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History of the Awards Granted in the Kingdom of the West

Kingdom of the West

The Awards and Honors listed below are ones that are granted by the Crown of the West. A few are specific to the Queen (Queen's Order of Grace, etc.), but most recognitions are granted by both the King AND Queen of the West.

The first part of this list is taken from the Annotated History Project portion of this site ...

Queen of Love and Beauty First Tournament (May 1, AS I, 1966)
Created/given by:Sir Aeginius
First Recipient(s):Marynel of Darkhaven
KnightFirst Tournament (May 1, AS I, 1966)
Created/given by:Siegfried von Hoflichskeit
First Recipient(s):David the Herald
KingFirst Coronation and Crown Tournament (March 25, AS I, 1967)
(NOTE: this could be considered to have been earlier, as Henrik and Wendryn were given ‘scrolls’ naming them King and Queen at the fall tournament in September that Henrik won)
Henrik of Havn notes: As for my Coronation as the first Crowned King, Siegfried gave me the scroll proclaiming me King, but Fulk put the Crown on my head, performing the actual Coronation (as my predecessor, having won the preceeding Tournament in July, thus establishing the tradition that Monarchs are Crowned by their Predecessor.)"
Created/given by:Siegfried von Hoflichskeit
First Recipient(s):Henrik of Havn
Crown PrinceFirst Coronation and Crown Tournament (March 25, AS I, 1967)
Created/given by:(King) Henrik of Havn
First Recipient(s):Richard the Short
Crown PrincessFirst Coronation and Crown Tournament (March 25, AS I, 1967)
Created/given by:(King) Henrik of Havn
First Recipient(s):Ann of San Anselmo
Muckin’ Great ClubbeFirst Coronation Tournament (April 30, AS I, 1967)
(Had been a 12th Night Present to Fulk from Siegfried at 12th Night in January ...)
Created/given by:Fulk de Wyvern
First Recipient(s):Henrik of Havn
DukeTwelfth Night (Jan 6, AS II, 1968)
Created/given by:(King) William the Silent
First Recipient(s):Richard of Mont Royal, Fulk de Wyvern, and Henrik of Havn
The Order of the RoseTwelfth Night (Jan 6, AS II, 1968)
Created/given by:(King) William the Silent
First Recipient(s):Marynel of Darkhaven, Mary of Tamar, Ann of San Anselmo, Diana Listmaker, Wendryn of Townsend, and Leanne of Maywood
The Order of Chivalry
(Knights and Masters of Arms)
Twelfth Night (Jan 6, AS II, 1968)
Created/given by:(King) William the Silent
First Recipient(s):Richard of Mont Real and Edwin Bersark (Masters of Arms);
Bela of Eastmarch, Fulk de Wyvern, Jamie of the Oakenshield, Karl vom Acht, Kerry the Rock, Siegfried von Hoflichskeit, and Steven MacEanruig (Knights)
Henrik of Havn notes: "Although I had been Knighted at the March 1967, AS I tournament, just before my first Coronation, by Fulk de Wyvern, I received my Knight's Belt and Chain from King William at that ceremony and believe I should be listed along with the other Knights there."
The Order of the LaurelTwelfth Night (Jan 6, AS II, 1968)
Created/given by:(King) William the Silent
First Recipients:Beverly Hodghead and Alfonso de Castile
Grant of ArmsTwelfth Night (Jan 4, AS III, 1969)
Created/given by:(King) Caradoc ap Cador
First Recipients:Harold Breakstone, Karina of the Far West, and Randall of Hightower
Award of ArmsTwelfth Night (Jan 4, AS III, 1969)
Created/given by:(King) Caradoc ap Cador
First Recipients:Geraldine of Toad Hall, Luise of the Phoenix, Njali jarla Styrbjornsoni, Robert of Dunharrow, and Sylvanus Andere
Court Baron
(used as “Crown Baron” for awhile)
Twelfth Night (Jan 4, AS III, 1969)
Created/given by:(King) Caradoc ap Cador
First Recipient:Sylvanus Andere
The Order of the Leaf of MeritBeltane Coronation (May 1, AS IV, 1971)
Created/given by:(King) Jean de la Grand 'Anse
First Recipient:Ellen Cross Quills
The Order of the Wooden SpoonQueen’s Tea (May 29, 1971 AS VI)
Created/given by:(Queen) Ruth (?)
