Nigel, king, Adrielle, queen, and servants of Ealdormere, to Their beloved subject, Mattius of Petrea Thule, squire and man of good cote, greetings.
The actions of the worthy ought to meet with a corresponding fulfillment. Insomuch, as of your affection for all things martial, being always upon the lists and the fields of war, being a squire to one of our loyal knights, training to be a marshal, and the joy that is always apparent upon your person when so engaged: We, therefore, much pleased with the earnestness of your dedication, do look on you in favour, and do ordain that, by the authority of this Our present decree, you be given Our Award of the Scarlet Banner.
Given at Pikeman’s Pleasure, by the hand of Nigel and Adrielle, King and Queen of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, on the 4th day of June, in the 51st cycle of indiction of the incarnation of our Society.
Wording by THLaird Colyne Stewart, based on the Papal Bull “Pie Postulatio Voluntatis” which established the Order of the Knights Hospitaller.