Saturday, September 7, 2013
...unto all practitioners of the Knightly Art, aka "HEMA," aka "MARE," aka "WMA," etc., and so forth. Know that We, Brandon Paul Heslop - hereafter Grammaticus Atrabilious Pontifex I - are your Pope. And know also that We, the Vicar of the Sword, the Supreme Pontiff of the Dagger, Primate of the Grapple (etc., and so forth) and Infallible Representative of Saint George and all the Masters Known and Unknown, do hereby set down this holy bull and do invest it with all of Our sacred authority. This is Our word, and cannot be contested.
Having heard of the recent elevation of one Ken Mondschein to the rank and title of Maestro by the USFCA, a body wholly ignorant of the medieval and Renaissance masters and their teachings, We have decided to excommunicate the aforementioned Mondschein, thus rendering his "mastery" null and void.
So it is, henceforth and forevermore.
In Saint George's name,
- Grammaticus Atrabilious Pontifex I, the 7th of September in the Year of the Clementine Heresy.