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The Royal Order of Arctic Knights is the lowest Order in the Principality of the Northern Forests. There is no courtesy title for the lawful spouse or children of a member of the Order. The Order uses the title of Grand Skutilsvein from the old Norse system of Nobility which is the equivalent of the post-Viking age title of Grand Cross or Grand Cordon.

 

Ranks of the Order
There are four ranks in the Order. The Order may be granted as a hereditary award or as a non-hereditary honour. The rank advancements include:

  • Grand Skutilsvein

  • Dame/Knight Commander

  • Dame/Knight

  • Squire

Requirements for Admission

Admission into the Order is open to all persons 14 years of age and above who are of good will who exhibit honour, humility and integrity.  Considerations in selecting members are: demonstrated good character, documented accomplishments in life, and obvious commitment to the ideals of the Royal House. The Order invests membership upon only those men and women who deport themselves in an honorable and chivalrous manner, who will be committed to the Order´s values and precepts, and who are religiously neutral in thought. 

 

A candidate´s involvement in other charitable, military, and hereditary organizations are welcome to our Order. Not every person who offers a gift can be honored. The Nobility may recommend and sponsor people to the Order who have performed great service in support and shares our philanthropic works. In addition, any Noble, Royal, or academic honour they possess must be shown to be genuine. The evidence must be capable of being validated or confirmed by accurate and reliable facts. Candidates must be at least 14 years old for the rank of Squire and at least 18 years old for the rank of Dame/Knight or above. The ultimate approval is contingent on the Princess of the Northern Forests.

Disqualification from the Order

The Princely Family will not honour those who are involved in any blatantly dishonourable or sarcastic self-styled orders of chivalry or who claim absurd Noble, Royal, or academic titles that cannot be establish as real, genuine, and authentic.  Thus, if you claim absurd titles such as the "Baroness of the Backyard", or having a PhD in Hard Knocks, then please do not apply. At some point in the process, a candidate making a claim to some public honour may be asked to present further substantiation than is required on the application, discard a questionable or counterfeit claim, or have his or her petition rejected.