Of all of the people I got to know better working on the triumphant reign of Edward III and Thyra II, Simon is one of my favorites. I have rarely had a better time on a long drive to an event than when he rode shotgun with me down to K&Q Rapier. So it was my great pleasure to do a favor for the scribe and bang out a High Middle Ages-style text for his Court Barony.
+Thyra Eiriksdottir can you make sure he gets a link to his Barony text here?
Edward, by right of arms King of the East, and Thyra, by agency of the same right the Queen. To our Dukes, Earls, Barons, Justiciaries, Sheriffs, Provosts, Ministers, and all our Bailiffs and Lieges, greetings. You should know that we have given and granted in perpetuity, and confirmed by this our present charter, to our good and faithful servant Simon Gwyn the rank, station and honors of a Baron of our Court, and further command, decree and ordain, for ourselves and our successors, that the said Simon shall bear the said rank, station and honors continuously hereafter, without contradiction, delay, or any interference. So that this gift may be firm and persevere unchanging in perpetuity, we have commended it to writing and have had it reinforced by the protection of our ensigns manual, and if indeed anyone, kings, counts, bishops, judges or other persons should dispute this charter of our gift or its confirmation, unless he make satisfactory amends, he will incur our wrath and be subject to rigorous punishment. This charter of confirmation was made in the forty-ninth year of the Society upon 11 April, in Black Icorndall.