ANOTHER

KEVIN

What did you say?

ORA

There’s a Prophecy etched onto the

gates! Maybe the Prophecy.

FORMOSA

I don’t know how much longer I can

hold them off alone. They may not

be able to get into the light, but

they’ve certainly figured out that

they can throw spears at us.

KEVIN

...and rocks!

ORA

The script is...is so ornate, it’s

hard to read.

KEVIN

Well try!

ORA

Uhmm...alright,...uh...”Hail to

you, hail to thee all hail,

To trust words written not seen

before”

KEVIN

Ahhh!

Faster, Ora! Gotta’ read faster!

ORA

“Be Dreams

So close, shade the living on now,

twig by limb” Or “Lamb?” No, it’s

definitely “limb.” Limb!

KEVIN

At least Karras and Elizabeth must

still be okay if they're still

setting off the sticks.

FORMOSA

(shouting)

Take cover!!

KEVIN

What?!

(MORE)

FORMOSA

Arrows!!

KEVIN

OH NO!! ORA, LOOK OUT!!

Using a corpse as a shield,

Formosa? I’m...impressed. Nauseous,

but impressed.

ORA

Half of winning a fight is

improvisation.

FORMOSA

And the other half is strength.

Ora, they're not stopping, they’re

only figuring out new strategies

and more are coming. If we don't

leave soon, we never will.

ORA

I have to understand this Prophecy.

It’s gotta’ be the key.

FORMOSA

Then hurry.

ORA

“Not knowing, this stops no dream

Nature Moves

Body survives time”

RISEN

AAAAAAAAAA

FORMOSA

Look OUT!!

KEVIN

Ugh! Thats disgusting!! I hope they

don't do that again.

FORMOSA

It’s easier to dodge a falling

corpse than a thrown spear.

KEVIN

But much less appealing. And

falling dead can still crush us.

ORA

Only a few more lines, but that

riser got blood everywhere. I

can’t... I can barely read It.

ORA (CONT'D)

Guh...“Lead by cold hearts...” Ugh,

I can’t read the rest!

FORMOSA

One of the undead corrupted is

scaling the cliffs.

KEVIN

Good news, it’s dead so It can’t

get in the lantern light.

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

Bad news, it’s drool is corrosive

and melting the rocks.

FORMOSA

We have to go.

ORA

I can’t read the words through the

blood!

KEVIN

We have to run! We’re overrun and

the corrupted is almost on us.

ORA

Not yet! Not until I understand

this last line!

KEVIN

We have no time!!

ORA

One more minute!

FORMOSA

We don't have another minute!

ORA

I see “Be Land” in there, but...

but the blood is covering the rest.

FORMOSA

Ora!

KEVIN

For land’s sake, it’s,

“Thee should see worth.

Be Land, world, for thee self

The one alone no more

Welcome”

ORA

You can read?!

KEVIN

Talk later, run now.

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

KEVIN

Big as a horse. Rabbit legs. Three

heads. Has spit that melts rock.

And it’s already dead. Why can’t

these things be easier to kill?

ORA

Duck!

If that hits us, we’re done.

KEVIN

Formosa, are you going to save this

monster, too?

FORMOSA

I’ll save It from being an undead

abomination by killing It.

RISEN

(Growl)

ORA

AAAHHHH!

FORMOSA

You alright?

ORA

Uh-huh...just be careful when you

dodge! Don't leave the light!

KEVIN

Formosa take the light! WATCH OUT!!

AAAA, AAAA, AAAA!!!!

ORA

Drop the shield!!!

KEVIN

That stuff is no joke!

FORMOSA

Are you okay?

KEVIN

I think so...It didn’t get me, just

the shield...

ORA

Nice work.

FORMOSA

It’s fast!

ORA

We have to keep running.

KEVIN

It looks like the dead are falling

back!!

ORA

I think thats just ‘cause they are

avoiding the evil, death-causing

spit aimed at us!

KEVIN

Well...bright side?

FORMOSA

Look there! The blast! It’s purple.

That only leaves blue. We have

to...AAAAAAAA!

ORA

Formosa!! Kevin, grab the light!

KEVIN

What happened?!

ORA

A knife hit Formosa!

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

FORMOSA

UGH! I’m Okay...It was just my

shoulder. I can still hold my axe.

We’ve got to keep moving

KEVIN

How is an undead Lusus Naturae

smart enough to block the road? The

lantern will take care of

this...Ahhh...

...if I could just get close...

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

KEVIN

...which doesn’t seem likely.

ORA

It slows down when its preparing to

spit and leaves its mouths open for

a moment.

FORMOSA

That’s practically an invitation.

And look...

