Ordo Hastae Leonis

Ceremonial of the Kingdom of An Tir

Version: 12th Night, LII (2018)
HERALD
Their Majesties call into Their Court all members of the Ordo Hastae Leonis here present.

When they have arrived, the herald continues:

HERALD
An Tir'’s great army is known and feared throughout the Known World,
and the ferocity and skill of our warriors is fabled among the Laurel Kingdoms. 
Extraordinary leadership upon the warfield
has made our strength into a force to be reckoned with.
Such valiant and gifted leadership has gained us the respect of all,
and made us coveted as allies in the Great Wars. 
Gathered here before you are those gifted leaders
to whom the Crown of An Tir has granted the rank of Hastae Leonis,
the Spears of the Lion. 
Today, the Sable Lion of An Tir sees fit to honor another
whose excellence and chivalry in the pursuit and practice of the art of war
has been proven upon the battlefield.
CROWN
Welcome, My Spears. There is another warrior I wish to add to your number today. 

Here the Crown shall speak of the accomplishments of the new member without mentioning the name of the Candidate.

CROWN
Herald, call forth the Candidate.
HERALD
 , the Crown requires your presence here.

When the candidate has knelt before the throne:

CROWN
 , your skills upon the war field
have made you a battle leader to be reckoned with in An Tir and beyond. 
It is Our wish that you be entered into the rolls of the Ordo Hastae Leonis. 
Will you accept this honor from our hands?

Upon an affirmative answer, the Herald shall read the scroll, or the following proclamation:

HERALD
Sound the battle-horns, and let Our Words resound through all the Laurel Kingdoms.
We, and , who sit the Sable Lion Thrones,
have upon this day of , Anno Societatis ,
commanded the name of to be enrolled among the great war leaders of Our Realm.
We do also Grant him Arms [blazon]
and all other Rights and Responsibilities of this rank.
KING
So say we, King of An Tir.
QUEEN
And so say we, , Queen of An Tir.

The herald shall exhort cheers for the new member. Remember this Order carries a Grant of Arms.