Heart of the Scorpion, Ælflæd of Duckford

At Midwinter in A.S. XXVII (1992), Duchess Leah Kasmira of Natterhelm was made the Premier of the Heart of the Scorpion. an al-Barranian award chartered by Susan and Needham and modelled kind of on the Walker of the Way.

I was the eighth recipient, on September 17, 1994 (Baron's Champion tournament, perhaps?).

There is a list here: Heart of the Scorpion of al-Barran
(What I mean is, there was a list here the last time I worked on this page, and I hope it's still there when you find this. The address has been changed once since I started this project.)

I believe it was Master Iric of Blackelk (then Lord Iric, third member of the order) who first referred to this award as "the bug's guts." The medallions we received looked like this (this is mine, and there were several, and I don't know if the newer ones are the same), and all the inside of the bug was colored red and glossy, like... well... Not the sweetest of images, but it's a sweet award.

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