Duchy Von Drachenklaue

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VDK marches to battle, Pennsic 39
Information
Founded:
Status: Active
Heraldry
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The Tagma of VDK
Award Badges


Motto

  • "Fides, Aequitas, Veritas" (Faith, Truth, Justice)
  • "Amicitia es non a obduco vicis" (Friends are not a hobby)

Intro

Lucan Dux of VDK.
  • The Duchy Von Drachenklaue, or VDK, is a confederation of 37 separate households (or Hauses) that have united under the house of Duke Lucan and Duchess Yana Von Drachenklaue. Most (not all) of the Sub Hauses have adopted the green/white/black of the "tagma" as their field device, and fight as a formidable unit as part of the 1st Division of the EK's Northern Army . Members of VDK can be found from New Hampshire to California to Texas and Florida, though most are settled in the Kingdom of the East.
  • Von Drachenklaue literally translates as "the dragon's claws", as it was born from Master Feral's household: Silver Dragon.

History/Lineage

Duchy Orders

  • Order of the Buccelari, (Service/Fighting) a house veteran of foreign wars. The principal was (needed)
  • Order of the Cataphract, (Appearance) unbelts who display authenticity in armour. The principals were Artorius and Diomedes.
  • Order of the Equites, (Alumni) member of Chivalry who was a previously a member of the Order of the Cataphract. The principal was Artorius.
  • Order of the Bell (Service) those who create and donate a day-board for the Duchy. The Principal was (needed)
  • Order of Feral (Service) service and dedication to the running of the Duchy. The principals were Caoilfhionn and DeVos.
  • Order of Balfar (Fighting) dedication as a warrior to the Duchy. The principal was Dunkin.
  • Order of Polaris (Leadership) - exceptional leadership within the Duchy. The principal was Brennan.
  • Order of LeNoir (A&S) for recognition of the Arts and Sciences - The principal was Khatife.

Duchy Awards

  • The gift of the Amber (Service award) voted on by resident peers at Pennsic. To recognize those who go above and beyond to help set up camp in the first week of Pennsic.
  • The gift of the Swan’s Grace – to recognize those who go out of their way to show and promote courteous and chivalrous behavior. (Token – a silver feather)


Duchy Traditions

  • Hus Ringa


Duchy Relics

  • The Horn of Valor given to the combatant on the field at Pennsic, having done a heroic deed, that most was discussed throughout the year. This honor was first given to Karl, for his Elf like ability to dance over the head and shield of the men in line while slaying many foes.


Hauses of the Duchy

Ordines Lucani Cataphractae (Order of the Cataphract)

(not complete)

  • Bithizome O Liontari
  • Château leNoir
  • Clan Faolach
  • Clan mac Kinnon
  • Clan MacWard
  • Clan O'Niall
  • Clan O'Rien
  • Clan Sutherland
  • Domus Variana
  • Dragonfire
  • Haus Dagon
  • Haus der Krieger
  • Haus Dragonwulf
  • Haus Hvítabiôrn
  • Haus Meerstapa
  • Haus Von Drachenklaue (those directly in fealty to Lucan or Yana, or those invited to be members of their household)
  • House Framlingham
  • House Katalepsis
  • House O'Dochartaigh
  • House of the Crucible
  • House Silveroak
  • Haus Svithskeggi
  • Haus Vigurhafn
  • Lockwood Manor
  • The Allagion Sebastianus
  • The Blackwater Company
  • Woodhaven Manor
  • Ragnarshús

Awards

Blue Tyger Legion

Members

(not complete)

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