Even without training, the Few are able to see the Mark, allowing them to distinguish sorcery from the natural world; hence the oft-repeated phrase, “Only the Few can see the Few.” However, until actually using sorcery themselves, they bear no Mark and can handle Chorae without harm.
One way to distinguish the Few from common Men without Marking them is through a Wathi Doll, by having the person speak aloud the artifact's cipher. If the person is of the Few the doll will awaken, however the person will not develop a Mark and should still be able to handle Chorae.
- Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Few, the’
- Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘“Only the Few can see the Few”’
- The Warrior-Prophet, Chapter 10