Royal Peers

From Kingdom of Atenveldt

Who they are

These are the former kings and queens of the Kingdom of Atenveldt (list of former rulers). Those serving as rulers of Atenveldt who complete a reign receive a County, those serving as rulers of Atenveldt who complete two full reigns receive a Duchy.

Those who have served as Consort of a ruler of Atenvelt on completing a reign are inducted into the Order of the Rose, which is an Honor but intimately tied to the Royal Peerages.

Like all the peerage orders they have to show qualities worthy of the title of peer – such as courtesy and respect to others, be passionate about sharing their knowledge, and play a significant role in our community.  In short, be the kind of person we want to admire.  SCA Corpora[1] outlines these traits as follows:

Our Peers can be some of the most well-known and respected members of the SCA community. The Candidates for any order conferring a Patent of Arms must meet the following minimum criteria. Additional requirements may be set by law and custom of the kingdoms as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Crown.

  1. They shall have been obedient to the governing documents of the Society and the laws of the kingdom.
  2. They shall have consistently shown respect for the Crown of the kingdom.
  3. They shall have set an example of courteous and noble behavior suitable to a peer of the realm.
  4. They shall have demonstrated support for the aims and ideals of the Society by being as authentic in dress, equipment and behavior as is within their power.
  5. They shall have shared their knowledge and skills with others.
  6. They shall have practiced hospitality according to their means and as appropriate to the circumstances.
  7. They shall have made every effort to learn and practice those skills desirable at and worthy of a civilized court. To this end they should have some knowledge of a wide range of period forms, including but not limited to literature, dancing, music, heraldry, and chess, and they should have some familiarity with combat as practiced in the Society.
  8. They should participate in Society recreations of several aspects of the culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

County

Heraldry
Coronet county.png
"COUNTY CORONET" by Anita Challis is licensed underCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Award Information
Blazon: (Tinctureless) A coronet embattled
Type: Armigerous
Founded: June 22, 1971
Premiere(s): Richard Ironsteed and Felicia MacChlurain[2]
Recipients: [{{{recipients}}} People with this award]

Counts and Countesses have ruled the kingdom once.

Regalia and Heraldic Display

As laid out in the "Sumptuary Traditions and Guidelines of the Kingdom of Atenveldt" [3] - 'Counts and Countesses wear Coronets of precious metals, embattled, and ornamented as they see fit.'

They may also register with the College of Heralds a county coronet incorporated into their arms[4].

Titles

They are addressed as "Your Excellency" and referred to in the third person as "Count/ess [personal name]."

Duchy

Heraldry
Coronet ducal.png
'DUCAL CORONET' by Anita Challis based on Corona de duc.svg by ESCJosep licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Award Information
Blazon: (Tinctureless) A coronet with strawberry leaves.
Type: Armigerous
Founded: April 14 1973 by Reynard and Kathleen
Premiere(s): Arthur of Lockhaven
Recipients: [{{{recipients}}} People with this award]

Dukes and Duchesses have ruled the kingdom twice or more.

Regalia and Heraldic Display

As laid out in the "Sumptuary Traditions and Guidelines of the Kingdom of Atenveldt" [3] - 'Dukes and Duchesses wear Coronets of precious metals, embellished with strawberry leaves and ornamented as they see fit '.

They may also register with the College of Heralds a duchy coronet incorporated into their arms[4].

Titles

They are addressed as "Your Grace" and referred to in the third person as "Duke/Duchess [personal name]."

Vicounty

A Viscount or Viscountess is a person who has reigned as Prince or Princess of a principality once. As former royalty, they have a Patent of Arms and are considered Royal Peers.

In the past the Kingdom of Atenveldt's vast lands were split into principalities (smaller territories). The principalities included Meridies, Ansteorra, The Outlands and Artemisia with the present lands of Atenveldt (state of Arizona) known as the Principality of the Sun. As principalities evolved into kingdoms, so the territory of Kingdom of Atenveldt grew smaller until there was no need for principalities - the last was dissolved in 1997.

Regalia and Heraldic Display

As laid out in the "Sumptuary Traditions and Guidelines of the Kingdom of Atenveldt" [3] - Viscounts and Viscountesses wear Coronets of precious metals ornamented as they see fit, with a single point at the front which shall not exceed two and one half (2.5") inches.

Titles

They are addressed as "Your Excellency" and referred to in the third person as "Viscount/Viscountess (given name)."

Heraldry for Royal Peers

All royal peers receive a patent-of-arms which entitles them to display different elements around their heraldic arms, per Atenveldt Sumptuary Laws, as follows:

Achievement of Arms for Heraldic Display[5]
Rank Shield Helmet Torse Mantling Supporters Crest Coronet (can
replace torse)
No AoA Yes no no no no no no
Award of Arms yes Gray non-metalic
in profile to dexter
no no as desired no no
Grant of Arms yes Gray non-metalic
in profile to dexter
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
(no ermine)
as desired no no
Court Barony Yes Gray non-metalic
in profile to dexter
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
(no ermine)
as desired no plain gold band with
4x visible pearls
Thegn/Bannthegn Yes Gray non-metalic
45 degrees to dexter
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
can use ermine
as desired no plain gold band with
4x visible pearls
Master of
Defense
Yes Silver, full face
or profile
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
can use ermine
as desired as desired No
Laurel Yes Silver, full face
or profile
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
can use ermine
as desired as desired Laurel wreath may
replace torse
Pelican Yes Silver, full face
or profile
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
can use ermine
as desired as desired Chapeau may
replace torse
Chivalry Yes Silver, full face
or profile
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
can use ermine
as desired as desired no
Viscounty Yes Silver, full face
or profile
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
can use ermine
as desired as desired Coronet of a
single point
County Yes Silver, full face
or profile
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
can use ermine
as desired as desired Crenellated coronet
Duchy Yes Gold, full face
or profile
2x owner's
colors
same as torse
can use ermine
as desired as desired Coronet with
strawberry leaves

References

  1. Section VIII.A.1 "Patent of Arms - General Requirements" The Corpora of the SCA, SCA Inc., 19 Oct. 2019, www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/govdocs.pdf.
  2. Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer), Historian. “First Crown Tourney Kingdom of Atenveldt Jan 16, AS V (1971)”, West Kingdom History, history.westkingdom.org/events/event.php?event_code=871&sca_year=5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kingdom Seneschal. “Sumptuary Traditions and Guidelines of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.”, Kingdom of Atenveldt, SCA Inc, 1 May 2018, docs.google.com/document/d/114dEXuQtmK0YujX0bTf9W5CEtlhGFcZSR0B7XtvqEoc/edit.
  4. 4.0 4.1 “Glossary of Terms - Table 1 Reserved Regalia.” SCA Inc. College of Arms Glossary of Terms, December 23, 2003, College of Arms for the Society of Creative Anachronism, Nov. 2019, heraldry.sca.org/coagloss.html.
  5. Kingdom Seneschal (Ed.). (2018, May 1). Kingdom of Atenveldt Sumptuary Traditions and Guidelines. Kingdom of Atenveldt.


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