Order of the Fauglia

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Order of the Fauglia
Ordine della Fauglia
Tortagno-Nespola Coat of Arms
Grand Collar and Badge of the Order of the Fauglia
Awarded by the Emperor of the Anisorans
Type Dynastic order
Established 26 April 6833
Country Anisoran Empire
Motto Pastanan: Fidelitas Vindo Fidelitas Ipsi (Faith in Vind is faith in oneself)
Awarded for At the monarch's discretion
Status Currently constituted
Founder Marino II Zambrano, Duke of Rena
Grand Master Marius III
Chancellor Prince Benedetto, Duke of Tenalevan
Grades Knight/Lady
Extra Knight/Lady
Precedence
Next (higher) Imperial Flavian Order
Next (lower) Order of Vetriano

Ribbon of the Order of the Fauglia

The Order of the Fauglia (Anisoran: Ordine della Fauglia; Pastanan: Ordo Faugliae), officially the Most Illustrious Order of the Fauglia, is an order of knighthood which is considered the most prestigious knightly order in the Anisoran Empire (though in precedence inferior to the Marian, Victorian and Flavian orders of merit). The Order was founded by Marino Zambrano, Duke of Rena (in modern day Casella), to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Rena and the formation of the Meringo League that eventually realised Casellan independence from X in 6862. The Order takes its name from the ship the treaty was signed on, the Fauglia.

Membership of the Order is limited to the sovereign, the Emperor of the Anisorans (who is the Grand Master of the Order), and no more than 19 members, known as Knights or Ladies. Appointments are made at the sovereign's sole discretion. The Order also has a number of supernumerary knights, known as Extra Knights/Ladies (normally foreign monarchs). New members of the Order are normally invested on the 26 April.

The Order's motto is Fidelitas Vindo Fidelitas Ipsi (Faith in Vind is faith in oneself), and its seat is the Castello di Zambrano in Briesca, Grand Principality of Casella. The Order's emblem is a golden lion rampant on black (sable, a lion rampant or, armed and langued gules), after the arms of the Duke of Rena.

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History

The Order of the Fauglia was founded by Marino II Zambrano, Duke of Rena, on 26 April 6833. It was established to celebrate the signing of the secret Treaty of Rena signed by the Duke and 19 other military and political leaders of modern-day Casella, who swore an oath to wage war against X when the time came and fight for Casellan freedom and independence. The Treaty was signed aboard the frigate Fauglia, which was anchored in the port of Briesca at the time. The ship gave the Order its name and all 20 of the signatories of the Treaty became the first Knights of the Fauglia. The tradition to limit the membership of the order to 20 has remained since the Order's inception. The Fauglia is a rare example of a mainland Anarian order of knighthood which included women among its number from its inception - the Countess of Capsano being one of the founder knights. Women who are members of the Order are known as Ladies of the Fauglia.

After the War of Casellan Indepedence (6834-6842) and the signing of the Treaty of Arrento which granted independence to the newly established Kingdom of Casella, the Order of the Fauglia became the principal order of knighthood of the kingdom. It remained so until the dissolution of the Kingdom in 7370, and its replacement by the Grand Principality of Casella, after which it became the principal and most prestigious order of knighthood in the newly established Anisoran Empire. It is technically a dynastic order of knighthood, and although the Anisoran emperor is sovereign, he or she retains that position de jure through his or her position as Grand Prince/Princess of Casella, and not as emperor. The Emperor of the Anisorans, and previously the King of Casella, retains the title of Grand Master of the Order, who alone retains the power to appoint and expel members to the Order.

Investiture

Every 26 April, sometimes known as "Fauglia Day", the Knights and Ladies of the Order (Extra Knights and Ladies are not required to come, but they sometimes do) gather at Castello di Zambrano,1 the seat of the Order, in Briesca, in the Grand Principality of Casella. A special service is held at the Exemplar Helge Hjorvardsson Chapel (Cappella di Helgo) in the castle.

When a new member is being invested into the Order, a special investiture ceremony is held in the Great Hall of Castello di Zambrano. All knights and ladies are required to attend (excluding Extra knights and ladies), and their spouses also conventionally attend. The ceremony begins with the inductee swearing the oath of the Order before the other knights and ladies, followed by the Grand Master knighting the inductee and placing the various vestments and accoutrements that symbolise their initiation into the Order. It is conventional to read certain laudars from the Laudany, an Orkanan scripture, in a traditional sequence at the end of the ceremony, the reason for which has long been forgotten. Once a knight or lady has been invested, their heraldic arms are painted onto the walls of the Exemplar Helge Hjorvardsson Chapel.

