The Award of the Bear's Claw is a baronial award given in the Barony of Septentria. This award was created at the 10th Pennsic War and at the time was given to those gentles who gave a significant contribution to the war effort. It was initially bestowed only for service directly related to fighting and archery for the Barony's martial efforts on behalf of the Middle Kingdom at Pennsic. It was traditionally only given out at the Septentrian court at Pennsic. Its first recipients were Helmut of Greenland and Broder from Castle Rouge.
Since its inception of as a Kingdom, Ealdormere has been able to fight on its own behalf. This has led to the Bear's Claw now being given for any martial activity and support wherever and whenever Septentria goes to war for Ealdormere. It is now bestowed at any Septentrian Court to recognize war efforts.