ARTICLE II -- The LAW

Section 1 Precedence of the Law

The order of Precedence of the Law shall be as defined in the governing documents of the SCA.

Section 2 Source of the Law

(i) Word of the Crown

The word of the Crown is Law, subject to the governing documents of the SCA and the modern laws of jurisdictions in which the kingdom is situated.

(ii) Proclamations

Proclamations of the Crown come into effect from the moment they are spoken, and are binding on all subjects of the Kingdom with knowledge of the terms of the proclamation to the extent of that knowledge, during the reign of the Crown who made the proclamation. However, they do not change or rescind existing laws unless proclaimed and published as provided below.

Section 3 Changes to the Law

(i) Proposed Laws

Proposed laws are any changes or additions proposed for these Laws. The Crown must present all proposed laws to the Seneschal. Once the Seneschal has provided advice to the Crown on the proposed law the Crown may act to proclaim and publish the law change.

(ii) Proclamation and Publication of Law Changes

Changes to these Laws shall be proclaimed by the Crown at an official event and published in Pegasus. All changes must be presented as changes, additions or deletions to specific articles or sections.

(iii) Seneschal's Advice to the Crown.

The Seneschal may accept a proposed law as advised by the Crown, which shall then be proclaimed and published. Where the Seneschal believes the proposed law is detrimental to the health of the kingdom the Seneschal shall cause a Royal Advisory council to be called, and subsequently present the findings of the Royal Advisory Council to the Crown. The Crown may then proclaim and publish, amend or discontinue with the law, having taken the findings into consideration.  

Section 4 Publication

The Laws shall be published once each year in the July edition of Pegasus. Any changes since the last publication of the Laws shall be specifically mentioned and all amendments not incorporated therein are rescinded. The Seneschal shall be responsible for providing Pegasus with the current Laws.

Section 5 Combat

The laws concerning combat in Lochac are as defined in the governing documents of the SCA; and in the Conventions of Combat, the War Rules (including Archery Rules), and the Period Fencing Rules of the Kingdom of Lochac, as maintained by the Earl Marshal.

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