Constitution for the
Order of the White Scarf
I. There shall exist in the Kingdom of the Outlands an award, known as the Order of the White Scarf, which may be given by the Crown to those persons who have demonstrated extraordinary skill in the art of fence, meeting certain minimum requirements including proficiency in a variety of styles. Other qualifications include leadership, activity level, and teaching. Said individuals must also display unquestionable honor both on and off the field.
II. The holders of this award shall be styled as Defenders of the White Scarf and may be addressed as Don or Dőna, and shall be entitled to place the initials D.W.S. after their names.
III. The insignia of the Order shall consist of some rendition of a white scarf worn under the arm and tied at the shoulder, and/or a medallion bearing the registered badge of the Order: “Sable, on a pale argent between two rapiers proper, a stag’s antler vert”.
IV. Arms and precedence:
A. The award shall carry with it a Grant of Arms. Companions of the order shall take precedence before simple Grants 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 a Grant of Arms, his/her precedence shall be elevated with his/her election to the Order.
V. The Crown of the Outlands shall consult with such members of the Order as they shall desire concerning the recognition of new members of the Order.
VI. Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Crown of the Outlands.
VII. Companionship of all previous recipients of the Order is hereby confirmed. For recipients of this Order living outside the boundaries of our Kingdom, permission has been given by the Crowns of those Kingdoms for this elevation and a Grant of Arms if the award did not originally bear this rank when the recipient was first awarded this Order.
By our hands this 9th day of November, A.S. XXXVII, being 2002 in the Common Era.
Jaxarticus Rex Kathryn Regina
Mistress Tatiana Pavlovna Sokolova, White Stag Principal Herald