One of the problems faced by our Crown is the vast size our great Kingdom.  A lot of travel is required and time constraints mean that most travel will be by air.  This severely limits how much gear can be carried.

Most of the well-established Baronies and Shires will be well aware of the requirements of a Royal visit and will have most of the items listed below.  However, some of the smaller and newer groups may never have hosted a Royal visit and therefore are unaware of some of the behind-the-scenes requirements for a visit to run smoothly.

The list below contains the essential items that Their Royal Majesties would ask each group to provide during a Royal visit.

  • A Banner with the Kingdom of Lochac Device
  • Chairs for the King and Queen at court.  Any chair type, preferably with a back, will be very much appreciated.  A length of fabric thrown over the top will always hide the most mundane of chairs to perfection.
  • Something for people to kneel upon in the presence of Their Majesties.  This can be cushions, a rug or square of carpet, or any combination – and preferably also a “mercy stool” for those unable to kneel.
  • Book of Kingdom of Lochac Ceremonies – this should include all the ceremonies because it can be difficult to know ahead of time which ceremonies will be required.
  • Feasting gear – plates, bowls, lighting, cutlery, serving spoons , napkins and drinking vessels for the King and Queen to use at meal times.
  • A room at the site that the Royalty can retire to.  This is not only for changing, resting and storage of gear, it is also for meetings and discussions.  A table, chairs, water, power and adequate lighting will be very much appreciated, extra security and privacy is a bonus.
  • Where accommodation is provided at the event, sheets, towels, pillows and warm bedding will be appreciated. Also, always check whether the Crown are able to share a bed or a room, as many Crowns and Consorts are not mundane partners and some may be traveling with their actual partners.

  with the obvious exception of the banner, none of the items are required to be emblazoned with the arms of Lochac.  However, please ensure that any items made by local artisans for Their Royal Majesties to use during their visit is suitably signed by the maker in some way, so that their work may be appreciated.