Kingdom of the State of Louisiana
Article Thirteen: Personal, Ceremonial & Familial Aspects of the Royal Establishment
Section One: The Personal Structure of the Royal House
Subsection One: The Place of the King and Queen
Provision One: The King and Queen command the most focused attention as one nears the center of the royal establishment. The whole of the establishment is linked to them in numerous and vital ways. The Social order culminates in them in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana, in the Louisiana Minor Compact, in the Louisiana Major Compact and in the Federal American Empire of the United States as well as in two of the Minor Compact Jurisdictions in which the Heads of State or their vassals and House members. This role is additional to their Constitutional authority and role in the narrower senses. The Constitution and this Constitutional Charter simply recognize what is larger and also less politically significant than the Constitutional elements themselves. In this regard all of their titles and other roles are in the legal cognizance at least of both the Constitution and the Constitutional actors and interpreters of this polity.
Subsection Two: The Roles and Composition of the Inner House
Provision One: The Inner House Consists of the Royal Sovereign Monarch, the Royal Sovereign Monarch Consort or the Acting Queen, the Royal Couple Jointly, the Royal Family, the Prince Heirs- Designate, the Five Grand Ministers Jointly, The Maitresse des Rites, the Royal Solicitor, the Commander of the Honor Guard, the Royal Chaplain, the Chief High Concubine, the Duchess or Duke of the Negro Possession and the Prince of the Creole Territory. It is in the discretion and whim of the King/Roi whether or not the Maitresse des Rites is the same consort or a different one from the Imperial Mistress of Ceremonies and whether the Chief High Concubine and any other High Concubine is both Imperial and Royal in function and title.
Provision Two: The Inner House can be deputized to do many roles and tasks of the King and Queen including most minor political and ceremonial acts. However, those constitutionally designated for the King and Queen always begin with the restored presumption of being done by the King or Queen personally at the end of each annual cycle or specific deputation. In every complete palace there will be drawing rooms reserved almost exclusively for the Inner House and their close guards and servants separate from the personal quarters of the principals into which any may be invited by the Royal Particular.
Provision Three: The Inner House are all entitled to receive the highest priority in public communication, transit and accommodation. They are entitled to dine at the grand table at any palace on any occasion and may expect to be accommodated in their own right for a minimum of three days each year at the Royal Board and Bed of any Peer-Elector of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana which such persons are required to have with their office.
Provision Four: The other members of the Inner House than the Queen may be held by the Royal Marshalls at the public and personal order of the King for three days in any calendar month without explanation or noted cause.
Provision Five: The Royal Family for the purposes of this article are the King, his legitimate issue to any degree or number of greats existing, his sisters, brothers, mother, father and such aunts and uncles and grandparents who were members of a previous royal family and his Queen if she is his wife and the acting Queen must already be a member if such exists.
Provision Six: The Inner Royal House all have a seat in their own right at the Grand Assemblee de Maison et Palais Royal and are entitled to vote in any motion therein once they have attained thirteen years and also to exercise podium rights, to chair any committee of the Grand Assemblee they may wish to chair where they are not outranked and in which they receive as much as a fourth or more of the votes for the chairmanship in the preliminary vote. They are always entitled to carry an Imperial sword and except in sacred sites and very hazardous site to carry a monogrammed three-shot or less Royal dress pistol. They have the right to speak for two minutes on Tuesdays on the Floor at the Legislature with the declaration of intent to speak being delivered to the Clerk before nine thirty a.m. on the very Tuesday. Members of the Inner House have Stand and Seat rights in the Throne Rooms of the Kingdom. All are entitled to some seat on the Dais of the Parfait Plethos Bouletherion venues of one type or another.
Subsection Three: The Middle Royal House
Provision One: There are rare occasions when the Middle Royal House is included as part of the Inner Royal House and far more frequent occasions when it is and is referred to as the Upper Section of the Outer Royal House. The Middle Royal House is also identified and acts as an autonomous institution on its own from time to time. The Middle Royal House Consists of the Royal Relations, the Royal Harem, the Consorts of Heirs and the King’s Offspring and the Key Persons of the High and Inner Court.
