Bethel in Caverns of Chaos (6_36)

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Transcripts

1. The Unicorn of Death
2. The Kidnap
3. The Rescue
4. Night of Terror
5. Skies of Death
6. Caverns of Chaos
7. The Dungeon of Death
8. Vulkar's Revenge
Unfilmed - The Games

Episode Six
Caverns of Chaos

Act 1
Act 2
Act 3
Act 4

Caverns of Chaos

Written by Don Reo


 

ACT TWO

FADE IN:

SCENE 6
INT. CAVERNS OF CHAOS

The gate continues to slide towards Greystone. He pushes Blackpool off of him and both roll away from each other. The gate slides home with a crash with Blackpool on the passage side and Greystone on the astrid tree chamber side.

BLACKPOOL

This place is filled with surprises.

Blackpool kneels on his side of the gate.

GREYSTONE

Thereís only one way out, Dirk.

Greystone also kneels on the opposite side of the gate. He and Blackpool are still bound by the chain that is trapped under the gate.

GREYSTONE
(continuing)

And thatís through the caverns. No oneís ever done it. Looks like we have to try together.

BLACKPOOL

You expect me to help save your fatherís life?

GREYSTONE

No, I expect you to try and save your own. Iíve still got the fruit.

BLACKPOOL

Give me a piece. Iíll help you.

GREYSTONE

Iíll give you a bite. When Iím on the other side of this gate.

Greystone stares at Blackpoolís face.

GREYSTONE
(continuing)

The rash is spreading, Dirk. Youíll only get weaker.

BLACKPOOL

All right. Weíll lift from both sides.

The princes both nod at each other. Greystone moves to life his side, as does Blackpool. They grunt and groan, trying to lift the gate and succeed in getting it raised enough for Greystone to try to slide under it.

BLACKPOOL
(continuing)

All right. Iíll hold it, you crawl underneath. What are you waiting for?

 

SCENE 7
INT. CAVERNS OF CHAOS

Shot opens on Blackpool holding the gate and Greystone debating whether to crawl underneath it, not knowing if Blackpool can be trusted or not.

BLACKPOOL

Whatís the matter, Erik? Donít you trust me?

GREYSTONE

I have no choice.

Blackpool raises an eyebrow as Greystone lowers himself to the chamber floor and begins to slide under the gate. Blackpool allows the gate to slip lower to Greystone.

BLACKPOOL

You see, Erik? You shouldnít have trusted me.

GREYSTONE

Youíll never make it dragginí a dead body, Dirk!

BLACKPOOL

I wouldnít have to. Iíd just cut off your hand.

Greystone stretches out his right as far away as he can from Blackpool. He has the pouch with the fruit in it in his hand.

GREYSTONE

Maybe youíll be able to reach it. You gonna take that chance, Dirk? You feel that lucky? Come on! Whatís it gonna be, Dirk?

BLACKPOOL

You know, you really have no sense of humor, Erik.

Dirk Blackpool (6_44)

Blackpool smiles wryly.

BLACKPOOL
(continuing)

Come on.

Blackpool lifts the gate as Greystone slides underneath it to the passage side. Blackpool lets the gate drop.

BLACKPOOL
(continuing)

Give me a piece of the fruit.

GREYSTONE

Ah, why not? I guess weíre stuck with each other.

Greystone opens the pouch, turns and breaks off a piece of the fruit on the gate. He hands it to Blackpool who eats it.

BLACKPOOL

Thank you.

GREYSTONE

Letís go.

BLACKPOOL

Erik. We may need each other to get through here. But if I get out first, Iíll slam the door behind me.

GREYSTONE

So will I.

BLACKPOOL

You mean good prince Greystone would leave me to die?

GREYSTONE

Bet on it.

Blackpool smiles and Greystone looks grim. They move off into the passageway, disappearing from view.

 

SCENE 8
INT. TAVERN

There is a camera wipe like a page turning. The shot that is revealed is the interior of the tavern. We see a serving woman walk by and the camera pans left to show us Marko and JUSTIN GREYSTONE sitting at a table by the fireplace of the tavern. The serving woman moves around to their table.

JUSTIN

Sally. Another tall one, on the rocks. And bring me a list of the nightís your husbandís at work.

MARKO

How can you be so happy? Your fatherís dying and your brotherís on a suicide mission trying to save his life.

JUSTIN

Easy now. Hold on, Marko. Nobody cares more about whatís goiní on than I do. Itís outta my hands. Does it make things any better at all if I act all worried?

MARKO

I guess not.

Justin leans back in his chair and lifts his tankard.

JUSTIN

Show you how I feel tomorrow on that western perimeter. Weíre gonna kick some helmets!

MARKO

Justin, you canít let Blackpoolís troops get through up there.

