This is an alternate title that may be used by members of the Orders of Chivalry, the Laurel or the Pelican for those females who do not wish to use the title "Mistress" or "Sir" (in the case of the Order of Chivalry). In addition, there are a variety of Title Language Equivalents that can be used for those who wish to use a specific language for their persona.
A Kingdom in the SCA. This Kingdom covers these regions: Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
This refers to a site's alcoholic beverage policy. Dry sites allow no alcohol. Damp sites permit wine, beer, and mead, but no hard liquor. Wet sites do not restrict alcohol. "Discreetly" damp or wet means that the site is normally dry, but the owners have agreed to permit us to use alcohol as long as the labelled containers are kept out of sight and are removed at the end of the event.
These titles are automatically granted to those who have reigned as King or Queen twice [or more], and are assumed when the person steps down from the Throne at the end of their second reign (although there is usually a ceremony to recognize the titles). A Duke or Duchess is entitled to use the title "Duke (Name)" or "Duchess (name)" and to wear a Ducal Coronet.
Historical Note:The first time the title of Duke was granted it was given retroactively to include those who had won the Kingdom Tournament (some of these were before we had Crown Tournaments) twice, including Henrik of Havn who had just stepped down from his second reign. The title of Duke was created and granted by [King] William the Silent, at Twelfth Night, AS II (January 6, 1968). The first time the title of Duchess was granted, it was given retroactively to those Queens who had reigned twice or more by [King] James Greyhelm and [Queen] Verena of Laurelin, at Beltane Coronation, AS VII (May 6, 1972). There are a variety of Title Language Equivalents that can be used for those who wish to use a specific language for their persona.