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[19d. Askar Lost to Idolatry]
[1] ALSA RINGEN ÁSKAR FON RÉINTJA HJRA BODON FORNOM HO THA JUTTAR NÍGATH WÉRON SAND HI BISTONDA BODON FON SIN ANT WEGUM NÉI THA KÀNING FON HALS. THÀT [5] SKIP WÉR MITH THA BODON GVNGON WAS FVL LÉDEN MITH FÁMNA SÍRHÉDUM ÀND THÉR BÍ WÉR EN GOLDEN SKILD HWÉR­VPPA ÁSKAR HIS DÁNTE KUNSTALIK WAS UTEBYLD. THISSA BODON MOSTON FRÉJA JEF [10] ÁSKAR THES KÀNING HIS TOGHTER FRÉTHO.GUNSTA TO SIN WIF HÀVE MACHTE. As soon as Askar learned from Reintia's messengers how the Jutters were inclined, he promptly sent messengers on his behalf to the king of Hals. The ship of the messengers was loaded with maidens' jewelry, as well as with a golden shield depicting an artistic image of Askar. These messengers were to ask if Askar could have the king's daughter, Frethogunsta, as his wife.
FRÉTHO.GUNSTA KÉM EN JÉR LÉTER TO STÁVEREN. BI HJARA FOLGAR WÉRE ÁK ÉNEN MÁGÍ HWAND THA JUTTAR WÉRON [15] SUNT LÔNG VRBRUD. KIRT AFTER THÀT ÁSKAR MITH FRÉTHO.GUNSTA BOSTIGJATH WAS WÀRTH THÉR TO STÁVEREN ÉNE SCHERKE BVWED. INNA THJU SCHERKE WRDON TJODA DROCHTEN LÍKANDA BYLDON [20] STALTH. MITH GOLD TRVCH WROCHTNE KLÁTHAR. ÁK IS ER BIWÉRATH THAT ÁSKAR THÉR NACHTIS ÀND VNTÍDIS MITH FRÉTHO.GUNSTA FÁR NITHER BUWGADE. MEN SÁ FÜL IS SÉKUR. THJU BURCH STÁVJA [25] NE WÀRTH NAVT WITHER VPEBVWED. Frethogunsta came to Staveren one year later. Among her followers was a magus, for the Jutters had long been corrupted. Shortly after the marriage of Askar and Fretho­gunsta, a temple was built at Staveren, in which horrible idols were placed, with gold woven clothes. There were rumors that Askar, at night and other odd times, bowed down for them with Frethogunsta. But this much is sure: the burg Stavia was never rebuilt.
RÉINTJA WAS AL TOBEK KVMEN. ÀND GVNG NÍDICH NÉI PRONT.LIK THJU MODER ET TEXLAND BÁRJA. PRONT.LIK GVNG TO ÀND SAND ALLERWÉIKES BODON THÉR [30] ÛTKÉTHON. ÁSKAR IS VRJÉVEN AN OFGODJE. ÁSKAR DÉDE AS MURK.I T NAVT MEN VNWARLINGEN KÉM THÉR ÉNE Reintia had returned and angrily went and reported this to Prontlik, the mother at Texland. Prontlik responded by sending messengers everywhere, declaring that Askar was lost to idolatry. Askar pretended not to have noticed, but, unexpectedly, a

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