Principality of the Sun

From Kingdom of Atenveldt

The Principality of the Sun was part of the Kingdom of Atenveldt and covered the modern state of Arizona. The Principality was dissolved in July 1997 and its awards closed.

Order of the Solar Phoenix

Chief award of the principality, this award has two kinds of members: Companions of the Solar Phoenix are those who have served the principality well and faithfully, above and beyond that service normally expected of the subjects of the Crown.

Commanders of the Solar Phoenix are those who have made a major continuing contribution to the Principality and have demonstrated consistent courtesy and chivalry in their behavior. Only one Commander was made during a reign.

Heraldry
Award Information
Blazon: Quarterly azure and argent, a phoenix gules issuant from flames in base Or, within a bordure embattled gules.
Founded: February 29, 1977 by Darius and Samantha
Premiere(s): Sequora of Zagamar
Recipients: Visit the Order of Precedence.
Charter

In Anno Societatis Eleven in the Reign of Their Majesties, Darius and Samantha there was created an award known as the Order of the Solar Phoenix. On February 29 A.S. XI, Sequora of Zagamar was made premier of the order.

  1. There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award, Known as the Order of the Solar Phoenix, which may be given by the Prince and Princess, subject to the pleasure of the Crown, to those persons whom they feel served the Principality well and faithfully, above and beyond that service normally expected of the subject of the Crown.
  2. The holders of the award shall be styled as Companions of the Solar Phoenix and shall be entitled to place the initials C.S.P. after their names.   
  3. The insignia of the order shall consist of a medallion, pendant from a blue ribbon, bearing, “A phoenix rising from flames”. 
  4. Arms and Precedence: The award shall carry with it, subject to the pleasure of the crown, an Award of Arms, and companions of the order shall take precedence after armigerous kingdom orders but before baronial orders.  If the award is given to a person who bears an award carrying higher precedence than given above, his/her precedence shall remain unchanged.  If the award is given to a person who has previously received an Award of Arms, his/her precedence shall date from his/her election to the order.
  5. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown.
  6. The companionship of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed. By our hands this 16th day of August, Anno Societatis Nineteen, being 1984 in the Common Era.

Rotwulf , Prince of the Sun. Naomi, Princess of the Sun.

Freana, King (Konung). Richenda, Queen (Drottning)

All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Companions of the Solar Phoenix, and are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward.  This order is hereby closed by command of their Solar Highnesses, Drusilus and Yrsa, rightwise Prince and Princess of the Sun.

Done by Our Hands this 19th day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being nineteen and ninety-seven in the Common Era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis. Yrsa, Principessa Solis. Severian, Solar Herald



Order of the Esprit de Soleil

Given by the Prince and Princess to those who have exhibited talent, enthusiasm, and a willingness to share their knowledge worthy of recognition in the arts and sciences. In Anno Societatis XVII (1982), in the reign of Thomas and Anastasia there was created an award known as the Order of the Esprit du Soleil. On May 15, A.S XVII Erik MacRory was made Premier of the Order.

Heraldry
Award Information
Blazon: A fireball sable, enflamed in cross proper, charged with a harp Or, hung from a green ribbon.
Founded: May 15, 1982 by Thomas and Anastasia
Premiere(s): Erik MacRory
Recipients: Visit the Order of Precedence.
Charter
  1. There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award, Known as the Order of the Esprit de Soleil, which may be given by the Prince and Princess, subject to the pleasure of the Crown, to those persons whom they feel have exhibited talent, enthusiasm and a willingness to share their knowledge worthy of recognition in the Arts and Sciences.
  2. The holders of the award shall be styled as Companions of the Esprit de Soleil and shall be entitled to place the initials C.E.S. after their names.  
  3. The insignia of the order shall consist of a medallion bearing, subject to approval by the SCA College of Arms: A fireball proper charged with a harp Or.
  4. Arms and Precedence. The award shall carry with it, subject to the pleasure of the crown, an Award of Arms, and companions of the order shall take precedence after armigerous kingdom orders but before baronial orders. If the award is given to a person who bears an award carrying higher precedence than given above, his/her precedence shall remain unchanged. If the award is given to a person who has previously received an Award of Arms, his/her precedence shall date from his/her election to the order.  
  5. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown.
  6. The companionship of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed. By our hands this 16 day of August, Anno Societatis Nineteen, being 1984 in the Common Era. 

