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INT. ABANDONED WAREHOUSE. AFTERNOON.
The heroes walk in and see a maze of boxes stacked up high. They walk cautiously.
What’s in the boxes anyways?
They were mass producing something
before the king shut it down. Must not
be valuable or they would have taken it.
Maybe it’s something we can use, like
Don’t open it! It could be dangerous.
They’re all nailed shut. He could try
but he would not be successful.
If we find one open, I’d say we look
Curiosity killed the cat.
We’re not cats though.
Though some of us have the same
They come to an intersection. There are three possible ways to go.
Okay, I think we should split up.
Why does that sound so foreboding?
Okay, Geekius, you and Narcius go
left. Ditzia, you and Hypnos go right.
I’m gonna go straight. If you find
anything, just shout. Any questions?
Why can’t I be with Narcius?
Good luck everyone!
They go in separate paths.
INT. WAREHOUSE PATH 1. AFTERNOON.
Exelda keeps going straight. She sees a figure in the distance. She pulls out her sword and approaches cautiously. When she gets closer, she sees that it is Philoles tied and gagged to some boxes. She puts her sword down and rushes to untie him.
Are you okay?
I’m fine. Wow, you’re sober?
You’re suprised? You ordered me to
I thought with my fate uncertain that
you wouldn’t hesitate to “pay tribute
I still wanted to honor your wishes.
That was sweet of you!
Sweet? How dehydrated are you?
Before Philoles can respond, they hear a small crash.
Where are the others?
We split up to cover the warehouse
faster. Why, is there a monster in here?
Kind of. We had better find them.
INT. WAREHOUSE PATH 2. AFTERNOON.
Exelda and Philoles walk around in a very alert manner. Eventually, they see Hypnos lazily lounging against some boxes and Ditzia sitting Indian style next to him.
What are you two doing?
Hypnos said he was going to sit
here and wait for the monster to
come to him, and I thought it was
a good idea, so I joined him.
Get up! We’ve got to find your friends.
Hypnos and Ditzia realize the prince is there and immediately stand up.
What does the monster look like?
I don’t know.
You didn’t see it?
Well, yes, but…
They hear Narcius’s girly scream. They all run to find him.
INT. WAREHOUSE PATH 3. AFTERNOON.
Hypnos, Ditzia, Philoles, and Exelda run to find Narcius cowering in a corner.
Where’s the monster?
Narcius points behind them, and they see a mouse. Geekius runs up and finds them.
There you are! Is that what you
ran from? A mouse?
That’s not an ordinary mouse!
What’s the worst he can do? Bite you?
The mouse morphs into a lion.
Yeah, that’s the worst he can do.
The lion comes at them, and they all scatter. He goes for Narcius. Exelda comes up from behind to attack. The tail morphs into a tentacle. It grabs her and throws her against the wall. The wall falls apart, and she is burried under debris. Philoles goes to free her while Hypnos tries to set the lion on fire. He runs after Hypnos, so Narcius jumps onto his back. The lion grows scales, one of which hits Narcius in the groin. He doubles over and falls off. Geekius turns himself invisible and goes after it. He throws Hypnos at him, whose fire makes him visible. He swipes them both, and they cannot get up. The creature heads to Philoles. Ditzia sees she has to act.
Uh oh. It’s up to me. I gotta make
I can’t think of anything! We’re doomed!
That thought makes her cry. She flies. The creature sprouts bat wings and flies after her. Exelda is now free from the debris.
Ditzia! You’ve got to outsmart it!
We’re depending on her outsmarting
someone? We’re doomed!
She knocks into one of the boxes, and it falls on top of the monster. It turns out to be a box of wigs, and the monster now wears some curly locks. Ditzia stops in amusement.
Oh, it’s killing me not to laugh right
now! Do you have any idea how
ugly you look?
The monster screams and falls down. The creature changes back into Impuso.
Who are you?
That’s a good question.
You don’t know?
Well, my name is Impuso, and I’m
a shape-shifter, but that’s all I know.
I can be anyone I want, so who am I?
Wow, a morphing man with an
So, if you don’t know who your are,
why are you choosing to work for
someone who’s evil?
He’s not evil! He’s just power hungry.
So, what are you hoping will happen?
After he destroys Chaos, he will be a
good and prosperous king who will
give you a cushy job? Please! He is
just using you!
He doesn’t cry over the monsters we
killed. He just sends out more. If he
cared about the monsters we killed,
he would go find us himself.
He could take you on if he wanted to!
