- 1. Yup, they're going at it.
- 2. Over here, Your Highness.
It's His Majesty and Wulf.
- 3. You're right.
- 4. I can't believe my brother's...
- 5. He actually dodged that.
- 6. I'm impressed. His Majesty moves well
for someone so heavily armed.
- 7. Aren't those real swords?
- 8. Probably, yes.
- 9. Can this really be considered practice?
- 10. If either gets hit, they'll be badly hurt.
- 11. Ah, I see he's making quite the effort.
- 12. Gunnar.
- 13. Princess Estrid, how do you do?
- 14. Terribly! I'm so frightened,
I'm on pins and needles.
- 15. Don't worry. Wulf is a skilled swordsman.
- 16. He's surely holding back so as
not to seriously injure His Majesty.
- 17. It doesn't look that way to me.
- 18. I can't believe this.
- 19. My brother used to hate
even touching swords.
- 20. His Majesty's royal blood has
awakened in England.
- 21. It's a very good thing.
- 22. Above all else, a king must be strong.
- 23. After all, Norse men
don't listen to weaklings.
- 24. But my brother...
- 25. seems like he's in a lot of pain.
- 26. Retreating when you're tired
is a bad habit of yours.
- 27. Retreating will draw out the fight.
- 28. A king fights by advancing and
cutting his way through his enemies.
- 29. Both your enemies and subjects
are watching to see how you fight.
- 30. Estrid is watching as well.
- 31. I'm sure you've noticed.
- 32. I see. That must be why you started
attacking more aggressively.
- 33. There... There you go again!
- 34. I'm not falling for that.
- 35. Forget what I said.
Just a slip of the tongue.
- 36. Besides, she seems lost in
conversation with the man beside her.
- 37. I... concede.
- 38. Nicely done, Your Majesty.
- 39. I'm amazed.
- 40. He may have only won one in five bouts,
but he made Wulf admit defeat.
- 41. Didn't Wulf look away at the end?
- 42. Your Majesty, I've told you that
you mustn't throw your sword.
- 43. Your Majesty, that was an impressive fight.
- 44. What do you want, Gunnar?
- 45. I've finished preparing the documents about
the matter you asked me to investigate.
- 46. We can review them in your room later.
- 47. Anyway, there aren't too many wealthy men.
- 48. Even if we were to squeeze
any of the men listed,
- 49. we'd get at most 3,000 pounds a year.
- 50. Besides that, our only option is to
raise taxes on the overall population.
- 51. Ah, I'd recommend that one.
- 52. Ketil, son of Sverkel.
- 53. He's a wealthy farmer who owns
a large swath of land in the south.
- 54. I don't see the families'
military forces listed here.
- 55. Yes, but without visiting them
in person, it's hard to say.
- 56. We need those numbers.
Look into it and report back to me.
- 57. Yes, Your Majesty.
- 58. Either way, we'd be
raising taxes significantly,
- 59. right after you've been
crowned King of Denmark.
- 60. I'm concerned there will be
backlash from the people of Denmark.
- 61. Part of governing is making
sure that doesn't happen.
- 62. We have options.
- 63. After being crowned King of England,
Canute faced an urgent problem:
- 64. securing a new source of funds.
- 65. Even after conquering England,
- 66. Canute kept a Danish force directly
under his control stationed there.
- 67. But the cost of maintaining such a force
was being paid with English taxes,
- 68. which contributed to the
discontent of the English.
- 69. Unless he could squeeze funds
from Denmark, his other territory,
- 70. he would be forced to
downsize his stationed army.
- 71. You said we have options,
but what are they exactly?
- 72. Bringing more land under our control.
- 73. By developing it?
- 74. But it would take some time
for that to yield a profit.
- 75. We'll acquire more farmland
without developing virgin land.
- 76. You mean... by requisitioning land?
- 77. Your Majesty, surely
you're not considering that?
- 78. We need the money.
- 79. We've no choice but to be somewhat
heavy-handed in our approach.
- 80. It's better than sowing discontent
among the people by raising taxes.
- 81. If you've got a better suggestion,
I'm all ears.
- 82. Well... what about drawing down the army?
- 83. That's out of the question.
- 84. I'm their conqueror and a Dane.
The English will never look favorably upon me.
- 85. An army under my direct control is
what allows me to govern the region.
- 86. Kings are like swords.
- 87. What can a king without military might
accomplish in this world?
- 88. What?
- 89. King Harald has passed away?
- 90. A week ago. You're too late, Dad.
- 91. But... Then by the time
I left the farm, he was already...
- 92. That's exactly what it means.
- 93. I had no idea he was in such poor health.
- 94. I don't believe it.
- 95. I even brought him a mountain of gifts.
