The Rite of Taking is a complex, terrifying, and notoriously difficult magic process by which one sorcerer enslaves another. Croaker, who witnessed parts of a Taking, believes that death and resurrection could also be part of the ritual.
The Dominator's Taken Edit
It was first used by the Dominator on the Ten Who Were Taken, powerful sorcerers such as Shapeshifter, The Limper, Soulcatcher, and Howler, who served as his generals. The Dominator's Taken were by far the most powerful and infamous of all the Taken historically.
The Lady's Taken Edit
Shortly before the Battle of Charm, The Lady revealed that she was powerful enough to Take. Until then, it had only been thought the Dominator was able to Take. She used the same magic to convert at least eight sorcerers into The Lady's Taken. The most intelligent, dangerous, and prominent of these was Whisper.
The Master's Taken Edit
Erased from the history books was the Master, who performed the Rite of Taking on contemporary sorcerers even before the Dominator Took the Ten. The Master's most prominent and only surviving Taken was Blind Emon.