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  • Sfandra
    There are a few passages that are oath-like in the second half of the Russian Primary Chronicle. I can see if I can dig them up for you this evening.
    Message 1 of 12 , Dec 28, 2009
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      There are a few passages that are oath-like in the second half of the Russian Primary Chronicle. I can see if I can dig them up for you this evening.

      --Sfandra


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      Posadnitsa Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova
      KOE, OM, Haus VDK, East Kingdom
      http://sfandra.webs.com
      ******************
      Never 'pearl' your butt.
      "Ja mogu sdelat' to."
      ******************


      --- On Mon, 12/28/09, Yevgeniya Pechenaya <ladie_lada@...> wrote:

      > From: Yevgeniya Pechenaya <ladie_lada@...>
      > Subject: Re: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
      > To: sig@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 4:34 PM
      > As far as treaty's you can look at
      > the early treaties between the Byzanthium and Rus. It is
      > mostly a list of laws and regulations. There are also the
      > laws that Yaroslav put in effect during his rule. I have the
      > texts in Russian. I'll see if i can find something in
      > English.
      >
      > Lada
      >
      > Oooooh... 
      > SHINY!
      >
      > --- On Mon, 12/28/09, jpkowal@...
      > <jpkowal@...>
      > wrote:
      >
      > From: jpkowal@...
      > <jpkowal@...>
      > Subject: Re: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
      > To: sig@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 4:11 PM
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      > I am unaware of an example of any 10th c Kiev-Rus Fealty
      > Oaths. There is an example of a 10th c Anglo-Saxon Fealty
      > Oath I could forward to You.
      >
      >
      >
      > There is a description of an oath of Treaty between the
      > Slavs and the Byzantines from much earlier that would have
      > involved some of the pre-christian god/s.
      >
      >
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      > But I will dig around my library and see what else I can
      > come up with.
      >
      > cheers,
      >
      > AVL
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      > > From: Sam W <wootduosmaster@ gmail.com>
      >
      > > Date: 2009/12/27 Sun PM 10:25:16 CST
      >
      > > To: sig@yahoogroups. com
      >
      > > Subject: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
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      > > Hi all,
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      > > I'm required to submit a token/scroll of fealty to my
      > incoming King and
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      > > Queen in January and I would like to word the text
      > along the lines of what
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      > > someone during my chosen time period would have
      > (10th-11thC Novgorod/Rus' ).
      >
      > > Can anyone suggest how I could word this in a Russian
      > Style?
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      > > I have already flicked through the scroll pages on
      > Sofya's website, but
      >
      > > couldn't really find anything that would work for SCA
      > fealty.
      >
      > >
      >
      > > Thanks all,
      >
      > >
      >
      > > ~Kotek Torzhokskoi
      >
      > > Chevronelly inverted, gules and Or
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      > > Chirurgeon, Lochac
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    • Tim Nalley
      You should have heard Safya la Rus s feaalty/homage oath, enough painful maladies for breaking it to make the hardest core hypochondriac go into a coma with
      Message 2 of 12 , Dec 28, 2009
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        You should have heard Safya la Rus's feaalty/homage oath, enough painful maladies for breaking it to make the hardest core hypochondriac go into a coma with delight!

        Best Regards,
        'dok
        "Dreams are only the realities of yesterday waiting to happen"

        --- On Mon, 12/28/09, Sfandra <seonaid13@...> wrote:


        From: Sfandra <seonaid13@...>
        Subject: Re: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
        To: sig@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 5:02 PM


         



        There are a few passages that are oath-like in the second half of the Russian Primary Chronicle. I can see if I can dig them up for you this evening.

        --Sfandra

        ************ ******
        Posadnitsa Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova
        KOE, OM, Haus VDK, East Kingdom
        http://sfandra. webs.com
        ************ ******
        Never 'pearl' your butt.
        "Ja mogu sdelat' to."
        ************ ******

        --- On Mon, 12/28/09, Yevgeniya Pechenaya <ladie_lada@yahoo. com> wrote:

        > From: Yevgeniya Pechenaya <ladie_lada@yahoo. com>
        > Subject: Re: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
        > To: sig@yahoogroups. com
        > Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 4:34 PM
        > As far as treaty's you can look at
        > the early treaties between the Byzanthium and Rus. It is
        > mostly a list of laws and regulations. There are also the
        > laws that Yaroslav put in effect during his rule. I have the
        > texts in Russian. I'll see if i can find something in
        > English.
        >
        > Lada
        >
        > Oooooh... 
        > SHINY!
        >
        > --- On Mon, 12/28/09, jpkowal@mts. net
        > <jpkowal@mts. net>
        > wrote:
        >
        > From: jpkowal@mts. net
        > <jpkowal@mts. net>
        > Subject: Re: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
        > To: sig@yahoogroups. com
        > Date: Monday, December 28, 2009, 4:11 PM
        >
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        >  
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        >  
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        >      
        >       Greetings;
        >
        >
        >
        > I am unaware of an example of any 10th c Kiev-Rus Fealty
        > Oaths. There is an example of a 10th c Anglo-Saxon Fealty
        > Oath I could forward to You.
        >
        >
        >
        > There is a description of an oath of Treaty between the
        > Slavs and the Byzantines from much earlier that would have
        > involved some of the pre-christian god/s.
        >
        >
        >
        > But I will dig around my library and see what else I can
        > come up with.
        >
        > cheers,
        >
        > AVL
        >
        >
        >
        > > From: Sam W <wootduosmaster@ gmail.com>
        >
        > > Date: 2009/12/27 Sun PM 10:25:16 CST
        >
        > > To: sig@yahoogroups. com
        >
        > > Subject: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Hi all,
        >
        > >
        >
        > > I'm required to submit a token/scroll of fealty to my
        > incoming King and
        >
        > > Queen in January and I would like to word the text
        > along the lines of what
        >
        > > someone during my chosen time period would have
        > (10th-11thC Novgorod/Rus' ).
        >
        > > Can anyone suggest how I could word this in a Russian
        > Style?
        >
        > >
        >
        > > I have already flicked through the scroll pages on
        > Sofya's website, but
        >
        > > couldn't really find anything that would work for SCA
        > fealty.
        >
        > >
        >
        > > Thanks all,
        >
        > >
        >
        > > ~Kotek Torzhokskoi
        >
        > > Chevronelly inverted, gules and Or
        >
        > > Chirurgeon, Lochac
        >
        > > Southron Gaard, Lochac
        >
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      • Lisa Kies
        Greetings from Sofya! ... Yeah, the mildly uncomfortable chuckles from the audience were great. And, thanks to my husband and his new toy, you can actually
        Message 3 of 12 , Dec 28, 2009
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          Greetings from Sofya!
          On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Tim Nalley <mordakus@...> wrote:

