Awards, Title and Styles of the Middle Kingdom

 

Glossary of Terms
OP Abbreviation This heading will show the official abbreviation for each award and order, as used in the printed version of the Middle Kingdom Order of Precedence.
Letters Post-nominal letters are those letters that follow a gentle's name, frequently referred to as “alphabet soup”. Kingdom law dictates those awards and order that will allow the use of letters and it should be pointed out that not all honors convey this privilege. When used, they should be listed in order of precedence, not in the order earned.
Title A title is defined as a formal appellation attached to a person or family by virtue of office, rank, hereditary privilege, attainment or as a mark of respect; especially, such as an appellation as an indication of nobility. Typically, titles precede the given name. However, there are cultures in which this is not the case. The titles listed herein are the common English variant. For a list of authorized alternatives, see Corpora Appendix C: Titles of Rank.
Form of Address This is the appropriate style for a gentle of this rank.
Precedence Where the award or order can be found in the Middle Kingdom Order of Precedence.
Reason Given These are the reasons an award or order is usually given. However, it is still at the discretion of Crown.
Law This is where references to the award or order can be found. Some will be found in Corpora, and some will be found in Midrealm Law.
Blazon The heraldic blazon of the badge or regalia as registered with the SCA College of Arms.
First Recipient This is the first recipient acknowledged to have received this award or order according to the online Order of Precedence.
Notes Any historical notes associated with this award or order.

Award of the Dragons Treasure Award of The Baton Award of The Silver Acorn
Award of the Purple Fretty Award of the Dragon's Teeth Award of the Dragon's Flight
Award of the Grove Order of the Royal Vanguard Award of the Sapphire
Order of The Rose Royal Augmentation of Arms Kingdom Augmentation of Arms
Award of Arms Order of the Gaping Wound Award of the Dragon's Tooth
Order of The Dragon's Barb Order of The Cavendish Knot Order of The White Chamfrom
Order of The Red Company Award of the Purple Fret Award of the Queen's Favor
Award of the Doe's Grace Award of the King's Chalice Order of The Willow
Order of The Silver Oak Grant of Arms Order of The Greenwood Company
Company of the Bronze Ring Company of the White Lance Order of The Gold Mace
Order of The Evergreen Order of The Dragon's Heart Court Barony
Territorial Barony Knight Master of Arms
Order of The Laurel Order of The Pelican Viscounty
County Duchy Territorial Heirs
Territorial Prince and Princess Crown Prince and Princess King and Queen

 

Award of the Dragons Treasure
OP Abbreviation ADT
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given This is the youth award and is given for exemplary service to the kingdom.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-2700
Blazon (Fieldless) A dragon's gamb couped erect maintaining a roundel argent charged with a pale gules.
First Recipient Jacob ben Solomon - Aug 13, 1987 by the hands of TRM Talymar and Eislinn
Notes As an award, it may be granted to the same gentle more than once. The badge of the Award is frequently, but inaccurately, emblazoned with a green (vert) gamb.
Award of The Baton
OP Abbreviation AB
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given This award is given to the youth of the kingdom who have displayed chivalry and enthusiasm in the martial arts.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-2800
Blazon Or, a flanged mace bendwise sinister sable.
First Recipient Belle of Flaming Gryphon - Apr 7, 2001 by the hands of TRM Edmund and Kateryn
Notes As an award, it may be granted to the same gentle more than once.
Award of The Silver Acorn
OP Abbreviation ASA
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given This award is given to the youth of the kingdom who have displayed enthusiasm and effort in the arts and sciences.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-2900
Blazon Argent, on a pale gules three acorns argent.
First Recipient Shavana Leigh O'Dell - Apr 7, 2001 by the hands of TRM Edmund and Kateryn
Notes As an award, it may be granted to the same gentle more than once.
Award of the Purple Fretty
OP Abbreviation APFy
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given Granted to a branch, guild, or other organized group of the Society for excellent service.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-308
Blazon Or, fretty purpure.
