Orders, decorations, and medals of Karnia-Ruthenia

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The Orders, decorations, and medals of Karnia-Ruthenia covers those decorations awarded by the states which came together under Ruthenian leadership to form the Karno-Ruthenian Empire in 2016. The Karno-Ruthenian honors system goes back to 2014 and the establishment of the Order of St. Stephen and was modeled on European honours system. Most of the actual system were inherited from the Kingdom of Ruthenia, the predecessor state of Karnia-Ruthenia. The Karno-Ruthenian honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery, achievement or service to the Empire and consists of three types of award: honours - used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service, decorations - to recognise specific deeds and medals, to recognise bravery, long and/or valuable service and/or good conduct. As the head of state, the Emperor-King remains the fons honorum, but the system for identifying and recognising candidates to honour change considerably over time and most of the orders are not graded.

Current orders[edit | edit source]

Name Ranks Ribbon Established Motto Associated awards Description
Order of the Edelweiss
Ordem do Edelvais
Knight (KOE)
Dame (DOE)
26 May 2016
Virtutis Confido
My trust in [the ancient] virtue
Order of the Ruthenian Eagle
Highest award in Karnia-Ruthenia, to exceptionally meritorious achievements
Order of St. Stephen
Ordem de Santo Estevão
Knight (RKSS)
Dame (RLSS)
25 November 2014
Impavidum Ferient Ruinae
The difficulties do not frighten me
Order of Ottokar
Dynastic order
Order of St. Peter
Ordem de São Pedro
Knight (KSPE)
Dame (LSPE)
25 November 2014
Ego præcipio tibi
I will entrust to you
Dynastic order
Order of St. Paul
Ordem de São Paulo
Knight (EKSP)
Dame (ELSP)
25 November 2014
Non ducor, duco
I am not led, I lead
Dynastic order
Order of the Lion
Ordem do Leão
Knight First Class (K1ST)
Knight Second Class (K2ND)
Knight Third Class (K3RD)
26 May 2016
Civil and military merit
Order of St. George
Ordem de São George
Knight (KGO)
28 November 2015
Gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty
Order of Legislative Merit
Ordem do Mérito Legislativo
Knight (KLM)
28 November 2015
Merit in the highest offices in Parliament, Government and courts of justice
Order of St. Luke the Evangelist
Ordem de São Lucas Evangelista
Recognition of activities in the fields of culture, folklore, art, science and the protection of the environment.

Dormant orders[edit | edit source]

Name Ranks Ribbon Established Motto Associated awards Description
Order of the Royal House of Ruthenia
Ordem da Casa Real da Rutênia
Grand Cross (GCOHR)
Grand Officer (GOHR)
Commander (COHR)
Officer (OHR)
Knight (KOHR)
13 December 2014
Meritorious achievements in the arts, science, education and religion
Order of the Ruthenian Crown
Ordem da Coroa Rutena
Grand Cross (GCORC)
Grand Officer (GORC)
Commander (CORC)
Officer (ORC)
Knight (KORC)
13 December 2014
Merit towards the Crown, State and Nation in public service
Order of the Ruthenian Star
Ordem da Estrela Rutena
Ruthenian Great Star (RGS)
Ruthenian Star with Sash (RSS)
Ruthenian Star with Golden Wreath (RSGW)
Ruthenian Star on Cravat (RSC)
13 December 2014
Development and strengthening of peace and cooperation between nations
Order of the Queen
Ordem da Rainha
Dame (DOQ)
12 June 2015
Personal services of women to the Crown
Order of Ottokar
Ordem de Ottokar
Grand Cross (GCO)
Commander (CCO)
Official (MO)
Knight (KO)
10 July 2016
Qui Ludere Cum Spinis Scabere
Who stirs with thorns, is scratched
Order of St. Stephen
Dynastic order

Obsolete orders[edit | edit source]

Name Ranks Ribbon Established Motto Associated awards Description
Order of the Ruthenian Eagle
Ordem da Águia Rutena
Monarch and Heir apparent (only)
13 December 2014
Order of the Edelweiss
Celebrates the coronation of Oscar I
Order of the Foundation of the Kingdom of Ruthenia
Ordem da Fundação do Reino da Rutênia
Grand Cross (GCOFR)
Grand Officer (GOFR)
Commander (COFR)
Officer (OFR)
Knight (KOFR)
08 December 2014
Comemorative medal at the foundation of the Kingdom of Ruthenia
Lundener Civil War Intervention Medal
Medalha de Intervenção na Guerra Civil Lundener
Lundener Civil War Intervention Medal - Ribbon.png
12 November 2016
Service in the Lundener Civil War
Reconquest of Carpathia Medal
Medalha da Reconquista da Carpátia
Reconquest of Carpathia Medal - Ribbon.png
22 June 2017
Service in the Reconquest of Carpathia
Congress of Colo Medal
Medalha do Congresso de Colo
Congress of Colo Medal - Ribbon.png
23 August 2017
Participation in the Congress of Colo
Order of the Crown of Cumagne
Ordem da Coroa de Cumagne
Great Dignatary (GDCC)
Officer (OCC)
Order of the crown of cumagne ribbon.png
Order of St. Stephen
Dynastic order
Order of Bouvet
Ordem de Bouvet
Commander (COB)
Officer (OOB)
Knight (KOB)
Order of Bouvet ribbon.png
Dynastic order
2018 Micronational Summit Medal
Medalha do Encontro Micronacional de 2018
2018 Micronational Summit Sao Paulo Ribbon.png
01 February 2018
Participation in the II Micronational Summit of São Paulo.
Conference of Persenburg Medal
Medalha do Conferência de Persenburgo
Conference-of-Persenburg-Medal - Ribbon.png
17 January 2019
Participation in the Conference of Persenburg.
Annexation of Cardonia Medal
Medalha da Anexação da Cardônia
Cardonian Annexation Medal - Ribbon.png
30 January 2019
Participation in the Annexation of Cardonia.

Other honours and appointments[edit | edit source]

As the fons honorum, or 'fountain of honour', in Karnia-Ruthenia, the Emperor-King has the sole right of conferring all titles of honour, including titles of nobility, knighthoods and gallantry awards. Some offices have permission from the monarch to award medals, like the Order of Legislative Merit, which could have been awarded by the Minister-President of Ruthenia and by the Prime Minister of Karnia, and now is granted by the Imperial Chancellor.

There are five ranks of hereditary nobility in Karnia-Ruthenia, and they are Duke, Prince, Margrave, Count and Baron. Most of these titles are normally given only to members of the Imperial and Royal Family and important nationals, but already was given to foreigners.

Refusal or forfeiture[edit | edit source]

A small number of people refuse the offer of an award, usually for personal reasons. Conversely, honours are sometimes removed (forfeited), for example if a recipient is subsequently convicted of a serious criminal offence. Sometimes the original decision to grant an honour was made on the basis of inaccurate information, but normally cases relate to actions that took place after the award was made. Recommendations are made to the Sovereign, who has the sole authority to rescind an honour.

See also[edit | edit source]