|"Shadow of Israphel" Part 1: Crash and Burn|
|Season 3, Episode 1|
|Posted||Jan 27, 2011|
|Characters||Xephos, Honeydew, Skylord Lysander, Old Peculier|
The Road to Mistral
"Shadow of Israphel" Part 1: Crash and Burn is the first episode of Season 3. It was uploaded on the 27th of January 2011. The video description reads: The heroes finally return home, after a grueling period on the Survival Island - to find that the world they left behind has changed for the worse. They must gather what resources they have and set out on a new adventure!
The series begins with the airship Celaeno falling from the sky and crashing into the landscape. Honeydew and Xephos awaken outside the Cave of Terror. Honeydew is still concussed from the crash, not being able to recall the actual crash, though he suspects it was likely his fault, because he awoke surrounded by flames, holding a flint and tinder. As a result of the crash, the surrounding forest has caught alight and the earth has been scorched and displaced by the now obliterated Celeano.
Skylord Lysander tries to salvage what he can of the ship, but, much to Xephos and Honeydew's displeasure after having been in an airship collision, Old Peculier insists they immediately continue the quest to go through the heroes' Hellgate to rescue Daisy. Honeydew collects his trusty pickaxe and TNT and Xephos grabs his sword and some useful building materials. The heroes set out to continue their adventure, only to be blocked out of the nether-realm by a mysterious force, just as they had before, presumably by Israphel.
The sand that has spread around the Gate seems to stir something in Old Peculier's memory and he insists that the portal be destroyed. Whilst Simon is destroying the gate he tries to talk to Old Peculier and Lysander. However, the words don't seem to come out correctly, as "Worry not, old man!" is spelled as "Worry not olod manfcgxn!" and "I shall destroy the portal" as "I shall destroyr the op3erl" leading Lysander and Peculier to believe that he's drunk.
The smoke, the stress of the crash, and the evil vapors coming from the gate affect Old Peculier badly, causing him to breath heavily and slump over when he walks. Skylord Lysander declares that Peculier must be taken to the great Mistral City to be healed. The heroes offer to take Old Peculier to the Yogcave, their old home, to rest before the journey, through the secret tunnel connected to the Cave of Terrors. When they arrive they discover the Yogcave no longer remains and is now little more than a smoldering crater, likely the work of Israphel. They gather some necessary supplies from the ruined Yogcave and depart for Mistral City.
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