A group of bandits are celebrating the spoils of their latest conquest when a giant magical fireball lands in the center of the camp and nearly destroys most of them. The leader of the bandits finds himself facing the sorceress Lina Inverse, who launches yet another fireball at him, torching the leader along with another part of his camp. Lina manages to find their stash and decides to leave with some of it.
The next day, another bandit from the destroyed camp tries to convince Lina to join their group, known as the Dragon's Teeth. When Lina refuses, the bandits begin to attack her, but are interrupted by the appearance of a young swordsman named Gourry. Gourry proceeds to attack and defeat all of the bandits on the road with his amazing swordsmanship, while Lina plays along as the damsel in distress. After the battle, Gourry expresses his disappointment that the woman he saved looks like a flat-chested little girl, causing Lina to grow even more exasperated when he treats her like one.