- 1. This is ridiculous!
- 2. Einar! Wait, Einar.
- 3. Let's dig deeper and cut the roots.
- 4. It won't come out like this.
- 5. Damn you…
- 6. It still won't budge.
- 7. Darn it!
- 8. A horse…
- 9. It's impossible
without a horse, after all.
- 10. They let us borrow one
to transport the timber,
- 11. so why don't we get a horse
for grading the land?
- 12. It makes no sense.
- 13. That horse wasn't lent to us.
- 14. We were just forced to do
the work meant for the farmhands.
- 15. What should we do, Einar?
- 16. Should we hold off on making a field
and just cut the trees?
- 17. No, I'll ask them one more time.
- 18. Although it may be pointless.
- 19. You don't know when to give up, do you?
- 20. No means no!
- 21. Yeah, but we got permission from Pater.
- 22. Pater?
- 23. Darn that ex-slave…
- 24. Anyway, it's a no.
- 25. We're using all the horses for other jobs.
- 26. We don't have enough to lend to you.
- 27. It's no use, slaves.
- 28. Stop skipping work
and go back to the forest.
- 29. Hello.
- 30. Oh? I only heard one greeting.
- 31. The big one doesn't have
any manners, as usual.
- 32. Hey, I'm going to borrow a horse.
- 33. Okay.
- 34. First of all,
- 35. you slaves are no different from
cows and horses.
- 36. The fact that a horse like you
- 37. is leasing land and managing a field
is annoying in itself.
- 38. Use your own bodies!
- 39. At this rate,
- 40. we have to ask the master himself.
- 41. We need a horse no matter what.
- 42. Not just for the tree stumps,
but to plow as well.
- 43. I'm not going to
let their bullying stop me!
- 44. But even if we're able to borrow a horse
with the masters help,
- 45. it will upset the farmhands.
- 46. We'll be targeted even more.
- 47. Then what will we do?
Do everything by manpower?
- 48. Who knows how many years
it will take to prepare the field.
- 49. The forest is still huge.
- 50. Maybe we can clear up more land
before we start on the field?
- 51. Growing crops simultaneously
would be impossible.
- 52. Thorfinn!
- 53. Why are you so unmotivated?
- 54. Don't you want freedom?
- 55. Even if it's impossible,
we have to grow crops!
- 56. Then we'll sell them to the master
and buy our freedom.
- 57. To do that we need a horse!
- 58. Einar, you are so energetic for someone
- 59. who doesn't get decent meals.
- 60. Stupid!
- 61. Your lack of energy is more abnormal.
- 62. - I got the gist of it.
- 63. Up we go… Ouch…
- 64. What are you doing? Come over here.
- 65. We can't talk if you're so far away.
- 66. Don't step on the ridges.
- 67. Hello. Um, what can we do for you?
- 68. - What's your name?
- Oh yes…
- 69. - I'm Einar.
- I'm Thorfinn.
- 70. - Want to borrow one?
- 71. A horse. You need one, right?
- 72. - What?
- 73. Yes! We need one!
- 74. No way! Are you serious?
- 75. That would be so helpful! Wow!
- 76. More like…
- 77. Sorry, um…
- 78. Who are you?
- 79. This hurts your back.
- 80. Um, grandpa?
- 81. Call me Sverkel.
- 82. Don't forget to add a "Mr."
- 83. Mr. Sverkel,
- 84. for how long should we pick these rocks?
- 85. Until there are no rocks.
- 86. Hey, your hands aren't moving.
- 87. Oh, sorry.
- 88. Ouch…
- 89. Good.
- 90. So, Mr. Sverkel,
- 91. about the horse you are going to lend us…
- 92. Bring the basket.
- 93. Once you're done chopping the firewood,
go draw some water.
- 94. - Hurry now.
- 95. He's totally taking advantage of us.
- 96. We don't have time for this.
- 97. More like, I wonder if that old man
- 98. is living in this house alone?
- 99. I don't know.
I've never met him before either.
- 100. Will he really lend it to us?
- 101. What if he's just using us
and making us work for free?
- 102. Even if that's true, that's normal.
- 103. We're slaves, after all.
- 104. But we belong to the master.
- 105. I don't care about your status.
- 106. This is a contract.
- 107. I will lend you a horse and in exchange
you will do my chores
- 108. both when you borrow it
and when you bring it back.
- 109. Got that?
- 110. All right! Onto the next one!
- 111. There we go!
- 112. This is so easy! Very nice!
- 113. I can't believe he actually lent us one.
