Order of Defense Candidate Submission Form
General requirements from Corpora
1. General Requirements: Candidates for any order conferring
a Patent of Arms must meet the following minimum criteria.
Additional requirements may be set by law and custom of the
kingdoms as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Crown.
a. They shall have been obedient to the governing
documents of the Society and the laws of the kingdom.
b. They shall have consistently shown respect
or the Crown of the kingdom.
c. They shall have set an example of courteous and
noble behavior suitable to a peer of the realm.
d. They shall have demonstrated support for the aims
and ideals of the Society by being as authentic in dress,
equipment and behavior as is within their power.
e. They shall have shared their knowledge and skills
f. They shall have practiced hospitality according to
their means and as appropriate to the circumstances.
g. They shall have made every effort to learn and
practice those skills desirable at and worthy of a
civilized court. To this end they should have some
knowledge of a wide range of period forms, including
but not limited to literature, dancing, music, heraldry,
and chess, and they should have some familiarity with
combat as practiced in the Society. They should also
participate in Society recreations of several aspects
of the culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
(i) Members of the Order of the Defense may choose to swear fealty, but are not
required to do so. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her
prospective peers with the basic weapons of rapier and/or cut-and-thrust combat.
The candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of
members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally
expected of members of the Society.
(ii) The duties of the members of the order are as follows:
(a) To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor.
(b) To respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the Laws
(c) If in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom.
(d) To enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills.
(e) To enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord.
(f) To advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Order of Defense.
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***Candidate's SCA Name: NO Titles!
Candidate's Modern Name:
***Reasons Candidate should be elevated to the Order of Defense:
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