Order of the Snowflake

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The original three classes of the Order and their corresponding ribbons and medals

The Order of the Snowflake is the second highest Order of Westarctica. The intention of the Order is to honor those who have provided a service to Westarctica. It was created in January 2015, with a new rank of Grand Commander being added in August of 2020.

There are four classes of the Order:

  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross
  • Knight/Dame Grand Commander
  • Knight/Dame Commander
  • Knight/Dame

Only the Grand Duke himself has the power to bestow new knighthoods and thus far, he has awarded the medal to foreign dignitaries, artists, prominent nobles, and other supporters of Westarctica. All knights and dames receive the medal respective of their class and the award is for life.

The Order is considered a "self-styled" one, with no connection to existing or historical Orders of Chivalry.

Membership in the Order of the Snowflake entitles the bearer to attach the post-nomial "KtS" of "DtS" following their name. In this way, they are living examples of the Westarctican ideal.

Distribution of classes

Initially, the class of Knight was intended to be the most commonly bestowed. However, in 2016, the Grand Duke found a reliable source for high quality regalia and decided to make Knight Commander the primary class of the Order. The class of Knight is still bestowed in certain occasions, but mostly to foreign diplomats where Knight Commander might not be appropriate due to the class of knighthood held by their Head of State.

The class of Knight Grand Cross has always been reserved for Heads of State and members of the Royal Family.

List of Knights Grand Cross

This list is current, as of 27 April 2020.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Grand Duke Travis 2015 Sovereign
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Prince-Consort Dinny 2015 Technological achievement
Flag of Molossia.png President Kevin Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied Head of State
Flag of Shiloh.jpg King Timothy of Shiloh 2015 Allied Head of State Raised from Knight in 2018
Vlag.jpg Grand Duke Niels of Flandrensis 2016 Allied Head of State
Aericaflag.jpg Emperor Eric Lis of the Aerican Empire 2017 Foreign Head of State

List of Knights Grand Commander

The regalia of a Grand Commander of the Order of the Snowflake

The rank of Knight or Dame Grand Commander was created in 2020 by Grand Duke Travis. The impetus for the move was two-fold. First, while he found the new regalia striking, he felt it still didn't quite measure up to the original breast stars for the rank of Knight Grand Cross, which he had experienced difficulty in procuring extra of. Second, the rank of Grand Cross had been originally reserved for heads of state and their consorts, both foreign and domestic. This move addressed both concerns in a way that was decidedly simple.

This List is current as of 18 August 2020

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Duke Wolf of Waesche 2017 Service as Prime Minister of Westarctica Raised from Knight Commander in 2020 for service as Minister of Defense
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Sir James Murphy 2017 Allied Head of State Originally awarded as Knight Commander during reign as King James of Scone
Raised to Knight Grand Commander is 2020 for civic services
Flag of Slabovia.jpg Chancellor Rankin MacGillivray of Slabovia 2017 Allied Head of Government Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Duke Jordan of the Bear Peninsula 2018 Service as Minister of Immigration Raised from Knight Commander in 2020 for service as Prime Minister
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Count Stefan of Goldstream 2018 Service as Foreign Minister Raised from Knight Commander in 2020

List of Knight / Dame Commanders

This list is current, as of 8 June 2020.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Flag ladonia.png Queen Carolyn of Ladonia 2015 Foreign Head of State Raised from Dame in 2018
Flag of the United States.png Matt Roth 2015 Achievement in photography Raised from Knight in 2017
Flag of Molossia.png First Lady Adrianne Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Dame in 2019
Flag of Molossia.png Constable Lexi Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Dame in 2019
Flag of Molossia.png Commodore Jonathan Miller of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Knight in 2019
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Count Michael of Farwell 2015 Devotion to Westarctica Raised from Knight in 2019
Lostislandflag.jpg President Yaroslav Mar of Lostisland 2016 Allied Head of State
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Brandy Hardiman 2016 Devotion to Westarctica
Angyalistan.jpg Emperor Olivier of Angyalistan 2016 Allied Head of State
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Hal Bodner 2016 Achievement in literature
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Gabriela Alvarez 2016 Services in photography
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Sam Green 2016 Devotion to Westarctica
Aiguesmortes.png Prince Jean-Pierre of Aigues-Mortes 2017 Allied Head of State
Obsidia flag.jpg Grand Marshall Yagjian of Obsidia 2017 Allied Head of State
FlagofSandus.png Sôgmô Will Sorgel of Sandus 2017 Allied Head of State
(No Flag) King Andrew of Briarcliff 2017 Achievement in micronationalism Awarded by Prince-Consort Dinny
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Countess Deborah of Benton 2017 Services to Westarctica
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Viscount Neil of Whitmore 2017 Services to Westarctica
Flag of Shiloh.jpg Princess Samantha of Shiloh 2017 Valor during the Invasion of Calsahara
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Princess Rebecca, Duchess of Rockefeller 2017 Devotion to Westarctica
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Martin Schmidt 2018 German translation of Westarctica's website
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Brittany Anne Bullock 2018 Services to Westarctica
Aiguesmortes.png Chancellor Olivier of Aigues-Mortes 2018 Allied Head of Government
Flag of Saugeais.png Dominique Garing of Saugeais 2018 Foreign government official
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Michael Richards 2018 Service as Ellsworth King of Arms Investiture performed by the Duke of Waesche
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Duke Lars of the Balchen Glacier 2018 Patronage of the Westarctica Civilian Corps
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Baron Kirby of Bastanchury 2018 Service as Minister of Information
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Baroness Kim of Fallone 2018 Service as Honorary Consul to England
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Brian Erdelyi 2018 Service as Minister of Blockchain
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Baron Christian of Hadley 2018 German translation of The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Westarctica
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Baron Joachim of Dorell 2018 Service as Honorary Consul to Spain
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Duchess Dany-El of Hanessian 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
Flag of Slabovia.jpg King George II of Slabovia 2019 Allied Head of State
Flag of the United States.png Stephen Silberkraus 2019 Civic services
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Nikita Vuimin 2019 Artistic services
Scone flag.jpg Willamina Moray 2019 Foreign diplomat
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Baron Daniel of Abele 2020 Service as Ellsworth King of Arms
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Duchess Sheri of Eights 2020 Service as Minister of Conservation

List of Knights / Dames

This list is current, as of 27 April 2020.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Viscount Terry of Reynolds 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Prince Christopher, Duke of Hudson 2015 Allied Head of State Awarded during reign as King Christopher of Vikesland
Flag of the United States.png Victoria Kordysh 2015 Achievement in film production
Flag of the United States.png Gary Nicholson 2015 Achievement in film production
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Baron Stogner 2015 Services to Westarctica
Flag of Homestead.jpg Prince Arthur of the House of Homestead 2015 Allied Head of State
Flag (2).png Grand Duke Jacob of Broslavia 2015 Foreign Head of State
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Baron Erik of Forrester 2015 Services to Westarctica
Flag of the United States.png Kenny E. Marchant, Jr. 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
Flag of Molossia.png Katie Bellis Miller of Molossia 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
Flag of the United States.png Natalie George 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
Vlag.jpg Baron Omar Cisneros of Flandrensis 2017 Foreign government official
Flag ladonia.png Minister Matthew Salzer of Ladonia 2018 Foreign government official
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Francesco Alvaro Ronchi 2018 Service as Honorary Consul to Italy
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Barbara Bryan 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Christine Wood 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Baron Andrew of Avers 2020 Devotion to Westarctica
Official Flag Westarctica.jpg Countess Danni of Carter 2020 Devotion to Westarctica