An'jhali takes a rest for a bit before getting back to work. Ys'sa asks if An'jhali would be willing to practice get a little Tir'ay in. An'jhali obliges. After they are finished sparing, Ys'sa tells An'jhali what she really wanted to talk about was whether or not the Ill'haress would like to participate in a swimsuit contest she's organizing. An'jhali expresses her doubts, as she does not own a swimsuit. Ys'sa replies that she's already had one made for her.
The harvesters begin searching for any usable scraps of metal. Their search yields no results.
Elif and Ilrae apply themselves to gaining the trust of the ill and starving refugees. The two brought in to the healer's tent are persuaded to speak: they were all slaves and servants of An'jhali's old clan before the fall of Shifaye'sindil. During the chaos of the attack, they managed to blend in with the rest of the survivors but where now afraid to step forward to ask for food.
Scouts explore the central ruins further, taking one unit of food with them.