After her death, her son Coriolanus kept the compact in a drawer in his nightstand and often took it out when he was going through a difficult time. One instance of this was when he was returning from the Capitol Zoo, having visited Lucy Gray Baird, his assigned tribute for the 10th Hunger Games.
Before the 10th Hunger Games began, Coriolanus took out his mother's compact and offered it to Lucy Gray, saying that he would only loan it to her and expect that it would be returned. He had taken out the powder earlier and indirectly suggested that Lucy Gray use the compact for storing poison, which she would use to eliminate the other tributes. In the arena, the compact assisted Lucy Gray in poisoning Dill and Reaper Ash with the rat poison she had smuggled from around the zoo, and both tributes were killed. While the Games went on, Lucy Gray claimed that she had clutched the compact so hard that the rose imprinted on her palm.
However, after she emerged, the Peacekeepers wrestled her to the ground to obtain the compact. Both Coriolanus and Lucy Gray claimed that he had given it to her as an affectionate token, and that Lucy Gray had been the one to come up with the idea of using poison. However, Dean Casca Highbottom didn't believe them, and the compact was one of the pieces of evidence that he used to show that Coriolanus had cheated in the Games and was to become a Peacekeeper as punishment.
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 5
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 6
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 21
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 13
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 24
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Epilogue