Initiates are usually young, guilds prefer to start their training early. The average initiate is 6-12 years old. Rarely any older, except with special dispensation.
This is a probationary rank for the candidate that wants to become a star weaver. This rank is also called a novice or candidate, it is a period of training and preparation for the profession they are soon to enter.
This time can last from 6 months up to 2 years. During this time they will occasionally talk with the vocation director and talk with the guild master weekly. At this stage, they aren’t yet bound by vows and can leave at any time.
They are still considered a member of the community throughout this time and are progressively brought into the guild in the time that they require. During this time, a master oversees the current “crop” to choose their next apprentice This apprentice can be chosen at any time during the initiative.
They begin by observing the weavers at work, with their chores, in study, etc. Time is spent talking to various members, learning to meditate, singing, serving the upper ranks with whatever needs to be done.
One of the important stepping stones for an initiate is their interviews with senior weavers about their intentions and aspirations. This weeds out the initiates that won’t be able to follow through with their commitments. Initiates learn about guild history, meditation, theories about aether, healing, self-defense, science, and various other courses of study that weavers would be interested in. During this time, they live with the other weavers in the guest hall.[p/]
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