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EXT. A MEDIEVAL SHIP IN A STORM. NIGHT
A ship much like a carrack is in a strong storm.
EXT. DAYTIME DECK OF THE SHIP. NIGHT
A strong sailor keeps hold of the sturdy tiller arm at the
aft of the ship while other crewman perform various duties
including being sure large potted plants are tied securely.
The water goddess (Fahleera) blows into the square sail of
INT. A CABIN BELOW DECKS. NIGHT
A baby cries at it is born. Fahleera hears the cry and flies
down to the cabin. A woman (Davinia) is giving birth. Tall
waves are seen out the open pothole. A desk nearby is covered
with a large chart of the stars and rolls of paper fill an
open shelf just below the top of the desk. A sextant is
hanging on the wall nearby and an unlit candle lantern swings
to and fro. The midwife cleans the baby and brings it to her
mother to feed. (it might be interesting to do entire
shipwreck without dialogue. Filmed visually with a
POV BABY’S VIEW
DAVINIA’S CABIN NIGHT
A short time later. Outside the cabin the storm is growing
in intensity. The wind sounds like a woman’s laugh.
It's Fahleera! She's doomed us all!
It's not the goddess who has doomed
us, but ourselves if we don't hold
it together! Tie off the jib!
Secure the deck!
The midwife is strapping the baby into its crib. Davinia is
lying in bed. The goddess unseen by anyone looks at the child
in the crib.
Who is this Goddess Fahleera The
sailors were speaking of?
You never heard of the goddess of
Well no not really, I’ll admit I’m
not familiar with all of our
She is the reason for our turbulent
oceans and storms.
I think our multiple moons have
more to do with the rough
tides and turbulent oceans.
It’s gravity pulling the water in
That’s a scientist’s explanation.
They say Fahleera was once a queen.
Her king however had no love for
her, so she sought love elsewhere.
He found her with her lover and the
king had him tortured and killed
before her. They say it is her
tears that fill the oceans
and rivers. She has vowed ever
since to sink any ship that
ventures from shore.
Davinia just gives her a smirk and shake of her head.
Later that night. A heavy rain drenches the ship. Sailors
move across the ship holding the rail or grabbing the mast
with one hand to keep from being washed overboard. One of the
potted fruit trees break loose and slides across the ship
pinning a sailor against the rail. Another sailor rushes to
Toss that plant overboard.
The captain bellows from the aft-deck hanging tightly to a
rail. Sailors struggle to hang on to the rail with one hand
and together they pull the tree off the man and manage to
toss it out into the sea. One of the sailors freezes in place
for a moment after tossing out the tree and is looking at the
dark sky beside the ship. Off in the distance a rock
formation poking up from the sea barely visible against the
dark sky and darker ocean water.
Rocks! Rocks to starboard!
Hard to port!
The two men on the tiller push with all their strength, but
it barely moves. A third man and finally the strong captain
join them and together the four of them manage to turn the
ship just before crashing into the rocks.
INT. DAVINIA'S CABIN NIGHT
Inside her cabin Davinia is gathering her scrolls to put them
in a water-tight chest when she falls to the floor.
Land sir! Land dead ahead!
Davinia picks herself up, runs over to open one of the
shutters and peer out. She gets blasted with rain and salt
water, but doesn’t seem to mind, as she looks toward a grey
outline against the dark sky. The ship narrowly misses an
outcrop of rocks that speed past the open shutter. The
midwife pulls her back in and closes the shutter.
Land! Did you hear that? We found
Yes miss, and that land will be the
death of us if the captain can't
pull us away.
They both fall to the floor as the ship’s keel breaks off
some corral and wedges tight in some thicker corral. The ship
comes to a sharp stop but only briefly as the waves lift it
up and push it forward toward a large group of rocks. The
ship again just barely misses the rocks.
EXT. ON DECK. NIGHT
Unfurl the sail! We'll have to
power back out to sea!
Sailors struggle to stay on their feet, as they move toward
the mast and lower the spar to untie the sail, but it’s too
late. A large group of rocks appears just ahead of the ship.
The captain sees the mast of a galley ship sunk near the
rocks. He and the other men on the tiller push hard back the
other way to aim the ship toward the sunken mast. The deep
keel boroughs into sand and smashes into the sunken hull of
the galley wedging tight just to the side of the jagged
INT. DAVINIA'S CABIN NIGHT
Davinia picks herself up and checks on her baby.
We have to get off this ship!
Davinia picks up her baby and wraps her up tight in a small
blanket with only her face exposed. She then sees her
instruments, the sextant and chronometer lying on the floor.
You won't be needing them! Just
grab some clothes and get to one of
These charts and instruments are
the sole reason for this voyage.
They can't be replaced!
The midwife shakes, her head, but helps Davinia pack
everything as the ship groans and squeaks.
Heavy rain and black sky. Davinia and her midwife struggle to
carry out the small trunk, Davinia carrying the handle on one
side and baby in her other arm and midwife on the other side
also with a pack over her shoulder. Many of the sailors
simply jump off the side of the grounded vessel and swim for
shore in the darkness, others lower pre-provisioned rowboats.
Leave that trunk and get to a boat.
Davinia continues to drag the trunk despite the midwife
stopping. The midwife comes back to help her.
Get that woman off my ship!
Two sailors come over to help. They take it to the side of
the ship and tie it to a rope They lower it down to a boat
where sailors already in the boat untie it and set it on the
floor of the boat. Davinia hands her baby to a sailor who
climbs down a rope ladder with one hand holding the baby,
then Davinia the midwife and the remaining sailors climb
down. The captain remains to walk around the ship to be sure
everyone is off. (sentimental goodbye to his ship) He too
then dives into the dark turbulent water.
EXT. DAVINA'S LIFEBOAT NIGHT
Davinia sits at the rear of the boat holding her baby. The
boat rows into a tall wave. Davinia slips off the back of the
boat and into the dark sea. No one sees her fall in.
Davinia spins in the water keeping her baby tucked close to
her body. She does her best to swim with one arm, as the
current drags her. She is tossed in the waves and slams into
a rock formation. She strikes her head on the rock. Davinia
grabs the rock with her free hand and pulls herself up out of
the water. She looks around but sees no sign of the boat.
EXT. SHORE OF THE ISLAND NIGHT
Several humans are waiting on shore to help survivors of the
shipwreck. Also nearby are well-armed Shrkai (Humanoid dark
skin white hair similar to drow elves) soldiers watching over
the humans. The sailors are given blankets to warm them and
food. A short time later the captain steps out the waves and
walks toward shore. Two of the humans step toward him to help
him. A higher ranking Shrkai soldier is onshore to greet him.
(It is important to note not all the sailors are human.
Humans are the majority demographic, but there are also
Dagnaars which are humanoid with reptilian skin. Chelonians
which are also humanoid with reptilian skin, but much fiercer
looking with horned skin, and elves. Same goes for shipwreck
RANKING SHRKAI SOLDIER
Welcome to our island captain. We
will see to it that your crewman
are well cared for. You are welcome
here. I will hold you personably
responsible for the actions of your
crew. When the sea calms, we'll
send a detachment out to dismantle
your ship and collect its wares.
