IN THE LAND OF AARU PART 1

NARRATOR

In the abstruse Land of Aaru, full

of regal countrysides and...

GODRICK

(Hawk Sound)

HAWK

(Hawk Sound)

GODRICK

Haha

NARRATOR(CONT’D)

And ray-less forests, the once

halcyon days...

ORA

AAAAAAAAAAAAH!

GODRICK

What the... Shit...

ORA

Yah!

GODRICK

Ooff!

ORA

(attacking)

Yah!

GODRICK

No!

ORA

AAAA

GODRICK

Ha missed me

NARRATOR

...Halcyon days now gone and

people...

GODRICK

Throwing things? Really?

ORA

(angry)

It would appear so.

NARRATOR

...People, resigned to lives

separated...

GODRICK

You don’t want to do this.

ORA

Yeah? That's what you think.

HYAAAAAA!

NARRATOR

Separated from each...

GODRICK

Ugh!!! My nose! My Nose!

NARRATOR

I’ll just let you hear the story.

GODRICK

Alright! Thats It!

GODRICK

You know what your problem is?!

ORA

What's that?

GODRICK

You don’t know when to stop!

ORA

Ugh!

ORA

Well, do you know what your problem

is?

GODRICK

I’m sure you’re going to tell me.

ORA

You don’t think ahead.

GODRICK

Oh yeah? And hows that?

ORA

Well, it's not that I don’t know

when to stop...

Her hand lands on the staff that she threw earlier.

ORA

It’s just...there isn’t ever a good

time.

GODRICK

AAAAHHHH! Okay, okay I quit! Right

in the same spot as yesterday. Oh I

hate that staff

ORA

Ha, loser.

GODRICK

Oh, shut up. I thought we were on a

break for you to go off and piss.

ORA

We were, I did It, and then we

weren't. Hey, you think a corrupted

is going to give you a break?

GODRICK

When have the corrupted ever

attacked us Ora? Huh? When?!

ORA

Not at home, sure, but when we...

GODRICK

Plus, I don’t think they would kick

my ass all afternoon before they

sneak up on me.

ORA

I did not sneak up...I yelled

first.

GODRICK

(Laugh), yeah... thanks for that.

Okay, I’m done for the day.

ORA

No! No no no. We can go again.

GODRICK

What is with you? It’s been all

week!

ORA

The Chosen One is not going to just

let anyone follow them.

GODRICK

Ora, I want to find them as much as

you...

ORA

You think the things we’ve seen

are bad? The stories we hear? The

rest of Aaru is way worse. Before

we had the Guardians, now we have

no one.

GODRICK

You really think that Guardians

were real? Seriously?

ORA

Ugh! I’m sure of It! If we are

going to help fulfill the Prophecy--

GODRICK

The Prophecy, the Prophecy! I’m

tired of hearing about the

Prophecy. You know a lot of people

don’t even believe in the Prophecy.

ORA

You know what? A lot of people are

willing to accept a broken world,

too! But you and I aren’t! Are we?

Right? RIGHT?!

GODRICK

Right...

ORA

Okay then. Now, let’s go again. I’m

Ready

GODRICK

Sorry, I’m done for the day, Ora.

Really. I’m going home...

ORA

Okay, Okay well when we find the

Chosen One

GODRICK

Ora…

ORA

I’m going to make sure to tell

them...

GODRICK

Ora...shut up...

ORA

What? Vigiles?

GODRICK

They’re heading towards my house

ORA

Why would they be....

GODRICK

I don’t know!

ORA

Godrick! Wait!!

VORLAUF

Come outside in the name of Code!

ANTON

Is It just you two?!

VORLAUF

So you don't deny It then?

ELAINE

Go away! I admit nothing.

GEORGE

What do you want from us?

JASPER

Don’t play dumb.

ANN

No one else inside, but we’re

still having a look! (laugh)

GEORGE

They have no right to be in there

JASPER

We know someone was here. The

beacon was seen.

GEORGE

My wife is innocent. You have no

right!

VORLAUF

We have every legal right. And if

you don’t tell us what you know...

GEORGE

We know nothing.

ANTON

If you say she doesn’t possess the

magic...then you must.

GODRICK

Hey!!

ANTON

GAHHH! Wa...What the hell?!

GODRICK

Let them go!!

ELAINE

Throwing rocks doesn’t help,

Godrick! RUN!

VORLAUF

Jasper, grab him!

JASPER

Yes, my lord!

GEORGE

RUN!!!! YOU MUST RUN!!!!!

ORA

Ahhhhhhhhhh! Godrick, down…..UP!!

JASPER

UGH!! Ugh! Blast you horse!

ORA

You forgot your sword, jackass!

GODRICK

Thanks.

ORA

You go get your parents! I'll

distract the rest!

GODRICK

Okay!

