Halltanian Peerage

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Peerages in Halltania are an integral part of the culture, being one of the first decrees made by Emperor Samuel I. He was noted to say
"Peerages are very important to a society that bestows them wisely. They motivate the populace to strive to better themselves, their communities, and their country."
All peerages are bestowed by the Emperor himself, and records are maintained at the Ministry of State, Bureau of Nobility.


Royal Orders

Royal Orders are the highest in honor of the Orders of Nobility. Persons granted these Orders are addressed as Lord or Lady, and are considered Distinguished Guests at official functions. They are also authorized to wear a Sabre or Katana (as they choose) during official functions, wear the symbols of their order in both ceremonial and daily dress, and use their title honorific in communications and signatures. Officers of the orders (those designated as the Head of the Order) are also given a parliamentary seat, and authorized to perform marriages. No one Royal Order is considered to be of higher rank than any other.

Royal Order of the Lion

The Royal Order of the Lion is bestowed upon those who have served United Halltania in a defensive capacity.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Emperor Samuel I - Officer of the Order
  • Empress Samantha
  • Lord Morgan Gorman
  • Lady Eris

Royal Order of the Open Hand

The Royal Order of the Open Hand is bestowed upon those who have furthered the study of the Martial Arts within United Halltania, either physically or spiritually.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Emperor Samuel I
  • Lord Cory Hardaker - Officer of the Order
  • Lord Avi Shil
  • Lord Imrich Lichtenfeld

Royal Order of the Elephant

The Royal Order of the Elephant is bestowed upon those whose influence on United Halltania is considered to be wholly beneficial to the nation as a whole, and those who have shown strength of character that embodies the ideals of Halltania. It is the only order offered to foreigners.

Recipients of the Order:

  • President Kevin Baugh of Molossia
  • Lord Andrew Mays of Caer Dwfyl

Royal Order of the Viper

The Royal Order of the Viper is bestowed upon those who have served in some capacity with the United Halltanian Special Tasks Group with honor and distinction.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Emperor Samuel I
  • The Honorable Lady Racine Damasso - Officer of the Order
  • Lord Morgan Gorman
  • Lady Jessica Taggart

Royal Order of the Hibiscus

The Royal Order of the Hibiscus is bestowed upon those who served admirably and with great skill in the field of Concubinage.

Recipients of the Order:

  • The recipients of this order are not open to public review.

Royal Order of the Sparrow

The Royal Order of the Sparrow is bestowed upon those who have furthered the culture of Halltania through the field of Art.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Lady Eris - Officer of the Order

Royal Order of the Dagger

The Royal Order of the Dagger is an esoteric Order. Requirements, mission statement, and recipients are not open to the public.

Royal Order of the Key

The Royal Order of the Key is bestowed upon citizens who have shown excellence in the field of intelligence operations.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Emperor Samuel I
  • Lord Matthew McGuinness - Officer of the Order
  • Lady Jessica Taggart
  • Lady Amanda Pinson
  • Lady Eris

Fraternal and Sororal Orders

The Fraternal and Sororal Orders are given to any citizen or foreign person who does not meet the requirements for a Royal Order, but have distinguished themselves in the eyes of the Emperor, the Royal Family, or an Officer of a Royal Order. Fraternal and Sororal Orders have no special authorizations at this time.

The Orders in this category are:

  • Fraternal Order of the Elm
  • Sororal Order of the Cyprus

Halltanian Orders

Halltanian Orders are Orders hierarchically below Royal Orders, that are bestowed by any member of the Royal Family, or any Officer of a Royal Order. Recipients of these Orders are addressed as Governor or Governess if they are stewards of a Halltanian province, otherwise they are addressed as Knight. Recipients are authorized to wear either a dagger of wakizashi (as they choose) at official functions, to wear the symbols of their Order in official and civilian dress, and to use their title honorific in communication and signatures.

Halltanian Order of the Sword

The Halltanian Order of the Sword is bestowed upon those who distinguish themselves in military service. Recipients have generally received the Halltanian Medal of Valor, or similar.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Emperor Samuel I

Halltanian Order of the Heart

The Halltanian Order of the Heart is bestowed upon those who distinguish themselves in the field of Medical Sciences.

Recipients of the Order:

  • The Honorable Lady Racine Damasso
  • The Honorable Knight Carlyne Pham.
  • The Noble Knight Alexandra Iturralde

Halltanian Order of the Silver Fern

The Halltanian Order of the Silver Fern is bestowed upon those who act as Governor or Governess of Halltanian Provinces.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Emperor Samuel I
  • Lady Eris
  • Lady Jessica Taggart
  • Lady Rachel Pinkney

Halltanian Order of the Spade

The Halltanian Order of the Spade is bestowed upon those who distinguish themselves through environmental or charity work.

Recipients of the Order:

  • To date, this Order has not been awarded.

Halltanian Order of the Spark

The Halltanian Order of the Spark is bestowed upon those who have distinguished themselves in the fields of science or engineering.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Lord R. Sam Haynes

Order of Light

The Order of Light is bestowed posthumously to those in good standing with United Halltania who's passing is mourned by the nation.

Recipients of the Order:

  • Lord Matthew M. Jones
  • Lady Amanda N. Pinson, SGT
  • Lord R. Sam Haynes