» Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:23 am
This comes soley from my ever faulty memory so it might not be letter perfect but here goes.....
We start with a big party at the chosen guildhouse, most often Mirkwood. The initiates are given a special drink out of a special goblet. They are taken to the Guildhouse armory to choose one item from all that surrounds them. We leave what that object is up to the initiate as each posts choosing one for themselve and describing it. It can be weapon, treasure, or magic item from some point in Middle Earth history.
Once the item is chosen, the initiate is taken to another hall which is lined with tapestries depicting battles or momentus events also from Middle Earth's varied histories. Each initiate is settled down beneath one of those tapestries. the tapistry is described by the initiate and they get to choose and describe what scene is depicted in said tapestry. The initiates are left alone for the night. Each one, by dream or whatever, will then find themselves placed in that scene and they are to write of their exerience within that scene and its surrounding events. When they "awake", they find themselves back in the GuildHouse as they were the night before.
Within the "dream sequence" each initate has demonstrated some lesson that their character needed to learn. They can choose to share or to keep silent on that experience, Most have chosen to keep the event to themselves but you are not requiered to do so. Once that is all done there is a ceremony when the KiT is given his/her initial ranking, the cloak, tunic, and emblem of the Mithril Knights as a brand new and full fledged member.
If the old information cannot be found this is enough for us to re constitute the initiation without too much violation of the original traditions. If anyone can recall some details that I forgot or have stated incorrectly, please jump in and make it right.
SO... for all our initiates, you can get started on what you want to post, figure it out now and then you can be ready for when the time comes, if the Boss starts the thread or it is done by one of us most usually here.
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