Order of the Silver Rapier
Mudthaw, Barony of Settmour Swamp
Awarded March 28, 2015 (AS XLIX)
Calligraphy & Illumination by Isabel Chamberlaine. Inspired by Royal 11 E XI f.3 held in the British Library collection. I ave wanted to use this exemplar for a very long time; with Therion's association to his annual tournament at War's of Roses I thought this to be a great opportunity to use it.
Paper: Peramenata, 230gsm, Natural.
Materials: Oak gall ink with a Mitchell #4 nib. Various Windsor & Newton gouache; Holbein gold gouache.
Words by Master Grim
From out of westerne Marche a swordsman came
with gleaming helme and garb’d in blue and gold
This gentleman, one Theron Storie nam’d
who has a loyall heart and spirit bold
and rapier skill in truth can scarce be told –
whereuer blades are crost he showes his worth.
One yeare he went at waning of the cold
to battle and to reuel with much mirth
to Settmore Swamp and see the thaw of dampish earth
There great King Edward greeted worthie man
“Your skill with swords impresses me so well
I must acknowledge this the way I can.”
Said wise Queene Thyra “I haue this to tell –
Indeed I find his talent to compell
vs both, then so shall he without delay
our Siluer Rapier Order’s ranks to swell.”
So Theron Storie was recognized this way
On AS forty-nine upon St. Alkeld’s Day
Scroll ID: Isabel C 52
Time Invested: 5h 43m
Completed March 22, 2015