Order of the Owl

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An award given for excellence in the construction sciences. A ladder award.
Knotwork Owl created by Denah

Excerpt from the Amtgard ROP: Award Standards

The Rules of play 8th Edition

Owl: Awarded for demonstrating ability in the construction sciences of Amtgard. Weapon construction, armor construction, furniture, shoes, belts, etc. A fist level Order of the Owl could be awarded for constructing your first legal and functional sword. A tenth level Order of the Owl might be creating a full suit of decorated and articulated armor, or introducing critical new technologies and construction advancements that affct the group as a whole.

A first level Order of the Owl could be awarded for constructing your first legal and functional sword. A tenth level Order of the Owl might be creating a full suit of decorated and articulated armor, or introducing critical new technologies and construction advancements that affect the group as a whole. --Award Standardization

Example template by Alona Twotrees

Suggested Criteria

Written by an unknown Wetlands author

Qualification for Masterhood: 10 Orders of the Owl

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

Given for: outstanding achievements in the sciences (Amtgard legal weapons and shields, leather, chain mail, plate mail, scale mail, quilted, studded, siege weapons, furniture, camping equipment, etc.). It is preferable that there be a minimum score of 3.25 to place in any category. It is suggested that at least 6 people compete in a given category to have a 1st through 3rd place awarded. A winner in a category is someone who entered all the sections in that category and averaged above the minimum score required, (there should be at least one other competitor in the category or categories the candidate entered; i.e., it is preferable that there be no uncontested wins/placings). Due to the sometimes arbitrariness of the judges however the Monarch may award these as he pleases. Comparable non competition work such as making good unquestionable weapons and armor, an impressive campsite, feast gear, (to just name a few), may also be considered. The following are for the minimum qualifications to get that number of Owls.

Limitations: None, however a minimum of 10 of this order are needed to qualify for Masterhood.

Belt Favor: White belt favor with a brown border and diagonal mark across the bottom. Masterhood will be denoted by a gold braid or ribbon down the middle.

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 for a novice attempt in their first resident science competition and placing in at least one category. Comparable non-competition work as stated above may also be considered.

2nd through 4th for someone who already has achieved the criteria sequentially previous Orders (1st), and entering and placing OVERALL* in a sciences competition preferably with increasing ratios of wins to place for the higher Orders. Comparable non-competition work as stated above may also be considered.

5th through 7th for someone who already has achieved the criteria for the sequentially previous Orders (1st through 4th), and entering and placing OVERALL in a sciences competition at a minimum of the Duchy level. As above, there should be at least one other competitor in each category the candidate enters; i.e., it is preferable that there are no uncontested wins/placings. It is also preferable that the candidate places higher in subsequent competitions for higher Orders of the Owl. As above, comparable non-competition work may also be considered.

8th through 9th for someone who already has achieved the criteria for sequentially previous Orders (1st through 7th), and entering and winning OVERALL in a sciences competition at a minimum of the Grand Duchy level, or entering and placing OVERALL in a sciences competition at the Kingdom level. While it may not be a problem at this level of competition, it is still preferable that there be no categories in which the candidate "competes" unopposed. As before, it is preferable (but never necessary) to achieve more highly for subsequent Orders. As above, comparable non-competition work may also be considered.

10th+ for someone who already has achieved the criteria for sequentially previous Orders (1st through 9th), and entering and winning OVERALL in at least one Kingdom level arts competition (that's _competition_, NOT category). While it may not be a problem at this level of competition, it is still preferable that there be no categories in which the candidate "competes" unopposed. As above, comparable non-competition work may also be considered.

Masterhood - may require more wins or comparable work above and beyond what is required for the 10th order.

Note: The higher the level, the harder it is to achieve more orders of the Owl. Masterhood is granted once all the criteria has been fulfilled and the Monarch feels that nothing else is required. In the instance where awards have been garnered from another Chapter it will be up to the discretion of the Monarch with input from the Wetland's Master decide if additional criteria is required.

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