The Lords Xax and Kreel have put a price on the head of William Tell - and are distributing Wanted posters around all the villages.
As two slaves, Freya and Pieter, are about to be set free by their master Hugo, a Xaxian Captain appears and harshly reminds them that according to a new statute, slaves are necessary to the economy and can no longer be freed. Pieter is to be sent to the mines; the beautiful Freya, coveted by Xax, is sent to the Citadel.
Princess Vara escapes from William Tell during a battle with Xaxian Warriors and is befriended by Tyrean nymphs, who are secretly in the pay of Xax.
Hugo asks Will for help to rescue his beloved â€“ Freya. Will says they must first recover Vara.
In the battle, two Xaxian Warriors are wounded - and in retribution, their Captain intends to execute twenty villagers, unless William Tell gives himself up. Will feels he has no choice. He is taken to the Citadel and imprisoned.
Kreel and Xax cynically set up a mock ""trial"", to convict Will for the