First Recipient Barony of Flame - Dec 15, 1973 by TRM Merowald and Gwendolyn
Notes As a group award, this badge cannot be worn by an individual. It should be displayed on or with the group's banner or in some other manner when the group is assembled.
Award of the Dragon's Teeth
OP Abbreviation ATH
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given Granted to a branch, guild, or other organized group of the Society for excellence in group fighting.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-209
Blazon Argent, on a dance between two broken dragon's teeth vert another argent.
First Recipient Moonwulf's Rangers and Fighters of the Principality of Ealdormere - Aug 17, 1990 by TRM Comar and Lisa
Notes As a group award, this badge cannot be worn by an individual. It should be displayed on or with the group's banner or in some other manner when the group is assembled.
Award of the Dragon's Flight
OP Abbreviation ADF
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given Granted to a branch, guild, or other organized group of the Society for excellence in group archery.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-809
Blazon Argent, a pale vert scaly argent between four pheons vert.
First Recipient Gwyntarian Archers' Guild and House Darkyard - Aug 17, 1990 by TRM Comar and Lisa
Notes As a group award, this badge cannot be worn by an individual. It should be displayed on or with the group's banner or in some other manner when the group is assembled.
Award of the Grove
OP Abbreviation AG
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given Given to groups who have shown proficiency in the arts and/or sciences or exemplary service in furthering such field.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1200
Blazon Per pale Or and argent, a hurst purpure.
First Recipient Jaravellir Music Guild - Dec 11, 1993 by TRM Jafar and Catherine
Notes As a group award, this badge cannot be worn by an individual. It should be displayed on or with the group's banner or in some other manner when the group is assembled.
Order of the Royal Vanguard
OP Abbreviation ORV
Letters C.R.V.
Title None
Form of Address Companions of the Order of the Royal Vanguard
Precedence Conveys no Precedence
Reason Given Those who have served the Crown as King's Champions or Queen's Champions.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1100
Blazon (Fieldless) A demi-dragon rampant argent.
First Recipient The Order was created on Oct 2, 1993. Fifty of the known previous King's and Queen's champions were inducted at that time by TRM Dag and Ilsa.
Notes Induction into this order has been given to other champions, at the discretion of the Crown.
Award of the Sapphire
OP Abbreviation ASL
Letters R.S.L.
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no Precedence
Reason Given Those who exhibit courtesy, grace, and honor to people of all ranks and exemplifies what it means to be the embodiment of the dream.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1800
Blazon (Fieldless) A step-cut gemstone fesswise azure.
First Recipient Osmundus Thorkelsson - September 11, 1999 by TRM Ragnvaldr and Arabella.
Notes This award was originally known as the Award of the Sapphire's Light.
Order of The Rose
OP Abbreviation OR
Letters O.R.
Title None by virtue of this Order. However, the recipient will be of County or Duchy rank.
Form of Address None by virtue of this Order. However, the recipient will be of County or Duchy rank.
Precedence Conveys no Precedence (See notes)
Reason Given Automatic to Consort upon descending from the throne after one full reign.
Law Corpora VII.A.4.e and Midrealm Law IX-106
Blazon (Tinctureless) A wreath of roses.
First Recipient Diane Alene - Oct 10, 1970
Notes The Order of the Rose is a Society-wide Order, though the governance and precedence varies from kingdom to kingdom. In the Middle Kingdom, the Order of the Rose has undergone several changes throughout its history. At one point, it was a polling order and conveyed a Patent of Arms to the recipient. During this time, it ranked equal with the rest of the bestowed peerages.
Royal Augmentation of Arms
OP Abbreviation RAug
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given Typically for service to the Crown above and beyond the call of duty.
Law None
Blazon At the Crown's discretion
First Recipient The OP is missing data on this award
Notes This is the lesser of the two augmentations. To be registered with the College of Arms, the augmentation must follow most rules for submission.
