In this chapter, Eragon meets Queen Islanzadí under the tour of two unnamed elves and Arya. Saphira and Orik accompany him and Islanzadí welcomes them warmly, specifically Eragon and Saphira. Eragon, Saphira, and Orik find out that Arya is the princess under Islanzadí, who bore her with her predecessor to the throne Evandar. Islanzadí also asks for Eragon, Saphira, Orik, and Arya to accompany her to the Crags of Tel'naeír. What they see is described in the next chapter.