Peace will not last long now that our king is gone. We must beware of all nations.
The messenger gives a history on the feud between the Swedes and Geats. There were red filled battles after Ongentheow killed King Hrethel's son. Ongentheow was killed by a soldier named Eofor, who was then rewarded with a bride and land.
"So this bad blood between us and the Swedes, this vicious feud, I am convinced, is bound to revive; they will cross our borders and attack in force once they find out that Beowulf is dead."