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8.1 Royal Peerage  A Royal peerage earned in the Kingdom shall be accompanied by a Patent of Arms if the new Royal Peer does not already have one.  
 
8.2 Order of the Rose  In the Kingdom of Atlantia, the Order of the Rose is a non-polling Order. All Queens or Consorts of Atlantia are inducted into the Order of the Rose upon the successful completion of their first reign, unless they are already members.  
 
8.3 Kingdom Awards and Orders  All Awards and Orders are the gift of the Crown unless it is noted in the description of the Order or Award as the specific gift of either the King or the Queen. A complete list of the Kingdom Awards and Orders is located in Appendix B.  
 
8.4 Award Reporting Award Requirements All Awards and Orders bestowed must be reported by the Court Herald to the Crown, the Triton Principal Herald, the Clerk of the Signet, and the Clerk of Precedence, in accordance with Triton Principal Herald Policy, within fourteen (14) days of the end of the reign.  
 
8.5 Award and Order Recommendations  Recommendations for Awards and Orders may be made under the following conditions: 

•Any gentle may make a recommendation for any Kingdom Award, Kingdom Order, or any Peerage Order.

•Recommendations for Kingdom Awards, Kingdom Orders, and Peerage Orders may be made directly to the Crown via the Online Award Recommendation System.
 
8.6 Award and Order Precedence  For the purposes of the Order of Precedence in the Kingdom awards shall be ranked as follows: - 

• All of the Society and Kingdom Awards and Orders which convey an Award of Arms shall rank equally with each other in the Order of Precedence.  
 
• All of the Society and Kingdom Awards and Orders which convey a Grant of Arms shall rank equally with each other in the Order of Precedence.  
 
8.7 Kingdom Awards  Kingdom Awards shall have the following specifications: 

• No Kingdom Award shall be considered a prerequisite for any other Kingdom Award, Order or Peerage.  • A Kingdom Award may be given more than once to the same individual.  
 
8.8 Kingdom Orders  Kingdom Orders shall have the following specifications: 

• No Kingdom Order shall be considered a prerequisite for any other Kingdom Award, Order or Peerage. 

• Companions of any Kingdom Orders who were admitted prior to Atlantia’s elevation to Kingdom status shall retain their precedence within the Kingdom Orders of Atlantia. 

• Companions of any Kingdom Orders at the time their Order had its status elevated shall have their status elevated appropriately in the Order of Precedence. The Orders of Atlantia last had their status elevated on April 1, 2003. 

• Recipients shall be known as companions of their respective orders.  
 
8.9 Kingdom Orders of Merit  Kingdom Orders of Merit shall have the following specifications: 

• The Orders of Merit are non-polling Orders 

• Admission to the Orders of Merit shall be accompanied by an Award of Arms to those recipients who do not already possess an Award of Arms  
 
8.10 Kingdom Orders of High Merit  Kingdom Orders of High Merit shall have the following specifications: 

• The Orders of High Merit are polling orders 

• Admission to the Orders of High Merit shall be accompanied by a Grant of Arms to those recipients who do not already possess a Grant of Arms  
 
8.11 Informal Pollings If the Crown or Heirs chooses to have an informal polling done on any orders’ current watch list, they shall have access to all of the informal polling results. No matter who is put on an informal polling or the results, it is at the Crown or Heirs behest which individuals shall be placed on official pollings.  Informal Pollings shall include:

•Name of the Order  
•Definition of the Order per Kingdom Law

•List of candidates, including the following for each candidate:  society name, modern name (if known), home branch (if known), and the discipline for which they are being polled

•Poll, Watch 

•Respondents Society name  

•Respondents modern name  

•Respondents home branch
 
8.12 Pollings for Peerage Orders and Kingdom Orders of High Merit Peerage Orders and Kingdom Orders of High Merit may be given by the Crown after an official written or verbal polling of the members of the Order regarding the qualifications of a candidate.  

• Each polling shall be considered valid for the duration of the current reign and subsequent reign, but no longer  

• All verbal pollings must take place at an Order meeting at an event that has appeared on the Kingdom Calendar.  

• A verbal polling is only open for the duration of the Order meeting in which the polling is conducted.  

• Order members must be present at the meeting in which the verbal polling is conducted to be included in the verbal polling.  Verbal pollings may not be conducted by proxy.  
 
8.13 Verbal Polling Record Requirements There must be at least 10 members of the applicable Order present to conduct a Verbal Polling. All Verbal Pollings must be documented. Documentation for Verbal Pollings shall include:  

•Name of the Order  

•Location and date of polling  

•List of candidate(s) being polled, including the following for each candidate:  society name,  modern name (if known) and the discipline for which they are being polled  

•A list of all Order Members participating in the Polling  

•A record of each Order Member’s response (Yes, No, or Abstain)  
 
8.14 Written Polling Record Requirements All written pollings shall include:

•Name of the Order   •Definition of the Order per Kingdom Law

•List of candidates, including the following for each candidate:  society name, modern name (if known), home branch (if known), and the discipline for which they are being polled

•Yes, no, abstain and comments

•Respondents Society name  

•Respondents modern name  

•Respondents home branch
 
8.14.1 Written Polling Delivery and Return Written Pollings must be delivered to the Orders, returned and collected as follows: •Pollings shall be sent by the Principal, at the behest of the Crown or Heirs, to those members of the Order who are eligible to receive them   •Pollings shall be returned by the members directly to the Crown (or, at the Crown’s discretion, Their Heirs)   •Pollings shall not be collected locally in any fashion, nor shall they be forwarded to the Crown via any unauthorized third party
 
8.15 Polling Residency Requirements The Crown shall not consider polling responses received from any member whose principal residence has not been the Kingdom of Atlantia for the twelve months preceding the date of the polling, unless a person is an Atlantian citizen by treaty.
 
8.16 Peerage Orders and Orders of High Merit Principals  Each of the Peerage Orders and Kingdom Orders of High Merit shall have a Principal.  • The Principal shall be chosen by the Crown, from those within the order.  • The Crown shall conduct a written polling of the Order when choosing a Principal.  • The initial term of office is hereby defined as three years. Subsequent terms are year to year  • A principal may be reappointed to as many single renewal terms as the presiding Crown and the principal may desire. • The Crown may remove the Principal at any time.
 
8.16.1 Duties and Responsibilities of Order Principals  The Principals of the Peerage Orders and the Kingdom Orders of High Merit shall:  • Maintain an electronic mailing list for their order.  • Each member of each Order is responsible for providing the Principal with their email address and keeping that address current.  • Provide the Order with notification of the Crown’s intent to meet with the Order.  •Maintain a database of possible candidates information, work and commentary, accessible to the Crown and Heirs as needed.

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Book of Laws, 2019

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