Rotwulf , Prince of the Sun. Naomi, Princess of the Sun

Freana, King (Konung). Richenda, Queen (Drottning)

Keridwen of Montrose, Aten Principal Herald

All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Companions of the Esprit de Soliel, and are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward.    This order is hereby closed by command of their Solar Highnesses, Drusilus and Yrsa, rightwise Prince and Princess of the Sun.     Done by Our Hands this 19th day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being nineteen and ninety-seven in the Common Era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis   Yrsa, Principessa Solis   Severian, Solar Herald


Order of the Fanged Wolf

Given by the Prince and Princess to those who have demonstrated excellence in the fighting arts, both in the teaching and use of traditional SCA-style weaponry. In Anno Societatis XIX (1984) in the reign of Rotwulf and Naomi there was created an award known as the Fanged Wolf. On September 23 AS. XIX, Siegfried of the Black Glae was made Premier of the Order.

Heraldry
PoS Fanged Wolf 500px .png
Award Information
Blazon: Argent, a wolf salient to sinister and a base rayonny gules.   
Founded: September 23, 1984 by Rotwulf and Naomi
Premiere(s): Siegfried of the Black Glae
Recipients: Visit the Order of Precedence.
Charter
  1. There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award known as the Order of the Fanged Wolf, which may be given by the Prince and Princess, subject to the pleasure of the Crown, to those persons whom they feel have demonstrated excellence in the fighting arts, both in the teaching and use of traditional SCA-style weaponry.
  2. The holders of the award shall be styled as Companions of the Fanged Wolf and shall be entitled to place the initials C.F.W. after their names.  
  3. The insignia of the order shall be, subject to approval by the SCA College of Arms: A fanged wolf rampant..
  4. Arms and Precedence:  a. The award shall carry with it, subject to the pleasure of the crown, an Award of Arms, and companions of the order shall take precedence after armigerous kingdom orders but before baronial orders.  b. If the award is given to a person who bears an award carrying higher precedence than given above, his/her precedence shall remain unchanged.   c. If the award is given to a person who has previously received an Award of Arms, his/her precedence shall date from his/her election to the order.
  5. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown.
  6. The companionship of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed. By our hands this 16 day of August, Anno Societatis Nineteen, being 1984 in the Common Era. 

Rotwulf , Prince of the Sun. Naomi, Princess of the Sun

Freana, King (Konung). Richenda, Queen (Drottning)

Keridwen of Montrose, Aten Principal Herald

All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Companions of the Esprit de Soliel, and are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward.    This order is hereby closed by command of their Solar Highnesses, Drusilus and Yrsa, rightwise Prince and Princess of the Sun.     Done by Our Hands this 19th day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being nineteen and ninety-seven in the Common Era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis   Yrsa, Principessa Solis   Severian, Solar Herald


Order of the Eye of the Eagle

Given to those who have demonstrated excellence in both the teaching and use of archery, shinai, or rapier skills. The order's badge was “an eagle's head erased within seven pheons in annulo, points outward, Or”. In Anno Societatis XXIII (1988) in the reign of Adam and Eirianedd was created an award known as the order of the Eye of the Eagle. On March 18 AS. XXIII, Morgil en Tuare Andune was make Premier of the Order.

