Ceremony for giving a

Grant of Arms

 

 

Herald:  Now let _________________________ come before Their Royal Majesties.

 

Crown:  Speaks personal words (before or after the scroll is read) about the continued dedication of the recipient to the Outlands.

 

Herald:  Reads the scroll or the text below:

 

(If the recipient has no registered arms, use this: )

Unto all who come by these letters do We, _______________ and ________________, King and Queen of the Outlands, send Greetings.

Know all men by these presents that _____________________ has served Our kingdom most outstandingly, and does greatly deserve reward.

It is thus Our pleasure to recognize [him/her] with a Grant of Arms.  We grant [him/her] the rights and charge [him/her] with the responsibilities of this rank.

We further charge _______________ to consult with Ourselves and Our heralds to determine suitable and unique Arms, that [he/she] might bear these Arms throughout the Known World as a sign of  [his/her] great merit.

In witness whereof, We set our sign on this ____ day of ______________, Anno Societatis ______, being _________ Gregorian.

______________, King   ________________, Queen

 

(If their arms are passed, use this:)

Unto all who come by these letters do We, _______________ and ________________, King and Queen of the Outlands, send Greetings.

Know all men by these presents that _____________________ has served Our kingdom most outstandingly, and does greatly deserve reward.

It is thus Our pleasure to recognize [him/her] with a Grant of Arms.  We grant [him/her] the rights and charge [him/her] with the responsibilities of this rank.

The College of Arms having approved <BLAZON> for [his/her] sole and exclusive use, We grant the Honorable [Lord/Lady] __________________________ the right to bear these Arms throughout the lands of the Known World as a sign of [his/her] great merit.

In witness whereof, We set our sign on this ____ day of ______________, Anno Societatis ______, being _________ Gregorian.

______________, King   ________________, Queen

 

Herald:  For the Honorable [Lord/Lady] ________________________, HIP, HIP..... (3 cheers).

 

The recipient leaves the Royal Presence.