Provision Two: Members of the Middle Royal House are permitted to accompany members of the Inner House into Inner House drawing rooms as the only guests permitted except visiting head of State in the company of the King or Queen.
Provision Three: All members of the Middle Royal House over the age of thirteen are entitled to seats in their own right at the Grand Assemblee de Maison et Palais Royal. They have the right to have one of their number speak to the Legislature on any Tuesday on the Floor for three minutes and if one speaks another may rebut the speech the same day. Members of the Middle House have access proper right in the throne rooms of the Kingdom. They have the right to carry the Imperial Sword anywhere.
Provision Four: For the purposes of this Section the Relations of the King are: First enrolled are the parents, sibling and nieces and nephews of the Queen who are not part of another royal house. Second enrolled are the nieces and nephews of the king, the legitimate consorts of the King’s siblings, the consorts of the Heirs and the daughters of the Heirs. Third Enrolled are the King’s children by the Maitesse des Rites, the Chief High Concubine and any Established Mistresses of the First Order in the Royal Harem and all great nieces and nephews to any degree. Fourth enrolled are the King’s Great aunts and uncles, any other living ancestors and all legitimate cousins to fourth cousins and the estranged ex-wives of the King.
Subsection Four: The Outer Royal House
Provision One: The Outer Royal House consists of the Near Combined Clan of the King and those relations of the Queen adjoined by edict of the King or ruling of the Grand Assemblee within the limits of the Constitution. It also includes the Favored Families at Court, the Commanders of all the high royal Units of the Military and fifty of the unity seats from the Bouletherion filled by their vote from the five hundred Acadians most related to the King and Queen who are not by right already in the Royal House. It also includes the principal Champion for every woman in the Inner Royal House. The Outer House also includes the children of women in the harem who are not the King’s children and the legitimate consorts of all the issue of the king to any degree who are not already in the Inner or Middle Royal House.
Provision Two: The members of the Outer House have rights of access to all of the royal places and the Grand Assemblee. They have the right to elect representatives from among themselves to the seats allotted them in the Grand Assemblee. They have the right to wear the Imperial sword anywhere.
Subsection Five: the King’s Consorts
Provision One: The Status and Nature of the Queen
The Queen has a great deal of autonomy and dignity built into her role and this role involes both copulating with the King and bearing him children. This is potentially a powerful influence which will help to shape relations between the sexes, attitudes toward women and sexuality within the realm.
The Queen will first be the legitimately married First or High Wife of the Basileus Arkadios and secondly the duly recognized Basilissa Arkadias and then shall be Anointed to any role and Title as Queen of Louisiana as well as to the Title of Queen of the Federal American Empire of the United States. Her Coronation as Queen shall coincide with her husband’s unless she marries him after he is King. The post and Title of Queen filled and unfilled as according to law, situation and reality. When there is no Queen it will be because there is no Basilissa Arkadias or Queen of the Arcadians. She is always a Consort and there cannot be an Queen or Queen Regnant in this system. However, while this position and status is fulfilled then she is Head of State and Imperial Sway Plenipotentiary during Terms of Incapacity and in any Interregnum Occasioned by the Death of an King. However, while there is never an Acting King or reduced role for some kind of substitute there can be an Acting Queen so long as there is no Full Legitimate Consort to the King who is sharing an active Domestic Regime with the King. Those eligible to be Acting Queen or the King’s Mother and his sisters in any full legitimate marriage and by putative blood as well as his daughter’s by an Queen or one who would have been putative Queen had she not died or become divorced from him. When there is no Queen two-thirds of the funds and revenues collected in her name will go into a Queen’s Trust and the Queen’s Reserve of Precious Metal coinage which shall add to the funds available to a full Constitutional Queen. The rest will be spent by the Queen’s Bureaucracy under the guidance of a special council designated to operate when there is no Queen. When there is an Acting Queen she shall preside over the special council and half the funds collected in the name of the Queen will go into her bureaucracy and half will go into the Trust and Reserve as funds which shall be available to the next Constitutional Queen.
