Were you not able to respond to your original thread?
There are two scenarios when giving signets away:
- First is the individual route (not in a clan). Here, you give one signet to the Patron and you are made a shadow on the spot.
- Second is the clan route (in a clan). Here you give both signets to the clan. However, you don’t become a shadow yet. You need to wait until 30 signets are given and the clan leader must manually convert the clan into a shadow clan. If either one of those don’t happen, you won’t become a shadow.
So, if you rejoined a clan, even if you reset the quests for the signets, you still need to wait for the two steps to complete (reach 30 and clan conversion).
If you leave the clan, you can go the individual route. All that’s needed is to reset the quest that gives you the signets.
If you want do that, over on the left side of the screen where the quests are, click on the little magnifying glass icon next to the quest. In the window that opens, click the grayed out “Join” button and that should reset the quest for you.
I can sympathize. It’s not overtly clear how the signet system works in the game.