Thursday, September 22, 2011

Alexander Clarke (Award of Arms)

Award of Arms
Great Northeastern War, Malagentia
July 10, 2010  AS XLV (45)

Alexander Clarke (Award of Arms)
Calligraphy & Illumination by Isabel Chamberlaine. Inspired by a
16th century German Missal [Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 0309, f.1 & f.6]

Paper: 300 Series Bristol, Smooth, 100lb.
Materials: Ox Gall Ink, Windsor & Newton Gouache, Holbein Gold Gouache.

Words by Lady Lorita deSiena 

Be it known by all who hear these words that we, sage King Edward and beautiful Queen Marguerite, are well pleased by our dedicated servant, Alexander Clarke.  This proud brother of the Priory of Saint Collin has done many great deeds for our glorious Eastern lands, including bringing to life the Incipient Shire of Hadrian’s Keep.  Such a great task requires a keen attention to detail, which comes naturally to Alexander and has served him well in other areas.  He has strived to make sure he always presents himself as a proper member of the Priory, in manner, in dress, in attitude, and in fighting alongside his brothers.

Therefore it is our joyful privilege to make him a Lord of our court and bestow upon him Arms.  Done on the feast day of Saint Alexander, this tenth day of July, Anno Societatis XLV, at the Great Northeastern War in Malagentia.

 Scroll ID: Isabel C VIII 
Completed July 5, 2010 (A.S. XLV - 45)