Procedures for Changes to These Rules

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  1. These rules shall have precedence as set out in section I.A of the Corpora of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. At all times mundane law has precedence over any and all rules of the SCA.
  2. As per section II of the Laws of the Kingdom of Lochac which can be found at the following URL:, temporary restrictions on activities normally allowed by these rules may be made by proclamation of the Crown, and will expire after 30 days unless renewed by proclamation, or permanently incorporated into the rules.
  3. Permanent changes to Lochac standards and conventions may only be made using the following procedure, and shall only come into effect after all of the following steps are complete:
    1. The change must be approved by:
      • the Crown; and
      • the Kingdom Seneschal; and
      • the Board of SCA Ltd, and
      • the Committee of SCA NZ Inc
    2. the change must be proclaimed by the Crown at an official event; and
    3. notification of the changes to the standards or conventions will be distributed to all group marshals; and
    4. the Combat Handbook (these rules) will be updated to include the approved changes; and
    5. notification of the changes will be published in Pegasus.
  4. The only exception to the procedure outlined above shall be in the case of mundane law changes contradicting these rules. Mundane law always has precedence over internal SCA rules and in the event of a change to mundane law contradicting it shall become effective immediately, and these rules will be updated as soon as possible.
  5. The procedure for requesting changes to these rules is as follows:
    1. Discuss proposed changes with your Branch Marshal.
    2. Discuss proposed changes with Lochac Earl Marshal.
    3. On the Earl Marshal's approval, necessary experimentation, testing and documentation, including experimental and test results and risk-assessment of the impact of the change, will be undertaken and reported to the Earl Marshal.
    4. If the Earl Marshal agrees to proposed changes, they will approve the change or seek approval for the changes as necessary.
  6. Typographical corrections and minor changes clarifying wording of a rule, that do not change the substance or intent of a rule, may be made by the Kingdom Earl Marshal or their Deputy for Combat Laws only, without going through the processes set out above.