Candidates spend a night alone with their inner thoughts as proof of courage and self-reliance. It also gives them the chance to think over clearly the events taking place.
Candidates pledge to spend the Ordeal in complete silence. This gives them the opportunity to pay strict attention to unspoken thoughts, thinking about past difficulties and committing to future service.
Candidates spent the daylight hours of the Ordeal in meaningful labor. This proves their willingness to serve others cheerfully.
Candidates eat sparingly, thus proving the ability to subordinate the appetites of the body to the higher purposes of the spirit.
Elangomats are trained members whose main priority is candidates safety. They are always with the candidates and guide them throughout the Ordeal experience.