Ivy: oh hey ruler! I'm so glad I ran into you. Can you help me out with a little recipe I'm brewing up?
Ruler: Of course, Ivy. Working on a new potion?
Ivy: No, a new pie! This recipe is really sweet.
Ivy: Don't worry, ruler. No Skunkupines in this pie! I just need a few ingredients from around the realm... Some sweet, some not so sweet.
Ruler: Look at that, Ivy! What's that troll doing over there with that candy?
Ivy: I have no idea...
Ruler: I know you can get a sugar rush from eating too much candy, but this is just ridiculous.
Ivy: It took a whole handful of those Candied Leaves from me. I need them for my recipe...
Ruler: Don't worry, Ivy. We'll get some more. And we'll stop that troll from taking any more sugar. It seems he's had enough.
Ivy: Look at the way that amulet glitters, ruler.
Ruler: It is a beautiful jewel...
Ivy: Jewel? Oh no, no, no ruler! That's candy.
Ruler: Candy? How can you tell?
Ivy: There's only one way to find out for sure. *LICK* ACK!
Ruler: Oh no, Ivy! Are you all right? Was it a poisoned jewel?
Ivy: No, even worse... it's Bogberry flavor...Blech!
Thomas: Now this is something very interesting...
Ruler: Have you ever seen anything like this, Old Thomas?
Thomas: No, I am afraid not...but I can tell there is something quite special about this amulet. I looked upon it closely with a magnifying glass. If you look deep within the gem itself, you can see the very artifacts used to create it! I will need to do some more experiments before I can be sure of the exact source, but it is clear to me that is no ordinary candy...that is a magical confection!
Ivy: Aha! I knew it!
Ruler: Knew what?
Ivy: That candy amulet was made by a witch!
Thurston: My liege, do you hear that?
Ruler: I do, Thurston... It sounds like...crying?
Thurston: Yes, my liege, I do believe that is the sound of crying children. It's getting closer...look, my liege! Children approach.
Ruler: Oh no...are you all right?
Crying Children: WAAAAAAAAAAH!! No we're not all right! Please...you have to help us. We're scared and we're alone and we're in trouble!!
Ruler: We'll help you, don't worry. Tell us what's wrong.
Crying Children: It's...it's...the witch!
Crying Children: It's...the...with... *sniffle* She lives... in a candy home. It's all made of candy. But it's a trick! She uses it to lure poor, unsuspecting kids me and Gretel. We were lost... *sniffle* we were all alone on the island... We were just so hungry when we saw that candy house... we couldn't help it... I know it's bad! We did a bad thing! WAAAAAAH!
Ruler: It's all right, kids, don't worry. you were hungry, it was a mistake. What happened next?
Crying Children: The witch nearly captured us with a spell. She had a cage waiting! She said she was going to season us up and cook us alive! We ran away as fast as we could. That's how we ended up here... but that evil witch wasn't done with us yet. She sent her troll henchman to try and capture us. She still wants to eat us! Please... please! Can you keep us safe?
Thurston: Hansel and Gretel are safe back with Ivy, my liege. I can't believe someone would just attack those poor children.
Ruler: We've met our fair share of evil witches, but I don't think any of them have tried to eat any children before!
Thurston: We've got to keep the children safe. It's time for a witch hunt!
Spun Sugar Princess: Who goes there? Stand back! I'm not afraid to defend myself. I *am* a witch, after all.
Thurston: She admits it, my liege! She is a witch! We must attack at once!
Spun Sugar Princess: Now, who are you and what's all this about a child-eating witch?
Ruler: Yes, well... two children were attacked by a witch out here on the island.
Spun Sugar Princess: It's simply not me. I find children have a sesame flavor that I do not appreciate. Kidding! Only a small joke, my apologies. No, I have no interest in being around children, not even for the time it would take to cook and prepare one! I think you may have the wrong witch. you were sent here looking for me?
Ruler: Well, the children sent us in this direction. They said a witch in a candy home had attacked them.
Spun Sugar Princess: Ahhh, I see. I think you will find there are many more candy homes for you on the island. Perhaps the evil witch you seek is within one of them.
Ruler: We'll have to go talk to Hansel and Gretel again and sort this out.
Spun Sugar Princess: Before you go, why don't you come inside my cottage. I've got something you're going to want to see, oh Child-ruler of the realm.
Ruler: Wait a minute... you do know who we are?