- 114. That old man is such a nice person!
- 115. There!
- 116. You can do it! That's it!
- 117. You're so cute!
- 118. All right!
- 119. Next one!
- 120. If we keep this up,
- 121. we may actually be able to sow in fall.
- 122. I wonder if that old man
would lend us a plow too?
- 123. Preferably a heavy one with wheels.
- 124. What seeds do you sow in fall?
- 125. Huh?
- 126. Wheat, of course.
- 127. Interesting. Wheat is sown in fall, huh?
- 128. What… Wait a second!
- 129. Have you worked in a field before?
- 130. No.
- 131. In my country, no one had fields.
- 132. And I was working on the battlefield
since I was a kid.
- 133. A country with no fields…
- 134. Man, it's hard to believe.
- 135. My mom and little sister
would be baffled if they heard that.
- 136. Well, anyway!
- 137. When it comes to the fields, count on me!
- 138. - After all, I'm a professional!
- 139. Hey, you slaves!
- 140. Who gave you permission
to take that horse, huh?
- 141. - Here comes the jerk.
- 142. We didn't take this without permission.
- 143. Mr. Sverkel lent it to us.
- 144. Huh? Who?
- 145. I said Mr. Sverkel.
- 146. His place is all the way down this path.
- 147. Stop lying!
- 148. There's nobody named Sverkel here.
- 149. So you resorted to stealing, huh?
- 150. Oh? Did we have
a horse like this on our farm?
- 151. Hey, who did you say
you borrowed this horse from?
- 152. Like I said…
- 153. Mr. Sverkel! You don't know him?
- 154. He's a bald, short old man.
- 155. Bald, short, old man?
- 156. Is it the old master?
- 157. Oh, now that you mention it,
his name was something like that.
- 158. The old master?
- 159. You must be lying after all.
- 160. He's such a grumpy man.
- 161. He would never lend you a horse.
- 162. He's Master Ketil's father.
- 163. He's the most
important person on this farm.
- 164. Looks like it's going to rain.
- 165. Thorfinn, after we're done with this row,
let's call it a day.
- 166. Okay.
- 167. It's a root again.
- 168. We removed the stumps,
- 169. but there are still roots
- 170. Oh well…
- 171. This year we'll only plow a thin layer.
- 172. I don't want to take a chance
and break the plow we're borrowing.
- 173. Wow…
- 174. That wilderness turned into
this in just one day.
- 175. Look, over there,
- 176. over there,
- 177. and there. They're using two.
- 178. They bought four more this year,
- 179. so there are a total of ten heavy plows.
- 180. The master must be extremely wealthy.
- 181. Are these that expensive?
- 182. They sure are!
- 183. In my village,
one was shared by eight families.
- 184. I'm so glad the old master
had one at his house.
- 185. There is no way the farmhands
would let us borrow one.
- 186. I imagine it's difficult to
cultivate the land by hand
- 187. using a hoe.
- 188. Of course it is.
- 189. Having this and a horse
makes a world of difference.
- 190. What an amazing invention.
- 191. This must have been invented by a farmer.
- 192. You must know the hardships of farming
in order to make
- 193. something like this.
- 194. You really are a newbie
at farming, aren't you?
- 195. Everything is a new discovery for you.
- 196. You're like a big baby.
- 197. It's starting to rain!
- 198. Let's hurry, Thorfinn!
- 199. Are you prepared for the rain?
- 200. Don't change the subject.
- 201. I'm worried about your health, Dad.
- 202. You're too old to be overworking yourself.
- 203. When you collapsed on the field last time,
- 204. you were lucky
that Snake happened to be there.
- 205. If I can die on the field,
I will have no complaints.
- 206. First of all, it's reckless
for you to live on your own at that age.
- 207. You can't do physical labor.
- 208. You don't need to worry about that.
I am managing.
- 209. Dad, don't be difficult.
- 210. Ketil,
- 211. you and I don't think the same way.
- 212. If we are together,
we'll start fighting again.
- 213. You're just stubborn!
- 214. This is kind of awkward.
- 215. About what we talked about…
Give it some thought.
- 216. Hm? What are you two doing here?
- 217. Hello.
- 218. Dad, don't just use them as you please.
- 219. They're my slaves.
- 220. You're wet.
- 221. Might as well
wash your clothes while you're here.
- 222. I guess those two don't get along.
- 223. All right, where's the washpot…
- 224. - Whoa!
- What's wrong?
- 225. - Snake! It's Snake!
- A snake?
