Awards and Coronets
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Fri Mar 24 07:27:25 PST 1995
The Centurians are a polling order. At 15th year they were created
and given the right to consult. The WS were then called up and given
the right to consult.
The controversy about the centurians stems from people's concept of
them. Inman and the people he consulted wished to fill in that long
gap toward Knighthood, to keep people interested. Too many long
striving people had given up on that ellusive white belt and chain
who were very close. Others see the award as a consulation prize for
those who will never achieve knighthood. In my opinion it would no
more be a consolation prize than an Iris or a Star.
The award that appears to be used as a consolation prize in our
kingdom is the Court Barony. Barring when it is given upon stepping
down from a Landed status. It appears to be given when a person has
given much service and may not be able to achieve Peer status. It is
also given for a large amount of undifinable service that can't be
catagorized well enough to give one of the other Grant level awards.
The last paragraph is strictly my opinion
The rest is as close to fact as I can get it.
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