The Crown is chosen by tournament combat as the rulers of the entire Kingdom. The tournaments are held twice a year with the earliest one is in March and those champions will assume the Crown in June. The same procedure is held at the Tourney in September for the champion to step up in January. The Crown’s reign for six months at a time and can repeat (if they are the champions). However, the Crown cannot compete in Crown Tourney while they are the reigning royalty.
Although it appears that the Crown is just there for the pagaentry, many duties are required of the reigning monarchy, and administrative, judiciary, and representative responsibilities require considerable effort.
For the period of time between becoming the champion at the Crown Tournament and the swearing in ceremony, the successors retain the titles of Crown Prince and Crown Princess (or Prince Consort).
From January to the Crown Tournament in March and from June to the Crown Tournament in September, there are no successors to the throne.
Retaining the line of past royals is critical to recording the history of the reign of Caid. This information will be recorded so that future members of Caid can discover their History. The custodian of this information is the College of Heralds!
When a Queen/Consort finishes their reign and steps down from the Crown they are installed as a member of the Order of the Rose. The members of this Order are a treasure chest of information and experience in the ruling of the Kingdom.
There are twelve (12) Baronies within the Kingdom of Caid, each with a Baron and Baroness.