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Centurion of the Sable Star

Kingdom of Ansteorra

Blazon:
(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  

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