Hello, new initiates. You, I presume, and the ones who, at your choosing ceremony, ignored the ridiculous ritual of cutting your hand, and instead plucked the String of Creativity. (It's actually a new string every year, but don't tell anyone.) Worried about your initiation? Wondering what's to come? Take a look.
The new initiates have a short series of four tests. Each test will push your creative and devious skills to the limit, enabling us to choose only the best of the best.
The first test is a musical one. Initiates will be asked to play an instrument of their choice, and the result will be tallied up by the judge.
The second test will test your, as the other factions so crudely call it, evilness. You will be given a test with multi choice answers, and your result will be tallied up by the judge.
The third test will test your literacy skills. Contrary to popular belief, we value precise language, and correct spelling. You results will be tallied up by the judge.
The fourth test will test your mind- an overall test, if you like. We value creativity, not murderous instincts. To settle your minds, here is a sample test from previous years. Tally your score up at the end. Be truthful. Be creative. Good luck.
1. For every one of these statements that applies to you, take 1 mark.
. I play a musical instrument.
. I birdsong makes me happy.
. I can read musical notation.
.I can tap a regularly timed beat.
2. For every one of these statements that applies to you, take 1 mark.
. I sometimes think about how fragile human life is.
. I would not throw myself in front of a bullet for someone I didn't know.
. When pouch comes to shove, I don't do either. I shoot.
. When in a room with other people, I watch their every move.
3. For every one of these statements that applies to you, take 1 mark.
. I start frothing at the mouth at the words, 'I done it.'
. Bad spelling makes me ill.
. I can't stand bad grammar.
. I frequently steal people's workbooks, simply to improve them.
4. For every one of these statements that applies to you, take 1 mark.
. I would help an animal in pain.
. I wouldn't destroy something unnecessarily.
. I love creating things.
. I also love taking things apart. Like clocks.
Tally up your score.
1-5 Oh dear. You may want to TURN AROUND AND RUN AWAY.
5-10 Good effort, but you might be more suited to a different faction.
10-13 Well done! You are fully welcome here, but remember, everything can be improved!
13-16 Congragulations. You are fully worthy of the Vistry title.