The election is over and Jaycee lost. Or did she? When she is asked to serve as the eighth grade's representative to Student Council, Jaycee realizes she can still change things at Tanner. That is, until Kara points out it also means attending the Homecoming Dance.
Seeking a respite from shopping, Jaycee turns to her favorite video game. The Fall Council has convened early in response to the Dark Blade Crisis. Arriving in Mallory, Lyla learns that attending the Fall Council means going to the ball. And wearing a dress.
At the Council Ball, Lyla meets a mysterious stranger from an Eastern estate. Does he hold answers? An explosion at the Council makes finding those answers crucial. As the clock ticks down to Dark Blade's promised next catastrophe, Lyla and Galen gather the other heroes for aid in their quest to save the assembled nobles.
But can Roger, Starla, and Galen help Jaycee with her biggest challenge: surviving Homecoming?