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Closing of the IRON OrderEdit

The IRON Order was retired on May 1, 2013.

Charter of the IRON OrderEdit

The IRON Order Dignities and Ranks
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L to R: Grand Cross of the IRON Order, Grand Officer of the IRON Order, Knight-Commander of the IRON Order, Knight of the IRON Order

Awarded by the IRON Council
Type Order
Eligibility Any member of IRON may be received to the order (requirements vary for each class); members of (certain) Foreign Alliances may be awarded with the decoration of the IRON Order but are not received to the order
Awarded for Eminent merit, while having displayed the highest sense of duty and never waiving honour
Status Retired on May 2, 2013
Motto Honestas et pietas
Statistics
First awarded June 13, 2010
Last awarded April 1, 2012
Total awarded 7

Je vous défie de me montrer une republique, ancienne ou moderne, qui savait se faire sans distinctions. Vous les appelez les hochets, eh bien c’est avec des hochets que l’on mène les hommes.

-Bonaparte, Premier consul


Sovereignty over the OrderEdit

The sovereignty of the IRON Order lies with The Council as a whole, and not with a single Councillor or the IRON Order's Officers.

Members of the IRON Order owe their loyalty to The Council as a whole, and their highest duty is to serve The Council and The Republic.


Officers of the OrderEdit

a. Grand Master of the IRON Order

Is always the sitting President of IRON. The Grand Chancellor acknowledges the President of IRON as the Grand Master of the IRON Order when the President assumes Office of the President of IRON. The acknowledgement is notified to the Keeper of the IRON Order Seal.

The Role of the Grand Master

-he represents The Order,
-confirms the Grand Chancellor,
-signs all the proclamations of The Order,
-awards the decorations of The Order on behalf of the IRON Council.

b. Grand Chancellor of the IRON Order

Is always the sitting Minister of Defence. Minister of Defence is confirmed as Grand Chancellor of The Order by the Grand Master when he assumes Office of the Minister of Defense.

The Role of the Grand Chancellor

-he receives the proposals for nominations and promotions from the IRON Council members,
-examines nominations and promotions and ensures they abide by the Charter of The Order and its fundamental principles,
-receives requests for the withdrawal of the decoration,
-calls to vote on the nominations, promotions and withdrawal of the decoration,
-represents the Grand Master in his absence.

c. Keeper of the IRON Order Seal

Is elected amongst one of the Councillors or members of The Order. A candidate for the Office of the Keeper of the Seal is nominated by a member of the IRON Council. The said candidate is elected if he receives approval of every member of the IRON Council.

Role of the Keeper of the Seal

-he guards the Grand Seal of The Order,
-ensures that the Golden Book and the Gallery of The Order are always updated,
-moderates the forums of The Order,
-is in charge of The Order's archive.

Classes and insigniaEdit

The Order has four classes:

a. two dignities:

- Grand Cross [GC] of the IRON Order (1st Class)
- Grand Officer [GO] of the IRON Order (2nd Class)

b. two ranks:

- Knight-Commander [KtC] of the IRON Order (3rd Class)
- Knight [Kt] of the IRON Order (4th Class)

Nominations, promotions and withdrawal of the decorationEdit

Members of The Republic may be received in to The Order for eminent merit, while having displayed the highest sense of duty and never waiving honour. The recipient of the decoration may be nominated by a sitting Councillor. The decoration may only be given after all Council members have agreed to the nomination.


Additional conditions for receiving the decoration

Member being nominated or promoted must:

-be a member of The Republic for at least one year (prior to receiving the award);
-hold the lower class for at least six months, before he may be awarded the next higher class,
-must hold Office of Praesidium or higher rank equivalent when awarded (for 1st and 2nd Class).

Additional conditions for Foreign Alliance members, dignitaries, ambassadors or heads of government

Member of a Foreign Alliance being nominated must:

-be a member of an alliance that has an active treaty of no less than MDP rank with The Republic or is considered friendly to such an extent but without formal ties,
-hold the rank of Senior Diplomat to The Republic or equivalent rank (for 3rd class)
-must hold office of Praesidium or equivalent rank (for 2nd class),
-must hold office of Council or equivalent rank (for 1 st class).

When a Foreign Alliance member is awarded with the IRON Order, he may be awarded directly with a higher rank award if the above conditions are fulfilled. The awarded Foreign Alliance member is not admitted to The Order and his award does not count against the quota.


Withdrawal of the decoration

-for defamation of character or dignity on the part of the recipient,
-for any action against the spirit for which the decoration is given.

Withdrawal may be proposed by any member of The Council. The decoration is withdrawn if a majority of the Councillors support the withdrawal.

