Awards of Gleann Abhann and What They Mean

These are the Awards of the River Valley Realm of Gleann Abhann.  Linked to the name of the award is the listing in the Hall of Records (it will open in a new tab) of who has this award.

| Orders of Patent | Consulting Orders (Grant of Arms) | Orders of Gleann Abhann (Award of Arms) | Non-Armigerous Awards | Royal Service |

Orders of Patent:

Order of the Chivalry:
The Chivalry consists of two equal parts: Knighthood and Mastery of Arms. The duties of the Chivalry are as follows:
To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor, to respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora, to enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom, to enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord, to advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Chivalry, to bestow the Accolade of Knighthood upon a candidate for the Order of Knighthood, by sole right as both Sovereign and knight, or acting directly for a Sovereign who is not a knight.

Order of the Laurel:
The Prospective Laurel must have attained the standard of excellence in skill and/or knowledge equal to that of his or her prospective peers in some area of the Arts or Sciences. The candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society. The duties of the members of the order are as follows:
To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct, to respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora, if in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom, to enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills, to advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Laurel.

Order of the Pelican:
The Prospective Pelican must have attained the standard of service to the Society or any of its branches equal to that of his or her prospective peers, which is above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society. The duties of the members of the order are as follows:
To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct, to respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the Laws of the kingdom and Corpora, if in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom, to enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills, to advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Pelican.

The Order of Defense:
The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of rapier and/or cut-and-thrust combat.
The candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society. The duties of the members of the order are as follows:
To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor, to respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the Laws of the kingdom and Corpora, if in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom, to enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills, to enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord, to advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Order of Defense.

Consulting Orders (Grant of Arms):

Order of the Aries:
The Order of The Aries shall consist of those individuals who have excelled as heavy weapons fighters. They will have shown prowess in the tournament or upon the fields of war, displaying pageantry, chivalry and honor. These gentles will have shown longtime service in the training of new fighters and sharing their martial knowledge. In addition they shall have consistently displayed dedication to authentic appearance
and heraldic display in the Tournament.

The Order of the Diamond Chalice:
The Order of the Diamond Chalice shall consist of those individuals performing exceptional service to the Kingdom.

The Order of the Silver Lamp:
The Order of the Silver Lamp shall consist of those individuals who have exhibited exceptional talent in the Arts and Sciences.

The Order of the Queens Silver Blade:
The Order of the Queens Silver Blade shall consist of those individuals who have exhibited exceptional skill in the Arts of Defense (Rapier), have conveyed their knowledge to others, and have displayed chivalry on the field and in support of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

The Order of the Sable Banner:
The Order of the Sable Banner shall consist of those individuals who have exhibited exceptional skill in the science of War, and who have served faithfully as soldiers in the Gleann Abhann Army. Companions of the Order shall be styled as the King’s Bannermen.

The Order of the Sable Huntsman:
The Order of the Sable Huntsman shall consist of those individuals who have exhibited exceptional talent in the martial arts of Live Weapons and Target Archery.

Orders of Gleann Abhann (Award of Arms):

The Order of the Arrow and Bolt:
The Order of the Arrow and Bolt shall consist of those individuals displaying exceptional proficiency in the martial arts of Live Weapons and Target Archery.

The Order of the Combattant Rams:
The Order of the Combattant Rams shall consist of those individuals displaying exceptional proficiency and instruction in the Martial Arts. Martial Arts includes heavy weapons, light weapons and combat archery.

The Order of the Onyx Chalice:
The Order of the Onyx Chalice shall consist of those individuals performing significant and steady service to the Kingdom.

The Order of the Silver Ram:
The Order of the Silver Ram shall consist of those individuals displaying proficiency in the Arts and Sciences.

The Order of the Shepherds:
The Order of the Shepherds shall consist of those individuals performing exceptional service for the children of Gleann Abhann and shall be presented at the pleasure of the Crown.

