Harken all good gentles of the Known World. We, (Sovereign's name) and (Consort's name) Sovereign and Consort of the Laurel Kingdom of Meridies, wish to honor One who has reigned and served Meridies as King. Thus, hereby, and herewith do we elevate Our subject (Recipient's name) to the Rank and Estate of [Count/Earl]. Bearing with this rank all duties, responsibilities, honors and privileges appendant thereto. Done by Our Hands this day, the (number) day of (month) Anno Societatis (Society year), being (year) Gregorian.
-To be signed by Sovereign and Consort, with space for their seals. This award carries precedence and must also be signed by Beacon Principal Herald, with places for a third signature and seal.
[Source: A Handbook for Scribes of the Kingdom of Meridies (doc)]