Dhananjay enjoys watching the ladies dance. The kids wonder how they will go iniside when the security is so tight. Ashoka says one has to become a mouse when they have to go somewhere stealthily. They smear black (coal or color) on their faces and bodies.
Nayak instructs the soldiers about their placement positions.
Ashoka asks the kids to wait for him at a corner. I will check the security around the storage room. Ashoka diverts the attention of the soldiers by making some noise. The kids come to take grains from the storage room as soon as Ashoka signals them.
Dhananjay hears some strange sound from outside.
The kids empty the storage room. They gather the entire load of grain sacks at one corner.
A soldier notices the empty drums outside. He gets suspicious and calls out for his comrades. Something is wrong here. I will have to inform Nayak. Ashoka thinks to stop them somehow. He asks the kids to wait for him at the same place. The kids are scared but Ashoka advises him not to lose out to his fear.
The soldier updates Nayak about what he has seen. Nayak immediately calls out for more soldiers. Search every corner. They must be around only. Close the main door. Ashoka gets thinking. He hits Nayak on his head using a barrel. Ashoka runs in the opposite direction. Nayak chases him. The kids get worried for Ashoka. Arjun wants to look for him but other kids stop him. The soldiers would have been celebrating if anything had happened to Ashoka BHaiya. We have to send these sacks out where others are waiting. We will help Ashoka BHaiya this way. The kids climb up a tree. They signal the other men, who are already waiting with a cart. The kids throw the sacks down one by one. The men load it in the cart.
A soldier informs Dhananjay about finding empty drums at one corner. Quite possibly, Ashoka and his friends came to steal the grains. Nayak has ordered everyone to check every corner to look for them. Dhananjay angrily holds the neck of the main dancer. You helped Ashoka gain entrance inside? He stabs her. The other two ladies are arrested as well.
Outside, Ashoka fights with the soldiers. He is happy to see the kids already doing their work. Splendid job! The kids finish their work. Ashoka joins them. We have to leave now.
Nayak thinks to find Ashoka at any cost today. It will be an insult to my ancestors’ vow. He notices Ashoka climbing up the tree. He throws his sword at him but Ashoka jumps to the other side safely. Dhananjay gets to know that it was Ashoka only. Nayak vows to find Ashoka today itself. He would not have gone too far.
The cart containing the food supply leaves. Ashoka and his men put a huge stone outside the main door. Nayak tries to push open the door but in vain.
Dhananjay is shocked to see his store room empty. He finds a letter from Ashoka there. I term everyone, who helps Kichak, a traitor. Because of the same reason, Dhananjay will be punished! Dhananjay and Nayak are angry.
Dharma and her Daasi discuss about who could be the possible culprit. Maybe Radha Gupta knows who the enemies were. Dharma recalls someone who might help them. Charu overhears their convo.
Everyone cheers happily for Ashoka. Ashoka gives credit to the kids who accompanied him. With the same devotion and bravery, we will defeat Kichak too. A mother of one of the kids happily hugs her son. Ashoka misses his mother. The lady lovingly pats at Ashoka’s face as well. He gets emotional.
Charu notices Dharma sitting alone in her room. She blows out one diya and drops the oil on the floor. Dharma rushes in that direction upon hearning some noise. She slips down because of the spilled oil and screams in pain. Charu looks on from a distance.
Ashoka says I have full faith that the enemies will come stealthily. They will make every effort to break open the two entrances. He assigns people to stand guard on different gates. Dadhich wants to stand with someone he knows already. Ashoka asks him if he is their enemy. Bhanu points out that Dadhich thinks highly of himself. Dadhich agrees. We have a higher position in the society. Ashoka asks Bhalla to give his hand. He makes a cut on his palm and does the same with his. He joins the palms together. Which blood is his, Dadhich? I cannot see it. Please help me if you can see it. If we all will think like that then we will be no different than Kichak. Why are we fighting then? We have to kill our ill thoughts first which make us talk highly of ourselves? It creates discrimination amongst us only. You should decide which fight you want to win.
Kaurvaki feels bad for misunderstanding Ashoka. I am doing the same with him that the Mauryas did! Ashoka stands with Kaurvaki. They see the enemy army coming there. Kaurvaki offers to fight along with Ashoka. Will you be able to trust me? He replies that he has already won half of the battle if he has a friend like her by his side. Kichak’s army attacks Vishwavidyalaya just then. Both sides get into a fight. A soldier was about to attack Ashoka from behind but Kaurvaki kills him. Ashoka smiles. He thinks of doing something fast or they wont be able to defeat such a big army. He makes a blast. The soldiers run away in fear. Dhananjay looks on tensed.
Kaurvaki looks at the destruction created by the attack. So many people lost their lives. I decided to help Kichak but I had no idea so many innocent people will have to lose their lives.
Dhananjay tells Kichak and Amatya that for a minute they thought Kaurvaki was actually on Ashoka’s side. But time proved otherwise. Kichak says with time one will realise
Ashoka thanks Kaurvaki for informing him on time. We could save so many lives because of you. You will see gratitude in their eyes. Acharya Devrath says fate helped us this time. But it is not a surety every time. Dadhich and another guy remark that their army is weak right now, and hurt too. We might not be able to stand against Kichak’s army. Ashoka talks positively. I have no place for fear in my life. It will be impossible to defeat Kichak if we get scared. He will not be able to win if we stick to our ground. We have nothing to lose but our confidence and bravery. I will have to make sure Kichak does not take it away from us. To achieve my mission, I will have to fight with every person who supports Kichak.
Kaurvaki leaves to meet Amatya. He compliments her on her bravery. She feels bad for putting the lives of innocent people in risk. He does not care. They should have thought before supporting Ashoka. He gives her fake assurance that it wont happen again. I only need Ashoka. It is very important for him to step out of Vishwavidyalaya. I want to know what he is planning. Think of the moment you will be united with your father and mother. She leaves from there.
Ashoka and his men do the last rites of the martyrs. Ashoka thinks of the consequences of the fight. Acharya Devrath tells him to rest for a while. Ashoka leaves. Acharya Devrath notices someone coming back inside the Vishwavidyalaya. He thinks he might be mistaken but he finds a pearl lying there. Was someone trying to overhear our convo? Is there a traitor amongst us?