Peerages are bestowed by the Crown (the Sovereign and Consort) of a Kingdom. In most cases, this is done with the consent of the members of a given peerage, often at their suggestion. The Society’s Bylaws state that “the Crown may elevate subjects to the Peerage by granting membership in one of the Orders conferring a Patent of Arms, after consultation with the members of the Order within the Kingdom, and in accordance with the laws and customs of the kingdom. Restriction: to advance a candidate to the Order of Knighthood, a Knight of the Society (usually the King) must bestow the accolade. In the rare event that the King is not a Knight, it must be a Knight who bestows the accolade upon the candidate.”
The bestowed Peerage Orders within the SCA were created in this order:
KSCA: May 1, 1966.
MSCA & OL: Jan 6, 1968.
OP: Oct 22, 1972 (bestowed by the Board of Directors, only a few were considered Imperial Pelicans).
OP: Jan 5, 1974 (bestowed by Kingdom Crowns).
OoD: May 1, 2015
This is a list of Peers of the Society that play or played in Bordermarch.
Knight of the Society for Creative Anachronism – KSCA
Companions of the Order of Chivalry are Knights and Masters-at-Arms, fighters who have achieved great skill on the tourney field and are considered by the other members of the Chivalry to be models of prowess, chivalry, and honor. Knights wear a white belt, a chain necklace representing fealty, and spurs. They are addressed as “Sir” or persona suitable address.
Simonn of Amber Isle 1977-06-26
Henri le Hibou du Bois 1996-01-20
Masters-at-Arms of the Society for Creative Anachronism – MSCA
Companions of the Order of Chivalry are Knights and Masters-at-Arms. fighters who have achieved great skill on the tourney field and are considered by the other members of the Chivalry to be models of prowess, chivalry, and honor. Masters-at-Arms wear a white baldric and are not required to promise fealty to the Crown, although they may do so. They are addressed as “Master” or “Mistress” or persona suitable address.
Order of the Laurel – OL
Companions of the Order of the Laurel are craftsmen and artisans recognized for their research and skill in crafts practiced during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and their willingness to teach those skills to others. They are addressed as “Master” or “Mistress” (of the Laurel) or persona suitable address.
Simonn of Amber Isle 1978-11-25
Charla Noel du Lac 1997-07-26
Biau-douz de la Mare 2017-04-15
Tessa of the Gardens 2021-09-18
Order of the Pelican – OP
Companions of Order of the Pelican are those whose service has made a great difference to the SCA. Companions include those who have contributed administrative accomplishments such as help establish policies, run Society-wide publications, organized our largest events, held kingdom offices, or managed complicated finances. They are addressed as “Master” or “Mistress” (of the Pelican) or persona suitable address. 2002-07-13
Tessa of the Gardens 1978-11-25
Henri le Hibou du Bois 1998-10-24
Charla Noel du Lac 2000-06-10
Simonn of Amber Isle 2002-07-13
Isabella Maria della Rosa 2015-09-19
Order of Defense – OoD
Companions of the Order of Defense have been recognized by the Crown for their exemplary skill in rapier and cut and thrust combat, along with their consistent display of the virtues of Grace, Courtesy, and Chivalric Demeanor. They are addressed as “Master” (of Defense) or persona suitable address.
Simonn of Amber Isle 2015-09-19