TRM Calontir, Martino and Ariel, have posted a missive titled Regarding Newcomers Tokens to the Calontir.org website.
In it They state that the Kingdom had initiated the Newcomers Tokens with the express permission of the Society Seneschal. They further state that the first notice anyone in Calontir had of the Society Exchequer’s ruling disallowing such tokens was emails from the Society Exchequer sent after the tokens were already in circulation; official publication of the Society Exchequer’s ruling was not issued until April 4, 2014.
Their Majesties go on to say:
We are, quite simply, trying to restore the good name of Our officers and Calontir. Our kingdom officers are true and dedicated servants of the kingdom and the Society. We are very displeased that they should be treated poorly in a public forum by those who did not have all the information before they made accusations and condemnations. We believe apologies are in order.
Please be sure to read Their Majesties’ full Missive at the Calontir.org website.