First Recipient:Rima of Rockridge
The Queen’s Order of GracePurgatorio Coronation (July 31-Aug 1, 1971 AS VI)
Created/given by:(Queen) Ruth
First Recipient:Crystal and Shima
Wreaths of Valour and CourtesyJuly 31, 1971 (AS VI) through Jan 8 72
(Not sure of event: Verena states “during our first reign”)
Created/given by:(Queen) Verena of Laurelin
First Recipients:No mention of who received these in the history ...
CountBeltane Coronation (May 6, AS VII, 1972)
Created/given by:(King and Queen) James Greyhelm and Verena of Laurelin
First Recipients:Richard of Mont Royal, Fulk de Wyvern, Henrik of Havn, William the Silent, Siegfried von Hoflichskeit, Caradoc ap Cador, Stefan de Lorraine, Stephan Blackeagle, Jean de la Grand’ Anse, Hagen the Strong, Paul of Bellatrix
CountessBeltane Coronation (May 6, AS VII, 1972)
Created/given by:(King and Queen) James Greyhelm and Verena of Laurelin
First Recipients:Marynel of Darkhaven, Mary of Tamar, Wendryn Townsend, Anne of San Anselmo, Diana Listmaker, Leanne of Maywood, Sheryl of Thespis, La Rana, Amie of Exter, Sumer Redmaene, Luise of the Phoenix, Ruth, Carol of Bellatrix
DuchessBeltane Coronation (May 6, AS VII, 1972)
Created/given by:(King and Queen) James Greyhelm and Verena of Laurelin
First Recipient:Leanne of Maywood
Court (“Crown”) BaronessBeltane Coronation (May 6, AS VII, 1972)
Created/given by:(King and Queen) James Greyhelm and Verena of Laurelin
First Recipient:Geraldine of Toad Hall
The Order of the Pelican (Imperial)Autumn Crown (October 22, AS VII, 1972)
Created/given by:Board of Directors (“The Imperial Electors”)
First Recipient:Boncueur de Myrobolan
The Order of the Silver MoletTwelfth Night (Jan 5, AS VIII, 1974)
Created/given by:(King) Henrik of Havn
First Recipients:Bela of Eastmarch and Robert of Dunharrow
The Order of the (Olde) Battered HelmTwelfth Night (Jan 5, AS VIII, 1974)
Created/given by:Steven MacEanruig (King Andrew and Queen Salome)
First Recipient:Stefan de Lorraine
Queen’s GuardBeltane (May 4, AS IX, 1974)
Created/given by:(King and Queen) William of Hoghton and Donna of Rollingwood
First Recipients:Bern Bellower, Brian Dritar an Con, Eliazar ben-Dovid, Loren Sur la Roche, Orric the Woody, Philip Dyemoke, and William Allen
The Order of the Pelican (Kingdom)Purgatorio (August 3, AS IX, 1974)
Created/given by:(King) William of Hoghton
First Recipients:Stefan de Lorraine, Geraldine of Toad Hall, Karina of the Far West, Bevin Fraser of Sterling, Hal Ravn, and Robert of Dunharrow (Robert turned in his Laurel in place of his Pelican, and his Pelican was backdated to the date he received the laurel)
The Order of the Queen’s CypherTwelfth Night (January 4, AS IX, 1975)
Created/given by:(Queen) Lorna of Leeds
First Recipients:Paul of Bellatrix, Carol of Bellatrix, Mark von dem Falkensfenn, Siegfried von Hoflichskeit, and Trude Lacklandia
From Here Down Awards Are From the Awards List and Other Sources ...
The Queen's Champion Purgatorio Coronation, July 30, 1972, VII
Created/given by:(Queen) Carol of Bellatrix
First Recipients:Henrik of Havn
The Order of Arachne's Web Beltane Coronation, April 23, 1977, XI
Created/given by:(King) Kevin Perigrynne and (Queen) Patrice ...(? This information does not match other ...?)