Insignia

The badge of the Order of the Fauglia is a white-enamelled four-armed fan, with a green-enameled wreath of laurel and oak leaves between the arms of the fan. The obverse central disc features a lion on a black enamel background; the reverse central disc has the face-to-face monogram "FA-DR" (for the Fauglia and Duca di Rena). Both discs are surrounded by a red enamel ring with the motto "Faith in Vind is faith in oneself" in Pastanan (fidelitas Vindo fidelitas ipsi). The fan is topped by a crown. The badge can be worn on the chest or as a collar around the neck, tied with a red ribbon.

The grand collar of the Order is in gold, with nine crowns, nine face-to-face monograms "FA-DR" (for the Fauglia and Duca di Rena for the Duke of Rena), and eighteen lions.

The plaque (also called the star) of the Order is an eight-pointed faceted silver star for the Grand Master, and a silver four-armed fan with straight rays between the arms for all other Knights and Ladies (including the Chancellor). The central disc has a lion on a black enamel background, surrounded by a red enamel ring with the motto as on the badge.

The ribbon for the Order is plain red.

The mantle is the robe worn by Knights and Ladies of the Fauglia at special Order events, including the investiture of new members. It is a long black velvet cloak worn over suits, dresses or military uniforms. The mantle is lined with white cloth and is tied with silver tassels. Attached to the mantle is a red velvet hood that hangs at the back. The badge of the Order is embroided on the right shoulder of the mantle. The Grand Master's mantle, and that of the Chancellor's, differs from the above in that it ends in a train, with the Grand Master also wearing a coronet.

Membership

Current Knights/Ladies of the Fauglia

Marius III, Emperor of the Anisorans and Grand Master of the Fauglia, wearing the sash of the Order.
Name Known for Year of appointment Notes
The Emperor of the Anisorans Sovereign of the Anisoran Empire 7547 Grand Master (7553-present)
The Marquess of Gianzo and Rozzorone OF MOLI Marshal of the Empire, Pan-Anarian War commander 7530
The Count of Torvena OF MOLI Admiral of the Fleet, PAW commander 7531 Retired Chancellor of the Order (7564-7572)
The Duke of Marra OF Duke of Marra 7540
The Duke of Tenalevan OF PAW commander, cousin of the emperor 7543 Chancellor of the Order (7572-present)
The Grand Prince of Matrignano OF Head of state of the Grand Principality of Matrignano 7543
The Prince of Vattoro OF Head of state of the Principality of Vattoro 7551
Sir Ermino di Gianorvo OF Marshal of the Empire, PAW commander 7551
The Duchess of Torzarolo-Arese OF Head of state of the Duchy of Torzarolo-Arese 7552
The Empress of the Anisorans OF Empress-consort 7554
The Duke of Jelumbria OF MOLI First Lord High Admiral of the Marina Imperiale 7557
The Prince of Torzarola OF Head of state of the Principality of Torzarola 7560
The Viscount of Portemala OF CdC DEL CF EVM CC Former Anisoran prime minister 7569
The Grand Prince of Pastana OF Heir to the Anisoran throne 7572
The Duke of Padrina OF MF DC VO MOLI Brother of the Emperor 7575
Dame Giuliana Montecore OF DEL CIO PAW commander and retired diplomat 7576
The Princess Livia OF Eldest child of the emperor 7579
Antonio Rufus-Morena, Duke of Jullana OF Duke of Jullana and former Lord Tribune of the Treasury 7579
Vacant
Vacant

Current Extra Knights/Ladies of the Fauglia

Name Year of appointment Notes
Margarete, Queen-elect of Amberia and Eilän OF 7565
Simion III, Domnitor of Becuvitatia OF 7568
Cephorus IV, Emperor of Auresia OF DD 7569 Also Master of the Order of Depellorrion
Anna, Queen of Vittmark OF DD 757X Also Master of the Order of Depellorrion

Precedence

Knights and Ladies of the Fauglia are assigned positions in the Anisoran order of precedence, coming before all others of knightly rank in any of the 41 constituent states of the Empire. The spouse and children of the Knight or Lady are also assigned precedence. The Chancellor of the Order retains the highest precedence of the Knights and Ladies of the Fauglia.

Unless the Knight or Lady of the Order already holds a noble title in the peerage or another recognised title, which excludes the majority of members, Knights prefix "Sir" (Padrone) and Ladies prefix "Dame" (Padrona) to their forenames. Knights and Ladies of the Order also the post-nominal letters "OF". When an individual is entitled to use multiple post-nominal letters, those of the Order of the Fauglia appear before all others, except "MM" (Marian Order of Merit), "VO" (Imperial Victorian Order), and "FO" (Imperial Flavian Order).

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Notes

1 The Castello di Zambrano is named for Marino II Zambrano, Duke of Rena, the founder of the Order of the Fauglia.

2 The sash of the Order of the Fauglia should conventionally be worn on the right shoulder with the bow and Grand Star on the left hip, not at the waist as in the portrait of Admiral Marino.

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