ORA

Not gettin’ far without your

horses, Vigile! YAH! YAH!!

VORLAUF

Damned child!! What are you

doing??? Stop that I say!

JASPER

I pray you know what to do with

that sword, boy.

GODRICK

I’ve learned a thing or two.

ANTON

Think you can handle two against

one?

GODRICK

Let’s find out! Aaaahhh!

ELAINE

George! They’re inside!

GEORGE

I’ll get the door!

ELAINE

Godrick!!!

GEORGE

Elaine the Shovel!

ELAINE

Hey You!

ANTON

wha….?

ELAINE

How do you like that?

ANTON

You’re Dead!!

ELAINE

Not without this!

ANTON

My sword!

ELAINE

You want It back?? Here!!

JASPER

You’ll pay for that woman.

GODRICK

Mom! Look out!!

ELAINE

Godrick, help your father with the

door!

GODRICK

Mom!

GEORGE

I can hold the door! Go help your

mother!

JASPER

If you can!

GODRICK

Ugh!

JASPER

Let go that door, old man!

GEORGE

RUN! YOU MUST...

HAL

Got It!

ELAINE

George!!!!

VORLAUF

I Don't have time for this!

ORA

Ugh! Coward Come Back Here

VORLAUF

What happened...?

JASPER

It wasn’t my fault. When the door

flew open he fell on to my blade

GEORGE

(Breathing)

HAL

You shouldn’t have resisted!

ELAINE

Aaaaaaaahhhh!

ANN

Jasper, the woman!

ELAINE

AAAAAAAA!!

GODRICK

MOTHERRRRRRRR!!

ORA

Nooo!

ORA

In the abstruse Land of Aaru, full

of regal country sides and ray-less

forests, the once halcyon days now

gone and people resolved to lives

separated from each other.

A prophecy, passed down, followed

by believers will set forth the

path for The One. Leading the land

of Aaru back to its days of yore.

1 SCENE BRAKE 1

ELAINE

(echoing)

Godrick...Godrick, it's okay.

Godrick...

GODRICK!!!!!

GODRICK

Mother!

ELAINE

(echo of previous)

Godrick, help your father with the

door...

GODRICK

Wa..Wait!

GODRICK (CONT'D)

No...

JASPER

Let go of that door old man

GEORGE

Run, you must run.

(MORE)

GODRICK

No!

BOOMING VOICE

Rise, Hero Godrick! For the People!

Godrick, Godrick, Godrick....

GODRICK

What...no, no, No. I can't...wait!

GODRICK (CONT'D)

Ugh!!!

AMA

Ora, you need to calm down.

ORA

But he and I can go! You’re the

ones who always told me It was

real. Godrick fits the Prophecy,

can’t you see?

AMA

I know, and I agree with you. But

Ora, he’s been out for days. He is

in no shape to be traveling when

he wakes up. His parents just died.

ORA

I know, that’s what I’m saying! The

Prophecy says the Chosen One has no

parents. He fits the description,

he fits the background, he fits

everything we know!

EDMUND

Ora, you need to give him time.

Also, there's nothing in It about

you fighting.

ORA

...why would you say that?! I

wasn’t the one begging to get woken

up at the break of day by the age

of ten so I could learn to fight..

Practically asleep! I didn’t throw

MYSELF in the river...to learn how

to catch food with my hands...

EDMUND

We were training you to prepare for

a corrupted attack. To protect

yourself from invaders.

EDMUND (CONT'D)

For days like you just went

through.

Not to help fulfill the Prophecy!

AMA

Edmund!

ORA

Do you think I can’t fight?

That I can’t help get the Guardians

back?

EDMUND

You’re the best fighter I know.

ORA

Then why are you fighting me so

hard on this?!

EDMUND

I believe in you more than anyone

else. I just...I just don’t think

it’s him.

AMA

Edmund, you can’t be serious. Look

at It, look at him.

EDMUND

Ora, I love you...but I just can’t

believe he is the one.

ORA

How can you...

GODRICK

He’s right.

AMA

Godrick. Godrick how are you

feeling?

GODRICK

I’m not the One. I don’t have It

and I don’t want to be It.

ORA

But, it's born into you, it’s not

up to you!

GODRICK

Well It sure isn’t up to you!

ORA

Godrick!

AMA

Ora! This is what we’re talking

about. You can't push him. He’s

your friend.

ORA

I know.

ORA (CONT'D)

I’m sorry.

ORA (CONT'D)

You wanna talk about It?

GODRICK

Where are they?

ORA

My father and I went back the day

after It all happened...we buried

them by the edge of the forest. The

Vigiles must have taken the man

your mother stabbed because

everyone else had gone...

GODRICK

And how did I get here?

ORA

I brought you here. After the

explosion I was knocked out, too.