People near him hold him back.
No one dismantles my ship! It is
still seaworthy. I have carpenters
who can repair her.
RANKING SHRKAI SOLDIER
Remember captain you are here as
our guests. I'll expect everyone in
your group to act accordingly.
EXT. ROCK FORMATION OFFSHORE. NIGHT
Davinia still clings to the rock. She is barely hanging on.
She is dizzy from the head wound. She pushes herself off the
rock and tries to swim to shore. The goddess Fahleera floats
down to help her swim, holding her body to keep her above
EXT. ISLAND SHORELINE. NIGHT
A short time later, further along from where the sailors came
ashore, a Shrkai dignitary dressed in bright colored robes.
Patrah walks along the beach. He sees something laying on the
near the edge of the water. As he approaches he can see it’s
a woman’s body lying on shore with the waves just reaching
her feet. He steps over to the body and bends down to look at
her. He can she she’s not breathing. He turns her over and
sees an infant in her arms. He gently removes the baby from
her mother’s clutch and lifts her. He wipes the saltwater
from her face. Two villagers walk up behind him.
Patrah takes a blanket from him and wraps the infant in it
discarding the wet one. The two villagers look to the woman.
Would you like us to take the human
child to the village with the
Patrah looks closely at the tiny child in his arms. After a
long moment he replies.
No... I'll see to her myself.
Patrah turns to walk up a path through the woods, as the
villagers wrap Davinia’s body in a blanket and carries her
FADE IN ON:
EXT. SHORELINE OF AN ISLAND. SUNRISE
16 years later. Millaney (the human baby grown up) holds a
large white flower blossom in her two hands cupped together.
She gently places it on the incoming tide. The blossom floats
on the waves being pulled out away from shore. Millaney
continues to watch it, as it floats out further away toward
the remains of a shipwreck near some rocks.
She gave her life for me.
Sarnay (Shrkai and same age as Millaney) stands near her. She
reaches out to hold her hand.
She gave me a big sister.
I’m only a few days older than you.
The two of them watch the flower blossom float out to the
sunken medieval ship. The blossom floats through a gap in
some boards and onto the water covering the deck of the ship.
We should probably get going. We
don’t want to be late for finals.
The two watch the flower blossom floating around on the deck
of the sunken ship being tossed around on the gentle waves
that cover the deck. After a moment, they turn to walk
together toward a path in the jungle behind them.
EXT. JUNGLE DAY
Two Shrkai young men inspect a monorail rollercoaster that
weaves through the jungle along a cliff. The two then walk up
to a clearing in the jungle along the cliff. Frolin stays a
few feet back from the edge, while Althalos walks right up to
it to look over a section of the monorail that extends out a
few feet beyond the cliff.
You know you’re going to have to
overcome your fear of heights.
And you’re going to have to
overcome your fear of speaking to
people... other than me.
Touché. Hook me up.
Frolin hooks a safety line to a loop on a harness worn by
Althalos. He runs the other end through a pulley mounted on a
nearby tree trunk. He wraps the rope tight around one of his
Althalos repels off the side of the cliff. Frolin lowers him
a few feet down to where some support arms are spiked down on
the solid rock of the cliff face. He visually inspects each
support for cracks and looks up toward the curved rail to see
it is secure as well.
Alright everything looks good here.
Pull me up.
Frolin pulls on the rope through the pulley and hauls
Althalos back to the top of the cliff.
EXT. JUNGLE DAY
A short time later, further up the mountain Frolin and
Althalos inspect a carriage. The carriage looks much like a
mechanical bull with a large dragon head. A bit further away
in a clearing, a crowd of Shrkai students start to gather. A
tall post with a sign stands near the back of the clearing.
The sign reads “finalists” Under the word finalists are three
names, Millaney, 97 Sarnay, 90 Rena. 95 Sarnay, Millaney and
Rena step out from the crowd toward a platform near the
carriage. Millaney reaches a hand to Rena.
Rena bats her hand away and steps toward the platform.
I don’t need luck human.
Sarnay takes a step toward Rena, but Millaney puts up an arm
holding her back. Rena steps up the short set of stairs and
pushes Althalos out of her way nearly knocking him off the
platform. Rena throws a leg over the saddle on the carriage.
Althalos comes over to help her with the harness.
Eeww. Get your greasy hands off me.
Althalos steps back. Frolin steps forward. She begrudgingly
allows him to fasten her harness.
He was just doing his job. We need
to make sure you’re secure. We’ve
added some new turns this year. One
of them flips you completely upside
I’ll be just fine. Thank You.
Frolin and Althalos step down from the platform. They both
grab a lever. They watch for a signal from an instructor.
When they get the signal, they look at each other and pull
down on the lever that releases the carriage. The carriage
speeds along the rail. Rena, Sarnay and Millaney each take
turns on the coarse shooting at targets in the jungle as the
carriage speeds along twists, turns and even goes upside
down. Millaney walks up to the platform. Althalos helps her
with her harness.
She touches the back of his hand. Althalos is speechless. He
freezes in place for several seconds, then finishes adjusting
her harness. Millaney starts her run. She hits all the
targets about the same as Rena except the one where she is
flipped upside down. She hits that one much closer to the
The three girls gather near each other as the new scores are
posted. Millaney and Sarnay hold hands. Millaney’s new score
is 145. Sarnay’s is 129 and Rena’s is 137. The crowd cheers.
Wow. Three years in a row. Way to
Rena scowls. Millaney walks up to her again offering her
hand. Rena spits at the ground near Millaney’s feet and walks
away. Sarnay again goes to move toward Rena. Millaney has a
much harder time holding her back this time.
Althalos packs up his tools in a cloth bag. He walks away as
the crowd of students starts to disperse. He goes sits on a
stone bench in a floral garden to eat lunch. After a short
time a small blue bird with red stripes on its wing lands on
Hello My friend. I bet you’re
He shares some of his bread with the bird which eats it from
It’s good to have you here today.
He smiles and eats his meal.
Well I suppose I should be headed
home. I hope father is in a better
The bird shakes its head and flies off, as Althalos takes
another swallow from his ceramic flask and puts it away. He
picks up his tool bag and starts on a path through the
jungle. The bird follows him. In his view the home has a
permanent dark cloud hovering over it. The bird flies off.
EXT. OUTSIDE ALTHALOS CHILDHOOD HOME. DAY
Young Althalos (flashback) is sitting on a stoop outside his
home in the jungle. He is playing with some metal figurines.
We’re here on the Island after
escaping the tyranny of the humans.
He speaks in a deeper voice pretending its the voice of the
figurine in his hand.
YOUNG ALTHALOS (CONT’D)
(still in figurine voice) We have
made a new home here. The humans
now live under our rules.
Boys don’t play with dolls. Drop
them and come with me.