          > You should have heard Safya la Rus's feaalty/homage oath, enough painful
          > maladies for breaking it to make the hardest core hypochondriac go into a
          > coma with delight!
          >
          > Best Regards,
          > 'dok
          > "Dreams are only the realities of yesterday waiting to happen"
          >
          >


          Yeah, the mildly uncomfortable chuckles from the audience were great. And,
          thanks to my husband and his new toy, you can actually follow Mordak's
          advice hear it on YouTube for yourself. ;-)

          Anyway, you've hit on a topic near and dear to my heart. My best attempt at
          a period Russian-style Calontiri Laurel fealty oath was my oath of fealty at
          my elevation:

          So I, Sofya la Rus, yesm' beat my brow to the one right Sovereign and keeper
          of the Calon land and to Lord Calontir the Great to serve them throughout my
          life.

          And my good to the Society and its ideals and laws to want of nothing; and
          wherever from whomever I will hear of good or of evil of my Sovereign, and
          about our Kingdom of Calontir of good or of evil, it is for me to speak for
          them truthfully, by this my sealed certificate, without duplicity.

          I will according to time teach whoever is capable to whatever skill God
          gives them to thrive, to support the Arts and Sciences of the Calontir
          lands,

          And by this my certificate if to think or to consider or to be evil or
          unworthy before the people then will not be on me the favor of God and of
          his ascended Mother, and of all Saints; and my Lord and Sovereign must to me
          for my fault in punishment be unrestricted.

          And with firmness of action, I, Sofya la Rus, to my Ospadaryu Velikii Knyaz
          Martino and Velikaya Knyaginya Ariel kiss esmi the honest and life-giving
          cross, and give esmi myself with my certificate after signature and after
          seal of the clerk of all Calontir.

          http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Medieval/laurel.html

          Here's where I got a lot of the wording - there's some nice bits about
          promising not to leave and such:
          http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html

          I also prepared a Russian translation of a 10th century Anglo-Saxon fealty
          oath for someone's Squiring.


          By the CROWN before whom these lands are held. I Lord Kallimakh Kasek do
          give my OATH OF FEALTY, to you SYR .

          ������� � ������� ��� ����� ��������,

          By the CROWN by whom these lands are held,

          �� �� ��������� �������� �����,

          So I Lord Kallimakh Kasek

          ��� ��� ������� �������� � ��� �������* *���������.

          do give my OATH OF FEALTY to you, SYR EVANDER



          I will be true and faithful and love all which you love and shun all which
          you may shun, according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these
          lands.

          � ���� �������� � ������

          I will be true and faithful

          � ���� ������ ��� ������� �� ������

          And will love all that you love

          � ���� ����������� ����� �������� �� �����������,

          and will shun/avoid all that you shun/avoid,

          [� ���� ���������� ��� ������� �� ����������,]

          [Alternately: and will hate all that you hate,]

          �������� ������� ������ � ������ ���� ������.

          according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these lands.



          Nor will I ever with will or action through word or deed do anything which
          is unpleasing to you on condition that you will hold to me as I shall
          deserve it.

          [Alternate version: and never, willingly or intentionally, by word or by
          work, do aught of what is loathful to him; on condition that he will keep me
          as I am willing to deserve...]

          � � �������, ������ ��� ���������

          Nor will I ever, willingly or intentionally

          ������ ��� �����

          by word or deed

          �� ������ ������ ����������� ��� ����

          do anything which is unpleasing to you

          ��� ������� ��� �� ������ ������� ���� �� ��������.

          on condition that you will hold me as I shall deserve.



          I pledge to seek and accept your COUNSEL when given and if I may offer my
          COUNSEL in turn.

          � ���������� ������ � ��������� ���� ����� ����� ���

          I pledge to seek and heed/listen to your COUNSEL when given

          � � ��� �� ���������� ��� ����� �� �������.

          and, if I may, offer my COUNSEL in turn.

          ��������� means to accept/receive/. A soldier who receives an order says "
          ������" as in "Very well" or "I understand" i.e. the Russian equivalent of
          "Roger, Willco".



          My SWORD is yours to command and will always be at your side till I die.

          ��� ��� ���� ����� ���������

          My SWORD is yours to direct

          � ������ ���� ������ ����� � ����� �� ������.

          and always I will stand with you till death.



          This I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you.

          ��� � ����� ��� ������� �������� � ���.

          Thus I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you

          Corrections to the Russian translation welcome, as I am not a native
          speaker.

