Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Hrothgar of the March, Award of Arms

Hrothgar hails from western shores
His hands hold heavy reins with ease
Hosts of men live in his limbs
Dims the prospects of all foes
Boasts the March of Hrothgar’s deeds
Pleases Us to give him gold.

Hrothgar of the March
Has served with dedication and skill
At all manner of events.
He cheerfully takes on any task
And lightens the burdens of others.

For these reasons do We
King Nigel and Queen Adrielle
Give unto Hrothgar of the March
An Award of Arms
And all rights and privileges thereto.
He will henceforth be known
As Lord Hrothgar of the March.

Done this 6th day of March
Anno Societatis 44
At Winter War
In Our Shire of Trinovantia Nova

Calligraphy and illumination by THL Asa Gormsdottir

Eagle motifs based on 6th century Saragossa bird-shaped fibula (Spanish, Barbarian)

Calligraphic hand based on the Lindisfarne Gospels (8th century)

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