In the Society for Creative Anachronism, according to various sections of Corpora (the governing documents), Peers may refer to either a:
- Royal Peer: An individual who has reigned as King or Queen, or as Prince or Princess of a principality, is referred to as a Royal Peer.
- Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican and the Order of Defense are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.
Section IV.G.2 states: “The Crown may elevate subjects to the Peerage by granting membership in one of the Orders conferring a Patent of Arms, after consultation with the members of the Order within the Kingdom, and in accordance with the laws and customs of the kingdom. Restriction: to advance a candidate to the Order of Knighthood, a Knight of the Society must bestow the accolade.”
Section VIII.A.4 states: “The following institutions are established for all kingdoms in the Society. A Patent of Arms may be conferred only upon a person being admitted into one of these orders” and defines:
Each of the links above take you to the website for the Lochac chapter of each Order.