Lai does what she can to survive. Living in a dangerous town and avoiding the wrath of a harsh government, she fends for herself, and always has since a she was a little girl. With little choice, Lai learns to accept her lifestyle, and uses poverty to the best of her advantage. Witty and sly, she made the perfect thief.
Meanwhile, the government of Ranok has all the commoners on edge. Before the War, there had been rebel organizations, which were what started the violence in the first place. Now more rebels were emerging, challenging the authority and rule of the government. As rebels urged other commoners to step up through their actions, the amount of rebels caught and punished drastically increased.
They needed more rebel support.
She needed a way to get out.