By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2018-08-08
The ancients tell us: Virtue is not left to stand alone. She who practices it will have neighbors.
The ancients also tell us: A good and noble person does not worry about winning a high position; all she worries about is whether she has the qualities that make her worthy of a high position. She does not mind failing to receive recognition; she is too busy doing the things that make her worthy of recognition.
Yet by raising up the virtuous and putting her above the ordinary, all people are made virtuous.
What the laws of virtue require is reciprocity. If a thing of value come to Us and We give nothing in return, that is contrary to propriety. Therefore in gratitude for her steady and unassuming service to this Barony, We, Ermenrich and Kasha of Cynnabar, appoint Tigwyn of the Ochils to our Order of the Silver Tower.
Let none countermand our words.
Based on excerpts from the Analects and the Book of Rites (China, sometime before 220).
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