Announcement concerning the Crown of the Middle Kingdom

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. has released the following announcement concerning the Crown of the Middle Kingdom.


The invalidation of the reign of Middle Kingdom Crown and Consort Lutr and Tessa is one which has had ramifications across Kingdom borders and has emotionally affected many of our members. This action, though unfortunate, was necessary and was not made without serious deliberation.

There are a numbers of factors which the Board Members must take into consideration when faced with a situation such as occurred in the Middle Kingdom – Corpora and the organization’s history and precedent. The rules in the governing documents of the SCA requiring current, valid memberships for all Crowns and Consorts for the duration of their reigns are clear and concise. Likewise, precedent has been set in previous similar occurrences stretching back over twenty-five years. In each case, the penalty for such a lapse, regardless of cause, has been the same.

Please rest assured that the awards granted and honors given by Lutr and Tessa during their time on the thrones of the Middle Kingdom remain valid. The actions of the Board of Directors do not negate these awards.

The Board invites comments from the populace on how such unfortunate situations could be avoided in the future. Questions, suggestions and comments can be sent to

Hal Simon
Chairman, Board of Directors
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

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This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

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