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The Order of Chivalry is a Society-wide order that is awarded for excellence in armored combat. It is one of the four major Bestowed Peerages and bestows a Patent of Arms <ref>[https://www.wiki.atlantia.sca.org/index.php?title=Order_of_Chivalry "Order of Chivalry"] by [https://www.wiki.atlantia.sca.org/index.php?title=Ginevra_Fiammetta_di_Silvestri inevra Fiammetta di Silvestri] of [[Kingdom of Atlantia]]</ref>   
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The Order of Chivalry is a Society-wide order that is awarded for excellence in armored combat. It is one of the four major Bestowed Peerages and bestows a Patent of Arms <ref>[https://www.wiki.atlantia.sca.org/index.php?title=Order_of_Chivalry "Order of Chivalry"] by [https://www.wiki.atlantia.sca.org/index.php?title=Ginevra_Fiammetta_di_Silvestri inevra Fiammetta di Silvestri] of [[Kingdom of Atlantia]]</ref>. As it is an accolade recognized throughout the Society, any knights who move into Atenveldt are welcomed as equal members of the Order of Chivalry in Atenveldt<ref>Lachlan of Cromarty. [http://caidwiki.org/index.php?title=Chivalry#More_Information “Chivalry.]” ''Chivalry - Compendum Caidis'', Kingdom of Caid, SCA Inc., 6 Mar. 2010, caidwiki.org/index.php?title=Chivalry.</ref>.  
  
 
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Members of the Chivalry are outstanding fighters who have received recognition for their fighting skills, and they strive to be the very models of courtesy and chivalry. The Crown creates a Knight after consultation with the Order.  Knights are required to swear fealty to the Crown. If an individual is unable to take this oath they become a Master or Mistress-at-Arms
 
Members of the Chivalry are outstanding fighters who have received recognition for their fighting skills, and they strive to be the very models of courtesy and chivalry. The Crown creates a Knight after consultation with the Order.  Knights are required to swear fealty to the Crown. If an individual is unable to take this oath they become a Master or Mistress-at-Arms
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==Regalia==
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As laid out in the Sumptuary Traditions and Guidelines of the Kingdom of Atenveldt<!-- Needs citation to online version of "Sumptuary Traditions and Guidelines for the Kingdom of Atenveldt". Section II Personal Regalia, D.Chains of Fealty, H.Spurs, I Belts & Baldrics -->, Knights and Masters-at-Arms may wear the following:
  
==Responsibilities==
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======Chains of Fealty======
The Candidates for any order conferring a Patent of Arms must meet the following minimum criteria. Additional requirements may be set by law and custom of the kingdoms as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Crown.<ref name=":0">“Section VIII.A.1 ‘Patent of Arms - General Requirements.’” ''T[[he Corpora of the SCA]]'', SCA Inc., 19 Oct. 2019, www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/govdocs.pdf.</ref>
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<blockquote>Chains of Fealty symbolize a bond of Fealty between a member of the Chivalry and the Crown of Atenveldt. This includes Knights, who by virtue of their station must swear fealty to the Crown, and Masters-at-Arms who have chosen to swear fealty to the Crown.  Chains of Fealty worn by the Chivalry should be plain gold or silver chains with links of sufficient size and style for the Crown to recognize them as such.  </blockquote>
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======Spurs======
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<blockquote>The wearing and use of spurs (brass, silver, etc.) is restricted to members of the Chivalry.  </blockquote>
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======Belts======
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<blockquote>White Belts are reserved for the exclusive use of the Knights.  White '''Baldrics''' are reserved for the exclusive use of the '''Masters and Mistresses at Arms.'''</blockquote>
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==Titles==
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Members of this Order are addressed as ''“Sir”'', note that most women who are members of the order have chosen to use "Sir" (but can use another title).  Masters-at-Arms are addressed as ''“Master”'' or ''“Mistress.”''
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==Peerage Qualities==
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The Candidates for any order conferring a Patent of Arms must meet the following minimum criteria. Additional requirements may be set by law and custom of the kingdoms as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Crown.<ref name=":0">Section VIII.A.1 ''"Patent of Arms - General Requirements"'' ''T[[he Corpora of the SCA]]'', SCA Inc., 19 Oct. 2019, www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/govdocs.pdf.</ref>
 
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<li>They shall have been obedient to the governing documents of the Society and the laws of the kingdom.  
 
