The SCA utilizes a merit-based recognition system of awards that functions on several levels. Lords and Ladies may receive an award from the Kingdom of An Tir, the Principality of Tir Righ, or the Barony of Seagirt.
Recommend Someone for an Award:
The Baronial awards are as follows:
This is an award for service, It is given at their Excellencies pleasure to those gentles who have performed outstanding service to the barony. The Insignia is A small bag containing a stone, chosen by Their Excellencies with consideration of the attributes of each particular recipient. Instituted by Baron Sir William mac Brennan and Voevoda Nadezdha Toranova.
The Silent Hammer
This award is presented for unheralded achievement in the Sciences. The Insignia is a small hammer. It pre-dates Seagirt's elevation to Barony.
The Silent Harp
This award is presented for unheralded achievement in the Arts. The Insignia is an unstrung harp (hence, silenced). It pre-dates Seagirt's elevation to Barony.
The Torch and Key
This award is given to those members of the populace who go out of their way to help newcomers. The Insignia is a Torch headed key. Instituted by Baron Ming Lum Pee and Baroness Elina Karsdottir.
The Spirit of Violante
In loving memory of Sergeant Myrranda de Medici who lived to dance. This award is given for excellence in dance, for example, teaching, performance ability or attending demos. The insignia is a Dragonfly. Instituted by Barwn James Llewellyn ap Gruffydd and Barwnes Tangwystl verch Glyn.
The Beacon of Insula Magna
This award is presented to individuals who exemplifies the ideals of the combined Insula Magna branches on the island. It is a consulting order, which means that the people who have already received the award discuss who else they see as having the qualities of community and working together on our fair isle. Candidates names are presented to the Baron and Baroness for consideration. Those who have the award can often be seen wearing a blue arm sash with a red fringe and a signal beacon (a burning fire). Instituted by Barwn James Llewellyn ap Gruffydd and Barwnes Tangwystl verch Glyn.
The Order of the Bear
This order is for the adolescent gentles in Seagirt. Members are selected by recommendation to Their Excellencies. There are three categories:
The Silver Bear is for Arts & Sciences,
The Golden Bear is for service,
The Black Bear is for martial prowess and skill.
The insignia of the Order is a necklace with a bear of the appropriate colour. Instituted by Baron Sir William mac Brennan and Voevoda Nadezdha Toranova.
The Order of the Narwhal
The Order of the Narwhal was instituted by Thegn Uilliam mac Ailleacuten vhic Seacuteamus and Baronossa Theocharista Irena Diaconia, the founding Baron and Baroness of Seagirt. This award is to commend and recognize warriors (heavy, rapier, archery, thrown weapons, etc.) for excellence in at least two of the following martial qualities: fighting, teaching, armouring, chivalry, and leadership. Members are selected by recommendation to the Baron and Baroness. The insignia of the order is a mini narwhal horn bound with gold wire. Blazon: (Fieldless) An alicorn fesswise argent.
The Order of the Seagull
This is Seagirt's award for service in depth over a long period of time. It is a consulting order, and candidates names are presented to the Baron and Baroness for consideration. The insignia of the Order is a seagull volant, most commonly in the form of a pewter token. It pre-dates Seagirt's elevation to Barony.
The Order of the Sea Otter
This is a children's award for service. Members are selected by recommendation to the Baron and Baroness. The insignia of the Order is a small badge with a sea otter on a blue background. Instituted by Thegn Uilliam mac Ailleacuten vhic Seacuteamus and Baronossa Theocharista Irena Diaconia.
This award was originally presented at Their Excellencies' pleasure to households, guilds or individual gentles for service to the Barony. The insignia is a small pewter orca painted black and white. Instituted by Thegn Uilliam mac Ailleacuten vhic Seacuteamus and Baronossa Theocharista Irena Diaconia.
The original Orca closed when Uilliam and Theocharista stepped down as ruling Baron and Baroness of Seagirt. However, the Orca was revived by Baron Conall MacLagmayn and Baroness Letitia Talbott as a way to acknowledge and reward newcomer involvement in the Barony.
For more information about suggested award wording, refer to The Seagirt Book of Scribe.