District 13 had control of the primary nuclear weapons stockpile and the Capitol did not want a. The meadow, which is located just outside the community, ends at a long electric fence constructed to keep the wild animals from escaping the forest outside. At least one job is mentioned throughout the book: keeping embryos of cattle to keep enough livestock to send to the Capitol. Their lives are under constant surveillance by the Capitol to prevent them from organizing an insurgency or rebellion within the districts. A leader of the District 8 rebels, Paylor, is able to command fierce loyalty from her soldiers who follow her orders in preference to those of , the president of District 13. The male tribute is killed in the bloodbath, while the female tribute dies when a monkey muttation bites her in the chest and ruptures her internal organs as she blocks it from Peeta, who was its initial target. In Mockingjay it is revealed that District 13 had an entire fleet of hovercraft, but had never used them due to the fear that the Capitol would retaliate with even more firepower.
It caused the death of the in Mockingjay. The lifestyle in District 13 is very strict because of their circumstances. Clove came the closest of anyone to killing Katniss, but she was interrupted and killed by , after having said loudly that the Careers killed Rue, the female tribute from Thresh's district. After the rebellion, the arenas were destroyed and replaced by memorials. For example in the 50th Hunger Games, double the number of tributes competed, with 4 from each district. In District 13, all citizens outfits consisted of just simple grey jumpsuits. The rebels figured out the birds' purpose and defeated it by giving the birds.
Electric fences are set up 24 hours a day, in contrast to District 12. Many do not know where it leads to; as revealed in Catching Fire, the forest eventually ends at District 13, located a week away from District 12 on foot. While this is a factor for the increased pressure for the 75th Hunger Games, this means that the victors can relay information about rebel planning that is revealed in Catching Fire. The twenty-four tributes are sent to an arena and forced to fight to the death, until a single victor remains. It is led by President Alma Coin, who aspires to succeed Snow as President of Panem and has orchestrated the events in books two and three to circumvent District 13's truce with the Capitol.
After the Games, the victor receives extreme medical treatment in the Capitol to recover from all the injuries during the Games, followed by a final celebration during which they are interviewed and crowned victor by the President of Panem. Due to the uncertain nature of the location of the Districts, besides that District 13 was approximately a week on foot from the edge of District 12, it can be assumed that it was located around southern. Paylor later becomes President of Panem after Katniss assassinates Coin. In the first Quell year 25 , the Districts were forced to choose their tributes by election instead of the usual random lottery, to remind them that they chose to rebel. At the 75th Hunger Games, Katniss notes that the District 10 tributes, who are dressed as cows, have flaming belts on as if they are broiling themselves, a poor imitation of Cinna and Portia's techniques to showcase Katniss and Peeta at the 74th Hunger Games. Woof also had knowledge of the plot. The idea that people can be pacified by food and entertainment when they should be rallying to their prescribed civic duties isn't a new one.
After the Capitol bombs District 12 at the end of Catching Fire, most of the residency is destroyed with its meadow turned into a mass grave of the residents unable to escape and with only the Victor's Village left unharmed. This was a risk that, according to Katniss, the Capitol had underestimated. A total of 18 of 24 victors die during the events of Catching Fire. Though described as an act of love for one another in the publicity after the Games, the establishment in the Capitol saw it as an act of defiance. He tells of the history of Panem, the country that rose up out of the ashes of a place that was once called North America. In the 75th Hunger Games, both tributes from District 8, and , died in the initial battle at the Cornucopia.
All families in the victor's District receive additional parcels of food and other goods for a year. Officially, many Quells were prescribed by the original creators of the Hunger Games at the end of the Dark Days. A new Arena is built every year, while past arenas become popular tourist attractions for Capitol citizens. After the Second Rebellion, though, the District 12 refugees begin to return to their home, including Katniss, who states in the epilogue that the mass grave is returning into the meadow again. The other victor chosen to compete in the Seventy-fifth Hunger Games is a woman named Wiress, who discovered that the arena operated like a clock and told Katniss how to detect , after she pointed or at least started to point out the force field put up between the Gamemakers and the victors.
The trains are known for their speed and comfort. This article may be written from a , rather than a. In the second Quell year 50 , twice the usual number of tributes were reaped from each District, to remind them that two rebels died for each Capitol citizen during the rebellion. In the movies, the appearances of the hovercraft changes between The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. The people are housed in small shacks and there is a harsh force of Peacekeepers. In Catching Fire, Plutarch Heavanesbee shows Katniss that his pocket watch displays a holographic mockingjay.
Peeta later creates a painting of the wolf mutt supposed to be Glimmer. The only mention of note from the district is the male tribute in the 74th Hunger Games who tackles Katniss for a supply bag until Clove puts a knife in his back. This has given her three extra entries in the reaping per year, with a total of 20 by the time of the reaping for the , at age 16. And especially when it comes to the Roman Colosseum. At the same reaping, Katniss' friend, , age 18, had a total of 42 tesserae entries: one for each of the 5 members of his family , , , his siblings, and , his mother. Due to this extravagant lifestyle, it is rare for Capitol citizens to join the Peacekeepers, as it requires its soldiers to avoid marriage for twenty years and is often considered a punishment to avoid spending time in jail.