Vocis is making taking a number of actions in preparation for Micaela's Gauntlet. Starting in early 1239 to perform the tests in 1240.
1 - Briefing Micaela.
Stopping her readings one morning Vocis will sit with Micaela and give her the basics of the year to come.
"It is time for you to prepare for your Gauntlet."
"You will be tested in the traditional way, that of Certamen. We have practiced many times with each other but I ask you to continue this practice in the coming seasons so you are properly prepared. I expect you to recall all your lessons on schools and forms, and to remain within the battle and not overwhelmed or excited by it. We seek to prepare, control, and learn. Victory comes from this and is a step taken on a path of growth."
"You must also complete for me several other tests and tasks. These will distract from your wider study, which must be accommodated. "
2 - a traditional task.
"You must also bring to be a special branch which will become your voting sigil. Seek our House lore for the particulars of this device. Many bold and inventive choices have been made by Tremere through our history. The choices and locale are yours to arrange. I will need that within three seasons. "
3 - a special enclosure.
The test of Certamen will follow the ceremonial traditions. Starting with rounds to demonstrate each of the schools and techniques which are intended not to prove the more powerful participant but to confirm gone knowledge of schools and methods. Where other Tremere magi would be interested or invited he will do so (no idea if that is traditional). Then Micaela must duel three combatants, Vocis and two others selected from Vocis's allies and friends in the House.
I'm assuming that House Tremere keeps these proceedings private? If not Vocis would like Andorran Magi to assist.
He will find a place within his tower (preferably) or perhaps on covenant grounds if more space is needed and build a small covered amphitheatre. Or a specially decorated hall or chamber. Traditional House colours and sigils, threatening and gracious artwork.
4 - Vocis's gift.
Vocis will arrange for a copy of some useful utility spells and copies of some of his own lab texts to be made, and presented in a case. Given its a few years out that shouldn't be difficult to slip into the work orders for the scribes.
5 - A name
"Lastly you will have the opportunity to choose your Hermetic name. Again the choice is largely yours. Choose well Micaela."