Zed agrees to let Richard join a hunting party while he and Kahlan deals with arbitration request from people, including his own alleged son and would be-apprentice Allard. The stag brings the hunters near Richard's birth town Brennidon, where he can't resist searching anonymously for his roots. He's recognized a woman who 'held him at birth', and presents him to half-brother Mark. The latter hesitates whether to help hide him or turn him over to Darken's troops, who get wind of his presence and take all possible mothers hostage. Written by
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He speaks the truth! I think we've all seen that Darken Rahl will do anything to bring peace to the midlands. What was Lord Rahl to do? Face the seeker as a grown man who could defend himself and carry out the prophecy? No. He had to kill our children! The seeker stood up to the patrols this morning. He saved that girl's life! No one else has had the courage to do that! If we betray the seeker because we are afraid, then the children of Brennidon died for nothing! I'm the one you're looking for...