Awards & Peerages

Baronial Awards of Ynys Fawr
To recommend that someone be admitted to one of the Baronial award orders email your B&B, send a letter or hand a note to the Baron or Baroness. Their address can be found in Pegasus.

Order of the Garnet Anchor (ga)
New companions of the order of the Garnet Anchor are admitted for service to the Barony. It may be for cooking, cleaning, teaching, stewarding, setting up, packing up, transporting, doing an officer position well and other such helpful things.

Azure Pennon (ap)
This is the Baronial Arts and Sciences award. It can be given for Armouring, Brewing, Calligraphy, Dancing, Embroidery, Fibre craft, Garb making, Herbal studies, Illumination, Juggling, Knotwork, Leatherwork, Millinery, Needlework, Overdresses, Pottery, Quintain making, Research, Storytelling, Tumbling, Undergarments, Vinting, Weaving, Xylophone playing, Yarn embroidery, Zoology in period.

Bronze Falchion (bf)
Is our award for the arts martial. That can include heavy, fencing, light combat, target archery and siege weapons. The first one ever given was for target archery.

Sable Chain (sc)
This is to recognise those that try everything that the SCA has to offer, A&S’s, fighting, stewarding an event, taking on an office and so on.

Shining Beacon (sb)
Given to those who stay in persona, and act as a role model for behaviour.

Billowing Sail (bs)
Award to households who have assisted and supported the Barony through long service.

Kingdom Awards of Lochac
The awards below are all given at Their Majesties pleasure, i.e. only the King and Queen can give them out. You can send your recommendations for the awards below to either the B&B, the K&Q or to both sets of Royalty. It is best that you send them to both sets, as it keeps us, your B&B up to date and makes sure the your wishes are heard.
To recommend that someone be admitted to one of the award orders below you can email your B&B, or the K&Q. You can also send a letter or hand a note the the B&B or the K&Q. The addresses can be found in Pegasus or Islander, if you don’t get Islander go to the Islander page for more info.

Award of Arms (AoA, or AA)
This is a hard award to define, both what it is and why it is given. I see it as saying “You are now part of the SCA.”

With this award you are granted the title of Lord or Lady. you are expected to register a name and device with the college of heralds. Additionally you are given the privilege to carry weapons in court, subject to mundane laws.

Non-armigerous Awards of The Kingdom of LochacOrder of the Cross of Lochac
Given to recognize service to the Kingdom by those who are not citizens of Lochac. Formerly known as the Southern Cross

Order of the Silver Helm
This recognises those Fighters and Marshals, of all 3 combat types, who maintain a stylish and period appearance, and encourage it in others. Formerly known as the Order of the Shining Helm

Royal Cypher
Given to those people who have been thoughtful and helpful to the Crown during their reign

Order of the Rowan – Cinquefoil per pale vert and argent
Awarded for Exceptional and consistent grace and courtesy to all
Those to whom this is awarded are role models for courtly behaviour

Order of Prometheus
For excellence in Teaching

The Prix Jongleur
Given for performances that consistently entertain the populace of the Kingdom

Mouse Guard
Given to children between the ages of 4 and 13 who have been thoughtful and helpful to the Crown and the Kingdom

Armigerous Awards of The Kingdom of Lochac

Order of the Rapier
This is the Kingdom award for excellence in fencing

Order of the Nock
Given for achievement in the field of archery
The award is presented on a red ribbon for target archery and on a green ribbon for missile combat

The Miles Regni
Given to those who support the armies of Lochac in any significant way. This can be given to the fighters and non-combatants like Marshals, Chirurgeons and Water Bearers etc

Order of the Golden Tear
Given for substantial and unobtrusive service to the Kingdom

Order of the Golden Sword (Spear of War)
This is the Kingdom award for excellence in heavy combat.
Formerly known as the Hasta Belli

Order of the Lily
For excellence in the Arts & Sciences

Lochac Order of Grace
Favour depicting Gules, a hind Courant Or between three mullets of six points argent. Given only once per Kingdom reign to those that the Crown thinks is the most courteous in the entire Kingdom

Court Barony
This is given for a variety or reasons. It can be given as thanks from the King and Queen or for a job well done. It is also given to Landed Barons and Baronesses when they step down from their thrones and the end of their reigns. This award gives you the title of Baron or Baroness. You are then styled “Your Excellency”. It also gives you the right to wear a coronet (a type of crown) with 6 points.

Grant of Arms (GOA)
Given for long service to the Kingdom. Often given for doing a Great Office of the Kingdom very well. Comes with the title The Honourable Lord (THLord) or The Honourable Lady (THLady)

Awards of the Kingdom of Lochac with GoA
These are both Polling orders, which means that the members of the order decide if someone is worthy to enter their own order.

Order of the White Scarf
This Order is recognised by 10 of the 17 Kingdoms of the known world, who have signed the White Scarf Treaty.
It is given to those whose service and skill in Rapier Combat has been excellent and unremitting for many years.
This award givens you the title of Don or Donara. Its members wear a White Scarf upon their upper arms.

Lochac Order of Archers
It is given to those whose service and skill in Light Combat has been excellent and unremitting for many years.

Peerages
These are the highest award that can be bestowed upon anyone on the SCA. These are Polling orders, which means that the members of the order decide if someone is worthy to enter their own order.
These are not just awards like the ones above. The Peerages carry much responsibility as well. A peer must be a paragon of Honour, Courtesy and Chivalry. They are also expected to teach and share their skills for the betterment of our Society. They can also take on formal students.

Order of the Pelican (OP)
Given for exceptional and unremitting service over many years. Comes with the title Master or Mistress. They wear a chain with a Pelican medallion and a cloak with the Pelican symbol.
Their students are called Protégé’s who wear a yellow belt, with the device of their Master or Mistress on the tip.
For more info visit the Pelican’s website.

Order of the Laurel (OL)
Given for exceptional skills in one or more of the Arts & Sciences over many years. Comes with the title Master or Mistress. They wear a chain with a Laurel medallion and a cloak with the Laurel symbol. Their students are called Apprentices who wear a green belt, with the device of their Master or Mistress on the tip.
For more info visit the Laurel’s website.

Order of Chivalry Knight of the SCA (KSCA) or Master of Arms
Given for exceptional skills in heavy combat over many years. A Knight of the SCA swears fealty to the Crown assumes the title Sir or Dame. They are distinguished by a white belt, spurs and a chain with large open links worn around the neck They may also add to their device an white chain around the edge.
A Master of Arms chooses not to swear fealty to the Crown, for their own personal reasons. They wear a white baldric (a diagonal belt that goes over the shoulder and down to the hip) and assume the title Master or Mistress.
Formal students of the Chivalry are called Squires who wear a Red belt, with the device of their Master, Mistress, Knight or Dame on the tip.
For more info visit the Chivalry website.

Royal Peerages
These are not awards, as such, like the peerages above. These are both titles and an award given at the successful completion of a reign as Prince, Princess, King or Queen.

Baron and Baroness
Territorial Baron and Baroness (6 points with Baronial device elements incorporated) Current ruling Baron and Baroness of a Barony

Count / Earl and Countess
Given for being King or Queen for the first time. They can wear a county coronet, which is crenulated (looks like the top of a castle). They are styled “your Excellency”

Duke and Duchess
Given for being King or Queen for the second time. They can wear a ducal coronet, which has strawberry leaves. They are styled “Your Grace” Duke or Duchess are the Highest ranks that one can attain.

General description of Kingdom of Lochac awards (for the most up-to-date information, see the Awards section of the most recent Lochac Book of Laws)

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Canon lore and precedence lists (Who has what awards and when they received them)