Having failed to pose as Queen Felicia and guard the final Void Gate, Motrax uses his magic to retreat to the Tomb of the Dilambian Pharoh. The commander of the dark forces, the evil personification of Blackheart, is currently finishing her own ritual when he arrives.
"I'm terribly sorry, but it seems all of the Void Gates have been closed by Felicia and her annoying allies!" Motrax says to the dark commander. "They are sure to come here to stop us now!"
"I already know what they will do." Evil Blackheart says, lowering her hands. "Though they closed each Void Gate, I have managed to gather enough power from them to revive Jason Brooks of Triconia. My other self will know of this, and will convince Quintin to take up Reflection once again. The Sorwin must not regain this sword, as it is the one he used to strike Jason down the first time."
Without waiting for a response from the wizard, Evil Blackheart throws open a portal and flings Motrax through it. Just as the portal closes, she hears a voice call out to her.
"You have done well to restore my life and my power to me so far."
"There is still more to do if you are to return at your full power, Jason of Triconia." Evil Blackheart says to the voice. "The ritual needs more time. You aren't ready yet."
A tall, imposing figure appears before the dark commander. He is dressed in Triconian armor and a black cape adorning the familiar purple robe worn by Jazenok Blackskull the Voidbringer himself. Before she can say or do anything in response, Jason raises his hand, and the dark commander is flung against the wall!
"That can be fixed easy enough." Jason says with a sinister grin. "All I have to do is complete the ritual myself. If you don't mind, I will be taking the shards of the Black Heart from you in order to do just that."
"You won't get the opportunity!" Evil Blackheart shouts at him, raising her arm to summon the shards of the Black Heart, only to cast her hand and fling them far away from the tomb!
"No! What have you done?" Jason narrows his eyes at Evil Blackheart, which begin to glow a burning red.
The dark commander sneers at Jason as she answers him. "I've just put them into the hands of the only people you will never be able to take them from!"
"You have done nothing more than delay the outcome of all this." Jason answers calmly. "A pity that without the Black Heart, I have no further use for you..."
Just as it seems Jason is preparing to finish off Evil Blackheart, she uses her own power to break free of Jason's grip and throws open a portal directly beneath him! Jason falls into the portal before he can protest as it closes behind him.
"I won't let your overconfidence jeopardize this entire campaign! That should hold you for a while. Long enough for me to defeat the heroes of Wonder and retrieve the shards of the Black Heart from those who now carry it..."
Back at the Silver Castle, Felicia and the others are sitting around a table discussing what they have learned:
How Keith was actually Felicia disguising herself as a young man to hide from Motrax.
How Blackheart and the dark commander who leads the invasion are two sides of the same person.
The plan to bring Jason Brooks of Triconia, struck down by Quintin during the Chronicle of the Curse, back into existence to spread his evil once again.
Suddenly, Blackheart sees shards of a familiar black gem appear before her! "The Black Heart? It can't be! Why would she send what remains of it here to me? To us?"
"What does this mean?" Felicia asks, looking very concerned.
"It means something has gone wrong with her plan. Perhaps she has already revived Jason, and he tried to take this from her."
"If Jason of Triconia has returned, then we have no choice." Quintin says as he stands up from his seat at the table. "We will need Reflection once again!"
"I was surprised to hear you no longer have the sword." Felicia replies. "Do you remember where you last left it?"
"Of course. It is inside the Hall of Legends. I had used it to seal off a portion of dark power, which would be purified by the sword. It would take time however, and I couldn't keep using it until then."
"It looks like we're going to have to get it, regardless whether or not it is ready for more." Blackheart says with a nod. "My other self will no doubt not want you to have that sword. It's power... could destroy the Black Heart completely!"
"The Black Heart is a part of yourself, isn't it?" Marx asks. "What happens to you if it were to be destroyed?"
"I imagine we go with it. Both of us..." Blackheart looks down sadly, but lifts her head with a look of bravery. "I have to do it! If I have to sacrifice myself to stop my other self... then I will!"
"Then we head for the Hall of Legends." Felicia says, removing a box from underneath her throne and opening it, revealing five different colored gems inside. "We will need these if we are to enter the Hall of Legends unopposed by the ancient heroes who guard its ground."
Felicia hands the first gem, an emerald, to Banshee. "This was once guarded by the fairies of the Fairy Woods. Their leader Dimon was the one I tasked with bringing all five of them to me years ago before the Chronicle of the Curse... and the Tragedy."
Banshee nods and takes the green gem as Felicia hands a ruby to Garog. "My father once tasked the gargonite tribe to protect this one until such a time when the Hall of Legends would be opened again."
"Chieftain Garg gave this to Dimon after he helped us remove the blue drakes from our mines on Stone Mountain. It was the first, and last time I ever saw it." Garog says as he takes the large red gem into his hand.
Felicia hands a sapphire to Princess Ran, who speaks up as she takes it. "I remember this story. I was a child when King Signas trusted my father with keeping this jewel safe. I remember how much trouble I got into when I stole it from the Vault!" Ran says with a laugh. "When Dimon saved my father from the poison Jason used on him, I gave him the sapphire as he requested as a way to thank him."
Felicia looks down and slowly removes an amethyst from the box. She looks around at who to give it to, when Blackheart speaks up.
"I know the story behind that one. It was once protected by the kingdom of Southmarch. Then their King was possessed and driven mad by a Voidspeaker who had posed as his longtime friend and trusted adviser. The curse he placed on them turned the King of Southmarch and his knights into an army of the undead, and the amethyst was thought to be lost, but Dimon somehow managed to find it in the sewers below the kingdom."
"How do you know all of that?" Felicia asks, seemingly impressed at Blackheart's knowledge of Wonder's history.
"My father told me that story. He said it was one of his favorites."
Felicia frowns. "I see." Shaking her head, she gives Blackheart the purple gem and removes the last one, a topaz bright yellow in color.
"My father trusted the safety of this gem to..." tears well up in Felicia's eyes as a painful memory comes to mind. "...Jason of Triconia. I remember when he first came to the Silver Castle, the "hero" of Triconia come to swear fealty to my father, King Signas. Even back then, I could see him for the evil he actually represented. He was the reason I sent Dimon to collect all of the gems. I didn't expect that by doing so, Dimon and I had unintentionally set the events in motion that would lead to the Chronicle of the Curse."
Felicia looks down at the topaz in her hand, then to the others in the room with her. "Who will take this one?"
"You should, Felicia." Quintin answers her. "You may blame yourself for causing the Chronicle of the Curse, for the Tragedy, but they were not your fault. Siryn and I defeated the demon responsible for those events when we sealed the Void Gate on the Dragoon Isles."
"You saw Him?" Felicia looks as if she has become overwhelmed by dread, but it passes as she smiles to Quintin. "You defeated Him. Thank you. To show my gratitude, I will take your advice to heart, and carry the topaz myself!"
"I'll prepare the Silver Knights to march." Marx says as he stands up. "Once Quintin has Reflection, we will have everything we need to end this war!"