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Awards and decorations of the Empire of Agber

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The [[Empire of Agber]] has three two orders of chivalry common to all realms. The current Font of Honor for these orders is [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene]]. There are an additional nine twenty orders between the four seven national territories. Each nation's highest order is considered a "national order." The font of honor for these four orders is Empress Arlene, on the recommendation with their head of each nation's respective leader, state serving as they are funded by the Empire. The remaining orders all have their ruler as the respective font of honor.
==Overview of the Empire's Orders==
===History===
Orders of Chivalry have always been utilized by the Empire. Even its predecessor, the [[Principality of Kolios|Kingdom of Kolios]], established two orders on the same day it was founded. The higher of these two orders, the [[Sanctified Order of the Crucifix]], was elevated to an order of the Empire in 1998, leaving the now Principality with only a National Ordersingle order until it was returned to Koliosian control in 2020.
Membership in the Empire's orders was initially intangible. Knights and Dames were simply afforded the honorific of "Sir" or "Dame," without any kind of award letter or regalia. In 2000, new honorees were also given a printed certificate declaring their membership and their rank within each respective order. It was not until 23 March 2003 that the first physical regalia for an order was bestowed, . This was for the [[Order of the Empire of Agber]], to Erika Miller, as a Dame of the order. by By the end of 2003, physical regalia existed for each of the orders, with each rank having their own unique regalia by January of 2005. As none of the regalia for any order is custom-made, there has been turnover in suppliers, with regalia changing in appearance over the years. The appearance of regalia has remained relatively stable since 2013.
===Funding===
The Empire is responsible for funding the regalia of each both of its three orders, in addition to each of the four National Orders. As such, Empress Arlene serves as the font of honor for each of these seven orders, although national leaders make recommendations to the Empress on their countrywhile a nation's National Order. Any additional orders a territorial nation may have honors are completely funded and controlled by left to their respective leaderindividual heads of state.
===Order of Precedence===
All orders bestowed by the Empire carry a higher precedent in the Empire and its subsidiary nations. This has created an interesting landscape where significantly more prestigious honors are considered technically lower than others. For example, being named a Dame Grand Cross of a National Order an order in [[Grand Duchy of Carthage|Carthage]] is generally regarded as a much higher honor than that of a Knight in the [[Order of Arlene I]], even though the latter is announced, seated, or listed first.
Within the court of an individual territorial nation, their knighthoods take precedence over those of other nations. For example, in the Enclave of [[Reino de Cordova]], a Knight of the [[Order of the Mariposa]] would precede a Dame Grand Cross in the [[Order of Carthage]], even though the Order of Carthage is bestowed by the Empressthat nation's highest honor, and Mariposa was bestowed by the Baron or Baronesais comparatively less prestigious. While this approach to precedence may seem counter-intuitive to some, it has been deemed as the simplest way to proceed by Empress Arlene.
==Orders of the Empire of Agber==
The [[Empire of Agber]] has three two orders of chivalry common to all realms. The current Font of Honor for these orders is [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene]].
{| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"
| Service to the Empire
|
|-
| [[Sanctified Order of the Crucifix]]
| 20 September 1995
| Knight/Dame
| Service to the Sovereign of the Empire
| <small>Originally the highest order of the Kingdom of Kolios<br>Made an Imperial Order on 7 January 1998</small>
|-
| [[Order of Arlene I]]
|}
==Orders and Awards of the Principality of Kolios==The [[Principality of Kolios ]] currently has only [[Order of Kolios|two orders and one order of chivalry]]anniversary medal. The current Font of Honor is [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene]], in her role as Princess of Kolios.
{| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"
| <small>Originally the second-highest Koliosian order</small>
|-
| [[Sanctified Order of the Crucifix]]
| 20 September 1995
| Knight/Dame
| Christian service to the Principality
