The "Ancient Order of the Deep" and "Domain of the Golden Dragon" are customs that date back forever. The Ancient Order is "bestowed" on individuals upon crossing the Equator. The individual is inducted into the Domain of the Golden Dragon upon crossing the International Dateline. There may be an informal "ceremony". Initiation may consist of something like scrubbing down the crews' berthing compartment or some such. All shipboard "novices", crew and embarked troops alike, are eligible for "induction". Certificates are given out subject to availability (these are not official documents so availabilty depends on the willingness of the ship's crew - or some wealthy eccentric - to bear the cost of printing and providing same). No formal organization and no meetings.