Creation of a Master at Arms

Ceremonial of the Kingdom of An Tir

Version: 12th Night, LII (2018)

At the King's command, the herald shall call forward the Order of Chivalry:

HERALD
Let the Knights and Masters-at-arms now come before Their Majesties.

After they have gathered, the herald shall call forward the candidate, who will kneel before the Crown.

KING
, well-pleased with your prowess upon the field,
and right mindful of the desires of your peers,
We are minded to create you a Master-at-Arms.
Will you accept this honor from Us?
CANDIDATE
Yes, Your Majesty.
HERALD
 Are you bound in fealty to another?

If so, call the other person forward and have them release the candidate.

KING
Will you swear to uphold the rights and responsibilities attendant upon the title of Master-at-Arms?
CANDIDATE
I will.
KING
Do you, , swear to continue to conduct yourself as you most surely have until now,
as an exemplar of chivalry and honor,
both on and off the field of combat,
to increase your labors to the benefit of the realm,
and to seek to disseminate your skills and talents
throughout the Kingdoms of the Knowne World,
training others in the ways of Chivalry,
as far as is in your powers?
CANDIDATE
I will.
KING
By what name do you wish to be made a Master-at-Arms?
QUEEN
Bring forth the Baldric.

If there is history attached to the Baldric, it may be shared at this time.

The inspiration of the new Master may be called forward at this time and assist the Queen in fastening the Baldric.

And the Queen shall fasten the white Master's Baldric across his right shoulder.

KING
Henceforth be known as , Master-at-Arms.
KING
Go now to your peers.

As the Chivalry greets their peer, the herald will exhort the cheers of the populace.