Young Althalos puts his figurines off the stoop and hurries
to catch his father walking through a path in the jungle.
ALTHALOS FATHER (CONT’D)
You know we are a family of
chasers. It’s time you learned the
Further ahead in the jungle, they meet Althalos’ two older
brothers. The older brothers carry four spears. They hand one
to their father and young Althalos.
The other hunters are waiting near
the corral. It’s our job to chase
they prey to them. Remember, you
don’t have to run faster than the
prey, just out-distance them. Now
spread out and search for prey.
The four split up. It’s not long before Althalos finds
something. He eases up on a noise ahead. He spots a large
capybara grazing on some grass. The beast breaks into a run.
Young Althalos jogs steadily after it. He can’t always see
the beast, but he can easily follow the sound of it running
through the jungle. Soon his father and brothers converge and
join in the chase.
They chase the beast to a corral built near a hill with other
Shrkai hunters gather by the corral. The beast is near dead
from exhaustion and its legs buckle.
ALTHALOS FATHER (CONT’D)
My son found this one.
His father shouts out proudly. He hands young Althalos a
green obsidian dagger. Althalos slowly catches his breath as
he approaches the beast. The hunters cheer him, as he goes to
finish off the dying beast. Young Althalos looks in the eyes
of the beast. He is unable to kill it. He lets the dagger
slide from his hand. The hunters laugh at him. His father
smacks him so hard he falls down.
ALTHALOS FATHER (CONT’D)
How could you embarrass me like
He picks his son up by his collar and shoves him forward. His
brothers pelt him in the back with palm tree seeds as they
walk back to their home.
EXT. ALTHALOS’S HOME. DAY
When they reach their home, their mother is outside spreading
feed for some chicken-like birds. She looks at them with a
look only a mother could give. The older boys drop the palm
The father and elder brothers continue walking to the house.
Young Althalos is in tears when his mother looks at him.
I’m sorry mom. I couldn’t kill it.
His mother raises his face up to look at her.
Honey look at me. You don’t have to
be a hunter. You’re fine just the
way you are.
EXT. OUTSIDE ALTHALOS CHILDHOOD HOME. DAY
Althalos stands near the gate. The flashback ends. He steps
through the gate. He walks up to the front door and grips the
door handle. He takes a deep breath, then steps inside.
INT. ALTHALOS’ HOME. DAY
His father and mother are seated in a living room to his
I can’t believe they let a human
child into our great academy.
status as a Shrkai citizen.
Baaah! She’s still one of those
vile humans. She doesn’t have a
drop of Shrkai blood.
Althalos tries to sneak past them, but he is seen. The room
Supper will be ready in a little
A supper you had absolutely nothing
to do with.
Althalos hurries past them down the hallway.
ALTHALOS’S FATHER (O.S.) (CONT’D)
You know your brothers are some of
the finest hunters we have and what
are you? A janitor? (he laughs)
He sets down his bag and sits on his bed. Near him on a
wooden table are a collection of metal figurines and
ALTHALOS’S FATHER (O.S.)
What’s this society coming to? When
we let animals into our academy and
Shrkai citizens as janitors?
(scoffs) we should make the humans
clean our toilets. That’s all
they’re good for.
Althalos picks up one of his figurines and starts to paint
He has a visual memory of Millaney touching his hand and
saying “thank you” His vision is shattered by his father’s
ALTHALOS’S FATHER (O.S.) (CONT’D)
And you better not be in there
playing with your dolls again!
Althalos squeezes the figurine so hard that his thumb presses
off the head. The head rolls around on the floor then stops.
EXT. A PATH IN THE JUNGLE. DAY
Sarnay and Millaney walk together through the jungle path.
There are occasional homes mostly on their left as on the
right the cliff overlooks the ocean. Rena walks further
ahead. Rena steps into her home. They hear voices as they
walk past her house.
RENA’S MOM (O.S.)
You lost again to that human?!
I tried mom. She only beat me by a
RENA’S MOM (O.S.)
Get out of my sight. You’re a
Millaney stops. Sarnay pulls at her arm urging her to keep
going. Millaney looks up at Rena’s bedroom window. She hears
No. You can’t help her.
But she’s still our friend,
If only we could.../
/No. You’ll only make it
Millaney looks back to Rena’s window. Rena sees her and slams
close the shutters. Millaney and Sarnay continue on the path.
EXT. OUTSIDE PATRAH’S HOME DAY
Sarnay’s mother is out working in the flower garden. The
girls step through the gate
So how did it go?
My big sister did it again!
Way to go! I’m sure your great
grandfather will be elated.
She gives Millaney a hug. Millaney only half-heartedly hugs
SARNAY’S MOTHER (CONT’D)
Alright what’s wrong?
I’ll be fine mom. Really.
Let’s go tell Patrah.
Sarnay pulls at Millaney and they go into the house.
INT. PATRAH’S HOME DAY
Patrah and another elderly Shrkai man are sitting out on the
second story deck. They are sitting at a small stone table
playing a game similar to chess, but with a larger gameboard
and terrain modifiers. Sarnay rushes in with Millaney right
behind her. Patrah doesn’t look at them, but hears their
commotion. He raises his hand and the two girls stop and
Good afternoon councilmen Torrance.
Hello girls. You don’t have to call
me councilman anymore, like your
great grandfather, I’ve retired.
Now what is it?
Millaney won again!
Sarnay blurts out excitedly.
Really? You’re the top in your
Yes! It’s her third year winning
You were a finalist too, don’t
forget. You came in third.
You’ve really done a great job
raising these two.
Yes they’ve done quite well.
Without looking up from studying the game board, Patrah
gestures for the girls to come forward. They stand next to
him on either side of his chair. Patrah reaches an arm around
each of them and they lean down to hug him.
I’m very proud of each of you. Now
go out on the deck and exercise
Can’t we celebrate?
We’ll celebrate later. Your
education doesn’t stop just because
the school year ends and the
academy takes a break.
The girls exit. Patrah studies the game board.
You know you can’t protect her
Why can’t I?
Patrah moves one of his game pieces.
You must be living in a fantasy
You mean the world where people are
treated by their accomplishments
and who they are, rather than by
their skin? Yes I’m happily living
in that world. I wish you’d join
You know how the council has
changed. Public perception has
changed as well. The only reason
they haven’t come for her, is
because of who you are.
Torrance moves a game piece.
Yes I’m painfully aware of the
dangerous directions our society is
taking. I’ve lived and worked among
the humans. We have nothing to fear
from them, in fact there is much we
can learn from them.
Patrah moves a game piece
Oh and what could we possibly learn
from the wretch?
Teamwork for one. You know it’s not
just humans, but the Annuvian
society is made up of several
species of mankind that have
learned to live in harmony and be
productive. They are far advanced
in many ways where we lag behind.
“grrmmphh” I don’t know how you
stayed as Sovereign for so many
years with such a disdain for your
Torrance moves a game piece.
And I don’t know how you became a
councilman with such narrow vision.