          At your service,

          Sofya

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          Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa Kramolnikova
          Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
          http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser
          "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
          "Nasytivshimsya knizhnoj sladosti."
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        • jpkowal@mts.net
          Greetings; The Below Anglo-Saxon Oath is the one I was referring to and is rendered below. I used a good portion of it during after my Peerage Ceremony to
          Message 4 of 12 , Dec 29, 2009
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            Greetings;

            The Below Anglo-Saxon Oath is the one I was referring to and is rendered below. I used a good portion of it during after my Peerage Ceremony to swear fealty.
            AVL

            > From: Lisa Kies <lkies319@...>
            > Date: 2009/12/28 Mon PM 08:32:40 CST
            > To: sig@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: Re: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
            >
            > Greetings from Sofya!
            > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Tim Nalley <mordakus@...> wrote:
            > I also prepared a Russian translation of a 10th century Anglo-Saxon fealty
            > oath for someone's Squiring.
            >
            >
            > By the CROWN before whom these lands are held. I Lord Kallimakh Kasek do
            > give my OATH OF FEALTY, to you SYR .
            >
            > ëÏÒÏÎÏÊ Õ ËÏÔÏÒÏÊ ÜÔÉ ÚÅÍÌÉ ÄÅÒÖÁÔÓÑ,
            >
            > By the CROWN by whom these lands are held,
            >
            > ÓÅ ÑÚ Ä×ÏÒÑÎÉÎß ëÁÌÌÉÍÁÈ ëÁÓÅË,
            >
            > So I Lord Kallimakh Kasek
            >
            > ÄÁÀ ÍÏÀ ÐÒÉÓÑÇÕ ×ÅÒÎÏÓÔÉ Ë ×ÁÍ ÓÕÄÁÒÅÍ* *é×ÁÎÄÅÒÁÍ.
            >
            > do give my OATH OF FEALTY to you, SYR EVANDER
            >
            >
            >
            > I will be true and faithful and love all which you love and shun all which
            > you may shun, according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these
            > lands.
            >
            > ñ ÂÕÄÕ ÉÓÔÉÎÎÙÍ É ×ÅÒÎÙÍ
            >
            > I will be true and faithful
            >
            > É ÂÕÄÕ ÌÀÂÉÔØ ×ÓÅ ËÏÔÏÒÏÅ ÔÙ ÌÀÂÉÛØ
            >
            > And will love all that you love
            >
            > É ÂÕÄÕ ÓÔÏÒÏÎÉÔØÓÑ ×ÓÅÇÏ ËÏÔÏÒÏÇÏ ÔÙ ÓÔÏÒÏÎÉÛØÓÑ,
            >
            > and will shun/avoid all that you shun/avoid,
            >
            > [É ÂÕÄÕ ÎÅÎÁ×ÉÄÅÔØ ×ÓÅ ËÏÔÏÒÏÊ ÔÙ ÎÅÎÁ×ÉÄÅÛØ,]
            >
            > [Alternately: and will hate all that you hate,]
            >
            > ÓÏÇÌÁÓÎÏ ÚÁËÏÎÁÍ ËÏÒÏÎÙ É ÓÔÒÏÅÍ ÜÔÉÈ ÚÅÍÅÌØ.
            >
            > according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these lands.
            >
            >
            >
            > Nor will I ever with will or action through word or deed do anything which
            > is unpleasing to you on condition that you will hold to me as I shall
            > deserve it.
            >
            > [Alternate version: and never, willingly or intentionally, by word or by
            > work, do aught of what is loathful to him; on condition that he will keep me
            > as I am willing to deserve...]
            >
            > É ñ ÎÉËÏÇÄÁ, ÏÈÏÔÎÏ ÉÌÉ ÎÁÍÅÒÅÎÎÏ
            >
            > Nor will I ever, willingly or intentionally
            >
            > ÓÌÏ×ÏÍ ÉÌÉ ÄÅÌÏÍ
            >
            > by word or deed
            >
            > ÎÅ ÓÄÅÌÁÀ ÎÉÞÅÇÏ ÎÅÐÒÉÑÔÎÏÇÏ ÄÌÑ ÔÅÂÑ
            >
            > do anything which is unpleasing to you
            >
            > ÐÒÉ ÕÓÌÏ×ÉÉ ÞÔÏ ÔÙ ÂÕÄÅÛØ ÄÅÒÖÁÔØ ÍÅÎÑ ÐÏ ÚÁÓÌÕÇÁÍ.
            >
            > on condition that you will hold me as I shall deserve.
            >
            >
            >
            > I pledge to seek and accept your COUNSEL when given and if I may offer my
            > COUNSEL in turn.
            >
            > ñ ÚÁËÌÁÄÙ×ÁÀ ÉÓËÁÔØ É ÐÏÓÌÕÛÁÔØ Ô×ÏÊ ÓÏ×ÅÔ ÔÏÇÄÁ ÄÁÎ
            >
            > I pledge to seek and heed/listen to your COUNSEL when given
            >
            > É Ñ ÍÏÇ ÂÙ ÐÒÅÄÌÏÖÉÔØ ÍÏÊ ÓÏ×ÅÔ ÐÏ ÏÞÅÒÅÄÉ.
            >
            > and, if I may, offer my COUNSEL in turn.
            >
            > ðÒÉÎÉÍÁÔØ means to accept/receive/. A soldier who receives an order says "
            > ÓÌÕÛÁÀ" as in "Very well" or "I understand" i.e. the Russian equivalent of
            > "Roger, Willco".
            >
            >
            >
            > My SWORD is yours to command and will always be at your side till I die.
            >
            > íÏÊ ÍÅÞ Ô×ÏÊ ÞÔÏÂÙ ÕÐÒÁ×ÌÑÔØ
            >
            > My SWORD is yours to direct
            >
            > É ×ÓÅÇÄÁ ÂÕÄÕ ÓÔÏÑÔØ ÒÑÄÏÍ Ó ÔÏÂÏÊ ÄÏ ÓÍÅÒÔÉ.
            >
            > and always I will stand with you till death.
            >
            >
            >
            > This I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you.
            >
            > ôÁË Ñ ËÌÑÎÕ ÍÏÀ ÐÒÉÓÑÇÕ ×ÅÒÎÏÓÔÉ Ë ×ÁÍ.
            >
            > Thus I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you
            >
            > Corrections to the Russian translation welcome, as I am not a native
            > speaker.
            >
            > At your service,
            >
            > Sofya
            >
            > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            > Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa Kramolnikova
            > Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
            > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser
            > "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
            > "Nasytivshimsya knizhnoj sladosti."
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          • Sam W
            Thanks :D I mashed something together that looks plausable ^_^ ~Kotek 2009/12/30 ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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              Thanks :D

