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The [[Empire of Agber]] has two orders of chivalry common to all realms. The current Font of Honor for these orders is [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene]]. There are an additional eighteen orders between the seven national territories, with their head of state serving as their respective font of honor.  
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The [[Empire of Agber]] has two orders of chivalry common to all realms. The current Font of Honor for these orders is [[Shogun Devon of Tenshukyō|Emperor Devon]]. There are numerous additional orders between the national territories, with their head of state serving as their respective font of honor.  
  
 
==Overview of the Empire's Orders==
 
==Overview of the Empire's Orders==
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Membership in the Empire's orders was initially intangible. Knights and Dames were simply afforded the honorific of "Sir" or "Dame," without any kind of award letter or regalia. In 2000, new honorees were also given a printed certificate declaring their membership and their rank within each respective order. It was not until 23 March 2003 that the first physical regalia for an order was bestowed. This was for the [[Order of the Empire of Agber]], to Erika Miller, as a Dame of the order. By the end of 2003, physical regalia existed for each of the orders, with each rank having their own unique regalia by January of 2005. As none of the regalia for any order is custom-made, there has been turnover in suppliers, with regalia changing in appearance over the years. The appearance of regalia has remained relatively stable since 2013.
 
Membership in the Empire's orders was initially intangible. Knights and Dames were simply afforded the honorific of "Sir" or "Dame," without any kind of award letter or regalia. In 2000, new honorees were also given a printed certificate declaring their membership and their rank within each respective order. It was not until 23 March 2003 that the first physical regalia for an order was bestowed. This was for the [[Order of the Empire of Agber]], to Erika Miller, as a Dame of the order. By the end of 2003, physical regalia existed for each of the orders, with each rank having their own unique regalia by January of 2005. As none of the regalia for any order is custom-made, there has been turnover in suppliers, with regalia changing in appearance over the years. The appearance of regalia has remained relatively stable since 2013.
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===The Order of the Rosy Cross===
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In August of 2003 the Order of the Rosy Cross was created by Grand Duke Andrew, Carthage's first Grand Duke. Six Knights and Dames were initially named to the order before [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene]] learned of the name's ties to the Rosicrucian movement, and Grand Duke Andrew's attempts to make Carthage a bastion of Rosicrucian thinking and culture. Due to these facts, and given that physical regalia had not yet been purchased and distributed, Empress Arlene ordered that the order be disbanded and all memberships revoked in November of that same year. In protest, Andrew immediately severed ties with the Empress and Agber, without even so much as an official resignation.
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All remaining stock from the first iteration of the Order of the White Lion was lost, as well as a number of pieces for the Order of Carthage. As she had helped fund the Order of Carthage pieces, this sequence of events prompted Empress Arlene to declare the National Order of each territory to be directly under her control, with her assuming the entire funding of them moving forward.
  
 
===Funding===
 
===Funding===
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All orders bestowed by the Empire carry a higher precedent in the Empire and its subsidiary nations. This has created an interesting landscape where significantly more prestigious honors are considered technically lower than others. For example, being named a Dame Grand Cross of an order in [[Grand Duchy of Carthage|Carthage]] is generally regarded as a much higher honor than that of a Knight in the [[Order of Arlene I]], even though the latter is announced, seated, or listed first.
 
All orders bestowed by the Empire carry a higher precedent in the Empire and its subsidiary nations. This has created an interesting landscape where significantly more prestigious honors are considered technically lower than others. For example, being named a Dame Grand Cross of an order in [[Grand Duchy of Carthage|Carthage]] is generally regarded as a much higher honor than that of a Knight in the [[Order of Arlene I]], even though the latter is announced, seated, or listed first.
  
Within the court of an individual territorial nation, their knighthoods take precedence over those of other nations. For example, in the [[Reino de Cordova]], a Knight of the [[Order of the Mariposa]] would precede a Dame Grand Cross in the [[Order of Carthage]], even though the Order of Carthage is that nation's highest honor, and Mariposa is comparatively less prestigious. While this approach to precedence may seem counter-intuitive to some, it has been deemed as the simplest way to proceed by Empress Arlene.
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Within the court of an individual territorial nation, their knighthoods take precedence over those of other nations. For example, in the [[Reino de Cordova]], a Knight of the [[Order of the Mariposa]] would precede a Dame Grand Cross in the [[Order of Carthage]], even though the Order of Carthage is that nation's highest honor, and the Order of the Mariposa is comparatively less prestigious. While this approach to precedence may seem counter-intuitive to some, it has been deemed as the simplest way to proceed by Empress Arlene.
  