Patrah moves a game piece taking one of Torrance’s pieces
That’s mate. Good game.
INT. MILLANEY’S BEDROOM. NIGHT
Millaney and Sarnay lie sleeping in two twin beds. An image
of the goddess Fahleera slips in through the pane of an
arched window. She floats over to Millaney hovering over her.
She touches Millaney on her forehead giving her a dream.
EXT. A MEADOW. DAYTIME
Millaney walks across a green meadow in her nightgown, her
feet float a few inches above the ground. She sees a fawn a
short distance away. The fawn walks calmly toward her. Some
food pebbles appear in her hand and she feeds the fawn. A
drip of blood appears in the fawn’s eye. The sky changes to
dark orange clouds, high wind and lightning. The fawn changes
into a winged demon. (God of Tahrok. Violent side of nature)
The demon reaches his clawed arm around her and pulls her
close. Millaney turns her head as the beast flickers his
forked tongue against her cheek. Millaney looks at the
beast’s eyes. They appear as to earth-like worlds. Looking
much closer she sees two humanoid species that are slightly
different from each other fighting. Soon there are hundreds
fighting with clubs and rocks. The weapons change to spears,
arrows then more advanced weapons until they are bombing each
other. The world is covered with dust and mushroom clouds.
Two new worlds appear and the cycle starts over and over
getting faster until the worlds explode! Millaney is covered
in blood and flesh.
She sits up in her bed. She sees a woman’s face in her
window. The goddess of Tahrok (peaceful side of nature Yin
GODDESS OF TAHROK
Keep the blood out of my eye.
EXT. ON TOP OF THE STEP PYRAMID. DAY
Ralomar, Patrah’s son and new prime minister, is behind a
podium at the top of the pyramid. The Shrkai people are
gathered on the steps. Millaney, Sarnay and Patrah are with
their family and other royal families at the front of the
crowd. (Millaney is the only human.)
I stand before you today as the
leader of a great tribe... A tribe
that has for far too long lived in
the shadows of what it should truly
be... We are the great dragon tribe
of Shrkai. I don’t have a racist
bone in my body, but we have been
infiltrated. It is time to reclaim
our land, our identity, our
Crowd shouts in approval.
This is a time of cleansing, a time
of re-birthing, a time of greatness
for the mighty dragon clan. We
shall move forward into a new era,
an era where we will be the masters
of our own destiny. Starting here
on this island, together we will
turn this exile into triumph for
our people. We shall rise again!
Millaney hears the voice of the goddess of Tahrok in her
head. “keep the blood out of my eye” She bravely steps
forward. She climbs up the steps and gets a few feet from
Ralomar’s podium and turns to look at the crowd.
There’s no need for this! The
Annuvians on the mainland are not
our enemies. We are the benefactors
of our own destruction!
Someone remove her. Knock the crap
out of her. Silence her.
A few people from the crowd move up toward Millaney, but
Patrah and Sarnay move up to stand at her side. Sarnay with
her fists clenched. The crowd hushes. (they have a great
respect for Patrah, the former prime minister)
Please... I have lived among you my
whole life. I am one of you!
She is not one of you. She is not
Shrkai. She is a vile human dog.
We can all live together. I swear
it. Look into your hearts. Have I
ever harmed you? Has any of the
Annuvians in the village ever
harmed you? War is never the
Someone remove her please.
Some soldiers step from behind Ralomar and grab Millaney.
Sarnay tries to fight them, but Patrah holds her back.
It doesn’t have to be this way! I
beg of you!
(as the soldiers drag her off) Sarnay charges forward despite
Patrah’s best efforts to hold her back.
Where are you taking her? She’s
done nothing wrong! She has as much
right to speak here as anyone!
She yells at the soldiers pulling Millaney away. Another
soldier comes over to grab Sarnay, but she easily avoids him
and knocks him to the ground. Two other soldiers come over
and are able to grab Sarnay’s arms and hold her back.
Let me go! What is this?
EXT. A DENSE FOREST. DAY
Elsewhere. A barrier island. An exceptionally tall human
woman, Gaitlynne walks through the woods hunting. She
crouches near a tree and pulls a knife from her sheath. She
sees the heat signature of a large swine in the bushes
further ahead. She stalks closer to the beast. She leaps into
the bushes with her knife raised over her head and tackles
EXT. SHIP ANCHORED OFF THE COAST. DAY
A medieval ship similar to a Chinese Junk. A sexy young human
woman slips her foot into a loop of a rope. Casanna is
lowered down to a rowboat, her brightly-colored shimmering
outfit flapping in a calm breeze. She pushes past the rowers
She plops herself down at the bow of the boat sitting
leisurely as the dozen sailors row toward shore.
EXT. DENSE FOREST. DAY
Gaitlynne walking through the forest carrying her prey by its
EXT. OTHER PART OF FOREST. DAY
Casanna walking through path in woods two men are with her
carrying crossbows. She approaches a cabin.
INT. GAITLYNNE’S CABIN. DAY
An average looking human man wearing an apron is pulling a
pie out of a stone hearth. Droog is about to set the pie down
on a table when Casanna steps in. The two stare at each other
for a long moment.
Set the pie down
Certainly may I cut you a slice?
He sets the pie down and reaches for a knife. Casanna pulls
her knife and he pulls his hand away from the knife on the
table and steps back.
Have I harmed you in some way?
Silence! You think you can just
hide out here? You are here to
serve our lord Crimsonna. Your
death will help to bring forth a
Casanna steps closer to him. Her hand shakes. She is losing
confidence. She has never killed anyone before.
How will my death...
I said silence!
She thrusts the knife deep into his gut.
(almost sympathetic) We need her!
You are a means to an end!
Droog falls forward against her. Casanna pulls her knife out
and watches him slide down her body and slump to the floor.
She steps back. After a moment, she wipes the knife clean
with a rag on the table and turns to walk out.
EXT. OUTSIDE GAITLYNNE’S CABIN DAY
Casanna sheaths her knife and steps behind the two men with
crossbows. Gaitlynne walks into view carrying the swine. She
raises her lip showing some of her teeth and a slightly
elongated canine. Casanna laughs and starts to return the way
she came. The two men nervously aim their crossbows at
Gaitlynne and follow behind Casanna. Gaitlynne drops her prey
and runs toward her home.
INT. GAITLYNNE'S CABIN. DAY
Gaitlynne rushes to Droog. She holds his head in her lap. He
looks up at her with a smile. He reaches up to caress her
cheek, then his arm falls limp. Gaitlynne holds him close to
her body. She screams out loud. Her scream slowly changes to
a loud howl.
EXT. THE TEMPLE PYRAMID. EVENING
(back on the Shrkai Island) The two suns are in near orbit of
each other. Their gases are being pulled together forming a
new sun at the center of gravity between. This swirl of gas
and energy is setting in the distance.
INT. THE TEMPLE PYRAMID. EVENING
Deep in the temple Millaney is being in a small dark room.
What have I done?
A moment later the goddess Fahleera appears behind her, but
Millaney is unaware of her presence.