Heraldry
Award Information
Blazon: Gules, an eagle's head erased within seven pheons in annulo, points outward, Or
Founded: March 18 1988 by Adam and Eirianedd
Premiere(s): Morgil en Tuare Andune
Recipients: Visit the Order of Precedence.
Charter
  1. There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award, Known as the Order of the Eye of the Eagle, which may be given by the Prince and Princess, subject to the pleasure of the Crown, to those persons whom they feel to have demonstrated excellence in both teaching and use of those fighting arts not already covered by the Order of the Fanged Wolf, to whit archery, shinai, and rapier skills.
  2. The holders of the award shall be styled as Companions of the Eye of the Eagle and shall be entitled to place the initials C.E.E. after their names.
  3. The insignia of the order shall be: Gules, an eagle's head erased within seven pheons in annulo, points outward, Or
  4. Arms and Precedence: a. The award shall carry with it, subject to the pleasure of the crown, an Award of Arms, and companions of the order shall take precedence after armigerous kingdom orders but before baronial orders. b. If the award is given to a person who bears an award carrying higher precedence than given above, his/her precedence shall remain unchanged. c. If the award is given to a person who has previously received and Award of Arms, his/her precedence shall date from his/her election to the order.
  5. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown.

By our hands this 18th day of March, Anno Societatis Twenty-three, being 1988 in the Common Era.

Adam Carlos, Princips Solis Eirianedd, Princepessa Solis

Trelan, Rex Atenveldtus Daphne, Regina Atenveldtus

All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Companions of the Eye of the Eagle, and are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward. This order is hereby closed by command of their Solar Highnesses, Drusilus and Yrsa, rightwise Prince and Princess of the Sun.

Done by Our Hands this 19th day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being nineteen and ninety-seven in the Common Era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis Yrsa, Principessa Solis

Severian, Solar Herald

Hope of the Sun

This was the Principality's award for Youth and children. When the principality was dissolved a similar award was created for the Kingdom of Atenveldt known as "Hope of the Sun of Atenveldt"

Heraldry
Award Information
Blazon: Or, a branch bendwise sinister vert between two scarpes within a bordure indented azure
Founded: April 30, 1988 by Justin and Hastini
Premiere(s): Sarasi Candrah and Jonathon the Younger
Recipients: Visit the Order of Precedence.
Charter

In Anno Societatis XXII (1987) during the reign of Justin and Hastini there was created an award known as the Order of the Hope of the Sun. On April 30 AS. XXII, Sarasi Candrah and Jonathon the Younger were made Premiers of the Order.  

  1. There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award, Known as the Order of the Hope of the Sun, which may be given by the Princess to those persons who demonstrate an understanding of life in these Current Middle Ages, know and use the appropriate courtesies consistently, and demonstrate abilities in the Arts to the best of their ability and knowledge.
  2. The holders of the award shall be styled as Companions of the Hope of the Sun and shall be entitled to place the initials C.H.S. after their names.
  3. The insignia of the order shall consist of a medallion, pendant from a green ribbon, bearing, subject to approval by the SCA College of Arms: "Or, a branch bendwise sinister vert between two scarpes within a bordure indented azure".
  4. Recipients of the award shall have attained no more than 16 years of age, and shall have been active in the Society for Creative Anachronism for at least one year.
  5. The award shall convey neither arms nor precedence.
  6. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown
  7. The companionship of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed.
By our hands this 16th day of August, Anno Societatis Nineteen, being 1984 in the Common Era.

Rotwulf , Prince of the Sun     Naomi, Princess of the Sun

Freana, King (Konung)    Richenda, Queen (Drottning)

Keridwen of Montrose, Aten Principal Herald

All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Companions of the Hope of the Sun, and are further confirmed with the rights to be known, both collectively and singularly, as the Hope of the Sun and to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward. This order is hereby closed by command of their Solar Highnesses, Drusilus and Yrsa, rightwise Prince and Princess of the Sun.

Done by Our Hands this 19th day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being nineteen and ninety-seven in the Common Era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis    Yrsa, Principessa Solis   Severian, Solar Herald

Order of the Solar Heart

Given by the Princess of the Sun to two individuals who have gone above and beyond to assist her Highness during her reign.

Heraldry
Principality of the Sun populace badge in heart-shape
Award Information
Blazon: a heart, to be displayed as a medallion or necklace
Founded: December 10 1978 by Amayot and Kerensa
Premiere(s): Joseph of Locksley
Recipients: Visit the Order of Precedence.
Charter

In Anno Societatis XIII (1978) in the reign of Amayot and Kerensa there was created an award known as the Order of the Solar Heart. On December 10, AS. XIII Joseph of Locksley was made Premier of the Order.