Any woman married to the King as his fully Legitimate and First, High or Sole Wife at any time during his life shall be assured the rank of Countess for herself Honorable “Baron at Court” for any Consort with whom she is married and the hereditary Knighthood for any children she may have whatever, She shall also retain such ranks as she had prior to marrying the man who is King. She shall be subject to many restrictions of the Honor Code and required to pay homage to the King annually for as long as she lives in any part of the Empire. She is eligible for a Fiefdom from the Intimates Alottment if she remains unmarried and discreet after an amicable divorce. She is eligible for an Estate of Bounty otherwise.
Provision Two: Background for Royal and Imperial Polygamy
The size and diversity and constitution of an Arcadian Royal Harem of the Imperial scale would depend on many factors but this constitution deals with the Royal Harem of Louisiana. However connected to the Imperial it may be it is distinct, the ideal is that it be a large harem. This Constitution will require the following:
1. That no more than a third of the women in the Imperial Harem be of the Louisiana Royal Harem.
2. That Consorts from the Minor Compact Jurisdictions are Part of the Louisiana Royal Harem but those of other Major Compact of Louisiana Jurisdictions are not unless their Jurisdictional Constitutions stipulate that they are such.
3. That there will be no more than seventy-five women from the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana and other Minor Compact Jurisdictions in the Imperial Harem who are not in the Acadian Harem and no more than fifty women in the Louisiana Royal Harem who are not in either the Acadian or Imperial Harem are both.
4. There shall be three principal seraglio palace sites in New Orleans, Grand Isle and Alexandria respectively and may be such farms and Manors as the House may afford.
These women are wives and would be spoken of as such in Court but would be recognized in every way as in a separate legal and social status from the Queen. Only the in-between Maitresse des Rits can bear an Heir for example in the ordinary course of things, she like the Queen can also uniquely divorce the King. However, her Heir is below the Permanent Heirs and the Acadian Electors in particular will receive in their Instructions the advice that while they may elect any Arrived Heir electing the Fils de la Maitresse des Rits is intrinsically destabilizing. This is polygamy in which there are definite levels between the consorts. The lowest rank a son of the King, Roi de La Louisiane can be born to is the rank of High Knight/Haute Chevalier if it is his son by a Concubine’s Maid of low personal rank. Daughters are usually favored one degree above their brothers uniquely among Harem issue – except in the case of the Maitresse des Rits. Joseph Broussard when he was being prosecuted and attempts were made by the British to discredit him was found to have fathered a son out of wedlock with an Acadian woman, it is known that prominent Acadians in the Acadie /Nova Scotia region often had Miq Mac mistresses. Louisiana had a large social and cultural regime powered in no small part by the tradition of Acadian leaders keeping Creole of Color and Houma Indian Mistresses as well as (more discreetly) white mistresses in regularized relationships that could be called junior marriages. This was a tradition also regularized among other elites –particularly the Creoles Blancs of both Spanish and French cultures who did most of the work of organizing such things. The institution is essential to the life of the House thus conceived and ought not to be hidden or apologized for. Religious problems are the most difficult but the truth is that in all long term successful Christian royal regimes the king is usually a polygamous man. However, in this world and time such a thing would have to be mandatory and constitutional for many reasons.