 
==Orders of the Empire of Agber==
 
==Orders of the Empire of Agber==
The [[Empire of Agber]] has two orders of chivalry common to all realms. The current Font of Honor for these orders is [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene]].
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The [[Empire of Agber]] has two orders of chivalry common to all realms. The current Font of Honor for these orders is [[Shogun Devon of Tenshukyō|Emperor Devon]].
  
 
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==Orders and Awards of the Principality of Kolios==
 
==Orders and Awards of the Principality of Kolios==
The [[Principality of Kolios]] currently has two orders and one anniversary medal. The current Font of Honor is [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene]], in her role as Princess of Kolios.
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The [[Principality of Kolios]] currently has two orders and one anniversary medal. The current Font of Honor is [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Princess Arlene]]. On 29 March 2021, shortly after abdicating as Empress of Agber, Princess Arlene announced the creation of two new Koliosian awards: The Order of the Rose Throne, and the Koliosian Friendship Cross. Few details about either award have been announced besides the names.
  
 
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==Orders of the Grand Duchy of Carthage==
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==Orders of the Reino de Cordova==
The [[Grand Duchy of Carthage]] currently has two orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Carthagean orders is Grand Duke Eric.
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The [[Reino de Cordova]] currently has four orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Cordovese orders is Reina Celestina. On 30 June 2020, Reina Celestina declared that the nation's [[Order of the Redwood]], which had not been awarded since 2011, would be revived and reimagined as the Order of the Redwood Throne. As part of this retooling, the order would be expanded and designated as the highest Cordovese honor. No date for this change has been announced yet, but preparations for it are ongoing.
  
 
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! Notes
 
! Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Order of Carthage]]
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| [[Order of the Redwood Throne]]
| 7 January 1998
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| 27 August 2003
 
| Knight/Dame Grand Cross<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
 
| Knight/Dame Grand Cross<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
| Service to the Grand Duchy
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| Personal achievement
|  
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| <small>Originally named Order of the Redwood, revamped under current identity in 2021</small>
|-
 
| [[Order of the White Lion (Carthage)|Order of the White Lion]]
 
| 1 January 2001
 
| Knight/Dame Grand Cross<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
 
| Service to the Grand Duke
 
| <small>Majority of first set of regalia unrecovered from first Grand Duke, who disappeared<br>Only Grand Cross and Knight/Dame rank currently awarded</small>
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
===The Order of the Rosy Cross===
 
In August of 2003 the Order of the Rosy Cross was created by Grand Duke Andrew, Carthage's first Grand Duke. Six Knights and Dames were initially named to the order before [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene]] learned of the name's ties to the Rosicrucian movement, and Grand Duke Andrew's attempts to make Carthage a bastion of Rosicrucian thinking and culture. Due to these facts, and given that physical regalia had not yet been purchased and distributed, Empress Arlene ordered that the order be disbanded and all memberships revoked in November of that same year. In protest, Andrew immediately severed ties with the Empress and Agber, without even so much as an official resignation.
 
 
 
All remaining stock from the first iteration of the Order of the White Lion was lost, as well as a number of pieces for the Order of Carthage. As she had helped fund the Order of Carthage pieces, this sequence of events prompted Empress Arlene to declare the National Order of each territory to be directly under her control, with her assuming the entire funding of them moving forward.
 
 
 
==Orders of the Reino de Cordova==
 
The [[Reino de Cordova]] currently has four orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Cordovese orders is Reina Celestina. On 30 June 2020, Reina Celestina declared that the nation's [[Order of the Redwood]], which had not been awarded since 2011, would be revived and reimagined as the Order of the Redwood Throne. As part of this retooling, the order would be expanded and designated as the highest Cordovese honor. No date for this change has been announced yet, but preparations for it are ongoing.
 
