Order of the Needle

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Order of the Needle
aidaibók varagonnán
OTN medal.jpg
Medal worn by the Sovereign of the Order
Awarded by the King of the Valtirians
TypeCivilian order
Established1 June 2013
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Mottovetabešiovos xeñeriogañka
(Sabian: "No one strikes me with impunity")
Awarded forContributions to the development of Sabia and Verona and the micronational world.
StatusActive
SovereignH.P.M. King Tarik of Kârjasary
Gradesxel (XAV)
saro (SAV)
simorág (MAV)
Statistics
First induction1 June 2013
Total inductees19
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Baphomet
Next (lower)Order of the Hummingbird

The Order of the Needle (Sabian: aidaibók varagonnán, initials AV) is the second-highest award given by the government of Sabia and Verona to both national and intermicronational individuals. The Order was founded by Napoléon Bleuberrie when he was sworn into office for the second time as Prime Minister of Sabia and Verona, and the first awarded was former PM Osez Kóvérsz, on 1 June 2013. Since 2014, the Order is awarded by the Monarch of Sabia and Verona, presently Tarik, King of the Valtirians.

Individuals are awarded with this Order for "contributions to the development of Sabia and Verona and the micronational world", that includes aspects of cultural, social, scientific and political natures. Its name comes from the use of needle and thread to craft the ribbons used by the Order. It was originally intended to be named Order of St. Olav.

In 2016 a royal decree issued by King Tarik positioned the Order as the second-highest award in the Kingdom, and changed, among other things, the official colors of the Order.

Ranks

Although the Order makes no distinction in merituous service to Sabia and Verona and the Kingdom, there are three ranks in which the Order may be awarded. The ranks are mostly for the sake of categorization between plush toys and humans, and diplomatic precedence between humans as well, and there is no ditinction in the ribbons given to a rank or to other. A recipient of the "lower" ranks may be "upgraded" to the "upper" ranks at any given moment. There is no limit to the amount of recipients any rank may have.

  • xel ("knight") - The highest category of the Order. Commonly given to foreign leaders, royalty and diplomats of nations close to Sabia and Verona. Initials: XAV.
  • saro ("companion") - New rank created by the 2016 Royal Decree on the Order. Intended to be bestowed to friends of Sabia and Verona and the Union, and outstanding citizens of Sabia and Verona. Initials: SAV.
  • simorág ("officer", lit. "bannerman")- Given mostly to stuffed toy Sabioveronese citizens. Initials: MAV.

Insignia

The colours of the Order are pink and white, colors commonly associated with the Sabioveronese monarchy. The general ribbon of the Order consists of a red band with two green stripes on the sides and a white band slicing the centre. The medal of the order consists of a bronze-coloured circle bordered by a silver ring. The medal pictures an oil lamp on a book, with a laurel leaf on the back. It symbolizes knowledge and wisdom.

List of recipients

Knights (XAV)

Name Nation Date appointed Notes
The Baroness Oehler  Sabia and Verona 1 October 2014
The Duchess of Zafir  Sabia and Verona 23 August 2015 Former Maestre as Queen emerita
Jonathan I  Austenasia 7 December 2015 Granted upon voluntary relinquishment of IOB
Joseph Puglisi  Tiana 15 April 2016 Formerly SAV (1 June 2013)

Companions (SAV)

Name Nation Date appointed Notes
The Countess of Sainte-Bérénice†  Sabia and Verona 15 April 2016 Formerly MAV (1 June 2013)
Stephen I & II  Abelden 24 August 2017
Newton von Uberquie  Uberquiesenberg 24 August 2017
The Duke of Monesari  Sabia and Verona 27 September 2017 Captain of the National Guard
Henry Clément  Esse 28 December 2017 Chair of the GUM
Artemis Berry Langford  Abelden 20 October 2018

Officers (MAV)

Name Nation Date appointed Notes
Boris Tovinski  Sabia and Verona 1 June 2013 General (R) of the Land Army
Rubén D. Hernández  Sabia and Verona 1 June 2013 General (R) of the Air Force
Osez Kóvérsz  Sabia and Verona 1 June 2013 Former Prime Minister
Napoléon Bleuberrie  Sabia and Verona 1 October 2013 Former Maestre as Prime Minister
Ann Stefanović  Sabia and Verona 1 April 2014 Former Maestre as Prime Minister
Shounn Virny  Sabia and Verona 29 December 2016 Former Prime Minister
Ulla Müller  Sabia and Verona 29 December 2016
The Marquise of Arasi  Sabia and Verona 20 October 2018
The Countess of Kotavari  Sabia and Verona 20 October 2018 Member of the National Guard

See also