Max; Millie's bodkin; Sir Gadabout; Simon; Kevyn; King Conrad; Seymour; Mumblin; Seymour; Cab (griffin)
After learning that the Bodkins intend to escape from their world ("the Knot") to invade Byjovia, Mumblin disguises the remaining Midknights as the Dwarfs of Tresk so that they can infiltrate the Knot unnoticed. Nerelia gives Max a crystal for the mission.
The bodkins seize Nerelia's jewel from Max; it's all they need to complete the portal into Byjovia. Max and her friends overpower the sentry and rush to the portal, but are trapped in quicksand along the way.
Budrick and Seymour rescue the Midknights from the quicksand. Max uses archery skills to steal the gem back, cutting off the portal before most of the bodkins get through. Seymour transforms the entire company into bees; carrying the gem, they fly at top speed toward the portal.
Mumblin's potion forces the bodkins back into formling state, and through the portal out of Byjovia. As they celebrate, Gadabout reveals that Max has a twin sister Mary. Max, Budrick, and the Midknights resolve to find her.