In this phase, the following steps are taken in order to prepare for the next game round:

Discard the region tile from the “Unrest!” space on the game board and move the region tile from the “Blockade!” space to the empty “Unrest!” space.

Draw the topmost region tile from the stack and place it face up in the “Blockade!” space. Move the blockade marker to the connection arrow matching the color of that region tile.

Remove all objective markers from scoring regions and return them to their starting positions beside the support track.

Discard all command cards (including secret objectives) and leader cards that were played this round. Discarded command cards are added to the discard pile, while discarded leader cards are removed from the game.