— Konoe Mercury, I hereby appoint you as the Ten Sage, he who possesses great wisdom… You are now called as "Nine".
―Konoe A. Mercury's canonization
The ceremony is held in the most sacred place to the Magic Association, the sanctuary (聖堂 seidō) located at the heart of the Magic City Ishana, which only the Sages can enter, and those who will join them soon. The applicant is to be on their knees, and to be hanging their head as if saying a prayer, while the current Ten Sages encompasses them. After a brief rite of incantation is said between the applicant and the Ten Sage who is reciting said incantation, the applicant is awarded their title and their hat as proof as their membership as one of the Sages. After the final rite is said, the remaining Ten Sages are to repeatedly chant the line.
Such ceremony took place in BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, when Konoe A. Mercury was appointed as Nine.
The ceremony often takes place in the morning and is announced via a distinct ringing from the sanctuary bells.