Order of the Laurel
The Order of the Laurel (OL): is bestowed upon those gentles who have shown quality and excellence in a craft or trade, be it an art or a science, and who share their knowledge by teaching their skill to others.
The general requirements for receiving any Patent of Arms are: courtesy, chivalry, hospitality, courtly behavior, and knowledge or skill equal to that of the members of that Order. In addition, they must be willing to share their knowledge with others.
Text note: The verbiage for patents in not generally standard within Trimaris. Individual texts are most often created to suit each candidate. These texts are intended as guides only.
1.) Know ye by these presents that We, the Crown Trimaris, King and Queen of Trimaris, having consulted the companionate of the Order of the Laurel, by Our Sovereign right, do elevate you, _____________________ , to the rank of (Master or Mistress) ___________ of the Laurel. It is thus Our pleasure to bestow upon you a Patent of Arms granting you the privileges and charging you with the responsibilities of a Peer of the Realm. There unto we set our hand and seal this _____ day of ____ Anno Societatis _________.
The Order's tokens are: A Laurel Wreath Or, A Green Belt with Silver or Gold LaurelWreaths. Members of the Order of the Laurel may wear caps of maintenance of vert, turned argent.