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The An Tir Handbook, 3rd Edition, May XXXIII/1998

Awards

Award Descriptions

Glossary of Terms

Rank
A level of distinction or excellence that is armigerous, or in other words, gives the recipient the right, privilege, and obligation to bear unique and distinct arms (what is commonly referred to as a device).
Precedence
The ordering of a rank from highest to lowest in accordance with the bearer's right to superior honour on occasions of ceremony.
Title
an appellation of honour attached to a person by virtue of their rank, precedence, or office.

Non-Armigerous Awards and Honours

Augmentation of Arms
the highest non-armigerous award granted for service to the Kingdom in an official capacity (so far only 2 have been given in An Tir).
Belated Rose, Honour of the
a mark of favour given by the Ladies of the Rose and the Ladies of Valorous Estate for courteous behaviour.
Carp, Order of the
created by Queen Lao, membership is awarded by the Queen for excellence in persona development.
Forget-me-not
a token of personal favour given by the Queen of An Tir, first created by Princess Maelen of An Tir.
Gallant
a baronial honour for rapier-combat fighters who have completed a set of requirements and are obliged to swear fealty to the Baroness.
Iron Chain, Order of
created by Prince Manfred, membership is bestowed by fellow members in recognition of courage in the face of real danger in the context of an S.C.A. event.
King’s Favour
a token of personal favour given by the King created by King Barak.
Lector Ithra
a degree granted by the University of Ithra upon completion of a prescribed set of classes.
Lion of An Tir/Honour of the Lion
created by Queen Hlutwige, a mark of favour given once a reign to an individual who embodies the ideals of the Society.
Lion's Cub
an award given by the Crown to children who have shown noble merit.
Lion's Arrow, Honor of the
a mark of favour given by the Crown to those who have completed a term as the Kingdom Protector (archery champion).
Lion's Heart, Honour of the
a mark of favour given by the Crown to those who have completed a term as the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion.
Lion's Rapier, Honour of the
a mark of favour given by the Crown to those who have completed a term as the Champion of Rapier Combat.
Lion's Sword, Honour of the
a mark of favour given by the Crown to those who have completed a term as the Champion of An Tir.
Lion's Torse, Order of the
founded by King Steingrim, membership is awarded by the king to those whose armour worn on the field is functional, historically accurate, and esthetically pleasing.
Magistrae Ithra
a degree granted by the University of Ithra to individuals who have successfully taught a class three times.
Mano d'Oro
a token of favour given by the Minister for Arts and Sciences for significant service to furtherance of the Arts and Sciences in the Kingdom.
Muckin' Tall Maul
an award given by the previous recipient for conspicuous ferocity in the Crown or Coronet list of An Tir.
Olde Shattered Shield
an award given by the previous recipient for conspicuous valour in the Crown or Coronet list of An Tir.
Rose, Order of the
membership consists of those who have served as Queen of An Tir.
Silver Rose, Honour of the
a mark of favour given by the Crown to the fighter who finished second in the Coronet or Crown list of An Tir.
Throne Favour
A personal award given by the Throne for a single contribution of significant consequence, i.e. successfully autocratting a demo at a world exposition, averting a Kingdom-level political crisis, etc.

Armigerous Awards

The Gentry
Award of Arms - the lowest level of armigerous rank awarded by the Crown generally to those who have become recognized integrated participants in the Society. The Crown of An Tir has granted Principality Coronets the privilege of bestowing AA's to subjects of Their Principalities in the name of the Crown. Those who have achieved an Award level rank are given the title of Lord or Lady.
Armigerous Group - An organization or group of people which has been given an Award of Arms for noticeable contributions to the well-being of the Kingdom.
Baron/Baroness - a title bestowed by the Crown on those who act as representatives of the Crown in the Baronies of the Kingdom; usually referred to as "landed" or "territorial". This title is accompanied by the rank of an Award of Arms but no precedence as it is temporary.
Court Baron/Baroness - a title bestowed by the Crown usually to founding and/or stepping-down Barons/Baronesses and Peers who have given long term service to the Kingdom. This title is accompanied by the rank and precedence of an Award of Arms.

The Nobility
Grant of Arms - the second level of armigerous rank. Those who have achieved a Grant level award are given the designation of His Lordship or Her Ladyship.
Goutte de Sang, Order of the - membership carries a Grant of Arms and is awarded by the Crown to those who have given excellent service to the Kingdom.
Grey Goose Shaft - a Grant level award given by the Crown for excellence in archery.
Jambe de Lion, Order of the - membership carries a Grant of Arms and is awarded by the Crown to those who have shown excellence in the arts and sciences.
White Scarf, Order of the - membership carries a Grant of Arms and is awarded by the Crown to those who have shown excellence in rapier combat.
Hasta Leonis - a Grant level award given by the Crown for excellence and chivalry in the pursuit and practice of the art of war.

The Peerage
Chivalry, Order of the - membership carries a Patent of Arms and is awarded by the Crown to those who have demonstrated qualities of nobility and outstanding achievement in armoured combat in the Kingdom.
Count/Countess - the title earned by those who have served once as the King or Queen and usually accompanied by the awarding of a Patent of Arms by the Crown.
Dowager Princess - a unique title granted by the Board of Directors honouring Viscountess Janeltis.
Duke/Duchess - a title achieved by those who have served at least twice as the Sovereign or Consort of a Kingdom.
Knight - a member of the Order of Chivalry who has sworn fealty to the Throne upon his/her elevation to the Peerage.
Laurel, Order of the - membership carries a Patent of Arms and is awarded by the Crown to those who have demonstrated qualities of nobility and outstanding achievement in the arts and sciences in the Kingdom.
Master at Arms - a member of the Order of Chivalry who did not swear fealty to the Thrones of An Tir upon their elevation to the Peerage. This was originated for those who could not swear fealty because of modern loyalty oaths.
Patent of Arms - the highest level of armigerous rank.
Pelican, Order of the - membership carries a Patent of Arms and is awarded by the Crown to those who have demonstrated qualities of nobility and outstanding achievement in service to the Kingdom.
Valorous Estate, Lords and Ladies of - an honour given to those who have served as Prince or Princess of An Tir.
Viscount/Viscountess - the title achieved by those who have served as Prince or Princess of An Tir and more recently of the Summits and Avacal. This rank usually is accompanied by a Patent of Arms.

Inactive Awards
Golden Unicorn - a non-armigerous token of personal favour given by the Dowager Princess of An Tir.
Leaf of Merit - an Award level armigerous service award from the Kingdom of the West.
Muckin' Great Clubbe - a non-armigerous award given for ferocity in the Crown list of the Kingdom of the West.
Olde Battered Helm - a non-armigerous award given for valour in the Crown list of the Kingdom of the West.
Queen's Cipher - a non-armigerous token of personal favour from the Queen of the West.
Queen's Order of Grace - a non-armigerous token of personal favour from the Queen of the West.
Rose Leaf, Order of the - an Award level armigerous award given for achievement in the arts and sciences in the Kingdom of the West.
Silver Unicorn - a non-armigerous token of personal favour given by the Dowager Princess of An Tir.


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