The Sandum system of honours, awards, and decorations is comprised of one order of merit, a system of nobility, and a system of agnomina based on charity. The Sôgmô, as sovereign of Sandus, serves as the fons honorum of Sandus.
Most Honourable Order of the Throne of Sandus
The order is Sandus’s oldest and supreme order of merit, given at the pleasure of the Sôgmô. It is awarded for “dedicated work towards the establishment of the Sandum State.” There are 25 members divided into three ranks—member, commander, and elder or kchaia—into which one must be promoted.
System of Nobility & the Sandum Table of Noble Ranks
The Sandum system of nobility is a system of nobility established by the Sôgmô for purely ceremonial purposes and does not confer any privileges save for ceremonial ones. It takes into consideration Sandum historical monarchies under the first and second baronies, making the highest noble rank in Sandus that of “baron” and “baroness.”
Tax titles, also known as agnomina, are granted to individuals who have made significant charitable work in complying with Sandus’s charity taxes. To date, only two Sandum citizens have received an agnomen: Adam ‘Camillus’ von Friedeck and Sisenna Melville, who declined to take an agnomen.
A comprehensive reform of Sandum honours is underway. The Sôgmô is working on awarding entry-level ranks according to the Sandum Table of Noble Ranks, beginning with gentlepeople and knights before continuing on to baronets and barons. In addition, a new order of merit for academic achievements, two awards and distinctions from the Party and Council, and several other medals and orders are being planned.