 
 
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|-
 
! Order Name
 
! Established
 
! Classes/Ranks
 
! Awarded For
 
! Notes
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Order of Cordova]]
 
| [[Order of Cordova]]
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| Service to Cordova
 
| Service to Cordova
 
|  
 
|  
|-
 
| [[Order of the Redwood]]
 
| 27 August 2003
 
| Knight/Dame
 
| Personal achievement
 
| <small>Not currently awarded<br>Declared intent to reimagine as highest order at future date</small>
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Order of the Grizzly]]
 
| [[Order of the Grizzly]]
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==Orders of the Tenshukyō Shogunate==
 
==Orders of the Tenshukyō Shogunate==
The [[Tenshukyō Shogunate]] currently has three orders. The font of honor for these awards is Shogun Devon. Members of the Shogunate's orders are not given a specific honorific, such as Knight or Dame. Instead, they are simply known as a recipient of that degree.
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The [[Tenshukyō Shogunate]] currently has three orders. The font of honor for these awards is [[Shogun Devon of Tenshukyō|Emperor Devon]], in his role as Shogun of Tenshukyō. Members of the Shogunate's orders are not given a specific honorific, such as Knight or Dame. Instead, they are simply known as a recipient of that degree.
  
 
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* ''Seal of the Order of Kanju and Manju'': For prolonged service to the Shogunate.
 
* ''Seal of the Order of Kanju and Manju'': For prolonged service to the Shogunate.
 
* ''Seal of the Order of the Peach Blossom'': For service to the Shogunate.
 
* ''Seal of the Order of the Peach Blossom'': For service to the Shogunate.
* ''Medal of the Order of the Peach Blossom'': For personal achievement or distinction. Awarded much in the same way that the [[Order of Arlene I]] is.
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* ''Medal of the Order of the Peach Blossom'': For personal achievement or distinction, not necessarily to the benefit or credit of the Shogunate. Awarded much in the same way that the [[Order of Arlene I]] is.
  
 
==Orders of the Kingdom of Maevis==
 
==Orders of the Kingdom of Maevis==
The [[Kingdom of Maevis]] currently has four orders. The font of honor for these awards is Queen Barbara. The Queen has stated the first of these awards will be bestowed on New Year's Day of 2021.
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The [[Kingdom of Maevis]] currently has five orders. The font of honor for these awards is Queen Barbara. The first of these awards were bestowed on New Year's Day of 2021.
  
 
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| Creative and artistic achievement, including anachronistic arts
 
| Creative and artistic achievement, including anachronistic arts
 
|  
 
|  
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| [[Ancient Order of the White Lion (Maevis)|Ancient Order of the White Lion]]
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| 1 January 2001 <small>(in Carthage)</small><br>5 April 2021 <small>(in Maevis)</small>
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| Knight/Dame Grand Cross<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
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| Service to the Grand Duke
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| <small>Majority of first set of regalia unrecovered from Grand Duke Andrew of Carthage<br>Originally an award of the Grand Duchy of Carthage</small>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Order of the Wulver
 
| Order of the Wulver
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| Grand Cross<br>Commander<br>Dame/Knight
 
| Grand Cross<br>Commander<br>Dame/Knight
 
| Service to the Archduchy
 
| Service to the Archduchy
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|-
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| Artistic Order of the Three Saints
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| 5 March 2021
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| Dame/Knight <small>''(Exists in three separate categories)''
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| Artistic accomplishment
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| <small>Established by the combining of the Orders of Saint Genesius, Saint Catherine, and Saint Lucia</small>
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|}
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==Orders of the Tsardom of Severny==
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The Tsardom of Severny has two orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Severnii orders is Tsar Nicholas.
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|-
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! Order Name
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! Established
 +
! Classes/Ranks
 +
! Awarded For
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! Notes
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|-
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| Most Honored Polar Order of the White Bear
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| 1 February 2021
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| Knight/Dame Grand Cross <small>(limited to 5)</small><br>Knight/Dame Commander <small>(limited to 10)</small><br>Knight/Dame <small>(limited to 20)</small>
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| Service to the Tsardom
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|
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|-
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| Most Hallowed and Virtuous Order of St. Nicholas
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| 1 February 2021
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| Knight/Dame Grand Cross <small>(limited to 15)</small><br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
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| Service to the Tsardom
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|
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|-
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|}
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==Orders of the Principality of Berwyn==
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The Principality of Berwyn currently has two orders. The font of honor for these awards is Prince Bernard.
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! Order Name
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! Established
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! Classes/Ranks
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! Awarded For
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! Notes
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|-
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| Most Excellent Order of the Kite
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| 1 March 2021
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| Knight/Dame
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| Highest dedication to the Principality
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| Limited to 6 members
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|-
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| Order of Berwynese Merit
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| 1 March 2021
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| Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame<br>Member
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| Service to the Principality
 