- 226. - Why is he here?
- 227. More like, he was dead asleep
through that fight?
- 228. He must have thick skin.
- 229. What a messy sleeper.
- 230. Gramps, you're making food, aren't you!
- 231. - Don't think you can eat without me!
- Darn. You woke up.
- 232. Why are you two here?
Were you trying to sneak into bed with me?
- 233. Good morning.
- 234. You are hopeless…
- 235. You only wake up when it's mealtime.
- 236. Aren't you ashamed of yourself?
- 237. How could a grown man like you
- 238. shamelessly eat a meal
without doing any work.
- 239. That's nonsense, Gramps.
- 240. Thieves come at night.
- 241. Peace is maintained on the farm
- 242. because we patrol every night.
- 243. And so I will eat.
- 244. You just hang out with girls
in their houses. How is that "guard duty"?
- 245. I'm on guard to make sure
the girls aren't taken by thieves.
- 246. You always have a cheeky comeback.
- 247. You always have something to nag about.
- 248. What are you guys doing?
Come over here and eat.
- 249. Aren't you hungry?
- 250. Is it okay?
- 251. Eat up! You don't have to feel bad,
it's nothing special.
- 252. It's not for you to say!
- 253. Sit down. People who work deserve to eat.
- 254. Um, is it true that thieves come here?
- 255. Yes, they come all the time.
- 256. They target the wheat that's ready
for harvesting and pigs.
- 257. I see…
- 258. Some of them are armed.
- 259. Beating them up and detaining them
- 260. is part of our job.
- 261. We are actually working, you see.
- 262. The amount we would potentially lose
to thieves is basically the same amount
- 263. it costs to feed you guys.
- 264. Old man…
- 265. Must you be so annoying?
- 266. We can chase away thieves
without your help.
- 267. We are Nordic men.
- 268. We know how to use a sword and spear.
- 269. Really? You can have
a swordfight at your age?
- 270. Don't flatter yourself, Snake.
- 271. There are countless people
who are more skilled than you.
- 272. I'm just worried about you
because you're old.
- 273. I'm not frail enough
to need you to worry about me.
- 274. Don't get so worked up.
You'll collapse again, Grandpa.
- 275. Say what you will, but the truth is
- 276. that the force on this farm
doesn't match up to its size.
- 277. I have 13 subordinates
- 278. and our hands are full with thieves.
- 279. Let's say, 50 to 60 soldiers attack us,
- 280. this farm won't stand a chance.
- 281. - Right, Thorfinn?
- 282. Right… Well, I wouldn't know.
- 283. We won't have to face anything worse
- 284. than thieves here.
- 285. You never know!
- 286. When that happens,
it'll be too late to panic.
- 287. Don't worry.
- 288. Whatever happens,
I will not beg for your help.
- 289. Why won't anything
worse than thieves come here?
- 290. S… Sorry…
- 291. Because of King Harald's authority.
- 292. Ketil sends an exorbitant amount
- 293. of tribute to the king twice a year.
- 294. As long as the king accepts it,
- 295. he has an obligation to protect Ketil.
- 296. It is foolish…
- 297. to buy peace with money.
- 298. What is the point of owning a farm
that is too big for a farmer
- 299. to protect?
- 300. Do you know how many days
- 301. it takes to get here from Jelling?
- 302. We are the ones
who are actually protecting the farm.
- 303. Too much wealth brings forth disaster.
- 304. Did you just ignore me?
- 305. When you increase your wealth
you fear losing it.
- 306. To deal with that fear you use money.
Then you try to earn more.
- 307. My stupid son
doesn't realize how futile that is.
- 308. My goodness,
- 309. old men love to lecture people.
- 310. Oh! It stopped raining!
- 311. All right!
I guess I'll go do some guard duty.
- 312. Don't come back!
- 313. I know you get lonely when I don't visit.
- 314. Get out already!
- 315. What a strange duo.
- 316. They seem to get along better than
the real father and son.
- 317. Yeah.
- 318. I feel like
- 319. I learned a lot of things today.
- 320. Good for you, big baby.
- 321. Don't call me that.
- 322. Too much wealth, huh?
- 323. You can sow them more thoroughly.
- 324. But this is all we have, right?
- 325. It's fine!
- 326. Don't hold back.
- 327. Trust what your friend tells you.
- 328. - Friend?
- 329. No way.
- 330. What's with that reaction?
We're friends, right?
- 331. Am I wrong?
- 332. No, you're right…
- 333. we're friends.
- 334. "Iron Fist Ketil."