Golden Age (7) (黄金時代(7),Ōgon jidai (7)?) is the 15th nonnumerical episode of the Berserk manga series, written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. This episode is also the fifteenth of sixteen episodes that do not go by conventional episode labeling.
Guts has strayed behind the Hawks, too preoccupied with fighting off the soldiers chasing him. They manage to slash Guts' back, but he stays atop his horse.
Griffith and the main force of the Hawks have made it back to their base of operations, a fort. He asks Corkus where Guts is, but Corkus, impressed with the effectiveness with which Guts is fighting, replies that he doesn't know.
Guts' horse is killed, and the Hawks have left him behind. He is saved by the timely arrival of Griffith, Judeau, another Hawk, Pippin, and several others. Griffith helps Guts on his horse, and they all make their way back to the fort, the enemy soldiers hot on their trail. When it seems the enemy is about to catch up, the Hawks break through the treeline of the forest, where the opposing force is greeted by cannon fire and palisades. The enemy retreats, and the Hawks celebrate, with the exception of Casca, who isn't sure what to think of Griffith and Guts' new partnership.
Later in the night, the Hawks celebrate their victory. Two old men look down on Griffith from within the fort and marvel at his inhuman effectiveness in leading troops into battle. The Hawks come to appreciate Guts, and Griffith notices him sitting atop the fort's battlements, staring into the land beyond. Judeau, Pippin, and a young member of the Hawks, Rickert, come up to invite Guts to drink with them. When he refuses, Pippin forcibly drags Guts down to join the Hawks in celebration, where Guts ultimately decides to drink with them.
Corkus watches with jealousy as the Hawks begin their celebration in honor of Guts, who notices Griffith flash him a smile from within the crowd. Casca watches over the whole scene, alone atop the fort's ramparts.