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Only two people ever served as invocators in the inscriptions.
When Shih Hsieh returned from the Battle of Yen-ling, he ordered the invocator of his clan to offer up prayers for his death.
In that rite, the invocator or prayer-master (zhu [??], the head of the clan (zongren [??][??]), the master of ceremonies (zaifu [??][??], literally "butcher"), and the cooks (yongren [??][??]) all wear the sparrow cap and plain robes (quebian chunyi [??][??][??][??]).
Perhaps secular invocators should start learning how to handstand or do the splits.