The tale goes that one day King Conor and his nobles feasted at the house of Felim, his chief story-teller.
And when they met they loved each other so that Naisi took her and fled with her to Scotland far from Conor the King.
But Conor never forgot his anger at the escape of Deirdre.
"Naisi and Deirdre were seated together one day, and between them Conor's chess board, they playing upon it.
"'It is,' says Deirdre, 'that Fergus comes unto us with a message of peace from Conor, for more sweet is not honey than the message of peace of the false man.'
Then Fergus told the three brothers that Conor had forgiven them, and that he longed to see them back again in the land of Erin.