Chapter 6

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On the road to Roudine, Tilda, Bertil, and Tankred acquire the services of Old Wobbly, a lame peasant who agrees to guide them to Lord Albaret’s estate. There they are welcomed by a man who, though weak, has not yet been driven from his land by the peasant revolt. He reveals to them the existence of a treasure hidden in the tomb of one of the first kings of Ohman. It transpires that King Ronan discovered it during his final conquest and kept it secret so that it could be given to his daughter when the time came. Tilda is racked with doubt and dread, but is now sure of her decision: to take up arms and go to war against her own brother.