Kingdom Augmentation of Arms
OP Abbreviation KAug
Letters None
Title None
Form of Address None
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given Given for long and dedicated service to the kingdom above and beyond the call of duty, and when no other award would adequately convey the esteem in which the recipient is held by Crown and Kingdom.
Law None
Blazon At the Crown's discretion
First Recipient Barony of Northwoods - Oct 4, 1975
Notes This is the greater of the two augmentations. Though it conveys no precedence or rank, this is perhaps the highest honor that the Crown can bestow upon a subject, due to its rarity of use. To be registered with the College of Arms, the augmentation must follow most rules for submission.
Award of Arms
OP Abbreviation AoA
Letters A.O.A.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address My Lord/My Lady
Precedence After Companions of the Order of the Gaping Wound.
Reason Given Given for many diverse reasons.
Law Corpora VII.A.2.a.1
Blazon None
First Recipient Haakon Redbeard - Jan 1, 1971 by TRM Franz and Abrizhade
Notes The Award of Arms is Society-wide. Orders and awards from other kingdoms that convey an Award of Arms will be listed in the Midrealm Order of Precedence at this level.
Order of the Gaping Wound
OP Abbreviation OGW
Letters C.G.W.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Companion of the Order of the Gaping Wound
Precedence Before Award of Arms, and after Orders of the Dragon's Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/Red Company and the Award of the Dragon's Tooth.
Reason Given Given to those who, on the field of Society combat, had suffered a hurt requiring surgery or other hospital care.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-100
Blazon None
First Recipient Fuyuzuru Tadashi, Niel ap Daepaed Llyrr of Marlincourt, Randall Longsleeves - May 8, 1972 by TRM Iriel and Morna.
Notes This Order was closed after Oct 1975 and no new members shall be admitted to the Order. The Order does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.
Award of the Dragon's Tooth
OP Abbreviation ODT
Letters R.D.T.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Recipient of the Dragon's Tooth
Precedence Equal to Orders of the Dragon's Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/Red Company, before Order of the Gaping Wound, and after the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice.
Reason Given Given to those who have performed dramatic deeds in the Arts Martial on behalf of the Middle Kingdom, above and beyond service normally expected of the subjects of the Crown.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-200
Blazon Or, on a pale vert three fangs palewise Or.
First Recipient Merowald de Sylveaston - Jan 1, 1971 by TRM Franz and Abrizhade
Notes The Award does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous. As an award, it can be granted to the same gentle more than once. This was originally the Order of the Dragon's Tooth. On March 25, 2006, the Order was disbanded and all Companions were converted to Recipients. This was done to reflect actual practice. There were many recipients that were inducted into the Order multiple times, which does not make sense.
Order of The Dragon's Barb
OP Abbreviation ODB
Letters C.D.B.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Companion of the Order of the Dragon's Barb
Precedence Equal to Award of the Dragon's Tooth and the Orders of the Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/Red Company, before Order of the Gaping Wound, and after the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice.
Reason Given Given for proficiency on the field of archery or exemplary service in furthering such field.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-800
Blazon (Fieldless) A dragon's tail palewise, barb to chief, within and issuant from an annulet vert, scaly argent.
First Recipient Hans Orwig, Michael O'Flynn, Ricard of Sable Tree, and Robert FitzAlwynn - Aug 13, 1987 by TRM Talymar and Eislinn
Notes The Order does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.
Order of The Cavendish Knot
OP Abbreviation OCK
Letters C.C.K.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Companions of the Order of the Cavendish Knot
Precedence Equal to Award of the Dragon's Tooth and the Orders of the Dragon's Barb/White Chamfron/Red Company, before Order of the Gaping Wound, and after the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice.
Reason Given Given to those who have shown proficiency on the field of rapier combat or exemplary service in furthering such field.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1000
Blazon (Fieldless) Four Cavendish knots conjoined in cross vert
First Recipient John Inchingham, Hoskeld Thorleiksson, Palymar of the Two Baronies, Alfred of Chester, Eyrny Ormarsdottir, Daibhid Ruadh MaclLachla, and Grimkirk ap Greymoor - May 8, 1993 by TRM Finn and Garlanda
Notes The Order does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.
