To all true northern people these presents are hearing or seeing humble recommendation by Us, Nigel, King of Ealdormere, and Adrielle, His Queen. It is so that many persons being moved of noble and gentle birth to rage or exercise virtuous martial activities and conditions by the which with good grace shall come to the perfection of great honour. Of which persons one in especial whose name is Louis Etienne of the Barony of Ramshaven has skill with the blade which requires Us the said King and Queen to search for an award for the said Etienne. Where upon We the said King and Queen have made herein our search and found the right award for the said Etienne, that is to say the Award of the Scarlet Banner, and further the right to bear the badge of the said award being argent, a pale wavy gules between two wolves combatant sable. Which award We the said Nigel, King, and Adrielle, Queen, confirm unto the said Etienne in witness whereof We have set Our seal and hand. The xxvith day of October The xlviiith year of the society In Our Shire of the March of St. Martins at Crown Tournament.
By THLaird Colyne Stewart, based on a Patent of Arms to John Aleyn, 1454.