(Question) First-Siblings and Near-Siblings

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There is slapping involved.....what else do you need to know? :rofl
 

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:rofl

Though, I never slapped my blood-siblings, so I've never slapped my first-siblings. <3
 

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What did you replace the slapping with, Leala Sedai? Anything? I've always been kind of curious about that. I have no first siblings. :p
 

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So, because first-siblings aren't an "official, incorporated" bond anymore, ceremonies aren't required, so a lot of mine didn't have the ceremony found in the Library. But, one of them did. Alora requested the ceremony, and I obliged. So, when she went in for the slap, I snuck in with a hug. :laugh:
 

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Ahmyra and I did a pillow fight :D
 

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Nym tried to do the ceremony for Adanys and me, but we got embarrassed and descended into giggles and exchanged gifts. :laugh:

I miss her.
 

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Yup. You can totally make it your own. :pleased-1:
 

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LOL! Love that.
 

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Yasss Leala I'm a sucker for ceremony :laugh: it's my Borderlander nature :love

So far I've only done one ceremony in person and @Raeviendha al'Toma knocked my block off lol I saw stars
 

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I can totally see that. :rofl
 

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I slapped mine kinda hard :look: :p. Probably helped that they slapped me first - at least I think so? I honestly don't remember, it's been....a while :brown-blink:. Probably still footage/film out there somewhere, if someone has it I would like to have it!

I don't think we had to petition anyone, but it was a Big Deal since it happened at Anni and in public. And there were stand-ins for various mothers involved. This was also my first bigger party (I had been to one Euro party before, I think, the one that was close to Gothenburg) so I was really stinkin' nervous.
 

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IIRC, Dovi and I might not have stopped at a couple. I did want to get the balance right - it has to hurt, but I don't want to risk their being blood or loose teeth
 

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Yeah, the history is interesting.

I'm having problems finding anything about the origins in the library, so thank you to Faeril for the context that it started at least as early as 2004, although I'm guessing earlier? If someone could give even more context that would be great.

The "First Sister Ceremony" was first recorded in the library in October 2006.

The implications from late 2006 have First-Siblings being a very serious commitment where you have to petition the Amyrlin Seat, go through pre-bond counseling with a Gray, and the live ceremony is mandatory. At the time the linked article was written, there were only six pairs of first siblings. However, the 2006 Admin Meeting notes say that "we will limit the amount of first sibling ceremonies we preform at real life events (people are still welcome to perform these on their own if they want) due to time restrictions. Unless otherwise stated, we will honor the first three requests we get for any specific event," which suggests that it was a quickly growing pool.

As of the 2010 Admin Meeting, they were no longer officially recognized and the Tower no longer presides over or puts limits on first sibling recognition.

Either Katarianna and Aliandra or Eilidh and Raylin were the first set of fist-sisters. Probably, 2002, but maybe 2003. One, or both, did their ceremonies over IRC. I remember them sharing their stories, but I don't remember the details. Kat and Ali were definitely first-sisters at 2nd Anni TN because Lyoness, myself and Alanar bought them at the slave auction, 2 novices and a Gaidin. :look:

I don't know if they were required to petition the Tower at that time. Same with Masayna and Valasia. They did theirs at 2nd Anni in TN in 2003, but were able to do it privately and with those they chose to be present. So happened at Anni, but not publicly.

I could always ask each of them though if we really want to know. I don't know if there were sets in between mine and Lyoness' at Fall Ball NM in 2004, but Jaryd and Vallah and Jakeb and Jasin did their ceremonies at that event too. I remember a lot, but I don't remember everything. I have some good pics of other ceremonies, official and unofficial. :look:
 

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The image of you sending your sibling flying across the room is forever imprinted in my memory. :laugh: That was before I had a cell phone tho, so no videos from me.

I was stunned because I didn't even think I slapped them that hard :p. Like Toral, I was concerned with getting it hard enough but also with not actually causing them serious bodily harm. I remember bracing myself before my sibling hit me, too.
 

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IIRC, Dovi and I might not have stopped at a couple. I did want to get the balance right - it has to hurt, but I don't want to risk their being blood or loose teeth

I think Lireina just walked up and proclaimed us first-siblings so we would stop :rofl
 

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Lol, that does sound about right
 
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