THE THINGS YOU FIND

SPIRIT

(Running)

ORA

Ora, I am the Chosen One. He who is

prophesied. And I’m telling you--

--Kevin is fine!

ORA (CONT'D)

Spirit!

But where’s Kevin...?

Woah, woah, woah, hey girl! Woah

woah. Where’s Kevin?! Where is he

girl. She still has her saddle.

Maybe she can lead me to him.

ISTEN

Wait! You can’t just leave!

ORA

I have to find Kevin. I’ll come

back as soon as I do. Heya!

ISTEN

How dare you!

I won’t wait!!

ORA

If luck and chance have ears,

please let me find him.

Ohhh...Spirit! Are you sure this is

right? It seems too overgrown, you

couldn’t have ridden this way

yesterday... Aahgh. Woah woah, easy

girl, easy, easy.

Where could...?

Spirit! Over there, Heya!!

ORA (CONT'D)

No. No. No. No. No.

That’s blood. It’s blood. But It

could be anyone’s, right?

What? What is that?

It...Spirit...Is that Kevin’s

shirt?

It is Kevin’s shirt...but this

can’t be Kevin’s. This can’t be.

He’d freeze without It.

Kevin! Kevin, where are you? Kevin!

Karras! Ugh. Kevin?!

ORA (CONT'D)

Hey! HEY OVER HERE!!

FORMOSA

ORA!

ORA

Formosa?!

FORMOSA

Ora! You need to come with us, its

not safe.

ORA

No! I need to find Kevin. And

Karras!

Kevin! Kevin!!

FORMOSA

Keep your voice down!

ORA

I found Kevin’s shirt! And that

grave, but It can’t be him, right?

Right?

FORMOSA

Ora, you shouldn’t be here its

dangerous. Come with us.

LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

ORA

If a Currupted is here then It

might find Kevin. But if I draw It

to us then we, then we can kill It

and he’ll be safe.

FORMOSA

I’ve already-

ORA

Kevin, stay where you are! We’ll

find you after we kill the

Currupted!

FORMOSA

For Light’s sake. Get the horse.

(MORE)

ORA

I’ll find you! Woah woah woah. Woah

girl.

TARREN RIDER

Shhhhhh...Hu guiaya hao...Hu guiaya

hao. Shhhh

ORA

What are you doing?! We need to get

ready! What did you do to Spirit?!

Come on, we got to go girl come on.

Spirit!

FORMOSA

Ora, look at me!

ORA

WHAT!?

FORMOSA

(blows)

ORA

(Cough)

What did you...What did...you...?

FORMOSA

Sorry, Ora. But bravery isn’t

always the right answer.

Bring her horse! Ride! Heya!!

SCENE BRAKE

LINUS

(Laughing)

You’re kidding! Why would they

think you could make It rain? I

mean, you must have looked

disgusting.

HAL

(Laughing hysterically)

Oh, I did. Five days running in the

forest with a bloody massacre

before that. Plus, no rain meant no

water. I looked a fright and

smelled even worse. By the time I

came stomping out into that

village, I musta’ looked like the

dead come to life.

HAL (CONT'D)

But...turns out these villagers all

worshipped some blood totem lookin’

fella’ and, wouldn’t ya’ know It, I

was the spittin’ image! Hahaha. And

a’course It starts pourin’ rain

just as soon as I arrive. Poor sods

were sold!

LINUS

What did they do?

HAL

Anythin’ I asked! I was the baron

of that village for three solid

days! I had anythin’ and

everythin’. Food, drink, a house,

women, men. Whatever I wanted, they

gave me.

ANN

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tell ‘em why It

was only three days.

HAL

Oh, you just gotta’ to kill all the

fun, don’t you?

LINUS

Why? What happened?

HAL

Well...It didn’t stop raining, so

things started to flood. And...when

I couldn’t make It stop, they

became suspicious...and then It got

worse. See, I’d been on the run

‘cause I’d stabbed some fat fella’

in Ashmark during a robbery. Damn

porker screamed like a banshee and

I only narrowly escaped the

magistrate. So now there I am, all

these people angry at their newfound

totem that brings the rain,

but can’t stop It, when who should

show up? The bloody magistrate from

Ashmark! Turns out the fine folks

in Ashmark needed rain, too, and

had sent the magistrate to bring

the rain maker. Well, he brought

me back, alright...in irons!

LINUS

I’m guessing Vorlauf didn’t

approve.

