Suggested Award of Arms text

These are the traditional Western scroll texts.  Feel free to devise your own, however please make sure that it includes the following critical elements:

  • The award given
  • Name of the award recipient (if the name is not registered, insert “known as” in front of the use name)
  • The first names of the Sovereign and Consort who gave the award
  • The realm in which the award was given
  • The date the award was given

If the recipient wants their *registered* arms on the scroll:

  • The blazon (the official words describing the registered arms)
  • The emblazon (the picture of the registered arms)
Kingdom Text
(Insert optional beginning if desired) (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), King/Queen and Queen/King of the West, having determined to give an Award of Arms to Our subject (Insert full Name of recipient), for his/her service to Our Realm, and having commanded Our heralds to devise a suitable and unique blazon, do hereby award him/her (Insert Blazon). Henceforth he/she shall have the Sole, Unique and Exclusive Right to bear these Arms in the Kingdom of the West. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.) 
Alternate Kingdom Text (for a recipient who hasn’t registered arms yet)

(Insert optional beginning if desired) (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), King/Queen and Queen/King of the West, having determined to give an Award of Arms to Our subject known as (Insert Use Name of recipient), for his/her service to Our Realm, do hereby grant him/her the right to bear as Arms such device as he/she may properly register with Our heralds. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)

Alternate Kingdom Text (when the granting Royalty are no longer available for signatures)

(Insert optional beginning if desired) Let it be known to all that Our Royal Ancestors, (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), King/Queen and Queen/King of the West, have given an Award of Arms to (Insert full Name of recipient) in recognition of Service to the Realm, and confirmed unto him/her certain ensigns armorial to wit:(Insert Blazon). We hereunto set Our hands and seal in lasting witness that such was done on the (Insert award date). 

Principality Text

 (Insert optional beginning if desired) (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), Prince/Princess and Princess/Prince of (Insert Realm), having determined to give an Award of Arms to Our subject (Insert full Name of recipient), for his/her service to Our Principality, and having commanded Our heralds to devise a suitable and unique blazon, do hereby award him/her (Insert Blazon). Henceforth he/she shall have the Sole, Unique and Exclusive Right to bear these Arms in the Kingdom of the West. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.) 

Barony Text

(Insert optional beginning if desired) (Insert Baron’s first name) and (Insert Baroness’s first name), Baron and Baroness of (Insert Barony), having determined to give an Award of Arms to Our subject (Insert full Name of recipient), for his/her service to Our Barony, and having commanded Our heralds to devise a suitable and unique blazon, do hereby award him/her (Insert Blazon). Henceforth he/she shall have the Sole, Unique and Exclusive Right to bear these Arms in the Kingdom of the West. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)