Awards and Their Charters

This page contains a listing of all of the SunDragon awards
 and the information about them. In other words,
this page answers the question,"What are those ribbons
on his/her shoulder for?"

The following awards are described herein:

In a nutshell:
Prisma Draconis - Awarded to those who continue to give years of faithful service to the barony.
Honor of SunDragon - service
Dragon's Fury - fighting arts
Dragon Scales - arts
Dragon's Heart - courtesy and courtly behavior
Rainbow's Promise - youth 16 and under for: service, fighting arts, 
courtesy and courtly behavior
Dragon's Talon - Youth combat arts
Dragon's Tear - Awarded to gentles wounded in combat
Baroness Cavaliers - chivalry and combat 
Rainbow's Gold - any individual may choose to become a candidate
and follow the quest to become a member.


The Order of the Prisma Draconis of Sundragon

(Formerly known as "permanent court and guard")

1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sun Dragon an award known as the Order of the Prisma 
Draconis which shall be given by the Coronet to those who continue to give years of faithful 
service to the barony. This award may be given at any Barony of Sun Dragon event. 

2. A maximum of two awards may be given annually at Their Excellencies' discretion and an 
individual may receive the award once 

3. Companions of the Order shall be entitled to place PDSD after their names. 

4. The insignia for this order shall be a medallion bearing "Gu/es, a dragon segreant contourny 
bearing a jewel and a bordure indented argent" <subject to approval by the SCA CoA>

5. Companions of the order shall take precedence directly after kingdom awards and before 
all other baronial awards. 

6. Companions of this order shall continue to discharge the same duties, rights and privileges 
as the closed order of the Permanent Court and Guard of Sun Dragon. 

7. The membership of the Order of the Permanent Court and Guard are hereby confirmed as 
members of the Order of the Prisma Draconis. Membership of previous recipients of the Prisma 
Draconis hereby confirmed. 

8. The Protector of the order shall be the Crown and the Principal of the Order shall be the Coronet. 

9. Amendments to this charter shall be made by the Coronet after consultation with the Crown.

The Honor of Sundragon  

1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Honor of Sundragon. 
It may be given by the Baron/ess to those people who have toiled in service to the Barony,
or otherwise have excelled in merit. The holder of this award shall be entitled to place after
their names C.H.S.D and shall be styled Companions of the Honor of Sundragon.

2. The insignia of the Order shall consist of ribbons colors of the rainbow in the Baronial Arms,
which shall be pinned to the left shoulder by members of the Order.Ribbons will be awarded
by the Baron/ess, the first being Gules, and following through the Sundragon Rainbow colors,
(Argent, Azure, Or and Purpure) with full Companionship being awarded with the purple ribbon.

3. Full Companionship in the Order will be awarded at the pleasure of the Baron/ess after 
consultation with the other full members of the Order.

4. The Order shall take precedence equal to other Baronial service awards but before simple
Awards of Arms; higher precedence shall remain unchanged, but a person of lower level shall
rank from their elevation unto the Honor.

5. The Coronet of the Barony of Sundragon shall carry the title of Principal of the Honor of
Sundragon, and shall have all rights, duties, and privileges of Companions of the Order.

6. The person(s) first elevated unto full Companionship shall bear the title of Premier
of the Honor of Sundragon.

7. Amendments to this Order shall be made by the Principal of the Order, after consultation
with the Crown.

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Commander of the Honor of
Sundragon

 

1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Commander of the 
Honor of SunDragon. It may be given by the Baron or Baroness to full Companions of
the Honor of SunDragon who have demonstrated high merit and continued service and
duty to the Barony of Sundragon and its populace.

2. The insignia of the Commander shall consist of a medallion depicting the device of
Master Yehuda of Nuremberg (in his honor) - Argent, on a bend between two reef knots
fesswise azure, three reef knots argent, a bordure azure.  Bearers of this award may signify
their name with the initial CHSD.

3. Commander of the Honor of Sundragon can be conferred no more than twice annually at the
discretion of the Baron and Baroness after consulting with members of the Order.
Their Excellencies should consult with Companions of the Honor for the initial nominee(s).

4. A candidate for the Commander must be a Companion of the Honor of Sundragon fully five
years prior to their nomination.

5. Commander of the Honor of Sundragon shall take precedence over other Baronial service
awards and over simple Awards of Arms. Higher precedence shall remain unchanged.

6. The Coronet of the Barony of Sundragon shall continue to carry the title of Principal of the
Honor of Sundragon and shall have all rights, duties and privileges of the Commander of the Order.

