Ivar and Igor may be plotting against Oleg, but they’re still part of the force that will depart Kiev to invade Scandinavia. King Harald and King Bjorn begin preparations for the invasion.
Ubbe and Torvi meet a mysterious wanderer in Iceland. Bjorn is forced to reconsider who his enemies are when Erik returns from a scouting mission with some worrying information. Ivar is reunited with someone close to him.
Bjorn faces a difficult decision. In search of new lands and old friends, Ubbe and Torvi leave Kattegat. Oleg’s plans for the invasion of Scandinavia are taking shape. King Harald is baffled by the origin of a mysterious raiding party.
Bjorn returns to Kattegat. Harald gains a measure of revenge on Olaf. In Kiev, interesting news reaches Ivar and Igor about Prince Dir.
Bjorn is forced to act quickly in the aftermath of the election for the king of all Norway. The Bandits attack Lagertha’s village again confident of an easy victory. However, when the defense boils down to single combat with Lagertha, victory seems less likely. In Kattegat, haunted and paranoid, Hvitserk continues to unravel.
As Norway’s Kings and Jarls arrive at Harald’s territory for the election of the King of all Norway, Olaf is certain of the result, however it may not go as smoothly as he believes. Lagertha’s village is anxious in anticipation of another attack and she is relieved when Gunnhild arrives with re-enforcements. In Kiev, Igor and Ivar engage in subterfuge and Ivar is stunned when he encounters a ghost from his past. MORE -LESS
Lagertha leads her village’s response to the recent attacks, but when the attack comes the consequences are tragic. Olaf has a bold new plan for the future Norway. In Kiev, although Ivar discusses Oleg’s ambitions for Scandinavia, he’s more interested in the plight of Igor, the young heir who Oleg controls.
Lagertha is visited by women from nearby villages and they feast together happily, however the community is shattered by shocking events. In Kiev, Oleg continues to be friendly to Ivar who is aware of the threat he poses not only to himself, but also to the young heir of the throne. Bjorn has answered the call and comes to the aid of an old enemy, but all is not right as disaster looms for his forces. MORE -LESS
Messengers arrive in Kattegat with news that present Bjorn with a dilemma. As Bjorn tries to do the right thing, Prince Oleg of Kiev seems untroubled by his conscience. Lagertha settles into her new peaceful life, but danger is nearby.
Six months after the battle of Kattegat and Bjorn is now the king. As he struggles with the responsibilities of kingship, he finds he can’t rely on his mother, who has other plans. Ivar falls into the hands of Kievan Rus and may have finally met his match. Intrigued by Ivar’s claim to be a god, Oleg decides to put him through a test.