  1. There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award, known as the Order of the Solar Heart, which may be given by the Princess to those persons who have rendered exceptional service to her in the course of the reign.
  2. The holders of the award shall be styled as Companions of the Solar Heart and shall be entitled to place the initials K.S.H. after their names.
  3. The insignia of the order shall consist of a heart, to be displayed as a medallion or necklace.
  4. The award shall convey neither arms nor precedence, and only three persona shall be admitted each reign.
  5. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown.
  6. The companionship of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed.

By our hands this 16th day of August, Anno Societatis Nineteen, being 1984 in the Common Era.

Rotwulf , Prince of the Sun     Naomi, Princess of the Sun

Freana, King (Konung)     Keridwen of Montrose, Aten Principal Herald


10 May 1983, A.S. Section III of the Constitution of the Order of the Solar Heart shall be amended to “Membership in the Order shall not be limited, and may be granted, at the pleasure of Her Solar Highness, to both subjects of the Solar Coronet, and any others that Her Solar Highness finds fulfill Section I above. Her Solar Highness may designate two individuals to receive this award during her reign. In Nomine Societatis Pro Anachronista Excogitanda

Done this 18th day of June, 1983 in the Common Era.

Justin, Prince of the Sun     Hastini, Princess of the Sun

Approved this 19th day of June, 1983 in the Common Era.

Christopher, King Atenveldt    Constance, Queen Atenveldt


All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Companions of the Solar Heart, and are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward.   This order is hereby closed by command of her Solar Highness, Yrsa, rightwise Princess of the Sun.

Done by Our Hands this 19th day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being nineteen and ninety-seven in the Common Era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis    Yrsa, Principessa Solis    Severian, Solar Herald


Princess' Cypher of the Sun

Given by the Princess of the Sun to an individual who has, for a second time, gone above and beyond to assist her Highness during her reign.

Heraldry
Order of the Solar Phoenix Quarterly azure and argent, a phoenix gules issuant from flames in base Or, within a bordure embattled gules.
Award Information
Blazon: a stylized rendering of the Princess' initials, the design to be determined in turn by each Princess
Founded: March 3, 1990 by Ulric and Elaina
Premiere(s): Maureen Fionn Lachllaneach
Recipients: Visit the Order of Precedence.
Charter

In Anno Societatis XXV (1990) in the reign of Ulric and Elaina there was created an award known as the Princess's Cypher. On March 3, AS.XXV Maureen Fionn Lachllaneach was made Premier of the Order.

  1. There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award known as the Princess’; Cypher, which may be given to those persons who have again performed services for the Princess of the Sun during Her Reign.
  2. To be eligible to receive this award a person must have received a Solar Heart from a previous Princess.
  3. The holders of this award shall be styled as "Bearers of the Princess of the Sun's Cypher" and shall be entitled to place the initials "BPSC" after their names.
  4. The insignia of the order shall take the form of a stylized rendering of the Princess' initials, the design to be determined in turn by each Princess who chooses to bestow Her Cypher.
  5. The award shall convey neither arms nor precedence. Only one Cypher may be bestowed to on individual per reign.
  6. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown of Atenveldt.
  7. The companionship of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed.

All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Bearers of the Princess’s Cypher, and are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward. This order is hereby closed by the command of her Solar Highness, Yrsa, rightwise Princess of the Sun.

Done by Our Hands this 19th Day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being 1997 in the common era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis Yrsa, Principessa Solis Severian, Solar Herald

Prince's Sigil of the Sun

Given by the Prince to those who have been of exemplary personal service to him during his reign. This award may be received multiple times, for service during different reigns.

Heraldry
Award Information
Blazon: A fireball sable, enflamed in cross proper, charged with a harp Or, hung from a green ribbon.
Founded: November 21,1992 by Lawrence and Brandewyne
Premiere(s): Jonathan Grey
Recipients: Visit the Order of Precedence.
Charter

In Anno Societatis XXVII (1992) in the reign of Lawrence and Brandewyne there was created an award known as the Prince's Sigil. On November 21 AS. XXVII, Jonathan Grey was made Premier of the Order.

