The initial Albion plan for the Peloran had been to accelerate their growth until puberty, and then spend a year maturing them through puberty as they were trained for combat. That would give them trained young soldiers in three years. It was an ambitious goal. It hit the real world of human nature when the first test cases entered their third year of life. Puberty is a difficult time for anyone, as their body changes and new hormones flood brains in new and amazing ways. But then imagine that you have only had two years of life to prepare for that, and then imagine that you have never seen a girl in your life. The first run of Peloran boys hit puberty like a sledgehammer, and the program ground to a stop.