The Age of Reckoning
The Vigil is the term that is given to the ritual that most paladins undergo in order to be granted a portion of their god’s powers. It is traditionally proctored by another paladin of the same god and usually involves, like its name, standing a vigil in a sacred location.
The ritual is meant to help enhance a squire’s powers, blossoming them into the prayers used by full-fledged paladins. Some of the trainees, however, already exhibit signs of being able to use these abilities and standing the Vigil only serves to increase their talent even further. These prodigies are traditionally nicknamed the ‘Gifted’.