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The [[Kingdom of Atlantia]] currently has eighteen [[award]]s and [[order]]s active, and a further three orders which have been closed. For the purposes of the [[Order of Precedence]] the current orders are split into three groups: ''Orders of High Merit'', ''Orders of Merit'' and ''[[Kingdom]] Orders and Awards''. Atlantia also has several youth specific awards.
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The [[Kingdom of Atlantia]] currently has twenty two [[award]]s and [[order]]s active, and a further three orders which have been closed. For the purposes of the [[Order of Precedence]] the current orders are split into three groups: ''Orders of High Merit'', ''Orders of Merit'' and ''[[Kingdom]] Orders and Awards''. Atlantia also has several youth specific awards.
   
 
==Orders of High Merit==
 
==Orders of High Merit==

Revision as of 11:45, 15 December 2008

The Kingdom of Atlantia currently has twenty two awards and orders active, and a further three orders which have been closed. For the purposes of the Order of Precedence the current orders are split into three groups: Orders of High Merit, Orders of Merit and Kingdom Orders and Awards. Atlantia also has several youth specific awards.

Orders of High Merit

Membership of these orders bestows a ranking between that of Landed Baronage and a Grant of Arms.

  • Order of the White Scarf: Given for excellence in teaching and practice of rapier. Its badge is Argent, between two unicornate seahorses azure respectant, a pale azure.
  • Order of the Kraken: Given to those unbelted fighters who show excellence on the field. Its badge is Fieldless, a kraken or.
  • Order of the Sea Stag: Given for excellence in teaching the martial arts. Its badge is Azure, a stag's head argent, in base two tridents in saltire argent.
  • Order of the Yew Bow: Honors and recognizes those subjects who have distinguished themselves by their excellence with bow and arrow (both target and combat), thrown weapons, or siegecraft.
  • Order of the Pearl: Honors and recognizes those subjects of the Kingdom who have distinguished themselves by their efforts and willingness to teach other subjects of the Society the arts and sciences of the period, and/or their excellence in the arts and sciences of the period.
  • Order of the Golden Dolphin: Honors and recognizes those subjects of the Kingdom who have distinguished themselves by their exceptional service and leadership in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Orders of Merit

Membership of these orders bestows a ranking between that of a Grant of Arms and a Court Baronage.

  • Order of the Sea Dragon: Given for effort and excellence in rapier.
  • Order of the Silver Osprey: Given to those unbelted fighters who show excellence on the field.
  • Order of the King's Missiliers: Given to those who show excellence in archery. Its badge is Azure, semy of arrows argent.
  • Order of the Coral Branch: Given to those who show excellence in the arts and sciences. Its badge is Argent, a coral branch inverted gules.
  • Order of the Opal: Given to those who prove themselves by service. Its badge is Argent, semy of lozenges azure.
  • Order of the Quintain: Honors and recognizes those who have distinguished themselves and shown excellence in the pursuit of equestrian activities, in service or valor.

Kingdom Orders and Awards

Membership of these orders or receipt of these awards bestow no rank for the purpose of the Order of Precedence.

  • Queen's Order of Courtesy: Given at the whim of the Queen for exemplary display of the chivalric ideal. Its badge is Fieldless, an escallop OR.
  • Shark's Tooth: Given by the Monarch (either the King or Queen) for exemplary skill at arms. Its badge is Fieldless, a shark's tooth natural.
  • King's Award of Excellence: Given at the whim of the King for any sort of excellence. Its badge is Or, the King's initial azure.
  • Undine: Given by the Queen for personal service. Its badge is Or, the Queen's initial azure.
  • Sea-Urchin: Given to young children by the Crown in recognition of their contributions or good deeds. Its badge is Fieldless, a sea-urchin azure.
  • Order of Nonpareil: This award honors and recognizes those who have shown excellence, honour, courtesy or chivalry above and beyond any duty. The members of this Order exemplify what it means to be an Atlantian. This award may be given only once per reign and is conveyed solely at the discretion of the Crown. Its badge is Or, a sword between four towers sable.
  • Silver Nautilus: This award is the gift of the King and Queen jointly or individually to those who have distinguished themselves by an extraordinary achievement in the Arts and Sciences. Its badge is Fieldless, a nautilus shell argent.
  • The Fountain: Recognizes and honors those who have performed acts of service for the Kingdom of Atlantia.
  • The Award of the Herring: Honors and recognizes those who have distinguished themselves by extraordinary achievement as autocrats.
  • Vexillum Atlantiae: Recognizes and honors groups who have performed acts of valor for the Kingdom of Atlantia.