The Baron and Baroness possess the privilege to bestow awards upon members of their populace; this is a public recognition of the skills and contributions of an individual offers to the barony. They can also invite individuals to join ‘Orders’, which are a collection of individuals who have been recognized for similar services.


The Order of the Ursa Animus insignia, to be bestowed upon the Baron and Baroness’ most trusted advisors. Designed by Diane Mallet.

[ACTIVE] Baronial Awards and Orders

The Order of the Ursa Animus

Description: The Order of the “Spirit of the Bear”. This award given by Baron Ivarr Runamagi and Baroness Christiana Ivarsdottir to their most trusted baronial advisors.
Blazon: This award is not registered with the College of Heralds.
Precedence: Non-armigerous – does not hold rank.
Date First Given: 02/26/2022
Recipients: Recipients are not recorded in the Order of Precedence.

The Muse of Bjornsborg

Description: This award is bestowed upon the world-class Bjornsborg Bards who reach renown (or notoriety) throughout the entire Knowne World & Society for Creative Anachronism. Created by Baron Cynric of Bedwyn and Baroness Seraphina Maslowska.
Blazon: This award is not registered with the College of Heralds.
Precedence: Non-armigerous – does not hold rank.
Date First Given: 10/19/2019
Recipients: Recipients are not recorded in the Order of Precedence. The premier recipients were Sir Kenneth MacQuarrie of Tobermory, Mistress Adelaid de Beaumont, and Master Mateo Monterro de Mardrid.

The Ursus Amicus of Bjornsborg

Description: The Bear Hug of Bjornsborg is an award bestowed by the Baron and Baroness to individuals who do not live within the borders of the barony, yet offer significant service to its populace.
Blazon: This award is not registered with the College of Heralds.
Precedence: Non-armigerous – does not hold rank.
Date First Given: 02/26/2018
Recipients: Recipients are not recorded in the Order of Precedence.


The Firebrand of Bjornsborg’s registered Badge. Reserved for those who have been recognized for “Lighting a fire under others” in service to the barony. Blazon: (Fieldless) A wooden torch bendwise sinister flammant proper.

[CLOSED] Baronial Orders:

The [CLOSED] Order of the Cap and Bells’ registered badge (Hooded). Blazon: (Fieldless) A jester’s hood gules doubled and belled Or.

Order of the Ursa Manos [CLOSED]

Description: The Order of the “Hand [or strength] of the Bear”. This award given by Baroness Seraphina Maslowska and Baron Cynric of Bedwyn to their most trusted baronial advisors.
Blazon: This award is not registered with the College of Heralds.
Precedence: Non-armigerous – does not hold rank.
Date First Given: 02/01/2018
Date List Given: 02/01/2022
Recipients: Recipients are not recorded in the Order of Precedence.

Order of the Ursa Illuminatus [CLOSED]

Description: The Order of the “Illuminati”. This award given by Baron Philippe LeChanceaux and Baroness Suzanne Beraud to their most trusted baronial advisors.
Blazon: This award is not registered with the College of Heralds.
Precedence: Non-armigerous – does not hold rank.
Date First Given: 10/01/2009
Date List Given: 02/01/2018
Recipients: Recipients are not recorded in the Order of Precedence.

Order of the Ursa Argenteae [CLOSED]

Description: The Order of the “Silver Bear”. This award given by Baron Godwyn Alfricson and Baroness Radegund of Tours to their most trusted baronial advisors.
Blazon: This award is not registered with the College of Heralds.
Precedence: Non-armigerous – does not hold rank.
Date First Given: 10/01/2004
Date List Given: 10/01/2009
Recipients: Recipients are not recorded in the Order of Precedence.

Order of the Ursa Polaris [CLOSED]

Description: The Order of the “Polar Bear”. This award given by Baron Emyrs Shaunnon and Baroness Brianna ny Oran to their most trusted baronial advisors.
Blazon: This award is not registered with the College of Heralds.
Precedence: Non-armigerous – does not hold rank.
Date First Given: 10/01/1999
Date List Given: 10/01/2004
Recipients: Recipients are not recorded in the Order of Precedence.


The [CLOSED] Order of the Cap and Bells’ registered badge (Cap). Reblazon: (Fieldless) A cap and bells gules, doubled and belled Or.