Constanza de Sevilla Constanza de Sevilla
Court Date: 5/9/2020 (Court #1)
Event Name: Ethereal Court of Northshield - The Griffin's New Groove
Presenting Royalty: Ciaran and Elis
Reporter: Katerinka Lvovicha
Herald: Katerinka Lvovicha
Heralds: Katerinka Lvovicha, Petranella Fitzallen of Weston
Silent Herald: Christiana Galyard de Caen
Signet: Marcial de Salas
Seneschal: Petranella Fitzallen of Weston

Their Majesties shared the sad news of the passing of Lady Cecelia di' Cefalu. A moment of silence was held in rememberance.

Non-substantive law changes were read into court. They are included at the bottom of this report.

The toy run will occur virtually sometime this summer. There will be an online form for parents/guardians to fill out and a toy will be mailed to your child(ren). If you would like to send in a video of them opening the toy package, please consider sending it in for inclusion in the compilation video. More information on this will be forthcoming.

Backlog scrolls for the following individuals were displayed.
Christiana Silverton - Award of the Glove (physical glove)
Diarmait mac Dauid- Aquila et Fulmen
Otes Mold MacKe- Hand of Tyr
Otes Mold MacKe- Balefire (now called black flame)
Asta Osmund- Black Flame
Ajax Therion Marius- Award of Arms


I-220
An “officer” is a person serving in an appointed office as defined in the Governing Documents or
in these laws, or as an appointed deputy in such an office, at any level, or as the organizer of an
event (commonly referred to as “Autocrat” or “Steward”), or as a Territorial Baron or Baroness,
or as a member of the Royalty.
To:
I-220
An officer is a person serving in an appointed office as defined in the Governing Documents, in
these laws, as an appointed deputy in such an office, at any level, as the organizer of an event
(commonly referred to as Autocrat or Steward), as Territorial Baronage, or as a member of the
Royalty.

-removed extra quotation marks and made gender neutral


I-300
The “Stallari” or “Stallari Council” consists of the Royalty and the Great Officers.
I-340 — Use of Terms Suggesting Kingdom Patronage
Language which suggests Kingdom sponsorship or sanction of an event, guild, household, or
other organization (such as “Northshield”, “Kingdom”, Titles of Kingdom Officers and their
deputies etc.) requires Stallari approval. 
I-341 — Stallari Permission for use of terms suggesting Kingdom Patronage
The Stallari Council reserves the right to grant perpetual permission to local events to use terms
identified in section I-340 above in event names. Stallari Council further reserves the right to
rescind that permission for cause. This permission does not equate to these events being
“Kingdom Events” as defined in section I-350 below, nor is it intended to suggest or grant
Kingdom sanction or sponsorship of these events.
I-345 Use of Terms Suggesting Royal Patronage
Language which implies Royal patronage (such as “Royal” or “Their Majesty’s/Highness’” or
“King’s/Queen’s/Prince’s/Princess’ ”) of an event, guild, household, or other organization
requires the permission of the person who holds (or will hold) these titles. This will not imply
Kingdom patronage or make an event subject to the requirements of a Kingdom Event. The
future use of these titles cannot be presumed and are not ongoing. 
I-350 Kingdom Events
Known World Events are defined in Society Seneschal’s Handbook. 
Kingdom Events are defined as events which are critical to the maintenance of the realm such
as Crown Tournament or Coronation, or events that further Kingdom goals and have direct
support and oversight of a Kingdom officer(s). Kingdom Events always require a bid to be
presented to the Stallari Council as outlined in Northshield Policies. Language which suggests
Kingdom sponsorship or sanction of an event such as use of the terms “Kingdom”, or
“Northshield”, will occur as part of the bid process. 
Any event that does not fit these definitions is defined as a local event.
to
I-300
The Stallari or Stallari Council consists of the Royalty and the Great Officers.
I-340 — Use of Terms Suggesting Kingdom Patronage
Language which suggests Kingdom sponsorship or sanction of an event, guild, household, or
other organization (such as Northshield, Kingdom, Titles of Kingdom Officers and their deputies
etc.) requires Stallari Council approval. 
I-341 — Stallari Permission for Use of Terms Suggesting Kingdom Patronage
The Stallari Council reserves the right to grant perpetual permission to local events to use terms
identified in section I-340 above in event names. Stallari Council further reserves the right to
rescind that permission for cause. This permission does not equate to these events being
Kingdom Events as defined in section I-350 below, nor is it intended to suggest or grant
Kingdom sanction or sponsorship of these events.
I-345 Use of Terms Suggesting Royal Patronage
Language which implies Royal patronage (such as Royal or Their Majesty’s/Highness’ or
King’s/Queen’s/Prince’s/Princess’) of an event, guild, household, or other organization requires
the permission of the person who holds (or will hold) these titles. This will not imply Kingdom
patronage or make an event subject to the requirements of a Kingdom Event. The future use of
these titles cannot be presumed and are not ongoing. 
I-350 Kingdom Events
Known World Events are defined in Society Seneschal’s Handbook. 
Kingdom Events are defined as events which are critical to the maintenance of the realm such
as Crown Tournament or Coronation, or events that further Kingdom goals and have direct
support and oversight of a Kingdom officer(s). Kingdom Events always require a bid to be
presented to the Stallari Council as outlined in Northshield Policies. Language which suggests
Kingdom sponsorship or sanction of an event such as use of the terms Kingdom, or Northshield,
will occur as part of the bid process. 
Any event that does not fit these definitions is defined as a local event.

