Order of the Edelweiss
|Order of the Edelweiss|
Ordem do Edelvais
|Chain of the Order of the Edelweiss|
|Awarded by the|
Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia
My trust in [the ancient] virtue
|Eligibility||Exceptionally meritorious civil and military achievements|
|Awarded for||At the monarch's pleasure|
|Principal Commander||Knight Companion of the Order|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Knight / Dame|
|Last induction||25 December 2022|
|Next (higher)||Order of the Three Golden Fleeces|
|Next (lower)||Order of St. Stephen|
|Ribbon of the Order of the Edelweiss|
The Order of the Edelweiss is a dynastic order of knighthood founded in Persenburg by Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia in 2016, to celebrate the establishment of the Karno-Ruthenian Monarchy after the signature of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 in 10 May 2016 and was created to become one of the most prestigious micronational orders. The current sovereign of the order is also its founder, the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia.
It is a house order of the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha, the Imperial and Royal House of Karnia-Ruthenia and the highest order in the Empire until 2022 with the creation of the Order of the Three Golden Fleeces, that is a pan-national order. So, the Order of the Edelweiss still is the highest civil order in Karnia-Ruthenia. Current knights of the order include Grand Duke of Flandrensis, the King of Quinta Velha, former Emperor of the North American Confederation, and the King of Ebenthal, amongst 16 others.
The order was eventually produced on late February, and the first ten was bestowed on Delveran and Occidian citizens that would represent the Empire on MicroCon 2023.
History[edit | edit source]
The first known report about the order dates back to 26 May 2016, when it was mentioned in the heraldic description of the new coat of arms of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. Despite not having been officially established on that date, it goes back to a previous idea. The greatest proof of this is that it consists of official form already inserted in the work of the new armorial; ie its design is older, although having an unspecified date. The probable date of creation of the order, however, is limited by the time gap between the signing of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 on 10 May 2016 and the decree establishing the new national symbols of the Empire, issued on 26 May 2016.
The Order of inspiration is certainly the Order of the Golden Fleece, the order of chivalry founded by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy in 1430 and awarded by the King of Spain and the de jure Emperor-King of Austria-Hungary, once being strong the presence of Austro-Hungarian influence in all Karno-Ruthenian institutions. Despite this, the choice for the name actually comes from the Archduke Anton of Karnia. It was he who set the national symbols of Karnia, ended up for choosing the Edelweiss as national flower. Absent a Ruthenian equivalent, the flower eventually became a national symbol and is included in even the insignia of the Armed Forces.
On 11 April 2021, the collar was redesign by Dhrubajyoti Roy, as part of the readjustment of the Empire's armorial and was the first of other changes in national decorations.
With the creation of the Order of the Three Golden Fleeces, the Order of the Edelweiss became more organically close to Karnia-Ruthenia, while the new highest dynastic order was a pan-national dynastic honor shared with Taslavia and Pannonia. The new order assumed much of the traditions of the Golden Fleece, so the Order of the Edelweiss was more distributed from that moment on.
Order[edit | edit source]
Membership in the Order is strictly limited and includes the Monarch, the Crown Prince, the children of the monarch and various supernumerary members, nationals and foreigners. The Order is solely for royalty and nobility, never being conferred to a commoner to the date.
The monarch alone can grant membership and he or she is known as the Sovereign of the Order and the Crown Prince is known as a Knight Companion of the Order. Male members of the Order are titled "Knights", and female members are called "Ladies".
Sovereigns of the Order[edit | edit source]
2016 - current[edit | edit source]
Recipients[edit | edit source]
2016[edit | edit source]
- His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Emperor William of North America
- His Royal Highness, Grand Duke Nicholas of Flandrensis
- His Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduke Ari of Karnia
- His Royal Highness, Duke Guilherme da Lomellina e Berenguer of Libertia
- His Highness, Grand Duke Christian of Letzembourg
- His Royal Highness, Duke Michael of Appinfeldt
2017[edit | edit source]
- His Majesty, Emir Filipe of Takia
His Royal Majesty, King August Charles II of Gotzborg
2018[edit | edit source]
- His August Highness, Prince Lucas of Woestein, Stadhouder of Mauricia
- His Serene Highness, Wilhelm, Prince von und zu Hochbach-Kundarheim
2019[edit | edit source]
- Mr. Tian Abdurahman, posthumously.
2020[edit | edit source]
- His Majesty, Thomas, King of Quinta Velha and Duke of Saena
- His Majesty, Guilherme I Ítalo, King of Taslavia and Archduke of Karnia
2021[edit | edit source]
- His Majesty, Arthur II, King of Ebenthal
- His Majesty, Guilherme I Ítalo, King of Taslavia
- His Grace, Lucas Marco d'Aviano Tomé, Duke of Albuquerque
His Illustrious Majesty, Dhrubajyoti Roy, Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
- His Imperial Highness, Julian, Grand Duke of Lundenwic
2022[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ "Karno-Ruthenian government communiqué", 11 March 2023.
- ↑ Imperial Decree n. 022-2016, about the alteration of the national symbols and other arrangements.
- ↑ Official announcement on changes in the design of the Order of the Edelwiss, Official account on Facebook of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire, 11 April 2021.