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The '''Gate of Balance''', the''' Gold Gate''', or the '''Fifth Gate '''is a gate that all [[Magisterium]] students must pass through in order to graduate. It is similar to [[The Gate of Control]], or Prima Materia, that all students must pass through to finish their Iron year.
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The '''Gate of Balance''', also known as the '''Gold Gate''' and the '''Fifth Gate''', is a gate that [[Magisterium]] students must pass through in order to graduate.
   
This gate is about doing good works in the world and genuinely intending to do good. The gate only opens to those who have the intention to do good in the world. [[Constantine Madden]] never graduated from the Magisterium and therefore never passed though this gate.
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==Description==
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The gate only opens for those who have learned their lesson about having genuine intentions to do only good in the world, able to put aside their own desires and emotions for the good of others. Being able to pass through the gate will essentially mark the mage as one in good standing.
   
At the end of ''[[The Golden Tower]]'' [[Callum Hunt]], [[Aaron Stewart]] in [[Alex Strike]]'s body, and [[Tamara Rajavi]] pass through the gate and graduate from the Magisterium.
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Passing through the gate will let images of the mage's memories, both good and him/her overcoming the bad ones, flash before his/her eyes.
   
After [[Master Rufus]] finds out that Call and Aaron used their [[makar]] abilities to push Alex's soul out of his body and replace it with Aaron's, he is uncertain of their intentions. When an [[Assembly of Mages|assembly]] meeting is call to decide whether Alex (currently Aaron's soul, but the assembly doesn't know this) should be allowed to go free, Rufus is the tie-breaking vote. He abstains and instead requests to see Call and Aaron go through the Fifth Gate.
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==History==
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[[Constantine Madden]] never graduated from the Magisterium and therefore never passed though this gate. Meanwhile, his fellow apprentice [[Alastair Hunt]] went through it and graduated.
   
Tamara insists that if Call and Aaron must go through this test to prove that they aren't evil, she must take the test too. So, similarly to the end of ''[[The Iron Trial]]'', Call, Aaron, and Tamara all walk through the gate successfully at the very end of the book.
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[[Callum Hunt]], [[Aaron Stewart]], and [[Tamara Rajavi]] passed through the gate early during their Gold Year to clear Aaron's, now assuming [[Alex Strike]]'s identity, name, a decision prompted by [[William Rufus|Master Rufus's]] suggestion. The three went through the gate, one after the other, and passed the test.
   
== Resources ==
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==References==
''[[The Golden Tower]]''
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* ''[[The Golden Tower]]''
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[[Category:Magisterium]]
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Latest revision as of 17:02, December 14, 2019

The Gate of Balance, also known as the Gold Gate and the Fifth Gate, is a gate that Magisterium students must pass through in order to graduate.

DescriptionEdit

The gate only opens for those who have learned their lesson about having genuine intentions to do only good in the world, able to put aside their own desires and emotions for the good of others. Being able to pass through the gate will essentially mark the mage as one in good standing.

Passing through the gate will let images of the mage's memories, both good and him/her overcoming the bad ones, flash before his/her eyes.

HistoryEdit

Constantine Madden never graduated from the Magisterium and therefore never passed though this gate. Meanwhile, his fellow apprentice Alastair Hunt went through it and graduated.

Callum Hunt, Aaron Stewart, and Tamara Rajavi passed through the gate early during their Gold Year to clear Aaron's, now assuming Alex Strike's identity, name, a decision prompted by Master Rufus's suggestion. The three went through the gate, one after the other, and passed the test.

ReferencesEdit

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