Basically, the Skull Knight (he was completely left out in the anime) shows up on horseback, quickly grabbing Guts and Caska, and brings them back to the mortal realm. Caska is in a state of shock after the incident; she doesn't speak, is easily frightened, basically acts like a wild animal. When Guts awakes, he and Caska are at Godo's place, and Rickert is there along with them. Guts leaves to seek revenge, after being equipped with a prosthetic arm, crossbow, and a bigger sword (the dragon slayer). Since they now carry the brand, both Caska and Guts are constantly attacked by demons after nightfall.