Beowulf returns home and, becomes king of Geatland for 50 years.
A dragon has menaced my kingdom, I am an old man now, but I am determined to kill this beast.
I Wiglaf will fight with you, and kill this dragon.
Oh no my shield is melting, and my sword broke.
They both kill the dragon, but the king is mortally wounded, and ends up dying.
telling their sorrow, and stories of their king and his greatness
After Bepwulf's death, Wiglaf who becomes king and Geats honor their leader's death by burning his ashes, and by building the tower as he asked for, so that all sailors would know who and what Beowulf did.