Mare Burrow was a Red, someone who had red blood and did not have superpowers. She despised the Silver, those who had powers and silver blood. Her family was poor, and lived in a small village like most other Reds. Her family lived off of what she stole, and the money her sister, an apprentice, made.
A little about Mare.
Being Introduced to the Scarlet Gaurd
Her best friend Kilorn was an apprentice, but his master died. Now, because he is a certain age, he has to be conscripted. Mare thinks of a solution, and goes to an old man named Will who transports illegal stuff. She learns of a group called the Scarlet Guard, who is against the division of Red and Silver. She talks with Farley, the leader. She has to pay a lot of money if she wants Farley's help
Mare can not get the money she needs, so Gisa tries to steal. Gisa gets caught and gets her hand, which she needs for her job, shattered. Mare feels like this is her fault because she asked Gisa take her to her work so she can steal to help Kilorn.