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Order of Precedence
 Order of Precedence  

Order of Precedence (OP) is a sequential hierarchy of rank. In the SCA, this takes the form of recognition of awards received, the rank of the award and when the person received it.

In formal events, the OP plays a part in how members are organized. For example: in Crown tournament, combatants and their consorts are presented to the crown before the tournament in their order of precedence.

In Atenveldt's OP, you don't need an award to be listed. Using photos and devices from many of our populace, it works as a who's who in Atenveldt. Feel free to explore.

Atenveldt's award charters are also kept in the Order of Precedence.  An award charter is part of Kingdom Law that formally declares everything about the award.

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Your device must be approved by the College of Heralds and found in the armorial.  To add your device, send your REGISTERED blazon, full SCA name, and email address to

Officer Positions

To change an email or a warranted office on your OP, please contact the Regnum Officer with a copy of the warrant.

(what regalia can I wear?)

Use these forms to register or change your name, device, or badge with the SCA College of Heralds.
Your local herald can help you with the submission process.

Name submission form

Device submission form

Badge submission form

More information is on the Atenveldt Heraldic Submissions page (external website)

The name search box for the online OP is permanently broken – please do not use it.

The workaround for this is to search the website using Google, as follows:

If you click here this will take you to a custom search engine that will search the op.

This section of our website is constantly updated.

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Centurion of the Sable Star

Kingdom of Ansteorra

(Fieldless) on an eagle displayed wings inverted Or, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable. insignia: a ribbon Or edged gules charged with an Ansteorran star (a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable), worn on either calf or above either elbow.

Award Charter

A. Establishment of the Award
a. There shall exist in Ansteorra an order into which the Crown shall induct persons who have demonstrated all of the following qualities:
i. Exceptional leadership, skill and honor in chivalric combat
ii. Service to Ansteorra and its people
iii. Knowledge of the courtly graces
iv. Obedience to the laws and ideals of Ansteorra and of the Society for Creative Anachronism
b. This order shall be known as the Order of the Centurions of the Sable Star, hereinafter referred to as the Order.
c. Companions of the Order shall be entitled to place the initials “CSS” or the word “Centurion” after their names to designate their membership in the Order, and to be styled and announced in procession as “Companion of the Centurions of the Sable Star.”
d. It shall be recognized tradition in Ansteorra to address members of the Order as “Centurion.”

B. Arms
a. The Order shall carry with it, at the pleasure of the Crown, a Grant of Arms.
Companions of the Order shall take precedence after all nobility and peerage and before simple Grants of Rank. The Orders of the White Scarf, Star of Merit, Iris of Merit, Centurions of the Sable Star, Arc d’Or, and Golden Lance of Ansteorra are held to be of equal precedence.
b. If membership in the Order is bestowed upon a person who is already higher in precedence than stated above, then his or her precedence shall remain unchanged.
c. If membership in the Order is bestowed upon a person who does not already hold equal or higher precedence, then his or her precedence shall date from his or her elevation to the Order.

C. Investiture in the Order
a. Companions shall be inducted into the Order at the discretion of the Crown, after consultation with the Order.
b. The selection of a companion of the Order shall be publicly proclaimed by the Crown in open court.
c. Persons being selected must be present to be inducted into the Order.

D. Membership in the Order
a. The number of companions to the Order shall not be limited.
b. Companions of the Order shall retain their membership in the Order despite any change in residence.
c. Companions of the Order shall have the duty to advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for membership
d. Companions of the Order shall be polled by the Crown for the elevation of prospective candidates into the Order.

E. Principals of the Order
a. The King and Queen of Ansteorra shall be the Principals of the Order.
b. Principals of the Order shall share all rights, privileges, and responsibilities of membership in the Order.

F. Insignia of the Order
a. The badge of the Order shall be (Fieldless) on an eagle displayed wings inverted Or, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable.
b. Companions of the Order shall be entitled to wear a ribbon Or edged gules charged with an Ansteorran star (a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable), worn on either calf or above either elbow.
c. Grandfather Clause: Companions of the Order made prior to September 2002 shall have the option to wear the original insignia, a ribbon sable edged Or charged with an Ansteorran star (a mullet of five greater and five lesser points) Or” worn on either the calf or above the elbow.

