Order of the White Scarf
Ceremonial of the Kingdom of An Tir
Version: 12th Night, XXXVII (2003)

HERALD: It is the right and responsibility of the Crown of An Tir to recognize and reward the service, skill and dedication of Their subjects, and today _______________, King, and _______________, Queen, wish to honor one of Their people.

HERALD: Their Majesties invite the members of the Order of the White Scarf 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.

And when the candidate has arrived, the Crown shall ask whether he will accept membership in the Order, or not.

Upon an affirmative answer:

If the candidate is a cadet, the relevant member shall be called to release the candidate.

The herald shall then read the scroll:

HERALD: Let it be proclaimed to all the Knowne World, that We, _______________, King by right of arms, and _______________, by inspiration and grace Queen, well-pleased with the efforts, skill and chivalry of Our subject _______________, do here admit him into the Right Honorable Order of the White Scarf, and also give unto him the right to wear upon his person the Symbol of the Order. Further We do Grant unto him the right to display arms and a crest, and also to show a ribbon and pendant therefrom the badge of this Order. In witness whereof do We set Our hands and Our great seal this ____ day of _______, Anno Societatis _______, being _______ Gregorian.

And the King and Queen shall congratulate the recipient, and present him to his fellows. And the herald shall exhort the cheers of the populace as the new member departs.

Find out whether the candidate is a cadet.

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