Society Seneshal’s Desk

2019 SCA Kingdom Seneschal Symposium a Success!

The 2019 SCA Kingdom Seneschal Symposium, held in Milpitas, California, was a great success, with 18 of 20 Kingdoms present. At this Symposium, there were considerable discussions regarding the new 2020 Sanction Manual, the Bullying and Harassment Procedures, changes in corporate matters, and other administrative matters related to duties and… Continue reading

Expulsion of L. Rondon – East Kingdom

Unto the Society, on October 12th, 2019 the Society Seneschal expelled Luis R. Rondon, known in the Society as Luis de Castille, from the Society for Creative Anachronism.  This is due to a criminal investigation of Mr. Rondon. 
Mr. Rondon has abdicated his position of King of… Continue reading

Position Opening – Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations). This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately thirty plus hours per week.

Applicants must possess strong telephone skills,… Continue reading

Non-Member Surcharge is now Member Discount

After much research and consideration it has been decided to replace the term “Non-Member Surcharge” with “Member Discount” for SCA use.

With this change, it is important for everyone to know that Child Registration Fees will not go up in view of the “Member Discount”.  We are not assessing… Continue reading

Background Checks Update

Greetings to the Kingdom Seneschals of the SCA, Inc. located in Canada and the United States,
This email pertains to only those Kingdoms within Canada and the United States; if you are the Seneschal of Lochac or Drachnwald, this email does not pertain to your Kingdom so feel free to… Continue reading


The Seneschal of the Society sends greetings to my fellow SCA members and participants,

Based upon the fact that ACCEPS has now shut down, the need to remain silent to ensure the security of everyone’s credit card information on ACCEPS is no longer a concern and as such, I am… Continue reading

ACCEPS No Longer Approved

The Board of Directors of SCA, Inc. believes that there are better options in terms of electronic payments in the SCA; the corporate office is moving towards an alternative payment service as rapidly as possible. As such, the Board of Directors is discontinuing its relationship with ACCEPS and no longer… Continue reading

Change of Office

Springs tender embrace
Heralding changing seasons
Wistful sighs remain

In 2007 I was invited to serve on the SCA’s Board of Directors. It was an incredible journey. I thought that was my fondest time in the SCA.

Two and a half years ago I was given the opportunity to be… Continue reading

New Corpora and Sanction Guide Approved 18/01/2014


The *New* Sanction Guide and The Most Current Version of Corpora was approved bt the Board on 1/18. The thanks go out to all of *YOU*. For your time and efforts and reads and rereads and reedits. 2 YEARS. From start to finish. DONE. There will be… Continue reading

How Many Officers?

Should we dial back on the number of “REQUIRED” officers in local SCA branches. If so which? How?

Ask The Society Seneschal Anything……

I will be holding an informal “Ask the Society Seneschal Anything” Q&A at Stargate Yule this weekend. If you ever wanted to get some insights into how SCA Corporate work or had a question you were afraid to ask,…now is the time to ask.

Sir Modius, SocSen

Request for Commentary on Sanctions and Corpora

Over a year ago the office of the Society Seneschal began a complete revamp of the sanction process. The Grand Council assisted in this mammoth project as did past society Seneschals, Kingdom Seneschals, members of the Royalty and past board members. Special thanks to the feedback from individuals that have… Continue reading

What does SCA Participation mean for the Sanctioned Individual?

The Society Seneschal asked:

Trying to get a handle on a loose thread regarding the sanction guide. What is the meaning of “SCA participation”. More specifically. When you get a sanction resulting in a revocation of membership and denial of participation, what should be precluded. So in the hypothetical Lord… Continue reading

Corpora II B. Requirements for Participants at Society Events

“Anyone may attend Society events provided he or she wears an attempt at pre-17th century clothing… ”

Prescription sunglasses are OK.
Sunglasses? If you have a medical necessity?

EL: Clothing includes overtly modern sunglasses. Prescription eyewear is always ok.

Board Nominees – Commentary Requested

Board Nominees

Crystal Ames Senhora Volante de Porto Caid 2015-05
Sam Davis Duke Thomas Blackmoore, KSCA Meridies 2015-05
Therese Schwartz HE Myrddina O’Dolwyddelan Atenveldt 2015-05

Dr. Scott Berk Master Phillip Reed East 2015-01
Erik Contreraz Master Raven Mayne Atenveldt 2015-01
Paul Morris Baron Rowan Buchanan West 2015-01
Lori Taylor Viscountess… Continue reading

Disabilities and the SCA

In the past year I have had three folks approach me with similar experiences. Each was told that they would never become a peer (Knight, Laurel or Pelican) because of their disability. While I can understand that for a fighting peerage it may be daunting task, service and art peerages… Continue reading

Seeking feedback on the *new* Sanction Guide

The Society Seneschal would like to collect feedback on the *new* Sanction guide before it is submitted to the Board for approval in Oct. There is still work to be done but it’s getting close. Great heaps of thanks go to the GC and the vast number of folks who… Continue reading

From the July 2013 Board Meeting….

From the Society Seneschal


Changes in status
Drachenwald. The Incipient College of St John of Rila (Bulgaria) to Full College
Drachenwald. The Incipient Shire of Depedene under Wychwood N & NW England (postcodes NE, DH, SR, DL, TS, CA, LA, FY, PR, BB,… Continue reading

Recruitment and Retention

New topic from the Society Seneschal

In light of a new chatelaine to be selected in July.
Recruitment and retention.

Ideas. New efforts. Etc. etc.

Possible Demo Policy Revision re Gunpowder

Potential change to Kingdom Seneschal’s Handbook…

To be included in Kingdom Seneschal’s handbook section XV Demo Policy.
A Demo with gunpowder is nominally defined as (but is not limited to) bringing any gunpowder (home-made or commercial), items containing powder, or the three main ingredients for the creation of gunpowder onto… Continue reading