After a drawn-out fight with the retainers over the damaged crop, Einar is still standing and the retainers decide to withdraw. Thorfinn is unconscious but finds himself hanging by his fingertips above a blood-soaked eternal battlefield where he is confronted by images from his violent past and the countless people he has killed. He sees Askeladd who reminds him not to return to the pointless warrior's life, prompting Thorfinn to break free from the grasping corpses and return to the surface. He regains consciousness to find Einar also suffering from his injuries and Thorfinn swears an oath to reject violence and atone for his past. Meanwhile, Pater presents evidence of the retainer's mischief to Ketil who decides that there will be no retribution against Einar and Thorfinn, and declares that the destruction of their crop was caused by wild boars.