January LII, Cruscillius and Vicana January LIII – July
LIV, Cruscillius and Vicana September AS LVI – July LVII
ARTICLE I: LAW AND THE WORD OF THE CORONET
Section 1 Source of the Law
The Word of the Coronet is Law, subject only to the Word of the Crown and the order of precedence established in the
governing documents of the S.C.A., Inc.
Any proclamation of the Coronet becomes the Law of the Principality from the moment it is spoken by the Coronet at court,
subject only to the Word of the Crown and the order of precedence established in the governing documents of the S.C.A.,
Until a proclamation of the Coronet has been printed in the Kingdom newsletter, no subject of the Coronet shall be
considered to be breaking the law if acting, through ignorance, contrary to that proclamation.
Only those proclamations of the Coronet approved by the Crown and published in the official kingdom newsletter shall
become permanent amendments to Principality Law. All other proclamations are understood to be in effect only for the
duration of the Coronet's reign, and shall lapse with the investiture of a successor.
Section 2 Publication of the Law
The laws of the Principality of Oertha shall be published once a year in the official Principality newsletters. The Seneschal
shall be responsible for providing the Chronicler with the current laws.
Section 3 Authority Under the Laws
If any officer of the Principality of Oertha receives instruction, directions, or orders, save only routine administrative
directives, from anyone not having the authority by these laws to give such, that officer shall take no action without
attempting to consult the Coronet as to its pleasure in the matter.
ARTICLE II: THE PROCESS OF ACHIEVING THE CORONET, THE RIGHTS OF FEALTY BETWEEN THE CORONET AND THE
POPULACE, RIGHT OF COMPLAINT, RIGHT OF SPORT COMBAT, CURIA REGIS, AND REGENCY COUNCIL
Section 1 Method of Achieving the Coronet
The Coronet Sovereign and Consort shall attain their Coronets in the following manner:
The Coronet Sovereign shall have won by combat the list at a duly authorized Coronet Tournament. The Coronet Consort
shall have been the inspiration of the Coronet Sovereign at that tourney.
Section 2 Fealty
Upon Investiture, the Coronet Sovereign and Consort-elect shall swear their fealty to the people of the Principality of
Oertha, and to uphold the laws of the Principality of Oertha and the laws of the Kingdom of the West, and that oath shall be
given to the reigning Coronet Sovereign and Consort, or their representatives and be witnessed by the Principality Seneschal,
Principality Herald, or their representatives, and the Principality Marshal or such members of the marshallate and Chivalry of
the West as have witnessed the Coronet lists and will bear witness to the validity of the claims of the tournament winner
In recognition of the fact that fealty is a reciprocal oath, and that the Coronet Sovereign and Consort are considered by the
Coronet oath to be Liege Lord and Lady to each and every subject of Oertha; the following shall be the rights of every
subject of Oertha as granted by the Coronet and law:
Section 3 Right of Complaint
It shall be the right of every subject of Oertha to address grievances directly to the Coronet Sovereign and Consort.
Section 4 The Right to Sport Combat.
It shall be the privilege of the Coronet Sovereign and Consort, should They either choose, to take the field of honor to sport in
combat, at pleasure in Their own name and honor, subject to only that They do not enter the Coronet List to become Their
own successor, and subject to the normal rules of the List of the West Kingdom. Striking the Coronet Sovereign or Consort in
this sport shall in no way be conceived of as treasonous to Their Person. Should the combatant choose, they may request, in
courtesy to the Coronet, that the Coronet Sovereign or Consort acknowledge a "killing" blow verbally rather than, as is
customary, allowing them to fall to the ground but failure to make the request shall not be construed as disrespect to the
Person or Title of Coronet Sovereign or Consort.
Section 5 Curia Princeps
It shall be the right and privilege of the Coronet to convene and hold a Curia Princeps for the purpose of hearing counsel,
discussing, or making pronouncements on any issue of concern to the Principality of Oertha.
