The herald shall call forward those chosen by Her Majesty, and they shall kneel before her.
QUEEN: Because I value your courtesy and chivalry, honor and courage, it is My desire to appoint you as My escort. Is it your desire to serve Me in this way?
ESCORT: It is.
HERALD: Are you then willing enter Her Majesty's service and to swear fealty to your Queen?
After a positive response, the herald shall read the oath:
HERALD: Do you now swear faith and fealty to _______________, your Undoubted Queen, that you will obey Her lawful commands and protect and defend Her from all harm of word or deed; that you will deal courteously with those of every degree, and especially honor all women of whatever estate, so long as Her Majesty remains Queen of An Tir?
ESCORT: I so swear.
QUEEN: And We, for Our part, swear fealty to these Lords (and Ladies) of Our Escort, to protect and defend them, and to show them courtesy and honor. So say We, _______________, Queen of An Tir.
If there are tokens presented:
QUEEN: And that all may witness their service, We grant these favors.
And if the QUEEN wishes to appoint a CAPTAIN:
QUEEN: We do also appoint _______________ to serve as Captain of My Escort, and give him this token of his station.
And when the favors are distributed, they shall take their appointed places.
NOTES FOR THE HERALD
Get a list of the names for the escort, along with their titles.
Find out if there will be a Captain, and remind the Queen about favors.
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