Saturday, 5 October 2013

Artemisia Order of the Golden Maple Leaf Wording

The Order of the Maple Leaf was named for Adriana Holloway Tarragon, Queen of Atenveldt, who was killed in an automobile accident near the end of her reign. The Maple Leaf was a charge upon her arms. Thus is she remembered in Artemisia.

To all unto whom these letters come, pay heed to the words of <King>, most noble King of Artemisia, and <Queen>, Our gracious Queen. The Order of the Golden Maple Leaf was established in the Kingdom of Artemisia to recognize and honor those who have shown exemplary efforts in the advancement of the Arts and Sciences. Thus does it please Us to honor <name> for freely giving of (his/her) knowledge, time, and efforts by creating (him/her) a Companion of the Golden Maple Leaf. Done by Our Royal Hands this ___ day of ___, Anno Societatis ___, being the year two thousand in the Common Era.

Rex Gryphus Regina

ALTERNATIVE:

To all unto whom these letters come, cease your efforts and pay heed to the words of the Monarchs of Artemisia, <King> and <Queen>. The Order of the Golden Maple Leaf was established in ancient times by Our noble predecessors to recognize and honor those subjects of Artemisia who have shown exemplary efforts in the advancement of the Arts and Sciences. Thus does it please Us to pluck the noble <name> from amongst (his/her) peers and acknowledge (his/her) surpassing skill by creating (him/her) a Companion of the Golden Maple Leaf. Let none dare contest Our will in this matter as it is well and justly done. Attested to by Our hands this ___ day of ___, Anno Societatis ___, being the year two thousand in the Common Era.

Rex Artemisius Regina

ALTERNATIVE:

Of what glories may a Kingdom boast? A King can display the valor of his warriors on the field. A Queen may show you the gracious courtesy of her subjects. But glory is clothed in beauty, and beauty comes from the hands and hearts of the people. We, <King> and <Queen>, King and Queen of Artemisia, must praise the work of Our valiant and expert servant <name>. (His/her) skill (as a <skill>) greatly enriches the splendor of Our fair Kingdom. For this We give (him/her) Our heartfelt thanks. Moreover, We do hereby induct (him/her) into Our worthy Order of the Golden Maple Leaf, that all Our subjects may know (his/her) work is worthy of high praise. Done this ___ day of ___, Anno Societatis ___, being the year two thousand in the Common Era.

Rex Artemisius Regina

ALTERNATIVE:

<King>, by right of arms, King of Artemisia, and <Queen>, Our Queen, to all nobles and persons unto whom these presents come send greetings. Know ye that we, of Our especial grace and certain knowledge, and in consideration of worthy endeavors and achievements in both arts and sciences do advance Our beloved <name> to the rank, style, title, and degree of Companion of the Order of the Golden Maple Leaf with all privileges, insignia, precedence, and responsibilities thereunto pertaining, such title to be held by (him/her) without let or hindrance by any person whomsoever. Let none gainsay this advancement as it is well and justly done this ___ day of ___, Anno Societatis ___, being the year two thousand in the Common Era.

Rex Gryphus Regina

ALTERNATIVE:

Know all by these words of proclamation that <name>, having provided an excellent example of skill and knowledge in the practice of the Arts and Sciences, does deserve Our appreciation.

Therefore We, <King> and <Queen>, King and Queen of Artemisia, do admit (him/her) to the august and inspired Order of the Golden Maple Leaf. Done this day of , Anno Societatis, being the year two thousand in the Common Era, at <event> in Our <S.C.A. group>.

Rex Artemisius Regina


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