- "A hundred students left the Arcanum every year, perhaps a quarter of them with their guilders."
A guilder, also called a gilthe, is the only way to be certain a person is a true arcanist. It appears to be nothing more than a flat piece of lead. However, when touched by anyone, other than the arcanist it belongs to, causes a numbing sensation that slowly spreads throughout the body.
In The Chronicle Edit
Members of the University earn their guilders generally ten terms after their promotion to El'the. It is the proof of a conclusive education from the institution.