| <small>Originally the highest order of the Kingdom of Kolios<br>Made an Imperial Order on 7 January 1998<br>Returned to Koliosian control on 18 June 2020</small>
|-
| [[Koliosian Quartercentennial medal]]
| 20 September 2020
| None ''<small>(single award)</small>''
| Active service to Principality at 25th anniversary
|
|}
==Orders of the Grand Duchy of Carthage==
The [[Grand Duchy of Carthage ]] currently has two orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Carthagean orders is Grand Duke Louis, except for the [[Order of Carthage]], which is awarded by Empress Arlene on his recommendationEric.
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===The Order of the Rosy Cross===
In August of 2003 the Order of the Rosy Cross was created by Grand Duke Andrew, Carthage's first Grand Duke. Six Knights and Dames were initially named to the order before [[Arlene, Empress of Agber|Empress Arlene ]] learned of the name's ties to the Rosicrucian movement, and Grand Duke Andrew's attempts to make Carthage a bastion of Rosicrucian thinking and culture. Due to these facts, and given that physical regalia had not yet been purchased and distributed, Empress Arlene ordered that the order be disbanded and all memberships revoked in November of that same year. In protest, Andrew immediately severed ties with the Empress and Agber, without even so much as an official resignation.
All remaining stock from the first iteration of the Order of the White Lion was lost, as well as a number of pieces for the Order of Carthage. As she had helped fund the Order of Carthage pieces, this sequence of events prompted Empress Arlene to declare the National Order of each territory to be directly under her control, with her assuming the entire funding of them moving forward.
==Orders of the Enclave Reino de Cordova==The Enclave [[Reino de Cordova ]] currently has four orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Cordovese orders is Baronesa Reina Celestina. On 30 June 2020, except for Reina Celestina declared that the nation's [[Order of Cordovathe Redwood]], which is had not been awarded by Empress Arlene on her recommendationsince 2011, would be revived and reimagined as the Order of the Redwood Throne. As part of this retooling, the order would be expanded and designated as the highest Cordovese honor. No date for this change has been announced yet, but preparations for it are ongoing.
{| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"
| 27 August 2002
| Knight/Dame Grand Cross<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
| Service to the EnclaveCordova
|
|-
| Knight/Dame
| Personal achievement
| <small>Not currently awarded<br>Declared intent to reimagine as highest order at future date</small>
|-
| [[Order of the Grizzly]]
|}
==Orders of Sawatchthe Tenshukyō Shogunate==Sawatch The [[Tenshukyō Shogunate]] currently has two three orders of chivalry. The current font of honor for Sawatchi orders is Emir Victor, except for the Order of Sawatch, which these awards is awarded by Empress Arlene on his recommendation. {| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"|-! Order Name! Established! Classes/Ranks! Awarded For! Notes|-| [[Order of Sawatch]]| 31 January 2014| Knight/Dame Grand Cross<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame| Service to the realm| |-| [[Order of the Mile High Breeze]]| 1 October 2015| Knight/Dame| Personal recognition from the Emir| <small>Remaining first set of regalia stolen in 2017, second set yet to be produced</small>|-|} ==Orders of the Shogunate of Tenshukyō==The Shogunate of Tenshukyō follows a different structure than other nations within the Empire. Given the higher degree of autonomy it enjoys, Tenshukyō's Shogun retains control over all of its national honors, there is no designated National Order, and the Orders of the Agberian Empire do not supersede the Shogunate's in precedenceDevon. Additionally, members Members of the Shogunate's orders are not given a specific honorific, such as Knight or Dame. Instead, they are simply known as a recipient of that degree.
{| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"
| Grand Cordon<br>Star and Seal
| Service to the Shogunate
| <small>An Honor Cordon exists that can be bestowed to foreign heads of state by the Shogun, but does not officially confer membership in the order.</small>
|-
| [[Order of Kanju and Manju]]
| 21 February 2019
| Grand Cordon<br>Star and Seal<br>Seal
|
|-
| [[Order of the Peach Blossom]]
| 2 October 2018
| Grand Cordon<br>Star and Seal<br>Seal<br>Medal
* ''Seal of the Order of the Peach Blossom'': For service to the Shogunate.
* ''Medal of the Order of the Peach Blossom'': For personal achievement or distinction. Awarded much in the same way that the [[Order of Arlene I]] is.
 
