Monday, June 7, 2010

AoAs for Michael der Grosse von Bergen and Martin von Vrakenvorde



For my first court as signet I wanted to be absolutely sure that we had scrolls for everything; unfortunately, I was traveling a lot leading up to the event so I knew I couldn't do them on my own, and still have time to get them mailed to Germany. Luckily, during my travels I spent a day visiting Ælfwynn Leoflæde dohtor, who is running Isengau's scriptorium, and she already had one blank, by Apollonia Grünenzwig, on hand, and I asked if she and Apollonia could put together another before I arrived, and they rose to the occasion wonderfully.

The text of the first reads:

Michael der Grosse von Bergen, we Ulfr and Caoimhe rightful king and queen of Drachenwald salute you and send you fond greetings this nineteenth day of June, a.s. xlv. Know that we have heard many good reports of your service to the Shire of Veilburgen, particularly in fostering heraldry. Such service is a mark of nobility and it is our pleasure to recognize this nobility by making you a lord and award you all rights to such arms as you shall register with the College of Arms. In witness whereof we have set our marks below.

The text of the second reads:

All know by these words the will of Ulfr and Caoimhe, King and Queen of Drachenwald. To all true and noble people these present letters seeing or hearing greetings and good will. It is so that many persons been moved of noble and gentle courage to exercise virtuous marks and conditions by the which they shall come to the perfection of great honur. Of which persons one in especial whose name is Martin von Vrakenvorde of the shire of Aventiure who has served our realm greatly as chatelaine, web minister, and fencer. In these as well as in other of his affairs has borne himself valiantly and conducted himself honourably so that he has deserved well and is well worthy that henceforth and forevermore he may be in all places admitted counted numbered and received among the company of other ancient gentle and noble men. Where upon we the said king and queen have made herein an award of arms to the said Martin so that he and no other person but him may bear such arms as he shall register with the College of Arms. In witnes whereof to these letters we have set our marks below on the first day of the first month of our reign.

This is based loosely on some of the texts at

© 2010, Sara L. Uckelman.

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