First Poet of Carolingia1First Poet is not a Champion as designated in Baronial Policies, and bears no committment to the Champion’s Agreement or responsibility for finding another poet to replace them. As a special designation by the Baronial Heads, however, they do represent Carolingia much the way a Champion is expected to.: Lady Sugawara no Naeme (Gathering of Fools, 2022)
I consider myself to be a Carolingian, hold no office or position in any other barony or shire that divides my loyalties as a champion of Carolingia, and actively participate in Carolingian activities.
It is understood that I may have personal fealty to individuals and to the crowns of the East in addition to my loyalties to Carolingia, and that I will resolve any potential conflicts of these fealties in a way consistent with my personal honor.
During my term I have the duty to defend and serve the Baron, Baroness and the Barony of Carolingia, which I will do to the best of my ability.
I will make every effort to attend Carolingian court and to represent Carolingia on state occasions. I will try to participate in as many Carolingian Events as possible.
I will fight for the glory and honor of Carolingia whenever possible and will serve Carolingia against her foes in times of war.
I will strive to be an example of courtesy and chivalry, bringing honor to Carolingia through my actions on the field and my behavior towards others both on and off the field.
It is my duty to organize the format of the competition for my replacement, and to ensure that it takes place about one year after my selection.
I will bear the trust of Carolingia, and any champions regalia with pride, and will conclude my service well.