Solicitation for Letters of Intent for Star Principal Herald from June 20 – July 20, 2024

Greetings from Annais Eleanor de Montgomerie, Star Principal Herald,

My time as Star Principal Herald is coming to a close. Therefore, I am officially soliciting Letters of Intent for my successor as Star Principal Herald.

Letters of Intent will be accepted through Saturday, July 20, 2024. Interviews will be scheduled with all applicants the week of July 21 – 27, 2024. The announcement of the incoming Star Principal Herald will be made the week of July 28 – August 3, 2024. The change of office will take place at Coronation in October.

Letters of Intent should be addressed to the Crown and Star Principal (sovereign@crown.ansteorra.org, consort@crown.ansteorra.org, kingdom@herald.ansteorra.org).

Letters of Intent should include the following:

Requirements for this office include:

Core skills for success in this office include the following:

Additional things that would enhance success include:

Please note that the above list of successes is not complete, nor is it solely the duty of the future Star Principal. If so desired, these can be requested of other members of the College of Heralds, either singularly or as a team. However, the responsibility of success in the execution of office and of the Ansteorran College of Heralds falls upon the Star Principal Herald.

If you would like further details or explanations regarding this office, please contact Star Principal Herald via email at kingdom@herald.ansteorra.org.

In Service, I remain,
Annais Eleanor de Montgomerie
Star Principal Herald
Kingdom of Ansteorra

Changes to Grant Level Orders have been Approved

Greetings unto the populace of Ansteorra,

After much consideration of the commentary received and review by the Star Princpal Herald, the following kingdom award consitution changes have been approved.

King Sven IV and Queen Antigone III

Click this link to view the complete set of changes, or view them below.

Changes to Kingdom Law have been Approved

Greetings unto the populace of Ansteorra,

After much consideration of the commentary received and review by the kingdom seneschal, the following kingdom law changes have been approved.

King Sven IV and Queen Antigone III

Article II Officers, Section 8 : Minister of Arts and Sciences

A. The Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences (MoAS) is responsible for the education of the
populace in the arts and sciences and for furthering historical interaction and research.
B. The MoAS oversees arts and sciences (A&S) activities throughout the kingdom, including
the following:
1. Coordinates the scheduling, organization, and running of the Kingdom A&S
Competition.
2. Coordinates the scheduling, organization, and running of King’s College.

3. Coordinates other arts and sciences events as required by the Crown, including
kingdom participation in inter-kingdom activities.
4. Oversees the activities of A&S colleges or guilds created at the discretion of the
Crown.

To be replaced with:

Article II Officiers, Section 8 : Minister of Arts and Sciences

A. The Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences (MoAS) is responsible for the education of the
populace in the arts and sciences and for furthering historical interaction and research.
B. The MoAS oversees arts and sciences (A&S) activities throughout the kingdom, including
the following:
1. Coordinates the scheduling, organization, and running of the Kingdom A&S Competition, Kingdom Collegium, Laurel’s Prize Tournament, Middle Eastern Dance Competition and Eisteddfod.
2. Coordinates other arts and sciences events as required by the Crown, including
kingdom participation in inter-kingdom activities.
3. Oversees the activities of A&S colleges or guilds created at the discretion of the
Crown.

Article IV Events, Section 2 Reoccurring Kingdom Events;

B. The second weekend of each month is reserved for the placement of these reoccurring Kingdom events (including Crown and Coronation)

To be replaced with:

Article IV Events, Section 2 Reoccurring Kingdom Events;

B. The second weekend of each month is reserved for the placement of these reoccurring Kingdom events unless otherwise specified in kingdom law.

