Orders and Awards

Important Links

Online Order of Precedence: The OP is a searchable online database of awards and honors bestowed by the Crown of Ansteorra, or held by residents of Ansteorra. The OP is maintained by the Zodiacus Herald, who is a deputy to Star Principal Herald.

Award Constitutions: The constitutions define the purpose, precedence, insignia, and other details for all precedence-bearing Ansteorran awards and orders and Kingdom-level nonarmigerous awards. Maintained by the Special Documents deputies.

Award Texts: This document provides the wording for the formal documents that accompany the bestowal of an Ansteorran award or order. It also contains insignia information and black-and-white line drawings of badges for the awards. Maintained by the Special Documents deputies.

Insignia: The official Insignia webpage is home to an excellent article about Ansteorran insignia. An older insignia page is here; it is incomplete and out-of-date, but does have some sample images of existing insignia. The insignia deputy is the best person to contact with questions about proper creation of insignia. Donations of completed insignia should be made to the Crown or their Sable Scroll.

Kingdom Armory: This link shows the populace ensign (badge), as well as the correct emblazons (pictures) for the arms of the Kingdom and the King and Queen of Ansteorra.

Note that all recipients of an award or members of an order have the right to display the badge of the award or order.

Nonarmigerous Awards

Award Reason given
(see Constitutions for more details)
Badge Insignia
(see Insignia Page for more details)
Created By
Award of the Sable Falcon Chivalric Combat None* Award of the Sable Falcon Inman and Arrowyn I
Award of the Rising Star of Ansteorra Exceptional Endeavors by Youth Award of the Rising Star of Ansteorra Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pin Mikael and Rebekka I
Award of the Queen's Rapier Rapier Combat None* Award of the Queen's Rapier Patrick and Julia I
Award of the King's Archer of Ansteorra

(Name not registerable. It is a generic form that is allowed for any kingdom.)
Archery None* Award of the King's Archer of Ansteorra Mahdi and Valeria I
Award of the Golden Bridle of Ansteorra Equestrian Arts None* Award of the Golden Bridle of Ansteorra Richard II and Gladwen I
Award of the Golden Star of Ansteorra Service to the Crown None* A unique token chosen by the granting Crown, bearing their initials or other personal mark Ulsted III and Ebergardis I
Award of the Sable Flur of Ansteorra Arts & Sciences None* Award of the Sable Flur of Ansteorra Hrafn and Elizabeta II
Award of the Sable Sparrow of Ansteorra Service None* Award of the Sable Sparrow of Ansteorra Hrafn and Elizabeta II
Award of the Aquila Aurea of Ansteorra Youth Martial Arts Award of the Aquila Aurea of Ansteorra
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pin Lochlan III and Michelle I
Award of the Lilium Aureum of Ansteorra Youth Arts & Sciences Award of the Lilium Aureum of Ansteorra
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pin Lochlan III and Michelle I
Award of the Lyra Aurea of Ansteorra Youth Service Award of the Lyra Aurea of Ansteorra
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pin Lochlan III and Michelle I
Order of the Lions of Ansteorra Exemplifying the ideals of the Society and serving as an inspiration to others Order of the Lions of Ansteorra Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pin Jonathan and Willow I
Order of the Rose Those who have served as Royal Consort Order of the Rose
Note: This badge is registered as tinctureless at Society, so the roses can be any color.
In Ansteorra, by tradition, members of the Order may wear an Or cloak with a sable border, upon which lies a garland of roses Or Society

* This award is not intended to have a badge.

