Gerard is introduced with his shield (crest) and goes to Lord Simon Eggsavor. Simon invites Gerard to the castle and is wearing red and black. Gerard's birth is covered in mystery. The crest is a symbol of our fiefdom. The castle is in our fiefdom. Red and black are our colors. A characteristic of a hero-knight is a birth covered in mystery.
Astrid joins Gerard on his quest
Simon explains that a cult has taken one of his dragons and he needs it back. Gerard is under a code of honor and has to serve him. Gerard is a knight and follows a code of honor.
Gerard asks Astrid to make a sword for him.
Astrid joins Gerard on his quest from France to The Land of the Dead. France is the fiefdom location and The Land of the Dead is a faraway location.