Then prove it! Take us to him!
Fine. You’ll see.
Yes we will.
INT. ANIELLE AND TOCI’S ROOM. NIGHT.
Anielle enters to see Toci furiously pruning her plants.
Let me guess, your sedcution
No one told me you had to cook
You poisoned him!
Not on purpose! I want to seduce
him! Sex is important to me. I’m
good at it, and I consider it one of
my talents. Sex is good for the soul!
It heals you physically and spiritually!
Why are you laughing so hard?
A prostitute just gave me the same
speech, except she added the
benefit of earning money with it.
Hey! Don’t compare me to a hooker!
Hookers will have sex with anyone;
I do have some standards. I can’t
help it if there’s a lot of hot guys on campus!
Hey, that’s an idea! We can get Meretrice
to stay here by doing business on campus!
You’re pimping now?
She’s in danger! She saw Babelsama pick
up Deirdre, and he’ll end up kidnapping
her too! Plus, I bet a lot of men on campus
miss female companionship since you
Oh, ha ha. Did you figure out why
Babelsama would wanna kill her?
Both of them are orphans. We just
gotta figure out who their parents are
to see why Babelsama would want her
dead. Meretrice said she always felt
like she had evil eyes on her.
Anielle starts to get ready for bed. As she pulls out her scepter, Madame Fate’s card falls out. Toci picks it up.
Look, the evil eye is watching you!
Yeah, the eyes of Fate were watching
her! But seriously, I do wanna pay
her a visit.
You know, she looks evil, but that
doesn’t mean she’s connected to
Everyone keeps talking about working
for a great new leader that Madame Fate
predicts. Maybe she’s talking about Babelsama.
That’s ridiculous! Why would Babelsama-?
I’m going to visit her between classes.
If I’m gonna prove my point, I gotta
find out what, if anything, she knows.
Ask her if she knows how I can steal
INT. ANATOMY CLASS. MORNING.
PROFESSOR KOKONE concludes the class.
For homework, I want a four page
essay on the digestive system. Don’t
groan-people have written whole books
on the subject! Class dis…yes?
RED HAIR GIRL:
I’d like to make an announcement!
The Club for the Future Apprentices
of University Kingdom will be held
at the library at four p.m.
A club for what now?
Haven’t you been to Madame Fate?
A glorious kingdom will be built
based on the wisdom of a leader
in the university. We want to prepare
as much as we can for his coming.
So, there ya go-Future Apprentinces
of the University Kingdom.
The FAUK club?
RED HAIR GIRL:
It’s not the FAUK club! It’s-!
Do you wanna go to FAUK with me?
Go FAUK yourself!
EXT. MADAME FATE’S SHOP. AFTERNOON.
Anielle is positively dreading going into this shop, mostly because she suspects it will be corny. She enters.
INT. MADAME FATE’S SHOP. AFTERNOON.
Anielle stands near the door inspecting her surroundings. BG-the walls are a velvety red, and the black curtains make it dark inside. Various posters of spells line the wall. In the center is a small, round table with a crystal ball on it. There is a purple curtain with a crescent moon pattern on it that leads to a back room. MADAME FATE (short, pudgy, wispy brown hair, crooked nose, black robes, and those scary eyes) emerges from the back.
I sense you are skeptical about my
Sense it? I’m not trying to conceal it.
Come, let me prove it to you.
Anielle shrugs and sits. Madame Fate reaches for her hand, and Anielle feels a chill go down her spine.
Ah, you feel the clairvoyance!
Madame Fate searches her palm.
I see wealth in your past but not
Madame Fate pauses for a reaction, but Anielle says nothing.
Your present shows obstacles. I see
a lot of stress in your life.
Of course I’m stressed, I’m in college!
You don’t need to be psychic to predict
Your future holds greater obstacles. I
see a terrible heartache.
Madame Fate pauses. Anielle says nothing.
I see your friends deserting you.
She pauses again. Anielle does not react.
I see you growing old and alone with a
bunch of cats.
I suppose they will invent a cure for
They have a potion you can take for
that. Worse, I see you defying the
New leader? I’m intrigued. Tell me more.
He will start off at Temca, and his ideas
will be so powerful they will spread all
over the world.
Why isn’t he famous already?
He has to get his chosen partner
pregnant first, and the creation of
this child will give birth to his greatness.
Interesting. Anything else?
First visit is twenty five pieces.
Anielle hands her the money.
Do be careful out there!
Yeah, I wouldn’t wanna disappoint
my future cats!