Awards are bestowed upon people when their deeds, actions and participation merit recognition. Be it for exemplary works of might or exquisite artistic talent, the Barony as well as the Kingdom and the overall Society does give awards to individuals and groups. Below are awards one might earn while being part of the populace of Western Seas Barony, as well as awards won by the Barony and its Cantons. Included are awards given in the past of which many still proudly wear.

Order of Precedence

Kingdom of Caid’s Order of Precedence lists all of the people within the kingdom who have received individual awards. It is maintained by the Caid College of Heralds. Feel free to browse over the list of people from the Barony of Western Seas who are included there.

It is recommended that members of the Barony check over the Order of Precedence from time to time to ensure their records are up to date. If they are not, contact the Baronial Herald for assistance at .

Granted by the Barony

If you feel a member of our group is deserving of any of these awards, please contact the for guidance.

Argent Comet

Established by Baroness Genevieve la Minstrelle and Baron Richard of Castle North during their reign in the year 2014, CE. This award is bestowed upon those who have inspired others to contribute their skills and efforts to the Barony by the reigning Baron or Baroness. Click here for the official charter of this award.

Order of the Wa`a Oar

Given by the reigning Baron or Baroness to a person who has enriched the Barony through their work, dedication, performance and/or service. In short, recipients are those who excel in helping to run the Barony. It takes many oars to move this Barony, thus one may spy many bearing the medallion. Without these people, there would be no Barony of Western Seas.

Order of the Sable Clarion

Given by the reigning Baron or Baroness to recognize those persons with exemplary skill of Arts and Sciences.

The Baroness’s Guard

A designation given by the reigning Baroness. The Guard’s purpose is to protect the Baroness, the Barony and to uphold chivalry within the Barony. This award is granted to unbelted fighters and archers who display qualities of courtesy, chivalry, and martial prowess upon the field. The award is a garter, green for fighters, gold for archers, black for fencers. It is then emblazoned with the device of the Barony and Baroness who gave the award.

When a new Baroness is crowned, the Guard are called forth to swear their fealty to Her.

Baronial Label

A gift from the current Baron or Baroness to the past Baron and Baroness who won the coronet by contest, be it arms or arts, provided they did serve their full term.

Received by the Barony

The William Blackfox Award for Best Overall Newsletter, 2015

Newsletter: Runestone, Barony of Western Seas
Chronicler: Lady Viviana of Peridot Isle

The William Blackfox Award for Best Regular Feature, 2015

Article: Cooking with Claudius, published in the Runestone
Author: Claudius di Bartolomeo

The William Blackfox Award for Best Poetry or Short Fiction, 2015

Feature: A Wanderer in Rags, published in the Runestone
Author: Lord Riley Frost

The William Blackfox Award for Best Special Edition, Commendation, 2017

Newsletter: Volume 3, 50th Year Special Edition of the Runestone, Barony of Western Seas
Chronicler: THL Sadhbh inghean Uí Chonghail


The Battered Helm

Status: Historic, no longer awarded
Created when the Barony was part of the West Kingdom to acknowledge a fighter who excels at the glorious art of dying. The item actually was a badly beaten helm that was “marked” in some way or another by the last fighter to receive it before passing it on to the fighter chosen to have displayed a “most glorious version of death” upon the field.

The Articulated Sword

Status: Historic, no longer awarded
Pieces of Duke Adrian’s sword, which he used to win the throne a second time, were donated to the Barony to become the Baronial Award for the most ferocious fighter. Given at every Baronial tourney with the last winner choosing the next.

The B.E.A.R

Status: Historic, no longer awarded
The Baronial Excellence in Archery Rounds is a medal given to the winner of the Baronial Archery Competition which was held twice a year.


Status: Historic, no longer awarded
Given to the winner of the Baronial Fencing tourney. After passing on the award, the last winner receives a sable feather to do with as they please.

The Dumbell Award

Status: Historic, no longer awarded
A scroll bestowed upon the fighter displaying undying determination, selfless masochism, distinct under-abundance of common sense and an over-abundance of foolhardiness for participating in every fighting demonstration during The Olde Worlde Faire which commonly ran for three weekends in a row.

The Purple Liver

Status: Historic and Retired, no longer awarded
A scroll that could be given at any time. It is extremely rare due to the fashion by which to have it bestowed upon a personage – this award is granted to those who have sustained an injury during battle which requires immediate hospitalization and the cessation of all combat activities at that time. This is not an award one strives for, hence its retirement.