Strange music lures James into a trap. The troubador is eaten by carnivorous fish. While investigating a building in the middle of the pool where James died, Romanza tries to cast a light spell. After the final word of her incantation, she vanishes.
An Italian noblewoman begins a well financed but mysterious pilgrimage to the legendary land of Prester John. She is accompanied by her bodyguard, a reptile-man, and along the way meets a troubador, a trickster, and a sloop captain.