Mare watches as a whisper defeats a strongarm. This is important because the silvers have this event as a symbol to all of the Reds. To warn them that a Red could never defeat a Silver and to make Red cower upon a Silver.
Mare visits Farley, requesting that she help Kilorn and herself escaping conscription, Farley gives her a very expensive price and Mare does not know where she is going to get that much from.
Mare goes to the silver market to pickpocket so she can get the money that Farley has requested when there is a terrorist attack on the capital and a riot breaks out. Mare sees Reds fleeing and runs along with them. Gisa tries to pickpocket and gets her sewing hand shattered.