Each one of you is a Pathfinder initiate. After three years of study, you are so close to becoming a full-fledged Pathfinder that you can almost taste it. All you have to do is pass the Confirmation.

Life as an initiate has been no free ride. Far from it, in fact—between mandatory classes and study periods, you earned your keep by performing any and all duties assigned to you by the Pathfinders charged with their training. These tasks were generally couched as extensions of the initiate’s education, and could include anything from manning the main gate (arms raining) to scrubbing floors and chamber pots (diligence) to providing research assistance (scholarship). While there were theoretically no limits to what an initiate could be subjected to, the Three Masters kept a tight rein on work assignments.