Eragon managed to outlast Murtagh in the brutal fight, but he and some of the elves fainted during the fight.. This allowed Murtagh and Thorn to escape unharmed.
Thorn was thrown from Shruikan’s back, breaking his wing. He then teamed up with Saphira and they managed to bring down the massive dragon despite not being strong enough to deal fatal damage to it. However, this allowed Arya to stab Shruikan in the eye with the Dauthdaert and kill him.
Murtagh Morzansson – the human son of Morzan and Selena, Eragon’s half-brother. Eragon first meets him in Eragon and travels with him to the Varden, where he is suspected of being Morzan’s son. In Eldest, Murtagh is kidnapped by the twins and forced to serve Galbatorix after the dragon Thorn hatched for him.
In Brisingr , Murtagh gained elven speed and strength that equaled or exceeded Eragon, which combined with his greater combat experience made it clear that Eragon could not defeat Murtagh in combat.< /p>
Brome is fatally injured by the attack. Before he dies, Brom gives Eragon his blessing and reveals that he too was once a dragon rider. Brom was friends with Morzan before he became one of the Forsaken, and Zar’roc was Morzan’s sword.
It is unknown what happened to Murtagh after Galbatorix used him to kill Oromis and Glaedr. Perhaps he used his remaining power to wreak havoc among the elves, or simply returned to the capital.
Saphira does not die in Eragon. During the battle in Tronjheim, she and Arya distract Durza long enough for Eragon to kill him.
Once Murtagh and the soldiers were gone, Eragon was able to marry Katrina and Roran. His wedding gift to her was a pair of gold rings that allowed them to feel each other’s presence and safety, and Eragon’s horse, which Brom, Snowfire, had given him.
Around this time, Brom Saphira also revealed the fact that he was Eragon’s father, although she had to swear not to tell Eragon unless certain circumstances were met.
Christopher explains why Eragon and Arya didn’t get together and why there is still hope for their relationship. One of the most controversial parts of the inheritance cycle was the seemingly unresolved relationship between Eragon and Arya.
Despite her torture, Murtagh’s growing love for Nasuada would allow him to do his best to protect her from the king’s instruments of torture. Although initially disgusted with him, she later warmed to him and began to return his feelings when he became her only companion.
With the leader of the horsemen dead and most of the others massacred, Galbatorix became one of the most powerful beings in Alagaësia, and only achieved this because of the power of the Eldunarí he wielded. From that point on he was king over the whole country.
FULFILLED: Murtagh betrayed Eragon by becoming a rider to Galbatorix. His betrayal and the revelation that he is Eragon’s brother, who is later revealed to be actually his half-brother in Brisingr, both take place in Eldest.
In the end, Eragon decides that there is no safe place in Alagaësia to raise/train dragons and their riders.
At the end of Inheritance, Eragon is seventeen years old. He left Carvahall at fifteen and became sixteen during his hunt for the Ra’zac.
After the end of the Cavalry War, Urgals and Dwarves were also admitted. There were both male and female riders, all of whom were immortal and could use magic.
Battle for the Burning Plains
As a result, Roran gained personal favor with Lady Nasuada, since the twins had betrayed and murdered their father, Ajihad. After this, Roran slapped Eragon in the face and reconciled with Eragon on the condition that he join him in killing the Ra’zac and freeing Katrina.
Treachery and Death
After the battle, the twins and Murtagh were captured by a force of Urgal and left for dead.
He remained in his egg for a century, until Eragon killed Galbatorix. After that, he was taken to Ellesmera by Arya, where his egg would be safe. As Arya carried him home, she spoke to him softly while he lay in his egg, and as he entered the wards of Ellesmera, Firnen hatched for Arya, who became his rider.
In Inheritance, Arya responded positively to a second Fairth made of her by Eragon and traded true names with him. In the final chapter of the book, she dropped all pretense for a few brief moments and revealed that she has feelings for him.