Silver Hammer Scroll for Sir Thaddeus Ellenbrock
Text, Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress Rahil al-Sirhaan.
Logan, Shah, and Ylva, Khanum,
Protectors of the Heartland
From forked rivers in the East
To the West’s burning sand,
Have listened well with Falcon’s ear
And seen with Falcon’s eye
The works and skills of an artist
And bid Thaddeus Ellenbock draw nigh.
On battlefield his armor shines,
This valiant lion-heart,
But while encamped on water’s edge
Warrior turns carpentry to art.
For as the Falcon soars above
The plains of green and gold,
Sharp eye settles on a pavilion,
Wondrous to behold.
There are tapestries and lanterns,
And carpets woven fine,
Silver dishes topped with delicacies,
And ewers filled with wine.
But richer than these elegant wares,
Hidden beneath tent’s shade
Are the finely crafted furnishings
That this artisan has made.
Upon tables, benches, chests and saddles
The Falcon eye does fall
And so into Calon Majesties’ Court
Skilled craftsmen do They call.
All those who bear the markings
Of Silver Hammer shining bright
Shall now be joined by Thaddeus Ellenbock,
The noted carpenter knight.