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Order of Saint Arnald
|Order of Saint Arnald|
Ordem de São Arnaldo
|Awarded by the King of Ebenthal|
|Motto||Festum sicut in Caelo; nam habitas apud inferos|
Feast like in Heaven, for you live in Hell
|Awarded for||At the monarch's will|
|Grand Master||King Arthur II|
|Grades||Grand Cross; Commander; Official; Knight/Dame|
|Next (higher)||Order of Dagon|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Black Needles|
Ribbon of the Order of Saint Arnald
The Order of Saint Arnald (Portuguese: Ordem de São Arnaldo) is a national and dynastic order of knighthood of the Kingdom of Ebenthal. It's current Grand Master is King Arthur II. The Order of Saint Arnald it is the only Ebenthali order or award paying reference to a currently instituted religious entity.
The order was established in 2020 by King Arthur II as a dynastic order attached to the national pantheon of orders and awards in substitution to the former Order of the Mountain Star. It was inspired by the ficticious legend of Saint Arnald, a holy entity and patron saint to a legendary homonimous city on which walls his rock-carved face magically provides cozy rice to the people, preventing the poor to starve. That day would be celebrated as the day of Saint Arnald.
The legend of Saint Arnald tells of a city located in the coast of a mountain near to a cursed valley. This nameless city was the birthplace of Arnald, a mighty and religious warrior who promoted a feast for it's poor citizens annualy and eventually died protecting the city from the dark creatures in the woods, ultimately being canonized by the church and thus coming to be known as Saint Arnald (not mistake for Saint Arnold). To honot him, the church ordered the carving of his face in a wall on the city's main square, but as soon as the saint's face was carved, magically the mouth of that rocky face opened liberating tons of stewed white rice. Since then, once a year the statue provides rice on the same day, which came to be celebrated as the Day of Saint Arnald, and the nameless city was named after him.
Precedence and privileges
Members of all rankings of this order are assigned positions in the order of precedence, ranking above all others members of equal rankings of whichever orders except for the higher Order of the Silver Cat, Order of the Swiss Prince and Order of Dagon. Consorts, childs and childs-in-law also feature on the order of precedence; relatives of members, however, are not assigned any special precedence. Generally, individuals can derive precedence from their parents or consorts as long as the recipient lives.
All members ot the order are entitled to the prefixes of "Sir" and "Ma'am". When an individual is entitled to use multiple post-nominal letters, the ones of the order (GCSA for Grand Crosses; COSA for Commanders; OSA for Officials; CSA for knights; and DSA for dames) takes precedence. All recipients may encircle their arms with the circlet of the order.
Grand Masters of the Order
|Name||Grand Master as||Period|
|Arthur II||King of Ebenthal||26 January 2020 - present|