Ceremony for admitting someone to the

Order of the flower

 

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Herald:  Their Royal Majesties command all Companions of the Order of the Flower to attend This Court and Company.

Flowers come forward, bow, and kneel, leaving an aisle.

 

Crown:  May speak personal words about a person's exceptional ability and teaching of the arts and sciences, without naming them.

 

Herald:  The Crown now calls _________________ into Their Court.

 

Crown:  Speaks personal words to the recipient.

 

Herald:  Reads the scroll or text below:

We, _______________ and ___________________, King and Queen of these fair Outlands send greetings to all.

 

As the gardener labors so grows the flower, thus from great work cometh great beauty.  So, the Arts of the Outlands grow only by the strong labor, fine skills and dedicated teaching of Our [craftsmen/craftswomen/artisans].  One such is our trusty __________.

It is meet and fitting We prefer and create [him/her] , by Grant of Arms a Companion of the Flower of the Outlands. [He/She] shall receive all honors, duties and privileges as are conveyed with such station.  We further grant [him/her] the right to bear the badge of the Order, to wit:  Vert, two stags combatant argent sustaining between them a sexfoil, a bordure engrailed Or.

 

In witness whereof have We set Our hands at <EVENT> in Our [Barony/Shire] of <NAME OF GROUP>, this ____ day of __________, Anno Societatis ______, being _____ Gregorian. _______________, King   ________________, Queen

 

Crown:  Presents the recipient with medallion (which could be done while the scroll is being read), and makes further comments, if any.

 

King:  Go now, and greet your fellow companions!

 

Herald:  For The Honorable [Lord/Lady] ____________, HIP, HIP... (3 Cheers)