"The Twelve Portals" is the second issue of the Twelve Portals saga, and the second overall issue of W.I.T.C.H.
The five gals try to learn more about their mission as Guardians of the Veil. While finding a friend and losing a loved one, they receive a magical map that reveals the 12 passageways in Heatherfield to Meridian! and the girls has to close them.
The story begins when the Witch gather in front of the Elyon house and after Will Vandom, Irma Lair and Hay Lin were attacked by Cedric and Vathek.They do not find anyone and thy decide to leave, although you may notice that the observed Vathek, and Cornelia Hale becomes more nervous because of his powers while Taranee Cook is very disoriented.Now it's been a month since it was Halloween, Cornelia did not yet believe his powers but suddenly attacked the plant.The Witch are confused, they want to seek answers to everything strange and extraordinary is happening to they except Taranee who appears very frightened.
Irma, Taranee Cornelia are at home of Will with her ,but because of the storm blows away the current and Tarnaee so creates in the air of the balls of fire but not burn to the touch. The W.I.T.C.H. seem increasingly confused and frightened.The powers of W.I.T.C.H. In fact, control the natural elements (water, fire, earth and air witch the heart of Kandrakar). It remains to be alone with her grandmother and her grandma Yan Lin gives the map of the portals, where to find the twelve portals, the number of gates in the veil.Yan Lin says he was a guardian of the veil and of Kandrakar like Hay Lin.The map looks just like a blank page and after all city of Heatherfield (where lives the W.I.T.C.H.). There was marked the first portal in the veil that have tried: the school gym.
In the word of Kandrakar the Oracle prepares arrival of Yan Lin to Kandrakar.
At the funeral of her grandmother Yan Lin , Hay Lin can see also Elyon, who disappears into thin air like a ghost. Later Elyon returns with Cedric. Elyon comes back to the Sheffield Institute (the school of W.I.T.C.H.), and always she vanishing into thin air, then the five W.I.T.C.H. returning to her home, they are lured into a trap in the cellar; but Elyon and Cedric and Vathek return on Meridian through a portal in the veil.