              I mashed something together that looks plausable ^_^

              ~Kotek

              2009/12/30 <jpkowal@...>

              >
              >
              > Greetings;
              >
              > The Below Anglo-Saxon Oath is the one I was referring to and is rendered
              > below. I used a good portion of it during after my Peerage Ceremony to swear
              > fealty.
              > AVL
              >
              > > From: Lisa Kies <lkies319@... <lkies319%40gmail.com>>
              > > Date: 2009/12/28 Mon PM 08:32:40 CST
              > > To: sig@yahoogroups.com <sig%40yahoogroups.com>
              >
              > > Subject: Re: [sig] Medieval Rus' fealty/homage scrolls
              > >
              > > Greetings from Sofya!
              > > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Tim Nalley <mordakus@...<mordakus%40yahoo.com>>
              > wrote:
              > > I also prepared a Russian translation of a 10th century Anglo-Saxon
              > fealty
              > > oath for someone's Squiring.
              > >
              > >
              > > By the CROWN before whom these lands are held. I Lord Kallimakh Kasek do
              > > give my OATH OF FEALTY, to you SYR .
              > >
              > > ������� � ������� ��� ����� ��������,
              >
              > >
              > > By the CROWN by whom these lands are held,
              > >
              > > �� �� ��������� �������� �����,
              >
              > >
              > > So I Lord Kallimakh Kasek
              > >
              > > ��� ��� ������� �������� � ��� �������* *���������.
              >
              > >
              > > do give my OATH OF FEALTY to you, SYR EVANDER
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > I will be true and faithful and love all which you love and shun all
              > which
              > > you may shun, according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these
              > > lands.
              > >
              > > � ���� �������� � ������
              >
              > >
              > > I will be true and faithful
              > >
              > > � ���� ������ ��� ������� �� ������
              >
              > >
              > > And will love all that you love
              > >
              > > � ���� ����������� ����� �������� �� �����������,
              >
              > >
              > > and will shun/avoid all that you shun/avoid,
              > >
              > > [� ���� ���������� ��� ������� �� ����������,]
              >
              > >
              > > [Alternately: and will hate all that you hate,]
              > >
              > > �������� ������� ������ � ������ ���� ������.
              >
              > >
              > > according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these lands.
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > Nor will I ever with will or action through word or deed do anything
              > which
              > > is unpleasing to you on condition that you will hold to me as I shall
              > > deserve it.
              > >
              > > [Alternate version: and never, willingly or intentionally, by word or by
              > > work, do aught of what is loathful to him; on condition that he will keep
              > me
              > > as I am willing to deserve...]
              > >
              > > � � �������, ������ ��� ���������
              >
              > >
              > > Nor will I ever, willingly or intentionally
              > >
              > > ������ ��� �����
              > >
              > > by word or deed
              > >
              > > �� ������ ������ ����������� ��� ����
              >
              > >
              > > do anything which is unpleasing to you
              > >
              > > ��� ������� ��� �� ������ ������� ���� �� ��������.
              >
              > >
              > > on condition that you will hold me as I shall deserve.
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > I pledge to seek and accept your COUNSEL when given and if I may offer my
              > > COUNSEL in turn.
              > >
              > > � ���������� ������ � ��������� ���� ����� ����� ���
              >
              > >
              > > I pledge to seek and heed/listen to your COUNSEL when given
              > >
              > > � � ��� �� ���������� ��� ����� �� �������.
              >
              > >
              > > and, if I may, offer my COUNSEL in turn.
              > >
              > > ��������� means to accept/receive/. A soldier who receives an order says
              > "
              > > ������" as in "Very well" or "I understand" i.e. the Russian equivalent
              > of
              >
              > > "Roger, Willco".
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > My SWORD is yours to command and will always be at your side till I die.
              > >
              > > ��� ��� ���� ����� ���������
              >
              > >
              > > My SWORD is yours to direct
              > >
              > > � ������ ���� ������ ����� � ����� �� ������.
              >
              > >
              > > and always I will stand with you till death.
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > This I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you.
              > >
              > > ��� � ����� ��� ������� �������� � ���.
              >
              > >
              > > Thus I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you
              > >
              > > Corrections to the Russian translation welcome, as I am not a native
              > > speaker.
              > >
              > > At your service,
              > >
              > > Sofya
              > >
              > > ----------------------------------------------------------
              > > Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa Kramolnikova
              > > Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
              > > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser<http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser>
              > > "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
              > > "Nasytivshimsya knizhnoj sladosti."
              > > ----------------------------------------------------------
              > >
              > >
              > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > ------------------------------------
              > >
              > > Yahoo! Groups Links
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              >
              >
              >


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            • Nikulai Ivanovich
              Digging through the archives and found the thread below... question does anyone have any examples of apprenticeship contracts? Going to be taking a new protege
              Message 6 of 12 , Mar 17, 2010
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                Digging through the archives and found the thread below... question does
                anyone have any examples of apprenticeship contracts? Going to be taking a
                new protege soon and we would like to do a contract.

