I. Ye first
law of ye brotherhood IS brotherhood:
No politics, no power plays,
no ego trips.
II. Ye second
law of ye brotherhood is PEACE:
No steel, fisticuffs, arguing
or fighting among the Brothers. Only when absolutely necessary shall brother
draw steel against kin, and then it shall be in tournament style only.
Them that draws first blood, not the killing, shall be declared the victor.
This does not include society tournaments.
III. Ye third
law of ye brotherhood is SURVIVAL:
No boisterous drunkenness,
illegal substances, in public or private. No compromising if minor. Each
brother shall burden their own load and therefore be entitled to their
share of the bounty.
IV. Ye fourth
law of ye brotherhood is TRUST:
Yer Captain and brothers
give ye their trust and friendship. FAIL THIS NOT! Things said in confidence,
be them to a single brother, or to the crew are to be kept in that confidence.
Ye word must be as strong as ye steel and as sharp as ye wit. (Privateers
are known to have VERY sharp wits!)
thefts or housebreakings of freemen:
NONE WILL BE TOLERATED!
behavior on or off the seas:
We are not the saints of
the seas, but let us be a living example to those who live upon the land.
Gentleman, honor ALL ladies. Ladies, be worthy of ALL honor.
encampment and traditions:
There will be peace in camp
or on board ship at all cost. Each visitor shall be given hospitality or
courteously asked to leave if given no other options. The tradition of
wine, food, and safety will be upheld. No one shall be called stranger,
only a friend, not yet met.
Corpora, Society Laws and Traditions:
These will be upheld by the
best of ye strength. Without these the Spenser Longfellow Trading Company
would have no safe ports to call home.
There will be no conflicts,
so long as ye continue to uphold all of ye obligations. By failing in other
obligations outside of the Spenser Longfellow Trading Company, ye bring
dishonor to ye brothers. Choose well ye paths of service and know ye responsibilities.
Ask of ye brothers advice and ye Captain. Know ye path.
guests of the crew and Captain:
Thems who bring visitors
on board as guests or travelers are themselves responsible that these visitors
know the articles and they will endeavor to uphold them.
ye Galley Mistress or Master:
If ye agree to a Galley Mistress
or Master for a time, know well this. Such is not ye responsibility to
clean as well. If ye uses the galley or reaps the rewards of the Mistressís
or Masterís hard work, thank them and let them enjoy a clean galley after
meal time has passed.
Ye will endeavor to be an
active participant within the realm of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Mundane obligations are fully understood, but ye will wholeheartedly endeavor
to support our Society by teaching, learning or serving these fine people.
By ye actions the Society is made greater and by ye inaction made the lesser.
Give of yerself freely and often and ye will be amazed at the bounty ye
is no Article Thirteen HAHAHA
Ye Captain may freely give
an oath of service to the Crown or its representatives, or even an oath
of fealty, this does not bind the crew, family or any traveler on board.
Unless in the case of crew or household memberís so choosing. Each must
make ye own mind but remember our goal is to serve as example in our service
within this Society.
Gentlemen and Ladies will
be given escort after night fall. Period!! The only exception will be given
to these brothers crazed enough to give security to the rest of the populace
and ye brothers.
these articles themselves:
Slavery, indentured service
and other such IDOCY shall not be tolerated. Freemen ye are and freemen
ye shall ever remain. Each of ye sign these articles without coercion,
force, or threat of pain. Donít place ye mark if ye cannot uphold them.