Awards in the Kingdom of Avacal

Upon our elevation to Kingdom status, Avacal's first King and Queen, Albrecht von Rügen and Nasheeta al-Rakkasa, retired its previous Principality awards and created a new series of awards for their populace. These new awards can be seen below, along with their registered badges. Each award description is based on the information found on the Kingdom of Avacal's Seneschal's page (under "Handbooks").

To learn about the retired Principality awards, click here. Please note - these awards are now closed. Award recommendations for the retired Principality awards will not be accepted.

Non-Armigerous Awards (Awards that Convey No Precedence)

Order of Avacal Order of Avacal
The Order of Avacal is bestowed by the Crown once per reign to an individual who emulates the ideals and embodies the essence of Avacal.
White Tower of Avacal Order of the White Tower of Avacal
The Order of the White Tower of Avacal is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who represented the Kingdom in an extraordinary way, in their chosen field, outside of Avacal.
Order of the Griffins Agate Award of the Griffins Agate
The Award of the Griffins Agate is bestowed by the Crown to a child who has served Avacal in some form.
Order of the Eagle of Avacal Geselschaft des Adler of Avacal (The Order of the Eagle of Avacal)
The Geselschaft des Adler of Avacal (The Order of the Eagle of Avacal) is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who is a shining example of chivalry and courtesy on a consistent basis.
Order of the Sphinx and Cartouche Order of the Sphinx and Cartouche
The Order of the Sphinx and Cartouche is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in persona development and promoted historical authenticity.

Awards Conveying an Award of Arms

Award of Arms Award of Arms
An Award of Arms may be offered to individuals at the pleasure of the Crown.
Court Baronetcy Court Baronetcy
A Court Baronetcy may be offered by the Crown for outstanding efforts to the Kingdom. The titles of Court Baron and Court Baroness carry an Award of Arms.

Awards Conveying an Grant of Arms

Order of the Winged Lynx Order of the Winged Lynx
The Order of the Winged Lynx for service is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who has performed exemplary and substantial service to Avacal.
Order of the Argent Flame Order of the Argent Flame
The Order of the Argent Flame is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who demonstrates a high level of skill in the arts and science.
Order of the Red Horse Order of the Red Horse
The Order of the Red Horse is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who demonstrates excellence in equestrian within Avacal.
Order of the Sable Axe Order of Sable Axe
The Order of Sable Axe is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who demonstrates excellence in heavy combat within Avacal.
Order of the Sable Rapier Order of the Sable Rapier
The Order of the Sable Rapier is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who demonstrates excellence in rapier combat within Avacal.
Order of the Grey Goose Shaft of Avacal Order of the Grey Goose Shaft of Avacal
The Order of the Grey Goose Shaft is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who demonstrates excellence in archery within Avacal.

Awards Conveying a Patent of Arms

Royal Peers Royal Peers
Royal Peers in the Kingdom of Avacal include former Sovereigns and Consorts, as well as former Coronets and Consorts.

Those who have reigned as Sovereign or Consort one time may be offered the right to bear arms by letters patent, with the rank and title of Count or Countess (or the equivalent). Those who have reigned as Sovereign or Consort for a second (or greater) time may be offered the right to bear arms by letters patent, with the rank of Duke or Duchess (or the equivalent). Those who have reigned as Coronet or Consort any number of times may be offered the right to bear arms by letters patent, with the rank and title of Viscount or Viscountess (or the equivalent).

Order of the Pelican Order of the Pelican
Membership in the Order of the Pelican may be offered to individuals who meet the general criteria for the peerage and who have provided great and long-sustained service to the Kingdom at least equal to the level commonly found among existing members of the order.
Order of the Laurel Order of the Laurel
Membership in the Order of the Laurel may be offered to individuals who meet the general criteria for the peerage and who have demonstrated great skill in one or more of the arts and sciences at least equal to the level commonly found among existing members of the order.
Order of the Chivalry Order of the Chivalry
Membership in the Order of Chivalry (Knighthood or Mastery-at Arms) may be offered to individuals who meet the general criteria for peerage and who have displayed skill at arms at least equal to the level commonly found among existing members of the order. 
Order of Defense Order of Defense
Membership in the Order of Defense may be offered to individuals who meet the general criteria for peerage and who have displayed skill at rapier or cut-and-thrust combat at least equal to the level commonly found against members of the order.

Awards That Are Closed

This is a list of awards which are no longer given out in the Kingdom of Avacal.

Order of the White Scarf of Avacal Order of the White Scarf of Avacal
The Order of the White Scarf of Avacal is bestowed by the Crown to an individual who demonstrates excellence in rapier combat within Avacal. Please Note: If you wish to recommend someone for a rapier award, please see the Order of the Sable Rapier.