Be it known to all whom these present letters come that We (names of Kings and Queen), by Right of Arms King and Queen of Atenveldt, do this day recognize that Our Subject, (name of recipient), having cared for Our lands honorably and justly, has earned Our Gratitude. Thus it is that We name the (Thehn / Bannthegn) of the Barony of (Barony’s name) so that all may know of their Service to Ourselves and Our lands and confer upon them all Rights and Duties of this Rank.
Done by Our Hands this ___ day of ____ Month, Anno Societatis (roman numerals), being (modern date) in the Common Reckoning.
By Mairi Broder
[Source: The Kingdom of Atenveldt Scribe’s Handbook (pdf)]