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Beginnings

These are suggested phrases – feel free to compose your own!

A 

  • Above all others 
  • All should know that 
  • All who hear or see our words shall know that, We 
  • As did learned men in days of old 
  • As our fierce warriors 
  • Attend 
  • Attend all gentle persons 
  • Attend now to the words of 

  • Before those here assembled 
  • Behold 
  • Be it known that 
  • Be it known unto all that 
  • By these words 

  • Cherish 
  • Come and attend, that ye may know that 
  • Come forward all and know that 
  • Come ye before Us and know 
  • Consider 
  • Courtesy and graciousness
  • Cry unto the ends of the earth

D

  • Deep is the heart 
  • Declare 
  • Declare unto all 
  • Deserving of notice and commendation 
  • Do Attend and know 
  • Do ye all hear and tell others that 
  • Draw nigh 
  • Due commendations and greetings 
  • Due commendations be unto all 
  • Duty compels 

E 

  • Each one of ye shall know that 
  • Each one of you should know 
  • Embrace the news 
  • Equity and justice demand we should reward 
  • Evermore it shall be said 
  • Everyone who sees or hears Our Words shall know that We 
  • Every gentle person should know that 
  • Exclaim unto all

F

  • Fair subjects all; dispose yourselves to hear our Words 
  • Fair Subjects all, know that We 
  • Far and wide let Our Words be spread 
  • Few are as talented 
  • For that 
  • From Their Majesties 
  • From this day forth 

  • Glad tidings 
  • Gentlefolk all, hear Our words 
  • Go tell it to all whom may hear 
  • Gold is the most noble 
  • Good gentles 
  • Great are the deeds 
  • Great is the foundation 
  • Greetings to all gentles 
  • Greetings unto all 
  • Greetings unto all nobles 
  • Greetings to all that see or hear Our Words 

H 

  • Hearken now to the Words of 
  • Hear ye all and know that 
  • Honor is due worthy 
  • Horsemanship is a skill 
  • How shall one be rewarded? 

I 

  • Inasmuch as, We 
  • In Our Realm this is no finer 
  • It is one of the 
  • It is only fitting 
  • It is Our intent to reward the deserving and lest we be foresworn 
  • It shall be known by all, that 
  • It shall be known unto all good folk that 

J 

  • Just and wise are the Words of the Crown (Coronet) 
  • Justice decrees 
  • Justice demands that all shall know that 
  • Joyful news is herby proclaimed 

K 

  • Know all men 
  • Know all by these 
  • Know that 
  • Know this, all that see or hear Our Words, that We 
  • Know ye all that 
  • Know ye all to whom these presents shall come 
  • King (name) and Queen (name) 
  • Kings and Queens require 

L 

  • Let all draw near that they may hear 
  • Let all know that 
  • Let all that see or hear Our Words know that 
  • Let all who read 
  • Let every hall, and home, castle and keep, rejoice at these glad tidings 
  • Let it be known that We 
  • Let it be known to all that 
  • Listen and learn 
  • Listen to Our words and know

Deserving of notice and commendation Do Attend and know Do ye all hear and tell others that Draw nigh Due commendations and greetings Due commendations be unto all Duty compels E Each one of ye shall know that Each one of you should know Embrace the news Equity and justice demand we should reward Evermore it shall be said Everyone who sees or hears Our Words shall know that We Every gentle person should know that Exclaim unto allDeep is the heart Declare Declare unto all Deserving of notice and commendation Do Attend and know Do ye all hear and tell others that Draw nigh Due commendations and greetings Due commendations be unto all Duty compels E Each one of ye shall know that Each one of you should know Embrace the news Equity and justice demand we should reward Evermore it shall be said Everyone who sees or hears Our Words shall know that We Every gentle person should know that Exclaim unto all D Deep is the heart Declare Declare unto all Deserving of notice and commendation Do Attend and know Do ye all hear and tell others that Draw nigh Due commendations and greetings Due commendations be unto all Duty compels E Each one of ye shall know that Each one of you should know Embrace the news Equity and justice demand we should reward Evermore it shall be said Everyone who sees or hears Our Words shall know that We Every gentle person should know that Exclaim unto all

 

 

 


M 

  • Make it known 
  • Mark well and tell others 
  • Many are 
  • Many are the treasures 
  • Many and talented 
  • May all who see or hear our Words know that, We 
  • May it be known to all 
  • May it be known to all throughout the land that 
  • Might upon the field 
  • Mindful of 

N 

  • Never doubt 
  • Now know that 
  • Now let it be known that 
  • Note well, all you who hear or see Our words that, We 
  • Note ye all and bring to others’ notice 

O 

  • Observe 
  • O come ye all and know that 
  • One and all should know that 
  • Open your ears and hear Our words 
  • Once upon a time 
  • On this day of days 
  • Of what glories may 
  • Oyez! Oyez 

P 

  • Pay heed to the Words of the Crown (Coronet) 
  • People of (Realm) attend 
  • Pleased are We 
  • Pray attend 
  • Pray let all know that 
  • Proclaim it to all 
  • Proclaim to all nobles 
  • Proclaim unto all 
  • Proclaim it unto all peoples that 

Q 

  • Quiet deeds may yet speak loudly 

R 

  • Raise your voices and let the news resound 
  • Raise goblets 
  • Recalling 
  • Rejoice 
  • Rejoice in the words of the Crown (Coronet) 
  • Right glad are We to make known to all that 
  • Right mindful of the 

