Asvatthama became the commander-in-chief of the Kauravas when their great army had been reduced to three—plus the dying Duryodhana. Those three entered the camp of the Pandavas and slaughtered many heroes and their children. Five young sons of the Pandavas were beheaded and taken back to Duryodhana. Draupadi, wife of the Pandava brothers, wanted revenge, but she allowed her husbands a way out of slaying a brahmin. They only had to bring back the jewel Asvatthama wore. Bhima, Arjuna, and Krishna pursued Asvatthama and brought back his jewel to Draupadi. Asvatthama went into the forest with the sage Vyasa where they both are said to continue to live as c (ones who do not die).