The Gauntlet is the process by which an apprentice becomes a full Magus and member in the Order of Hermes. Each House has its own traditions in this regard, and individual masters may differ in the process they choose to apply.

Once an apprentice has passed the gauntlet, he is taught the secret of Parma Magica and becomes a magus of full standing in the Order of Hermes. This varies slightly from house to house, particularly within the strict hierarchical nature of House Tremere.