Eragon, a young adult fantasy novel, is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle. It tells the story of a young boy named Eragon who hatches a dragon, Saphira, out of a mysterious stone he finds in the woods. Eragon bonds closely with Saphira and becomes a dragon rider, drawing the attention of the evil king Galbatorix, who sends his servants, the Ra'zac, to kill him. While escaping from the Ra'zac, Eragon and his mentor Brom become embroiled in plots against the evil king.
Orik guides the two as they settle in their new home in Tronjheim. He shows them where the original caves of the Dragon Riders and bestows Saphira with her own cave to call home. Orik explains to Eragon as they eat the fate of the dwarves, how they are cut off and their supplies are hard to get. It is a central and secure spot that makes defense easy, but support hard. Orik calls Eragon by the name Argetlam, an Elfin word for“silver hand”, what they call Dragon Riders.
After bathing and receiving new clothing, Eragon is shown how to move about the city, with staircases and slides and the lanterns along the paths. A random woman grabs his foot after Orik leaves and requests a blessing for her child. He uses some of the magic words taught to him and Saphira kisses the baby’s forehead, leaving a star shaped scar.