Order of The White Chamfrom
OP Abbreviation OWC
Letters C.W.C.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Companions of the Order of the White Chamfron
Precedence Equal to Award of the Dragon's Tooth and the Orders of the Dragon's Barb/Cavendish Knot/Red Company, before Order of the Gaping Wound, and after the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice.
Reason Given Given to those who have shown proficiency on the field of equestrian activities or exemplary service in furthering such field.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1500
Blazon (Fieldless) A chamfron argent.
First Recipient Pieter van Doorn, Morgan Goldbeter, and Arial of Dragonsmark - Apr 17, 1999 by TRM Dag and Elayna
Notes The Order does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.
Order of The Red Company
OP Abbreviation ORC
Letters C.R.C.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Companions of the Order of the Red Company, or Sergeants of the Red Company
Precedence Equal to Award of the Dragon's Tooth and the Orders of the Dragon's Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron, before Order of the Gaping Wound, and after the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice.
Reason Given Given to those who have shown proficiency and leadership in melee and/or tournament combat.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1300
Blazon Gules, two flanged maces in saltire argent.
First Recipient Seventeen gentles were inducted into this Order on Aug 18, 1994 by TRM Finn and Garlanda
Notes The Order does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous. Companions of the Order will occasionally wear a red cloak. By Kingdom Law, once a Companion of this Order has been elevated to the Order of the Chivalry, they may no longer style themselves as Sergeants of the Order, but may still be addressed as Companions of the Order. The Order is now essentially a two-tier order, with the second tier being called Captains of the Red Company. These Captains are Companions of the Order of the Gold Mace.
Award of the Purple Fret
OP Abbreviation APF
Letters A.P.F.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Recipients of the Purple Fret
Precedence Equal to the Awards of the Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice, after the Orders of the Willow/Silver Oak, and before the Award of the Dragon's Tooth and the Orders of the Dragon's Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/Red Company.
Reason Given Given for long and devoted service to a group, office, or kingdom.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-300
Blazon Or, a fret purpure.
First Recipient Caellyn y'Vearn Fitzhugh - Oct 13, 1972 by TRM Andrew and Anne
Notes The Award does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous. As an award, it can be granted to the same gentle more than once. It is believed by many that this was once an order, and there are those that style themselves as Companions of the Order of the Purple Fret. A search of kingdom law by the Kingdom Seneschal has not revealed any evidence to support this. More likely, the Order of the Purple Fret was created by scribes who accidentally used the word Order instead of Award. It still happens today.
Award of the Queen's Favor
OP Abbreviation AQF
Letters A.Q.F.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Recipients of the Queen's Favor.
Precedence Equal to the Awards of the Purple Fret/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice, after the Orders of the Willow/Silver Oak, and before the Award of the Dragon's Tooth and the Orders of the Dragon's Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/Red Company.
Reason Given Given to those that have demonstrated courtesy and chivalry on or off the field, as well as kindness to those around them.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-400
Blazon Azure, a sword proper enfiled of a wreath of flowers argent, slipped and leaved vert.
First Recipient Graca da Alataia, Lars Vilhjalmsson the Fierce, and Otto von Schwartzkatz - Oct 30, 1982 by TRM Talymar and Eislinn
Notes The Award does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous. As an award, it can be granted to the same gentle more than once. The Award was renamed the Award of the Doe's Grace on May 6, 1988.
Award of the Doe's Grace
OP Abbreviation ADG
Letters A.D.G.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Recipients of the Doe's Grace.
Precedence Equal to the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/King's Chalice, after the Orders of the Willow/Silver Oak, and before the Award of the Dragon's Tooth and the Orders of the Dragon's Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/Red Company.
Reason Given Given to those that have demonstrated courtesy and chivalry on or off the field, as well as kindness to those around them.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-409
Blazon Azure, a sword proper enfiled of a wreath of flowers argent, slipped and leaved vert.
