The Seneschal’s main concern is making sure the Barony is running smoothly. The Seneschal is the person charged with responsibility for the modern legal affairs of the Barony. Keeping the Barony running smoothly is by no means a task for one individual. It takes a consolidated group of officers who have specific responsibilities. It is the cooperation of these officers that keeps things together so the populous of the Barony can concentrate on having fun. The Seneschal also advises the Baron and Baroness on matters of Corpora and Kingdom Law. They also ensure that the electronic copies of the law are up to date and is responsible for distributing them to anyone requesting them via electronic format. If you are interested in this position please send a letter of intent to [email protected] and [email protected]
Heralds serve as the voices of the Baron and Baroness, report and track the court business, including awards given, and ensure historically appropriate ceremony and documentation is created and maintained. Heralds teach, research, and help individuals understand and create period appropriate persona names and arms. Please send your application to the Baronial Seneschal at [email protected], and the Baron and Baroness at [email protected]
Baronial Social Media Officer
The Social Media Officer encourages the enthusiastic but responsible use of social media on a variety of platforms to support the goals of the Society and introduce the Current Middle Ages to new audiences who might be interested in joining us. The Social Media officer works to ensure that all people engaging with, and on behalf of SCA Inc. through social media have a clear and common understanding of expected standards of behavior, and how they will be managed as described in the SCA’s Social Media Policy. If you are interested in this position please send a letter of intent to [email protected] and [email protected]
Baronial Knight Marshal
SCA combatants wear real armor and use swords and spears made of rattan wrapped with duct tape. Similar to bamboo, but with a solid core, rattan is springy enough to absorb some of the force of the blow without snapping, and light enough to approximate the weight of a steel sword. Building armor is more complex – a complete suit has many parts, which can be made from hammered steel, rivets, leather, padded fabric, even rigid plastic (if well-disguised).
Novice fighters are trained by the more experienced fighters. They are taught how to use their weapons, how to defend themselves, and how to judge blows received in combat. Every fighter on the field is on their honor to accept a blow they judge sufficient to “wound” or “kill”. At the end of training, if the marshals (our safety officers) decide that the fighter is safe – not necessarily good, but unlikely to hurt themselves, or an opponent – then they are authorized to fight. The process of becoming authorized can take from a few weeks to several months.
The Baronial Knight Marshal is required to interpret and maintain the marshallate standards and regulations of the Kingdom of Atenveldt. Duties include authorizing fighters, maintaining Kingdom safety standards, managing marshal activities at baronial events, and providing a monthly report to the Kingdom Knight Marshal.
The Baronial Sheriff manages and is responsible for Lost & Found at Baronial events, including publishing a list of Lost & Found items to the populace, and coordinating an annual Baronial fundraiser auction of un-claimed items. The Baronial Sheriff maintains a file of incident reports by baronial event. The Baronial Sheriff also prepares a monthly report to the Kingdom Sheriff.
The Baronial Sheriff is expected to adhere to, and enforce, the actions and event curfews outlined in corporate guidelines, Kingdom Seneschal policy, and the Atenveldt Sheriff’s Handbook.