...I have a throwing dagger ready

to go.

ORA

Don’t miss!

FORMOSA

I won’t.

KEVIN

Spread out! The other dead are

staying back. That way he can’t

attack us all at once, it’ll give

you a better chance!

ORA

Just watch out because Kevin’ll be

the only one protected by the

lantern.

FORMOSA

I know, I’ll watch.

ORA

GO!

FORMOSA

Wait for It!

KEVIN

It’s confused...

Oh crap...

ORA

Kevin, it’s coming for you!!

KEVIN

Yes, I can see that...

FORMOSA

Wait for It!

KEVIN

Umm...Formosa...?

FORMOSA

It’s almost ready....

ORA

NOW!!

FORMOSA

UGH!

ORA

YES!!

KEVIN

HA. NICE SHOT!!

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Growl)

KEVIN

HEY!!! Did It...did It just swallow

the knife?

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

KEVIN

WHAT IS GOING ON?! THAT’S NOT

FAIR!!

ORA

Everyone back to the light!!

FORMOSA

IT’S SPITTING AGAIN!

ORA

SCATTER!!

FORMOSA

WATCH THE CLIFFS!!

ORA

AAAAAAHHHHHH!

KEVIN

Ora!

ORA

Ahh...uh....

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

KEVIN

Here.

ORA

I’m okay. My back’s only a little

hurt.

KEVIN

“Only a little.” I can see It!

That’s not a little.

ORA

Kevin, let’s discuss my new badass

scar...

KEVIN

Your hair! It’s burning, too!!

ORA

What?! Ahhhh!

KEVIN

Don’t touch It! Give me your

sword!! UGH!

ORA

You get It?!

KEVIN

Yes, I think so. Part of your head

might be cold now...are you...?

ORA

We can discuss how I am when we

talk about your sudden ability to

read: later.

FORMOSA

Good idea. Because here It comes

again, and I don't think standing

in a group is our best plan.

ORA

Scatter!

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

KEVIN

HA! MISSED!!

WOOOAAAHHHH!

FORMOSA

I SAID WATCH THE CLIFFS!!

KEVIN

THANKS! I see It now!!

Help!

ORA

Hold on, Kevin!

FORMOSA

And don't let go of the lantern!

ORA

I got Kevin. Formosa, distract It.

FORMOSA

On It.

Eat rock!

ORA

Give me your hand!

KEVIN

Thanks. That was close.

FORMOSA

That was the Blue one! They are out

of sticks!

KEVIN

The stick! We can use our storm

stick!

ORA

But if we use It now, Karras and

Elizabeth wont know when to return

and help.

FORMOSA

If we don't use It now, we’ll be

dead.

ORA

Can you hit the stick if I toss It

down it’s throat?

FORMOSA

With my axe? Easy.

KEVIN

For you, maybe.

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar in pain)

KEVIN

Well, I guess that’s as good a

signal as any.

FORMOSA

Stop talking and start running.

ORA

How are there even more of them?

FORMOSA

They’re regrouping, they must have

realized other explosions were just

distractions.

KEVIN

That’s not good...

ORA

Halfway there!

KEVIN

Ther... There’s so many of them.

Even if the light stops them, it’s

like going through a wall.

FORMOSA

I think there are even more dead

coming back from going after

Karras! Look to the right! There

are two more Lusus Naturae coming

for us.

KEVIN

Not to mention the swarm of dead

behind them!

FORMOSA

Do you think that Elizabeth and

Karras...

ORA

If we can just get to the forest...

FORMOSA

Be prepared to go through them.

KEVIN

What should I do? What should I

do?!

ORA

Shut up and keep running. They seem

to have thrown most of their arrows

and knives. We just have to outrun

them!

ORA (CONT'D)

Keep going!

KEVIN

Where? I can barely move! There,

there are too many dead, it’s too

steep.

FORMOSA

Even if Karras and Elizabeth saw

our signal, they wont be able to

reach us in time. And... And even

if they could, they wouldn't be

able to make It through this horde.

Too many, it’s just too many...

At least I’ll see my family again.

ORA

Again, I failed you again.

I’m sorry, Kevin.

KEVIN

Ora, I...

RISEN

(Scream in Pain)

FORMOSA

WHAT WAS THAT?!

ORA

What...what is happening?!

KEVIN

Haha!! I don’t know!! But if

Elizabeth was holding out on us

again...

GALEN

He he he he he! Weeeeeee!

FORMOSA

Galen?!

GALEN

Oooo, Where, where??!

FORMOSA

You!

GALEN

Oh...yes! It’s me!!

KEVIN

You actually came to help?

GALEN

A Guardian acting like a Guardian!