First Recipient Elen o Ddynevwr, Eliahu ben Itzhak, Charles Stewart O'Connor, and Jenna of Southwinds - May 7, 1988 by TRM Corwin and Shana
Notes The Award does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous. As an award, it can be granted to the same gentle more than once. The Award was formerly called the Award of the Queen's Favor and was renamed on May 6, 1988, in honor of Duchess Eislinn the Patient; the doe was a prominent charge on her arms. In practice, there are two versions of this award.It is given for courtesy and chivalry, as stated in kingdom law, and it is given for service to the crown. In this second variation, the text will generally read "this sign of the Queen's favor, the Award of the Doe's Grace."
Award of the King's Chalice
OP Abbreviation AKC
Letters R.K.C.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Recipients of the King's Chalice
Precedence Equal to the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace, after the Orders of the Willow/Silver Oak, and before the Award of the Dragon's Tooth and the Orders of the Dragon's Barb/Cavendish Knot/White Chamfron/Red Company.
Reason Given Given to those that have displayed excellence and authenticity in their chosen fields.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-450
Blazon (Fieldless) A chalice sable.
First Recipient Talbot MacTaggart and Freydis Haakonsdottir - Aug 14, 1997 by TRM Edmund and Kateryn
Notes The Award does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous. As an award, it can be granted to the same gentle more than once.
Order of The Willow
OP Abbreviation OW
Letters C.W.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Companions of the Order of the Willow
Precedence Equal to the Order of the Silver Oak, after the Grant of Arms, and before the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice
Reason Given Given to those that have shown proficiency, but not yet mastery, in one or more of the peaceful arts.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-500
Blazon Purpure, a willow tree eradicated Or.
First Recipient Asdis Stefansdottir, Ilsa von Schonau, Komura Shimitsu, Valthiona Cuthbert - Jul 19, 1975 by TRM Rolac and Lindanlorien
Notes The Order does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.
Order of The Silver Oak
OP Abbreviation OSO
Letters C.S.O.
Title Lord/Lady
Form of Address Companions of the Order of the Silver Oak
Precedence Equal to the Order of the Willow, after the Grant of Arms, and before the Awards of the Purple Fret/Queen's Favor/Doe's Grace/King's Chalice
Reason Given Given to those that have shown proficiency, but not yet mastery, in one or more of the sciences or in research
Law Midrealm Law XVII-600
Blazon Purpure, an oak tree blasted eradicated argent, fructed Or
First Recipient Gillian Olafsdottir d'Uriel - Feb 16, 1974 by TRM Merowald and Gwendolyn
Notes The Order does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.
Grant of Arms
OP Abbreviation GoA
Letters G.O.A./td>
Title The Honourable Lord/The Honourable Lady
Form of Address His Lordship/Her Ladyship
Precedence After the Orders of the Greenwood Company/Bronze Ring/White Lance/Gold Mace/Evergreen, and before the Orders of the Willow/Silver Oak.
Reason Given Usually given to Great Officers of State after six months service in office, it is also given for distinguished and outstanding accomplishment in any area.
Law Corpora VII.A.2.a.3, Midrealm Law III-101 and Midrealm Law IX-107.
Blazon None
First Recipient Andrew of Seldom Rest and Roland de Tourqrise - Oct 9, 1971
Notes The Grant of Arms is Society-wide. Orders and awards from other kingdoms that convey a Grant of Arms will be listed in the Midrealm Order of Precedence at this level. Great Officers of State will also receive a Dragon Crest with their Grants of Arms. This crest is reserved for Grants of Arms by virtue of service as a Great Officer of the Midrealm.
Order of The Greenwood Company
OP Abbreviation OGC
Letters C.G.C.
Title The Honourable Lord/The Honourable Lady
Form of Address His Lordship/Her Ladyship or Companions of the Order of the Greenwood Company or Foresters of the Greenwood
Precedence Equal to the Orders of the Bronze Ring/White Lance/Gold Mace/Evergreen, after the Order of the Dragon's Heart, and before the Grant of Arms.
