When the cadet enters the academy, cadet was then started being called with the number given at the first day. It is until the cadet passes fourth test and earns the title of a Squad Leader that cadet is freed from the number. And with being Squad Leader, cadet is then placed as the same rank with instructors. The reason why cadets tried so hard to pass each test in Academy was that it was fastest route to rise to the higher hierarchy of the Cult.
"Here you go."
Instructor Impeng handed over a small wooden box that contained another black dragon ball. By passing the fourth test almost immediately, Yeowun was able to receive another ball.
"Congratulations on becoming a squad leader, Leader Chun."
Impeng spoke with very polite tone. He was now treating Yeowun as a equal, not as a mere cadet.
"Thank you, instructor."