| The Shadow You Know |
Season 1, Episode 9
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|Air date||November 17, 2007|
|Written by||Ben Joseph|
|Directed by|| Paul Hunt |
The Shadow You Know is the ninth episode of the first season of Magi-Nation. It aired on November 17, 2007.
The trio pursue Inara deep into Chiroptera's Lair in the Underneath. Upon finding her, she and Strag must duel for the region's Dreamstone. In a final effort to save his sister, Strag uses the Allegiance Relic and helps Inara to fight off the Core's influence.
Along the way, they are ambushed by Inara on her flying dream creature. During the battle she is knocked off, but Strag maneuvers the airship to catch her. For a moment, she seems to have reverted to old self, but then she badly damages their airship before leaping off onto her creature.
After surviving the crash landing, thanks to Strag's Foamotos, the group uses various tracking skills to follow Inara, along the way the notice the bats of the cave singing.
Inside Chiroptera's Lair the find Inara, but shortly after the doors slam shut, and the room begins to cave in. Tony notices several large bells around the room, together with Inara they strike the bells to make the same sound the bats were singing before. This stops the cave in, and opens the path to the Dreamstone.
Inside, Inara rushes to take the Dreamstone, but is stopped by the Guardian Hyren, who demands that Inara and Strag duel, the strongest receiving the Dreamstone. During the dual, as Strag begins to win, Inara shows her old self again, Strag uses an Allegiance Relic on her, to return her to normal if she accepts it, but if not then Strag would become a Shadow Magi. After a brief struggle, Inara acepts. Impressed by Inara's fighting off Agram's influence, the Hyren grants her the Dreamstone, which she then gives to Strag.