Petulya salvages a magical key and graduates from wizardry classes. Hapgood uses his magic as best he can to help save Calliope, who has been grabbed by a mysterious rider. Lilyac appears to have run away with a young elf, but instead she has been kidnapped. Trink and Obrigay have gone missing. Petulya partially decodes a note that says Janolo is trapped on the dragon world. Petulya tries to rescue him, but to do that she has to return to the world where she was nearly killed.