Haraldr Bassi (Ansteorra lists) ansteorra at haraldr.drakkar.org
Fri Nov 9 13:44:35 PST 2007

Jay Rudin wrote:
> Haraldr Bassi wrote:
>> The Corpora of the Society already has specific steps listed in it in
>> the event that one or both heirs are unable to step up to the throne or
>> need to step down in mid reign without current heirs. I don't know that
>> additional law at the Kingdom level is really needed as kingdom law is
>> defined as below Society Corpora in the precedence of laws and Corpora
>> seems to be very thorough on all of the possibilities.
> Specifically, it says: "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."(Corpora IV.F.5)
> That states, explicitly and unambiguously, that additional law is indeed 
> required at the kingdom level.

You are correct. I misremembered what I read the other day. The 
succession info is in Kingdom law, but my understanding was it covered 
all of the possibilities adequately.
>> Kingdom law is allowed to be more, but not less, restrictive so we
>> couldn't eliminate the requirement that Crown is required to be
>> announced in advance in the kingdom newsletter.
> Specifically, Corpora states that "Formal actions and announcements with 
> long-term impact on the Society may occur only at Society events for which 
> a full announcement including date, time, and place has been published in 
> advance in the appropriate corporate publication. These actions include 
> Crown and Coronet Tournaments ...." (Corpora II.C)
> The event announcement has in fact been published.  My understanding is 
> that there will also be one-time mailing to the Black Star mailing list.

Corpora II.C allows for awards and other activities to happen that have 
lasting precedence. The fact that the king was able to make a law 
proclamation at an already fully announced event was only part of the 
solution. The one-time mailing will satisfy Corpora IV.A.1 "Royal Lists 
must be conducted at a tournament announced in the kingdom newsletter as 
being for that purpose."


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