Westarctica Cross

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The Westarctica Cross is a military decoration awarded to members of the Westarctican Royal Guards. It is the highest award given to Westarctican soldiers, equivalent to Britain's Victoria Cross or the United States' Medal of Honor.

Recipients are included in the Order of Precedence.


For many years, Westarctica only recognized military actions with the Noble Order of the Sword. As a predominantly peaceful nation, there was no need for combat-oriented decorations.

After the Invasion of Calsahara in 2017, Calsahara's military unit, His Majesty's Corps of Engineers, was integrated into Westarctica's Royal Guards. As a consequence, the ribbon awards offered by HMCE were also integrated. In 2021, Grand Duke Travis formalized the new system of military decorations using Calsahara's system as a template. The highest award was the Combat Valor Ribbon, awarded exclusively for valor during armed combat. As Calsahara was a country founded on the principle of peace, the ribbon was never awarded.

The name of the Combat Valor Ribbon was changed to the Westarctica Cross, however, the criteria for awarding remained the same.

Criteria for eligibility

Only members of the Westarctica Royal Guards are eligible to receive the Westarctica Cross. As specified in the Royal Guards Manual, it can only be awarded for courageous participation in armed combat. "Armed combat" indicates the presence of weapons or use of force potentially causing lethal injuries. Because Westarctican soldiers do not carry weapons with live ammunition, and have never participated in armed combat, it is unlikely the Westarctica Cross will ever be bestowed.


As the Westarctica Cross has never been awarded, the regalia for it does not yet exist. A blue ribbon with gold stripes is currently used to represent the decoration.

Orders of Westarctica
Active Westarctica Orca-Ribbon.png OrcaOrder-Snowflake-Ribbon.png SnowflakeOrder-Westarctica-Ribbon.png WestarcticaOrder-Desert-Ribbon.png Desert HeartSilver ribbon.jpg Polar CrossOrder-Sword-Ribbon.png SwordOrder-Peace-Ribbon.png Legion of Peace
Kolios Order-Merit-Ribbon.png Kolios
Defunct Westarctica Order-Cross-Ribbon.png The CrossOrder-Merit-Ribbon.png Merit
Calsahara Order-Thespians-Ribbon.png ThespiansOrder-Masters-Ribbon.png Masters of the Universe
Kolios BWRibbon.jpg Rose ThroneBlue ribbs.png Crucifix
Awards of Westarctica
Royal Guards Westarctica Cross.png Westarctica CrossDefense Commendation.png Defense Commendation • Distinguished Service.png Distinguished Service • Defense Security.png Defense Security • Antarctic Service.png Antarctic Service • Construction Service.png Construction Service • Foreign Service.png Foreign Service • C2 Training.png C2 Training • Good Conduct.png Good Conduct
Civilian Corps Activity Ribbons BallenyExpeditionRibbon.jpg Balleny Islands Expeditionary • Civ-Cor-Calsahara.png Calsahara Expeditionary • Civ-Cor-Achievement.png Achievement • Civ-Cor-Achievement.png Commendation • Civ-Cor-Service.png Service • Civ-Cor-Human.png Community Outreach • Civ-Cor-Global.png Global Campaign Service • GovernmentServiceRibbon.png Government Service • Civ-Cor-Ice.png Iceberg Award • Civ-Cor-Long.png Long Service • Civ-Cor-Nobility.png Nobles • Civ-Cor-Recruit.png Recruiting • Civ-cor-westarctica.png Westarctica Expeditionary
Honored Westarctican Civ-Cor-Artist.png Artist • Civ-Cor-HonCitizen.png Citizen • HonoredConservationistRibbon.png Conservationist • Civ-cor-hondiplomat.png Diplomat • Civ-Cor-HonInno.png Innovator • Civ-Cor-HonService.png Servant • Civ-Cor-HonVol.png Volunteer
Kolios Friendship Cross.jpg Friendship CrossRibbon-W-GR.png Quartercentennial medal