ANST - FW: Important Announcement - Posthumous Royal Peerages
Decker, Terry D.
TerryD at Health.State.OK.US
Tue Jul 21 16:14:29 PDT 1998
> --------------- Forwarded Message ---------------
> From: Andrew Smith, INTERNET:riga at ix.netcom.com
> Date: Sun, Jul 19, 1998, 9:56 PM
> To: All Kingdom Newsletters <newsletters at sca.org>
> Subject: Important Announcement for Newsletters
> Greetings everyone.
> What follows below is a very important announcement which needs to be
> published in Kingdom Newsletters as soon as possible.
> For my records, please acknowledge receipt of this email.
> Thank you everyone.
> Most cordially,
> From Andrew Smith, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors,
> To all the members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
> On December 27 of last year, the Middle Kingdom was struck with sorrow
> Scott Hall, also known as Crown Prince Jafar al-Safa, Knight, Pelican, and
> Count, succumbed to a staph infection, and passed away. His Lady, Kenna
> Harve, was subsequently crowned, and is currently serving the Middle
> Kingdom as Queen Regnant.
> The Board of Directors recently received a petition, signed by over 600
> members of the Middle Kingdom, requesting that the Midrealm be allowed to
> honor Jafar by posthumously awarding him with the title and estate of a
> Duke in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
> The Board of Directors is completely aware and respectful of the
> surrounding the petition. Jafar had a sterling reputation throughout the
> Known World, and his conduct was exemplary for all who would call
> themselves knight, or gentleman. The Board recognizes the pain and
> difficulty Jafar's passing has placed on the subjects of the Middle
> and especially upon his Lady, Queen Kenna. And the Board understands that
> Jafar's people need closure.
> The primary document of the Current Middle Ages is Corpora, which states
> the following:
> "VI.A.2.a.(5). The Crown shall acknowledge attainment of Ducal, County,
> or Viscounty rank by those who have met the requirements."
> "VII.C.3. Standard and Alternate Titles. The Society's standard titles
> are defined in Appendix C..."
> "Appendix C. Duke/Duchess: Persons who have reigned over a kingdom 2 or
> more times. The title is assumed at the end of the second complete
> As much as the Directors wish to grant the petitioners' request to honor
> the memory of such a remarkable man in this fashion, according to the
> letter of the law, they cannot.
> However, the Board is aware similar tragic circumstances have occurred in
> the past, and recognizes that unfortunately, more may occur in the future.
> Therefore, the Board of Directors wishes comments from the membership on
> the following proposed change to Corpora:
> "VI.A.1.c.(2).a.: Should extreme and extraordinary circumstances, such as
> death, prevent a Crown or Coronet from completing the requirements of
> Corpora VI.A.1.c.(2), the Board of Directors may, upon petition, and on a
> case by case basis, waive the requirements in Corpora VI.A.1.c.(2) to
> the bestowing of a royal peerage or royal title."
> Please send your comments to SCA, Inc., Box 360789, Militias CA
> no later than October 5,1998.
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