The Curia Princeps shall consist of the Coronet Sovereign and Consort who convene the court and preside over it, any
Officers as may be concerned with the subject of the court, and other persons as the Coronet may desire to include in a
particular meeting of the court.
Any subject of the Coronet of Oertha may attend the sessions of this court and may petition the Coronet upon matters
relevant and appropriate.
Decisions of the court shall be made by the Coronet Sovereign and Consort after hearing the advice of the Officers and the
populace present. All decisions of the court must be printed in the next newsletter to be considered official.
Any investigation or decision of the Curia Princeps must be done pursuant to the Society’s Grievance and Sanctions
Procedures, listed in the SCA, Inc. Organizational Handbook, Corpora Section X.B. Grievances and X.C. Sanctions.
Notice of a Curia Princeps must be printed in the Guardian before the meeting, with an agenda of topics to be considered
and the time and location of the court.
The business of the Principality of Oertha is not secret from the subjects of the Coronet.
Section 6 Regency Council
Should the Coronet Sovereign and Consort for any reason whatsoever be unable to complete their reign, a Regency Council
composed of the Principality Seneschal, Marshal, and Exchequer shall be created. The Council shall act in all ways as the
Coronet subject to the following limitations:
All actions of the Council must be taken under unanimous agreement of its members.
The Council shall have the power to change the laws of the Principality only to the extent required to correct any
contradictions between the laws of the Principality, and the Kingdom laws, the governing documents of the S.C.A., Inc., or
Any changes enacted by a Regency Council must be publicly confirmed by the next Sovereign and Consort of Oertha or they
shall be automatically rescinded.
A Regency Council shall have no power to grant awards.
The reign of the Council shall cease upon the investiture of a Coronet Sovereign and Consort who have been selected via the
usual manner as prescribed in these Laws.
Article III: Awards, Orders, and Honors, and Appointments Section 1
Right to Present Awards, Orders, and Honors
It shall be the right of the Coronet Sovereign and Consort of Oertha to present the following awards, orders, and honors.
Section 2 Armigerous Awards
The Coronet Sovereign and Consort may present such armigerous awards as may be approved by the Crown of the West.
Section 3 Non-Armigerous Awards, Orders, and Honors
The Coronet Sovereign and Consort may create awards, orders, and honors which do not in themselves convey the right to
Membership in the Companions of the Diamond Willow may be conveyed to any of Their subjects who have performed
outstanding service to the Principality. The token for this award shall be a diamond willow pendant hung from a cord in
The Order of the Snowy Owl may be given to any of Their subjects who have notably enriched the Principality in the fields of
Arts and Sciences. The token for this award shall be a blue glass bead etched with a feather, or a snowy owl in flight, hung
from a cord in Principality colors.
The Oerthan Order of Grace may be given to any of Their subjects who display commendably courteous or chivalrous
behavior. The token for this award shall be a silver snowflake pendant hung from a cord in Principality colors.
The Coronet Consort may grant Princess' Riband to any of Their subjects whose talents and unstinting service have uniquely
enriched the Coronet Consort’s reign. The Riband holds no precedence and may be given to the same person as many times
as various consorts deem the individual is worthy. The token for this award shall be uniquely determined by the Consort
bestowing it. The Princess’ Riband may also be known as the Prince’s Riband or Consort’s Riband, if appropriate.
The Order of the Oerthan Sword may be given for martial prowess and chivalrous behavior on and off the field. This award is
presented from the hand of the Coronet Consort, usually upon the consideration of candidates proposed by the Knights’
Council. The token for this order shall be a belt sword ring made of blue leather and metal.
The Order of the Raven's Heart may be given to Their subjects under 17 years of age for exceptional contributions to the
Principality. The token for this order shall be a heart within a circle, both made of hematite. This award may be given to the
same person as many times as various Coronets deem the individual is worthy.
The Order of the Polaris may be given to Their subjects who foster tradition and teach the customs and ways of the Society
to the populace. The token of this award shall be a sphere of interlocking pearls suspended on a blue silk ribbon.
