Maven's annual Arbiter ceremony goes catastrophically awry, when the historic wig used to crown him accidentally becomes re-animated, to the consternation of its keeper, Dr Bevelspepp (Stephen Fry).
Jinsy's accountants have gone feral, at a time when The Great He is demanding Maven's accounts.
When Maven and Sporall attend Jinsy's Firelock Festival, local astrologer Madame Astralina (Katy Brand) predicts that Maven will be assassinated.
Maven's love of popular island show, 'Extreme Etiquette for Girls' and its matronly hostess Miss Penny, leads him and Sporall to dress up as young ladies to try and meet Miss Penny in person.
The forbidden festival of Nacken is upon the island. Maven makes the whole island, including Sporall, take their nightly bye pill.
Maven suspects that a cell of islanders are secretly sending covert messages to each other via textile messaging .
A baby is born on the island, pushing the island population past its limit of 791 residents. The Great He immediately demands that Jinsy's oldest resident be killed off.
There is a shocking discovery when Maden finds he's been wearing a makeshift woggle and sets out to obtain the real one from former Arbiter, Roley Jenkins.