How to ascend a throne? Tradition / Ritual in Blue´s Worlds | World Anvil

How to ascend a throne?

or how to be installed in a position of importance in your world?

On the occasion of the coronation of the century of Charles Windsor (actually House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) to Charles III. of Great Britain on May 6th, 2023 I would like to invite you to an unofficial Coronation Challenge to learn more about coronation ceremonies or inaugurations in your world.

Coronation Badge by Blue Fairy 74 - Handdrawing improved via Midjourney-Colllage
In the real world, such ceremonies are based on traditions, rituals or even laws, that have been maintained over centuries and follow special protocols.

For example, since 1356 the Holy Roman Emperors were elected and later crowned under the regulations of the Golden Bull.

Die Sieben Kurfürsten wählen Heinrich VII. zum König. Miniatur aus der Bilderchronik Heinrichs VII. by unbekannt um 1341
At the same time, the insignia, presented to the new ruler are highly symbolic of the power and durability of the monarchy or office.

The best-known imperial odies of kings and emperors are probably the crown, the orb and the scepter. High officials often wear a chain of office.

Le Sacre de Napoléon by Jacques-Louis David
The places where these are performed also play an important role in many ceremonies.

For example, since Otto I in 936, the German kings had been crowned in Aachen for over 600 years, and the Anglo-British monarchs have been crowned in Westminster Abbey since 1066.

Baulicher Zustand des Domes vor dem Stadtbrand mit gotischer Ungarnkapelle by unbekannt um 1622

Here are more interesting questions that will help you to complete the challenge:

  1. Is the ceremony prepared and conducted by specific professionals?
  2. Do other people perform important tasks?
  3. Does the future ruler wear any particular regalia/robe/clothing before or after the ceremony?
  4. Are special drinks or foods consumed during or after the ceremony?
  5. Will pieces of music or prose be performed?
  6. What oath does the future ruler take?
  7. Do colours, symbols or scents play an important role?
  8. Are the traditions or rituals based on historical events or legends?
  9. Does religion or belief in gods enter into the ceremony?
  10. Does the future ruler have to perform certain tasks before the ceremony?
You will receive a badge for taking part and I will feature my three favorites in my May recap. What you have to do for that:

  1. Use the Tradition/Ritual template.
  2. Write a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 1,500 words (excluding BBCode) in a (common) language of your choice. I will translate your article with AddOn.
  3. The article must have been created in May 2023.
  4. Publish the article in the comments of this article no later than May 31, 2023.
  5. Use quotations, images, documents, etc. to make the text more interesting. Please note the copyrights when using third-party image material.
  6. If your article contains NSFW content, please indicate this.
  7. Have fun, be creative and please don't pressure yourself.

I look forward to your submissions! Kind regards, Blue

Cover image: Krönung by Blue Fairy 74 - Midjourney-Collage


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Grandmaster EBelt
Jacqueline Yang
5 May, 2023 20:34

This is my "How to ascend a throne?" submission. I hope you like it!   Crowning a King

8 May, 2023 10:22

Hi! I've always had this in my world, but your challenge has inspired me to actually put the election process into words.   Dawa Aul Election

Sage EmilyArmstrong
Emily Armstrong
9 May, 2023 19:48

Thank you for this challenge! I've been meaning to build out my dairy kingdom for a while and this finally kicked me into gear! Enjoy the Coronation of the Cream Queen!

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12 May, 2023 12:35

Hello there Here is another submission :)

Dercian Imperial coronation
Tradition / Ritual | May 12, 2023

14 May, 2023 21:33

Want to be a ruler of an Intergalactic Empire?   Cover yourself in sugar syrup and step into a greenhouse full of bugs!   What could possibly go wrong?  

Coronation of the Lapurisian Diarchs
Tradition / Ritual | May 14, 2023

25 May, 2023 14:03

Thank you for running this challenge! Here is my entry, the Ritual of Divine Ascendancy.  

Ritual of Divine Ascendancy
Tradition / Ritual | May 25, 2023

28 May, 2023 20:29

This is my submission for the challenge, hope you like it!.

Coronation of Sun Elf kings
Tradition / Ritual | May 28, 2023

31 May, 2023 13:39

I finally finished it, although the crown will have to wait for a later date to be finished. Thank you for running this challenge, it was a lot of fun. Here's my entry:

Aistanian Coronation Ceremony
Tradition / Ritual | May 29, 2023

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1 Jun, 2023 03:35
1 Jun, 2023 03:35

Its still the thirty first where I'm at

May you forever find your way on the journey you set out on and make yourself greater.
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