Hahahaha.

FORMOSA

Galen watch out! The corrupted!!

DEAD LUSUS NATURAE

(Roar)

GALEN

Oooooh! That was close...

KEVIN

Blast It!

GALEN

My magic doesn’t work like that!

KEVIN

WHAT?!

GALEN

It’s too low! But I have an idea...

KEVIN

What?!

GALEN

RUN AWAY!!

This way!

ORA

He’s clearing a path for us! We can

make It. RUN!

GALEN

(Laughing)

Hide in the trees! I’ll find you

there.

ORA

We made It.

KEVIN

The dead are still after us, let’s

not say we made It until we’ve

actually lost them in the forest.

FORMOSA

This way.

KEVIN

I think...I think we’re losing

them!

FORMOSA

Keep going!

KEVIN

AHHHH!

FORMOSA

Kevin!! The Lantern.

RISEN

(Roar)

ORA

NO!!

RISEN

(Pain Sound)

FORMOSA

I...I think that’s It...

ORA

I...that was...

KEVIN

Ha! Karras! Talk about great

timing!! Get out here buddy! You

get a hug!!

VORLAUF

I think I’ll pass on that...

We meet again.

ORA

Vorlauf.

ANN

Aw. You remembered him.

ORA

Are you here to fight?

VORLAUF

No. Not now.

ORA

How can I trust you?

VORLAUF

I’m a man of my word.

FORMOSA

Fairly poor evidence of that.

ANN

Oh please! There are three of us

who fight. And two of you who even

have weapons; one who is bleeding

from the arm, one who can barely

stand, bleeding from the

back...with a lopsided haircut. And

then this third fellow...carrying a

lantern in the middle of the day...

LINUS

Seems like you might want to trust

us...

KEVIN

Forget trust, we have to go. Those

risen could still be after us.

LINUS

I don’t see anything behind you.

ORA

Are you crazy? The dead are after

us! They’ll be coming this way!

KEVIN

Where...where’s the path?

FORMOSA

The forest. It’s protecting us, but

we have to move, the forest’s power

is stronger in the deep woods.

Come.

ANN

Vorlauf?

VORLAUF

Follow her.

(MORE)

ORA

Don’t worry...we’re right behind

you.

ANN

That doesn’t make me less

worried...

ORA

There! Happy now?!

ANN

Oh...Ecstatic.

FORMOSA

Well...We’re here. Karras and

Elizabeth know to meet us here...if

they can... I think, I hope, the

forest will keep those abominations

from finding us. Hopefully Galen

will be able see us from the sky.

VORLAUF

Karras, Elizabeth, and Galen.

ORA

Why are you here?

ANN

Is she always so rude to guests?

LINUS

I feel positively unwelcome.

ORA

How did you find us?

VORLAUF

You were quite loud.

ORA

But-

VORLAUF

I tracked you to kill you. But I’ve

reconsidered.

ORA

So you wanted to kill me and now

you don’t?

VORLAUF

Unexpectedly, we share a common

foe.

VORLAUF (CONT'D)

We watched you and

your...companions...make a quite

ill advised run and the dead

clearly didn’t follow your

commands.

KEVIN

You could have helped us when we

were trying to come back.

VORLAUF

This is not my first time facing

the dead...you have a useful tool

that destroys them. I do not. And I

am not suicidal. Besides, we only

reached the forest’s edge a few

moments before that winged atrocity

set fire to the dead.

ORA

So what? You don't want to kill us?

You want to be allies?

VORLAUF

For now.

ORA

How do I know you won’t betray me?

VORLAUF

We’re here to protect the land. I

don't know what is happening, but I

don’t see how killing you right now

would do that...and I’m not craven

enough to stab someone in the back.

Although, once the dead are gone...

KEVIN

Now that’s the type of speech that

makes me really want to trust you.

ORA

Swear on whatever you hold dearest

that you and your companions will

not hurt me or my companions until

three nights after all the risen

are taken care of.

ANN

Why three nights?

VORLAUF

To give them time to flee.

KEVIN

I don't like this.

ORA

We need all the allies we can get

before we try again.

KEVIN

Try again?

VORLAUF

Very well. I’ll swear if you swear.

ORA

I swear on Godrick’s name that none

of us will hurt you or your

companions until three nights after

all the risen are taken care of.

VORLAUF

And I swear on Diana’s name no

Vigile will hurt you or your

companions until three nights after

all the undead are taken care of.

FORMOSA

Who’s Diana?

ANN

You don’t need to know...but It

means more than your “Godrick.”

KEVIN

How dare...

ORA

Kevin! Stop. I accept It. Ugh...

FORMOSA

Ora! Let me help you.

