These measures did not work because as luck would have it, because the young couple refused to comply. Both were shrewd enough not to let on in front of the kings. Esteril, posing as a friend of the king's sons, was actually well received by the king in Vengerberg. Videmont was unaware that his children were in on the deception.
One night, and Agnes and Esteril simply fled together on horseback. Legend says that to avoid the wrath of both their fathers the two hid themselves at Kaer Morhen, the witcher stronghold, but this is unlikely. It is, however, a historical fact that a year after the lovers eloped, Benda, the king of Kaedwen informed both Videmont and Edmund that the two were now grandparents. A grandson, said Benda, of Thyssen blood by the name of Baldwin - named in honour of his great-grandfather, the famous king of Aedirn.
Videmont felt slighted and sulked for some time. After the death of king Gerard, Esteril was hailed as king of both Kovir and Poviss, finally elevating him to a "more suitable rank", even though the union was a fait accomplit. He did dote mightily on his grandsons and later, great-grandsons who were born as a result of that union.Apart from the their firstborn, Baldwin, Esteril and Agnes had two daughters: Marion and Eudoxia.