Awards and Honors

Awards in the Principality of the Mists

The lists of holders of awards was last updated: December 9, AS LI (2016).

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 Prince and Princess of The Mists. Leaves of Achievement, and Awards of Arms are listed on the West Kingdom page, rather than here, as they fit into the West Kingdom Order of Precedence. Viscounties are also listed here, but only Viscounties for residents of this Principality or that were granted by the Prince and Princess of this Principality.

Descriptions of awards and tokens comes from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: The Laws of the Principality of the Mists, 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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Viscounts and Viscountesses
A Viscount or Viscountess is a person who has served as Prince or Princess of a Principality at least once. Viscounty Coronets are in no way defined, but are a matter of personal taste. They normally reflect some element of the Principality Arms, plus personal decoration. Listing of all Viscounts and Viscountesses of and in The Mists

The Order of the Golden Branch
The Order of the Golden Branch is made up of all those persons who have served as Bard of the Mists. The Bard of the Mists, during his or her year's tenure in office, shall be considered the chief of the Order and organize the activities of the Order in the teaching of bardic skills and the bardic traditions. The token is a piercework pendant of a "golden" branch (usually brass) hung with bells. As of November 7, 2015, Alfarr and Eilis made this recognition an armigerous award, meaning that if the recipient does not already have an Award of Arms, this recognition will include one. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Golden Branch
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The Corollae Nebulosae
"Little Crowns of the Mists", there are three of these: The Corolla Aulica, given for service (white ribbon); the Corolla Muralis, given for leadership and achievement in war (green ribbon); and the Corolla Vitae (blue ribbon), given to honor those who have given of their talents and skills in the arts and/or sciences to benefit the Principality. The token for the Corollae Nebulosae as a whole is a small cast pendant of a coronet within a bordure engrailed, the type of Corolla dependant on the color of the ribbon from which it is hung. Historical View of Award Tokens Listing of all Recipients of the Corollae Nebulosae
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Lancers of the Mists
At the discretion of the Sovereign, those who have served as Oberst [Colonel] of the Prince's Lance may be entered into the order of the Lancers of the Mists. The token of this order shall be determined. Listing of all Those Honored as Lancers of the Mists

The Order of the Silver Ivy
This is awarded to those who achieve the final round of the Coronet Lists without winning. The tokens for this are a pair of pendants, one fitting inside the other, of an ivy leaf. This shall be awarded at the Coronet Tournament. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Silver Ivy

Iron Lance
This award shall be given to those war units that have repeatedly come to the aid of the Coronet or the defense the Principality in times of war and thereby won renown for the Principality. The token of this recognition is a lance or spear with an iron head. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Iron Lance

Stylus Nebulorum
This award is given to scribes for outstanding work in the Principality of the Mists. The token of this award is a garb of wheat in honor of Teresa le Marchant, whose example in both art and service to the Scribes of the Mists is worthy of emulation. The Coronets, at Their pleasure, may recognize any member of the Order as an Exemplar of the Order, for continued contribution to the Scribal Arts, this honor is for the duration of the Reign. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Stylus Nebulorum

The Torse of Honor
The Torse of Honor may be awarded by the Coronet Sovereign and Consort to an unbelted fighter who has shown particular courtesy, chivalry, and/or valor in the Coronet Lists. This award is to be given out at the Coronet tournament after the lists and may only be given once per reign. The token of this award is a torse of blue and white (to represent the principality) and gold to represent honor and chivalry and courtesy. Listing of all Recipients of the Torse of Honor

The Order of the Dames de la Mer
Awarded to those who have served as Consort of the Mists, members shall be "henceforth as they have been hitherto" models of honor and grace to all those in the Principality. The token of the order is a single pearl. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Dames de la Mer

Princess' Order of Grace
Given to individuals displaying great courtesy and chivalry. The token is a medallion, with an engrailed border, a small coronet in the base, and a pearl dependent from the top. Listing of all Members of the Princess' Order of Grace
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Link of Courtesy
This award shall be given to those individuals who Their Highnesses have found to not only be courteous and chivalrous but, though their actions, have inspired such courteous behavior in others thus forming an ever growing link throughout their community. The symbol of this award is a simple silver band with the word "courtesie" on it. Listing of all Recipients of the Link of Courtesy