                Thanks!
                - N

                On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Lisa Kies <lkies319@...> wrote:

                > Greetings from Sofya!
                > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Tim Nalley <mordakus@...> wrote:
                >
                > > You should have heard Safya la Rus's feaalty/homage oath, enough painful
                > > maladies for breaking it to make the hardest core hypochondriac go into a
                > > coma with delight!
                > >
                > > Best Regards,
                > > 'dok
                > > "Dreams are only the realities of yesterday waiting to happen"
                > >
                > >
                >
                >
                > Yeah, the mildly uncomfortable chuckles from the audience were great. And,
                > thanks to my husband and his new toy, you can actually follow Mordak's
                > advice hear it on YouTube for yourself. ;-)
                >
                > Anyway, you've hit on a topic near and dear to my heart. My best attempt
                > at
                > a period Russian-style Calontiri Laurel fealty oath was my oath of fealty
                > at
                > my elevation:
                >
                > So I, Sofya la Rus, yesm' beat my brow to the one right Sovereign and
                > keeper
                > of the Calon land and to Lord Calontir the Great to serve them throughout
                > my
                > life.
                >
                > And my good to the Society and its ideals and laws to want of nothing; and
                > wherever from whomever I will hear of good or of evil of my Sovereign, and
                > about our Kingdom of Calontir of good or of evil, it is for me to speak for
                > them truthfully, by this my sealed certificate, without duplicity.
                >
                > I will according to time teach whoever is capable to whatever skill God
                > gives them to thrive, to support the Arts and Sciences of the Calontir
                > lands,
                >
                > And by this my certificate if to think or to consider or to be evil or
                > unworthy before the people then will not be on me the favor of God and of
                > his ascended Mother, and of all Saints; and my Lord and Sovereign must to
                > me
                > for my fault in punishment be unrestricted.
                >
                > And with firmness of action, I, Sofya la Rus, to my Ospadaryu Velikii Knyaz
                > Martino and Velikaya Knyaginya Ariel kiss esmi the honest and life-giving
                > cross, and give esmi myself with my certificate after signature and after
                > seal of the clerk of all Calontir.
                >
                > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Medieval/laurel.html<http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser/Medieval/laurel.html>
                >
                > Here's where I got a lot of the wording - there's some nice bits about
                > promising not to leave and such:
                > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html<http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html>
                >
                > I also prepared a Russian translation of a 10th century Anglo-Saxon fealty
                > oath for someone's Squiring.
                >
                >
                > By the CROWN before whom these lands are held. I Lord Kallimakh Kasek do
                > give my OATH OF FEALTY, to you SYR .
                >
                > ������� � ������� ��� ����� ��������,
                >
                > By the CROWN by whom these lands are held,
                >
                > �� �� ��������� �������� �����,
                >
                > So I Lord Kallimakh Kasek
                >
                > ��� ��� ������� �������� � ��� �������* *���������.
                >
                > do give my OATH OF FEALTY to you, SYR EVANDER
                >
                >
                >
                > I will be true and faithful and love all which you love and shun all which
                > you may shun, according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these
                > lands.
                >
                > � ���� �������� � ������
                >
                > I will be true and faithful
                >
                > � ���� ������ ��� ������� �� ������
                >
                > And will love all that you love
                >
                > � ���� ����������� ����� �������� �� �����������,
                >
                > and will shun/avoid all that you shun/avoid,
                >
                > [� ���� ���������� ��� ������� �� ����������,]
                >
                > [Alternately: and will hate all that you hate,]
                >
                > �������� ������� ������ � ������ ���� ������.
                >
                > according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these lands.
                >
                >
                >
                > Nor will I ever with will or action through word or deed do anything which
                > is unpleasing to you on condition that you will hold to me as I shall
                > deserve it.
                >
                > [Alternate version: and never, willingly or intentionally, by word or by
                > work, do aught of what is loathful to him; on condition that he will keep
                > me
                > as I am willing to deserve...]
                >
                > � � �������, ������ ��� ���������
                >
                > Nor will I ever, willingly or intentionally
                >
                > ������ ��� �����
                >
                > by word or deed
                >
                > �� ������ ������ ����������� ��� ����
                >
                > do anything which is unpleasing to you
                >
                > ��� ������� ��� �� ������ ������� ���� �� ��������.
                >
                > on condition that you will hold me as I shall deserve.
                >
                >
                >
                > I pledge to seek and accept your COUNSEL when given and if I may offer my
                > COUNSEL in turn.
                >
                > � ���������� ������ � ��������� ���� ����� ����� ���
                >
                > I pledge to seek and heed/listen to your COUNSEL when given
                >
                > � � ��� �� ���������� ��� ����� �� �������.
                >
                > and, if I may, offer my COUNSEL in turn.
                >
                > ��������� means to accept/receive/. A soldier who receives an order says "
                > ������" as in "Very well" or "I understand" i.e. the Russian equivalent of
                > "Roger, Willco".
                >
                >
                >
                > My SWORD is yours to command and will always be at your side till I die.
                >
                > ��� ��� ���� ����� ���������
                >
                > My SWORD is yours to direct
                >
                > � ������ ���� ������ ����� � ����� �� ������.
                >
                > and always I will stand with you till death.
                >
                >
                >
                > This I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you.
                >
                > ��� � ����� ��� ������� �������� � ���.
                >
                > Thus I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you
                >
                > Corrections to the Russian translation welcome, as I am not a native
                > speaker.
                >
                > At your service,
                >
                > Sofya
                >
                >
                > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                > Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa Kramolnikova
                > Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
                > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser <http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser>
                > "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
                > "Nasytivshimsya knizhnoj sladosti."
                >
                > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                >
                >
                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                >
                >
                >
                > ------------------------------------
                >
                > Yahoo! Groups Links
                >
                >
                >
                >