First Recipients:Beryl of the Valley of the Moon
Augmentation of Arms Purgatorio Coronation, July 30, 1977, XII
Created/given by:(King) Paul of Bellatrix and (Queen) Carol of Bellatrix
First Recipients:Michael the Black
The Order of the Rose Leaf March Crown Tournament, March 22, 1980, XIV
Created/given by:(King) Christopher of Hoghton and (Queen) Esmirelda Dancingstar
First Recipients:Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez (aka Grün der Spitzenklöppler), Meriwether of the Four Winds, Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (aka Keridwen ferch Morgan Glasfryn, Keridwen o'r Mynydd Gwrdd), Ysabel del Norte
Commendabilis October Crown Tournament, October 4, 1980, XV
Created/given by:(King) Radnor of Guildemar and (Queen) Esmirelda Dancingstar
First Recipients:Steingrim Stallari
The Order of the Grey Goose Shaft Twelfth Night Coronation, January 1, 1980, XIV
Created/given by:(King) (?) and (Queen) (?)
First Recipients:Rodrigo de Cerdaña
The Order of the Silver Mantle June Crown Tournament, June 20, 1981, XVI
Created/given by:(King) William the Lucky and (Queen) Andrea of Clearmont
First Recipients:Ludwig von Lemminghaus
The Order of Valor March Crown Tournament, March 1, 1982, XVI
Created/given by:(King) Radnor of Guildemar and (Queen) Esmirelda Dancingstar
First Recipients:Alfric Favnesbane, James Greyhelm, Maythen Gervaise
The Order of the Pied d'Argent June Crown Tournament, June 19, 1983, XVIII
Created/given by:(King) Kevin Radnor of Guildemar and (Queen) Esmirelda Dancingstar
First Recipients:Eveline of Shoreham
The King's Huscarls Purgatorio Coronation, August 20, 1983, XVIII
Created/given by:(King) Rolf the Relentless and (Queen) Lachlin ni Colin
First Recipients:Elrik Skap-Vargr, Valgard Stonecleaver
The Order of the Golden Poppy
A Scan of the Golden Poppy Charter (PDF File)
Beltane (May 5, AS XIX, 1984)
Created/given by:(King) William the Lucky and (Queen) Joanne of Puffin Cliff
First Recipients:Deporodh of Rannoch, Trude Lacklandia, William of York, Edmund Renfield Wanderscribe, Ella du Vergne, Geraldine of Toad Hall, Käthe Willig von Mainz, Merewyn de Lyonesse, Mariposa de los Montoyas, Gerald of Ipsley, Heather of Sutherland, Janet of Arden, Astrith of Swansvale, Carl of Sutherland, Tangwystl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Keridwen verch Morgan Glasvryn), (and a name that I cannot read on the Charter -- Hirsch)
Knights Bannerette Beltane Coronation, May 1, 1985, XX
Created/given by:(King) Radnor of Guildemar and (Queen) Grün der Spitzenklöppler
First Recipients:Brandon D'Arindel
The Royal Company of Archers (Closed) Purgatorio (August 24, AS XX, 1985)
Created/given by:(King) Paul of Bellatrix and (Queen) Rowena d'Anjou
First Recipients:Cormac of the Bow, Jon FitzRolf, called the Lean, Kevin Peregrynne, Stephan of Bellatrix, William of Briardust, Wolf Peacemaker
Defender of the West Purgatorio Coronation, August 22, 1987, XXII
Created/given by:(King) Jade of Starfall and (Queen) Anastacia of Starfall
First Recipients:Cenwulf Godfyrht, Demian O'Boirne, Drew Fortesque, Eilis ni Roibeard O'Boirne, Elrik Skap-Vargr, Eric Holdstar, Etienne d'Argent, Francis Goodfellow of Saxony, Gwendolyn the Rat Keeper, John Theophilus, Michael Saint Sever, Obadiah the Obstreperous, Roderick Montclaire, Rosewitha Wolfsdottir, Sebastian von Baden, Theodrik of Skane, Thomas Buttesthorn of Ayle, Vlasta von der Weissen Sonne
The Order of the Silver Nib Twelfth Night Coronation, January 2, 1988, XXII
Created/given by:(King) Steven of Beckenham and (Queen) Sariya al Mus'ad
First Recipients:Aldith Angharad St. George, Aricia Jehane Deveraux, Dubhgall McAllestyr, Khaalid al-Jaraad, Merewyn de Lyonesse, Morgan Athenry, Richard de la Croix, Rowan Perigrynne, Siranna of Hawthorn Hall, Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova, Þorfinn Hrolfsson, William the Lucky
Pillars of the West Beltane Coronation, April 30, 1988, XXII
Created/given by:(King) Radnor of Guildemar and (Queen) Isabeau of Guildemar
First Recipients:Headless House, Griffinsgard
