As Citra is dead-ish she has a conversation with the Thunderhead and it tells her a very important name...Gerald Van Der Gans.
After Scythe Curie takes Citra out of the revival center Citra has to go on the run trying to not get caught by any MidMerican scythes or BladeGaurds in disguse as a Tonist to Amazonia to find Gerald Van Der Gans.
Citra finds Gerald Van Der Gans and shoots hi, because he thinks that he was the one that killed Scythe Faraday but then she finds out that he is Scythe Faraday and he just faked his death all along.The rest of the time Citra had until the next winter conclave she trained with him.
During Scythe Goddard and his junior scythes mass gleanings Scythe Volta had gleaned himself and that pushed Rowan over the edge so much that he gleaned Scythe Goddard and the others because he couldn't take their cruleness anymore.
In Citra and Rowan's final conclave as apperntinces they had the hardest challenge to face yet. They had to "glean" (they won't really die) a loved one.
Citra was chosen to become a scythe so therefore she had to glean Rowan.Instead Citra punched Rowan so that his lips touched her ring so he coulg get granted immunity.When Citra told Rowan to go to a car that was waiting for him outside he saw that Scythe Faraday was there and still alive.