Howl arrives at the palace disguised as the King of Ingary. Madame Suliman is not fooled and tries to trick Howl into battle. Howl almost succumbs but Sophie warns against it. They escape, taking the transformed Witch of the Waste and Suliman's tiny dog with them. Howl entrusts Sophie to fly the mismatched group home. All she has to do is follow her heart and Calcifer will guide her.