The fifteenth year of life in the empire is by far the most terrifying. There is no
guarantee that you will be sleeping in your bed that night or that you will
even be alive to see the next day.
Once you turn fifteen, the recruiters start sizing you up for market. The come
around every few months taking anyone they want.
Onceyou turn fifteen, your choices are limited. If the recruiters want you, you
either go with them or you die.