The Order of the Silver Ulu may be given for notable achievements in the practice and research of the culinary arts. The
token for this award shall be a silver ulu pendant hung from a cord of Principality colors.
The Coronet may elevate any of Their subjects to the Order of the Bards of Oertha, who have notably enriched the Principality
in the bardic arts. The Coronet may decide to present this recognition directly, or may determine the individual to be
awarded through a contest. The token of this award shall be a golden harp pendant hung from a cord of Principality colors.
The Order of the Argent Stylus may be given to Their subjects who have made notable achievements in the art and service of
The Order of the Glove may be given to Their subjects who have displayed chivalry and prowess on the rapier field and
possess the qualities of a courtier. The token for this award shall be a blue leather glove decorated with the white Oerthan
The Ursa Minor may be given upon successful completion of the Oertha Page School program, in recognition of the service
and knowledge gained through the program. The Page School officer shall maintain the program, and will advise the Coronet
of participants who, through service and learning, have shown maturity in the customs of the Society and Principality. The
token for this award shall be a bear charm, hung from a cord of Principality colors.
The Argent Flame is given to those who show true Oerthan hospitality to strangers and friends to our fair Principality. Who
through their generosity and charity provide for the needs of newcomers and members alike. The token is a silver flame
formed into a pendant.
The Order of Orion may be given for achievement and excellence in the field of Archery. The token for this award is an
arrowhead dependent from a cord, the color of which reflects the area of archery the recipient is being recognized for. A gold
cord for fostering Archery, a white cord for Target Archery, or a blue cord for Combat Archery.
Their Highnesses may bestow the Ursa Major on any of Their subjects whose outstanding efforts and unstinting service have
positively guided the children and youth of Oertha. The token for this award is a pendent showing the Ursa Major
constellation, suspended on a cord of Principality colors.
The Coronet’s Favor may be given to recognize those who contribute to the well-being of the Coronet. The token of this award
shall be determined by the Coronet.
The Order of the Sandhill Crane may be presented for notable achievements in enhancing the pageantry and richness of
these Current Middle Ages, primarily through the use of heraldry, whether it be display, oral, or written. The token of this
award shall consist of a white crane.
The Order of the Wandering Wolves may be presented to those individuals departing, or have departed Oertha, who have
considerably enriched the Principality. The token for this award is an argent wolf passant, head erect.
The Shield of Chivalry may be presented by the Consort during Their final court to the fighter who has displayed outstanding
chivalry both on and off the field, during the Coronet tournament. The recipient of the shield will carry and maintain it until
the next Coronet list, at which time it will be returned to the Consort. The token of this honor is a blue center grip round
shield decorated with a white Oerthan Wolf, Compass Star, and six snowflakes. The recipient shall bear the shield for the
duration of the following reign, after which it shall be returned to the Coronet.
Membership in the Order of the Lumen Borealis shall be offered by the Coronet to the winner of the biannual Principality
Arts and Sciences competition.
The Oerthan Order of Hospitality may be offered to those gentles in other lands who provide care and comfort to the Royals
and members of the populace during their travels beyond the borders of Oertha. The token for this award will be a roundel
depicting a road through the mountains suspended on a cord in Principality colors.
The Order of the Boreal Fireweed may be offered to those the Coronet finds deserving of great honor for their consistent
contributions in teaching others of their skills and knowledge of the arts and sciences so that they may strengthen and
enhance the Principality.
The Order of the Princess’ Patrons is offered by the Consort to those individuals or groups who, by their consistent efforts in
creating various works and providing such items to the Coronet to use as gifts to others, greatly contribute to the Coronet's
ability to show largesse. The token for this award shall be chosen by the Consort granting the recognition. The Order of the
Princess’ Patrons may also be called the Order of the Prince’s Patrons or Consort’s Patrons, if appropriate.
The Historian of Oertha may be presented to those who have earned recognition as a recorder of our Principality’s history and
who therefore have greatly enriched the Principality with the preservation of our wonderful history. The token for this
award shall be an open book, argent.
