Sancho has decided to execute his brother Alfonso and the rest of Leonese nobles who support him, including Orduño. As soon as Alfonso is dead, Sancho will be crowned King of Leon, and as a reward for his services, he offers Ruy the title of Count when Orduño is executed. He can finally get everything he has dreamed of: nobility, lands... and Jimena. But there is something Ruy isn't counting on.
El Cid retells from a contemporary perspective the story of the most famous Spaniard in history, a man trapped between two worlds and two cultures. A nobleman, a hero, a mercenary, a vassal, but also a man who could have been king. El Cid was centuries ahead of his time and became transcended by his own legend.