The meaning of the emblem of the Soul Smiths-Gloryflower.
Or perhaps the oath in a manner of speaking.
"When I was a child, I was the flower that you protected, but now I have shed my petals and took on scales, wings and fire. Now I not you protect all that is loved. This I promise and swear to you all with God and Michael as my guides I shall never falter in my service." This was the oath that the Smith said when they turned 16 and was then considered to be an adult weather or not, they found their mate at the ceremony or not. In this case Shanni Kura Gloryflower would still be considered a child in her people's own eyes as her brother's genocidal attack took place before the ceremony.