Marshall and Lilly have separated, mostly due to Marshall's inability to deal with his 'problem', which he is convinced he will have for life. Evan and Valaura are married in Chicago, and the night of their wedding, Marshall and Lilly are reunited -- but only for the night. What they don't know is that Lilly becomes pregnant from that one night stand.
Months later, Marshall invites his three friends to come to Cairo, to see STOCKHOLM perform at an international peace festival. Evan and Valaura have been fighting about having children, and it doesn't appear as if it will be resolved.
When Marshall looks into his luggage after arriving in Cairo, the chalice has transformed itself into a sword with a crystal in the grip and provided its' own scabbard. Marshall wears it as part of his costume, and when a riot breaks out in the middle of the STOCKHOLM performance, turning the 'peace festival' into a gang war between Moslems and 'infidels', he uses the sword.
Off the four go to The Land of the Sword, and another adventure on the other side. This time they must rescue an enchanted city and its' women from brutalization by the hideous and savage Slamites, people who worship a deity named Mudmat and devote their lives to cruelty and barbarism.