Article IV Events, Section 2 Reoccurring Kingdom Events, Subsection 1: Crown Tournaments, Coronations, and Principality Coronet Tournaments

A. Crown Tournaments occur on dates acceptable to the Crown, as follows:

1. Summer Crown Tournament occurs in June, preferably on the second weekend.

2. Winter Crown Tournament occurs in January, preferably on the second weekend.

To be replaced with:

Article IV Events, Section 2 Reoccurring Kingdom Events, Subsection 1: Crown Tournaments, Coronations, and Principality Coronet Tournaments

A. Crown Tournaments occur on dates acceptable to the Crown, as follows:

1. Summer Crown Tournament occurs in June, preferably on the first weekend.

2. Winter Crown Tournament occurs in December, preferably on the first weekend.

Read the Survey Results on Methods for Crown Tournament

Greetings to the stellar populace of Ansteorra from Their Majesties,

Last month we opened a populace survey – Methods for Crown Tournament Format.  This survey provided the crown and heirs with data so that the heirs and potentially future crowns may have feedback from the populace on the subject.  As promised, here is the collected data except any personal identifying responses such as name, membership number, contact information and the commentary feedback field.  We appreciate the responses from the populace.

The link below will take you to a Google Sheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bk-T2lUTkJFgZ2auaKBSX9T6wyu1SYUcpb4qmwAc4O0/edit?usp=sharing

Updated: Principality Feedback Wanted – Proposed Changes to Vindheim Law

Their Majesties seek feedback from the populace of the Principality of Vindheim regarding Vindheim Principality law changes proposed by their Serene Highnesses.  The full text of changes presented by the Vindheim Seneschal is below.

Commentary should be sent to
trm@crown.ansteorra.org , coronet@ansteorra.org and coronet@vindheim.ansteorra.org
by June 25th 2024.

Change 1:

Law Currently Reads:

2.2. These officers shall have the same duties within the Principality as do their superior officers in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. They shall report to their respective Kingdom Officer. Principality officers are considered deputies of their appropriate Kingdom Officer.  

Proposed Change:

2.2 These officers shall have the same duties within the Principality as do their superior officers in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Just as the Kingdom Greater Officers report to their respective Society Officers but serve the Crown, the Principality Greater Officers report to their Respective Kingdom Officers but serve the Coronet,  

Change 2:

Law Currently Reads:

4.2.4.8 Entrants shall have reached the age of legal majority in their state of residence prior to the beginning of the coronet list.

Proposed Change:

4.2.4.8 Entrants shall have reached the age of 18 prior to the beginning of the coronet list.  

Change 3:

Adding to law:

4.2.4.10 Affirm to have served as an officer of the SCA for at least one year, or as a deputy officer for a year, or other types of service that will be accepted on a case by case basis.

Change 4:

Adding to law:

4.2.4.11 Any fighter and consort entering Coronet Tournament must swear the following oath in the presence of the Coronet of Vindheim:

I do declare my intent to compete in the Coronet Tournament of the Principality of Vindheim. I do swear that a gentle person has granted me favor and agreed to rule with me should we win. We do meet all the requirements for assuming the Coronet, as set forth in the Laws of Vindheim and the Kingdom of Ansteorra. I swear for myself and my consort that should we win the Coronet Tournament of Vindheim, we will rule justly and to the utmost of our abilities. Sparing no effort to fulfill the duties as Coronet of Vindheim. All things I do swear by my honor. <State your name>

Change 5:

Note: in the initial publication of these proposed changes, Change 5 was listed as a duplicate of Change 4. The changes below have been updated to reflect the actual proposed Change 5 to Principality Law.

Adding to law:

5.3. In the event that a group is going dormant or downgraded in status, the Principality Seneschal shall notify the Coronet prior to taking any action. After discussing the status of the group with the Coronet, the Principality Seneschal shall email the Kingdom Seneschal, Crown, and Coronet of the situation so that the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal can take appropriate action.

Change 6:

Remove Section 8:

8.1. Smoking/Vaping is prohibited in all areas, inside and out, in which members of the populace must be present in order to participate in any aspect of an event. This shall include any area they must pass through, or in close proximity to, in order to reach these areas. This is not intended to restrict smoking in private encampments or areas designated by the event staff for the express purpose of Smoking/Vaping. Whenever possible, the Event Steward shall be responsible for defining a designated smoking area, as convenient as is reasonably possible.

Southern Region Survey

Unto the populace of Ansteorra,

Many members of the populace of the Southern Region have expressed that they feel their area would be better served to split the region into two geographic regions.  As the Southern Region was at one time two regions, Southern Region and Coastal Region, this is not a new concept. 

