demandant must show his right and the reason1 why it belongs to him.2 If the demandant  does not appear, after awaiting the fourth day the tenant will withdraw  quit of that writ, as will the warrantors. If the demandant and tenant are present and  the warrantor defaults, then before all else let the assise be taken on the warrantor's  default. We must not proceed3 against the warrantor, to distrain him4 by the taking  of land or in any other way, before the taking of the assise, until it is clear whether  the tenant has lost or retained by the assise. If he retains, there will be no need to proceed  against the warrantor in a plea of warranty. Hence if the assise cannot be taken  on the first day but another day is given, or perhaps several, for lack of recognitors or  by the tenant's essoin, and on that day, before the taking of the assise, the warrantor  appears and wishes to warrant and defend, he ought not to be heard before the assise  is taken in the manner of an assise; not only because he has no day for warranting,  but because by his default he lost all his exceptions and answers,5 so that he cannot  defend, and because before the assise is taken it is not yet clear whether he need  defend or not. 6<And that when the warrantor appears after a default the assise  ought to be taken before he answers to the warranty is shown [in the roll] of Michaelmas  term in the third and the beginning of the fourth years of king Henry in the  county of Essex, an assise of mortdancestor [beginning] if Brian the father of  Henry.7 And because the demandant recovered by the assise, the tenant proceeded  against the warrantor for escambium and the warrantor warranted and gave escambium,  and so elsewhere in many places.> Thus his presence is not necessary before he  comes in by distraint after the tenant has lost. 8Hence when [the warrantor] has  no day and says I warrant and return and restore the tenement to the demandant,  he commits an obvious disseisin to the tenant if he does this against the tenant's will,  for since he is bound to defend the tenant in his possession he cannot disseise him  and restore the property to the demandant, for to defend and to restore against the  tenant's will are hardly consistent with one another.
If the warrantor defaults let his land be seized.
 If that the assise be taken by default has been decided, and it has been taken and  the tenant has lost by the assise, we must then first proceed against the warrantor  on the warranty, that land belonging to him to the value of the land lost by the  tenant be seised into the hand of the lord king, not in the sense that he may warrant  the tenant, that is, defend him in his seisin, according as warranty