Eragon woke to find that he (along with Saphira and Brom) were captured by the Ra'zac. The Ra'zac were standing over them, talking about stealing Zar'roc and making Eragon and Saphira serve their master. The Ra'zac had just decided to kill Brom when arrows were fired by an unknown assailant at the Ra'zac. Brom was hit by a dagger thrown by the shorter Ra'zac as Brom tried to save Eragon. The Ra'zac escaped.