The Victorious Dead
Dante O. Thompson
Ext. A CORPSE STREWN MISTY FIELD-- DAWN
The field is completely level with exception to several
random hills, and is surrounded by a river on one side and
a forest on the other. The weapons of the fallen jut out of
the ground, the blood glints in the morning sun.
At the edge of the forest atop a hill is a stone fortress,
practically in ruins from constant siege. Atop a hill
opposite the fort is a team of three cannonades, pelting
the already battered fortress.
An army marches past the cannons towards the fortress. The
remaining archers atop the fort manage to pick off one of
the cannonades as well a few of the enemy soldiers
assaulting the fortress gates. An archer notices the
approaching army and sends out a warning.
They’ve sent reinforcements!! Strengthen the gates!
The remaining soldiers, even those too injured to fight,
run down to the gates below.
INT. THE FORTRESS FOYER--
A KNIGHT in silver armor directs the soldiers to the gate.
He grabs a large piece of timber and aids the others in
barricading the gates. The enemy horde manages to break
through the gates, and with a well placed cannonball, the
men holding the gate are impaled by massive splinters and
EXT. THE FORTRESS OUTER WALLS-- DAWN
The tower holding the archers collapses in an explosion of
dust and rubble.
INT. FORTRESS FOYER
The KNIGHT removes his helmet, revealing his wild jet black
hair. The KNIGHT removes his chest, leg and shoulder armor,
leaving the gauntlets. He stands and brushes the dust off
of his uniform he is attractive and has an athletic build.
Despite being only 23, the KNIGHT has the look of a
hardened veteran as he scans the room searching for
survivors. The remaining soldiers in the fort attempt to
plug the gaping hole with corpses and debris.
(Speaks with authority and a strong English accent)
Don’t give the heathens an inch! (grabs a soldier)Bring me
whatever gunpowder, anything flammable you can find…
That is an order not a request. (Draws his sword)
If we are to die here I intend on dragging these bastards
to hell right along with us.
A wave of soldiers crashes against the battered oak gate.
The soldiers within attempt to hold off the enemy forces,
but are quickly overwhelmed as the enemy picks them off
with spears and bows.
The KNIGHT charges down the hall and cleaves an enemy with
a single blow, he then steps off of the collapsing corpse
and decapitates another.
An enemy archer snipes the knight from the gaping hole in
the gate. The KNIGHT tries to pull the arrow from his
shoulder, but it is deeply penetrated.
An enemy cuts the KNIGHT across his chest; the KNIGHT in
turn stabs him in the stomach and kicks the body off his
The KNIGHT is stabbed in the side and before he can
retaliate, he is stabbed again. The KNIGHT swings blindly,
An enemy soldier knocks the KNIGHT over and stabs him,
twists his blade.
The other soldiers run in, finishing off the dying soldiers
with a stab to the chest or neck.
The KNIGHT lies on his back, dead, staring blankly at the
ceiling, blood pooling around him and pouring from his
The weapons of the fallen jut out of the ground, the blood
glints in the morning sun.
EXT. THE FIELD OUTSIDE THE RUINED FORT--MORNING
The soldiers carry the knight and his fallen comrades
outside and dump the bodies in the nearby river.
Behind them, the fortress explodes and collapses.
Int. /EXT. BALCONY OF A ROMAN STYLE VILLA ON THE
MEDITTERANEAN CLIFFSIDE-- AFTERNOON
An attractive WOMAN in her early 20’s walks out onto a
balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
She is dressed in a light roman garment, it hangs over one
shoulder and the white fabric blows gently in the wind. She
can be seen as someone who is part of the roman
aristocracy, given her elaborate home, jewelry and
cleanliness. She moves a strand of her dark brown hair from
her face and leans on the railing, looking out at the sea
and port city at the bottom of the cliff.
The ports are bustling and warships fill the harbor while
gulls cry out in the distance. The KNIGHT walks up behind
her and places his arms around her waist, she smiles and
leans her head back, resting it on his chest.
(She speaks softly, sincere.)
What news Have you from the front dear Aichlan?
(Very serious, he stares out at the sea in silence for a
Well we aren't dead yet, though how much longer that will
(Stares back at the harbor.)
This war is not going well. Thousands die in these
senseless battles with the premières intentions still
(Angered)He's mad, Nothing more to it. (Turns her around
to face him) As long as I still draw breath no harm shall
come to you. (Lifts her chin delicately with his finger)
You worry yourself too much on the subject.
(Steps out of his grasp and turns her back to him.)And you
worry yourself not enough! (She stops and turns) Aichlan
(Interrupting her) You have nothing to apologize for. I
have made a career of death, having seen many men lose
their lives in the name of god and country, I've learned
that it is best not to dwell on the subject.(the woman
does not respond, merely stares into the wind.) Lady
(She is in a sort of trance, as if her mind is elsewhere)
I will miss you Aichlan. (Trailing off, speaking to the
wind) I would gladly abandon it all if only... (Stops and
thinks for a moment then returns to reality) Never mind.
(Interested) No, please continue.
No, it is merely wishful thinking. (Fakes a halfhearted
smile) You should get going Aichlan. Or should I say
General, (ponders the title and responsibilities) what
would Garrick would say. Probably that I’m undeserving or
something like that. (Sees the sadness written upon her
face) Are you well? (She steps forward and removes her
garb, which falls to the ground revealing her in all
entireties. Aichlan struggles with himself for a moment)
...We shouldn't be...
(Looks up at him, seductively, lovingly: but her
expression hints at a deep sadness within) It is what I
What of your vows of a chaste? The church frowns upon
broken vows and the like.
They mean nothing now. Please Aichlan, just stay, be with
me. For after this, we shall never be again....
AICHLAN is disturbed by her statement and confused by her
behavior. He steps forward and holds here in his arms.
Camera pulls out; all goes fuzzy.
Ext. MISTY EXPANSE OF PURE WHITE LIGHT—UNKNOWN TIME
AICHLAN is laying on his back staring at nothing, looking
as he did after the battle.
RENATA’S voice rings out omnipotent, as she gently calls
AICHLAN continues to stare. RENATA appears, walking out of
the fog. She knells down and kisses him, strokes his face
and leans towards his ear.
(Speaks in Latin) It is Time to wake up my love.
She stands, and looks down at him lovingly, then disappears
into the fog.
AICHLAN bolts upright, a look of confusion and terror on
his face. He franticly looks around, but all he sees is the
blinding white and rolling fog.
EXT. /INT. –MONTAGE
AICHLAN is in a fierce duel with an enemy knight; AICHLAN
pierces the knight’s armor and kicks him off his blade.
AICHLAN runs to the aid of his subordinate, but the soldier
is riddled with bullets and several arrows.
A dozen soldiers are launched into the air when a cannon
ball strikes the ground before them.
AICHLAN is shot by an arrow
An enemy cuts AICHLAN across his chest; AICHLAN in turn
stabs him in the stomach and kicks the body off his blade.
AICHLAN is stabbed in the side and before he can retaliate,
he is stabbed again.
EXT. THE MISTY EXPANSE OF WHITE LIGHT
AICHLAN clenches his eyes and covers his ears. His wounds
start to bleed and he is overcome with pain.
He clutches his wounds, screaming in pain and vomiting
blood. As quickly as it came it all fades, he is left
panting in the swirling fog.
(It is the voice of wisdom and discipline, stern, yet
compassionate.)Quite the show you put on back there boy.
Brazen recklessness as usual, though entertaining
nonetheless. (AICHLAN Groans and Shakes) I thought you had
it there for a moment, but only a moment.
(Shaken, frightened) J...Jesus?
(Harsher) No Fool.
(Steps out of the fog, wearing his battle dress. He is a
fairly muscular man with grey hair and a coarse grey
beard. He is in his mid 40’s) That is General Garrick to
you boy. I don’t care if they decided to promote you;
you’re still just a child.
That doesn’t change the fact that you’re dead. I was there
and quickly avenged you while you still drew breathe.
There is no reason for you to haunt me spirit.
(Holds up his hand) Peace. I am dead, yet I am no
malicious spirit. It is, (tries to put it delicately) you
who is in fact… (Aichlan laughs to himself, realizing his
fate.) The circumstances of our reunion are unfortunate.
(Struggles to his feet.) Spare me old man. I knew what I
was getting into. (Smiles at GARRICK) So! What is it,
Valhalla or streets of Gold?
(His face drops) Pardon?
When you swore your life to Lady Renata I’m afraid you got
more than you bargained for.
More than I bargained for?
She is in peril to say the least.
(Concerned) What of Her? Is she safe?
The temple is under siege and she remains trapped inside
with a few unarmed clerics. As for reinforcements there
are none seeing as the French have failed not
(Crouches and stares into the fog, he stares for a moment
then looks at GARRICK) What of the Goths, or the Celts?
Don't be foolish! The barbarians hold Rome in contempt.
They’ve take refuge in the vast forests of the elves,
content to only venture out and scavenge from the dead. We
can hardly rely on them for assistance.
And what of his majesty? Or the Pope? Surely they can
His majesty has sent armies to reclaim Paris. It is a
bold move and success seems distant. And the pope, well
he’s the Pope.
So they can kill a bunch of astronomers and others dubbed
as heretics but they can’t…
That’s beside the point. Our enemy seeks to open hells
gate. They will reach Renata and kill her.
(Visibly disturbed, he looks up and scowls at GARRICK)
Why do you tell me this? As if I am not tortured enough, I
do not need you salting my wounds with these morbid
reports. Is it not bad enough that I’m dead? Is there no
peace even in death?
(Angered) You are charged with stopping this from
(Yelling right back) You think I don't know this?! The
woman I love shall be sacrificed to demons and there is
naught I can do about it! I've given my life! What else is
there to give?!
(Raged) You will sit on your arse whilst she is
slaughtered? (Disperses the fog which was actually clouds,
they are above the temple, soldiers are ramming the door
trying to get in.) Does she mean so little? Are your
oaths no more than hollow words? (Picks AICHLAN up and
shakes him) Answer me boy!!
What am I supposed to do?! (Breaks free and stumbles
back) Huh? What, Go down there and haunt them!? I’m
(Calmer, still stern) Yes. That is exactly what I want
you to do.
What? Have you lost you bleedin’ mind you old cocker?
(Ignores him) You have the blessings of our Patron Saint
What the hell’s going on?!
....For king and country. May god be with you.
Hey! What is all this? Garrick?!
Hold Your Breath son.
EXT.A POWERFULL RIVER FLOWING THROUGH A FOREST—DAY OVERCAST
AICHLAN breaks the surface of a raging river, gasping for
air he struggles to stay afloat. The rapids slam him into
the rocks and waves prevent him from swimming to shore.
AICHLAN grabs a mossy rock and struggles to hold on as he
is buffeted by waves and nearly sucked into a whirlpool.
AICHLAN tries to swim towards the shore again, when a wave
in the shape of a lions face swallows him under.
A group of 20 elves walk along the shores. They are well
armed and wild looking with tribal tattoos on their arms,
chest and face, much like Gaelic warriors. The LEADER looks
out and sees AICHLAN struggling in the water; he steps out
to the water’s edge. He has silver hair hanging down to his
back and a scar running down his left eye.
Lilaea. (The water continues to rage, thrashing AICHLAN
about) Lilaea, lest you become a rolling mist... (Holds
out his hand, it is on fire.)
The water becomes calm in front of the elf, a beautiful
nude woman rises out of the water in front of him, and
river kelp adorns her long hair.
Thou art a barbarous imp Kielan. (Crosses her arms and
pouts) since when did you care about a human life?
(Points at Aichlan) Who is that man you seek to claim
beneath your waves?
(Turns and looks at AICHLAN) The hell if I know, he fell
from the sky and started me. Now if you’ll excuse me…
Perhaps he fell from an airship. (AICHLAN is lost beneath
the waves for several seconds) Lilaea, release him.
(Shakes her head) Nay. I’ve seen no air craft in a
fortnight; this man is among those that continue to plague
my waters. (Accusingly)I have been violated by armed men
defiling my rivers with corpses such as his. I shall
tolerate it no longer.
He seems alive to me, does he not?
Not when I’m finished he ain't.
Bring him to me. (She hesitates) Lilea. (She remains
(Looks at him out of the corner of one eye, then sighs)
A large wave carries AICHLAN to the shore, he coughs and
sputters then rolls over to see KIELAN’S large sword in his
(Eyes light up with murderous glee) You shall kill the
bastard won't you?
Without so much as a trial? (Sits up and pushes the sword
away from his face) You should be careful with that; you
could put an eye out.
An angry looking elf in his mid 20’s, with wild faerie
hair, athletic no shirt and a military like jacket that is
open stands behind KIELAN. He steps forward and draws his
sword, and points it at Aichlan.
(Thick Scottish accent) Aye, an this'll put yer head off!
Now what the fuck are ya doin out 'ere?!
Eth, Calm. (To AICHLAN.) You are an English soldier are
I am, why?
(To the group) we set up camp here. (To LILAEA) you may
return to your river and you have my word that I will stop
anyone from trespassing in the future.
(Scoffs) you'd damn well better. Come back again human.
She blows AICHLAN a kiss and dives beneath the waves.
Within seconds the water calms.
Looks Like you are with us.
