Playful, resourceful knave Joringel's shenanigans and chore flaws constantly vex the innkeeper, his employer and father of his beloved Jorinde, who wants to kick the knave out. yet when the local robber knight passes on one of his pillaging tours, Joringel's tricks save the boss's purse. Still he gets blamed after Jorinde disappears, actually seized by a grim sorceress who keeps love-'challenged' girls half-time caged transformed into birds, claiming to spare them a life of heartache. Joringel is welcomed in the castle of the knight, who wants him as junior partner, yet can't resist running off with his mysterious magical flower which warded off the sorceress, despite the knight's warning of terrible effects in term. It allows Joringel to reach the sorceress's magical home, but the price seems all too tragic.