This piece (left) was based almost directly after the late Italian masterpiece of illumination: Breviarium Strigoniense (right).

It was done for Lorenzo di Vita, one of five premier members of the Order of the Argent Blade. ¬†Lorenzo is known for both his prowess and his height (he’s a slender giant) and this manuscript, being the longest ratio I’ve ever seen, was intended to be a subtle joke.

The order of the Argent Blade is a grant of arms, and was created upon the closing of the White Scarf of Caid, to create a true grant, which became necessary with corpora’s creation¬†of the Order of Defense.