Ancient Order of the White Lion (Maevis)

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Ancient Order of the White Lion (Maevis)
Order of the White Lion Arms.png
Awarded by the
Queen of Maevis
TypeChivalric order with three ranks
Awarded forAt the discretion of the Sovereign
StatusCurrently awarded
SovereignQueen Barbara
Statistics
First induction25 January 2001
Last induction30 September 2019
Total inductees26
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Longboat
Next (lower)Order of the Wulver

The Ancient Order of the White Lion is an order of chivalry in the nation of Maevis, a part of the Empire of Agber. It was created on 1 January 2001 as the Order of the White Lion, the second of two orders in the Grand Duchy of Carthage. On 5 April 2021, it became a part of the honors for the Kingdom of Maevis.

There are three classes of the Order, each with their own unique regalia:

  • Knight/Dame which is denoted by the wear of a medallion suspended from a green, yellow and maroon drape ribbon.
  • Knight/Dame Commander which is denoted by the wear of a medallion of the order affixed to a green, yellow and maroon necklet. Dames Commander may elect to wear the medallion attached to a green and maroon bow.
  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross which is denoted by the wear of the star of the order and a green, yellow and maroon sash, worn from the right shoulder to the left hip.

History

The Order of Carthage was established by Grand Duke Andrew in early 2001. It was the first order for which Empress Arlene did not serve as the Font of Honor.

In late 2003, the Empress declared that the newly established Carthagean Order of the Rosy Cross be disbanded. In protest of this decision, Grand Duke Andrew broke off contact with all persons within the Empire of Agber. After months of unsuccessfully attempting to reach the absentee Grand Duke, Empress Arlene revoked all of his titles and awards. As part of this sequence of events, all remaining pieces of the original regalia for the Order of the White Lion were lost to Carthage. As these pieces were funded by the former Grand Duke, Empress Arlene found this unfortunate, but acceptable. A number of recipient's names have been likely been lost as a result of this, as well. The missing pieces are assumed to still be in the former Grand Duke's possession.

When the Grand Duchy of Carthage was dissolved on 5 April 2021, Queen Barbara of Maevis sought permission from Emperor Devon of Agber and Protector Ashleigh Sinodis for the the honor to be transferred to the Maevyn system, rather than being allowed to go defunct. To reflect the fact that its existence predates the Kingdom to which it belongs, its name was changed to the Ancient Order of the White Lion.

Sovereign of the Order

The current Sovereign and font of honor for the order is Queen Barbara, as the reigning monarch of Maevis. While her current rank of Dame Grand Cross officially is equal in precedence with others who hold that rank, her status as Member Ex-Officio gives her functional precedence within the order.

Name Year Current Rank Reason for original appointment Notes
Kingdom of Maevis Flag.png Barbara, 1st Queen of Maevis 2013 Dame Grand Cross Support of the Grand Duchy Awarded while serving as the 4th Comtesse of Rulison
Raised from Dame in 2021

List of Dames and Knights Grand Cross

Regalia of a Dame or Knight Grand Cross of the Order

This list is current, as of 29 March 2021.

Name Year Reason for appointment Notes
Principality of Kolios.png Princess Arlene of Kolios 2001 Support of the Grand Duchy Awarded while Empress of Agber
Duchy of Carthage.png Charlotte, 3rd Grand Duchess of Carthage 2004 Service as Grand Duchess of Carthage
Duchy of Carthage.png Nicholas, 4th Grand Duke of Carthage 2005 Service as Grand Duke of Carthage
Duchy of Carthage.png George, 5th Grand Duke of Carthage 2009 Service as Grand Duke of Carthage
Duchy of Carthage.png Anne, 6th Grand Duchess of Carthage 2012 Service as Grand Duchess of Carthage
Duchy of Carthage.png Eric, 8th Grand Duke of Carthage 2020 Service as Grand Duke of Carthage

List of Dames and Knights Commander

The rank of Knight or Dame Commander has not been awarded since 2001, as a result of the loss of the original regalia, or a supplier for additional pieces. There has been discussion of redesigning the regalia for this rank, but no actions have been taken as of May 2020.

This list is current, as of 4 May 2020.

Name Year Reason for appointment Notes
Duchy of Carthage.png Philip, 1st Comte of Turning 2001 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Lynne, 2nd Comtesse of Sobek 2001 Support of the Grand Duchy

List of Dames and Knights

This list is current, as of 3 June 2020.

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Duchy of Carthage.png Thomas, 2nd Comte of Rulison 2001 Support of the Grand Duchy
Flag of the United States.png Doug Turing 2002 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Alvin, 3rd Comte of Rulison 2002 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Gregory, 1st Comte of Black River 2013 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Phillipe, 2nd Comte of Turning 2013 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Ralph, 3rd Comte of Sobek 2013 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Sharon, 3rd Comtesse of Turning 2014 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Christian, 4th Comte of Sobek 2014 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Edgar, 4th Comte of Turning 2015 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Oscar, 5th Comte of Sobek 2016 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Ian, 5th Comte of Turning 2016 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Charlotte, 6th Comtesse of Sobek 2017 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Yvonne, 6th Comtesse of Turning 2018 Support of the Grand Duchy
Rivieres Noire flag.png Xavier, 5th Comte of Rulison 2018 Support of the Grand Duchy
Duchy of Carthage.png Ophelia, 7th Comtesse of Sobek 2019 Support of the Grand Duchy
Rivieres Noire flag.png Quentin, 7th Comte of Turning 2019 Support of the Grand Duchy
Rivieres Noire flag.png Diana, 3rd Comtesse of Black River 2020 Support of the Grand Duchy

Former and Deceased Members of the Order

  • Andrew, 2nd Grand Duke of Carthage: Named a Knight Grand Cross as the Sovereign of the order in 2001. The honor was stripped from him when he abandoned the throne in 2004.
  • Brian, 2nd Comte of Black River: Named a Knight in February of 2020, as he was named Comte. Passed away in June of that same year.
  • Louis, 7th Grand Duke of Carthage: Named a Knight Grand Cross in 2013, as he was named Grand Duke and thereby Sovereign of the Order. Passed away in August 2020.