Child of a Hero.
In November 1013 AD, Floki reports to the King of Denmark that the Danish forces have defeated the English in Wessex, but he also has to report that Thorkell may have taken Canute. Meanwhile in Wales, Asser of Brycheiniog blocks Askeladd's passage until Askeladd reveals that he has Welsh ancestry, claiming to be a descendant of King Artorius and will work to protect Wales when England is defeated by the Danes. Prince Canute cannot bring himself to confront the Welsh so Askeladd and his men surrender their weapons to receive safe passage through Brycheiniog, appearing as if they are prisoners. At the Northern edge of Mercia they alter direction to join the main Danish army in Gainborough.