Order of the Jovious

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An award given for "outstanding attitude." Not a ladder award.

Excerpt from the Corpora

4.36 Order of the Jovious

  • awarded by: the Monarch
  • awarded for: outstanding attitude
  • limitations: only one may be given in each Monarch's reign
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Suggested Criteria

Taken from an old Monarch's Handbook possibly from the wetlands.

Order of the Jovious

Qualification for Masterhood: Any combination of Mask or Jovious awards that total to 10 (Master Thespian).

Given by: the Monarch, Grand Duke/Duchess (to 9th), Duke (to 7th), Baron (ess) (to 4th)

Given for: outstanding attitude, good sportsmanship that results in the positive growth of Amtgard from a person that is quite socially adept and a lot of fun to be around, so that their personality and attitude are more what one remembers. (An example would be a Water Bearer who cannot fight but is ready and willing to not only served up water but also humor and goodwill to a fallen fighter.)

Limitations: Only one may be given in each Monarch's reign

Belt favor: Copper with an embroidered jester's hat with black border and diagonal mark across the bottom. Masterhood will be denoted by a gold braid or ribbon down the middle with the appropriate symbol embroidered on it.

SUGGESTED criteria: All criteria listed here are just that, 'suggested'. They are BY NO MEANS requirements. This Monarch's Handbook is NOT intended to be a barrier between DESERVING individuals and their just rewards; rather, it is intended as a guideline for groups to use for rewarding their populace. If it can be generally agreed that a person deserves a certain award, even if they may not quite pass muster by the letter of This Monarch's Handbook, then they should probably get the award anyway.

Number of awards, Criteria, (not to be confused with who can give them, refer to "given by" for that information)

1st: To be given to the individual with the best consistent attitude; generally, this person's presence, either on or off the field, tends to brighten one's day. Alternatively or additionally, this can be awarded to the person with the most _improved_ attitude. For purposes of determining eligibility, as few as three months' worth of the candidate's performance may be evaluated (as opposed to evaluating their behavior over a whole reign, or longer).

2nd through 4th: To be given to the individual with the best consistent attitude, and/or with the most _improved_ attitude. Of course, if previous orders were for improvement, then subsequent orders should be for better improvement and/or longer duration of improvement. The period of time under consideration here should be at least four months, but not necessarily more than one reign. Subsequent orders should require equal or longer periods of observation than previous orders. It may also be desirable to compare the candidate with candidates from other shires for these levels.

5th through 7th: To be given to the individual with the best consistent attitude, and/or with the most _improved_ attitude. Of course, if previous awards were for improvement, then subsequent awards should be for better improvement and/or longer duration of improvement. The period of time under consideration here should be at least one reign, though not necessarily more than nine months. Again, subsequent orders should require equal or longer periods of observation than previous orders. It may also be desirable to compare the candidate with candidates from other baronies (and/or lesser groups) for these levels.

8th through 9th: To be given to the individual with the best consistent attitude, and/or with the most _improved_ attitude. Of course, if previous awards were for improvement, then subsequent awards should be for better improvement and/or longer duration of improvement. The period of time under consideration here should be at least one reign, though not necessarily more than nine months. Again, subsequent orders should require equal or longer periods of observation than previous orders. It may also be desirable to compare the candidate with candidates from other duchies (and/or lesser groups) for these levels.

10th: To be given to the individual with the best consistent attitude, and/or with the most _improved_ attitude. Of course, if previous awards were for improvement, then subsequent awards should be for better improvement and/or longer duration of improvement. The period of time under consideration here should be at least one reign, though not necessarily more than two reigns. Again, subsequent orders should require equal or longer periods of observation than previous orders. It may also be desirable to compare the candidate with candidates from all over the Kingdom for this level.

Masterhood requirements, as always, should be similar to but more demanding than those for the 10th order. At any level of the order progression, in addition to the criteria listed above, awarding officers may wish to consider additional criteria they deem relevant (such as, for example, the degree to which the candidate inspires newcomers to intensify their involvement in Amtgard).

Orders and Awards
Select the "M" link to see information about the Order Masterhood for that Order.
Orders: DragonMFlameGarberMGriffonMHydraMJoviousMLionMMaskMOwlMRoseMSmithMWalker of the MiddleWarriorMZodiac
Knighthoods: CrownFlameSerpentSword