Order of the Silver Gryphon
The Oath of the Order
“To Defend Our Town and The People Who Live Within It.
To Protect Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves.
To Aid Those Who Are In Need, If Their Cause Is Just.
To Serve With Honor, By Example And By Deed. ”
History of the Order
The Order of the Silver Gryphon was founded in the winter of 5095 by a Jantalarian knight named Sir Maldon Wellesbourne.
Enclosed within a ruby red circle is a majestic silver gryphon on a field of black.
The Holding for the Order of the Silver Gryphon is located in the Lysierian hills above the trails from the Old Mine Road. It was originally an abandoned holding for a Knight from Jantalar named Sir Trevar who was murdered at the location. It was reclaimed by Sir Maldon Wellsbourne and eventually rehabilitated by the members of the Order. It pre-dates MHO structures, but was absorbed into that system when it was implemented and follows similar rules presently.
Based on room limits the catacombs and test Forge were locked. GMs or special events can occasionally open them for tours and they were used as part of the Storyline during the War with Jantalar when the Holding was overtaken and Raznel conducted experiments below.
Regular meetings are held on alternate Sundays at 9:00 p.m. EST., at the Order Holding with occasional Fridays to allow for schedule shifts.
Leadership & Structure
The Order has always been lead democratically, but several years later expanded and adopted a Leader with a First and a Council (comprised of 3 members and an alternate) along with castellan, herald, scribe, and master of squires to manage affairs.
Prior to the leader system meetings were chaired for the sake of keeping things on track. Sir Brinn and Dame Deavon filled as co-chairs for the first 3 years of the Orders existence. Sir Brinn was the first formal leader of the Order although Sir Hyoko was initially elected to the post in 1998/99. Sir Kinshack was elected leader in 2004 during the 2nd Griffin Sword War an Sir Cryheart led the Order from 2005-2015. Sir Geijon has been leader since 2016.
The core of the OSG originated from a handful members called upon by Maldon to find other like-minded individuals at the onset of his mission.
Cemb - Expelled
These members were expanded upon before squireship took over the path to membership.
Kythyn - Resigned/Sold
Introduction of squireship - 1996-1999 expanded roster
(Only those completing full membership are listed with their mentor)
Colekel, squired to Cemb
Cryheart, squired to Ruffelin
Dalimar, squired to Waldo2
Deavon, squired to Brinn
Errick, squired to Brinn
Galadriel, squired to Cemb
Gaq, squired to Waldo2
Geijon, squired to Ruffelin
Glarb, squired to Skull - Resigned
Humongor Bloathead, squired to Pyranth
Hyoko, squired to Wanton
Jecquelynn, squired to Cemb
Khazaan, squired to Brinn
Kinshack, squired to Brinn
Kiora, squired to Kythyn
Kytaara Tsaphiri, squired to Deavon
Morgiest, squired to Typhus
Morzathis KnightHorse, squired to Glarb
Pyranth, squired to Titaniia
Ruffelin, squired to Typhus
Seldan Wayburn, Unknown
Strathe, squired to Typhus
Thrudh, squired to Aonghus
Titaniia, squired to Kythyn
Typhus, squired to Skull
Yarx Teelf, squired to Typhus
Zyanna, squired to Thrudh
Asglyn, squired to Deavon
Metadi, squired to Wanton
Drallen, squired to Ruffelin
Eahlstan, squired to Welan
Evia, squired to Hyoko then Ruffelin
Falicor, squired to Kriztian
Frorin, squired to Kytaara
Jeanius, squired to Metadi
Haephestus, squired to Cryheart
Kriztian, squired to Geijon
Tilarium, squired to Errick
Yzan, squired to Evia - Deceased
Guarrin, squired to Geijon
Seesfar, squired to Jeanius then Cemb
Shirkon, squired to Geijon then Eahlstan
Yviara, squired to Zyanna
Falicor, squired to Cemb
Goldstr, squired to Morgiest
Pomic, squired to Wanton, Ruffelin, and then Metadi
Shallimar, squired to Eahlstan
Tebon, squired to Deavon
Xanith, squired to Yarx
Koleph, squired to Cryheart
