Zagato sends a skilled swordsmen to kill the girls. The Knights are traveling to the volcano-like shrine to revive Hikaru's Machine. A strange swordsman, Lafarga, appears to rescue Umi, but when the three approach to thank him, he attacks all three.
The girls approach a flying mountain that hides the castle where Princess Emeraude is. Ferio saves the girls by the lake of Piraus Village. They are attacked by servants of Zagato. Ferio is successful in tricking Caldina into running away.
Umi becomes ill and is separated from the other two girls. Ascot then shows up they battle Hikaru and Fuu. Meanwhile, the blue dragon tells Umi she must show her courage of the heart. The girls are one step closer to saving Cephiro.
Hikaru takes in a small monster, Hikari. However, Hikari is actually a pet that Ascot was training. The creature becomes enraged and attacks the girls. Hikaru is forced to kill it. They trio continues on its search to find their Machines.
Ascot a worm creature to kill the Magic Knights. Presea prepares the girls' weapons. They grab the new weapons and slay the monster, Presea is killed. The Knights swear to avenge her death, even as Ascot swears to avenge the death of his creature.
The Knights run into Ferio, a handsome swordsman. He offers to be their guide. They discover Ferio is also on a quest to save Princess Emeraude. He assists them in slaying several monsters and departs after leading them to safety.