By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2019-06-01
The greatest gifts are often seen, in the course of nature, rained by celestial influences on human creatures; and sometimes, in supernatural fashion, beauty, grace, and talent are united beyond measure in one single person. This is seen by all people in Diamanté Colombrino, in whom there is an infinite grace in all her actions; and so great is her genius, and such its growth, that to whatever difficulties she turns her mind, she solves them with ease. In her is a spirit and courage ever royal and magnanimous; and the fame of her name shall so increase, that not only in her lifetime will she be held in esteem, but her reputation shall became even greater among posterity.
Therefore do We, Kasha and Ermenrich, Baroness and Baron of Cynnabar, bestow upon her Our Award of the Elephant’s Heart.
Let none countermand Our words.
Adapted from Lives of the Most Eminent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptors (1550) by Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), translated by Gaston DeC. De Vere, (London: Philip Lee Warner, 1912-1914).
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