[Ansteorra] New but related question

Kristi Johnson kristi_johnson1972 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 10 17:51:45 PST 2007

Thank you very much Chiara Francesca.  That definately
answers the question of Kingdom Law.
--- Chiara Francesca <chiara.francesca at gmail.com>

> From:
> Section 5 : Requirements for Entry into Crown
> Tournament 
> A. The Sovereign and Consort may not enter Crown
> Tournament during their
> reign. 
> B. The Kingdom Seneschal or a representative will
> verify proof of membership
> at or before Crown Tournament using a roster of paid
> members for every
> entrant and consort. 
> C. Any competitor in Crown Tournament must make
> known to the Crown the
> identity of his or her prospective consort. 
> D. Consorts may bestow their favor to only a single
> entrant in Crown
> Tournament. 
> E. At the pleasure of the Crown, any person entering
> Crown Tournament as a
> fighter or consort must: 
> 1. Be acceptable to the Crown. 
> 2. Be paid members of the SCA with access to the
> kingdom newsletter. 
> 3. Be of legal age in the state in which he or she
> resides. 
> 4. Have lived within the boundaries of the kingdom
> for the previous calendar
> year. 
> 5. Have served in an administrative office of the
> SCA, or its equivalent,
> for at least a total of one year. 
> 6. Be able to exhibit a good working knowledge of
> SCA structure, kingdom
> structure, the powers and responsibilities of the
> Crown, and other major
> kingdom offices as defined in Corpora and Kingdom
> Law. 
> 7. Display a demeanor and appearance suitable to
> being a Sovereign or
> Consort. 
> 8. Bear the favor of a person of the opposite gender
> as potential consort. 
> 9. Have sufficient income to support the office of
> the Crown. 
> 10. Have a means of rapid and regular communication.
> 11. Have a dependable means of transportation. 
> 12. Give sufficient assurance that he or she will
> remain in the kingdom for
> the next nine months. 
> F. In addition, any person entering Crown Tournament
> as a combatant must
> have: 
> 1. At least one year's fighting experience. 
> 2. A member of the Chivalry who will speak for him
> or her prior to the Crown
> Lists. 
> 3. A current fighter authorization. 
> G. Combatants who are on probation or suspension
> with the marshallate cannot
> compete in Crown Tournament without the express
> permission of the Crown. 
> H. Any fighter entering Crown Tournament must swear
> the following oath in
> the presence of the Crown of Ansteorra:
> "I do declare my intent to compete in the Crown
> Tournament of Ansteorra. I
> do swear that a gentle person has granted me favor
> and agreed to rule with
> me should I win. We do meet all requirements for
> assuming the Crown, as set
> forth in the Laws of Ansteorra. I swear, for myself
> and my consort, that
> should I win the Crown Tournament of Ansteorra, we
> will rule justly and to
> the utmost of our abilities, sparing no effort to
> fulfill our duties as King
> and Queen of Ansteorra. All these things I do swear
> by my honor."
> I. Any person entering Crown Tournament who
> willfully and deliberately
> falsifies their qualifications under these laws
> forfeits their right to
> participate in that Crown Tournament 
> .
> Chiara Francesca
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ansteorra-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
> [mailto:ansteorra-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On
> Behalf Of Kristi Johnson
> Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 4:27 PM
> To: ansteorra list
> Subject: [Ansteorra] New but related question
> What requirements are there for Crown eligibility? 
> Are there any codified in Kingdom Law or is it an
> "unwritten code" and "we just know it a unqualified
> entrant when we see one" kind of thing.
> I only got in on the tail end of the 'stupid
> question'
> thread so I do not know the whole story of what
> happened to require a second Crown Tourney.  The
> gist
> of what I have gotten to read is that someone has
> won
> the tournament but can't take on the responsibility
> of
> the crown at this time and that perhaps they
> competed
> to "weed the garden".  
> As one who understands the desire for our Kingdom to
> only have the best, most qualified persons holding
> this and other posts, I can certainly understand why
> one would compete thusly.  Also I can understand
> just
> from watching these fighters how the thrill of
> combat
> and all that adrenaline could cloud one's thinking
> on
> when to bow out if simply weeding the garden was
> ones
> intention when starting. The rush out there must be
> incredible.  
> I'm not even a fighter and I get a little excited at
> the thought of kicking butt left and right and going
> all the way to the top.  I can understand the
> wanting
> to get to go up against the "big boys" even if I am
> going to get used as list mop.  I can understand
> learning opportunity that such an experience can
> provide.
> That would be fine for any great tourney.  But this
> isn't just any great tourney.  It is Crown Tourney. 
> It is serious business for a JOB.  Not just a title.
> Not just experience. A job.  A very demanding job.  
> My thought is that if currently there are no other 
> previous service requirements in Kindgom Law for the
> position of Crown then perhaps it is time for the
> Kingdom to consider some.  Requiring Crown entrants
> by
> Law to have performed service as Senechals, or
> Barons,or Dukes, or multiple time Kingdom Level
> Autocrats or some other such high responsibility
> posts
> would lessen the need for garden weeding.  It
> wouldn't
> lessen our Sovereigns position as a worthy Chivalric
> champion of our Kingdom just ensure that Chivalric
> champion (and consort) is suited to the the very
> real
> JOB of being the Sovereign before the list ever
> opens.
> Our previous Sovereigns shouldn't have to worry
> about
> entrants not being qualified but able to kick butt
> into the throne.
> One does not become a CEO without experience,
> references, and a resume.
> Then again I may be mad as a hatter.  :)
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