TO ALL SAILORS WHEREVER YE MAY BE: and to all Mermaids, Whales, Sea Serpents, Porpoises, Sharks, Dolphins, Eels, Skates, Suckers, Crabs, Lobsters, and all other Living Things of the Sea. GREETINGS: Know ye that on this fourth day of August, 2013, in Latitude 0000 and Longitude 0000 there appeared within Our Royal Domain the M/V Africa Mercy bound SE for the Golden X, and for Pointe Noire on the coast of the Republic of Congo.
BE IT REMEMBERED
That the said Vessel and Officers and Crew thereof have been inspected and passed on by Ourselves and Our Royal Staff
AND IT BE KNOWN By all ye Sailors, Marines, Land Lubbers, and others who may be honored by his presence that
CLOSE, Kristin Laura
having been found worthy to be numbered as one of our Trusty Royal Diamond Shellbacks has been duly initiated into the
SOLEMN MYSTERIES OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF THE DEEP
BE IT FURTHER UNDERSTOOD that by virtue of the power invested in me I do hereby command all subjects of creation to show due honor and good respect to him wherever he may be.
DISOBEY THIS ORDER UNDER PENTALTY OF OUR ROYAL DISPLEASURE.
Given under our hand and seal this 4th day of August, 2013
Iesu Christus Rex
True Ruler of the Raging Main, Overseen by his servant
(That's what it says on the certificate that I took a picture of and now I can't get the durn thing to load and I'm tired and sick of trying so now I'll just use someone else's photo and say g'night all... KC)
|Photo courtesy of Shelly Davies|
|Graphic courtesy of the Jay and Team|