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Viscounts and Viscountesses
A Viscount or Viscountess is a person who has served as Prince or Princess of a Principality at least once. Viscounty Coronets are in no way defined, but are a matter of personal taste. They normally reflect some element of the Principality Arms, plus personal decoration.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Viscounty Coronet
     
The Companions of the Diamond Willow
Awarded to any of Their subjects who have performed outstanding service to the Principality. The token for this award shall be a diamond willow pendant hung from a cord in Principality colors.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
Token of the Diamond Willow
     
The Order of the Snowy Owl
Awarded to any of Their subjects who have notably enriched the Principality in the fields of Arts and Sciences.  The token for this award shall be a blue glass bead etched with a feather, or a snowy owl in flight, hung from a cord in Principality colors.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Snowy Owl
     
The Oerthan Order of Grace
Awarded to any of Their subjects who display commendably courteous or chivalrous behavior.   The token for this award shall be a silver snowflake pendant hung from a cord in Principality colors.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Oerthan Order of Grace
     
The Princess’ Riband
Awarded to any of Her subjects whose talents and unstinting service have uniquely enriched the Princess' reign. The Riband holds no precedence and may be given to the same person as many times as various princesses deem he or she is worthy.  The token for this award shall be uniquely determined by the Princess bestowing it.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Princess' Riband
     
The Coronet’s Favor
Given to recognize those who contribute to the well-being of the Coronet. The token of this award shall be determined by the Coronet.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Coronet's Favor
     
The Order of the Oerthan Sword
Awarded for martial prowess and chivalrous behavior on and off the field. This award is presented from the hand of the Princess, usually upon the consideration of candidates proposed by the Knights Council. The token for this order shall be a belt sword ring made of blue leather and metal.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Oerthan Sword
     
The Order of the Raven's Heart
Awarded to their younger subjects (under 17 years of age) for exceptional contributions to the Principality. The token for this order shall be a heart within a circle, both made of hematite. This award may be given to the same person as many times as various Coronets deem he or she is worthy.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Raven's Heart
     
The Order of the Polaris
Given to Their subjects who foster tradition and teach the customs and ways of the Society to the populace. The token of this award shall be a sphere of interlocking pearls suspended on a blue silk ribbon.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Polaris
     
The Order of the Silver Ulu
Awarded for notable achievements in the practice and research of the culinary arts.  The token for this award shall be a silver ulu pendant hung from a cord of Principality colors.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Silver Ulu
     
The Order of the Bards of Oertha
The Coronet may elevate any of Their subjects to the Order of the Bards of Oertha, who have notably enriched the Principality in the bardic arts. The Coronet may decide to present this recognition directly, or may determine the individual to be awarded through a contest.  The token of this award shall be a golden harp pendant hung from a cord of Principality colors.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Bards of Oertha
     
The Order of the Argent Stylus
Rewarded to Their subjects who have made notable achievements in the art and service of scribing.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Argent Stylus
     
The Order of the Glove
Awarded to Their subjects who have displayed chivalry and prowess on the rapier field and possess the qualities of a courtier.  The token for this award shall be a blue leather glove decorated with the white Oerthan wolf.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Glove
     
The Ursa Minor
This award may be given upon successful completion of the Oertha Page School program, in recognition of the service and knowledge gained through the program.  The Page School officer shall maintain the program, and will advise the Coronet of participants who, through service and learning, have shown maturity in the customs of the Society and Principality.  The token for this award shall be a bear charm, hung from a cord of Principality colors.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of Ursa Minor
     
The Argent Flame
This award is given to those who show true Oerthan hospitality to strangers and friends to our fair Principality. Who through their generosity and charity provide for the needs of newcomers and members alike. The token is a silver flame formed into a pendant.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Argent Flame
     
The Ursa Major
This award is given to those who guide the "Treasures of Oertha" (the children). The token for this award is a Bear Sow with cub suspended on a cord of Principality colors.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Ursa Major
     
The Oerthan Company of Wandering Wolves
This award is granted to those who have contributed to the Principality of Oertha, but had to move due to non-SCA requirements. The token is an argent wolf passant, head erect

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Wandering Wolves
     
The Order of Orion
This award is given for achievement and excellence in the field of Archery. The token for this award may be an Arrowhead Or for fostering Archery; an Arrowhead Argent for Target Archery; or an Arrowhead Azure for Combat Archery

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Orion
The Order of the Sandhill Crane
Presented for notable achievements in enhancing the pageantry and richness of these Current Middle Ages, primarily through the use of heraldry, whether it be display, oral, or written. The token of this award shall consist of a white crane.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Sandhill Crane
     
The Shield of Chivalry
The Shield of Chivalry will be presented by the Consort during His/Her final court to the fighter who has displayed outstanding chivalry both on and off the field, during the Coronet tournament. The recipient of the shield will carry and maintain it until the next Coronet lists, at which time it will be returned to the Consort. The token of this honor is a shield decorated as the Coronet sees fit.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of the Shield of Chivalry
     
Holders of the Heart
This is a companionship of past Ladies of the Snow and past consorts of the victor of the Coronet (there have been, to date, two Prince Consorts in Oertha). The token for this is a small (usually carved wooden) heart hung from a ribbon.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of Holders of the Heart
     
The Order of the Argent Wolf
This honor is given by the Crown to groups (households, clans, etc.) who, as a group have served the principality outstandingly.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  Token of Argent Wolf

Recognitions

The Princess' Champion
The Princess may choose a champion, either by tournament or by personal selection, to defend Her honor and come to Her aid should it be within his/her power. This title lasts until the current reign is over. In Oertha, there is often a "heavy" champion and a "fencing" champion.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
The Princess' Champion Baldric
     
The Princess' Escort
This is to recognize individuals of skill and talent, whose duty it is to serve the Princess during her reign in whatever she may (lawfully) command. This honor is usually given to fighters, but not necessarily. Usually favors are made by the Princess and her court. This honor lasts from the time a member is admitted to the Escort until the end of the reign.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  The Princess' Escort Baldric
     
The Princess' Artisans
This recognition is given to select artisans who are not yet Laurels, to serve the Princess in whatever manner She requires during Her reign.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
   
     
Lord and Lady Guardian
These titles are used to recognize the fighter and their consort who made it to the finals, but did not win. There is a pair of blue mantles with compass stars on them that are worn by those so honored. The titles last until the end of the reign in which they were granted.

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)
  The Lord and Lady Guardian Mantles
     
Ladies of the Chamber
The Ladies of the Chamber are selected to give assistance and council to the Princess during Her Reign. There is no token except whatever gift Her Highness may wish to present

Past Recipients (West Kingdom Heralds)