Non-Armigerous Awards:

The Order of the Jeweled Horn:
The Order of the Jeweled Horn shall consist of those individuals displaying exceptional courtesy, honor, chivalry, and nobility and who embody what is means to be from Gleann Abhann and a member of this Society. One male and one female shall be accepted into the order per reign.

The Order of the Lamb:
The Order of the Lamb shall consist of those children performing exceptional service.

The Order of the Combattant Lambs:
The Order of the Combattant Lambs shall consist of those children displaying exceptional proficiency and instruction in the Martial Arts. Martial Arts include heavy weapons and light weapons.

The Order of the Silver Lamb:
The Order of the Silver Lamb shall consist of those children displaying proficiency in the Arts and Sciences.

Citizen of Gleann Abhann
This order is given to those gentles who are subjects of another Sovereign Kingdom who have rendered great service and dedication to the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. It is an honorary bestowal of particular dignity, but does not affect their Subject status as defined in the Governing Documents of the SCA, Inc. Holders of the Order shall be entitled to style themselves as Honorary Citizens of Gleann Abhann and shall be accorded the right to bear the badge of the populace of Gleann Abhann. This order does not affect the precedence or armigery of the recipient. Companions of the Citizen of Gleann Abhann are entitled to have their full achievement listed in the Gleann Abhann Order of Precedence upon their request. Update of this achievement is the sole responsibility of the Citizen.

The Order of the Rose:
This Order shall consist of past Consorts of the Kingdom and shall be presented at the pleasure of the Crown.

Order of the Diamond (Closed):
The Order of the Diamond shall consist of past Consorts of the Principality of Gleann Abhann and shall be presented at the pleasure of the Coronet. Members shall be styled as Companions of the Order of the Diamond. The Order shall carry no arms or otherwise affect the precedence of the individual who receives this award.

Queen’s Order of Courtliness:
This award shall be conferred by the Queen of Gleann Abhann upon such subjects as she deems worthy by reason of their consistently exemplary courtesy to subjects of all ranks. The Queen may, if she sees fit, call upon the members of this order to assist her with their aid or advice in encouraging courteous behavior, whenever she may deem this necessary. The members of the order shall be bound to assist the Queen to the best of their abilities when called upon in this fashion.

King’s Order of Condatis:
This award shall recognize those who have distinguished themselves by their excellent contributions to the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. This award is primarily for large one time roles or projects in service to the Kingdom at Large.

Order of the Banner of Valor:
The Order of the Banner of Valor shall consist of those fighters chosen by His Majesty during Crown Tournament who demonstrated prowess, skill, or great feats during the tournament such as to capture the attention, recognition, and favor of His Majesty and the assembled populace. This award is given from the hand of His Majesty. All recipients of this award shall have the honor to bear the Banner of the Order until the next Crown Tournament and shall add their arms to the lineage upon the Banner.

Award of the War Horn:
The Award of the War Horn recognizes and honors those who have performed acts of valor and bravery for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. An individual may receive this award more than once.

Order of the Rams Heart:
The Order of the Rams Heart recognizes and honors those who have earned the gratitude of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. An individual may receive this award more than once.

Order of the Marble Chalice:
The Order of the Marble Chalice shall recognize those individuals who have distinguished themselves by their excellent contributions to the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. This award is primarily for service to the Kingdom at Large.

Order of the Mark of Fribrand:
The Order of the Mark of Fribrand shall recognize those fighters who demonstrated prowess, skill, or great feats on the tournament field such as to capture the attention, recognition, and favor of Their Royal Majesties.

Order of the Pilgrims Pleasure:
The Order of the Pilgrims Pleasure shall recognize those individuals who have traveled extensively in service to the Kingdom.

Order of Francois’ Favor:
The Order of Francois’ Favor shall recognize those individuals who exemplify courtesy and chivalric behavior as well as maintaining an exceptional historical representation by their appearance which sets a high standard for others to emulate.

Order of the Gules Quill:
The Order of the Gules Quill shall recognize those individuals who have distinguished themselves by their excellent contributions to the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann through the calligraphy and/or illumination of scrolls.

