I heard tell
Of Wilmar’s deeds in all the arts
Heraldry and calligraphy to name but two
Pursuivant and archer sewer of garb
Made ready his garments girded on sword
Wilmar, the bold in all that he does
Be it known that We, Roak, King by right of arms, and
Elizabeth, Our Queen, are
minded to make unto Willmar Grimsdyke an Award of Arms in recognition of his
service to the Ealdormere, specifically for his duties as pursuivant. We bestow
upon him the right to bear arms within the Society for Creative Anachronism
without let or hindrance from any person, and the rights and responsibilities
conveyed by his elevation to this rank. Done this [Date] day of [Month], A.S.
[Year], while sitting on Our thrones in Our [Place name], in testimony whereof
We have set Our hand and seal.
By THLaird Colyne Stewart. Based on The Lay of Hildebrand (Das Hildebrandslied), circa 830. Text from Wilhelm Braune, ed, Althochdeutsches Lesebuch, 14th ed. (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1962, p. 84.) Originally prepared and translated by Douglas Simms; edited by Jonathan Slocum.