Kingdom Deputy Seneschal

by | Last updated Mar 1, 2024 | All News, Volunteer Deputy Positions

The Deputy Kingdom Seneschal is delegated specific tasks instructed by the Kingdom Seneschal. The Kingdom Seneschal’s overall duties are:

  • Maintain Kingdom Law and administer changes to Kingdom Law
  • Advise the Crown on Kingdom Law and Corpora
  • Call such meetings, require such reports, and oversee such events as are necessary for the proper functioning of the Kingdom, including but not limited to:
    • Ensuring all Greater and Lesser Kingdom Officers are warranted, reporting, and maintain current SCA memberships; and (though local Seneschals) ensuring all official SCA local groups in the Kingdom maintain the required number of Great Officers who are current SCA members, warranted, and reporting
    • Maintaining a master list of warrant expiration dates and membership expiration dates for all Greater and Lesser Kingdom Officers and delivering a copy of that list to the Crown Prince and Princess at Crown Tournament
    • Approving all additions, changes, and deletions to the list of Royalty, Landed Nobility, and Kingdom Officers (“The Regnum”) published in the Kingdom Newsletter and on the Kingdom websites. A warrant date may be omitted for Officers listed with the notation “Acting”
  • Be responsible for the administration of procedures involving recognition of new branches and status changes for existing branches and recommend to the Crown for recognition of those branches that are prepared for a change of status
  • Monitor official branches within the Kingdom to determine if they are maintaining the standards required for an official group and notify the Crown and the Board of Directors when groups fail to uphold the standards. 
  • Work with the Kingdom Calendar Officer to establish the Kingdom Calendar for the current calendar year and the next calendar year as follows:
    • Solicitation/Presentation of Event Bids: The Kingdom Seneschal shall consult with the Royalty, Territorial Barons and Baronesses, and Seneschals of the local groups to actively solicit bids for Kingdom and inter-kingdom events to be scheduled in the next calendar year as follows: 
      • Qualified bids must be submitted no later than six months before the event date; must include a proposed budget, a proposed site, an Event Steward and Feast Steward (when a feast is required); and must comply with all guidelines in section VII EVENTS. Copies of the bid must be sent to
      • Bids received by the Kingdom Seneschal shall be presented to the Kingdom Financial Committee by the Kingdom Seneschal for approval. Bids shall be submitted on a first come, first submitted basis
    • Publication of Bids Needed: The Kingdom Seneschal shall publish a monthly report in Southwind showing “Bids Needed for Kingdom Events Scheduled in Next 12 Months”
      • When a bid has not been received for an event six months in the future, the Kingdom Seneschal shall proactively contact local groups to ensure required bid(s) are generated. 
  • Be ultimately responsible for all official Kingdom and inter-kingdom events (see Section XIV for Estrella War guidelines) held within Atenveldt, including ensuring completion of two post event reports for each Kingdom event as follows: 
  • An Event Summary Report must be completed by the Exchequer and sent to the Crown, Heirs, and Kingdom Financial Committee within 30 days of the event. 
  • An Event Financial Report must be completed by the Co-hosting Group Exchequer (or Responsible Exchequer) and submitted for publication in Southwind within 30 days of the event. Copies must be simultaneously sent to the Crown, Heirs, and Kingdom Financial Committee
  • Distribute a copy of Kingdom Law to Royal Heirs at the time of Crown Tourney
  • Distribute updated copies of the membership list to the Crown on a monthly basis
  • Be responsible for the dissemination of information via Southwind any changes to law made by, or considered for change by, the Board of Directors
  • Be responsible for ensuring that Territorial Barons/Baronesses review immediate law changes proclaimed on any day other than the day of Coronation
  • With other Greater and Lesser Officers, implement and adhere to the financial and reporting guidelines in Section XIV: Estrella War


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