Armigerous Awards

Award Reason given
(see Constitutions for more details)
Badge Insignia
(see Insignia Page for more details)
Created By
Award of Arms At the pleasure of the Crown None* None officially. Many crowns present new armigers with a metal circlet/fillet of ½" height or less. Such circlets are not currently reserved or restricted insignia. Society
Order of the Sable Garland of Ansteorra Knights and Masters of Arms who exemplify the ideals of Chivalry in the eyes of the Crown None A sable cloak with a border, Or, upon which lies a garland of mullets of five greater and five lesser points slipped and leaved sable. Mikael IV and Mikaela II
Award of the Sable Comet of Ansteorra Service to an official branch of the SCA other than a Barony. "Branch" is defined in Corpora. Award of the Sable Comet of Ansteorra
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pin Sigmund II and Sieglinde II
Award of the Compass Rose of Ansteorra Service to children Award of the Compass Rose of Ansteorra Badge of the award worn as a medallion or pin Mikael II and Rebekka II
Sodality of the Sentinels of the Stargate Baronial Service Order for Stargate Sodality of the Sentinels of the Stargate Badge of the order worn as a medallion  
Order of the Oak of the Steppes Baronial Service Order for Steppes Order of the Oak of the Steppes An oak leaf Or attached to a ribbon sable singly striped vert, worn around the neck or the right shoulder  
Order of the Firebrand of Bjornsborg

(name not registered)
Baronial Service Order for Bjornsborg Order of the Firebrand of Bjornsborg
This badge is fieldless.
Unknown  
Order of the Silent Trumpet of Bordermarch Baronial Service Order for Bordermarch None registered Order of the Silent Trumpet of Bordermarch
A baldric gules singly striped and tasseled azure, worn over the left shoulder.
 
Order of the Dreigiau Bryn Baronial Service Order for Bryn Gwlad Order of the Dreigiau Bryn Badge of Order sewn on a ribbon sable triply striped argent.  
Order of the Heart of the Sable Storm Baronial Service Order for Namron Order of the Heart of the Sable Storm
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the order worn as a medallion  
Order des Cotes Anciennes Baronial Service Order for Eldern Hills Order des Cotes Anciennes Badge of the order worn as a medallion  
Order of the Raven's Wings Baronial Service Order for Raven's Fort Order of the Raven's Wings
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin  
Order of the Azure Keystone of Elfsea Baronial Service Order for Elfsea Order of the Azure Keystone of Elfsea
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the order worn as a medallion  
Order of the Lanternarius of Wiesenfeuer Baronial Service Order for Wiesenfeuer Order of the Lanternarius of Wiesenfeuer
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the order worn as a medallion  
Order of the Serpent's Toils of Loch Soilleir Baronial Service Order for Loch Soilleir Order of the Serpent's Toils of Loch Soilleir
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the order worn as a medallion  
Order of the Western Cross of Bonwicke Baronial Service Order for Bonwicke None registered Unknown  
Order of the Lions Paw of Kenmare Baronial Service Order for Northkeep Order of the Lions Paw of Kenmare
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin  
Award of the Sable Thistle of Ansteorra Arts & Sciences Award of the Sable Thistle of Ansteorra
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin Jonathan and Willow I
Award of the Sable Crane of Ansteorra Service to the Kingdom Award of the Sable Crane of Ansteorra Badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin Jonathan and Willow II
Award of the Sable Talon of Ansteorra Martial Endeavors Award of the Sable Talon of Ansteorra
This badge is fieldless.
Badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin Created by edict of Drake and Sibri as the "Award of the Optio of Legio Ansteorrae", which was closed and replaced by the Talon under Ulsted and Cateau II.
Award of the King's Gauntlet of Ansteorra Service to the King None* Award of the King's Gauntlet of Ansteorra
A leather or cloth gauntlet bearing an Ansteorran star (a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable) and the granting king's sigil/cypher.
Jonathan and Willow I
Award of the Queen's Glove of Ansteorra Service to the Queen None* Award of the Queen's Glove of Ansteorra
A cloth or leather glove bearing the Queen's Rose (a rose sable charged with another Or, thereon a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable) and the granting Queen's sigil/cypher.
Jonathan and Willow I

* This award is not intended to have a badge.

