Order of the Yellow Dragons

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Excellentissimus atque Imperialissimus Ordo Draconum Flavorum Myrotaniæ
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Standard of the Order
Awarded by The Emperor of Myrotania
Incumbent: H.I.M. Thomas I
Type Dynastic order
Religious affiliation Christian
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Motto (Latin) Principium Sapientiae Timor Domini
Day 7 August
Eligibility Male Myrotanian citizens, officials of nations with diplomatic treaties with Myrotania or any man who has made a significant achievement for the Empire of Myrotania
Awarded for At the Emperor's pleasure
Status Active
Principal Commander H.I.M. Thomas I
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Prince (PODF)
Duke (DODF)
Count (CODF)
Baron (BODF)
Knight (EODF)
Statistics
Established 7 August , 2014
First induction 2014
Total inductees 9
Precedence
Next (higher) The Imperial Family

The Most Excellent and Imperial Order of the Yellow Dragons of Myrotania (often shortened to "Order of the Yellow Dragons"), founded in 2014[1], is the highest order of chivalry and the most prestigious honour in The Empire of Myrotania. It is the official order of peerage for the Empire of Myrotania. It is awarded at the Emperor's pleasure, as his personal gift, on recipients of the Empire or members of states, which have diplomatic relations with Myrotania.

Name

The official full title of the Order is Latin and reads: Excellentissimus atque Imperialissimus Ordo Draconum Flavorum Myrotaniæ which translates to The Most Excellent and Imperial Order of the Yellow Dragons of Myrotania, which is often shortened to The Order of the Yellow Dragons (Ordo Draconum Flavorum).

In colloquial conversation where the subject of the Order of the Yellow Dragons has already been established, it is not uncommon to hear it referenced as 'The Imperial Order' or even more simply: 'The Order'

Awards

The five classes of award to the Order, in descending order of seniority:

  • Prince of the Most Excellent [...] Order of the Yellow Dragons
    Princeps Ordinis Draconum Flavorum (PODF)
  • Duke of the Most Excellent [...] Order of the Yellow Dragons
    Dux Ordinis Draconum Flavorum (DODF)
  • Count of the Most Excellent [...] Order of the Yellow Dragons
    Comes Ordinis Draconum Flavorum (CODF)
  • Baron of the Most Excellent [...] Order of the Yellow Dragons
    Baro Ordinis Draconum Flavorum (BODF)
  • Knight of the Most Excellent [...] Order of the Yellow Dragons
    Eques Ordinis Draconum Flavorum (EODF)

There is also a rare honour:

  • Priest of the Most Excellent [...] Order of the Yellow Dragons
    Sacerdos Ordinis Draconum Flavorum (SODF)

which can only be awarded to micronationalists who have also been officially ordained into the Roman Catholic Church.

Styles of address

  • Princes are to be addressed as 'Your Highness' and referred to as His Highness Prince [X] (of Myrotania)
  • Dukes are to be addressed as 'Your Grace' and referred to as His Grace Duke [X] (of Myrotania)
  • Counts are to be addressed as 'Your Lordship' and referred to as Count [X] (of Myrotania)
  • Barons are to be addressed as 'My Lord' and referred to as Lord [X] (of Myrotania)
  • Knights are to be addressed as 'Sir' and also referred to as Sir [X] (of Myrotania)


e.g. if Joe Bloggs became a Count; he would be addressed as Your Lordship, in conversation, and referred to as Count Joe (Bloggs)
Officially, Joe Bloggs' name would be written as Count Joe of Myrotania, CODF

Spouses

  • The wife of a Prince is to be addressed as 'Your Highness' and referred to as Princess [Y], spouse of [X]
  • The wife of a Duke is to be addressed as 'Your Ladyship' and referred to as Duchess [Y]. spouse of [X]
  • The wife of a Count is to be addressed as 'Your Ladyship' and referred to as Countess [Y], spouse of [X]
  • The wife of a Baron is to be addressed as 'My Lady' and referred to as Lady [Y], spouse of [X]
  • The wife of a Knight is to be addressed as 'Ma'am' and referred to as Dame [Y], spouse of [X]


e.g. if Joe Bloggs' wife was Mary Bloggs; she would be addressed as Your Ladyship, in conversation, and referred to as Countess Mary (Bloggs, spouse of Count Joe Bloggs)
Officially, Mary Bloggs' name would be written as Countess Mary, spouse of Count Joe Bloggs of Myrotania

Members

Date Grade Official name Other name Other title Other Country
08 August 2014
Knight
Sir Aggelos, EODF
Aggelos A'
Prince of Imvrassia
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09 August 2014
Knight
Sir Daniel, EODF
Danny Zhang
President of Schwanensee
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26 August 2014
Baron
Lord Guilherme, BODF
D. Guilherme I
Prince of Lomellina
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28 August 2014
Knight
Sir Christian, EODF
Christian Newton
Chancellor of Austria-Hungary
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01 September 2014
Knight
Sir Adam, EODF
HM Adam I
King of Überstadt
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02 September 2014
Knight
Sir Oskar, EODF
Oskar I
Emperor of Austria-Hungary
Flag of Austria-Hungary.png Austria-Hungary
12 September 2014
Duke
HG Duke Oded, DODF
Oded Paz
Duke of Ceres
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17 September 2014
Knight
Sir James, EODF
James I
Duke of the Den
Flag of Mancunia.png Mancunia
19 September 2014
Knight
Sir Tyler, EODF
HM Tyler I
King of Arendelle
Flag of Arendelle.jpg Arendelle
06 May 2015
Duke
HG Duke Ralf, DODF
Ralf M.M. Stultiëns
Councillor of Nuenen
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Promotions

Nobleman Initial title Date of award Promotion to Date of promotion
Lord Guilherme, BODF
Knight
26 August 2014
Baron
06 September 2014

Coats of Arms

References

  1. http://myrotania.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/the-most-excellent-and-imperial-order-of-the-yellow-dragons-of-myrotania/



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