Lovely... A picnic in fairy land.
ETH spits, glares at AICHLAN then walks away. AICHLAN
laughs to himself then follows the elves.
EXT.DEEPER IN THE FOREST--NIGHTIME
The group sits around two fires, the sky is full of stars
and a crescent moon hangs in the sky over the tree tops.
Aichlan is entranced by the fire; its reflection dances
wildly in his eyes.
Seen a lot of combat? (No response, AICHLAN stares at the
fire) You still there mate?
(Snaps out of the trance) Huh? Yeah, I'm alright.
(Laughs) I asked if you'd seen combat, but I already have
Ya think? (Points and flicks the arrow in AICHLAN arm)
Look 'ere! He’s got a fuckin arrow stickin’ out o' his
shoulder! You look like shit boy! I’m surprised you ain’t
cryin’ out like a wee babe. (The group laughs, except
AICHLAN) Ahhh (swats at AICHLAN) he’s no fun!
(Pulls out the arrow without as much as a grimace and
tosses it in the fire.) I was in France before it fell.
(Watches the wound bleed without ceasing) They fell weeks
ago, I was under the impression that none survived.(hands
AICHLAN a piece of cloth)
(Sarcastic) Maybe I’m just lucky. (Takes the cloth and
uses it to stop the bleeding) thanks.
The spirit of this river says you fell from the sky, do
you know what she meant?
No. I have no idea how I got here or where here is.
(Looks up at KIELAN) I also don't know you or your
Don't apologize to the human.
That surly fellow is General Eth (ETH grunts) and I am
Kielan, the “leader” so to speak. We are, (tries to think
of the proper word) "Allies" of Britain.
But you’re elves, I though they remained neutral in human
We don't give a damn if you humans destroy each other,
were only involved cause the fool Osric decided to involve
Who is this Ostrich you speak of?
No, No. Osric. He's the dark sorcerer from the Russian
empire. He's the "Mastermind" of this war.
(Pretending to know what they're talking about) Right,
(Suspicious and curious)What front did you serve at?
The Maginot line, why?
(Surprised, suddenly interested in the conversation) That
was a Bloodbath! None survived. The wood nymphs of that
region were driven out cause o’ the carnage and fires as
Osric’s army razed the countryside.
(Gestures to the river behind them) All of the slain were
sent down this river as a grotesque gesture of might.
(Suspicious) Who are you really?
(Sighs) I am the personal guard to High priestess Renata
of Rome. She sought a diplomatic solution to this
conflict, and I was sent in when she realized that
diplomacy was out of the question.
(Scoffs) the only way to end a war is wit the spillage of
blood, not the prettiness of words.
I take it you failed to realize it was her he was after
till too late.
(Anxious, dreading the answer) What do you mean?
Rome has fallen, the gates have been opened.
INT. A LARGE TEMPLE IN ROME--DAY
Priests and female clerics scramble around the crumbling
temple trying to find something to barricade the large oak
EXT. OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE--DAY
Osric’s army is sacking the city. A large force is carrying
a battering ram towards the temple.
INT. INSIDE THE TEMPLE
The door is being rammed and with each ram, those holding
the door are knocked back.
The temple shakes, and dust and debris fall to the ground.
The large pillars crack and a section of the roof falls in.
In a back room RENATA is kneeled before an alter, above the
alter is a statue of the Virgin Mary.
The door is pounded again and the falling debris puts out
some of her candles. Everyone is dirty and ragged, giving
the impression that they've been under siege for some time
The door is knocked over and those holding it up are
crushed beneath. Soldiers rush in speaking Russian, they
kill everyone in their way, and all those that try and
A priest runs back to warn RENATA, but is quickly killed. A
Russian soldier sees RENATA praying and calls for backup.
RENATA stands and faces her attackers as they rush in and
drag her out into the main temple.
A MAN in dark flowing robes enters the temple, accompanied
by an elite guard. He is attractive and young, (24 to 26)
with long hair and the flowing robe of a wizard.
He says something in Russian and the soldiers stand at
attention. RENATA is dragged over and thrown at his feet.
RENATA tries to sit up but a soldier stomps down on her
(Very cold, he looks down at her in contempt. speaks with
a heavy Russian accent) Where is the Gate priestess?
She remains silent. He kneels down and picks her up by the
hair, she cries out in pain.
That wasn't a question.
(All speak in Russian only) Osric sir, (Osric looks up at
him) we’ve found something.
OSRIC slams RENATA’S head on the ground, stands up and
walks over to a giant stone mural. His face lights up.
The mural depicts a battle in a field. A demon stands atop
a hill while a woman prepares to shoot a shinning arrow at
it. At the bottom of the hill a knight stabs a demon in the
heart with a spear and all around soldiers are fighting
Osric walks over to the mural.
(Bleeding from the mouth, she yells after him) It's just
a legend! (Frantic) A story told to frighten disobedient
children! (Osric stops, she calms) That is nothing more
than stone, all you could hope find on the other side is a
gaping hole or another wall.
(In Russian) ...Shut her up. (A solder starts kicking
Renata, Osric holds up his hand after he's satisfied in
her punishment) Enough. I want to kill her while she’s
still alive. (Turns to RENATA. in English) Your efforts
are in vain dear priestess. You are either trying to keep
me from discovering what’s on the other side of this
"masterpiece" or you seek to save your pathetic life. (She
glares at him) But know this, if I find what I am after,
you shall die. If I find nothing, then you shall die. So
please spare us the commentary.
OSRIC turns his attention to the mural; he looks up at it,
nodding his approval.
(In awe)Absolutely beautiful! Wrought by the most artistic
minds and brilliant sculptors of their time; Taking
decades to complete and now, centuries later, it still
stands as majestic and awe inspiring as when it was first
unveiled. It is simply remarkable. (Coldly) Destroy it.
A team of soldiers carrying two large crates walk over and
place them in front of the mural.
They run for cover as OSRIC slowly walks over to RENATA.
OSRIC points his finger at the crates like a gun, energy
swirls around the finger tip.
OSRIC fires and the crates explode the mural collapses and
dust and debris are blown towards OSRIC and RENATA.
RENATA shields her face, but OSRIC stands in place, still
pointing as the gust blows his robes.
When the dust clears the wall is no more, in its place is a
large evil looking iron gate.
RENATA stares in awe and horror.
You gotta be shittin me...
(Smug) Don't act so surprised priestess. (Looks at the
ruined mural) I hope you’re not too upset about the pretty
picture. (Picks up a piece of the mural, it has a part of
a face on it) Here, a souvenir. (She doesn’t take it)
Here! (She looks up at him angrily and he drops the stone
on her face, she clutches her bleeding nose.) Bitch.
(Walks towards the gate) Don't worry; I’ll make it up to
you, how about I sacrifice your body to the demons of
hell? Sound nice? (Holds out his hand and speaks in
Russian to a soldier) Give me the tablet.
A soldier runs over and hands Osric a stone tablet, it has
Hebrew words written in still fresh blood.
Osric levitates the tablet and places it in a slot on the
ground in front of the gate. The edges light up and then
start to seep blood.
There is the sound of an incredibly heavy lock opening and
echoing the temple then silence. Everyone stares at the
gate in anticipation, and then it slowly starts to grate
The entire temple rumbles as the metal grates against
stone. A thick black vapor escapes the gate. The door
finally opens revealing a dark corridor, the mist heavy on
the ground. In the silence the only sound is the faint
wailings of the dead.
Luminous. (Clicks his fingers and gestures towards the
corridor, "shooting" an orb of light inside)
The small orb increases in size; but is soon enveloped by
the unnatural darkness.
(To soldiers in Russian) You three, get in there.
The soldiers look at Osric then one another, deciding if
they fear him or the corridor more.
The soldiers gather their courage and start towards the
cavern. Two soldiers carry riffles; the third carries a
pike that doubles as a firearm.
Osric notices a soldier trembling next to him, the soldier
carries a torch.
You, go as well.
(Nods) y...yes sir.
The soldier fearfully follows the other three soldiers into
INT. LONG PITCH BLAKC CORRIDOR
TORCH stays in the rear, but PIKE MAN shoves him to the
The soldiers enter the dark corridor, and the torch does
little to aid them in the unnatural darkness.
There is a clicking to their left, TORCH swings around in
time to see a tail slither past the torch bearer flings his
torch at it and the other soldiers open fire.
We should go back!
You wanna deal with him?
The TORCH picks up the torch and sees the shadow figure
again, glaring with its red eyes.
The TORCH screams and stumbles back. The soldiers open fire
(Stops firing) Sarge?
The TORCH picks up the torch and holds it up to the
SEARGENT, and taps his shoulder.
The SEARGENT’S head rolls off and lands with a thud, his
blood squirts out as the body collapses.
The shadow flits by again, severing two other soldiers
across the middle.
What the hell is that thing?! Give me some light goddamn
The SOLDIER 3 shoots franticly in the dark; he pulls out a
grenade and lights the fuse, the spark from his flint
lighter illuminates the demon before him. SOLDIER 3 is
slashed across the stomach, spilling his entrails. He is
killed before he can throw the grenade. His body collapses
and the grenade goes off.
TORCH flees but stops face to face with a humanoid demon;
it opens its mouth revealing shark like teeth dripping with
blood and drool.
Oh god no!
TORCH backs up into the wall, the demon approaches and
bites off his face.
INT. THE TEMPLE
Soldiers listen in horror, OSRIC’S face twitches in anger.
The demon charges out of the corridor at a lighting fast
pace, straight for OSRIC.
OSRIC side steps at the last second, and the demon severs
the arms of the soldier holding RENATA. She screams and
covers her head as she is drenched in his blood.
The demon dances about, severing the limbs and heads of the
frightened and confused soldiers. OSRIC Grabs a soldier and
thrusts him forward.
Don't just stand there!! KILL IT!!!!
The soldier draws his sword, but before he can swing, his
sword arm falls off, followed by his head and upper body.
The other soldiers swing franticly, trying to keep from
The demon dashes between two soldiers; they swing and
strike one another.
The temple floor is covered in blood and entrails, the
demon circles a gun wielding soldier, the footsteps clearly
heard in the pools of blood. The soldier shoots, but cannot
hit the target, even striking his fellow soldiers. The
soldier watches in horror, then places the gun under his
chin and fires.
OSRIC points his pinky and index finger at the approaching
demon, and then points down, his wrist vertical.
The demon falls flat on its face in front of him, its feet
fused with the floor. The demon claws at OSRIC, bits of
flesh stuck on its teeth and claws.
Such a pitiful creature wreaked so much havoc? And they
call themselves soldiers.
OSRIC looks down in disgust, he holds out his palm, aimed
at the demons head, with a flash of light the demon
explodes in a fireball.
RENATA looks up, shaking and covered in blood. She looks at
her reflection in the blood; the blood ripples as if there
is an earthquake.
She looks up and sees a giant MINOTAUR stomp out of the
corridor, it carries a large spiked club.
(Desperate, crying) No, no, no, no, no....
OSRIC looks up and the beast bellows, blowing his hair.
OSRIC moves a few stray strands of hair and while still
looking at the beast he points two fingers at RENATA.
Razor wire snakes out of the ground and wraps around her
ankles and wrists, lifting her up, beneath her a large
satanic pentagram appears.
OSRIC then levitates a piece of a broken pillar and
launches it at the MINOTAUR, striking it in the head. The
beast roars and swings its club; OSRIC makes an arc over
his head with his finger.
Half the club lands harmlessly in front of him, the other
half behind him.
You will submit!
RENATA struggles with the wire, but it only cuts her more.
(Struggling) what the hell you are doing!!
What I set out to do.
Points down, the razor wire tighten, RENATA screams and her
blood pours down. The pentagram lights on fire, as the
blood flows the fire increases.
The MINOTAUR prepares another attack, but stops and looks
at RENATA. The MINOTAUR decides to attack the helpless
RENATA instead, when the fire expands and engulfs the room.
OSRIC does some hand gestures and creates a barrier, and
the MINOTAUR covers its face with its arms, the fire burns
orange then a deep crimson color.
When the fire clears the MINOTAUR is charred and laying on
(Laughs hysterically) The beast of hell shall now answer
OSRIC continues to laugh, but stops when he sees the
It has a mane of fire and smoke, and it removes the cat
nine tails wrapped around its waist, it has large sharp
bone and metal fragments embedded on it.
OSRIC drops the razor wire, and levitates RENATA into his
hands; he has a choke hold on her with a look of sheer rage
on his face.
Tell me priestess, (trying to contain his rage) why did
it not work? (RENATA laughs. And he tightens his grip)
(Choking, but still laughing) You need a virgin. Dumbass.
(Smiles and manages to give OSRIC the finger.)that monster
is going to kill you Osric, then it will drag your carcass
straight to hell. (laughs) bon voyage.
(Bristling with rage) You fucking whore!! (Flings her
into a pillar) You've ruined everything!!!!
The MINOTAUR snorts out smoke and roars then swing its whip
at OSRIC.OSRIC dodges and summons six glowing orbs. The
MINOTAUR rips its whip out of the shattered tile, and then
prepares another attack.
OSRIC launches the orbs at the beast; they hit its leg,
chest and face then explode. The MINOTAUR runs through the
fire and swings its whip; OSRIC launches himself into the
air and launches a "shotgun" like blast of dark energy from
both hands. The MINOTAUR snaps its whip back and knocks
OSRIC out of the air.
