Eivor encountered a tied up daughter arguing with her father in front of a crowd.
Eivor came upon a woman being held prisoner.
- Griseld: This madness has gone on long enough, Father. Untie me! Now!
- Bad Father: To be honest, Griseld, the more you nag, the more I think we would all be better off if Aflanc just claimed you.
- Griseld: Any time a woman dares to question you, that's your solution. Drown them in the river.
- Bad Father: Your mother ran off to Swanage with your Uncle Acwel.
- Griseld: I do not have an Uncle Acwel!
Eivor approached and untied the young woman.
- Griseld: You, stranger. Help me talk some sense into him, will you?
Eivor turned to the man.
- Eivor: This is your daughter? Why have you tied her up?
- Bad Father: Because if I don't, she just runs off. Foreigns and their stupid questions.
- Griseld: My father thinks a satanic sea beast, Aflanc the Terrible, sent floods to our farms. My sacrifice is to appease him.
- Bad Father: We don't think. We know. Godfrey saw Aflanc with his own eyes.
- Eivor: So you are going to throw your daughter in the lake and hope the beast accepts your offering? She'll more likely drown.
- Bad Father: You're making it sound stupid when you say it like that. Look, there he is! He breaches the water, do you not see his demonic flippers?
Eivor was suspicious and jumped into the lake to investigate.
- Eivor: Sea beasts and demons. There is something fishy afoot.
She found a Viking shipwreck under the water and recovered some rope.
- Eivor: This should convince them not to sacrifice the girl to Aflanc.
She swam back.
- Griseld: Well? Was it nothing but driftwood?
- Eivor: Your sea beast was just a sunken ship.
- Griseld: What? But this is something that any swimming fool could have discovered. No offence.
Godfrey approached the trio.
- Godfrey: I told him. I told him it was nothing. But he wouldn't listen.
- Bad Father: Shut up, you fool.
- Godfrey: Said you plague him day and night. Complaining about his drinking, calling him a layabout.
- Griseld: Father, you knew? That there was nothing there? So ... this was your solution to be rid of me?
- Bad Father: You're as bad as your mother. Nothing is ever good enough. I'm sick of listening to it!
- Eivor: An elaborate ruse for so simple a problem.
- Griseld: This cannot be forgiven. Murder was on your mind.
- Eivor: You deserve reparation. Speak your justice and I will enforce it.
- Griseld: Thank you, stranger. Leave, Father, leave my home and my life. Your actions have made me an orphan.
- Godfrey: And know this. If you ever return, you'll be punished for your crimes. Come, Griseld, I shall be your rock now.
- Eivor: Live well, Griseld, free from your father's mischief.
Eivor proved to the father that the monster he feared was just a shipwreck. The father was subsequently kicked out of the house when it turns out he tried to murder his daughter.