Cadets, you enter this facility as children, and in a few short weeks, you will leave as soldiers.
Cumberlayne Aresko[src]

Cadets were aspiring soldiers, who were enrolled in the Imperial Academy

Cadets were trained to one day become stormtroopers, for the Galactic Empire. Cadets usually trained over the span of a few weeks, and primarily ranged from children to pre-teens. Top level cadets would wear helmets decorated with different-colored markings.


The Well

The field training included a pit arena known as the Well, where cadets had to climb out at timed speeds. The first three to make out would be declared winners and received a reward by high ranking Imperial Officers.

The key to climbing out of the Well was to jump from platform to platform. However, each moving platform was armed with a harmless electrical shock trap, forcing cadets to maintain speed.

Later tests involving the Well would involve using blasters to activate the platforms necessary to climb out. Some cadets such as Oleg were known to shoot their own teamates in desire to win.

Notable Cadets


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