A long journey back to the invader’s land.
The friend is used to punish the prince for his stubborn behaviour. Made to hold a boulder above his head under threat of his prince getting beaten if it drops.
Last night before crossing home, the frustrated general orders an entertainment – ordeal by fire. The friends are roped back-to-back, flaming torches close to their skin. Grisingh tries to save his friend’s suffering by bending over the flames.
The king’s messenger arrives. The general gloats that Grisingh will be sent to Hellgate.