W I L L A N D
T E S T A M E N T
O F E D M U N D
Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God to visit Us with long sleep and, being weary of Our present incapacities, but not doubting in His grace and goodness to restore Our former strength and to live, in this mortal and transitory world, as long as it shall please Almighty God; whereunto We do with all Our heart most humbly, wholly, and clearly submit Ourself to His mercy to Judge Us, as We have always endeavoured to do good deeds to the pleasure of Him, and to grant Us eternal life in His most perfect Skies;
And calling to Our remembrance the necessity to have the estate of Our Royal Crown of this Our Realm of Aaun, which is ordained by Almighty God from whom all things flow, and from which we enjoy Our continual prosperity in this mortal and transitory life, and which must be continued and preserved for the quiet preservation of the Common Weal; from which said Royal Crown We did come into by the just, lawful, and right inheritance of Our late and most dear Grandshire King James the Second of Glorious Memory;
And notwithstanding the tumult of these years past which We spent not fully in governance but being governed by the Executors of Our said Grandsire of Glorious Memory; and forasmuch as We do never wish to subject Our Royal Crown to the same, and knowing also according to the lawful succession of Our Royal House and the acts of Our Constitution, only those with the name of Our Royal House may accede to the Crown attached to the same;
Know ye that We of our Special Grace, Royal Right, and mere motion do by these Presents make and declare our Will and Testament concerning the Royal Crown;
We, having written Our earnest desire and express commandment on touching the limitation of the succession of the Crown of this Our Realm of Aaun and Our other Realms and Dominions; do, by Our special and absolute commandment Will that by these Presents immediately after Our decease out of this life, Our uncle John Alexander shall have and enjoy the said Royal Crown and Kingdom of Aaun, and of Our other territories King, the Principality of Alstion, the Duchies of Corazon and Balemena, Our Counties of Enswerp and Whitespire, Our Title as Protector of the Realm, with all dignities, honours, prerogatives, authorities, jurisdictions, lands, possessions belonging to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, and all of this is done according to the Laws of Almighty God.
Also We give Our said uncle all the stuff of Our household and all Our money and jewels also, saving that which is left aside for this Our Will and Testament, and also all Our munitions ordenances artillery ships and beasts.
For lack of issue of Our body, the Crown will pass to Lord John Alexander and to the next issue of his body male; then to the Lady Adeline, then to the Lady Augusta, then to the Lady Mary. For lack of issue, then to Lord Heinrich and his heirs male.
Neither We, nor any other mortal creature, knows the time or place when it shall please Almighty God to call him from this transitory world. Calling to our remembrance the dignity, estate, and honours that Almighty God has granted Us in this world, and reflecting of perfect mind that by God’s Grace We are never to return to the same such dignity or breath from Our mortal body from the moment of our decease until the ending of time, We do commend and bequeath Our soul to Almighty God, who has always been our protector and guide;
And knowing that We cannot write this Our Will and Testament without concerning the disposition of the Royal Crown of this Our kingdom of Aaun, which is ordained by Almighty God from whom all things flow, and from which we enjoy Our continual prosperity in this mortal and transitory life;
We put Our singular trust in them to do what is right for Our kingdom of Aaun, and to swear true allegiance to Our uncle John as Our Heir to this Our Royal Crown;
In the name of God we exhort and strictly charge Our Lords and Counsellors to have diligence zeal love and loyalty to the dignity and estate of Our said grandson, the proper affairs of this Our kingdom of Aaun, charging them to follow every part of this Our Will and Testament, reminding them that they will answer before God when they too depart this transitory world.
We commit Our soul into the hands of Almighty God and trust that He will judge the good deeds of Our transitory and undeserving life to be worthy of His heavenly Skies.
To my People, I say this: go forth into the world in peace; be of good courage; hold fast that which is good; render to no one evil for evil; strengthen the faint-hearted; support the weak; help the afflicted; honour all people; love and serve Almighty God. The blessing of Almighty God be amongst you and remain with you always.
In witness whereof we have signed this Will and Testament at the Hand of Horen on the twentieth of Sun’s Smile in the fifteenth year of Our Reign.