The Royal Explorers of New Calidor
At the age of 5, children are sent to the College of War for basic training. They are taught to how to handle weapons, treat wounds, follow a fitness regimen, and follow the chain of command.
Typically children are kept for a period of 2 months during their first stay at the College of War. Some who are identified with potential gifts are asked to stay longer. Prospective Battle Mages are noted for taking permanent residence in the College of War until they graduate.
Each successive year adds another month to their stay. Their final training session lasts a full year and they graduate as a soldier in the Calidor Army at age 15.