<li>They shall have been obedient to the governing documents of the Society and the laws of the kingdom.  
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<li>They should participate in Society recreations of several aspects of the culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
 
<li>They should participate in Society recreations of several aspects of the culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
 
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Each candidate for a patent order must satisfy the general requirements listed above in A.1., as well as the specific requirements listed here.<ref name=":0" />
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Each candidate for a patent order must satisfy the general requirements listed above, as well as the specific requirements listed here
  
==Token/Regalia==
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==Responsibilities==
Only a Knight is permitted to wear a solid white belt, unadorned gold/silver chain, and spurs. Masters at Arms and wear a white baldric (diagonally from shoulder to hip
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<li>The Chivalry consists of two equal parts: Knighthood and Mastery of Arms. No one may belong to both parts of the order at one time. When a member is admitted to the Chivalry by the Sovereign, the choice of which part of the order to join is made by the new member. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of tournament combat. To become a Knight, the candidate must swear fealty to the Crown of his or her kingdom during the knighting ceremony. Masters-of-Arms may choose to swear fealty, but are not required to do so.<ref>“Section VIII.A.4.a ''"Patent Orders - The Chivalry"'' ''T[https://wiki.atenveldt.org/index.php%3Ftitle=He_Corpora_of_the_SCA he Corpora of the SCA]'', SCA Inc., 19 Oct. 2019, www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/govdocs.pdf.</ref>
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<li>The duties of the Chivalry are as follows:
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<li>To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor.  
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<li>To respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora.
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<li>To enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills.
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<li>To support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom.
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<li>To enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord.
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<li>To advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Chivalry.
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<li>To bestow the Accolade of Knighthood upon a candidate for the Order of Knighthood, by sole right as both Sovereign and knight, or acting directly for a Sovereign who is not a knight.
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==Titles==
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== Associations ==
Members of this Order are addressed as “Sir”Those who choose not to swear fealty to the Crown are known Siir".Masters at Arms  are addressed as “Master” or “Mistress.”  
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All members of the Chivalry are entitled to take associatesThey are known as "squires" and this title is used throughout the SCA to denote this relationship. The Cunnan wiki<ref>''[https://cunnan.lochac.sca.org/index.php/Squire “Squire.”]'' Edited by Paul Matisz, ''Cunnan'', 11 July 2008, cunnan.lochac.sca.org/index.php/Squire.</ref> has a basic definition of a "squire" in the SCA but that's just a conversation starter...
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Atenveldt Sumptuary Laws
  
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== Ceremonies & Vigils ==
 
[[Category:Awards]]
 
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Revision as of 23:29, 24 December 2020

The Order of Chivalry is a Society-wide order that is awarded for excellence in armored combat. It is one of the four major Bestowed Peerages and bestows a Patent of Arms [1]. As it is an accolade recognized throughout the Society, any knights who move into Atenveldt are welcomed as equal members of the Order of Chivalry in Atenveldt[2].

Heraldry
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"Badge for Commander of the Queen's Grace" by Anita Challis, is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Award Information
Blazon: A knotted cord of white and blue strands with (or without) gold strands
Type: Armigerous
Founded: September 2, 1995 by Trelon and Varia
Premiere(s): Deaton Claymore
Recipients: [{{{recipients}}} People with this award]

Members of the Chivalry are outstanding fighters who have received recognition for their fighting skills, and they strive to be the very models of courtesy and chivalry. The Crown creates a Knight after consultation with the Order. Knights are required to swear fealty to the Crown. If an individual is unable to take this oath they become a Master or Mistress-at-Arms

Regalia

As laid out in the Sumptuary Traditions and Guidelines of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, Knights and Masters-at-Arms may wear the following:

Chains of Fealty

Chains of Fealty symbolize a bond of Fealty between a member of the Chivalry and the Crown of Atenveldt. This includes Knights, who by virtue of their station must swear fealty to the Crown, and Masters-at-Arms who have chosen to swear fealty to the Crown. Chains of Fealty worn by the Chivalry should be plain gold or silver chains with links of sufficient size and style for the Crown to recognize them as such.

