One of the boys in the academy is named Tally, and after Somiss makes the first round of food appear, a boy named Will begs him to share some of his food, saying "You know me. We went to Argents together. We were friends" (22.18). Tally refuses.
At first Hahp thinks Tally looks like his brother Aben, but that changes over time: "But he didn't look so much like Aben now; his face was thinner and his hair was wild and dirty" (28.11). Then we hear that Tally has died (40.20). Poor kid—we guess the wizards managed to weed him out as part of their bizarre teaching process.