Aes Sedai Raising Ceremony

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Author: Eleyan Teyal Al'Landerin, with updates by Rhed al'Tere

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Amyrlin Seat
An Aes Sedai
An Accepted


Amyrlin Seat: [Name of Aes Sedai], summon our candidate for raising.

Aes Sedai (to the Accepted): You are hereby summoned to be raised. The Aes Sedai brings the Accepted forward.

Amyrlin Seat: Who comes here?

Aes Sedai: [Name of Accepted], Accepted of the Tower.

Amyrlin Seat: For what reason does/do she/he/they come?

Aes Sedai: To swear the Three Oaths and thereby claim the shawl of an Aes Sedai.

Amyrlin Seat: By what right does/do she/he/they claim this burden?

Aes Sedai: By right of having made the passage, submitting her/himself/themselves to the will of the White Tower.

Amyrlin Seat (to the Accepted): Then enter, if you dare, and bind yourself to the White Tower.

The Accepted kneels before the Amyrlin, who hands them the Oath Rod on which to make their 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.

The Amyrlin puts aside the Oath Rod.

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 Amyrlin helps the Aes Sedai to their feet.

The new Aes Sedai speaks their Ajah of choice.

Aes Sedai: Welcome home sister/brother/other title. We have waited long for you.

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