Most are chosen by the Great Kings at the time of their birth. However, it is not formally bestowed upon them until they are prepared enough for the role.
When an apprentice is chosen, they will begin to spend much of their day with the current shaman, and are introduced to influential spiritual figures, such as the Great Kings, or Midnight.
They will also visit the Moonpool in order to be given the Great Kings' blessing. Often an apprentice will be taught how to fight and hunt, along with their other tasks.
- Collecting and organizing herbs.
- Helping to treat wounded and sick animals.
- Learning how to interpret prophecies and omens.
- Assisting their mentor.