S 

  • Salutations and greetings 
  • Salutations to all that hear Our words 
  • See this and know that We 
  • Service flows from worthy 
  • Shout gladly to all 
  • Small hands may do 
  • So let all know that 
  • Sound horns and cry 
  • Sound the horns 
  • Strike the drums 
  • Say unto the multitudes 

T 

  • Take heed and tell to every generation 
  • Take notice, all ye who hear or see Our words, that We 
  • That all shall know 
  • To all manner of folk let it be known that 
  • To all whom these presents come 

U 

  • Unto all to whom these presents shall come
  • Unto all nobles 
  • Unto all present 
  • Unto all proclaim 
  • Unto all We send greetings 
  • Unto all who hear or see Our words, We give greetings 
  • Upon the occasion of 

V 

  • Valor 
  • Valor, tenacity, Chivalry 
  • Verily, we 
  • Verily it shall be know that 
  • Verily we would have it known that 
  • Virtue is its own reward, and yet 
  • Voices of beauty Voices have been raised 

W 

  • We 
  • Whereas 
  • Whereas it has come to our attention that 
  • Whereas it has come to our notice that 
  • Wheresoever SCAdians gather, be it known that 
  • With glad hearts and good will 
  • With great joy do we 

X 

  • Xenos Inoma Apetos – Foreigners Become Beloved. Having come to our shores from afar… 

Y 

  • Ye here assembled 
  • Ye shall all attend the words 
  • Ye shall all know that 
  • Young and old alike attend 

  • Zealous service enriches the Kingdom, therefore do we 
  • Zephyr himself brings tidings to all our Kingdom that

Endings

  • Given this (Insert day) day of (Insert Month), Anno Societatis (Insert the year of the SCA).
  • Given this (Insert day) day of (Insert Month), A. S. (Insert SCA Year).
  • In witness whereof We have hereunto set Our Hands and Seal, this (Insert day) day of (Insert Month), Anno Societatis (Insert SCA Year), being the year (Insert Modern Year) of the Common Era.
  • In witness whereof We have hereunto set Our Hands and Seal, this (Insert day) day of (Insert Month), A. S. (Insert SCA Year). 
  • Our Hands and Seal are hereto set in witness whereof, this (Insert day) day of (Insert Month), Anno Societatis (Insert SCA Year).


Extras (This gives the reason why the Herald’s Seal and signature appear on the scroll). 

  • The College of Arms finding no impediment to such Arms as here blazoned, acknowledges their Exclusive Assignment to (Insert full name of recipient). (Follow this with a space for the Herald’s signature and title).
  • By the Hand of Our scribe (Insert scribe’s name). 
Referencing Royalty

 

 

Below are a collection of the most common substitutions instead of “We, <Sovereign’s name> and <Consort’s name>.” Please note, the sovereign is the one who won the tournament, the consort was the inspiration. In most cases, the Sovereign’s name is listed first and the Consort’s name is listed second. The exception to this is when the award is coming specifically from the Consort (for example, the Queen’s Order of Grace and the Oerthan Sword). 

  • <Sovereign’s name>, King/Queen of the West and <Consort’s name>, Queen/King of the West 
  • <Sovereign’s name>, by Right of Arms King/Queen of West and <Consort’s name>, by Grace and Beauty/Courtesy Queen/King of the West 
  • <Sovereign’s name>, [by Right of Arms] King/Queen of the West and <Consort’s name>, [by Grace and Beauty/Courtesy] His/Her Queen/King 
  • <Sovereign’s name>, Prince/Princess of <a Principality> and <Consort’s name>, Princess/Prince of <a Principality> 
  • <Sovereign’s name>, by Right of Arms Prince/Princess of <a Principality> and <Consort’s name>, by Grace and Beauty/Courtesy Princess/Prince of <a Principality> 
  • <Sovereign’s name>, [by Right of Arms] Prince/Princess of <a Principality> and <Consort’s name>, [by Grace and Beauty/Courtesy] His/Her Princess/Prince

Under the signature space on the scroll you may write “Rex” or “Rex Occidentalis” and “Regina” or “Regina Occidentalis” for the King/Queen and Queen/King of the West. For Principality Royalty, “Princeps” and “Principessa”, optionally followed by the name of the Principality in Latin: Nebulorum for the Mists, and Cynaguae for Cynagua, if you wish. Currently there do not seem to be Latinate alternatives for Oertha — consult your Principality Scribe. 

You can do the same under the line for the herald’s signature: Vesper (Kingdom), Sea Wolf (Mists), Sable Swan (Cynagua), Stellanordica (Oertha). Do not write the word “Herald” without the title. 

If you have included the Realm of the Royalty in the text, you do not need to reiterate it in the signature area, but if you omit it in the text you must include it in the signature area. That is, if you say “Bob and Cookie, King/Queen and Queen/King of the West” in your scroll text, you don’t need “Rex Occidentalis” and “Regina Occidentalis” in the signature area (you could just say “Rex” and “Regina” or not include a title at all). But if you just say “We, Bob and Cookie” in the text, you must say “Rex Occidentalis” and “Regina Occidentalis” in the signature area, because otherwise we do not know by what authority Bob and Cookie gave the award. For example, they may have been Prince and Princess at another time.