                --
                Master Nikulai Ivanovich, OP
                Or, on a bend cotised sable three fox masks palewise or
                http://www.atlow.org


                [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              • Lisa Kies
                I haven t found any period Russian apprenticeship contracts. The closest is the fealty certificates of some old appanage princes to the Moscow grand prince.
                Message 7 of 12 , Mar 24, 2010
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                  I haven't found any period Russian apprenticeship contracts. The closest is
                  the "fealty" certificates of some old appanage princes to the Moscow grand
                  prince.

                  Scroll down to the 1474 pledge/charge records here:
                  http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrollsources.html

                  Sofya

                  On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Nikulai Ivanovich <nikulai@...>wrote:

                  > Digging through the archives and found the thread below... question does
                  > anyone have any examples of apprenticeship contracts? Going to be taking a
                  > new protege soon and we would like to do a contract.
                  >
                  > Thanks!
                  > - N
                  >
                  > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Lisa Kies <lkies319@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > > Greetings from Sofya!
                  > > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Tim Nalley <mordakus@...> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > > You should have heard Safya la Rus's feaalty/homage oath, enough
                  > painful
                  > > > maladies for breaking it to make the hardest core hypochondriac go into
                  > a
                  > > > coma with delight!
                  > > >
                  > > > Best Regards,
                  > > > 'dok
                  > > > "Dreams are only the realities of yesterday waiting to happen"
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Yeah, the mildly uncomfortable chuckles from the audience were great.
                  > And,
                  > > thanks to my husband and his new toy, you can actually follow Mordak's
                  > > advice hear it on YouTube for yourself. ;-)
                  > >
                  > > Anyway, you've hit on a topic near and dear to my heart. My best attempt
                  > > at
                  > > a period Russian-style Calontiri Laurel fealty oath was my oath of fealty
                  > > at
                  > > my elevation:
                  > >
                  > > So I, Sofya la Rus, yesm' beat my brow to the one right Sovereign and
                  > > keeper
                  > > of the Calon land and to Lord Calontir the Great to serve them throughout
                  > > my
                  > > life.
                  > >
                  > > And my good to the Society and its ideals and laws to want of nothing;
                  > and
                  > > wherever from whomever I will hear of good or of evil of my Sovereign,
                  > and
                  > > about our Kingdom of Calontir of good or of evil, it is for me to speak
                  > for
                  > > them truthfully, by this my sealed certificate, without duplicity.
                  > >
                  > > I will according to time teach whoever is capable to whatever skill God
                  > > gives them to thrive, to support the Arts and Sciences of the Calontir
                  > > lands,
                  > >
                  > > And by this my certificate if to think or to consider or to be evil or
                  > > unworthy before the people then will not be on me the favor of God and of
                  > > his ascended Mother, and of all Saints; and my Lord and Sovereign must to
                  > > me
                  > > for my fault in punishment be unrestricted.
                  > >
                  > > And with firmness of action, I, Sofya la Rus, to my Ospadaryu Velikii
                  > Knyaz
                  > > Martino and Velikaya Knyaginya Ariel kiss esmi the honest and life-giving
                  > > cross, and give esmi myself with my certificate after signature and after
                  > > seal of the clerk of all Calontir.
                  > >
                  > > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Medieval/laurel.html<
                  > http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser/Medieval/laurel.html<http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Medieval/laurel.html>
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Here's where I got a lot of the wording - there's some nice bits about
                  > > promising not to leave and such:
                  > > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html<
                  > http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html<http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html>
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > I also prepared a Russian translation of a 10th century Anglo-Saxon
                  > fealty
                  > > oath for someone's Squiring.
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > By the CROWN before whom these lands are held. I Lord Kallimakh Kasek do
                  > > give my OATH OF FEALTY, to you SYR .
                  > >
                  > > ������� � ������� ��� ����� ��������,
                  > >
                  > > By the CROWN by whom these lands are held,
                  > >
                  > > �� �� ��������� �������� �����,
                  > >
                  > > So I Lord Kallimakh Kasek
                  > >
                  > > ��� ��� ������� �������� � ��� �������* *���������.
                  > >
                  > > do give my OATH OF FEALTY to you, SYR EVANDER
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > I will be true and faithful and love all which you love and shun all
                  > which
                  > > you may shun, according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these
                  > > lands.
                  > >
                  > > � ���� �������� � ������
                  > >
                  > > I will be true and faithful
                  > >
                  > > � ���� ������ ��� ������� �� ������
                  > >
                  > > And will love all that you love
                  > >
                  > > � ���� ����������� ����� �������� �� �����������,
                  > >
                  > > and will shun/avoid all that you shun/avoid,
                  > >
                  > > [� ���� ���������� ��� ������� �� ����������,]
                  > >
                  > > [Alternately: and will hate all that you hate,]
                  > >
                  > > �������� ������� ������ � ������ ���� ������.
                  > >
                  > > according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these lands.
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Nor will I ever with will or action through word or deed do anything
                  > which
                  > > is unpleasing to you on condition that you will hold to me as I shall
                  > > deserve it.
                  > >
                  > > [Alternate version: and never, willingly or intentionally, by word or by
                  > > work, do aught of what is loathful to him; on condition that he will keep
                  > > me
                  > > as I am willing to deserve...]
                  > >
                  > > � � �������, ������ ��� ���������
                  > >
                  > > Nor will I ever, willingly or intentionally
                  > >
                  > > ������ ��� �����
                  > >
                  > > by word or deed
                  > >
                  > > �� ������ ������ ����������� ��� ����
                  > >
                  > > do anything which is unpleasing to you
                  > >
                  > > ��� ������� ��� �� ������ ������� ���� �� ��������.
                  > >
                  > > on condition that you will hold me as I shall deserve.
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > I pledge to seek and accept your COUNSEL when given and if I may offer my
                  > > COUNSEL in turn.
                  > >
                  > > � ���������� ������ � ��������� ���� ����� ����� ���
                  > >
                  > > I pledge to seek and heed/listen to your COUNSEL when given
                  > >
                  > > � � ��� �� ���������� ��� ����� �� �������.
                  > >
                  > > and, if I may, offer my COUNSEL in turn.
                  > >
                  > > ��������� means to accept/receive/. A soldier who receives an order says
                  > "
                  > > ������" as in "Very well" or "I understand" i.e. the Russian equivalent
                  > of
                  > > "Roger, Willco".
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > My SWORD is yours to command and will always be at your side till I die.
                  > >
                  > > ��� ��� ���� ����� ���������
                  > >
                  > > My SWORD is yours to direct
                  > >
                  > > � ������ ���� ������ ����� � ����� �� ������.
                  > >
                  > > and always I will stand with you till death.
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > This I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you.
                  > >
                  > > ��� � ����� ��� ������� �������� � ���.
                  > >
                  > > Thus I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you
                  > >
                  > > Corrections to the Russian translation welcome, as I am not a native
                  > > speaker.
                  > >
                  > > At your service,
                  > >
                  > > Sofya
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  > > Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa Kramolnikova
                  > > Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
                  > > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser <http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser<http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser>
                  > >
                  > > "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
                  > > "Nasytivshimsya knizhnoj sladosti."
                  > >
                  > >
                  > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > ------------------------------------
                  > >
                  > > Yahoo! Groups Links
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  >
                  >
                  > --
                  > Master Nikulai Ivanovich, OP
                  > Or, on a bend cotised sable three fox masks palewise or
                  > http://www.atlow.org
                  >
                  >
                  > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > ------------------------------------
                  >
                  > Yahoo! Groups Links
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >


                  --
                  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                  Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa Kramolnikova
                  Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
                  ___
                  http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser
                  {o,o}
                  "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
                  (__(|
                  "Nasytivshimsya knizhnoj sladosti."
                  -^-^-`
                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                • Nikulai Ivanovich
                  Thank you! ... -- Master Nikulai Ivanovich, OP Or, on a bend cotised sable three fox masks palewise or http://www.atlow.org [Non-text portions of this message
                  Message 8 of 12 , Mar 30, 2010
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                    Thank you!

                    On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Lisa Kies <lkies319@...> wrote:

                    > I haven't found any period Russian apprenticeship contracts. The closest
                    > is
                    > the "fealty" certificates of some old appanage princes to the Moscow grand
                    > prince.
                    >
                    > Scroll down to the 1474 pledge/charge records here:
                    > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrollsources.html
                    >
                    > Sofya
                    >
                    > On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:51 PM, Nikulai Ivanovich <nikulai@...
                    > >wrote:
                    >
                    > > Digging through the archives and found the thread below... question does
                    > > anyone have any examples of apprenticeship contracts? Going to be taking
                    > a
                    > > new protege soon and we would like to do a contract.
                    > >
                    > > Thanks!
                    > > - N
                    > >
                    > > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Lisa Kies <lkies319@...> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > > Greetings from Sofya!
                    > > > On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Tim Nalley <mordakus@...>
                    > wrote:
                    > > >
                    > > > > You should have heard Safya la Rus's feaalty/homage oath, enough
                    > > painful
                    > > > > maladies for breaking it to make the hardest core hypochondriac go
                    > into
                    > > a
                    > > > > coma with delight!
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Best Regards,
                    > > > > 'dok
                    > > > > "Dreams are only the realities of yesterday waiting to happen"
                    > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > Yeah, the mildly uncomfortable chuckles from the audience were great.
                    > > And,
                    > > > thanks to my husband and his new toy, you can actually follow Mordak's
                    > > > advice hear it on YouTube for yourself. ;-)
                    > > >
                    > > > Anyway, you've hit on a topic near and dear to my heart. My best
                    > attempt
                    > > > at
                    > > > a period Russian-style Calontiri Laurel fealty oath was my oath of
                    > fealty
                    > > > at
                    > > > my elevation:
                    > > >
                    > > > So I, Sofya la Rus, yesm' beat my brow to the one right Sovereign and
                    > > > keeper
                    > > > of the Calon land and to Lord Calontir the Great to serve them
                    > throughout
                    > > > my
                    > > > life.
                    > > >
                    > > > And my good to the Society and its ideals and laws to want of nothing;
                    > > and
                    > > > wherever from whomever I will hear of good or of evil of my Sovereign,
                    > > and
                    > > > about our Kingdom of Calontir of good or of evil, it is for me to speak
                    > > for
                    > > > them truthfully, by this my sealed certificate, without duplicity.
                    > > >
                    > > > I will according to time teach whoever is capable to whatever skill God
                    > > > gives them to thrive, to support the Arts and Sciences of the Calontir
                    > > > lands,
                    > > >
                    > > > And by this my certificate if to think or to consider or to be evil or
                    > > > unworthy before the people then will not be on me the favor of God and
                    > of
                    > > > his ascended Mother, and of all Saints; and my Lord and Sovereign must
                    > to
                    > > > me
                    > > > for my fault in punishment be unrestricted.
                    > > >
                    > > > And with firmness of action, I, Sofya la Rus, to my Ospadaryu Velikii
                    > > Knyaz
                    > > > Martino and Velikaya Knyaginya Ariel kiss esmi the honest and
                    > life-giving
                    > > > cross, and give esmi myself with my certificate after signature and
                    > after
                    > > > seal of the clerk of all Calontir.
                    > > >
                    > > > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Medieval/laurel.html<
                    > > http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser/Medieval/laurel.html<http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Medieval/laurel.html>
                    > <http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Medieval/laurel.html>
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > Here's where I got a lot of the wording - there's some nice bits about
                    > > > promising not to leave and such:
                    > > > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html<
                    > > http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html<http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html>
                    > <http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser/Russia/scrolloaths.html>
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > I also prepared a Russian translation of a 10th century Anglo-Saxon
                    > > fealty
                    > > > oath for someone's Squiring.