7. The person(s) first elevated unto the Commander of the Order shall bear the title of Premier
 of the Commander.

8. Amendments to this Order shall be made by the Principal of the Order after due consultation
with the Crown of Atenveldt.

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Dragon's Fury 

1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Order of the Dragon's Fury.
It may be given by the Baron and/or Baroness to those people who have displayed excellence in
the fighting arts, both in the use and the teaching of the Weapons of Society for Creative
Anachronisms, Inc.

2. The Holders of this award shall be entitled to place after their name E.D.F. and shall be styled
Ensigns of the Dragon's Fury.

3. The Insignia of the Order shall consist of Aiguillerttes for each of the four levels of the Award.
The first level, known as Trooper, shall be designated by a single cord of red. The second level,
known as Corporal, shall be designated by a single cord of blue. The third level, known as
Sergeant, shall be designated by a single cord of gold. The full award, known as Ensign, shall be
designated by a braided cord in the colors of the Award. All members of the Order shall display
their insignia on the left shoulder.

4. Aiguilettes shall be awarded by the Baron and/or Baroness, after consultation with the current
Ensigns.

5. The Order shall take precedence equal to other Baronial fighting awards, but before simple
Awards of Arms. Higher precedence shall remain unchanged, but a person of lower precedence
shall rank from their elevation unto the Order.

6. The Coronet of the Barony shall carry the Title of Captain of the Dragon's Fury, and shall
have all rights, duties, and privileges of Ensigns of the Order.

7. The person(s) first elevated unto Ensign shall bear the Title of Premier Ensign of the
Order of the Dragon's Fury.

8. Amendments to this Charter shall be made by the Captain of the Order,
after due consultation with the Crown.

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Commander of the Dragon's Fury


1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Commander of the
Dragon’s Fury of Sundragon. It may be given by the Baron or Baroness to full Companions of
the Dragon’s Fury of Sundragon who have demonstrated high merit and continued activity
in fighting arts within the Barony of Sundragon.

2. The insignia of the Commander shall consist of a medallion bearing the device of Otto Blaushield
(in his honor) - Azure, a fret argent, a bordure ermine.  Bearers of this award may signify their
name with the initial CDSSD.

3. Commander of the Dragon’s Fury of Sundragon can be conferred no more than twice annually
at the discretion of the Baron and Baroness after consulting with members of the Order.
Their Excellencies should consult with Companions of the Dragon’s Fury for the initial nominee(s).

4. A candidate for the Commander must be a Companion of the Dragon’s Fury of Sundragon fully
 five years prior to their nomination.

5. Commander of the Dragon’s Fury of Sundragon shall take precedence over other Baronial arts
 and sciences awards and over simple Awards of Arms. Higher precedence shall remain unchanged.

6. The Coronet of the Barony of Sundragon shall continue to carry the title of Principal of the
Dragon’s Fury of Sundragon and shall have all rights, duties and privileges of the Commander
of the Order.

7.The person(s) first elevated unto the Commander of the Order shall bear the title of Premier
of the Commander.

8. Amendments to this Order shall be made by the Principal of the Order after due consultation
with the Crown of Atenveldt.

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Dragon's Scales 

 

1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Order of the Dragon's Scales.
It may be given by the Baron/ess to those persons who have excelled in the Arts in the 
Barony of Sundragon. The holders of this Award shall be entitled to place after their name CDS;
and shall be styled as Companions of the Order of the Dragon's Scales.

2. The Insignia of the Order shall be jewels coloured as the rainbow in the Barony Arms, which 
shall be displayed on a white ribbon.

3. Jewels will be awarded by the Baron/ess, the first being gules and following through the
Sundragon rainbow colours, (Argent, Azure, Or, Purpure) with full Companionshp being awarded
with the purpure jewel.

4. Full companionship in the Order will be awarded at the pleasure of the Baron/ess, after
consultation with the other full members of the Order.

5. The Order shall take precedence equal to the other Baronial Arts Awards, but before simple
Awards of Arms; higher precedence shall remain unchanged, but a person of lower level shall rank
from their elevation unto the Order.

6. The Coronet of the Barony of Sundragon shall carry the title of Principal of the Dragon's Scales
and shall have all rights, duties and privileges of Companions of the Order.

