By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2017-04-23
Gregoire de Lyon: Inasmuch as We love you and hold you in esteem for the continual acts of service you have rendered unto Our people, We welcome you into Our court. We do not allow any wicked man to enter here; anyone whom We admit must be courteous and open.
Service is, without fail, painful and burdensome, but also a great honor, making the heart very glad. For gladness is the fruit of Love; and Love is the standard and banner of courteous service. No villainy can dwell in anyone who is bent on serving others. And as you have a great capacity for doing what is most necessary, by the faith that We owe you, We receive your service with thanks.
Now, because We love you, We wish to bind you to Us. Thus do We, Ermenrich and Kasha, grant unto you Our Award of the Tower’s Foundation. For your loyalty is sworn by your proven deeds, and We require no other guarantee.
Let none countermand Our words.
Adapted from Roman de la Rose, Part I (c. 1230) by Guilaume de Lorris (c. 1200 - c. 1240).
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