Aes Sedai Raising Ceremony
From Tar Valon Library
Author: Eleyan al'Landerin
Amyrlin Seat: [Name of Aes Sedai], summon our candidate for raising.
Aes Sedai: to [name of Accepted] You are hereby summoned to be raised. She stands next to the applicant and brings her to her feet if she was sitting.
Amyrlin Seat: Who comes here?
Aes Sedai: [Name of Accepted], Accepted of the Tower.
Amyrlin Seat: For what reason does she come?
Aes Sedai: To swear the Three Oaths and thereby claim the shawl of an Aes Sedai.
Amyrlin Seat: By what right does she claim this burden?
Aes Sedai: By right of having made the passage, submitting herself to the will of the White Tower.
Amyrlin Seat: Then enter, if you dare, and bind yourself to the White Tower.
[Name of Aes Sedai] brings her forward and has her kneel before the Amyrlin. She is handed the Goldshlager on which to make her Oaths.
Amyrlin Seat: Repeat after me. Under the Light and by my hope of salvation and rebirth, I vow to always strive to speak no word that is not true.
Under the Light and by my hope of salvation and rebirth, I vow that I will make no weapon with the intent of harming another.
Under the Light and by my hope of salvation and rebirth, I vow that I will never use my position or power as a weapon except against Shadowspawn, or in the last extreme of defending my life or that of my Warder or another Aes Sedai.
Amyrlin Seat: It is half done, and the White Tower is graven on your bones. Rise now, Aes Sedai, and choose your Ajah, and all will be done that may be done under the Light.
The Accepted/new Aes Sedai moves towards her Ajah of choice.
Aes Sedai: Welcome home sister. We have waited long for you.