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A Prothete (Arvonnic prôtjote), also known as the Octus (aktâvis or simply tâvis) is the highest cleric of Foriscism and the ritual leader of a Covenant, the highest level of organization within the faith. Privy to the most secret wisdoms of the Vatscatodos, they are supposedly the only Foriscians who have the ability towards immediate clarity and transcension; and only choosing to not do so to aid others to that goal. Unlike Amatorian clergy, there is no "arch-prothete" to rule over all Forisciandom; instead, Prothetes act in concert as a Synod to address common points of belief. Prothetes are taken from the most exemplary Goteans, who are initiated as apprentices and selected heirs of a preceding Prothete.