-removed random quotation marks and fixed capitalization errors


I-355 Reserved Weekends The weekend starting with the second Saturday of every month is
reserved for Kingdom Events. Groups wishing to hold local events on the weekend containing
the second Saturday may apply to the Kingdom Seneschal for Stallari Council approval.
to
I-355 Reserved Weekends
The weekend containing the second Saturday of every month is reserved for Kingdom
Events. Groups wishing to hold local events on the weekend containing the second Saturday
may apply to the Kingdom Seneschal for Stallari Council approval. 

-clarifying language


I-600
Statutory law will be the continuing body of law in the Kingdom. The Crown will have power to
change, repeal or add statute only after in consultation with the Stallari Council, provided that
the change, repeal or addition does not conflict with any superior laws as established by the
Order of Precedence of Law in the Governing Documents.
To
I-600
Statutory law will be the continuing body of law in the Kingdom. The Crown will have power to
change, repeal or add statute only after consultation with the Stallari Council, provided that the
change, repeal or addition does not conflict with any superior laws and policies as established
by the Order of Precedence of Law in the Governing Documents, and society handbook and
policies.

-complete list of things that trump kingdom law


II-300
No member of the Royalty may apply for or hold another Kingdom-level, Society, or Corporate
office during their reign.
To
II-300
No member of the Royalty may apply for or hold another Kingdom-level office, or hold a Society,
or Corporate office during their reign.

-they can apply for corporate and society offices because there is no conflict of interest like
there is at the kingdom level


III-100
The Crown Tournament to select the next Heir and Heir’s Consort will be held twice a year, in
the months of May and October.
To
III-100
The Crown Tournament to select the next Heir and Heir’s Consort will be held twice a year, on
the second weekends of May and October.

-makes everything match nicely


III-600
All prospective combatants in the Crown Tournament must first affirm that they and their consort
understand and are prepared to accept the Crown’s responsibilities, as defined by the
Governing Documents and Kingdom law.
To
III-600
All prospective combatants and consorts in the Crown Tournament must first affirm that they
understand and are prepared to accept the Crown’s responsibilities, as defined by the
Governing Documents and Kingdom law.

-since they are co-equal they should each speak for themselves


III-900
All prospective combatants and their consorts must meet the minimum criteria in the Governing
Documents, as well as the following requirements:
7. All prospective combatants must hold a valid Northshield heavy combat authorization
card. If the combatant does not hold all authorizations that will be used in the
tournament, the Crown has the sole discretion as to how and whether they will allow that
combatant to participate.
to
III-900
All prospective combatants and their consorts must meet the minimum criteria in the Governing
Documents, as well as the following requirements:
7. All prospective combatants must hold a valid Northshield armoured combat authorization
card. If the combatant does not hold all authorizations that will be used in the
tournament, the Crown has the sole discretion as to how and whether they will allow that
combatant to participate.

