Awards and Honors

Awards in the Barony of Eskalya

The lists of holders of awards was last updated: October 16, 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 Eskalya.

Descriptions of awards and tokens comes from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: The Laws of the Barony of Eskalya, 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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Companions of the Ivory Quatrefoil
Given for service to the Barony. The original token for this award was an ivory quatrefoil on ribbon. The award has also been called the Eskalyan Order of Merit. Other examples of the token are beaded quatrefoils on black velvet buttons (by Their Excellencies Juan Miguel and Penelope) and a leather roundel picturing a white quatrefoil on a black field (by Their Excellencies Tancred and Sorcha). This award was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Hugh and Selena, Eskalya's Founding Baron and Baroness. Listing of all Companions of the Ivory Quatrefoil

Order of the Silver Bough
Given to commend outstanding achievements in the arts and/or sciences. The original token for this award was a green glass roundel sand-etched with an apple bough and the words "Great Beauty Wrought". This is another of the original awards from Their Excellencies Hugh and Selena; the silver bough emblem came from Selena's personal badge. Other variations of the token are a silver embroidered bough on green velvet and a leather roundel with a silver bough on a green field. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Silver Bough

Order of the Caltrop
Given to those who have rendered exemplary personal service to the Baroness of Eskalya. The badge is Per chevron sable and Or, in base a caltrop sable, and members are given use of this badge. This Order was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Brendan and Aryana, second Baron and Baroness of Eskalya. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Caltrop
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Order of the Sable Riband
Given for consistent display of chivalry and grace. Originally called the Order of the Sable Garter. This is a polling order and as such the members recommend others to be added to their ranks. The Sable Riband was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Brendan and Aryana. The current token is a black garter, with the words Fortibus Virtus ("virtuous strength") in silver written on it. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Sable Riband

Eskalyan Order of the Mountain Sword (EOMS)
Given to fighters for chivalry and being an enjoyable opponent on the field. The token for this award is a metal sword pin. This Order was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Juan Miguel and Penelope, fourth Baron and Baroness of Eskalya. Listing of all Members of the Eskalyan Order of the Mountain Sword

Pearl of Pagedom
Given to those who meritoriously perform service as a page to the Baron and Baroness, this award was created especially for the younger members of the Barony. The token is a pearl bead on a ribbon or string. This was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Juan Miguel and Penelope. Listing of all Recipients of the Pearl of Pagedom

Lapis Angularis Eskalyae
Given to those who have consistently and over time opened their manors to members of the barony, newcomers and otherwise; establishing these manors as centers for the furtherance of the skills and culture of the Society. The token is a leather lozenge of the design: sable, within a lozenge voided Or, a mullet argent. This was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Tancred and Sorcha, fifth Baron and Baroness of Eskalya. Listing of all Recipients of the Lapis Angularis Eskalyae

Amicus Eskalyae
Given to those non-baronial members who have consistently and over time extended their friendship to Eskalya and provided strong support for the barony and its activities. The token is a tree within a circle. This was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Tancred and Sorcha. Listing of all Recipients of the Amicus Eskalyae

Autocrat's Token
Given to those who have autocrated an event for the barony. The token is determined by the sitting Baron and Baroness. Listing of all Recipients of the Autocrat's Token

Gold Mullet
Given to those who have provided exceptional support in fighting with the barony in war. The Gold Mullet (for leadership) and the Copper Mullet (for specific martial prowess or valor) have for their tokens either a small gold or copper mullet (5-pointed star).

The Gold Mullet carries no title; however, it is the same token that is worn by the Baron to display his status as commander of the barony's forces, which indicates the high honor the Gold Mullet confers to its recipient. Listing of all Recipients of the Gold Mullet

Copper Mullet
Given to those who have provided exceptional support in fighting with the barony in war. The Gold Mullet (for leadership) and the Copper Mullet (for specific martial prowess or valor) have for their tokens either a small gold or copper mullet (5-pointed star).

The Copper Mullet carries with it the title of Honorary Lieutenant of the Militia of the Barony of Eskalya. As such it is considered a title gained in combat and by West Kingdom convention the bearer may choose to have him/herself announced in any lists they fight in by this title. Listing of all Recipients of the Copper Mullet

Baroness' Rapier Champion
Victor of the tournament of the same name. (Tokens ...?) Listing of all Current and Past Baroness' Rapier Champions

Holder of the Northern Star
The consort of the Baroness' Rapier Champion. The token is a capelet with the Eskalyan stars (from the arms of Eskalya). Listing of all Current and Past Holders of the Northern Star

Baroness' Champion
Victor of the Baroness' Championship tournament. Token: ??? Listing of all Current and Past Baroness' Champions

Holder of the Midnight Sun
The consort of the current Baroness' "Heavy" Champion. The token is a black leather circlet with the Eskalyan sun on a medallion in the center. Listing of all Current and Past Holders of the Midnight Sun

Arts and Sciences Champion
Granted to the victor of the Arts and Sciences Championship, the victor is charged with holding and conducting the next A&S Championship event. The token of this position is an embroidered collar. Listing of all Current and Past Arts and Sciences Champions

Baronial Guard
The Baronial Guard, determined by a tournament (traditionally) or by personal selection (currently). Listing of all Current and Past Members of the Baronial Guard

Baroness' Pearl
Personal Recognition from the Baroness. Listing of all Recipients of the Baroness' Pearl


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