ORA

I’m okay...I...I just need to sit

down...

VORLAUF

Linus, get some bandages out of the

bags and help them.

LINUS

Yes sir.

ELIZABETH

(Laughing)

KARRAS

You’re alive!

KEVIN

Not for long if you keep hugging me

like this.

ELIZABETH

You stupid oaf, help me down!

KARRAS

Sorry, sorry!

ELIZABETH

Ah, thank you! NOW! Who are they?

VORLAUF

Elizabeth and Galen, I presume. Or

is It Karras?

ORA

They’re Vigiles, but they’re

friends at the moment.

ANN

Temporarily allies.

KARRAS

(Grunts.)

GALEN

Weee hehe WOOOOO!

LINUS

What...what is that?!

Vor...AAAAAAA!

ORA

Stop! He’s my companion.

VORLAUF

This is a companion?

ANN

I don’t believe It!

GALEN

And what are you?

VORLAUF

I am Vorlauf.

GALEN

Hmmm...awfully short for a

Vigile...

VORLAUF

(Grunts)

ORA

You vowed.

VORLAUF

Yes...I recall. If he is your

companion, then...

ORA

Galen, I can’t thank you enough.

GALEN

I...Thought maybe I was too hasty

in chasing you out. I didn’t even

give you any snacks. And you freed

me. I remember you freed me.

ORA

You saved us.

GALEN

Guardians guard.

VORLAUF

Guardian...?

KEVIN

Galen, I really do want to thank

you, but first we have to let Ora

rest. She’s losing a lot of blood.

GALEN

Ugh. Is...a... that your blood?

It smells like your blood. I think

it’s your blood.

ORA

My back got a little hurt.

GALEN

Hum....Doesn’t seem like a little.

hu...I can maybe heal It. A tiny

spell, you know, just...just to

stop the bleeding.

LINUS

Spell? No!

KEVIN

Oh, shut up...

ANN

Ha ha!

ORA

Can they track It?

GALEN

I think there’s little chance

someone doesn’t know where we

are...not after all that. But, it’s

just a small spell, no less chance.

Just a small spell; but It will

leave scars.

ORA

I’m fine with scars.

GALEN

Good. Good. I’m just going to place

my hands on the wounds.

ORA

Ahhh...Guuuu....Thank you. That’s a

lot better.

VORLAUF

It’s repulsive.

GALEN

It’s just some scars.

VORLAUF

The scars aren't revolting, it’s

your magic.

ORA

What matters is that I can swing my

sword without much pain.

KEVIN

Are you really thinking of fighting

so soon?

KARRAS

Formosa! Are you bleeding, too!

FORMOSA

I’m fine.

KARRAS

Galen! Fix her.

(MORE)

FORMOSA

NO! I will heal.

VORLAUF

Smart woman.

FORMOSA

I have no fear of the magic as you

do. I do not reject It because of

what It is. I reject It because of

who I am. I know the difference.

VORLAUF

Hmmm...

KEVIN

Ora, seriously, what are you

thinking?

ORA

Their numbers are down. And when

else will we get another chance at

this?

FORMOSA

And what about that new Prophecy?

KARRAS

What new Prophecy?

ORA

There was a Prophecy etched on the

doors.

VORLAUF

What did It say?

If you can’t trust me with this,

will you trust me to have your

back?

ORA

Fine.

“Hail to you, hail to thee all hail

To trust words written not seen

before

Be Dreams

So close, shade the living on now,

twig by limb

Not knowing, this stops no dream

Nature Moves

Body survives time

Lead by cold hearts

Thee should see worth.

Be Land, world, for thee self.

ORA (CONT'D)

The one alone no more.

Welcome”

ELIZABETH

Hmmm...that changes some things.

KEVIN

It’s even more vague than the other

versions.

VORLAUF

Hm.

IVAN

Magic....

GALEN

No!...

IVAN

Hahahaha...somebody was using

magic!!

ORA

Where’s that voice coming from?

ELIZABETH

Magic.

GALEN

No!

IVAN

We can always sense It!

KEVIN

(annoyed)

Of course.

VORLAUF

(disgusted)

Of course.

KEVIN

Let us never agree on anything else

again.

GALEN

No...no..., no no no no no no no

no...

ELIZABETH

What...what is It?!

GALEN

Not, Not, Not Not. Not what! Who!!

ELIZABETH

Okay, who is...? You know that

voice...

GALEN

It was one of the last voices I

heard inside Carcerem...

ORA

He can’t find us in the forest,

right?

GALEN

Oh no, no, no no no no no. Well,

probably not. Maybe, maybe,

maybe... Oh I hope not.

END OF THE EPISODE 28