From Emperor's Hammer Encyclopaedia Imperia


The Crescent is a crescent moon with a star in its center. It is made of polished platinum inlaid on brass background, and gems of the appropriate kind are lined on the moon. The artwork required to make it is almost as important as the skill required to win the award.

Reference: Dark Side Compendium

Awarded for[edit]

Achieving a first, second or third place ranking in any official, non-Vendetta event.


The type of Crescent awarded is for varying levels of competition as listed below.

Variety Details Image
Diamond Star (Cr-1D) First in a Brotherhood-wide competition
Ruby Star (Cr-1R) Second in a Brotherhood-wide competition
Amethyst Star (Cr-1A) Third in a Brotherhood-wide competition OR First in a Clan competition
Sapphire Star (Cr-1S) Second in a Clan competition
Emerald Star (Cr-1E) Third in a Clan competition OR First in a House competition
Topaz Star (Cr-1T) Second in a House competition
Quartz Star (Cr-1Q) Third in a House competition

Award Authority[edit]

Any Dark Council member for all varieties; Consul, Proconsul for Amethyst and below; Battle Team Leader for Emerald and below.

Equivalent Award[edit]

In the TIE Corps, the Iron Star series of medals are awarded for competitions.

The Hammer's Fist awarded the Cross of Destruction series of competition awards.

The Directorate awarded the Seals series of competition awards (Seal of the Admiral, Seal of the Commander, Seal of the Strategist, and Seal of the Tactician).

Preceded by
Cluster of Fire
Competition Award Precedence
Succeeded by
Kaiburr Star