What is a Seneschal?

During the Middle Ages, particularly in France, a seneschal was the king’s representative charged with controlling the administration and dispatching justice in specific districts. It was also a term often used to describe the person in charge of the household for the nobles and as such, duties could range from supervising feasts and domestic ceremonies to dispensing justice. The job of an SCA seneschal is much the same; he/she is the chief administrative officer of a branch of the SCA. It is similar to "Club President" in many ways.

Definition of the post

The post is primarily concerned with the smooth administration of the branch. This includes being the primary conduit for information between the local branch and the larger branch of which it is a part. The Seneschal is the person charged with responsibility for the modern legal affairs of the branch. The Seneschal also is the chief officer of the branch and has a duty to see to the welfare of the branch as a whole.

Keeping the Principality running smoothly is by no means a task for one individual. It takes a consolidated group of officers who have specific responsibilities. It is the cooperation of these officers that keeps things together so the populous of Insulae Draconis can concentrate on having fun.

The Seneschal also advises the Insulae Draconis Prince and Princess on matters of Corpora, Kingdom Law, and Principality Law, aids in composing Parliament agenda and sometimes chairs the Parliament. They also ensure that the electronic copies of the law are up to date and is responsible for distributing them to anyone requesting them via electronic format.

This page contains links to information any seneschal should have close at hand to smoothly run his/her local branch. If at any time a branch seneschal or other office has questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact the ID Seneschal.



Viscount Finnian the Red (James Conlon)

Telephone: +44 7807 804844 (mobile)
+44 1628 533041 (home)
Address: 28 Hellyer Way,
Bourne End,
Buckinghamshire SL85XN

Information about Incorporation


Useful Articles

Here are several articles giving information useful to local Seneschals and the Insulae Draconis Seneschal.

Useful Links

Reports to me are due by the 15th of January, April, July and October. The kingdom website says reports are due on the 25th -- but that's when reports are due to kingdom. My report needs to be in by then.

Insulae Draconis Principality Law

Approved September 2016

Minutes of Parliaments

Dec 2010
May 2011
Dec 2011