2013 Baronial Selection Process

With sadness, the Barony is preparing to see their Excellencies, Aonghus and Ginevra, our most loved Baron and Baroness, depart from their thrones.   The Crown is currently searching for heirs with the assistance of Sir Ysambart who will administer the process on their behalf.  With the closure of the application process, the following missive has been received from the Crown.

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To the populace of Lochac,

It is our pleasure to announce that the following candidates have nominated for selection as the Baronial successors to Their Excellencies,
Aonghus and Ginevra of Politarchopolis.

The following gentles are listed in the order that their application was received by Us:

1) Lord Paidin MacLorkan and Lady Ysemae Whitewood of Blackwood
2) Master Crispin Sexi and Dame Joan Sutton
3) Lord Alexander a la Fontayne and Lady Elizabeth Beaumont
4) Lord Semyon Aleksandrovitch Drakon
5) Maitresse Kiriel du Papillon and Lord Sveinn inn kyrri Grimsson
6) Sir Kitan von Falkenburg and Baroness Alesia de Cheval Blanc
7) Lady Anne de Tournai

In service to Lochac,
Niall – King
Liadan – Queen

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Baronial Process: The Simple Version.

The time has come for the Crown of Lochac to choose the next territorial Baron and/or Baroness of Politarchopolis. By law and custom, they will consult the populace.

You may attend a “Meet the Candidates” gathering held between 7 pm and 8.30 pm on 11th of September 2013 at Ainslie Scout Hall (on the corner of Ebden Street & Hassell Street Ainslie, Canberra, 2606)

The Crown will gather your written opinions from the 15th to the 29th of September 2013. The preferred method is a polling software webpage listed below. For those who have difficulty with this, a paper form will be made available at the Candidates night.

POLLING IS NOW CLOSED

THIS IS NOT A VOTE. It is a gathering of opinion.

On the weekend of the 4th of October, the Crown will announce their decision.

DETAILS, DETAILS:

WHO IS RUNNING THE PROCESS?
Sir Ysambart (Bart Beswick)
Between 9 am and 9 pm, you can text me on 0407 962 774 and I will try and call you back that evening. I can also be contacted via email ysambart@gmail.com

What has he got to do with it?
The Crown appoints a person to run the process. The group seneschal is usually chosen. In this case, the group seneschal is a candidate, and is thus excluded. Sir Ysambart ran the last Baronial process, and was found to be an acceptable person by the Crown.

CANDIDATES LIST:
1)      Lord Paidin MacLorkan and Lady Ysemae Whitewood of Blackwood
2)      Master Crispin Sexi and Dame Joan Sutton
3)      Lord Alexander a la Fontayne and Lady Elizabeth Beaumont
4)      Lord Semyon Aleksandrovitch Drakon
5)      Maitresse Kiriel du Papillon and Lord Sveinn inn kyrri Grimsson
6)      Sir Kitan von Falkenburg and Baroness Alesia de Cheval Blanc
7)      Lady Anne de Tournai

TIMETABLE:
11th of September 2013: Meet the Candidates

15th – 29th of September 2013: Polling Period

4th – 5th of October 2013:  Spring War/Great Southern Gathering: Announce

MEET THE CANDIDATES
A “Meet the Candidates” gathering will be held between 7 pm and 8.30 pm on 11th of September 2013 at Ainslie Scout Hall (on the corner of Ebden Street & Hassell Street Ainslie, Canberra, 2606).

Each candidate group  will be given at most seven minutes to address the crowd with a set speech. This will take a little under an hour. The remaining time will be given over to questions. First priority will be questions with notice. If we have time, some questions will be taken from the floor. Sir Ysambart will be MC of the proceedings. Any questions you wish to lodge should be given to Sir Ysambart well before the evening.
This following will be observed so candidates can be free and frank:  The proceedings WILL NOT be video taped, & the current Baron and Baroness will not be present.
Paper polling forms will be available on the night.

QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES
If you have questions for the candidates, please feel free to ask them.

Candidates Contact Detail: Website Edition
1) Lord Paidin MacLorkan and Lady Ysemae Whitewood of Blackwood
Between 9am and 9pm 0478 636 480 or 0437 046 921, Send a text and I will call you back.
Email: devilwuvangel@gmail.com, we can both be reached on this email.
2) Master Crispin Sexi and Dame Joan Sutton
Home phone: (02) 6241 0919 (with answering machine)
3) Lord Alexander a la Fontayne and Lady Elizabeth Beaumont
We can be contacted via text at 0400 328 812, and are available for calls after 6p.m., or via email at bsj.erw@gmail.comat any time.
4) Lord Semyon Aleksandrovitch Drakon
I can be contacted after 5 pm Monday to Friday on 0403951595, please leave a message I don’t answer alternatively email me at semyondrakon@gmail.com
5) Maitresse Kiriel du Papillon and Lord Sveinn inn kyrri Grimsson
Between 9 am and 9 pm, you can text me on 0428 282 775 and I will try and call you back in the next 24 hours between those hours. I can be contacted at any time via email at sveinn@lochac.net
 6) Sir Kitan von Falkenburg and Baroness Alesia de Cheval Blanc
Between 9.30am and 9pm you can contact us on 0404 297 974. Phone okay, text preferred. You can always contact us at alesia_chevalblanc@yahoo.com.au.
7) Lady Anne de Tournai
I can be contacted  via email at  detournais@gmail.com or by phone on 0435152260

POLLING PERIOD
From the 15th – 29th of September 2013 polling shall be open.
From the “Meet the Candidates” gathering on-wards, the URL of the polling software webpage will be distributed. You will have the opportunity to rank the candidates in order, and make comment. A paper copy will be available, and the PO Box address included. The PO Box will be cleared on the morning of the 30th of September.

PRIVATE OPINION
All opinions offered to the Crown via this poll will only be seen by the Crown.

ANNOUNCEMENT
Over the weekend of the 4th – 5th of October 2013 at Spring War and Great Southern Gathering the Crown will announce the result of the process.

LAWS:

CORPORA V.A.1. states:
“The Crown shall appoint a territorial Baron and/or Baroness according to the laws and customs
of the kingdom …whenever a new Baron and/or
Baroness is required.”

“The barony’s opinion on the matter must be requested and received in
writing, and the appointments must not be substantively opposed by the populace of the barony.
Territorial Barons and Baronesses are officers and must maintain appropriate membership status.”

LOCHAC LAW states:
IV.7 Territorial Barons and Baronesses
IV.7.i Appointment
The Crown shall appoint as Baron and/or Baroness those individual(s) deemed most fit to
represent the Royal presence in the Barony. The Crown shall give consideration to the wishes of
the populace of the barony and the advice of the reigning Baron and/or Baroness before making such an appointment.

 

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