The Order of the Period Encampment
The Honor of the Period Encampment shall be awarded to an individual or household who presents an encampment with a medieval atmosphere during the reign in which it is awarded. This honor shall be presented no more than once per reign. The recipient(s) of this honor shall display the official banner during the following reign, after which the banner shall be returned to the Coronet. Past recipients of this honor may display a pennon of similar design, created by their own hands. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Period Encampment
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The Princess' Favor
This is given to those who have been helpful to the Princess during her reign. The token varies from Princess to Princess. This list includes those few Prince's Favors when the Princess has reigned by right of arms. In the Principality Laws, this is listed as "Consort's Favor". Images of past Consort's Favors. Listing of all Recipients of the Consort's Favor

Coronet's Favor
The Coronetís Favor is given to those individuals who, by their actions, have assisted Their Highnesses in a significant fashion. Listing of all Recipients of the Coronet's Favor

The Order of the Armure Epatant
The Order of the Armure Epatant may be awarded by the Coronet Sovereign and Consort to those fighters, both melee and missile, whose field appearance is exemplary and recognizable as being from a time period within the scope of the governing documents of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Candidates for this Order must have done a significant portion of the research and/or construction of their armor, garments, and accessories themselves. All members of this Order shall also be charged with maintaining their on-field appearance and encouraging others to follow their example. The token is a golden garter, to be worn as the member sees fit. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Armure Epatant
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The Order of the Pegasus
This is given to youth whose behavior and service are exemplary. The token is a pendant of a pegasus. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Pegasus
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The Order of the Silver Spoon
This is the Principality cooking award. The recipient is the victor in the cooking competition at Principality events. The token is a small silver spoon on a ribbon ... Historical View of Award Tokens Listing of all Members of the Order of the Silver Spoon
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Saltator de Nebula
This is the dance competition held at Principality events, the victor of the competition shall be named Saltator (male) or Saltatrix (female) de Nebula. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Saltator de Nebula
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Silver Muse
This is awarded to the victor of the Principality Arts Pentathalon, held over the course of a year. One entry in this event must be include a teaching component; and the competitor must make a donation to the Principality "gift basket". The token was created by Diane de Winchester (and Mark von dem Falkensfenn?). Listing of all Members of the Order of the Silver Muse

Equestrian Champion
This shall be a position granted to a Mists subject who greatly supports and advances the equestrian arts in the Principality. The Equestrian champion is charged with continuing in these efforts, and serves until the next Investiture, or at the pleasure of Their Highnesses. The token of this honor shall be a silver harness mount and a baldric. Listing of all Past and Current Equestrian Champions

Jaffa
The Order of Jaffa may be awarded to those who simultaneously display the heights of puissance and courtesy on the field of war. The token of the order is a braid of white, blue, and green for the colors of the Principality, dependent from the braid a single link of a chain, for chivalry and a rose, for courtesy. Listing of all Members of the Order of Jaffa

Honor of the Coeur d'Azur
This honor is given to those individuals, wherever situate, who have shown great courage, service or courtesy that has enriched the Principality and inspired the Populace of the Mists. The token a pendant of a blue heart. Listing of all Recipients of the Honor of the Coeur d'Azur

Princess' Champion
The Princess (or Prince Consort) may choose a champion, either by tournament or by personal selection, to defend Her honor and come to Her aid should it be within his/her power. This title lasts until the current reign is over. Currently the champion wears a leather baldric and a bezegue(sp?) -- for wear during combat. Listing of all Past and Current Princess' Champions
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Rapier Champion of the Mists
Twice per year, at each Coronet Tournament, a rapier tournament will be held to determine the Rapier Champion of the Mists. The winner of the tournament will be invested at the next Investiture and shall hold the title for 6 months. During this time, it is the duty and privilege of the RCM to represent the Principality on the field and to encourage and promote rapier combat within the Principality. The RCM is responsible for running (or for arranging to have run) the tournament to choose their successor. The regalia of this position is a baldric. Some confusion with "Prince's Rapier Champion", etc. has been removed and all rolled into this title ... Listing of all Current and Past Rapier Champions of the Mists

