Text note: The verbiage for patents in not generally standard within Trimaris. Individual texts are most often created to suit each candidate. These two texts are intended as guides only.
Know ye by these present that We, the Crown Trimaris, King and Queen of Trimaris, having elevated you, _________________________ , into, do hereby charge you to fulfill the responsibilities of the rank as befits a peer of Our Realm, and do further confirm upon you the privileges and rights thereto . We affirm your exclusive right to bear the arms patent hereupon displayed as _______________________ . Set on this document by Our Hand and seal this _____ day of _____, Anno Societatis ___.
LO, praise of the prowess
Of mighty warriors, of spear-armed thanes,
in days long sped, we have heard,
and what honor the athelings won!
To Us a mighty hero was sent,
a son to this land, to favor the folk,
feeling the woe of his enemies.
So is named the Wielder of Wonder, with world's renown.
Famed was this ______________far flew the boast of him,
son of Trimaris, in many lands.
So becomes it to Us to quit him wellby honor and gift,
by lauded deeds shall he have honor in every clan.
Then shall we bear him over to ocean's billow,
loving clansmen, as late he charged Us,
and therefore bind him in glory as naméd
To the rank of Knight in the Society for Creative Anachronism
For We the Crown of these three-shored lands
Do set it forth in written word.
Scribed and signed in Anno Societas _______
Upon the _____ day of ______.
(Shamelessly and extensively adapted from opening of Beowulf, from The Harvard Classics, Volume 49. Translation by Frances B. Grummere , Copyright 1910 by P.F. Collier & Son; copyright expired. Etext version by Robin Katsuya-Corbet; released into the public domain 1993 July. )
[Source: The Trimaris College of Scribes]