Awards and Honors

Awards in the Barony of Allyshia

The lists of holders of awards was last updated: December 15, AS LII (2017).

This page of the West Kingdom web site awards list system is used to explain the various awards that are listed in the West Kingdom Awards List that may be given by The Baron and/or Baroness of Allyshia.

Descriptions of awards and tokens comes from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: The Laws of the Barony of Allyshia, the West Kingdom Ceremony Book, an article in the West Kingdom Herald's Handbook on Awards, Baronial websites, or heralds, etc.

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Order of the Sea Lion
Established by Baron Weyland and Baroness Liesel, A.S. XXX (1996). This is given to recognize those who are the very ideal of what gentry of the current middle ages should be. It was established to recognize members of the populace who have made great sacrifices of themselves in service to the Barony, have demonstrated great courtesy, chivalry, and grace at all times, and who have achieved much in the arts and sciences. This is a polling order; no member may be inducted unless the other members are in majority agreement. The token for the order is a gold-colored sea lion suspended from a blue ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Sea Lion

Order of the Caprian
Established by Baron fFylenDrac, A.S. XX (1986). This award is given to those members who have shown service above and beyond that normally seen on a local level. This is a polling order. It carries a recommendation for a Kingdom Award of Arms. Candidates should have already been inducted into the Order of the Leaf Du Jour. The token for the order is a small gold-colored goat suspected from a multi-colored ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Caprian

Order of the Fern
Established by Baroness Mari, A.S. XXI (1987). This is bestowed by the Baroness to honor those who best exemplify the attriburtes of grace and courtesy. The token for this award is a small silver-colored fern leaf suspended from a multi-colored ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Fern

Order of the Leaf du Jour
Established by Baroness Morgan, A.S. XXII (1988). This is awarded to honor those of the Barony who have shown themselves as steadfast hardworking members over a period of time. The token for the order is a single colored leaf suspended from a multi-colored ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Leaf du Jour

Order of Valhalla
Established by Baron Omatsu and Baroness Gwyneth, A.S. XXIX (1995). This is awarded to honor and recognize those who have excelled above and beyond their peers in the creation of and have provided for the populace a festive occasion or event. The token is a small tankard suspended from a multi-colored ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of Valhalla

Order of the Young Gentles
Created by Baron Weyland and Baroness Judith, A.S. XXIII (1989). This is awarded to honor the younger members of the Barony who exhibit good manners, grace and courtesy. The token is a yellow ribbon favor with an embroidered 'G' thereupon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Young Gentles

Honorary Allyshian
Established by Baron Talorc and Baroness Esthee, A.S. XXXIX (2004). This is given to those who attend and participate in Barony functions and events and who do not reside within the Barony. The token is a wax-sealed vial filled with local Allyshian sunshine (rainwater) suspected from a hemp cord. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Honorary Allyshian

Red Thread
Established by Baroness Medbh, A.S. XXXVII (2002). This is awarded to those gentles who have excelled in stitch work and bears with it a recommendation for a Rose Leaf. The token is a goddess suspended from a red thread or ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Red Thread

Wise Owl
Established by Erik and Baroness Signę, A.S. XLII (2007). This is given to recognise those who freely give their time and resources, encouraging and teaching the youth of the Barony to pursue period pastimes; be it in arts, sciences, leisure, or in activities of a marshal nature. The token is an owl pendent suspended from a ribbon with the color of their Excellency's choosing. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Wise Owl

Sea Lion's Claw
Established by Baron Robert and Baroness Nichole, A.S. XLV (2010). This is awarded to honor those gentles showing exceptional skill at arms, either on the armored combat or rapier fields on a continuing basis. This is a polling order; no member may be inducted unless the other members are in majority agreement. The token for this order was created by the principal of the order Conall MacDesmond ui Niall. The token is TBD. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Sea Lion's Claw

Sea Lion's Mane
Established by Baron Robert and Baroness Nichole, A.S. XLV (2010). This is awarded to honor those gentles who show exceptional skill and ability in the arts and sciences on a continuing basis. This is a polling order; no member may be inducted unless the other members are in majority agreement. The toen for this order was created by the principal of the order Signę Jólinnardóttir. The token is TBD. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Sea Lion's Mane

