Order of the Royal Vanguard – September 2011

Order of the Royal VanguardOrder of the Royal Vanguard for William Rayne. Gouache on Strathmore 400 Series natural parchment and calligraphy in Higgins black and red waterproof inks using a .7 mm Brause nib.

The text reads:

May all within our Realm hear the proclamation that we, Arch, king by right of arms of the Middle Kingdom, and Runa, our Queen set forth.

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Award of the Purple Fret – June 2011

Purple FretMy first Royal court scroll, an Award of the Purple Fret for Glortathar of Elamon. The design is based on Thucydides “De bello Peloponensium,” mid-to-late 15th century Florence. See the inspiration at http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/cb/0162/1r/small.

The text reads:

It is our intent to reward the deserving, and lest we be foresworn, let it be known by all that We, Arch and Runa, King and Queen of these Middle Lands, having observed the many good works of Glortathar of Elamon, do recognize the exemplary service that he hath freely given unto the Middle Kingdom, specifically divers labors at events and the provision of musical fanfare.

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