I debated posting this within the Tech and Hierarchy Thread but I felt it was detached enough to be it's own topic.
Basically I'm curious as to what you guys can think of to be the Yautja Blooded processes? What tests must they complete to become worthy to hunt? What is their Right of Passage?
Yes we know about the whole hunting Xenos to prove themselves worthy to bare the mark deal, and same with Human Hunting, but before they do such things, what must they do to progress that far?
What kind of training must they do? Is it all simple simulation and theoretical tests mixed with combat training and Boot Camp?
Or possibly do you think they must eliminate each other? For instance seeing as how they apparently hunt in Triads perhaps each yautja of their "year" or "class" or whatever must (after completing tests, training, and simulation) must then eliminate each other, and the last three remaining are the only ones worthy to hunt for Humans and Xenomorphs, and that's how they select the Trio?
Or do you think it's simple schooling with Combat training and Simulations? Then They're simply split up for Blooded Tests.
Honestly I think it varies from Clan to Clan, maybe some are simple Simulations and all Yautja "Graduate" and move on and others have other forms of testing, some fight to the death until three remain, others until only one, some just have different methods of growing their hunters all together. In short I think it's different from Clan to Clan. But obviously to each clan every "Student" or "Hunter" is important and sacred, otherwise the Clan in AvP wouldn't have done all that it did for three simple new-bloods, so I think (possibly different for each clan perhaps) but every warrior is a "brother" to the Clan.
Perhaps their culture sees Newbloods and Young Hunters as Special all together? The "Future of the Clan" so to speak, "Hunters of Tomorrow" and each newborn and youngling is Sacred?
Something must earn them the right of passage to move on, to hunt real game, move up the ranks, to earn them their Braids. What do you guys think? Or have thought? Or would like to see?