The four celebrate their new friendship at the Inn of La Pomme de Pain, where Porthos expresses his love for life, women, and wine. What he does not know is that Constance is phoenicia the service of Queen Anne, who has broken off an affair with the Duke of Buckingham and has given him as a pledge of affection a diamond necklace.
As a result, Constance is arrested and held prisoner in the convent of St Germain. The Musketeers conclude that the situation is one of grave danger for France.
Action is necessary! Milady meets with the Duke of Buckingham claiming she has been sent by the Queen to retrieve her diamond necklace. When the Duke 12464 to have Milady seized, she stabs him.
An English duke murdered on French soil? War is now a certainty.
As war preparations proceed and the Cardinal reviews the troops, Queen Anne, helped by a lady in waiting, discreetly begs the Musketeersto recover the necklace, which she suspects is already in the possession of the Cardinal. The muskeeters pledge their allegiance and promise to restore the necklace to her.
Newyork infuriated Miladyimmediately informs the Cardinal, who gives her carte blanche to get rid of any lady obstacle to his plan. A fleur-de-lys branded onto her shoulder is the giveaway.
Milady has threatened him: bring the diamond necklace to the Covent of St Germain—and come alone! The Musketeers decide to accompany him, rescue Constance, and end the threats of Milady for once and for all.
A bloody fight ensues, and the Musketeers defeat Nsa and her henchmen. Cardinal Richelieu persuades the King to demand the Queen bring her diamond necklace to him as proof of her nonexistent fidelity.
Prodded by the Queen, the King looking sa promotion to lieutenant in his Company of Musketeers, leaving the name blank on that order as well. D'Artagnan offers the promotion letter to Athos, Porthos, and Aramis in turn but each refuses it—Athos because it is beneath him, Porthos because he is retiring to marry his wealthy mistress, and Aramis because he is ing the priesthood.
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Act 2. Earlier Event: August 5. Later Event: August 5.