A poacher is tracking a young doe and her fawn in the Forest of Oread. When he’s about to catch her, the opportune appearance of King Hadrian and Herbert frustrates his plans. King Hadrian and Herbert cause the poacher to run away, oblivious that they themselves are the prey of other dangerous hunters: Drakonian and his Drakes.In the Palace of Tuan, unaware of the drama taking place in the Forest of Oread, Fantaghiro takes the solemn oath never to take up arms again, an oath that is blessed by a spell made by the White Fairy. This act is accompanied by the wedding announcements of Caroline and Cataldo and of Catherine and Ivaldo. The happy occasion is interrupted, however, with the arrival of Herbert who announces that King Hadrian has been captured by the Drakes.In spite of the protests of the brave princess, Romualdo, accompanied by Cataldo and Ivaldo, leaves without Fantaghiro to rescue the king. The poacher who faced King Hadrian, driven by hatred and rancor, has made an agreement with tenebrous Darken. Now, thanks to his new powers and hunting skills, the poacher captures the young knights.Fantaghiro is restless and is not willing to stay behind with her arms crossed, so she decides to take action. She soon discovers that, due to the White Fairy’s spell, every weapon she touches are destroyed. And she remembers having touched Romualdo’s sword right before his departure.Armed only with an old wooden sword and accompanied by Mother Goose, Magical Stone and Golden Mane, Fantaghiro enters the gloomy fortress of the Black Witch. There she faces dangers as terrible as the two-headed Hydra or the devilish Hunter of Darkness, and also approaches the Kuorum, to whose destiny she is attached.