Gabrielle asks Ephiny to act as queen of the Amazons in her absence, and she agrees. Just after she hands over the mask, Velasca, battered and bloodied, appears. She is angry with Gabrielle for denying her the mask of queen. Velasca has part of the Ambrosia from the fortress which she eats and transforms into a god. She uses her new powers to attack the village. Xena manages to get Gabrielle to safety and returns to evacuate the Amazons. They retreat to a nearby cave to treat the injured and work on a plan to stop Velasca. Xena asks Ephiny to take some of the Amazons and create a diversion while she and Gabrielle retreat from the area. To fight Velasca, Xena realizes that they need the help of an immortal. She knows that they have no other choice but to enlist the help of Callisto. Callisto agrees only when she learns that she will get a chance to obtain Ambrosia. The unlikely trio set off to trap the self-proclaimed goddess of Chaos.
written by Paul Robert Coyle
directed by Mark Beesley
music by Joseph LoDuca
Guest Cast: Hudson Leick (Callisto), Melinda Clarke (Velasca), Danielle Cormack (Ephiny), Jodie Dorday (Solari), Mark Webley (Guard #1)
LogBook entry by Mary Terrell