Charter for the Order of the Palma Aurea
(former Golden Frond)
I. There shall exist in the Barony of Fontaine dans Sable an award, known as the Order of the Golden Frond, which may be given by the Coronet, at the pleasure of the Crown, to those persons who have demonstrated advanced skills in the arts and/or sciences, meeting certain minimum requirements including a high level of skill in their chosen art(s) or craft(s), a detailed knowledge of its history, and having assisted others and given freely of their time to promote the learning of said art(s) or craft(s).
II. The holders of this award shall be styled as Companion of the Order of the Golden Frond and shall be entitled to place the initials C.G.F. after their names.
III. Subject to the College of Arms, the insignia of the Order shall consist of a medallion bearing the badge of the Order.
IV. Arms and precedence:
A. The award shall carry with it an Award of Arms. Companions of the Order shall take precedence before simple Award of Arms.
B. If the award is given to a person who bears an award carrying higher precedence than given above, his/her precedence shall remain unchanged.
C. If the award is given to a person who has previously received an Award of Arms, his/her precedence shall date from his/her election to the Order.
V. Amendments to this charter shall be made by the Coronet with the approval of the Crown of the Outlands.
By our hands this 8th day of November, A.S. XXXVII, being 2003 Gregorian.
Hoegaarden, King Chiara, Queen
Duncan, Baron Mary, Baroness
Tatianna Pavlovna Sokolova, White Stag Principal Herald
Rowland McCain, Black Fountain Pursuivant