The honor of the Argent Wolf is given to groups (households, clans, etc.) who, as a group, have served the Principality
outstandingly. The token of the award being a pennon in Principality colors and otherwise decorated as the granting royalty
sees fit, to be displayed with the honored group’s banner or on their pavilion.
Section 4 Appointments to Court
The Coronet Sovereign and Consort may make such appointments to Their court as They deem appropriate. These
appointments may include an escort for the Consort, artisans, and attendants.
ARTICLE IIII: OFFICERS AND GUILDS
Section 1 Officers
The Greater Officers of the Principality of Oertha are the Seneschal, the Stellanordica Herald, the Knight Marshal, the
Minister of Arts and Sciences, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Chronicler, and the Constable. Lesser Officers of the
Principality need not swear direct fealty during the Coronet Investiture, and include the Chatelaine, the Clerk of Regalia, the
Rapier Marshal, the Archery Marshal, the Minister of Lists, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.
Section 2 Appointments to Office
Appointment to and removal from all offices shall be according to the procedures established for warrants or those
established for official rosters, as appropriate.
No term of office shall be more than two years. Prior to the expiration of the term of any Officer of State, the officer shall
consult with the Coronet and Kingdom superior officer concerning renewal of the term, whereupon the Coronet and
superior officer shall determine their pleasure in the matter.
Each officer, at least four months prior to resignation from the office, if possible, or expiration of their warrant, shall advertise
in the Kingdom newsletter or 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 Coronet and to their immediate superior, as
Section 3 Duties of the Officers
These officers shall have the same duties within the Principality as do their superior officers in the Kingdom of the West,
except that they shall directly obey the Coronet, subject to the ultimate obedience of all subjects to the Crown of the West.
Each greater officer shall swear fealty to the Coronet of Oertha at each Investiture. If it is impossible for an officer to attend
the event a written oath of Fealty should be sent to the Principality Herald or with their deputy to be read at Investiture.
Each officer of the Principality is responsible for encouraging and assisting their subordinate officers in the performance of
their required duties to ensure the smooth functioning of the Principality. As part of this responsibility, each officer shall
maintain regular communications with their subordinates.
With sufficient evidence that an officer is not fulfilling the duties of that office, the Coronet may petition their Kingdom
officer for removal and replacement.
Section 4 Deputies
Each officer will appoint one emergency deputy capable of assuming the office at anytime. This deputy need not be the
replacement in cases where a replacement for the officer is needed. The emergency deputy will ensure the functioning of
the office until the position can be advertised as in Section 2 above and a successor chosen.
Each officer may appoint deputies to serve specific functions of the office.
Section 5 Report of the Officers
The officers of the Principality shall inform the Coronet Sovereign and Consort of the state of the Principality in writing at
Investiture. Failure to do so may result in removal from office at the Coronet's discretion, subject to Article III, Section 2.3.
Section 6 Financial Committee
There shall be a Financial Committee consisting of the Coronet Sovereign and Consort, the Seneschal, and the Exchequer. All
expenditures shall have approval of the Committee.
Section 7 Guilds
Only guilds recognized by the Coronet may hold contests at Principality events. All others are subject to Section 8.
A guild shall become an official Oerthan guild upon submitting a charter and a minimum of six signatures, of which at least
one shall be from each geographic area. New groups will be placed in the appropriate area for guild determination. A guild
shall remain official and active by submitting a minimum of six signatures, of which at least one must be from each area, on
a dated roster to the
incoming Coronet Sovereign and Consort at Their Investiture. One half of the active guilds in Oertha shall report at Summer
Coronet, and the other half shall report at Winter Coronet. Guilds shall maintain a contact with the Seneschal, who shall
determine which guilds submit a roster at which Investiture. Failure to submit a roster could result in the guild losing official
status. It is the right of the Coronet to accept or deny a guild's petition of official or continuing status.
