First Sister Ceremony

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This is the TarValon.Net ceremony. For the ceremony, see First Sister Bond.

Author: Eleyan Al'Landerin

People involved

Amyrlin Seat
Candidate 1
Candidate 2
Mother 1 (Candidate 1's mother)
Mother 2 (Candidate 2's mother)
Mother 3 (mother of the "reborn" Candidate 1 and Candidate 2)


Amyrlin Seat: We are gathered because two women wish to be first-sisters. We will see whether they are strong enough, and if they are, help them. Are their mothers present?

Mother 1: I stand for [Candidate 1]’s mother, who cannot be here. I offer my daughter up for her testing. She brings [Candidate 1] to upstage right and makes her kneel.

Mother 2: I stand for [Candidate 2]’s mother, who cannot be here. I offer my daughter up for her testing. She brings [Candidate 2] to upstage left and makes her kneel.

Amyrlin Seat: Who will stand as their mother in their new bond?

Mother 3: I offer myself. [Mother 3] comes upstage of them and kneels, a hand on each of their shoulders.

Amyrlin Seat: You will both do as you are instructed. If you waver or question, your dedication is not strong enough. I will send you away, and that will be the end of it, forever. I will ask questions, and you will answer truthfully. If you refuse to answer, you will be sent away. If any here think you lie, you will be sent away. You may leave at any time on your own, of course. Which also will end this for all time. There are no second chances here. Now. What is the best you know of the woman you want for a first-sister?

Mother 1: Reads the answer from [Candidate 1]’s sheet

Mother 2: Reads the answer from [Candidate 2]’s sheet

Amyrlin Seat: Fine traits to love in a first-sister. But what do you find worst in her?

Mother 1: Reads the answer from [Candidate 1]’s sheet

Mother 2: Reads the answer from [Candidate 2]’s sheet

Amyrlin Seat: What is the most childish thing you know of the woman you want for a first-sister?

Mother 1: Reads the answer from [Candidate 1]’s sheet

Mother 2: Reads the answer from [Candidate 2]’s sheet

Amyrlin Seat: What is your greatest jealousy of the woman you want for a first-sister?

Mother 1: Reads the answer from [Candidate 1]’s sheet

Mother 2: Reads the answer from [Candidate 2]’s sheet

Amyrlin Seat: Strike her as hard as you can with your open palm.

Mother 2: to [Candidate 2] Do not defend yourself.

[Candidate 1] strikes her.

Amyrlin Seat: Strike her as hard as you can with your open palm.

Mother 1: to [Candidate 1] Do not defend yourself.

[Candidate 2] strikes her.

Amyrlin Seat: You may go now. Many do at this point, if not sooner. But if you still love one another enough to go on, then embrace.

[Candidate 1] and [Candidate 2] embrace

Amyrlin Seat: You will know anger at one another again, you will speak harsh words, but you will always remember that you have already struck her. And for no better reason than you were told to. Let those blows pass for all you might wish to give. You have toh toward one another, toh you cannot repay and will not try to, for every woman is always in her first-sister’s debt. You will be born again.

Mother 3: This is my daughter [Candidate 1], and this is my daughter [Candidate 2], both born on the same day, within the same hour. May they always guard one another, support one another, love one another.