==Orders of the Kingdom of Maevis==
The [[Kingdom of Maevis]] currently has four orders. The font of honor for these awards is Queen Barbara. The Queen has stated the first of these awards will be bestowed on New Year's Day of 2021.
 
{| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"
|-
! Order Name
! Established
! Classes/Ranks
! Awarded For
! Notes
|-
| Most Honourable Order of the North Sea
| 18 June 2020
| Knight/Dame
| Utmost dedication to the Kingdom
| Limited to 9 members
|-
| Order of the Lion and Thistle
| 18 June 2020
| Knight/Dame
| Military and administrative service to the Kingdom
|
|-
| Order of the Longboat
| 21 June 2020
| Knight/Dame
| Creative and artistic achievement, including anachronistic arts
|
|-
| Order of the Wulver
| 12 July 2020
| Knight/Dame
| Charitable, humanitarian, and community service recognition
|
|}
 
==Orders of the Archduchy of Verdura==
[[Archduchy of Verdura|Verdura]] currently has thus far only announced two orders. Intent to establish at least one more order has been stated. The current font of honor for Verduran orders is Archduchess Priscilla.
 
{| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"
|-
! Order Name
! Established
! Classes/Ranks
! Awarded For
! Notes
|-
| Obsidian Order
| 22 August 2020
| Master<br>Journeyman<br>Apprentice<br>Novice
| Service to the Archduchy
|
|-
| Blessed Order of St. George
| September 2020
| Grand Cross<br>Commander<br>Dame/Knight
| Service to the Archduchy
|
|}
 
==Orders of the Grand Duchy of Liguria==
Liguria currently has three orders. The font of honor for these awards is Grand Duke Gilbert. Each Ligurian order will have unique regalia that are designed to be worn together as a single set, should an individual be honored in all three orders.
 
{| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"
|-
! Order Name
! Established
! Classes/Ranks
! Awarded For
! Notes
|-
| Order of Saint Genesius
| 10 November 2020
| Knight/Dame
| Excellence in the performing arts (acting, dancing, and music)
| <small>Recipients wear a sash & cordon</small>
|-
| Order of Saint Catherine
| 10 November 2020
| Knight/Dame
| Excellence in the visual arts (painting, drawing, and sculpting)
| <small>Recipients wear a necklet</small>
|-
| Order of Saint Lucia
| 10 November 2020
| Knight/Dame
| Excellence in the written arts (poetry, and other creative writing)
| <small>Recipients wear a breast star</small>
|}
 
==Former Orders Within the Empire==
The list of former orders within the Empire is currently only comprised of the two from the former nation of [[Sawatch Emirate|Sawatch]].
 
{| class="wikitable" style="width:95%; background:white; border:#4682B4 solid;"
|-
! Order Name
! Established
! Defunct
! Classes/Ranks
! Notes
|-
| [[Order of the Mile High Breeze]]
| 1 October 2015
| 28 September 2020
| Knight/Dame Grand Collar<br>Knight/Dame Grand Cordon<br>Knight/Dame<br>Member
| <small>Remaining first set of regalia stolen in 2017<br>Elevated to nation's highest honor on 22 June 2020</small>
|-
| [[Order of Sawatch]]
| 31 January 2014
| 28 September 2020
| Knight/Dame Grand Star<br>Knight/Dame Commander<br>Knight/Dame
| <small>Served as Sawatch's highest honor from its creation until 22 June 2020</small>
|}
==Gallery of Regalia==
File:Order Crucifix Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight of the [[Sanctified Order of the Crucifix]] (2013-present)
File:Order of Agber Commander.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Commander of the [[Order of the Empire of Agber]] (2013-present)
File:Empire of Agber Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Empire of Agber (2016-present)
File:Kanju Manju Seal.jpg|<center>Seal of the [[Order of Kanju and Manju]] (2019-present)
File:Order_of_Kolios_Knight_Dame.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight of the [[Order of Kolios]] (2013-present)
File:Order_of_Kolios_Commander.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Commander of the Order of Kolios (2013-present)
File:Order of Kolios Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Kolios (2005-present)
File:Kolios 25 medal.jpg|<center>Koliosian Quartercentennial medal (2020)File:Order lion Thistle.jpg|<center>Badge of a Dame/Knight of the Order of the Lion and Thistle (2020-present)File:Longboat Badge.jpg|<center>Badge of a Dame/Knight of the Order of the Longboat (2020-present)File:Order North Sea.jpg|<center>Badge of a Dame/Knight of the Order of the North Sea (2020-present)File:Peach Blossom Seal.jpg|<center>Seal of the [[Order of the Peach Blossom]] (2019-present)File:White Lion Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross of the [[Order of the White Lion (Carthage)|Order of the White Lion]] (2014-present)File:Order of Sawatch Star.jpg|<center>Regalia of a Dame/Knight Grand Cross Star of the [[Order of Sawatch]] (defunct) (2014-present2020)
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