|  
 
|  
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Former Orders Within the Empire==
 
==Former Orders Within the Empire==
The list of former orders within the Empire is currently only comprised of the two from the former nation of [[Sawatch Emirate|Sawatch]].
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The list of former orders within the Empire is currently comprised of orders from the former nations of the Empire: [[Grand Duchy of Carthage|Carthage]], Liguria, and [[Sawatch Emirate|Sawatch]].
  
 
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|-
 
|-
 
! Order Name
 
! Order Name
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! Nation
 
! Established
 
! Established
 
! Defunct
 
! Defunct
 
! Classes/Ranks
 
! Classes/Ranks
 
! Notes
 
! Notes
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| [[Order of Carthage]]
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| Grand Duchy of Carthage
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| 7 January 1998
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| 5 April 2021
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| Knight/Dame Grand Cross<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
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|
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| [[Order of Sawatch]]
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| Sawatch Emirate
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| 31 January 2014
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| 28 September 2020
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| Knight/Dame Grand Star<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
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| <small>Served as Sawatch's  highest honor from its creation until 22 June 2020</small>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Order of the Mile High Breeze]]
 
| [[Order of the Mile High Breeze]]
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| Sawatch Emirate
 
| 1 October 2015
 
| 1 October 2015
 
| 28 September 2020
 
| 28 September 2020
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| <small>Remaining first set of regalia stolen in 2017<br>Elevated to nation's highest honor on 22 June 2020</small>
 
| <small>Remaining first set of regalia stolen in 2017<br>Elevated to nation's highest honor on 22 June 2020</small>
 
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|-
| [[Order of Sawatch]]
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| Order of Saint Genesius
| 31 January 2014
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| Grand Duchy of Liguria
| 28 September 2020
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| 10 November 2020
| Knight/Dame Grand Star<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
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| 5 March 2021
| <small>Served as Sawatch's  highest honor from its creation until 22 June 2020</small>
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| Knight/Dame
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| <small>Awarded for excellence in the performing arts (acting, dancing, and music)<br>Recipients were awarded a sash & cordon</small>
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| Order of Saint Catherine
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| Grand Duchy of Liguria
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| 10 November 2020
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| 5 March 2021
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| Knight/Dame
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| <small>Awarded for excellence in the written arts (poetry and other creative writing)<br>Recipients were awarded a necklet</small>
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| Order of Saint Lucia
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| Grand Duchy of Liguria
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| 10 November 2020
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| 5 March 2021
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| Knight/Dame
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| <small>Awarded for excellence in the visual arts (painting, drawing, and sculpting )<br>Recipients were awarded a breast star</small>
 
|}
 
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File:Knight Arlene I.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight of the [[Order of Arlene I]] (2013-present)
 
File:Knight Arlene I.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight of the [[Order of Arlene I]] (2013-present)
File:Order_of_Carthage_Grand_Cross.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the [[Order of Carthage]] (2003-present)
 
 
File:KC Order Cordova.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the [[Order of Cordova]] (2013-present)
 
File:KC Order Cordova.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the [[Order of Cordova]] (2013-present)
 
File:Order Crucifix Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight of the [[Sanctified Order of the Crucifix]] (2013-present)
 
File:Order Crucifix Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight of the [[Sanctified Order of the Crucifix]] (2013-present)
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File:Order North Sea.jpg|<center>Badge of a Dame/Knight of the Order of the North Sea (2020-present)
 
