Christmas 1355. The rough Duke Bengt Algotsson wonder through a snow clad Lundagård on his way to a fateful meeting at the Cathedral of Lund. Algotsson is king Magnus’s right hand and his mission is as simple as it is hated: the church and nobility must be heavily taxed for Sweden to be able to pay for the freedom of Skåne. The meeting has a bloody ending and the rift between king and nobility grows.
Queen Blanche and king Magnus celebrate Christmas at the castle of Kalmar. But the unrest spreads when Blanche realises that their insubordinate son Erik is in the claws of the nobility’s primary rioter, Sir Karl Ulfsson of Tofta. It is obvious that hostile plans against the king is being made in the castle of Stockholm, and the only witness, seamstress Elin, has to pay with her life for her knowledge.
There were ten years of peace in the kingdom, but now the dark clouds are gathering at the horizon. Will the nobility be able to overthrow King Magnus from the throne with the help of his own son?