The Arch of Dividing is a spiky wood arch from which new Waywards to Exillium are suspended by a rope to undergo a dividing; this determines which hemisphere they're going to be in. They are given the options as to untying or severing the cord; however, some Waywards like Sophie come up with more unconventional ways of escaping, like almost burning down the entire arch and rope. There are definitely different ways of succeeding and this all goes to determine which hemisphere new waywards belong to.
Known Ways of Escaping
- Untying the cord (Fitz)
- Cutting the cord (Dex)
- Coming down by leaving your pants behind and injuring your ankle (Keefe)
- Fraying the cord against the arch (Biana)
- Setting the cord and the arch on fire using a magnifying glass (Sophie)