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William de Cameron
Pelican, Don, Provost
Ildhafn (Auckland, NZ)
Once upon a time, somewhere in the Crescent Isles, long before Peter Jackson showed us it really was the backyard of Middle Earth, there lived a sometimes Mouse, who was really more elf than man, called William. At this time he and his good dwarf friend Emrys were looking for ways to make the Isles a happier place. They decided that fencing would make people happy, but they could not convince the far away bureaucracy of Caid to help them get a start. So they turned for help to the good sword-wizard ibn Jelal, who was living in Lochac. Now ibn Jelal was wise in the ways of long distance convincing, as well as fencing, and he convinced the bureaucracy of Caid to let him help. So William the elf and Emrys the dwarf hopped on the magic flying carriage, and they journeyed to the wondrous Festival in Rowany. There they met the wise ibn Jelal, who put them through a gruelling test with fearsome examiners, which would placate the bureaucracy of Caid. At the end of the test, William and Emrys looked at ibn Jelal, who was in deep conversation with the fearsome examiners. The wise sword-wizard and the fearsome examiners discussed the two for a long time, but they could find nought wrong with the good elf and his good dwarf friend. Thus convinced, ibn Jelal did then write upon the parchment, casting a mighty enchantment on the elf and the dwarf, and proclaimed "You are Authorised! Go forth and teach others, but use your powers of Authorisation wisely." So heeding the words of the mighty sword-wizard ibn Jelal, William and Emrys returned home and started to teach others to fence. Thus did fencing come to the Crescent Isles, and people saw that it was good and that it made them happy.
On Friday the 9th of April ASXXXVIII (2004), at Rowany Festival, Scholar William de Cameron, sponsored by Guildmaster ibn Jelal, did play his Free Scholar's Prize in rapier and dagger. The body of examiners did agree that the scholar had successfully played the Prize, and did acknowledge and advance him to the rank of Free Scholar.
On Sunday the 5th of February ASXXXX (2006), at Canterbury Faire, Free Scholar William de Cameron, sponsored by Guildmaster ibn Jelal, did play his Journeyman's Prize in the following weapons: single rapier; rapier and cloak; and case of rapier. The candidate was examined by Journeyman Luan an Fael, Provost Somerled of Redcliffe, and Guildmaster ibn Jelal. Upon due consideration his examiners did declare him successful, and elevated him to the rank of Journeyman.
On Friday the 6th of April ASXXXXI (2007), at Rowany Festival, Journeyman William de Cameron, sponsored by Guildmaster ibn Jelal, did play his Provost's Prize in the following weapons: Rapier; Rapier and Dagger; Rapier and Cloak; Rapier and Rotella; and Rapier and Baton. The candidate was examined by Provost Diccon Shorthand, Provost Owain Cantor ap Hughe, Provost Gregory Tortouse de Sloleye, Provost Alessandro von Florenz, Guildmaster Francois Henri Guyon and Guildmaster Caleb Adolphous. His examiners did agree that the Journeyman had successfully played the Prize and did acknowledge and elevate him to the rank of Provost.
On the 3rd of February AS XLII (2008), Their Royal Majesties Berengar and Bethan did elevate William de Cameron to the Order of the White Scarf of Lochac. The scarf given to Don William was a gift from Adib ibn Jelal.
On the 4th of February AS XLIV (2010), Their Royal Majesties Bran and Lilya did elevate William de Cameron to the Order of the Pelican for his services to the Kingdom.
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