- 1. It's two people.
- 2. Is it the same duo we've been after?
- 3. The footprints look similar.
- 4. Jeez, why does this happen
when the master is out?
- 5. What's the damage?
- 6. One bag of wheat flour and dried meat.
- 7. It's no good, Boss.
- 8. Their footprints are mixed with
other footprints so we can't track them.
- 9. Oh well…
- 10. They don't take much,
- 11. but this is becoming a bad habit.
- 12. Do they think
we don't notice or something?
- 13. We have no choice
but to teach them a lesson, I guess.
- 14. That's amazing!
- 15. The old master must be very fond of you.
- 16. - You think so?
- Of course.
- 17. He lends you horses and equipment
- 18. and even lets you eat at the same table.
- 19. Yeah, but that's just our reward
for doing his chores.
- 20. We're slaves, remember?
- 21. Normally, we don't get any reward.
- 22. I see…
- 23. Now that you mention it, that's true.
- 24. You see?
- 25. But… why would he be fond of me?
- 26. - Um…
- 27. It's because you are a good man.
But it seems you aren't aware of that.
- 28. What…?
- 29. What? No, well… Oh, please…
- 30. Einar.
- 31. - See you later.
- I'm nothing like that…
- 32. Huh? Oh…
- 33. Is he trying to be nice?
- 34. He's also a good guy.
Even though he's quiet.
- 35. Yes.
- 36. Arnheid!
- 37. Oh no, it's the mistress.
- 38. - Sorry for taking your time.
- No, don't be.
- 39. Now that I have someone to talk to,
- 40. I have something to
look forward to every morning.
- 41. See you.
- 42. Yes, see you tomorrow morning.
- 43. She called me a "good man."
- 44. I'm a good man!
- 45. You're out here fooling around
while breakfast isn't even ready?
- 46. Must be nice to be you.
- 47. I'm sorry, ma'am.
- 48. We didn't buy you just for fun.
- 49. Earn your keep.
- 50. Yes, ma'am.
- 51. My husband will return
from the town meeting today.
- 52. He may come home with guests,
- 53. so be prepared for that.
- 54. Well, I guess
- 55. a slave boy
is a good match for a slave girl.
- 56. Oh, they've sprouted!
These are wheat sprouts, Thorfinn.
- 57. They look…
- 58. so frail.
- 59. Is this normal?
- 60. Yeah, it's normal.
- 61. How intriguing.
This turns into bread, huh?
- 62. - Are you in awe?
- 63. It's moving, isn't it?
- 64. Yeah, it's amazing.
- 65. We'll grow them and sell them,
and grow them and sell them,
- 66. and buy back our freedom.
- 67. No matter how many years it will take…
- 68. All right! I'm fired up now!
- 69. This is our first step toward freedom!
- 70. We'll clear this forest
- 71. and plant twice as much next year.
- 72. Hey,
- 73. we have the chance to become free
as long as we cultivate this field,
- 74. but I wonder what will happen to Arnheid?
- 75. I don't know. Why don't you ask her?
- 76. Is it okay to ask
about that kind of stuff?
- 77. More importantly,
what are we going to do with this today?
- 78. Huh? Oh, the wheat?
There's nothing to do for a while.
- 79. I see. Then let's start
cutting trees again—
- 80. - And so, we'll pray.
- Huh? Pray?
- 81. Oh, my God!
- 82. Let it grow! Let it produce!
- 83. Expel bugs and mold!
- 84. Make it rain!
- 85. - Now, together.
- 86. Pray… to what?
- 87. Anything is fine. Be it Yahweh or Freyja.
- 88. We need all the help we can get.
- 89. Just sit down.
- 90. Whether it's a good or bad harvest is,
for the most part, out of our control.
- 91. We have no offerings to make.
So we have to put our hearts into it.
- 92. Let it grow!
- 93. Come on,
put your hands together and join me.
- 94. Let it… grow…
- 95. - I can't hear you!
- 96. - Let it grow!
- Don't be embarrassed.
- 97. It's more embarrassing when you hesitate!
- 98. - Y… Yes!
- 99. Expel bugs and mold! Make it rain!
- 100. This farm hasn't changed at all.
- 101. Are Mom and Olmar doing well, Dad?
- 102. Yeah, Olmar is doing too well
that I have my hands full.
- 103. He's itching to go to battle like you.
- 104. I see he hasn't changed since he was
a little kid. Too bad he's such a chicken.
- 105. Everyone has their own
strengths and weaknesses, Thorgil.
