Cryotek abruptly suffers a disease Fletchen can't heal. When they try to leave to seek Merklynn's help, Ectar and Feryl's vehicles don't respond to them then Feryl sickens, Galadria catches it, and Leoric's power staff won't work. Fletchen tells Leoric that those without magical powers are immune, so he warns Witterquick and Arzon away and has them go to Merklynn. Lexor is already there with Cindarr since the Darkling Lords are also suffering, and blames him. Merklynn reveals that the illness will eventually kill all who use magic, and finding a dragon's claw and unicorn's horn for the antidote was the last task the Darkling Lords refused to go on for him. Lexor and Cindarr go after the unicorn since it's the gentler creature, but have a difficult time against the wood nymphs guarding their island. Arzon and Witterquick seek a dragon called Gregsgamar, and find themselves fighting him as well as time while the plague worsens for the others and threatens to strike them...
Did You Know?
In "The Overthrow of Merklynn", Darkstorm is the only one who can't swim while Lexor easily treas water during the deluge. But here he can't and sinks in a much-shallower lake. See more
Let me remind you, friend Arzon, that you were almost eaten by him!