Awards and Honors

Awards in the Principality of Oertha

The lists of holders of awards was last updated: February 5, AS L (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 Oertha. 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 Oertha, 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 Oertha

Companions of the Diamond Willow
This is given for service to the Principality. Members of this order are given a diamond carved from diamond willow to wear as a pendant, or a more 'jewelry' like form of pendant. Historical view of different tokens for this award. Listing of all Companions of the Diamond Willow
Photo or Image provided by Hirsch von Henford

The Order of the Snowy Owl
This is given for excellence in the arts. The token given for this award has changed over time, including: a blue glass pendant etched with a white owl's feather, a cast owl in flight (made of silver), a single silver feather ... Listing of all Members of the Order of the Snowy Owl
Photo or Image provided by Bianca Rose Byrne

The Oerthan Order of Grace
This award is given for exceptional grace and courtesy. The badge is: Quarterly argent and Or, a snowflake azure. The token is a snowflake pendant in some medium dependant from a ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Oerthan Order of Grace
Photo or Image provided by Bianca Rose Byrne

The Order of the Oerthan Sword
This is given for prowess in combat and chivalrous conduct, the token for this is a leather-mounted sword ring decorated with a seated wolf-at-bay. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Oerthan Sword
Photo or Image provided by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov

The Order of the Silver Ulu
This is given to commend outstanding cooks in Oertha. The token of the order is a small silver ulu pendant hung from a ribbon (an ulu is a very sharp, curved blade, shaped like a very wide U with a central handle, used by native Alaskan tribes in flaying and preparing animals and fish for cooking and preserving). Listing of all Members of the Order of the Silver Ulu
Photo or Image provided by Bianca Rose Byrne

Holders of the Heart
This is a companionship of past Ladies of the Snow and past consorts of the victor of the Coronet (there have been, to date, two Prince Consorts in Oertha). The token for this is a small (usually carved wooden) heart hung from a ribbon. Listing of all Holders of the Heart
Photo or Image provided by Caitríona inghean ui Chionaodha

The Princess' Riband
This is given to reward those who have been of exceptional service to the Princess. The token of the order is usually a ribbon of the Princess' personal colors, or other tokens determined by the Princess. Images of past Princess' Ribands. Listing of all Recipients of the Princess' Riband

Coronet's Favor
Given to recognize those who contribute to the well-being of the Coronet. The token of this award shall be determined by the Coronet. Listing of all Recipients of the Coronet's Favor

The Order of the Raven's Heart
This is given to recognize service and courteous acts in the youth of the Principality, there is no token, but the recipients are given a scroll commemorating their membership in this Order. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Raven's Heart
Photo or Image provided by Bianca Rose Byrne

The Order of the Polaris
This Order is given bytha_ShieldChivalry.htm"> Listing of all Recipients of the Shield of Chivalry


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