Awards and Honors

Awards in the Barony of Rivenoak

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 Rivenoak.

Descriptions of awards and tokens comes from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: The Laws of the Barony of Rivenoak, 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 Riven Oak
The original award dating from the Barony's shire days given to those who gave great service. The token is a blank disk of oak wood, hung from a ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of Rivenoak

Order of the Oak Wood
An award created for those who continued to give great service to the Barony and deserve special recognition. The token for this award is a short length (2") of an oak dowel, hung from a ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Oak Wood

Order of the Oak Leaf
Was created to recognize those who practice and teach the various arts and sciences with in the Barony. The award token is an Oak leaf made from metal, wood, or leather, hung from a ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Oak Leaf

Order of the Golden Oak Leaf
An award created to honor those individuals who have long taught and mentored the other members of the Barony. The token is a golden oak leaf, hung from a golden ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Golden Oak Leaf

Order of the Arches
Arches, structurally superior to Pillars, are used by the Barony to represent the great service that households and other groups provide the Barony. The token are golden arches conjoined at the ends to form an "M". Listing of all Members of the Order of the Arches

Order of the Acorn
This is a service award to recognize those who are children and have served the Barony well. The Order of the Acorn token is a Bell, preferably in the shape of an Acorn, or a wooden acorn. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Acorn

Order of the Sapling
An award first established by the founding Baron to recognize the service of the Barony's youth. It fell into disuse when the order of the Acorn was established. Then it was reopened as an award recognizing the Barony's Youth in arts, sciences and martial arts. The token is a representation or piece of an Oak Sapling or Tree. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Sapling

Order of the Oak Bark
This award is given for prowess in combat (including, but not limited to heavy, rapier, combat archery ...). Listing of all Members of the Order of the Oak Bark

Members of the Order of the Oak Balls
This award is given for bravery - people who help someone while putting themselves in real life danger. It's not given for people who do so as a regular part of their jobs. The idea is that their brave to the point of stupidity. To give it, a current member must request (or endorse it). The award token is 2 rings joined so they form a ball (sort of like a gyroscope that doesn't move hung on gold and black ribbons (one gold and one black). Listing of all Members of the Order of the Oak Balls

Baroness' Favor (Rivenoak)
This award is given to those who have given the Baroness assistance and joy. The Baroness' favor is a sign of her gratitude. It is unique to each Baroness of Rivenoak. Listing of all Recipients of the Baroness' Favor

Baron's Talon
This award is given to those who have given the Baron great service. The Baron's Talon is unique to each Baron of Rivenoak. Listing of all Recipients of the Baron's Talon

Spawn of Loki
This recognition is given to the youth who have a special talent for spreading chaos, confusion and fun wherever they go. They are admitted into this Baronial Youth Guard. Token is the Spawn of Loki Favors. Listing of all Spawn of Loki

Confectioner of Rivenoak
This award is given to the winner of the Rivenoak cooking competition. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. Listing of all Confectioners of Rivenoak

Friar of Rivenoak
This award is given to the winner of the Rivenoak Brewing Competition. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. Listing of all Friars of Rivenoak

Order of the Oaken Sword
This is a fighting award given to those who showed prowess and ferocity in the defense of Rivenoak during war. The token is wooden roundel with a sword depicted on it, hung from a ribbon. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Oaken Sword

Muse of Rivenoak
This award is given to the winner of the Rivenoak dance competition. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. Listing of all Muses of Rivenoak

Skald of Rivenoak
This award is given to the winner of the Rivenoak skaldic (bardic) competition. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. Listing of all Skalds of Rivenoak

Adept of Rivenoak
This award is given to the winner of the Rivenoak arts competition. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. Listing of all Adepts of Rivenoak

Savant of Rivenoak
This award is given to the winner of the Rivenoak sciences competition. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. Listing of all Savants of Rivenoak

Heavy Champion
This award and honor is given to the winner of the heavy fighter's tournament. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. The favor is a leather baldric that is passed down to each champion. Listing of all Current and Past Heavy Champions of Rivenoak

Rapier Champion (Ruffian)
This award and honor is given to the winner of the rapier tournament. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. The award is a red leather glove with the names of all past rapier champions, it this to be handed down. The holder of this title may also be called the "Ruffian of Rivenoak". Listing of all Current and Past Ruffians of Rivenoak

Archery Champion (Hood)
This award and honor is given to the winner of the archery tournament. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship or at Cynagua's Fall Cornet event. The winner of this title may also be called the "Hood of Rivenoak". Listing of all Current and Past Hoods of Rivenoak

Youth Armored Combat Champions
This award and honor is given to the winner of the Youth Armored Combat tournament. Each division is awarded separately. The competition is held during the yearly Baronial championship event. The favor is a black favor with an acorn embroidered on it. Each division had a leaf coming out of the acorn representing it (one leaf 1st division, two leaves 2nd division, three leaves 3rd division). These are to be handed down. Titles: Skoll - 1st division, Hait - 2nd division, and Fenrir - 3rd division. Listing of all Current and Past Youth Armored Combat Champions

Banner Bearer of Rivenoak
This honor is granted by the Baron or Baroness to one who would bear the banner of Rivenoak in times of war. Listing of all Current and Past Banner Bearers of Rivenoak

Brute Squad
The Brut Squad is the Baronial Guard. To be chosen by each new Baron and Baroness. The token is a Brute squad favor or Baldric. Primus Brutus- Is the Leader of the Brutes. An optional honor that the Baron or Baroness can hand out. Brute Councilor(s)- Are chosen to train and drill the Brutes in their responsibilities and the highest virtues of the Barony. An optional honor that the Baron or Baroness can give out. Listing of all Members of the Brute Squad

Baronial Order of Consorts (Consortium)
Was created by the first Baron. After a long interim, the Order was reopened and tasked with upholding the articles of the Order's Charter as well as with those tasks needed by the Baron and Baroness of Rivenoak. Those admitted are consorts to the Barony and serve it willingly. This is the Baronial Court. The token is the Order of Consorts Favor. The Prima Consocia is chosen to guide the Consorts in the fulfillment of their duties and responsibilities. This is the Head of the Baronial Court. Consorts Councilor(s) are chosen to train and drill the Consorts in their responsibilities and duties to the Barony. An optional honor that the Baron or Baroness can give out. Listing of all Current and Past Members of the Consortium

Arts and Sciences Champion of Rivenoak
Awarded to the overall winner of the Baronial Arts and Sciences competitions. The position is held for one year and comes with the responsibility of organizing the next year's competitions. Listing of all Current and Past Arts and Sciences Champions


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