Cara reveals to the group that all the other Confessors have been exterminated. When she admits that she personally killed Kahlan's sister, Cara is forced to flee when Kahlan enters the 'blood rage'. Cara returns to the town of her birth and is reunited with her sister. But she is soon arrested and placed on trial for the crime of being a Mord'Sith. Kahlan is brought in to preside over the trial. Richard, believing Kahlan to be a biased judge, defends Cara at her trial. Cara's seemingly remorseless attitude and confession that she killed her own father does little to sway the jury's decision. During the trial, it is revealed that the town's schoolteacher is a Mord'Sith in disguise. Both the teacher and Cara are sentenced to 'death by confession'. When the teacher is confessed, she reveals that she presided over Cara's 'education' and had tricked Cara into believing her father didn't love her. Cara is overcome with sorrow. Seeing Cara's remorse, Kahlan spares her life and allows Cara to rejoin the group.