Awards

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Official Caidan Awards. The Order of Precedence is the master list of who has received these awards. See also: Awards Table

Patent

Bestows the title of Duke, Duchess, Count, Countess, Viscount, Viscountess, Sir, Master, or Mistress, and the recipient may be addressed in various ways depending on specific award. These patents are the top end of the award structure; any recommendations for this level should be for an individual who is the best of the best.

  • Chivalry: Those who have excelled in armored combat, and may be addressed as "Sir / Dame" for knights or "Master / Mistress" for Masters of Arms.
  • Laurel: Those who have excelled in the arts or sciences, and may be addressed as "Master / Mistress".
  • Pelican: Those who have excelled in service, and may be addressed as "Master / Mistress".
  • Order of Defense: Those who have excelled in rapier or cut & thrust combat, and may be addressed as "Master / Mistress".
  • Royal Peerage: Those serving as Crown and completing a reign receive a county and may be addressed as "Your Excellency". Those serving as Crown and completing two reigns receive a duchy and may be addressed as "Your Grace". In kingdoms that contain a principality, those serving as principality Prince or Princess and completing their term of service receive a viscounty and may be addressed as "Your Excellency".

Grant

Bestows the style of Honorable Lord / Lady, and the recipient may be addressed as "Your Lordship / Ladyship". These are granted for those who have shown high level of skill and competency in their area of expertise.

  • Grant of Arms: Those who have been of diverse exceptional service to the Realm.
  • Argent Blade: Awarded for outstanding ability in SCA-style rapier combat.
  • Chiron: Awarded for outstanding ability in SCA-style archery.
  • Crescent: Awarded for outstanding service to the Kingdom.
  • Gauntlet: Awarded for outstanding ability in SCA-style armored combat.
  • Golden Lance: Awarded for outstanding ability in SCA-style equestrian activities.
  • Lux Caidis: Awarded for outstanding skill in the arts or sciences.

Armigerous

This award bestows the title of Baron / Baroness.

  • Court Barony: Those subjects who exemplify noble demeanor and whose contributions have enriched the Realm in unique ways. Bestows the title of Baron/Baroness. In Caidan Law Article VIII.F.3, Court Barony is an armigerous award placed in the Order of Precedence above the other awards in this category, but below the grant level awards.

Bestows the title of Lord / Lady. The first tier of precedence-bearing awards. These are awarded for those who have started to flower in their area of expertise.

  • Award of Arms: Those who have been of diverse great service to the Realm.
  • Arcus: Awarded for superior skill and appearance in combat archery.
  • Argent Arrow: Awarded for superior skill and appearance in target archery.
  • Chamfron: Awarded for superior skill and authenticity in appearance in equestrian activities.
  • Crescent Sword: Awarded for superior skill and appearance in armored combat.
  • Dolphin: Awarded for superior service to the Kingdom.
  • Duellist: Awarded for superior skill and appearance in SCA-style rapier combat.
  • Harp Argent: Awarded for superior skill in the arts or sciences.

Non-armigerous

Bestows neither title nor precedence. These are awarded for a specific reason in a specific field.

  • Acorn: Awarded to youths for excellence in service.
  • Augmentation of Arms: Those who have given years of consistent service and dedication to the Kingdom of Caid.
  • Chanson: Those who have excelled in musical arts. Also known as L'Honneur de la Chanson.
  • Corde de Guerre: Granted for acts of extreme valor upon the war battlefield.
  • Crescent and Flame: Awarded to youths for outstanding endeavors in the arts & sciences.
  • Crossed Swords: Granted to such fighting units as have demonstrated exceptional skill at arms, valor, and chivalry upon the battlefield.
  • Furison of Caid: Granted to those who spread the light of knowledge by sharing the skills and passions of their crafts through teaching.
  • Legion of Courtesy: The Consort reserves and has the sole right to award the Legion of Courtesy to those found deserving.
  • Ordo Cordis: Bestowed by the Monarchs, and given at most once per reign, to an individual who is deemed to embody the ideals of Caid through exemplary behavior, exceptional virtue, and inspirational courtesy.
  • Royal Recognition of Excellence: Shall be awarded to individuals or groups for unique reasons, ranging from running a spectacular event to real-life heroism.
  • Argent Star: Awarded to youths for honor and chivalry in youth combat.
  • Signum Reginae: Bestowed by the Consort on those found to have been of special support during the reign.
  • Sigillum Regis: Bestowed by the Sovereign on those found to have been of special support during the reign.
  • Signum Regni: Bestowed by the Monarchs on those found to have been of special support during the reign.
  • Vanguard of Honor: Granted for recognition of outstanding honorable and chivalric actions upon the tournament field. This is a polling order.

Honors

Various forms of thank-yous, offices and titles.

  • Arts and Sciences Pentathlon Champion: The winner of the Arts and Sciences Pentathlon, which is usually held every other year.
  • King's Champion: The non-victorious finalist in Crown Tournament, or to someone who fought exceptionally well in the tournament.
  • Personal Heraldic Title: Those who have shown sustained devotion and extraordinary contributions to the arts of Heraldry and Armory.
  • Queen's Champion: The winner of the Queen's Champion Tournament in a specific form.
  • Right Noble: Those Guilds or study groups that have provided great service or contributed to the benefit of the Kingdom.
  • Rose: Those who have served as Consort of Caid for a full reign.

Closed

Orders and Honors that were previously used in Caid, but are now closed and no longer active.

  • Aurora Caidis: Awarded to youths for excellence in arts & science.
  • Landmark: Locations found to have special significance to the Kingdom.
  • New Battered Helm: Best death at the Queen's Champion Tournament.
  • White Scarf: Awarded for outstanding ability in SCA-style rapier combat in accordance with the Treaty of the White Scarf.

More Information


Awards of Caid
Patent: Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Defense, Royal Peerage.
Grant: Grant of Arms, Argent Blade, Chiron, Crescent, Gauntlet, Golden Lance, Lux Caidis.
Armigerous: Award of Arms, Court Barony, Arcus, Argent Arrow, Chamfron, Crescent Sword, Dolphin, Duellist, Harp Argent.
Non-armigerous: Acorn, Argent Star, Augmentation of Arms, Chanson, Corde de Guerre, Crescent and Flame, Crossed Swords, Furison of Caid, Legion of Courtesy, Ordo Cordis, Royal Recognition of Excellence, Signum Reginae, Sigillum Regis, Signum Regni, Vanguard of Honor.
Honors: Arts and Sciences Pentathlon Champion, King's Champion, Personal Heraldic Title, Queen's Champion, Right Noble, Rose.
Closed: White Scarf, Landmark, New Battered Helm.
Other Information: Alternate Titles, Award Cords, Award Types, Closed Award, Polling Order, Rare and special award.