Eragon has a dream. The dream shows two people, a man and a woman, holding hands, walking on to a silver ship on a river. They are surrounded by many people. As they leave, a man on the shore falls to his knees and wails. The ship then departs, but not before two dragons are seen in the sky.
Eragon wakes in the hut of Gertrude, the healer. Garrow is in Horst's house, and Eragon visits him. He also talks with Horst's wife Elain, and their sons, Albriech and Baldor, as well as Katrina. Baldor leaves to inform Roran about the tragedy, and Eragon goes to bed.