Reason Given Given to those that have shown excellence in two of three areas of archery; skill, service and the arts and sciences
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1400
Blazon (Fieldless) Upon a hurst of pine trees vert, a pheon inverted Or.
First Recipient Robin Arthur Kyrke, Dughal Mac Donnel, Alexander MacIntosh of Islay, Grant Graeme du Menteith, Neko Me, Arwenna of Kelsley, Aelfric the Kestrell, and Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe - Feb 3, 1996 by TRM Tarquin and Aibhilin
Notes The Order does convey a Grant of Arms if the individual does not already have one. Companions of the Order will also occasionally wear a green hood with white and red trim
Company of the Bronze Ring
OP Abbreviation OBR
Letters C.B.R.
Title The Honourable Lord/The Honourable Lady
Form of Address His Lordship/Her Ladyship or Companion of the Bronze Ring or Warders of the Bronze Ring
Precedence Equal to the Orders of the Greenwood Company/White Lance/Gold Mace/Evergreen, after the Order of the Dragon's Heart, and before the Grant of Arms
Reason Given Given to those who have shown excellence and leadership in rapier combat and who have trained others in these skills.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1600
Blazon Gules, two rapiers in saltire argent within an annulet Or.
First Recipient Andrew McBain the Purple, Sarah of the Erie Sea, and Garth Brandon - Apr 17, 1999 by TRM Dag and Elayna
Notes The Order does convey a Grant of Arms if the individual does not already have one.
Company of the White Lance
OP Abbreviation OWL
Letters C.W.L.
Title The Honourable Lord/The Honourable Lady
Form of Address His Lordship/Her Ladyship or Companion of the White Lance
Precedence Equal to the Orders of the Greenwood Company/Bronze Ring/Gold Mace/Evergreen, after the Order of the Dragon's Heart, and before the Grant of Arms
Reason Given Given to those who have shown excellence in two of three area of equestrian activities; skill, service and the arts and sciences.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-1700
Blazon (Fieldless) A lance argent
First Recipient Serena Kimbelwyke, Zyriel Nightshade, and Mathilde of Jararvellir - Apr 17, 1999 by TRM Dag and Elayna
Notes The Order does convey a Grant of Arms if the individual does not already have one.
Order of The Gold Mace
OP Abbreviation OGM
Letters C.G.M.
Title The Honourable Lord/The Honourable Lady
Form of Address His Lordship/Her Ladyship or Companion of the Order of the Gold Mace or Captains of the Red Company.
Precedence Equal to the Orders of the Greenwood Company/Bronze Ring/White Lance/Evergreen, after the Order of the Dragon's Heart, and before the Grant of Arms
Reason Given Given to Companions of the Order of the Red Company who have shown both excellence and leadership in melee and/or tournament combat, and who have trained others in these skills.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-2600
Blazon Gules, two flanged maces in saltire within a bordure Or.
First Recipient Alaric le Fevre - Apr 8, 2000 by TRM Finn and Tamara.
Notes The Order does convey a Grant of Arms if the individual does not already have one. By Kingdom Law, once a Companion of this Order has been elevated to the Order of the Chivalry, they may no longer style themselves as Captains of the Order, but may still be addressed as Companions of the Order. This Order is essentially the second tier of the Order of the Red Company. That is why companions are addressed as Captains of the Red Company (not a typo.) When this Order was first established, recipients were styled as Lieutenants of the Red Company. Apparently, the rank of Lieutenant was not used in period, so it was changed to Captain.
Order of The Evergreen
OP Abbreviation OE
Letters C.E.
Title The Honourable Lord/The Honourable Lady
Form of Address His Lordship/Her Ladyship or Companion of the Order of the Evergreen
Precedence Equal to the Orders of the Greenwood Company/Bronze Ring/White Lance/Gold Mace, after the Order of the Dragon's Heart, and before the Grant of Arms
Reason Given Given to those who have both taught and shown excellence in one or more of the arts, sciences or research.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-2500
Blazon (Fieldless) A pine tree per pale purpure and Or.
