In this scene, the men of York have surrendered. As mentioned by John of Worcester, 150 sons of the leading men of York are summoned for the hostage exchange. To the right of the building there is a bridge. Ouse Bridge was a wooden bridge built by the Vikings, about 350 metres downstream from the earlier Roman bridge. In the lower border appear two runes. The first is Ingwaz, the rune of health and fertility. The second Elhaz, also known as Algiz, is assosiated with the Valkeries but also symbolically connected with the yew tree. The power of algiz was for protection and suggests the demands of other should be secondary.