Guildmasters of Fence (Closed) October Crown Tournament, October 1-2, 1988, XXIII
Created/given by:(King) Jade of Starfall and (Queen) Siobhan of Cloverdell
First Recipients:Arenvald von Hagenburg, Damian Greybeard, Edmund the Lame, François Henri Guyon,
Georg of Glacier's Edge, Jan Kees Dudel, Jose Ramirez de Coronado, Sorcha Careman, Xeno della Lama
Royal Pages of the West Beltane Coronation, April 27, 1991, XXV
Created/given by:(King) Eric Bearsbane and (Queen) Aricia Kirsten Deveraux
First Recipients:Brenna nic Brenden, Cristabell McCauleay, Deirdre the Difficult, Heath Ebbert, Heather of Gordonsword, James von Burges, Jenna Breemore, Margrethe Astrid Ravn
The Royal Company of Yeomen (Closed) (? event in Lochac)
Created/given by:(King) Christian du Glaive and (Queen) Susan of Coldwell
First Recipients:Norbert of Iken, Roland Löfhjälm
The Order of the King's Lance Purgatorio Coronation, August 21, 1993, XXVIII
Created/given by:(King) Christian du Glaive and (Queen) Susan of Coldwell
First Recipients:Brenna McRhea, Iseult nic Elam, Michael Hugh Stuart, Tristan of Phoenix Hall
The Order of the Golden Acorn Beltane Coronation, May 3, 1997, XXXII
Created/given by:(King) Cybi of Elmhurst and (Queen) Victoria of Elmhurst Hollow
First Recipients:Morgan the Falconer
The Western Roll of Honor March Crown Tournament, March 1, 1998, XXXII
Created/given by:(King) Fabian Arnet von Schwetzingen and (Queen) Bryne McClellan
First Recipients:Jon FitzRolf, called the Lean
West Kingdom Paragons of Merriment Twelfth Night Coronation, January 2, 1999, XXXIII
Created/given by:(King) Jade of Starfall and (Queen) Siobhann of Cloverdell
First Recipients:(List too large to give here)
Bards of The West June Crown Tournament, March 19, 1999, XXXIV
Created/given by:(King) Uther Schiemann der Hunt and (Queen) Asa Hrafnsdóttir
First Recipients:Siobhán ní hEodhusa
The Order of the Noble Manor Purgatorio Coronation, August 26, 2000, XXXV
Created/given by:(King) Jade of Starfall and (Queen) Siobhann of Cloverdell
First Recipients:Ivar Hakonarson
The Order of the Queen's Treasure Purgatorio Coronation, August 26, 2000, XXXV
Created/given by:(Queen) Siobhann of Cloverdell
First Recipients:Christian de Holacombe, Eliška z Jihlavy, Ellen of West Riding, Jania of Call Duck Manor, John Paul Blacklore, Judith of Stormholde, Katira al-Maghrebiyya, Octavia Jenon de Treves, Rosalie Ashleigh, Sara of Foxhaven, Siranna of Hawthorn Hall, Urtatim bint 'abd al-Karim al-hakam al-Fassi, Willow McCay
The Order of the Western Lily Purgatorio Coronation, August 26, 2000, XXXV
Created/given by:(King) Jade of Starfall and (Queen) Siobhan of Cloverdell
First Recipients:Athelesia Morgan, Charles the Traveler, Isolea di Bari, Susan of Wight, Teresa le Marchant, Thomas Logan, Torvald Torgarson
The Queen's Order of Maintenance Twelfth Night Coronation, January 5, 2002, XXXVIII
Created/given by:(Queen) Ginevra da Ravenna
First Recipients:Eilis ni Roibeard O'Boirne
Western War Council (Closed) March Crown Tournament, March 24, 2002, XXXVI
Created/given by:King Uther Schieman der Hount and (Queen) Portia Vincenzo
First Recipients:The Western Spartans
The Order of the Ash Leaf Beltane Coronation, May 1, 2004, XXXIX
Created/given by:(King) Hans von Wolfholz and (Queen) Ivone Pons Leyer
First Recipients:Artus Quintus, Conall MacDesmond ui Niall, Mari Alexander, Owen Flechyr
The Roll of Western Heroes The Estrella War, February 19, 2005, XXXIX
Created/given by:(King) Alden of Wolverton and (Queen) Constantina von Ravenna
First Recipients:Brand McClellan
Royal Company of Courtiers (Closed) West/An Tir War, July 1-4, 2008, XL
Created/given by:(King) Thorfinn the Cruel and (Queen) Geirdís Valsdóttir
First Recipients:Nyteshaede of Golden Rivers
The Order of Missile Champions Twelfth Night Coronation, January 6, 2007, XLI
Created/given by:King Uther Schieman der Hount and (Queen) Kára Báreksdóttir
First Recipients:Jon FitzRolf, called the Lean
The Order of the Rapier Champions of the West Twelfth Night Coronation, January 6, 2007, XLI
Created/given by:King Uther Schieman der Hount and (Queen) Kára Báreksdóttir
First Recipients:(?)
