Kamiizumi Munenori

Order of the Chivalry

Modern Name: Don Walli
Elevated by: Bardolph & Brigh
Elevation Date: 2001-08-16

Here, for the curious, is the oath I spoke at my elevation in Midrealm Court at Pennsic XXX. Below is the English translation. Note that the text is not the same literally - few transliterations make much sense in a new language - but I feel that the spirit of the oath rings true. Tadaima yori, chûgi o chikai, Chûgoku no za ni keii o hyô itashisôrô. Ware, izutoki mo makoto no bushi ni naru koto, Yowaki o mamoru koto, Ue-sama no jûjun taru chûshin naru koto, Ikusa no sengun ni arawasu koto nari. Ware, izutoki mo reigi tadashiku Yûtokumono, yokimono o yôgo itashisôrô. Kore zentai, kono Kamiizumi Munenori isshin chikaisôrô. [From this time on, I pledge my fealty/loyalty [and] I make my homage to the throne of the Middle Kingdom. I, at whatever time, will be a true warrior, will protect the weak, will be a true, loyal retainer, will appear in the vanguard in times of war. I, at whatever time, with proper courtesy, will defend the righteous and the weak. [To] all of this, I, Kamiizumi Munenori, pledge with all my heart.]