Archery Champion of the Mists
Once per year, on or about the time of Spring Coronet Tournament (allowing for site limitations for archery), an archery tournament will be held to determine the Archery Champion of the Mists. The winner of this tournament will be invested at Spring Investiture and shall hold the title for one year. During this time, it is the duty and privilege of the ACM to represent the Principality on the field and to encourage and promote archery within the Principality. The ACM is responsible for running (or for arranging to have run) the tournament to choose their successor. Listing of all Current and Past Archery Champions of the Mists

The Princess' Escort
This is an honor, not an award, and is modeled on the Queen's Guard. The title was changed to Princess' Guard in the reign of Brion and Shaheena. All past members of the "Princess' Escort" have been changed to "Princess' Guard". The title was changed back to Princess' Escort by Alfarr and Eilis (Nov. 2015). During the reign of Geoffrey and Catherine (Nov. 2016), the title is optional depending on the reign -- either Princess' Escort or Princess' Guard. This honor lasts from the time a member is admitted to the Escort, until the end of the reign. If a Princess wins the title by right of arms, the Escort/Guard will be listed as "The Prince's Escort/Guard" instead. Listing of all Past and Current Members of the Princess' Escort/Guard

Princess' Artisans
This recognition is given to select artisans who are not yet Laurels, to serve the Princess (or Prince) in whatever manner She (He) requires during Her (His) reign. Listing of all Current and Past Members of the Princess' Artisans

Prince's Lance
The Prince's Lance is the personal armed guard of the Sovereign when He (or She) is in battle. The unit shall consist of armored combatants appointed by the Sovereign. The members of this guard shall wear on their helms torses of green, blue, red. There will be one officer of the Lance, who shall be titled the Oberst [Colonel], chosen by the Sovereign -- his/her torse will be green, blue, red and gold. This honor lasts from the time a person is named to the Lance until the end of the reign. Listing of all Past and Current Members of the Prince's Lance

Banner Bearer (Mists)
The Banner Bearer is charged with the possession and maintenance of a banner bearing the arms of the Principality, and will fight at the Sovereign's side when both are upon the field of battle. As the Banner Bearer follows the Sovereign, so does his position. The Sovereign shall bestow, in ceremony, the Bearer with His charge at Investiture and reclaim it at the Investiture of His Heirs. This honor lasts for the duration of the reign of the current Prince and Princess. Listing of all Current and Past Banner Bearers of the Mists

Cheval Argent
The Cheval Argent is given to those who foster and support the equestrian arts in the Principality. Listing of all Members of the Order of Cheval Argent

Stylus Nebulorum Exemplar
A member of the Order of the Stylus Nebulorum may be made an Exemplar for the duration of the reign of the current Prince and Princess, if They so wish. This honor lasts until the end of the reign, as opposed to membership in the Order of the Stylus Nebulorum, which is an award. Listing of all Current and Past Stylus Nebulorum Exemplars

Court of the Mists
This honor lasts during the length of the reign -- it is a means of recognizing those who serve Their Highnesses as members of Their Court. There may be a Head of Court listed, as well as a Peer Advisor as well. April 5,2014, Their Highnesses Geoffrey and Catherine closed this honor by Royal Decree (this was never in the Mists laws), meaning it will no longer be used. Listing of all Members of the Court of the Mists

Captain General of the Mists' Army

At the Coronetís pleasure, a warleader may be appointed. The Captain General will be charged with leading the forces of the Mists at wars, and with the maintenance of regalia for this office. Regalia shall consist of a token of the Order of the Corolla Nebulorum cast in bronze, pendant from a chain of steel. At the Sovereignís will, the Captain General may take the field with the army without the Sovereignís presence. If the Captain General is not a holder of the Corolla Muralis, this office will include that award (entered separately into the Award List). The duration of this recognition is from the date of appointment until the end of the reign in which it was granted.

The purpose of this office is to give the Principality armies a cohesive command structure in case, for some reason, the Prince can't take the field, or is not a skilled general and wishes to have someone to learn from.

This recognition was closed November 7, 2015, by Alfarr and Eilis.

Listing of all Past Captain Generals


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