The master of Pohjola grows furious and a magical contest begins which Lemminkäinen wins. The master of Pohjola is still angry and challenges Lemminkäinen to a duel with blades. They measure up and as the master of Pohjola has the greater blade Lemminkäinen allows him to take the first thrust and thus a great battle begins in which the master of Pohjola loses his head to Lemminkäinen's blade. Louhi grows livid and summons up a thousand soldiers of Pohjola to march against Lemminkäinen and his kind. Lemminkäinen flees Pohjola. Lemminkäinen rushes home and is greeted by his mother who he informs of his trouble, she scolds him heavily for not heeding her warnings. Lemminkäinen's old mother makes him vow never to go to battle again and tells him of an island where his father hid when he returned from battle once before. She tells him to hide for three years. Lemminkäinen sets sail for the island refuge and when he reaches the island he asks the women of the island if there is room for him there, they allow him refuge. After 3 years, he sails on but when he reaches familiar shores, he finds his lands and home destroyed. Lemminkäinen notices a path leading to the inner forest so he follows it and finds his mother in hiding, she tells him of the destruction wrought on his people by the soldiers of Pohjola. He tells her that they will build new homes and that he will seek revenge for the attack on his people. He goes to his old comrade Tiera and asks him to join him, they set sail for battle. The mistress of Pohjola sends a frost to the waters to freeze the boat and its occupants. Lemminkäinen confronts Pakkanen (The personification of frost) and subdues the frost. Lemminkäinen and Tiera leave the ship and head over the ice, they struggle on for days. Lemminkäinen offers a charm against enchantment and fashions two powerful steeds and the companions ride home together and Lemminkäinen returns to his little island until he meets Väinämöinen and Ilmarinen – thus finishing his story. He begs the heroes to take him with them to the North Country and he will help them capture the Sampo.