Pardons are a type of object that when used can relieve or pardon a prodigy from a punishment. Mentioned in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, this object is given to the winner of the school-wide competition of the Ultimate Splotching Championship. It is described to look like a small golden square, and it has an intricate 'P' design engraved into it. According to Dex, Fitz always wins these prizes, though he never has a need for them. Although on a later case, Sophie won and received a pardon, but she did not wish to use it after she stole the Midterms from Lady Galvin's mind.