Eragon and Saphira wake up in the Dragon Riders’ treehouse, happy and refreshed, to find breakfast and new clothes provided for them. Although the elves have not prepared meat for Saphira, they invite her to hunt in the forest, but she says she is still full from the banquet the night before. Orik arrives to tell them that the elves are waiting for them for something momentous and mysterious. When they descend, they are asked to take an oath to protect the knowledge they are about to receive; Eragon feels manipulated by Islanzadí, but agrees to her request.
They are brought to a place Eragon recognizes from a vision he had while unconscious after his battle with Durza, in which someone named Togira Ikonoka, or The Cripple Who Is Whole, told him to come to Ellesméra. There they see something they had thought no longer existed, another dragon with its own Rider.