(If I'm not posting in the right place, I apologize!)
I'm a little stuck and I'm hoping I can get help.
I'm stuck with creating a graduation or monkhood ceremony for the Sentaari, which is supposed to be where the students take their 'final vows' and become a Brother/Sister/Monk of the monastery. So, I thought to ask the community for thoughts, opinions, common practices, anything that can help me work through this last piece for the guild.
A little background: My experience with Aloli's "monkhood induction ceremony" as it was called at the time was minimal, to say the least, and had very little to do with a monastery culture. It involved being given robes...and that's really all I can remember! I'm not the kind to create a bunch of alternate characters just to learn what is common practice in other guilds, so I hope someone can point me in the right direction.
I hope to create something memorable or meaningful that is also authentic with respect to monasteries but I keep drawing a blank on what steps should be taken. I can't find a lot of information on this specific stage with initiates are sworn into a monastery, either.
If you were a monk what would you want your ceremony to be like?
So far, what is concrete about this is they will write their own vow and make/take it at the event.
What are common practices in the guilds for these ceremonies? Would calling it a "monkhood ceremony" be appropriate or is there an actual word for this such as Carnifex/Templars being Knighted or Consanguine being Blooded/Embraced, etc.?
Thanks so much in advance!
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