First Recipient Jurgen von Baden - Apr 15, 2000 by TRM Finn and Tamara.
Notes The Order does convey a Grant of Arms if the individual does not already have one.
Order of The Dragon's Heart
OP Abbreviation ODH
Letters C.D.H.
Title The Honourable Lord/The Honourable Lady
Form of Address His Lordship/Her Ladyship or Companions of the Order of the Dragon's Heart
Precedence After Court Baronies, before the Orders of the Greenwood Company/Bronze Ring/White Lance/Gold Mace/Evergreen
Reason Given Given to those who have performed services on behalf of the Middle Kingdom above and beyond service normally expected of subjects of the Crown.
Law Midrealm Law XVII-700
Blazon Argent, a heart vert scaly argent.
First Recipient Duncan MacGregor and Roland de Tourgrise - Oct 13, 1973
Notes The Order does convey a Grant of Arms if the individual does not already have one.
Court Barony
OP Abbreviation Court
Letters None
Title Baron/Baroness
Form of Address Your Excellency, My Lord Baron, My Lady Baroness
Precedence After Territorial Baronies, and before the Order of the Dragon's Heart
Reason Given Typically, service to the Crown above and beyond that normally expected by the Crown's subjects.
Law Corpora VII.A.2.a.2
Blazon Silver Coronets with six pearls (spheroids), ornamented as they see fit.
First Recipient Signy Dimmridaela - Dec 31, 1970 by TRM Franz and Abrizhade
Notes The honor does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous. This honor is Society-wide.
Territorial Barony
OP Abbreviation Baron
Letters None
Title Baron/Baroness
Form of Address Your Excellency, My Lord Baron, My Lady Baroness, Baron/Baroness <Barony Name>
Precedence After the bestowed Peerages, before Court Baronies.
Reason Given This is an office more than an honor. The populace of the barony votes for their Coronet, subject to the approval of the Crown.
Law Corpora VII.A.2.b.3
Blazon Gold Coronets with six pearls (spheroids), ornamented as they see fit.
First Recipient Thorvald inn Grimmi (Northwoods) - Oct 31, 1970 by TRM Franz and Abrizhade
Notes The honor does convey an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous. This honor is Society-wide.
Knight
OP Abbreviation KSCA
Letters K.S.C.A.
Title Sir/Dame
Form of Address Sir Knight/Dame Knight
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Master of Arms/Laurels/Pelicans, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies.
Reason Given The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of tournament combat.
Law Corpora VII.A.4.a
Blazon A white belt; also a circular chain.
First Recipient Cariadoc of the Bow - Dec 31, 1969
Notes The Bestowed Peerages all convey a Patent of Arms. Although Dame is the official SCA female title, many prefer to use the title Sir. Knights are required to swear fealty to the Crown. This Order is Society-wide.
Master of Arms
OP Abbreviation MSCA
Letters M.S.C.A.
Title Master/Mistress
Form of Address My Lord/My Lady
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Knights/Laurels/Pelicans, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies
Reason Given The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of tournament combat.
Law Corpora VII.A.4.a
Blazon A white baldric
First Recipient Komura Shimitsu and Moonwulf Starkaaderson - May 29, 1976
Notes The Bestowed Peerages all convey a Patent of Arms. Masters at Arms are not required to swear fealty to the Crown. This Order is Society-wide.
Order of The Laurel
OP Abbreviation OL
Letters O.L.
Title Master/Mistress
Form of Address My Lord/ My Lady
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Knights/Masters at Arms/Pelicans, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies
Reason Given The candidate must have attained the standard of excellence in skill and/or knowledge equal to that of his or her prospective peers in some area of the Arts or Sciences. Furthermore, the candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society.
Law Corpora VII.A.4.b
Blazon A laurel wreath.
First Recipient Abrizhade de Medina and Diane Alene - May 8, 1971 by TRM Iriel and Morna
Notes The Bestowed Peerages all convey a Patent of Arms. This Order is Society-wide.
