A Brief Explanation of the Court Structure
The King’s Council shall revert to the form created by HM Queen Eloise. There shall be only a small number of permanent seats on this council, with the Throne calling to Council those members deemed to be required at the time of sitting.
The Royal Council as it has previously stood was dissolved by HM King Wyndrake in 1118. There shall now stand three permanent councils, each chaired by a member of the King’s Council.
The Council of Ministers shall be tasked with the guidance and teaching of the People of Albion, and shall be overseen by the Lord High Seneschal, Archduke of Poynton.
The Council of Stewards shall be tasked with the guidance and guardianship of the Land of Albion, and shall be overseen by the Lord High Steward, Archduke of Naseby.
The Council of Aldermen shall be tasked with the guidance and maintenance of the Spirit of Albion, and shall be overseen by the Lord High Chamberlain, Archduke of Wickham.
The Council of Ministers is to be led by the Lord High Seneschal. This council shall be comprised of the Great Offices of the Realm and their deputies. The duties of this council shall be the administration and governance of the realm.
The Council of Stewards is to be led by the Lord High Steward. This council shall be comprised of those who hold landed rank. The duties of this council shall be to guard and guide the land of Albion.
The Council of Aldermen is to be led by the Lord High Chamberlain. This council shall be comprised of those who have served in high office (either as a Great Officer or as a Duke or Duchess), alongside the Lord Generals of the Great Houses, and those who have served the Realm in place of the Pendragon Throne. The duties of this council shall be to use their acquired wisdom and experience to advice the Throne and Councils.
It will be the duty of the Council of Aldermen to make recommendations to the Throne as to which members of the faction merit consideration for the highest levels of training.
Additionally, the Council of Aldermen shall receive representations from houses and groups within Albion to put forward candidates for consideration for appointment to the position of People’s Champion – the successful recipient of said position shall be rewarded with a ritual.
It shall also be the duty of the Council of Aldermen to make record of noteworthy deeds in the service of the realm to be commended and possibly rewarded as part of the Midwinter Honours
More detail on the Court Structure shall be available in time.
List of Members of the Alderman Council:
Siege Honoris – the Seats of Honour, gained through service to the Throne in proxy of the Throne. These seats are held for life:
His Grace Sir Theo D’Arby, formerly Lord Regent of Albion, of the Noble House of D’Arby
His Grace William Randolph Hulce, formerly Lord Regent of Albion, of the Noble House of Hulce
His Grace Cadarn Pendragon, formerly Lord Protector of Albion, of the Great House Pendragon
His Grace Sir Ross Pendragon, formerly Lord Protector of Albion, of the Great House Pendragon
Siege Nobilis – the Seats of Nobility, taken by the Lord Generals of the Great Houses. These seats are held until a new Lord General is appointed:
His Grace Julian Kane Karlennon, Lord General of the Great House Karlennon
His Grace Wulf, Lord General of the Great House Hunter
Her Grace Cara Corvidae, Lord General of the Great House Corvidae
His Grace Sir Ross Pendragon, Lord General of the Great House Pendragon
Siege Temporal – the Seats gained through service to the Throne in high office. These seats are taken by one’s successor in time:
Laurence Charenten, of the Noble House of Charenten, formerly Duke of Gloucester
Cuthbert Charenten, of the Noble House of Charenten, formerly Lord Marshal
Jasper Orlaine, of the Noble House of Orlaine, formerly Lord Marshal
Wildfire, of the Company of the Blackened Staff, formerly Lord Arcane
Victor Braddock, of the Great House of Karlennon, formerly Lord Justice
Magister Raphael, serving as Lord High Seneschal, also holds the additional titles “First Minister of the Realm, King’s Hand, Master of the Royal Works, Lord Privy Seal” denoting that he stands as the King’s Right Hand in matters of state.
It is His Majesty’s intention to make appointments to the roles of Lord High Steward and the Lord High Chamberlain in the near future.
It is His Majesty’s intention to make further appointments to the various council positions at further gatherings of the court.
Roles within the Royal Household:
These roles are not council roles, and are personal roles within the Royal Household.
King’s Equerry and Master of the Royal Household – Siege Vacant
Royal Chaplain – Bennett D’Arby of House D’Arby
Royal Questmaster – Kiaya Rannon of House Falcon
Royal Scribe – Althea Emmett of the Free Company of the Crows
King’s Remembrancer – Sir Graf Dog of House Mortimer
Queen’s Steward – Jon Scafell
Appointed to the Lord High Seneschal’s Household:
Chaplain to the Lord High Seneschal – Einarr of the Free Company of the Crows
Scribe to the Lord High Seneschal – Sir Graf Dog of House Mortimer