Constitution for the Order of the Russian Thistle of al-Barran
I. There shall exist in the Barony of al‑Barran an award, known as the Order of the Russian Thistle of al-Barran, which may be given by the Coronet, subject to the pleasure of the Crown, to those persons who have demonstrated excellence and contributed to the Barony in the area of the arts and sciences.
II. The holders of the Order shall be styled as Companions of the Russian Thistle and shall be entitled to place the initials C.R.T. after their names.
III. The insignia of the Order shall consist of a medallion pendant from a black ribbon bearing the registered badge of the Order: (Fieldless) A Russian thistle (tumbleweed) bush within an annulet 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 of al‑Barran after due consultation with the Crown.
VI. The companionship of all previous recipients of the Order is hereby confirmed.
By our hands this 29th day of May, A.S. XXXIII, being 1998 in the Common Era.
Kragon, Baron Sarah, Baroness
Hrothger II, King Madigan, Queen
Pendar the Bard, White Stag Principal Herald