File:Order North Sea.jpg|<center>Badge of a Dame/Knight of the Order of the North Sea (2020-present)
 
File:Peach Blossom Seal.jpg|<center>Seal of the [[Order of the Peach Blossom]] (2019-present)
 
File:Peach Blossom Seal.jpg|<center>Seal of the [[Order of the Peach Blossom]] (2019-present)
File:White Lion Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the [[Order of the White Lion (Carthage)|Order of the White Lion]] (2014-present)
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File:White Lion Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the [[Order of the White Lion (Carthage)|Ancient Order of the White Lion]] (2014-present)
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File:Order_of_Carthage_Grand_Cross.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the [[Order of Carthage]] (2003-2021)
 
File:Order of Sawatch Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Star of the [[Order of Sawatch]] (defunct) (2014-2020)
 
File:Order of Sawatch Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Star of the [[Order of Sawatch]] (defunct) (2014-2020)
 
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The Empire of Agber has two orders of chivalry common to all realms. The current Font of Honor for these orders is Emperor Devon. There are numerous additional orders between the national territories, with their head of state serving as their respective font of honor.

Overview of the Empire's Orders

History

Orders of Chivalry have always been utilized by the Empire. Even its predecessor, the Kingdom of Kolios, established two orders on the same day it was founded. The higher of these two orders, the Sanctified Order of the Crucifix, was elevated to an order of the Empire in 1998, leaving the now Principality with only a single order until it was returned to Koliosian control in 2020.

Membership in the Empire's orders was initially intangible. Knights and Dames were simply afforded the honorific of "Sir" or "Dame," without any kind of award letter or regalia. In 2000, new honorees were also given a printed certificate declaring their membership and their rank within each respective order. It was not until 23 March 2003 that the first physical regalia for an order was bestowed. This was for the Order of the Empire of Agber, to Erika Miller, as a Dame of the order. By the end of 2003, physical regalia existed for each of the orders, with each rank having their own unique regalia by January of 2005. As none of the regalia for any order is custom-made, there has been turnover in suppliers, with regalia changing in appearance over the years. The appearance of regalia has remained relatively stable since 2013.

The Order of the Rosy Cross

In August of 2003 the Order of the Rosy Cross was created by Grand Duke Andrew, Carthage's first Grand Duke. Six Knights and Dames were initially named to the order before Empress Arlene learned of the name's ties to the Rosicrucian movement, and Grand Duke Andrew's attempts to make Carthage a bastion of Rosicrucian thinking and culture. Due to these facts, and given that physical regalia had not yet been purchased and distributed, Empress Arlene ordered that the order be disbanded and all memberships revoked in November of that same year. In protest, Andrew immediately severed ties with the Empress and Agber, without even so much as an official resignation.

All remaining stock from the first iteration of the Order of the White Lion was lost, as well as a number of pieces for the Order of Carthage. As she had helped fund the Order of Carthage pieces, this sequence of events prompted Empress Arlene to declare the National Order of each territory to be directly under her control, with her assuming the entire funding of them moving forward.

Funding

The Empire is responsible for funding the regalia of both of its orders, while a nation's honors are left to their individual heads of state.

Order of Precedence

All orders bestowed by the Empire carry a higher precedent in the Empire and its subsidiary nations. This has created an interesting landscape where significantly more prestigious honors are considered technically lower than others. For example, being named a Dame Grand Cross of an order in Carthage is generally regarded as a much higher honor than that of a Knight in the Order of Arlene I, even though the latter is announced, seated, or listed first.

Within the court of an individual territorial nation, their knighthoods take precedence over those of other nations. For example, in the Reino de Cordova, a Knight of the Order of the Mariposa would precede a Dame Grand Cross in the Order of Carthage, even though the Order of Carthage is that nation's highest honor, and the Order of the Mariposa is comparatively less prestigious. While this approach to precedence may seem counter-intuitive to some, it has been deemed as the simplest way to proceed by Empress Arlene.

Orders of the Empire of Agber

The Empire of Agber has two orders of chivalry common to all realms. The current Font of Honor for these orders is Emperor Devon.