Provision Three: The Maitresse des Rits
This Consort is not at all without precedence. It is a revival of an Ancient position but even in Louisiana there have been Basiliei who had a Metis Mistress filling this role as well as an Acadian wife and slave mulatta concubines. The Maitresse des Rits heads two large DIG Agencies, tha Office of Ritual Confrontation and the Office of Liaisons and Placements. She is one of the Imperial House Grand Seigneurs. Her eldest son by the Roi is the only child not by the Queen who is an Heir (though near the bottom). She hosts and governs the very important Ceremonial Hall and its adjoining Haute Ecole des Traiteurs. The Roi is mostly free to choose who he wishes and she governs the Harem. The Queen may divorce him but it is considered a societal disaster. The Harem consorts lack the capacity to divorce him although he may divorce them. However, the Maitresse des Rits may divorce the Roi and sometimes should. In this renewed and new office she is the Roi’s girlfriend and her most important duties are to please and comfort him not as an equal in any real legal way but as though he were a man who could court an equal. There will be several women in the harem who can take her place and do so adequately but more often then not an Roi will have known one woman he might have spent many days and nights with if his won happiness had been a priority but whom he perhaps has not liaisoned or whose liaison has been carefully preserved for such an outgrowth as this. The post as conceived here has been inspired by a particular woman and her really minimal relationship with a particular secret Basileus. She can help tie him to the parts of society outside his usual circle. She must pay homage to the Queen each year with formal gifts before her throne and full prone honor but she is not her subject, servant or subordinate otherwise. She is entrusted with such hope as the Roi is likely to have for many of the blessings of relaxation. Her Maids are Harem consorts but if she and the Roi are divorced they leave with her. Her Maids and Staff must see their role as the nearly impossible feat of preserving a courtship through politics, children, traumas and if possible into old age. When the courtship is dead it is difficullt for the rest to endure. She may leave him to enter his Harem if she convinces the GRIHHA and DIG Legislature she choses this freely and not at his command or behest. It is better she leave if there is no special magic in their relationship any longer and that another take her place. If she leaves she retains some life and hereditary titles as do her children but the bigger ones pass to her successor as they do on the death of the Roi. But she should almost always leave office much wealthier than she came into it.
Provision Four: The Royal Harem
This is a Constitution founded in part in coming to grips with a differing view and development of sexual institutions and values in a new Constitutional regime. This Constitutional regime values sex, coitus, sexuality and reproduction as among the very most important aspects of humanity and policy. The Royal Harem, the Imperial harem and the Acadian Harem are all definably distinct institutions which overlap and have countless ties and connections between the three communities. But all of them separately and the total harem together embody and demonstrate a commitment to a sexual identity, vocation and even extreme of lifestyles of which the regime cannot be ashamed and for which it may make rational defenses but not excuses. In this sexual revolution, restoration and regime the Kingdom and those supporting the Constitution beyond the required level will especially honor the roles of the Imperial Royals and of the House and Tribe in celebrating, embodying and demonstrating a full human sexuality. We believe the Constitutional Jurisdictions throughout the Federal American Empire of the United States all express a confluence and union of community and society as these usually occur and so ought to govern much of sexual practice. We believe human regimes are not fully legitimate which do not seek to expand human habitat legitimately and that indefinite population shrinkage or zero population growth policy destroys legitimacy when it is global. However, Population policy is always difficult and we are slow to judge even grievous errors made in seeking to address this challenge. The only shared and substantial public burden which unites the Queen, the Maitresse des Rits and the Harem under this Constitution is to host as overall sponsors and concerned directors a conference titled Human Sexuality, Breeding, Population and Development every even year and to publish a journal of the same name under their joint auspices. Part of expansion of habitat is the preservation of the possibility of new pre-civilized or barely civilized societies which can also be moral societies. However, in civilized society there are many sexual limits that cannot be measured here. In our Royal Philosophy and Civil Religion we especially recognize that the Royal Harem is a unique and sacred institution.