G. Creation and Revisions
a. Created by Inman MacMoore and Athena Mawrcan Derwen Ddu, June, XVIII (1994).
b. Revised by Timotheos Kalamanos and Allyson Tymmes, January XXX (1996).
c. Revised by Duncan Arthur Ross the Black and Larissa Alwynn Clarewoode, October 1, XXXVI (2001).
d. Revised by Aaron MacGregor and Britta MacGregor, March 23, XXXVI (2002).
e. Revised by Patrick Michael Gordonne and Julia de Montoya, September 28, XXXVII (2002).
f. Revised by Aaron MacGregor and Britta MacGregor, August XXXXI (2006).

2 People with this Award

SCA NameDateGiven ByName on ScrollNotes
Duncan Arthur Ross the Black This person has a display of Arms in the record This person has a personal photo in the record1/15/2000 Given by Alaric and Kayleigh
Cathal Finn O'Briain This person has a display of Arms in the record This person has a personal photo in the record11/21/2009  


 News & Updates  

New Names & Devices Passed - Sunday, June 14, 2020
Congratulations!  These names and devices were passed by the SCA College of Heralds in the March and April 2020 LoAR's and have been added to the Atenveldt OP:

Barony of Granite Mountain, Heraldic title Erminois Ermine Pursuivant.

Barony of Mons Tonitrus, Badge for Baronial Warband. Per bend sinister sable and vert, a wolf rampant maintaining two lightning bolts in saltire argent.

Cassandra Bakere the Chirurgeon. Device. Azure, a mortar and pestle and in chief a baker's peel fesswise argent charged with a loaf of bread palewise proper.

Fabio Ventura. Device change. Per bend argent and sable, a horned death's head and a bordure counterchanged.

Lucia de Broc. Name
Lucia de Broc. Device. Azure, a fleur-de-lys and an orle Or.

Milana Lancia. Reblazon of device. Per pale vert and Or, a vol and in chief three passion nails in pall inverted conjoined at their heads counterchanged.

Nuala Dalzel. Name.

Richard Niall. Name.
Richard Niall. Device.
Vert, a triquetra Or braced with an annulet argent, a chief Or.

Senan Valens. Name (change from holding name Shannon of Atenveldt)

Seonaid inghean Uí Mórdha. Device. Per pale sable and vert, a scorpion Or and a natural tiger's head couped Or marked sable, on a chief Or three lotus blossoms in profile sable.

Úlfrún galti Bergsdóttir. Name (change from holding name Misty of Atenveldt).

Viktor Iosif Syl'vestrov. Name change from Joseph Grünewald of York.

Wolffgang von Luxemburg. Device. Per pale sable and purpure, in saltire two double-bitted axes, in chief a longbow fesswise argent

Regarding Persona ID theft - Tuesday, November 20, 2007

From the President's Oct 2007 report

Persona Theft and False Awards and Honors.
I find myself compelled to use this space to speak to the membership about a fairly rare problem that has tripled in quantity and directly detracts from the inherent value of the entire system of Theatrical reenactment and recognition of excellence that flavor so much of the Society.

I refer here to the growing number of cases where we find someone either claiming to be possessed of the titles of a peer/noble/notable person - or outright stealing/borrowing the persona and titles of a person who labored long and hard for the honors and reputation being so casually nicked.

No sense of fame or positive regard is worth the ignominious and final demise that awaits the SCA career of anyone we catch doing this. And they are always caught.

I do not write of this problem and ask the membership to teach our new folk the value of earning honors as opposed to sneakily claiming them because I worry the perpetrators will get away with the caper. They will not.

I worry about the disheartening impact on the members and participants who work with good souls, a sound conscience, and can lose faith in what we are and seek to do when they encounter such crass thievery.

This growing problem will be stemmed by the swift and final treatment of those caught in the act of persona theft/false honors - that is my job and I am all over it. It will also be eased by teaching our new folk what the path to recognition is and encouraging them to walk upon it.

Vice President of Operations (Society Seneschal) - George Reed (Aaron faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep)


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