HAL

This was before Vorlauf found me,

before I was a Vigile.

LINUS

Where did Vorlauf find you?

HAL

Mahhh. Doesn’t matter.

ANN

Come on, Hal; you love talking

about It!

HAL

Shut up!

ANN

Hey, hey! No need to get testy. The

point is he did find you...and me.

And now we’re on the straight and

narrow. See, both hands. Never been

punished and I don’t...

VORLAUF

Enough. There’s a traveler up

ahead.

ISTEN

And we walk and walk and walk and

walk and walk and walk. And we walk

and walk and walk and walk and walk

and walk.

ANN

Is he...singing?

VORLAUF

Hey! You there!

ISTEN

And we walk and walk and walk and

walk and walk and walk. And we walk

and walk and walk and walk and walk

and walk.

And ‘hey’ to you there!

VORLAUF

Fine day, is It not?

ISTEN

Indeed. A fine day to discuss how

fine a day It is.

VORLAUF

Beg your pardon?

ISTEN

Sorry, friend. I’ve never cared

much for idle conversation.

HAL

I’ve never cared much for rudeness.

ISTEN

Really? You could have fooled me.

ANN

You have some...!

VORLAUF

I’m sorry...friend. Let us start

again. Perhaps we can offer some

food or water to a fellow

traveller?

ISTEN

Water, if you have It, would be a

welcome offering.

VORLAUF

Ann.

ANN

Ugh...

ISTEN

You are...most kind. I’ll remember

that.

ANN

Oh joy...

Vorlauf...do you hear that?

VORLAUF

A wisp.

HAL

A what?

VORLAUF

Shhh.

ISTEN

Thank you.

Here! Catch!

VORLAUF

No, please, you keep It; traveling

is thirsty business.

ISTEN

Thank you, my friend.

But to be honest, I’m glad you came

along! I hadn’t seen a soul all

morning.

HAL

All morning, eh? And you’re out

here by yourself?

ISTEN

For the moment, It seems.

HAL

Dangerous to travel alone.

ANN

You never know when you might come

across predators.

ISTEN

I’m not worried.

ANN

What’s that sound?

ISTEN

Oh, nothing. It’s just a...pest I

keep with me for company.

ANN

Where’d you find It?

ISTEN

Traded for It at the last village.

HAL

Hu. And what village was that?

ISTEN

My, you are a curious bunch.

ANN

We love to learn.

VORLAUF

You said you aren’t worried about

danger, why aren’t you worried?

ISTEN

I suppose you look like a trustworthy

bunch. I can trust you,

right?

VORLAUF

Of course, do tell.

ISTEN

I...am the Chosen One.

HAL AND LINUS

(Laugh)

HAL

(Laughing)

Lucky us! Running inta’ the Chosen

One in the middle of nowhere. What

are the odds?

LINUS

I never thought I’d actually meet

someone delusional enough to say

they’re the Chosen One. My friends

are never going to believe this!

ISTEN

Delusional? Ha! I’m as sure that

I’m the Chosen One as your friends

are sure that you need a bath.

LINUS

Hey!

ANN

Aye, the fuller needs a bath, but

it’d take more than soap and water

to fix whatever’s wrong with you.

ISTEN

(Chuckle) Should we make a bet? If

I could prove I’m the Chosen One

then what would you give me?

HAL

The better question is: what would

you be willing to lose?

LINUS

Please let’s make a wager. Ooooh, I

want to see this!!

VORLAUF

And how, exactly, could you prove

you’re the Chosen One?

ISTEN

I have two Prophecies with me.

HAL AND LINUS

(Laugh)

LINUS

Not one, but two Prophecies with

this one.

ISTEN

Some of the requirements do need

things you’d have to take my word

for - well, unless you can make a

Lusus Naturae appear, or you can

see into the past - but I can prove

anything that doesn’t require a

special object or a creature.

ANN

Of course you won’t be able to

prove whatever’s inconvenient.

Make the bet.

HAL

How did you get two Prophecies?

LINUS

He probably wrote them!

ISTEN

Maybe it’s better if we don’t place

a bet. I don’t want to take

advantage of you.

ANN

Take advantage...of us!

ALL

Laugh

VORLAUF

These Prophecies, they don’t happen

to have a line about the Chosen One

using magic, do they?

ISTEN

You’d have to bet to find out.

VORLAUF

I’ll make a wager. Five gold pieces

to see your ‘proof.’