You have done nothing wrong. If
anyone is to blame, it is me. I
have put too much on your
A noise is heard from the hallway.
Let me go see her! You have no
right to block me! You know who I
Millaney turns immediately toward the door. Fahleera is still
present, but Millaney does not see her. She passes right
through her image.
Yes. Go to her. Together you have
great strength that no one can ever
defeat or sever.
Fahleera fades away. Millaney runs to the door.
Sarnay runs to the door on the other side. The two of them
press their hands together with only a few inches of wood
Are you alright?
I am now.
Patrah said he’ll talk to Ralomar.
He thinks he can get you released
into his custody. Only you’ll have
to stay at home. No more academy.
I can do that. After all Patrah has
taught us more than the teachers at
the academy ever could.
The two of them turn to place their backs against the door
and slide down to a seated position, each with their backs
pressed against the door on opposite sides.
Yes... but... You also have to keep
silent about what you know. No more
That I’m not sure I can do. Once my
eyes are open... I can’t just close
Sarnay slides her hand under the bottom of the door. Millaney
does as well and their fingers interlock under the door.
No one is asking you to close your
eyes, just your mouth. (laughs)
I’ll try. (laughs back)
Please do your best. I need My
Sarnay remains seated outside the door with her fingers
interlocked with Millaney’s
EXT. OFFSHORE NIGHT
Casanna’s ship is anchored. A boat is rowed to shore. Casanna
gets off the boat and it is rowed back toward the ship.
Casanna strolls leisurely up the beach. A procession of
Shrkai dignitaries step forth from the jungle Ralomar is with
a few of his high priests. Casanna walks up to them. The
priests bow their heads low, but Casanna just walks right by
without acknowledging them. The priests turn to follow still
bowed. Ralomar waits a moment obviously offended by Casanna,
then also turns to follow.
INT. THE TEMPLE PYRAMID. MORNING
Millaney and Sarnay are still sitting on opposite sides of
the door. They are asleep, as Patrah steps forward with two
Shrkai soldiers walking behind him.
So this is where you’ve been.
Sarnay opens one eye and looks up at Patrah.
Where else would I be?
Patrah gives her a stern look and gestures for her to get up.
She eases herself up slowly, then still with barely an eye
open, she walks over to him and gives him a hug.
I knew you’d come.
Patrah smiles and hugs back. He then looks at one of the
soldiers who comes from behind him with keys in his hand. The
soldier unlocks the door and Millaney falls back out of the
room still half asleep. She opens an eye and sees Patrah and
Sarnay. She straightens herself out and goes over to them and
joins in the three way hug.
Things will be different now. You
two will both have to be very
careful. Your grandfather won’t
hesitate to lock you both away for
the rest of your lives.
SARNAY AND MILLANEY
Patrah and the girls walk up to the entrance to the temple
complex. Many other Shrkai have gathered as well. Most of
them are friendly to Patrah and even Millaney, but many just
nod and smile and keep away. They walk up to the stone stairs
carved in the center of the pyramid.
One day someone is going to have to
invent a way to lift people up
heights like this.
something. He’s a genius.
Sarnay is sure to smile as she talks about Frolin. Patrah
gives her a knowing look. Patrah leans heavily on his staff,
as he starts up the steps. The girls get on either side of
him to help him up the long ascending stairs. By the time
they reach the top, Patrah is very out of breath and the
girls nearly carry him to his seat in a front row of chairs
where he practically falls into his seat. The seats soon fill
with hundreds of Shrkai people. The stairs leading up hold
hundreds more. The top of the pyramid has no roof, but three
pillars positioned around a stone altar. A brass dish filled
with oil near each of the pillars and in front of the altar
is lit. Fire leaps forth from the dishes of oil.
Each of the four pillars is carved with the image of one of
the gods the Dragon Clan of Shrkai worship. Crimsonna, the
warrior god, Fahleera the goddess of the oceans, Karr goddess
of the underworld (small child) and Marcus god of fire. The
order of the priests form a triangular pattern around the
altar, but leave the front open so that the people can see
the altar. Casanna sashays out of the darkness behind the
altar dressed in bright-colored robes. The crowd is heard
talking quietly to each other, but go silent when Casanna
steps up the altar. Reflection of the flames dance across her
pristine face. Casanna looks at the order of the priests one
of them comes forward trembling before her with something in
their hand. Casanna swipes it from them and looks out at the
With the ashes of the ancient ones
I call you forth Marcus god of
She drops some ashes into the flaming dish before her. The
crowd gasps as a fiery image of Marcus appears out of his
pillar and hovers over the flaming dish in front of that
pillar. Casanna again looks angrily toward the procession of
priests. Another of them comes forward with something in
their hand, then scrambles back after Casanna takes it from
With this offering of sacred soil,
I call upon Karr keeper of mortal
souls to come forth and join us
The crowd again gasps as an image of Karr (a young girl)
appears from her pillar and hovers over the flaming dish in
front of the pillar. Another priest comes forward with
something in their hand to give to Casanna.
With this offering of a lock of
your lover’s hair. I call upon
Fahleera goddess of water to join
Us here today.
More gasps as Fahleera appears from her pillar. A transparent
energy beam connects the three pillars in a triangle around
the priests. The clouds above part exposing a dark red moon
centered above the temple. Casanna looks up to the moon.
Crimsonna I have come here to your
chosen people. I have brought forth
a trio of gods to serve you.
I humbly call upon you great lord
to join us here and let us know
The sky rumbles and even the procession of priests show fear.
A concentrated beam of moonlight shoots down to Casanna. A
hand emerges from the dish of fire in front of Casanna
holding a golden staff with a dragon head. Casanna takes the
staff and the hand retreats back into the flames. Casanna is
levitated upward. Her body twists and vibrates and appears as
if she is going to explode. After a short time her body is
then lowered back down. Several priests come forward to catch
her and carry her off. The other deities also disappear and
INT. THRONE ROOM. DAY
Millaney, Sarnay and Rena are among a few other Shrkai
students Standing together. Three armed soldiers are behind
them. Casanna strolls in to look them over. A Shrkai
priest/priestess walks behind her.
No males. They are only good for
one thing and too easily
She waves her hand and the soldiers remove three of the
students. She continues to walk in front of them inspecting
them like a drill sergeant. She pokes at them and makes them
each turn around. She is very handsy and even gropes them to
a certain extent. She reaches Rena who stands next to Sarnay
and Millaney is next to Sarnay, one other student stands to
Millaney’s right. Rena gasps, as Casanna looks her over and
tugs at her clothes.
Really? Did your mother pick out
your outfit? Can you be any more
Casanna shakes her head then moves to Sarnay. She smiles when
she sees Sarnay’s punk look. She turns her around and gropes
her butt. Sarnay spins around and slaps at her, but Casanna
avoids the hit.
Spirited! I like that.
She looks her over a bit more then steps over to Millaney.
I thought you were sending Shrkai
Yes. She was raised Shrkai. She’s
the top in her class, best with all
weapons and a top scholar.
