Awards

 

Award Recommendation Online Submission Form
The Baron and Baroness would love to hear your award recommendations for deserving Altavians.

Award Ceremonies

Aechan – Altavian Youth Award 

Children at play are a joy to behold. They inspire us with their creativity, energy and wonder. They remind us that playing games is fun….and aren’t we all just playing a big fun game?! A person of tender years who contributes to our game by their artistic endeavors, ferocity at swordplay and earnest desire to help is a precious treasure to be honored. Thus was created the Order of the Aechan, to be given to a child whose ability to play is matched by their desire to serve.

 

Argent Fret – Altavia’s Baronial Arts & Science award

 

There are those who have made this Barony a more beautiful place by their artistic endeavors. Thus was created the Order of the Argent Fret.
Started by Laertes and Bridget.
Registered to Altavia in October of 2005

 

 

Baron’s Recognition – Miscellaneous Baronial Honor

 

Baroness’ Recognition – Miscellaneous Baronial Honor

 

Sable Fret – Altavia’s Baronial service award

A Barony is enriched by the participation and contributions of all its members, and yet, there are those who, through continuous and sincere effort, have especially distinguished themselves in service to the Barony.

 

Sable Fret, Augmentation – Altavia’s Baronial continued service award

 

For those who have received a Sable Fret and have continued to serve the Barony.
Started by Robear and Kristin.
Registered to Altavia in August of 1982

 

 

 

 

Given by Michael and Amadea
(Made by Robie)

 

 

 

  

Special Service – Miscellaneous Baronial Honor

 

Starre and the Stone – Altavia’s extraordinary service award

Awarded to holders of the Sable Fret who continue to provide extraordinary service and support to the Barony and (most importantly) throughout the Kingdom. This is a polling order, so recommendations will be forwarded to the members of the order for consideration.
Started by Duryn and Ælfwyn in 1995 as the Estrella de Vida.
Registered to Altavia as the Starre and the Stone in August of 1997
Retired in 2003? and Reinstated in 2014 by Baron Christofanus and Baroness Cecilia

 

 

Vert Fret Altavia’s Baronial fighting award

Prowess displayed upon the field is only one measure of an individual, for skill without honor and chivalry is a hollow display. In order for these skills and ideals to flourish, there must be those that are willing to dedicate their time to sharing their knowledge and values. Those persons that set an example both on the field and through their dedication to teaching within the Barony are especially deserving of recognition. So that these people may be honored, as they rightly deserve, thus was created the Order of the Vert Fret.
Started by Laertes and Bridget.
Registered to Altavia in October of 2005
Made by Asenath de Winter)

The Vert Fret is given for the following fighting forms
Archery
Armored (Heavy) Combat
Equestrian
Rapier
Thrown Weapons
Unarmoned Combat

 

The Pearl of Altavia (Retired) – Altavia’s extraordinary service award (Precursor of the Starre and the Stone)

Awarded to holders of the Sable Fret who continue to provide extraordinary service and support to the Barony and (most importantly) throughout the Kingdom.Each year’s awards were slightly different, but each featured a pearl in a necklace or pendent arrangement.Started by Michael and Amadea, as the Pearl of Altavia. Registered to Altavia, as the Order of the White Pearl, in November of 1998.The Pearl of Altavia was closed in September 1994. The Order of the White Pearl was never used, it was replaced by the Estrella de Vida (later to become the Starre and the Stone) in 1995.

Holders of the Pearl of Altavia:
1990: Karolyne Wander
1991: Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios
1993: Alexander de Saytoune
1993: Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling
1994: Amadea de Strada Dragonessa
1994: Michael Maggotslaye

 

Ars Alta (Retired) – Precursor of the Argent Fret

 

arts award for teaching and work in an artistic field. Not registered.