Norway, 1206. The country is ravaged by civil war and buffeted by bloody power struggles. The King dies, yet shortly before passing away he learns that he has an illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonson. A fierce fight for the life of the little boy begins. The heir to the throne is guarded in secrecy by two loyalists, Skjervald and Torstein, who have to cope with the hostile landscape, as well as merciless Danish invaders. Will the two heroes prevail and get the crown prince to safety?