A Polling Order is one whose Companions are consulted by the Crown prior to elevating new members. These include the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel, the Pelican, and Order of Defense. Additionally, the Chiron, The Golden Lance and the Vanguard of Honor are polling orders. The Order of the White Scarf of Caid was also a poling order, prior to its closure in 2015.
In Caid, the consultation process is usually driven by the Orders, which proactively make recommendations to the Crown regarding those people the Companions believe should be added to the Order. Traditionally, Caidan monarchs do not elevate Their subjects to the Peerage (Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Defense) without the consent of the Order.
Kingdom Level Polling Orders
|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.