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Queen's Order of Courtesy; Sir Osgkar of the Wood

This was a scroll text I did long enough ago that I forgot about it, and because of circumstances it turned into a backlog scroll; Sir Osgkar received the final scroll just this weekend. The art was done by Mistress Eva.  Lucky me, I kept the notes from writing it, so I have something to publish about it. It's a Chaucerian Roundel.

TEXT OF THE SCROLL:

A white stag bells beneath a crescent moon.
He looks not back to see if others chase
but leads the hunt with courtesy and grace.
At Pennsic War Our Queen was begged a boon
To honor He whose kindness set the pace:
a white stag bells beneath a crescent moon.
He looks not back to see if others chase.
A knight, in war, who leaves his foes a-strewn
in parlay righteous rage has been erased,
fair Kiena gifted glove and joyful face.
A white stag bells beneath a crescent moon.
He looks not back to see if others chase
but leads the hunt with courtesy and grace.


Kiena, the second of her name, Queen of Love and Beauty, does grant to Sir Oskgar of the Wood her Queen’s Order of Courtesy, Done this day the 31st of July, A.S.48 (XLVIII) at the Pennsic War.


SOURCES CONSULTED:
Chaucerian Roundel at Verse Forms: http://www.verseforms.com/

I had never written a Roundel before and the directions were more confusing than I would have liked them to have been. In order to make sense of what I was seeing/writing, I actually organized it into an excel spreadsheet so I could keep track of what line was supposed to be what form and what rhyme scheme. I saved the spreadsheet as a google doc, which may be useful for the next person writing one.

Rhyme Scheme for a Roundel

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