OSRIC tries to stand but is trampled and kicked into a
wall. The MINOTAUR prepares to crush OSRIC, but he launches
an explosive flare of energy, blasting the MINOTAUR into
the wall across the temple.
(coughs up blood) shit… (stands) some bitch fucks a bull
and I’m the one who gets stuck dealing with it.
OSRIC summons a vortex of wind that carries him over to the
MINOTAUR, and then jumps off as the wind cuts into its
skin. The bloodied MINOTAUR breaks free and charges
blindly, thrashing about.
OSRIC flings an orb of light low to the ground, ripping up
the tile as it moves; it strikes the MINOTAUR, entering its
abdomen and explodes. The MINOTAUR collapses to one knee;
OSRIC runs up its arm and clutches its mane.
The MINOTAUR thrashes and claws at OSRIC, but he holds
fast. OSRIC places his hand on the MINOTAUR’S head, his
hand glows pale blue and frost crystals appear. An icicle
pierces the beasts head; the bloody tip exits the
OSRIC pants, his breath visible as if in subzero weather,
he pushes down and icicles shoot out of the sides of the
MINOTAUR’S head. As the dead monster collapses OSRIC jumps
off and dusts himself off.
(Looks for RENATA)where are you woman? There is hell to
The sound of a horse’s hooves echo from the corridor, OSRIC
turns and waits to see what appears. An eight foot tall,
eight legged black steed with red eyes and black armor
walks out. Atop the horse is a knight in black armor that
looks like the armor is actually its skin. On its chest is
a skull and it has downturned horns on its helmed head.
Lest you end up like that foul beast you'd best turn
Spits blood, giving the RIDER a contemptuous look. The
RIDER remains undaunted. OSRIC slowly steps forward, and
looks the RIDER up and down.
Unless you’re ready to bow before me, TAKE YOUR SORRY ASS
BACK TO HELL!!! (He spits blood as he yells)
(Dismounts his horse, and approaches Osric. He has a deep
scary voice and speaks in Hebrew.) I am Abigor, The grand
duke of hell, commander of Satan’s legions. You with the
blackened soul that bested the guard and freed us from
this prison, (kneels to one knee) I am at your service.
An army of demons, skeleton warriors and tormented souls of
every type appear behind ABIGOR, and more come out of the
corridor. Osric grins and laughs hysterically.
(Smiles sinisterly) Come then heathens! Let Armageddon
Ext. A MOUNTAIN PASS THROUGH THE FRENCH ALPS--DAY
AICHLAN and the Elf warriors are marching up a glacier;
AICHLAN struggles as each step causes him to sink into four
feet of snow.
It’s bloody cold. (Rubs his hands together) I thought
elves dwelt in forests and moors, why is it that we’re
traipsing through this snow capped hell?
There are many species of elves, and two major
classifications, light and dark. We are earth spirits,
born of the soil. Generally we are classified as dark
elves. It would serve you well in the future not to lump
us all into the same category.
Well I don’t see much soil around here.
Stop yer complaining human, we could uv[spelling
intentional] sent your arse back to the nymph Lilaea.
The group reaches the summit of the mountain, ahead of
them is a large active volcano, the surrounding land is
scorched and free of snow. The sky is heavy with smoke,
the sky a blood red hue.
Ah, we’ve made it.
What do you mean ‘we’ve made it?(looks at the volcano)
certainly not...(Kielan nods) An active volcano!?
Home of the glorious Colbynau.
On a volcano? In the Alps no less!
As I stated before, we are fire and earth spirits; this is
the birthplace of our people, from the fires of this
Best ore on the continent. All manner o' smiths an
craftsmen come 'ere fer their precious gems an met’als.
So your miners?
(Rests his hand on the hilt of his sword strapped to his
waist behind him) Among other things. Ne'er heard of us
I know of the wood elves and faeries that inhabit the
forests of my home and that’s about it.
(A bit contemptuous) Humph, the outcasts of Alfheim no
It’s the "capitol' so to speak. It’s deep in the forests
of Deutschland. Geez your ign’rant.
Stone houses dot the sides and stone canals channel the
lava, much like the canals of Venice. The channels empty
into a moat of lava, and large buildings are built at the
base of the mountain. A large building is built on the
mountainside, a temple looking building, this catches
(Notices AICHLAN’S awed expression) Welcome to Rhode
city, the city of flames. (Speaks to the other elves) Take
our guest into the city, I’ll join shortly.
The elves escort AICHLAN down the mountain and into the
city. KIELAN walks over to ETH whose looking into the sky.
(Looks at the smoke darkened sky) He speaks to eth in a
strange language) It comes tonight old friend.
(Responds in the language) it would appear so. (Laughs)
think she'll remember me?
Without a doubt. Who could forget a hothead like you?
Come. Festivities and liquor wait. (Slaps ETH on the back)
The two walk down the hill towards the city.
EXT. THE LARGE TEMPLE LIKE BUILDING IN RHODE CITY— EVENING
Aichlan is leaning on a balcony, looking out at the
mountains. He takes a drink from a bottle of liquor, and
sets it down on the rail. The sky is a deep red, smoke
blankets the stars. Ash falls like snow, and his hair is
What an alien world this is...
Get off your arse boy!
(Startled) Jesus! (Turns around) What the... (GARRICK
smacks him on the back of the head) What Gives?!
Don't use the lords name in vain! (Smacks him again, but
Aichlan swats his hand away)
Bloody Hell man!!
You weren’t sent back to go hiking and party with a bunch
You dropped me in a bleedin river for Christ’s sake! Some
naked chick tried to drown me!
What does it matter? You’re already dead.
AICHLAN thinks about what GARRICK has just said; it is
evident by his expression that he realizes the truth in
...This is about the horse isn't it? Come on man! Get
It was a thoroughbred! Cost me a small fortune! (Collects
himself) There is much more at stake than petty squabbles
of the past life.
Yeah, (mutters to himself) It’s a shame what you did to
Is that all you came for?
(Serious once again) Rome is taken; Osric has the legions
of hell at his disposal, as well as Renata. (Anticipating
AICHLAN’S Reaction, holds up his hand for silence) But she
lives yet, though I cannot say for how much longer.
(Serious, concerned) Where is she?
Osric's army marches upon this city as we speak. He
cannot enter this Building at any and all costs.
My priority is Renata's safety. These elves are more than
This is your priority! To stop this madman from
destroying everything! You cannot let your feelings about
her dictate all of your decisions. (AICHLAN interrupts in
protest, but GARRICK cuts him off.) If you save her then
(Taken aback by the odd question) what do you mean "then
Will you run and hide?
Of course not! I’d make sure she was in a safe place the
return and fight! You know me better Garrick.
As long as he's around, there is no safety. They will
hunt both of you down, and there will be no second chances
if this happens.
A war horn sounds in the distance; AICHLAN looks out to see
thousands of soldiers crossing the pass. He looks back and
GARRICK is gone.
Shit... (Looks into the room, a giant gold egg sits atop
an alter, a fire rages beneath.) What the hell could be so
ETH runs out onto the balcony and looks at the approaching
army. He like the other elves is drunk as hell and carrying
a bottle of liquor.
Bastard! (Takes a deep drink, then throws the bottle) If
he wants a slaughter, then a slaughter he shall have.
(Looks at AICHLAN) What the hell are ya doin sittin 'round
lookin so helpless fer? Get yer arse down thur an fight!!
ETH takes AICHLANS bottle of alcohol and runs back into the
temple. AICHLAN takes another look at the egg then follows
EXT. OSRICS ARMY MARCHES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN TOWARDS THE
OSRIC’S army marches down the hill in a rigid formation.
Heavy artillery is brought in on top of the mountains
adjacent to the pass.
A gate at the volcanoes base opens up and a group of about
a thousand or so elves charge out. They wield heavy
hammers, large pickaxes, and large wicked looking swords.
The soldiers of Osric’s army lower their pikes, and gunners
get into position.
ETH runs out to the front followed by AICHLAN.
LET US DRAG THIS BATTLE LONG INTO THE NIGHT! LET OUR
RETURNING BRETHREN GET A TASTE OF COMBAT AFTER THEIR
THOUSAND YEAR SLUMBER!!
The hammer wielding elves charge to the front, they jump
over the pike lines, and bring their hammers crashing down,
leaving craters filled with crushed soldiers.
The gunners open fire, the sword elves rush in using their
swords as shields, then break off to the right and left at
the last second.
The pickaxe elves run in behind them and hook several
gunners on their blades and fling them into the air.
The swordsmen then charge through the ranks swinging
wildly, launching bits of the soldiers into the air.
OSRIC’S army is now disorganized, they try to defend and
counterattack, but they are overwhelmed by the skill and
might of elves.
A hammer wielding elf smashes a cluster of OSRIC’S soldiers
fighting a sword elf, he then turns and clubs an
approaching soldier, breaking him and sending him crashing
into a group of his comrades.
Each time an elf is struck or becomes enraged, they go
berserk. Their eyes go white, canines extend, glowing
tribal tattoos appear on their bodies and flames swirl
around them. Their strength and speed also increases.
The enemy army is quickly being decimated, a rain of sparks
starts to pour down, weak at first, then it increases in
ferocity over time.
The ground erupts and the volcano spews lava and volcanic
rocks. The soldiers are not only killed by the enraged
elves, but also the eruptions and falling molten rock.
AICHLAN is engaged in combat with the soldiers, but finds
himself having to dodge the eruptions as well as gunfire
and sword strikes.
A rock hits the ground and starts rolling, taking out
(in Russian)FALL BACK! FALL BACK!
A fleeing soldier falls into a fissure that opened beneath
him and is consumed by the lava. All that remains of the
attacking army flees in a hectic mob manner.
WE’VE GOT THEM ON THE RUN! LET NONE ESCAPE!
Beneath the fleeing soldiers a large black hole appears,
stars sparkle in it. Black slimy hands reach up and crawl
on the soldiers and elves standing above the hole.
"Mud men" covered in the black sludge crawl out of the
Their hands become sharp knife like appendages; they stab
them into the soldiers desperately trying to escape. The
soldiers have their life sucked from them, the age rapidly,
their skin turns to dust, flakes off leaving dusty
skeletons which collapse to the ground.
The hole shrinks up and closes, leaving the skeletal
remains of hundreds of elves and men.
(Shocked) bloody hell...
The remaining elves stop in their tracks, anticipating a
With a terrifying shriek a black dragon swoops down and
rakes up several elves, bites into them then drops them to
Three more dragons swoop in and do the same. The elves try
to retaliate, launching fire balls and swiping at the air.
The corpses of the soldiers slain by elves rise and start
attacking the elves.
Giant lightning a bolt strikes the ground, scorching the
earth more so than it already is.
A large dragon covered in armor and spikes swoops down,
raking the ground, and elves, before it comes to a stop and
bites the heads off those underfoot, then it raises its
head and roars at AICHLAN and ETH who stand in front of it.
(Yells right back at the dragon, slashing at the
air)ROOOAARR!!! Ya damned lizard!
OSRIC Dismounts, flashy and gracefully, then strolls past
AICHLAN and ETH admiring the carnage. He stops and turns to
face them with a smile.
Such a lovely evening, wouldn’t you say? (The volcano
spews lava behind him) The blood flows like a crimson
river,(bends down, dips his finger in a pool of blood and
licks it) The stench of sulfur and decay rank in the
air(inhales) We are truly fortunate to be alive.(more
cold, stops playing friendly) At least I am. Can't say the
same for you mother fuckers!
Flings a bone at AICHLAN, he calmly steps out of the way.
OSRIC fixes his hair and calms down.
And what would a fellow human be doing with the likes of
these barbarous elves?
(Raged, raises his sword and charges) You son of a
OSRIC gracefully waves his hand, and knocks ETH into a pile
of bones using magic. OSRIC turns his rage to AICHLAN, but
notices his uniform and wounds.
You should have died in France. (Snorts) from the looks of
it your barely alive as it is. (Waves his hand, "shooing"
AICHLAN) Go crawl under a fucking rock and die or
something. I can't stand the sight of you.
So you’re the sorcerer terrorizing the land it seems.
Sorcer? Child you dare insult me? I am no conjurer of
party tricks. I am god. I am Your god. Now bow down and
lick the shit from my boots.
A psychopathic demi god. (Gets in a fighting stance) we
shall soon put your mortality to the test, but first,
where is Renata?
(Fuming)You have the audacity to make demands from me?
You worthless piece of animated flesh! Your less
significant than the maggots that will feast from your
corpse! I am the implement of mankind’s destruction! I
will not take this shit from some teenager fresh out of
the goddamned cradle!
You may enjoy the sound of your own voice but I abhor it.
You little shit!!
I prefer the sound of clashing steel. (Charges OSRIC) I
find its words more meaningful!!
OSRIC runs backwards, and does some hand signs. The ground
shoots up and starts to curve like a large wave, AICHLAN
runs up the side and jumps, ready to bring his sword down
OSRIC summons a large wall of earth that shoots out of the
AICHLAN kick flips backwards off the wall, lands and
charges around the obstacle.
