All Dweghom honor the Deukhorro, the Descent of their Ancestors into the fiery core of War’s prison. None take it as far as the Ardent who actively re-enact it. Initiates are those prospective members of the Ardent Creed who band together to take part in battles to gain some experience before exposing themselves to the real danger of the Deukhorro. Be they shield-bearing warriors or ballistae specialists, when one encounters unranked Hold Warriors, he will mostly be facing hardened veterans who have devoted their life to military service. The small percentage who are not lifelong servicemen, however, trade battlefield experience for ambition and ruthlessness, making them just as dangerous on the field of battle.