In 1319, serf Bernat flees from danger with infant son Arnau to his sister's home in Barcelona, where Arnau is blamed for a tragedy 10 years later.
A remarriage leads to a change of residence and occupation for Bernat and Arnau, while Joan is offered an opportunity to get an education.
Four years pass and famine-stricken serfs revolt against the hoarding nobles. A brave act makes Arnau's dream come true, and he later falls in love.
Joan hears an alarming confession. Torn between two women, Arnau escapes by running off to war. Searching for Arnau, Aledis has a fateful encounter.
After rescuing two children, Arnau is rewarded with a lucrative new career. He later adopts a spirited orphan and gets revenge against the Puigs.
After a close brush with death, Arnau starts to see Mar in a different light, but King Pedro has other plans for him. Aledis learns Arnau is alive.
Convinced Mar is leading Arnau down an evil path of temptation, Joan helps Elionor with a plan to get rid of her. Margarida Puig visits Elionor.
Joan confesses to Mar. Sahat learns of Arnau's plight and returns to Barcelona, where he devises a plan. Arnau and Francesca are brought face to face.