Louisiana is a society which, while less feminist than the incoherent gibberish of laws enforced only on the lawful in recent decades is very feminist. It also is intentionally a relatively sexually charged society as many civilized societies have been and many others have not been. The Louisiana Royal Harem plays many roles in this society besides the above mentioned Conference. This institution is a family unit, a working community, an autonomous domestic regime and has notable aspects of a prison and a convent as well though differing from both. It allows women to be more sexually free than civilization could otherwise afford. First, because a few women must return to a man they dated are flirted with and become his all women will take flirtation more seriously and the great-hearted men will be treated with more respect. Also there will be a few women in every reign who are not sick with a venereal disease and some of whom are even virgins but who simply exceed what society can tolerate in terms of sexual stimulus. A very few women can be conscripted into a harem on such a basis in each reign and whole they may continue as entertainers their sexual energies become part of a family structure and there is a social healing which takes place.
Within the limits of his total population limits for wives the King can conscript any woman who is a citizen-subject of Louisiana and any citizen-subject of the Empire tied to a citizen-subject of the Kingdom in relevant ways after a regular and public trial by the Royal House Privy Court of the Royal Prerogative which is special in not being reviewable by the Court of Appeals. The women can be conscripted after the Court has established in a regular and public trial thatany of the following are true:
1. The woman is a former girlfriend, flirtation or close correspondent of the man who became King who did not register voluntarily in the Royal House when the Heir became King.
2. The woman is joined unlawfully to another woman in a putative same sex marriage in a foreign land or another Constitutional Jurisdiction. In this case both women can be conscripted.
3. The woman is famous and lovely or compelling and seems to be sexually out of control, in danger of death from her lifestyle or grossly eroding public morals.
4. The woman is the member of a royal or Noble House convicted of seeking to overthrow the regime in favor of their own dynastic systems and claims.
The Louisiana Royal Harem is unique in the polity in being the only Harem allowed to by the Constitution to be more than ten women which may be further limited by the Louisiana Royal Civil Code although the Royal House Ideal is that it will conform to the maximum allowed by this Constitution in short order. The Louisiana Royal Harem is under the absolute whim of the King as to personal rights of the women and community function. However, in daily practice it is governed mostly by the Maitresse des Rits and the Harem Council. In each Seraglio Palace there will be a gate and court where only other plural consorts of other men in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana may enter. Here is the Constitutional Maximum and Limit on Polygamy in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana:
1. No man who has been married for less than four years to his first fully legitimate wife may take another legal consort of any type without her express permission and then only in the third or fourth year.
2. Only those of the Five-Fold Nobility in the fullest sense, which will be mostly the Ordinary Nobility, may take a Mistress or Concubine as a legal place or liaison before they are married or thirty years old. Ordinary Nobility may take a College Mistress in a contract which may be severed by the Mistress or the New Bride when the nobleman marries but a substantial specified financial settlement is required.
3. A Commoner who is of a religion which has not broadly and recently accepted polygamy will be entitled to a wife and a concubine who is his wife’s placed maid or a wife and a mistress with a placed maid as his maximum of legal consorts. Such Mistresses and Concubines may not divorce their Keeper although the Royal Prerogative may end the Union for cause on their request and that will be true of all such unions not just those in this enumeration.
4. In the case of adherents of religions which have fully and openly recently tolerated polygamy they may practice polygamy here or have their unions given full faith and credit here only if they register with the Secretary of State and the Royal House and pay a licensing fee of the value of one ounce of gold on the open market which is not refundable and are found to meet the following standards whether by previous arrangement and fact of by accommodation. These standards are:
a. There must be no more than four wives for any commoner in the unusual sense of anyone not in the Ordinary Nobility, six for any lower and middle noble of the ordinary nobility and eight for a royal or upper noble.
b. There must be a clear Senior and High wife with her own private establishment and property as well as an honored place in the community and all her children will receive double the forced share to children of the other wives from the forced heirship portion of the estate.
c. The man must deposit in a certified trust enough funds to support all his children for eighteen years or the remainder thereof at the minimum formulation and all his wives for ten years.
d. He and wives must agree to a Public Dress Code amenable to the Royal House and State.
e. He must agree to the minimum sexual, courtship and marriage adaptation protocols for his issue to any degree. He must accept his wives right to divorce him under the law although not so easily as in a monogamous secular template covenant.
f. He may not participate in the Placements and Liaisons system.
g. If he is convert the fee shall be trebled and the standards more narrowly and harshly interpreted.