-heavy combat is a slang term not used elsewhere


III-1000
Prospective competitors must send to the Presiding Royalty a letter expressing their intent to
compete. The letter should provide evidence of fulfillment of any requirements for entrance by
the prospective combatant and consort and outline their involvement in diverse areas of the
SCA, as the Heir and Heir’s Consort may require. The Presiding Royalty will insure that
necessary information concerning eligibility is provided to the Kingdom Seneschal for
verification.
1. The Presiding Royalty must state the reason for the refusal to the Crown, the Kingdom
Seneschal, and to those whom they refuse entrance in a timely manner. A reasonable
attempt will be made to provide the reason for the refusal, in writing, at least two weeks
before the Crown Tournament.
2. The denial of entrance and its reasons will be kept confidential by the Presiding Royalty,
the Crown, and Kingdom Seneschal.
To
III-1000
Prospective competitors must send to the Presiding Royalty a letter expressing their intent to
compete. The letter should provide evidence of fulfillment of any requirements for entrance by
the prospective combatant and consort and outline their involvement in diverse areas of the
SCA, as the Presiding Royalty may require. The Presiding Royalty will insure that necessary
information concerning eligibility is provided to the Kingdom Seneschal for verification.
1. The Presiding Royalty must state the reason for the refusal to the Kingdom Seneschal,
and to those whom they refuse entrance in a timely manner. A reasonable attempt will
be made to provide the reason for the refusal, in writing, at least two weeks before the
Crown Tournament.
2. The denial of entrance and its reasons will be kept confidential by the Presiding Royalty,
and Kingdom Seneschal.

-the Crown has never been involved in the decision about who is and isn’t allowed in a
tournament so this just bring law in line with practice


III-1200
The Crown Tournament must meet the following conditions:
1. At least three fully warranted marshals of Northshield must be present to supervise the
lists.
To
III-1200
The Crown Tournament must meet the following conditions:
1. At least three fully warranted armoured combat marshals of Northshield must be present
to supervise the lists.

-the way it’s written you could have archery, throw weapons and equestrian marshal and it
would meet law


V-600
All Great Officers are appointed by the Crown in conjunction with the appropriate Society
superior officer and after consultation with the outgoing Great Officer and the Stallari Council.
To
V-600
All Great Officers are warranted by the Crown in conjunction with the appropriate Society
superior officer and after consultation with the outgoing Great Officer and the Stallari Council.

- Warranting gives the authority


V-810
All Great Officers must have an emergency deputy. The emergency deputy must be approved
by the Crown, after consultation with the Great Officer and the Stallari. Emergency deputies to a
Great Officer shall keep all communications confidential as if they were that Great Officer. All
laws pertaining to confidential information provided to a Great Officer shall also bind that
officer’s emergency deputy.
To
V-810
All Great Officers must have an emergency deputy. The emergency deputy must be warranted
by the Crown and Great Officer, after consultation with the Stallari Counsel. Emergency
deputies to a Great Officer shall keep all communications confidential as if they were that Great
Officer. All laws pertaining to confidential information provided to a Great Officer shall also bind
that officer’s emergency deputy.

- Warranting gives the authority


These two are in conflict
XII-400
Contracts with the modern world committing the Kingdom as a whole may be entered into only
by the Kingdom Seneschal with the approval of the Crown in consultation with the Stallari
Council. Such contracts must be signed by the Kingdom Seneschal.
XII-440
The authority to negotiate and sign a contract on behalf of the Kingdom as a whole can be
delegated to a person or persons only by the Kingdom Seneschal with the approval of the
Stallari Council.
To:
XII-400
Contracts with the modern world committing the Kingdom as a whole may be entered into with
the approval of the Crown in consultation with the Stallari Council. The Stallari Council may
need to act as the Kingdom Financial Committee if there is money involved. The authority to
negotiate and sign a contract on behalf of the Kingdom as a whole is the duty of the Kingdom
Seneschal or a designated representative that has been approved by the Stallari Council.
XII-440 – remove from law

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