Rehoboam vaults into his chariot as his driver gets the horses running. They disappear in a cloud of dust as angry farmers shout after them. In the palace, an advisor lets Rehoboam know that the problem is spreading, and Rehoboam decides to go to war. The current political situation is an us-versus them split. The ten-tribe rebellion crown Jeroboam king over Israel, leaving Rehoboam with only Judah and little Benjamin tribe.