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History of the Awards Granted in the Kingdom of the West

Principality of Oertha

The Awards and Honors listed below are ones that are granted by the Coronet of Oertha. A few are specific to the Princess (Princess' Riband, etc.), but most recognitions are granted by both the Prince AND Princess of Oertha. Several early Oerthan awards were put into Oerthan law before Oertha became a full Principality, in anticipation of that status, and Lord Defenders/Ladies of the Snows gave them out before the first Principality tournament.

Holders of the Heart Lord Defender Tournament (January 19, AS XIV, 1980)
Created/given by:(Lord Defender) Kylson Skyfyre and (Lady of the Snows) Aryana Silknfyre
First Recipient(s):Keziah Fairhair
Companions of the Diamond Willow (? Event Unknown) (June xx, AS XVII, 1982)
(Note: Memory tells me that I (Hirsch von Henford) was NOT the first recipient, but that Brendan and Danpira gave this to at least one or two people before ... the event for my Diamond Willow was some sort of Collegium type event that Brendan and Danpira had travelled some distance to, but ...)
Created/given by:(Lord Defender) Brendan Shimmeringstar and (Lady of the Snows) Danpira Snowsong of Skyhaven
First Recipient(s):Hirsch von Henford
The Order of the Snowy Owl Summer Lord Defender of Oertha Tournament (July 10-11, AS XVII, 1982)
Created/given by:(Lord Defender) Kylson Skyfyre and (Lady of the Snows) December Eitel
First Recipient(s):Adam Elfchaser
The Oerthan Order of Grace Summer Lord Defender of Oertha Tournament (July 14-15, AS XVII, 1984)
Created/given by:(Lord Defender) Kylson Skyfyre and (Lady of the Snows) Anne of Bradford
First Recipient(s):Irone of the Blue Star
Princess' Escort Summer Lord Defender of Oertha Tournament (July 14-15, AS XVII, 1984)
(NOTE: The Princess' Escort was actually created by Bernadette de Faiirskiie, in her time as Lady of the Snows. She created the Princess' Escort with a different name -- The Janissaries, based on some reading she had done about the Ottoman Empire. The original ceremony had the members of the Janissaries/Guard/Escort being asked if they accepted the duty, with the response being: "There is no answer but “Yes”!". This is still in the ceremony. When it was explained by the Heralds in central Kingdom that a Janissary was a eunich, among other things, it was quickly decided to stop using the term. It became the Princess' Guard for awhile, but eventually settled in as The Princess' Escort. There are no listings of members of the Janissaries/Princess' Guard prior to Denise' Guard, who was the last Lady of the Snows of Oertha.)
Created/given by:(Lady of the Snows) Denise de Moustainoux
First Recipient(s):Alicianne de Montfort of Sprucewood, Arden of Amber, Draco Solorb, Meredynn [of Eskalya]
Ladies of the Chamber Summer Lord Defender of Oertha Tournament (July 14-15, AS XVII, 1984)
(NOTE: The Ladies of the Chamber were also created by Bernadette de Faiirskiie, but as with the Escort above, there are no lists prior to Denise' tenure as Lady of the Snows ...)
Created/given by:(Lady of the Snows) Denise de Moustainoux
First Recipient(s):Annora de Montfort of Shadowood, Morgana yr Oerfa, Valija Ansdotter
Lord and Lady Guardian Oertha (First) Coronet/Investiture (January, AS XIX, 1985)
Created/given by:(Prince) Kylson Skyfyre and (Princess) Anne of Bradford
First Recipient(s):Brendan Shimmeringstar and Aryana Silknfyre
Viscounts and Viscountesses of Oertha Oertha Summer Coronet/Investiture (July 14, AS XX, 1985)
(Note: The titles of Viscount and Viscountess were first created for the Principality of An Tir ... Before Oertha was a Principality there were several years of having a Lord Defender of the North (eventually Lord Defender of Oertha), and a Lady of the Snows -- these are not listed on the Viscounty page above -- you would need to visit this page to see all: Royalty of the Principality of Oertha ...)
Created/given by:(Prince) Donnan the Truehearted and (Princess) Kareina Talvi Tytar
First Recipient(s):Kylson Skyfyre and Anne of Bradford
The Order of the Silver Ulu (? Event Unknown) (May 24, AS XXII, 1987)
