At the Crown's command, the herald shall summon the recipient:
HERALD: _______________, come before Their Majesties.
Their Majesties may here detail the reason for the Award. And then the herald shall read the text of the scroll. But if the scroll is unavailable, the herald shall read the following:
HERALD: _______________, whereas it has come to Our notice that through diverse great efforts, you have considerably enriched Our Kingdom, it is thus Our pleasure to present you with an Award of Arms. From this day forward you have the rights and responsibilities of this rank, and We charge you to consult with Us and with Our heralds to determine suitable and unique arms. By Our hands this __________ day of __________, Anno Societatis __________, being __________ Gregorian. _______________, King of An Tir _______________, Queen of An Tir.
But if the recipient already has registered arms, the herald shall substitute the following:
HERALD:...and further award you the right to bear . By Our hands...
NOTES FOR THE HERALD
Find out whether the recipient has registered arms.
Be sure you can read the scroll. If you can't, get the text written out for you.
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