After an unsuccessful attempt to save Terreis, a dying Amazon Princess, Gabrielle is given the Right of Caste, which makes her an Amazon Princess. This would be fine and dandy except for Krykus', a warlord, Who has pitted the Amazons and Centaurs against each other so he can arm both sides and more quickly destroy each other. The Amazons accuse the Centaur leader's son of the murder and Gabrielle is duty bound to execute him. Xena finds this intolerable, so she gathers the evidence showing the warlord's treachery. But she is too late! Melosa, the Queen of the Amazons' heart is too filled with hate. Using amazing body language, Xena gets Gabrielle to challenge the Queen and to use Xena as her champion. Xena beats the pants off of the Queen. For some reason, they make Xena the Queen, not Gabrielle. Xena talks everyone into hating the warlord. They all weapon up and slaughter the warlord and his men. Gabrielle even gets tofight, and theAmazons and Centaurs both finally put their feud to rest. Before leaving the Amazon village, Ephiny gives Gabrielle her grandmother's staff, which Gabrielle carries with her on her journeys with Xena. During sunset, Gabrielle gets carried away with her new status as Amazon Princess, as the two heros continue on there adventures.