Once an Aspirant has completed the requisite tasks of Aspirancy, they are eligible to be taken on as a Squire to a Knight and be given the appropriate habit and armament with which to train and learn. Requirements for a successful Squireship are as follows.
- Find a Sponsor (and take the oath of pairing if applicable).
- Construct a Libram which can include, but is not limited to:
- Rites and Prayers
- Hymns or Heroic Tales
- The Squire’s interpretation of the Three Virtues.
- Learn to act in a knightly manner, including:
- Horsemanship and Jousting
- Armor Maintenance
- Endurance, Dexterity, and Athletics
- Leadership Skills
- Gain field experience including:
- Learn offensive and defensive stances, and weapons skills
- Battlefield Tactics
- First aid knowledge
- Sparring with a sponsor, or another Knight
- Sufficient use of the Holy Light in key aspects
- Conduct a compassionate charitable act.
- Exemplify yourself in a manner that goes above and beyond the call of duty.
- Complete the three trials.
Trial of Respect Edit
- The Squire meets with their Knight and the pair gauges the weaknesses of the Squire's understanding of the Virtue of Respect. From there, the Knight will assign a trial that will test the Squire at their weak points.
Trial of TenacityEdit
- The Squire meets with their Knight and the pair gauges the weaknesses of the Squire's understanding of the Virtue of Tenacity. From there, the Squire’s Knight will assign a trial that will test the Squire at their weak points.
Trial of CompassionEdit
- The Squire meets with their Knight and the pair gauges the weaknesses of the Squire's understanding of the Virtue of Compassion. From there, the Squire’s Knight will assign a trial that will test the Squire at their weak points.
Meditation on the Three VirtuesEdit
- The Squire meditates upon what they have learned, until they feel ready to proceed.
Debate and Review by the Order Edit
- After the Squire has passed all of their trials assigned by their Knight, they will be required to go before all the other Knights and be tested on their knowledge of the Virtues.
- If the Squire does not demonstrate an appropriate understanding of the Virtues he or she will be sent back to their Knight to redo the trials.
- If the Squire fails to demonstrate an appropriate understanding of the Virtues a second time, the Order will reassign the Squire to another Knight to train.
- If the Squire is found to have an appropriate understanding of the Virtues and the Order is in agreement that he or she is prepared, they shall embark on a Pilgrimage.
Pilgrimage to Uther's TombEdit
- The Squire dons their habit and takes a skin of spring water with dried meat and embarks on-foot upon a pilgrimage to Uther's Tomb. Upon reaching the Tomb, the Squire is to meditate and pray for a sign from the Light that they are worthy.
- The Squire must prepare themselves to be Knighted by studying the Ceremony of Knighting.