- 106. He isn't cut out for battle. It is best
- 107. for people to stay
where they're meant to be.
- 108. Well, you never know.
- 109. Sometimes the battlefield
can change a man, just like King Canute.
- 110. "King"?
- 111. Nobody calls him prince anymore.
- 112. He has changed a lot with this war.
- 113. He now leads the army with confidence.
- 114. Why don't you try sending
Olmar to the battlefield?
- 115. Don't be ridiculous.
- 116. He can't fight with his level of skill.
- 117. Oh, it's the master.
- 118. Oh, perfect timing.
- 119. Is that…
- 120. Just as I thought, it's Thorgil!
- 121. - When did you get back?
- Five or six days ago.
- 122. I met my dad at the town meeting
- 123. so I decided to visit.
- 124. You're one tenacious man.
How are you still alive?
- 125. It's because you trained me, Snake.
- 126. Snake, what are you pulling?
- 127. Oh, that's right. Hey!
- 128. Come on, hurry up!
- 129. They're thieves.
I was going to hand them over to you.
- 130. Thieves?
- 131. There have been multiple cases of theft
that use the same tactics.
- 132. My gut tells me
they were all done by them.
- 133. Whether they're kids or not,
theft is still theft.
- 134. Please give them a punishment, Master.
- 135. Brother, my hands hurt.
- 136. What'll happen to us?
- 137. Are we going to die?
- 138. Don't worry.
- 139. It's okay.
- 140. I am with you.
- 141. In the end,
- 142. they call us an army,
- 143. but no one cares if you're an ally or not.
- 144. Once the battle starts,
- 145. each tribe attacks the target
on their own agenda.
- 146. As if to say, "I'm the most
daring man of the North Sea!"
- 147. After the battle, there's a fun
- 148. It's common to see people
- 149. fighting over women they can sell.
- 150. - Olmar.
- 151. How about it?
Do you want to go to England?
- 152. What? You don't want to?
- 153. Of… Of course, I'll go to battle.
- 154. I'm ready to show my skills.
- 155. That's my younger brother!
- 156. Maybe I'll give you a souvenir then.
- 157. - Hey, bring that necklace.
- 158. What is this? Dried meat? Can I eat it?
- 159. You can if you want,
but ears aren't that tasty.
- 160. Huh?
- 161. The ears of Englishmen.
- 162. Ears?
- 163. - Uh…
- You're such a chicken!
- 164. How are you going to get by like that?
- 165. We are sons of the Iron Fist Ketil.
- 166. Iron Fist?
- 167. You don't know?
Our dad was legendary as a youth.
- 168. The moment he starts fighting,
his weapon becomes destroyed
- 169. because of his brute strength.
- 170. So from that point on
he fights using his bare fists.
- 171. And despite that,
he still kills the most enemies.
- 172. What? Our dad?
- 173. When you talk to the older warriors,
they mention the "Iron Fist" a lot.
- 174. Show more respect to Dad.
- 175. You must be tired from your trip, Thorgil.
- 176. Get some rest inside.
- 177. - I'm not that weak.
- 178. Fine, Iron Fist Ketil.
- 179. - Master…
- 180. Pardon me, but can you
- 181. take care of that before you go and rest?
- 182. First, why don't you tell me your names.
- 183. Hey! Say your name!
- 184. Stop that! They can't speak
because they're scared.
- 185. I'm sorry.
- 186. Now, tell me your names.
- 187. Sture…
- 188. My sister's name is Thora.
- 189. I see.
- 190. Sture and Thora, huh?
- 191. Is there anyone who can
speak in your defense?
- 192. Their family includes a mother and a baby.
- 193. Their mother was sick in bed
so we didn't bring her.
- 194. We don't know where their father is.
- 195. What's your father's name?
Is he all right?
- 196. Answer him.
- 197. Our dad is named Snorri.
- 198. He went out to sell vegetables last fall…
- 199. and hasn't come back since.
- 200. Is your grandfather's name Bo, perchance?
- 201. Yes!
- 202. It's Snorri, son of Bo.
- 203. He is in debt
and owes you ground rent, Master.
- 204. Oh, that Snorri!
- 205. I was wondering why
he hasn't shown up lately.
- 206. He's dead for sure.
- 207. It's been a whole year.
He won't be coming back.
- 208. Some bandits probably killed—
- 209. No! Dad is just gone for a little bit!
- 210. Families who lose their breadwinner
- 211. are customarily taken in by
other families as workers.
- 212. These children may have a chance,
- 213. but they come with
a sick mother and her infant.
- 214. Nobody will want to take them in.