In order to gain a wider perspective on the topic, the landed nobility of all Baronial groups in the area as well as the seneschals of all shires in the Southern region would like to request feedback from the populace of the Southern Region. If you do not reside within the Southern region of Ansteorra, please do not complete this survey.

The data collected in this survey will be shared at a minimum with the current Ansteorran crown, future heirs, current Baronial landed nobles in Southern Region, Shire Seneschals in Southern Region, and kingdom greater officers.  Any specific identifying information such as email address, names etc. in the data will be removed before the data is shared.

Average time to complete this survey is 10 minutes.

Click Here to Fill out the Southern Region Survey


Southern Region Survey Link: https://forms.gle/epjCZkuMByBRTw6D8

Link to Ansteorra Groups Page with current Regions: https://ansteorra.org/groups

This post was made by our Kingdom Webminister on behalf of the Crown of Ansteorra.

Populace Survey – Methods for Crown Tournament Format

Greetings to the stellar populace of Ansteorra,

In review of the martial statistics provided on the survey (note that statistics data below is pulled from authorizations where available in the marshal database for Ansteorra only) and after our open forum discussion at Gulf Wars, we are requesting feedback on methods for crown tournament format.  Though the current crown is unable to enact any changes to the combat style format, this survey is to collect data so that Ansteorran future royals may have data points on the topic.  While the survey is limited to marshal formats and some non-marshal formats, feedback on other formats in commentary are most welcome.

The intended target demographic is the Kingdom of Ansteorra.  However, while we wish to primarily understand the Ansteorran populace’s stance on this topic, those from other kingdoms are welcome to complete the survey as well. The survey data will be made available to all except any personal identifying responses such as name, membership number, contact information and the commentary feedback field.  The commentary section will not be shared outside of any who are current Ansteorran sitting royals, sitting heirs, incoming royals or incoming heirs.

We urge each populace member to respond to this survey so that we can get an accurate picture of the data and the opinions of our populace.  Even if you do not have an opinion it is important to complete the survey.

King Sven IV and Queen Antigone III

Survey form link:    https://forms.gle/UPHXoXmXsYABWpSq5

Proposal for Changes to the Duties of the Minister of Arts and Sciences

Their Majesties seek feedback from the populace of Ansteorra regarding a proposed change to the duties of the Minister of Arts and Sciences.  This proposal adds clarity on the duties of the officer to include overseeing the events Laurel’s Prize Tournament, Middle Eastern Dance Competition, and Eisteddfod and simplifies the subsections 8.B.1-2  Additionally this is correcting the event name from King’s College which is now known as Kingdom Collegium.

All commentary must be sent to trm@crown.ansteorra.org by May 7th 2024.

Remove Section 8.B.2 that reads: 

Reword Section 8.B.1 to read:

All commentary must be sent to trm@crown.ansteorra.org by May 7th 2024.

Proposal for Changes to the Recurring Events

Their Majesties seek feedback from the populace of Ansteorra regarding a proposed change to the recurring events table and other recurring events section of kingdom law.  This proposal is aimed to give the artisan community a more static time frame for events which require significant thought and planning to demonstrate their art to the fullest.  Additionally, giving artisans a specific date each calendar year will promote growth in each of these areas.

All commentary must be sent to trm@crown.ansteorra.org by May 7th 2024.


Removal of Royal Middle Eastern Dance Competition and Eisteddfod from Section 2, Subsection 2, C,

Table J adjustment to read:

All commentary must be sent to trm@crown.ansteorra.org by May 7th 2024.

Crown Tournament – Format and Requirements

Greetings to our Stellar populace!

With much thought we have determined the following format for our Crown Tournament to be held on June 8th 2024.

We will begin with Pools of round robin, single fight, and the number of pools will be determined by the number of entrants.  The top 8 individuals with the best win/loss records will advance to a single elimination best 2 of 3 bracketed quarter finals.  The final fight shall be a best 3 out of 5. Weapon style for all fights is bring your best.  Weapon style legality should be verified with the Kingdom Earl Marshal.

In order to enter our crown tournament we will require only the following be met as of the day of crown tournament:

King Sven and Queen Antigone of Ansteorra

Have feedback for the Kingdom Webminister? Email them at kingdom@webminister.ansteorra.org.
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