This is the saga of Spark, the young knight who brings together a band of heroes to save Lodoss from destruction. In this volume, Spark and his companions face the Dark Elf who has taken over the beautiful city of Roid. Instead of the end of the quest, they face new conflicts, and bring together new allies to help. Their mission to recover the Crystal Ball of Souls must wait because Roid and King Etoh need their help. The Dark Elf has led a band of skeletal warriors in taking over the city's Pharis monastery. Together with the beautiful and magical Neece, the heroes face the Elf in the sacred inner sanctum.