Trusty and well beloved: We Aaron and Rustique, King and Queen of Ealdormere be credibly informed that Berend van der Eych has enriched our Kingdom. Whereas anciently from the beginning the valiant and virtuous acts of worthy persons have been commended to the world with sundry monuments and remembrances of their good deeds. Berend van der Eych has done numerous commendable services for Crown and Kingdom and been a leader through example. It is only fitting that We should recognize his efforts and, upon the advice of Our citizens, herby bestow upon him the right to style himself Baron of Our court And though a Baron of the court holds no authority or power to command, yet is he to be granted such honor and respect as befits a person of great worth and courtesy. Therefore, in order that no misrepresentation may arise in the future, and wishing this to remain valid unto all posterity, We forbid that any one, with rash daring, infringe it or in any way attempt to violate it; and We validly corroborate this Our decree, signed by Our Hand and witnessed by those who are present at this deed on the (#) day of August Anno Societais (#) at Pennsic War.
By HRM Adrielle Kerrec