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Master Midair MacCormaic
(Charles Cohen)
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POTENTIAL CHANGES TO THE LAWS OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

Added October 24, 2013

The following is a list of current Law Changes being considered by Curia. I'd appreciate any commentary. My email is on the seneschal page. Thank you for reviewing!

- Midair, your friendly neighborhood Kingdom Seneschal



2013 October:  Proposed Law Change to Move Territorial Barons and Baronesses in the Order Of Precedence.

Issue

In previous times, the ranking of Territorial Barons and Baronesses in the Order of Precedence was always below Peers of the Realm, including within their own barony.  A law change in 2010 ranked Territorial Barons and Baronesses above Peers of the Realm at any location. The intent was that Territorial Barons and Baronesses, in their own lands that they hold in fief from the Crown, would be above Peers of the Realm.

This proposed law change would correct the prior law change and achieve the desired balance of Territorials' rank above Peers within their barony, while re-establishing their precedence as below Peers when outside of their lands.

Discussion, commentary, and opinions are requested so a decision can be made by Kingdom 12th Night (January 2014).

 

Proposed Changes to Kingdom Law with Annotations

 

CHANGE FROM:

IX-100  The Order of Precedence within the Middle Kingdom shall be as follows:

Sovereign/Sovereign’s Consort

Tanist/Tanist’s Consort

Territorial Princes/Princesses

Heirs/Heiresses of Territorial Principalities

Dukes/Duchesses

Counts/Countesses

Viscounts/Viscountesses

Territorial Barons/Baronesses

Peers of the Realm

Court Barons/Baronesses

Awards and Orders conferring Grants of Arms

        1. Dragon’s Heart

        2. Gold Mace/Greenwood Company/Bronze Ring/White Lance/Evergreen

        3. Grant of Arms

Awards and Orders conferring Awards of Arms

        1. Willow/Silver Oak

        2. Purple Fret/Queen’s Favour/Doe’s Grace/King’s Chalice

        3. Dragon’s Tooth/Dragon’s Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/RedCompany

        4. Gaping Wound

        5. All other Awards of Arms

 

 

CHANGE TO:

IX-100  The Order of Precedence within the Middle Kingdom shall be as follows:

Sovereign/Sovereign’s Consort

Tanist/Tanist’s Consort

Territorial Princes/Princesses

Heirs/Heiresses of Territorial Principalities

Dukes/Duchesses

Counts/Countesses

Viscounts/Viscountesses

Territorial Barons/Baronesses in their ruling Barony

Peers of the Realm

Territorial Barons/Baronesses outside of their ruling Barony

Court Barons/Baronesses

Awards and Orders conferring Grants of Arms

        1. Dragon’s Heart

        2. Gold Mace/Greenwood Company/Bronze Ring/White Lance/Evergreen

        3. Grant of Arms

Awards and Orders conferring Awards of Arms

        1. Willow/Silver Oak

        2. Purple Fret/Queen’s Favour/Doe’s Grace/King’s Chalice

        3. Dragon’s Tooth/Dragon’s Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/RedCompany

        4. Gaping Wound

        5. All other Awards of Arms