At this point, this is becoming too strenuous for my tastes. We're debating the pros and cons of what Virtues should or shouldn't add to XP, as well as what method makes the most sense for awarding XP post-gauntlet. To me, this was decided by the SG at the time the game was set up by his statement that XP will be RAW; that to me meant 30 per year, and the individual Virtues or Flaws that affect this would be in play.
I think I'm going to bow out of this one. I love the idea of Zenobia, and I want to play her. But I don't want to do so mired down by how much XP she is or is not going to get, or if any of her Virtues may or may not impact that amount, or even if she is on par with getting the power of the other characters who went through and got XP post-gauntlet at the time the game started.
Sorry, but it's becoming too tedious to want to continue.