The Reigns of Coriantum, Com, and Heth
Coriantum also reigns righteously, but grows old without any children.
Coriantum’s wife dies, Coriantum remarries, has many children, and lives to be 142 years old.
One of Coriantum’s sons, Com, becomes king; Com has, among other children, a son named Heth.
Heth begins to embrace the secret evil pacts of the past, hungers for power, and kills his father Com, taking his place as king.
Prophets come among the people and warn them to repent, warning them of a famine, but most people reject and harass the prophets.
The land is stricken with a dearth, the population declines rapidly, and venomous snakes attack people and scatter livestock.
The Lord causes the snakes to form a barricade to block the people off from the southern land.
The people try to follow the path of the migrating livestock, scavenging carcasses along the way.
Seeing that their sins brought this upon them the people begin to repent; soon after, rain begins to fall, and fruit grows back in the northern region.
The Reign of Emer
The Reign of Shez