Order of the Gray Goose Shaft

Ceremonial of the Kingdom of An Tir

Version: (2023)

At the Crown's command the herald shall call forth the members of the Order:

Their Majesties invite
the members of the Order of the Grey Goose Shaft
to come into Their court.

And when they have arrived, the Crown shall say to them:

What business do you have?

A spokesperson of the Order shall declare their desire to increase their membership.

Let approach the Thrones.

When they have arrived, the Crown shall ask:

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

Is it your desire that be admitted to this Order?

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

  Are you bound to a member of this Order?

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

, 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 member of the Order of the Gray Goose Shaft.
Will you accept from Us this honor?
I will.
 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.

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

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

Then the Crown will place the bracer on the candidate's arm.

Wear this bracer as symbol of the Order
and the rights and responsibilities that come with it.

The herald shall read the scroll (or the following if no scroll has been prepared:)

Attend all gentles unto whom these presents shall come,
by devotion to the art of archery,
has served Our Kingdom of An Tir right well,
and We, being highly pleased with their great skill,
do now exercise Our Sovereign Prerogative
and command their name to be entered into the roll
of the Order of the Grey Goose Shaft.
Further We do grant unto them the right to display arms,
the right to a crest,
and also the right to show a ribbon and pendant therefrom the badge of the Order,
Checky Or and argent, a goose within four arrows lying as on a mascle sable.
In Witness whereof We do set Our Hand and Seal
this day of Anno Societatis , being Gregorian.
, [Sovereign] of An Tir , [Sovereign] of An Tir

The herald will exhort the cheers of the populace.

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