Membership need not be applied for in the usual sense. The watchword here is don't call us we'll call you. Those who ascend the mountain are sometimes known as the Masters of Lyrie. In order to become an apprentice lyrie you must demonstrate proficiency in at least two alternate voicings known as stellar modes. An aspiring student should be at least able to sing a single note true for the count of four tarpins. An additional requirement used to be the donation of a large sum of wepels payable by note. This large sum would waive the usual requirements. However experience has shown that a wepel doesn't a lyrie make so that even the most prodigious donation cannot compensate for a lyrie with no lyr to offer.
Article 14, footnote 20 ibid The Grand Book of Lyrie