Serving the Goddess is a challenge and a privilege, and each must follow their own path in Her name. In broad terms, though, there are several overall paths. The Elders and Wardens are responsible for each of these paths, for guiding the way along them, and guarding against the dangers that lurk there. Four are known to exist, while whispers are heard of a fifth. In common for each is that following it requires the completion of several tasks, increasing in complexity and demand with each stage.
New Members: New members may choose and begin their Path progression at any time, after making their in-character pledge to the Silver Circle, or while OOC Aspirants are still waiting to make their pledge to become IC Aspirants. For in-character context, it may be assumed that following their pledge, new members can locate the details of the various paths in the Silver Circle archives.
Path progression is entirely personalized for the individual character, because of that new members can begin path progression at anytime! To get started, simply notify an officer of your chosen path so they can mark you on the path tracker.
When you're ready to start completing tasks listed on your path tree, simply reach out to the leader of that specific path to let them know you're planning on completing a task. The leader of the path does not need to be present for the role-play for you to complete your task, but they do need to be alerted by you in order for you to receive credit.
Completing a stage in a Path entitles you to wear a Seal, a symbol of achievement and honor within the Silver Circle. In order to win a Seal within any given Path, you must have completed three tasks in a line.
Each new seal that is achieved comes in the form of a rank up and an additional star on the path icon, as shown below. When a member of the circle earns three seals in their chosen path, and one additional seal in a separate path, they qualify for Walking the Path. Walking the Path is the only non-interactive icon displayed on the Path trees, and it unlocks a member's ability to complete the final stage in their Path Task Tree.
When a member completes the final stage in their Path Task Tree they earn an in-character title during a Council Glade ceremony and become veterans of that path. It is acceptable for a new path to be chosen after the final stage of a Path is complete.