OSRIC summons a skeleton warrior from out of the ground,
its fetid flesh still hanging from its blood blackened
So you’re a necromancer huh? (Spins his sword) All it
amounts to is cheap tricks and gimmicky diversions from
you own inferiority.
You shall be force-fed those words by the time I am
through with you.
The skeleton charges AICHLAN and swings its rusted blade;
he grabs its wrist and breaks it off, both the arm and the
sword fall to the ground. The skeleton swings with its
other arm, AICHLAN pulls it out the socket and snaps it
over his knee, and he then snaps the skeletons neck.
You'll need to send more than corpse’s wizard.
An enraged OSRIC "magic’s" the swords of the fallen, they
circle around him and OSRIC himself levitates. OSRIC sends
a sword at AICHLAN, and he deflects it. The sword circles
around and comes at him again, and he deflects it again.
OSRIC launches several swords and launches them at AICHLAN
and he is forced to deflect them both.
OSRIC laughs hysterically and keeps sending more swords.
What happened to all the boasting knight? You’ve not said a
word in quite some time!!
I needn’t waste any more words on you Osric!
The swords keep coming and he can't contend, so AICHLAN
charges OSRIC, and at the last second he ducks down and
slides under OSRIC.
The swords keep going, and OSRIC dispels them and sends
them off in random directions to keep from being impaled.
Now who is resorting to cheap tricks?!
AICHLAN turns around, runs and jumps up towards OSRIC.
AICHLAN swings and OSRIC slides back, magic’s a sword and
slices AICHLAN across the chest. AICHLAN falls to the
ground, then runs and jumps again. AICHLAN swings several
times and OSRIC dodges all. As he starts to fall, AICHLAN
manages to grab OSRIC’S leg and slam him to the ground.
I’ve had about enough of this.
OSRIC gets up and summons an evil looking staff, then
ITS TIME LAY THIS TO REST!
AICHLAN knocks the staff out of the way, and then hooks
OSRIC in the jaw. OSRIC stumbles back, a look of pure rage
on his face.
Instead of gasbagging, you should focus more on the fight
at hand. Taunts and threats that can’t be backed up are
best left unsaid. You sorry excuse for a magician.
AICHLAN charges at OSRIC, and slashes, but OSRIC block with
his staff and kicks AICHLAN. AICHLAN stumbles back, and
then quickly rolls out of the way as OSRIC swings his staff
down. AICHLAN lunges and swings at OSRIC’S neck, OSRIC
dodges, and gets behind AICHLAN. He slashes madly at the
air with two fingers, sending arcs of magic at AICHLAN, who
turns and knocks them out of the air with his sword.
AICHLAN rushes OSRIC, ducks a swing of the staff and grabs
OSRIC’S cape/cloak. AICHLAN spins him around and flings him
to the ground.
AICHLAN walks over to the downed OSRIC and prepares to
plant his sword in his chest, but OSRIC blasts him with a
bolt of lightning. AICHLAN is launched into the air, and he
slams back to the ground. AICHLAN shakily sits up, as OSRIC
Fool mortal!!I have the power therefore I am God!! You
can't fuck with this!! (Flicks his hair from his face,
speaks in a barely audible tone) now die.
OSRIC launches several black orbs at AICHLAN, and then
rises into the air.
AICHLAN evades as they explode like depth charges. AICHLAN
slides and grabs a rifle of a fallen soldier.
Two orbs didn't explode and come after AICHLAN as he
prepares to shoot. The orbs turn into black spears and
barrel down on the unsuspecting AICHLAN. By the time he
notices the spears are too close.
Just as he is about to be impaled, a glowing celestial
being, a female angel that looks like a slightly older
RENATA appears in front of the spears and creates a
(Surprised, stunned) her?!
The spears hit and do nothing, the angel disappears and
AICHLAN fires on the surprised OSRIC.
OSRIC falls to the ground; he stands and touches the bullet
hole pouring blood from his chest.
AICHLAN charges OSRIC, ready to kill him, when ABIGOR
sucker punches him from the side, sending AICHLAN skidding
into the ground.
Two skeletal hands jut up from the ground and drag him to
ABIGOR’S feet. AICHLAN looks up at the demon in disbelief.
What the fuck are you?
ABIGOR plants his sword in the ground just as AICHLAN rolls
out of the way. ABIGOR pulls it out and calmly walks over
AICHLAN handsprings to his feet, then swing repeatedly at
ABIGOR, but the demon is unfazed, the sword unable to
penetrate the armor. AICHLAN stabs in what appears to be a
weak spot on the armor; it goes in but ABIGOR in unharmed.
ABIGOR kicks AICHLAN, who tumbles head over heels.
AICHLAN stands and barely blocks an oncoming blow from
ABIGOR evil looking sword (it is massive, and black, it
seems to be organic).
ETH runs up from behind and jumps up, slashing off one of
ABIGORS horns with his now super heated blade. The blade
digs into ABIGOR’S shoulder and starts to melt through the
(Berserk, has a deep scary voice) Bastard! You’re gonna
The sword catches fire and flames swirl around ETH as he is
in the air, his muscles strain as he presses the sword into
(In Hebrew) annoying insect!
ABIGOR grabs ETH and slams him to the ground, lifts him up
and does it again, then flings him into a large rock which
breaks apart on impact.
Now for you…
Abigor grabs the distracted Aichlan by the neck and lifts
Pray to you impotent god. I want to watch your faith drain
from your eyes as I squeeze the life breathe from your
AICHLAN holds to his sword, but his grip starts to weaken,
its tip is covered in black sludge.
(Only his voice, ringing out loud and clear) The skull!
(Surprised, in a deep frightening demonic voice. He speaks
in English) The spear?
No! (Stabs the skull) The sword.
ABIGOR drops AICHLAN and stumbles back; the broken skull
becomes a vortex, sucking things into it. ABIGOR is
distorted and starts to collapse in on himself. ABIGOR
shrieks as he is compressed and sucked into the skull,
which falls to the ground when it finishes.
AICHLAN walks over and crushes it with a stomp.
Now Osric, we finish…
AICHLAN turns to face OSRIC, but is caught by a bolt of
lightning he shot. AICHLAN is knocked unconscious and
Several zombie knights and skeleton warriors rise from the
ground around OSRIC.
(Touches the wound) spread out. Find the egg and bring it
to the forest. (Looks at AICHLAN in contempt) And do so
before it arrives. We wouldn’t want any of these fuckers
waking before we are through.
OSRIC turns with a swirl of his cloak and walks away as his
monsters do his bidding.
Ext. The corpse strewn inferno that was the battlefield
AICHLAN awakes, all around him fires burn and sparks gently
rain down. Corpses are strewn everywhere.
A valiant effort, though a failure nonetheless. I am
beginning to think my faith was misplaced in you.
(Feels his wounds) Why am I not in pain?
Because you’re dead.
(Confused and annoyed) Again?
No, not again. (Thinks a moment) You know of possessions
correct? (AICHLAN nods) Think of this as you have
possessed your own corpse.
AICHLAN stick his fingers in the wounds, fascinated by the
fact that he can do so. GARRICK notices and is disgusted,
but chooses to ignore him.
You won't die or be "evicted" unless...
AICHLAN continues play with his wounds, even pulling out a
splinter or two. GARRICK is annoyed.
Would you stop that!
Hey! They’re my wounds I’ll poke 'em if I want to!
(GARRICK glares at him, so he stops) sorry, please
As I was saying, you can inhabit this body as long as the
trauma is not to severe, i.e. head trauma, broken neck,
severed spinal cord, dismemberment, disembowelment....
Alright I get it. So when am I given my life back? I
don't want to walk around as a corpse from here to
You've got a lot of nerve asking that…
I'm not doing this for the hell of it! When I'm through I
expect life again!
(Furious)Thus far you've proved yourself unworthy of even
this existence! You've had your chance and failed. You
ought to be fortunate your sinnin ass ain't burnin in the
pit! Now get up.
(mumbles) hard ass...
What was that boy? (AICHLAN doesn't respond) That’s what
I thought. Now take your ungrateful ass into the forest.
Osric heads for the capitol, Alfheim. It is there in a
temple that you will have your last chance to stop Osric
before it’s probably too late. (Looks at ETH) And take him
(Looks at ETH) But he's dead.
(Groans) I ain't dead yet human. (Stands) An who the hell
are you talkin to?
(Looks to see GARRICK gone) Ghosts... (Picks up his
sword) Osric Fled to the forest, we should pursue him.
I've never agreed more, but we must wait for the others
What others? Everyone’s dead in case you haven’t noticed.
It's a new millennium (Looks at AICHLAN) not by your
calendar, but ours.
And your point being?
Every thousand years a phoenix dies, and is reborn
through an egg it laid when it was born. The cycle has
been going on since the creation of this world. During the
dying process, feathers are shed, and when the phoenix is
reborn those feathers turn into those slain in combat over
the past thousand years.
It is usually met with festivities, but I doubt they
would oppose a battle.
What of sickness and old age? How many people will
return? (Shocked) Have you, died and been resurrected by
this, magic chicken?
It's a bloody phoenix! And I’ve been reborn three times
already. As for sickness, it doesn't exist in our race,
and those who die of old age join the elements in the
(Comes to a startling realization) Hey! The egg in that
room! That’s what he was after!
ETH Stands with a look of fear evident on his face for the
Io... (Runs off towards the volcano)
AICHLAN follows eth up into the volcano.
INT. /EXT. THE LARGE TEMPLE-- NIGHT
ETH charges up a flight of stairs and kicks in the double
doors to the temple. ETH collapses to his knees, trembling.
AICHLAN runs up behind him, the alters’ fire is now
smoldering embers and the egg is gone.
Who the hell is Io?!
(A giant bird shrieks in the distance) My wife...
You have a wife?!
The bird shrieks again, closer this time. Off in the
distance a large flaming bird the size of a Boeing 747
draws near, approaching rapidly.
The bird shrieks again, it echoes the room, reverberating
and shaking the temple.
The bird appears before them, swooping up at the last
second, leaving a gust of embers in the room.
AICHLAN runs out onto the balcony, and looks up to see the
bird circling the volcano.
(Fed up) Aw what the fuck....
ETH starts speaking in his native tongue.
(Looks at him) Speak English! (Looks at the bird) What
the hell is it doing?
The bird explodes in a fiery supernova. An AICHLAN step
back in shock and raises his arms in defense.
(Shocked) JESUS CHRIST!
ETH walks out to the balcony and looks up, still speaking
in his native tongue.
Feathers rain down from the sky, as they hit the ground
they burst into flames.
ETH reaches up and plucks a feather from the air.
What the hell are you saying?
With this, I can be resurrected if I were to die. (Smiles
faintly) damn lot o' good that does me....this was my
third time seeing the guardian phoenix, and it appears it
will be my last.
He has taken someone important to me as well. He won't
get away. (Thinks for a moment) If we get that egg back
here, will it hatch and bring back the fallen?
We will get that egg and bring it back here.
The forest is vast. We had better hurry. (Starts walking
away) And you'd better not slow me down!
AICHLAN stretches and watches ETH leave.
What a fine mess this has turned into.
AICHLAN grabs a bottle of liquor off of a table and follows
EXT. A THICK FOREST-- DAY
OSRIC is in the forest, he's digging into his chest with a
knife, trying to remove the bullet. He manages to dig it
out with a considerable amount of pain; he holds the bloody
bullet up to the light then tosses it into the underbrush.
He gets up and stumbles over to the golden egg, leaning on
it to catch his breath. To his surprise his wound closes
up, and he feels like new.
And thus I shed my mortality.
OSRIC smiles sinisterly, behind him a soldier calls weakly
for help in Russian. OSRIC turns and sees a soldier clawing
towards him, arm outstretched.
The soldier is bloody and missing his lower half. OSRIC
flings his knife, impaling the man in the eye. [Camera
slowly pulls out to a wider shot] OSRIC’S demon army is
feasting on the remains of the Russian soldiers as well as
a barbarian tribe that has set up camp in the area.
OSRIC walks over to RENATA, who is tied up next to the egg.
OSRIC bends down and removes her gag.
Feeling better are we?
What the hell do you want?!
(Smacks her) Are you ready to talk? Or do you need more
interrogations? (the demon ALASTOR the executioner steps
up behind him)
I can tell you nothing if you insist on torturing me
without telling me what you want to know!
(Stands) I want to know why you thought it wise to fuck
with me. (Stomps her head, knocking her unconscious.)
EXT. THE SAME FOREST, DIFFERENT AREA—MID DAY
AICHLAN and ETH are walking through the forest on an animal
trail. The forest is thick, and several stray sunbeams
manage to penetrate the thick canopy.
ETH stops and Aichlan bumps into him.
What is it?
...Just a sound (draws a large knife and throws it at a
tree, as it hits a WOMAN who makes a squeaking noise.) And
that wasn't it.
ETH walks over to the tree and pulls his knife out.
(Speaks softly in his language) Why are you in the lighted
area of the forest.(no response) Well? (impatient) Answer
Don't frighten her more than you already have.
A young woman with light brown hair steps from behind the
tree. She is 19 and very attractive. She wears a mini-
dress made of a green leather type material. She wears elf
shoes and thigh length stockings with lacey tops. She has
a belt with a large ornate dagger on one side and a quiver
on the other. Her clothing has a very organic look to it.
