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Nibelungenlied - Study Guide Adventure 38, How Sir Dietrich's Men Were All Slain Summary & Analysis

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Sir Dietrich hears the massive cry and thinks that the King and Queen have been slain at last. He sends Helfrich to seek out news who returns crying over what he has discovered. Helfrich relates that Rudeger has been killed by the Burgundians. Dietrich cannot believe the news and sends Hildebrand to hear from Gunther's men what has happened. However, when Hildebrand fails to put on his armor, a disagreement breaks out among the warriors. Before Dietrich can say anything, his entire fully equipped company strides off to the hall.

Folker spies the advancing troop and alerts Gunther's men to prepare themselves for battle. Hildebrand stops before Folker and asks if the news of Rudeger's death is true. Hagen says that, unfortunately, they have heard correctly. The Hungarian knights begin to lament the...

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