Sea Lion's Tooth
Established by Baron Weyland and Baroness Judith, A.S. XXIII (1989). This is given to honor those warriors who have displayed a notable act of bravery or prowess in battle. The token for the Honor is a sea lion's tooth suspended from a colored ribbon. Listing of all Those recognized with a Sea Lion's Tooth

Thegn of Allyshia
The Rank of Thegn was established by Baron Elriin and Baroness Mari, A.S. XXIV (1990). This is given to those who equip a fighter as an authorized member of the House of Allyshia. Up to three people may contribute to the maintenance of one fighter. All three may then be confirmed as Thegn in their own right. The token of this honor is a wall certificate. Listing of all Those recognized as Thegn

Pillar of Allyshia
Established by Baron Janos and Baroness Katerina, A.S. XXVI (1992). This is given to recognize those who offer shelter and comfort to the populace engaging in Baronial activities. The token of this honor is a wall certificate. Listing of all Those recognized as Pillars of Allyshia

Baron's Token (Allyshia)
This is given to honor those who have served the Baron during his reign. The token is by the Baron's own design. Listing of all Recipients of the Baron's Token

Baroness' Token (Allyshia)
This is given to honor those who have served the Baroness during her reign. The token is by the Baroness' own design. Listing of all Recipients of the Baroness' Token

Warrior of Allyshia
Established by Baron Elriin and Baroness Mari, A.S. XXIV (1990). Listing of all Warriors of Allyshia

Partier Extraordinaire
Established by Baroness Morgana, A.S. XXII (1988). This is given to recognize those who have excelled in revel and merriment to the entertainment of the populace. The token is a wall certificate. Listing of all Those recognized as Partiers Extraordinare

Seashell
Established by Baron Weyland and Baroness Judith, A.S. XXIII (1989). This is given to honor those who volunteer and help the Barony. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Seashell

Order of the Cornerstone
Established by Baron Omatsu and Baroness Gwyneth, A.S. XXIX (1995). This is given to honor those who have made exceptional effort to build and create a medieval environment. The token of the order is a building block suspended from a multi-colored ribbon. This is a closed order, and no new members shell be inducted. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Cornerstone

Order of the Trinity
Established by Baron Janos and Baroness Katerina, A.S. XXVI (1992). Given to recognize those who braced the rapids of the Trinity River at the annual Medieval Encampment. The token for this order is a small gold ship's captain's wheel. This is a closed order and no new members shall be inducted. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Trinity

Order of the Golden Shovel
The Allyshian Order of the Golden Shovel is awarded to those who helped to shovel out the horse pasture where we held Purgatorio Coronation (some people have done it 3 years in a row). The token is a small corked vial suspended from a cord with a piece of parchment inside with a gold shovel and the year of the recipient's service drawn on it. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Golden Shovel

Order of the Allyshian Myrmidon
Awarded to honor those gentles that show skill at or dedication to promoting martial endeavors outside the arena of heavy fighting on a continuing basis. Specifically included are members of the Rapier or Cut and Thrust, Archery (target or combat), Thrown Weapons, Equestrian, and Siege Weapon categories, but shall also include any future martial activity recognized by the Kingdom of the West. This is a polling order; no member may be inducted unless the other members are in majority agreement. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Allyshian Myrmidon

Dandelion Lord/Lady
This is given to honor the Heavy Combatant chosen through tournament or other process as the Champion of the Baroness. The symbol of this office is a belt favor displaying a dandelion. Listing of all Current and Past Dandelion Lords/Ladies of Allyshia

Lotus Lord/Lady
This is given to honor the Rapier Combatant chosen through tournament or other process as the Champion of the Baroness. The symbol of this office is an arm band displaying a lotus flower. Listing of all Current and Past Lotus Lords/Ladies of Allyshia

Order of Cennan
This is awarded to those gentles who have excelled in the Arts and bears with it a recommendation for a Rose Leaf. The token is an agate from the shores of the Northern Marches, suspended from a red thread or ribbon. Listing of all Companions of the Order of Cennan

Order of the Red Oak
This is awarded to those gentles who have excelled in the Sciences and bears with it a recommendation for a Rose Leaf. The token is an oak leaf suspended from a red thread or ribbon. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Red Oak


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