Know, All Ye by These, Presents: and to all pirates of the Yellow Seas and other derelicts of Far Eastern Seas, Greetings: Know Ye: On 9 January 2002, within the boundaries of my Dragonic Realm there appeared the Good Ship Spirit of Oceanus. Be it known: That the said renowned vessel crossed the 180th Meridien in Latitude. All her Officers and Crew have been duly inspected and found qualified by my Venerable Court. It is therefore, My privilege to proclaim, with all the authority of my sphere of influence, that David Stanley has been found worthy to be granted membership in my domain, the Silent Occult Mysteries of the Far East. And be it further understood: That the above named is now a member of my August Retinue and is therefore entitled to all the Rights and Privileges accorded such personages. Disobey this order under penalty of our royal displeasure. Malcolm Scanlan, Commanding.