- 215. What is the matter?
- 216. I got something in my eye.
- 217. So, what did these two steal?
- 218. They have a slew of other offenses
but for now,
- 219. they confessed to stealing
one bag of wheat flour.
- 220. My subordinate and I
are witnesses to that.
- 221. You better not have
threatened them to speak.
- 222. I wouldn't do such a thing!
- 223. I did lay a trap, though.
- 224. Until this bag becomes empty…
That's how much time I'll give you.
- 225. If you own up to it, I'll go easy on you.
- 226. Our bags have
our master's name inscribed on the bottom.
- 227. That's the same thing as threatening!
- 228. Huh? No, it's not.
- 229. If he was innocent,
there would be no reason to confess.
- 230. Then that settles it. It'll cost one arm.
- 231. My little sister is still small.
Have mercy on her!
- 232. Then take on your sister's share
of the punishment.
- 233. We'll cut off both arms.
- 234. No… Brother…
- 235. Well…
- 236. I don't want to go back on my word.
Can you go easy on them?
- 237. Well, I think we've
come to a conclusion, Dad.
- 238. How terrifying…
It's hard to believe he is my son.
- 239. Why did you have to steal from my farm?
- 240. I have no choice but to punish you two.
- 241. I must object. That is the same
as giving them a death sentence.
- 242. - It is a punishment too severe for theft.
- 243. May I have permission
to give my opinion, Master?
- 244. Oh! Yes!
- 245. Go ahead, Pater.
- 246. As someone who takes care of
the finances of this farm,
- 247. I cannot agree with imposing
a severe punishment on the young boy.
- 248. If you cut off both of his arms,
we cannot use him for anything.
- 249. Sture, how old are you?
- 250. Twelve.
- 251. Perfect. That is the age when
children can start working like adults.
- 252. The amount he stole and his father's debt
must be collected.
- 253. Let us have them work and pay that off.
- 254. I suggest that we hire
them and their mother
- 255. to work as farmhands on this farm.
- 256. As for their jobs, they can work
as farmhands and cultivate
- 257. the land which you've
already leased to them.
- 258. I will provide
technical training to Sture.
- 259. If we raise him to be a proficient worker,
- 260. he will be able to compensate
for these damages.
- 261. And there will be no need
for him to steal anymore.
- 262. It will solve the root of the problem.
- 263. Absolutely! We need
compensation for the damages. So—
- 264. With all of that in mind,
- 265. I believe flogging
would suffice as punishment.
- 266. - Huh?
- Well, I understand the logic behind it.
- 267. Uh… Well…
- 268. Well, they're going to work
and pay back what they stole.
- 269. Their punishment will be
in the form of a debt.
- 270. We can't just let them go
without any form of
- 271. corporal punishment, Master.
- 272. We have to draw the line,
or else we won't be taken seriously.
- 273. Plus, nobody wants to be around
people with a habit of stealing.
- 274. You'll be doing them a favor
by disciplining them.
- 275. So, how many times will it be?
- 276. Five…
- 277. Ten… Ten times.
- 278. Ten times each?
- 279. We'll start with you, boy.
Clench your teeth.
- 280. - Brother…
- Stand back!
- 281. - Brother!
- Twenty times!
- 282. Hit me 20 times, please!
- 283. So have mercy on my little sister!
- 284. Interesting! He sure has guts.
- 285. Dad, please let me do it.
- 286. What? But you don't know how to hold back.
- 287. - Don't kill him, okay?
- 288. - Make it light.
- 289. - Don't hit his head.
- 290. Lightly, right? Here we go, kid.
- 291. Brother!
- 292. - One!
- 293. Stop it, Thorgil. I will do it.
- 294. Where's Dad?
- 295. - It seems he went to bed.
- My, my…
- 296. Iron Fist Ketil is up in years, I guess.
- 297. It's a lie. The whole Iron Fist story…
- 298. Nordic men can't survive if they're wimps.
- 299. Everyone expects
- 300. me to be brave, as if it's a given.
- 301. No one would ever believe
- 302. that a prominent figure like myself
would tell such a lie.
- 303. I'm terrified…
- 304. of my son Thorgil.
- 305. I'm terrified…
- 306. of war and violence.
- 307. There should be nothing wrong
with being kind.
- 308. I understand your pain.
- 309. You are the only one
- 310. who says that to me. You are the only one…
- 311. whom I can be completely honest with.
- 312. Stay by my side.
- 313. Without you,
- 314. this world
- 315. is all darkness.
- 316. "An Empty Man."