I woke up a few hours later in the

forest and you were laying next to

me. Spirit was there by our side. I

think she saved us.

GODRICK

Your horse? That doesn’t make any

sense, Ora.

ORA

Of course It does. You’re the

Chosen One and Spirit knows It. She

knew the Vigiles would wake up at

some point so she dragged us to

safety before they did.

GODRICK

You are giving that horse too much

credit... Wait...explosion?

ORA

Yes. The one you created, Godrick.

Don't you remember?

GODRICK

I don't remember anything...except

my parents’ faces...

ORA

I saw It with my own eyes. I was in

the middle of fighting that Vigile

when I heard you yell. I turned to

look at you and BOOM. I was blinded

by a large, warm, bright light that

hit me with such great force that I

was thrown back and knocked out.

You were knocked out too. It

must’ve been the Magic. The Magic

must knock the breath out of you.

GODRICK

No no, It, It wasn’t me...

ORA

Godrick, I saw It!

GODRICK

You’re so certain I’m part of that

Prophecy! I don’t see It. Alright?

I’m just some guy in the middle of

nowhere. I’m not the best fighter.

I, I, I can’t even read.

ORA

You can learn. I can teach you.

It... It doesn’t matter how you

start out, It matters where you

end up.

GODRICK

This Chosen One will be responsible

for saving everyone. I couldn’t

even save my parents.

ORA

Godrick, your parents murders have

to mean something. It has to be

part of something bigger. If I let

myself think they died for

nothing...

ORA (CONT'D)

Dad, look I don’t need...

EDMUND

I’m not here to say you're wrong.

There’s even a chance I’m just

fighting you because I don’t want

you to be right. But your

grandmother pointed out that um, no

matter who’s right, it's not my

decision to make. Here

ORA

Dad...

EDMUND

...look at this.

GODRICK

A Scroll? What is this...?

EDMUND

Ora, your grandmother and I love

you. We love you both, in fact. If

you feel that this is the right

thing to do, we support you. We are

so proud of you... You know, the

older I get the more I learn I

can’t control everything... I hate

that...

GODRICK

What is this?

ORA

It's the Prophecy. My mother’s had

It since before I was born. In the

old days, they used to collect the

scrolls and burn them. We had to

keep It secret... for reasons that

seem so obvious now.

ORA (CONT'D)

I’m sorry I’ve been babbling on

about fate so much. I’ll stop now.

Don’t get me wrong, I do believe in

my heart that you’re the Chosen

One, but... You’re my friend first

and I’m here for you, no matter

what you want to do.

GODRICK

I don’t even know what I’m looking

at.

ORA

Do you want me to read It to you?

GODRICK

Fine, yeah. Read It to me.

ORA

Alright. Listen to this. Listen to

the words.

ORA (CONT'D)

All hail thee, listener of time.

Find thy destiny within this rhyme.

One fighter without fear.

Be Brave.

To lead by head.

Chosen by an imperfect; stand, face

the land.

Life survives death’s knock.

Magic moves.

A pained twig on a dead limb at the

home tree.

Not knowing, but rise one dream.

Savior

GODRICK

Huh.

You know, my parents gave me this

amulet.

ORA

I always thought It was some kind

of key.

GODRICK

It’s... It’s just shaped like a

key. It doesn’t actually open

anything.

ORA

Oh.

GODRICK

They told me if anything should

ever happen to them that I should

seek out my aunt in Shadow Run.

So...It can’t be me.

ORA

What do you mean?

GODRICK

The Prophecy said I have no

connection to the family tree. And

I still have an aunt.

ORA

It says the closest missing

twig...not all branches.

GODRICK

Oh...

GODRICK (CONT'D)

What?

ORA

It’s nothing.

GODRICK

Speak. You clearly want to say

something.

ORA

No. I said I would stop.

GODRICK

Just tell me.

ORA

Fine! Hear me out. Your parents

were like a second family to

me...but they’re gone now and you

showed magic. Now you have a

mysterious key amulet and a quest

to find a mysterious long lost

relative. And you still don’t think

you’re the Chosen One?

ORA (CONT'D)

Where you going?

GODRICK

To thank your parents. And tell

them I won’t be staying past

tonight.

ORA

What?? You told me to tell you!

GODRICK

I need to fulfill my parents'

wishes and see my aunt. Not a

mysterious person, Ora, my aunt. We

can leave in the morning.

ORA

We?

GODRICK

Like I could stop you! We always

said if we left we would have each

other’s backs...

(beat)

Besides, I could use the company.

ORA

Fine.

GODRICK

FINE!

ORA

Hey!

GODRICK

What?! What could you possibly have

to say now?!

ORA

Thank you.

GODRICK

And just to be clear, Ora. I am not

the Chosen One.

ORA

Right.

ORA (CONT'D)

Yes!

END EPISODE 1 PART I