- "Memorizing by rote, Cadet Ree? Unfortunate."
- ―The professor chastises Ree
A male professor taught the Core Worlds Classical Culture class at the Royal Imperial Academy on the planet Coruscant during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Several years before the Battle of Yavin, the professor asked his students during class what piece of opera the composer Igern was best known for. He was satisfied by student Ciena Ree's answer of Chalice and Altar, but was disappointed by her inability to give the opera's themes, which were instead provided by her classmate Thane Kyrell.