ETH removes her sword from its shield, she protests in the
What’s this here? (Examines the blade with approval) A
silver blade, (turns her and looks at the shield strapped
to her back) and shield with a royal crest upon it. Now
whose corpse did you take these from? (Reads the writing
on the blade) who is this Titania?
It belonged to my sister, now give it back!
ETH continues to look at the sword, even swings it around a
bit. The WOMAN draws a bow and notches an arrow. ETH points
his finger at her like it were a gun, fire burns in a ball
at the tip.
She's just a kid mate. Stop being a bully and give her
back her blade.
(Holds the blade up to the light, watching the reflected
light) what happened to Titania?
Give it back.
ETH grins and tosses the sword at her feet.
She quickly turns her bow on AICHLAN and fires, he dodges
and she nocks another arrow.
What the fuck is your problem?!
He's one of the demons haunting this wood. You must kill
(To ETH) What the hell is she saying?!
(In English) she thinks you’re a demon of Osric’s army.
(Looks at AICHLAN’S tattered, bloody uniform, numerous
wounds and black eyes) Can't say I blame her. Looks like
you've been through hell and back.
The WOMAN fires, AICHLAN knocks it away then rushes her,
putting his sword to her throat.
Who’s scarin whom?
(Puts his sword away) We are just passing through, in
pursuit of a sorcerer. I assume you've seen him.
(In English, still quite shaken) vile creatures have been
appearing frequently in this wood of late. A necromancer
has been laying siege to villages and adding the dead to
The WOMAN glares at AICHLAN, her expressions shows
distrust and contempt for him.
We should exercise this demon at once.
He is no demon. (in the language)he’s,(pauses, almost
ashamed)a friend. So I would rather you not try an kill
(in the language)…I have no choice to trust your
judgment.(looks at AICHLAN) But we should remain wary,
I’ve seen what what these demons are capable of.
So has he.
Where was he last?
We’ll talk later. (Looks at the WOMAN, she is sweating
and looks ill) For now we make camp till nightfall.
Till nightfall? Are you daft man? It is extremely
difficult to attempt to navigate this forest at night! We
could be ambushed at any time!
Then we will be fools for a night.
We have to keep moving! he is sacking villages as we
speak! I should not have allowed you to find me.
You should not have come out in the daylight. This
conversation is over.
She is reluctant, but realizes the logic of ETH’S words.
With a defeated look she curls up under the root of a tree,
upon a bed of leaves.
Eth lies down in front of the root.
You should rest as well, it may help with those wounds.
Thanks for your concern but…
I was jus fuckin with ya mate, ain’t nothing goin to heal
a corpse. Lay down and shut the fuck up, we got a long
ways ahead of us.
Aichlan angrily clears some brush with his feet, and then
lays down staring at the patches of sky, before finally
Int./EXT. RENATA’S VILLA-- NIGHT
AICHLAN is on RENATA’S balcony, overlooking the sea. The
moon hangs in the starless sky, dominating the night.
Below the port city sleeps; only the lights of a few
taverns remain lit.
RENATA lay on the bed, wrapped in a thin sheet. AICHLAN
stares into the night, the warships in the harbor are gone,
only two remain protecting the city.
RENATA walks up behind him, draped in the sheet. She wraps
her arms around him and rests her head on his back.
You don't have to leave for battle till morning darling.
Come to bed.
It’s a beautiful night. Though it pales in comparison to
(Laughs) I did not think you the type to use such
clichés! But I appreciate your intentions.
We will see each other again.
(Saddened, she speaks almost prophetically) There events
that are out of mans control. The invisible hand of fate
strings us along, either to death, glory or a seemingly
To serve in heaven.
(Serious) I don't want to have this talk Aichlan.
I'll not stand idly by whilst some sadistic god robs me
off all I love! No unseen force shall dictate my existence,
nor yours! We are not puppets Renata. You will return here,
as will I. No force mortal or otherwise shall tear you from
my arms. This I promise to you.
Perhaps. But I suggest you not make promises you cannot
keep. But I do hope you are correct, and I have a
feeling... (Smiles) Aichlan I....
EXT. IN THE FOREST-- NIGHT
RENATA’S voice trails off, all goes black. AICHLAN’S name
is called again, faint but it grows louder, and it is ETH’S
ETH smacks AICHLAN face a couple of times trying to wake
Wake up Damn it!
AICHLAN sits up, blinking, trying to adjust to the dark.
Moonbeams filter through the canopy, AICHLAN sees the WOMAN
is already up and about; her skin is pale white, glowing
slightly. AICHLAN stands and straps his sword to his waist.
What was the point of this again?
This is Rowena.
(Still frightened by AICHLAN) Hello.
She's a wood elf. They live in the deepest darkest parts
of the forest. Their skin is extremely sensitive to
sunlight, it weakens them.
(Surprised by his sensitivity, teasingly) How gentlemanly
Eth. I knew you had it in you.
Most of the beasts and demons here are nocturnal.
ETH snaps his fingers and a flame appears over his finger
tips like a torch. He starts to walk away into the dark
It should be most entertaining.
A strange roar and growls off in the distance echo the
forest. AICHLAN curses under his breath and follows ETH and
ROWENA into the forest.
[Camera zooms out over the canopy] In a tree in the fore
screen a cross between a gargoyle and an umbrella bird
shrieks and flies off. Off in the distance skyscraper sized
tree looms over the forest.
EXT. A DENSE PART OF THE FOREST-- NIGHT
The group of three is walking through the forest, ROWENA
stays close to ETH eying AICHLAN cautiously.
(in native tongue)who, what is he?
(pushes ROWENA into AICHLAN)ask ‘em yerself
AICHLAN catches ROWENA; she immediately breaks free and
stands on her own.
My name is Aichlan. (She is caught off guard, nods and
looks away.) I can assure you I am not with Osric’s men. I
seek to make him pay in blood for all he's done.
Get in line.
(Ignoring ETH’S comment) Have you lost anyone due to his
(tries to find a word to describe OSRIC’S actions)
My sister, Titania. He then went on to feed my family to
his demons and burn my village to the ground. (Looks up at
AICHLAN) Are you a zombie?
(Looks dead ahead) No. I am a vengeful spirit who’s
possessed the corpse of some poor knight.
Finally, the truth.
Tell me, was this village Alfheim?
(still startled by what he said) No, Mossroot was the
name of my village. Alfheim is...
It’s in the centre of the forest, built in a giant tree.
It is where all souls of the dead gather, and where they
return to the elements.
How big is this forest?
It is a little over half of Eastern Europe and what you
The underbrush rustles behind them, ETH and AICHLAN sharply
Shit!(draws his sword)
(proudly) yes, it’s the largest on the continent.
(snaps and the fire goes out, he draws his sword.)Shh!
(more movement) Five, maybe six....
How can you be sure?
Hard to miss the beady red eyes.
I can't see two inches past my nose! How do you expect me
to see them, let alone fight!
(Points, and sets a tree on fire with a flash of light)
Good enough for you?
(horrified) Have you lost your fucking mind!! Put it out!
Put it out!
A demon with the body of a cheetah, lions mane and wolfs
face bursts out of the underbrush and tackles AICHLAN.
AICHLAN blocks the slathering jaws with his sword, and then
cuts into its mouth, cutting off the top of its head; he
then kicks the carcass off of him.
An imp rides in on one of the cheetahs, and it attacks ETH,
he cleaves it with it with his sword, the imp jumps off and
onto ETH’S head, and then crawls onto his back. Eth grabs
it and flings it into the burning tree; it screams and is
burned to a crisp.
A cheetah barrels down on ROWENA, she launches several
arrows at it in rapid succession in the face, it falls over
and skids to a stop at her feet. She draws her sword and
stabs the still twitching beast in the spine.
A centaur cuts down several trees with its giant axe to
make a small clearing. It has the lower body of a
Clydesdale and the upper body of a muscular mountain
Stop killing my forest!!
ETH pick up a cheetah by the neck, and stabs its underside,
he then flings the carcass into the centaur.
The centaur knocks the corpse away, as AICHLAN runs up and
swings at it. The centaur blocks, and AICHLAN’S sword locks
into the top of the axe.
The centaur twists its axe, and knocks AICHLAN to the
ground. AICHLAN rolls under it as it slams its axe into the
dirt. The centaur tries to stomp AICHLAN, AICHLAN crawls
from under it and hops on its back. AICHLAN cuts off its
arms, pulls back on its hair and kicks its sides like a
The centaur takes off, and AICHLAN chases after it on the
galloping centaur. Swings at the remaining cheetah, killing
it, then cuts the centaur’s throat and jumps off as it
crashes into a tree.
A demon bird cries out and takes off, ROWENA hits it with
an arrow, but it still flies away.
Damnit! He's got this place covered!
(Panicked) Eth! (Dancing around like an excited child
that has to pee) Put out that damned fire before you burn
down the whole forest!
(Pretends to ignore her) We should hurry on ahead.
ETH swings his sword, sending a gust that puts out the
fire, and then sheathes it. As he walks past ROWENA, he
grin at her.
And how are we supposed to see where it is we are going?
Do you propose we wander around aimlessly and hope to get
lucky, or get ambushed again?
(Stops, impatient) they found us because of the light. At
least this way we can proceed with at least some amount of
stealth. Now hurry the fuck up or I’ll leave without you!
The bird caws again, there is the sound of snarling and
falling trees. AICHLAN and ROWENA Follow ETH as they run
through forest, jumping over logs and pushing away ferns.
EXT. THE THICK OLD GROWTH FOREST-- NIGHT
The cheetahs are close behind them, though not seen they
They run past a stream, the terrain becomes rockier and
less congested with trees, but an increase in other plants.
Arrows are launched at them by snipers in the foliage.
AICHLAN slips on the mossy wet stones and slides down an
You clumsy bastard!
ETH jumps down the embankment after AICHLAN, ROWENA follows
him. ETH picks up AICHLAN and stands him on his feet, then
pushes him forward, urging him to run, he does the same to
ROWENA, the takes off after them.
The cheetahs are directly behind them and gaining.
Hurry the fuck up!
ETH pulls out his sword and swings at one that pulls up
beside him while still running. The cheetah veers away,
then veers back and snaps at him.
ETH kicks the cheetah in the mouth mid stride, hovers in
the air a moment with his momentum carrying him forward and
he resumes running after stumbling for a bit.
They run on the dirt, and it soon gives way to a stream.
They splash through it closely pursued by the cheetahs.
Ahead of them a light glows faintly, they charge towards it
and stumble into a clearing.
EXT. A GROVE SURROUNDED BY TREES, BATHED IN AN OTHERWORLDLY
They slow to a stop and look around at the ruins of an
impromptu village and stone ruins of an ancient elf temple.
What the hell?
Bodies are strewn across the ground, everything is covered
in blood and a white light radiates from an unknown source.
What the hell is this place?
Where’s that bloody light comin from?
A giant demon in an executioners mask and apron approaches
a man cowering away from him. The executioner lifts his axe
overhead, and the man screams. ROWENA shoots an arrow, but
it is deflected by a gust of wind.
What the hell?
(Speaks in an otherworldly voice, angelic even) The
spirits of this forest gather here, it is a realm of
The group looks around, drawing their weapons searching for
the source of the mysterious voice. The executioner cleaves
the man in two, his screams and the sound of impaled flesh
You children amuse me. How you prepare yourself for a
fight without even knowing what it is you’re fighting.
If you are friend you have nothing to fear, if you are
foe then there is nowhere for you to hide. We will find
An salt the earth with your ashes Now get out here!
A beautiful WOMAN dressed in a dress made of leaves and
moss, with long blonde hair flies gracefully into the
clearing, her translucent wings shine with all the colors
of the rainbow in the light.
A Faerie? I thought they were, tiny.
Some fool mortal would think such. Shows how ignorant you
newcomers to this world are. Yet in your arrogance you
attempt to conquer it. (Looks to ROWENA and ETH) I would
expect more from mother earth’s children, but you are
sinking to the level of the humans.
Well I take it you’re a foe then....
Lord Osric is different though, though he consorts with
foul beasts, he has respect for the planet and this
What, the magician? (Laughs) What are you, high? Osric
doesn't give a damn about anyone but himself.
That is where you are wrong. I came across him taking
care of the barbarians that had taken refuge in this wood.
They had been nothing but a nuisance; they defiled this
once holy site, and cut down the trees just to burn them!
ROWENA gives eth a dirty look, he "humphs" and spits,
obviously not giving a damn.
He spied me and offered me an irrefutable deal. He
offered to return this forest to its natural state and get
rid of the human infestation, allowing me to spread this
wood across the continent.
An your dumbass believed him?
(Forceful, borderline demonic) Silence you foul imp! I've
seen the destruction you've done; setting the trees alight
and having them burn, yet not killing them. That amounts
Who gives a fuck? Just a bunch of friggin trees lady. An
I don't need some faerie wench preachin to me about the
The executioner turns and faces the group, then slowly
lumbers over to stand next to the WOMAN. The group takes a
defensive posture; the WOMAN finds this amusing and laughs
Give up. There is no way for you to prevail against this
abomination. It will kill you effortlessly. Serves you lot
right for interfering with lord Osric’s plans of utopian
world.(glares at AICHLAN) you humans and your manmade
structures, destroying nature and replacing its beauty
with cold spires producing smoke paved roads and…
(Calm, serious) I have heard enough. We have no reason to
fight you, for you are obviously just a fool whose been
led astray by a madman. Now stand down and let us pass.