Mourdeyan, squired to Shirkon
Murgin, squired to Eahlstan
Missing record years (incomplete)
Aydan, squire to Eahlstan - Resigned
Daiven, squired to Mourdeyan
Meureii, squired to Mourdeyan
Balantine, squired to Shirkon
Bernadette, squired to Shirkon
Bristenn, squired to Tebon - Resigned
Misun Sethlor, squired to Eahlstan - Resigned
Perivan, squired to Ruffelin
Tagg, squired to Ruffelin
Current era 2014-2019
Azanoth, squired to Cryheart
Khazaann, squired to Geijon
Falvicar, squired to Cryheart
Khirstal, squired to Shirkon
Avalera, squired to Falvicar
Roelaren, squired to Goldstr
Elbromo, squired to Balantine
Drung, squired to Goldstr
Knights of the Order
Sir Balantine Farhorizon: Knight-Errant of the Empire
Sir Cryheart Thaxin: Knight-Errant of the Empire
Dame Deavon Laeren: Knight-Errant
Dame Evia Aramathia: Knight-Errant of the Empire
Sir Geijon Khyree: Knight-Errant of the Empire
Sir Goldstr Aimright: Knight-Errant of the Empire
Sir Ruffelin Highstem: Knight-Errant
Sir Shirkon Rockcleaver: Knight-Errant of the Empire
Sir Brinn Mithrandir: Knight-Banneret of the Empire
Sir Metadi Treyetha: Knight-Banneret of the Empire
Sir Morgiest Frostgiant: Knight-Banneret of the Empire
Dame Yviara Hjeldin: Knight-Banneret of the Empire
Sir Waldo2 Ptolomy: Knight-Errant
Sir Welan Cadwalider: Knight-Errant
Sir Kinshack Starblade: Knight-Errant
Sir Tebon Hawggweiler: Knight-Errant
Dame Wanton Destruction: Knight-Errant
Sir Yarx Teelf: Knight-Errant of the Empire
Sir Eahlstan Hjeldin: Knight-Banneret of the Empire
See Knights of the Realm for more.
Hanging from the railing of the second floor gallery that lines three sides of the Great Hall are banners bearing the coats-of-arms of knights in service to the barony.
a white banner - Welan Cadwalider
The flowing banner is made of a triangular piece of fine Vornavian silk, and bears the charge of a wyvern, verdant, on a field of white.
a gold banner - Waldo2 Ptolomy
The flowing banner is made of a triangular piece of fine Vornavian silk, and bears the charge of a rampant bear, black, on a field of gold.
a crimson banner - Wanton Destruction
The flowing banner is made of a triangular piece of fine Vornavian silk, and bears the charge of a rising pegasus, white, on a field of crimson.
an ivory white banner - Cemb Chimera
The flowing banner is made of a triangular piece of fine Vornavian silk, and bears the charge of a rampant dragon, on a field of white.
an argent banner - Hyoko Fujimoro
The flowing banner is made of a triangular piece of fine Vornavian silk, and bears the charge of a greatsword proper between thirteen sanguine droplets, and crested with a fan surrounded by gules stars on a field of argent.
a purple banner - Dame Deavon Laeren, Knight-Errant
The flowing banner is made of a triangular piece of fine Vornavian silk, and bears a charge of thistle crossed with a white rose creating a party per saltire upon a field of argent.
an emerald banner - Sir Ruffelin Highstem, Knight-Errant
The flowing banner is made of a triangular section of fine Vornavian silk, and bears the charge of a quartered shield with four symbols: a wolf, a crowned gauntlet, a raven, and a gryphon.
a black banner - Sir Brinn Mithrandir, Knight-Errant
The flowing banner is made of a triangular section of fine Vornavian silk, and bears a bisected triangle, tapering at the bottom, gold to the left and green to the right, with a smaller triangle of gold at the center protruding to the left, trimmed in silver on a field of black.
an azure banner - Sir Bristenn Mires, Knight of the Empire
The flowing banner is made of a triangular piece of fine Vornavian silk, and bears a roaring white lion's head erased argent, on a field of light cerulean blue.
a sky blue banner - Dame Aiska Sunrider, Knight-Errant
The flowing banner is made of a triangular piece of fine Vornavian silk, and bears a white drake and red chimera gules locked combatant, on a field of deep sky blue.