Past Archery Champions Twelfth Night Coronation, January 6, 2007, XLI
Created/given by:King Uther Schieman der Hount and (Queen) Kára Báreksdóttir
First Recipients:Jon FitzRolf, called the Lean
Past Rapier Champions Twelfth Night Coronation, January 6, 2007, XLI
Created/given by:King Uther Schieman der Hount and (Queen) Kára Báreksdóttir
First Recipients:Michael of Casteles Kepe
Past Foam Weapon (Boffer) Champions Twelfth Night Coronation, January 6, 2007, XLI
Created/given by:King Uther Schieman der Hount and (Queen) Kára Báreksdóttir
First Recipients:Marcus Tiberius Agricola, Marek Oakenshield
The Order of the Western White Scarf Beltane Coronation, May 5, 2007, XLII
Created/given by:(King) Uther Schiemann der Hunt and (Queen) Kára Báreksdóttir
First Recipients:Michael of Casteles Kepe, Nyteshaed of Golden Rivers
Queen's Artisans Twelfth Night Coronation, January 5, 2008, XLII
Created/given by:(Queen) Mari Alexander
First Recipients:(List too large for here ...)
The Order of the Western Gold Scarf Beltane Coronation, May 3, 2008, XLIII
Created/given by:(King) Titus Scipio Germanicus and (Queen) Eilis ni Roibeard O'Boirne
First Recipients:Henrik of Havn
The Crown's Favor Beltane Coronation, May 17, 2008, XLIII
Created/given by:(King) Titus Scipio Germanicus and (Queen) Eilis ni Roibeard O'Boirne
First Recipients:Baccus Kaloethes, Gelis of Balwery, János Mihály, Kára Báreksdóttir
The Order of the Queen's Arrow June Crown, June 22, 2008, XLIII
Created/given by:(Queen) Eilis ni Roibeard O'Boirne
First Recipients:Achmere ibn Tamim, Iosef Braun
The Royal Missle Company Purgatorio Coronation, August 23, 2008, XLIII
Created/given by:(King) Titus Scipio Germanicus and (Queen) Eilis ni Roibeard O'Boirne
First Recipients:All past members of the Royal Company of Archers and the Royal Company of Yeomen, and Achmere ibn Tamim
Past Arts and Sciences Champions October Crown Tournament, October 4, 2008, XLIII
Created/given by:King Uther Schieman der Hount and (Queen) Kára Báreksdóttir
First Recipients:Vittoria Aureli
Western Centurions The Estrella War, February 15, 2009, XLIII
Created/given by:(King) Jade of Starfall and (Queen) Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor
First Recipients:Ajax Thermopylokles, Artus Quintus, Hamish MacGowan, Owen Flechyr, Titus Octavius Singinius
Past First Spears of the Western Centurions Purgatorio Coronation, March 21, 2009, XLIII
Created/given by:King Jade of Starfall and (Queen) Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor
First Recipients:Artus Quintus
Writ of Endorsement Twelfth Night Coronation, January 9, 2010, XLIV
Created/given by:King Titus Scipio Germanicus and (Queen) Eilis O'Boirne
First Recipients:Megan nic Alister of Thornwood, Twelfth Night Coronation, January 8, A.S. XLV (2011), by King Titus and Queen Arianwen
La Goutte d'Encre Noire Twelfth Night Coronation, January 8, 2011, XLV
Created/given by:King Titus Scipio Germanicus and (Queen) Arianwen ferch Morgan
First Recipients:Aldith Angharad St. George, Constance Lymnour, Danaë FitzRoberts, Maria del Norte, Moira O'Connor, Vera Veshniakova

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