||Summary: Lately Sunnydale has been
missing kids, some of them have run away while others
seem to have been kidnapped. There have also been attacks
by little vicious creatures that completely mutilate
their victims by simply biting through their prey. Also
in town is a Renaissance Faire and the gang decides to
pay it a visit. One visit is enough though because
something is slightly off about the faire, everything
seems evil and this one boy named Roland is continuously
picked on, and not for fun either.
After some research
and a couple of run-ins with some small attackers, Angel
and Giles discover that a group of mystical beings called
the Wild Hunt are in town to claim the souls of humans.
Angel warns Buffy not to look at them as if she does they
will steal her soul and she will be forced to ride with
the Hunt. Buffy hides Roland out in her basement to save
him from the nasty Faire people. The next night Buffy
comes home to find Roland stolen away by the Wild Hunt.
Giles informs Buffy that the Wild Hunt is run by the Erl
King, lord of the Wild Hunt, and that Roland is his son
and the heir to the Erl King title even though Roland is
disgusted by the Hunt. Buffy and the gang rush in to
rescue Roland but it's of no use. To free her friend
Buffy agrees to be bound by the oath of the Erl King in
which she loses all willpower to fight against him.
On the night of the final Hunt in Sunnydale, the gang
(without Buffy) assemble and begin an attack on the Wild
Hunt before they can clear their magickal forrest to
attack the town. Buffy is ordered to kill Roland by the
Erl King and she must learn to fight against her magickal
oath in order to save her life, Roland's and the lives of
her friends as well.