Order Name Established Classes/Ranks Awarded For Notes
Order of the Empire of Agber 8 September 1999 Knight/Dame Grand Collar
Knight/Dame Grand Cross
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Service to the Empire
Order of Arlene I 15 March 2013 Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Excellence, personal achievement, or noteworthy performance Primarily used as an on-the-spot knighthood at Renaissance Festivals

Orders and Awards of the Principality of Kolios

The Principality of Kolios currently has two orders and one anniversary medal. The current Font of Honor is Princess Arlene. On 29 March 2021, shortly after abdicating as Empress of Agber, Princess Arlene announced the creation of two new Koliosian awards: The Order of the Rose Throne, and the Koliosian Friendship Cross. Few details about either award have been announced besides the names.

Order Name Established Classes/Ranks Awarded For Notes
Order of Kolios 20 September 1995 Knight/Dame Grand Cross
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Service to the Principality Originally the second-highest Koliosian order
Sanctified Order of the Crucifix 20 September 1995 Knight/Dame Christian service to the Principality Originally the highest order of the Kingdom of Kolios
Made an Imperial Order on 7 January 1998
Returned to Koliosian control on 18 June 2020
Koliosian Quartercentennial medal 20 September 2020 None (single award) Active service to Principality at 25th anniversary

Orders of the Reino de Cordova

The Reino de Cordova currently has four orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Cordovese orders is Reina Celestina. On 30 June 2020, Reina Celestina declared that the nation's Order of the Redwood, which had not been awarded since 2011, would be revived and reimagined as the Order of the Redwood Throne. As part of this retooling, the order would be expanded and designated as the highest Cordovese honor. No date for this change has been announced yet, but preparations for it are ongoing.

Order Name Established Classes/Ranks Awarded For Notes
Order of the Redwood Throne 27 August 2003 Knight/Dame Grand Cross
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Personal achievement Originally named Order of the Redwood, revamped under current identity in 2021
Order of Cordova 27 August 2002 Knight/Dame Grand Cross
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Service to Cordova
Order of the Grizzly 27 August 2016 Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Personal achievement
Order of the Mariposa 27 August 2004 Knight/Dame Conservation work Not currently awarded

Orders of the Tenshukyō Shogunate

The Tenshukyō Shogunate currently has three orders. The font of honor for these awards is Emperor Devon, in his role as Shogun of Tenshukyō. Members of the Shogunate's orders are not given a specific honorific, such as Knight or Dame. Instead, they are simply known as a recipient of that degree.

Order Name Established Classes/Ranks Awarded For Notes
Exalted Order of the Rising Moon 10 November 2018 Grand Cordon
Star and Seal
Service to the Shogunate Honor Cordon can be bestowed to foreign heads of state by the Shogun, but does not officially confer membership.
Order of Kanju and Manju 21 February 2019 Grand Cordon
Star and Seal
Seal
Service to the Shogunate
Order of the Peach Blossom 2 October 2018 Grand Cordon
Star and Seal
Seal
Medal
Service to the Shogunate (for top 3 ranks)
personal achievement or distinction (for Medal)

Honors System Structure

Much like those of the Japanese system it is inspired by, the Shogunate's orders exist as part of single structure of honor.

  • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Moon: For impeccable and prolonged service to the Shogunate. The highest honor, reserved only for the Shogun themselves.
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of Kanju and Manju: For impeccable service to the Shogunate. Reserved only for Daimyos of the Council Clans.
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Peach Blossom: For exceptional and prolonged service to the Shogunate. The highest honor conferred upon citizens of the Shogunate
  • Star and Seal of the Order of the Rising Moon: For exceptional service to the Shogunate. The highest honor that can be awarded for acts of a singular nature.
  • Star and Seal of the Order of Kanju and Manju: For distinguished and prolonged service to the Shogunate. The Highest honor that can be conferred to individuals who are not members of the Shogunate.
  • Star and Seal of the Order of the Peach Blossom: For distinguished service to the Shogunate.
  • Seal of the Order of Kanju and Manju: For prolonged service to the Shogunate.
  • Seal of the Order of the Peach Blossom: For service to the Shogunate.
  • Medal of the Order of the Peach Blossom: For personal achievement or distinction, not necessarily to the benefit or credit of the Shogunate. Awarded much in the same way that the Order of Arlene I is.

