Lessa and F'lar are going through old Records brought by F'nor from Ista Weyr, hoping to find something useful, but only finding trivial information about supplies and so on. F'lar points out that even in the trivia there is useful information, about things like how many eggs the Queens laid, how many riders were hurt fighting Thread, etc.
While talking, Ramoth begins to lay her eggs. Among the eggs is a queen egg. Even as Ramoth continues to lay, F'lar estimates that there would be at least ten bronzes.