QuotasEdit

The maximum quotas of The Order

-Grand Master: 1
-Grand Chancellor: 1
-Keeper of the IRON Order Seal: 1
-Grand Cross: 4
-Grand Officer: 8
-Knight-Commander: 16
-Knight: 32

Sixty decorations in total.

Officers of The Order hold the following decorations ex officio:

Grand Master holds the decoration of the Grand Cross, Grand Chancellor the decoration of the Grand Officer and the Keeper of the Seal the decoration of the Knight-Commander. The Decorations held by the Officers do not count against the quota.

The Golden Book and The GalleryEdit

Every awarded member is inscribed in the Golden book of The Republic; with his full name (Ruler Name of Nation Name), date on which he received the award and rank of the decoration.

Recipient portraits (avatars) is added to the Gallery of The Order.

Exceptions to the rule on awarding this decorationEdit

Any Council member may receive the Grand Cross (without having prior received the previous classes) upon retirement from Council, should the other Councillors decide that such an exception is merited.

Should this happen the awarded former Councillor will also receive the title Pater Patriae. In such case the decoration doesn't count against the quota.

Every retiring Council member automatically receives the decoration of the Knight of The Order upon retiring (or the next higher class if already holding any other class), if none of the remaining Councillors object.

If the recipient of the decoration at any point after being received in to The Order leaves The Republic, and joins a Foreign Alliance he may keep the decoration but forfeits his right to be a member of The Order. In such cases the decoration doesn't count against the quota.

If the recipient of the decoration at any point after being received in to The Order leaves The Republic and CyberNations, than his right to be a member of The Order and wear the decoration ceases.


Coat of Arms, the Grand Seal, Officer and Member Tags of the IRON OrderEdit

Coat of Arms and the Grand SealEdit


Office and Member TagsEdit

Officers of the IRON OrderEdit

Grand Master of the IRON OrderEdit

Grand Master of
the IRON Order
TIRONOCofA2
The Coat of Arms of the IRON Order
Incumbent
None

since 2 May 2013
Term lengthTied to the Term-in-office as the President of IRON
Inaugural holderPeron
Formation13 June 2010

The Grand Master of the IRON Order is always the sitting President of IRON.

Grand Master Assumed office Resigned as President of IRON
Peron 13 June 2010 22 September 2010
MCRABT 22 September 2010 2 April 2013
Salmia 2 April 2013 2 May 2013

Grand Chancellor of the IRON OrderEdit

Grand Chancellor of
the IRON Order
TIRONOCofA2
The Coat of Arms of the IRON Order
Incumbent
None

since 2 May 2013
Term lengthTied to the Term-in-office as the Minister of Defence
Inaugural holderMCRABT
Formation13 June 2010

The Grand Chancellor of the IRON Order is always the sitting Minister of Defence.

Grand Chancellor Assumed office Resigned as Minister of Defence
MCRABT 13 June 2010 22 September 2010
RAND0M HER0 22 September 2010 14 April 2011
Peron 14 April 2011 13 June 2011
bcndwilson 13 June 2011 1 April 2012
Dodoei123 1 April 2012 20 June 2012
Blade 619 20 June 2012 2 May 2013

Keeper of the IRON Order SealEdit

Keeper of the Seal of
the IRON Order
TIRONOCofA2
The Coat of Arms of the IRON Order
Incumbent
None

since 2 May 2013
Term lengthIndefinite
Inaugural holderShan Revan
Formation13 June 2010

The Keeper of the IRON Order Seal is elected amongst one of the Councillors or members of The Order.

The Office of the Keeper of the Seal, was unanimously conferred on Shan Revan, Kt, by the IRON Council on the occasion of the promulgation of the Charter of the IRON Order.

Keeper of the Seal Assumed office Resigned as the Keeper of

the Seal

Shan Revan 13 June 2010 2 May 2013

Members received to the IRON OrderEdit

Members in Alphabetical OrderEdit

Member's Full Name Date of Being Received Previous Rank or Dignity Current Rank or Dignity
Crusty Juggler of Metropolitan Police 1 April 2012 No Lower Rank Knight
Krash of Washington-Garvey 13 June 2010 No Lower Rank Knight
Matt Miller of Bubbler Nation 13 June 2010 No Lower Rank Knight
Meterman of Ausdenia 13 June 2010 No Lower Rank Knight
Molestargazer of The Burrows 13 June 2010 No Lower Rank Knight
Onbekende of Kapellen 13 June 2010 No Lower Rank Knight
Shan Revan of Naboo 13 June 2010 No Lower Rank Knight

See alsoEdit