Flerp was a Jedi trainee at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant during the height of the Clone Wars. Still just a young teenager, Flerp and many other trainees struggled to continue and complete their training as the war drew many Jedi Masters away from the Temple on other duties. The Clone Wars continued to devastate the ranks of the Jedi and supplements were sorely needed. Flerp and the other apprentices represented hope that the Jedi Order might survive one of its greatest tests.
An integral part of Flerp's training was the regular Jedi Apprentice Tournament, a competition that set thirty-two apprentices against one another in a series of one-on-one and group battles with only one winner. During the first round of the tournament, Flerp was matched up against Zrim in a head-to-head match. The first one to score three burns with a low-powered lightsaber or forced the other to submit would be declared the winner.