Seneschal

Words from the Kingdom Seneschal

Greetings unto the Populace of the Midrealm.

As the winds of change blow across the lands, do the clouds clear and we see a glimpse of the future on the horizon. I want to thank Dame Caitriona MacDhonnachaidh for her time as Kingdom Seneschal and all her good works there in, as well as her deputies, some of who are changing out also. I hope to continue on where she left off, and will do my best for our Kingdom and it’s people. (more…)

From The Kingdom Seneschal, February LI

Greetings!

A number of things are in the works in the Seneschal’s Office.

It is my pleasure to announce Master Justice MacArtain has been selected as the next Kingdom Seneschal. He will step in to the position at Spring Coronation. Thank you to all the applicants applying for the position. With this appointment, a replacement for Constellation Regional Seneschal is being sought. (more…)

Midrealm Law Changes

Law Changes Read into evening Court 9/24/2016 at Coronation in the Shire of Narrental

  • III-108 The Great Lords and Ladies of State are: Kingdom Seneschal, Dragon Herald, Earl Marshal, Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, Kingdom Chronicler, Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer and Kingdom Chatelaine.
  • VI-501 No person under 18 years of age may fight or be fought for in any Crown Tournament in the Middle Kingdom. Emancipated minors may be exempted at the discretion of the Crown on a case-by-case basis, but proof of emancipation is required.  (more…)

Midrealm Job Board – Kingdom Seneschal

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Applications due by October 15, 2016 to . Please submit SCA and Modern professional qualifications as well as contact information for three references who would speak to your qualifications. The successful candidate will be announced by February 1, 2017 if not before. The candidate will be expected to serve two years from date of investiture (2017 to 2019) and could potentially extend their term up to 2020. (more…)

From the Society Seneschal – Contracts, Insurance, Equestrian Issues

From the Society Seneschal to all Group Seneschals, Event Stewards/Autocrats, and Equestrian Officers:

This is a formal communication from the Vice President of Operations, SCA Inc. (Society Seneschal) and must be implemented immediately.

1. In terms of contracts, only seneschals should be signing contracts for events or services. If the seneschal chooses to designate the autocrat/steward (i.e. a deputy seneschal) as the signatory to a contract, that contract must first be completely read and reviewed by the ranking seneschal before the ranking seneschal gives authority IN WRITING to the designated deputy (autocrat/steward). As such, the Kingdom Seneschal must review all contracts for Kingdom events, Principality Seneschal for Principality events or Baronial Seneschals for Baronial events; in terms of all other local events, the local group seneschal must review the contract for the event prior to granting the autocrat/steward the authority to sign the contract and this must be in writing. In the event the seneschal wishes to designate a deputy (autocrat/steward) to sign the contract, that signatory must be an actual and recognized/authorized deputy Seneschal with a valid membership (i.e. autocrat/steward) and said contract must be first reviewed by the ranking Seneschal (Kingdom Seneschal, Principality Seneschal, Baronial Seneschal et al.). (more…)

Fall Crown Tournament Letters of Intent To Be Submitted by Coronation

All letters of intent to compete in Crown Tournament must be submitted to Their Highnesses by Their Coronation Day. Likewise, you must also contact me, the Kingdom Seneschal, electronically with the following items for both the consort and combatant by that same date: scans of government issued photo ID indicating age and physical address, scans of SCA membership cards showing membership good through the end of the reign, meaning September 2017. The combatant must provide armored combat authorizations via card or a link to the current authorization database. You may contact me at

Thank you,
Caitriona, Kingdom Seneschal

Words from the Kingdom Seneschal, AS 50 (April 2016)

seneschal_75x75Remember when you started out at the Kids Table at holiday gatherings. Somehow, you never quite seem to get chair at the adult table. The adults get first dibs on the choice cuts. Your older cousin gets to ride up front in the family car because they have “time in grade,” and so on. And perhaps the older cousin got to do other stuff that you know you could do if you just had the chance. It was frustrating. Maybe you wanted to be the one who held the leash when the family dog got taken for walks. You wanted to be trusted with responsibilities so you could show how well you performed. You wanted to be given a chance.

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