LO, praise the prowess of Ealdormereans,
of spear-armed hlafords, in days hard lived,
we have heard, and what honour the northmen won!
Oft Streonwald Wulfesbana from defeated foes,
from many a kingdom, the mead-bench tore,
awing the earls. Never he rests,
always at battle, no weapon is foreign.
Famed is this Streonwald, far flies the boast of him,
son of the wolf, in the Scadian lands.
So comes to his great man, recognition of jarls,
from hands of the great king, called Edward,
and Queen Rylyn, come honours,
named as a Hammer,
Wielder of Wonder, this hall-sung hero.
Be it known that We, Edward, King, and Rylyn, Queen, do recognize the martial skill of Streonwald Wulfesbana and grant him entry into the Order of Thorbjorn’s Hammer. Done this [XX] day of [XX], Anno Societatis XLVII while in the Debated Lands at the Pennsic War.
By THLaird Colyne Stewart. Based on the prologue of Beowulf, c. 1000 CE, from a translation by
. McMaster University