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The Seneschalate

The seneschal is the legal representative of a branch. Seneschals sign all contracts, make sure that things are done pursuant to the restrictions of all modern laws, corpora and kingdom law, work with the chatelaines to handle all public relations, and normally conduct the business meetings/curia. The seneschals coordinate the branch officers.

The Kingdom Seneschal

The Kingdom Seneschal is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Crown and also serves as the principal legal representative of the Society for Creative Anachronism within the Kingdom of An Tir. He or she serves as risk manager for the Kingdom and helps to protect the Society's legal interests and reputation. This person reviews all handbooks and manuals prepared by Kingdom Officers to make sure that the Society's legal interests are protected and works closely with the Board of Directors and Corporate Officers. The Kingdom Seneschal also reviews the Kingdom Laws to make sure that they comply with modern laws, Corpora and the other governing documents. This officer also is a member of the Council of the Exchequer, is responsible for setting calendar policy, solicits bids for all Crown events and has ultimate responsibility for planning and carrying out Kingdom level events. The Kingdom Seneschal coordinates the formal recognition of new branches by the Crown and administers the branches through the Seneschals.

Deputies of the Kingdom Seneschal:

Kingdom Calendar
a Lesser Office of State - See Lesser Offices Below
Incipient Branch Deputy
The Incipient Branch Deputy is responsible for the formation and development of new branches in An Tir. The Incipient Branch Deputy acts as a resource for people wishing to form new branches, aids the Kingdom Seneschal in ensuring that proposed branches meet the requirements and monitors the progress of incipient branches in order to assist them in gaining official status.
Principality and Regional Seneschals
The Principality and Regional Seneschals serve as a bridge between the local branch seneschals and the Kingdom Seneschal. Because they are closer to the branches they are in a good position to act as a resource and support to the branch seneschal. These mid-level seneschals work to promote the area that they are responsible for and the branches within it.
Principality Seneschals review their Principality's laws to make sure that they comply with modern laws, Corpora, Kingdom Law and the other governing documents.
Branch Seneschals
Branch Seneschals are responsible for the coordination of the Society activities in their branch. However they do not supervise the other officers, merely aid their cooperative efforts. Branch seneschals hold vacant offices on a temporary basis until they can be filled and are responsible for filling the reports for those vacant offices.

Resources for Seneschals:

  • The S.C.A. Organizational Handbook which contains Corpora, By-Laws of the Society, Governing and Policy Decisions, Articles of Incorporation, and various support materials.
  • The Laws of An Tir
  • The An Tir Seneschals' Handbook
  • The Kingdom Seneschals Handbook
  • There are a number of resources available on the Internet (both WWW pages and e-mail lists) for S.C.A. officers. We recommend visiting both the S.C.A. Known World site at and the An Tir Kingdom site at

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