By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2016-08-16
How greatly do We, Kasha and Ermenrich,
Baroness and Baron of Cynnabar, value a man who
is foremost in battle and foremost in virtue!
Among Our people is one who is mild mannered,
just, trustworthy in his undertakings. Scorning the
vanities of the world, a quality rare in Our age, he
is graciously affable, civil, and merciful. His whole
life is commendable and pleasing to all. Further, he
is considered by everyone to be outstanding in the
use of weapons and in military operations,
refreshing and protecting Our lands against the
molestations of all attackers.
Therefore We, after consulting with one another
and after deliberations, with one voice declare Our
servant, William of Cynnabar, a Defender of the Tower.
Let none countermand Our words.
Adapted from William of Tyre, Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum (written 1170-1184).
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