Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry
The Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry (MCG) is the Imperium's second highest valor award, ranking above the Medal for Meritorious Conduct Under Fire, but below the Starburst for Extreme Heroism. It is given for outstanding acts of bravery on the battlefield.
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The medal is a metal hexagon suspended from a cloth ribbon. On the obverse (front) is an engraved depiction of Diirdi Khirashkur, a legendary Vilani folk hero who defeated an army through skill and trickery. On the edge are the words: "For Gallantry". On the reverse is inscribed the name of the recipient.
It comes in three classes.
- Third Class is suspended from a blue cloth ribbon, and is given for the first through fifth receipts.
- Second Class is suspended from a red cloth ribbon, and is given for the sixth through tenth receipts.
- First Class is suspended from a red & black cloth ribbon, and is given for eleventh and additional receipts.
Additional awards are signified by a metal numeral pin worn on the ribbon to indicate the number of awards.
- The holder of an MCG ranks slightly below a Knight of the Empire in social status before the Emperor. 
A very large number of these medals have been issued since the founding of the Third Imperium. The medals were based upon a previous Sylean medal with a similar name and appearance.