Soldier Raising Ceremony
Author: Eleyan Teyal Al'Landerin
- People involved
The Amyrlin Seat
Amyrlin Seat: [Gaidin], Summon our second candidate for raising.
Gaidin: to Soldier You are hereby summoned to be raised. Come forth and be steadfast.
[Gaidin] brings [Soldier] forward and have them kneel before the Amyrlin.
Amyrlin Seat: Whom do you bring with you, my Son/Daughter/Child?
Gaidin: One who comes desiring to defend the Tower, Mother.
Amyrlin Seat: Are they ready?
Gaidin: They are ready to leave behind what they were, and to dedicate themselves to the Tower.
Amyrlin Seat: Then bring them forth. They kneel, and the Amyrlin takes up the Heron marked sword
Amyrlin Seat: On the right side.
You are absolved of what sin you have done, and of those done against you. You are absolved of what crime you may have committed, and of those committed against you. You come to us absolved, clean and pure, in heart and soul.
On the left side.
You are absolved of false pride. You are absolved of false ambition. You come to us absolved, in heart and soul.
On the right side.
You are no longer [Soldier], Recruit of the Tower. You are absolved of all ties that bind you to the world. You come to us absolved, in heart and soul. You are [Soldier], Soldier of the White Tower.
The Amyrlin pulls them up so that they are standing and embraces them.
Amyrlin Seat: You are bound to us now.