Ability Detecting is a class at Foxfire. Its purpose is to trigger the prodigies' special abilities. Prodigies who have manifested a talent take special sessions in said talent. This class is very unpopular because the methods of triggering abilities are unpleasant. Ability Detecting checks for all talents except Pyrokinesis, which is forbidden. If a prodigy hasn't manifested by Level Four, they can be expelled for being Talentless. If they do stay, they do not qualify for the Elite Levels. This means they cannot be Nobility and are considered Talentless. Sometimes elvin parents also hire ability detecting tutors, as shown by Keefe begging his to help him manifest as an Inflictor. The main way to trigger an ability is to put students in places where they might need the ability. An alternative is to send a powerful mental surge into someone’s mind.