Return to Barsaive
In ED3, “an adept must have … increased all of his Discipline Talents to a Rank equal to the Circle he wants to attain.” In this campaign, Initiate and Novice PCs have an easier time advancing Circles than do their Journeyman, Warden, and Master brethren.
Until and including a PCs rise to 4th Circle, instead consult the Optional Advancement Table as detailed on page 51 of the 3r Player’s Guide.
Beyond 4th Circle, the Universe will demand more of a PCs devotion to his chosen Discipline, so this campaign will be following the standard rules for Circle advancement from 5th Circle onward.
This should increase PC survivability as well as give non-magicians faster access to Thread Weaving.