Slean agrees to marry Kela but reacts angrily seeing Elvina with Beowulf, leading Abrecan to believe he will still help him overthrow Rheda. Slean is wary but agrees to support his uncle and take his mother's place provided no harm comes to her and when Abrecan's village is attacked by raiders the pair fight them off, sending the attackers towards Herot. Beowulf and Breca encounter a troll in the woods, which they kill but come to realize that somebody has been stealing the supply of salt put out to appease the trolls. Elvina meanwhile makes her own offering to the trolls.
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