The Order of the Rose for the SCA was founded January 6, 1968 (A.S. II) by Queen Sheryl of Thespis (now known as Countess Amina Sherana de Talavera) to honor those who had been Queen or who had been the lady to a fighter who had won one of the first tourneys when there were no queens. Today, this Order exists throughout the Known World.
In the Caidan Coronation ceremony, when the reigning Queen steps down and becomes a Countess, the newly-crowned Queen presents her with a yellow rose, which is the traditional symbol of a queen in the SCA. As the new Countess received a golden rose when she stepped up, she now receives it as a token of her inclusion in the SCA-wide Order, with the words, "Be welcomed into the Order of the Rose, whose token this is."
One of the most important events the Ladies of the Rose sponsor is the annual Valkyrie Rose Tournament.
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- 2 Crown Princess
- 3 Caidan Duchesses
- 4 Caidan Rose Counts and Countesses
- 5 Activities
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Ladies who have reigned at least twice as Queen of Caid.
A'isha bint Shamir (Resides in Gleann Abhann)
Arianna ny Shane (Resides in the East Kingdom)
Ceinwen ferch Rhys ap Gawain Resides in Ansteorra
Déshivé Luciana d'Avignon (Resides in Ansteorra)
Diana de Savigny (Deceased)
Kolfinna kottr (Deceased)
Neptha of Thebes (Resides in the West)
Caidan Rose Counts and Countesses
Those who have reigned once as Queen or Royal Consort of Caid.
Alysandra the Whyte Moor (Resides in the East Kingdom)
Berengaria of Hythe (Resides in An Tir)
Carynsa Leland of Roseberry (resides in An Tir)
Catalina Oro Sol (Resides in Lochac)
Eleanor di Michelozzo Gianfigliazi (Resides in Ansteorra)
Fiona Julienne nic Lowry (Resides in Gleann Abhann)
Ilaria Veltri degli Ansari (Resides in An Tir)
Karina de Elephantide (Resides in Avacal)
Kissa Irminwhit (Resides in Meridies)
Larissa Alwynn Clarewoode Duchess (Atenveldt) (Resides in Ansteorra)
Lyn of Whitewolfe, Duchess (Atenveldt)
Nuala níc Ailín (Resides in Atenveldt)
Tahira Acilia Drusilla
Ladies who reigned as Princess of Caid when it was a Principality of the West Kingdom are also members of the Caidan Order of the Rose.
Bevin Fraser of Stirling, Countess (West) (Resides in Atlantia)
Royal Ladies from Other Realms
As a courtesy, all former Royal ladies who live in Caid are invited to join the Caidan Order of the Rose while they reside in our realm.
Andrea of Clear Mount, Countess (West)
Whilja de Gothia, Viscountess, Drachenwald
Ruarai Moriarty, Viscountess, Cynagua (West)
These ladies have resided in Caid but have since moved to other realms.
Tea in Honor of the Crown Princess
Traditionally, the Crown Princess is honored by the Ladies of the Rose in Caid at an afternoon gathering hosted by her "grandmama" (the current Queen's predecessor.) This is a time for the Ladies of the Rose to reminisce about Caid's history and share their assembled wit and wisdom with the Crown Princess.
Wreaths for Crown Tourney
The Ladies of the Rose prepare the rose and rosemary wreaths which are bestowed upon the victor of the Lists and his/her consort. At Closing Court, the Ladies of the Rose come forward and present roses to the assembled royalty.
Queen's Champion Procession
Customarily, the Queen invites all the Ladies of the Rose present at the Queen's Champion Tourney (the day after Coronation) to accompany Her as she processes around the field to greet Her new subjects.
When a Queen becomes a Countess or Duchess, she is entitled to a procession which often includes Ladies of the Rose whom she chooses to accompany her and participate in the ceremony.
One of main projects that the Caidan Roses oversee is the care, refurbishment, and retirement of the Kingdom Regalia. The Kingdom Regalia Officer is Viscountess Lorissa du Griffin.
- Hosting the Valkyrie Rose Tournament at GWW.
Crown Prints Prize Tourney
The Ladies of the Rose support the efforts of the Chronicler's Office by providing raffle baskets that cover a wide range of SCA interests.
The following are the Ladies of the Rose who have accepted the responsibility for various activities related to the members of the Order in Caid.
The Rose Liaison handles all official business relating to the Order of the Rose in Caid, especially correspondence, as well as regalia storage and delivery.
The Webwright updates the Caidan Roses web site and this wiki page. Please send all pictures and corrections to her.
Organizer of the assembly, materials and constructions of the wreaths for Crown tournaments.
Valkyrie Rose Tourney
Organizer of the Caidan Valkyrie Rose Tourney held at Great Western War:
- Outgoing: Duchess Faizah al-Zarqa at email@example.com
- Incoming: Countess Trifona Anastasiia Dodovicha
New Caidan Crowns Project
Knowing the surpassing skill of Caid's artisans, it was the desire of the Ladies of the Rose to highlight them through the creation of an additional set of Crowns to complement those already part of the Royal Regalia. In December 2012, the design submitted by Maestra Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani was chosen, and Master Otuell Gowe began work on the new Crowns. Based on an authentic "plaque" design, the new crowns were completed in 2014.
History of Caid
The Compendium Caidis Editor-in-Chief THL Lachlan Cromarty and his team of editors are working tirelessly to detail Caid's history in words and pictures here on the wiki. If you wish to become part of the effort, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. As of 01/07/2017, Baroness Catharine Hawkwod da Barbiano will step up as Caid's first official Historian. She may also be reached at that email address.
(L-R) Duchess Natalya de Foix, Duchess Felinah Tifarah Arnvella Memo Hazara Khan-ad-Din, Viscountess Jimena Montoya, Comptesse Albra Katerine Marie Isabelle Bautiste, HRM-West Ginevra da Ravenna, Countess Trifona Anastasiia Dodovicha, HRM-Caid Iðuna breiðrazi, Duchess Chamayn of Castile, Comitesse Una Orcadiana, Countess Leonora Morgana, and Viscountess Lorissa du Griffin