Order of the Chivalry

The Order of the Chivalry (KSCA): are outstanding fighters who have received recognition for their fighting skills, as well as their achievements off the field. They are the very models of courtesy and Chivalry.Award Level

Kingdom, patent

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.Award Verbiage

Text note: The verbiage for patents in not generally standard within Trimaris. Individual texts are most often created to suit each candidate. These two texts are intended as guides only.1.) Know ye by these present that We, the Crown Trimaris, King and Queen of Trimaris, having elevated you, _________________________ , into, do hereby charge you to fulfill the responsibilities of the rank as befits a peer of Our Realm, and do further confirm upon you the privileges and rights thereto . We affirm your exclusive right to bear the arms patent hereupon displayed as

_______________________ . Set on this document by Our Hand and seal this _____ day of _____, Anno Societatis ___.

2.) LO, praise of the prowess

Of mighty warriors, of spear-armed thanes,

in days long sped, we have heard,

and what honor the athelings won!

To Us a mighty hero was sent,

a son to this land, to favor the folk,

feeling the woe of his enemies.

So is named the Wielder of Wonder, with world's renown.

Famed was this ______________far flew the boast of him,

son of Trimaris, in many lands.

So becomes it to Us to quit him wellby honor and gift,

by lauded deeds shall he have honor in every clan.

Then shall we bear him over to ocean's billow,

loving clansmen, as late he charged Us,

and therefore bind him in glory as naméd

To the rank of Knight in the Society for Creative Anachronism

For We the Crown of these three-shored lands

Do set it forth in written word.

Scribed and signed in Anno Societas _______

Upon the _____ day of ______.

*****(shamelessly and extensively adapted from opening of Beowulf, from The Harvard Classics, Volume 49. Translation by Frances B. Grummere , Copyright 1910 by P.F. Collier & Son; copyright expired.Etext version byRobin Katsuya-Corbet; released into the public domain 1993 July. )

3) Medieval Latin:

Atque eum iubemus: officiis omnibus iuste et honorifice implere; (and we command him: to fulfil all his duties justly and honourably et homagii ad Coronam praestare (to offer homage to the Crown) Semper esse probus et fidelis Caballarius, reverens et liberalis; (to be always an upright and loyal Knight, reverent and generous) primus in pugnatum; (to be foremost in battle); Protegere humiles et dominum obedit sui. (to defend the humble, and obey his lord.) Etiam confirmamus illi horum Insignium per Litterae Patentes hic depicta, scripta per Collegii Praeconum. (We also confirm these Arms by Letters Patent, as here depicted, registered with the College of Heralds.) Teste nos ipsis (Roman date) Anno Societatis (year). Teste nos ipsis (numeral date) Anno Societatis (year). (Witnessed by ourselves this <date>).


A white belt, a gold chain, and gold spurs. Unadorned chains of gold are reserved for use by the Chivalry, but only if they have sworn their fealty to the Crown. Spurs of gold and simple white belts are reserved for use of the Chivalry