Spurs

The wearing and use of spurs (brass, silver, etc.) is restricted to members of the Chivalry.

Belts

White Belts are reserved for the exclusive use of the Knights. White Baldrics are reserved for the exclusive use of the Masters and Mistresses at Arms.

Titles

Members of this Order are addressed as “Sir”, note that most women who are members of the order have chosen to use "Sir" (but can use another title). Masters-at-Arms are addressed as “Master” or “Mistress.”

Peerage Qualities

The Candidates for any order conferring a Patent of Arms must meet the following minimum criteria. Additional requirements may be set by law and custom of the kingdoms as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Crown.[3]

  1. They shall have been obedient to the governing documents of the Society and the laws of the kingdom.
  2. They shall have consistently shown respect for the Crown of the kingdom.
  3. They shall have set an example of courteous and noble behavior suitable to a peer of the realm.
  4. They shall have demonstrated support for the aims and ideals of the Society by being as authentic in dress, equipment and behavior as is within their power.
  5. They shall have shared their knowledge and skills with others.
  6. They shall have practiced hospitality according to their means and as appropriate to the circumstances.
  7. They shall have made every effort to learn and practice those skills desirable at and worthy of a civilized court. To this end they should have some knowledge of a wide range of period forms, including but not limited to literature, dancing, music, heraldry, and chess, and they should have some familiarity with combat as practiced in the Society.
  8. They should participate in Society recreations of several aspects of the culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Each candidate for a patent order must satisfy the general requirements listed above, as well as the specific requirements listed here

Responsibilities

  1. The Chivalry consists of two equal parts: Knighthood and Mastery of Arms. No one may belong to both parts of the order at one time. When a member is admitted to the Chivalry by the Sovereign, the choice of which part of the order to join is made by the new member. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of tournament combat. To become a Knight, the candidate must swear fealty to the Crown of his or her kingdom during the knighting ceremony. Masters-of-Arms may choose to swear fealty, but are not required to do so.[4]
  2. The duties of the Chivalry are as follows:
    1. To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor.
    2. To respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora.
    3. To enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills.
    4. To support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom.
    5. To enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord.
    6. To advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Chivalry.
    7. To bestow the Accolade of Knighthood upon a candidate for the Order of Knighthood, by sole right as both Sovereign and knight, or acting directly for a Sovereign who is not a knight.

Associations

All members of the Chivalry are entitled to take associates. They are known as "squires" and this title is used throughout the SCA to denote this relationship. The Cunnan wiki[5] has a basic definition of a "squire" in the SCA but that's just a conversation starter...

Atenveldt Sumptuary Laws

Ceremonies & Vigils

  1. "Order of Chivalry" by inevra Fiammetta di Silvestri of Kingdom of Atlantia
  2. Lachlan of Cromarty. “Chivalry.Chivalry - Compendum Caidis, Kingdom of Caid, SCA Inc., 6 Mar. 2010, caidwiki.org/index.php?title=Chivalry.
  3. Section VIII.A.1 "Patent of Arms - General Requirements" The Corpora of the SCA, SCA Inc., 19 Oct. 2019, www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/govdocs.pdf.
  4. “Section VIII.A.4.a "Patent Orders - The Chivalry" The Corpora of the SCA, SCA Inc., 19 Oct. 2019, www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/govdocs.pdf.
  5. “Squire.” Edited by Paul Matisz, Cunnan, 11 July 2008, cunnan.lochac.sca.org/index.php/Squire.