You shall bear the Laurel badge this day
For love of singing songs and telling tales
At home hall's hearth or foreign fire.
You shall bear the Laurel wreath on your brow
For shot straight and swift from all your bows
On fields far flung or here in Heartlands.
You shall bear the Laurel when you shoot and sing
With well-learned crafts of Welshmen's fame
And for teaching and training with trust.
You shall bear the Laurel as artist's mark
Adhering to laws of Hywel Dda
Strengthening lore and legend.
You shall bear the Laurel to inspire all
When arrows arch and bolts fly by
Great the prizes gained, the honors brought home.
You shall bear the Laurel for art's love's sake
Whenever voices are raised in victory's anthems
Or defeat darkens our hearts but briefly.
You shall bear the Laurel as a mark of Peer's rights
Granted to you great with skill and knowledge
To show your path was worthy of pursuing.
You shall bear the Laurel, tree beloved of Apollo
Patron of poets, avatar of archers
To prod you further to prove your fitness.
You shall bear the Laurel earned by oathtaking
Between sworn peer and Sovereigns Potent
Furthering art is the fulfillment of fealty.
You shall bear the Laurel forever from this time
As no man may say this was not Our Will
As well Comrades of three Kingdoms were witness.
You shall bear the Laurel by Calon Crown given
Hirsh, His sword swift, Magda, Her mind certain
He King and She Queen of Calontir's Lands
You shall bear the Laurel this day and all others
After the sixteenth of January in the forty-forth year
At Winter's War Camp in Bull's Barony, Mag Mor.
A picture can be seen here:
The scroll was produced by HL Rolf Hobart. My thanks to him for his wonderful work.
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