Section 8 Arts and Sciences Competitions
The Principality arts and sciences competitions will be administered by the Minister of Arts and Sciences. All other contests
at Coronet Tournaments and Investitures will be held at the discretion of the Event steward.
The Minister of Arts and Sciences will be responsible for scheduling at least two (2) competitions per year, one per reign, to
determine the individual with the foremost skill in the medieval Arts and Sciences. The competitions will be scheduled each
Coronet, or at other events in which the Arts and Sciences are represented. These competitions will draw from one of six
categories (Textile Arts, Domestic Arts and Sciences, Technological Sciences, Studio Arts, Performing Arts, and Research), so
that after three years, each category will have been represented. The competitions shall be chosen by the Minister of Arts
and Sciences and announced at the preceding Coronet and Investiture.
Anyone is welcome to enter the competition. However, to be declared Champion an entrant must reside within the
Section 9 Submission of Funds to the Exchequer
All monies collected through auctions, shilling, donation, etc. that are "ear-marked" for Oerthan coffers shall be turned in to
the Oerthan Exchequer within thirty (30) days of the event at which they are collected.
Section 10 Regalia
There shall be a Commission of Regalia. The Commission shall consist of the Coronet Sovereign and Consort, the Seneschal,
the Stellanordica Herald, the Exchequer, and the Clerk of Regalia or their designated representatives.
The duties of the Clerk of Regalia shall include the following: The Clerk shall maintain an inventory listing of all Principality
regalia including the declared value of each item and the name of the individual in possession of each item. The Clerk shall
store items of regalia that are retired or used only for special purposes, communicate to the Principality Chancellor of the
Exchequer the inventory information for financial reporting purposes, and make efforts that the Principality Commission of
Regalia meet at least once during each Coronet reign. Upon the Investiture of a new Coronet Sovereign and Consort of
Oertha, the Clerk shall conduct an inventory of all items of regalia prior to its transfer to the incoming Coronet, and
afterwards shall make a written report to the Commission of Regalia and both incoming and outgoing Coronets.
The duties of the Commission of Regalia shall include the following: The Commission shall advise the Coronet on the merit
and value of Principality regalia and approve the specific acquisition, retirement or disposal thereof. At least once during each
Coronet reign, the Commission shall meet and examine the regalia inventory report prepared by the Clerk of Regalia. The
Commission shall determine if the outgoing Coronet or other individuals will be held financially responsible for loss or damage
of regalia entrusted to their care. The incoming Sovereign and Consort will accept custody of regalia to be placed in Their
care by signature receipt of the completed inventory, as acknowledgement of their financial responsibility for the care and
custody of Principality property. A copy of the inventory shall be kept by each member of the Commission.
All items of regalia are the property of the Principality and may be disposed of only with the approval of the Commission of
Regalia. If the item has sufficient value to be declared in the Principality's annual financial report, then the approval of the
Principality Exchequer Council shall also be obtained before disposal. Principality regalia shall be considered not only those
items commonly used by the Coronet, but also items in the possession of Principality officers which are of substantial
monetary, historical or ceremonial value.
The Coronet of Oertha shall be notified in writing about all gifts to Principality Regalia before it is made or presented. All
gifts given without prior notice shall be returned to the donor at which time the donor can clarify whether the gift is regalia
or a personal gift.
ARTICLE V: SUCCESSION, TOURNAMENTS, AND CONDUCT OF COMBAT
Section 1 Method of Succession
The fighter who achieves victory in the Coronet lists shall be invested as Prince or Princess, as the case may be. Their consort
shall be invested as Prince or Princess Consort (See Article II).
Section 2 Guardians of Oertha
The fighter who placed second in the Coronet Lists shall, at the same event and together with their consort, be invested as
the Lord, Lady, or Laird Guardians, as appropriate. These titles shall hold no rights or privileges. Their Highnesses shall expect
the Guardian and their consort to observe the procedures and bearing of the Coronet, so that they might be conversant in its
ways should they, one day, be Coronet Sovereign and Consort in their own right.
