Arc 1: The Twelve Portals is the first arc in the Comics.
To prevent Prince Phobos' evil plans from spreading beyond the world of Metamoor and to protect the rest of the universe, the Oracle lowered a Veil over the planet, separating Metamoor from the rest of the worlds under Kandrakar’s protection. However, Twelve Portals have opened between Meridian and Heatherfield on Earth, creating a series of passageways for the desperate refugees and monsters of Meridian to infiltrate Earth.
The Portals weaken the Veil and in order to prevent this, generations of Guardians were sent to protect it from collapsing. In the present day, five girls are chosen to become the new Guardians: Will Vandom, the Guardian of Energy and the Keeper of the Heart of Kandrakar; Irma Lair, the Guardian of Water; Taranee Cook, the Guardian of Fire; Cornelia Hale, the Guardian of Earth; and Hay Lin, the Guardian of Air. Together, they must prevent the collapse of the Veil.
The girls' friend, Elyon betrayed them. Prince Phobos's right-hand man, Lord Cedric, revealed Elyon's heritage to her, and she began to hate the Guardians and worked against them. However, when in the city alone, Elyon discovered her brother Phobos' tyranny and that she was true heir to the throne, the Light of Meridian.
In Meridian, however, there is a rebellion taking place, and led by Caleb. They sought to overthrow Prince Phobos and put Elyon on the throne. The Guardians later worked together with the rebels and Elyon.
Prince Phobos had planned to absorb his sister's powers for himself during her coronation, but with the Guardians’ help Elyon escaped and later battled against him for the crown. The final battle was successful, but not without some losses. Prince Phobos transformed Caleb back into a crystal flower, his most primitive form as a murmurer, which devastated Cornelia greatly. As Elyon was crowned Queen and the Light of Meridian, the world of Metamoor was finally liberated. The Oracle lifted the Veil off of Metamoor and light shone on the world once again. Both Prince Phobos and Cedric were imprisoned in the Tower of Mist on Kandrakar.
|Arc 1: The Twelve Portals|
|Heroes:||W.I.T.C.H. (Guardians) · The Oracle · Caleb · Elyon Brown · Yan Lin · Vathek|
|Villains:||Prince Phobos · Lord Cedric · Frost|
|Items:||Heart of Kandrakar · Aurameres · Crown of Light · Map of the Twelve Portals · Seal of Phobos|
|Planets:||Earth · Kandrakar · Meridian|
|Issues:||001 · 002 · 003 · 004 · 005 · 006 · 007 · 008 · 009 · 010 · 011 · 012|