7. The person(s) first elevated unto full Companionship shall bear the Title of Premier of the 
Dragon's Scales.

8. Amendments to this Order shall be made by the Principal of the Order after consultation
with the Crown.

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Commander of the Dragon's Scales


1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Commander of the
Dragon’s Scale of Sundragon. It may be given by the Baron or Baroness to full Companions of the
Dragon’s Scale of Sundragon who have demonstrated high merit and continued activity in the
area of the arts and sciences within the Barony of Sundragon.

2. The insignia of the Commander shall consist of a medallion bearing the device of
istress Mary Margaret of Derby (in her honor) - Azure, a domestic cat passant to sinister Or.
Bearers of this award may signify their name with the initial CDSSD.

3. Commander of the Dragon’s Scale of Sundragon can be conferred no more than twice
annually at the discretion of the Baron and Baroness after consulting with members
of the Order. Their Excellencies should consult with Companions of the Dragon’s Scale
for the initial nominee(s).

4.  A candidate for the Commander must be a Companion of the Dragon’s Scale of Sundragon
 fully five years prior to their nomination.

5. Commander of the Dragon’s Scale of Sundragon shall take precedence over other Baronial
arts and sciences awards and over simple Awards of Arms. Higher precedence shall remain
unchanged.

6. The Coronet of the Barony of Sundragon shall continue to carry the title of Principal of the
Dragon’s Scale of SunDragon and shall have all rights, duties and privileges of the Commander
 of the Order.

7. The person(s) first elevated unto the Commander ot the Order shall bear the title of Premier
 of the Commander.

8. Amendments to this Order shall be made by the Principal of the Order after due consultation
 with the Crown of Atenveldt.

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 Dragon's Heart
 

1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Order of the 
Dragon's Heart.

2. The Order of the Dragon's Heart may be given by the Coronet of Sundragon to individuals
who have shown the worthy qualities of courtesy and courtly behavior with such consistency
that they are recognized to be an example of gallantry to all.

3. The insignia of the Order of the Dragon's Heart shall be, subject to the College of Arms,
a medallion depicting the badge of the Order of the Dragon's Heart, blazoned thusly:
[fieldless] A heart gules charged with a rainbow, proper.

4. Bearers of the Order of the Dragon's Heart may place the initials D.H.S.D. after their name.

5. This Order shall carry precedence after the Order of the Dragon's Fury.

6. Amendments to the Order of the Dragon's Heart Charter shall be made by the Coronet of the
Barony of Sundragon after due consultation with the Crown of Atenveldt.

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Commander of the Dragon's Heart


 1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Commander of the
Dragon's Heart of Sundragon which shall be given by the Baron or Baroness to full Companions
of the Dragon's Heart of Sundragon who continue to show the qualities of courtesy and courtly
behavior with such consistency that they should be recognized as an example of gallantry to all.
 
2. The insignia of the C:ommander shall consist of a brass heart shaped medallion bearing a
rainbow gules, argent, azure, Or and purpure, clouded argent.
 
3. Bearers of this award may signify their name with initial CDHSD. The premier of this order shall
be the first person to receive this award and bear the title Premier Commander of the Dragon's
Heart of Sundragon. 

4. Up to two individuals can be given this award per calendar year at the discretion of the Baroness
and Baron. 

5. A candidate for the Commander award must be a Companion of the Dragon's Heart of
Sundragon for five years prior to their nomination. 

6. Companions of this order shall take precidence over other baronial courtesy awards
and over Awards of Arms. Higher precedence shall remain unchanged. 

7. The Protector of the Order shall be the King and the Principal of the Order shall be the
 Coronet of Sundragon. 

8. Amendments to this charter shall be made by the Coronet of Sundragon, after due
consultation with the Crown.

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Rainbow's Promise 
  

1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Order of the 
Rainbow's Promise.

2. The Order of the Rainbow's Promise may be given by the Coronet of Sundragon to 
individuals under sixteen years of age who are a radiant example of the promise 
of the Dreame by their efforts in the many aspects of the Society, which may include
arts, service, the fighting arts, and who display a good knowledge of the courtly graces.

3. The insignia of the Order of the Rainbow's Promise shall be, subject to the College of Arms,
a medallion depicting the badge of the Order of the Rainbow's Promise, blazoned thusly:
[fieldless] A rainbow surmounted by a sprouted acorn, proper.

4. Bearers of the Order of the Rainbow's Promise may place the initials R.P.S.D after their name.

5. This Order shall carry precedence after the Order of the Dragon's Heart.

6. Amendments to the Order of the Rainbow's Promise Charter shall be made by the Coronet
of the Barony of Sundragon after due consultation with the Crown of Atenveldt.

