According to Silver, "His family were rich before the war" and Paul wanted to the get the Category of Elite status. Opie said that Paul "should be a Member". Paul, when he took the Reckoning, had his birthday behind the date when you had to take the Reckoning, so he had to take the Reckoning when he was "almost a year older".
He tried to trick the Reckoning, but was caught and beaten by the Kingsman. He was later on television before they announced the Offerings, and was in "the Tower of London" amongst "a row of seven people against a wall". Paul was hurt.
Paul was made "an Outcast".