Thunder Rebels says Heortlings are initiated as New Adults (lay members in terms of S:KoH), and then "by the end of the third year, everybody has been selected by a deity. Sometimes the deity is unclear, in which case everyone knows that Orlanth or Ernalda has chosen the New Adult, who then initiates into whatever aspect and subcult is normal for their clan or occupation."
That's consistent with Jeff's answer that the overwhelming majority of Sartarites are cult initiates. (Thanks for answering, Jeff.) S:KoH doesn't directly contradict Thunder Rebels, but it is ambiguous or mildy contradictory about it: it fleshes out the lay member rules from HQ2 Core Rules rules for Sartarites, and it gives an example of a lay member PC. I see that as a way of giving people flexibility for their games, and as an explantion how the S:KoH material fits into the HQ2 lay membership rules, rather than as a description of a phenomenon that has an important role in the Sartar part of "deep Glorantha."
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