Order of the Argent Branch:
The Order of the Argent Branch shall recognize those individuals who have distinguished themselves by their excellent contributions to the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann through the bardic arts.

Order of the Wreath of Chivalry:
The Order of the Wreath of Chivalry shall consist of those fighters chosen by Her Majesty during Crown Tournament who demonstrated exceptional chivalry during the tournament such as to capture the attention, recognition, and favor of Her Majesty and the assembled populace.

Orders of Royal Service:

The Order of the Jeweled Ring:
The Order of the Jeweled Ring shall consist of those individuals or groups who have offered great service to Her Royal Majesty. This order shall be given by Her Royal Majesty, and shall be signified by a ring from Her hand.

The Sovereign’s Letter of Endorsement:
The Sovereign’s Letter of Endorsement shall be given to of those individuals or groups who have offered great service to His Royal Majesty.

The Order of the Gleann Abhann Bard:
The Order of the Gleann Abhann Bard shall consist of those individuals who have served the Crown as Bard during Their reign. This award may be given only once per reign, and companions shall be elected only once to this Order, though they may serve the Kingdom as Bard upon more than one occasion.

The Order of the Gleann Abhann Equestrian
The Order of the Gleann Abhann Equestrian shall consist of those individuals who have served the Crown as Equestrian Champion during Their reign. This award may be given only once per reign, and companions shall be elected only once to this Order, though they may serve the Kingdom as Equestrian Champion upon more than one occasion.

The Order of the Gleann Abhann Kings Champion
The Order of the Gleann Abhann Kings Champion shall consist of those individuals who have served Gleann Abhann as the Kings Champion. This award may be given only once per reign, and companions shall be elected only once to this Order, though they may serve as Kings Champion upon more than one occasion.

The Order of the Gleann Abhann Queens Champion
The Order of the Gleann Abhann Queens Champion shall consist of those individuals who have served Gleann Abhann as the Queens Champion. This award may be given only once per reign, and companions shall be elected only once to this Order, though they may serve as Queens Champion upon more than one occasion.

The Order of the Gleann Abhann Rapier Champion
The Order of the Gleann Abhann Rapier shall consist of those individuals who have served the Crown as Rapier Champion during Their reign. This award may be given only once per reign, and companions shall be elected only once to this Order, though they may serve the Kingdom as Rapier Champion upon more than one occasion.

The Order of the Gleann Abhann Yeoman
The Order of the Gleann Abhann Yeoman shall consist of those individuals who have served the Crown as Yeoman during Their reign. This award may be given only once per reign, and companions shall be elected only once to this Order, though they may serve the Kingdom as Yeoman upon more than one occasion.

The Order of the Gleann Abhann Poet
The Order of the Gleann Abhann Poet shall consist of those individuals who have served the Crown as Poet Laureate during Their reign. This award may be given only once per reign, and companions shall be elected only once to this Order, though they may serve the Kingdom as Poet upon more than one occasion.

The Order of the Gleann Abhann Sentry
The Order of the Gleann Abhann Sentry shall consist of those individuals who have served the Crown as Sentry (Thrown Weapons Champion) during Their reign. This award may be given only once per reign, and companions shall be elected only once to this Order, though they may serve the Kingdom as Sentry upon more than one
occasion.

The Order of the Argent Keystone
The Order of the Argent Keystone shall consist of those groups/households performing service unto the Kingdom and shall be presented at the pleasure of the Crown.

The Black Company
The Black Company is an honor, that lasts only for the duration of the reign. The Black Company are fighters selected solely at the discretion of the King and serves as the King’s house guard. Individuals may serve multiple reigns. Regalia of the Black Company to be determined by each Crown for their reign.

The Red Guard
The Red Guard is an honor, that lasts only for the duration of the reign. The Red Guard are fighters selected solely at the discretion of the Queen and serves as the Queen’s house guard. Individuals may serve multiple reigns. Regalia of the Red Guard to be determined by each Crown for their reign.