| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|"Return to Chaos"|
|Under the cover of darkness...|
|Author(s)||Craig Shaw Gardner|
|Publication date||December 1998|
|Published by||Pocket Books|
When four Druids arrive in town everyone knows that something is going on. Three of the Druids are brothers and the other is their uncle. They are in town to try a spell on a certain night to close the gateway in the Hellmouth so that demons would not be allowed to pass through. They'd done it a year before with their father but the spell was not completed and the brothers lost their father in the midst of the spell. Giles is a little put off by the uncle and feels that he's not being told everything that he should know. Also gathering is a large community of vampires run by Eric and his apprentice Naomi, who has been playing nasty tricks with Cordelia's mind by hypnotizing her. Things start to go wrong; magic appears everywhere and the brothers turn against their uncle. On the night of the spell Buffy must manage to fix the spell or deter the uncle from his task as well as figure out what is going on with Eric and his gang.
- Buffy Summers
- Joyce Summers
- Rupert Giles
- Xander Harris
- Cordelia Chase
- Willow Rosenberg
Behind the Scenes
- Tagline: "Under the cover of darkness."
- Drusilla was found to be a user of a spell that would explain her ease in killing Kendra.
- Setting: Season 3.
- German: "Verschwörung der Druiden" (Conspiracy of the Druids)