Awards and Honors

Awards in the Barony of the Far West

The lists of holders of awards was last updated: July 1, AS XLIX (2014).

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 the Far West.

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

Note: While the Baron and Baroness of the Far West are entitled to give Awards of Arms, these are not listed here. Awards of Arms will appear under the 'regular' Kingdom Award of Arms page. All other awards from the Baron and Baroness are listed here.

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Order of the Sea Griffon
This Order recognizes those who are the very ideal of what the 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, who 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. Every effort should be made to contact all members of the order. A majority of the members may also approach the Coronet with a candidate; however, in such a case, the Coronet is not obligated to induct members proposed by the order itself. The order was named after the principal charge on the arms of His Excellency Alwyn, Founding Baron Palatine of the Far West. The order was created by Baron Palatine Edward and Baroness Marixsa on November 3, A.S. XXVI (c.e. 1991). The token for this order is a silver-colored sea griffon on a red field, pendant from a yellow ribbon. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Sea Griffon
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Order of the Burdened Bouget
This is the Baronial service award. It was established to recognize members of the populace who have made great sacrifices of themselves in service to the Barony. The token for the order is a silver-colored bouget pendant from a red ribbon. Listing of all Bearers of the Order of the Burdened Bouget
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Order of the Attic Helm
This is the Baronial award given to recognize fighters of high caliber. It was established to recognize members who, in addition to fighting skills, train new fighters and show chivalry on and off the field. The token for the order is a gold-colored image of a Greek helm pendant from a red and gold ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Attic Helm
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Order of the Oriental Dragon
This is the Baronial award given to recognize great skills in the arts or sciences. It is given to those who both do and teach. The token for the order is a gold-colored dragon on a billet of green jade pendant from a chain. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Oriental Dragon
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Order of the Baronial Gallant
Formerly the Order of the Hibiscus. This is the Baronial award established to honor those members of the Barony who are at all times examples of courtesy and grace. The token for the order is a Golden hibiscus on a purple pendant from a purple and gold ribbon. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Baronial Gallant
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Order of the Empty Shell
This is the Baronial award established to honor those members of the Barony who have participated in the Barony's various activities thereby enriching it. This order is only given to members who are leaving the Barony. The token of the Order is a small empty shell pendant from a blue and silver ribbon. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Empty Shell
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Order of the Leaping Dolphin

Realizing that the Barony has no official way of recognizing those who have in the past served as the Coronet, Baron Palatine Edward and Baroness Marixsa created this award on January 4, A.S. XXVI (c.e. 1992). It is given by the new Coronets at their investiture to their predecessors, and none may be inducted into the order who have not ruled as Baron and Baroness. All past Coronets shall be granted this recognition and shall be inducted to the order upon successful completion of their term. Should a Coronet abdicate for whatever reason(s), induction into the order will be considered on a case by case basis by the subsequent Coronet. Induction after an abdication is not guaranteed.

Members of the order may display the Baronial badge below a baronial coronet. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Leaping Dolphin
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Order of the Tempest Tossed Traveler
As travel throughout the Barony is difficult due to the distance between the different groups, Palatine Baroness Bernadette and Baron Phtuule created an award on October 23, A.S. XXXIX (2004) to recognise those that travel througout the Barony and to lands beyond our shores. The order consists of four levels, given in succession for the number of groups within the Barony visited by an individual. A trip outside the borders of the Palatine Barony may be used to fulfill one of the group requirements. Only one outside group may be used, regardless of the total number of outside groups visited.

"The four levels are Gules, Argent, Sable, and Or. For Gules, an individual must visit two groups, Argent is three groups, Sable is four groups and Or is five groups."

The token of the order is a colored bead representing the level achieved, suspended from a viking axe. An alternative token is a Viking axe on an appropriately coloured ribbon. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Tempest Tossed Traveler

Order of Izanagi's Spear
This honor was established by Palatine Baroness Abe and Baron Ii to recognize and encourage all up and coming youths of the Barony who perform and excel in the graces, virtues, skills, and talents that the Society professes. This honor shall be given to all youths whom the Coronet deems worthy and needful of recognition by the Populace of the Barony and Society in general. Listing of all Companions of the Order of Izanagi's Spear

Order of the Coronets' Appreciation
This honor was established by Palatine Baron Ulrich and Baroness Ariel in June, A.S. XXV (c.e. 1990). It is presented to those who have through some special deed or service made life easier for the Coronet. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Coronets' Appreciation

Order of the Far West Support
This honor was established by Palatine Baron Edward and Baroness Marixsa on January 4, A.S. XXVI (c.e. 1992) to recognize continued work for the growth of the Barony in such diverse areas as autocrating, running demos, feastocratting or gold key and generally lending a helping hand where needed. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Far West Support

Order of the Ginger Flower
This honor was established by Palatine Baroness Trude and Baron Wulfric on December 5, A.S. XXII (c.e. 1987), and is presented to fighters whose prowess on the field of battle is exceeded only by their ability to die with panache and flair. Listing of all Companions of the Order of the Ginger Flower

Far West Heavy Weapons Champion
Each Spring and Fall Coronet competitors compete to become the next Far West Heavy's Champion. The champion gets a red sash with crossed swords and holds the title for 6 months. Listing of all Current and Past Far West Heavy Weapons Champions

Far West Rapier Champion
Each Spring and Fall Coronet competitors compete to become the next Far West Rapier Champion. The champion gets a red sash with crossed rapiers and holds the title for 6 months. Listing of all Current and Past Far West Rapier Champions

Far West Bardic Champion
Each Spring and Fall Coronet competitors compete to become the next Far West Bardic Champion. The champion holds the title for 6 months. Listing of all Current and Former Far West Bardic Champions

Bard of the Far West
At the Baronial Birthday each year a Bard of the Far West is chosen to support and entertain the populace at Baronial Events. The title is held for the duration of one year. Listing of all Current and Former Bards of the Far West

Honor of the Broken Tusk
Created in 2010 by Abe and Ii as a precurser Arts and Sciences award to the Oriental Dragon. Listing of all Recipients of the Honor of the Broken Tusk

Arts and Sciences Champion
Winner of A&S competitions at Baronial events Listing of all Current and Past Arts and Sciences Champions


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