Only by a few points.
Casanna ignores Rena’s outburst.
I take it you are a shipwreck
survivor, but how did you get
My great grandfather is Shrkai. He
found me on the beach and raised me
in his family.
Casanna walks around her looking her over. She then walks up
to the last person, looks her over briefly, then steps
further back to look over the whole group.
On your knees.
The students drop to their knees in front of the high
priestess, all except Millaney and Sarnay, who after sharing
a look with each other comply as well.
We are all here to serve our lord
Crimsonna. One of you will be
chosen as my apprentice. You’ll be
tested every day even if you don’t
know it. You’re going to have to
fight for yourself. I’ll be
Casanna smiles turns dramatically and walks away. The
students are released. Millaney and Sarnay share a look of
disbelief, as they start to walk out of the room.
INT. PATRAH’S HOME GIRL’S BEDROOM NIGHT
Millaney and Sarnay are in their room dressed for bed. They
are seated together at a window seat near a tall arched
window. They can clearly see the beach and clear sky with
multiple full moons.
You know how Patrah is always
telling us about a balance of body
YA! Let’s go surfing!
That would be great, but I was
thinking of something else.
Something other than surfing?
Swimming out to one of the tall
NOOO. What has Patrah said about
how the creative arts stimulate the
You want to work on our paintings?
Millaney shakes her head with a broad smile on her face.
Sarnay finally catches on and her face lights up like a
YA! Let’s do it!
They quickly get changed and grab some cases with handles out
of a closet. They sneak out of the house and head down toward
EXT. THE BEACH. NIGHT
They carry the cases to a wooden bench on the sandy beach.
Millaney opens a case and pulls out a stringed wooden
instrument with a long neck, a pear-shaped body and arched
fret. Sarnay pulls out a woodwind that looks like an oboe
except longer and much wider. It also has two extra exit
horns each a bit smaller then the main center horn that can
be open/closed to change the sound. The two jam together
playing a few different tunes.
EXT. A STORMY SEA. NIGHT
Gaitlynne stands on a small sailboat holding a rope to the
boom in one hand and the rudder-arm in the other. Her sail is
in tatters. The strong winds push her tiny boat over tall
waves. The Shrkai Island can be seen in the distance with
Casanna’s ship anchored near some rocks.
THE BEACH. NIGHT
Millaney and Sarnay rest on the bench looking at the multiple
moons in the sky.
If Only Rena could be here.
You really need to let that go.
She’s our friend.
No she’s not. Maybe at one time,
but not since we were like ten.
Long silence as they look at the stars.
Well... I just don’t understand
Don’t trouble yourself with things
you can’t change.
Maybe we could do something.
Millaney I love you. But you can’t
change the world. People are what
Forgive me for thinking we’re all
in this together.
We’re not. Some people are in it,
Yes, but if we/
/Stop! Just stop. Rena is
what she is and will never
change. Besides you’ll always
I couldn’t get rid of you if I
Millaney laughs. Sarnay playfully smacks her in the side.
They start packing up their instruments.
So what about this human priestess?
Whatta ya mean?
I mean she’s super sexy and
powerful and well... Human
Yes. I have to admit I am curious
about her, but if I wanted to be a
priest, I would have joined the
order years ago.
She’s no ordinary priestess. I have
to admit, I wouldn’t mind having
Gaitlynne’s boat rides tall waves as it approaches shore.
Crashing on some rocks. Millaney seems to see something in
Sarnay something’s out there!
Millaney starts walking toward the ocean.
I think a ship has crashed.
Gaitlynne wades toward shore. Her leg is injured and blood
drips into the ocean water. She walks up onto shore. Millaney
and Sarnay rush toward her. Gaitlynne pulls a long narrow
sword out of its sheath. Millaney and Sarnay stop near the
point of the blade that is nearly as long as they are tall.
Who are you?
We live here.
This is our island
She asked referring to Sarnay.
I’ve never met a Shrkai before.
Yes. There are many of us here. We
are part of the dragon clan.
Dragon Clan? I’ve never heard of
Yes. Our clan was exiled centuries
You’re wounded. Let us help you.
She aims her blade at Millaney.
We mean you no harm. Please trust
us. We only want to help you.
Trust is something I grow short of.
The three stood quiet for a long tense moment.
Wounds like that from these rocks
can get very severe.
Yes. Please let us help you.
Gaitlynne sheaths her sword and the girls come forward. They
get on each side of her and help her up the beach.
INT. PATRAH’S HOME NIGHT
Millaney and Sarnay help Gaitlynne into the home. They make
enough noise that their mother (Sarnay’s biological mother
and step-mother to Millaney) wakes up and greets them with a
shake of her head. The girls just smile back.
Sarnay go fetch a priest.
She directs after seeing the wound on Gaitlynne’s thigh.
Sarnay exits and her mother comes over to help with
SARNAY’S MOTHER (CONT’D)
Help me get her into the spare
They help Gaitlynne down a hallway to a spare bedroom.
Millaney drags Gaitlynne’s heavy trunk to a spot near the
wall. Gaitlynne lays back on the bed and they cut away
Would you have anything to drink?
Millaney fetch her some water.
Water? You got anything stronger?
I’ll grab some wine.
As Millaney is headed out of the room, Patrah steps in. He
turns his head as Gaitlynne unbuttons her shirt.
May I please ask what is going on?
She’s wounded. We’re trying to help
I can see that. Where did she come
Millaney returns with a bottle of red wine in a gourd
Yes. Or what’s left of it. It
crashed on some rocks. Who are you
She takes the container from Millaney and takes a swig of
We’ve lived here for generations.
Who are you? Are you from the
Yes. (takes another swig of wine)
and no. I lived on a barrier island
off the coast.
Millaney takes a rag and dips it in a bucket of water. Patrah
nods to Sarnay’s mother and she exits. Millaney starts to
clean the wound. The wound is quite wide and deep. Millaney
cleans the bloody rag in the bucket of water.
INT. INSIDE THE STEP PYRAMID. NIGHT
Sarnay runs through a narrow hallway. She knocks on a door.
YOUNG PRIEST (O.S.)
Yes. Who is it?
Please sir come quick. There was...
an accident at Patrah’s home.
YOUNG PRIEST (O.S.)
What? Is Patrah alright?
Please sir we need you right away!
YOUNG PRIEST (O.S.)
Alright. I’ll be right with you.
The young priest steps out of his room carrying a bag and he
and Sarnay hurry out of the temple building.
INT. PATRAH’S HOME. NIGHT
Sarnay and the young priest step into the spare bedroom.
Gaitlynne is now nude and lying beneath a thin sheet. The
priest stops for a moment. He is clearly confused and
perplexed by the sight of a seven-foot human woman lying on
the bed drinking wine clutching a long sword in her hand. He
then sees her wound and kneels beside her.
How did this happen?
I cut myself shaving.
The priest prepares a potion in a small metal container.
Here. Drink this.
