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Deed of Enfeoffment for the Shire of Steadfast

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Deed of Enfeoffment for the Shire of Steadfast

Written 16th TAB. 131 SA.


This Royal Deed of Enfeoffment is entered into on this day of the Sixteenth of the Amber Cold, in the year one hundred and thirty one of the Second Age, between the reigning Monarch of Númendil, hereinafter referred to as the "Grantor," and Godric of the House Easworth, hereinafter referred to as the "Grantee."


WHEREAS, the Grantor holds rightful dominion over the land and territories of the Númenaranyë (Common: Crownlands), and desires to establish a new vassal holding within said territory;


WHEREAS, the Grantee has demonstrated loyalty, having assisted in the construction of the royal seat of Númenost and the surrounding Crownlands, deserving of recognition and reward;


WHEREAS, both parties acknowledge and accept the principles and obligations of feudalism, including the duties and responsibilities inherent in vassalage;


NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants contained herein, the Grantor enfeoffs the Grantee with the following rights, privileges, and duties:


The Grantor hereby grants to the Grantee the Shire of Steadfast, consisting of the lands, buildings, and resources within the boundaries of the northern Crownlands. The Grantee shall rule said shire in the name of the Grantor, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Deed.

1. The Grantee shall have the right to govern the inhabitants of the fiefdom in the name of the Grantor, including the power to enforce royal laws and decrees within the fiefdom’s boundaries, the power to appoint a sheriff for enforcement of the law, and the power to enforce local ordinances, so long as they not be contrary to royal law or edict.

2. Due to proximity and its location within the Crownlands, the Grantee shall NOT be entitled to the rents generated by the fiefdom, which will instead be paid directly to the Kingdom. Revenues, and profits generated by the fiefdom through trade shall remain unaffected, and shall wholly be owed to the Alderman of Steadfast.

3. The Grantee shall have the right to arbitrate local disputes within the fiefdom that do not necessarily violate the law.

4. The Grantee shall have the right to evict unruly tenants at will without requiring authorization, so long as notice is first given to the Office of the Steward.

1. The Grantee shall render homage and fealty to the Grantor, pledging loyalty, obedience, and military support in times of war or conflict.

2. The Grantee shall pay the prescribed feudal dues and obligations to the Grantor, providing four bushels of wheat for every one resident of the shire during times of peace, and eight for every one during times of war.

3. The Grantee shall be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the fiefdom, ensuring its prosperity, productivity, and the welfare of its inhabitants.

4. The Grantee shall attend the Grantor's court, council meetings, and other important gatherings, unless reasonably excused or otherwise instructed.

1. The fiefdom and its associated rights shall be inherited by appointment, passing to the lawful heirs of the Grantee, subject to the approval of the Grantor.

2. In the event of the Grantee's demise, the appointed heir shall assume the rights, privileges, and duties associated with the fiefdom, upon the Grantor's approval.

3. Should no successor be appointed by the Alderman of Steadfast, the Grantor reserves the right to appoint one themselves, or fully reabsorb the shire back into the personal holdings of the royal house.

1. The Grantor reserves the right to intervene in disputes within the fiefdom if necessary, intervene in matters of grave importance, and modify or revoke this Deed upon just cause.

2.  The Grantor may require the Grantee's military service outside the fiefdom in cases of national defense or emergencies.

3. The Grantor retains ultimate sovereignty over the fiefdom and may demand the return of the fiefdom or alter its boundaries at their discretion.

This Deed shall remain in effect for an indefinite period unless terminated by mutual agreement, breach of obligations, or other lawful reasons.



IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Royal Deed of Enfeoffment as of the day and year first above written.



By the Grace of GOD 

Tar-Númenatâr Foronathor of House Arthalionath, King of Númendil, King and Protector of the Adunians, Lord of the Númenaranyë, Númenost, and the Barrowlands, Chieftain of the Númenedain, Chieftain of the Harren’hil, Conqueror of the Sharadûn, Templar of the Archangel Michael, and Knight of the Realm.



Godric ap Cynefrith of House Easworth, Farmer of the Easworth Fields, Alderman of the Shire of Steadfast. 


Ser Alwyn II of House Glennmaer, Castellan of Númendil, Templar of the Archangel Michael, and Knight of the Realm


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A call from a young recruit that fought by his side arises.


"Praise Godric, once and future Alderman of Steadfast!"

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