  1. There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award, known as the Order of teh Princes's Sigil, which may be given by the Prince to those persons who have rendered exceptional service to Him in the course of His Reign.
  2. The holder of the award shall be styled as Bearers of teh Prince of the Sun's Sigil, and shall be entitled to place the initials BPSS after their names.
  3. The insiginia of the order shall take the form of a stylized rendering of the Prince's initials, the design to be determined in turn by each Prince who chooses to bestow His Sigil.
  4. The award shall convey neither arms nor precedence. Only one Sigil may be bestowed to one individual per reign.
  5. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown of Atenveldt.
  6. The companionship of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed

By Our Hands this 21st day of November, Anno Societatis XXVII, being 1992 CE. Lawrence, Princeps Solis Brandewyne, Princepessa Solis Christopher, Tanist Katerina, Tanista Trelon, Rex Atenveldtus Varia, Regina

All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Bearers of the Prince Sigil, and are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward. This order is hereby closed by the command of His Solar Highness, Drusilus, rightwise Prince of the Sun. Done by Our Hands this 19th Day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being nineteen and ninety-seven in the Common Era. Drusilus, Princeps Solis Yrsa, Principessa Solis Severian, Solar Herald

Order of the Solar Warlord

Insignia of the Solar Warlord of The Principality of the Sun "Azure, a  fireball proper charged with two swords in saltire, argent"
Insignia of the Solar Warlord of The Principality of the Sun "Azure, a  fireball proper charged with two swords in saltire, argent"
Given to those who have served as Solar Warlord. The Solar Warlord is chosen in a tourney devised by the heir to the principality and held the day after Coronet Tourney. The order's badge was: “Azure, a  fireball proper charged with two swords in saltire, argent.”

Order of the Dagger of the Sun

Order of the Dagger of the Sun - "Argent, a fireball proper charged with a dagger palewise, argent.”
Order of the Dagger of the Sun - "Argent, a fireball proper charged with a dagger palewise, argent.”
Given to those who have served as Princess' Champion. The Princess' Champion is chosen in a tourney devised by the Princess, held the day after her investiture. The order's badge  was: “Argent, a fireball proper charged with a dagger palewise, argent.”

Order of the Iron Dragon

Given for exceptional authenticity in behavior, dress, and other areas, the award has two levels, “Companions” and “Sergeants”

In Anno Societatis XII (1977) in the reign of Ivan and Kathleen there was created an award known as The Order of the Iron Dragon. Zsoltan Kovacs was named Premier and Ioseph of Locksley was named Principal.

Companions of the Order shall have the right to place the initials "C.I.G." following their names, and shall be styled in processional as "Companions of the Iron Dragon".Sergeants of the order shall have the right to place the initials "S.I.G." following their names, and shall be styled in processional as "Sergeants of the Iron Dragon".

The following amendment is made to the constitutions for the Order of the Iron Dragon and the Order of the Sergeants of the Iron Dragon. The section dealing with Arms and Precedence shall read as follows:  Arms and Precedence  The award shall carry with it, subject to the pleasure of the crown, an Award of Arms, and companions of the order shall take precedence after armigerous kingdom orders but before baronial orders.  If the award is given to a person who bears an award carrying higher precedence than given above, his/her precedence shall remain unchanged. If the award is given to a person who has previously received and Award of Arms, his/her precedence shall date from his/her election to the order.

The Orders of the Iron Dragon and The Sergeants of the Iron Dragon are hereby closed. The membership is to be frozen at the current level, and all companions of the order shall retain all of the rights and privileges of the order. Sergeants of the Iron Dragon are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward.

By our hands this 16th day of August, Anno Societatis Nineteen, being 1984 in the Common Era.

Rotwulf , Prince of the Sun  Naomi, Princess of the Sun

Freana, King (Konung   Richenda, Queen (Drottning)

This order is hereby closed by command of their Solar Highnesses, Drusilus and Yrsa, rightwise Prince and Princess of the Sun.

Done by Our Hands this 19th day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being nineteen and ninety-seven in the Common Era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis      Yrsa, Principessa Solis


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