The Barony of Cynnabar has many benevolent and talented individuals whose time and skills greatly contribute to our success and renown. Barons and Baronesses of Cynnabar enjoy the privilege of recognizing these noble people with baronial awards.

The awards given out within Cynnabar's borders are listed below. (Click each award's name for a list of recipients.)

Award of the Elephants Heart

  • Description: An award of general recognition given to those who have been of service or shown their enthusiasm and love for the Barony.
  • Registered Award NameAward of the Elephants Heart.
  • Formerly SpelledAward of the Elephant's Heart.
  • Creators: Baron Straum von Bairzog and Baroness Ute von Munchen.
  • Premier Recipient: Arianna Llwyd (8/16/1998).

Award of the Tower's Foundation

  • Description: Cynnabar's mid-level award for service to the Barony and its populace.
  • Registered Award NameOrder of the Base of the Tower.
  • Creators: Baroness Giovanna Adimari and Baron Gregoire de Lyon.
  • Premier Recipient: Hannah Schreiber (12/16/2005).

Award of the Tower's Light

  • Description: Given for excellence in the arts and sciences.
  • Registered Award NameOrder of the Lamp of the Tower.
  • Creators: Baron Straum von Bairzog and Baroness Ute von Munchen.
  • Premier Recipients: Alina of Foxwood and Raella de' Courtenay (4/15/2000).

Company of the Defenders of the Tower

  • Description: For dedicated service in and to the Baronial Levy as well as skill at arms. Recipients are styled "Defender of the Tower" and are permitted to paint the towers on their Baronial shields gold instead of silver.
  • Registered Award NameCompany of the Defenders of the Tower.
  • Formerly SpelledDefender of the Tower.
  • Creators: Baron Straum von Bairzog and Baroness Ute von Munchen.
  • Premier Recipient: Tairdelbach ua Conaill (8/19/2002).

Award of the Elephants Tusk

  • Description: Given to those who have displayed excellence and authenticity in a chosen field.
  • Registered Award NameAward of the Elephants Tusk.
  • Formerly SpelledAward of the Elephant's Tusk.
  • Creators: Baroness Giovanna Adimari and Baron Gregoire de Lyon.
  • Premier Recipient: Kieran Annachie MacLeod (4/8/2006).

Award of the Silver Tower of Cynnabar

  • Description: The highest-level award for excellence in service to the Barony in any area. By tradition, this award is given after polling all those who have received it in the past.
  • Registered Award NameAward of the Silver Tower of Cynnabar.
  • Formerly SpelledOrder of the Silver Tower.
  • Creators: Baron Straum von Bairzog and Baroness Ute von Munchen.
  • Premier Recipient: Midair MacCormaic (c. 1998-2003).

Order of Towers Watch

  • Description: Given by the most recently created Watchman to someone who has shown continual commitment to the Barony. Members of the order are styled "Watchman of the Tower".
  • Registered Award NameOrder of Towers Watch.
  • Formerly SpelledOrder of the Tower's Watch.
  • Creators: Baroness Hannah Schreiber and Baron Tairdelbach ua Conaill.
  • Premier Recipient: Ceara inghean Mhuirghease (12/14/2013).

Order of Saint Barbara of Cynnabar

  • Description: Given to persons outside the Barony who have provided great service and support for the Barony of Cynnabar.
  • Registered Award NameOrder of Saint Barbara of Cynnabar.
  • Formerly CalledAward of the Argent Buttress.
  • Creators: Baron Ermenrich von Duisburg and Baroness Kasha Alekseeva.
  • Premier Recipient: Bartholomew MacMollen, called "Brother Bart" (10/25/2015).

Who do you know in the Barony that has done great things? Created great art? Done some service? Has great prowess on the field? We're looking to know who you admire in the group and would like to hear your suggestions for Baronial Awards.

Please send Baronial Award recommendations to Their Excellencies (baron AT cynnabar DOT org or baroness AT cynnabar DOT org). Don't know what to say? You can use the following example as a template:

Unto Your Excellencies of Cynnabar, Baron Ermenrich and Baroness Kasha, greetings from (Your Name).

I write to you because I have been very impressed with the (tell about what the person has been doing) of (title and name of the person you are recommending). I have seen him/her/them (more specific examples of the reason you are recommending the person) and so I would like to recommend that he/she/they be be considered by you for (name of the award).

In addition, the following people wish to add their own signatures in support of this recommendation: (persons' names).

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours in service,
(Your Name)

Or, click here to send an email with this template.