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Thor awakens to find his hammer missing. His beard bristles with anger and he gropes about trying to locate the missing tool. As Thor searches for Miollnir he tells Loki that the hammer has been stolen but no one must know. Together the two gods visit Freyia so that Loki may borrow her magic cloak to fly through the land in search of the hammer. Loki flies beyond the courts of the ZHsir until he comes to the land of giants.

Thrym sits on a grave mound braiding golden collars for his dogs and trimming his horses' manes. Thrym asks Loki news of the ZHsir and the elves, and inquires why Loki has come alone to giant land. Thrym asks if there is bad news among the others and if Loki has hidden Thor's hammer. Thyrm reveals that he hid Miollnir eight leagues...

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