The General was always very clear, "No warrior gets their boots until I see their soul. This road is too hard, too rough for the immature-self to travel. There must be a robustness to the way they love, a strong buffer against the sickly siren call of cruelty. Only when these tests are passed does the training continue, otherwise what we build would not be warriors, but demons in masks. A master only creates what can be kept."