Created/given by:(Prince) Brendan Shimmeringstar and (Princess) Aryana Silknfyre
First Recipient(s):Geneviève Élise le Chantelois and Morgana yr Oerfa
The Princess' Riband Oertha Coronet/Investiture (January 23, AS XXII, 1988)
Created/given by:(Princess) Annora de Montfort of Shadowood
First Recipient(s):Joel Songspinner, Marja Nordama, Sely Brianna Sutherland, Sharane de Kondrack, Valija Ansdotter
Princess' Champion Oertha Coronet/Investiture (January 21, AS XXIV, 1990)
Created/given by:(Princess) Katarzina Porajski
First Recipient(s):Kylson Skyfyre
The Order of the Oerthan Sword Oertha Coronet/Investiture (July 18-19, AS XXVII, 1992)
Created/given by:(Prince) Brendan Shimmeringstar and (Princess) Aryana Silknfyre
First Recipient(s):Joseph Lee Catchpole
The Order of the Raven's Heart Eskalyan Yule (December 12, AS XXVIII, 1993)
Created/given by:(Prince) Georg of Glacier's Edge and (Princess) Katarzina Porajski
First Recipient(s):Alleyn of Kent, Ingrid of the Blue Snows, Rebecca fitzRobert, William Bullson
The Order of the Polaris Oertha Coronet/Investiture (July 15, AS XXXV, 2000)
Created/given by:(Prince) Alfonso d'Strada and (Princess) Cedrin Etainnighean
First Recipient(s):Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov
The Order of the Bards of Oertha May Revel -- Eskalya (May 18-20, AS XXXVI, 2001)
Created/given by:(Prince) Kylson Skyfyre and (Princess) Sorcha Caremon
First Recipient(s):Jenifer of Squalid Manor
The Order of the Glove Oertha Coronet/Investiture (January 18, AS XXXVII, 2003)
Created/given by:(Prince) Fergus Mac Thomais and (Princess) Margarita Catherine di Calvi
First Recipient(s):Katherine of Birchfeld
The Order of the Argent Stylus Oertha Coronet/Investiture (January 18, AS XXXVII, 2003)
Created/given by:(Prince) Fergus Mac Thomais and (Princess) Margarita Catherine di Calvi
First Recipient(s):Anne of Bradford, Gwyneth Rhiannon of the Sea, Helena Ochastka
The Order of the Argent Wolf Baronial Investiture - Selviergard (May 23-26, AS XXXVIII, 2003)
Created/given by:(Prince) Magnus Sigmarsson and (Princess) Esperanza Maria Diago
First Recipient(s):Haus Schlagen, Haus Sea Rose
The Order of the Argent Flame Byzantine Bash - Selviergard (October 27, AS XLII, 2007)
Created/given by:(Prince) Dietrich Jorgen von Marksburg and (Princess) Bianca Rose Byrne
First Recipient(s):Georg of Glacier's Edge and Katarzina Porajski
The Princess' Artisans Oertha Coronet/Investiture (January 20, AS XLII, 2008)
Created/given by:(Princess) Gwyneth Rhiannon of the Sea
First Recipient(s):Alienor FitzHenry, Anne of Bradford, Katarzina Porajski, Margery Garret
The Oerthan Company of Wandering Wolves Apres Fair Newcomers -- Selviergard (September 20, AS XLIII, 2008)
Created/given by:(Prince) Karl Helweg and (Princess) Élise von Sophey
First Recipient(s):Merewen of Cottesmore
The Ursa Minor Created July 2007
Created/given by:(Prince) Cyrus and (Princess) Caitríona inghean ui Chionaodha
First given by (Prince) Kennric and (Princess) Rolynnda
First Recipient(s):Genevieve Beauvais, Suzuki Ryujiro Nobuuji, Yukiko Yamamoto
The Ursa Major Purgatorio Coronation and Oertha Coronet/Investiture
Created/given by:(Prince) Fathir von Trier and (Princess) Étaín O'Rowarke
First Recipient(s):Margery Garrett
Coronet's Favor Oertha Coronet/Investiture, January 19, 2013
Created/given by:Rurik Varyag Velmudov and Trava Zapadova
First Recipient(s):Anna di Caterina Neri
Shield of Chivalry Oertha Coronet/Investiture, Jul 19, AS L (2015)
Created/given by:(Princess) Arabella Eleanor Hamilton
First Recipient(s):Nikor from the Isle of the Oaks
The Order of Orion Date Created Unknown ...
Created by:(Prince) (?) and (Princess) (?)
First Recipient(s):Celestria Textrix, Élise von Sophey, Gavin Woodward, Leonia the Mouse, by Prince Nathan and Princess Lilla, Jan 18, AS XLVIII (2014)
The Order of the Sandhill Crane Date Created Unknown ...
Created by:(Prince) (?) and (Princess) (?)
First Recipient(s):Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov, by Prince Gregor and Princess Isabella, Oct 18, AS XLIX (2014)
Lumen Borealis Date Created Unknown ...
Created by:(Prince) (?) and (Princess) (?)
First Recipient(s):None

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