ANST - Fighting awards/orders...
pmitchel at flash.net
Wed Nov 5 12:00:23 PST 1997
Mike C. Baker wrote:
> It is my understanding that there are also a few Laurels which have
> been granted for archery or archery-intensive skill-sets. (Master
> Leon Dunne [sp.?], right?]
Quite right! Thanks!
> In addition to the Kingdom-level, precedence-bearing (if not always
> armigerous) awards noted thus far, an increasing number of
> baronial-level "local recognition" danglies seem to be appearing.
> Bearing no award of arms, generally recognized only within the
> granting group, these appear to have originated with service awards
> such as the Ant in Elfsea (since retired and replaced by the
> Portcullis[?]) or the Acorn in Steppes.
That's right, the Portcullis of Elfea, the Acorn of the Steppes,
the Golden Martlet of Bryn Gwlad are the examples I know best;
these are service awards.
I've seen mention of a
> "Muse" in recognition of A&S work (Bryn Gwlad?) as well.
> Steppes, the "Grice's Track" recognizes service to the local
> fighting communities, and has been presented not only to fighters,
> marshalls, and armorers but also to waterbearers and, IIRC,
Likewise, Bryn Gwlad has the Cross Fluery, and Elfsea's Baron
intends to institute such an award in the near future.
One other recognition for heavy weapons fighters that
sometimes is made: on occasion, a knight will give a link of
his chain to someone. Obviously, that's going to be for
his own reasons.
pmitchel at flash.net / http://www.flash.net/~pmitchel/galen.htm
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