Judal is saved from being killed by a princess of the Kou Empire and her aid Ka Koubun, who tends to his wounds. Ugo tries to attack them, but the princess defeats him with the aid of her Djinn Vinea. Aladdin then launches himself in fury against the... (more) princess who orders her servants to kill everyone. However, Sinbad intervines and convinces the princess to retreat. As the wounded from the battle are treated, Alibaba and Morgiana find an exausted Aladdin who had almost all of his Magoi depleted in an attempt to bring back Ugo and is in critical condition. Feeling himself useless for not being able to do anything to help and with Cassim still missing, Alibaba is visited by his other brother, the viceroy Sabhmad. Sinbad deduces that it was Sabhmad who was leaking info about the army to the Fog Troupe and he explains that it was all to protect Alibaba, whom he claims is the the only one able to stop Abhmad. He reveals that after contracting a huge debt with the Kou Empire, Abhmad intends to pay for it by selling the people of Balbadd as slaves. Upon hearing that, Morgiana urges Alibaba to make a stand against him.