ISTEN

(Chuckles)

Hmm, no. I don't want your gold...

VORLAUF

What do you mean, ‘no’?

ISTEN

If I win...I want to ride a horse,

all the way to the next town.

VORLAUF

Alright, seems fair. If you can

prove It, then you can ride Linus’

horse to the next town.

ISTEN

Deal!

LINUS

Wait, what?

ANN

Shut up.

VORLAUF

But I get to choose the test. And

if you lose --

ISTEN

Oh, I won’t lose.

So, what’s the test?

VORLAUF

Let me see one of these Prophecies.

ISTEN

You can read?

VORLAUF

Yes, I can read... does that change

things?

ISTEN

Hu...Not at all.

ISTEN (CONT'D)

Here’s one.

VORLAUF

Fascinating, but not what I’m

looking for. Show me the other

scroll.

ISTEN

If being able to move nature and

scorning nature in the form of a

Lusus Naturae isn’t what you’re

looking for? Then what...?

VORLAUF

I’m looking for things you can

prove, friend. Not ambiguous lines.

Give me the other scroll.

ISTEN

Fine, here.

VORLAUF

“Magic moves”

Now that’s what I’m looking for...

You can prove It, right?

ANN

I shudder to imagine you’re only

boasting.

HAL

And we never did settle on what

you’d lose if you was lying, did

we?

VORLAUF

But you wouldn’t lie to us, would

you?

LINUS

How could the ‘Chosen One’ be a

liar?

VORLAUF

Go on then.

ISTEN

I’ll do you one better... I’ll

prove one from each scroll. “Will

Draw fire alone.” If I create fire,

without wood or flint... that would

be magic wouldn’t you say?.

LINUS

Ha, not possible.

(MORE)

VORLAUF

Seems like we would except that.

ISTEN

This glass jar is empty save for

the insect inside, correct?

LINUS

What is that? Some kind of red

firefly?

VORLAUF

Hmmm...and where did you get that

one?

ISTEN

I already told you, the last town.

VORLAUF

I see...

ISTEN

And this bit dried rabbit is

neither wood nor flint, correct?

And what do you know, when the

insect is angry and comes in

contact with flesh, you get fire.

Nasty little pests...

LINUS

That’s cheating!

ISTEN

(laughs)

Did you really expect me to shoot

magic out of my fingers? I don’t

have that type of power and

besides, what kind of fool would

use magic to impress a pack of

Vigiles? No, all the Prophecy says

is that the Chosen One can make

fire alone, and thats magic.

VORLAUF

(Chuckles)

You win.

So, ‘Chosen One,’ looks like you’ll

be joining us on the road.

ISTEN

Indeed. And I’ll be grateful for

that horse. My feet could use a

rest.

Smelly, could you bring your...

ISTEN (CONT'D)

(Chuckles) I’m sorry, my horse

around?

LINUS

Guh... I’ll give you your horse...

VORLAUF

Tell me...uh?

ISTEN

Isten.

VORLAUF

Tell me, Isten, did you say

something about a Lusus Naturae?

Perhaps you could regale us with

the story?

ISTEN

Ah yes. It is a fascinating tale,

but first...a bit of traveling

music.

(singing)

Ooooooooooooooooh... we’ll walk and

walk and walk and walk and walk and

walk, and walk and walk and walk

and walk and walk...

SCENE BRAKE

ORA

Keep going! Keep fighting!

WOMAN AND BABY

(cry)

ORA

This had to be done.

WOMAN

(screams)

ORA

(gasps)

KEVIN

Ora, you’re awake?

ORA

Kevin! Oh... Oh Kevin.

What happened? I saw so much blood

and your shirt and, and a grave.

ORA (CONT'D)

Oh no... no no no. Where’s Karras?

KEVIN

He’s fine, he’s fine. He’s just

getting some food for you. Formosa

told us the dream dust would wear

off soon.

ORA

Why didn’t Formosa just tell me she

knew where you were?!

KEVIN

Well, I heard a Lusus Naturae was

close and you wouldn’t stop

shouting my name.

Thank you for caring.

ORA

Of course I care.

KEVIN

We need to make a pact. A “Don’t

Die” agreement or something.

ORA

A promise that we won’t die?

KEVIN

And the punishment for breaking the

oath: Death!

ORA

Deal! (Laugh)

So, what happened to you?

KEVIN

Karras caught up to me and then a

Currupted attacked. Oh, It was

awful. It killed his horse and

scared Spirit off. But Karras and I

were somehow able to hide in a

cave.