Section 3 Ban on Self-Succession
No fighter or consort may succeed themselves.
Section 4 Failure of intent to reign
Prior to their investiture, should it be discovered that the victor and inspiration of the Coronet tournament not intend to
reign, and sufficient evidence of their failure be presented to the Coronet, or should they be unable to reign due to
circumstance, the couple who placed second in the Coronet Lists shall be invested as Coronet Sovereign and Consort in their
Section 5 Failure of Consort to complete Their reign
If during the reign the Consort is unable or unwilling to continue the reign, the position shall remain vacant for the
remainder of the reign.
Section 6 Failure of Sovereign to complete Their reign
Should the Sovereign become unable or unwilling to complete their reign, the Consort shall act as Regent and retain all the
power of the Coronet.
Section 7 Failure of Sovereign to attend step-down
Should the Sovereign be unable to attend the Investiture of Their successor, the Consort shall act as Regent.
Section 8 Scheduling of Coronet Tournament
There shall be two Coronet Tournaments a year, held approximately the third weekends in January and July. The Coronet
Investitures shall be held within thirty hours of the tournament. The responsibility for selecting the dates for the Coronet
Tourneys and Investitures shall rest with the Seneschal. Dates will be announced at the first of each year. The locations will be
rotated throughout the regions, with any group eligible to place bids.
Coronet Tournaments locations shall be selected using the priority bid system described in Sections 8.2 and 8.3.
Branches wishing to host a Coronet event must submit a written bid to the Coronet, Exchequer, and Seneschal. This bid must
provide the specifics of event steward, date, location, and accommodations for the List and Investiture. Final bid approval
will be verified by the Coronet who will be reigning during the event.
The following points will be considered with regard to bids:
A) Any group within the Principality that meets Society, Kingdom and Principality Law for hosting a fighting event may
place a bid.
B) Bids, once accepted, can only be changed by agreement of the Coronet, the Seneschal, the hosting branch, and the
event steward except as may be necessary to meet Society, Kingdom, or previously existing Principality law.
C) In consideration of the possible remoteness of some branches, the Coronet or Seneschal may request the bid to
provide reasonable evidence that enough authorized fighters can be expected to attend so that the minimum List
requirements set forward in Society, Kingdom, and Principality Law can be met.
D) In the unlikely case that no qualifying bid is received, the Coronet and the Seneschal shall select either the largest
branch in the Principality or the branch that has not hosted a Coronet event in the longest time and request that
group to prepare an event that meets at least the minimum requirements set forward in Law.
1) If no acceptable bid can be developed, the Coronet shall direct the Seneschal to event steward the Event
and the Principality Officers shall complete the event steward Team.
A branch that has not held a Coronet event in as many times as there are eligible branches may submit a bid that asserts priority.
In the case of multiple priority bids, the branch that has not held a Coronet event in the longest time shall receive higher
priority. A priority bid that meets the standards set forth in these Laws shall be strongly considered in preference to any other
bid. The final decision for the winning bid will rest with the Seneschal.
The following points will be considered with regard to bids:
A) Baronies and Shires are eligible for priority ranking. Other branches may receive priority ranking only by bidding
through the nearest barony or shire.
B) For a bid to receive priority consideration, it must be submitted no later than one week prior to the Coronet event
preceding the event for which the bid is written (6 months and one week before the event).
C) For purposes of priority, new groups shall be counted as if they held the Coronet event immediately prior to their
establishment. In the case that this creates a tie for priority, the event shall be awarded to the new group.
The Principality Seneschal shall have primary responsibility for working with the hosting branch. The event steward of the
Coronet event shall be responsible to the Seneschal, who is in turn responsible to the Coronet in all matters involving the
Coronet Tourney and Investiture. Any decision to replace the appointed event steward will be made by the Seneschal after
consultation with the Coronet.
