Awards, Titles and Styles

A glossary of terms can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

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.

Prince and Princess, Crown

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.

Barony, Court

OP Abbreviation Court Baronial Coronet
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.

 

Duchy

OP Abbreviation Ducal Ducal Coronet
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.

County

OP Abbreviation Ducal County Coronet
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 first 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.

Viscounty

OP Abbreviation Visc Viscounty Coronet
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.

Rose, Order of the

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.

Chivalry, Order of the – Knight

OP Abbreviation KSCA
Letters K.S.C.A.
Title Sir or Dame
Form of Address Sir Knight/Dame Knight
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Master of Arms/Laurels/Pelicans/Defence, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies except while such are in their own lands.
Reason Given The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of tournament combat.
Law Corpora VIII.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.

Chivalry, Order of the – Master of Arms

OP Abbreviation MSCA Master of Arms Baldric
Letters M.S.C.A.
Title Master/Mistress
Form of Address My Lord/My Lady
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Knights/Laurels/Pelicans/Defence, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies except while such are in their own lands.
Reason Given The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of tournament combat.
Law Corpora VIII.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 of Arms are not required to swear fealty to the Crown. This Order is Society-wide.

Laurel, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OL Laurel Wreath
Letters O.L.
Title Master/Mistress
Form of Address My Lord/My Lady
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Knights/Masters of Arms/Pelicans/Defence, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies except while such are in their own lands.
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 VIII.A.4.b
Regalia 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.

Pelican, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OP Pelican in her piety
Letters O.P.
Title Master/Mistress
Form of Address My Lord/My Lady
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Knights/Masters of Arms/Laurels/Defence, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies except while such are in their own lands.
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 VIII.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.

Defence, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OP Laurel Wreath
Letters O.P.
Title Master/Mistress
Form of Address My Lord/My Lady
Precedence Equal to the Orders of Knights/Masters of Arms/Laurels/Pelicans, after Viscounty, and before Territorial Baronies except while such are in their own lands.
Reason Given The candidate must be considered the equal of their prospective peers with the basic weapons of rapier and/or cut-and-thrust combat. 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 VIII.A.4.d
Blazon Three rapier swords in pall inverted, points to center.
First Recipients  
Notes The Bestowed Peerages all convey a Patent of Arms. This Order is Society-wide.

 

Dragon’s Heart, Order of the

OP Abbreviation ODH Dragon's Heart
Letters C.D.H.
Title The Honourable Lord/Lady/Noble
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.

Purple Fret, Award of the

OP Abbreviation APF Purple Fret
Letters A.P.F.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble
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 Arms

OP Abbreviation AoA
Letters A.O.A.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.

Grant of Arms

OP Abbreviation GoA
Letters G.O.A.
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.

Royal Vanguard, Order of the

OP Abbreviation ORV Emblem of the Royal Vanguard
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 Recipients 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 is been given to other champions, at the discretion of the Crown.

Sapphire, Award of the

OP Abbreviation ASL Sapphire Azure
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.

Doe’s Grace, Award of the

OP Abbreviation ADG Emblem of the Doe's Grace
Letters A.D.G.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.”

Queen’s Favor, Award of the

OP Abbreviation AQF Emblem of the Doe's Grace
Letters A.Q.F.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.

Augmentation of Arms, Royal

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.
Blazon At the Crown’s discretion
Notes This is the lesser of the two augmentations. Its form will be suggested by the Crown that gives it, but this is just a suggestion, as any Augmentation of Arms registered with the College of Heralds must follow the rules set forth in SENA.

Augmentation of Arms, Kingdom

OP Abbreviation KAug Populace Badge
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.
Blazon Argent, a pale gules surmounted by a dragon passant vert.
First Recipient Barony of Northwoods – Oct 4, 1975
Notes This gives the recipient the right to put the populace badge of the Midrealm, “Argent, a pale gules surmounted by a dragon passant vert” on their arms as an augmentation. All Augmentations of Arms registered with the College of Heralds must follow the rules set forth in SENA.

 

Willow, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OW Willow
Letters C.W.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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 conveys an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.

Silver Oak, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OSO Silver Oak
Letters C.S.O.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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 conveys an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.

Evergreen, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OE Evergreen
Letters C.E.
Title The Honorable Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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 conveys a Grant of Arms if the individual does not already have one.

King’s Chalice, Award of the

OP Abbreviation AKC King's Chalice
Letters R.K.C.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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 conveys 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.

 

Dragon’s Tooth, Award of the

OP Abbreviation ODT Dragon's Tooth
Letters R.D.T.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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, as there were many recipients that were inducted into the Order multiple times.

Dragon’s Barb, Award of the

OP Abbreviation ODB Dragon's Barb
Letters C.B.D.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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 conveys an Award of Arms if the individual was not already armigerous.

Greenwood Company, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OCG Greenwood Company
Letters C.G.C.
Title Forester, The Honorable Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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

Red Company, Order of the

OP Abbreviation ORC Red Company
Letters C.R.C.
Title Sergeant, Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.

Gold Mace, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OGM Order of the Gold Mace
Letters C.G.M.
Title Captain, The Honorable Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.

Cavendish Knot, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OCK Cavendish Knot
Letters C.C.K
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.

Bronze Ring, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OBR Bronze Ring
Letters C.B.R.
Title Warder, The Honorable Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.

White Chamfron, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OWC White Chamfron
Letters C.W.C.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.

White Lance, Company of the

OP Abbreviation OWL White Lance
Letters C.W.L.
Title Lancer, The Honorable Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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.

Gaping Wound, Order of the

OP Abbreviation OGW
Letters C.G.W.
Title Lord/Lady/Noble/Armiger
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
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.

 

Purple Fretty, Award of the

OP Abbreviation APFy Purple Fretty
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.

Dragon’s Teeth, Award of the

OP Abbreviation ATH Dragon's Teeth
Precedence Conveys no precedence
Reason Given Granted to a branch, household, 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.

Dragon’s Flight, Award of the

OP Abbreviation ADF Dragon's Flight
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.

Grove, Award of the

OP Abbreviation Input Emblem of the Grove
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.

 

Dragon’s Treasure, Award of the

OP Abbreviation ADT Dragon's Treasure
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.

Baton, Award of the

OP Abbreviation AB Emblem of the Baton
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.

Silver Acorn, Award of the

OP Abbreviation ASA Silver Acorn
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.

 

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.