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Order of the Yeoman of the Sacred Stone

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To all and singular unto whom these presents shall come, Their Excellenc(y/ies) of the Barony of the Sacred Stone send greetings.

“In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; but when the blast of war blows in Our ears, then imitate the action of the tyger…And you, good yeoman,…show us here the mettle of your pasture; let us swear that you are worth your breeding, which We doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base that hath not noble lustre in your eyes.” ~ Henry V, III.i

Thus spoke the good King Hal to his countrymen at the Battle of Harfleur, and We do also recognize the skilled Yeoman who help to make Our own Barony victorious. Their special skill lends Us great aid and honor in time of war, as well as sport and learning in time of peace, and do deserve Our recognition and appreciation.

(Recipient), through the strength of their bow, has proven themselves a true Yeoman of Our Lands, and therefore it is Our pleasure to name them as a Companion to the Order of the Yeoman of the Sacred Stone, with all privileges and responsibilities appropriate to all Companions.

In witness thereof, We ascribe Our name and affix the seal of Our Barony. Done by Our hands in our Court this day at (insert event name) on the (date) day of (month), AS (L) (Being (2015) in the common era)




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Verily We, <Current Baron> and <Current Baroness>, Baron and Baroness of the Barony of the Sacred Stone, proclaim:

Through the strength of [his/her] archery, <recipient> has proven [himself/herself] to be a true Yeoman of Our Barony. It is therefore Our pleasure to induct [him/her] to Our Order of the Yeoman of Sacred Stone.

Done by Our Hands this <day of the month> day of <month>, [A.S./Anno Societatis] <year in Roman numerals>, at <event>.




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Proclaim our words so that the people will know that We, <Current Baron> and <Current Baroness>, Baron and Baroness of this fair Sacred Stone, having weighed well the skill and accuracy of <recipient>, who has made [himself/herself] worthy of advancement, and informed that <recipient> has governed [himself/herself] honorably find [he/she] is worthy to be accepted and received into the number and company of gentles.

We are pleased to bestow upon <recipient> the Order of the Yeoman of the Sacred Stone. Our Companion has the right to bear the badge of this Order: Argent, a fist maintaining an arrow vert with the tip engulfed proper issuant from flames proper.

Done by Our Hands this <day of the month> day of <month>, [A.S./Anno Societatis] <year in Roman numerals>, at <event>.




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Ye all shall know that <Current Baron> and <Current Baroness>, Baron and Baroness of the Sacred Stone, right mindful of the high esteem in which <recipient> is held by Our Barony and Ourselves for their skill in archery which has been honed through long hours and days on the archery range and informed that <recipient> in all [his/her] affairs has borne [himself /herself] worthily find [he/she] is well deserved to be renowned and received into the number and company of gentles.

We are pleased to bestow upon <recipient> the right to style [himself/herself] as a Companion of the Order of the Yeoman of the Sacred Stone. Our Companion has the right to bear the badge of this Order: Argent, a fist maintaining an arrow vert with the tip engulfed proper issuant from flames proper.

Done by Our Hands this <day of the month> day of <month>, [A.S./Anno Societatis] <year in Roman numerals>, at <event>.




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United under the Phoenix, We, <Current Baron>, Baron of the Sacred Stone, and <Current Baroness>, Our Baroness send greetings.

Finding Ourselves in receipt of many good reports of <recipient>, who has distinguished [himself/herself] through skill with the bow, and informed that <recipient> has long pursued feats of archery and deeds of virtue>, We find [he/she] is worthy to be renowned and received into the number and company of gentles.

We do publicly commend [him/her] and do hereby prefer and create [him/her] as a Companion of the Order of the Yeoman of the Sacred Stone. Our Companion has the right to bear the badge of this Order: Argent, a fist maintaining an arrow vert with the tip engulfed proper issuant from flames proper.

Done by Our Hands this <day of the month> day of <month>, [A.S./Anno Societatis] <year in Roman numerals>, at <event>.




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We, <Current Baron> and <Current Baroness>, Baron and Baroness of the Sacred Stone, are led to address this missive to you, <recipient>, by the high repute which attaches to your name in the field of archery. The valiant and noble spirit that aspires to be the best at the bow must aim not at the goal of attaining honors but at breadth of learning, dedication to practice, courtesy on and off the field and honor in every endeavor.

A most illustrious gentle, you have demonstrated all of these attributes and more. You will find no finer example of prowess, constancy and devotion.

Thus We are moved to recognize you as a Companion of the Order of the Yeoman of the Sacred Stone and allow unto you the badge of the Order: Argent, a fist maintaining an arrow vert with the tip engulfed proper issuant from flames proper.

The importance of this last is hardly to be disregarded for it is among the highest marks of distinction allowed.

To this We set Our Hand this <day of the month> day of <month>, [A.S./Anno Societatis] <year in Roman numerals>, at <event>.

Scribal Backlog

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Lady E’s Line Art

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