After fending off their ambush, Gran'ma Ben captures the two Stupid Rat Creatures and learns that the valley is being evacuated. Kingdok arrives and attacks the party, and Fone Bone gets separated from Thorn and Ben. Taking up Gran'ma Ben's sword, Thorn swings the blade in a blur and slices off kindock's right arm. Through a haze of pain, Kingdok sees Ben and Thorn as the queen and crown princess of old, before he flees. Smiley Bone, hearing the lost Fone Bone's cries of distress, rushes out with the townsfolk to look for him, but only find the blood-splattered scene of the fight.
(W) (W/A) JEFF SMITH