Panem stood in silence and gazed at the big screens which had been placed in each of the districts. President Maximotius Snow appeared on the screen to give an important message which was being brought live from the Capitol.

"Citizens of Panem, after the rebellion I decided things needed to change. So because of this, I have created the Hunger Games. This is where one young man and woman between the ages of 12-18 from each district will be put against each other to fight to the death in an arena until there is one lone victor. This victor will be given their own house in the victor's village and riches for themselves and their families and food for their district. The reapings will happen a year from today. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour"

The screens went dark and Panem stayed silent.