Eragon wakes up and is pretty bummed out. He wants to know why this stuff keeps happening to him.
Murtagh comes over. He asks if that was the same Brom who killed Morzan.
Yes indeedy, replies Eragon. How does Murtagh know about him?
It turns out that Murtagh had heard rumors of a new Rider, and so he followed the Ra'zac to see if it was true.
Eragon tries to read Murtagh's mind, but he is blocked by a solid wall of mental defense.
Eragon picks up his sword, Zar'roc. He belts it on and decides that he's a fully-fledged Rider now.
Brom asks to see the sword. He recognizes it. It used to belong to… Morzan!
Eragon is a bit put off that the sword probably was used to kill good men, but he decides to use it anyway, at least until he can find a suitable replacement.
Murtagh offers to help Eragon on his quest, but he warns him that it might be dangerous.
Eragon's response? Danger is my middle name! Eragon Danger… well, okay, it's his last name then.
Saphira comes back. She misses Brom. So does Eragon.
It turns out that Saphira knew that Brom was a rider all along. She kept it secret because Brom told her to. He also told her where to find the Varden: a man named Dormnad, who lives in Gil'ead, can show them.
Off to Gil'ead they'll go, then. Eragon hopes to encounter the imprisoned woman of his dreams along the way.
Murtagh says he'll go with them, but he won't be going to see the Varden. Too dangerous, he says.
Before they head out, Saphira touches Brom's tomb with the tip of her nose. The tomb is transformed into "a sparkling gemstone vault" (38.59).