Bagheera comes out of the trials exhausted and triumphant and elated. Because they have been given the task to fix the world, and there's so much to do. Ironically, it's not the gift of fire or ice or water or whatever soul powers they were blessed with that interest Bagheera the most - it's the ability to read. Being able to scan those signs in the doomed city and comprehend.
Look, once upon a time Bagheera had been a city rat. One of the countless abandoned and orphaned children scattered in the ruins that crawled through the rubble like vermin, unwanted by the majority of the city population. She must have walked past a dozen faded and ancient signs without even looking at them, without even knowing the knowledge just beyond. Oordeel had unlocked their powers, and they'd stolen them back, but it was Helena's unthinking gift that made Bagheera vibrate with excitement.
The cats started a settlement, a home base. They used their power to build t