The Great Book of Laws of the Kingdom of Atlantia
The Crown shall call the Curia Regis into assembly.
3.3 Members of the Curia Regis
The members of the Curia are:
3.3.1 The Crown Prince and Princess of Atlantia.
3.3.2 Any Atlantian Territorial Princes & Princesses & Their Heirs.
3.3.3 All officers of state.
3.3.4 All landed Barons and Baronesses.
3.3.5 All Atlantian group Seneschals.
3.4 Who Speaks at Curia
Any other person may attend the Curia Regis but may speak only if recognized by the Crown to do so.
5 Territorial Barons and Baronesses
5.1 As Representatives of the Crown
Territorial Barons and Baronesses are the representatives of the Crown in their Barony. Upon their investiture, they are confirmed as the Baron or Baroness and receive a Grant of Arms. On stepping down from their office, Founding Barons and Baronesses may be styled as "Founding Baron/ess (name of Barony)."
5.2 Tenure and Term Limits
5.2.1 A term is defined as two (2) years. Barons and Baronesses may serve consecutive terms.
5.2.2 The tenure of territorial Barons and Baronesses shall be no longer than two terms.
5.2.3 Their Majesties may adjust the term of territorial Barons and Baronesses by up to three months as circumstances require.
5.2.4 In groups where the Baron and/or Baroness may serve consecutive terms, a polling of confidence is required. The procedure is the same as outlined below (5.4) with the exception that only one candidate (the incumbent) will appear on the polling. If the Crown feels that the support for the incumbent is insufficient, the Crown will instruct the baronial seneschal to begin a replacement process using the procedure outlined in 5.4.
5.3 Service and Removal
All Territorial Barons and Baronesses serve at the behest of the Crown. Any Territorial Baron or Baroness may be removed from office during their tenure by the Crown, after soliciting a written polling of confidence or the written opinion of the members of the barony.
5.4 Selection and Polling Requirements
The following procedure shall be used in the selection process for a Territorial Baron and/or Baroness.
5.4.1 The group shall develop a list of candidates which is then given to the baronial seneschal.
188.8.131.52 No polling shall have fewer than three candidates. Exception: Pollings of Confidence (see 5.2.1).
5.4.2 The group seneschal shall mail a polling to each paid member residing within the geographic boundaries of the Barony as determined by the zip codes listed in the Atlantian database. The seneschal shall send a list of all persons receiving the polling to the Crown so they may validate returned pollings.
184.108.40.206 Pollings will be sent out in accordance with the procedure and letter format for Pollings and Pollings of Confidence as specified in the Atlantian Seneschal Manual.
220.127.116.11 The group seneschal shall publish the mailing date for pollings in the Baronial newsletter.
5.4.3 The completed individual responses shall be returned by the respondents directly to the Crown (or at the Crown's discretion, Their Heirs) for Their evaluation. Polling responses shall not be collected locally in any fashion, nor shall they be forwarded to the Crown via any third Party.
18.104.22.168 Pollings must be signed with a legal (modern) signature and have both legal and Society (if applicable) names printed in a legible fashion when returned to the Crown to ensure validation. Unsigned pollings shall not be counted.
5.4.4 Decisions on Baronial Pollings and Pollings of Confidence will be made by the individuals who will be on the throne at the time of any resulting Investiture.
It shall be the responsibility of territorial Barons and Baronesses to recognize those of their Barony who are deserving of Baronial Awards. They shall also recommend to the Crown those members of their Barony who are deserving of Kingdom recognition.
5.6 Membership Requirements
All Territorial Barons and Baronesses must be paid members of the SCA for the duration of their tenure.
5.7 Residential Requirements
All Territorial Barons and Baronesses must reside within the boundaries of their Barony for the duration of their tenure.