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Order of Precedence
 Order of Precedence  

Order of Precedence (OP) is a sequential hierarchy of rank. In the SCA, this takes the form of recognition of awards received, the rank of the award and when the person received it.

In formal events, the OP plays a part in how members are organized. For example: in Crown tournament, combatants and their consorts are presented to the crown before the tournament in their order of precedence.

In Atenveldt's OP, you don't need an award to be listed. Using photos and devices from many of our populace, it works as a who's who in Atenveldt. Feel free to explore.

Atenveldt's award charters are also kept in the Order of Precedence.  An award charter is part of Kingdom Law that formally declares everything about the award.

Abacus Herald
Submission Forms
If you are part of the populace and don't see yourself on here, you may need to correct your Order of Precedence Record
Contact the Abacus Herald at


Your device must be approved by the College of Heralds and found in the armorial.  To add your device, send your REGISTERED blazon, full SCA name, and email address to

Officer Positions

To change an email or a warranted office on your OP, please contact the Regnum Officer with a copy of the warrant.

(what regalia can I wear?)

Use these forms to register or change your name, device, or badge with the SCA College of Heralds.
Your local herald can help you with the submission process.

Name submission form

Device submission form

Badge submission form

More information is on the Atenveldt Heraldic Submissions page (external website)

The name search box for the online OP is permanently broken – please do not use it.

The workaround for this is to search the website using Google, as follows:

If you click here this will take you to a custom search engine that will search the op.

This section of our website is constantly updated.

 Order of Precedence Online  

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Princess' Cypher of the Sun

Principality of the Sun

(Award Closed)

Award Charter

In Anno Societatis XXV (1990) in the reign of Ulric and Elaina there was created an award known as the Pricess's Cypher.  On March 3, AS. XXV Maureen Fionn Lachllaneach was made Premier of the Order.

I.  There shall exist in the Principality of the Sun an award known as the Princesses; Cypher, which may be given to those persons who have again performed services for the Princess of the Sun during Her Reign.

II. To be eligible to receive this award a person must have received a Solar Heart from a previous Princess.

III. The holders of this award shall be styled as "Beareres of teh Princess of the Sun's Cypher" and shall be entitled to place the initials "BPSC" after their names.

IV. The insignia of the order shall take the form of a sylized rendering of the Princess' initals, the design to be determined in turn by each Princess who chooses to bestow Her Cypher.

V.   The award shall convey neither arms nor precedence.  Only one Cypher may be bestowed to on individual per reign.

VI.  Amendments to this constitution shall be made by the Coronet of the Sun after due consultation with the Crown of Atenveldt.

VII.  The companionship of all previous recipients of this award is hereby confirmed.

All members of this order are hereby confirmed as Bearers of the Princess’s Cypher, and are further confirmed with the right to fly the Ensign of the Sun from this day forward.

This order is hereby closed by the command of her Solar Highness, Yrsa, rightwise Princess of the Sun.

Done by Our Hands this 19th Day of July, Anno Societatis XXXII, being 1997 in the common era.

Drusilus, Princeps Solis Yrsa, Principessa Solis

Severian, Solar Herald

10 People with this Award

SCA NameDateGiven ByName on ScrollNotes
Maureen Fionn Lochlannach This person has a display of Arms in the record3/3/1990  
Elric of Moray This person has a display of Arms in the record3/16/1991  
Nichelle of Whitewolfe This person has a display of Arms in the record This person has a personal photo in the record5/16/1992  
Helen Jennet of Foxhall This person has a display of Arms in the record This person has a personal photo in the record11/21/1992  
Helen Jennet of Foxhall This person has a display of Arms in the record This person has a personal photo in the record5/15/1993  
Deirdre d'Argenteuil This person has a display of Arms in the record11/20/1993 Given by Nichelle
Gerald the Inverter of Kilkenny This person has a display of Arms in the record This person has a personal photo in the record5/21/1994  
Ealasaid nic Suibhne This person has a display of Arms in the record This person has a personal photo in the record11/19/1994  
Anjelina Isabella De Marisco This person has a display of Arms in the record11/19/1994  
Elspeth von Bremen This person has a display of Arms in the record This person has a personal photo in the record7/19/1997Yrsa  


 News & Updates  

Regarding Persona ID theft - Tuesday, November 20, 2007

From the President's Oct 2007 report

Persona Theft and False Awards and Honors.
I find myself compelled to use this space to speak to the membership about a fairly rare problem that has tripled in quantity and directly detracts from the inherent value of the entire system of Theatrical reenactment and recognition of excellence that flavor so much of the Society.

I refer here to the growing number of cases where we find someone either claiming to be possessed of the titles of a peer/noble/notable person - or outright stealing/borrowing the persona and titles of a person who labored long and hard for the honors and reputation being so casually nicked.

No sense of fame or positive regard is worth the ignominious and final demise that awaits the SCA career of anyone we catch doing this. And they are always caught.

I do not write of this problem and ask the membership to teach our new folk the value of earning honors as opposed to sneakily claiming them because I worry the perpetrators will get away with the caper. They will not.

I worry about the disheartening impact on the members and participants who work with good souls, a sound conscience, and can lose faith in what we are and seek to do when they encounter such crass thievery.

This growing problem will be stemmed by the swift and final treatment of those caught in the act of persona theft/false honors - that is my job and I am all over it. It will also be eased by teaching our new folk what the path to recognition is and encouraging them to walk upon it.

Vice President of Operations (Society Seneschal) - George Reed (Aaron faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep)


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