Kingdom of Dragonspine

Amtgard in Las Cruces and the Southwest

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AMENDMENTS

Amendment I:   RAISING DUES

  1. Dues are $10 every six months.

Amendment II:   AMENDING THE CORPORA AND THE RULES OF PLAY

  1. For this amendment only, change is defined as a suggested amendment to the Corpora or a suggested change to the Rules of Play, the Althing is defined as the Althing at which the change will be voted on, and submitted is defined as presented to the populace in its entirety publicly and online.
  2. The content of a change is controlled by the person submitting the change.
  3. A change must be submitted at least one month prior to the Althing.
  4. A change may not be altered or revised less than one week before the Althing.
    1. A change that has been altered or revised must be submitted again at least one week prior to the Althing.
  5. A change that fails to pass an Althing vote is considered killed, and the process of approving a change must be started over.
    1. A change may be tabled by the Monarch rather than killed.
    2. A change that has been tabled may be modified and submitted at least two weeks prior to the Althing.
  6. If a change modifies or removes an existing portion of the Corpora, the old text shall remain but be crossed out, and a reference to a numbered note that refers to the new Amendment must be placed there.

Amendment III: DUES-PAID MEMBERS OF THE MONARCHY

  1. The Monarch, Regent, Champion, and Prime Minister are not required to pay any fees, and are considered to be dues-paid members while in office, and any dues already paid shall resume after they leave office.
  2. The Monarch-elect, Regent-elect, Champion-elect, Heir Apparent-elect, are not required to pay any fees to attend the coronation feast at which they take office.

Amendment IV: HOLDING MORE THAN ONE SEAT ON THE BOARD

  1. A person who holds a second seat on the Board of Directors through holding the Prime Minister or Monarch seat is not required to give up their elected Board of Directors position, but is only able to wield one vote.

Amendment V: ORDER OF SUCCESSION

  1. Should the positions of Monarch and Regent simultaneously be vacant, the Champion may ascend to the position of pro-tem Monarch provided they pass a vote of confidence.
  2. Should the positions of Monarch, Regent and Champion simultaneously be vacant, the Althing shall appoint a pro-tem Monarch.
Amendment VI: SPONSORED CHAPTER AUTONOMY

Note: This amendment has been modified by Amendment XI.

  1. A Barony must have at least fifteen members.
  2. A Duchy must have at least thirty members.
  3. A Principality outside the state of New Mexico must have at least forty members.
  4. A Principality within the state of New Mexico must have at least fifty members.
  5. To become and remain a Principality, a chapter must seek and gain the approval of Dragonspine to supervise a nearby chapter of the kingdom.
Amendment VII: AWARD STANDARDIZATION
  1. With regards to knighthood and the awards and positions that lead to eligibility for knighthood, the section on Awards Standards in the Amtgard Rules of Play shall take precendence over the Corpora.
Amendment VIII: SELECTING THE GUILDMASTER OF REEVES
  1. The Guildmaster of Reeves shall be chosen during crown elections by all dues-paid members of the Reeves Guild for the next reign.
  2. Only dues-paid member of the Reeves Guild are eligible to be elected Guildmaster of Reeves.
  3. The Guildmaster of Reeves may be dismissed by a joint decision of the Monarch and the Prime Minister, or a two-thirds decision of the dues-paid members of the Reeves Guild.
  4. Should the position of Guildmaster of Reeves become empty, the Monarch must appoint a dues-paid member of the Reeves Guild as pro-tem Guildmaster of Reeves for the remainder of the term of office.
Amendment IX: REMOVING POINTS FOR WINS
  1. The Warmaster will be determined by giving five points for first place in an event, three points for second and one point for third.
  2. In the event of a tie in points standings, the entrant with the most first place finishes is the Warmaster.
  3. In the event of a tie in points standings and first place finishes, a best of three tie breaking event is held. The winner of the best of three tie breaking event is the Warmaster.
    1. The involved entrants are given the opportunity to find an equally agreeable tournament. If they cannot come to an agreement, the individual running the tournament shall choose one of the standard eight tournaments.
    2. In the event of a three way tie, the entrant who placed in the least number of events fights the entrant who place is the second least number of events for third place in the tournament and to decide who moves on to fight for first place.
Amendment X: SPONSORED CHAPTER AUTONOMY II
  1. The Monarch of a Barony may award the title of Lord or Baronet once per reign.
  2. The Monarch of a Duchy may award the titles of Lord, Baronet, and Baron.
  3. The Monarch of a Principality may award the titles of Lord, Baronet, Baron, Viscount, Marquis, and Count.
Amendment XI: PRINCIPALITIES
  1. Principality is a special status that may be granted to a geographically-related group of chapters that coordinate Amtgard events among themselves and desire more autonomy within the kingdom.
  2. Chapters seeking to become a principality should contact the Dragonspine Board of Directors to request a roadmap toward obtaining principality status.
  3. The Dragonspine Board of Directors will work with the petitioning group to establish mutually agreed-upon requirements to become a principality.
  4. A group of chapters petitioning to become a principality must include at least one duchy and one chapter of barony status or greater, and at least three chapters total. Otherwise, each bid will be considered unique, with the particular needs of the kingdom and the region being taken into account when establishing requirements for promotion.
  5. Once a roadmap has been established, the petitioning chapters must submit a formal bid to the Dragonspine Board of Directors. It is highly recommended that previous bids be reviewed before submitting a bid.
  6. The Dragonspine Board of Directors will consider whether the chapters involved are stable, experienced, integrated with one another, integrated with the kingdom, and integrated with the broader Amtgard community when considering whether to recommend that a principality be created.
  7. Once the Dragonspine Board of Directors deems that all requirements have been met, the principality bid will be submitted to the Althing and the kingdom monarch for approval.