After the party to celebrate Crono's arrival in Ioka Village in 65,000,000 B.C., the Gate Key was stolen by Kino because he was jealous of Crono. But the Reptites, in turn, stole the Gate Key from Kino. Ayla then joined Crono's party momentarily to journey to the Reptite Lair where they found Azala with the Key. Azala then unleashes Nizbel on them. Nizbel is defeated and Azala becomes frightened of their strength. She unwillingly hands over the Gate Key.