JUSTIN

Not a chance. Not a chance. Drink up, Marko. Iím getting way ahead of you.

MARKO

No, I want to keep my head clear. Just in case something goes wrong.

JUSTIN

Exact reason I wanna keep mine fuzzy. Something always goes wrong.

Justin looks up as the door to the tavern opens. Bethel walks in. She is wearing a revealing gown and part of her hair is done up on the side.

JUSTIN
(continuing)

On the other hand. Occasionally . . .

Justin watches as Bethel sits at a table opposite them.

JUSTIN
(continuing)

Something goesÖ right. Excuse me, Marko.

MARKO

Where you going?

JUSTIN

That ladyís gonna fall in love with me tonight. I want to be there when it happens.

Justin stands and walks over to Bethel, tankard in hand.

 

SCENE 9
INT. TAVERN

Shot of Justin standing by Bethelís table.

JUSTIN

Excuse me. I seem to have misplaced the keys to my small, thousand-room castle. On the ocean. Have you seen Ďem?

Justin rests his hand on the empty chair opposite Bethel.

BETHEL

Does being stupid come naturally, or is it something you have to work at?

JUSTIN

Well, it must come natural, because I hardly work at anything.

Justin sits down opposite Bethel.

BETHEL

Maybe thatís your problem.

JUSTIN

My problem is not knowing your name.

BETHEL

My nameís Serena.

JUSTIN

Serena.

Justin takes Bethelís hand in his and holds onto it.

JUSTIN
(continuing)

I think weíre gonna get along real well.

BETHEL

I think you might be right. So, youíre Justin Greystone.

JUSTIN

Howíd you know that?

BETHEL

Oh. Donít be modest. Youíre a famous man.

JUSTIN

Is that a fact?

BETHEL

They say youíre something of a wild man.

JUSTIN

Yeah, well, actually my barkís a lot worse than my bite.

BETHEL

Iím just the opposite.

JUSTIN

Uh, youíre gonna scare me away.

BETHEL

I doubt that. Would you care to go someplace more comfortable?

JUSTIN

Lead the way.

Bethel smiles and stands. Justin stands and follows her towards the tavern door.

 

SCENE 10
INT. TAVERN

Shot of Marko who stands and blocks Justinís exit from the tavern as Bethel walks past them.

MARKO

Time out. Where are you off to?

JUSTIN

I donít know, but itís gonna be wonderful.

MARKO

Uh, about tomorrowÖ the western perimeter?

JUSTIN

Relax, Marko, relax. Iíll be there.

MARKO

You are supposed to help me guard the kingdom.

JUSTIN

Thatís exactly what Iím doing. This woman looks dangerous. I oughta keep my eye on her. Take care of my bar tab, will ya?

Justin smiles at Bethel, who smiles back. Justin follows her as she opens the door and exits. Justin turns to look at Marko, raises his eyebrows and points out the door mouthing ďWowĒ then exits himself. Marko raises his eyebrows and shakes his head.

Marko (6_61)

 

SCENE 11
INT. CAVERNS OF CHAOS

Shot opens on Blackpool and Greystone at an entrance to a seemingly empty chamber/room. They enter it and stop.

Back in the Caverns Ė Greystone and Blackpool are at the entrance to a seemingly empty room Ė they stop.

GREYSTONE

What do you think?

BLACKPOOL

Looks harmless, but then...

GREYSTONE

Nothing in here is harmlessÖ

BLACKPOOL

Exactly. When the Great Book was kept here, every wizard alive cast one spell to protect it.

GREYSTONE

How many traps do you think there are?

BLACKPOOL

For every man whoís come in here, thereís been one too many.

GREYSTONE

My father needs me. Letís get going.

BLACKPOOL

This may not be a trapped area.

The light in the chamber/room dims to black. There is a RUMBLE.

BLACKPOOL
(continuing)

I wonder if we should go back.

GREYSTONE

No, thatís a dead end. The entrance has sealed.

A blue light shoots out towards them, striking Blackpoolís monocle with a blast. Blackpool falls unconscious to the floor and Greystone falls with him. Blue lights shoot out and form a grid-like pattern above the fallen princes. Both are under the lights. Blackpool is knocked out, so Greystone creeps forward towards the end of the room, dragging Blackpool along by the chain that connects them. Blackpool wakes up, rolls over and nearly gets zapped by the lights.

BLACKPOOL

Whatís happening?

GREYSTONE

A web of death-lights. We need to crawl through it.

Greystone and Blackpool continue to crawl under the web of blue lights carefully toward the exit. They reach safety and both stand. The blue lights disappear again.

BLACKPOOL

Letís hope thatís the last of it.

GREYSTONE

If it isnít, weíre in big trouble.

Both Greystone and Blackpool exit the chamber, moving into the passageway.