He holds a very shaky hand out with the potion in it.
YOUNG PRIEST (CONT’D)
It will help with the pain.
Gaitlynne drinks it down.
Woah! Now that’s what I call a
drink. You got anymore?
Gaitlynne winces slightly as the priest starts to stitch up
her wound. Gaitlynne continues drinking wine. The priest
places some herbal leaves on the wound after he’s done
stitching it, then wraps a wide bandage over the wound.
Gaitlynne throws her sheet over her wounded leg, then aims
her sword at the Shrkai priest. Everyone steps back toward
Now get out. I grow weary of your
faces. Be sure to knock before
entering. I may mistake you for
They all step out of the room and close the door carefully.
You know you must not speak of
this. You are one of the newest
priests. I remember when you joined
the order. Please keep this woman’s
arrival between us for now.
Yes sire. I will stay here a few
days. To see that she is healing
The priest bows and walks away carrying his bag. Patrah looks
at the girls. He shakes his head.
Go to bed. We’ll talk about this
INT. GAITLYNNE’S BEDROOM. DAY
Millaney and Sarnay bring Gaitlynne in a plate of food. She
starts to eat. The sisters start to leave, but Sarnay hangs
So are you a soldier?
Gaitlynne laugh/snorts as she takes a bite of food. Millaney
stops from leaving as well.
But you have armor and a sword?
Were you trained as a soldier?
I was a bounty hunter.
A bounty hunter?
Yes. I hunted people for money.
Millaney and Sarnay sit down.
Is that why you’re here? You must
seek the high priestess that came
No. This one is personal.
Why do you seek this priestess?
As I said, It’s personal.
Please tell me.
Gaitlynne leans back on the bed.
She murdered my husband. The only
man I’ve ever loved.
Why would Casanna want to kill your
She’s evil incarnate.
Gaitlynne continues eating. Getting a bit irritated. Millaney
and Sarnay sit quietly waiting for more detail. Gaitlynne
wipes her mouth on her arm.
She was younger than you when we
met. I was escaping a city that was
overrun by by an army of beasts.
EXT. WOODED AREA. NIGHT
(flaskback) Young Casanna is with a few other children. A
wagon has overturned in a gully. A younger Gaitlynne walks
down toward them. A man lies dead and the horse is badly
wounded still hitched to the wagon and trying to get up.
Gaitlynne walks over to the horse and ends its misery by
slicing its throat. She then turns to walk out of the gully.
Come with me. I’ll bring you to the
The younger children start to follow her, but Casanna who is
a bit older than the rest stays behind.
We can’t just leave him here. We
We don’t have time to fetch a
priest. Come with us if you want to
He is a priest. I’ve aided him in
the ritual many times. I know how
to do it.
The other children stop. Gaitlynne shakes her head and turns
to look at her.
If you get it wrong. You could be
I won’t get it wrong!
Casanna stomps her foot like a child having a temper tantrum.
EXT. THE GULLY. NIGHT
A short time later. The younger children sit with drums and
flutes. One of them passes around an incense burner.
Gaitlynne stands nearby. Casanna prepares a volatile potion.
She makes it the same as she used to when aiding the dead
priest, but her body weight is far less and she does not have
his conditioning. She drinks it down. After a moment she
starts to gag and puke. She falls to the ground. Her body
shakes like she is having a seizure.
Child Casanna stands up in a dark void as if she is floating
in darkness. She hears voices.
Who is this child?
Why has she come here?
This is highly irregular
I have come to aid the spirit in
SEVERAL VOICES TOGETHER
You do not speak here!
You are not authorized to be here.
This is highly irregular! Such
What shall we do with her?
If no one speaks for her, then she
must not be allowed to exist.
I will speak for her. I claim her
for my house.
Then it is done! Begone Child!
Young Casanna wakes up with Gaitlynne and the other children
hovering over her.
BACK IN GAITLYNNE’S BEDROOM
Gaitlynne pushes her empty food plate aside.
She’s had a hard-one for me ever
since. I don’t know why. Now clear
She rolls over on the bed turning her back to Millaney and
INT. PATRAH’S HOME. DAY
Millaney charges into Patrah’s bedroom. She starts to shake
Patrah. Patrah. Get up!
Huh? What is it?
It’s her! You have to come see.
She drags him out of bed.
HALLWAY OUTSIDE GAITLYNNE’S ROOM
Millaney leads Patrah down the hall.
What have people done to me?! I
trusted you damned Shrkais!
The priest charges out of the room. He closes the door and
leans his back against it. A loud crash is heard in the room.
I don’t know what happened! She
thinks we’re to blame. I can’t calm
What are you talking about?
You’ll just have to see for
The priest runs off. Sarnay joins them in the hallway.
I’m coming in.
Then come in if you’re so brave.
Patrah gestures for the girls to wait then enters very
Patrah is stunned by what he sees. Gaitlynne is standing halfdressed. One hand is balancing herself by holding on to the
bedpost. The other hand she holds her sword. Her thigh is
still bandaged with a blood stain on the bandage. Her body is
covered from head to toe in scales. Dragon scales. Patrah
moves slowly to a chair and sits down.
We have to get you off this island.
I’ll not go ANYWHERE with you,
until you explain to me what is
You followed the human priestess
here didn’t you?
What does that have to do with
She must have lured you here. Our
gods must be doing this. If we get
you off the island, their power
won’t be as strong. This might
I have business here!
Gaitlynne’s shouts bring Millaney and Sarnay into the room.
No! Please don’t hurt him.
Millaney and Sarnay get between Gaitlynne and Patrah.
Gaitlynne relaxes, lowers her sword and sits on the bed.
These are your children?
Yes. I am their great grandfather.
Sarnay is my grandson’s daughter.
She was born a few days after
Millaney came to us as an infant.
The girls go to either side of Patrah.
We raised them together. They
are as close to me and each
other, as any family could
ever be. Our clan has lived
here for generations/
/Spare me the history lesson.
Get to the part where it
We were the keepers of the dragons.
I believe our priests are using the
gods to turn you into a dragon.
Gaitlynne stands up using the bedpost for support. She towers
We have to get you away from here.
I said before. I’m not ready to
Is it the human priestess? Can’t
you see this is bigger than your
vengeance upon her? They must
somehow be planning to raise more
dragons and use them to invade the
I’ll do what I must! Now either
help me, or get the hell out of my
Millaney steps up to Gaitlynne. She looks at the longsword in
Millaney puts her hand on Gaitlynne’s.
Just relax for now. Please. We’ll
do what we can, I promise.
INT. PATRAH’S HOME. NIGHT
Millaney, Sarnay and Patrah are eating on the deck
overlooking the jungle valley with the volcano in the near
distance. After a long silence with only the sounds of forks.
(not typical forks more unique say only two long prongs?)
You do know what she has planned
Yes Patrah, but we have to help her
Who is this Casanna anyway? Some
powerful priestess? What hold does
she have on our people?
