Ceremony for admitting someone to the Order of the

trefoil

 

 

Herald:  Now let _____________________________ come before Their Royal Majesties.

 

Crown:  Says personal words about the person's contribution to their Shire, either in the area of Martial Arts, Service, or Arts and Sciences, before or after the scroll is read.

 

Herald:  Reads the scroll or the text below:

 

Let the populace hearken to Our words that all may know that We, ____________ and ____________, being by right of arms King and Queen of this fair realm of the Outlands, do wish to honour Our subject ____________ for [his/her] service to Our [Shire/College] of _____________.  This gentle [man/woman] has demonstrated

 

version for fighting:

extraordinary dedication to the fighting arts as well as skill at arms, and is held in high esteem by Us and by Our subjects in the Shire of _____________.

 

version for service:

unfailing dedication in serving Our shire of ___________, and thus is held in high esteem by Us and by Our subjects in [his/her] Shire.

 

version for arts:

extraordinary talent in the [fine art of ______/Arts and Sciences], and has freely contributed [his/her] efforts to [his/her] Shire.

 

At this time We are pleased to admit [him/her] to the Order of the Trefoil and charge [him/her] to conduct [himself/herself] in a manner befitting a member of this company.  We grant [him/her] the right to bear the insignia of the Order, to wit:  Vert, a trefoil slipped argent within a bordure embattled Or.

Done by Our hands this ____ day of ________, A.S. _____, being ____ in the common era.

____________, King     ____________, Queen

 

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

 

Herald:        For __________________, HIP, HIP...  (3 cheers)

                       

Recipient leaves the Royal Presence.