Princess Efanda was at home with her husband Prince Rurik when a group of men arrived from Novgorod a troubled city across the sea. Rurik is offered and accepts the throne of Novgorod but wants Princess Efanda to remain at home until he returns for her. Efanda insists on traveling with Rurik but he thinks that the journey is too dangerous. Efanda sneaked away and managed to make the turbulent journey across the sea. While on his way to Novgorod, Rurik runs into his wife and is stunned to know that she made the trip he initially thought was too dangerous for her.