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 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
Westarctica Grand Duke Travis 2015 Sovereign
Westarctica Prince-Consort Dinny 2015 Technological achievement
Molossia President Kevin Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied Head of State
King Timothy of Shiloh 2015 Allied Head of State Raised from Knight in 2018
Grand Duchy of Flandrensis Grand Duke Niels of Flandrensis 2016 Allied Head of State
Aerican Empire Emperor Eric Lis of the Aerican Empire 2017 Foreign Head of State

List of Knights/Dames 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 8 March 2021

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Westarctica Duke Wolf of Waesche 2017 Service as Prime Minister of Westarctica Raised from Knight Commander in 2020 for service as Minister of Defense
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
Slabovia Chancellor Rankin MacGillivray of Slabovia 2017 Allied Head of Government Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
Westarctica Duke Jordan of the Bear Peninsula 2018 Service as Minister of Immigration Raised from Knight Commander in 2020 for service as Prime Minister
Westarctica Count Stefan of Goldstream 2018 Service as Foreign Minister Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
Westarctica Baron Joachim of Dorrel 2018 Service as Consul-General to Spain Raised from Knight Commander in 2021
Westarctica Baroness Kim of Fallone 2018 Service as Consul-General to England Raised from Dame Commander in 2021

List of Knight / Dame Commanders

This list is current, as of 7 August 2022.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Ladonia Queen Carolyn of Ladonia 2015 Foreign Head of State Raised from Dame in 2018
w:United States Matt Roth 2015 Achievement in photography Raised from Knight in 2017
Molossia First Lady Adrianne Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Dame in 2019
Molossia Constable Lexi Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Dame in 2019
Molossia Commodore Jonathan Miller of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Knight in 2019
Westarctica Count Michael of Farwell 2015 Devotion to Westarctica Raised from Knight in 2019
Federal Republic of Lostisland President Yaroslav Mar of Lostisland 2016 Allied Head of State
Westarctica Brandy Hardiman 2016 Devotion to Westarctica
Empire of Angyalistan Emperor Olivier of Angyalistan 2016 Allied Head of State
Westarctica Hal Bodner 2016 Achievement in literature
Westarctica Gabriela Alvarez 2016 Services in photography
Westarctica Sam Green 2016 Devotion to Westarctica
Principality of Aigues-Mortes Prince Jean-Pierre of Aigues-Mortes 2017 Allied Head of State
Grand Marshall Yagjian of Obsidia 2017 Allied Head of State
State of Sandus 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
Westarctica Countess Deborah of Benton 2017 Services to Westarctica
Westarctica Viscount Neil of Whitmore 2017 Services to Westarctica
Princess Samantha of Shiloh 2017 Valor during the Invasion of Calsahara
Westarctica Princess Rebecca, Duchess of Rockefeller 2017 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Martin Schmidt 2018 German translation of Westarctica's website
Westarctica Brittany Anne Bullock 2018 Services to Westarctica
Principality of Aigues-Mortes Chancellor Olivier of Aigues-Mortes 2018 Allied Head of Government
Dominique Garing of Saugeais 2018 Foreign government official
Westarctica Michael Richards 2018 Service as Ellsworth King of Arms Investiture performed by the Duke of Waesche
Westarctica Duke Lars of the Balchen Glacier 2018 Patronage of the Westarctica Civilian Corps
Westarctica Baron Kirby of Bastanchury 2018 Service as Minister of Information
Westarctica Brian Erdelyi 2018 Service as Minister of Blockchain
Westarctica Baron Christian of Hadley 2018 German translation of The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Westarctica
Westarctica Duchess Dany-El of Hanessian 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
Slabovia King George II of Slabovia 2019 Allied Head of State
w:United States Stephen Silberkraus 2019 Civic services
Westarctica Nikita Vuimin 2019 Artistic services
Willamina Moray 2019 Foreign diplomat
Westarctica Baron Daniel of Abele 2020 Service as Ellsworth King of Arms
Westarctica Duchess Sheri of Eights 2020 Service as Minister of Conservation
Westarctica Duke August of Fox Grove 2020 Service as Minister of Culture
Westarctica Trevor Stratton 2020 Work with Adopt-a-Highway
Westarctica Michael Hammett 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Lyle Sorrell 2021 Work with eBay charity program
w:United States Keith Stoller 2021 Assistance in acquiring 501(c)(3) status
Westarctica D Chase Callahan 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
Commonwealth of Dracul Vice President Luke of Dracul 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Thomas Marek 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
Raph Transitional Flag.png Grand Emir Charles of Raphania 2022 Foreign monarch

List of Knights / Dames

This list is current, as of 27 April 2020.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Westarctica Viscount Terry of Reynolds 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Prince Christopher, Duke of Hudson 2015 Allied Head of State Awarded during reign as King Christopher of Vikesland
w:United States Victoria Kordysh 2015 Achievement in film production
w:United States Gary Nicholson 2015 Achievement in film production
Westarctica Baron Stogner 2015 Services to Westarctica
Prince Arthur of the House of Homestead 2015 Allied Head of State
Grand Duke Jacob of Broslavia 2015 Foreign Head of State
Westarctica Baron Erik of Forrester 2015 Services to Westarctica
w:United States Kenny E. Marchant, Jr. 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
Molossia Katie Bellis Miller of Molossia 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
w:United States Natalie George 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
Grand Duchy of Flandrensis Baron Omar Cisneros of Flandrensis 2017 Foreign government official
Ladonia Minister Matthew Salzer of Ladonia 2018 Foreign government official
Westarctica Francesco Alvaro Ronchi 2018 Service as Honorary Consul to Italy
Westarctica Barbara Bryan 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Christine Wood 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Baron Andrew of Avers 2020 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Countess Danni of Carter 2020 Devotion to Westarctica
Slabovia Spencer MacGillivray 2020 Gallantry during Exercise: MOSTLY HARMLESS
Westarctica Michael Desrosiers 2020 Service as Honorary Consul to Thailand
Westarctica Elisa Ghirardi 2020 Service as Vice Consul to Italy
Westarctica Alex Radionov 2021 Service as Honorary Consul to Ukraine
Westarctica Kurt Fuchs 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Hans Jürgen Dohmen 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Matteo Ricciardi 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica James Stoshak 2021 Devotion to Westarctica
Westarctica Kristina Sullivan 2021 Devotion to Westarctica