Grant of Arms
Ceremonial of the Kingdom of An Tir
Version: 12th Night, XXXVII (2003)

At the Crown's command the herald shall summon the recipient:

HERALD: _______________, Their Majesties command your presence.

And when the person has arrived, the King and/or Queen shall describe the reason for the grant. Then the herald shall read the scroll. But if no scroll is available, the herald shall read the following:

HERALD: Attend all gentles unto whom these presents shall come, for _______________ and _______________, King and Queen of An Tir, send Greetings. Our subject, _______________, hath pleased us greatly, and We are minded to Grant him the right to bear (blazon) ____, and also the right to a crest, to show a ribbon and pendant therefrom the An Tir Ensign as Badge of his Order. In testimony whereof, We do here set Our Hand and Seal this __________ day of __________, Anno Societatis __________, being __________ Gregorian.
_______________, King of An Tir _______________, Queen of An Tir.

But if the recipient has not registered arms, the herald shall substitute the following:

HERALD: ...right to bear such suitable and unique arms as, by consultation with Ourselves and Our heralds, he may devise, and also the right to a crest...

And after the Crown has congratulated the recipient, the herald shall exhort the cheers of the populace.

Get a blazon of the recipient's arms.
Grants are not usually given in the absence of the recipient.
Be sure you can read the scroll. If you can't, get the text written out for you.

SCA Herald's office badge: Vert, two crossed trumpets Or. Back to the An Tir College of Heralds

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Updated: September 26, 2003