The men disembark and set up camp at Riccall. This area in the past has been exploited for its gravel as Riccall lies at the edge of the Escrick moraine. An easily defended area, with the oxbow lake to the east forming a natural moat and the river to the west. The number of men landing at Riccall might have numbered between 9,000 and 12,000. One third of Harald’s army remained at Riccall in order to protect the fleet. They were left under the command of Hardrada's son Olaf and Eystein Orri, son of Thorbergr. In the early part of Hardrada’s reign, Eystein held the wardship of the fur trade. He was betrothed to Harald’s daughter Maria in the early part of 1066.