So then Naile said:
- Luan above every child (luan)
Till doom, though it be difficult;
King over these clans,
Until thou shalt oppose me.
As he said:
- I grant grace of kingship
And lordship of land
To thee, O Luan, henceforth,
Until thou oppose me by withholding (my dues).
And the youth flushed at this, and said: 'Wherefore should I oppose thee, O holy clerk? ' And Naile said: 'In the withholding of my baptism-penny (fee) from my holy clerks by thyself and thy descendants. ' And Luan said joyfully: 'Set forth thyself diligently whatever is due for good baptism; and let the holy clerks be sureties and witnesses of the tribute from now till doom without contradiction.'
And Naile spoke these words while enumerating the tribute:
- Here is the price of thy tending,
O youthful Luan of the crimson weapons,
For thy rescue from the rude devil
To the excellent Trinity;
And for the kingship of thy mighty race
Over the borders of many-harboured Erne.
- Of thyself and thy descendants
The bright bell of Naile claims
At the beginning of every battle
(To go) before you in very deed.
- Your enemies shall not prevail
Against you in battle or strife for mastery,
If there be (on you) without contention
The ringing of my valiant bell.
- It will be safe from newly-whetted weapons,
I myself and my miracles will interpose
Between you and every blow
Which is discharged against you from red arms.
- Maintain my valiant tribute
To me duly and zealously,
And your great dominion will not be ruined
Till the end of this bad age.
- Here to thee is the compact tribute
Which I claim of thy kindreds:
The first foal of every mare;
The first pigling of every sow;
The first calf of every smoothe-horned cow;
The first lamb of every single sheep;
- A full-grown beef of every lasting capture
In the raids on your neighbours;
Or if its heavy capture be in (your) land,
It is a beef of three handfuls which I am wont
To receive from thee and from thy descendants;
The fun of a hand in its fair horn,
The full of a fist in its lasting hoofs,
The full of a palm in its lasting tail.
- I claim also justly
A (drinking) horn for every stout hoop
Of vat and compact tun,
And a sheaf of every (kind of) flourishing wheat;
A share of distribution thereafter
To everyone of our noble clergy;
I claim also with strong evidence
A roll of butter from every great churning.
- I claim a scruple of fair puberty
From every member of thy families,
Whether boy or grown maiden;
A gold penny at the naming of it (i.e. baptism),
Or six (pence) of refined silver;
A triumphant marriage scruple
Is due to me from every good marriage
Of the seed of Luan the rapid ravager.
- I claim an Easter(-due) valiantly
From every chief of a stalwart nine
Of thy seed, O youth of the deadly arms;
Decay and shortness of wretched life
- If they refuse this sacred Easter(-due).
I take Christ as my guarantee,
O Luan of the swift weapons,
To thee and to thy children right after thee.
- May your great prosperity be greater
In food and soft clothing,
In flocks and treasures,
If my tax is not withholden.
- I declare after this,
If this great tax be annulled,
I will bring weakness on you
Throughout the neighbouring territories;
- I will bring sharp-threatening hunger,
And murrain on good herds,
And dangerous short life
To women and to youths,
Unless thou maintain this fair tax
Which I claim of thy great race.
- O Luan, son of Irgalach,
Here is the price of thy tendance.