[Ansteorra] Vigils for White Scarves

Duncan Hepburn duncan at stormypetrel.org
Tue May 8 07:30:22 PDT 2007

Let's not forget another grant level "terminal" award... the Golden 
Lance of Ansteorra, which is the grant level award for skill, 
leadership, and honor on the equestrian field.

As memory serves, there are only 3 recipients of this award... that adds 
a level of prestige in my opinion.

Precedence and prestige are not the same thing. One is given, the other 
earned. It is up to each person to discover which is which.

Don Duncan Hepburn
Azure, a saltire dovetailed ermine.

Chris Zakes wrote:
> At 09:18 PM 5/7/2007, you wrote:
>> Perhaps the point here is that not all grant level awards as equal as the
>> next.  Where have I heard something similar?
>> Gilli
>> Iris
>> Star
>> Arc d'Or
> Well, yes-and-no. In the Ansteorran Order of Precedence, a White 
> Scarf has the same rank as a Centurion, an Iris, a Star of Merit and 
> an Arc d'Or. In reality, since the Centurion (armored combat) the 
> Iris (A&S) and the Star of Merit (service) all have higher-level 
> awards available, they don't tend to have quite as much prestige as 
> the White Scarf or the Arc d'Or.
> And since the White Scarf has been around for 28 years and is now 
> used in 12 different kingdoms, it does tend to have quite a bit of 
> prestige. But if a group of people were lining up in precedence 
> order, baby-Don Pointjock who got his White Scarf two weeks ago, 
> would still line up behind Gilli, who got his Arc d'Or, Iris and Star 
> years ago.
>          -Tivar Moondragon
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