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on: October 26, 2020, 06:59:43 AM
In the Royal Archive, in a locked and warded display case upon a velvet cushion of royal red, there is exhibited a truly ancient-looking scroll, inscribed with golden illuminated letters spelling out an archaic stanza of liturgical verse. Affixed to a wooden plaque is a fresh parchment explaining the exhibit, reading as follows:


The following document was discovered by workmen and excavated shortly following the restoration of the Grand Vestry, in the time that Lord Adaias Nepezhar held the King's Banner. Found preserved in clay urns buried in the rubble beneath the original Vestry, having escaped the destruction wrought by the rebellious numismatics, the document is very many generations old, bearing the hallmarks of the authorship of Lady Eusebia II Greywood, Lady Bishop of the Vestry. The scroll is the third, and thus far the only known extant scroll, out of ten like it which together form the ancient liturgical poem "The Cortynge of the Ladie" which relates, in vivid language, the Lord's courtship of the Lady, which in the Promise would bear its holy fruit. This third fragment, containing a complete and beautiful stanza of eight legible lines, is dubbed "Yn Glymryng Goulden Lyghte" after the first hemistich of the first line.

Junior Secretary Lady Rosalia Sunspyre


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The following document was excavated shortly following the restoration of the Grand Vestry, in the time that Lord Adaias Nepezhar held the King's Banner. Found preserved in clay urns buried in the rubble beneath the original Vestry, having escaped the destruction wrought by the rebellious numismatics, the document is very many generations old, bearing the hallmarks of the authorship of Lady Eusebia II Greywood, Lady Bishop of the Vestry. The scroll is the third, and thus far the only known extant scroll, out of ten like it which together form the ancient liturgical poem "The Cortynge of the Ladie" which relates, in vivid language, the Lord's courtship of the Lady, which in the Promise would bear its holy fruit. This third fragment, containing a complete and beautiful stanza of eight legible lines, is dubbed "Yn Glymryng Goulden Lyghte" after the first hemistich of the first line.

Junior Secretary Lady Rosalia Sunspyre
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Yn glymryng Goulden lyght of Earlie Dawne
The Lord befor hiſ favourd Ladie wente
Betokenyng hyſ lovve wyth outeward sheweſ
And for hyr Crowne of Royyale Favoer Flowrſ
A wreth hy mayd a ſemlie ournamente
Nexte yn Chyvalrie to wynn hyr Hande
Betooke the Lord all Ladie dydd demande
That Promyſt ynyon might unyt the Lande.

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