Tus asks her to marry him to unite the two nations, and she only accepts after seeing the dagger in Dastan's possession.
During the celebration, Dastan is fooled into presenting a poisoned gown seemingly given to him by Tus to King Sharaman, which fatally burns the king.
On the way, the two are captured by merchant-bandits led by Sheik Amar, who recognized and attempted to take him back to Persia for the reward money, but they manage to escape.
Notes: Set in the mystical lands of Persia, PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME is an epic action-adventure about a rogue prince (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) and a mysterious princess (GEMMA ARTERTON) who race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.
Dastan, a street urchin in Persia, is adopted by King Sharaman after showing courage in the marketplace.
I genuinely want to know if they address how Gyllenhaal’s character is the “Prince of Persia” if he looks in no way Persian.
But that doesn’t mean this won’t be a fun movie even if you can’t buy Gyllenhaal’s colonial-British accent.
During the attack, Dastan fights a guard for Alamut's royal family and takes from him a special dagger.