5. Lower nobles may have a total of legal principals and maids totaling five women and a fully legitimate wife.
6. Upper Nobility and Royals may have nine total legal principals and maids and a high and legitimate wife.
The Royal Harem is essential to Court and House and is vital to the King but is also one of the most challenging and difficult institutions to effect properly. It is an essential part of the Royal House and much of its regular function and nature is outside the regular scope of this Constitution which nonetheless must accept and deal with it.
The Royal Harem is abolished and dissolved automatically upon the death of the king and all Seraglio sites and relevant ex officio manors vacated as quickly as possible. However, the Harem does no cease to exist instantly for two months it is a Dissolved Harem Assembly. This assembly distributes the Harem Community property into five lots of equal value under supervision of the Royal Succession Committee:
1. A Trust Lot for insurance, reunions, correspondence and scholarship funds for the Former Harem Consorts and Issue.
2. A Lot in division to the Issue of the Deceased King.
3. A Lot in Trust for the future Harems.
4. A lot to be divided among Harem consorts by formula of the Royal Code and Harem Charter
The Dissolved Harem Assembly will also assign ten passes for the Succession Trials and Ordeals in any manner they wish among the Heirs of the King. They shall cut off their heir and the hair shall be made into a burial shroud for the King. Then they shall be dismissed and banned from Court and Palace for three years.
Provision Five: The Most Favored Families at Court
The Most Favored Families need not exist at any Court or in any house. However, they occur when a married courtier or nobleman’s wife becomes sexually involved with the king in a prolonged way and divorce is not recommended and the Husband agrees to include the king’s issue over a five year contract among his heirs. Such a woman lives a life half in her husband’s home and half in the Harem. The Husband is promoted and given an established mistress beyond any he has as long he remains short of the maximum. He lives half his life with his mistresses and concubines and half in his marital home and is formally received at Court on occasion. The Contract is for five years renewable upon the King’s request and is ended with counseling for the married couple required. They are stopped from divorce for ten years and a settlement in an amount determined by the Royal Code is made for all heirs and is given for every child born to the king by such a woman. A common couple may be ennobled for such purposes but it is not recommended.
Section Two: The Nature and Role of the Grand Ceremonial Hall of Louisiana
General Provision: If someone is a commoner, never holds public office, is not an Acadian nor a member of the Royal House then it should be virtually impossible that this Citizen-Subject of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana should be compelled by law or feel compelled socially to enter or all upon the Grand Ceremonial Hall of Louisiana. It shall be supported by fees from the various offices of the Maitresse des Rites, from gifts, from admission fees on the occasions where there is paid admission from a share of one mil of the funds received by the King from the Ethnos Arkadios, from one quarter of one percent of the total taxable income of every member of the royal House and Household. Without being overly silly about a fungible thing such as money, there will be no direct tax support of the Grand Ceremonial Hall. It is however, very much the opposite of the religious, idealistic and spiritual vacuum of modern republican secularism that this constitution rejects. It is not a place of neutrality and emptiness but is full of things many people will object to which are sponsored to some degree by the King and his Court. The Hall will have two Sister Halls, The Imperial Ceremonial Hall in or near Washington, D.C. and the Acadian Grand Salle des Rites somewhere near Abbeville.
Subsection One: The Lotus Courts
The Hall of Halls shall not be accessible accept though one of the outer courts which spread out like a set of Lotus petals from the Center. Each court shall have its own function, rights and protocols.
