For Herne the Hunter 2003, any fighter entering the list had to be accompanied by a herald who would announce them in a manner befitting their fighter. The following ode was written and performed by Lady Zaneta Gavlinne Angiolieri specifically for Lord William. The ode was so well received it won the prize for Herne Herald Champion, and I think everyone will agree, it fits William perfectly!
Good Lord William
To the tune of Good King Wenceslas
Good Lord William he stepped out
In the lists at tourney,
When Ruantallaners packed their bags
For Distant Shore they journeyed.
Seeking there a champion
To represent the Barony
But t'wasn't might that won the day
T'was his noble chivalry.
Next to Seashire
On his noble steed did he arrive.
He calls his horse Elantra
I can't imagine why.
To Festival of Lights they came
And to no surprise
He fought his way to victory
And took the mighty prize.
Now that brings us here to you
As we celebrate the season.
So shout and loud and cheer his name
I've given you good reason.
Swordsmanship and chivalry
And Ruantallan Champion
I'm honored to present to you
The Good Lord William Lancton.
- Lady Zaneta Gavlinne Angiolieri