The grave was for his horse.

ORA

I’m...

KEVIN

Well, Formosa found us at dawn and

brought us to the Terra. And I told

her that you’d be searching for us,

so she promised to try to find you.

KARRAS

Ora!

KEVIN

Oh, don’t drop our lunch!

KEVIN (CONT'D)

Oh Okay, I got It, I got It!!!

Ooh! Apples!

KARRAS

Good to see you!

ORA

You too!

KARRAS

Where’s Isten?

ORA

Ah...Well....Spirit came back

alone, and I needed her to, to lead

me to where you were as fast as

possible, so I had to leave him

behind.

KEVIN

Wow, this apple just got a lot

sweeter.

KARRAS

Hmmmm...

ORA

I’m sorry, Karras. We’ll go back

and, and well find him.

KARRAS

No. We’ll go where he goes.

ORA

Wait, you know where he’s going?

KARRAS

(Grunts)

ORA

Then we’ll head there and reunite

with Isten.

KEVIN

Ugh. And now I have a bitter taste

in my mouth.

KARRAS

But you’ll go because you’re good.

KEVIN

Oh, to come this far just to die by

being crushed by a hug.

ORA

It’s great to see you two getting

along so well.

KEVIN

Yeah...it’s great...

KARRAS

(laughs)

FORMOSA

Karras, we fixed your...bow.

KARRAS

(Squeals)

FORMOSA

Maybe I should come back...

ORA

Thank you for bringing me to Kevin

and Karras. You have no idea how

relieved I am that they’re okay.

FORMOSA

I’m sure. Once Kevin learned how

many Lusus Naturae we were tracking

in this area, he refused to stop

whining until I agreed to look for

you. He was convinced you wouldn’t

stop searching until you were

killed or you found him. Though, I

suppose he was right to be worried.

KEVIN

You know, people really got to stop

underestimating me.

ORA

Formosa, I’m grateful that you

helped us. But next time, explain

yourself before blowing that

sleeping dust or whatever into my

face.

FORMOSA

Would you have listened?

ORA

Um...probably?

KEVIN

(Snorts and Coughs)

I’m fine...really...don’t get up...

ORA

Oh, where’s Agilmar? And how’s

Reginald? How is he recovering?

He... He didn’t...?

FORMOSA

Reginald’s alive, but barely.

Though he’s better off than most.

After you left we were able to

subdue the Lusus Naturae. But...

those escaping... The non

fighters... my father... there was

an ambushed...people waiting for

us...in the trees... It was all

planned... some say there were 10

some say 100, attacking the unarmed

ones until they ran back to camp.

They didn’t follow and we found out

why... The next day there was

another Naturae attack and there

were many of them. Few of us

survived.

ORA

I’m...I’m so sorry.

FORMOSA

It was the Vigiles.

ORA

What? What do you mean?

FORMOSA

They found one of our traps and

realized where we were. They...

must have hired Hunters to capture

several Lusus Naturae and then

released them all next to our camp.

Punishment for not ‘cooperating.’

The corrupted killed almost

everyone...our elders...the

children.

ORA

That’s horrifying.

FORMOSA

Those of us who survived were taken

in by this group of Terra, but I

can’t stand It.

They’re nice enough, but they’re

not my family. And I can’t just sit

around here licking my wounds.

What’s left of my tribe seems

content to hide here, but I can’t.

I can’t just wait here for death to

find us.

ORA

You could come with us.

FORMOSA

What?

ORA

You could come with us. We’re on a

quest to help the Chosen One. I

don’t know how or when, but I

promise I’m not going to stop until

we do.

FORMOSA

All of you?

KEVIN

I won’t make any promises about not

stopping, but I remember how well

you fight. You’d be more than

welcome to join us.

KARRAS

You fight? Join us!

FORMOSA

Do you really think we’ll be able

to find the Chosen One?

KEVIN

Nope.

ORA

I don’t know. But I’m going to try.

FORMOSA

Then I’ll try, too.

ORA

Good!

FORMOSA

I’ll gather my things and meet you

at dawn.

KARRAS

Oh...I can help!

KEVIN

That seems awfully early...

KARRAS

I’ll wake you, don't worry.

KEVIN

Ugh...Now I'm even more worried.

ORA

Hey! Stop hogging the food.

After we eat, we train!

KEVIN

(Groans)

END OF EPISODE 13