Harold was at a banquet when a messenger arrived with the news that William and his army had landed at Pevensey Bay. The messenger had ridden day and night to convey the news to his lord King Harold. Three days after the Battle of Stamford Bridge, Harold prepared his men for the long march back to the south. The command of the North was now entrusted to the Sheriff Merleswegen. In the top border appears the rune Wunjo. Trusted friendships are denoted by this rune and it is associated with clouds, the wind and spinning wheels. In mythology it is connected with Frigga, a believer in happy endings. The upright meaning of the rune is the arrival of good news. The animals in the top border are hounds. They are licking their wounds with their healing tongues.