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Velvereen was the female tribute from District 1 for the 10th Hunger Games. Her mentor was Palmyra Monty. She along with her District partner Facet we're murdered by Peacekeepers while attempting to flee after a bombing in the Capitol Arena before the Games commenced.


Velvereen lived in District 1 after the failed First Rebellion and possibly before. She was Reaped as tribute for the 10th Hunger Games on July 4 for that year.[1]

Along with the other tributes, Velvereen was taken to the Capitol in the cattle car of a train. From there, she was dumped into the monkey house at the Capitol Zoo.[2]


While touring the Capitol Arena with her mentor Palmyra Monty and the other remaining 22 tribute-mentor pairs, several bombs planted by the rebels were detonated. These explosions created a new cracked opening by the entrance of the arena. Velvereen, along with her district partner Facet and the tributes from District 2, Sabyn and Marcus, used the resulting chaos as an opportunity for a possible escape. She was shot dead by Peacekeepers before she could reach the opening.

Her body was later draped on the back of a horse and paraded down Scholars Road during Apollo and Diana Ring's funeral.[3]


Velvereen's name may be a reference to velveteen, a type of cloth made to imitate velvet.


  • Despite being reaped, Velvereen never competed in the 10th Hunger games.
  • She was implied to be one of the stronger tributes, as Coriolanus Snow mentioned that with the deaths of the District 1 & 2 tributes, Lucy Gray's odds of winning significantly increased.


  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 7
  2. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 3
  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 10
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Main Characters Coriolanus SnowLucy Gray BairdSejanus Plinth
Supporting Characters TigrisGrandma'amVolumnia GaulCasca HighbottomClemensia DovecoteLysistrata VickersFestus Creed
Tributes FacetVelvereenMarcusSabynCircTesleeMizzenCoralHySolOttoGinneeTreechLaminaBobbinWoveyPanloSheafTannerBrandyReaperDillJessup
Mentors Livia CardewPersephone PricePalmyra MontyFlorus FriendIo JasperUrban CanvilleDennis FlingIphigenia MossApollo RingDiana RingVipsania SicklePliny HarringtonJuno PhippsHilarius HeavensbeeGaius BreenAndrocles AndersonDomitia WhimsiwickArachne CraneFelix Ravinstill
Groups AcademyCoveyPeacekeepersUniversityCapitol Families
Locations PanemThe CapitolDistrict 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13
Behind the Scenes Suzanne CollinsSantino Fontana