Refusing to give up on Tarphex, Zixx instructs Dwayne and Megan to decipher the hidden message located on Tarphex's communicator. Zixx knows that Tarphex will have to destroy the Sword at the Battlesite so she has RILEY devise a series of traps to slow Tarphex down. Why Riley? Because Tarphex knows every move Zixx has got but he won't be expecting human traps. Good plan - except Tarphex tries to destroy the Sword in the Keep, resulting in Tarphex being transported to a Gaanthian dimension to face his greatest fear - Zixx. She realizes that their only hope of escape lies in working together as a team to solve a riddle. Meanwhile, Flanngo has his hands full trying to escape the Tri-Tentacled Terblucor who is particularly angry today. As Flanngo looks for a way past the creature, he notices a small band of metal encircling one of the tentacles. Flanngo risks his life to remove the metal and learns that Onccalon had put it on the Terblucor to cause him pain, which in turn would make the ...