Creation of a Pelican (No Surprise)

Ceremonial of the Kingdom of An Tir

Version: 12th Night, LII (2018)

At the Crown's command the HERALD will call forward the SECRETARY for the order.

HERALD
, Companion of the Pelican, has a petition for Your Majesties. Let him come before the Thrones.

And when the Order's spokesperson has approached, the CROWN or HERALD will say:

HERALD
, what is your petition?
SECRETARY
I come to petition Your Majesties to elevate another into the Order of the Pelican and the Peerage of An Tir.

And the CROWN will order the HERALD to summon the members of the Order.

HERALD
Let all members of the Order of the Pelican here present, by Order of Their Majesties, come now before the Thrones of An Tir.

And the members of the Order may process in a formal procession, or they may gather more informally before the Thrones, leaving an aisle approaching the Thrones, and kneeling there.

CROWN
Greetings to you, Companions of the Order of the Pelican.
Each of you is a Peer of this Our Realm by virtue of your service
and the sharing of your talents with the people of the Kingdom.
Today you bring before Us another for consideration. 
What is the name of the candidate?

And the SPOKESPERSON will name the candidate.

And the CROWN will command the HERALD to summon the candidate.

HERALD
Let approach the Throne.

And when the candidate has come before Their Majesties, the CROWN will query the SPOKESPERSON.

CROWN
Is there any of your Order to speak for this candidate?

And when the Sponsors have enumerated the qualities which qualify the candidate for the Order, the CROWN will query the assembled members of the Order.

CROWN
Is it your desire that be admitted to this Order?

And the members of the Order will reply in the affirmative.

HERALD
  Are you sworn in fealty to another?

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

CROWN
, well pleased with your continued efforts and diligent service to this Our Kingdom,
and right mindful of the wishes of your peers,
We are minded to create you a Companion of the Order of the Pelican.
Will you accept from Us this honor,
and swear to uphold the rights and responsibilities of the Order?
CANDIDATE
I will.
HERALD
Then will you, , give your word
to continue to fulfill the requirements set for the governance of this order
as you most surely have until now,
to increase your labors nobly,
to nourish your talents as befits a noble,
and to seek to disseminate your talents and abilities
throughout the Kingdoms of the Knowne World,
as far as is within your powers?
CANDIDATE
I will.
KING
 Bring forth the medallion.

When the medallion arrives, if there is history it may be shared at this time.

Then the CROWN will give the medallion to the candidate.

KING
Then take from Our hands this token of your accomplishment and Our esteem.
QUEEN
Bring forth the circlet.

When the circlet arrives, if there is history it may be shared at this time.

Then the QUEEN will place the circlet on the candidate's head.

QUEEN
Wear this circlet as symbol of that nobility
to which your own labors as much as Our recognition have raised you.
HERALD
Let it be known that on this day
has been admitted to the Right Noble Order of the Pelican
and will be known as a Peer of the Kingdom of An Tir.

The new peer shall here be asked if they are willing to swear fealty.

HERALD
Would you now swear fealty to the Crown?

If the new peer does NOT wish to swear fealty, skip ahead. Otherwise the herald shall ask:

HERALD
Upon which Symbol of State would you swear fealty?

The symbols include:

The new peer shall state his/her choice, and the Crown shall take up the Symbol.

HERALD
I, ,
a Companion of the Order of the Pelican,
and a peer of the Kingdom of An Tir,
do become your liegeman of life, limb and of earthly worship.
Faith and truth will I bear unto You,
to live and die,
against all manner of folks.
KING
And We for our part
do swear to protect and defend you and your household with all Our power,
so long as We remain Sovereigns of An Tir.
So say We, King of An Tir.
QUEEN
And so say We, , Queen of An Tir.

But if the new peer does not to swear at this time, the ceremony will continue as follows:

KING
Arise, , and go to your peers.

The HERALD will exhort the cheers of the populace.