 

SCENE 12
EXT. CASTLE BLACKPOOL

Shot opens on distance shot of Castle Blackpool then pans in closer. Shot dissolves to the interior of Vectorís chambers in the Castle. There is a cage of blue mice in the corner of the room.

PRINCE GEOFFREY BLACKPOOL strides into the chambers with his hand on his sword hilt. He crosses to Vector who is sitting at his desk, concentrating on a manuscript.

VECTOR

Iím busy, Geoffrey, what do you want?

GEOFFREY

Youíre busy? You sent for me.

VECTOR

Oh, yes, so I did.

GEOFFREY

Let me remind you, Vector, that with Dirk out of the house, I am the master. I am in total control.

Vector turns and looks at Geoffrey, then steeples his fingers together in front of him.

VECTOR

Geoffrey, with all due respect, I would much rather deal with your father before you.

GEOFFREY

My father is in a coma.

Vector unsteeples his fingers and puts one hand to his forehead.

VECTOR

I know.

GEOFFREY

You think Iím stupid, donít you, Vector?

VECTOR

I never said that.

GEOFFREY

You didnít have to. I can tell. But I am a prince and as I understand it, wizards exist only to serve royalty, isnít that right?

Geoffrey Blackpool (6_72)

Geoffrey strides back and forth in front of Vector who is still seated at his desk.

VECTOR

Yes, Geoffrey.

GEOFFREY

Well, in that case, I want you to serve me.

VECTOR

What do you want?

GEOFFREY

Get me a cheese sandwich.

Vector widens his eyes and looks up from his manuscript, fingers still on his forehead. He stands and moves around the desk to Geoffrey.

VECTOR

Geoffrey, how would you like to do something that even your brother failed to do?

Vector moves over to the cage with blue mice in it. He reaches in and takes one out, holding it on his hand.

GEOFFREY

What?

VECTOR

Well, for some time now, that vassal of Erik Greystoneís, whatís his name?

GEOFFREY

Marko?

VECTOR

Marko. Yes.

Vector looks at the mouse very carefully.

VECTOR
(continuing)

Heís an annoyance, a bit of a pest.

GEOFFREY

Yeah, heís tough. Very tough.

VECTOR

Surely not too tough for you?

Vector crosses to another cage in the chamber.

GEOFFREY

You want him hurt or dead?

VECTOR

Preferably dead.

GEOFFREY

Good, thatís easier. I wonít have to fight him.

VECTOR

Then youíll do it?

GEOFFREY

No problem. He dies tonight. And tomorrow I lead the attack on the western perimeter.

Vector turns towards Geoffrey.

VECTOR

Excellent.

GEOFFREY

And you can have that sandwich waiting for me when I get back. Get used to it, Vector. If, for some reason, Dirk doesnít return, Iím your new boss.

Geoffrey exits Vectorís chambers.

 

SCENE 12a
INT. CASTLE BLACKPOOL

Shot of Vector as he turns back to the second cage. He carefully tosses the blue mouse to a strange plant-like creature. We see his expression and hear the noises as the creature devours the mouse.

 

SCENE 13
INT. CAVERNS OF CHAOS

Shot dissolves to Greystone moving through a passage. He walks past a skeleton and we see he is following Blackpool who is leading the way. They come to another chamber, filled with fog and smoke.

GREYSTONE

Got any ideas?

BLACKPOOL

I donít like it anymore than you do, but the only way out of here is straight ahead. If thereís a way out.

GREYSTONE

There has to be. Letís go!

Greystone and Blackpool walk forward and the door slides shut from above with a sound of stone on stone. Blackpool turns back towards the door.

BLACKPOOL

Weíre sealed in here!

GREYSTONE

Must have tripped a mechanism that shut the door.

BLACKPOOL

Well, there must be a way out.

There is a GROWLING, SNARLING NOISE coming from the room Ė a creature of some sort.

GREYSTONE

Where?

Greystone and Blackpool turn and see a half-man/half animal creature approaching them from the only exit in the chamber.

BLACKPOOL

What is it?

GREYSTONE

I canít tell yet.

BLACKPOOL

It canít be.

The creature continues to move towards the princes.

Grox (6_76)

GREYSTONE

A Grox. I thought it was a myth.

BLACKPOOL

They were, up until now.

GREYSTONE

What do you remember?

BLACKPOOL

Itís very fast with its blade fingers.

GREYSTONE

Right. Theyíre filled with poison Ė a scratch can kill you.

BLACKPOOL

Do you remember how to kill it?

GREYSTONE

No.

Greystone looks to Blackpool who looks back at him. They turn to the GROX. Shot of Greystone and Blackpool freezes to animation/drawing.

FADE OUT.

 

END OF ACT TWO

 

Act 3

 


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