Lyra affinity question


With regard to writing a character history, how do Lyras become aware of their affinity? Do Lyras have innate awareness of the subject of their affinity? Or is it something that Lyra have to figure out based on experience and exposure?

Please note that I’m not considering how the affinity deepens in game. I’m just wondering when and how a Lyra comes to the understanding that they’re a leaf mold lyra or whatever they might be.

Player answering here, so naturally if staff says something different go with that. But I think it is somewhat left up to the player to decide. We’ve had someone show up as Lyra and not understand what their lyra mark meant, and spend time in-game roleplaying figuring it out. We’ve had people who knew their lyra affinity the same way they knew their hair color.