Order of the Gray Goose Shaft
Ceremonial of the Kingdom of An Tir
Version: 12th Night, XXXVII (2003)

At the Crown's command the herald shall call forth the members of the Order:

HERALD: Their Majesties invite the members of the Order of the Grey Goose Shaft to come into Their court.

And when they have arrived, the King shall say to them:

KING: What business do you have?

And the herald will call forward the candidate. When he has arrived, the Crown shall ask him/her if he will accept membership in the Order.

Upon an affirmative answer:

If the candidate is an arcarius, the relevant member shall be called to release the candidate.

The herald shall read the scroll:

HERALD: Attend all gentles unto whom these presents shall come, _______________ by devotion to his chosen art of archery, has served Our Kingdom of An Tir right well, and We, being highly pleased with his great skill, do now exercise Our Sovereign Prerogative and command his name to entered into the roll of the Order of the Grey Goose Shaft. Further We do grant unto him/her the right to display arms, the right to a crest, and also the right to show a ribbon and pendant therefrom the badge of the Order, Checky Or and argent, a goose within four arrows lying as on a mascle sable. In Witness whereof We do set Our Hand and Seal this __________ day of __________ Anno Societatis __________, being __________ Gregorian.
_______________, King of An Tir _______________, Queen of An Tir.

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