Fort Salem is a military academy, situated near Salem Town, Massachusetts. The young female witches go there to train after answering the Call on Conscription Day.
According to General Alder, the grounds on which Fort Salem is built possesses its own work via blessing that helps nourish both the work and the spirit of those witches who spend time there; General Alder encouraged Adil to go out onto the grounds to help him heal and recover from the trek out of the Tarim's territory with his sick sister, Khalida.
Upon arrival on campus, witches are assigned into units of three, with their grades and progress determined by their performance as a group.
The students are expected to participate in Beltane per tradition. During this time, male witches arrive on campus and they socialize with and woo the students, culminating in Beltane.
When they graduate basic training, units are either approved for War College or are immediately deployed, making them what has been dubbed by witches as "war meat".
- Abigail Bellweather (cadet) — deployed upon graduation
- Raelle Collar (cadet) — deployed upon graduation
- Tally Craven (cadet) — deployed upon graduation
- Glory Moffett (cadet) — moved onto War College