First Rites

The First Rites is an event in someone’s life that leads an individual towards their adulthood. Such a person is regarded afterwards as a ‘young adult‘ with the ability to make certain legal and financial decisions for themselves, including the ability to care for younger siblings if their birth parents are absent. Sometimes, their adoptive parents let them have more rights. The Rites happen in a ceremony when a girl or boy becomes fifteen years of age, and all people in Keldarra observe the Rites, even the Wolf Riders though they handle the initiation differently. At age twenty, an individual will participate in Second Rites.