|"The Bookshop Hunter"|
|Season 1, Episode 16|
"The Sceptre Deception"
"The Vampire Loses its Fangs"
|Air date||UK: January 19, 2009 |
US: June 27, 2009
|Directed by||Iginio Straffi|
|Italian Title||"Il tradimento"|
|Items||Bottle of Djinn|
Spear of Vlad the Impaler
The Huntik team enters the tomb of Nefertiti in order to recover the ancient Sceptre of Nefertiti before the Organization. Contacted by ruthless Klaus, Zhalia Moon hinders the Huntik team's mission and leads Dante, Sophie, and Lok into a series of ambushes till Klaus manages to get the scepter from them. Is there no longer any hope for our heros' mission?
Following Klaus back to Vienna, the team close in on his base but it is rigged with traps. Dante devises a surprise of his own while Sophie begins to suspect that there is a traitor amongst them.
Using the tracker that Dante Vale placed on the Sceptre of Nefertiti, the team follows Klaus to Vienna. Dante explains that their mission is to attain Bottle of Djinn from Klaus. At his bookshop, Klaus uses his Teknonomicon to scan the power Neverlost before destroying the scepter.
Outside of Vienna, Austria, the team's plane is confronted by a pair of Organization helicopters, but Lok Lambert has a plan. While Sophie Casterwill takes the controls, Dante Vale and Zhalia Moon jump to the helicopters and use the weight of Metagolem and King Basilisk to bring them down.
The team reaches Klaus' bookshop and have to deal with Klaus' mutant spiders to reach the secret underground levels. Sophie and Zhalia take the first level while Dante, Lok, and Cherit take the second. While Sophie deals with a booby-trapped filing cabinet, Zhalia alerts Klaus. The girls find the file on the Bottle of Djinn but are surprised to find that the bottle has no magical powers. Dante, Lok, and Cherit reach Klaus' lab, and Cherit finds a scroll with instructions for the power, Stopglue.
The boys reach Klaus' vault room, but Klaus already has the bottle. Dante immobilizes Brahe with Stopglue but is poisoned by Klaus' Lastedge. Dante uses Everfight to heal, but the poison has apparently caused him to lose his sight. Just as it seem the team has lost, Dante reveals he never lost his sight and takes the Spear of Vlad the Impaler, revealing it to be their true goal. The team manages to escape with the spear and return to Venice. Klaus calls Zhalia, telling her that blowing her cover is no longer an issue and that now the whole team is her target.
- Lok is revealed to have a fear of spiders. This is later referred to again in The Golden Asp.
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