King Adil's, realizing that the boar had failed in its duty, set fire to the great house. The situation soon became desperate for King Hrolf and his champions because the wooden structure gave plenty of fuel to the inferno. Bodvar, however, refused to go down in these flames, and threw himself up against the walls of the house in order to break out. The other warriors saw what Bodvar was doing and did likewise. " It is an excellent plan." King Hrolf exclaimed as he thew himself up against the walls. It was tough to break through the walls of the sturdily built structure, but once free of their fiery prison they were confronted with scores of King Adil's warriors in full coat of mail. Hrolf's champions pushed slowly foward through the ranks of King Adils' men. The champions mowed them down like a blade through grass. By the end of the battle only a few of Adils' men were left standing, and they pleaded for mercy. Hrolf was magnanamous and granted it. King Adils however had fled, and was nowhere to be found.
King Hrolf then sat himself on the high - seat in King Adil's hall. One of his first visitors was Queen Yrsa, who apologized for the greeting, and treatment of his men. She also warned King Hrolf that large numbers of warriors were assembling throughout Sweden to kill him and his warriors. She then gave King Hrolf his inheritance, including a gold ring called Sviagris, and the best horses in King Adil's stables to replace his mutilated steeds.
King Hrolf and his champions then rode to Uppsala. As they were riding through the region, known as the Fyris Plains, they heard the sounds of war trumpets blasting in the not too far distance. The Swedes were riding at full gallop in pursuit of King Hrolf and his brave warriors. But Hrolf and his men kept their normal pace as they rode. Hrolf then turned and started to throw the gold that Queen Yrsa had given him all over the road. King Adil's warriors, at least most of them, when seeing the gold lying in the road jumped down off of their mounts, and gathered up the sparkling treasure.
King Adils, seeing this, screamed at his men, but continued at full gallop after Hrolf and his men. When Hrolf saw him coming closer he threw the ring Sviagris onto the road as well. King Adils saw this, stopped and bent over to pick it up with the point of his spear. Hrolf then turned around and shouted, " I have made the King of the Swedes bow like a swine. " He then rode past King Adils, and using his great sword Skofnung, sliced off King Adils buttocks down to the bone. King Adils, screaming in pain, dropped the ring. King Hrolf then retrieved the ring as he rode back the other way. The 12 champions then joined the fight and killed all of King Adils men who did not stop to pick up the gold. King Adils, due to the loss of blood had to retire in shame. King Hrolf and his men galloped away in triumph.
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