We all had to dress according to our standards and believes in our ranking with Neptune and this is how it all turned out!
These are the wording of our Certificates issued on the night of the ball:
TO ALL SAILORS WHEREVER YE MAY BE and to all Mermaids, Sea
Serpents, Whales, Sharks, Dolphins, Skates, Suckers, Lobsters, Crabs,
and other Living Things of the Sea, GREETINGS:
KNOW YE: That on this, the: ….30th DAY OF November 2010….
in Latitude 00°00′ and at Longitude 42°45’757 West,
there appeared within Our Royal Domain the good ship Scolamanzi bound from the port of Cape Town, South Africa, for the island of Trinidad, Caribbean Sea.
BE IT REMEMBERED: That said Vessel, Officers and Crew thereof
having been inspected and passed on by Yourself and Our Royal Staff,
AND BE IT KNOWN: By all ye Sailors, Mariners and Land Lubbers,
who may be honoured by his presence, that
Johann Scholtz having been found worthy to be numbered as ONE OF OUR TRUSTY
SHELLBACKS, has been gathered to our fold and duly initiated into
the SOLEMN MYSTERIES OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF THE DEEP.
BE IT FURTHER UNDERSTOOD: That by virtue of the power invested
in me I hereby command my subjects to show due honour and respect
to him whenever he may enter Our Realm.
DISOBEY THIS ORDER UNDER PENALTY OF OUR ROYAL
Ruler of the Raging Main!