Order of The Pelican
OP Abbreviation OP
Letters O.P.
Title Master/Mistress
Form of Address My Lord/ My Lady
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Knights/Masters at Arms/Laurels, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies
Reason Given The candidate must have attained the standard of service to the Society or any of its branches equal to that of his or her prospective peers, which is above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society.
Law Corpora VII.A.4.c
Blazon A chapeau; also a Pelican in its piety; also a Pelican vulning itself..
First Recipient Cariadoc of the Bow - May 8, 1971 by TRM Iriel and Morna.
Notes The Bestowed Peerages all convey a Patent of Arms. This Order is Society-wide.
Viscounty
OP Abbreviation Visc
Letters None
Title Viscount/Viscountess
Form of Address Your Excellency, My Lord Viscount, My Lady Viscountess
Precedence After County, before Bestowed Peerages.
Reason Given Automatic upon descending from the throne after one full reign as Territorial Prince or Princess.
Law Corpora Appendix C
Blazon Coronets embattled, all silver, ornamented as they see fit.
First Recipient Ternon de Caerleon and Ghleanna Meghan of Kirkcaldy - Mar 27 1982 - for Principality of Calontir
Notes A Royal Peer. This honor is Society-wide.
County
OP Abbreviation County
Letters None
Title Count/Countess
Form of Address Your Excellency, My Lord Count, My Lady Countess
Precedence After Duchy, before Viscounty
Reason Given Automatic upon descending from the throne after one full reign as King or Queen.
Law Corpora Appendix C
Blazon Coronets embattled, all gold, ornamented as they see fit.
First Recipient Cariadoc of the Bow and Diane Alene - Oct 10, 1970
Notes A Royal Peer. This honor is Society-wide.
Duchy
OP Abbreviation Ducal
Letters None
Title Duke/Duchess
Form of Address Your Grace, My Lord Duke, My Lady Duchess
Precedence After Territorial Heirs, before County.
Reason Given Automatic upon descending from the throne after second full reign as King or Queen
Law Corpora Appendix C
Blazon Coronets with strawberry leaves, ornamented as they see fit.
First Recipient Cariadoc of the Bow and Diane Alene - Oct 9, 1971
Notes A Royal Peer. This honor is Society-wide.
Territorial Heirs
OP Abbreviation Heir
Letters None
Title Lord Heir/Lady Heiress
Form of Address Your Excellency
Precedence After Territorial Prince and Princess, before Duchy
Reason Given Victor and Consort of Principality Coronet List.
Law Corpora VI.A.1.a.4
Blazon Coronets of silver with a single dance, ornamented as They see fit.
Notes A member of the Royal Family.
Territorial Prince and Princess
OP Abbreviation Coronet
Letters None
Title Prince/Princess
Form of Address Your Stellar Highness, Your Serene Highness, Your Highness
Precedence After Crown Prince and Princess, before Territorial Heirs
Reason Given Victor and Consort of Principality Coronet List.
Law Corpora VI.A.1.a.1
Blazon Coronets of silver, ornamented as They see fit.
Notes A member of the Royal Family.
Crown Prince and Princess
OP Abbreviation Prince
Letters None
Title Prince/Princess, Crown Prince/Princess
Form of Address Your Royal Highness, Your Highness
Precedence After King and Queen, before Territorial Prince and Princess
Reason Given Victor and Consort of Kingdom Crown List.
Law Corpora VI.A.1.a.4
Blazon Crowns of silver, ornamented as They see fit.
Notes A member of the Royal Family.
King and Queen
OP Abbreviation Crown
Letters None
Title King/Queen
Form of Address Your Royal Majesty, Your Majesty, Sire, My Liege (if you have sworn fealty)
Precedence Before Crown Prince and Princess
Reason Given Victor and Consort of Kingdom Crown List.
Law Corpora VI.A.1.a.1
Blazon Crowns of gold, ornamented as They see fit
Notes A member of the Royal Family.

 

 


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