Women and children join the fray as Beowulf leads the defense against Herot's attackers; friendships are forged while others are destroyed forever.
Rheda escapes capture in Bregan and must protect her people against Abrecan's army and his new allies; Slean puts his life on the line as he attempts to right previous wrongs.
Rheda hopes to discredit Beowulf's accusations as suspicion over her brother mounts, although the truth may be more than she can handle.
Beowulf and Elvina share a private moment together; Elvina is forced to reveal a dark secret when danger strikes.
The tribes are impacted by Rheda's new laws, forcing Abrecan to make a difficult choice; Abrecan works to ensure the people of Bregan have a successful harvest season of a dangerous but essential breed of fish.
Herot prepares for Slean and Keta's wedding; when secrets are revealed, the couple must make decisions about loyalties; Abrecan must choose whether to accept his sister's rule or stand against her.
The Wulfing Raiders unleash their wolves to terrorize Herot; Beowulf cannot prevent the capture of an important hostage; Rheda meets an old enemy, Jogan, to negotiate an exchange; Beowulf joins forces with Varr.
Beowulf and Breca attempt to learn why a troll attacked an iron miner; Slean overhears a conversation between Beowulf and Elvina and comes to the wrong conclusion.
The party hopes to cement a new treaty with the Mere; a new crisis arises when ageing Thane Gorrik's daughter becomes ill, and a dangerous Mudborn creature holds the necessary cure.
Rheda loses some of her closest allies as she attempts to prevent a civil war; Slean's loyalties become conflicted; Beowulf and his gang undertake a mission to cement Rheda's position of power.
Beowulf and Rate ride into the forest to search for Slean and Thane Scorann; Rheda comes under pressure with her bid for leadership dependent on Scorann's vote.
Thanes from across the Shieldlands gather for an intertribal election; Beowulf is pressured to locate an enemy who may be closer than he ever imagined.
Beowulf returns to his childhood home to pay his respects to his mentor, Hrothgar; Beowulf decides to remain in Herot after a mysterious creature attacks the town.