Hmph! You certainly are an arrogant species. Alastor!
Wipe him from existence.
(Charges the WOMAN) to hell with this!
ETH jumps and prepares to strike, the WOMAN sends an
intense gust of air, and it blasts ETH into a stone wall
and holds him there.
ETH struggles, curses and spits but can’t break free.
ALASTOR lumbers over, and with an absurd speed he lunges at
ROWENA and knocks her to the ground. She bounces in the air
a few feet and ALASOR grabs her and flings her into a pile
With the same uncanny speed he covers 20 feet in 2 seconds,
and attacks AICHLAN.
AICHLAN manages to block, but is knocked to one knee by the
impact. Unable to push him off, AICHLAN slips to the side
and ALASTOR’S momentum carries him forward, stumbling.
AICHLAN uses his own momentum to spin kick ALASTOR in the
back, but to no effect.
ALASTOR turns quickly and impales his axe in AICHLAN’S
chest, then lifts him and slams him to the ground.
AICHLAN lays on the ground, gasping and bleeding more than
usual, his eyes wide open.
ROWENA shoots three more arrows, but they too are blown
AICHLAN slowly stands, clutching the bleeding gash in his
Shoot that fairy bitch!
ROWENA shoots arrow in rapid succession, emptying her
The WOMAN blows away each and every arrow.
ROWENA draws her sword and runs towards the WOMAN. The
WOMAN sends a powerful gust of swirling air at ROWENA, the
high speed wind cuts into her skin and clothing, and then
she is blasted backwards.
AICHLAN manages to get in a fighting stance as ALASTOR
In the blink of an eye ALASTOR is standing behind AICHLAN,
and swings his axe.
The stunned AICHLAN manages to duck at the last moment.
AICHLAN then turns around and slices at ALASTOR’S knees.
AICHLAN then slides to the side as ALASTOR brings his axe
ALASTOR lifts his axe from out of the ground, and then
swings at AICHLAN again. AICHLAN struggles to dodge axe
blows while simultaneously taking pot shots at ALASTOR
whenever the opportunity arises.
ROWENA runs along the tops of the ruined stone walls,
chasing the WOMAN.
You are a disappointment to our mother forest child.
You are the one consorting with demons!
The WOMAN sends an arc of wind at ROWENA, she somersaults
onto a pillar, jumps onto another pillar as that one is
destroyed the jumps out and grabs the WOMAN.
ROWENA rips off one of her wings, the kicks off of her,
knocking the WOMAN out of the sky.
Now I shall return you to the forest!
The WOMAN stands as ROWENA is barreling down on her. The
WOMAN conjures a scepter out of sparkling dust, blocking
ROWENA wields her sword gracefully, each slash is connected
like an intricate dance, yet she follows through with each
swing allowing for maximum power.
The WOMAN manages to block each crushing blow, shuddering
at each impact.
ALASTOR picks up AICHLAN by his wrist, making him drop his
(Speaks in English with a booming demonic voice, exhaling
smoke as he speaks)this is the one who bested Abigor? A
pity that I wasn’t able to torture you as long as I had
AICHLAN kicks ALASTOR in the jaw, flipping free of his
AICHLAN picks up his sword and stabs ALASTOR in the neck,
pulls his sword out and plunges it into ALASTOR’S chest,
and then spins, ripping it out the side.
ROWENA sees ALASTOR preparing an attack from behind.
She knocks the woman back, runs over to ALASTOR and severs
one of his arms at the elbow.
AICHLAN sees the WOMAN charging towards ROWENA, he runs
over and drop kicks her in the mouth.
Thanks for the support.
AICHLAN cuts through the scepter and the woman in a single
The wind vortex subsides and ETH drops from the wall.
You son of whore!!
ETH rushes ALASTOR without a moment’s hesitation and
tackles him, knocking the behemoth over. ETH rolls ALASTOR
onto his back and starts pummeling him with flaming fists.
You goddamned cock suckin, fucking fairy whore pinnin me to
a bloody muther fuckin wall shit eatin…
ALASTOR grabs ETH by the back of the neck and holds him at
arm’s length, ETH continues to kick and punch at the air.
ALASTOR flings ETH, but he holds on, and bites into ALASTOR
ROWENA runs up his back and plants her sword in ALASTOR’S
ALASTOR roars and reaches for her, but she back flips off
him. AICHLAN runs up and stabs ALASTOR in the kneecap.
ALASTOR lowers his arm, allowing ETH to stand on the
ground, he the then flips ALASTOR over his head.
ALASTOR lands with a thud. Both AICHLAN and ROWENA retrieve
their blades from the carcass.
You alright Rowena?
Aichlan clutches his wound, his broken ribs are seen, but
it has stopped bleeding. ROWENA rushes over and examines
(Afraid of him, yet concerned)You should be more worried
about yourself. This is really deep, (to ETH) go get me
some healing herbs and cloth.
What the hell am I your nurse?
Just do it Eth!
ETH walks over to the ruins and searches for the items.
Whatever you’re planning, I appreciate it but it won’t do
I think I know what you are now.
(Amused) really now?
I’ve heard of people being witched back to life against
their wills, I think that’s the case with you.
(A bit melancholy) you’re not too terribly far off. What
happened with you being afraid of me?
You’re a good person, not evil like I had originally
assumed. You, you seem sad. Like there’s a great turmoil
within. Your worried about someone aren’t you?
(Drops the materials in front of them) There. I’m going
to go check out the area.
Your too god for that to be a guess.
Call it intuition. No hold still…
ROWENA chews the herbs into a paste and puts it on
(Stopping her) whoa, whoa! What’s all this now?
Oh calm down! You’ve kissed before haven’t you?
That is not kissing! You might as well just spit on me!
Aichlan, trust me. (Looks at him and smiles) Alright?
AICHLAN stops resisting and allows ROWENA to continue to
treat and cover his numerous wounds.
You’re really messed up right now in my professional
Well I appreciate your diagnosis doctor Rowena, but I
think I’ll seek a second opinion.
(Giggles) so what is it you’re fighting for? How did you
get dragged so far into this conflict?
Why don’t you go first? I don’t think you’re a soldier,
but your skills with a bow and sword are quite impressive.
Thanks, my sister taught me.
She was the soldier.
So you fight for vengeance?
(Becomes serious, reflecting within) When my village was
destroyed, I had nothing left. When you found me I had
been running aimlessly for days it seems. My whole life
was gone in an instant. (Laughs to herself) I don’t have
some valiant reason, nor do I seek glory. I fight because
I have nothing else to live for. If Osric were standing
before me now, I don’t know what I would feel. Empty
perhaps. As for hate and rage, I, I just don’t know.
(Smiles sheepishly) you think I’m just a silly little girl
(sincere) no, I don’t. I think you’re more of an adult
than I am. For I fight for all the shallow causes,
vengeance, glory, valor. I fight for king and country. Of
which none matters to me. Except for Renata.
(dismayed) Renata? Is that you’re…
You needn’t concern yourself with it. She’s just a ghost
as I am.
Oy! Get your arses o’er here!
AICHLAN and ROWENA get up and run over to eth.
What is it?
It’s a way outta here.
Ok and where does it go?
We passed a stream coming in right?
Then this must lead to petal falls, a city outside the
Are you certain?
I grew up in this forest; everyone knows how to get
everywhere. (Runs ahead) are you coming?
ETH follows her followed by AICHLAN.
EXT.A DENSER, DARKER PART OF THE FOREST-- DAY
AICHLAN is stumbling through the dark, trying to keep up
with the others.
Damn dark forest, Can’t see anything.
This forest is alive with spirits. It is alight with pale
blue souls of the departed. It can’t be seen by humans, at
least not the living ones.
Why is it that you come and go as you bloody well please?
And what’s this bullocks about glowing lights? I can’t see
Focus your eyes. (Waits a moment) not on her bum, on the
Blue lights pop up and float dimly, and lazily. They emit
enough to make out outlines of the forest and his
Aye, she’s got a nice bum on her.
You old pervert. (Nudges him in the ribs, and grins.
Rowena looks over her shoulder and Garrick’s gone) uh,
hey. What’s up?
(Knows what he was looking at) why are you so far behind?
Uh, taking in the sights.
(Smiles) well try and keep up. (Keeps walking forward,
but with more sway in her hips)
(Shoves GARRICK) why are you here anyway? You must have
I know little more than you do.
I’m not buying it. You always seem to show up whenever
something big is about to happen. You come and tell me
what to do and where to go. Then you start bitching
whenever anything goes wrong.
Maybe I wouldn’t have to be cross with you if you didn’t
screw around so much.
You still treat me like a child.
To me, you still are.
Is that all you came for?
Do you remember when I found you?
(Surprised) Not really. Why do you ask?
Your village had been sacked by Viking invaders, and my
company arrived too late. To be honest I was just going to
leave you to die. The world had enough orphans, why should
another have to suffer the same fate. But I didn’t, I took
you home with me and presented you to Cecilia. She fell in
love with you at first glance.
Why are you telling me this?
You became my squire when you came of age, you were so
ambitious. You were very competitive as well. Of course
Cecilia opposed to having another soldier in the family…
…she always used to fuss over every cut and bruise. She
nearly got in a fight with a Lord because she thought he
was treating me unfairly.
She cared a lot for you. She always said If anything ever
happened to you, she would have never have forgiven me.
I’ve failed you Aichlan.
You haven’t failed me Garrick.
I have always been proud of you, and always will be. That
much shall never change. The rest of this journey is up to
you, I know with all confidence you will make the right
decision, the one that comes straight from your heart.
(Disappears into several orbs that float away)
ETH has dropped back behind AICHLAN.
Something like that. (Realizes eth saw GARRICK) wait a
second! You saw him?
Something about this forest, it heightens the senses. You
can see the orbs now can’t you?
We approach the village. Pick up the pace.
EXT. IN A CLEARING SUROUNDED BY FOLIAGE AND COVERED IN A
THICK CANOPY-- AFTERNOON
The group steps into a clearing. There is the sound of
rushing water, like a waterfall. In the center of the
clearing is a pond.
Homes are built into the surrounding tree roots and mounds.
Yellow orbs of light float lazily, and though it is dark,
it is light enough to see.
This is petal falls, but… (Looks around) we can follow
the river to the town center. (Concerned) where is
What do you mean?
Petal falls is a large city, yet there isn’t any activity
It’s to be expected, it’s the middle of the night, and
those demons are around here.
It’s the middle of the day! (Frantic, she runs around,
pounding on doors, searching for signs of life.)
Really? How can you tell?
The orbs, yellow is day, green is night. The intensity of
the color represents the time of day or night. As fer an
evacuation, a detachment of soldiers would have been left
They wouldn’t know of Osric’s advance, he caught my
village off guard; no one other than me could have relayed
ETH kneels and examines the pond, he dips his fingers in
the dark pool of water, but when he pulls them out they are
covered in blood.
(Stands) The bastards already here.
I’d guess the town center.
That’s just up the river.
ETH gets up and runs along the river banks, AICHLAN and
EXT. A MORE “URBAN” AREA—BRIGHTER THAN PREVIOUS ZONE
OSRIC is walking through the town center of petal falls,
all the citizenry are stone statues frozen in moments of
terror and pain.
(Speaking to the bound and gagged RENATA) Lovely aren’t
they? I must use these in my garden. It would be a true
work of art, for no sculptor alive can capture the essence
of pain and suffering as I have. Don’t you agree? (No
response) what the hell do you know anyway?
Uses magic to remove the gag, RENATA coughs and spits out
such a nice look for you I’d say. The look of despair, the
look of a broken soul, eyes once shinning jewels now devoid
of life. (Smiles) I hope to see this look more on you, no,
that’s not grand enough. (Thinks) it would be more fitting
of my legacy to have that very look of defeat and
hopelessness on all people. They shall pray to their
impotent god for death as you yourself are. And as usual he
shall turn a deaf ear to their tortured pleas. Even I would
grant death to those who begged for it. (As an
afterthought) long enough that is.
What do you hope to accomplish by consorting with demons?
You can’t possibly imagine what you’ve brought upon
He has roamed this earth many times before, each time his
presence was expertly covered up by the church. Not
because he was evil, that was an afterthought. No, they
covered it up because his knowledge could jeopardize their
grip on humanity. He has knowledge, and it is that
knowledge that I am after. I know full well his power
cannot be controlled, and I have no desire to do so. My
power surpasses his one hundred fold; this planet can be
mine in an instant.
Then what are you going to do?
I shall consume his soul, absorbing his knowledge with my
own, it is then that I shall make my stand against heavens
tyranny. I shall rewrite history and…
From out of nowhere ETH runs up from behind and slams
OSRIC’S head into a stone statue.
There is a sickening crack as skull and stone are
destroyed. ETH starts stomping on OSRIC’S ribs and
A large troll runs over and grabs ETH, squeezes him, then
slams him to the ground.
Five arrows strike the troll in the back of the neck; it
roars and reaches back trying to remove them.
