When Lyra Silvertongue was 20, Parker met Malcolm Polstead in a city in the province of Pisidia. He and Malcolm visited a local auditorium where a public meeting about the rose crisis was occurring. During the meeting, a group of men who were against the rose industry took over the hall, killing a farmer and taking six speakers hostage. After Malcolm killed the leader of the attackers and escaped, Parker helped Enver Demirel moderate a discussion between the parties present at the auditorium. After the meeting, Parker met Malcolm at a bar named Calvi's.