(from the SCA Corpora : Section III.C.1)
- Kingdom: area ruled by a King and Queen
- Principality: area within a kingdom ruled by a Prince and Princess
Within Kingdoms or Principalities
- Barony: area administered by a Baron and/or Baroness, the ceremonial representative(s) of the Crown.
- Province: equivalent of a barony without a ceremonial representative
- Shire: local branch reporting directly to a kingdom or principality
- Canton: local branch reporting through a barony
- Riding: local branch reporting through a province
- College: institutional branch based at a school, research facility, etc.
- Stronghold: institutional branch based at a military installation
- Port: institutional branch based at a military installation in situations where groups of members will be detached for long periods, as with ships at sea