by Mistress Jessa d'Avondale
Lochac began as a Crown Principality of the
A.S. XVII, was raised to full principality status
in A.S. XXII, and became the 17th kingdom of the SCA in July of
A.S. XXXVII,. The arms of the kingdom
are Quarterly azure and argent, on a cross gules a crown between four mullets of six points
and in canton a laurel wreath argent.
Lochac Company of Archers: given to those who have demonstrate high achievement and service to the Kingdom in archery. Further, they shall have demonstrated high levels of chivalry, courtesy, courtly behaviour and accomplishment. The members of this Company shall promote and encourage their art within the Kingdom. They are to advise the Earl Marshal and the Royal Archer on and do research into aspects of the art of missile weapons.
Order of the White Scarf of Lochac: given to those who demonstrate high achievement and service to the Kingdom in civilian (rapier) combat. Further, they shall have demonstrated high levels of chivalry, courtesy, courtly behaviour and accomplishment. The members of the order shall promote and encourage their art within the Kingdom. They are to advise the Earl Marshal and the Marshall Rapier on all aspects of the art of rapier combat.
Order of the Lily: given for achievement in the arts and sciences.
Lochac Order of Grace: given by the Queen, for exceptional courtesy. Only one may be awarded each reign. The token, made by the previous recipient of the award, is an embroidered favor with the order's badge: Gules, a hind courant Or between three mullets of six points argent.
Order of the Rowan: given to those who have displayed exceptional and consistent grace and courtesy to all. It is named after the first recipient, Mistress Rowan Perigrynne. The order's badge is: A cinquefoil per pale vert and argent.
Order of the Shining Helm: given to those combatants who consistently present an attractive and period appearance on the field of combat.
Order of the Southern Cross: given to recognize service to the Kingdom by those who are not citizens of Lochac.
Prix Jongleur: given for performances that consistently entertain the populace of the Kingdom.
Order of the Hasta Belli (Spear of War): given for achievement in the field of Heavy fighting.
Order of the Nock: given for achievement in the field of archery. The award is presented on a red ribbon for target archery, and on a green ribbon for missile combat.
Royal Cyphers: given to those people who have been thoughtful and helpful to the Crown during their reign.
|Index of SCA Kingdom Awards articles
|Kingdom of Lochac webpage
This article is based on Lochac Kingdom Law.
Mistress Jessa d'Avondale (OP, Court Baroness, GoA, OSC, OM, OBT, QC, KC, Terpsichore) is from the fifteenth-century Italian court, where she is studying the dance (including those peculiar ones from France and England). She resides in the East Kingdom. Marla Lecin (firstname.lastname@example.org) invites anyone with updates or corrections to this article to contact her.