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > By the CROWN before whom these lands are held. I Lord Kallimakh Kasek
                    > do
                    > > > give my OATH OF FEALTY, to you SYR .
                    > > >
                    > > > ������� � ������� ��� ����� ��������,
                    > > >
                    > > > By the CROWN by whom these lands are held,
                    > > >
                    > > > �� �� ��������� �������� �����,
                    > > >
                    > > > So I Lord Kallimakh Kasek
                    > > >
                    > > > ��� ��� ������� �������� � ��� �������* *���������.
                    > > >
                    > > > do give my OATH OF FEALTY to you, SYR EVANDER
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > I will be true and faithful and love all which you love and shun all
                    > > which
                    > > > you may shun, according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these
                    > > > lands.
                    > > >
                    > > > � ���� �������� � ������
                    > > >
                    > > > I will be true and faithful
                    > > >
                    > > > � ���� ������ ��� ������� �� ������
                    > > >
                    > > > And will love all that you love
                    > > >
                    > > > � ���� ����������� ����� �������� �� �����������,
                    > > >
                    > > > and will shun/avoid all that you shun/avoid,
                    > > >
                    > > > [� ���� ���������� ��� ������� �� ����������,]
                    > > >
                    > > > [Alternately: and will hate all that you hate,]
                    > > >
                    > > > �������� ������� ������ � ������ ���� ������.
                    > > >
                    > > > according to the laws of the Crown and the order of these lands.
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > Nor will I ever with will or action through word or deed do anything
                    > > which
                    > > > is unpleasing to you on condition that you will hold to me as I shall
                    > > > deserve it.
                    > > >
                    > > > [Alternate version: and never, willingly or intentionally, by word or
                    > by
                    > > > work, do aught of what is loathful to him; on condition that he will
                    > keep
                    > > > me
                    > > > as I am willing to deserve...]
                    > > >
                    > > > � � �������, ������ ��� ���������
                    > > >
                    > > > Nor will I ever, willingly or intentionally
                    > > >
                    > > > ������ ��� �����
                    > > >
                    > > > by word or deed
                    > > >
                    > > > �� ������ ������ ����������� ��� ����
                    > > >
                    > > > do anything which is unpleasing to you
                    > > >
                    > > > ��� ������� ��� �� ������ ������� ���� �� ��������.
                    > > >
                    > > > on condition that you will hold me as I shall deserve.
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > I pledge to seek and accept your COUNSEL when given and if I may offer
                    > my
                    > > > COUNSEL in turn.
                    > > >
                    > > > � ���������� ������ � ��������� ���� ����� ����� ���
                    > > >
                    > > > I pledge to seek and heed/listen to your COUNSEL when given
                    > > >
                    > > > � � ��� �� ���������� ��� ����� �� �������.
                    > > >
                    > > > and, if I may, offer my COUNSEL in turn.
                    > > >
                    > > > ��������� means to accept/receive/. A soldier who receives an order
                    > says
                    > > "
                    > > > ������" as in "Very well" or "I understand" i.e. the Russian equivalent
                    > > of
                    > > > "Roger, Willco".
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > My SWORD is yours to command and will always be at your side till I
                    > die.
                    > > >
                    > > > ��� ��� ���� ����� ���������
                    > > >
                    > > > My SWORD is yours to direct
                    > > >
                    > > > � ������ ���� ������ ����� � ����� �� ������.
                    > > >
                    > > > and always I will stand with you till death.
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > > This I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you.
                    > > >
                    > > > ��� � ����� ��� ������� �������� � ���.
                    > > >
                    > > > Thus I swear my OATH OF FEALTY to you
                    > > >
                    > > > Corrections to the Russian translation welcome, as I am not a native
                    > > > speaker.
                    > > >
                    > > > At your service,
                    > > >
                    > > > Sofya
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > >
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                    > > > Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa
                    > Kramolnikova
                    > > > Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
                    > > > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser <
                    > http://www.strangelove.net/%7Ekieser <http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser><
                    > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser>
                    > > >
                    > > > "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
                    > > > "Nasytivshimsya knizhnoj sladosti."
                    > > >
                    > > >
                    > >
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                    > >
                    > > --
                    > > Master Nikulai Ivanovich, OP
                    > > Or, on a bend cotised sable three fox masks palewise or
                    > > http://www.atlow.org
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                    >
                    > Lisa M. Kies, MD aka Sofya la Rus, OL, CW, CSH, druzhinnitsa Kramolnikova
                    > Mason City, IA aka Shire of Heraldshill, Calontir
                    > ___
                    > http://www.strangelove.net/~kieser
                    > {o,o}
                    > "Si no necare, sana." "Mir znachit Pax Romanov"
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