Constitution for the
Order of the Iron Hart
I. There shall exist in the Kingdom of the Outlands an award, known as the Order of the Iron Hart, which may be given by the Crown to those persons who have demonstrated extraordinary skill in the fighting arts of traditional SCA-style weaponry, meeting certain minimum requirements including; proficiency in all weapon forms, with expertise in at least two. Other qualifications shall 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 Thegns of the Iron Hart and shall be entitled to place the initials T.I.H. 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: "Vert, two stags combatant sustaining between them an axe argent hafted Or, a bordure engrailed Or".
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 date from 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.
By our hands this 14th day of November, A.S. XXXIII, being 1998 in the Common Era.
Hrothger II, King Madigan, Queen
Pendar the Bard, White Stag Principal Herald