AICHLAN charges and hacks off the trolls leg from the back
of the knee. It falls to its side, and he decapitates it,
hacking through the massive neck muscles and vertebrae.
AICHLAN wipes the blood from his face, then turns to cut
down an approaching zombie soldier.
AICHLAN then double spin kicks another soldier in the
mouth, causing its head to explode.
OSRIC stands, as his broken body starts to heal, he summons
steel pikes that shoot out of the ground. The pikes are
covered in bits of flesh and stained with blood; AICHLAN,
ETH and ROWENA dodge the pikes, while also trying to get
close to OSRIC.
AICHLAN is struck by a black feather; the sharpened quill
is impaled in his shoulder. AICHLAN looks up to see a
What trickery is this wizard? Still lack the strength to
properly engage your opponent.
Whatever gets the job done.
A large, red, glowing pentagram appears over AICHLAN’S
torso. A flock of ravenous crows swoop down and attack
AICHLAN. He swings at them and tries to escape, but the
pentagram serves as a target.
ROWENA picks off the birds with her bow, while perched in a
AICHLAN swings at OSRIC, but OSRIC steps to the side.
AICHLAN swings again, and OSRIC again dodges. AICHLAN
continues to swing at OSRIC, while ROWENA picks off the
AICHLAN swings his sword powerfully, but OSRIC catches it
in his bare hand, and the flings AICHLAN into a statue.
ETH runs up and hooks OSRIC in the jaw with a flaming fist,
sending him flying. ETH jumps on top of OSRIC and starts
brutally pummeling him with flaming fists. OSRIC kicks ETH
off and rises, he holds out his hand and RENATA is pulled
into his grasp.
AICHLAN looks up and rushes over to RENATA after killing a
(Yelling, spitting blood as he speaks) Stop or the bitch
AICHLAN stops in his tracks, ETH continues to advance
You advance any further and I’ll tear her apart atom by
atom. It’s never been done before but I’m certain it’s
very painful. If it were to fail it could be even more
(Heat shimmers around him, each step leaves scorched
earth.) Pray she forgives me.
(Steps between ETH and OSRIC.) I can’t let you.
Heed me Aichlan; you shall not stop me from avenging my
clan! I will cut through all three of you if necessary.
Now step aside.
Yes, you must be the one who tainted this flower. (Licks
the side of her face and gropes her) She’s getting wet sir
knight. (Laughs at RENATA’S anguish, and AICHLAN’S rage)
your all so predictable! Do you not get weary of your
pathetic lives? You just live life following the motions.
You sicken me.
I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS! PREPARE YOURSELF FOR DEATH
(calmly, ignoring ETH as a threat) Either you tell your
pet to stand down, or I shall. This ignorant beast is
starting to try my patience.
(Squeals in agony and disgust) Aichlan!!
I’m no one’s pet, and I’ll not be letting you go free
because of some woman!
ROWENA sneaks through the foliage, flanking Osric. AICHLAN
notices her, camouflaged in the ferns.
Eth, just give me a moment.
A moment? I’ll not be givin you anything, now get outta
ROWENA nocks an arrow, aims it at OSRIC’S head, and fires.
OSRIC catches the arrow and looks over to the foliage.
I was hoping you’d have more sense girl.
OSRIC launches the arrow back and it strikes ROWENA,
causing her to fall from the tree.
AICHLAN rushes OSRIC and snatches RENATA. AICHLAN dives
with RENATA and the two are tackled by a cheetah monster,
and they are separated.
AICHLAN stabs the cheetah and pushes it off. He stands and
looks franticly for RENATA.
RENATA ducks a swing from a centaur and runs toward
AICHLAN kills a skeletal warrior and looks for RENATA; he
spots her and runs toward her.
RENATA is running towards AICHLAN, when centaur runs past,
it cuts her in half across the middle and keeps on running
AICHLAN stands still stunned, unable to move, he collapses
to his knees.
A cheetah tackles AICHLAN, knocking him into the river. The
fast currents carry them out of the town center, back to
AICHLAN stabs the cat in the neck and lets it float away,
as he too lets the current carry him over a tall waterfall,
plummeting into the deep raging water.
EXT. UNDER CLEAR BLUE WATER, LIGHT FILTERS THROUGH THE
AICHLAN is sinking beneath the water, he sinks without any
struggle, he is in a daze and everything is dreamlike and
(Echoes, it is compromised of many synchronized voices,
male and female.) Why are you not trying to save your
life? Does self preservation have no meaning to you?
Not really, no.
Does the sorrow of your lost lover consume you so?
She’s dead. Hell, I’m dead, just an animated corpse. We
shall meet soon enough.
How tragic that you are so weak.
Who are you?
I am everyone, yet no one.
Then why the hell am I talking to you? Or am I talking to
That fact is debatable. We have stood guard against those
who seek to engulf this world in darkness. We are the one
Renata and the many guardians.
If I were talking to myself I doubt I’d be so confusing.
You’re not talking, you’re drowning.
(Feeling uncomfortable) ghosts don’t swim. I’m dead,
Renata’s dead. Just let me have my peace.
She, like you, are of the undying.
She will be reborn until the end of time. The spirit of
her protector will also live on. It is your fate.
I don’t believe in fate or pre destiny. There is no
guiding light, no heaven; Just a life of hell. Now shut up
and let me drown.
(More urgent) swim!
(Very uncomfortable) stop saying that!
Swim! Breathe! Rebirth! (Chants continually)
AICHLAN starts to choke and sputter, a white light shines
down through the water, and a hand reaches out to him from
the center of the light.
AICHLAN swims towards the hand; his “soul” separates from
his body and swims up, while his corpse sinks to the
Events of his life pass before his eyes, from when he was
found by Garrick to his death, the images swirl around the
A much younger GARRICK rides through the torched remains
of a village. He dismounts and discovers a frightened
AICHLAN at 5 years hiding under the debris.
GARRICK enters a classical era drawing room, it is
drenched in sunlight. He shows the now clean AICHLAN to a
beautiful noble woman. She is estatic.
AICHLAN is now 10, he is practicing swordsmanship with
GARRICK. AICHLAN is knocked down, GARRICK scolds him, but
helps AICHLAN up with a compassionate look.
The noble woman is tending the scraps of an embarrassed
AICHLAN; while the woman chews GARRICK. He can do nothing
but hang his head in shame.
AICHLAN is now in his teens, standing at attention with
other soldiers. The drill seargent paces before them
yelling so hard the veins on his face are protruding.
AICHLAN on a battle field, he kills an enemy soldier, and
turns to see GARRICK thrown off his horse and engage a
large mace wielding knight. The knight smashes through
GARRICKS spear, and then clubs GARRICK in the head with
his mace. The force knocks off his helmet and killing him.
Enraged and distraught, a teary eyed AICHLAN charges over
shouting GARRICK’S name. With a reckless fury, AICHLAN
cuts down the knight and hacks at his corpse in blind
AICHLAN is holding a dead GARRICK in his arms, tears
streaming down his face
AICHLAN is kneeling before a king, being knighted. When he
stands the noble woman is seen giving a standing ovation,
to the surprise of the other nobles.
AICHLAN drops a flower on a grave marked Cecilia, the
headstone is massive with an angelic statue adorning it.
AICHLAN holds up his right hand reciting an oath before
RENATA, a pope and a king.
AICHLAN kisses RENATA passionately
AICHLAN is killed in the French fortress.
AICHLAN confronts OSRIC at the volcano
RENATA is killed.
Aichlan reaches for the hand, but no matter how hard he
swims, he comes up short.
Hey! Just shut the hell up already!
Aichlan chokes and inhales water, gasping and sputtering he
grabs the hand, and all goes white.
INT. THE MASTER CHAMBERS OF A FRENCH LORD-- NIGHT
AICHLAN is in a castle bedroom, a woman is giving birth on
the bed, and AICHLAN looks on confused unaware of how he
got where he is. The wet nurses and doctor are speaking in
What the fuck is all this now?
(Appears next to AICHLAN) I have been waiting for you
And who are you? And how do you know my name?
All of that is trivial at this point. What matters is
your rebirth as guardian of priestess Renata.
Where am I?
As I said that is all trivial...
(Draws his sword) I want answers. Now.
…France, in the castle of a noble family that survived
the invasion. You will be the heir of a general that seeks
to reclaim his nation from Russian control. Soon Osric’s
army of demons will descend upon the world and Armageddon
will commence. You must protect Renata, for she serves as
the key to close the gates once again.
That’s, the most ridicules thing I’ve ever heard, now try
a less absurd explanation before I lose my patience.
She will be your mother….
(Angry) I already have one, and you still haven’t given
an acceptable explanation.
God placed you on this earth to protect Renata, and he
placed Renata on this earth to serve as a key to the gates
of hell. You have died and been reborn since the creation
of hell, as has Renata. Think of it as a dungeon, you
serve as warden and Renata is the key.
So what were just tools?
Why do I not remember any of this? Assuming it is the
Your soul lives on, you don’t need to remember anything,
all you need to do is obey.
Will I remember Renata? Will she remember me? What of the
time we spent together? Will it all be erased and
Yes. You failed because you failed to obey. Your
personality will have to be rewritten to better suit our
I’m not about to have my life dictated to me and have your
threats of damnation held over my head! If I cannot be
with the one that I love then you can take this rebirth
shit and shove it up your enigmatic ass.
That is not your choice to make.
The hell it isn’t! Now take me back to where I came from!
your purpose is to protect Renata. It always has been,
and always will be, till the end of time. You will be born
and reborn, each time starting anew. You can either live
or you can die. You cannot fight destiny.
No, my purpose is to find a purpose, and this isn’t it. I
loved Renata, but she died before my eyes today and I know
she wouldn’t go along with this. (Opens the door,
revealing a blinding white light) I’m leaving. Damn me if
you want. Or can for that matter.
What a fool you are, how little you know of the woman you
claim to love. She is already reborn, in a year she is to
be baptized and consecrated to god as she always has, and
always will be. And this child (points to the woman) shall
grow up to be a knight, as you were, and forever will be.
I do not accept that.
Whether you accept it or not doesn’t really play an
important role in the matter. You are merely a piece in a
game, a pawn to be used as we see fit.
I am not your pawn.
(Amused) Tell me, where will you go Aichlan? What will
you do hmm? If Osric doesn’t kill you then the church
will. You have nowhere left to hide. You’ve just made
enemies with both heaven and hell in your miserable
So be it. I didn’t really care for either of them. (Walks
through the door)
EXT. PETAL FALLS, BY THE POND-- AFTERNOON
AICHLAN walks out of the pond, all of his wound are healed
and his uniform is new and clean, he looks as if he had
never seen combat. ETH and ROWENA are sitting at the
water’s edge; they look up and see him walking towards
(Playing with fire, casual) Don’t you die?
(Snaps and fire appears, snaps again and it goes away. He
keeps repeating this) Why you looking so pretty all the
sudden? Goin on a date?
(Hugs Aichlan) I thought you died.
(Not expecting her reaction) Why are you still here? Why
didn’t you follow Osric?
The crazy blighter wants to eat the soul of Satan mate,
we can’t just go up to him and say “oy, put that down, you
don’t know where it’s been” it’s the soul of fucking
Satan. Besides, the capitol is overrun with his legions of
hell. Not much two elves and a human can do against
thousands now is there?
Overhead is a large patch of blue sky; an air ship flies
overhead, followed by another. They all have the royal
crest of England painted on them. A group of about a
hundred soldiers, elf and human, enter the clearing.
What the hell is this?
My lord knight, how is it that you came to this part of
the forest? (looks around) Where is your company?
They all died in France. What I would like to know is why
you are here?
The fell beasts have been on a constant retreat towards
this forest. We feared they were amassing their forces for
another assault so we pursued. Unfortunately, we suffered
massive casualties in this cursed tomb of timber and
Who is your commander?
At this moment you are.
(Sarcastic) perfect… (To ROWENA) are you familiar with
the capitol at all? Do you have any idea what’s there,
what is Osric after?
The soul of a great demon is held in a great temple, the
forest mages keep it suppressed and dormant.
I know where the temple is, but I don’t know where the
demon is being held.
As long as we can get to the temple. (To soldiers)
alright, Osric is holed up in Alfheim, so that’s where
were going. Signal for air support and any reinforcements
we can get.
Understood. (To his men) launch a flare to get their
attention, and another when we reach the capitol.
So we have the pitiful remnants of an army at our
disposal now, and our favorite undead warrior at the helm.
(Mockingly) there a problem Eth?
Not as long as I kill that sorcerer there isn’t.
ETH walks away; AICHLAN, ROWENA and the army follow him out
of Petal Falls and towards Alfheim. [Camera pans and zooms
out] the forest goes on for miles and miles, like an ocean
of trees. In the center of the forest, a giant tree juts
out above the tree line like a skyscraper.
EXT. BASE OF THE MASSIVE TREE-- AFTERNOON
OSRIC’S army is terrorizing the capitol city of Alfheim.
His demons massacre what’s left of the citizenry, and
devour its remaining guard.
The city is built on and under its exposed roots, and on
its massive branches. An airship passes overhead and opens
fire on the demons.
