Order of the Snowflake

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The three original classes of the Order and their corresponding ribbons and medals

The Order of the Snowflake is the second highest Order of Westarctica. The intention of the order is to honor those who have provided a service to Westarctica. It was created in January 2015.

There are four classes of the order:

  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross
  • Knight/Dame Grand Commander
  • Knight/Dame Commander
  • Knight/Dame

Only the Grand Duke himself has the power to bestow new knighthoods and thus far, he has awarded the medal to foreign dignitaries, artists, prominent nobles, and other supporters of Westarctica. All knights and dames receive the regalia of the class being bestowed; the Order of the Snowflake is always awarded for life. Membership entitles the bearer to attach the post-nomial "KtS" ("Knight of the Snowflake") or "DtS" ("Dame of the Snowflake") following their name in correspondence and other forms of written address (business cards, place settings, calling cards, etc.).

Distribution of classes

Breast star for the grade of Knight Grand Commander

Initially, the class of Knight was intended to be the most commonly bestowed grade. However, in 2016 the Grand Duke found a reliable source for high quality regalia and decided to make Knight Commander the primary class of the order. The class of Knight is still bestowed on certain occasions, often to foreign diplomats where the class of Knight Commander might not be appropriate when that same grade is already held by the recipient's Head of State or Head of Government.

The highest grade, that of Knight Grand Cross, is reserved for Heads of State and members of the Royal Family.

On 12 August 2020, Grand Duke Travis created the additional class of Knight Grand Commander as a way to further recognize distinguished service from existing knights and dames.

List of Knights Grand Cross

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
Flag of Westarctica.jpg Grand Duke Travis 2015 Sovereign
Flag of Westarctica.jpg Prince-Consort Dinny 2015 Technological achievement
link={{{2}}} President Kevin Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied Head of State
link={{{2}}} King Timothy of Shiloh 2015 Allied Head of State Raised from Knight in 2018
link={{{2}}} Grand Duke Niels of Flandrensis 2016 Allied Head of State
link={{{2}}} Emperor Eric Lis of the Aerican Empire 2017 Foreign Head of State

List of Knights Grand Commander

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
link={{{2}}} Duke of Waesche 2017 Service as Minister of Defense Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
link={{{2}}} Sir James Murphy 2017 Civic Services Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
link={{{2}}} Chancellor Rankin MacGillivray of Slabovia 2017 Allied Head of Government Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
link={{{2}}} C Jordan Farmer 2018 Service as Prime Minister Raised from Knight Commander in 2020
link={{{2}}} Stefan Winkler 2018 Service as Foreign Minister Raised from Knight Commander in 2020

List of Knights / Dames Commander

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
link={{{2}}} Queen Carolyn of Ladonia 2015 Foreign Head of State Raised from Dame in 2018
link={{{2}}} Matt Roth 2015 Achievement in photography Raised from Knight in 2017
link={{{2}}} First Lady Adrianne Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Dame in 2019
link={{{2}}} Constable Lexi Baugh of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Dame in 2019
link={{{2}}} Commodore Jonathan Miller of Molossia 2015 Allied government official Raised from Knight in 2019
link={{{2}}} Count of Farwell 2015 Devotion to Westarctica Raised from Knight in 2019
link={{{2}}} President Yaroslav Mar of Lostisland 2016 Allied Head of State
link={{{2}}} Brandy Hardiman 2016 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Emperor Olivier of Angyalistan 2016 Allied Head of State
link={{{2}}} Hal Bodner 2016 Achievement in literature
link={{{2}}} Gabriela Alvarez 2016 Services in photography
link={{{2}}} Sam Green 2016 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Prince Jean-Pierre of Aigues-Mortes 2017 Allied Head of State
link={{{2}}} Grand Marshall Yagjian of Obsidia 2017 Allied Head of State
link={{{2}}} Sôgmô Will Sorgel of Sandus 2017 Allied Head of State
(No Flag) King Andrew of Briarcliff 2017 Achievement in micronationalism Awarded by Prince-Consort Dinny
link={{{2}}} Countess of Benton 2017 Services to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Viscount of Whitmore 2017 Services to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Princess Samantha of Shiloh 2017 Valor in battle
link={{{2}}} Princess Rebecca, Duchess of Rockefeller 2017 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Martin Schmidt 2018 German translation of Westarctica's website
link={{{2}}} Brittany Anne Bullock 2018 Naming of Sir Percival Waddlesworth
link={{{2}}} Chancellor Olivier of Aigues-Mortes 2018 Allied Head of Government
link={{{2}}} Dominique Garing of Saugeais 2018 Foreign government official
link={{{2}}} Michael Richards 2018 Service as Ellsworth King of Arms Investiture performed by the Duke of Waesche
link={{{2}}} Lars Vorländer 2018 Patronage of the Civilian Corps
link={{{2}}} Count of Dendtler 2018 Service as Minister of Information
link={{{2}}} Kim Bryan 2018 Service as Honorary Consul to England
link={{{2}}} Brian Erdelyi 2018 Service as Minister of Blockchain
link={{{2}}} Christian Seitz 2018 German translation of The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Dr. Joachim Michael Adlfinger 2018 Service as Honorary Consul to Spain
link={{{2}}} Duchess of Hanessian 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} King George of Slabovia 2019 Allied Head of State
link={{{2}}} Stephen Silberkraus 2019 Civic services
link={{{2}}} Nikita Vuimin 2019 Artistic services
link={{{2}}} Willamina Moray 2019 Foreign diplomat
link={{{2}}} Daniel Morozov 2020 Service as Ellsworth King of Arms
link={{{2}}} Sheri Sanders 2020 Service as Minister of Conservation

List of Knights / Dames

Name Year of appointment Reason for appointment Notes
link={{{2}}} 2nd Viscount of Reynolds 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Prince Christopher, Duke of Hudson 2015 Allied Head of State Awarded during reign as King Christopher of Vikesland
link={{{2}}} Victoria Kordysh 2015 Achievement in film production
link={{{2}}} Gary Nicholson 2015 Achievement in film production
link={{{2}}} Baron Stogner 2015 Services to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Prince Arthur of the House of Homestead 2015 Allied Head of State
link={{{2}}} Grand Duke Jacob of Broslavia 2015 Foreign Head of State
link={{{2}}} Baron of Forrester 2015 Services to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Kenny E. Marchant, Jr. 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Katie Bellis Miller of Molossia 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Natalie George 2015 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Baron Omar Cisneros of Flandrensis 2017 Foreign government official
link={{{2}}} Minister Matthew Salzer of Ladonia 2018 Foreign government official
link={{{2}}} Francesco Alvaro Ronchi 2018 Service as Honorary Consul to Italy
link={{{2}}} Barbara Bryan 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Christine Wood 2019 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Andrew Lauterbach 2020 Devotion to Westarctica
link={{{2}}} Danni Michele 2020 Service as Minister of Communications

Gallery of Investitures