- 96. Enough to fill three knerrir, huh?
- 97. What a lavish offering.
- 98. Wait a minute.
- 99. Thorgil, if you came to meet me,
- 100. does that mean His Majesty Canute
is here as well?
- 101. Well, yeah. I do serve him
directly as his guard.
- 102. Currently he's acting as the king.
He's at the palace.
- 103. I see. That's my silver lining, then.
- 104. I've lost King Harald's backing.
- 105. I must build a good relationship
with the next King of Denmark.
- 106. Could you arrange a meeting
between me and His Majesty?
- 107. You're a tough old man.
- 108. All right. I'll make something happen.
- 109. I'm counting on it.
- 110. Olmar! Olmar!
- 111. Hey, where did Olmar go?
- 112. The young master headed off into town alone.
- 113. And you let him go?
- 114. I told you not to take your eyes off of him.
- 115. Now, now, Dad.
- 116. He's 20 years old. He's not a child.
- 117. He is a child.
- 118. That idiot son of mine has never grown up.
- 119. You watch what happens
while he's town alone.
- 120. By now, he's surely bumped into someone
- 121. and gotten into a fight over
who should apologize to whom.
- 122. You're the one who bumped into me.
- 123. Don't screw with me.
You should be apologizing to me.
- 124. What was that?
- 125. What are you talking about?
- 126. What are you gonna do about this?
- 127. I was going to trade this cloth.
- 128. That's not my problem.
- 129. Don't think you can use this as an excuse
to force me to buy it off of you.
- 130. What's going on?
- 131. What the hell? Don't insult me.
- 132. It's a fight.
- 133. I do expect to be compensated, though.
- 134. Now you've shown your true colors.
- 135. That's what you intended from the start,
isn't it? You're just a sleazy swindler.
- 136. Ugh! So disgusting.
- 137. You bastard...
- 138. How does someone grow up
to be an asshole like you?
- 139. I'm an honest businessman, just like my dad.
- 140. I won't allow you to continue to insult me.
- 141. What are you gonna do about it, huh?
- 142. You wanna go, huh? I'm ready to go anytime,
- 143. you clumsy oaf.
- 144. Now I'm pissed off, you ignoramus!
- 145. He drew his sword.
- 146. What's wrong, you oaf? Bring it on.
- 147. Are you scared?
- 148. Th-This isn't fair.
- 149. Not fair? When men fight, it's to the death.
- 150. If you're walking around unarmed,
- 151. then it just means
you're not a real Norseman.
- 152. Then let me ask you this:
- 153. who do you think bought you that?
- 154. You idiot son of mine!
- 155. Why are you always starting fights?
- 156. Wh-What the hell is your problem, Dad?
- 157. Stay out of my fight!
- 158. I'm sorry.
- 159. Allow me to compensate you for the cloth.
- 160. Is this enough?
- 161. Whoa...
- 162. W-Well, in that case,
I've got no problem with you.
- 163. Hold it, Bug-Eyes.
- 164. Give him his change.
- 165. Oh, Dad, you were watching?
- 166. I saw the whole thing.
- 167. I was watching to see how you'd
settle the fight, but I'm disappointed.
- 168. You still can't be trusted with big deals.
- 169. Sorry.
- 170. Allow me to apologize for my son.
- 171. My name is Leif Ericson.
- 172. So he's your adopted son?
- 173. Yes, something like that.
- 174. It was a stroke of fate
that brought him to me.
- 175. Come on, introduce yourself.
- 176. My name is Thorfinn. Thank you for earlier.
- 177. But call me Bug-Eyes.
That's what everyone calls me.
- 178. Thorfinn...
- 179. Oh, excuse me.
- 180. One of my people goes by the same name.
- 181. He's quiet and hardworking.
- 182. Perhaps I should've
named this boy Thorfinn as well.
- 183. You've got a rather spirited boy there.
- 184. Ketil, forgive me for asking, but...
- 185. That Thorfinn...
- 186. Is he by any chance a slave?
- 187. What?
- 188. Yes, I'm surprised you figured that out.
- 189. I didn't mention his status
because I didn't want to offend you.
- 190. Is he a Nord with blond hair and brown eyes?
- 191. About the same age as this boy?
- 192. I'm surprised. It's exactly as you say.
- 193. He's shorter than him, though.
- 194. This again, Dad?
- 195. Is he from Iceland and a former warrior?
- 196. Now, what did he say?
- 197. I remember seeing numerous scars
clearly left by blades all over his body...
- 198. Don't get your hopes up.
- 199. It's probably just like
what happened with me.
- 200. I know. I know that, but he matches
the description so far.
- 201. You seem very interested in
him for some reason, Leif.
- 202. Would you be willing to tell me about it?
- 203. Yes.
