Before the brothers had left their home, their mother Gudrun had taunted them, which had left them in a bad mood. This silly response from Erp had been the final straw, and because Erp was the son that Gudrun loved the most, Sorli and Hamdir killed him.
A few hours later, as Sorli was walking, one of his legs slipped under him, and he fell to the ground but quickly supported himself with his hand, to prevent his head hitting the ground.
While he was laying down on the ground he said, “The hand now has helped the foot” It would have been better if Erp had still been alive.
In the evening the two brothers arrived at King Jormunrek’s sleeping quarters. He awoke as they struck off his hands and legs, and called out to his guards.
Then Hamdir said, if we had left Erp alive, the head would have been off, and the King would not have been able to call for on his guards.
The guards came into the room and attacked the two brothers, but they could not harm them with their weapons.
Jormunrek yelled to his men, use stones not swords. The guards picked up stones and threw them at the brothers and they fell to the ground.
The King bleed out and now the house of Gjuki and all his descendants were dead.