Anyone can write a Letter of Recommendation for any award. A paragraph or two stating why you are recommending the person for the award is ideal. The Order of Precedence is available online for researching a candidate's existing awards, and the Heralds maintain physical copies for consultation at events.
The Order of the Serpent's Heart is a children's award for those who have made a contribution to the barony; one who sets an outstanding example of maturity or chivalry for other children, or a child with exceptional artistic talent who has encouraged other children to learn about the Middle Ages and to become involved in the Society by his/her example.
The Order of the Serpent's Flame is given for artistic talent and the teaching of a specific art within the barony.
The Order of the Gilded Thimble is given for improvement and skill in Costuming. Authenticity, attention to detail, workmanship and research are among the criteria considered. New members are decided by the current members of the Order. Contact the Order Secretary for more information or to make a recommendation.
The Trident is awarded for service and leadership to the barony of Calafia. This is service to the Barony and not to your household or War band.
Given to recognize continued service and leadership to the Barony as an augmentation of Golden Trident.
The Order of the Serpent's Eye is given to recognize those fighters whose chivalry and prowess best represent Calafia through the targeted weaponry arts. The companions of this Order are selected from members of the Archery and Thrown Weapon communities of Calafia whom not only excel in their form, but also strive to improve their community. Additionally, they provide a continuous example of appearance, virtue, service, and leadership for other members of the Barony to emulate.
The Order of the Serpent's Fang is given to recognize those fighters whose virtue and skill best represent Calafia on the tournament field. The companions of this Order are selected from members of the Rapier and the Unarmored Combat Guilds of Calafia whom not only excel in prowess on the field, but also strive to improve their forms of combat. Additionally, they provide a continuous example of appearance, chivalry, service, and leadership for other members of the Barony to emulate.
The Order of the Serpent's Talon is given after consultation with the current members of the Order, for Calafian fighters who have succeeded in tournament combat, have maintained a period appearance, have participated in the arts or service to the Society, and who are exceptionally chivalrous.
Given to recognize skill and service for the Equestrian Arts.
This award is given by the Calafian populace in honor of Lord Leodamas of Thebes.
It recognizes gentles who put the barony's needs above their own and work to bring divided groups (or individuals) together.
This is a special and rarely given award.
The polling is conducted at the annual Leodamas of Thebes Tournament.
New members of the Order are announced at Calafian Anniversary.
For more information and a list of Recipients, please visit the Caid Commons Leodamas of Thebes page.