The Barony Stands confident because of those who take up arms in its defense. Whereas you, __________ have used your skills with (weapon) to ensure that the Barony endures. So We (names) Baron and Baroness of Darkwater do on this day name you a Companion of the Darkwater Defender and grant the rights and responsibilities of this order. Done this _____ day of _____ , AS __________.
Many stand with strength of arm and strength of mind
in defense of the places we call ours.
We stand confident in those who we find
stand as stalwart as the very towers.
For skills unequaled in armor and arms
we place but before you this single quest.
Guard well o'er the halls and too o'er the farms
with honor and skill and joy in your breast.
We bid you stand so tall, before us all
To proudly proclaim your skill and your name.
At the Barony's Lord and Lady's call
mark well the foe that is tyrannies’ claim
For skill on the field without surrender,
stand you thus, a Darkwater Defender.
Done this ________ day of __________, A.S. __________ by __(Names)__, Baron and Baroness of Darkwater to honor ___(Name)__ for excellence in ___(Martial Skill)___.
Text Submitted by James Highgate
[Source: The Trimaris College of Scribes]