Mistress Heirusalem Crystoma, one of Milica's predecessors in the office of Kingdom Chronicler, begged the boon from Their Majesties. These were her words:
In the Order of the Pelican, we often discuss "holes" that would exist if not for the great virtue and service of particular individuals. Care and concern for others, kindness and courtesy, fill these holes. Selflessness, a dedication to do what is right without regard to one's own desire or benefit, justice above personal gain, fill these holes. Uncommon acts of beauty, joyful service, and the inspiration to others to do the same, enrichment of the kingdom and society, fill these holes. One act can be enumerated, to 8,601 at my last count. [Ed.: This is the number of individual stories Milica had created for SCAtoday.net as of April 4.] In light of this, and services numerous and unnumbered, Your Majesties, I beg a boon. For her quiet, dignified, and devoted service with the Chroniclers of the Middle Kingdom, with the Seneschallate, with the Chirurgeons of the Known World, and her extraordinary service to communications as Editor-in-chief of SCA Today, I ask that Milica of Varna be offered a place in your Most Noble Order of the Pelican.Milica's lord husband, Maistor Justinos Tekton called Justin, himself a member of the Order, was visibly proud and happy as he escorted her to the thrones. Their Royal Majesties congratulated the vigilant and informed her that they read SCAtoday.net daily. The date of the elevation will be announced shortly.