Step 3: Devotion
All characters, whether hero or NPC, have a trait called "Devotion". This is a numerical measure of their faith and dedication to overcome all challenges working to keep them from achieving their goals. The greater a character's Devotion the harder it is to bring them to a halt. Heroes begin an adventure with a rank of 1 in Devotion, though in time it can increase to 10. Indeed, as heroes move forward in an adventure they reach new Chapters that increase their Devotion.
When an adventure is over, Devotion returns to 1. (But don't worry: your hero will still become more powerful through other means.)