Section 9 Entry into Coronet Tournament
All who wish to compete in the Coronet List of the Principality of Oertha, either as a fighter or a consort, are welcome,
subject to the following conditions:
A) Competitors must have physically resided and participated on a regular basis in the Principality for at least two
months during the most recent reign. Regular participation shall be defined as attendance at three or more
published activities, such as: fighter practices, local
events, officer or guild meetings, and must agree to reside in the Principality for the duration of their reign.
B) Competitors must be current members of the SCA, and be in compliance with the Laws of the Kingdom, Laws of the
Principality of Oertha, and the governing documents of our Society.
C) The fighter of a competing couple must be authorized for SCA armored combat and must be in compliance with
the Rules of the Lists.
D) Each prospective fighter must have a consort, both of whom declare that that they intend to reign and will be able
to attend their Investiture, the following Coronet Tournament, and the Investiture of their successor.
E) Competitors must not have been excluded by the Coronet for reasons it deems valid.
By entering the Coronet Lists, a fighter declares their loyalty to the Coronet, the Principality Laws, the Populace of Oertha, and
the Crown of the West.
Each fighter, by entering the Coronet Lists, declares that they will be able to attend their Investiture, the following Coronet
Tournament, and the Investiture of their successor, for no one shall compete for the Coronet of Oertha without intending to
reign, should they win. The competitor’s consort must also be willing and able to attend their Investiture, the following
Coronet Tournament, and the Investiture of Their successor.
The conduct of combat, rules of the lists, and the requirements for arms and armor shall be exactly as stated in the laws of
the Kingdom of the West except that the Coronet Sovereign, Coronet Consort, and the Knight Marshal of the Principality shall
act in the place of the Crown Sovereign, Crown Consort, and Earl Marshal where so stated. The final responsibility for the
lists will rest with the Principality Marshal.
Section 10 Additional Coronet Considerations
The Coronet Lists shall have present representatives of the Principality Seneschal, Herald, and Marshal in addition to either
Sovereign or Consort. Combat will not be held unless five fighters enter the list. Should any of these conditions not exist on
the weekend appointed for the Coronet Lists, a Regency Council will be convened to reschedule the tournament at the first
reasonable opportunity. The Council shall consist of the Coronet Sovereign and Consort, Seneschal, Marshal, and Exchequer
and shall be subject to the limitations of a Regency Council as defined in Article II, Section 6.
ARTICLE VI: BRANCHES
Section 1 Elevation of an existing branch
Elevation of any branch to the status of Barony or Province shall be in accord with the Laws of the West and the governing
documents of the SCA, Inc. However, the petition for such status may be forwarded through the Coronet of Oertha and the
Principality Seneschal to the Crown.
Section 2 Creation of a new branch
A new branch below the level of Barony or Province may be founded within the Principality when such a proposed branch
has at least five subscribing members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, at least three officers, including a Seneschal,
and Exchequer and either a Herald, a Marshal, or a Minister of Arts and Sciences, and when such a proposed branch shall
find favor with the Coronet Sovereign and Consort of Oertha, and be granted existence by the Crown of the West. If such a
branch shall require proficiency in any office, most especially the marshallate (due to considerations of safety in combat), it
may request that a deputy of that office be sought of the corresponding Principality officer who will give what aid and
training may be practical until a branch member is qualified to receive appointment within that office.
ARTICLE VII: PRINCIPALITY EVENTS
Section 1 Calendaring Meeting
Before the calendaring meeting at July Coronet and Investiture, proposals may be made for Principality-level events in
addition to Coronet/Investiture. These proposals may be made by an individual or by a branch. To be considered, the
proposals must include an event steward, a proposed date and site, a summary of planned activities and a budget. These
proposals will be reviewed by the financial committee, and will be either accepted and placed on the calendar, or will be
denied. Any Principality events, up to two per reign, which is accepted and placed on the calendar will receive priority over
any other events in scheduling.
If the event is sponsored by a branch, all financial obligations and profits and/or losses are shared in equal proportion to the
agreed financial contributions by the Principality and the hosting group to the costs of the event. If the event is organized
and run by an individual, all financial