Grant-Level Awards

Award Reason given
(see Constitutions for more details)
Badge Insignia
(see Insignia Page for more details)
Created By
Grant of Arms At the pleasure of the Crown None* None Society
Order of the White Scarf of Ansteorra Rapier Combat Order of the White Scarf of Ansteorra badge Order of the White Scarf of Ansteorra scarf Created by Simonn & Tessa as a Principality of Ansteorra order under Atenveldt's Jonathan & Willow. Made a kingdom order by Lloyd and Joselyn I.
Order of the Star of Merit of Ansteorra Service to the Kingdom Order of the Star of Merit of Ansteorra badge Order of the Star of Merit of Ansteorra garter Jonathan and Willow I
Order of the Iris of Merit of Ansteorra Arts & Sciences Order of the Iris of Merit of Ansteorra badge Order of the Iris of Merit of Ansteorra garter Jonathan and Willow I
Order of the Centurions of the Sable Star of Ansteorra Chivalric Combat Order of the Centurions of the Sable Star of Ansteorra badge
This badge is fieldless.
Order of the Centurions of the Sable Star of Ansteorra garter
In addition to the garter, many members of the Order wear a red cloak with the badge prominently displayed on it.
Inman IV and Athena II
Order of the Arc d'Or of Ansteorra Missile Weaponry Order of the Arc d'Or of Ansteorra badge Order of the Arc d'Or of Ansteorra bracer
Order of the Arc d'Or of Ansteorra garter
Created by Aaron and Britta I as the Order of the Arcus Majoris. Changed by treaty with Trimaris to the Arc d'Or of Ansteorra by Ulsted and Cateau II.
Changed by treaty with Trimaris to include all missile weapons (not just archery) by Gabriel and Sonja I.
Order of the Golden Lance of Ansteorra Equestrian Arts None Order of the Golden Lance of Ansteorra Miguel and Conal I
Court Barony At the pleasure of the Crown None* A flat-topped or engrailed coronet. See sumptuary rules in Kingdom Law for more details. Society

* This award is not intended to have a badge.

Peerages

Award Reason given
(see Corpora for more details)
Badge Insignia
(see Insignia Page for more details)
Created By
Order of Knighthood Chivalric Combat Order of Knighthood White belt and unadorned gold chain Society

Order of Mastery of Arms

Chivalric Combat (Fieldless) A white baldric White baldric Society
Order of the Laurel Arts & Sciences Order of the Laurel Laurel wreath worn on the head and/or badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin. In Ansteorra, many members of the Order also wear a cloak that incorporates the badge. Society
Order of the Pelican Service Order of the Pelican
Also: (Tinctureless) A pelican vulning itself.This means that the pelican can be shown without the nest and chicks.
Cap of maintenance (chapeau) and/or badge of the order worn as a medallion or pin. The cap may be gules trimmed ermine or gules trimmed argent goutty de sang (red blood drops). In Ansteorra, many members of the Order also wear a cloak that incorporates the badge. Society
Order of Defense Rapier Combat Order of Defense The official insignia is a white livery collar. Most members of the Order wear a medallion bearing the badge of the order suspended from their collar. In Ansteorra, members of the Order also wear a white short cloak that incorporates the badge. Society

* Note that the badges for the Laurel, Pelican, and Order of Defense are all tinctureless, which means that these badges have no defined coloration, either of the background or of the charges. The chain for the Order of Knighthood is also tinctureless. The white belt and white baldric for the Order of Knighthood and the Mastery of Arms, respectively, are both fieldless badges, which means that these badges have no defined coloration for the background.

Nobility

Award Reason given
(see Constitutions for more details)
Badge Insignia
(See sumptuary rules in Kingdom Law for more details)
Created By
Barony in Fief Being a territorial Baron or Baroness None* A flat-topped or engrailed coronet decorated with the arms, ensign, or other badges of the barony which they rule Society
Viscounty Completing a reign as Sovereign or Consort of a Principality None* Those with Viscounty rank are entitled to wear coronets that conform with the sumptuary laws of the Kingdom where the Viscounty was granted. Society
County Completing a reign as Sovereign or Consort of a Kingdom None* County Society
Duchy Completing two reigns as Sovereign or Consort of a Kingdom None* Duchy Society

* This award is not intended to have a badge.

Most of the graphics on this page were created by Mistress Gunnvör silfrahárr. Full-size SVG vector graphics for Gunnvör's images can be downloaded here.

The graphics for the Queen's Rose, Lyra Aurea, Lilium Aureum, and Aquila Aurea were created by Mistress Emma de Fetherstan. The graphic for the Order of the Arc d'Or was created by Mistress Sara Penrose. The graphic for the Order of Defense was taken from the LoI in OSCAR.

For questions about or corrections to this webpage, please contact the Special Documents deputies (Mistress Serena Lascelles and Mistress Sara Penrose).

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