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The '''Order of Defense''' is an [[SCA]] [[polling order]] of [[peerage]] that rewards members for their prowess in SCA [[rapier]] and [[cut and thrust]] [[combat]], commonly termed as SCA [[fencing]].
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The '''Order of Defense''' (aka '''Order of Defence''') is an [[SCA]] [[polling order]] of [[peerage]] that rewards members for their prowess in SCA [[rapier]] and [[cut and thrust]] [[combat]], commonly termed as SCA [[fencing]].
   
 
== Heraldry and Regalia ==
 
== Heraldry and Regalia ==
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The Laurel also proposed a change in spelling of the [[name]] to the ''Order of Defence''.
 
The Laurel also proposed a change in spelling of the [[name]] to the ''Order of Defence''.
   
The proposed [[regalia]] for the order is;
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The proposed [[regalia]] for the order is:
   
 
:''([[Fieldless]]) A white [[livery]] [[collar]], bearing the badge of the Order of Defence''
 
:''([[Fieldless]]) A white [[livery]] [[collar]], bearing the badge of the Order of Defence''
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== History ==
 
== History ==
   
In [[2014]], the SCA [[Board of Directors]] conducted a survey amongst SCA [[member]]s relating to various proposals on new SCA-wide martial-based [[award]]s. This included whether fencing should be included within the martial skills considered for new members of the [[Order of Chivalry]] or whether a new [[peerage]] should be created for fencing or any other non-rattan martial art. On Jan 17, [[2015]], they announced that fencing could no longer be considered an ancillary activity in the SCA, but fencing was not a valid path to the Order of the Chivalry. Nor would they create an additional "non-rattan" martial order.
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In [[2014]], the SCA [[Board of Directors]] conducted a survey amongst SCA [[member]]s relating to various proposals on new SCA-wide martial-based [[award]]s. This included questions as to whether fencing should be included within the martial skills considered for new members of the [[Order of Chivalry]] or whether a new [[peerage]] should be created for fencing, either as a stand-alone peerage, or along with other non-rattan martial art. On Jan 17, [[2015]], they announced that fencing could no longer be considered an ancillary activity in the SCA, but that fencing was not a valid path to the Order of the Chivalry. Nor would they create any additional "non-rattan" martial order.
   
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There was what might be termed 'an uproar' about this decision. This was caused in part by the fact that the original Additional Peerage Exploration Committee ([[APEC]]) had, as part of their brief, been told that rolling [[fencing]] into the Chivalry was not to be considered, nor was any sort of 'promotion' of the [[White Scarf]]. The Additional Peerage Review Committee ([[APRC]]) was instructed that their brief was to approve the APEC proposal or not. Since the BoD report suggested that several members had voted against the proposal since they felt that fencing should be part of the Chivalry, a reasonably large segment of the populace was distressed. The BoD reconsidered, and on Feb 2, 2015, the [[BOD]] approved the creation of the Order of Defense and asked the [[Laurel Sovereign of Arms]] to register a name and device for the order.
On Feb 2, 2015, the [[BOD]] approved the creation of the Order of Defense and asked the [[Laurel Sovereign of Arms]] to register a name and device for the order. The SCA [[corpora]] still needed to be altered. The intention was for the order to be started on May 1, 2015.
 
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They gave a start date for the order of May 1, 2015. They further stated that each [[Kingdom]] could create three members of the order without a polling requirement, and that those three members (presumably if created on the same date) would have the same [[precedence]]. As May 1, 2015 was a Friday, many Kingdoms opted to induct their first members on Saturday, May 2. At least one, [[AEthelmearc]], made the effort to create their premier on the Friday.
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* http://socsen.sca.org/advisory-opinion-regarding-the-possible-inclusion-of-non-rattan-fighters-into-the-order-of-the-chivalry/ - Jan 29, 2015, BOD announcement about non-rattan combatants and the Order of Chivalry
 
* http://socsen.sca.org/advisory-opinion-regarding-the-possible-inclusion-of-non-rattan-fighters-into-the-order-of-the-chivalry/ - Jan 29, 2015, BOD announcement about non-rattan combatants and the Order of Chivalry
 
* http://socsen.sca.org/creation-of-the-order-of-defense/ - Feb 2, 2015, BOD announcement creating the order.
 
* http://socsen.sca.org/creation-of-the-order-of-defense/ - Feb 2, 2015, BOD announcement creating the order.
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* http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=2915 - Feb 2, 2015, heraldic proposal for the badge, name and regalia
 
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* http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/04s/15-04SPECIALlar.html - April 2015, heraldric commentary
   
 
[[category:SCAism]][[category:awards]]
 
[[category:SCAism]][[category:awards]]

Latest revision as of 04:08, 12 May 2015

The Order of Defense (aka Order of Defence) is an SCA polling order of peerage that rewards members for their prowess in SCA rapier and cut and thrust combat, commonly termed as SCA fencing.

Heraldry and Regalia

The device proposed on Feb 2, 2015, for the order by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms is a badge:

(Tinctureless) Three rapiers in pall inverted tips crossed

The Laurel also proposed a change in spelling of the name to the Order of Defence.

The proposed regalia for the order is:

(Fieldless) A white livery collar, bearing the badge of the Order of Defence

History

In 2014, the SCA Board of Directors conducted a survey amongst SCA members relating to various proposals on new SCA-wide martial-based awards. This included questions as to whether fencing should be included within the martial skills considered for new members of the Order of Chivalry or whether a new peerage should be created for fencing, either as a stand-alone peerage, or along with other non-rattan martial art. On Jan 17, 2015, they announced that fencing could no longer be considered an ancillary activity in the SCA, but that fencing was not a valid path to the Order of the Chivalry. Nor would they create any additional "non-rattan" martial order.

There was what might be termed 'an uproar' about this decision. This was caused in part by the fact that the original Additional Peerage Exploration Committee (APEC) had, as part of their brief, been told that rolling fencing into the Chivalry was not to be considered, nor was any sort of 'promotion' of the White Scarf. The Additional Peerage Review Committee (APRC) was instructed that their brief was to approve the APEC proposal or not. Since the BoD report suggested that several members had voted against the proposal since they felt that fencing should be part of the Chivalry, a reasonably large segment of the populace was distressed. The BoD reconsidered, and on Feb 2, 2015, the BOD approved the creation of the Order of Defense and asked the Laurel Sovereign of Arms to register a name and device for the order.

They gave a start date for the order of May 1, 2015. They further stated that each Kingdom could create three members of the order without a polling requirement, and that those three members (presumably if created on the same date) would have the same precedence. As May 1, 2015 was a Friday, many Kingdoms opted to induct their first members on Saturday, May 2. At least one, AEthelmearc, made the effort to create their premier on the Friday.

External links