You’ve studied our ancient texts,
you know we are honor-bound to the
god Crimsonna and any of his
Yes Patrah, but you also taught us
about the forbidden texts. About
how our society was banished for
starting a war using the dragons.
Surely we can’t repeat that
There are other ways of handling
matters like these. You know she
plans to murder her, right? And
you’re alright with it? With
Justice or vengeance?
Patrah. I’m not a little girl
anymore. What other justice will
she get here?
Long silence as Patrah thinks.
Are you doing this in the name of
justice? Or helping her because
she’s a fellow human. You know what
this could mean for you? Our
society has hauled away all the
humans to a work camp. The only
reason you’re not with them is
because you’re in my family.
I don’t know that we should help
her murder Casanna, but we must
help her somehow.
Yes. We have a few days at least to
decide. Gaitlynne’s wound will need
to heal. Sarnay will return to the
academy soon as well.
Wait! You want me to go to the
academy? I can just stay here with
Millaney and study with her.
You can be our eyes and ears.
Whatever we do, we’ll need to know
what is going on at the academy and
the temple as well.
You want me to spy on our own
people? Oooh I think I could get
EXT. EXERCISE YARD OUTSIDE ACADEMY. DAY
Several days later, the academy is back in session. Sarnay
approaches the yard. Several other Shrkai students are
relaxing and talking before going in to the building. Rena
steps toward Sarnay.
Well if it isn’t our favorite goth
Sarnay ignores her and keeps on walking.
We’re all thankful they finally
locked up that traitorous b*tch you
call a sister.
Sarnay stops. She turns slowly and walks toward Rena. The two
fight. They are equally matched, but Sarnay wins and ends up
on top of Rena beating her. Althalos would be nearby working
on something or raking leaves, but he must be seen watching
and hearing the whole encounter.
Sarnay is brought before Casanna. Casanna is lying on a
cushioned table with young strong shirtless Shrkai men
rubbing her down.
Well I’ve heard reports on you. You
just can’t stay out of trouble.
Casanna shoos away the men rubbing her down. She steps off
the table wearing only a pair of lacy panties. One of the
young men hands her a robe and she puts her arms into it and
wraps it loosely around her waist. She saunters toward
Sarnay. The soldiers take a few steps back.
Trouble? Me? NOOO way.
Ya it seems you have a talent for
it. A talent I could make good use
Casanna snaps her fingers at one of the soldiers. He steps up
to her. She holds out her hand. The soldier finally realizes
what she wants and hands her a sword. Casanna takes the
weapon from him and hands it to Sarnay. Sarnay holds the
sword in her hand. She grits her teeth and aims it at
Casanna. Sarnay considers stabbing her for a long moment
before shaking her head and dropping the sword to the floor
with a loud clang. The soldier comes over to pick up his
You were right not to try it. I
would have frozen you solid.
That’s not why I dropped it.
Oh? Then why?
I’m not sure to be honest.
Hmm? I think you’ll do just fine.
Put her in a room next to mine.
Casanna starts to walk back toward the massage table.
Uhh... that room is being used by
one of the high priests.
Casanna turns to walk seductively over to the soldier. She
leans in close and caresses his cheek. The soldier is
obviously taken in by her charm as he leans forward with a
smile. Casanna leans in further and whispers in a seductive
voice in his ear.
Don’t ever question my orders
again, or I’ll have you
She turns to walk away. The soldier clearly takes a second to
digest what she said. He then snaps up straight, and goes to
take Sarnay by her arm. The two soldiers bow to Casanna and
escort Sarnay out of the room.
INT. PATRAH’S DECK. SUNSET
Millaney is leaning on the half-wall overlooking the jungle
valley with the volcano in the distance. The jungle is alive
with sounds of birds cawing and hooting. She leans on the
half-wall. Sarnay walks up beside her. Patrah has gone to
I’m all set. They actually gave me
a room near Casanna’s. You know we
have to do this.
We do? We have to help an assassin?
She’s not an assassin. Her husband
was taken from her. Casanna is
nothing to us. She is misleading
She’s a life.
Millaney shakes her head and starts to walk away.
I’m doing this with or without you.
Millaney stops. Without turning around she answers.
Tonight then. Be ready to go.
Gaitlynne is dressed in her leather armor. Her sword is
sheathed at her side. The dragon scales visible on her face
are much more noticeable. There are two small horns on her
head poking through her silky black hair. Millaney, Sarnay
are with her.
Sarnay starts to strap on a sword-belt. Millaney stops her.
No weapons. We will not fight our
Sarnay looks to the tall warrior maiden. Gaitlynne smiles and
nods. Sarnay removes her sword-belt.
We should get going.
Sarnay clasps Millaney’s hand in hers. Gaitlynne reaches out
over the rail and grabs a tree limb. She climbs down into the
dark night. Millaney and Sarnay follow right behind her.
EXT. OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE COMPLEX. NIGHT
Gaitlynne and the girls reach a tall stone wall. Gaitlynne
easily reaches up to grab the top of the wall and pulls
herself up. She lays quietly on top of the wall. There are
two Shrkai guards stationed near a firepit. Gaitlynne reaches
down and pulls up Millaney. She then lowers her quietly on
the other side of the wall. She does the same with Sarnay,
then drops down herself. The three of them sneak their way
closer to the guards.
Please don’t kill them. They didn’t
kill your husband.
Millaney whispers to Gaitlynne. Gaitlynne nods, then moves in
toward the two guards. She gets close enough to them without
being seen. The two guards look up together to see the tall
warrior maiden hovering over them. Gaitlynne knocks their
heads together. Gaitlynne moves to the side door of the
temple. The girls soon join her. She pulls on the latch
finding it unlocked and eases it open. They step into the
INT. INSIDE THE STEP PYRAMID. NIGHT
They creep through the narrow stone halls. Millaney and
Sarnay guide her to some stone stairs and they move their way
up to the next level. Gaitlynne takes a torch off the wall.
They reach a solid wooden door and Millaney points to it,
then steps back. Gaitlynne kicks in the door and steps
inside. Millaney and Sarnay stay out in the hallway.
INT. CASANNA’S ROOM. NIGHT
A woman is sleeping under the covers of a bed with only her
head and blonde hair exposed. Gaitlynne steps up to the bed.
She pulls her sword.
Her voice is strained. The changes happening to her are
effecting her vocal cords.
Get up I tell you.
She kicks the bed.
I want you to see it coming. Get up
She yanks the covers off the bed. A human woman with similar
appearance to Casanna is tied up and gagged on the bed. She
looks up at Gaitlynne holding a sword. Casanna and several
armed Shrkai soldiers step into the room. Two of them are
each holding Millaney and Sarnay. They have their hands over
their mouths. The girls struggle to get free.
Did you really think I would let
you kill me that easily?
Easy or not. I shall kill you!
Gaitlynne charges toward her. Casanna waves her dragon staff.
An energy field surrounds Gaitlynne stopping her in her
tracks. Casanna walks past her. Two guards come over and
remove the sword from Gaitlynne’s hand.
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