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Baroness' Cavaliers
 

1. There shall exist, in the Barony of Sundragon, an order known as the Order of the Baroness' 
Cavaliers which may be given at the pleasure of the Baroness to members of the populace 
of Sundragon who have demonstrated all of the following qualities:

A. Exceptional skill and chivalry in combat with the weapons of the duello. Duello shall 
be taken to refer to rapier combat.

B. Knowledge of the Courtly Graces, such as music, dance and other gentle arts.

C. Obedience to the laws of the Society for Creative Anachronism, the Kingdom of Atenveldt,
and the Barony of Sundragon.

D. Consistent, courteous and noble behavior.

E. Authenticity in dress, equipment and behavior, in keeping with their chosen "Persona".

F. Show a willingness to share their knowledge and skills with others.

2. Holders of the Order shall be entitled to place after their names the letters B.C.S.D.
and shall be styled and announces in processions as "Holder of the Barron's Cavalier
of Sundragon".

3. Selection of a member to the Order shall be made by the Baroness, after consultation
with holders of the Order.

4. The award shall be given by the Baroness at an official S.C.A. event.

5. The insignia of the order shall be: a lozenge-shaped pin bearing the initial of the
presenting Baroness.

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Rainbow's Gold

Rainbow's Gold Yahoo Group

There is a checklist available for those interested in putting themselves forward as
candidates for the Rainbow's Gold. There is also a mailing list available for this
Order and its candidates.

1. There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Order of
the Rainbow's Gold. It may be given by the Baron/ess to those persons recognized
by the other members of the Order as having completed the requirements necessary (see below).

2. The holder of this award shall be entitled to place after their name CRG and
shall be styled Companions of the Rainbow's Gold of the Barony of Sundragon.

3. The Insignia of the Order shall be a single gold coin.

4. The Order shall convey no precedence.

5. The Coronet of the Barony shall carry the title of Principal of the Rainbow's Gold,
and shall have all rights, duties, and privileges of Companions of the Order.

6. The person(s) first elevated unto Companion of the Order shall bear the title
of Premier of the Order of the Rainbow's Gold.

7.Amendments to this Charter shall be made by the Principal of the Order,
after consultation with the other members of the Order.

8. The following is the requirements of the Order of the Rainbow's Gold:

A. Combat

I. In order to accomplish this section the candidate will demonstrate various
  skills at arms.

There are two ways to accomplish this:

 The first is to fight in a heavy weapons tourney. This must be an official
tourney.

 The second way will call upon the candidate to complete the following:
Find a suitable member of the Order that is commonly accepted as an
accomplished heavy weapons fighter.
The candidate should pledge to this individual for a period of time to serve
 as a retainer.
  In return the candidate will learn to wield a weapon and hold a shield.

The candidate will then, before three members of the Order, proceed to
don a suit of  armor and demonstrate the uses of armor, sword, and
shield against an armored opponent who will not strike back.
(This allows those who cannot fight for various reasons a chance to learn
 to defend themselves in the fashion of a medieval warrior.)

II. All candidates will identify the various machines of war.

III. The candidate will elaborate on the fortifications of the period. This
will be accomplished by designing a fortification on land, on terrain which
  has been designated by one of the members of the Order.

IV. The candidate will demonstrate a knowledge of Society weapons,
combat, armor, and rules of combat.

B. Heraldry

To demonstrate a knowledge of heraldry, the candidate must:

I. Blazon his own device and have it painted on a shield (if a fighter) or
worked into a banner.
The device must have been submitted to the heralds for registration.

II. The candidate must be able to identify at least three out of five of
the arms of the prominent knights in his area.

III. The candidate will be able to answer about basic heraldry:
What are:
Tinctures, Metals, Furs?
Basic field divisions and charges based on those divisions?

C. Dancing

To demonstrate the candidate's dancing ability, the candidate shall be
 required to perform:

I. A basic Pavan or other period dance.

II. A basic Bransle: double, single, or gai burgundy.

III. A mixed Bransle: Montarde or other.

IV. A mimed Bransle: Washerwoman, Peas, etc.

V. One other

D. Games

I. To demonstrate the candidate's ability with games, the candidate
must be able to set up a chess board, identify the pieces and describe the
 moves. The candidate will play at least ten (10) moves.

II. The candidate will further name five (5) other games of the
Middle Ages and play one other.

E. Calligraphy

I. Candidates for this Order must submit a scriven petition requesting
permission to apply for this Order. The petition will be written in a
medieval hand and illuminated to the best of the ability of the candidate.

