In the Footsteps of Those Who Came Before
Each warren had two patron Guardians, a man and a woman, who raised the Firsts, until the Leaving. Some Guardians taught their wards survival skills, some were kind and some were hostile or at best indifferent.
On the morning of the Leaving, the children awoke and found no evidence that the Guardians had ever existed. Some believe that the Guardians were spirits, others that they were manifestations of Fire-Bringer and Water-Sender. Still others believe the Guardians may have been the last of Those Who Came Before.