Noble-track Awards and Recognitions
Nota Bene: the three paths are co-equal. A first-level knighthood carries the same precedence, whether it is in the Order of the Golden Chain, Order of the Golden Maunche, or Order of the Golden Quill. The same goes for the second-level knighthoods, and also for the third-level ones. In the Rolls of Precedence, it only matters how long the member has been a member of that order.
Order of the Golden Chain (Path of the Sword for Combat Knighthoods)
Knight Bachelor: first-level combat knighthood.
Knight Banneret: second-level of combat knighthood.
Knight Commander: third-level of combat knighthood.
See the Path of the Sword for more details.
Knight Bachelor: first-level art/science knighthood.
Knight Banneret: second-level of art/science knighthood.
Knight Commander: third-level of art/science knighthood.
See the Path of the Robe for more details.
Knight Bachelor: first-level service knighthood.
Knight Banneret: second-level of service knighthood.
Knight Commander: third-level of service knighthood.
See the Path of the Quill for more details.
A Guide to Knighthood in The Society of the Midde Ages
See the Sir Galen’s Guide for more details.
The Order of Angelica: granted to those who have completed a successful reign as consort of a kingdom.
The Order of Vigilance: Granted to veterans who are Honorably, Administratively, or Medically discharged from a branch of the US armed forces.
Supernumerary Knighthoods: Kingdoms have the ability to create Supernumerary Knighthoods. These are special classes of Knighthoods issued for specific accomplishments for individuals. Supernumerary Knighthoods can only be bestowed on Knight Bannerets and Knight Commanders in one of the three orders.
Kingdom Level Awards
The royalty of individual kingdoms and principalities shall have the right to create awards and honors for their realms, and to grant existing awards and honors consistent with this Codex, the laws of their kingdom and/or principality, and the customs and traditions of their realms. No such awards or orders will carry precedence.
All awards and orders must have their names and associated heraldry registered by the College of Arms before they are bestowed to the populace.
Kingdom of Álendia:
Award of Aquilla of Alendia
This award is for an individual who, in the opinion of the royalty, embodies the true spirit of the Society, the kingdom, and the knightly virtues. It may be given only once per reign.
Award of Lion d’Or
This award is given at the discretion of the royalty to any individual who, in their opinion, has committed a worthy act of chivalry, courtesy, or exemplary performance in any martial activity.
This award is for individuals that have traveled the farthest to attend kingdom-level events.
Standard Augmentation of Arms
An augmentation of arms is a recognition from the Crown for extraordinary service above the highest level expected of a knight or peer of the realm. Although this standard augmentation may be used, the ultimate choice of augmentation belongs to the recipient of this honor.
NOTE: Only one augmentation may be borne by any armiger.
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