Clef tells the girls with each earthquake that happens in Cephiro it means that Cephiro is falling. If Cephiro falls completely, they cannot go back to their world.
He then tells then to become a Magic Knight, they would need to awaken their Machine. Mokona knows the way to each one.
Ferrio, sees Ascot, planning an attack on the girls, and he tricks Ascot, by saying he would want to help. Ascot doesn't fall for it, and tells him if he could, bring the girls to him in the desert, where the monster would hopefully kill them.
Ferrio meets the girls, and lure them into the desert. The monster attack them, but Ferrio finds out from Ascot, the monster can attack by sound. Using the orb (or the gift that Princess Emeraude gave, two, a set, a pair, etc.) Ferrio calls the monster and lure it away from the girls.
A small monster then gives the message to the girls, saying that Ascot has taken Ferrio. If they want to save him, they need to go to the desert.
They decide to sleep on it, think