- 204. I've been looking for him.
- 205. He's my friend's son, who was enslaved.
- 206. It's been years now.
- 207. What?
- 208. W-We're going where, Pops?
- 209. I was just thinking
we could take a little detour
- 210. and make a quick stop at Ketil's farm.
- 211. It's not that far away, really.
- 212. Ketil came here by boat, too.
- 213. He said we could follow him back.
- 214. How far is it from here?
- 215. He said with favorable winds,
it takes about five days.
- 216. Then we'd lose more than ten days.
- 217. That's not what you call a little detour.
- 218. Listen to me, Mors.
- 219. This Thorfinn is different.
- 220. I think it's really him this time.
- 221. It's already fall, Pops.
- 222. If we don't get back soon,
the Greenland Sea will freeze over.
- 223. What are we gonna do if the winds and tides
don't favor us after a ten-day delay?
- 224. Sorry, but I can't go along
with you this time.
- 225. You gotta understand that.
- 226. I'm surprised I'm getting an
audience with His Majesty
- 227. after requesting one just yesterday.
- 228. You must have a lot of influence, Thorgil.
I've changed my mind about you.
- 229. Huh? Oh...
- 230. Honestly, I'm surprised, too.
- 231. He's a busy man.
- 232. Maybe he liked your gifts.
- 233. Yes, I'm sure he did.
- 234. Our crops are the best and
most plentiful in the south.
- 235. He only stands to gain
from making a deal with us.
- 236. Ketil and family, you may enter.
- 237. Let's go.
- 238. Olmar...
- 239. Be polite.
- 240. Ketil, I saw your gifts as well.
- 241. They are all high quality. I accept them.
- 242. Y-Yes, Your Majesty. I'm honored.
- 243. Were all those crops grown on your land?
- 244. Yes, they were.
- 245. The late King Harald was also
pleased by my family's products.
- 246. I have no intention of unnecessarily changing
the way my father and brother did things.
- 247. Don't worry.
- 248. Strong farmers like you
are the treasure of Denmark.
- 249. You should continue serving as the foundation
of our nation's strength with pride.
- 250. I appreciate your words, Your Majesty.
- 251. I hope to have the throne's
- 252. You are in the presence of the king. Kneel.
- 253. What are you doing?
- 254. I'm t-terribly sorry for—
- 255. Your Majesty, I have a request!
- 256. Please allow me to join your forces.
- 257. Ideally, serving as your guard
alongside my brother.
- 258. I've trained a lot.
I promise I'll be useful to you.
- 259. I'd even be willing to
demonstrate my skills for you—
- 260. Enough, you idiot!
- 261. Who draws a sword in the presence of a king?
- 262. Let go of me, Dad!
- 263. I wanna fight!
- 264. You've really outdone
yourself today, you idiot!
- 265. Well, well...
- 266. Shut up, Dad!
- 267. What shall we do, Your Majesty?
- 268. It's fine, Ketil.
Let's see how he handles a sword.
- 269. What?
- 270. Huh?
- 271. That pig is the soldiers' dinner.
- 272. Imagine it is a man and cleave it.
- 273. Y-Yes, Your Majesty.
I'll take a whack at it, then.
- 274. Hey, what's going on?
- 275. What's happening?
- 276. I heard screaming.
- 277. What's all this screaming?
- 278. Enough. That's enough. I understand.
- 279. Bones are... so hard...
- 280. Olmar, was it?
- 281. I'll consult with the captain
regarding your request to join my guard
- 282. and notify you of my decision tomorrow.
- 283. Stay in town near the castle until then.
- 284. Aw, man.
- 285. You really screwed the pooch
this time, Olmar.
- 286. The other soldiers will be
teasing me about this for a while.
- 287. Unbelievable. The more cowardly a man is,
the less predictable his behavior.
- 288. In any case, what's done is done.
- 289. Be careful not to do anything to
embarrass our family further.
- 290. Men like him are common.
- 291. All pride, no skill.
- 292. And no understanding
of their own abilities.
- 293. Men like him are the first
to die on the battlefield.
- 294. I wouldn't want him serving under me.
- 295. I understand your thoughts
as Captain of the Guard.
- 296. Let me hear your thoughts
from another perspective.
- 297. That young man could be incredibly useful.
- 298. You're right. He could be useful to us.
- 299. He's a typical young Nord.
A foolish one, at that.
- 300. He'd surely act as we expect him to.
- 301. Shall we proceed with the plan, then?
- 302. Yes. The coronation hasn't happened yet,
- 303. but we shouldn't let
this opportunity pass us by.
- 304. It's so the people can live in peace.
I feel for them, but they must pay the price.
- 305. Ketil's farm will be
the first we requisition.
- 306. "For Lost Love."