My group and I have recently gotten into Vampire the Masquerade, 1st edition for you information, and I have been led to the Tremere clan thanks to my love affair with magic. I have been reading whatever I can, but I've come across some confusing passages.
When a character first learns Thaumaturgy, the player selects a path for this character. That path is considered the character's primary path, and she automatically receives one dot in it, as well as one Level One ritual.
Is this an additional dot for the discipline, added to the three you automatically get for disciplines while building a character?