Greetings to the populace of Wyvernwoode from Baron Segdae hua Mordha and Baroness Madeleine de Somerville.
It has been our Pleasure and Privilege to serve as your Nobles these past three years. Even so, as we advised you in recent meetings and in our letter published in the most recent Wyvern's Tale, it is time to begin the process of determining our successors.
While this decision rests with the Crown, the opinion of the members of the Barony will assist Them in making this important decision. To that end, a polling of the populace will take place at Hero of the Chalice (January 4, 2014).
Participation in the polling process is your opportunity to provide your opinion to the Crown on the suitability of the candidates and your preferences on who would best serve as our successors as Baron and Baroness of Wyvernwoode. Having consulted with the Kingdom Seneschal, the process to be used for the polling is as follows:
Those who wish to be considered as candidates to serve as the next Baron and Baroness must submit a letter of intent to us via either hard copy postmarked no later than November 15, 2013 or electronic copy no later than midnight on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
Nominations will be accepted in the same manner and in the same timeframes as letters of intent, but are subject to approval by the nominees.
The list of candidates will be sent to the Kingdom Seneschal to verify eligibility and their willingness to serve if selected, per Kingdom Law.
It is our wish to make available by December 1, 2013 on the Baronial website the letters of intent or other statement prepared by the candidates so that the populace may review the qualifications and statements of the candidates prior to polling.
The official polling is open to all residents of the Barony with a current membership as of the date of the polling. However, anyone that wishes may submit a letter of opinion, regardless of membership and residence. These do not necessarily carry the same weight as the official polls, however, none need be excluded from making their opinions known.
Polling forms will be available at the event, but will also be made available on the baronial website. Forms may be completed on site, be completed prior to the event and turned in on site, or may be mailed to the Kingdom Seneschal and postmarked no later than January 31, 2014.
The Kingdom Seneschal will review the ballots to ensure everything is correct and will submit the ballots to the Crown for review.
Announcement of our successors will be at the will of the Crown, but is anticipated to take place at or around Spring Coronation. The Investiture of our successors is planned for Baronial Bash, at the end of October, 2014.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us or the Baronial Seneschal, Lancer Étaín Echluath.
Segdae and Madeleine
Baron and Baroness, Wyvernwoode