Progress is a type of token that is added to cards by tests and other effects. It is a measure of time spent. For example, progress placed on a feature or a location may represent time spent walking across it, exploring it, or simply contemplating its beauty. Similarly, progress placed on beings may represent time spent conversing with that being, studying its behavior, or convincing it to let you pass unharmed. You clear a card with progress when the amount of progress equals or exceeds its progress threshold. This simply means that you’ve spent sufficient time with it to enjoy any benefits it might provide or to safely proceed beyond its presence.