Beowulf Graphic Novel lines 1-398 - Justin Ayberk and Will

Beowulf Graphic Novel lines 1-398 - Justin Ayberk and Will

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  • After the foundling king (Shield Sheafson) passed, his body was placed in a large sea-stead filled with riches and was mysteriously cast off to sea. 
  • "Whoever finds me will be one lucky man!"
  • Hrothgar, the white-haired warrior, ruled over a prospering kingdom, and created the famous mead-hall known as Heorot after much military success.
  • Enjoy yourselves my brave warriors!
  • Tomorrow I shall be back for more.
  • "So Grendel ruled in defiance of right, one against all, until the greatest house in the world stood empty, a deserted wall stead. For twelve winters, seasons of woe, the lord of the Shieldings suffered under his load of sorrow..." (Beowulf 144-149)
  • The notorious midnight walker attacks the mead-hall continuously, slaughtering and kidnapping the warriors.
  • "There was no one else like him alive. In his day, he was the mightiest man on earth, high-born and powerful" (Beowulf 196-198)
  • After hearing about the terrible events, a brave warrior named Beowulf embarks on a journey along with several other warriors to fight the life-taker, Grendel. Beowulf wanted to defend the Danish against Grendel.
  • "'Nor have I seen a mightier man-at-arms on this earth than the one standing here: unless I am mistaken, he is truly noble. This is no mere hanger-on in a hero's armour."' (Beowulf, 247-251)
  • A watchman stops Beowulf and his children of war, and admits that they seem fearless. He guides them to the mead-hall and speaks to Wulfgar about them. 
  • "'Now Holy God has, in His Goodness, guided him here to the West-Danes, to defend us from Grendel. This is my hope; and for his heroism I will recompense him with a rich treasure"' (Beowulf 381-385)
  • King Hrothgar welcomes Beowulf and his men to Denmark, but states that they must set down their battle-metal. Hrothgar's officer then relayed the news to Beowulf 
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