Orders of the Kingdom of Maevis

The Kingdom of Maevis currently has five orders. The font of honor for these awards is Queen Barbara. The first of these awards were bestowed on New Year's Day of 2021.

Order Name Established Classes/Ranks Awarded For Notes
Most Honourable Order of the North Sea 18 June 2020 Knight/Dame Utmost dedication to the Kingdom Limited to 9 members
Order of the Lion and Thistle 18 June 2020 Knight/Dame Military and administrative service to the Kingdom
Order of the Longboat 21 June 2020 Knight/Dame Creative and artistic achievement, including anachronistic arts
Ancient Order of the White Lion 1 January 2001 (in Carthage)
5 April 2021 (in Maevis)
Knight/Dame Grand Cross
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Service to the Grand Duke Majority of first set of regalia unrecovered from Grand Duke Andrew of Carthage
Originally an award of the Grand Duchy of Carthage
Order of the Wulver 12 July 2020 Knight/Dame Charitable, humanitarian, and community service recognition

Orders of the Archduchy of Verdura

Verdura currently has thus far only announced two orders. Intent to establish at least one more order has been stated. The current font of honor for Verduran orders is Archduchess Priscilla.

Order Name Established Classes/Ranks Awarded For Notes
Obsidian Order 22 August 2020 Master
Journeyman
Apprentice
Novice
Service to the Archduchy
Blessed Order of St. George September 2020 Grand Cross
Commander
Dame/Knight
Service to the Archduchy
Artistic Order of the Three Saints 5 March 2021 Dame/Knight (Exists in three separate categories) Artistic accomplishment Established by the combining of the Orders of Saint Genesius, Saint Catherine, and Saint Lucia

Orders of the Tsardom of Severny

The Tsardom of Severny has two orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Severnii orders is Tsar Nicholas.

Order Name Established Classes/Ranks Awarded For Notes
Most Honored Polar Order of the White Bear 1 February 2021 Knight/Dame Grand Cross (limited to 5)
Knight/Dame Commander (limited to 10)
Knight/Dame (limited to 20)
Service to the Tsardom
Most Hallowed and Virtuous Order of St. Nicholas 1 February 2021 Knight/Dame Grand Cross (limited to 15)
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Service to the Tsardom

Orders of the Principality of Berwyn

The Principality of Berwyn currently has two orders. The font of honor for these awards is Prince Bernard.

Order Name Established Classes/Ranks Awarded For Notes
Most Excellent Order of the Kite 1 March 2021 Knight/Dame Highest dedication to the Principality Limited to 6 members
Order of Berwynese Merit 1 March 2021 Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Member
Service to the Principality

Former Orders Within the Empire

The list of former orders within the Empire is currently comprised of orders from the former nations of the Empire: Carthage, Liguria, and Sawatch.

Order Name Nation Established Defunct Classes/Ranks Notes
Order of Carthage Grand Duchy of Carthage 7 January 1998 5 April 2021 Knight/Dame Grand Cross
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Order of Sawatch Sawatch Emirate 31 January 2014 28 September 2020 Knight/Dame Grand Star
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame
Served as Sawatch's highest honor from its creation until 22 June 2020
Order of the Mile High Breeze Sawatch Emirate 1 October 2015 28 September 2020 Knight/Dame Grand Collar
Knight/Dame Grand Cordon
Knight/Dame
Member
Remaining first set of regalia stolen in 2017
Elevated to nation's highest honor on 22 June 2020
Order of Saint Genesius Grand Duchy of Liguria 10 November 2020 5 March 2021 Knight/Dame Awarded for excellence in the performing arts (acting, dancing, and music)
Recipients were awarded a sash & cordon
Order of Saint Catherine Grand Duchy of Liguria 10 November 2020 5 March 2021 Knight/Dame Awarded for excellence in the written arts (poetry and other creative writing)
Recipients were awarded a necklet
Order of Saint Lucia Grand Duchy of Liguria 10 November 2020 5 March 2021 Knight/Dame Awarded for excellence in the visual arts (painting, drawing, and sculpting )
Recipients were awarded a breast star

Gallery of Regalia

Pictured are select regalia from selected awards and decorations of the Empire of Agber.