Letter of Marque
About Avalon 1667
Avalon, ruled by the powerful Queen was the legendary island Kingdom where King Arthur was taken to recuperate from his wounds in order to return to England at her greatest hour of need. This License was issued to Captain Phelan O’Roarke and his mighty ship HMS Emerald Dragon to capture any ships hostel to Avalon.
Below is the text of Avalon 1667.
Letter of Marque
Sir John Templeton, Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the High King, Governor, and Commander in Chief, in and over His Majesty’s Province of Carmen, and its Dependencies, Vice Admiral of the same, &c &c
To The Worshipful and Honourable Alexander Croke, L.L.D Judge and Commissionary of Her Majesty’s Court of Vice Admiralty for the Province &c &c &c
Whereas, by Her Majesty Commission under the Great Seal of Avalon bearing Date the 3rd Day of Tertius in the year of the Prophet 1667, and in the 9th Year of Her Majesty’s Reign, the Queens Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral are required and authorized to issue forth and grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal to any of Her Majesty’s Subjects or others, whom we shall deem fitly qualified in that Behalf for apprehending, seizing, and taking the Ships, Vessels and Goods belonging to those who are acknowledged enemies of the Queen and Crown of Avalon, or to any persons whom the bearer of this document has judged to be enemies of the Queen and Crown of Avalon and to bring the same to Judgement in any of Her Majesty’s Courts of Admiralty, or if such an order can not be carried out with due swiftness, that the bearer of this document shall render his judgement within the jurisdiction of the Queen’s good name, according to the Laws of Admiralty and the Laws of Nations.
This document transfers these powers to Captain Phelan O’Roarke, Commander of the H.M.S. Emerald Dragon, Burthern of about 700 Tons, mounted with 20 Carriage Guns carrying Shot of 24 Pounds Weight, 20 Carriage Guns carrying Shot of 16 Pounds Weight, and 14 Carriage Guns carrying Shot of 12 Pounds Weight and navigated with 339 Sailors, Officers, and Marines.
She shall defend the ports and cities of Avalon. She shall capture any Goods and Belongings held by pirates and return them to Avalon’s shores; whose ships who do not fly the Flag of Avalon and do seek the downfall of Her Majesty the Queen are, under the Laws of Admiralty, guilty of treason against the Avalon Crown and shall be treated accordingly as prescribed by the bearer of this document.
Any man who serves the bearer of this document shall receive a Commission to which the Captain of the Vessel and the Crown see fit and shall henceforth be given the title “Noble Sailor” and shall be treated as the Laws of the Land prescribe. We do ask that all those who do consider themselves friends of the Crown of Avalon and Her Majesty do recognize the bearer of this document and all who serve under him as official representatives of Her Majesty, Queen, and afford them every favor, courtesy, accommodation, and service with the understanding that they will receive like treatment in return for their inconvenience.
The bearer of this document shall keep a Journal of Proceedings and document all Prizes taken, the time and place of capture of such Prizes, the value of such Prizes, and from what Flag the Prizes were taken.