F. For the Pleasure of Others

To demonstrate the candidate's knowledge of music and literature,
the candidate will submit two (2) of the following:

I. Write a fable, poem, morality play, or story of chivalry. Language
should be approximate courtly speech (no slang) and entries must be
typed or scriven. You may recite your entry before the populace or present
it for recitation by a minstrel.

II. Write a ballad, round, or simple song in the spirit and style of the
Middle Ages. Entries must be presented in a ready to perform format or
 must be performed by the candidate.

III. Perform a piece of period music and supply written documentation
  for same, at time of performance.

IV. Recite from memory a period poem, fable, story, or play
  (the latter in consort with others) for the pleasure of the populace.

V. To research, document, and exhibit a period art or craft.


G. Courtly Behavior

Each candidate shall be assigned a mentor (the candidate may request
  a particular companion of the Order or one will be assigned) to aid
in the instruction of the candidate in courtly behavior and SCA customs.
The candidate will also be observed by members of the Order during the
time he/she is working to complete the other requirements of the Order.

H. Know Thyself

To demonstrate the candidate's knowledge of the Middle Ages, the
candidate will be questioned by a panel with respect to persona.

The candidate will need to know such things as:

What period of time he/she is living in, where, activities of daily life,
politics, religion, clothes, food, etc.

I. Service To Others

The candidate will act as either an officer or a deputy for a period of
six (6) months beginning from the time they declare themselves as a
candidate, or they shall act as a autocrat or  co-autocrat or shall instruct
 three classes on different subjects in the College of Sundragon
at some time during the period they are working for the Order.

All of the above requirements will be signed as witness to the fact that the
candidate did complete them to the satisfaction of the members of the Order
and for the advancement of chivalry.

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The Order of the Rainbow's Promise

In the Reign of Aaron II and Alisandra II the Order of the Rainbow’s Promise was created
by the Barony of Sundragon and Dmitri and Tatiana, Baron and Baroness of Sundragon.

I.      There shall exist in the Barony of Sundragon an award known as the Order of the Rainbow’s Promise.

II.     The Order of the Rainbow’s Promise may be given by the Coronet of Sundragon to individuals who are
under 16 years of age who are a radiant example of the promise of the Dream by their efforts in the many
aspects of the Society, which may include arts, service, the fighting arts, and who display a good knowledge
of the courtly graces.

III.    The insignia of the Order of the Rainbow’s Promise shall be, subject to the College of Arms, a medallion
depicting the badge of the Order of the Rainbow’s Promise, blazoned thusly: [fieldless] A rainbow surmounted
by a sprouted acorn, proper.

IV.     Bearers of the Order of the Rainbow’s Promise may place the initials RPSD after their name.

V.      This Order shall carry precedence after the Order of the Dragon’s Heart.

VI.     Amendments to the order of the Rainbow’s Promise charter shall be made by the coronet of the
barony of Sundragon after due consultation with the Crown of Atenveldt.

The Order of the Dragon's Talons

In Anno Societatis XXXVII during the reign of Their Excellencies Deborah and Diego,
by the grace of the Crown of Atenveldt, there was created an award known as the Order of the Dragon’s Talons.

I. There shall exist in the Barony of SunDragon an award known, subject to approval by the College of Arms,
as the Order of the Dragon’s Talons, for Youth Combatants, which may be given by the Baroness and the Baron
to individuals who demonstrate skill, enthusiasm and responsibility in the fighting arts and understanding the
codes of chivalry.

II Dependant on the Divisions of age, the award shall be given in three levels.

  • 6 - 9 years: Level 3 or Gules Level
  • 10 - 12 years: Level 2 or Argent Level
  • 13 - 16 years: Level 1 or Or Level

III. This award may be presented to the same individual more than once, but only at a higher level than currently
held by the recipient. 

IV. Members of the Order shall be styled as a Companion and be entitled to place the initials DTO, DTA, or DTG
after their names.

V. The insignia of the Order, subject to the approval of the College of Arms, shall be Pily bendy sinister azure and
 Or.

VI. Companions of the Order shall take precedence after armigerous Baronial Awards.

VII. The protectors of the Order will be Their Excellencies of the Barony of SunDragon

VII.  Amendments to this charter shall be made by Their Excellencies of the Barony of SunDragon.

The Order if the Dragon's Tear

Honoring members wounded on the field of combat


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