Procedures for Changes to These Rules

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  1. These rules 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 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 Australia Ltd, and
      • the Committee of SCANZ Inc
    2. the change must be proclaimed by the Crown at an official event; and
    3. notification of the changes will be distributed to all group marshals; and
    4. the 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 is in the case of mundane law changes contradicting these rules. Mundane law always has precedence over internal SCA rules and changes to mundane law 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 Group Armoured Combat Marshal.
    2. Discuss proposed changes with the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal and the 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 Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal and 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 Earl Marshal or the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal without going through the processes set out above.