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"Walking the tables" was a tradition in the Harper Hall for occasions when an apprentice graduated to journeyman or a journeyman graduated to master. The ceremony usually took place during a meal in the main dining room. An apprentice would be escorted by one or more journeymen from the apprentice table to the journeyman table.
Late in the Second Interval, many masters and journeymen succumbed to the plague. Newly elected Masterharper Zist promoted several apprentices to journeyman, including Kindan, Nonala, Kelsa and Verilan. Verilan made history by being the first student to be promoted from apprentice to journeyman, then journeyman to master, in the same day.