Saw Boss offers a huge reward to pirates and cut-throats if they will deliver Jayce to him. A pirate scratches Herc with his special ring which causes Herc to become evil and start plotting against Jayce. Jayce must take the Pride to the Planet Hippocraticus to find a rare herb to cure Herc, whom they have locked up, before he dies, even though changing their course may 'cause them to miss Audric. Saw Boss has Monster Minds vines waiting for them on the planet. Herc gets away but Gillian uses magic to get the curing potion to him. It works and Herc helps Jayce defeat the Monster Minds and they go in search of Audric once again.