AICHLAN’S army charges into the fray, as more demons
emerge. An airship drops several pieces of heavy artillery,
and soldiers’ wheel out large Gatling guns from out of the
A team of demon archers send down a rain of arrows from the
branches of the great tree. The humans pelt the branches
with cannon fire and explosive shells, causing one branch
to burn and come crashing down.
ETH runs out to the front lines, leaving a trail of
smoldering carcasses. He is confronted by two ogres, one
swings at him and he dodges and runs up its club and onto
its arm. ETH cut off the ogres head, and as it falls
backwards he savagely stabs the carcass.
When it hits the ground, ETH jumps off and plants his sword
into the other ogres head. He then cuts off the arms and
kick/ back flips off, knocking it over.
A winged demon swoops down and stabs at him with a spear,
ETH snatches the spear and breaks it over his knee, then
grabs the demon by the wings as it tries to escape. ETH
pulls on the wings while pushing with his foot, tearing
them off, the then throws the carcass at a centaur.
A lizard man thing attacks ETH from behind, he ducks, rises
and drop kicks it.
(Incinerating the lizard) where the fuck is he?
We need to get to the temple! (Kills a cheetah monster)
(Kills a lizard) it’s in the tree!
A skeleton rises from the ground, AICHLAN stomps on it,
shoving it back underground. AICHLAN then turns and kicks
another one, shattering its ribs, then stabs a cheetah and
kicks it off his blade.
(to a human soldier)damn it! You there!
Man the front! I’m going after the wizard!
A winged demon swoops down as he heads for the tree, and
ROWENA shoots it down, but more come up from the ground.
Come get it mother fuckers!
ETH slams his sword into the ground; fires erupt
incinerating the new arrivals. He pulls his sword out and
buys the other two more time as they head up the tree.
INT. INSIDE THE ELVEN TEMPLE--AFTERNOON
OSRIC stands in front of a large purple orb in an ornate
AICHLAN kicks in a large door and enters the room through
the splintered hole.
I figure as much. (Turns to face AICHLAN) you’re very
I appreciate you having so much faith in me, but it ends
Why must you attempt to interfere with things that are
far greater than yourself?
You’re a crazed madman who’s slaughtered hundreds for
your own selfishness. You killed Renata. For that reason
alone, you must die.
It was not I who killed her, nor was it the demon. No, it
was you and your weakness that killed her. (Laughs) do you
not see the futility? I’m fucking invincible! You fuckers
can’t stop me! (Points to the egg above a fire) with this,
I’m god! Give up and go home.
What are you, a fucking moron?
(Annoyed) goddamned elves, crawl back into your hole
girl. This is grown folks business.
That (referring to orb) thing is pure evil, more so than
you are! What do you hope to possibly accomplish?
I hope to challenge the current order. My motives are far
too complex for a child to understand. Especially some
pointy eared forest dwelling hippie! (ROWENA flips Osric
OSRIC plants his palm on the ground causing the floor to
ripple like a wave surging towards ROWENA. It trips her and
carries her towards the wall, she jumps and flips at the
last moment before it crashes into the wall.
You can’t possibly think you’re a match for me!
You’ve committed great atrocities in my homeland and I
will not allow you to walk away Scott bloody free! (Spits)
stupid fucking git.
Wrong time and place to decide to grow some balls girl.
(Summons an evil looking staff) but if you wish to die so
badly (charges her) I have no choice but to oblige!!!
OSRIC swings at ROWENA and swings several times; she
gracefully dodges all of them. OSRIC swings his staff down,
and ROWENA blocks with her shield and cuts him across the
OSRIC stumbles back, and as she advances, he strikes her
hard across the face.
You fool child!
ROWENA recovers and deflects an oncoming strike with her
sword. They exchange several blows, and OSRIC manages to
throw ROWENA into a pillar.
OSRIC flips his staff around, and charges ROWENA with the
sharpened end. ROWENA ducks and cuts off OSRIC’S arms, he
stumbles back screaming and yelling stuff in Russian.
My arms! That crazy bitch cut off my arms! Ahhhh!!! It
fucking hurts!!! Ahhhhh!!! (Laughs, his arms grow back)
Got ya bitch!
ROWENA flings her shield at him; it hits him in the mouth,
snapping his neck causing his head to roll back. OSRIC
snaps his head back in place to see ROWENA barreling down
on him, a large knife in one hand, and her sword in the
She wields both weapons skillfully and with great speed,
yet OSRIC still manages to dodge all of her strikes. OSRIC
counters her strikes by slashing at the air, sending arcs
of energy at her.
NO ONE SHALL OPPOSE ME! NO ONE!
ROWENA does three consecutive back flips and pulls out her
bow. With super human speed OSRIC appears before her, and
slashes her across the stomach.
I have come too far to be thwarted by some elf. It is
unfortunate that you caught me when I wasn’t feeling my
usually magnanimous self.
The time for kindness and forgiveness has long passed.
Well said. But that doesn’t change the fact that you’re
going to die!
ROWENA jumps backwards and starts backpedaling while
OSRIC deflects most of the arrows, but still gets hit
several times. OSRIC summons his staff into his hands and
swings, ROWENA blocks with her lightly armored forearm.
ROWENA kicks OSRIC back and draws her sword and knife.
ROWENA slashes at OSRIC, he blocks the sword, and she spins
in the opposite direction and stabs him in the neck with
the knife. She withdraws the knife and spins full circle, a
cyclone of steel. OSRIC is knocked back.
ROWENA charges OSRIC and grabs him by the collar; she then
pummels him repeatedly with the sword hilt.
ROWENA then slams OSRIC to the ground and elbow drops him.
She prepares for the final strike, but OSRIC appears behind
her, a look of rage upon his face.
(Just arriving) Rowena! Behind you!!
ROWENA starts to turn but OSRIC grabs her by the neck, and
lifts her up, then slams her hard on the ground. OSRIC then
snaps her neck with a sickening crack.
OSRIC slowly stands and cracks his finger joints.
ETH walks over to ROWENA’S lifeless body. He holds her limp
hand in silence for a few moments, before brandishing the
ETH places the feather on her chest it glows and is
absorbed in her as a fiery inferno. ROWENA gasps and starts
breathing again, but remains unconscious. ETH lifts her and
carries her to AICHLAN, who takes her in his arms.
Watch over her.
The only way for Osric to reach her is if he scatters my
corpse amongst the nine circles of hell.
(Dusts himself off) cry me a fucking river.
(Faces OSRIC) I want for you to struggle.
At the hands of some pyro elf? (Points to AICHLAN) Or the
walking dead over there? You’ll fare no better than that
girl you hold in your arms, or any of millions I have
ETH approaches OSRIC, OSRIC backhands him across the face.
Goddamned elf! Know your place!
ETH slowly turns to face OSRIC; his pupils are dilated,
almost catlike. His canines are extended and the tribal
tattoos appear and the air shimmers around him from heat.
So you can turn your little trick on at will. That changes
With lightning fast speed, he clutches OSRIC’S neck and
lifts him in the air. OSRIC gags and his eyes bulge out of
his head. Smoke rises from ETH’S hands as he burns into
ETH slams OSRIC to the ground hard, shattering the tile
floor. ETH proceeds to strangle the life out of OSRIC with
both hands, a devilish grin on his face. OSRIC places both
hands on eths torso, and blasts him off with a bolt of
ETH flips in mid air and lands on his feet. OSRIC struggles
to his feet, trying to breathe through his crushed trachea.
As his wound starts to heal, OSRIC draws a triangle in the
air, he places his palm in the center and black lightning
shoots out of the tips and converge into a single bolt.
ETH shields himself with intense flames and heat. ETH then
bursts from the flames and swings at OSRIC, who deflects
the blade with his hand. ETH continues to swing feverously,
but OSRIC manages to dance around all his attacks.
OSRIC deflects a strike and ETH moves in face to face, and
grips OSRIC’S head in his hand, melting the flesh. OSRIC
stumbles back, his skull exposed, melting flesh dripping
off and smoke rising from his face.
(his voice is deep and sinister)by the time I have
finished, you shall beg for the mercy of the lake of fire.
ETH charges over and cleaves OSRIC in two with a flaming
sword, then continues to dice OSRIC’S remains. ETH stops
and spins around, as OSRIC fires a beam of energy at ETH,
destroying all in its path. ETH blocks, but is overtaken by
the blast, and sent crashing through several pillars.
ETH stands and his wounds start to heal, he looks to his
right and sees the egg. OSRIC summons another staff and the
two recklessly duke it out. They land hits and exchange
savage blows, the emphasis not on defending, but making
sure the other takes the most damage.
They continue this way; any wounds they take are quickly
healed by the eggs power. OSRIC sends a volley of ice shard
at ETH, and ETH block with a wall of flames, creating a
They continue to fight blindly in the steam, OSRIC sending
out an array of magic attacks and ETH swings madly at every
movement. ETH spins his sword over head, like the burning
blades of a helicopter. This super heats the steam, filling
the room with volatile plasma energy. ETH sends arcs of
fire at OSRIC; they combine with the plasma and cause a
violent explosion. When it all clears, both combatants
Can you not see how pointless it is? As long as I have
your precious treasure, I can’t be killed!!
And neither can I.
(Summons demons from the shadows) oh, but I have a
feeling you can if you get hit enough times.
Then my only course of action is clear. Io, I will join
ETH picks up a stone, and then whips it at the egg to
(Shocked, but realizes it did nothing) Ha!! You fool!!!
(The egg cracks) Huh?
The crack emits a white light and more cracks appear, then
it explodes with the force of a two ton bomb. OSRIC creates
a force field and the blast blows out the wall of the
temple. Down below, the fighting still rages on, and
artillery hits the nearby branches.
I figured as much! Aichlan, get the fuck out of here!!!
AICHLAN takes ROWENA and they leave the temple. OSRIC turns
around as ETH runs up and grabs him by the face and lifts
him into the air.
We’ll finish this in hell.
Don’t wait up.
ETH glows white with heat, then explodes in a fiery
EXT. THE BATTLE AT THE BASE OF THE TREE AND UPON IT’S
The fighting continues to rage outside of the tree, the
soldiers fight valiantly, but more demons always appear.
We can’t hold them off much longer!
Shit! (Kills a lizard) fall back into the forest!
The soldiers retreat into the forest, closely pursued by
As they flee, the tree explodes behind them, as if an
atomic bomb went off inside. The tree is obliterated and
the shockwaves take out some of the surrounding forest. A
mushroom cloud rises as splinters are sent off in every
EXT. AMONGST THE RUBBLE-- TWILIGHT
At ground zero, AICHLAN rises from the rubble and dusts
himself off, then helps ROWENA to her feet. Standing before
them is a spectral GARRICK.
You still can’t listen worth a damn can you boy? (Smiles)
I knew you were meant for greatness, it takes a real man
to break a corrupt cycle, even if it defies all
(reaches out to GARRICK as he fades away) Garrick!
(Stands in silence staring at the debris. ROWENA walks up
to him) what the hell was that about…?
Eth sacrificed himself, using the power of Rhode volcano;
he engulfed Osric in flames, killing himself in the
process. He gave up his only chance at saving his clan for
He told you what happened then.
Don’t beat yourself up over it. He was given no other
choice and did what he felt was best. If you must blame
anyone for his death, that monster Osric is who is
responsible, not you.
OSRIC rises from the rubble, relatively unharmed.
That son of a bitch! (Dusts himself off, and touches his
bloody lip) that fucker ruined everything!!
Goddamn it. Why the hell didn’t you die?
Look who’s talking. What the hell are you still doing
AICHLAN draws his sword.
Not this shit again, you couldn’t beat me before, and you
saw what just happened to your little elf friend. The
bitch is dead! Drop it and go home, I’ll kill you all
Your weapon sorcerer. Unless you want it quick.
OSRIC picks up a random sword jutting from the ground. OSRIC
and AICHLAN charge each other and exchange blows, neither able
to land a hit on the other. They parry and block a savage dance
of clashing steel, until finally AICHLAN takes the advantage.
AICHLAN knocks OSRIC off balance and prepares for the killing
All in the name of your god. You’re a fucking pawn.
I do this in my name. I am no one’s pawn. (Stabs OSRIC in the
AICHLAN cleans the blood from his blade, sighs and tries to take
in the scope of it all. AICHLAN notices eths blade jutting from
the rubble, and he walks over and picks it up.
I am glad that his sacrifice was not in vain. (Looks off into
the distance) thank you.
(Unsure of how to answer, he stands in silence for a few
seconds.) I think I’ll keep this, (turns to ROWENA) you think he
Though he would never say it, I think he would be honored, or
something like that.
Where are you going now? Have you any other kin that you could
(Saddened) No. I’ve got no one.
Well I can’t just let you go wandering off alone then. (Holds
out his hand) if you want a traveling companion…. (ROWENA smiles
sheepishly and takes his hand) but I must warn you, I’ve made
some powerful enemies. Things could get rather dangerous at
I think I should be able to deal with it. (Curious) but you say
travelling companion, where are we going?
A castle in France. And that’s about all I know.
France huh? Well we should get going then.
The two walk off towards the forest. Soldiers walk around dazed
and wounded. Several flares are launched and the airships move
in to collect the soldiers. It is a hectic scene, allowing
AICHLAN and ROWENA to slip off into the forest unnoticed.
End. Roll credits.