Order of the White Scarf

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The Order of the White Scarf of Ansteorra is a Grant Level award given in the Kingdom of Ansteorra for exceptional skill and abilities on the duello field of combat.

Overview

There shall exist in Ansteorra an order unto which the Crown shall select persons who have demonstrated all of the following qualities:

  • Exceptional skill and chivalry in combat with weapons of the duello;
  • Service to Ansteorra and its people;
  • Knowledge of the courtly graces; and
  • Obedience to the laws and ideals of Ansteorra and of the Society for

Creative Anachronism.

This Order shall be known as the Order of the White Scarf of Ansteorra.

Companions of the order are entitled place the initials WSA after their names and to be styled and announced in procession as "Companion of the Order of the White Scarf of Ansteorra”. It shall be recognized tradition in Ansteorra to address members of the Order as “Don” or “Doña.” Companions of the Order shall be entitled to wear a white scarf about the left shoulder or above the left elbow.

Precedence

Companions of the Order shall take precedence after all nobility and peerage and before simple Grants of Rank. The Order of the White Scarf, Star of Merit, Iris of Merit, Centurions of the Sable Star, Arc d'Or of Ansteorra, and Golden Lance of Ansteorra are held to be of equal precedence.


History

The Order of the White Scarf was created as a Principality order by Tessa and Simonn, 3rd Coronet Princess and Prince of Ansteorra, under Willow de Wisp and Jonathon DeLaufyson Macebearer, Queen and King of Atenveldt, XIV (1979).


http://heraldry.ansteorra.org/OP/op-awards.php?submit=List&id=47