Constitution for the

Order of Thermopylae

I.          There shall exist in the Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass an award, known as the Order of Thermopylae, which may be given by the Coronet, subject to the pleasure of the Crown, to those persons who have shown skill-at-arms and demonstrated the highest ideals of chivalry and honor on the field of combat.

II.         The holders of this award shall be styled as Defenders of Thermopylae and shall be entitled to place the initials D.O.T. after their names.

III.         The insignia of the Order shall consist of a medallion bearing the registered badge of the Order:  Azure, a double headed axe argent between two piles inverted Or.

IV.        Arms and precedence:

            A.         The award shall carry with it, subject to the pleasure of the Crown, an Award of Arms.  Companions of the order shall take precedence after principality orders but before a 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 constitution shall be made by the Coronet after due consultation with the Crown.

VI.        The companionship of all previous recipients of the Order is hereby confirmed.

By our hands this 18th day of July, A.S. XXXIII, being 1998 in the Common Era.

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Berold, Baron                                                          Eirianedd, Baroness

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Hrothger II, King                                                          Madigan, Queen


Pendar the Bard, White Stag Principal Herald