When the flesh tithe is divided among the Three Powers, the portion that the Wise take as their lot become ammonites. Ammonites are the servants of the Wise and are schooled by them to fulfil all the administrative and ritual roles of that Power. Like his masters, an ammonite wears robes of purple and a mask of silver, in contrast to those of gold worn by the Chosen. The results of the examinations that an ammonite sits are tattooed on his face. Those who achieve the most superlative results may become candidates for the Wise. If accepted for this august role, a candidate will go through the Renunciation. As part of the ‘freeing’ mutilations, his examination tattoos are erased with bleaching agents