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With two decades as a barony, Eskalya has developed a full slate of awards to recognize the achievements of its members.

Awards

 Companions of the Ivory Quatrefoil (CIQ)/(EOM)
Given for service to the Barony. The original token for this award was an ivory quatrefoil on ribbon. The award has as been also called the Eskalyan Order of Merit. Other examples of the token are beaded quatrefoils on black velvet buttons (by Their Excellencies Juan Miguel and Penelope) and a leather roundel picturing a white quatrefoil on a black field (by Their Excellencies Tancred and Sorcha). This award was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Hugh and Selena, Eskalya's Founding Baron and Baroness.

 

 Order of the Silver Bough (OSB)
Given to commend outstanding achievements in the arts and/or sciences. The original token for this award was a green glass roundel sand-etched with an apple bough and the words "Great Beauty Wrought". This is another of the original awards from Their Excellencies Hugh and Selena; the silver bough emblem came from Selena's personal badge. Other variations of the token are a silver embroidered bough on green velvet and a leather roundel with a silver bough on a green field.

 

 Order of the Caltrop (OC)
Given to those who have rendered exemplary personal service to the Baroness of Eskalya. The badge is Per chevron sable and Or, in base a caltrop sable, and members are given use of this badge. This Order was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Brendan and Aryana, second Baron and Baroness of Eskalya.

 

 

 Chatelaine's Star Keep Award
This is a closed order, it was once used by the Baronial Seneschal to recognize newcomers and those who did them service.



 

 

 Order of the Sable Riband (OSR)/(OSG)
Given for consistent display of chivalry and grace. Originally called the Order of the Sable Garter. This is a polling order and as such the members recommend others to be added to their ranks. The Sable Riband was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Brendan and Aryana. The current token is a black garter, with the words Fortibus Virtus ("virtuous strength") in silver written on it.

 

 Eskalyan Order of the Mountain Sword (EOMS)
Given to fighters for chivalry and being an enjoyable opponent on the field. The token for this award is a metal sword pin. This Order was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Juan Miguel and Penelope, fourth Baron and Baroness of Eskalya.

 

 Pearl of Pagedom (POP)
Given to those who meritoriously perform service as a page to the Baron and Baroness, this award was created especially for the younger members of the Barony. The token is a pearl bead on a ribbon or string. This was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Juan Miguel and Penelope.

 

 Lapis Angularis Eskalyae (LAE)
Given to those who have consistently and over time opened their manors to members of the barony, newcomers and otherwise; establishing these manors as centers for the furtherance of the skills and culture of the Society. The token is a leather lozenge of the design: sable, within a lozenge voided Or, a mullet argent. This was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Tancred and Sorcha, fifth Baron and Baroness of Eskalya.



 


Recognitions

 Amicus Eskalyae (AE)
Given to those non-baronial members who have consistently and over time extended their friendship to Eskalya and provided strong support for the barony and its activities. The token is a tree within a circle. This was created during the tenure of Their Excellencies Tancred and Sorcha.

 

Autocrats' Token

Given to those who have autocrated an event for the barony. The token is determined by the sitting Baron and Baroness

The Gold and Copper Mullets

Given to those who have provided exceptional support in fighting with the barony in war. The Gold Mullet (for leadership) and the Copper Mullet (for specific martial prowess or valor) have for their tokens either a small gold or copper mullet (5-pointed star).

The Copper Mullet carries with it the title of Honorary Lieutenant of the Militia of the Barony of Eskalya. As such it is considered a title gained in combat and by West Kingdom convention the bearer may choose to have him/herself announced in any lists they fight in by this title.

 The Gold Mullet carries no title; however, it is the same token that is worn by the Baron to display his status as commander of the barony's forces, which indicates the high honor the Gold Mullet confers to its recipient.

The preceding recognitions were established during the tenure of Tancred and Sorcha, fifth Baron and Baroness of Eskalya.

 

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