MONTH Warriors Carniv. &MR Unions Disputes Guilds &gifts Wiz & Viz
January Intelligence Bouefs Gras Procedures Schedules Politics Epiphany
February Planning Bal K de K Balls Lists Orchards Magique
March Agression Silence Religion Agression Warriors Secrecy
April Campaigns Penance Fete Placees Silence F. Ecrevisses Latin&Greek
MONTH Warriors Carniv. &MR Unions Disputes Guilds &gifts Wiz & Viz
May Memorials Conference Children Mourning Tourism Mysteries
June Kingdom Silence Maitressage Affections Weddings Hurricane
July America Liberty Les Autres Declarations Festivals Revolution
August Inferne Rome Balls Colleges Education Rome
MONTH Warriors Carniv. &MR Unions Disputes Guilds &gifts Wiz & Viz
September Education Greece Liaisons d E. Marshalls Fete Huitres Astronomy
October Home Guard Egypt Marshalls Duels Housing Terror
November Silence drills&skills Silence Records Media Hurricane
December Grand Chase P. P.P. Adoptions Defense Chasseurs Christmas
Provision One: The Court of Warriors
All royal military personnel, Royal Guardsmen and various other warriors will drill and train on occasion in this Court. The Louisiana Royal School of the Wizened Arts, which is a Sister school to the two Haute Ecoles des Traiteurs in the two sister courts shall assign the Court in large measure to the Master Armorer of that school for his activities. This shall also be a drill and training facility for les Confreres des Ordres Scres des Loups Garous and a part of the Red Wolf and Grey Wolf preservation programs and the War Dogs Breeding and Training Office of the Commander of the Honor Guard.
Provision Two: The Court of Carnival and Masked Riders
The Carnival and Mardi Gras systems and all orders of masked riders will be joined into one to some degree in this court while being very separate outside of it. Ever Krewe, Ridelle and Courire will be required to be licensed in this court and to support the opening ritual although the burden shall be less on the Acadian Ridelles and Courires because of the similar duties they have at the Grand Salle des Rits. The Ku Klux Klan, Knights of the White Camelia and others will also pay fealty and ritual here and attend license conferences.
Provision Three: The Court of Unions
This is the public space of the Headquarters of the Office of Placements and Liaisons. It is a kind of wedding chapel and conference center for Maitressage and Concubinage. It is also a ballroom for great meet and greet opportunities in the Placements and Liaison world.
Provision Four: The Court of Disputes
This is the premiere public place for the Office of Ritual Confrontation and the central Conference center
for the Association of licensed Lists and dueling grounds. It will also be the principal classroom for
Marshalls of the Lists, Reviewers of the Rules and Claims as well as the prime training area for certified
Physicians and heralds in the Ritual Confrontation Programs including Dueling and Vendetta.
Provision Five: The Court of Guilds and Gifts
This Court is somewhat like an extended ritual showcase and trade show for a variety of industries. It is also a networking center for the guilds of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana.
Provision Six: The Court of Wizards and Viziers
This Court is the prime public space for the High School of the Wizened Arts. It is also an information center and a Seminar Hall.
Subsection Two: The Grand Hall of Halls
Provision One: The Grand Hall of Halls shall be the place of a number of the more sublime and extreme ceremonies of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana of many of its people, royals and others. On Soir de Mardi Gras however it will be filled with the needier widows, orphans, lame and elderly living alone and after a small parade enters the building at three o’clock one of the Seven Royal Bouef Gras led from the same chamber on the morning after Twelfth Night which has been a decoy for the Pagus Pagani will be slaughtered and butchered and cooked while musicians play and dancing is performed or allowed. All those present will be encouraged to eat as much as they can before midnight. What is left at midnight will be given to the wolves associated with the Ceremonial Hall. The other Bouef Gras will be given to the Le Table de Roi de la Louisiane en Mardi Gras, to the King of the Krewe of Rex and the King of Comus, to the Prince of the Territory, the Duke or Duchess of the Possession and to the Royal Harem on Lundi Gras. It will be at this ceremony of the giving of the Bouef Gras that the Mardi Gras and Carnival Declaration will be written and two percent of the proceeds from the Sovereign Fund that year since last the ceremony was held will be entrusted to a Special Board of Joyful Play and Playful Misrule. This will consist of the King and Queen of Comus, the King Gabriel and Queen Evangeline, the King and Queen of Rex, Le Chevalier Superieure des Courires et Ridelles and the head of the Royal Guild of Community Theaters on the Joyful Play Side. On the Playful Misrule Side there will be from the Territorial and Possession Districts in the Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority the King Zulu, the Head of the Mardi Gras Indian Association and from inside the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana The Heads of the Renter’s Associations of each major city and the heads of the no more than three licensed Courtesans Guilds in the Kingdom. The funds will be spent to provide secure children’s Carnival and Mardi Gras activity, to attract a select and profitable tourist base as well as to create and fund a random distribution of spendable doubloons of serial types including silver Mardi Gras Coins and debit card doubloons. In addition to all of this funds will pay to bring the festivities to the far reaches of State and to sponsor outreaches that benefit the needy and working poor in a festive rubric in places all over the Minor Compact. These Carnival events will go on from the Feat of the Epiphany and the first day of Lent on Ash Wednesday.
