Hello citizens of Port Katherine,
To those of you whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting, I look forward to making your acquaintance. My name is Prof. Scarlett Edith Kelley, and I am a practitioner of Arcane Science.
Here, I will endeavour to describe in full the ritual that we were able to divine some evenings past, so that we may make further preparations for performing the ritual with intent come the autumnal equinox.
Divined Ritual for Autumn
Roles: 1 Orchestrator, 4 bearers of the Elements, Several Instrumentalists, As many Participants as would like, at least 1 Protector.
Materials: Chalk, string (to tie to the chalk and make the circle perfect), 4 chalices, 1 candle, 1 bottle, incense or dried herbs (recommend white sage), freshly tilled soil, water, Arcanum, a large crystal, a dagger.
First, the circle will be drawn. Participants will stand within the circle, Protectors without. (The Bearers of the Elements and Instrumentalists are considered Participants for this matter.) Next, a crystal globe shall be placed at the center of the circle, and arcanum laid around it in a circle, offered by Participants, who will then return to their places around the edges of the circle.
The Instrumentalists shall begin to play, keeping a beat and playing other tones as they are so moved. Participants may then, if so moved, imbibe substances such as hallucinogens or alcoholic beverages.
The Orchestrator shall bear the dagger, and will walk the edges of the circle, burning herbs (incense) to seal the circle. The Orchestrator will then return to the center of the circle. Then, at opposing sections of the circle, the Bearers of the Elements shall offer up the elements, and place the offerings in chalices:
- A bottle filled with smoke of freshly burned herbs for Air
- A lit candle for Fire
- A cup of water for Water
- A bit of freshly turned dirt for Ground
Next, the Orchestrator will take the dagger to each of the chalices, and anoint it with each element in turn, then return to the center and lay the dagger by the crystal globe.
Then, the Orchestrator will select a Participant at random, and ask them:
“What do you need to see past?” That Participant shall answer to the best of their ability, then turn to their left, and ask the next Participant the same question. This repeats until everyone has asked and answered, finishing with the Orchestrator.
At this point, something shall take place. We do not yet know what, but that discovery will be our joy to find out.
Thank you all very kindly for your assistance, and I hope that we have many, many participants! The Arcane Sciences are far stronger when practiced collectively and shared among others.
P.S. I have drawn a rough diagram of the Ritual circle.
P.P.S. I already have a large crystal globe, I just need to send for it!