Suggested Leaf of Merit 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 with AoA

(Insert optional beginning if desired) Those who give of their service to the Kingdom and the various parts thereof, support and enrich the Realm. It is the duty and pleasure of the Crown to reward such service with honor. Therefore do Their Majesties (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), King/Queen and Queen/King of the West, proclaim (Insert full Name of recipient) worthy of great honor and do admit them/him/her to the right noble Order of the Leaf of Merit of the Kingdom of the West. And Their Majesties do also give unto them/him/her an Award of Arms and grant them/him/her the rights and charge them/him/her with the responsibilities of this rank, and do further grant them/him/her the right to bear as Arms: (Insert blazon), in the Kingdom of the West. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)

Alternative Kingdom Text with AoA

(Insert optional beginning if desired) We, (Insert Sovereign’s first name) By Right of Arms King/Queen of the West and (Insert Consort’s first name) by Grace and Beauty Queen/King of the West, in consideration of (Insert reasons for the award), do Create, Advance, and Prefer Our faithful subject (Insert full Name of recipient), to the Rank, Style, Title and Degree of a Companion of the Right Noble Order of the Leaf of Merit, and furthermore We confirm unto them/him/her the Right to bear certain Ensigns Armorial, to wit: (Insert Blazon) with all Rights, Privileges, Insignia and Precedence appertaining thereto without let or hindrance by any Person whomsoever. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)

Principality Text with AoA

(Insert optional beginning if desired) Those who give of their service to the Principality and the various parts thereof, support and enrich the Realm. It is the duty and pleasure of the Coronet to reward such service with honor. Therefore do Their Highnesses (Insert Sovereign’s first name) and (Insert Consort’s first name), Prince/Princess and Princess/Prince of (Insert Realm), proclaim (Insert full Name of recipient) worthy of great honor and, with the gracious permission of Their Majesties, do admit them/him/her to the right noble Order of the Leaf of Merit of the Kingdom of the West. And Their Highnesses do also give unto them/him/her an Award of Arms and grant them/him/her the rights and charge them/him/her with the responsibilities of this rank, and do further grant them/him/her the right to bear as Arms: (Insert blazon), in the Kingdom of the West. (Insert optional ending and do not forget the date the award was given.)