Provision Two: This will be where the upper degree ceremonies of the High School of Wizened Arts will be held and where the demonstrations of certain arts will be made to the Royal Prerogative hirers who will offer work positions for some of the students and the few graduates of a program serving lifelong study.
Provision Three: Here there will be a variety of Christian prayers scheduled by the week, month and year but not to the extent of taking to the entire schedule. These include the Liturgy of the Hours, the Scriptural Rosary, the Living Stations of the Cross and the turning of blessed palms into ashes for Ash Wednesday for the Royal Chaplain’s Catholic and Anglican chapels. At least half the Jewesses of the Royal harem who volunteer to do so will invite a cantor and a rabbi who are willing to participate and host a formal Pseder Passover meal of Royal dignity for any members of the Royal House who are willing to attend an orientation talk, dress for dinner and show up on time. The King and Queen are always invited without condition.
Provision Four: Here the Royal Moot Court Finals will take place, the Royal Louisiana Fencing Tournament Championship, the Royal Ballroom Dancing Championship Finals and the Installation of Peer-Electors.
Provision Five: Here the King’s Body will be prepared for Burial.
Provision Six: Here an Heir or Peer-Elector condemned to death for treason who has exercised his right to die fighting shall meet the King’s and Queen’s Champions and the Defender of the State in a sword fight to the death.
Section Three: The Royal Code, Charters and Ideal
Provision One: The Royal Code and Charters are specific documents enacted and published by the Grand Assemblee and the Royal House but the Royal Ideal is not such a thing but is more of a collected wisdom, tradition and philosophy without exact definition.
Provision Two: All Royals and Ordinary Nobles in the House are members of the Louisiana Association of Ordinary Nobility and they support the ideals and pay the fees and join in the benefits and ventures of that association. The objectives of this association are:
1. To provide a range of supports to all royal and noble marriages.
2. To allow for a society in which white women with more sexual freedom are important players which resists the tendencies to prostitution, intellectual darkness and venereal disease which can accompany such a milieu.
3. To educate noble and royal girls in natural family planning, physical housekeeping, current events, royal and noble lineages, horseback riding, military protocol, social dancing, budgets and finance as well as farm and household staffs management.
4. To educate all noble and royal boys in military protocol, social dancing, marksmanship, survival skills, actual farming and gardening, hunting, farm and business staffs management and courtship and courtiership skills.
Provision Three: All members of the royal House accept the Civil Religion under cognizance if not adherence and practice another religion. They also accept the ideals of the Right, the True, the Good and the Beautiful.
Provision Four: The House and its members give support to all of the King’s Citizen-subjects and all Royalty as a set of special groups in whom they have an interest. They also see that they are playing a great game in which they must try to perfect and establish the rules as beautifully and rightly as can be done but fully engage those who play by different rules or no rules at all. The consequences of this game cannot be quantified completely.